Photo of Cut

Photo of Cut

Joined: May 1st, 2006, 4:31 am

April 15th, 2017, 2:09 am #1

I had it sitting nicely with almost-curls until DH combed it for the photo! Now it just looks like it's usual post-wash frizz.

Anyway, I'm still pleased with the length and that it doesn't look as thin as it did BUT I am really hating the fringe. Two plus weeks on and it's still not improved - still feels like a bowl cut. I ended up cutting some pieces I'd been growing out (almost made me cry as these pieces have driven me crazy for a year as too long to be left out but too short to go into updos) to try and soften the transition between fringe and length. Slight improvement but am still unhappy. Guess it's time to grow my fringe out for good.

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Last edited by CrowningGlory on April 15th, 2017, 2:11 am, edited 1 time in total.


Hair Journey Began in June 2006 ...

Hair Type: 2a/M/ii
Hair Colour: Dark brown with natural red and silver highlights (more silver than red nowadays)
Starting length: 25"/62.5cm (BSL)
Initial Goal length: 36" (Tailbone)
Setback: Major shed in 2010 when at 38"
New Goal: Healthy hair that I'm happy with! (Preferably tailbone with thick hemline.

Current Routine
CWCA: C = condition the length with conditioner or shea butter; W = wash the scalp using diluted organic shampoo; Condition = small amount of conditioner on ends; A = acidic rinse, either ACV or citric acid; Frequency = once a week. In-between times, scalp washes as required.
Tips for super soft hair = Wash with Miracle Water. Finish up with LOC (Liquid = water; Oil = almond/olive/avocado oils; Cream = aloe vera gel)
Other: Regular micro-trims; light oiling on dry hair a few times a week; BBB; wooden comb; Mason Pearson comb; hair sticks, Flexi-8's, Ficcare, and other hair friendly toys.


'Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfailing beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.' 1 Peter 3:3-4
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Joined: November 11th, 2009, 8:52 pm

April 15th, 2017, 11:01 am #2

Jules, your hair looks amazing! I wouldn't say it looks like frizz, though - it has a nice, relaxed wavy texture It looks thick and even all over, so I think you have achieved what you set out to so. As for the fringe, I empathize... Growing it out seems to be a taxing process, but I figure you are ready for it, since you dislike it at the moment.
Hair type: 2b/M/C/iii
Current length: classic+
Current goal: knee

Current routine:
~ alternating a NW/SO (no water/sebum only) routine with occasional washes. I use the techniques of NW/SO (brushing, scritching and preening) almost daily, but I do a shampoo wash every month or two.

Products and tools:
~ Alverde Birke-Salbei shampoo
~ occasionally oiling the ends with either coconut or almond oil; currently experimenting with argan oil
~ an assortment of BBBs
~ Tangle Teezer/Tangle Angel & wide-tooth comb
~ hair friendly hair toys, for putting up hair and forgetting about it

Hair journal (rarely updated nowadays):
http://www.network54.com/Forum/663765
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dulce
dulce

April 17th, 2017, 8:29 pm #3

looks great! Nice and thick..
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April 19th, 2017, 6:31 pm #4

I had it sitting nicely with almost-curls until DH combed it for the photo! Now it just looks like it's usual post-wash frizz.

Anyway, I'm still pleased with the length and that it doesn't look as thin as it did BUT I am really hating the fringe. Two plus weeks on and it's still not improved - still feels like a bowl cut. I ended up cutting some pieces I'd been growing out (almost made me cry as these pieces have driven me crazy for a year as too long to be left out but too short to go into updos) to try and soften the transition between fringe and length. Slight improvement but am still unhappy. Guess it's time to grow my fringe out for good.

<img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jh6qWL-ImOM/W ... titled.png" width="205" height="400" alt="cutUntitled.png">
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Joined: May 1st, 2006, 4:31 am

April 21st, 2017, 6:43 am #5

I had it sitting nicely with almost-curls until DH combed it for the photo! Now it just looks like it's usual post-wash frizz.

Anyway, I'm still pleased with the length and that it doesn't look as thin as it did BUT I am really hating the fringe. Two plus weeks on and it's still not improved - still feels like a bowl cut. I ended up cutting some pieces I'd been growing out (almost made me cry as these pieces have driven me crazy for a year as too long to be left out but too short to go into updos) to try and soften the transition between fringe and length. Slight improvement but am still unhappy. Guess it's time to grow my fringe out for good.

<img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jh6qWL-ImOM/W ... titled.png" width="205" height="400" alt="cutUntitled.png">
When I braid my hair and see a thick tassel, I know I made the right decision. I'd just like a few more inches to keep my buns in place with just a stick.

Three weeks and the fringe is sitting no better. I'm just pinning half of it back and waiting for it to grow. Quickly would be nice.


Hair Journey Began in June 2006 ...

Hair Type: 2a/M/ii
Hair Colour: Dark brown with natural red and silver highlights (more silver than red nowadays)
Starting length: 25"/62.5cm (BSL)
Initial Goal length: 36" (Tailbone)
Setback: Major shed in 2010 when at 38"
New Goal: Healthy hair that I'm happy with! (Preferably tailbone with thick hemline.

Current Routine
CWCA: C = condition the length with conditioner or shea butter; W = wash the scalp using diluted organic shampoo; Condition = small amount of conditioner on ends; A = acidic rinse, either ACV or citric acid; Frequency = once a week. In-between times, scalp washes as required.
Tips for super soft hair = Wash with Miracle Water. Finish up with LOC (Liquid = water; Oil = almond/olive/avocado oils; Cream = aloe vera gel)
Other: Regular micro-trims; light oiling on dry hair a few times a week; BBB; wooden comb; Mason Pearson comb; hair sticks, Flexi-8's, Ficcare, and other hair friendly toys.


'Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfailing beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.' 1 Peter 3:3-4
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