New haircut! Pics! Didn't run home crying! :)

diasporadiaspora Posts: 596Registered Users Curl Neophyte
So I finally had a salon experience-- a haircut and style-- that I am happy with! I did lots of research after 2 really bad experiences, and this stylist used the CG method on me to a T, way more by the book than I even do it. He's not Deva trained, but sure knew what he was doing.

I told him I wanted to keep most of my length in the back, but wanted a nicer shape that would blend my bangs in with the rest of my hair and make my curls bouncy again. He cut some sections together, and then cut individual curls, my hair was dry. Then we went to the shampoo bowl. But he skipped the shampoo completely, yay!

He detangled me with conditioner and after rinsing just a tad, he had me flip my head over and scrunched my hair-- with paper towels!!! My dress got wet under my gown, lol, but no big deal. He sat me under a hooded dryer and then diffused a bit to trim a few pieces, and with conditioner only, these pics are my results, after biking home in awful weather. First pic is before, so you see how long it was.

I am a little freaked out about the length, especially in the front-- it's about 3 inches shorter (dry) in most places. I have not had my hair this short in 20 years. But, I think it will grow out much better now. I'm also going to use gel next time I wet it, since that weighs my curls down a little.

But overall I am so happy! Will be going back to him for color.

ETA: And it was cheap! $65!!
Formerly Urbancurl.
Medium-high density, fine-medium, low-normal porosity, 3b/c, permanent color.
CG, no heat, combs, brushes, parabens.
Fall/Winter HG=Alba Botanica Soft Hold Style Cream.
Spring/Summer HG=MGA Sculpting Gel
Current fave LI=Madre Labs Made by Nature for Baby Conditioner.
Limit oils, butters, glycerin.

Comments

  • lcl0706lcl0706 Posts: 959Registered Users
    It's beautiful!! I love your curls and the overall shape, so jealous! And you are gorgeous as well! Glad you had an experience that made you happy :)
    :wave: fine, thin, normal/(low?) porosity. Mod-CG. Usually I can't co-wash more than 1x a week, & sometimes I have to use T-Gel in rotation due to scalp issues.

    Co-wash: VO5 Volumizing
    Poo: Giovanni 50:50
    RO:TN, Nexxus Youth Renewal, Alba Coconut
    LI: KCKT
    PT: gelatin PT, ION EC
    Stylers: Giovanni mousse, TIGI Curls Rock amplifier (a-cone), Curls Rock Strong Hold Mousse
    Gels: SCC spray gel

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  • diasporadiaspora Posts: 596Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thank you so much for the compliments, lcl0706!

    I just have to get used to seeing myself with shorter hair, I'm surprised when I catch my reflection.

    It does feel great to have found someone who knows what they're doing. I'm finally going to write a positive review of a stylist and salon! :)
    Formerly Urbancurl.
    Medium-high density, fine-medium, low-normal porosity, 3b/c, permanent color.
    CG, no heat, combs, brushes, parabens.
    Fall/Winter HG=Alba Botanica Soft Hold Style Cream.
    Spring/Summer HG=MGA Sculpting Gel
    Current fave LI=Madre Labs Made by Nature for Baby Conditioner.
    Limit oils, butters, glycerin.
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,722Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I am jealous of your hair at any length! Beautiful.
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -  
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - 
    https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/color/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • KilajoKilajo Posts: 786Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Beautiful hair!!

    Sent from my PC36100 using CurlTalk App
  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    1) Urban, is that you???
    2)Your hair looks beautiful!

    Blame it on the cell phone...
  • LisaLisaLisaLisa Posts: 42Registered Users
    Your hair is gorge!

    Sent from my PC36100 using CurlTalk App
    Still figuring out the best routine for my 3b hair!

    Shampoo - Kinky Curly Come Clean
    Condition with Shea Moisture Moisture Retention mixed with Suave Coconut
    Leave In: Giovanni Direct Leave In
    Styler: LA Looks Sport
    EVOO on tips

    Adding Moisture with Hot Oil Treatments of EVOO

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • eamoneseamones Posts: 53Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    wow-your hair looks so bouncy. Love it!
  • RimiRimi Posts: 2,001Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Gorgeoussss! *drool*

    The cut and length really suit you! The color is fab. And you have beautiful freckles ^.^

    P.S. The SHINE. That is all.
    21 y/o lifelong natural {4a-O ; spongy ; coarse ; dense ; MBL stretched}

    products {'poo: TJTTT shampoo | RO: TJTTT Condish | LI/style: TJTTT Condish, homemade cocoa butter cream | DC: condish + ayurvedic powder(s), Aussie 3MMM Treatment | PT: condish + NPF | oils: castor oil, grapeseed oil | other treatments: probiotics, tea rinses, AVG rinse/spritz, oil rinse | sealing method: LC sometimes O}

    long-term: HL stretched, BSL unstretched

    CG-friendly Products List!
  • ggard85ggard85 Posts: 186Registered Users
    Where is the salon and who's the stylist?

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using CurlTalk App
  • hippiechikhippiechik Posts: 40Registered Users
    Great looking curls. So happy that someone comes out of a salon happy. I keep hoping for that experience. Your hair looks great.
  • diasporadiaspora Posts: 596Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    subbrock wrote: »
    1) Urban, is that you???
    2)Your hair looks beautiful!

    Blame it on the cell phone...

    1) Hey Subbrock! It is me! :) When I returned to the site, I couldn't remember my old username so am now Diaspora. Then I found Spiderlashes and she remembered that it was Urbancurl. It's in my sig but from your phone I guess you can't see those. I hope you've been well! :) :)
    2) Thanks!!
    Formerly Urbancurl.
    Medium-high density, fine-medium, low-normal porosity, 3b/c, permanent color.
    CG, no heat, combs, brushes, parabens.
    Fall/Winter HG=Alba Botanica Soft Hold Style Cream.
    Spring/Summer HG=MGA Sculpting Gel
    Current fave LI=Madre Labs Made by Nature for Baby Conditioner.
    Limit oils, butters, glycerin.
  • diasporadiaspora Posts: 596Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    ggard85 wrote: »
    Where is the salon and who's the stylist?

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using CurlTalk App

    It's in Philadelphia, Juju Salon and Organics, and my stylist is Ryan.

    Juju Salon and Organics - Hair Care and Hair Products in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Formerly Urbancurl.
    Medium-high density, fine-medium, low-normal porosity, 3b/c, permanent color.
    CG, no heat, combs, brushes, parabens.
    Fall/Winter HG=Alba Botanica Soft Hold Style Cream.
    Spring/Summer HG=MGA Sculpting Gel
    Current fave LI=Madre Labs Made by Nature for Baby Conditioner.
    Limit oils, butters, glycerin.
  • diasporadiaspora Posts: 596Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thank you everyone for your compliments on my hair (and freckles!). I love the support I get here.

    I'm excited to style it myself tomorrow and see how it turns out.
    Formerly Urbancurl.
    Medium-high density, fine-medium, low-normal porosity, 3b/c, permanent color.
    CG, no heat, combs, brushes, parabens.
    Fall/Winter HG=Alba Botanica Soft Hold Style Cream.
    Spring/Summer HG=MGA Sculpting Gel
    Current fave LI=Madre Labs Made by Nature for Baby Conditioner.
    Limit oils, butters, glycerin.
  • Cuban-curl-ECuban-curl-E Posts: 476Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Hi diaspora. Looks REALLY good. Can't believe it looked that good out of the salon. I always leave with wet frizzy head, wash at home and restyle. Glad you found someone who knows what to do.

    Love the curls, cut and your color!
    3a/b, fine texture, low porosity, normal elasticity, mod-CG 7/11/11

    Poo: KC Come Clean, SM Moisture Retention
    CO: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Renpure Argan Oil, YTCucumbers, Sevi Pumpkin
    Style: AIF, HESMU, Biolage gelee, KCCC
    LOOB for second day hair


    Like BS/ACV rinses, limit protein/humectants.
  • diasporadiaspora Posts: 596Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thanks, Cuban-curly-E! I was pretty stunned I didn't have to rush home and re-do it.

    Today I styled it myself and I like it better. I always like how my hair looks better air-dried, plus I used gel.
    Formerly Urbancurl.
    Medium-high density, fine-medium, low-normal porosity, 3b/c, permanent color.
    CG, no heat, combs, brushes, parabens.
    Fall/Winter HG=Alba Botanica Soft Hold Style Cream.
    Spring/Summer HG=MGA Sculpting Gel
    Current fave LI=Madre Labs Made by Nature for Baby Conditioner.
    Limit oils, butters, glycerin.
  • DarbyDarby Posts: 1,025Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I want your hair!!!
    PW:curlyhaired

    Natural hair color - dark brunette
    Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b
  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,684Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Such pretty, thick, shiny hair! Your cut is great! I also liked it long.
    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!
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 7,169Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    It's lovely, the cut and length really suit you. I'm glad you had such a positive experience, I can only hope that I may have the same one day!
    3b in South Australia.
  • 2poodles2poodles Posts: 2,485Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Your hair looks gorgeous - healthy, shiny and bouncy!!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]2Poodles :flower: Southeast PA
    fine, med porosity, normal elasticity
    Currently using the following 2 - 3 x/week:
    Living Proof Perfect Hair Day suphate-free Poo, cone-free CO and styling treatment, plus KCCC

  • diasporadiaspora Posts: 596Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Starmie wrote: »
    It's lovely, the cut and length really suit you. I'm glad you had such a positive experience, I can only hope that I may have the same one day!

    Well I did have to kiss a lot of frogs (get cuts from a lot of frogs? lol) before I discovered this place. Keep searching, you'll find somebody good!
    Formerly Urbancurl.
    Medium-high density, fine-medium, low-normal porosity, 3b/c, permanent color.
    CG, no heat, combs, brushes, parabens.
    Fall/Winter HG=Alba Botanica Soft Hold Style Cream.
    Spring/Summer HG=MGA Sculpting Gel
    Current fave LI=Madre Labs Made by Nature for Baby Conditioner.
    Limit oils, butters, glycerin.
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,355Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    your hair looks perfect!

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • KurlyKaeKurlyKae Posts: 3,413Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    You are a beautiful lady with beautiful curls. Congratulations on finding a great stylist.

    Sent from my N850 using CurlTalk App
    3a/2c
    Trader Joe's Tingle conditioner wash/ conditioner
    AG re:coil, LALooks gel, John Frieda Secret Weapon
  • DevushkaDevushka Posts: 1,080Registered Users
    Did you go in with pictures t show what you wanted? I'm growing my hair out (I had a BAD cut with bangs that took me *months* to grow out), and although I've had two good cuts from an trained, experienced curly stylist since then, I postponed my latest scheduled trim simply because I want more length. I LOVE the shape of your haircut, and may have to print out your pics to show my stylist when I do go in!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity
    Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
    Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
    Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
    Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
    LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
    DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
    Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*
    Goal: APL Hair
  • FrannieGoytFrannieGoyt Posts: 114Registered Users
    Ummm I'm so jealous! Lol gorgeous :)
  • Cuban-curl-ECuban-curl-E Posts: 476Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    diaspora wrote: »
    Thanks, Cuban-curly-E! I was pretty stunned I didn't have to rush home and re-do it.

    Today I styled it myself and I like it better. I always like how my hair looks better air-dried, plus I used gel.

    Omg, you're a total knockout! You look amazing, muy caliente!!!! Love it. It's not too poofy, not too flat, just shiny and perfect. Really suits you. Enjoy ;) .
    3a/b, fine texture, low porosity, normal elasticity, mod-CG 7/11/11

    Poo: KC Come Clean, SM Moisture Retention
    CO: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Renpure Argan Oil, YTCucumbers, Sevi Pumpkin
    Style: AIF, HESMU, Biolage gelee, KCCC
    LOOB for second day hair


    Like BS/ACV rinses, limit protein/humectants.
  • diasporadiaspora Posts: 596Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thank you, my sister curlies and wavies, I am blushing from all the compliments! I got really lucky this time.
    Devushka wrote: »
    Did you go in with pictures t show what you wanted? I'm growing my hair out (I had a BAD cut with bangs that took me *months* to grow out), and although I've had two good cuts from an trained, experienced curly stylist since then, I postponed my latest scheduled trim simply because I want more length. I LOVE the shape of your haircut, and may have to print out your pics to show my stylist when I do go in!

    I had actually printed out a few pictures but forgot to bring them! So I was truly lucky the stylist didn't do something crazy (besides cutting off an inch or so more than I wanted).
    Formerly Urbancurl.
    Medium-high density, fine-medium, low-normal porosity, 3b/c, permanent color.
    CG, no heat, combs, brushes, parabens.
    Fall/Winter HG=Alba Botanica Soft Hold Style Cream.
    Spring/Summer HG=MGA Sculpting Gel
    Current fave LI=Madre Labs Made by Nature for Baby Conditioner.
    Limit oils, butters, glycerin.
  • lexcoupelexcoupe Posts: 100Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Diaspora, you have fabulous hair!
    - Lexcoupe

    Hair type 3C/4A
    Last Relaxer – 10/10
    BC – 5/1/11
    Porosity- Normal to High
    Currently:toothy5:
    Co-Wash - TN, AM
    Poo - SM MR
    LI - Giovanni SAS; Almost anything Curl Junkie
    Styler – And even more Curl Junkie; Mixed Chicks
    Gelly - Umm, did I mention Curl Junkie?

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