Scared: Going to cut off all my hair Sat!

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I have 3a or 3b hair but I'm going to try the equivalent of a TWA. I really damaged my hair this winter by straightening it and it is a hot mess.

The curls are a mess and when I put rollers in it, it's a worse mess.

It has to go - bye hair! Eeek! I'm going to a new stylist - Christin at Takamichi - she gets great reviews. I'll post in the salon section and maybe someone will shoot me some encouragement. The thing is: my face is long so very short hair doesn't usually suit me, but I've never worn "curls" very short. I always tried to straighten it when it was short. Here goes....
2/c Coarse hair med. density.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
Every day is a gift
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I wrote in the other post about this plan.......
I'm excited for you!! How long is your hair now? You are so brave!! Good luck to you and keep us updated!! Hope you post pics, too! Before and afters would be awesome.
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Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
Mod-CG since 12/1/10!

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How exciting!! Don't forget to post pics!!
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- 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
- MOP C Hydrating 'poo
- LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
- treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
- plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots
Thanks Wavywild and Lucky! I'm skeered ! My hair is not that long now - between chin and shoulder but a very short cut is always scary. I'm afraid I'll look like a skull and not in a good way.

Hope I can figure out how to post pics. I'll let you know. Glad you both chimed in.
2/c Coarse hair med. density.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
Every day is a gift
Good luck with it. I often think I'd like to go shorter but I'm just too scared, I've never had properly short hair and can't imagine it (like you I've got quite a long face). I'm sure you'll be fine.
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3b in South Australia.
It can be a lot of fun to step outside one's comfort zone and try something new!!! Good luck and enjoy!!!!!
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2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

[FONT=Going back and forth between Herbal Essence Don't Fade On Me shampoo and condish and L'oreal Sulfate Free shampoo

- Not Your Mother's Curl Cream, La Bella Sports Gel, Aussie Sprunch Spray

[/COLOR][/FONT] [I][B]My waves are finally getting stronger thanks to weekly PTs and longer hair in general. Still trying to grow it out though!

mod-CG since December '10

I have Celiac's Disease so no gluten please!

My hair is basically my hobby!!
Good luck curlypearl! If your hair is badly damaged, you are doing the best thing having a BC.
I'm sure once you see your healthy hair, you won't look back!

Best wishes.
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UK Curly
Curl type : Boticelli, 3a, loose curls
Porosity : High
Texture : Fine/medium (I think!)
Co-wash/rinse out/leave in : L'oreal Full Restore 5, GFR&S, Schwarzkopf Bio Pomegranite
Gels : Umberto Giannini Flirty Curls Scrunching Jelly
Finish product : Boots Naked Style Frizz Fighter Serum or a pea-sized blob of condish smoothed over canopy
CG since Feb 2011
OH, boy! Can't wait to see pix.
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You are beautiful!
How exciting, curlypearl! It sounds like a fun hair adventure. Good luck!
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Started CG July 8, 2008


Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle or Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
Rinse out: Ion Effective Care Treatment
Leave-in/Styling: Alba Botanica leave in with Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner on top
Hi Starmie - I hope you're right and that it looks OK. I'm really nervous. How do you wear your hair now?

Thanks, Lucky Charm. I'll try to post pics, I promise.

Hippiechic - you're right. It's easy to get stuck in a rut - I need to have courage!

Agree with you ProudCurly. Damaged hair is hopeless - this is the only way to go!

Gretchen thanks! I wish my hair looked like yours.

Currycurls - thanks for the encouragement! your name reminds me of my favorite food - I love Indian cooking.

I appreciate all the encouragement!
2/c Coarse hair med. density.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
Every day is a gift
I want to do a TWA too so I have the upmost respect for your courage. I hope you love it.
Hair: Medium Texture, Normal Porosity, Low elasticity
Curl Pattern:3C

Poo: KC Come Clean (once/wk)
Clarify: Ouidad Water Works (once/month)
RO: Suave Wild Cherry Blossom
LI: Suave Wild Cherry Blossom
Gels: HETT and FSG
DT: CJCR (once/wk)
PT: Yogurt with coconut oil and avocado oil (once/month)
If you've never worn curls very short before, you might be surprised how much you like your cut. I wore my hair super short for several years but always blow-dried it straight. I'm trying to grow APL hair now actually, but if I were to ever go short again, I can only imagine wearing it curly.

Good luck! Post pics.
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity

Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*

Goal: APL Hair
Shrinkster - go for it! I actually have often wished for type 4A hair so I could do a TWA. But my hair is more 3b - so I can do the TW part but not the A part.

Devushka, thanks! I'm going for the cut in about an hour. I'm going to take courage from your post. I wore my hair extremely short before - but always straight and it looked too severe. The curls might just do the trick. The great thing about hair - it always grows back.
2/c Coarse hair med. density.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
Every day is a gift
I wish u luck and I'm excited to see the results!! Post before and after pics. Thanls

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You will be beautiful!
I did the same thing two days ago. I have been going to the same senior stylist at Devachan for five years. I always have had a lot to say about what I want (and don't want) in a cut. This time I said, "If you were to do whatever you want with my hair, what would it be?" Stylist answered, "Let me go ahead and show you."
Result: my hair is short in back and slightly longer in the front, creating a nice, edgy angle. The curls look fab. The shorter length has given them new bounce and new life. While he used (and I bought) the new Devachan Curl Cream, the stylist recommended the ultimate hair gel: KY jelly!

Anyhow, do post pictures.
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Is it done? Are you thrilled?

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Hope you're happy with your new 'do, CP!!
2Poodles Southeast PA
fine, med porosity, normal elasticity
Currently using the following 2 - 3 x/week:
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day suphate-free Poo, cone-free CO and styling treatment, plus KCCC

I'm so excited for you!

My hair is 3b-ish and I've been wanting a TW-something too. Maybe your pics will inspire me.
I was so excited...the first thing I did when I got home from work was to log on to to see how things went. I need to get a life! How'd it go Miss Pearl???
2c/3a, fine, low-med porosity, below BSL, mod CG since 9/09

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