GretchenGretchen AdministratorModerators Posts: 10,840 Curl Virtuoso
For our dear newbies, here's a link you might find useful:


And welcome; we're really so glad to have you!

NaturallyCurly.com co-founder

You are beautiful!


  • GiselleGiselle Registered Users Posts: 1
    Hi! I'm Giselle and I am from Trinidad & Tobago and my hair shows it! I have the whol spectrum of curl on my head :roll:
    After reading "Curly Girl," I feel much better about what I do with my hair and how it looks, and now I would like to put it to use.
    I am a college student, and I have been looking for hair model calls in the New York City area to try to supplement my income, but most ads for model calls say, "No culry hair."
    So if anyone knows of any salons or schools that want curly hair models, feel free to drop me a line.
    Thank you for existing Naturally Curly!
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Moderators Posts: 10,840 Curl Virtuoso
    Welcome, Giselle! We're happy to have you!

    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder

    You are beautiful!
  • aeroheadaerohead Registered Users Posts: 179 Curl Connoisseur
    hi there, i am new to posting notes but have been lurking through the posts for about a week now, have taken a very keen interest in my hair since i got it cut before christmas, it was past my shoulders but we(my hairdresser and i) have found the most amazing waves/curls since cutting to midneck length, i have been coomparing pictures and i think i am a 2b/3a more wavy at the front but at the back is quite botticelli esque! so i am on a mission to get the front like the back, but in the mean time i have been no-pooing for the last two weeks and am loving what my hair is doing, and my hair is loving the attention it has been getting. great site!!! thanks for giving us curlies somewhere to take refuge!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Thick, 2C with little 3A's thrown in to make my hair look a little more wild.FIA:2c/3a-M
    Last Haircut:17/1/07
    Ultimate Goal: To go as long as possible
    Products Used:coconut cowash, tescos own gel citrus spice whipped butter
    Hair Length:BSL
    NEW PHOTOS ADDED: 20th August'09
  • txcurlstxcurls Registered Users Posts: 1
    Hi all!

    Am new to the boards, but not the site - thanks for all the helpful curly tips! :) And yes, I do love my curls, but find myself bored with my hair from time to time and am considering blow drying it straight on occasion just to change things up - having never done this, do you have tips or a routine for doing this that minimizes damage to hair? Can I do this with just a blow dryer and round brush or do I need the flat iron, too? Are there special products I should use? I typically use a thicker leave-in and gel in wet hair, air dry, and finish off with a touch of Be Curly styling creme. My hair is fairly thick, fairly coarse and has some ringlets in back/on crown as well as and some looser curls in front. And one last question - can I do this on dry hair or do I have to start with wet? My apologies for all the questions, but I've never done this before and want to do it right! Many thanks!
  • VTmomVTmom Registered Users Posts: 2,487 Curl Connoisseur
    Hi, I'm new here and NEVER post on sites. However, this site piqued my interest due to the thread a couple of weeks ago on retin-a. I'm pretty much obsessed with skincare. Probably because I've always considered myself to have "issues" with my skin, i.e. adult acne for the past "many" years. I'm looking forward to reading and learning from the expertise I've discovered here. :)
    The smallest deed is greater than the grandest intention.

    I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. (Invictus - William Ernest Henley)

    Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that,
    Used to worry 'bout rich and skinny, 'til I wound up poor and fat,
    Nowadays I kind of worry where my mind's been at,
    Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that. (Delbert McClinton - I Used to Worry from Never Been Rocked Enough)
  • CulturalBeautyCulturalBeauty Registered Users Posts: 3
    Hello all! I'm a 25 year old military wife who has been naturally curly for about 4 months now. I use to have a relaxer and I transitioned for about a year and a half. I went back to my natural texture because I loved my natural hair when I was a child. I was talked into getting a relaxer by my family and I never liked relaxers. I hated going to the salon for someone just to burn me. It just wasn't me. I think if God wanted my hair to be straight, He would have made me with straight hair.
    Curly, Happy, and Free!!!

  • jms12jms12 Registered Users Posts: 1
    Hi, this is my first time here. I am in my 30's and have just qualifed as a nurse. As part of work I have to wear my hair up and this is where I lack insprirations!
    My hair is layed and a little longer than shoulder lenght. As it has got longer the curls are dropping and at times looks like rat tails!!

    Looking forward to hearing you tips! :D
  • guyanadouglaguyanadougla Registered Users Posts: 4
    Hi, I am new to the board but not new to the site. This website saved my hair. Thank you naturally curly. I am from Guyana and now living in Germany. I have 3b hair or something close to it. I look forward to chatting and meeting other curlies. Is there anybody from my country in this program? would love to hear from ya.
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Moderators Posts: 10,840 Curl Virtuoso
    Welcome, all!

    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder

    You are beautiful!
  • LaudesLaudes Registered Users Posts: 1
    Hi, I'm Laudes from Los Angeles, CA. Glad I found you guys; I never, ever see advice on my kind of hair in magazines, etc. I'm of Celtic extraction & have naturally blonde, curly, FINE hair. Does anyone else out there have this hair: fine, but lots of it, and curly but not with well-defined or tight curls?

    Someone once likened my hair to cotton candy. :fuming:fuming.gif It's voluminous unless beaten down with blowdrying, straightening serum and then a straightening iron. I want a more natural style, but my hair doesn't hang or bounce- it sort of lightly "puffs" - what can you do with that? Needless to say, I've never been able to find a decent haircut; stylists either straighten it out & then cut it (impossible to maintain, much less reproduce even once, at home!) or use curlers to get it into tighter curls (which also takes forever at home!).

    Anyone out there with experience in (successfully) dealing with my type of hair? I've only tried a few serums (Frizz-Ease is what I use now), but there must be better. Perhaps there are new products/intruments/etc. that work? Aside from wearing a hairband for my rampant side & top flyaways, + a medium-long braid, I despair of ever finding a reasonable-looking hair style. How I envy those of you with strong, coarse, definite curls!

    Anyway, I'm glad to be in a group of fellow curlies! You're right- curly hair is natural for many & has been in style during many periods- fashion is just being arbitrary about it at the moment! Plus, curly hair is so beautiful when handeled right. My husband LOVES curly hair, and as HE says- "How many poems have been written about straight hair? They're all about curls!" (Check it- he's right!) :idea:
  • b0ricubanab0ricubana Registered Users Posts: 125
    Hey naturally curly heads, i'm Nicole and i'm sort-of new to this community. I came across this site one day while i was searching for curly hair salons on the net. I've become addicted to this site just as much as i'm addicted to my hair! I live in New York City/ Northern Jersey at the moment, and i'm a college student and part-time administrative assistant. After recieving my curly hair cut last month, I have been on the CG routine, and i'm using Devacare products to help nurse my hair back to health. My hair is a 2c/3a combo, and it is rather fine. It is color-treated and has been for almost a year now on a consistent basis. :lol:
    type 3a hair. started the 'CG' routine on 06.12.07 the day of my very 1st 'Deva' cut ;D
    Currently using all Devacare products...
    ALSO Addicted to:
    Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Condish
    Tigi Catwalk Oatmeal and Honey Condish
    HEBE Set me up
  • KarenRB53KarenRB53 Registered Users Posts: 355
    Hi: I've been watching this site for quite a while and have even posted, asking questions but have never introduced myself. I don't know how many "mature" ladies you have as members but I'm 59yrs old, act about 36yrs old, with fine 3a/b hair. Right now I'm wearing it quite short because I have recently finished chemotherapy and although I didn't lose my hair, it became very dry and actually lost some of its curl. So, I thought I'd get it cut short and go from there. I have 2 children and 3 fabulous grandchildren and we all have curly hair. I'd like advice on what products would work best with my fine 3a/b hair. Everything seems to weigh it down and I can't use anything with any kind of wax even though I love the piecey look. I've looked at some of the pics but most are of longer hair, any members with short curly styles??
    Great site, best I've found for curly hair. Very encouraging and supportive.
    3b, fine textured,thin and normal to high porosity.
  • susancnwsusancnw Registered Users Posts: 1,374 Curl Novice
    New here. I live in CO after living in Texas for many years, never did learn to really deal with my curly hair in the humidity.

    Poo-free for 2 weeks or so now...it's looking better.

    Giselle, if it is allowed to mention other products/salons here, check with Bumble and Bumble. They have model projects and might want to take you as they do take curly hair.

    My son wears combat boots (and a parachute). So does my son-in-law.
    The older I get, the less patience I have with cleverness. Thomas Sowell.
    Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve. Benjamin Franklin.
    Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain.


  • mlevinmlevin Registered Users Posts: 2
    Hello.. I am new to this community. I am looking for a great stylist that specializes in curly hair. I love, love, love my present stylist, but she has cut back her hours to Saturdays only, and I can't acocmmodate her schedule!

    I am so sad to look somewhere else, but it;'s almost impossible to get an appointment with her, and ai Need a stylist with more availability/flexibility.

    She is trained in the Ouidad slicing system and does a great job. Speaking of Ouidad, I have been using that product line for several years, but came across another product line through Curly Hair Solutions (www.frizoff.com), offered by Jonathan Torch. He uses the Tunnel Cut. Does anyone know anything about Jonathan's technique and his products, and how they compare to Ouidad?
  • txcocurlstxcocurls Registered Users Posts: 2
    Hey everyone!

    I'm a curly originally from the great state of Texas, but now currently reside in Colorado.

    My hair has gradually become curlier and curlier through the years. I used to blow dry and straighten when I was younger all of the time b/c my hair was "in the middle" of straight and wavy. It just looked funny if I let it go natural. In the last two years, I have realized that at some point in time, my hair became truly curly. So, now I am learning to embrace the curls instead of fighting them. My biggest frustrations lie in my hair "getting on my nerves" and feeling like it's pretty dull. I am not sure what to do with it a lot of times. It either is left down (and then eventually put into a pony tail - the whole "getting on my nerves" thing) or it's just put into a pony tail to begin with :? --I know, pretty boring, huh?

    Anyway, I've been lurking around on the board for a little while. Looking forward to learning more about the blessing (occasionally feels like a curse) of curls! :wink:
    "Seek first to understand then to be understood"

    PW: embracingcurls
  • curly2ccurly2c Registered Users Posts: 1
    Hi all!

    A friend of mine told me a few times about this site...It took an e-mail for me to actually check it out. I have to say I am impressed with what I've seen so far.

    I've only really been curly for the last 5-10 years. Since the weather is "HUMID" almost all the time. I am caught between 2c and 3a.

    I figured Curly and controlled is better than bun, clip or a ponytail all the time. So here I am navigating the world of curls looking for the "answer"

    I look forward to any advise to keep the spirals under control....

    See you:-)
  • 1happyrocker1happyrocker Registered Users Posts: 2
    Hi there,
    I've been reading your site for awhile, looking for help with my particular hair challenge. It seems there is a lot of variety here in hair types & treatment - what works for one does not necessarily work for another

    I have very thick, combination hair - oily at the scalp, & a dry outer layer (canopy) I've read Curly Girl and have been backing off from daily shampooing - just using water & conditioner in between

    I go to a local budget salon monthly for root color to cover the gray. Stylists there have noticed improvement in the condition of my hair. But I'm still troubled by the frizz factor.

    Anyone here with wavy, coarse, thick hair like mine that can recommend a good anti-frizz? Best I can tell, it's type 2c. I'd be interested in hearing from you. TIA
  • tarheelcurliegurltarheelcurliegurl Registered Users Posts: 1
    Hi I'm Amanda, and just did the BC almost a month ago on October 12, 2007 after about 10 months of transitioning. My hair is 3C/4A and I love it and am excited about experimenting with different styles and products that will work best with my hair. I look forward to hearing from and learning from all the experienced curlies on here.
    I love this site!!
    ~BC-October 12, 2007 after 10 months of transitioning~
  • goldygoldy Registered Users Posts: 5,463 Curl Connoisseur
    Welcome curlies (and wavies) to nc.com :P
    Poodlehead wrote:
    Ah, it all makes sense now. Goldy is the puppet master! :lol:
  • JaiminiJaimini Registered Users Posts: 6
    Hi-- I'm Karen (username "Jaimini"), originally from the Bronx, NY, then Jersey, and now, Raleigh, NC. I'm learning all sorts of neat things to do with my hair, and I love hearing about what others are doing. I'm looking forward to some great "conversations" on what to do with curly and coily locks. :cheers:
    I'm a hair nutritionist at heart. Won't be long now...

  • goldygoldy Registered Users Posts: 5,463 Curl Connoisseur
    Welcome Jaimini :P
    Poodlehead wrote:
    Ah, it all makes sense now. Goldy is the puppet master! :lol:
  • NicciB86NicciB86 Registered Users Posts: 1

    I'm new to this site, I stumbled across it looking for some new hairstyles for curly hair and curly hair tips. So far it looks pretty awesome! I can't wait to really get into it and actually USE it! I never would have imagined they had something like this for people with curly hair! It's awesome! I'm a 21 year old student working on my degree as a graphic design artist/professional photographer. I love having fun and I love my crazy hair (except the frizz!)
  • Flower princessFlower princess Registered Users Posts: 608
    Thanks i was searching for this page for quite a long time thanks for posting it!
    All Hair is Good Hair!

    It's Not What's ON Your Head, But What's IN Your Head!

    Please join/follow my new blog http://vividthoughtsofglory.blogspot.com/
  • aprettyrockaprettyrock Registered Users Posts: 50
    Thank you Gretchen! That FAQ was just what I needed to answer some questions for me. :)

    My hair - 3c: MOP Mixed Greens cowash - MOP Hydrating Conditioner - MOP Extreme Moisture - Aura Hypoallergenic Gel or AG Re:coil
    Website Development ☆ ← What I Do → ★ Handcrafted, Limited Edition Jewelry
  • TaraMTaraM Registered Users Posts: 3
    Hi, My name is Tara..I am from Canada and a mother to 4 girls. So far my 2 oldest girls have curly?wavy?hair..my 3rd I think will be straight and 4th is only 8 weeks old and doesn't have enough to tell. So, My oldest..Ashley is 9 almost 10 and her hair is horrible. It always seems so frizzy so I am constantly putting it up in an elastic. I wish we could get it to curl beautifully, but I really don't have a lot of time to be spending on hair...maybe you guys can help.
    Amber is my 2nd child...she has beautiful curls...not much hair yet though...she will be 3 in may. Her hair looks better if after I wash it I don't brush it...It seems to half straighten..half frizz ..half curl if I do...but it is easy to not brush it as it is to short to tangle.
    Anyways that is who we are.
    Nice to meet everybody here.
  • goldygoldy Registered Users Posts: 5,463 Curl Connoisseur
    Welcome Tara :)
    Poodlehead wrote:
    Ah, it all makes sense now. Goldy is the puppet master! :lol:
  • weimermommaweimermomma Registered Users Posts: 2
    Hi! My name is Angela. I am new to Curl talk but have loved NC.com for a long time. sulfate and cone free for 4 years- I dropped out of college after three years when I read the CG book! Now I am a stylist (almost 3 years) and been to the 1st curl class at Devachan and hoping to go back soon and learn lots more! My own curly hair motivated me to help others with theirs.
  • CurlyNCaliCurlyNCali Registered Users Posts: 23
    Hi I'm Lisa,
    I' a married mother of two girls Geneva 11yrs old (2a maybe her hair is really long) and Arithena 2years old (3c).
    My husband also has curly hair although you would NEVER know because he blows it straight.
    PS 139:14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

    CG: 02/08 3b, mix, with mind of it's own :shaking:
    Currently using: Suave Coconut condition, Lustra Silk Aloe Vera Cholesterol, Salon Classics Aloe Vera gel, and Volumax spray gel.
  • kadistekadiste Registered Users Posts: 5
    i am from Estonia and i have long waivy hair...used to have curly hair. I am very happy to found out about this site it is very good and useful :mrgreen:
  • goldygoldy Registered Users Posts: 5,463 Curl Connoisseur
    Welcome everyone :)
    Poodlehead wrote:
    Ah, it all makes sense now. Goldy is the puppet master! :lol:

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