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the thrill of a good cut!

PerriPPerriP Posts: 6,613Registered Users
I have been growing out a pixie cut for months, and I have been modified CG the entire time. I've been less than happy with my curls. I know what my curls "should" look like (or what they looked like full of -cones) but I was finding limp, stringy, just not-quite-right curls. I tried all sorts of products and techniques, tried protein-starving it, protein-filling it, less conditioner, more conditioner - I'm sure many of you can relate.

I was ready to toss in the towel - my hair looked (for lack of a better word) just crappy. I was ready to go embrace cones and sulfates.

My last ditch effort was going to get a cut - I hadn't had it cut since early November (when we'd taken a razor to it)...

I'm soooo happy I did that and did not go back to cones. My stylist told me over and over to "just keep doing what you are doing, I can't believe how healthy your hair is, so conditioned - esp. for a curly"

My hair needs length to curl, I'm pleased my curls are showing up again - hoping that as it grows out it'll get even better!
Modified CG since Dec 2011

Comments

  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,093Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    i think your hair looks great!! nice curls, healthy!!! your stylist was right.
    and, i loved the title of your thread, 'the thrill of a good cut," perfect!!

    and your signature says you are 'in the 2s.' well, not anymore! it looks like you are a 3a, from both the curls and the needing length to curl. so many of us 3as thought we were wavies til we 'went cg!!'

    it will only get better! as my stylist says, "it is 50% the products and 50% the cut."

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab.
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • PerriPPerriP Posts: 6,613Registered Users
    Thanks so much. This site has been so helpful to me, growing it out is always challenging, lots of support here :)

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    Modified CG since Dec 2011
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    "The thrill of a good cut; the heartbreak of a bad....."

    (Just playing with phrasing......feel free to ignore)
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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    Awwww. (But as usual, you make me laugh).

    Come visit us in NYC. There are pitbulls everywhere. I'll hook you up with Dickey.

    Perri - wonderful! :cheers:
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • dftkarindftkarin Posts: 56Registered Users
    I love our curls - am am inspired from your good cut and good news (about the condition of your hair)!
  • PerriPPerriP Posts: 6,613Registered Users
    claudine19 wrote: »
    "The thrill of a good cut; the heartbreak of a bad....."

    (Just playing with phrasing......feel free to ignore)

    Oh I agree, think it is the experience of so many bad that makes the good that much more thrilling because we know how bad it can be :)

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    Modified CG since Dec 2011
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    I couldn't agree with you more!

    The nerves, the dread, the "I have to see how it looks after I wash/low-poo/style it at home......" all of it!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Dogs and nature abhor a vacuum.
    http://geaugadoggy.wordpress.com