It has been a while since I posted a chapter in the "Hair Diary". Well, up until recently, I had been wearing small twists (see the "Twist Series") for about 4 weeks. Prior to that, I had another set of twists. Now I'm taking a break and alternating between braid-outs and braided updos on straightened hair for the next three weeks.
|LEFT: What I would I call an example of what healthy, layered ends look like. |
RIGHT: An example of a blunt cut. Even when our hair is cut in such a manner, it will gradually grow out of the blunt cut (and similar to what we see in the LEFT photo).
|These ladies have some of the longest hair in the world, but what do you think about their ends? (I leave it up to you to decide.)|
Oh, and what is this about being "scissor happy"? Well, I cut (not trimmed) about 2+ inches off my hair. The ends were not visibly damaged but they were thin to me, which naturally happens as our strands can longer and experience more wear. Additionally, I have been desiring a short, blunt cut for some weeks now. Thinking I'm just going through a phase, I decided to cut my hair somewhat blunt and a bit shorter rather than go all the way. Now I'm officially MBL (mid-back length) again. It was hard to stop cutting further so I had to really talk myself out it. :o)
And now for more hair pics:
|Though split ends were minimal, I felt like the ends of my twists needed a good trim because they were thin. I gave them one ... and some. I cut 2+ inches total (maybe more, I don't know since I stopped measuring after a while).|
|(Twist shot from Aug. 2012.) This gives an idea of the ends I have been holding onto for almost two years now (aside from a few dusting sessions).|
|The final product. (After a light flat-iron, braids, and another cut included in the 2+ inches.) I had to talk myself out of cutting another couple of inches.|
|The final product. (After a light flat-iron, braids, and another cut included in the 2+ inches.) Tried to get a complete shot of the ends but after several attempts, I gave up for the day. I'll try again in the near future.|