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What is undercutting

I was reading about different hair cuts to make hair less bulky and this showed up.

The “undercutting” method for removing bulk involves cutting the hair beneath the hairline very short (in some cases to the scalp) in order to create an even layer of hair. This technique is often passed on by those women who prefer to have total versatility in their hairstyle or who prefer more traditional looks.

I thought I'd look up undercutting on YouTube and this showed up:
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and a few more videos about undercutting were exactly the same!

Is this the same under cut the article was talking about?
3B, dense, and dry
I'm trying to grow my hair to bra strap length!

Comments

  • curlycaramelcurlycaramel Posts: 472Registered Users
    Yep, that's how I always understood undercuts, a lot of people had them in my school in the 90's and one girl had curly hair, not really thick and she got an undercut.... it looked weird as when she walked the top layer of her hair would bounce as there was no weight or bulk... but then you saw the bald edges...
    there must be an better option than an undercut ? :confused:
    Long thick curls, mix of 3b/3c
  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,654Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I used to get my hair undercut many years ago. I did it because the top layer of my hair would curl up and look like a shorter layer in the back, and it bugged me. The undercutting compensated for the different levels of shrinkage I got when my curls were dry. I don't do this anymore; just the occasional snip to the center piece in back that is wavy rather than curly -- my "tail".
    Location: Texas
    Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
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  • battahbattah Posts: 271Registered Users
    LOL I had my hair cut like this in high school in the 90s - but it wasn't really to get my curls to lay better. It was more of a "look at me, I'm a rebel" thing ;)

    I wouldn't do it unless you really think you're going to keep it like that forever, or you don't think you'll mind the excruciating growing-out period. And you can't wear your hair up with this 'do unless you want the world to know you shaved the back of your head!
    Trying to figure out porosity - medium to low, I think? Medium texture, rapidly greying, and free of dye/relaxers since 2010. Recently chopped from hip length to a jaw-length stacked bob:)

    Claim to fame - Inventor of plopping when it was called "the towel trick"!!

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  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,654Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    Yes, growing it out took either one big chop of the top layer to make it even with the underside, or several smaller trims. The growing out was not fun.
    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!
  • burgundy_locksburgundy_locks Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    Oh wow... ummm... i could only imagine how painful the growing out face is for a curly!
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    i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
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