Would you give up...

rferfe Registered Users Posts: 36
...your waves/curls for guaranteed all the time frizz free hair?

I'm thinking I would, but admittedly a lot of the way I feel about my hair lately is due to growing out this bad cut. I might feel differently once my hair is back to normal (ETA: end of this year, let the countdown begin ;)).
2B - Fine (but lots of it) Texture, High Porosity
Not really CG at the moment, might try again once my hair is much longer (i.e. I can put it up if it looks awful


  • aislinaislin Registered Users Posts: 864
    No way, never. I already did it once and it was totally the WRONG thing to do. I missed my texture so bad it was almost silly. I was TR'ed in hopes to grow out a too short crappy looking bob. It helped some, but what a waste of time and money! I'd never do the keratin/BKT type treatments either because they also supposedly make you lose some curl. No thanks! :thumbdown:

    Are you thinking about doing some kind of treatment yourself or just asking? :smile:
    Wurly, fine, thin, moderately to heavily porous. Mod CG.

  • rferfe Registered Users Posts: 36
    Just asking. I wouldn't consider a BKT type of treatment. I color my hair and figure I should limit the chemicals on my hair to just the one. I might give up my waves for frizz free hair, but I wouldn't give up the color. My natural color is something akin to mud with gray streaks. :tongue5:
    2B - Fine (but lots of it) Texture, High Porosity
    Not really CG at the moment, might try again once my hair is much longer (i.e. I can put it up if it looks awful
  • rymorg2rymorg2 Registered Users Posts: 2,571
    No. Uh uh. Not a chance. I struggle too much to maintain the curl I have, and I can get frizz free hair that's straight easily just by using cones.
    Cosmetology Educator with sensitivities, eczema and Seborrheic Dermatitis.
    Low poo: looking
    COWash: Eden, cheapo condish, CJDF
    RO: varies
    Protein: CJCF or CJRM
    LI: varies, usually KCKT
    Stylers: KCCC, CRNCM, UFDCM, Curls gel, ecostyler

    Lady Karaan, High Priestess of Hayr Tretements in the Order of Curly Crusaders
    Fotki updated 10/12/10 Password: wavy
  • Cousin-IttCousin-Itt Registered Users Posts: 45
    No, I would not give it up. My hair was pretty straight until I reached my teens. I always was in awe of the girls that had waves and curls, wishing my hair was like theirs. I wish I had understood years ago that a brush in hair is not a good thing!
    Normal porosity/Medium & high elasticity.

    My Fotki http://public.fotki.com/Cousin-Itt/mod-cg-progress/
    Currently using: Burt's Bees Pomegranate & Soy.
    Suave Naturals Pomegranate Conditioner (co-wash)
    Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner.
    Flaxseed Gel
    Coconut Oil once a week as a prewash conditioner.
  • runnerchickirunnerchicki Registered Users Posts: 475
    No way. No way. No way.

    I personally don't mind a little bit of frizz, but then I'm really into the tousled just got out of bed look right now. :glasses7:
    FIA: 2cFii

    Lady Crispina, Confector of Pharmaceutria and Conjurer of Exquisitus JuJu, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Registered Users Posts: 2,251 Curl Neophyte
    Nope! One of the best things I've ever done for my hair is to go CG (ok, well mod-CG). When I go without any product in my hair, it just blows up! Putting a curl enhancer and gel really tames my hair so I no longer have any real frizz or triangle head.
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • plunkybugplunkybug Registered Users Posts: 2,526
    I have frizz either way, but I think the curls and waves just suit my face better than straight hair. A stylist also told me I should keep working at curly because of that...the curls frame my face.

    Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

    2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

    Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

    Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showpost.php?p=1252125&postcount=59

  • DeodandDeodand Registered Users Posts: 159
    I don't know about the rest of you, but I found that after a certain age straight hair made me look older. I think it drags down my face.
    2B low porosity low elasticity fine texture
    I'm not CG - tried it and failed for two years. My scalp hates it.
  • NorthCoastLadyNorthCoastLady Registered Users Posts: 230
    Deodand wrote: »
    I don't know about the rest of you, but I found that after a certain age straight hair made me look older. I think it drags down my face.

    Yes, absolutely. My wurlies soften my face and give me a more youthful appearance. Plus, my hair has never EVER straightened out nicely. It's so fine textured that all straightening did was make it look dried out and parched.

    A few frizzies never bothered me that much. I'm a HUGE outdoorsy gal and rarely go anywhere that requires too much polish.
    2a in the front/sides, 2b in the back.
    Highly porous, dry, fine, low elasticity
    Currently experimenting- I'm on a mission to eventually use all homemade products for my hair!
    CG since July '10.
    co-wash with White Rain Energizing Citrus
    Using coconut oil on ends nightly
    styling with aloe vera gel
    DT once a week with mayo, egg, olive oil.
    Focusing on scalp and hair health first, then length.
  • yagurlbubblezyagurlbubblez Registered Users Posts: 78
    definitely not, b/c when i wear my hair straight i dont get any frizz at all. i am really good w/ my straigtening routine though. i really dont put anything in it except carrot oil and thats it and no frizz for a good 1-2 wks

    REGIMEN (updated 2/28/12)
    Shampoo: Hello Hydration or Desert Essence Coconut Shampoo
    Conditioner: HH for conditioning, detangling and leave in
    Oils: jojoba oil
    Styling: nothing. just take down from pineapple, style and go.
  • crazywavescrazywaves Registered Users Posts: 582
    No! I love my waves and curls now thanks to runnerchicki and her FHG. I can live with a bit of frizz as long as I have great curls.
  • heidiheidi Registered Users Posts: 243
    Not a chance! I've only had my hair straightened a few times (letting my stylist play) and hated it every time. I just don't look my best with straight hair so even at their worst I'd still keep my waves & curls.
    Medium-fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity, Thick Density
    Co-wash: Renpure Body&Shine
    RO: Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
    LI/Curl Enhancer: Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
    Other: I'll add a little AG Mousse Gel if I want something extra.

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