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    Default How to get more life in long hair

    Hello everyone

    My hair is now at hip length with a straight hemline. It's very healthy but looks a bit dull without any volume. I wonder if long layers would make it look it look nicer but I'm worried it will get even more thinner in the ends. The ends are quiet thin, because I lost about 1/3 of my hair 2 years ago so I'm very cautious. I also think maybe trimming the ends a bit may help. Has any of you ever had very long even hair cut in layers? And did you like the results

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    Default Re: How to get more life in long hair

    Yes I did, but my hair is thick. I liked long layers for about 10 years. Now I like blunt cut because the ends look less ragged.

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    Hmm...I'm not sure how thick overall your hair is, or how straight it is, but layers at long lengths can be somewhat frustrating if you aren't sure you really want them. I would say it really depends. Do you do a lot of braided updos? A lot of hairstyles that need to be flat and smooth to work? I have accidental layers from my big chop a few years ago (and am just past hip length) and find it makes some updos really frustrating to do.

    Does your hair hold a curl at all? You may like waves or heatless curls to help add some body to your hair.

    I'd say, give it two weeks or so before you make a choice to cut in layers.

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    Maybe you would like your ends better if you cut them into a U shape instead of straight across. It would give a different look and feel, and maybe be enough change to make you feel better about your hair. Layers cut into thin-ish hair are just going to make the ends thinner. I doubt that you would be happy with that.

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    A few months ago I cut some long layers into may hair. My ponytail is on the thinner side but the hemline didnt suffer.

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    Default Re: How to get more life in long hair

    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoAngel View Post
    Hello everyone

    My hair is now at hip length with a straight hemline. It's very healthy but looks a bit dull without any volume. I wonder if long layers would make it look it look nicer but I'm worried it will get even more thinner in the ends. The ends are quiet thin, because I lost about 1/3 of my hair 2 years ago so I'm very cautious. I also think maybe trimming the ends a bit may help. Has any of you ever had very long even hair cut in layers? And did you like the results
    My signature? Layers; all over (wolf cut, if that rings any bells). I mean I come from written stuff (books) and long before this became a "wolf cut" it was named a compact cut in "Haircutting for dummies". I don't bother going to a "snipper" (hairdresser) because they are scissor happy a lot of the time when faced with long hair. Just what I see happening around me a lot with hair dressers in my country.

    If you have thick enough hair (like iii), then layers? Fine. But if it's average thickness, or less? I would not risk it.
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    Default Re: How to get more life in long hair

    If you already have a straight hemline and want volume, try heatless waves first, or experiment with different hair styles before you pick up the scissors.
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    Default Re: How to get more life in long hair

    Sleeping with a bun or braid ontop of your hair can give volume, when you take it down in the morning.


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    Make a french braid with damp or wet hair and sleep on it. Volume in the morning!

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    Default Re: How to get more life in long hair

    Quote Originally Posted by lunalocks View Post
    Make a french braid with damp or wet hair and sleep on it. Volume in the morning!
    This is the way.
    Although my hair has volume, it lacks any regular pattern, so I give it a wave pattern using braidwaves or twist-outs, it's the best technique
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