View Full Version : Finally took the plunge and cut out all my damage! From just classic to tailbone :D

February 22nd, 2013, 01:50 PM
So I've been dealing with horrible scraggly ends that were increasingly Velco-y and resistant to every intervention I tried. I've been slowly cutting out damage from heat styling and dye for a while now, and I'm pretty sure this was the last of it!!! I ended up cutting off six inches, from just classic to tailbone. It was a tough decision but my hair looks and feels soooooo much better :D

Here's the pictorial evidence:





After I got home and have it all a good oiling:


February 22nd, 2013, 01:53 PM
What a fantastic decision your hair looks much more healthy overall and still keeping looking long and beautiful! :)

February 22nd, 2013, 03:09 PM
Very nice! It looks lovely! Very healthy & shiny! :)

February 22nd, 2013, 03:18 PM
It looks beautiful!

I'm glad you're happy with the cut, and I hope you enjoy your fresh ends! :flower:

February 22nd, 2013, 03:28 PM
Looks much better. Glad you got brave and did it.

February 22nd, 2013, 03:41 PM
:thud: gimme your hair gimmeeee ;) that turned out fantastic! Looks so healthy and shiny!

February 22nd, 2013, 05:30 PM
Good decision, it looks much thicker.

February 22nd, 2013, 06:30 PM
That's quite a bit of length to lose, but in the first pic, you can almost see the velcro-y ends, so yes, all in all: good decision! It looks really shiny and nice! :D :thumbsup:

February 22nd, 2013, 06:43 PM
Your hair looks great! So healthy and shiny!! And it looks really good after the trim- it seems like it helped a lot :)


February 22nd, 2013, 07:02 PM
Oh my....Your hair is so beautifully thick & healthy looking! Thank you for sharing! :D

February 22nd, 2013, 07:04 PM
WOW your hair is perfect!!

February 22nd, 2013, 08:20 PM
Looks amazing! Now you can grow out healthy hair!

February 22nd, 2013, 08:28 PM
Your ends look so much healthier now! It's so hard to cut off all that length, but at least now you know your hair can grow to classic (and probably beyond) and it will be in better condition next time it gets there.

February 22nd, 2013, 08:36 PM
Congrats! I just did the same in january i know how hard it is but its been worth it not having to fight with my hair. Happy growing!

February 22nd, 2013, 08:42 PM
Thanks so much guys!!! I've been agonizing over it for literally months! But once I got the blowout (I'll happily submit to some heat for a dry cut, I regularly have waves and loose curls so I rarely see it straight ) and saw how awful the ends had really gotten, it was easy to say goodbye :D

February 23rd, 2013, 02:41 AM
Always a tough decision, but it looks so healthy now!

February 23rd, 2013, 02:53 AM
Wow :thud: Your hair looks amazing after the cut! Even more impressive than before, if that makes sense?

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February 23rd, 2013, 03:58 AM
Your hair looks much healthier now. Isn't it much easier to work with? Now that your hair is healthier, you'll be back at your pre-cut length in no time.

February 23rd, 2013, 06:21 AM
You made the right decision it looks so healthy now, i bet you get a major growth spurt now;)

February 23rd, 2013, 07:17 AM
Looks great.

February 23rd, 2013, 10:49 AM
Very pretty! I've had to do the same several times. I can never keep my hair at classic length (much less beyond). No matter what I do, the ends always turn to dry Velcro.

February 23rd, 2013, 11:02 AM
Looks great!

February 23rd, 2013, 11:22 AM
Beautiful hair and good decision! I know you lost a lot of length, but it's not immediately apparent since damage can give the illusion of shorter hair.

February 23rd, 2013, 11:27 AM
It looks beautiful. :) And it is still fabulously long!

February 23rd, 2013, 04:29 PM
Just did the same thing...sometimes we're in denial when it comes to needing a trim, but when you take the pic and see the reality, you have to do what's best for your hair. If the ends don't show the beauty of your hair as a whole, they need to go! I'm starting out fresh after 3 yrs without a trim. Lost 5 inches and now I'm at 25 1/2 but the look is amazing. Your hair looks really great!!

February 23rd, 2013, 07:04 PM
Oh yes yes yes yes! Your hair looks amazing and so much healthier! Good for you to make a decision for the better of your hair. I'm sure you'll be flying back to classic in no time. :flower:

February 23rd, 2013, 08:15 PM
Your ends look very happy now :)

February 23rd, 2013, 08:42 PM
Glad you posted this. It seems as though when my hair hits below tailbone level I can't easily braid it. I thought it was just that couple extra inches, tangling up; but thinking back - I haven't done an SMT in a year or so. Maybe I just need to do a deeeeeep conditioning. I've been doing the castor oil conditioning & takes long enuf! :} By the way - your hair look luxurious.

February 24th, 2013, 01:07 AM
It looks gorgeous! Taking care of it and styling it should be a breeze now! Think of how much faster it will be to detangle?!

February 24th, 2013, 03:25 AM
How pretty!

February 24th, 2013, 09:38 AM
Looks great! Your hemline is so nice and full now!

February 24th, 2013, 02:52 PM
Thanks guys! I'm feeling a lot better about losing a years worth of growth now :D

February 24th, 2013, 03:26 PM
Much better afterwards! Yay!