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Just wanted to show what a difference a haircut can make

It's been a long time since I got a haircut, partially because I'm a poor college student and partially because I haven't found a hairdresser I really love; however, my hair was starting to look really scraggly so I knew I needed one. Now, I know I've heard from many people on these boards (especially the 2s) that if your wave/curl pattern is a little weak and you have long hair, your length might be weighing your hair down and therefore making your waves/curls a little limp, but I never realized that it would actually make a noticeable difference.

The one before is the one in the red bathroom where my waves are a bit more limp; the one after is where I'm wearing the purple shirt and it's a little bit lighter.

Anyone else have before/after haircut pics?

ETA: and both of these are with no products, just washed and put a little Cure Care in as my leave in. I wanted to make sure it was the cut that was making the difference and not something else like a product.
2b, fine texture, normal porosity & elasticity (CG as of 12/2011)

Low-poo: UFD Rich & Funky
Cowash: VO5 Kiwi Lime
RO: Tresemme Naturals, Aubrey Organics GPB, Ion Effective Care, MillCreek Keratin
PT/DT: IAgirl's PT, GVP CB
LI: KCKT, Cure Care, CJ CCCC Lite
Styling: Curl Keeper, As I Am Jelly, UFD Curly Magic, CJ Curl Queen, TIGI Strong Hold Mousse


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Comments

  • pixiepixie Posts: 140Registered Users
    It looks great kimmidawn :)
    I'm thinking about a cut as well. Looking forward to pics with products.
    2a/f//ii (fia)
    Normal elasticity, Normal porosity, Fine texture
    Low poo L'oreal eversleek,
    Co wash Keracare
    RO Tresemme Naturals, DB pumpkinseed, Giovanni 2chic a&o
    Stylers BRHG, Volumax Mega gel, Darcy's Botanicals ccg, Paul Mitchell sculpting foam, FSG, Camille Rose Curl Maker, Keracare Custard
  • proudcurlygirlyproudcurlygirly Posts: 478Registered Users
    :thumbleft:Great haircut kimmidawn! You're right, a good haircut can make all the difference to your waves/curls and give them more bounce. Even though my hair is practically all one length, when I've had the straggly bits trimmed off, it seems to give my curls a new lease of life!
    :icon_smile: 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
  • jlpmom23jlpmom23 Posts: 755Registered Users
    Thanks for posting this! I have an appointment scheduled for tomorrow, and I am planning to get at least 4 inches cut. My ends are super scraggly looking, and I just feel like I look a mess! I plan on going shorter and also having her kind of reshape my whole style. I was feeling kind of nervous by the prospect, but I am totally encouraged now by your fab results!!
  • SegBSegB Posts: 692Registered Users
    Gorgeous! So healthy!

    I'll play...
    2b/3a, normal/high porosity, fine/medium texture, medium density, low elasticity

    Low Poo- Tigi Colour Goddess, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT (clarify 1X/week)
    Condish- CJ Curl Rehab, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT
    Leave In- Slip Detangler, KCKT, Redken Curl Refiner
    Style- KCCC, SS CEJ, SS FHG
    Treatment- CJ Repair Me! and CJ CR

    Dislikes: Too much protein, high glycerin content, and heavy oils
  • greencup13greencup13 Posts: 596Registered Users
    Agreed. Its crazy how much of a difference a haircut makes! I have to get my hair thinned because I have excessively thick hair (when I was a kid my mom would put my hair in 2 pig tails. Just the one half of my head was a bigger pony tail then my sisters whole head of hair. I could actually part my hair into 3 sections and Id still have a thick pony tail) anywhoo...if I dont go every 5 months MAX my hair is Diana Ross.

    Besides the thinning, just in general getting a trim makes such a difference!! My hair gets to a point where it wont want to do ANYTHING. Its just BLAH. Ill go to get a trim and my curls instantly bounce back. Its amazing! I think a lot of girls dont realize this, it might not be a product problem (thinking the product isnt working anymore) you really just might need a hair trim.

    Heres a picture of my hair being BLAH and a picture freshly after a trim.

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    3A 3B mix
    Colored treated
    Combo Low and High porosity
    Medium coarse texture

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    Co-wash- As I Am Co-wash
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    LI- As I Am leave in,
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    Style- la looks sport gel
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
    Big wow! Looks great - so swing-y, voluminous and healthy. I hope it's a bit cooler for you, I'm betting it is! Love that Cure Care too.
  • msgmsg Posts: 151Registered Users
    looks great kimmi!!
    FIA: 2b-c/f/i, normal porosity/elasticity I think?

    Current favs:
    lo-poo: Giovanni
    Co-Wash: V05 Kiwi Lime
    RO: CJ Beauticurls,
    LI: Ouidad Botanical Boost
    PT/DT: Emergencee, Biolage Condish Balm
    Stylers: LALSG, Aussome Volume Gel
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    Just want to echo what everyone else has already said- your hair looks amazing!

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    Modified CG since 11/5/11
    CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
    RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
    STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
  • kimmidawnkimmidawn Posts: 900Registered Users
    Thanks everyone :) I'm glad this could make some people feel more comfortable with getting some hair cut off.

    @SegB, love your hair.

    I'll post pictures of my hair with product in it tomorrow hopefully :-)
    2b, fine texture, normal porosity & elasticity (CG as of 12/2011)

    Low-poo: UFD Rich & Funky
    Cowash: VO5 Kiwi Lime
    RO: Tresemme Naturals, Aubrey Organics GPB, Ion Effective Care, MillCreek Keratin
    PT/DT: IAgirl's PT, GVP CB
    LI: KCKT, Cure Care, CJ CCCC Lite
    Styling: Curl Keeper, As I Am Jelly, UFD Curly Magic, CJ Curl Queen, TIGI Strong Hold Mousse


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  • proudcurlygirlyproudcurlygirly Posts: 478Registered Users
    :love10:I can't believe how healthy and shiny your curls look SegB, simply gorgeous!
    :icon_smile: 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
  • kimmidawnkimmidawn Posts: 900Registered Users
    Here are pictures with product, very happy (later today I'll be listing what I used in an album in my fokti, which is in my signature):
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    2b, fine texture, normal porosity & elasticity (CG as of 12/2011)

    Low-poo: UFD Rich & Funky
    Cowash: VO5 Kiwi Lime
    RO: Tresemme Naturals, Aubrey Organics GPB, Ion Effective Care, MillCreek Keratin
    PT/DT: IAgirl's PT, GVP CB
    LI: KCKT, Cure Care, CJ CCCC Lite
    Styling: Curl Keeper, As I Am Jelly, UFD Curly Magic, CJ Curl Queen, TIGI Strong Hold Mousse


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