Should I thin out my thick/curly hair?

SkellertomSkellertom Posts: 1Registered Users
I'm getting so tired of my constant thick bush of hair. I didn't start caring for my hair up until last year, when I finally entered high school. (I was homeschooled previously, so I just didn't give a flying frick about my appearance.) So, my hair is just barely recovering. I have split ends up the ying yang but my mom won't let me cut them off. She refuses to let me cut my hair.
My hair is all the way down to the top of my butt when wet and pulled down. Should I get it thinned out? I've maybe cut my hair six or seven times in my life.
This is the most recent photo of my hair: (ignore the neckbrace, I got into a little accident during Gym class.)


  • RytokaRytoka Posts: 309Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Don't thin it out! It will only make it bigger!
    2C/3a, Medium Texture, Normal porosity, High Density, Normal Elasticity (so says the LCLF Hair analysis)
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  • CurlyGrey3CurlyGrey3 Posts: 508Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    You have beautiful hair. I think thinning will just make it frizzy because the thinned sections will grow out.

    If you don't want to deal with so much hair, maybe cut it shorter?
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  • CurlyCutie1394CurlyCutie1394 Posts: 348Registered Users
    NOOOOO! Thinning curly hair will just make it look awful when it starts to grow out I've seen it
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Glad I saw this because I was thinking the same thing.
  • curlisue1curlisue1 Posts: 494Registered Users Curl Novice
    I had a stylist thin my hair once and made my curls not lay right. But I did have success by thinning it only on the underneath. If you try it just don't thin out too much.
  • HealthyLivingHealthyLiving Posts: 4Registered Users
    Please PLEASE give it to me
  • Litanna23Litanna23 Posts: 7Registered Users
    DON'T. Thin hair for almost any curl messes up because it'll frizz beyond control. Instead, search this site for your type of hair care. You have a wonderful hair color that looks great in curls. My cousin has your hair type but since she's small her hair isn't as long.
    I use light shampoos only on weekends [Johnson and johnson]. During the week, I use soft conditioners like Dove. I use a paddle or vent brush [not boar] as I bathe her because curls work best in water. Then I just pull it back out of her hair while it's manageable.
    again, she's little so I don't really style it. But this site offers great products per hair type. explore, talk with others. But thinning is the worst. it isn't worth it.
  • misbehavemisbehave Posts: 115Registered Users

    I used to thin my hair (just underneath like another poster mentioned she does) but now I just have it layered. It takes out a lot of the bulk and weight and makes it much easier to detangle. It looks a lot healthier too. I'm not sure of your mom's reasoning for not wanting you to cut it but if it has to do with keeping your length, you can layer quite a bit off without actually touching your length. The last time I layered mine I did it by flipping it over my head and had enough to donate to Locks of Love! If your mom approves, you can google how to do this, some people here use Creaclips or banana clips.

    Good luck.
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