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bzb1990

3b/3c. henna/cassia.
I dusted only a bit, the sides, as everything else (from what I can see and feel) is fine). Last I 'dusted' it turned into a pixie chop, very uneven, so I cannot trust myself. Tomorrow I had a 'haircut' appointment scheduled (my brother recommended them to me) and feeling nervous. It will definitely increase the time till I can grow it to my goal length.

They seemed very insistent on Deva Cut, which I really dislike on me. Seemed they wanted to mollify me (get me to shut up and just come in) by saying, 'Ok, we can do the wet cut if you insist." Sigh.

The best cut I ever had, was by a hairdresser my sister had recommended.
That lady has naturally curly hair too, and was very intelligent and respectful of my wishes, too. I wanted to hold out for her, and see her in 2 years. However, my hack job done in late March is just SO choppy and uneven- I hacked off whatever felt damaged (texture was bad and hopeless) disregarding aesthetics/overall picture.
 

bzb1990

3b/3c. henna/cassia.
Have had haircut that I was dreading but needed. Hairdresser had my type of curly hair but much thicker, healthier-looking and past her shoulders! So clearly she knew what she was doing.

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I am wondering how much longer it will take to attain Goal Length (from being 18 months to maybe 25 months now?)
Maybe it can look cuter with a red ribbon barette on the sides or smthing....that might look childish though.
 

GGsKin

Well-Known Member
I dusted my ends about 1cm tonight. They weren't in terrible shape- but still not as great as they can be. IIRC I trimmed in October. I plan to stay consistent, checking the state of my ends for splits around every 6-8 weeks.
 

bzb1990

3b/3c. henna/cassia.
I dusted my ends about 1cm tonight. They weren't in terrible shape- but still not as great as they can be. IIRC I trimmed in October. I plan to stay consistent, checking the state of my ends for splits around every 6-8 weeks.
How do people check the back if their hair is not long enough to pull forward? Say just above the shoulders? That is where I go wrong and cut chunks in guessing
 

mzteaze

Pilates and Yoga Kinda Gal
I won’t be back to my NYC stylist for some time due to the pandemic. I’ve just invested in a $400 pair of Japanese shears that I plan to use for my own trims. Hope they will be worth the investment.

Wow, I'm sure if we compared purchases, we'd have a lot in common.

I will not Google Japanese shears.....
 

GGsKin

Well-Known Member
How do people check the back if their hair is not long enough to pull forward? Say just above the shoulders? That is where I go wrong and cut chunks in guessing
I'm pretty savvy with using two mirrors, angling to see the back of my head when treating or styling.

When my hair was shorter, I exclusively wore wash n goes, and would dust/ trim my hair either coil by coil in a wng or in twists. I'd pull and either measure the length of that section- so I knew how much to take off and so it was fairly even with the rest in line with that section (annoying layers), or go by eye (directing my hair by pulling up, out, down) and try to take off equal amounts. Or even better, use another pair of trusted hands and eyes along with a mirror/ pics in order to instruct/ direct/ control how much they take off.

I've also hacked off the lower half of my hair in order for the rest to catch-up :look: umm, I'm still waiting for that part.
 

Mapleoats

Well-Known Member
Dusted 1/8 to 1/4 inch on Friday. I still have some splits and knots but that’s okay. Next session is in 8 weeks. Hopefully by the end of next year my ends will be impeccable :yep:
 

bzb1990

3b/3c. henna/cassia.
Cut off many inches here and there. Mainly from back of crown, leaving only tufts. can brush longer hair over it, I just hate the feel of damaged hair- that hair was definitely damaged or growing out in a very odd erratic way, unlike hair around it.
It had no 'pattern' to it it was just crazy.
I think from the scalp in that area having been hurt before many times. it's exactly in the 3 spots i got hurt many times over.
(I used to injure that area a lot from opening cupboard, bumping into things and cutting it on corners by accident, etc - am very clumsy)
 

Prettymetty

Natural/4b/medium-coarse
I think I want an every 6 months trim this year. So I’m due again in June. Right around my bday. In the meantime I’m guarding these fresh ends with my life. Not literally, but I’m dealing tf out of them
 

bzb1990

3b/3c. henna/cassia.
Deleted previous post to put in pic as a record.

Had twisted and attempted stretch front n sides, pinned back, trying to get it to look like it was some kind of style. Hope reigns eternal.
Nape and by ears always have the loosest curl, and moreso with multiple hennas recently. So that drastic difference looks worse now...
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CurlyMommie

Member
I have an appointment scheduled for 2/20 and she'll probably take off another 2 inches. (My ends were split more than half the length of my hair so we're gradually trimming.) I really wish that I could go sooner. I'm sick of the tangling and balls of hair at the ends. I can't wait until all of my hair is healthy.
 
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