First dry cut, before & after

I've been CG for about 6 months. I decided to get a dry cut today and it was definitely worth it!
I've been trying to grow it out. When it's cut wet, the hairdresser usually takes way too much off and it shrinks up a lot when it dries. With the dry cut, I kept a lot of the length, but got all the gross ends off.

Sorry the pictures are so huge :/

Before:
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After:
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CG since June 2012

Hair Type: 2C/3A, fine, normal porosity, low density

Low-Poo:
JC Gentle Lather, Giovanni TTTT
Clarifying:
ACV rinse
Co-Wash:
Suave Naturals Coconut
RO/LI:
Yes to Carrots, GVP CB
PT: Ion Effective Care

DT:
Coconut Oil
Style:
CK, LA Looks (yellow)


Comments

  • lcl0706lcl0706 Posts: 959Registered Users
    Very nice results!! Pretty hair :)
    :wave: fine, thin, normal/(low?) porosity. Mod-CG. Usually I can't co-wash more than 1x a week, & sometimes I have to use T-Gel in rotation due to scalp issues.

    Co-wash: VO5 Volumizing
    Poo: Giovanni 50:50
    RO:TN, Nexxus Youth Renewal, Alba Coconut
    LI: KCKT
    PT: gelatin PT, ION EC
    Stylers: Giovanni mousse, TIGI Curls Rock amplifier (a-cone), Curls Rock Strong Hold Mousse
    Gels: SCC spray gel

    hairsiggy-4-1.jpg
  • Cristy_amkCristy_amk Posts: 171Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Very nice! Do you know what products they used on your hair?
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Wow! Great results!! Love it!!
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • rtaylor93rtaylor93 Posts: 12Registered Users
    Cristy_amk wrote: »
    Very nice! Do you know what products they used on your hair?

    Thanks!

    They used Jessicurl Gentle Lather Shampoo, DevaCurl One Condition, and DevaCurl Angel Light Hold Defining Gel
    CG since June 2012

    Hair Type: 2C/3A, fine, normal porosity, low density

    Low-Poo:
    JC Gentle Lather, Giovanni TTTT
    Clarifying:
    ACV rinse
    Co-Wash:
    Suave Naturals Coconut
    RO/LI:
    Yes to Carrots, GVP CB
    PT: Ion Effective Care

    DT:
    Coconut Oil
    Style:
    CK, LA Looks (yellow)


  • jsuzkelleyjsuzkelley Posts: 610Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Looks great :)
    2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
    fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate
    My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    CG since 12/29/2011 :laughing6:
  • BLBBLB Posts: 268Registered Users
    Any chance you're in nyc rtaylor? After seeing your hair I'm interested in a dry cut. It looks great!

    Sent from my SCH-I400 using CurlTalk App
    2's+3a/ med density/ normal-high porosity/ fine-med texture, normal elasticity (I think!):
    Wash: CJ Daily Fix/Giovanni TTTT
    Conditioner: Giovanni TTT
    DT/PT: CJ Rehab, SSPDT
    LI: Giovanni DLI, AO Mandarin Magic- Jane Carter Scalp Nourishing Serum for dry, sensitive scalp
    Stylers: AG Re:coil, Mop C Curl Cream, CCClite, Spiral Solutions FHG...Sealing w/ Coconut oil
    Finishing product: JC Nourish & Shine, MD Strawberry Smoothie
    http://picasaweb.google.com/114440579402158395573/HAIRPICS?feat=directlink
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 7,165Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    It looks lovely, you have pretty curls and it's such a nice colour too.
    3b in South Australia.
  • testimony777testimony777 Posts: 237Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    They did a great job; your hair looks great!
    Hair Stats (CG since 3/31/12)
    Type: 3c/b; Density: M; Texture: F-M; Porosity: L-N

    Products
    Cleanser: DevaCurl Decadence No Poo
    Conditioner: DevaCurl Original One Condition
    Leave-in: DevaCurl B'Leave-in
    Stylers: DevaCurl Volumizing Frizz Free Foam, DevaCurl Beautiful Mess, DevaCurl Flexible Hold Hairspray
    Refresher: DevaCurl No Comb Detangling Spray
    Finisher: DevaCurl Shine Spray
  • rtaylor93rtaylor93 Posts: 12Registered Users
    BLB wrote: »
    Any chance you're in nyc rtaylor? After seeing your hair I'm interested in a dry cut. It looks great!

    Sent from my SCH-I400 using CurlTalk App


    I live in Virginia. But I'm sure there are good curly stylists in NYC!

    Thanks! & Thanks everyone :)
    CG since June 2012

    Hair Type: 2C/3A, fine, normal porosity, low density

    Low-Poo:
    JC Gentle Lather, Giovanni TTTT
    Clarifying:
    ACV rinse
    Co-Wash:
    Suave Naturals Coconut
    RO/LI:
    Yes to Carrots, GVP CB
    PT: Ion Effective Care

    DT:
    Coconut Oil
    Style:
    CK, LA Looks (yellow)


  • BLBBLB Posts: 268Registered Users
    Thanks!

    Sent from my SCH-I400 using CurlTalk App
    2's+3a/ med density/ normal-high porosity/ fine-med texture, normal elasticity (I think!):
    Wash: CJ Daily Fix/Giovanni TTTT
    Conditioner: Giovanni TTT
    DT/PT: CJ Rehab, SSPDT
    LI: Giovanni DLI, AO Mandarin Magic- Jane Carter Scalp Nourishing Serum for dry, sensitive scalp
    Stylers: AG Re:coil, Mop C Curl Cream, CCClite, Spiral Solutions FHG...Sealing w/ Coconut oil
    Finishing product: JC Nourish & Shine, MD Strawberry Smoothie
    http://picasaweb.google.com/114440579402158395573/HAIRPICS?feat=directlink
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Deva cuts originated with Lorraine Massey of Devachan in NYC, so you're definitely in luck. Go to the Devachan website, and under Hair Services there's a subheading "In this section... " on the left, you can choose "Meet Your Devachan Stylist. If you're familiar with Deva cuts from having read Curly Girl: The Handbook, you'll be able to tell a lot about the stylists, and how they approach curly hair.

    I'm very excited because I'm going to Devachan next week to have my hair cut. I've had several Deva cuts in the past, and been much happier with them than any other cuts I've had in the past. However the stylists at Devachan get ongoing training and feedback, whereas my local Deva stylist had a course (probably one day), and I'd really like to see what a genuine Devachan cut could to for my hair, which is so ridiculously fine that it seems thin. I've been trying to grow it, but having problems with the stylist not leaving a strong enough base, so it looked straggly. (I cut that back myself last spring, and it's been much better.) A friend with similar hair got a brilliant cut from Nevila, and after watching her video on the Devachan website, I decided to book with her.
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • morganrcmorganrc Posts: 86Registered Users
    Wow, that is soooo amazing!
    My hair looks verrry similar to your before picture, but I've never considered a dry cut because it's a lot more inconvenient and I really don't like socializing with hairdressers, oh, and it's probably a lot more money than the 20 I pay at hairmasters.. haha. But I may consider it now. :)
    2B, Coarse, Low-Medium Porosity, Dense.
    -Cowash - Kiss My Face Whenever.
    -Rinse Out/Leave in - Nature's Gate Biotin.
    -No stylers.:thumbright:
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Having your hair cut by a junior stylist at Devachan, who gets ongoing training and feedback, is $70. My local Deva stylist (who, I believe, took a 1 day course) is $75. Prior to getting Deva cuts, I was going to a "master stylist" (with curly hair) who charged $45. My hair has so much jump it isn't funny, and the $20 haircuts always made me look like I'd had a bad encounter with a weedwacker.

    I was having to have my hair cut every three weeks, because the master stylist's precision cuts would look ragged by then. When I switched to Deva cuts, I was immediately able to stretch that to six weeks (so I spent $5 less in those six weeks), then eight (saving $45 in that timeframe, so starting to see some real savings). At this point, I haven't had a Deva cut in about a year (so I saved $710, minus transportation to and from NYC, but get a day in the city thrown in). I have trimmed my own hair once, using the instructions in (the book and on the included DVD) Curly Girl: The Handbook, which I already had, as well as some hair shears (from Sally's) to trim split ends, so I'm not counting those costs.
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008

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