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twistedgirl 03-05-2007 09:25 PM

thinned-out hair cuts
are they good for curlies? if you do get your hair thinned out would it give your hair less volume? and if you didn't would your hair be too poofy??

Thanks in advance,


CelticCurls 03-05-2007 11:51 PM

That's an obsolete method. If you hear that term, run. Do not let them touch your hair. What you want are 'long layers'. "Thinning" causes your hair to be shredded, choppy, frizzy, with thin ratty ends.

Kaia 03-06-2007 07:13 AM

Agreed. A good stylist should be able to work with the hair you have, whether it's thin or thick, wavy or super curly. Thinning just makes the hair more manageable for them to work with.

Guide18 03-06-2007 07:13 AM

If the hair is super-thick and the stylist really knows what they're doing, thinning can sometimes work. But most stylists don't have a clue and you can really wreck your hair by having it thinned by someone who's incompetent.

For most people, getting long layers is a better bet.

MaybeWavy 03-06-2007 10:26 AM

If you have it thinned, you'll look like a frayed paintbrush.

(which is the look I am currently sporting!)


Takes forever to grow out, as well.

SmallFry 03-06-2007 01:33 PM

Something tells me that "thinned out" hair doesn't grow out nicely.

MaybeWavy 03-06-2007 01:38 PM


baroness1440 03-06-2007 02:09 PM

absolutely! Long layers!!

ManthaJay 03-06-2007 04:21 PM

I run when I hear long layers, actually. Ask for angled layers, they don't give a horrible stepped effect to your hair as blunt long layers do.

zeldagoblin 03-06-2007 04:34 PM

I reckon its the old problem of having a competent stylist who knows curls, preferably your curls if possible. I dont know about you girls, but in my experience, you can ask for long layers, angled layers, or even a simple trim and tidy up, but once you're sat in that chair with the apron round your shoulders, you are at the "stylists" mercy and they will do what they think.

I have yet to have a good haircut at a salon, ever. :evil:

Liz x

banjocurl 03-07-2007 12:31 AM

Re: thinned-out hair cuts

Originally Posted by twistedgirl
are they good for curlies? if you do get your hair thinned out would it give your hair less volume? and if you didn't would your hair be too poofy??

many stylists think curly hair is thick because it has so much body. often curly hair is much thinner than it appears-like my hair is really thin but looks thick. thinning is a disaster. some "curly" salons have things like tunnel cuts and carve and slice. this sounds like thinning to me. i would avoid all of it and get a good dry cut someplace like devachan. if they cut each curl properly the hair will look great and be manageable. NO THINNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

itsjustmeghan 03-07-2007 10:53 AM

:cry: i'm growing out some bad thinning that was done to my hair a few months ago and it's HORRIBLE. lots of little whispies, curls that won't clump nicely, and just not nice. it's just like banjo said, curly hair LOOKS thicker. if you want to lighten the load? put some layers in. that makes a bigger difference.

i've actually decided to just cut my own hair from now on. i did a fine job cutting some layers in. otherwise, i just spot check and trim up curls here and there as they need them. i just need to get these stupid thinned sections grown out.....guh. it'll take forever! :roll:

GoddessCurls 03-07-2007 11:41 AM

I lucked out and found JuJu's salon here in Philly. I heard she was a curly specialist but I didn't know she would cut it dry. When I went in she told me how gorgeous my curls were and asked if it was ok if she cut it dry. I was very pleased! :D

CelticCurls 03-07-2007 01:54 PM

That's a great tip: I always ask to have my hair cut dry when seeing a stylist for the first time. You can intervene fast if things aren't going the way you'd like. And she can see how the hair lays.

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