Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29

Thread: Thinking of cutting off 4"

  1. #1

    Default Thinking of cutting off 4"

    I'm one that doesn't like thin ends on my hair and I am tired of trying to thicken them up a little at a time. I think that taking off between 4" and 5" would really improve the ends but I'm scared of taking that step!!

    The main problem I have is white dots scattered through those last inches, like blow-outs. I can take a hair that has a dot, give it a little tug, and it breaks off at the dot. What is causing that? It it just the old damage from when I would blowdry and heat style many years ago?

    If I take off that much then my hair would probably be around tailbone length. It seems that I've been 3 finger widths from Classic for a very long time and if it keeps breaking off, I'm not going to get there.


    Goal was a solid Classic with no thin ends but well... on to knee!

  2. #2
    Glitter fairy Chromis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    British Columbia, Canada
    Posts
    9,555
    Length
    zip/calf/term
    Type
    1c/M/C/ii

    Default Re: Thinking of cutting off 4"

    Seems reasonable to me! You may find the blunt ends harder to tuck into updos if you go much higher up, but you still have a little taper at that spot to work with

    From zero to hero

    All posts are made as a regular member unless they are in modbold.

  3. #3
    Hiding in plain sight spidermom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    the shore of Lake Erie
    Age
    66
    Posts
    34,631
    Length
    pixie/BSL/waist
    Type
    2c/F/M/ii

    Default Re: Thinking of cutting off 4"

    If it were me, I'd do it. Although I am sure I'd miss the length, I'm not sentimental about it. I had 7 inches cut off this past March because the ends were absolutely trashed. They could not be saved, and I didn't want to fight with them.

  4. #4
    Member Red Rapunzel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Age
    71
    Posts
    243
    Length
    15 in/30 in/24
    Type
    2b/F/ii

    Default Re: Thinking of cutting off 4"

    First of all, your hair is very pretty. Under one of your photos you posted "Goal is a solid classic with no thin ends." So to reach that stated goal, you are going to have to cut the 4" as planned - otherwise, when you reach classic, you will have thin ends, right?

    As for the white dots - I think I have seen those in my hair too. They appear where my hair has bent a lot in the same way, weakening the strand so that it breaks off easily at the dot. Cutting those hairs is no loss because they would likely have broken off eventually anyway.

    Tailbone length is still nothing to sneeze at - it's long! I share your mixed feelings about, on the one hand wanting badly to achieve a certain length and on the other hand wanting to arrive at that length with thickness and quality in the lower levels. I want knee length, but may end up doing just what you are contemplating because of my thinning ends too.

    Good luck with your decision. It will grow back, but will be thicker.

  5. #5

    Default Re: Thinking of cutting off 4"

    I'm going to do it. I've been thinking of it for months so it's not a quick decision.

    I haven't been to have it cut in a very long time so have no idea where to go but I'll do some searching and will definately talk to the person first and that NO MORE THAN WHAT I SAY IS TO BE CUT OFF!!

    Goal was a solid Classic with no thin ends but well... on to knee!

  6. #6
    Member Madora's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Northern California - SF Bay Area
    Age
    73
    Posts
    8,282
    Type
    2b/M/iii

    Default Re: Thinking of cutting off 4"

    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam View Post
    I'm going to do it. I've been thinking of it for months so it's not a quick decision.

    I haven't been to have it cut in a very long time so have no idea where to go but I'll do some searching and will definately talk to the person first and that NO MORE THAN WHAT I SAY IS TO BE CUT OFF!!
    Could you try Feye's self trim method instead?

  7. #7
    Glitter fairy Chromis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    British Columbia, Canada
    Posts
    9,555
    Length
    zip/calf/term
    Type
    1c/M/C/ii

    Default Re: Thinking of cutting off 4"

    Quote Originally Posted by Madora View Post
    Could you try Feye's self trim method instead?
    I agree! At that length it is very easy to do yourself too.

    From zero to hero

    All posts are made as a regular member unless they are in modbold.

  8. #8
    Member SpinDance's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    1,186
    Length
    17/45"/??
    Type
    2a/2b/M/ii

    Default Re: Thinking of cutting off 4"

    It sure sounds like you want to thicken things up and also not have to deal with the damage. I get those white dots, too, broken hairs that haven't come off all the way yet. I always cut them off above the break when I find them during S&D missions.

    I don't know your trim schedule, although it sort of sounds like you haven't had one for a while. I was pretty nervous at first, but I've been using Feye's self trim method for about a year and a half now. For about 15 months now I've done a dusting of about 5 mm every week or so, sometimes as long as 3 or 4 weeks between. It has sure helped. Without doing this I'm sure I'd have cut back 4-5 inches, or more, months ago.

    Nice thing about cutting, you don't have to do it all at once. If you aren't positive you want to take off 4-5 inches today, look up the self-trim method and then trim off an inch. You might find that an inch or so is enough to start helping right away. And once you've done a trim yourself you may be really surprised at how easy it is. Just takes a few minutes, no waiting for an appointment and all that, either. Even if you end up taking off 4-5 inches, if you do it a bit at a time over the course of a month it won't be such a shock.

  9. #9
    LHC FairyGodMum lapushka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    52,963
    Length
    Chin/Class/FTL
    Type
    2b/2c/F/iii

    Default Re: Thinking of cutting off 4"

    Above posters are right, do try the self-trimming method. You could take off 1 or 2 inches, see how you like it, and may not even need to trim more! Better that way than a hairdresser that takes it all off in one go, maybe even more.
    WCC method (washing) --- Rinse-out oil (MO) --- LOC/LCO method (styling)

  10. #10
    Member halizabeth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    USA Pennsylvania
    Posts
    30
    Type
    2b/M/C/iii

    Default Re: Thinking of cutting off 4"

    Where do we find Feye's self trimming at?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •