Go Back   CurlTalk > Hair > 3

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-12-2013, 02:47 PM   #1
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2
Smile New here, some advice would be appreciated about hair length :)

Hello!

As I said, I'm a newbie here. I've been asking my friends for a week or so what they thought about cutting my hair, and I mean like chin or mid-neck length cut. Some people are very for the idea, others are much less encouraging. But then I realized that I have been asking a bunch of people who don't have curly hair! So here I am, asking a bunch of people who also have curly hair like me.

Basically, I'm really tired of the length of my hair. I've always had it longer, and I really always do get a lot of compliments on it. But it's very temperamental, it gets rather flat and the curls lose their spring and bounce. Usually, as far as daily routines go, if I want it to actually look good I need to diffuse it at this time of year, but during the summer I can let it air-dry. I want to cut it to about mid-neck or chin length, I've attached some pictures. The two with short hair are ones that I (ideally) would like my hair to look like, the other two are ones of me, the one that looks "shorter" is because my hair is pulled back in a braid, the other one my hair is still sorta wet but gives a better idea of my curl type.

Any sort of input would be greatly appreciated
Attached Thumbnails
New here, some advice would be appreciated about hair length :)-1048.jpg   New here, some advice would be appreciated about hair length :)-short-curly-hair-3.jpg   New here, some advice would be appreciated about hair length :)-snapshot_20120918_2.jpg   New here, some advice would be appreciated about hair length :)-snapshot_20121028.jpg  
natelsnapples is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 05:09 PM   #2
 
Hootenanny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 300
Default

My vote is that you go for it! I love the first pic & think that would look great on you (in fact, I just might steal that pic and take it to my own stylist, lol). If you're itching for a change, why not? Hair always grows back! If you decide to do it, please update with some pics!
__________________
Medium/coarse, low porosity, dense, mix of 3s
CG (again) since Nov. 2012

Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention, Elucence MBC, KC Come Clean
Condish: Giovanni DL, Cure Care, Ion Treatment, GVP Balm, AOHR
Protein: AOGPB, CNPF, SSRPT
Stylers: KCCC, SM Souffle, AOMM, SS CEJ, JCRR, JCCC


Trying out steaming!
Hootenanny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 08:21 PM   #3
 
ltdeforrest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 61
Default

I think it would look great! If you decide to cut it, just be aware of how much your hair curls up. My hair curls up 2 to 3 inches at least so I have to be careful how much I cut off.
__________________
3a, baby fine i/ii, low to normal porosity, protein sensitive
Mod CG since 5/12, from rainy Western WA
dislikes: glycerin, wheat protein
Likes: moisture, Mag Sulfate
Poo: Elucence Moisture Acidifying Shampoo
Cond: CJCR, VO5 Clarifying Conditioner
LI: JC WDT, CJ CR
Style: Loma Curvature Curvy Cream, True Polaris Protein Free Truly curly styling gel (Etsy), Sweet Curls flax seed defining gel (Etsy)
ltdeforrest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 12:21 PM   #4
 
anonymous_133347's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,426
Default

Go for it. You will look hot!
__________________
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

anonymous_133347 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 09:37 AM   #5
 
etos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 211
Default

I'm sorry, I think longer hair is more feminine and sexy. But as long as you feel good with it, do it then . You have beautifull eyes by the way.
__________________
highlighted 3a hair. Fine strands, medium to high density. Probably high porosity. Growing uit bad layering and aiming for waist lenght!

Pre-poo: coconut oil
wash: CJ Daily fix or SheaMoisture Coconut&Hibiscus
RO + LI: different every time
Styler: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB

dislikes: glycerin in low dews, scissor happy stylists, magnesium sulfate

(modified) CG since june 25, 2012
Hiarfinity + extra MSM since March 5., 2014

SL - APL - BSBL- BSL - MBL - WL (stretched)
etos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 11:32 AM   #6
 
dee-nature's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 628
Default

Team short hair its fun, trendy and chic! Ur hair can always grow back like u said u have always had long hair change is good

Sent from my MB612 using CurlTalk App
__________________
hair type: 4a VERY dense

hair goal
= WL Aug. 23, 2013

My hair LOVES oil

2. "Being natural must be the new crack cus im hooked!!"

“Being happy doesn't mean that everything is
perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”

www.fotki.com/dee-nature-619

dee-nature is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2013, 03:48 AM   #7
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2
Default I did it!

So! I would up getting it cut - yay. When I first got it cut, I definitely cut it too short, but I have to say that I'm glad I did it because now I know 1) not to cut it too short and 2) no longer have this burning urge to "change up my hair-do"
The good things about it:
- simply not as much hair to deal with! which makes showering and styling easier
- my hair looks a LOT thicker than it really is
- it's easier to get more volume than it was with longer hair
The bad thing about it:
- I can't really put my hair in a long braid anymore, and it really doesn't look that great in a ponytail since it's more like a pom-pom is attached to the back of my head

Here's some pictures of what it looks like, and this is about a month after getting it cut.
For those of you considering cutting off your locks, I would say go for it, especially if you are having a hard time getting that volume you're looking for.
Attached Thumbnails
New here, some advice would be appreciated about hair length :)-snapshot_20130608.jpg   New here, some advice would be appreciated about hair length :)-snapshot_20130608_2.jpg  
natelsnapples is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2013, 02:11 PM   #8
 
CurlieCoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 31
Default

Very cute cut and very healthy-looking hair, beautiful!

Now I'm tempted to make an appointment with my hair dresser, hm... Thank you for the update!
__________________
#1 Recommendation: "Search NaturallyCurly" search function for great info
~2C/3A~ Density-High • Porosity-High • Texture-Medium • Climate-HIGH humidity • Water-Hard well
Low-poo: Nature's Gate Tea-Tree • Cond: Suave Naturals, Organic Coconut Oil • Leave-in: KCKT • Styling: KCSS, KCCC, Dr. Bronner's Organic Hair Creme
CurlieCoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2013, 04:27 PM   #9
 
curlytwirlykate's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 142
Default

Oh, gosh. I'm trying SO hard to grow my hair but posts like this make me really rethink the whole decision. That cut is SOOOO cute on you!!!
__________________
3A/2C | fine | high-po length, low-po roots | medium density | shoulder-length

Shower Time!
Treat: EVCO
Co-Wash: DE Unscented Condish with added lavender and tea tree EOs
Condish: DE Coconut Condish with added local honey

Styling
After Shower: Homemade FSG with added gelatine

+ bi-weekly protein DIY treatments (gelatin and egg yolk)
+ mindful nutrition
curlytwirlykate is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Trending Topics[-]hide

Thread Tools
Display Modes



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com