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    Default Debating a huge cut

    I last dyed my hair in November 2009, and the length is now mostly the old dye. - Maybe 6 to 7 inches of it.

    Would it be easier to cut it out now, a good 6 inches and let it grow? Or wait it out and have two toned hair for a while (a long while)?

    I will go from between APL & BSL to SL and I wear my hair up most of the time but like it down every so often.

    Also, how do I explain to the stylist that my hair bleeds henna (henna hut) and to not freak out!? I have tried oiling it, vinegar rinse and lemon rinse to stop it and it just won't stop!


    ETA: I chopped 4 inches off. It's SL but I can tell the difference. My length has no damage and my hair is very happy! I got rid of the dark area for the most part and all of my layers. PLUS I found an awesome salon!
    Last edited by Olyve; January 8th, 2011 at 12:14 AM.
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    Default Re: Debating a huge cut

    I guess it depends. Are you going for all virgin? Or could hendigo help you out instead of cutting off all the length?



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    Default Re: Debating a huge cut

    If it were my hair, I'd let it grow with regular small trims. I like two tone.

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    Default Re: Debating a huge cut

    If you want a gradual change you could trim 1" per month for 6 months. At the end of 6 months your hair would still be much longer than shoulder.

    But there are upsides to trimming it all at once - if it were me I would probably do it all in one chop because I like to get it done professionally - and I wouldn't want to pay more than I need to.

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    Default Re: Debating a huge cut

    I would let it grow and slowly cut out the dye. Especially if you wear it up most of the time. The few times you wear it down shouldn't be a big deal. I think it's a personal decision though. I can't imagine having sl hair (haven't had it since I was around 6 or so) and that's my reasoning for this.
    If you have no problem having sl and then growing it out again then go ahead. I would at least take some time to think about though. Maybe (if you decide to cut) just cut a couple inches (or less) at a time to see how you feel. That way if you decide you aren't liking the shorter length 'cause you can't put it up, or whatever, you haven't gone too far.

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    Default Re: Debating a huge cut

    Quote Originally Posted by MissCharizard View Post
    I guess it depends. Are you going for all virgin? Or could hendigo help you out instead of cutting off all the length?
    I agree, I would probably henna to match my roots.

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    Default Re: Debating a huge cut

    Thank you all. After reading, I decided to cut off 3 inches and turn a stylists hand orange. Oops.

    It still has some dark ends but it's less than what it was. I had about half my hair black and half deep red, so now it looks like I have black tips on purpose

    It sits at SL and I am okay with that, I have only two layers about 1/2 an inch apart now instead of a lot of layers. I guess I killed two birds with one stone. Hardly any layers and a lot of black cut out.

    I also found a salon that is long hair friendly because the stylist asked me about 10 times if she was SURE I wanted to cut off 3 inches.

    I guess I can join the no trims in 2011 now
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    Default Re: Debating a huge cut

    If you're happy that is great! Even better that you found a long hair friendly salon (or at least stylist.)

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    Default Re: Debating a huge cut

    I am happy, I measured and she actually took 4 inches- which is okay. She was really scared to cut more like I wanted so I told her to go with what SHE was comfy with ( I was going to do 6 inches) so she settled on only 3-4. She kept commenting on my hair color and how I did it- I told her henna and she was amazed.

    The whole salon is long hair friendly, the owner is at about tailbone!

    It was my first time there and I am so going back, in a year. LOL
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    Default Re: Debating a huge cut

    I am glad you found a good salon and are happy with the results
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