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Let's talk about styles (and I dont mean products)

Being a thick curly I find it hard to wear my hair any way but just all down. Sometimes I get bored with my hair and want to do cute things with it but its really hard sometimes with curly hair. I try to pull back the sides but it will add a big poof. The only thing I really get away with is using

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and pulling up the front sides into the top of my head. (I guess a semi half pony tail)

Please feel free to post pictures of styles or descriptions. Im sure a lot of us can use suggestions!
3A 3B mix
Colored treated
Combo Low and High porosity
Medium coarse texture

Goosefootprints hair analysis
Co-wash- As I Am Co-wash
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LI- As I Am leave in,
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Style- la looks sport gel

Comments

  • Libra_MoonLibra_Moon Posts: 255Registered Users
    3221c3ce-c304-4134.jpg3221c3ce-c31d-645c.jpg3221c3ce-c334-ee94.jpg3221c3ce-c34d-a6c5.jpg3221c3ce-c372-4c95.jpgBuns, braids, twists, ponytails ...YouTube is a friend!!

    Sent from my DROID X2 using CurlTalk App with accidental obvious autocorrect errors throughout.
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    Growing out Pixie since 5-10-2008 with some trims and anxiety chops along the way...
    hair details: BSL(c)/MBL(s) - 2b/2c (MPD if truth be told) - f/m, iii, porosity med-low.
    Please feel free to follow my FB blog page as I go through Cosmetology school abd beyond
    what else do you need/want to know? Blame all spelling mistakes on me, my fat fingers or autocorrect.
    oh yeah, and I'm newly gluten free...thanks to celiac
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    I normally stick to boring- either it's down or it's in a ponytail. I recently started playing with pulling one side back with a clip (usually with a flower attached). The flower takes attention away from any extra poof.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9800 using Tapatalk
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    3a/f/iii
    Modified CG since 11/5/11
    CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
    RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
    STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
  • Mec1976Mec1976 Posts: 210Registered Users
    Libra_Moon wrote: »
    3221c3ce-c304-4134.jpg3221c3ce-c31d-645c.jpg3221c3ce-c334-ee94.jpg3221c3ce-c34d-a6c5.jpg3221c3ce-c372-4c95.jpgBuns, braids, twists, ponytails ...YouTube is a friend!!

    Sent from my DROID X2 using CurlTalk App with accidental obvious autocorrect errors throughout.

    Those styles are awesome. How did you do #4 (small twists)? It looks amazing!!
    Finally have a routine that works :toothy5:

    Low Poo - 2chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra-Moist Shampoo
    Co-Wash - V05 Passion Fruit Smoothie Conditioner
    RO - Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Cure Care, GVPCB
    LI - KCNT
    Stylers - GF Pure Clean Gel, BTZ Noodle Head, LA Looks Sports Gel, Eco Styler Krystal, KCCC (I am a product junkie ;-) )

    Wash at night, add products, plop in a t-shirt overnight, then diffuse in the morning!! It is great finally getting to sleep in :sleepy2:
  • greencup13greencup13 Posts: 596Registered Users
    WOW. Looks awesome! I HATE wearing my hair up though. Anyone have down styles?
    3A 3B mix
    Colored treated
    Combo Low and High porosity
    Medium coarse texture

    Goosefootprints hair analysis
    Co-wash- As I Am Co-wash
    RO-GVPCB[/COLOR
    LI- As I Am leave in,
    [/COLOR][/COLOR]
    Style- la looks sport gel
  • CurlyIndianGirlCurlyIndianGirl Posts: 161Registered Users
    Libra_Moon Wonderful updos:)

    I usually like to try some half up and half down, that takes some pieces falling on my face. also I like to play around with the parting when hair is wet. I mostly use those jaw clips small ones

    waterlilly716 has some youtube videos on that. You can check them out
    3a with some 2a-2c, Medium/Low Porosity
    Co-wash:deva no-poo/Vo5 kiwi
    Detangle:Suave
    Leave-in:Shea Moisture/GVP conditioning Balm/AOHSR

    Since long hair- I finger twist in big chunks, which helps till 5th day hair:farao:
    Gel:LA sports
    Plop: Old T-shirt for 15 minutes ,diffuse
  • Libra_MoonLibra_Moon Posts: 255Registered Users
    Let me know if this link works...
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    And thank you all. I'd do have more pics, watch for them..

    Sent from my DROID X2 using CurlTalk App with accidental obvious autocorrect errors throughout.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Growing out Pixie since 5-10-2008 with some trims and anxiety chops along the way...
    hair details: BSL(c)/MBL(s) - 2b/2c (MPD if truth be told) - f/m, iii, porosity med-low.
    Please feel free to follow my FB blog page as I go through Cosmetology school abd beyond
    what else do you need/want to know? Blame all spelling mistakes on me, my fat fingers or autocorrect.
    oh yeah, and I'm newly gluten free...thanks to celiac
  • alwaysaangelalwaysaangel Posts: 55Registered Users
    I really like the book Strictly Curls. Some of the styles are a little too complicated and I haven't tried yet but it gives you some great ideas and a lot of them are very straight forward or good for second day hair.

    My favorite is half up half down with three sections- with a little bit of decoration it can look really fancy.

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  • greencup13greencup13 Posts: 596Registered Users
    awesome! Thank you! Your hair is so beautiful! I cant wait until mine is that long!
    3A 3B mix
    Colored treated
    Combo Low and High porosity
    Medium coarse texture

    Goosefootprints hair analysis
    Co-wash- As I Am Co-wash
    RO-GVPCB[/COLOR
    LI- As I Am leave in,
    [/COLOR][/COLOR]
    Style- la looks sport gel
  • alwaysaangelalwaysaangel Posts: 55Registered Users
    greencup13 wrote: »
    awesome! Thank you! Your hair is so beautiful! I cant wait until mine is that long!

    Thanks! Yeah it took years to grow out - it really wasn't until I started getting DevaCuts that I could grow it out at all. All the other stylists cut my hair too short for the layers.

    Most of those pics are from my best friends wedding. It was actually really funny. The hair stylist did the bride and other bridesmaids hair but I made it clear no one was touching mine. When she was about done with theirs I pulled out my clips and pulled it back into three sections and added the flowers. 10 min later the hair stylist looks at me and goes "that isn't fair! It looks like that took 2 hours and $200" <3 curly hair!
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  • raindearraindear Posts: 356Registered Users
    Libra_Moon, gotta say, your ponytails certainly aren't boring. Great set of styles. :laughing6:
    Be Happy!

    Type:2b/3ab?
    Texture:Medium/fine
    Porosity:Normal
    Elasticity:Normal

    Experimenting with too many products to name here. All this great info keeps my head spinning. :happy6:
  • DarkCurlyDarkCurly Posts: 11Registered Users
    I love the twisty bun. Must try that with my hair soon!

    Other than that, well, I usually keep my hair down (I love the curls), but now that it's longer I'm going to start putting it up so it stops snagging on the awful chairs at my school (happens. every. single. day.) I like braids. I have a favorite, a dutch braid that starts over one ear and is braided along the nape of the neck so it ends up falling over the opposite shoulder. Or the same kind, a diagonal dutch braid, but I don't braid it all the way down and instead stop when all the hair has been gathered into a braid and ball the rest up into a little side bun.

    If I'm short on time I use a "Magic comb" or "double comb" or whatever: 62j5j5z9.jpg
    I use it to bun, ponytail, or just get my hair out of my face on second/third-day hair: 620z5owg.jpg

    Right now I'm sporting a half-up/half-down lace crown braid which is the reason I'm not posting more pics -- it's the first time I actually manage to do it (it's not perfect but I love it) and I don't want to pull it apart and have to start all over again. It took a lot less time than I expected it to -- ten, fifteen minutes tops -- and I think I'll be wearing it way more often (next attempt: a full crown braid). Tip: style when damp. It makes everything so much easier. Also, detangle well. It wrecks the curls but at least I can actually do something with it). 2h8alqt.jpg

    EDIT: LibraMoon, is that a flexi-8 in your hair? ^^ I've been debating whether to buy one.
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