Pyramid hair....styling or cut the issue?

lorraineg57lorraineg57 Posts: 13Registered Users Curl Neophyte
I was just considering going back to get my hair recut because I feel like she didn't cut my 2a-b layers by pulling hair straight out and cutting vertically. Although my top layer is about 6" long, I'm wondering if my bottom layers are cut at too much of a 45° angle. 
But then I'm browsing posts here and see tutorials/posts on how to style so that you don't get the Christmas tree effect.
So my question is: Is it the cut that causes the dreaded effect or the manner of styling or both?

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  • WavyKfromNJWavyKfromNJ Posts: 853 Curl Virtuoso
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    How did your hair look when you left the salon?  If it looked like a pyramid when you left the salon it may be the cut.  If it looked non pyramid-ish, I would guess style.
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  • Guide 65Guide 65 Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
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    I would say it's the cut.  The styling tricks will help avoid the triangle if you're getting one, but with a good cut you won't need any special tricks.
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,724 Curl Virtuoso
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    Ditto @Guide 65. I would say it's most often caused by the cut. 
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  • bomegabomega Posts: 1,355 Curl Virtuoso
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    I agree it is probably the cut. I definitely think you should ask your hairdresser to fix it.
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  • lorraineg57lorraineg57 Posts: 13Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thanks for the responses. I'll stop and see what she can do. I think she needs to eliminate the weight line?
  • bomegabomega Posts: 1,355Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I would just point out the problem, and let her sort out how to fix it. Unfortunately, fixing a mistake on a hair cut is harder than just getting a good haircut. It might mean dealing with something else you don't want (shorter hair, more layers, so it looks flatter overall, etc.).
    Low-poo: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Shampoo for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Coconut & Shea Hydrating Shampoo
    Clarify: Kinky Curly Come Clean
    Rinse-out: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Conditioner for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Everyday Coconut Ultra Hydrating Conditioner
    DT: Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioner
    Leave-in: As I Am Leave-in
    Styler: Lily of the Desert 99% Aloe Vera Gelly
    Treatment: Daily tea spray; Coconut oil overnight treatment; Citric acid rinse for hard water; 2-step Henndigo w/ amla to cover gray

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    Looking for styling products and tools

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  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,355Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    sometimes a smart stylist can fix the pyramid look by merely layering, or cutting curl by curl say the last 2/3 inches of your hair, not touching the rest.

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  • lorraineg57lorraineg57 Posts: 13Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thanks for the responses. When she originally cut it, she combed it straight up and straight off. I told her I needed more layers about 2/3's of the way down so she dropped the elevation some and cut off the point between the top and bottom layers. Seems to have helped. Now I'm obsessed with finding the best air drying method. 😁

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