Ask Jenny about uneven layers.
Happy Tuesday everyone!! I hope every one's week is going fantastic. Mine is amazing. As a lot of you know, I'm almost 16 weeks pregnant and feeling great as my morning sickness has finally went away. So thank you god, now I can get back to my life and blog away. Today is my "Ask Jenny" post and this question came from a lovely viewer named Briana from North Dakota. Here is what Briana wrote in:
I've been reading your blog for quite a while now, and I love your Ask Jenny posts, and I've found them very helpful! I have a bit of a problem with my hair at the moment...
I'd say about six-ish months ago, I had my friend who is still in hair school trim my hair. She asked if I wanted layers and I said sure I'd love some of my longer layers trimmed up. What I noticed is that she was paying much more attention to only one side of my head, but I didn't say anything (mistake!). She ended up thinning out my hair too much on one side, and my left side ended up being longer than my right. I feared cutting my hair even more to even it out because I love my long hair. My shorter layers on my right side had grown out to about shoulder length, when I decided I desperately needed a trim because my ends were so dry. I thought well, I'll just have my friend trim my hair, since she can't do much damage with just a trim, and it's free! Now, my right side is about two inches shorter than my left, and still much thinner. Is there anything you can suggest I do to try to fix this problem without chopping my hair to layer length? I've been thinking about extensions to give me some more fullness, but I'm not sure how pricey good quality extensions will be.
Please help! I miss my beautiful long and thick hair :("
Briana, thank you sooo much for your question. First of all, you are so beautiful that I doubt anyone is looking at your uneven layers!!! Also, I'd say its time to get a new stylist. If she can't cut your hair even, that's a major problem. Like the old saying goes, you get what you pay for. I'm sure she is a talented hairdresser, but maybe doesn't put as much love into your hair since you aren't paying for it. Of course, that is just been my observation with doing hair over the past 11 years. ;)
So with that, this is a tough question. I feel like extensions would help it blend better, but yet it wouldn't exactly solve your issue. I say this because then the side with extensions would be thicker and it would look even more uneven due to having the shorter layers as well as extensions.
I know you probably don't want to hear this, but I say get on a plane and fly down to Scottsdale, AZ so I can give you a proper haircut. haha...just kidding. That would be really awesome though. But, what you can do is load up on the multi vitamins to promote hair grow and I'd say go to a salon that has a good reputation and spend a little money on getting your hair fixed. I know you don't want to lose length, but lets face it, you don't want to be walking around with a choppy haircut.
I know, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if cutting is not an option for you, than I do suggest wearing your hair wavy, pinned up or half down to camouflage the uneven layers. Check out some of my fun hair tutorials for fun ideas while you are growing it. But I still recommend just getting a proper haircut. I really hope this helps you out, please let me know what you decide, I'd love to hear about it.
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