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question about a curl clump

I've been following the super-soaker thread, and looking with awe & envy at some of the pics posted. Then, looking at my hair. yuck.
So now, I'm wondering about haircuts and clumps.
When I look at any given curl clump in most of those pics, it looks like all the hairs in the clump have mostly the same length. Like there is a fairly 'clean' cut end to the clump.
My clumps aren't like that. Lets say just for a round number, my clump has 50 hairs in it. Maybe 45-ish of them will be almost the same length, and then there will be 3-5 stragglers that hang longer than the rest. Like up to an inch longer.
Should a really good curly cut mean that your curls are 'neat' looking, same length hairs in that clump?
I've had my hair cut (dry) by a deva-trained stylist, I got 'rebel' hairs that hang down from its 'clump' crowd.
I've had my hair cut wet by a stylist recommended in salons, she seemed like she was looking at the curls, but I got the same results.

Sorry to be long-winded, but does this make sense?
Is this how a curly cut just is? I'm interested to know what the ends of other curlies clumps are like.

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  • whatsercurlwhatsercurl Posts: 4,049Registered Users
    Some of my clumps are as you describe - a few stragglers not conforming.

    For me, I think it's because I have many curl types on my head. My stylist has cut some in the back to make them a bit more uniform but I haven't found a method or product that will completely make it go away.
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  • KranberyKranbery Posts: 177Registered Users
    I have scraggly hairs too, that seem to be a different length or a different type. In fact, the hairs that stick out seem to have a bigger curl width than most of my hair. I don't know anymore, I just let it be.
    Grow hair grow. People think you look funny at this length. :sad8:

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  • mpgirlmpgirl Posts: 1,163Registered Users
    Maybe Struttswife will weigh in on this one.
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  • onethousandcurlsonethousandcurls Posts: 1,118Registered Users
    I think some people's hair clump differently from day to day, so when your stylist cuts your hair it's all even that day. But next time, it all clumps a little differently so you have hairs (of differing lengths) from different clumps forming a new clump.

    Just a theory.
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    I think some people's hair clump differently from day to day, so when your stylist cuts your hair it's all even that day. But next time, it all clumps a little differently so you have hairs (of differing lengths) from different clumps forming a new clump.

    Just a theory.

    I agree with this.
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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    The only consistent thing about curly hair is that it's inconsistent day to day!
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  • curlyhairmichukcurlyhairmichuk Posts: 860Registered Users
    you're right KM - you can do your routine one day and have great hair and then the next do the same thing and it just doesn't work. It's just curly hair.
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  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    There is no question our hair is just plain wonky! Then factor in weather, product, application.... Its consistently inconsistent!

    I will say my clumps are boosted tremendously by the fact that I have long layers; they are cut almost like steps, so the hairs on any given "step" gravitate towards each other.
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  • StruttsWifeStruttsWife Posts: 819Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Our curls will definitely not clump the same from day to day.

    With a good cut, however, your curls will usually "play" together nicely, no matter how they decide to clump.

    Unless, of course, they don't. Curls have PMS, just like we do :-?
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  • bigredapmibigredapmi Posts: 229Registered Users
    Our curls will definitely not clump the same from day to day.

    With a good cut, however, your curls will usually "play" together nicely, no matter how they decide to clump.

    Unless, of course, they don't. Curls have PMS, just like we do :-?

    Ain't that the truth ! :laughing3:
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  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    bigredapmi wrote: »
    Our curls will definitely not clump the same from day to day.

    With a good cut, however, your curls will usually "play" together nicely, no matter how they decide to clump.

    Unless, of course, they don't. Curls have PMS, just like we do :-?

    Ain't that the truth ! :laughing3:

    Ahhh.... so THAT explains it! My curls must be going thru menopause!:-?
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