Should I trim already layered hair wet or straightened?? Please help!

Hey everyone. So my main concern is dying and trimming my already layered hair. I dyed my hair about three months ago with I believe a loreal dye in a blond color that i had lying around because someone gave it to me. After that, my hair was just dreadful. I lost all types of curl. Now about a month ago, I dyed it with loreal hicolor highlights in magenta and used 20 developer. I use a red depositing shampoo and conditioner but I only wash my hair twice a week at most. When I do wash it, I make sure to do a hot oil treatment to my scalp & hair the night before and then leave it overnight. When I do style it curly, I get some pretty decent curls, considering the damage I had before. I'm currently growing out my hair and it's about 3 or 4 inches below my shoulder but that's the longest layer. I have an issue with keeping my flat iron down so I really want to trim my already layered hair just to "spruce" up the curls and rid myself of damaged ends. I do plan on redying my hair in a few days so getting onto the point...I'm unsure if I should dye my hair first and then trim it, but when I trim it, I feel like I should straighten it and just cut it like that because I can see the layers much better. My hair is still damaged from my 5 year flat ironing problem but I'm slowly repairing it. So anyways, should I straighten my hair and then cut it or just cut it while it's wet?

After I do dye and cut it, I plan on trying out gvp reconstructing treatment and then a hot oil treatment after that. Btw my layers were done by a professional about 6 months ago. I just feel like I should cut it myself because my hair stylist gets scissor happy lol.


  • SandiSandi Posts: 364Registered Users
    Preferably neither. When you cut your hair wet, unless you know your drying pattern really well, you risk screwing up length estimates and shaping.

    When you cut it straight, a similar thing happens... unless of course you get equal shrinkage on every single strand. (Which I don't think happens to anyone going from straight -> curly).
    Hair Type: 3c/4a, Coarse, Med-High Density, Med-Low Porosity
    Curly since '09