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curlynikki1718 03-13-2012 08:34 PM

looking for some feedback on my haircut.
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i don't i like my new cut :(. it looks to poofy! i had actually wanted to get it cut short for a really long time, because when it was long(past my shoulders) it was such a hassle to take care of and style. i would often just pull it back into a pony tail just because i didn't want to be bothered with having to put tons of leave in and gel in it just so it would look decent! however, now that i did finally cut it short it has way to much volume! see for yourself.
i don't totally hate this cut, i do like that it makes my curls look curlier, i just dont like the puffiness factor, it looks so 1980's! can anyone help me with this? right now im just useing a leave in and and a small dollop of queen helene's sculp and gaze gel. should i use something else?

P.S : yeah i know, i went a little over bored on the gel today.

Corrina777 03-13-2012 09:17 PM

Is it a straight cut? It might sound counter-intuitive, but a few well placed layers would probably make a huge difference. I get serious triangle head without layers- at any length.

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curlynikki1718 03-13-2012 09:32 PM

it is a straight cut. i considered asking the stlyist if she could layer it, but then i remember someone telling me once that layering can make your hair appear fuller, which is not what im looking for. i didnt notice this when i frist took that pic, but my hair also looks dry :(.

Jas76 03-13-2012 09:39 PM

On the contrary, I find my layers take weight and bulk and therefore "poof" out if my hair.

Something to think about for next time!

And my hair usually takes up to a week to adjust to a new cut.

wavymom 03-13-2012 10:49 PM

I love your curls! Don't look so sad, it's only hair, and yours looks really good! I got my hair chopped off in a straight cut last summer, and couldn't stand it. So, I went to another salon and got some longer layers added in (if anything above the shoulder can be considered long) and some shorter layers to frame my face. Vast improvement and my hair curled up even better with the layers. Now I'm trying to grow it back out and it's definitely a work in progress. Anyway - bottom line - your hair looks great, don't let it get you down! If you still aren't a fan in a couple of days or weeks, maybe try a few longer layers and see how that works.

curlynikki1718 03-13-2012 10:53 PM

i think im gonna ask my stylist if she can layer it next time. can you do this without cutting the length? im just curious

wavymom 03-13-2012 10:57 PM


curlynikki1718 03-13-2012 11:19 PM

thanks for the comment wavy mom:) (and the others). i try not to let my hair woes get me to down, but it's hard sometimes. i also read somewhere that pouffyness can be caused my dryness. well, my hair defiantly is dry! tomorrow im gonna try a egg and mayo hair mask and see if that helps with the dryness. i practically killed my hair when i used to wash it daily.

Devushka 03-14-2012 07:12 AM

You might want to be careful with the egg and mayo mask (unless you know for sure all ready that your hair craves a lot of protein). Too much protein might make your hair feel drier (hard and straw-like). Following up the egg and mayo mask with a good DC is good of course as you probably already know.

Re your haircut -- If it helps, it really doesn't look too poofy to the rest of the world. Giving yourself a few days to get used to it may help a lot as far as how you see it. But I agree that some layering might help you like it more. Layers will definitely give your hair a different shape. You wouldn't even have to make it anything drastic to see a big difference. Just a little soft layering may be all it takes. Here's a link that someone posted somewhere else here on that has a clear graphic and description of layering:

Again, your hair really doesn't look too poofy. Not to me anyway. And you've got great curls! ;-)


kathymack 03-14-2012 07:44 AM

I don't think your hair looks proofy, either. I suspect it's the shape that you don't like. It's because it lacks layers. If you get the layers, it will give it a "rounder" shape with some "height" at the top--instead of the triangle look.

Agree with wavymom about the face framing layers. They will also soften the look.

SaraNoH 03-14-2012 10:21 AM

adding some layers will help for sure :)

Have you considered a curly inverted bob? they looks so cute! Your hair looks like it could transition into a bob really easily at this point. Check out some pics and think about it :)

curlynikki1718 03-18-2012 05:12 PM

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ok, my mom is going to take me back to the salonist this Thursday. although i dont totally dislike my hair as much as i did a few days ago, i would still like to see what it would look like in a bob style. im kind of wondering if my hair would look good in this type of cut. i like this women's bob, and her hair texture is similar to mine's and i wonder if my bob cut would turn out similar to her's?

Devushka 03-18-2012 05:32 PM

I definitely like the haircut you're looking at! Hmm...To me the woman's hair in the picture looks like it has a looser curl pattern than yours though. What do you think?
Are you going to an experienced curly hair stylist? He or she might also know how to adapt a given cut to best suit your curl pattern.

I'm glad you like the cut you now have more than you initially did. :) Post pics!

curlynikki1718 03-18-2012 06:05 PM

opps, duplicated post.

curlynikki1718 03-18-2012 06:08 PM

i did notice that her hair is a little more on the wavy side as opposed to mine's. my guess is that my hair would probably curl up more if i get it cut like her's. unfortunately i don't think that the woman who usually cuts my hair specifically specializes in cutting curly hair:(. i'll have to ask the guy who own's the salon if he has someone who does.

curlynikki1718 03-20-2012 10:31 AM

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another cute cut that i may want to try when i go in ^^. i think this one looks more doable for my type of hair.

Lucky Charm 03-20-2012 11:38 AM

^^ very cute haircut! I think it would look great on you!

Devushka 03-20-2012 04:47 PM

To me the haircuts in the two photos are very similar even though the curl patterns of the two women are different -- And I think that's a good sign. Shows you know what cut you like plus have picked out one that works with more than one curl pattern, and so probably yours, too. Glad you've found something!

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