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Curly going away with Length

Hello my dear Curlies,

I apologize for the long thread message. But I need some help!!!!:alien:

So I am an Indian, been CG for about 2 years now. I have been mostly learning from the existing threads and search here.When my hair was short a year and half ago, and scruching up, I would get good curly formation like ringlets even in the back of my head. Now it has grown past BSL and the curls would not form anymore with scrunch, its more wavy, I can see that the curls on top are getting weighed down although I like my length.

Now there is an alternative I have found, Not sure if this makes me CG?

I section my hair briefly in big chunks and if I finger twist or skip curl without the skip, it takes me 5minutes to do that by the way, am I destroying the curls? it clumps up really nice that way and no frizz and hair is more curly+ volume on top

Here I am posting some pictures of the 2 ways.
1st one scruch,2nd one finger twist in chunks,3rd when my hair was short

My routine:
Co-wash:deva no-poo/Tresseme Naturals/Suave Cocunut
Detangle:Tresseme Naturals/Suave Cocunut
Leave-in: deva One condition/KCKT/Shea Moisture
Serum-sometimes:CHS Curl Keeper
Gel: deva Angel/LA sports
Plop: Old T-shirt for 15 minutes and airdry-my hair hates diffusers:tongue4:
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

Comments

  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Gorgeous hair!

    For your curl type, losing curl with length isn't uncommon. Most curlies will have to choose a point on the curl/length continuum where they can be happy with both.


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  • CurlyIndianGirlCurlyIndianGirl Posts: 161Registered Users
    Thank you redcelticcurls for such a quick response.I am planning for a trip back to my home country, and I want to show my folks my long curly hair, after which I can take off some length:) In the meantime I have heard that since you finger twist curls it is like destroying the nature of the curls? Is that true?? I dont see any split ends or anything and I do the finger twist in really really wet hair while still in the shower, after leave-in.
    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
  • CurlyIndianGirlCurlyIndianGirl Posts: 161Registered Users
    Oh and I should say I adore ever curly girl I come across here:)Beautiful!!!!
    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
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    I think the finger twists should be ok. :)


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  • forbeeforbee Posts: 441Registered Users
    I have heard of others using twirling to bring out their curl, so I don't think it should be damaging...oh, and can I say that I love your hair?

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  • jsuzkelleyjsuzkelley Posts: 610Registered Users
    Your hair is gorgeous, and the pic where you twirled - beautiful. I've never heard of twirling being damaging to hair, and I've had several stylists recommend it. I don't see how it could be any worse than a 2-strand twist or other styles of that nature. You already said you only do this to wet hair, so I say if its giving you such good results, stick with it.

    Your picture is so pretty, I think I'll try twirling!

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  • Touch.of.inkTouch.of.ink Posts: 297Registered Users
    Hello my dear Curlies,

    Now there is an alternative I have found, Not sure if this makes me CG?

    I section my hair briefly in big chunks and if I finger twist or skip curl without the skip, it takes me 5minutes to do that by the way, am I destroying the curls? it clumps up really nice that way and no frizz and hair is more curly+ volume on top

    Here I am posting some pictures of the 2 ways.
    1st one scruch,2nd one finger twist in chunks,3rd when my hair was short

    You're safe on the CG spectrum with that :)

    And gosh, I love your hair!
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    Daily: Nature's Gate Tea Tree shampoo, GVP CB, Cure Care conditioner, aloe vera gel, Jessicurls products, Spiral Solutions products.
    Monthly: Henna
    As needed: John Masters Organics Sea Mist
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  • JewelCurlsJewelCurls Posts: 191Registered Users
    Your hair is sooo pretty (and so are you). Finger twists is totally fine for your hair... Should not be at all damaging unless you are somehow being abnormally rough.
    You can't stop my happiness 'cuz I like the way I am! -Hairspray
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    3b, thick, angled bob, coarse, low(ish) porosity.
    Favs:
    Poo (when I get buildup): Bumble&Bumble Curly Shampoo
    Lo-poo: L'Oreal EverCurl Cleansing Conditioner
    LI: Aveda Be Curly Prep
    Stylin': Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer for a natural full-bodied look, SheaMoisture Smoothie for finger curls.


  • sunnydivasunnydiva Posts: 17Registered Users
    Beautiful hair!! :) It's really lovely. i've never tried finger twirling, but you're inspiring me :toothy10: And by the way, my hair has grown, my curl pattern has lessened a bit too.
  • nes223nes223 Posts: 347Registered Users
    Beautiful hair!

    Are you using the SM Smoothie? I had the same problem...3B hair when it was shorter and now my hair is about the same as yours and it's more 3A. I made a post about this and someone suggests trying the SM Smoothie. Since using the Smoothie I'm definitely getting more ringlet definition. Best of luck and hope you find something that works for you. And again your hair us gorgeous! :)
    -nes
    3a/3b
  • CurlyIndianGirlCurlyIndianGirl Posts: 161Registered Users
    Thank you all!! @ness223 are you talking about Shea Moisture Smoothie? Do you know if we can find it at target? The only reason I have to twirl is because I cant scrunch too much to get the pattern, and eventually causes frizz and no definition no matter how wet my hair is.
    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
  • CurlyIndianGirlCurlyIndianGirl Posts: 161Registered Users
    Also with this method, I can easily stretch to like 4th day hair, with pineapple and satin cap
    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
  • nes223nes223 Posts: 347Registered Users
    Thank you all!! @ness223 are you talking about Shea Moisture Smoothie? Do you know if we can find it at target? The only reason I have to twirl is because I cant scrunch too much to get the pattern, and eventually causes frizz and no definition no matter how wet my hair is.

    Yes the Smoothie. I was able to find it at target for about 9$. I know some Walgreens also carry the line. It has made a huge difference in my hair. It doesn't have much hold but it really enhances my curls. I use a little LA looks on top or GF Pure clean gel (3$) that has been giving me great results lately.
    -nes
    3a/3b
  • CurlyIndianGirlCurlyIndianGirl Posts: 161Registered Users
    I will try it:) I recently got LA sports gel, have been using Deva Arc all this while. Thank you @ness223
    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