I had my hair layered from all one length just after xmas, had 8 inches taken off and it is now just past my shoulders. I love it, gives me so many more options for styling, but I only need to wash it twice a week. My hair goes quite curly if left so I tend to straighten it, but if you hair is thick and fairly straight, finger drying should be fine
MrFish - sounds a bit like me.....I normally wash twice a week... and it can be quite curly so I am worried I would need to straighten. Also I will be going from bum crack length to just below shoulders so taking the weight off will probably encourage it to curl more.
How often do you straighten?
How long are your shortest layers? If I had the layers cut in and didn't like it could I get the layers cut away to leave a decent length bob IYSWIM.
My shortest layer is 8 inches which comes to just the base of my skull. I always straighten after I have washed as I don't like it curly this length. When it was longer the weight used to pull it down into nice loose curls, now it is shorter and layered it doesn't look right.
Why don't you have longer layers to start with and see how it goes, you can always go shorter afterwards
My hair has tendency to curl and layers make it worse necessitating long times with straighteners. But have just discovered that it looks better in a choppy bob with tons of layers that is washed rough dried and straightened every day and I WILL go to those lengths to have good hair days.
That is really nice. If you only have to wash twice a week like me, its not such a big problem to straighten is it? Mind you I have GHD's they are the best straightners ever, I leave my hair to dry naturally, then I spritz with a hair straightner protector, it then takes me 10 mins to get it completely straight
Well then, GHD's are your new best friend , I think mine were about £85 off the net about two years ago, they are probably cheaper by now, honestly you will wonder how you ever coped without them, if mine broke today, I would be buying a new pair straight away