I did a mini big chop some months ago trying to get rid of the damaged hair I had neglected post-colouring. It was the best decision for my hair as the look and feel was overall healthier. After cutting off my hair, the problem I am now had was it was now back to that “in between” stage. You know that stage that it’s not long but too long to be short.
I love my hair I embrace my kinks and I work with her (my hair) while she does her own thang, but in this stage, with most hair journey, you just don’t know how to cope.
Your Major Issues
- The length of your hair is choppy and weird.
- Products that use to give you that the bomb twist-out is now seemingly unawesome (I made that up).
- Your face looks all weird because of the new length it falls too long to be a bang but not long enough in the back to be pulled up in one.
- Wash days now takes forever it seems and you’re now starting to underestimate how long your hair will take to dry. This will lead to “twist fails” and not the twist out.
Well, let’s see if we can figure this out together, I have gathered a few pointers to help you in that awkward in-between stage.
- Wash your hair earlier in the days, this will help with better styles.
- Invest in a good hair gel. It will help with catching the hairs on the back that is shorter into your high puffs or puffs period. Later in the chapter, there is a whole chapter on styling products
- Bob pins! Get 5 million. #thatisall
- Play around with your new length and see how best to frame your face
- Get comb clips and experiment with styles. Check my youtube page Lifestyle with IC-Ta for great tips on how to styles
- Take lots and lots of photos, this will help to motivate you and to keep experimenting with different styles and techniques.
- And finally..…who are we kidding… this is all a bag of bull. If you love your hair like I love my hair this awkward in-between stage will be aaaawwwwwesome.
Why? Because after all, you did to your hair it HAS actually grown to the point that it’s a bother. It’s a journey just enjoy it. Rocking your mane is all about the confidence in yourself. Love you!