4 Month Hair Check In After The “Big Cut”

disappointing haircut results

Earlier this year (January, 2017), I got a hair cut done (could be likened to a big chop for some) after being told my “ends are bushy.”

True enough my ends definitely needed a trimming and once my hair was straightened out, it revealed very uneven strands. BUT…

When you wear your hair in it’s curly state 99% of the time, is “even” even a factor?

I guess it depends. I allowed myself to be convinced that I needed to have all this hair cut off because it was so uneven. My hair couldn’t have  really been damaged because I don’t do anything to damage it. The only thing I can think of is if a stylist straightens your hair and sees uneven strands, the first reaction is to cut it.

Thinking back now, I shouldn’t have had my hair straightened at all and I should have just gotten a Deva Cut.  Hind sight is 20/20 of course.

At any rate, what’s done is done and I can’t go back. All I can do now is continue to follow a healthy hair regimen of weekly washing/deep conditioning, daily (to every other day) moisturizing and the avoidance of damaging hair tools.

Now that it’s been four months since my hair has been cut, there are some observations I’d like to share along with why I’m now disappointed.

Let’s start with several of my hair observations:

  • Growth rate is steady albeit not accelerated
  • Hair “appears” thicker but that’s because it all falls to about the same point
  • When washing my hair, my ends still appear “bushy”
  • Styles like wash and go’s and twist outs come out OK but I have revisited the idea of getting my hair shaped. A Deva Cut is on the horizon some day but with slightly longer layers. For now, I’m going to get my hair shaped by the talented MoKnowsHair! I have an appointment already secured for mid-summer of this year.

The Disappointment

Now for the the big disappointment.

Like I mentioned earlier, I allowed myself (yes I’m taking ownership) to be convinced that my hair needed cutting vs. trimming.

Even after all that cutting, my ends were not sharp. I expected them to be very sharp after that much hair was removed. Since my hair was cut in it’s straight state, there should have been no problem getting the ends to be blunt. Yet, that was not what was achieved. She cut my hair straight across the back so the center of my head which is shorter than the rest was not even touched. I realized that after I washed my hair for the first time after it was cut.

I feel like I got better cuts when my hair was relaxed and I used to get it done at the Dominican salons. Yes, they burned the heck out of your scalp with all that blow drying but when I got my trims, you could really tell.

So, my growth journey continues after being set back. In my next post, I’ll share the some hairstyles to rock this summer. If you are curious, they will be low manipulation!

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Michelle Smith
Michelle is a Christian special needs mom residing in the NYC area who shares useful tips to grow and maintain fine natural hair. She's a published author and Creator of Fine Natural Hair and Faith, inspiring others with faith for living along side knowledge on how to care for their "crown."

2 thoughts on “4 Month Hair Check In After The “Big Cut”

  1. Nsae_nsae Reply

    Naaaaaa. “Even” factor is Not a factor ! Hhhhh
    Plus if someone got curls like yours ,,,,,guuuuuurl there ain no time to notice the “even-ness ” factor Cuz dats how popin/slay locking yo curlz be !

    Michelle no disappointment because sharing your journey with us means so much and inspires us all!

    Much love =)
    ♡♡

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