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coscass
January 16th, 2010, 08:23 PM
If you discovered, by chance,that your hair was uneven, would you have it evened out, or just let it continue to grow? I've begun to notice my left side is either significantly less curly than the rest of my head, or longer. I'm going to go with longer.

When I was in cosmetology school I had a short, asymetical cut, and ever since then I've had eveneness-issues. It kills me to know that I'm back to being uneven, even after an "evening out" cut I talked myself into, under the impression that I'd only have to do it once and get it over with.

I'm sort of heartbroken now, not knowing whether to go in for another trim, or to just keep letting it grow.

What would you do?

Pear Martini
January 16th, 2010, 08:25 PM
I would look at myself now and then picture what it would be like evened out and wonder which way I would feel more confident

jojo
January 16th, 2010, 08:29 PM
Id probably have it trimed to even it out. My hair grows quicker on my right hand side.

I am only close to my second goal (waist) another 3 to go through yet!

Kaileida
January 16th, 2010, 09:06 PM
Grow to goal length, maintain there and use the opportunity to even out... but I'm super impatient. :D

jaine
January 16th, 2010, 09:27 PM
How often do you wear it down?

Ash
January 16th, 2010, 09:30 PM
I'm almost to a milestone point (about 2 inches to classic) and my ends are pretty thin but I'm going to wait until I get there before I even up anything. My goal is terminal but I will probably do periodic trims from classic to at least fingertip to get rid of some of the damaged uneven parts.

coscass
January 16th, 2010, 09:32 PM
How often do you wear it down?Every day, pretty much. I've discovered if I do a half-up-half-down, I can hide it more easy, but I'm still kinda :( about it.

ItalianFlower
January 16th, 2010, 09:47 PM
If it makes you insecure, you should cut it. Your hair is there to be enjoyed, and if you're all embarrassed about it you aren't enjoying it. :D As hopelessly frustrating as it is, your hair WILL keep growing and you WILL get there. :D

RocketDog
January 16th, 2010, 10:11 PM
Quality is more important than quantity to me, so if I was in your position I'd trim it until it looked decent. I am dealing with similar issues myself, since I am still growing out part of the rather thick fringe I used to have back when I wore my hair in a bob (we're talking early 2007 here) and in the interest of keeping things looking decent I researched self-styling methods and settled on using the 'compact haircutting' method to cut in layers that help camouflage the growing-out portions. My hair is still not totally even, but it looks world better than it did before I started layering it.

Might not work if you're trying to get a super-blunt hemline, but it might be worth a look if the uneven bits are really bugging you. I don't mind losing bulk at my hemline, especially since my hair is still relatively short and it behaves better with layers...

redneckprincess
January 17th, 2010, 08:04 AM
on the left side of my hair (when straightened) my hair is 1 inch less then the mid section and on the right its and inch LONGER...but it dosent show up when I wear my natural texture...I plan to even it out when I can cut it back and it will still be full BSL (wavy) so thats a while still....

*plans are subject to change without notice (and a 1 month rule)

enfys
January 17th, 2010, 08:10 AM
If you wear it down a lot and it's bothering you. I'd even it out. And probably consider evening it out regularly for then on. If one side grows faster, it grows faster. No single trim will stop that.

Also, only half your hair would be at your goal if you left it.

rach
January 17th, 2010, 09:00 AM
i'm finding as time goes on my V shape is looking more steep .
part of me thinks it should be evened up a bit but then i think of how i actually wear it and the steeper V i find it easier to use in the up-do's i use and i know deep down i like the fairy tale look.
So i'm just leaving it and S&D keeps it in check from the health look point of view.

JenniferNoel
January 17th, 2010, 09:36 AM
My hair actually grows crooked naturally, the left side is at least three inches longer than the right when viewed from behind, forming a near perfect slant on good days. I love it, wouldn't change my cute, strange hemline if I had to. :D
But if it bothers you that much, go ahead and even it out. If the length matters more to you than the symmetry, keep it, you can always wait until the shortest part reaches your goal length, then go for the trim. Depends on how much you "hate" it.

Little_Bird
January 17th, 2010, 10:06 AM
My goal is classic, and I am currently hmm about 1/4 butt lenght lol... when my hair is soaking wet it covers about 1/4 of my butt, so I'm very close...

My hair is VERY uneven, with layers and thin ends because for 5 years I barely trimmed. As you, I'm desperate to start evening out my ends, so I'm going to grow it for 6 more months and then, no matter what lenght it is, start evening out by trimming half to all of my growth every month. I would never have a big cut to even it out all at once tough, it would be very traumatic. On the other hand, I think it wouldn't pay to grow my hair for longer than 6 months, because it's getting so thin that the lenght is not even noticeable. So to me it makes more sense to mantain for a while, even if I won't be really in my goal, but with minimal regular trims.

If I were you, I would grow longer, and then trim bit by bit... :flower:

xoxophelia
January 17th, 2010, 10:26 AM
You could try doing something like braid waves from french braids... the hair in the fronts should be in smaller waves due to the structure of a french braid making that hair shrink up a bit more then the rest ( I usually do to french braids).

Personally, I would just figure out a way to hide it until I got to my goal haha...

How far are you?

coscass
January 17th, 2010, 10:35 AM
You could try doing something like braid waves from french braids... the hair in the fronts should be in smaller waves due to the structure of a french braid making that hair shrink up a bit more then the rest ( I usually do to french braids).

Personally, I would just figure out a way to hide it until I got to my goal haha...

How far are you?

I guess I'd better learn to french braid, then. And fast! I'm about 2 inches from waist length, normally. It really depends on what I've done to my hair. But yeah, normally, with no product, I'd say about 2 inches from waist.

Tangerine
January 17th, 2010, 10:37 AM
How often do you wear it down?


Every day, pretty much. I've discovered if I do a half-up-half-down, I can hide it more easy, but I'm still kinda :( about it.

It seems to me that you kind of answer your own question with this response ... The fact that you are already trying to hide the unevenness on a daily basis is probably a sign that you would be so much more comfortable if you had it evened out.

I know goals are important but it is equally important to feel good about yourself along the way :)

Good luck!

Akiko
January 17th, 2010, 10:46 AM
I am sorry you are heartbroken about your ends.

I have always trimmed my ends whenever I felt unhappy, which usually happens every 3 months or so. It is so much easier for me to go through growing process if I can enjoy my hair now. Maybe it will be the same for you. You don't need to get a big trim. Very small trims make a big difference.

Amoretti
January 17th, 2010, 10:47 AM
I'd trim it. Quality is more important to me than quantity.

Iylivarae
January 17th, 2010, 11:06 AM
I usually just let it grow past the next goal, and then cut it back to that goal length... which would possibly also apply to the end-goal-length (which I don't really have)

xoxophelia
January 17th, 2010, 11:24 AM
I guess I'd better learn to french braid, then. And fast! I'm about 2 inches from waist length, normally. It really depends on what I've done to my hair. But yeah, normally, with no product, I'd say about 2 inches from waist.

I saw your album and I think your hair is very pretty. A little uneven possibly but it isn't fried on the ends for sure.

French braiding is actually pretty easy once your fingers get used to it. I taught myself in highschool and can now do two braids in about 5 minutes without a mirror (I wore french braids every day for about 2 weeks to learn).

Fairytale hair often has two thin braids from the front clasped in the back. You just start with a small section in the front like the fairytale hairstyle and then start to braid it. Once a strand gets pulled to the outside on either side, you add the next strip of hair below the last one in.

I usually just use my finger nail to part and pull up the strip of hair (from your hair part to the braid.. or from the bottom hair line to the braid).

Key is to just take it slow at first or practice on a doll.

I also like to part my hair on the side and then use a stick to gradually move the part to the middle and then down my hair to section off the hair for the two braids. :)

coscass
January 17th, 2010, 11:27 AM
I saw your album and I think your hair is very pretty. A little uneven possibly but it isn't fried on the ends for sure.

French braiding is actually pretty easy once your fingers get used to it. I taught myself in highschool and can now do two braids in about 5 minutes without a mirror (I wore french braids every day for about 2 weeks to learn).

Fairytale hair often has two thin braids from the front clasped in the back. You just start with a small section in the front like the fairytale hairstyle and then start to braid it. Once a strand gets pulled to the outside on either side, you add the next strip of hair below the last one in.

I usually just use my finger nail to part and pull up the strip of hair (from your hair part to the braid.. or from the bottom hair line to the braid).

Key is to just take it slow at first or practice on a doll.

I also like to part my hair on the side and then use a stick to gradually move the part to the middle and then down my hair to section off the hair for the two braids. :)

I'll give it another shot, but I'm not too optimistic. I was in beauty school, and I couldn't learn it then. Luckily I've got 7 mannikin heads lying around I can practice on LOL

xoxophelia
January 17th, 2010, 11:34 AM
I'll give it another shot, but I'm not too optimistic. I was in beauty school, and I couldn't learn it then. Luckily I've got 7 mannikin heads lying around I can practice on LOL

Haha.. my poor american girl doll (felicity) got to be my test dummy from 1st grade up. :3

I think for me, one of the keys is that when I gather in the new hair.. to "collect" that hair I use either my middle finger and keep holding onto the strand it is going into or drop it and use like my thumb nail.. just recollect it on the way up.

If you can't get it down pat though, you could also put your hair in rollers with larger ones in the back and smaller in the front.. same concept really.

windinherhair
January 17th, 2010, 05:58 PM
It depends on how noticeable it was uneven. I trim my own hair and sometimes I have cut it slightly uneven. That doesnt bother me because I know I can even it with my next trim and it isn't really noticeable when I wear it down.

If it was a big difference, or noticeable difference then I would probably cut back because I wouldn't want it to look like that when I wear it down.