how to deal with bad haircut

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just got the worst haircut ever from an ouidad salon. just the opposite of what i expected. i went in with long hair, came out with a frizzy chin length bob.. not pretty. it is too long on top and too short everywhere else.. how does one deal with a bad haircut that will take months to grow out.. not sure why ouidad says they do not layer your hair but rather do a cut and carve. my hair is totally layered but unfortunately, not the way it should be.. i am wearing a beanie hat over my head every day... looking for someone to advise best way to deal with a really really bad haircut.. i have so little hair left, afraid to go somewhere else to try and get it corrected.. any good hair specialists in worcester Ma area (not ouidad please!!!)
i can totally relate to your experience, been there too many times myself. lots of accessories -- headbands, clips. do deep conditioning treatments so your hair is healthy.
and just keep thinking how each week your hair is a little longer.
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unfortunately, I think it's going to take time to grow out. Hair grows avg of 1/2 inch per month so may take a while.
So sorry. And I'm sure you paid good $ for this.
But maybe it's not quite as bad as you think.
I'm so sorry to hear this. It's happened to me in the past, so I really feel your pain.*
I have some suggestions that hopefully will help at least a little - not in any specific order:
1. Play with it a bit and try some things you haven't, like raking product through your hair vs not, or scrunching it vs not, etc. sometimes some haircuts work one way and don't others.*
2. Get some opinions from others. Sometimes I've thought a cut looked horrible, but my husband or friends liked it. That allowed me to try to look at it differently and maybe begin to appreciate it. (this only works if you ask people who will be completely honest with you...).*
3. Go back and talk to the stylist to see what he/she was thinking and whether they can offer any styling tips. I have had cuts that looked horrible until I figured out what to do with them. *If you don't trust the person, DON'T LET THEM CUT ANY MORE OF IT NO MAYTER WHAT THEY SAY!
4. *If your stylist is new, maybe there's a master stylist (or owner) at the same salon who can help you figure out what to do.*
5. Give it a little time. Sometimes cuts have looked bad to me because it wasn't what I was expecting, but once I adjusted to a different look, it wasn't so bad.*
6. If all else fails, you may have to find a really good person somewhere else to fix it. This is hard to do - and nerve-wracking, but in Worcester or Boston there should be plenty of people who can help. Maybe you can ask people you see with curly hair that looks good, who they go to - and then go consult with that person to see if they can help.*
7. The last thing I can think of is to use a keratin treatment to temporarily straighten it while it's growing out.*

It's such a terrible situation to be in, but hopefully, it's not as bad as you think.*Good luck to you!
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i agree with all of the above EXCEPT for the last one, the keratin treatment. that is not a temporary fix, you damage that hair permanently. so then you have to grow that out.

what's worked best for me in the past is either using products differently, as max suggested, like raking in the front towards the back, or
hair accessories -- headbands and clips.
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine

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