A new haircut with lots of layers

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I finally went to see my hairdresser to get a new haircut. I got a lot of new layers to get my curls back to being more voluminous.

In my post about long curly hair I’ve already described why I needed to get a new haircut with more layers. Actually, I recommend every curly to get a haircut with lots of layers.

If you don’t have any layers, your curls look like a triangle with a flat top. To avoid exactly that flat top, my new layers are from the top to the bottom and by that lightening my curls. As your curls’ weight causes them to hang down, having lighter hair gets you more volume. As you can see in the picture below, I also got some layers from the back to the front with my curls at the front being shorter. To read more about what to tell your hairdresser, read this post.

A new haircut with lots of layers for more volume

I have a lot of different layers to get my curls to look more voluminous

After washing my curls the first time after getting them cut and colored they don’t yet clump as they usually do, I’ll just have to wash them a few more times to get them back to normal.

When looking at the first picture it’s quite obvious I have different curl patterns – the curls next to my face just don’t want to curl like my other curls do. They’re probably a 2b, while my other curls’ pattern is a 3a. I didn’t have the time to get the front to be curlier, but if you wish to do so, try the method I’ve described to revive second day curls, it’s the same technique (I’m planning to do a post on this).

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  • Jennifer F.
    April 9, 2015

    Your new haircut looks great! What a difference a cut can make. How long do you go between cuts? Do you part your hair the same each time and does your stylist cut it with a part?

    • Sandra
      April 9, 2015

      Thanks, I’m also very happy with my new haircut! I usually get my curls cut about ever 3 months. This time I’ve waited a bit longer because I wanted to grow my hair a bit longer… No, I pretty much let my curls decide on their own on which side they’d like to lay on. I only part them before I wash my hair and after that I don’t try to get a straight part line (s0metimes my part line will be a bit weird). My hairdresser cuts it with a part at about the place it usually is to get the length of my curls’ layers right.

  • Sophie
    April 10, 2015

    It looks awesome!!! I have very slight layers but I really want to get them cut higher.

    • Sandra
      April 13, 2015

      thanks, I’m also very happy with my new haircut! I think getting more layers is a good thing 🙂

  • Terri Ann
    April 14, 2015

    Reminds me I could use a cut with some more layers soon. Love the updates to the site recently, they’re subtle but I feel like it’s easier to navigate around now!

  • Kelly
    April 21, 2015

    I have a hair twin! 😉 The big difference is the lower half of my hair is very dry and damaged (I color, and I work outside in the sun, snow, light rain and wind). Do you have any recommendations for products/techniques to help repair and protect my hair?

    • Sandra
      April 21, 2015

      Hi Kelly! Great to hear we’re hair twins 🙂 You wrote that just the lower part of you curls is dry and damaged – did you just start with the cg method or is it really due to the weather exposure? In any case, I strongly suggest you to deep condition your curls frequently, if possible even with heat!

      • Kelly
        April 21, 2015

        I just discovered the CG method yesterday so I will begin to incorporate this method. While I have an overall problem with frizz, I notice the lower half of my hair to be dry and damaged (at times it feels like straw in the shower). You recommend deep conditioning. Any particular product/ingredients I should look for? Thanks for your help! 🙂

        • Sandra
          April 22, 2015

          Welcome to the curly girl method 🙂

          When starting with the cg method, it usually takes a while (about two weeks) before your curls begin to look healthier. Because your ends seem to have suffered quite a lot, it might even take longer (but you should be able to get rid of that frizz pretty quickly). Due to this damage you probably have porous hair, read the following post to see what products are best for porous hair: https://www.justcurly.com/curly-tips/determine-your-curls-porosity-to-know-what-products-are-best-for-you/

          I’ve tried and reviewed some deep conditioners, you can take a look at them here: https://www.justcurly.com/tag/deep-conditioner/

          I hope you get to see some improvement within the next few weeks!

          • Kelly
            April 22, 2015

            Oh My Goodness! I tried the CG method last night (followed the method; had recently picked up a non-sufate shampoo with Shea, Coconut & Olive oil & a curl cream with Shea & Coconut from the “ethnic” styling section of my local store). I cannot believe the difference already! Still have some frizz issues, but it has been greatly reduced. My curls are more defined and controlled. And I did not have the huge rat’s nest at the bottom of my tub. I did not have any bobby pins, so I used very small plastic hair clips at the parting line to add volume. I usually go by what I call the “flip” method. I dry my hair with the part in the middle, then one day flip my hair to one side (moving the parting line to the side), and flip it to the other side the following day.

            Thank you for the recommendations for porous hair & deep conditioners! And special THANKS for your curly hair help!! 🙂

  • Sandra
    April 23, 2015

    Thank you! It’s great to hear the cg method worked for you!

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