From: Jenny (188.8.131.52)
I am so unhappy. I had my 1st TR on Wednesday 4/4/07, and it looked fabulous afterward.
I washed it for the first time today, and I have 3 main problems that are driving me crazy--all of which I will address with the salon, but I'd still like advice/help!
1) There's a section of hair near the top of my head that still has several waves, and it looks strange b/c it's not in balance with the rest of the hair. Should I ask it to be redone? Is that possible without damaging everything else? Did I expect too much?
2) The stylist gave me long layers, and now that it's broom-straight, it looks choppy & terrible at the back. There's a big cut-off chunk that needs serious blending. While I can ask her to blend that particular area, I wonder what you think about long layers in TR'd hair?
3) I cannot get the look the stylist accomplished! I am a total dolt with a straightening iron & round brush, and frankly, I thought the point was to spend LESS time on my hair, not more! With my curly hair, I just put gel in and let it sit. It didn't look great, but it was done.
Now I've washed it twice today to try to style it. I've used $100 worth of shampoo & conditioner products (Bumble & Bumble), put in an expensive oil, finger-combed while using the dryer on low, used the round brush and dryer to TRY to curl up the ends after ~90% of my hair was dry, used a straightening iron all over, and I can't make it look good.
I can't get the ends to get all flippy & cute like the stylist did, so I have the "broom" look regardless of all my work. I feel like a clumsy moron trying to wield these tools with which I am totally inexpert.
The only positive thing I can say is that my hair still feels pretty soft, but it looks like hell to me. I regret doing the TR!!
What can I do? HELP!