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Looking for Curlies from Belgium!

NelekeNeleke Posts: 456Registered Users
Hi fellow Belgian Curlies!

I would be so happy to get to "know" other Belgian Curlies on this website and to know their routines and experiences and so on.
Maybe we could form a little group, perhaps even with a facebookpage?

First of all, introduce yourselves, your product use, routine, curl pattern, ...
I'll start:

Hi Curlies!
My name is Nele, I'm living in Flanders (near Mechelen ;)) and so my native language is Dutch/Flemish.
I'm a 21 year old (22 in April) Translation student Dutch-French-Spanish.

I've started to embrace my natural curls like... 10 days ago and before I straightened it a lot...

My curl pattern: probably 2b now, but with potential to get it to 2c and maybe even 3a when it's healthier (I would love to become somewhere between 2c and 3a).

I'm not yet CG, but consider myself modified CG right now (I already changed my routine to better products and especially less shampoo, but I've still got a lot of work to do). Oh... and I should also mention that my hair gets coloured every 6-8 weeks.

Products:
- shampoo (which I'm avoiding more and more): Professional Wella shampoo for coloured hair, bought at a hair dressers shop in Mechelen ==> contains sulfates and 1 silicon (dimethicone) and still other things I don't know
- conditioner: Professional Wella conditioner for coloured hair, bought in the same shop ==> contains dimethicone and other things I don't know
- when I go for a swim I change the shampoo and conditioner for Wella shampoo that is designed to protect my hair for chlorine
- oil: Professional Wella enrich elixir ==> I absolutely love this stuff, although I'm not really really fond of their conditioners and shampoos, but I looove the oil
- mousse: Tigi Bed Head foxy curls (hair dressers shop) or Wella Pro Max Hold mousse (bought at Wibra :D)

I do like plopping and I've never tried to diffuse, so I will try that later.

I would like to get to know better products and where to get them (and especially if they are CGfriendly products). The only thing from my products I don't want to give up is the oil.... since it's great... and battling the frizzzzz...

So: what is your routine/product use? And where do you get your products?
2c: fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity, normal-high density
CG since March 8th 2013
Low Poo: Rainforest Radiance shampoo
Conditioner: Yes to Cucumbers
Styler: BRHG, Garnier Fructis Gel
PT: Gliss Kur Repair & Volume

iherb.com: get a 5$ discount on orders under 40$ or a 10$ discount on orders over 40$ when you order for your first order by using the following discount code: CFH441

Comments

  • anonymous_134725anonymous_134725 Posts: 22Registered Users
    I've read it. will send you a pm. :)
    3a/b cherub curls, normal porosity, low/medium density. medium/fine width.
    CG since September 2012
    and curly-hairlover since forever.
  • GittekeGitteke Posts: 15Registered Users
    Belgie! duffel( dus naast mechelen ;) ) altijd welkom met vragen! :)
    3a 3b , medium-high porosity , low-medium density , fine-medium width , medium length. My hair LOVES protein, HATES leave in conditioners etc. It get's wavy/flat easily if I use a conditioner that's too strong.
  • LadiebugLadiebug Posts: 1Registered Users
    I just moved to Belgium about 2 months ago from U.S. I live in Jurbise and I am looking for a stylist to cut my hair that has curly hair experience. I am willing to drive a good distance if the stylist is good. I have had one to many bad cuts and I am really afraid to just try someone that has not been recommended. I use Diva Curl products and I would love to find someone that was trained in the diva cut. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you
  • NelekeNeleke Posts: 456Registered Users
    I don't think we have Deva-cut-trained stylists in Belgium, if you however find one... do let us know, I'm always interested in a Deva cut if it's within Belgium
    2c: fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity, normal-high density
    CG since March 8th 2013
    Low Poo: Rainforest Radiance shampoo
    Conditioner: Yes to Cucumbers
    Styler: BRHG, Garnier Fructis Gel
    PT: Gliss Kur Repair & Volume

    iherb.com: get a 5$ discount on orders under 40$ or a 10$ discount on orders over 40$ when you order for your first order by using the following discount code: CFH441
  • ZoevaZoeva Posts: 20Registered Users
    Did not expect to see this topic here! From Belgium as well, Antwerp! I'm yet to find a good hair salon really, they all seem to butcher my hair.

    As far as products, I have kept it on a hold for now and just been using a L'Oréal mousse and some Argan oil to hydrate. I was using the Joico products though but they discontinued it :protest:

    Send them an email again, hoping they will respond because I have no clue at all what to use from them now...

    But ehm, Tigi at Wibra? Whut? I wish the Wibra in my neighbourhood was that awesome lol.
  • shlshl Posts: 2Registered Users
    Antwerpen hier.

    Bij kapper Atelier Geraud in de Otto Veniusstraat werkt een dame die mijn krullen heel erg goed knipt: Bettina.

    Voor het eerst in mijn leven niet meer bang om naar de kapper te gaan.

    Heeft iemand interesse om hair cleansing cream van jessicurl tegen een schappelijke prijs over te nemen?
  • kolochitakolochita Posts: 118Registered Users
    Does almost Belgium count? :) I live just across the border in Maastricht! Oh and I go to Antwerp quite often (bf is Belgian)..

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    Latina

    Type: 3a
    Dense, fine/medium texture, low porosity

    Low-poo: Devacurl No-Poo/ Yes to Carrots Nourishing Shampoo/ Elacel Aloe Vera Shampoo
    Conditioner: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Conditioner
    Leave-in: Devacurl Set It Free/Lush R& B
    Styling: Herbal Essences Set Me Up Spray-Gel/ L'Oreal Silk & Gloss Curl Power Mousse
  • CurlyFelineCurlyFeline Posts: 156Registered Users
    kolochita wrote: »
    Does almost Belgium count? :) I live just across the border in Maastricht! Oh and I go to Antwerp quite often (bf is Belgian)..

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    Maastricht! nice city. :)

    I live in Leuven, Flemish Brabant.
    But originally from Mechelen, Antwerp.
    3A curly (cherub curls)
    fine, med to low density, rather low porosity
  • CurlyFelineCurlyFeline Posts: 156Registered Users
    Anyone else noticed this? :)
    (it isn't much but... its a step in the right direction!!!!
    3A curly (cherub curls)
    fine, med to low density, rather low porosity
  • FlemishCurvesFlemishCurves Posts: 52Registered Users
    Has anyone ever been to Wakko? There's one in Antwerpen, Gent and Brussel. They cut hair dry and are supposedly great with curly cuts but I'm too chicken to go because I'm growing out my hair and scared I'll end up with crazy shrinkage again.

    Also, I need to go track down all the Wibras in my neighbourhood to check out hairproducts

    I'm from A'pen, btw..
    3A/3B Corkicelli


    What a hairdresser once said 'behind my back': Her curls are like owning a Ferrari but not knowing how to drive it.

    What I should have answered: Me letting you cut my hair is like owning a Ferrari but letting a 15-year-old who takes autoshop do the maintenance.
  • CurlyFelineCurlyFeline Posts: 156Registered Users
    Hah nice!! :)
    Do you know someone who has been there? I just looked at their website. and I'm willing to go there.
    But I recently have had a haircut so maybe next time... also if someone has been there, please post.

    Sent from my HUAWEI Y300-0100 using CurlTalk App
    3A curly (cherub curls)
    fine, med to low density, rather low porosity
  • FlemishCurvesFlemishCurves Posts: 52Registered Users
    Mostly straighties :(
    I know 1 curly who was very pleased (and won't go anywhere else anymore) but she tends to mousse her hair until it's one hard scrunchy block of ramen noodles where no curl moves indepedently so I don't know if I trust her judgement. But it seems promising none-the-less.
    3A/3B Corkicelli


    What a hairdresser once said 'behind my back': Her curls are like owning a Ferrari but not knowing how to drive it.

    What I should have answered: Me letting you cut my hair is like owning a Ferrari but letting a 15-year-old who takes autoshop do the maintenance.
  • CurlyFelineCurlyFeline Posts: 156Registered Users
    Perhaps ask her if she has pictures from right after the cut? And ask her if they cut it curl by curl?
    3A curly (cherub curls)
    fine, med to low density, rather low porosity
  • FlemishCurvesFlemishCurves Posts: 52Registered Users
    I might do that.

    I've been to 3 Kruidvaten in A'pen so far but I haven't found it yet :(

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    3A/3B Corkicelli


    What a hairdresser once said 'behind my back': Her curls are like owning a Ferrari but not knowing how to drive it.

    What I should have answered: Me letting you cut my hair is like owning a Ferrari but letting a 15-year-old who takes autoshop do the maintenance.
  • CurlyFelineCurlyFeline Posts: 156Registered Users
    I've been in one in mechelen and they've got itthere as well. Strange... it's in the hair care section for naturals. not in the regular hair care section.
    Sent from my HUAWEI Y300-0100 using CurlTalk App
    3A curly (cherub curls)
    fine, med to low density, rather low porosity
  • FlemishCurvesFlemishCurves Posts: 52Registered Users
    I just found out Essenza Turnhout has De Tuinen producers and Yes To Carrots/Cucumber. I haven't bought anything yet , I'm going to check if the Essenza in Grand Bazar Antwerpen has them too. They looked like they had some very different products. Even the tea selection seemed bigger in Turnhout.

    Sent from my Ice-Phone Mini using CurlTalk App
    3A/3B Corkicelli


    What a hairdresser once said 'behind my back': Her curls are like owning a Ferrari but not knowing how to drive it.

    What I should have answered: Me letting you cut my hair is like owning a Ferrari but letting a 15-year-old who takes autoshop do the maintenance.
  • CurlyFelineCurlyFeline Posts: 156Registered Users
    Yeah I know. :) I used to use it a lot. I like lighter conditioners better now. Have you been able to ask the girl already? I need a hair cut. :(
    3A curly (cherub curls)
    fine, med to low density, rather low porosity
  • IshaIsha Posts: 3Registered Users
    BELGIUUUUM! :hello2:
    I'm from a district in Antwerp.

    I've been cutting my hair myself using the method from Delightfully Tacky (a blogger, search her because I can't post any links) and it has never been better. Every hair stylist I'd been to before ruined my hair.
    I just use a simple SYOSS brand shampoo and conditioner ('Oleo' thingamajig). My hair doesn't seem to have a problem with sulfates or silicones but I like keeping it to a minimum.
    I use a microfiber towel to dry of my hair and I diffuse it.
    I really want to start using the LOC method when I'm finished with the products I have now (not naming them because they aren't fantastically good).
    2c, fine, high porosity, medium density
  • KrulKrulKrulKrulKrulKrul Posts: 1Registered Users
    am I late to the party?

    I'm from Ghent! :) 2C/3A, low porosity and my hairdresser told me I have A LOT of hair... My hair can get really messed up sometimes, like a lot of curls on the bottom but really dry and straight-ish on top :/ I use Garnier ultra doux advocado-olie en galamboter and finish with TIGI Catwalk Curlesque Curls Rock Amplifier and TIGI Bed Head Candy Fixation Totally Baked to get some volume... Any advice on good conditioners would be welcome!
  • IshaIsha Posts: 3Registered Users
    KrulKrulKrul: Many things can be the culprit of that. I have the same curl pattern as you and I noticed a big difference when I switched from a regular towel to a microfiber one and when I stoppen rubbing my hair dry instead of scrunching it. My hair also benefits more from moisture than from protein, which makes my hair straightish and bushy.
    2c, fine, high porosity, medium density
  • frizzy_lizzyfrizzy_lizzy Posts: 2Registered Users
    Hi Belgians! I'm from Vlaams-Brabant, nice to meet you all!

    It took me a long time to accept the strange hairs on my head, I spent most of my life hating it and straightening it, silly me. But now I've been going natural and pampering it for about 6 months, so I'm kinda proud of myself :) I don't really know which hair type I have, probably around a 2c, but it changes every few months, with every shower and with every hair strand.

    I shampoo with the eco-select from bio-planet, it's a low-poo, it's not a fantastic shampoo but works well for me. Still looking for a good conditioner without silicones.
    A product that I really like is the hair milk curl smoother from 'Just for me', you can find it in the Kruidvat. I mix it with a bit of water to make it more distributable and apply it after I shower. It makes my hair supersoft, hydrated and nicely defined.
    I tried curl mousses before from Nivea and Fructis but they were really crappy. Now I found a curl mousse from Syoss and that's actually a good one, it doesn't make my hair crunchy or itchy and just gives a nice hold.
    Greetz!
  • CurlyFelineCurlyFeline Posts: 156Registered Users
    Hi Belgians! I'm from Vlaams-Brabant, nice to meet you all!

    It took me a long time to accept the strange hairs on my head, I spent most of my life hating it and straightening it, silly me. But now I've been going natural and pampering it for about 6 months, so I'm kinda proud of myself :) I don't really know which hair type I have, probably around a 2c, but it changes every few months, with every shower and with every hair strand.

    I shampoo with the eco-select from bio-planet, it's a low-poo, it's not a fantastic shampoo but works well for me. Still looking for a good conditioner without silicones.
    A product that I really like is the hair milk curl smoother from 'Just for me', you can find it in the Kruidvat. I mix it with a bit of water to make it more distributable and apply it after I shower. It makes my hair supersoft, hydrated and nicely defined.
    I tried curl mousses before from Nivea and Fructis but they were really crappy. Now I found a curl mousse from Syoss and that's actually a good one, it doesn't make my hair crunchy or itchy and just gives a nice hold.
    Greetz!

    Yeah someone from vl-brabant!
    does the hair milk curl smoother give you less curls?
    Cause I'm a 3A. and don't want my curls to get looser.

    It's nice to see that there are more Belgian on here.
    Also does someone now where to get biosilk rock hard gelee somewhere in BE?
    3A curly (cherub curls)
    fine, med to low density, rather low porosity
  • NelekeNeleke Posts: 456Registered Users
    Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee...
    I found it at Ici Paris XL in Antwerp (Keizerlei) like one year ago or something?

    And I want to know more about the Hair milk curl smoother as well...
    2c: fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity, normal-high density
    CG since March 8th 2013
    Low Poo: Rainforest Radiance shampoo
    Conditioner: Yes to Cucumbers
    Styler: BRHG, Garnier Fructis Gel
    PT: Gliss Kur Repair & Volume

    iherb.com: get a 5$ discount on orders under 40$ or a 10$ discount on orders over 40$ when you order for your first order by using the following discount code: CFH441
  • CurlyFelineCurlyFeline Posts: 156Registered Users
    Hej Nele!
    Good to see you here again! :)
    Thanks next time I'm in antwerp I will go there. :)

    Curl milk has a silicone in it.
    Hope you're ok. :)
    3A curly (cherub curls)
    fine, med to low density, rather low porosity
  • frizzy_lizzyfrizzy_lizzy Posts: 2Registered Users
    Yeah the Just For Me curl milk does have silicones unfortunately. It's really lightweight though. Cause I know that some of their other products tend to be heavier or greasier, but not the hair milk. With me it doesn't weigh down or loosen the curls, just makes them more soft and defined. If I find something similar without silicones, I'll post it ;)
  • CurlyFelineCurlyFeline Posts: 156Registered Users
    I was googling the other day for stores in BE where they sell Sleek make up. And bumped into a blog where they were talking about this afro shop in Antwerp (they're also located in brussels) the store is called Jinny's they've got a lot of beauty and hair products as well. I'm going probably going to antwerp thid weekend. And will let you guys know if I found something interesting. I am looking forward to it. Yay!
    3A curly (cherub curls)
    fine, med to low density, rather low porosity
  • CurlyFelineCurlyFeline Posts: 156Registered Users
    Don't know if anyone's still reading this thread but... I was at jinny's today. It's just wonderful there. They have shea moisture, creme of nature.... A lot really. (Zeker de moeite waard)
    3A curly (cherub curls)
    fine, med to low density, rather low porosity