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ilaeoc 12-30-2012 05:09 PM

Does anyone else have this problem? Need advice
Okay, so first off I'm sorry if this is in the wrong section :angel11: It's been a while since I've posted anything on here.

So I really need some advice about my hair. In my profile picture (taken over a year ago), it looked like my hair was either 3a or 2c, not sure. But now, my hair is past my shoulder blades and my hair looks like a 2b type now. So I'm wondering if the longer your hair gets, the more curl it loses? I also know that your hair can lose/gain curl over time depending on your hair's DNA or something. It's been two years since my last haircut and it's just been growing out since then. I really wanted it long, around the middle of my back. But now I can't STAND it!

I'd really like to cut it, but I'm afraid to lose the waves I have now. If I cut my hair to about my shoulders (maybe a little longer), I want my hair to still have the waves it has, not really tight curls like a perm. Also, I was thinking about getting bangs, but I'm also afraid that the shorter my hair is, the more curly ringlets I'm going to get and it'll just look weird.

So can anyone help me out here? Is it true that the shorter your hair is, the curlier it gets? I really hope not because I REALLY want to cut my hair. The bangs are just an option. If it matters, my hair is also very thin. I don't know how much of an impact that makes on how curly your hair is, but I know the shorter my hair is, the thicker it looks. Please help!

ssa79 12-30-2012 05:36 PM


Villain 01-01-2013 09:30 AM

I have similar 2c/3a type hair. I have found that the weight from longer hair weighs down the curls and stretches everything out. It just kinda...hangs there. No bouncy curls, no body, no fun...

I think shoulder length is my "magic length" for good hair. Anything shorter curls too much and pouffs out, and anything longer hangs limp and yucky.

Ml001 01-01-2013 10:32 AM

+1 to layers. My hair is mid back and the layers had grown out - it was pulling out my curls way to much, had that all one length look (while some people can pull that off, it is not good look on me at all!) and I was so sick of it. I was ready to just chop it off to my shoulders. Instead, I added a bunch of layers and it looks amazing! Huge difference!

Korkscrew 01-01-2013 09:59 PM

Length can absolutely weigh down curls. When I had about six inches more length than I do now, it was depressing. Went from 3b/c to mostly 3a w/some 3b. Not that I dislike that look for others, just like curlier hair better. All that length even caused headaches for me :confused3: Plus, I got sick of combing through all that length.

Layers, as other suggest, can really help! You can have your cake and eat it too because you can keep your longest layer/s long but just have the shorter layers to bring back your curls (ultimately I let go of the longest hair too out of laziness). Also, it makes it easier to finger comb - you spend less time because you really do have less hair on your head :)

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