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Ever get so excited you can hardly wait to try again?

Some nights I go to sleep all excited about what I am going to try tomorrow.:love7:

Sometime its because I've had a good hair day and want to do it again to see if its got HG potential.

Some days I can't wait to change a a bad hair day.

Some days, I hate to even admit it, but I've washed it again as soon as I had it dry and started over just for the fun of it.
I guess I have too much time on my hands, but it's suCha good feeling wHen it comes out right.

Please tell me I'm not the only curl alchemist out there.
I know many of you make your own products and you probably try stuff out on yourself.

I'm talking about doing it just for fun and kicks.

And,who knows, maybe I'll find the perfect way to get my 2b/c really amped up and perfectly....... CG!

I know I'm not the only one....... Tell me.
Is it you?

Comments

  • HouseofcurlsHouseofcurls Posts: 322Registered Users
    I'm the same way. My driving factor is that elusive perfection. It's like it's so good one day that I just have to try again the next day...just to see if it will get better!!!
    Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
    Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
    Mom to a straight and a curly.


    "The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

    Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
    CoWash: Tressemee naturals
    RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
    LI: Tresemee
    Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
    Always wash upside down.
  • kaj1212kaj1212 Posts: 98Registered Users
    I get like that too.... I also get excited to see if I'll get 2nd day hair! Or even 3rd...then I'm excited to wash it and see how it turns out again!!! Haha....


    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using CurlTalk App
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I never used products until I started lurking on nc.com. At that point, I loved thinking about what combo I'd use each and every day. If my hair didn't come out well--I did "do overs!"

    Now, I know my hair and what it likes. I rotate products and never use any one thing more then once in five days. I'm testing out the Organicals products and trying to decide if I like one gel better than the other--so I want to use the same products underneath. Have to wait the five days in order to do that! That's the only time it's difficult, LOL!
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • PookarinaPookarina Posts: 69Registered Users
    Well, I got up today with FABULOUS second day hair, darn it.

    I can't even do a do-over cause the washing machine repair guy is coming.

    But if it doesn't still look great after he leaves, then...
    Look out! Pooks is gonna do it again!

    What will I try
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    I already found my HG styling prodcuts, I think, (although I'm trying out a new one) but I feel the same way about experimenting with techniques and conditioners. Especially on weekends when I have the time. I'm good about the waiting between washes though. If my hair doesn't come out exactly as I like it (too producty or whatever) I just put it up. So long as its out of the way I won't dwell.
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • PookarinaPookarina Posts: 69Registered Users
    My hair is pretty short as I am growing into CG from a short straight bob with bangs.

    I trimmed a little myself ( while I was under the influence of painkillers right after I got out of the hospital) but I will have my first real haircut on the 31.

    My stylist has been my BF/frenemy (it happens) for 25 years and she hates my hair unstraightened, but I told her I am committed to CG so it will be very interesting indeed.

    She is a fantastic hair cutter and I know she can cut curly hair.
    But I am in all new territory now and still terribly excited.

    I can't wait till tomorrow to do my hair again.
    I wish I could get my DH to do it.
    He is a real frizzball and has always been.

    But I love him anyway.

    I told him how much better it is for his scalp and slowing hair loss.
    That's what men worry about!

    Still, what will I try tomorrow???:flower:
  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    I'm gonna wash tomoooooorrow again :3 and yes I am EXCITED :laughing5: teehee.
    4-2.png
    Current length: tailbone
    Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
    3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

    HGs:
    Clarify: Nivea
    Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
    CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
    RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

    LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
    Seal: Grapeseed oil
    Gel: Studioline

    PT: EO Keratin co
    DT: RO+oils
    Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


    www.iherb.com 5-10$ discount code:
    VHT541 Many natural hair products! :D
  • TiffaTiffa Posts: 14Registered Users
    GUILTY! Well not so much now but before I got my hair routine down I use to wash my hair 2 or 3 times some days. Even now if I'm trying something new and I don't think it's going to look right once it's dry I'll rewash it.

    Playing with my hair is a hobby though so it doesn't bother me to obsess over it from time to time
    Sent from my Desire HD using CurlTalk App
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    Pookarina wrote: »
    My hair is pretty short as I am growing into CG from a short straight bob with bangs.

    I trimmed a little myself ( while I was under the influence of painkillers right after I got out of the hospital) but I will have my first real haircut on the 31.

    My stylist has been my BF/frenemy (it happens) for 25 years and she hates my hair unstraightened, but I told her I am committed to CG so it will be very interesting indeed.

    She is a fantastic hair cutter and I know she can cut curly hair.
    But I am in all new territory now and still terribly excited.

    I can't wait till tomorrow to do my hair again.
    I wish I could get my DH to do it.
    He is a real frizzball and has always been.

    But I love him anyway.

    I told him how much better it is for his scalp and slowing hair loss.
    That's what men worry about!

    Still, what will I try tomorrow???:flower:

    Hey, if my hair was short I think I'd be washing it twice a day and experimenting like mad too. It would be such fun! Sorry to hear your stylist is a "frenemy" though. She must be very good for you to endure it.
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • TrickTrick Posts: 140Registered Users
    My mom teases me because I NEVER use the same routine/products two days in a row! lol No matter how much I may like (or sometimes dislike) the result I always want to try and make it BETTER the next day.

    A lot of times I catch up with my NC.com reading at night lying in bed so I can plan what I'm going to try the next morning.

    2c/3a, fine, low porosity.

    Poo: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean (yes, it has A Sulfate!!, but I have Teflon hair)
    Co-wash (when I feel so inclined, which isn't often!): VO5 Kiwi Lime Clarifying Conditioner
    Conditioner/LI:
    same for both -- whatever I have in the shower at the time (I experiment a lot)
    Style: EcoStyler Olive Oil <3
    Dry: Diffuse or air dry, or both...depends on my mood

  • PookarinaPookarina Posts: 69Registered Users
    I always think
    Try try again.

    Even when I succeed!

    I still want to try try again.

    It's good clean fun, right?
  • KorkscrewKorkscrew Posts: 1,834Registered Users
    Honestly, I think it's usually just fun and games, but some people IMO have addictive personalities and if they aren't busy "Holy Grail" chasing w/their hair, they're busy trying to perfect something else in their lives.
  • PookarinaPookarina Posts: 69Registered Users
    For me it's definitely fun and games.
    It's all new to me so it is all fun.

    In fact, tonight feels like one of those nights.
    :cheers::blob2::cheers:
  • Melie.Melie. Posts: 43Registered Users
    Im so guilty of hair a.d.d. , and this site is just an enabler. I had always liked to try out different things but this site just took me to another level. Lately I have been doing things at night and trying again in the morning:happy8: I have issues and I need a life I know!..
    Melie. 2c Coarse Porous(damaged) Learning to battle The FL humid weather, but I love it here!!!
    Trying CG as of 7/8/11

    I will try anything on my hair!:jocolor:

    :blob2:Youtube channel: MsMelySoto
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    yes yes i know the feeling! i was sick for the last two weeks n had time off work, so as i lied in bed one night i thought myself, so bf is gone tomorrow, bfs dads gone as well..... DT and rinse coming up! then i planed it out in my head what i wanted to do hahaha i dont have alot of chances to do nice things like that.
    on another nice note: ive been doing my hair a "new way" for me, its like a protective styling, cause its getting longer i was sick of all the tangles and shread hair, cause its alot of work to de tanlge.
    i wore my hair like that first time today was good, tomorrow again n see how long i can keep it up.
    sory raved on a bit there!

    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.
    :hello1:
  • NvmbrCurlssNvmbrCurlss Posts: 732Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Lying in bed right now amped up about using As I Am LI with evoo again tomorrow!!!!! Yay!


    3B, Fine, Med D, Norm P&E
    LowP: Kinky Curly Come Clean (50% EVOO)
    NoP: As I Am CC
    RO: Suave Tropical Coconut/VO5 Shea Cashmere
    LI: KCKT/ CJBCLI/HETT/HENOYF (mixed w/ GSO)
    [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"
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'm still trying to get my hair to look decent, so it's like everyday I'm trying different products and combinations. It's the only thing I look forward to doing the next day. Although the repeated let downs are starting to suck the anticipation out of it :-/ anyway, I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who gets anxious to try again
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • PookarinaPookarina Posts: 69Registered Users
    I'm still trying to get my hair to look decent, so it's like everyday I'm trying different products and combinations. It's the only thing I look forward to doing the next day. Although the repeated let downs are starting to suck the anticipation out of it :-/ anyway, I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who gets anxious to try again

    Mr too
    ,
    In spades! Trying really hard for some curl that look,decent.
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Pookarina wrote: »
    I'm still trying to get my hair to look decent, so it's like everyday I'm trying different products and combinations. It's the only thing I look forward to doing the next day. Although the repeated let downs are starting to suck the anticipation out of it :-/ anyway, I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who gets anxious to try again

    Mr too
    ,
    In spades! Trying really hard for some curl that look,decent.

    It's so frustrating!
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:

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