Wurly tornado hair

nikskenikske Posts: 556Registered Users
After being cg for over 10 months, I pretty much have started to love my wurls. The only thing I have a problem with is consistency. I have spiralling coils and waves and wurls mixed in a random fashion. So even though my hair is healthy now, it looks rather unkempt.

I would like to have a more consistent curl pattern, whether it's a 2 or a 3, I don't much care. I just don't want to look as if I have weathered a tornado.

Anyone have tips?
Wurly 2b/2c/3a Miii - high porosity

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  • plunkybugplunkybug Posts: 2,526Registered Users
    I hear you. I don't know what to suggest I'm afraid. :(


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    2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

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

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  • Robin-in-FLRobin-in-FL Posts: 1,731Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    This is going to sound obvious, but gel and scrunching moderates the different hair types for me. The curly hair doesn't really curl as much (kept from shrinking up or something) and the looser parts hold up their curls better so it looks more even.

    When I go without enough gel for hold, it looks like a mix of curly/wavy/straight with a lot of frizz and mess mixed in for good measure, much less even. Halloween wig hair.

    So the styling product can make a big difference if you have uneven hair (most wavy or curly ladies have uneven hair. Not all but most.)
    2c / C / iii (FIA)
    Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

    Shoulder-Length now.

    Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
    Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
    Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
    Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

    Henna!
  • 09robiha09robiha Posts: 683Registered Users
    Afraid to say I have the exact same. It has gotten better since I started though and it can look nice and neat now but tbh wild hair reflects my personality and most people just look at me a think 'ah well shes a student'
    Mixture of 2c/3a curls, fine to med texture

    :love5: PROTEIN LOVER!!! :love5:

    Wishing my hair would be more like this
    > :angel13:
    and less like this
    > :evil5:
  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    The super soaker method (as opposed to ice queen method) gives me more even waves. It looks more intentional and more "kept" on my hair.
    http://pedaheh.blogspot.com/ (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
    2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
    Cowash: Tresemme naturals
    Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
    Curl enhancer: FSG
    Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
    PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
    Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
  • wavynwild16wavynwild16 Posts: 2,121Registered Users
    Hmmm....I have very uneven hair, too. Like Robin said, styling product comes into play BIG time! I have a gel with not-so-strong hold, and if I don't use TONS of it, my hair doesn't hold a shape at all. But a diffuser might help you, too. If you dry your hair with that, it might give you a more even curl pattern. HTH....
    Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

    Favorite...
    Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
    RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
    Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
    Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
    Mod-CG since 12/1/10! :happy7:
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    nikske wrote: »
    After being cg for over 10 months, I pretty much have started to love my wurls. The only thing I have a problem with is consistency. I have spiralling coils and waves and wurls mixed in a random fashion. So even though my hair is healthy now, it looks rather unkempt.

    I would like to have a more consistent curl pattern, whether it's a 2 or a 3, I don't much care. I just don't want to look as if I have weathered a tornado.

    Anyone have tips?

    Are you sure this is a 100% accurate description? I say that because this is kind of what my hair does and I like mine to be a little on the wild side (wild but not crunchy). It may not be a bad look although it may not be what you want.

    My husband has hair which has components of 2c and 3c. When he lets me "style" it, what results are mostly big shiny waves and some curls, but all the hairs are mostly doing the same thing.

    If I want to un-tornado my hair, I "comb" through it with my fingers and that gets the different textures cooperating (although it also turns spirals into waves -- and they're going to clump back together when they get the chance).

    Are you wanting more spirals, or more waves/wurls? Clipping gives me more spirals, so does pressing my hair towards my head with a flat hand instead of scrunching (others plop for this effect).
  • ImSoPrecious78ImSoPrecious78 Posts: 11Registered Users
    Girl, wurly hair is the best kind to have!! :glasses7: I can't tell you how many compliments I've gotten from men and women since I've gone "natural." I've been told that uniform curls look too formal on an everyday basis, but wurly hair totally sexy. :thumbup:
  • ValcurlValcurl Posts: 300Registered Users
    Girl, wurly hair is the best kind to have!! :glasses7: I can't tell you how many compliments I've gotten from men and women since I've gone "natural." I've been told that uniform curls look too formal on an everyday basis, but wurly hair totally sexy. :thumbup:

    I totally agree. The natural effect of waves is what makes it look "effortless" and beautiful. Of course, my hair is anything but effortless, but it has become more and more beautiful over time since going CG. So much nicer, in my opinion, than a forced curling iron look.
    Curl Pattern:2b Texture: medium
    Porosity: med to high Density: med Elasticity: normal
    Lowpoo: (2x/wk) Shea moisture retention/ Mop C
    Cowash: Mop C/ AHRC
    Deep cond: Darcy's pumpkin seed condish/ SS deep
    Leave in: CJ curl assurance condish
    Stylers: SS CEJ, CJ Aloe Fix Lite
    Hair hates: JC rockin' ringlets/CJ CIAB/AG recoil
    Hair loves: super soaking/ protein/ ACV rinses
    mod CG since 7/09 :love7:
  • nikskenikske Posts: 556Registered Users
    Thanks everyone for your responses.

    Robin, I do use gel, fructis survivor, which does help a bit, but definitely not enough.

    Pedadeh, I have tried supersoaker with mixed results. I actually do this while still in the shower, and with my survivor gel I sometimes get decent -but still irregular- results. My hair is rather fickle, so what works one day does not work the next.

    Wavynwild, I can't diffuse. No matter what method, it gives me tons of frizz.

    IAgirl, I like it wild at times, but there are plenty of occasions when wild just won't do. I do clip, but it only stops me from having flat top, doesn't seem to give me more spirals. The parts that spiral on their own will do so regardless, the rest just does not cooperate. I think I should try the fingercombing though, I've alway avoided it because I think it'll give me frizz, I am super frizz prone. How do you prevent your hair from frizzing? Do you use a product or just your fingers? Oh, btw, your gelatin recipe is AWESOME!

    LOL, Imsoprecious. Yeah, dig the sexy thing. But alas, at times sexy is just not the way to go.

    Valcurl, I get that too, the effortless thing. When people tell me that, I just hold my tongue. If only they knew how much work I put into it.

    Well, ladies, it seems that I should just get to grips with my hairs irregular pattern. I guess I'll put it up in a bun or something when I need to look serious.

    Again, thanks for all your tips and comments.
    Wurly 2b/2c/3a Miii - high porosity

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    Cuius testiculos habes, habeas cardia et cerebellum.

    Sodomy non sapiens.

    - Terry Pratchett
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My anti-frizz "thing" is just using gel -- I like FSG with agave and epsom salts, but lately I am loving Kiss My Face Upper Management with Free & Clear gel on top for hold. The result is soft enough to comb through and I get nice, even waves with good volume. The gels seem to control the frizz, but I make sure to get products scrunched from root to end. Then I can finger-comb a little (or even use a very wide-tooth comb) without causing frizz. Actually, I comb it, then I shake it a little. I think I comb with my fingers from underneath or from the side rather than from the top/surface and that makes a difference in frizzing.

    My conditioner really helps control frizz -- I make mine, but the magic ingredient seems to be guar and soy protein! I have very fine hair and yours is not, but the back of my hair is very prone to frizzing. Surface or halo frizz.

    I know most people don't comb their hair, but mine gets to looking unkempt after many hours and I like it a little more uniform. Hence a little "combing."

    You could try it with a little bit of conditioner rubbed really well between your palms -- until it's all pasty and not wet.
  • wavynwild16wavynwild16 Posts: 2,121Registered Users
    nikske wrote: »
    Thanks everyone for your responses.

    Wavynwild, I can't diffuse. No matter what method, it gives me tons of frizz.

    Yeah, I used to hate diffusing, too. I know your pain! But I've mastered my technique a little more now, so it's not as bad. I can't stop touching my hair when I air-dry, and that's always a big problem with curly hair.

    Sometimes, when I'm without a diffuser, I blow dry my hair by clumping individual sections of curls up in my hand like I'm about to scrunch (but my hand isn't closed) and I point the blow dryer downward into my hand and dry my hair that way. Blow drying with the dryer pointing downward seems to reduce my frizz because it's kind of sealing the loose frizz down with the rest of my hair. It might be worth a shot, if this whole description makes any sense!
    Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

    Favorite...
    Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
    RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
    Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
    Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
    Mod-CG since 12/1/10! :happy7:
  • Erin14040Erin14040 Posts: 53Registered Users
    I feel the same way. I've got 4 gorgeous spirals and the rest is a wavy, wild mess. LOL.

    I've come to the realization that this is what I have to work with and longingly coveting someone elses hair isn't helping my cause.

    I'm just going to run with the wild and unruly and you know what? I AM a little wild and unruly, so it suits me. LOL.

    Instead of fretting about my hair, I just bought some new clothes to go with the funky, new me. :-) It's been a BLAST! I can still clip it when I need to be soccer mom or look professional, but even in professional clothes, I don't mind having a bit of the wildness show. Our type of hair may be a pain sometimes, but BOY is it VERSATILE! We can do so much with it!
  • KellycatKellycat Posts: 79Registered Users
    Hey Nikske,

    I have a hard time dealing with the tornado look too. It just doesn't suit me or my style (though I see it on others and I love it!). So, I thoroughly pick out my hair and/or comb it through once it's really dry. I turn the individual curls into bigger waves, which looks much neater to me. In fact, I pick/comb through it a couple of times a day. If it frizzes or gets weird in the process, I scrunch in a little bit of curl cream (CJ CCCC Lite) into my dry hair, which settles everything down. Also, I find if I use a good amount of gel while my hair is sopping wet, I won't get much/any frizz later on.
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    Hair type: 2b
    Texture: Fine
    Density: Medium (yet crazy-huge volume)
    Porosity: Normal
    Elasticity: Normal (I think....)
    Oily scalp
    Low-poos: CJ Daily Fix; AO Green Tea Clarifying
    Co-washing: Tresemme Naturals Conditioner
    Conditioner: As needed
    Styling: FSG; KCCC (winter favorite); CJ Curl Fix; CJ Coffee Coco Curl Cream Lite; BSRHG (a MUST)

    Current obsession: Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing Conditioner

  • aislinaislin Posts: 864Registered Users
    This is going to sound obvious, but gel and scrunching moderates the different hair types for me. The curly hair doesn't really curl as much (kept from shrinking up or something) and the looser parts hold up their curls better so it looks more even.

    When I go without enough gel for hold, it looks like a mix of curly/wavy/straight with a lot of frizz and mess mixed in for good measure, much less even. Halloween wig hair.

    So the styling product can make a big difference if you have uneven hair (most wavy or curly ladies have uneven hair. Not all but most.)


    This is me all the way! Product helps, but technique really is a big one for helping even things out. I still have the looser parts and the curlier parts, but I've just learned to accept it and have come to really love the craziness of it over time. It is what it is I guess, but in the end, it's really the technique that has helped me.

    I wish you the best of luck in finding what works best for you- just try lots of experimenting!
    Wurly, fine, thin, moderately to heavily porous. Mod CG.

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