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Planning a chop off

Hey Curlies

I am planning to chop off my hip length hair as its too much work and it looks more like a drag these days.Long hair is definitely lot of work and products even though long hair is beautiful. I am planning a self cut, as it usually works out good for me. Have not decided if I am going real short or an in between length, However Wish me luck!!

Its going to be emotional!:roll:
3a with some 2a-2c, Medium/Low Porosity
Co-wash:deva no-poo/Vo5 kiwi
Detangle:Suave
Leave-in:Shea Moisture/GVP conditioning Balm/AOHSR

Since long hair- I finger twist in big chunks, which helps till 5th day hair:farao:
Gel:LA sports
Plop: Old T-shirt for 15 minutes ,diffuse

Comments

  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    I'd say in between in case u don't like it then u can decide to go short. If u start out short and don't like it ur stuck. Good luck
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    While I love long hair, I tend not to like super long hair. There's something sort of '70s about it and it can be a drag. I think yours looks gorgeous though. Thick, healthy and not stringy at all. Super long hair has the tendency to look stringy and straggly towards the ends. I'm sure you've seen what I'm talking about. So yeah, in this instance, I'd say go for in between because your hair is just plain gorgeous. If that doesn't do it for you you could always go shorter. I love short hair too. It's just it can be a pain to grow out if you decide to change your mind.
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  • hambo02hambo02 Posts: 480Registered Users
    yeah dont chop it to ear length. I chopped mine off because my hair was a pain to deal with but now I miss putting it back when I dont feel like doing it Pus short curly hair on me looks childish
  • CurlyIndianGirlCurlyIndianGirl Posts: 161Registered Users
    Thanks for the input y'all!! will let you know how it goes !!
    3a with some 2a-2c, Medium/Low Porosity
    Co-wash:deva no-poo/Vo5 kiwi
    Detangle:Suave
    Leave-in:Shea Moisture/GVP conditioning Balm/AOHSR

    Since long hair- I finger twist in big chunks, which helps till 5th day hair:farao:
    Gel:LA sports
    Plop: Old T-shirt for 15 minutes ,diffuse
  • ZigaZagaZigaZaga Posts: 473Registered Users
    I too am thinking about the big chop though I'd go for half way between nape and bra strap length when dry. That is me though, I am so chicken! Seriously long hair is a lot of work but it has advantages too if you like up dos. Best of luck on it, I really hope you like it.

    :)
    -3A?
    -Fine, ii (almost iii) thickness
    -salon pintura and natural sun-made highlights combo
    -CG since October 2007, rare occasional low poo.
    -Growing it out
    click here for fotki pics
    -pw: ziggy
  • CurlyIndianGirlCurlyIndianGirl Posts: 161Registered Users
    ZigaZaga: I am nervous to even touch the sheers!!! although I guess one thing I want to do is take a good picture of my hip length hair, coz last time I had this much was in elementary school.
    3a with some 2a-2c, Medium/Low Porosity
    Co-wash:deva no-poo/Vo5 kiwi
    Detangle:Suave
    Leave-in:Shea Moisture/GVP conditioning Balm/AOHSR

    Since long hair- I finger twist in big chunks, which helps till 5th day hair:farao:
    Gel:LA sports
    Plop: Old T-shirt for 15 minutes ,diffuse
  • Amethyst_KissesAmethyst_Kisses Posts: 67Registered Users
    Are there pics that we can c? I just love long hair :')
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Shoot, if my hair looked like yours, I would not touch it, I would just wear it up occasionally. Dont cut it too much!
  • CurlyIndianGirlCurlyIndianGirl Posts: 161Registered Users
    Myrna, after reading your comments I gave it a second thought and could not makeup my mind for the cut, God your words/complements have so much power:)
    3a with some 2a-2c, Medium/Low Porosity
    Co-wash:deva no-poo/Vo5 kiwi
    Detangle:Suave
    Leave-in:Shea Moisture/GVP conditioning Balm/AOHSR

    Since long hair- I finger twist in big chunks, which helps till 5th day hair:farao:
    Gel:LA sports
    Plop: Old T-shirt for 15 minutes ,diffuse
  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Posts: 1,419Registered Users
    We want pics!! LoL!! So many of us are shooting for what you have. Just give us a peek.

    Geez I sound like a hair perv. :p
    :afro:FroZen:afro:
  • CurlyIndianGirlCurlyIndianGirl Posts: 161Registered Users
    ok I am posting a picture, not for the sake of getting compliments, but because so many of you all asked for it :) Here goes my near hip length hair(I think). I never straightened my hair in over 2 yrs, so I have no Idea how it will be straight, although I am a 2c in the lower most layer, so stretching is not going to add a lot of length
    3a with some 2a-2c, Medium/Low Porosity
    Co-wash:deva no-poo/Vo5 kiwi
    Detangle:Suave
    Leave-in:Shea Moisture/GVP conditioning Balm/AOHSR

    Since long hair- I finger twist in big chunks, which helps till 5th day hair:farao:
    Gel:LA sports
    Plop: Old T-shirt for 15 minutes ,diffuse
  • ZigaZagaZigaZaga Posts: 473Registered Users
    How gorgeous! I would not chop off those curls if I were you, maybe just trim it to a U shape rather than the V. I get a W shape that is horrid so I do have to trim sometimes! Very beautiful.
    -3A?
    -Fine, ii (almost iii) thickness
    -salon pintura and natural sun-made highlights combo
    -CG since October 2007, rare occasional low poo.
    -Growing it out
    click here for fotki pics
    -pw: ziggy
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    BlackAngelPlayah, ain't nothing wrong with a little hair perviness. :mrgreen:

    CurlyIndianGirl, it's so gorgeous. Doesn't look stringy at all even though it's cut into a point. That looks deliberate. I agree with Zigazaga. You can reshape it if you like, but if you really love it or are having second thoughts you absolutely mustn't do a big or even a half-chop. Take it snip by snip.

    (Incidentally Zigazaga, did you lift your name from that Spice Girls song or are you just a football fan? Just curious.)
    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

  • SayoonSayoon Posts: 432Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Noooo don't cut it :( it's too beautiful for the scissor but if u insist then waste length would look great , cuz who knows u might actually miss ur long locks n regret it.
  • irociroc Posts: 7,890Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Its beautiful but I can see how it could weigh you down. I'd say go for past your shoulders. Like shoulder blade length.

    Good luck in whatever you decide!

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  • ZigaZagaZigaZaga Posts: 473Registered Users
    dusalocks wrote: »
    snip....

    (Incidentally Zigazaga, did you lift your name from that Spice Girls song or are you just a football fan? Just curious.)

    I picked the name because my hair does a lot of zigazaging rather than coiling! "Noodles" also came to mind but it isn't terribly appealing as a name!
    -3A?
    -Fine, ii (almost iii) thickness
    -salon pintura and natural sun-made highlights combo
    -CG since October 2007, rare occasional low poo.
    -Growing it out
    click here for fotki pics
    -pw: ziggy
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    If you decide to do a big chop, you could donate it to locks of love so someone else will enjoy it! Good luck with your decision!

    Locks of Love helps disadvantaged children suffering from medical hair loss
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • CurlyIndianGirlCurlyIndianGirl Posts: 161Registered Users
    So, I did it after all. I did cut couple inches though, not a lot. Before it was past waist length, now it touches BSL. And what a difference in root curl.

    I also went from a V to a blunt U and added some layers:)

    I love my new cut. Thanks for the support Curlies

    Edit: Here is the after
    3a with some 2a-2c, Medium/Low Porosity
    Co-wash:deva no-poo/Vo5 kiwi
    Detangle:Suave
    Leave-in:Shea Moisture/GVP conditioning Balm/AOHSR

    Since long hair- I finger twist in big chunks, which helps till 5th day hair:farao:
    Gel:LA sports
    Plop: Old T-shirt for 15 minutes ,diffuse
  • MarciMarci Posts: 225Registered Users
    So, I did it after all. I did cut couple inches though, not a lot. Before it was past waist length, now it touches BSL. And what a difference in root curl.

    I also went from a V to a blunt U and added some layers:)

    I love my new cut. Thanks for the support Curlies

    Edit: Here is the after

    It is so prettyyyy long, and I love the after as well. I am thinking of starting to trim my own hair, now you'll have to share how you do this CIG, pretty please :D
    2C-3A MBL layered
    Medium/fine texture, high density, normal porosity and elasticity. Dry climate.


    Cleanse: SM MR, YTC
    Hydrate: Joico Kpak,DevaCurl OC
    Style: AG reCoil, LALSG




  • CurlyIndianGirlCurlyIndianGirl Posts: 161Registered Users
    I first created layers like how its done here
    How to cut your own hair - YouTube

    Then I went ahead and parted my hair in the middle, Tied in 2 low ponytail, tilted my head to the front, pulled the hair ties to the bottom until how much length I wanted to be cut. below is the video for that method
    Self-trimming my hair (Feye's method, U-cut) - YouTube

    usually one would do a length cut and add some layers. But for my purposes, I have under layer of 2c and dint want a lot of layering there. Plus I had a V cut before so I figured doing the layers 1st then taking out the length would work much better and it did.
    3a with some 2a-2c, Medium/Low Porosity
    Co-wash:deva no-poo/Vo5 kiwi
    Detangle:Suave
    Leave-in:Shea Moisture/GVP conditioning Balm/AOHSR

    Since long hair- I finger twist in big chunks, which helps till 5th day hair:farao:
    Gel:LA sports
    Plop: Old T-shirt for 15 minutes ,diffuse
  • SayoonSayoon Posts: 432Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Oooh khoobsurat :D very beautiful n healthy
  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Posts: 940Banned Users
    Love your hair and the after looks so good and healthy with all the root curl!
    3C/Fine to Medium/Low Porosity/High Density

    :love5:MoistureMoistureMoisture:love5:

    Low Poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo
    RO/DC: DB Pumpkin Seed Curl Moisturizing Conditioner
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: Queen Helene Sculpturing Gel & Glaze

    No Salts, No Waxes, No Butters, No Heavy Oils
    No ACV, No Saponified Oils, Protein Sensitive
  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Posts: 940Banned Users
    dusalocks wrote: »
    While I love long hair, I tend not to like super long hair. There's something sort of '70s about it and it can be a drag. I think yours looks gorgeous though. Thick, healthy and not stringy at all. Super long hair has the tendency to look stringy and straggly towards the ends. I'm sure you've seen what I'm talking about. So yeah, in this instance, I'd say go for in between because your hair is just plain gorgeous. If that doesn't do it for you you could always go shorter. I love short hair too. It's just it can be a pain to grow out if you decide to change your mind.

    Ditto. I can't understand how people think the stringy ends look good. It gives me Jerry Springer flashbacks.
    3C/Fine to Medium/Low Porosity/High Density

    :love5:MoistureMoistureMoisture:love5:

    Low Poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo
    RO/DC: DB Pumpkin Seed Curl Moisturizing Conditioner
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: Queen Helene Sculpturing Gel & Glaze

    No Salts, No Waxes, No Butters, No Heavy Oils
    No ACV, No Saponified Oils, Protein Sensitive
  • CurlyIndianGirlCurlyIndianGirl Posts: 161Registered Users
    Thanks everybody!
    3a with some 2a-2c, Medium/Low Porosity
    Co-wash:deva no-poo/Vo5 kiwi
    Detangle:Suave
    Leave-in:Shea Moisture/GVP conditioning Balm/AOHSR

    Since long hair- I finger twist in big chunks, which helps till 5th day hair:farao:
    Gel:LA sports
    Plop: Old T-shirt for 15 minutes ,diffuse