Compliments R Us

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  • KorkscrewKorkscrew Posts: 1,834Registered Users Curl Neophyte
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,727Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    Last night my ex, Mr Harley, and I went to TGIF for dinner. We sat in a booth in the bar area. At one point 7 or 8 waitresses and bartenders (female and male, all in their 20's) were standing together talking and every once in awhile one of them would look over our way. I just assumed they were checking to see if we needed anything (service is always fab at this restaurant).
    Then one of the waitresses came over and said that they were all talking about how great my hair was. That always puts a big smile on my face.
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -  
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - 
    https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/color/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • KauaiMareCurlKauaiMareCurl Posts: 317Registered Users
    Returning from vacation, I had my hair in a messy bun; I got two compliments in less than 12 hours on my hair. I usually feel self conscious about my hair when I have it in a messy bun, because the "natural highlights" (aka gray) are very evident, so it was nice to get those compliments!
  • SaMmIe10SaMmIe10 Posts: 243Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Today I'm still getting used to trying the CG method out. I had a client ask if I got my hair permed and that they were jealous of my curls!!! What!
    Hair Type: Combo of 2A, 2B and 2C ... with a weird straight underlayer :dontknow:
    Fine, normal porosity, normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Low Poo: Yes To Cucumbers Color Protection Shampoo
    Cowash: VO5 Moisture Milks
    Styler: KCCC
    Gel: Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Gel, Tigi Bed Head Creative Genius gel

    Started CG 9/10/13
  • NeirelleNeirelle Posts: 126Registered Users
    This guy from my school told me i got some sexy hair ;) and another guy from my spanish class told me its guapa on me :))
  • bobbybobby Posts: 784Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I was shopping at a Target where I live and this new clerk (lady in her early 70s) who I presume works part-time. She had waited on me a few times before but just randomly said, "I think I've seen you here before. I remember you by your beautiful curly hair."

    No more than a week or so later, I'm at Walgreens and an African American gal (probably mid 30s) is the checkout clerk. I complimented her on her curly hair and later explained since I have curly hair I like to compliment others. She replied: "I wish I had yours, mine is borrowed."

    I consider those to be my "proud curly moments."
    2B always with potential of white man's fro

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/members/bobby-albums-my-album.html

    "Curls aren't just for girls"
  • PuertoricangirlPuertoricangirl Posts: 428Registered Users
    My mom always says my curls are beautiful lol. Sounds cheesy but it makes me happy 😊 I also get a lot of compliments on my YouTube videos 💕
    3A/3B Fine/Medium curly, Low Porosity, Medium density, long length.

    *Shampoo & Conditioner: Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl and shine
    *Leave-in: Kinky Curly Knot Today and GVP Condtioning Balm
    *Cream Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl enhancing smoothie, Coconut and hibiscus styling milk
    Gels: L.A Looks Sports Gel, and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    *Serum: Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper

    :blob7:
  • KauaiMareCurlKauaiMareCurl Posts: 317Registered Users
    I had day four hair today, a first since going CG in January, AND I got a compliment! Chee hoo!
  • KauaiMareCurlKauaiMareCurl Posts: 317Registered Users
    Salesclerk at Sally's asked me if "that was my natural curl" and when I told her yes, she said it was beautiful. I am floating, lol, because it's day two hair and I thought it was "meh"
  • KorkscrewKorkscrew Posts: 1,834Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    A couple days ago: After a curl enthusiast at the grocery complimented me he asked if I "twist my hair around my fingers to get it that way" haha (of course I don't - each session would cost me a week and a half).

    He definitely had the look of someone who will one day go into the fashion industry. He said that's he's trying to get his straight-haired mom to finger curl her hair after getting a bad perm :-o I told him that's a lot to ask of his mom. ... OK, I didn't really ask that, but if he hadn't handed me my receipt so quickly I may have ;)
  • curlyprincess1curlyprincess1 Posts: 468Registered Users
    Love this thread!
    It's not easy being a princess, but hey, if the crown fits.
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I went to the movies with a guy friend. He has straight hair. He asked me "is that what they call a puff?". I said yes. Then he told me he likes my hair naturally curly.:cherry: He said it suits me better.

    Actually every guy I know who has commented on my hair has told me they prefer my hair curly. I agree that straight flat hair is not a good look for me.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • jessicacourtneyjessicacourtney Posts: 18Registered Users
    After I transitioned from straight hair my natural 3b, I wore it curly to my high school for the first time since I moved. One of the girls in my class asked me if it was natural and when I said yes she looked at me funny and said I probably just braided it(even though they are obvious spirals) then the girl next to me whispered to me that she was just jealous of my beautiful long curly locks:) Me and her even became very good friends
  • whitegirlcurl52whitegirlcurl52 Posts: 9Registered Users
    My step mom's side of the family all have naturally pin straight hair and before I went full curlygirl, I had a lot of struggles trying to get effortlessly sleek hair like all of them. One day, after I had embraced my curls, we were having a reunion for that side of the family. They have a lot of girls on that side. Well anyway the two oldest sisters noticed my curls and couldn't stop talking about them. They were so jealous that I was naturally curly. The rest of the vacation they referred to me as "the pretty girl with the pretty hair". Not only was that my favorite compliment I've ever received, I am also no longer ashamed to be different and stand apart from my family members. It was so empowering and I felt so loved and appreciated. I'll never forget it. :)

    Sent from my SPH-L720 using CurlTalk App
  • CurlyFries314CurlyFries314 Posts: 40Registered Users
    A compliment I've gotten was that my curly hair is so thick and gorgeous, my mother in laws sister raves over my hair all the time.

    I've gotten from random people if I curl my hair or if it's naturally this way, that makes me feel so good because obviously my curly hair looks good to the level of doing it myself lol.

    Also, my husband told me that he loves my hair curly because it's so 'me' and I think that was the best compliment I've ever had :)
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Today an associate told me "your hair looks so thick and healthy."

    And later walking to my car leaving a restaurant a handsome man who was walking by said "I love your hair."
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • lovtanialovtania Posts: 60Registered Users
    Yesterday a Random girl told me that she likes my hair.
  • Lady_CreoleLady_Creole Posts: 400Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    When I first did the BC I got several insults at work, [ignorant people], however outside of work I have always gotten compliments:

    "I love your curls"..."I want my hair like yours"..."Your hair is so pretty"..."why did you have a perm"...

    I was in Sally's the other day and a lady walked by and said "Hi, Pretty"...[didn't really know HOW to take that but since it hasn't happen like that before I just took it as a compliment to my new natural hair".

    Also, men have been especially attracted...I am having so much fun!:occasion7:


    Now that I think about it, even the insults have been compliments because:

    People will ask if I have a "curl"...

    Sad to say...some "natural" sisters, [who think being "natural" is hair that is dry, damaged and un-kept], will look at me frowning, or roll their eyes at me, or even say my hair doesn't look "natural", [huh :scratch:, it is what it is].

    Some of my permed hair sistas even get mad at me and talk to me with attitude - staring at my hair, or say [in front of people] that they "heard" natural hair is very difficult. I correct them with "easiest thing I have ever done, tell those who are having challenges to contact me or go to naturallycurly.com"...LOL!

    Some of my Caucasian sistas with straight hair have even gotten upset when I get compliments on my hair...HUH???:confused:

    All I think is my hair must look real good!!! HA!!!

    Count it all JOY...:angel8:
    My hair is "exotic, beautiful and free",,,yeah, that be ME!!!
    3B/C - Easy to straighten, [no heat ever/no protect. styling].

    Low Porosity/Medium Density
    Mid Width/BSL-stretched/
    BC - 12/2012

    I am a "Co-Wash/Finger Comb Lady!
    Scalp Cleanser - SM ABS Purification Hair Masque
    Co-wash - Tresemme Naturals
    Hydration - SM CH
    Curl & Style Milk
    LOC - Organic Coconut Oil
    Styler - SM CH Curl Smoothie
    Deep Cond. - SM Yucca & Plantain Masque
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users Curl Neophyte

    Sad to say...some "natural" sisters, [who think being "natural" is hair that is dry, damaged and un-kept], will look at me frowning, or roll their eyes at me, or even say my hair doesn't look "natural", [huh :scratch:, it is what it is].

    Some of my permed hair sistas even get mad at me and talk to me with attitude - staring at my hair, or say [in front of people] that they "heard" natural hair is very difficult.

    Count it all JOY...:angel8:

    I don't understand why a natural would say all natural hair is dry, damaged, unkept. Did they explain?
    I know my hair can look unatural aka texturized aka jheri curlish is I use a large amount of heavy gel like ecostyler. I noticed people din't ask if I have a texturizer now I use other lighter products.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • Lady_CreoleLady_Creole Posts: 400Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    adthomas wrote: »

    Sad to say...some "natural" sisters, [who think being "natural" is hair that is dry, damaged and un-kept], will look at me frowning, or roll their eyes at me, or even say my hair doesn't look "natural", [huh :scratch:, it is what it is].

    Some of my permed hair sistas even get mad at me and talk to me with attitude - staring at my hair, or say [in front of people] that they "heard" natural hair is very difficult.

    Count it all JOY...:angel8:

    I don't understand why a natural would say all natural hair is dry, damaged, unkept. Did they explain?

    They don't "say", however it is how their hair looks...and then they SAY my curls don't look natural. I don't use gels-feel they damage hair, [never did even when I had a perm].
    My hair is "exotic, beautiful and free",,,yeah, that be ME!!!
    3B/C - Easy to straighten, [no heat ever/no protect. styling].

    Low Porosity/Medium Density
    Mid Width/BSL-stretched/
    BC - 12/2012

    I am a "Co-Wash/Finger Comb Lady!
    Scalp Cleanser - SM ABS Purification Hair Masque
    Co-wash - Tresemme Naturals
    Hydration - SM CH
    Curl & Style Milk
    LOC - Organic Coconut Oil
    Styler - SM CH Curl Smoothie
    Deep Cond. - SM Yucca & Plantain Masque
  • DaniGirl88DaniGirl88 Posts: 1,583Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I've had a few people compliment me on my hair at work, especially after I got it cut.

    One of my co-workers actually made the statement, "I LOVE your hair. Did you get it cut? Who cut it? Where do they work? I have a curly haired friend who would love to get a cut like yours!"

    It was very nice to hear and really gave me confidence in my selection of stylists. The same co-worker made another comment about it a few days later on how she couldn't get over the difference and how pretty my curls were. What a pleasant remark. =)
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    3B, fine, normal porosity, high density, medium width and length
    Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
    Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Co-Wash
    Leave in Products: As I Am Leave-In, SM Smoothie/Milk, KCKT, Giovanni Direct Leave-In
    Air Dry

    Looking for new products and methods to try!



  • MizHowdyMizHowdy Posts: 50Registered Users
    Today I had a good amount of crunch going on when I headed to work. My hair wasn't quite dry when I arrived, but going in without SOTC was not an option, so I scrunched anyway. I thought this meant that I would not be enjoying as great a hair day as I could have. I got compliments from two people. One darling young woman that works on the other end of the floor stopped me on the stairs and said she loved my hair. A guy that works in the next building said "hey, I noticed lately that you are like Patti Labelle; you've got a 'new attitude". He put his hand up by his hair to show me he was talking about my hair and said 'it looks good'.
    I sported a severe short haircut for a long time. I am loving having fun hair!
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,727Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    A 20ish year old bagger at the grocery store last night was gushing over my hair. "How do you make it curl like that?! I love it!" "How do you get it that color?! I love it!" "It just does it BY ITSELF?!! I LOVE it!!!" She made my day.

    Then a cute guy said he liked my boots. It was a good day. : )
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -  
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - 
    https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/color/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • TXCurlGirlTXCurlGirl Posts: 52Registered Users
    My curly friend told me that I was her curly hair inspiration. It made my life! I always have people playing with my hair, which causes frizz, but they compliment me as they do it so it's okay lol
    2C on top, 3A everywhere else.
    CG since the new year!
  • Molz09Molz09 Posts: 34Registered Users
    I had just got hired as a PCA and I went to meet with the RN for the company. The minute I stepped in her office, her jaw dropped a little and she complimented my curls and asked how I got them so defined. Apparently her daughter has curly hair very similar to mine and she started asking for tips! We ended up chatting about curly hair for almost 10 minutes before we got back on track Lol. I sent her to NC :)
  • Molz09Molz09 Posts: 34Registered Users
    I thought of anther memorable one. I had just started dating this guy, and on our first date I had straightened my hair. Our second date we went out to a movie and I decided to leave my hair curly.

    He asked me later why I had spent so much time on my hair since we just went to a movie and sat in a dark theatre. You should have seen the look on his face when I told him it was natural! He was convinced that I had spent an hour or two curling my hair!
  • DaniGirl88DaniGirl88 Posts: 1,583Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I was shopping over the holiday season with my husband and we were standing in a ridiculously long line. When we got to the front, they had an employee directing people where to go (which register) and when she saw me she exclaimed, "Wow! I love your hair! It totally suits you. The cut, the curls, all of it!"

    Definitely made me feel good! :D
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    3B, fine, normal porosity, high density, medium width and length
    Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
    Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Co-Wash
    Leave in Products: As I Am Leave-In, SM Smoothie/Milk, KCKT, Giovanni Direct Leave-In
    Air Dry

    Looking for new products and methods to try!



  • MizHowdyMizHowdy Posts: 50Registered Users
    I was finally well enough yesterday to go get the trim I had scheduled for last week. The stylist was wowed at how much curl I had since my first cut (in November). That was nice to hear.
    She asked what I was styling with and I told her just a dab of SM milk and Moroccan oil mousse. As she trimmed, she kept raving about how great it was. That was nice to hear.
    She cleansed, conditioned and styled it with Deva stuff. After it was dry and she sotc'd she said that she liked what I had done/used better. That was nice to hear. (Actually when it got even dryer, it looked really good, but she didn't get to see that.)
    Today was my first day back at work after 9 days of illness. I am no longer contagious, but I am certainly not well; so I did the bare minimum getting ready, but I did shower and do my hair. In spite of feeling so awful, a woman who has gorgeous curly hair, from the other end of the floor said "Your hair just keeps getting curlier. Did you get a perm?". That was really nice to hear.
    Lucky, I can scrunch in some product, pop in a few clips and let my hair air dry; I could not have done anything more today and apparently that was enough!
  • NymeriaNymeria Posts: 11Registered Users
    I only discovered my texture had dramatically changed from a limp wave I had been blowing out my whole life to fairly pronounced curls in Dec. I've been reading and digesting everything I can and working on a slightly-modified CG routine since, as I'd been desperate for a change anyway, and I thought the curls were sort of exciting, out of the blue like that. With less shampooing and much more moisture (and protein in my case), the curl pattern just keeps getting stronger. When classes resumed mid Jan, a very good friend and colleague who I hadn't seen in person since I'd gone CG pointed at me, circling my head, and said, "This? This is working for you" and then I knew I was doing something right. Lots of people have assumed I had gotten a perm over the holiday break. Nope.

    Also, not a specific compliment, but do any of you notice that random people seem to smile at you more often? I have noticed this. I think curlyheads make people happy!

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