Hair Cut fear

micalela1micalela1 Posts: 5Registered Users
Eeep! I really need a haircut. The canopy of my hair is straight so the curls don't come out until more than 1/2 way down the length. I think the top layers are way to long.

So I'm thinking of getting a much shorter hairstyle. Not sure yet what I want but I need to do something about it. But its a big scary step to cut off that much hair.

I've had to live through hair disasters like everyone else. I just don't want to have to do it again. :angry7:


  • CarnitaCarnita Posts: 32Registered Users
    How short are you thinking of going? Will your hair pull into tighter curls if you go short?

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  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,355Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    i think more than the length, it's who cuts your hair. in my experience is that it is far better to spend more $ and go less often for a great cut. i've been there, also, with bad cuts. i used to get a knot in my stomach going for a haircut. however, since i started going to devachan that has not been the case. for me, it is so worth the $ and the trip. however, i only go 2, 3 times a year, so it's not any more expensive than when i was getting cheaper cuts every 4-6 weeks! and i am always happy with my hair.
    i don't know where you live, but if you can, i'd look for a deva-trained stylist. you can look on devachan's website for them. i forget what you click on, but then it allows you to look for someone in your area.
    good luck!

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  • LoloDSMLoloDSM Posts: 3,778Registered Users
    It may depend on how long you've been treating your hair well too. My canopy had straight/frizzy areas for weeks when I first started CG. It took a lot of TLC for it to start waving and curling. My ends are still pretty damaged and aren't as curly as my roots. So, take off a little at a time, and treat your hair gently. It will get better!
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  • tctc Posts: 986Registered Users
    I also have a fear of getting my hair cut ever since one time when I asked for a trim and got a mullet. I feel your pain ... hopefully we can both find a good stylist!

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