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I have a thick head of wavy dark hair .Everyone compliments me on it.Last month i went to my regular hairdresser who suggested cutting my hair with a razor to thin it out and make it' edgier' It is now a frizzy mess particularly the top layer of my hair.I have to spend ages styling it just to make it look half decent.Have used tons of conditioner, Frizz ease etc ,all to no avail . I have an appointment coming up again next week.What should I do ? Should I get her to cut the ends again or just let it grow out as it is now shorter , thinner and just does not feel like my hair. I might mention also that iI am going on holidays with my husband to a warm country with high humidity the end of next week and need to be able to tie it up and also look half decent so chopping it off is not an option.
Yes, I am going back but don't know exactly what is best .To get the layers trimmed again which are too short now anyway and add to the frizz or just leave it alone and let it grow out hoping that the weight in the length will combat the frizz somewhat.
Thank you for your advice.Its also what I thought best to do.I honestly look like Worzel Gummidge at the moment.How can it be that a fully trained hairdresser at an expensive salon does not know not to cut thick wavy hair with a razor.
Razoring is awful for frizzy hair. You need point cutting into the ends to take the weight out. I would persevere and wear it up for a few weeks until after the holiday then get a shorter cut to get rid of the razoring. I have similar hair and have also had a hairdresser do that to it. Nightmare.
No advice really sorry as I'm growing out layers too. Just wanted to say I agree with Dame, razor cutting thick wavy hair is the worst thing and it's baffling how many hairdressers think it's the way to go. Same with 'feathering' although thankfully they seem to have stopped doing that generally. I have very thick, slightly wavy hair. I've experienced razor cut hair many years ago so I know exactly what you mean.
Personally my hair hair needs things with silicones in. I just use a clarifying/ deep cleansing shampoo once a week to prevent build up, (like Lush Big shampoo atm but there are others). I also think my hair is much much easier to manage and nicer when it's one length with a tiny bit of shaping at the front near the bottom. It needs the weight I think.
I know you are wavy not curly but have a look at the curly girl method. You have time to give it a go and see if it helps. I'd concentrate on the styling portion if co washing isn't your thing. But seriously try it and obviously no more thinning your hair. Definitely causes frizz to curly hair.
Thank you all for your tips. I think I will just get my side fringe trimmed and leave the rest so that at least I can tie my hair back if it gets too fuzzy in the humidity . I wouldn't usually make a fuss about it all but this holiday we are going on is a work related thing with my husband and I really don't want to look a fright.Anyway one lives and learns .I know now not to ever have a razor cut again.
Hairdresser could still snip into the ends (point cutting) without taking more length off. It will help counteract the puffy mushroom look. You probably don't want her near your hair again though. What was she thinking! Razorcut indeed!