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May 4th, 2009 at 7:06pm
 
I think my ends are about to bite the dust.  They feel really dry and rough, despite the oiling and conditioning.  I think they're ::sniff:: goners, which doesn't surprise me, since I was blowdrying and flatironing up until a few months ago.

So I'm going Wednesday for a hair trim at a new salon.  I haven't been living here long, so I haven't found a stylist I really like yet, but a lady at work recommended this place; she said that the people were really nice.  I'm hoping that 'really nice' means they listen to me when I say "I'm growing my hair.  I just need the ends dusted," and that they don't cut off two inches.  

Any tips? (No pun intended.  Grin)

Also...my hair is layered through about the last three inches.  I'm debating on just going ahead and telling the stylist to take out the layers, or at least begin taking them out a bit at a time, every time I go for a trim.  What do y'all think?
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Reply #1 - May 5th, 2009 at 7:53pm
 
Good luck.  If you do decide to get a trim, be sure to clearly state what you want done and watch closely to make sure they don't cut too much.

Trimming off the damaged ends can help you grow healthy hair from this point on.
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Reply #2 - May 6th, 2009 at 5:53pm
 
Well,

I did indeed come away from the hairdresser with my hair two inches shorter.   Cry  Apparently something got lost in the translation, and I didn't know it until the drape had been removed.

After being really upset about it for a little while, I decided to look on the bright side.  Now my hair is back to being just about all one length, so it'll make my hemline a little nicer. 

I'm not thrilled with the fact that the last few months of work are now lying on my stylist's floor, but there's not much I can do about it now.  I think that from now on, however, I'll be using Feye's Method and just doing it myself.
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Reply #3 - May 7th, 2009 at 7:42am
 
I can not blame you for being upset.  I'd be really upset if after I told the hairdresser Exactly what I wanted and he or she did whatever their "creative minds" led them to do.  Angry
You are right to look on the brighter side of this. Smiley 
Me,myself would write that hairdresser off and definately would not give any recommendations.
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Reply #4 - May 7th, 2009 at 9:29am
 
It is always tough to see 2 - 4 months of growth on the floor, but hey, it's only hair and it will grow back and be even better looking!  Enjoy the even hem you now have and take care of your hair so you don't ever have to go back.
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Reply #5 - Jun 1st, 2009 at 9:49pm
 
Since you're talking about trimming hair, I have a question about that. Is it better to trim it wet or dry?

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Reply #6 - Jun 3rd, 2009 at 9:07pm
 
Gabrielle61 wrote on Jun 1st, 2009 at 9:49pm:
Since you're talking about trimming hair, I have a question about that. Is it better to trim it wet or dry?

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I'm no expert on how to cut/trim hair, but from what I have heard, curly hair should be trimmed when dry.  I prefer to have my straight hair trimmed when mostly dry - just sprayed with water to dampen it a bit to make it easier to control for the trimming.  Hair stretches when it is wet, so if and inch is trimmed when hair is wet, it could be more like 1.25 inches when dry. 

I think stylists typically cut hair wet because 1) it is easier and 2) they are working with shorter hair styles where the stretch is not as much of a factor.
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Re: The Dreaded Trim (dum, dum, dum)
Reply #7 - Jun 4th, 2009 at 1:27am
 
If you're just dusting or doing S&D, I'd do it dry, because you can't see the split ends when it's wet.  If you're doing a larger trim, I might do it wet, because your hair will probably lie flatter & you can get the hem more even.

If you're asking if one is healthier for your hair than the other, I'm not really sure.  I've had stylists cut mine both wet and dry.
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