What's your favourite thing about having curly hair?

I know we may moan a little about how frizzy our hair can get or when our curls don't do what we like or when people make rude comments but I thought we could have a thread especially for our favourite things about having curly hair! I don't know if there is/was a topic like this already but I thought it could be good to look through for anyone having a "I hate my hair" day.

My favourite things about having curly hair are, how versatile it is for a start. Even though it takes a lot of effort I could blowdry and have it keep the style for a couple of days with curls only peeking through a little, whereas my friend with very straight hair tried curling her hair and I kid you not it only lasted for about an hour or 2 before it was completely straight again.

I also love the way there is such a variety in curls, some are thick, some thin, some are very tight and springy and some are loose and wavy but they all look gorgeous!

What are your favourite things? :love5:
Greek Cypriot with:
3a curls
Medium Density
Low Porosity
Medium Width
Chest Length
Botticelli pattern
and a sensitive scalp

Been loving my curls for about 3 years now :)


  • MultitexturedMultitextured Posts: 68Registered Users
    I love my curls when I need to do my hair for a fancy event. I can just pin up a bunch of curls at the back of my head and look like I've spent an hour with a curling iron :)
    2c, 3a, something like that... Curl-curious?
  • SaraNoHSaraNoH Posts: 827Registered Users
    I love that we truly are unique in that you really can't reproduce a naturally curly look on someone with straight hair, but we can go straight and sleek if we'd like. We truly do have the best of both world if we can put the time and effort into it.
    CG Birthday: 7/25/11
    Type 3a/2c
    Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
    Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
    Leave In: ^^^^
    Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
    *Desert Curly*
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,250Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    It's big, it's wild, it's different every day or every hour, it's not boring, it's attention grabbing, it's non-conformist, it's independent, it's sexy, it's fun, it's free.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress --
  • JessiesCurlsJessiesCurls Posts: 36Registered Users
    I love that there are so many different types of curls; some are tight, some are big, some are springy, etc. What I love about my curls is that no matter what I do, they are always a little wild, just like me! :love1:
    Fine/medium texture
    Medium density
    Normal porosity
    Products I Am Currently Using...
    Co-wash: L'Oreal Evercreme Cleansing Conditioner
    Rinse out: Whatever Vo5 I have on hand
    Deep Conditioner: L'Oreal Evercreme Deep Nourishing Masque
    Low-Poo: Pure Curls Clarifying Shampoo
    Stylers: Curl Junkie Pattern Pusha, LA Looks Cashmere Curls
    Biotin Supplement: Puritan's Pride Hair, Skin, & Nails Formula

    :headbang: Rock your curls! :headbang:
  • MultitexturedMultitextured Posts: 68Registered Users
    +1 to wildness :)
    2c, 3a, something like that... Curl-curious?
  • mhen76mhen76 Posts: 813Registered Users
    I love how freeing it is to stop trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. I fought my curls for years. It's such a relief to not wage that war on a daily, hourly, minute by minute basis.
    3B, fine, normal to low porosity
    Modified CG since June 2010
    HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.
  • AnnieRoseAnnieRose Posts: 87Registered Users
    I am never bored with my curly hair. You can do so much with it and it holds styles really well.
    I also think that my hair straightened just looks boring (that's just me- I think it looks good on other people).
    And most importantly the curl pattern is unique.
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    I love that my curls make me look more "with it." When I recently tried a roller set, a friend said it made me look "too mature." It looked old fashioned on me. When I was younger a roller set looked glamorous, now it just looks matronly.

    My curls make me feel zippy! I feel like it takes some guts for me to wear my hair in such a "free" style - not set and controlled. Makes me feel good about myself and proud that I have the confidence to flaunt this style.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    what a fun thread! i love how you can just change your style so easy! even on a bad hair day its easy to make a cute bun, on a good hair day these nothing sexier then a head of wild n free curls! n it really makes me feel like me!

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
  • starznthingsstarznthings Posts: 49Registered Users
    I love the va-va-va-Voom! of a wild mane of curls and twirls and spirals and not having to worry about my hair "drooping" from the humidity because my hair gets bigger! :laughing7:
    Once upon a time, on a clear moonlit night, I counted all the stars in the sky. :love10: :sleepy2:
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    I like how every day, my hair is a surprise.
    Dogs and nature abhor a vacuum.
  • alacurlalacurl Posts: 1,193Registered Users
    It's big, it's wild, it's different every day or every hour, it's not boring, it's attention grabbing, it's non-conformist, it's independent, it's sexy, it's fun, it's free.


    Every hair on my head has a mind of its own, and that makes it fun.
    shoulder-length 3a/b, depending on weather and products (or lack of products!)
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    It's exotic, voluminous, eye catching, VERY versatile, wild, and it gives me the extra oomph all on it's own. I don't even have to try, my hair does it all. :)

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using CurlTalk App
  • whisper_hotshotwhisper_hotshot Posts: 52Registered Users
    Hahaha! Have u guys been noticing how many people have put Wild???!! haha i once had a boy(several actully) say my hair looked like a lions main and i belong on a safari (wtf?) Anyway I am lion, Hear me roar :3 rawr
  • wywem77wywem77 Posts: 3Registered Users
    My favorite thing about my curly hair is the versatile ways I can style it. I have truly fallen in love with my hair. I remember when I was teenager trying to straighten my obviously curly hair but it wouldn't so therefore I got mad. I am truly grateful for that curly hair!!!!!

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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Hahaha! Have u guys been noticing how many people have put Wild???!! haha i once had a boy(several actully) say my hair looked like a lions main and i belong on a safari (wtf?) Anyway I am lion, Hear me roar :3 rawr

    Lol it is wild! Especially hair like mine, very big and spontaneous looking. Wild is gooood! :)

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  • RingletTeenLoveRingletTeenLove Posts: 116Registered Users
    Because I can have my curls or look like I have straight hair whenever i want. When straight haired people curl they're hair it looks un natural.

    Needs A lot Of Moisture.
  • MojoDojoMojoDojo Posts: 702Registered Users
    My hair makes me stand out in a crowd, and I love that!

    Also, even if I think it looks bad, it still looks like I spent hours on it. :)

    And it's wild.... rawr!
  • MissDarceiMissDarcei Posts: 193Registered Users
    Freedom! I can go swimming, walk in the rain, dont worry about sweating on it. Its original and different! People look at me when I enter a room or walk down the street I get compliments from strangers. I just love having healthy, bouncy, curly hair. And I love seeing other curlies too!
    3c Hair
    Fine Strands, High Density, Low Porosity
    CG since August 2011
    :love4:Loving my hair!!!:love4:
  • artemis513artemis513 Posts: 666Registered Users
    I kind of like it when someone asks me how I get my hair like this, and I reply "leave-in and gel". Their amazed look makes me laugh.

    I love how my hair coils up. Some places curl some coil but they all have pretty insane spring factors. When I went curly in college, I hated shrinkage. Now I love it. Boi-oing-oing lol. The 2 or 3 times I blew out my hair straight it was amazing at how much hair I really have.

    I love being able to wash n go everyday (if I want to). With relaxed hair, I had to blow dry and flat iron before I could do anything else or else I looked like a wet rat :crybaby:. Now I can air dry and look good doing it!
    4a/3c, fine strands, low porosity, medium density
    Last relaxer: Jan 2010 - BC'd: 2/27/11
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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Yesssss!! I agree, i love when they ask what i do to get my hair to look like that and i say the same and they're just so amazed, lol. Love it. :)

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using CurlTalk App
  • CrownedwisdomCrownedwisdom Posts: 82Registered Users
    Haha to the lion comments. My friends would call me simba from lion king. I love curls they are just soo pretty and versatile. I love that I can stand out and do things as well without having to worry about it.
  • free2becurlymefree2becurlyme Posts: 7Registered Users
    The freedom and confidence my hair gives me.
  • sus811sus811 Posts: 98Registered Users
    I enjoy the variety and just being different than most people around me :-) it is way easier than trying to make it something it is not too. I had a friend tell me once when asked if he liked my hair curly or straight better, he said curly because it suits my personality better (bubbly and fun). I never forgot, but on truly embraced my curls 100% about a year and a half ago.
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I am a small woman, and I think it suits my personality and style. I think I look like little gypsy woman. Also, as I age, I realize that long curls are very flattering, unique, and take years off my face.
  • JohariJohari Posts: 673Registered Users
    The longer hair gets the better it looks.

    Braids don't unravel as likely.

    You can skip shampooing and still have a clean scalp.

    When it gets wet at the swimming pool it looks alsome and not flat/limp.

    ~There's many different types of curls!~
  • CelebrationCelebration Posts: 134Registered Users
    I love that we have a natural gift that you can't get through any means. Hot rollers, curling rods, curling irons...none of those things compare to natural curls. I feel blessed when I think about my hair (even if I do wish that I could tame it sometimes!). Curly hair is perfectly imperfect.
    CG Since 2/06
    3a/3b, Coarse, Very thick, bra strap length and growing!
    Fotki Album

    Mary Kay Beauty Consultant

  • jsuzkelleyjsuzkelley Posts: 610Registered Users
    Had to revisit this - I was having a blah day 2 hair day today (limp and droopy) so I did a couple braids and pulled it into a side pony. I hate the way hair bands look, so I took a section of hair, wrapped it around the hair band, and secured it with a bobby pin. I just took the section out (getting ready to do a DT) and it is this big, shiny, bouncy curl that looks like I used a hot roller or large barrel curling iron. I love that about curly hair - no heat necessary, and such versatility.
    2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
    fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate
    My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!

    CG since 12/29/2011 :laughing6:
  • KilajoKilajo Posts: 786Registered Users
    mhen76 wrote: »
    I love how freeing it is to stop trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. I fought my curls for years. It's such a relief to not wage that war on a daily, hourly, minute by minute basis.


    Also, I love that if I want to change it up, it's very easy to do. IF I want to wear it straight temporarily I CAN, although it's only about twice a year at most. I also am learning to love shrinkage on me!
  • NvmbrCurlssNvmbrCurlss Posts: 732Registered Users
    U can't replicate it and twirling it is soooooo much fun!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3B, Fine, Normal P, Normal E, Low-Med D
    LowP: Kinky Curly Come Clean (50% EVOO)
    NoP: As I Am CC
    RO: Suave Coconut, VO5 Shea Cashmere
    LI: KCKT or CJBCLI or HETT/HENOYF (w/ 8 drops GSO)

    "To much is given, much is expected"