I've made a huge mistake...my scissors should be confiscated

Well, I'd been kinda frustrated with my hair recently, and one afternoon, in a raging fit of reckless behavior, I chopped it off. I don't know why. I tend to do that, but I'd been trying to grow it out for SO long!

I like it more than the last time I got it cut at a salon, but I still REALLY don't like it. It's mushroom-y and blech and horrible.

Getting it fixed in a salon is not really an option for me, since all they do is berate me for cutting my own hair, make it even shorter, and don't listen to me when I try to describe the different curl patterns. I think I'd like it even less than I do now if I got it "fixed."

Here are some pictures... TAKE HEED, FELLOW CURLIES! Do not cut your hair out of boredom!

So I'm pretty much stuck with hair I hate for the next several months. Yay.

so, is it as bad as I think? Be honest. Also, any suggestions on how to fix it?
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here are some better shots... my hair doesn't really look as bad as it does in those pics.

please forgive the dirty mirror on that last one.

eta: thanks, Blush! I really liked it at first, then started hating it. Maybe I was just in a bad mood.
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I don't think it looks horrible either, I can see why it would seem very short to you, compared to before, but i think that the shorter curls in front really do look cute, and frame your face nicely, and your curlls looks really healthy.
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But then again, too few to mention...
I think it's cute! And just think, it's perfect for summer! No hot heavy hair on your neck. AND you'll save a bundle on conditioner.

I tend to get sick of my hair and just cut it myself, too. Now I have a system in place. I keep an index card which I use to measure as I chop. I can't cut shorter than the index card.
formerly Castella
(my dogs aren't snarly, my hair is)
Wow! You did that cut yourself?! Man I wonder if I could cut my own hair! Did you use some Sally's shears or something? I cut my fiance's but I never thought to cut mine. How'd you get to the back? Thanks!
Looks pretty darn good for a "bad" haircut! It'll grow back and like Castella said, it's PERFECT for summer
Fine Wavy (2a)
Weeklyish shampoo with CO's inbetween to keep down the grease.
I think it looks cute too. I did the same thing you did about 3 years ago or so... I was trying to grow out some hair that was damaged by bleach (highlights). But before that, during a deep conditioning treatment I combed through my curls and the bleached ends broke up... I ended up having some bangs... which I still have. I think God was trying to tell me I look better with bangs.
3 b/c curls with bangs.
I think it's cute, too. I can't believe you did it yourself, I'd never be able to do such a great job!
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omg, its sooo cute on you and looks perfect from the back, something I could NEVER master with home haircuts
Pretty damn good for a DIY job. I paid $90 for the same haircut at Devachan a couple of years ago. Maybe I should have just paid you?

Your hair is nice and non-frizzy and you will be cool in the summer and in the end, it will grow back. It always does.

Btw, love the Holy Grail poster.
Angela: 3A bsl-length Modified CG Product Junkie

gee, I wasn't expecting to get such an overwhelmingly positive response! I think I like it again!

Well, thanks for all the encouragement. I really appreciate it.

Fluffy01: no, I didn't use special shears. Just regular ol' office scissors.

I cut it dry, just pulling locks out and snipping them. Same with the back, but going mostly by feel... just pulled bits out and if they were lots longer, I snipped. That's one nice thing about curly hair... it's much more forgiving with home haircuts.

Thank you all, again. I feel much better.

And Spacegirl: gotta represent the MP love.
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I thinks it's adorable and looks great on you!

I've cut my own hair for about 30 years and I still screw it up once in awhile. But it's still better than any salon cut I've had.
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--My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
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Your hair is gorgeous! Shut up already! :P

I was so focused on your beautiful hair that I missed the poster . . . now I feel like a really bad MP fan. What am I talking about? I am a bad MP fan! I've never seen The Life of Brian!
I'm a 2something/3something. Started modified CG routine on 6/6/05
Cut more than ten inches from my BSL hair on 8-10-05 and growing it long again
But we're STILL adjusting.
I think it's very cute. Can't believe you did it on your own. Way to go!
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I like the cut - it's original and funky and really suits your face. Beautiful!
Ya know Leilani - I like your hair better short.
You can really see your pretty face.
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fine, wavy - 2b/3a
There's not much I can add to this except that I've cut my hair that short before so I know where you're coming from! I agree with all of the above posters. It does look really cute on you! I think it suits your face.
2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

Growing out a pixie as of November 2013

Shampoo: Elucence MBS & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

Product Junkie that keeps falling off the wagon!
I love it, Leilani, & still can't believe you did it yourself!! It looks adorable on you I agree with the others - it'll be nice & cool for summer.

BTW, I've been taking 5000 mcg of biotin for quite a few months now, & I need to quit! My hair is growing way too fast - I used to go 6 months between highlight appts & now I desperately need them by 3 months tops!!!
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2b~~fine texture~~normal porosity (except for highlights, which are high)~~normal elasticity~~medium density

Shampoo: Still use sulfates, but only on roots
Rinse out: Deva One C, JC Too Shea, Original Sprouts Deep Conditioner
Curl Enhancers: KCCC; JC Rocking Ringlets, JC Spiralicious, & Confident Coils
Styler: BRHG (over any and all curl enhancers) - this is the one product that I never change - absolute HG!!


It's certainly not as bad as you think! The back is super cute. I can't believe you did that yourself either!
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