Daily Archives: June 11, 2012

Comparison Pics: A WnG Pre- and Post Layered Cut

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As requested by a couple of you in the comments on this post, I dug up photos of a WnG I did in March in order to do a side by side with the pics I took on Sunday, post cut. The WnG in March was prior to the 2″ self-trim I told you about here, the 1″ trim I mentioned here and has almost identical poses (Yea!)! You definitely see a big difference in length, but a part of that is definitely attributable to more shrinkage/enhanced curls.

Oddly enough, no one at work really noticed the haircut until I asked them, “Did you notice my haircut??” LOL!! Goes to show you how rarely I wear it down at work!! LOL!!

So, there you go:)!

(p.s. I mentioned in the comments on the earlier post about my haircut that the part hanging lower is straighter than my other hair and really isn’t that much longer than the bulk. My plan is to keep it at the same length until the bulk catches up with it, which means it’ll be shorter eventually. In the interim, if I can’t get it to shrink up more, I’ll braid, twist, bun or pin it up so it doesn’t hang longer than the rest.)

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Would you sacrifice healthy length for a more flattering shape and improved definition? 

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Dawn of a New Era: Return of the Layers

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It’s done! Tameeka of Jaded Tresses made a house call for me and a friend yesterday to give us fresh new cuts. I asked for the same thing I did last time, to keep as much length as possible, but for some layers around my face and max volume.

I applied a pre-poo mix of Aubrey Honeysuckle Rose and Vatika Oil to my dry hair and placed it into 6 twists that morning. Then, I used my Heat Therapy Wrap for a couple of rounds to speed up the penetration (I usually sleep in the pre-poo overnight). I brought my own DevaCare No Poo for Tameeka to use to wash my hair. Once she shampooed and lightly combed through my hair with a wide tooth comb, she rinsed and we were ready to begin.


 She got to work and cut my hair into the shape.

Then we re-wet it and she used Wonder Curl Get Slick Hair Smoothie leave-in and Wonder Curl Get Set Hairy Jelly to style. The Jelly was applied in small sections from the back moving forward. She raked it through repeatedly to separate and clump the curls. Then she diffused my hair to dry it and pump up the volume.

And voilà! We were done!

 So, I am happy to have layers and to have gotten a real cut!! I know that I needed to get rid of those very old and thinned ends and that uneven crown area really needed to be cleaned up. But, at the same time, I’m nervous! Though Tameeka left me with most of my length in the back and just shortened the distance between the longest hair and the bulk at the back, the length that I lost around my face was significant. It’s about collarbone length stretched and it was almost waist length prior to the cut! So, I’m just wondering how my updos and buns will be impacted because of the layers! Big buns had DEFINITELY become my security blanket! I’m wondering what twists will look like now too?? But, I’m looking forward to playing around with the new cut and WnGs again! I’ll be breaking out  my old combo of LaBella Lots of Curls and Carol’s Daughter Healthy Hair Butter for sure. You might even get a video tutorial of my WnG technique out of the experiment;).

Alright, gotta go! Hope that you guys like my new cut!!

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 Do you prefer to rock your curls layered?