Help! Bad haircut- grow out or cut shorter??

md.0101md.0101 Posts: 3Registered Users Curl Novice
hi everyone! I have been struggling with my hair since I got a really uneven cut a few months ago. This is not my first bad haircut rodeo unfortunately :(
the main issue is the back is much shorter than the front. I really don’t know what the $@&;! This chick was thinking or how trim means give me an inverted curly bob. Anyway, I’m 5 months post partum and my hair is dry, and falling out like crazy causing it to tangle up. I’ve tried everything to get it to be less tangled, every conditioner, deep conditioner, you name it. We also have insanely hard water I got a shower filter and I clarify. Still ripping my hair out in the shower. Anyway I’ve included pics for reference (now and with shorter hair) although I’d be sad to see my length go the unevenness really bugs me, she even left some straggly curls long in the back and they constantly get tangled with the shorter hair. Anyway any and all help would be truly appreciated. I’d be cutting my hair myself if I do cut it. 

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  • BrittanyMBrittanyM Posts: 1,218Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I can't really tell which pics of the back is before and after. I did notice the one with a gap, but that appeared to be a before pic? I think it looks wearable by all means, you may need to shift curls around to get the shape you want. As to where to go from here, it really is personal preference. With your tight curl pattern, it might be better in the future to try to find a curl specialist. If you decide to cut it yourself, there are plenty of resources online to help. I'd watch as many devacut videos as possible as well as videos of other people cutting their hair. I believe Lana Summers has two or so videos of how she cuts her hair. Best of luck, and you have gorgeous hair!
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,840Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    First, you're gorgeous, no matter how your haircut looks!
    Second, did she cut your hair wet or dry? 

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • md.0101md.0101 Posts: 3Registered Users Curl Novice
    Thank you you’re so sweet! She did cut it dry, I always get it cut dry, I think I’m just frustrated because it’s so tangled all the time which makes the cut seem worse, I’m hoping it will pass once it stops shedding so much
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,840Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    Do you use a leave-in conditioner? Do you sleep on satin pillowcase or wearing satin bonnet? 

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • md.0101md.0101 Posts: 3Registered Users Curl Novice
    I do both  :(
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,840Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    You might want to consult our list of expert curly stylists and go to one who truly is an expert to help you get things evened out. I know, so frustrating! 

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • consy809consy809 Posts: 2Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    hii I can relate. after having my son my hair was going through the same and right after I had a hair cut by a non-curly stylist who made it all types of even. She cut it wet because she was scared to cut it dry. I found a stylist on here near me! But due to the price of the cut I decided to hold off because I knew my hair was still going through new mom struggles. I started doing tea rinses to help with the shedding, kept up a solid routine of cowashing and shampooing, I deep conditioned regularly, basically the whole curly 9 yards. Right before my sons first birthday after my PP shedding had cleared up and I had a lot of new growth I went to the salon I found on here and got an incredibly cut and shape. Totally worth the wait. 
  • Curlyandi3Curlyandi3 Posts: 4Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I really like the overall shape of it in the last picture! :smiley: You are gorgeous btw:) I know a lot of people who trim up their curls themselves. I have once before and it worked great!

    Do you have a Devacurl certified salon in your area? 
  • 4aCoily_Babe4aCoily_Babe Posts: 2Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I don't think it looks as bad as it probably seems (outside looking in). I would suggest doing the LCO or LOC method or leave conditioner/ DC in the hair to help with the dryness and keeping your hair up in a bun until it grows out if you don't feel comfortable wearing it down right now. Also, co-washing has been helping me with the winter dryness and cold weather. You could also try trimming yourself. I do this by twisting my hair while wet and trimming the ends- I know most ppl say you shouldn't trim your hair while wet, but this works for my coily hair. There are a lot of vids on youtube of girls doing this. You could also try trimming your hair dry. Here are two vids that might help you do this both ways:  and  GL!!!!
  • Curlyandi3Curlyandi3 Posts: 4Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/dry/how-i-transformed-my-dry-postpartum-curls

    I saw this article and thought of you/this thread! I wanted to be sure to share it. :) 

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