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LeMimi13
October 8th, 2015, 04:01 PM
Hi!
I've been wanting to post this for a while, but it seems my hair always looks flat on pictures.
I'd like to know what you guys think my curl/wave pattern is..it seems too "round" to be 2c, its more like an 3a but the pieces that curl are thin and they dont curl as much.

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ps: I'm a blonde, though it doesn't show, ahah :)

I have curlier and straighter pics. The underneath is kind of curlier, but the bottom inch is, despite healthy, frizzy and pointy.

My hair is blunt cut except for the front pieces, in which it kind of U's (I had bangs and I love face framing layers).

Do you think I should layer it? I love the idea of more curl but I fear losing thickness at the bottom... I'd like to know what you think I could do to get more curl or at least enhance my texture. (I'd love to actually be able to get waves/curls with more thickness in them, so the ends aren't so point looking I guess. Up close they look thick and blunt, but individually...)
I''m not used to wavyish hair, I used to have 1b hair until like a year ago!
What do you think I should do to it? I'm looking for opinions... I just fear layering it and ending up with hair that doesn't cover my back (I'm really overweight and like having my back not very exposed and feel feminine) or that you can see through... Even though I have a large ponytail circunference... And I have no idea wether my hair is fine or coarse, how can I figure it out?

Thank you!! <3

spidermom
October 8th, 2015, 04:31 PM
This is really a matter of personal preference. Honestly, one choice is not better than another. They both have advantages and disadvantages.

Here is a photo of your hair type at classic length with only very light layers and a U shape (it's me).
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/splatterviolet.jpg (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/spidermom/media/splatterviolet.jpg.html)

Personally, I love layers and a U or V shape, but I do get braid shred (don't care) and messy buns (actually prefer it that way).

LeMimi13
October 8th, 2015, 05:14 PM
This is really a matter of personal preference. Honestly, one choice is not better than another. They both have advantages and disadvantages.

Here is a photo of your hair type at classic length with only very light layers and a U shape (it's me).
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/splatterviolet.jpg (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/spidermom/media/splatterviolet.jpg.html)

Personally, I love layers and a U or V shape, but I do get braid shred (don't care) and messy buns (actually prefer it that way).
I'm sorry but I don't quite understand: is the back actually layered or is it just a V? Hard to tell

lapushka
October 8th, 2015, 05:36 PM
I'm sorry but I don't quite understand: is the back actually layered or is it just a V? Hard to tell

I believe it says in the post. It's lightly layered and a U shape. ;)

hennalonghair
October 8th, 2015, 05:53 PM
Normally I don't like layers or the v shaped hemline but yours,(spider moms) Nightshades and Dreamsheep 's look amazing..

LeMimi13
October 8th, 2015, 05:53 PM
I believe it says in the post. It's lightly layered and a U shape. ;)
Some people consider it to be layered if it's a U shape, thats why I asked...

By the way, any help on the hair type? I have no clue

hennalonghair
October 8th, 2015, 06:01 PM
Some people consider it to be layered if it's a U shape, thats why I asked...

By the way, any help on the hair type? I have no clue
I have a U shaped hemline but don't consider it layered.
Just a guess but I'd say you're:

2c/ MC / iii

Your hair is very similar to mine.
There are curl enhancers that work well. Devacurl , Be Curly,
There are even shampoos made specifically for curly hair.
LOC works well for locking in moisture. I personally love using s touch of shea butter on my ends. I also dilute my fav conditioner and spray my hair when needed. It helps keep curls well hydrated. Hydrated curly hair curls naturally . You just have to find the right things that work for you specifically but you will.

DollyDagger
October 8th, 2015, 06:10 PM
This is really a matter of personal preference. Honestly, one choice is not better than another. They both have advantages and disadvantages.

Here is a photo of your hair type at classic length with only very light layers and a U shape (it's me).
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/splatterviolet.jpg (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/spidermom/media/splatterviolet.jpg.html)



Personally, I love layers and a U or V shape, but I do get braid shred (don't care) and messy buns (actually prefer it that way).
Spidermom-Your hair is so gorgeous! Love everything about it..colours, texture, shine, hemline..just beautiful :crush:

OP- I think your hair can handle some subtle really long layering to maybe lighten it up a bit if your feeling it's getting to cape-y ...or even a soft U shape.. It's just a matter of personal preference. Your hair is gorgeous too !! :)

Give it some serious thought though..because from what I see alot of people regret them..conversely others love them..lol Again its YMMV..but start slow!

The way you have your hair classified looks right on to me.

LeMimi13
October 8th, 2015, 06:20 PM
thank you all for your answers! :)
It feels so weird to have wavy hair when it used to be bone straight. I love it so much and envy the 3a long haired out there!

DollyDagger
October 8th, 2015, 06:23 PM
Your undulating big soft waves are beautiful :)

spidermom
October 8th, 2015, 07:59 PM
Your hair looks like type 2C to me. Mine used to be 2C, but it has gotten much straighter. I cut from classic length to waist length, V shape, and layered to try to get my curlies back (also because I injured my left wrist, which made putting a lot of hair up difficult), but it didn't work. They're gone. Too sad, too bad. I'm growing back out to classic and beyond now.

lapushka
October 9th, 2015, 06:11 AM
I have iii hair as well, and at waist it got too heavy for me, so I had it layered with the compact cut method (not good if you are BSL or shorter as you might end up with too short of a layering). I like it so far. I am cutting back to classic at the end of the year, going back to the other layering method in the compact cut method (there's two techniques), so... I like them both for different reasons.

Any reason why you suddenly want layers? Weight of the hair? Or just to change it up? You'll still have flat hair at that length even with layers - I promise you!

Isilme
October 9th, 2015, 06:26 AM
Layers might make your hair lighter and curl better, or it might not. Don't go for short layers though, it will be harder to grow them out if you do so.

lapushka
October 9th, 2015, 06:37 AM
There's two techniques in the CC method for layering.

- ponytail on top of head (should give longer layering but a shorter back layer, the layers are placed more together if that makes sense)
- ponytail on top of forehead (longest layer classic, shortest around waist)

You guessed it, then you snip a bit off. If you have problems reaching due to length of hair, then elastic band the ponytail further up the strand to where you can reach, then elastic band on preserving the integrity of the pony. Until you reach where to cut.

LeMimi13
October 9th, 2015, 07:32 AM
I just kind of feel like my hair is getting... Shapeless in a way. Besides, the waves are stringy...
What dk you consider long layers?

lapushka
October 9th, 2015, 09:39 AM
I just kind of feel like my hair is getting... Shapeless in a way. Besides, the waves are stringy...
What dk you consider long layers?

Longer than the other option. I can't quite tell you because I haven't had the other cut in years.

spidermom
October 9th, 2015, 11:40 AM
Long layers means to me that there's only a few inches between the shortest layers and the longest layers. All the layering is in the ends.

LeMimi13
November 5th, 2015, 11:37 AM
Im back to this thread to ask:
In your typical" cascading layer" haircut, where do they section off the bottom? I want it very thick , since I still wanna grpw it to classic and have it very voluminous(biggest reason why Id layer ot ; that pretty volume and curls) ..
Id like to see pics of those of you with layers and if you could tell me where your bottom layer starts (like, on your head.. I wonder if O could start it right above my ears) :)

lapushka
November 5th, 2015, 11:39 AM
Im back to this thread to ask:
In your typical" cascading layer" haircut, where do they section off the bottom? I want it very thick , since I still wanna grpw it to classic and have it very voluminous(biggest reason why Id layer ot ; that pretty volume and curls) ..
Id like to see pics of those of you with layers and if you could tell me where your bottom layer starts (like, on your head.. I wonder if O could start it right above my ears) :)

You can section off halfway between temple and ears or above your ears - depends on how much volume you are willing to sacrifice to layers!

LeMimi13
November 5th, 2015, 11:41 AM
The smallest ammount possible.. but I would like to have layers that show, if that makes sense, to have the anbundant look..

Thank you all so much. I think only LHC' members understand how changing your hair can be duch a "drama" that requires a lot of thinking..:D

Rowdy
November 5th, 2015, 11:57 AM
I have been considering doing this as well! I'm looking around for some blunt costume wigs around my length to experiment on (compact cut sectioned above the ears, ponytail position, etc..)

LeMimi13
November 5th, 2015, 12:00 PM
I cant see your hair type, i'm sorry.. Omly have access to mobile. Anyway... tell me if you do; would love dome before and after!

Rowdy
November 5th, 2015, 12:06 PM
I'm 2c/3a with my canopy being more 2C, M hair, with a 3.5" pony. If I end up cutting my hair like this I'll finally make myself figure out how to post pictures :laugh: