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What motivates you to keep your hair curly?

xocandiixocandii Posts: 94Registered Users Curl Novice
I never wear my hair curly because I don't like it and I always feel as though it's a mess. Family& Girls at my school tell me they like it but the boys agree with me and think it's a mess (no, I am not saying I think it's a mess just because the boys told me it, I thought it before their comments). I want to start wearing my hair curly again just so I can get it healthy but every time I try after a day I have a very strong urge to straighten it, like it's all I think about. Call me weird but It's like my dream to have voluminous, wavy/straight, beautiful hair. Is it just me or is there anyone out there who felt the same? If so how did you get past the urges?

Thanks for any replies :)
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  • crazycurlychickcrazycurlychick Posts: 344Registered Users
    Hey I had that happen for awhile last summer I straightened EVERY day and after awhile my hair got really damaged but what motivates me now is that I'm growing my hair out to waist length to donate to locks of love or wigs for kids. Maybe try to find something to work towards involving your hair.


    3A/B mix with flat roots dark blonde (refusing to call it brunette I miss my blonde baby hair) lovin my curls
    :angel9:rockin the curls God gave me.

    Routine!
    Shampoo n/a
    Conditioner Vo5 Moisture Milks
    Leave in Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    Shower, comb, apply leave in and mousse in wet hair then scrunch out the water and sometimes.
    Second day, Wake up mist with water and smooth Shea Moisture Curl enhancing smoothie over hair :wav:
  • xocandiixocandii Posts: 94Registered Users Curl Novice
    Awww, that's really kind and a great idea! Definitely going to set goals and hopefully that'll work!
  • tots5678tots5678 Posts: 472Registered Users
    What motivates me to wear my hair curly is overall health of my hair & trying to grow my hair as long as it can grow.

    As well, I have always loved naturally curly hair & now that I know my hair naturally curls... I'm excited. I have fallen on love with the volume in my curly state as well as my hair not looking so polished but instead fun & unorthodox! It's freeing to me. I don't have to worry so much about rain, getting it wet, or sweating after my workout. No hard work with appliances to straighten. It's just easier!!

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  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    It's like fighting nature for me to try to control my wave pattern; it's always there, ready to break out of the prison of straightness at any moment (I'm recalling this from long ago, when I used to straighten). Wind, rain --- anything could set it off, bendingm and twirling away where it always has and always will. It just feels better to let what's going to happen naturally emerge without a battle. I don't feel like me with straight hair.

    Now, if you asked me the same thing about hiding my greys, you'd get a totally different answer, but then again, covering grey hair is a lot easier than fighting a wave or curl pattern, imo.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Dogs and nature abhor a vacuum.
    http://geaugadoggy.wordpress.com
  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Posts: 1,419Registered Users
    I love curly hair. Period. Plus with my huge head I look funny with flat hair.


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  • Mwah LynxMwah Lynx Posts: 61Registered Users
    Hmm, my motivation is that.. Well... At least over where I am, and what I see on television and such, EVERYONE seems to have that "nice, straight or wavy" hair, and not nearly as often, only a few people seem bold enough to rock their curly or even kinky locks!
    So, me personally, I like to stand out and I want to be one who someone can look up to and have confidence in themselves to own their curls just like me.
    Also.. That urge to straighten is quite strong sometimes but hey, go for it - just in moderation. The good thing about being a curly is such versatility(:


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  • WavyshibbyWavyshibby Posts: 165Registered Users
    I used to heat style my hair every single day and wash my hair every day from 6th-8th grade. When I started high school I decided to just leave it curly and go CG because I was too lazy to spend 2 hours flat ironing my hair. When I started to wear it curly it was a frizzy wavy mess, but i nursed it back to health and I started to see big beautiful blonde ringlets form. Now everyone gives me compliments on my hair, and I'm known as "the girl with the blonde curly hair." I feel like my hair fits my personality better now, and I can stand out from all those girls with boring flat hair. Sometimes I straighten but mostly I'm motivated by the fact that my mass of curls is a part of me and my identity.
    2c/3a, fine texture, normal porosity, medium-to-thick
    Co wash: Vo5 Extra Body
    Conditioners: Deva One Condition, GVP CB, Loreal Evercurl
    Stylers: Devacurl ArcAngel, KCCC, AG Recoil, Iso Bouncy Creme, Ecostyler Krystal, CCCCL, KCKT
    Low Poo: Devacurl NoPoo, GTTT
    Hair likes: plopping, diffusing, SMaster's, coconut and argan oil, honey, protein
    "What makes a woman unforgettable? Her mind...surrounded by lots of naturally curly hair"
  • RimiRimi Posts: 2,001Registered Users
    I'm motivated by the fact that I love my curly hair! I no longer feel the NEED to straighten my hair. If I ever do (which is maybe three times a year), it's because I want to.

    My best friend was the catalyst in getting me to grow out my damaged hair and embrace my natural hair...he still tells me all the time about how much he loves my hair. I think that's also another big motivation: being surrounded by positive people who will help you love your hair!
    21 y/o lifelong natural {4a-O ; spongy ; coarse ; dense ; MBL stretched}

    products {'poo: TJTTT shampoo | RO: TJTTT Condish | LI/style: TJTTT Condish, homemade cocoa butter cream | DC: condish + ayurvedic powder(s), Aussie 3MMM Treatment | PT: condish + NPF | oils: castor oil, grapeseed oil | other treatments: probiotics, tea rinses, AVG rinse/spritz, oil rinse | sealing method: LC sometimes O}

    long-term: HL stretched, BSL unstretched

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  • kelseyseakelseysea Posts: 4Registered Users
    my friends and family (except my brother) always told me that they liked my curly hair.
    for me, it takes around 2 hours to straighten my hair, and i just don't have enough patience to take that much time to do my hair. my hair is also so thick that, without layers, it looks slightly off being straight.

    overall, i just like the softness and texture of my natural hair. c:
  • tots5678tots5678 Posts: 472Registered Users
    Hi everyone,

    I finally did it! I started my natural hair blog & am working on videos for my YouTube vlog!

    Please check out, follow, subscribe to my blog & YouTube channel!

    Blog:
    www.memygirlsandournaturalcurls.Wordpress.com

    YouTube Username:
    Tots5678

    I'm still waiting for my video(s) to upload and hope to gave them up within the next couple of days.

    Thank you in advance for your support! :-)

    Sent from my PC36100 using CurlTalk App
  • RimiRimi Posts: 2,001Registered Users
    tots5678 wrote: »
    Hi everyone,

    I finally did it! I started my natural hair blog & am working on videos for my YouTube vlog!

    Please check out, follow, subscribe to my blog & YouTube channel!

    Blog:
    www.memygirlsandournaturalcurls.Wordpress.com

    YouTube Username:
    Tots5678

    I'm still waiting for my video(s) to upload and hope to gave them up within the next couple of days.

    Thank you in advance for your support! :-)

    Sent from my PC36100 using CurlTalk App

    Congrats on your blog!! I'm definitely going to check it out! Have a peak at mine:
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fanairofsurprise.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup
    21 y/o lifelong natural {4a-O ; spongy ; coarse ; dense ; MBL stretched}

    products {'poo: TJTTT shampoo | RO: TJTTT Condish | LI/style: TJTTT Condish, homemade cocoa butter cream | DC: condish + ayurvedic powder(s), Aussie 3MMM Treatment | PT: condish + NPF | oils: castor oil, grapeseed oil | other treatments: probiotics, tea rinses, AVG rinse/spritz, oil rinse | sealing method: LC sometimes O}

    long-term: HL stretched, BSL unstretched

    CG-friendly Products List!
  • tots5678tots5678 Posts: 472Registered Users
    @Rimi

    Thank you for your support! I will certainly check out you blog!

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  • Curly_YulissaCurly_Yulissa Posts: 2Registered Users
    For me its the fierce feeling i get when i walk around school. I can feel my curls bounce and in control. Also straightening takes 2 hours for me and it gets very tiring.
  • KiaraaKiaraa Posts: 30Registered Users
    Yes, I used to straighten my hair every day but I wanted my natural hair again because of the damage. I give myself mini goals and spend a lot of time looking at pictures of females with the same type of hair I'm striving for (3b/3c curls that reach midback). :D
    3c/3b - Hair Goal: Grow curls to midback:love5:
  • ultracurlzultracurlz Posts: 212Registered Users
    Honestly, I hated the whole process of relaxing and I never looked good. It wasn't until after I went curly that I realized that I'm not completely hideous and might possibly be appealing XD

    Of course, guys have as of yet to notice this, but they are the slower sex and it's only expected XD

    that and I love my curls XD everyone else does to XD I guess I was just made for them XD

    And to think that if it wasn't for my laziness and intense aversion to pain I never would have found this out XD
    3C/4A mix (Seriously it's all over the place)
    Hair is kinda fine and kinda thick.
    Super short, I'd like definition but styling products don't like me

    Profile pic taken the February 2015
    Chopped off (was shoulder length) November 2014
  • ultracurlzultracurlz Posts: 212Registered Users
    I love curly hair. Period. Plus with my huge head I look funny with flat hair.


    😜🍸Sent LIVE from my JPhone 4 using some CurlTalk app. 😜🍸

    FroZen


    I have the same problem XD My face is sort of more masculine than feminine so I feel like a man with flat hair XD
    3C/4A mix (Seriously it's all over the place)
    Hair is kinda fine and kinda thick.
    Super short, I'd like definition but styling products don't like me

    Profile pic taken the February 2015
    Chopped off (was shoulder length) November 2014
  • CandeeCandee Posts: 10Registered Users
    Keeping my hair curly is alot better than relaxing it and having to deal with the whole transitioning process which is a turture for me  and flat ironing damaged my hair in the past so remembering these thing motivates me to stay curly 
  • morganlydiamorganlydia Posts: 4Registered Users
    I straightened my hair for years. Finally I'm learning to accept my curly hair. I have 3a type hair. I found that I have to leave it in a towel for 20 minutes when I get out of the shower, then I use an afro pick (yes... lol) to pick through my hair. Then I put in some curl defining moouse and spray some Aussie Sprunch Spray in it. I have found that it's a lot let time consuming rather than straightening my hair so often and it's much healthier for your hair! Many of my friends and family admit that they like my hair better curly when it's short. Embrace the curls girly!
  • MixedGoldiLocksMixedGoldiLocks Posts: 63Registered Users
    I keep mine curly because I can't wait to see it get longer!!! I'm starting to think that the more you wear it curly, the better your hair will look over all. And I've grown to LOVE my curls! I'm 3c ish, I have some looser sections and tighter ones, but the tightest curls fit around a pen, soo I would say 3b-3c, and an very tight 3c. 3's are complex :/
  • thatwhimsygirlthatwhimsygirl Posts: 19Registered Users
    Not a teen anymore, but I learned to love my curls because they are my signature. In a world of girls all looking the same, my hair stands out (literally sometimes!)



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    Why yes, I do post from my phone. How could you tell?
  • Jpop825Jpop825 Posts: 169Registered Users
    I'm 28 now and straightened my hair daily from ages 14-27 because I thought my hair would "poof" otherwise (2c-3a). I just never knew how to control my curls. Finally last year I decided to try it out, I was shocked at how much better it looked than when I was curly at 14. I think I just know my hair better now and can make the curls soft and bouncy. Just started CG a few months ago and it's already way better!!!

    I wish I embraced it earlier. I think curls are simply pretty! I love sliding my hands around the curls and I love how bouncy they are when I move. I've straightened it a couple times in the past year, more just as an experiment and I felt so boring, like my hair was sad just hanging there. I just love curls now!


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  • lcl0706lcl0706 Posts: 959Registered Users
    ^^ what she said. I look boring with straight hair, I have no idea how I thought I looked good like that! It's flat, lifeless, looks fried because it is! My curls are way healthier. It took a lot of time to get them back to a state of health, & it's still not done. I still have relaxed parts on the canopy I'm growing out. It may be years, & it saddens me that what was so easy & quick to do (relax it), will take years to undo & it still never made it as straight as I wanted it. I have a very resistant curl pattern. So why fight it? This is how God made me & he doesnt screw up. Curls fit my personality better, they make me stand out in a world of straighties & imposter straighties just following each other around like sheep. I had a hairstylist tell me once when I was a kid - "straight hair is boring." I wish I'd listened to her then! If you go curly, it may take you a while to get used to seeing your hair like that & to nurse it back to health & its full curly potential, but after a while you cant imagine it any other way!

    Sent from my PG06100 using CurlTalk App
    :wave: fine, thin, normal/(low?) porosity. Mod-CG. Usually I can't co-wash more than 1x a week, & sometimes I have to use T-Gel in rotation due to scalp issues.

    Co-wash: VO5 Volumizing
    Poo: Giovanni 50:50
    RO:TN, Nexxus Youth Renewal, Alba Coconut
    LI: KCKT
    PT: gelatin PT, ION EC
    Stylers: Giovanni mousse, TIGI Curls Rock amplifier (a-cone), Curls Rock Strong Hold Mousse
    Gels: SCC spray gel

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  • CurlyCutie1394CurlyCutie1394 Posts: 348Registered Users
    I think about how much work it is to straighten my hair and I actually like taking care of my hair
  • RingletTeenLoveRingletTeenLove Posts: 116Registered Users
    How healthy it is :)

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  • Leah13Leah13 Posts: 25Registered Users
    I'm really trying to get my hair healthy, and I've noticed lately it's been growing much faster (Which is awesome!) Plus, it's A LOT less work. It's such a pain to straighten my hair and just takes way too long. I can't tell you how nice it is to just hop out of the shower and not have to worry about messing with my hair.

    And like the posts above, I do look so boring with straight hair. I feel like everyone wants straight, perfect hair- but I'm happy with who I am. :D
    Hair type: 2b, COARSE!
    Products: Suave naturals, Shea Moisture curling souffle
    Length: Middle back | Goal: Waist length
    EVOO treatments regularly + biotin
    :blob7:
  • kelseyklippkelseyklipp Posts: 12Registered Users
    I just love curly hair! Don't get me wrong I still straighten it but only once a month or so. It really can be pretty once you learn how to control curls:)
  • TangledToriiTangledTorii Posts: 164Registered Users
    Because I got sick of the Canadian weather. And my hair is healthier :)

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    2c/3a mix. Low Porosity, Coarse, Mid-back length when curly, Mod CG, Loreal Eversleek: Sulfate/ Silicone free Shampoo, Conditioner, Deep conditioner (Weekly), Leave in Conditioner, Frizz Serum,
    Garnier Frutcus Pure Clean: Gel and Frizz control.Live clean Exotic Necter Argan oil spray regularly.

    I alternate use of products and use both Shampoo and Conditioner daily. Have been mod- CG for approx. 5 months. Straighten aprox once every 2 weeks. Thinking of going full CG. :thumbright:
  • CurlyCutie1394CurlyCutie1394 Posts: 348Registered Users
    Oh yea I can't try new products on my straight hair :D
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Once you find what works for you, and your taste, I feel curly hair is so attractive and compliments us. That's why our hair is naturally that way! It's so versatile, and when I wear my hair curly, weather and water and sweat and normal natural things don't affect it so much. Plus when I straighten my hair, no matter how healthy it looks and feels and is when it's curly, it always looks less healthy and drier and all that when it's straight. Plus, I'm not knocking straight hair...but it's personally very boring, and plain, and generic. Why I used to straighten my hair everyday, I have noooo idea. Curly hair is unique. And makes us stand out. :)
  • Gigi108Gigi108 Posts: 7Registered Users
    My motivation is that im different in school not the same boring straight hair (even though sometimes it can be easier to have).
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