is your long curly hair angled front to back?? Not working for me.

Like Tree6Likes
  • 1 Post By rbb
  • 1 Post By rsw
  • 1 Post By rbb
  • 1 Post By rbb
  • 1 Post By JunyJu
  • 1 Post By rbb

I went to a new person based on reccos from NC -- and am again miserable.

I went to stylist since front and sides of my hair were longer than the back (due to a different botched cut). I've let back grow and went for cut on Sat.
It was cut so sides blend into back. BUT, it's now cut angled all the way down -- from front to back -- with different lengths (so not laying down).

In the past, when I had a regular person, it was cut from ear to back with a slight rounded shape (almost a u). Felt like I had a solid base. And angled slightly in the front (front to ear area). Now that it's all angled, I feel like hair is all different lengths and they dry at different places. And it's poofy. So again not good looking.

For those with long, tight curly hair, how is your hair cut? All angled from front to back? Is it slight angle then solid base? I'm very curious?

Thanks,
3B/C hair. Getting more awful looking by the day
unfortunately we have to be VERY SPECIFIC with what we want in a cut. i also don't like the u cut, i think it works best with long faces, mine is round. so every time i go for a cut (3x/yr) i do re specify that i want it even all around in length, not a u cut. don't know if that is what he would do, but i don't want to take any chances. photos are also great to bring on your phone or in your hand.
the hardest part i think about a u cut is that if you don't like it it does take longer for the sides to grow in. but it does grow. keep playing around with it, making the part different, until you come up with a style you like. also, how long is the back? is it long enough for someone to just trim the bottom of the back to a more even place?
curlypearl likes this.
[FONT="Arial Narrow"]
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. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter,
Thanks rbb. My current cut is not a "u" (TG) with tail in back. It's more an angle from face frame all the way to back. The back meets together somewhat straight across. BUt i'm used to a more one length bottom and only angle from face to ear. ii'll try to take a pic later to explain. Have no idea what my next steps are.
ginabean98 likes this.
My hair seems to be acting differently from the day of my Deva Cut, and because I am unable to style it the way she did, I have found that she gave me just what you're talking about - a 'u' cut! What's worse is that it looks more like a 'v', and it's not cute at all. I try to put gel in it to make it shrink up more, but it just looks so weird.

I'm so disappointed. It really seemed like that cut was great, but each day I feel like I'm finding more and more problems. And what's more, that was *the* cut my parents said I could get before school starts. And I don't have the money to fix it.
Medium/fine textured dark brown hair. Normal porosity, with high porosity on the canopy, high density. 3A/B/C mix.

•Conditioner: DevaCare One Condition
•No-poo: Curls Sulfate-Free Shampoo.
•Styler: DevaCurl Light Defining Gel
•Weekly DC. Monthly protein treatment. CG as of 12/?/2014, BC 04/?/2015. First CG cut 7/9/2015.

Blog!
My hair seems to be acting differently from the day of my Deva Cut, and because I am unable to style it the way she did, I have found that she gave me just what you're talking about - a 'u' cut! What's worse is that it looks more like a 'v', and it's not cute at all. I try to put gel in it to make it shrink up more, but it just looks so weird.

I'm so disappointed. It really seemed like that cut was great, but each day I feel like I'm finding more and more problems. And what's more, that was *the* cut my parents said I could get before school starts. And I don't have the money to fix it.
Originally Posted by JunyJu
i'm going to suggest something drastic -- how much longer is the back? is it possible for your mom or a trusted friend to cut just the bottom back hair maybe an inch or so (not too much as it will ruin the 'line' of the cut)? i've done it myself. again, don't take off too much but you can do at least an inch. do you think that would help? because honestly, if you had the money of fix it, that is really what you would want them to do.
i have to say your hair looks good, tho. so maybe just try different parts, etc. and see if that works.
JunyJu likes this.
[FONT="Arial Narrow"]
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. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter,
just looking at your avatar again, i take back the cutting it suggestion. it seems to have a great line, so i think you are better off leaving it and just playing around with different products in different ways. i think cutting the back would ruin the look of the cut totally. i'm betting you get compliments.

i am sure other nc members will have ideas, suggestions to offer.
JunyJu likes this.
[FONT="Arial Narrow"]
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. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter,
JunyJu-
I think your hair looks great in the pic (avatar). It looks healthy too.
I'm going to try to get a pic and post my hair to try to explain this weekend.
When my hair was long I always got it cut straight all the way around with maybe a few layers around the face.

Sent from my SPH-L710 using CurlTalk App
Thank you guys!

Unfortunately the day I took that picture is the only day it's actually looked that way. The last few times I've tried to get it that way, I've had no luck. It just falls. I've tried adding less product, and even using nothing but conditioner, but nothing works. And I know it isn't an issue of how much product, because that day she put a TON of products in my hair, and lots of all of them. I tried flipping my hair when applying product because she did that to it too, but my hair still falls and doesn't spring up the way it did when she did it. It's basically back to acting the way it did before the cut, and I can't figure out how to get it the way she did to save my life.

I think you're right about not cutting, only because I know that if I ever do manage to get it back like that, it will look fine. It's just a matter of figuring out how she got my hair in that afro-like shape, because now it just wants to fall towards my shoulders.
rbb likes this.
Medium/fine textured dark brown hair. Normal porosity, with high porosity on the canopy, high density. 3A/B/C mix.

•Conditioner: DevaCare One Condition
•No-poo: Curls Sulfate-Free Shampoo.
•Styler: DevaCurl Light Defining Gel
•Weekly DC. Monthly protein treatment. CG as of 12/?/2014, BC 04/?/2015. First CG cut 7/9/2015.

Blog!
Thank you guys!

Unfortunately the day I took that picture is the only day it's actually looked that way. The last few times I've tried to get it that way, I've had no luck. It just falls. I've tried adding less product, and even using nothing but conditioner, but nothing works. And I know it isn't an issue of how much product, because that day she put a TON of products in my hair, and lots of all of them. I tried flipping my hair when applying product because she did that to it too, but my hair still falls and doesn't spring up the way it did when she did it. It's basically back to acting the way it did before the cut, and I can't figure out how to get it the way she did to save my life.

I think you're right about not cutting, only because I know that if I ever do manage to get it back like that, it will look fine. It's just a matter of figuring out how she got my hair in that afro-like shape, because now it just wants to fall towards my shoulders.
Originally Posted by JunyJu
i would do 2 things -- try to remember her procedure, in what order did she do what and how did she handled your hair. you could even give her a call and tell her you want it to look the way she did it and what would she suggest.
the other is using clips. my hair also wants to fall forward, i think left to it's own devices it would clump into one curl lying forward down my face, LOL. what i found helpfuls is using clips. you have to try different ways for your hair.
what i found works best for my hair is if i let it air dry for at least an hour (so i can see how it wants to go and i will work with it rather than against it) then i clip the top into the way i'd like it to fall. i can even do this on dry hair, and sometimes i'll refresh using a bit of conditioner on the palms of my hands and running my hands under the faucet so there is a bit or water to help emulsify it. then i'll clip.
it may not work the first time but keep playing around til you see how to work with your hair.
JunyJu likes this.
[FONT="Arial Narrow"]
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. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter,
Thank you guys!

Unfortunately the day I took that picture is the only day it's actually looked that way. The last few times I've tried to get it that way, I've had no luck. It just falls. I've tried adding less product, and even using nothing but conditioner, but nothing works. And I know it isn't an issue of how much product, because that day she put a TON of products in my hair, and lots of all of them. I tried flipping my hair when applying product because she did that to it too, but my hair still falls and doesn't spring up the way it did when she did it. It's basically back to acting the way it did before the cut, and I can't figure out how to get it the way she did to save my life.

I think you're right about not cutting, only because I know that if I ever do manage to get it back like that, it will look fine. It's just a matter of figuring out how she got my hair in that afro-like shape, because now it just wants to fall towards my shoulders.
Originally Posted by JunyJu
i would do 2 things -- try to remember her procedure, in what order did she do what and how did she handled your hair. you could even give her a call and tell her you want it to look the way she did it and what would she suggest.
the other is using clips. my hair also wants to fall forward, i think left to it's own devices it would clump into one curl lying forward down my face, LOL. what i found helpfuls is using clips. you have to try different ways for your hair.
what i found works best for my hair is if i let it air dry for at least an hour (so i can see how it wants to go and i will work with it rather than against it) then i clip the top into the way i'd like it to fall. i can even do this on dry hair, and sometimes i'll refresh using a bit of conditioner on the palms of my hands and running my hands under the faucet so there is a bit or water to help emulsify it. then i'll clip.
it may not work the first time but keep playing around til you see how to work with your hair.
Originally Posted by rbb
I will certainly try! The only thing from her routine that I can't repeat is the hooded dryer, because I don't have one at home *yet*. Though I'm not sure if that had too much of an effect on the outcome
Medium/fine textured dark brown hair. Normal porosity, with high porosity on the canopy, high density. 3A/B/C mix.

•Conditioner: DevaCare One Condition
•No-poo: Curls Sulfate-Free Shampoo.
•Styler: DevaCurl Light Defining Gel
•Weekly DC. Monthly protein treatment. CG as of 12/?/2014, BC 04/?/2015. First CG cut 7/9/2015.

Blog!
I'm still curious-- of those with longer hair that falls below shoulders -- how is hair cut??
Is it one solid almost one length base, slightly rounded so it does not look square on bottom with slight angles near face -- or, is cut different lengths from front to back?
Do you guys think I should try to repost as I'd like to get folks to maybe show in a pic?

Trending Topics


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com