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Long layers look nice in curly hair right?

waterlily716waterlily716 Posts: 781Registered Users
So, I was really excited to get a hair cut from a stylist I found on this site. Then I told my mom that I was thinking about getting some long layers. She was flabbergasted! She told me that my hair was too curly for layers. :confused:

I was always under the impression that it would be fine to layer my hair, and would help a lot. I'm sick of having so MUCH hair. It's rather thick, which means it takes a long time to untangle or dry. Also I feel like I can never distribute product everywhere.

So I was just wondering what y'all's opinion is on layers in 3b hair? Oh and btw my hair is really a tight 3a with 3b tendencies. Here is an old photo. My hair is about 4 inches past BSL now (wet)!

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I was thinking about getting it cut in a V shape pattern, with pretty long layers.

You can also check my fotki if you want. TIA! :wave:
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3a/b low to normal porosity curls
CG method since 2006 @:-)
CO wash: suave naturals coconut
rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm
stylers: KCNT, CK, jessicurl spiralicious
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  • katieheinekenkatieheineken Posts: 15Registered Users
    I've had long layers in my hair for the past 6-7 years and they work great with my curly hair. My hair isn't so thick at the ends, so it has a nice shape to it.
  • curlicarlycurlicarly Posts: 242Registered Users
    Layers look great in curly hair :)
    3b/c coarse, porous (I think), and THICK! Mod CG since: 10/11/08
    Avoiding humectants and protein!
  • lapushkalapushka Posts: 601Registered Users
    Long layers are fine, layers that are too short aren't when you're curly and having your hair thinned out isn't that great either unless you have someone who's experienced with thinning shears. I'd stick to longer layers.
  • CurlyHazeCurlyHaze Posts: 295Registered Users
    I have to get mine cut into long layers to keep from getting triangle bush head. I really don't know any other way to cut my hair that would look nice. Does your mom have curly hair? or is she a stylist? I think you should read up on it on the internet. good luck let us know.
    Very Thick dry 3b BSL.
    Fine, medium porosity
    Right now I am using GVP conditioning balm for cowash and RO,
    my hair loves protein.
    for styling my base is BRHG I can use it alone but prefer with Curl Keeper. I sulphate poo once a month or so as needed.
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  • waterlily716waterlily716 Posts: 781Registered Users
    Thanks gals! I will definitely get some long layers and will post pics in the general curly forum I think.
    CurlyHaze wrote: »
    I have to get mine cut into long layers to keep from getting triangle bush head. I really don't know any other way to cut my hair that would look nice. Does your mom have curly hair? or is she a stylist? I think you should read up on it on the internet. good luck let us know.

    Pssh no. She just thinks she knows everything. :D My mom has curly hair... but it's more of a 3a texture. And she just lets it dry from wet with no product. Plus she is always raking her hands through it so it ends up as a fluffy mess...
    [sigpic][/sigpic]
    3a/b low to normal porosity curls
    CG method since 2006 @:-)
    CO wash: suave naturals coconut
    rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm
    stylers: KCNT, CK, jessicurl spiralicious
    @waterlily716 on YouTube, FB, & Twitter
    Blog: Curls and Blossoms

  • smiley88smiley88 Posts: 27Registered Users
    Don't listen to your mom. If you don't like how she does her hair, her advice clearly isn't the one you want to follow.

    I once had a stylist describe layers as "anti-bozzo" - as in, keeping my hair from looking like bozzo the clown :) lol

    I've had layers for years and it makes my hair SO much more manageable. It really cuts down on the overall volume.
    But I wouldn't advise getting layers that are too long - you just want the ends angled off. Otherwise you get these little curls drifting halfway up your head....trust me, it looks weird.

    So go for it! You never know until you've tried it, right? :) If you have a hairdresser you know and trust, she's going to understand what you're looking for.
    type: 3b hair with some 3a on the top layers.
    length: a little past the shoulders
    Wash process: silicone free, with a weekly sulfate wash (give or take, depending on the season)
  • CutiecurlsCutiecurls Posts: 8Registered Users
    Can someone post a picture of short and thick, 3b hair with long layers because I was thinking of getting long layers but I want to know how it would look.
    Tigi Catwalk Oatmeal and Honey conditioner and tresemme curl gel.
  • ArcEnCielArcEnCiel Posts: 111Registered Users
    Here are pics of my hair layered. Much better than having the dreaded triangle. Layers are perfect for curly hair and truthfully I dont know what other way to rock these curls. I love it in layers
    Cutiecurls wrote: »
    Can someone post a picture of short and thick, 3b hair with long layers because I was thinking of getting long layers but I want to know how it would look.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Very Dense/Very Fine/low-med porosity/3B/ 3C on the nape only - CG since 5/7/09
    Wash:NoPoo, OneC
    LI: KBB Nectar, Milk
    Style: KCCC, CJ AFG, Arcangel


  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,654Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    ArcEnCiel, your pics are gorgeous! I love your hair in all of them, so I'm not sure which one (if any) you were referring to when you mentioned the dreaded triangle? They all look great to me.
    Location: Texas
    Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
    CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Desert Essence Coconut, Oribe Silverati
    Leave-ins: Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls, KCKT, cno overnight
    Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
    DT: Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
  • ArcEnCielArcEnCiel Posts: 111Registered Users
    curls2grow wrote: »
    ArcEnCiel, your pics are gorgeous! I love your hair in all of them, so I'm not sure which one (if any) you were referring to when you mentioned the dreaded triangle? They all look great to me.
    Hello, thanks for the compliment:sunny: In all those pics I have layers that help to combat the pyramid which we all know and hate lol.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Very Dense/Very Fine/low-med porosity/3B/ 3C on the nape only - CG since 5/7/09
    Wash:NoPoo, OneC
    LI: KBB Nectar, Milk
    Style: KCCC, CJ AFG, Arcangel


  • followmeskyfollowmesky Posts: 287Registered Users
    I agree, long layers are the way to go.
    Stay away from the U and V shape . I don't care what curl youhave . I think U and V is so un flattering for any curl. Hey, that's just me.

    I got my hair trimmed this weekend and ended up chopping more then a trim" I had gone to a deva salon and they chopped it as they usually do all over the place uneven. So, when I went back to my old salon she was completely surprised to how my hair looked so choppy. I didn't go back to the deva salon because its too expensive and the products after awhile stopped working. Its brittle,dry and falling out. So, I am not under protein treatments in hopes that it gets back to normal. aghhh
    3b/C with nicer curls on the bottom!
    Hair: naturally very dry and VERY porous
    hair seems to be moody.
    Does not seem to like oils
    Does not like protein or too much?
    Does not like rich products

    So, I ask myself. What does it like? That is the question, and I'm on a mission.
  • waterlily716waterlily716 Posts: 781Registered Users
    Thanks again. Lol, this thread got resurrected. I did eventually get long layers--you can see them in my pics in my fotki if y'all want.
    [sigpic][/sigpic]
    3a/b low to normal porosity curls
    CG method since 2006 @:-)
    CO wash: suave naturals coconut
    rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm
    stylers: KCNT, CK, jessicurl spiralicious
    @waterlily716 on YouTube, FB, & Twitter
    Blog: Curls and Blossoms

  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,654Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Your hair before *and* after is beautiful. I love the haircut. Very flattering on you.
    Location: Texas
    Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
    CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Desert Essence Coconut, Oribe Silverati
    Leave-ins: Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls, KCKT, cno overnight
    Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
    DT: Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    Long layers are really good for curly hair. It's the short ones that suck.
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  • waterlily716waterlily716 Posts: 781Registered Users
    curls2grow wrote: »
    Your hair before *and* after is beautiful. I love the haircut. Very flattering on you.

    Thank you! :blob2:
    [sigpic][/sigpic]
    3a/b low to normal porosity curls
    CG method since 2006 @:-)
    CO wash: suave naturals coconut
    rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm
    stylers: KCNT, CK, jessicurl spiralicious
    @waterlily716 on YouTube, FB, & Twitter
    Blog: Curls and Blossoms

  • neekie5235neekie5235 Posts: 101Registered Users
    i've had my hair in long layers for yrs and it is the best way to get rid of the "triangle head" look. however, i think my next cut i'm going to get shorter layers put in. my hair seems to have too much weight going on and i'm not getting the body i want. so i figured shorter layers will let me keep my length but allow me to have the big hair i want. i know, i'm crazy because i actually want BIG hair lol:afro:
    3b
    medium coarse
    BSL
    last relaxer 07/2006
    some heat damage :sad5:

    still looking for good affordable products. Any tips are welcomed :happy7:
  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,654Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    If you ladies don't mind, can you please be more specific about how you request your long layers from your hairdresser? How did you ask for what you wanted, so that you knew you would like the end result?

    My hair is APL when wet, but shrinks to just below shoulders when dry. It's all one length in back and sides. The front is currently just verrrry slightly angled, but not layered.

    I have been thinking about adding long layers for over a year, but I always chicken out, since my hair grows so slowly. I was thinking that adding them when I go for my next trim in 2 weeks will help to soften how "severe" my hair looks when I pull it back in a bun. If the longer layers flop loose a bit, it might look softly pretty and natural (or could be a frizzy disaster!).
    Location: Texas
    Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
    CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Desert Essence Coconut, Oribe Silverati
    Leave-ins: Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls, KCKT, cno overnight
    Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
    DT: Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
  • waterlily716waterlily716 Posts: 781Registered Users
    neekie5235 wrote: »
    i've had my hair in long layers for yrs and it is the best way to get rid of the "triangle head" look. however, i think my next cut i'm going to get shorter layers put in. my hair seems to have too much weight going on and i'm not getting the body i want. so i figured shorter layers will let me keep my length but allow me to have the big hair i want. i know, i'm crazy because i actually want BIG hair lol:afro:

    I am thinking the EXACT same thing. I see all those pictures of deva cuts and I always think--those layers seem pretty short.
    curls2grow wrote:
    If you ladies don't mind, can you please be more specific about how you request your long layers from your hairdresser? How did you ask for what you wanted, so that you knew you would like the end result?

    My hair is APL when wet, but shrinks to just below shoulders when dry. It's all one length in back and sides. The front is currently just verrrry slightly angled, but not layered.

    I have been thinking about adding long layers for over a year, but I always chicken out, since my hair grows so slowly. I was thinking that adding them when I go for my next trim in 2 weeks will help to soften how "severe" my hair looks when I pull it back in a bun. If the longer layers flop loose a bit, it might look softly pretty and natural (or could be a frizzy disaster!).

    I just asked my stylist for long layers, but not too much. (My stylist knows what she's doing, and I'm not picky so I just trust her.) Also I have face framing layers. The only time I can really tell is when it's straightened. It looked strangley square to me, lol. The layers blend really well into my hair when it's curly.

    Sorry I can't be of more help. There are pluses and minuses to having little pieces that fall out. They can get annoying, and I have trouble just going from wet hair to pretty updo. But if my hair is already dry and curled, I can make it look really nice. I have also experimented with straightened a large front section to make faux side bangs. :) I think you should go for it. You'll never know until you try.
    [sigpic][/sigpic]
    3a/b low to normal porosity curls
    CG method since 2006 @:-)
    CO wash: suave naturals coconut
    rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm
    stylers: KCNT, CK, jessicurl spiralicious
    @waterlily716 on YouTube, FB, & Twitter
    Blog: Curls and Blossoms

  • neekie5235neekie5235 Posts: 101Registered Users
    [/quote]

    I just asked my stylist for long layers, but not too much.[/QUOTE]
    thats what i do too. and i've changed stylists a lot in the past (current one's a keeper though :love5: )

    if it helps, theres only like a 2-3 inch difference between my shortest layer and the longest. so maybe break it down like that
    3b
    medium coarse
    BSL
    last relaxer 07/2006
    some heat damage :sad5:

    still looking for good affordable products. Any tips are welcomed :happy7:
  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    My hair is way too thick, dense and textured to be without layers. In fact, if you have the patience to go thru mu photobucket there are a few pics from the winter where my stylist didnt trim my layers and I looked like a hedge.

    I ask for long flowing layers that will kind of cascade down in a tumble. I make CLEAR I dont want to end up ROUND headed. Its always a crap shoot for me, you need the right stylist.
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