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Any East Asian Curlies?

Have seen very few East Asian curlies on the website so far--wondering if there are any others out there and what your experience/journey has been like with curly hair! Any favorite techniques, products, or interesting experiences being East Asian and curly?

For me, like a lot of other wavy girls, I thought my hair was straight for the longest time. I'm half Korean and always assumed I should have straight hair because of my mom's hair properties. Just recently discovered how much wave I have in my hair and started encouraging it. Currently experimenting and trying to see what works best for me.
2A wave pattern, Long & swavy; Medium hair - Questionable porosity - High density - Normal elasticity
Cleanser: SM Moisturizing Shampoo
Conditioner/DT: GVP Conditioning Balm
Stylers: SM Curl Smoothie, KCCC


  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    :wave: I'm in SE Asia! Battling humidity and high dews! :farao:
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • NeirelleNeirelle Posts: 126Registered Users
    Im from the Philippines! But i moved to texas. I remember having a straight perm when i was a kid -.- because back in the philippines most people wanted the look with perfect straight hair. So i was very insecure with my curly hair and got a straight perm. But then i moved to texas where many people like big curly hair :) and sometimes being a curly asian, people here think im mexican or mixed, i remember when i first met my peruvian friend and she talked to me in spanish because apparently she thought i know spanish haha
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    I'm Korean but grew up in the United States. I have a very weak wave pattern but it's definitely there!

    As a kid I had pretty straight hair but after puberty it got very thick and became very coarse. I'm always battling the "poof" but I refuse to thin it or razor it.
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • hambo02hambo02 Posts: 480Registered Users
    im half Vietnamese and white and I have really curly hair. I get mistaken for spanish alot or black
  • sleighbellesleighbelle Posts: 28Registered Users
    Hey Neirelle--I actually am from Texas too (or grew up there for most of my childhood at least), Dallas area. But right now I'm going to school in Southern California where the weather is definitely more constant (which is nice for the hair! sorry you have to battle the humidity wavydaze). Glad you were able to start loving your curls; people definitely do appreciate big hair haha. Yeah--as you and hambo02 probably know--I've noticed that a lot of people get confused by curly hair on people who aren't black when I was reading a bunch of the responses in the "Dumbest hair comments" thread. Lots of stereotyping that all asian girls have pin straight, black hair when that is far from the truth (especially us mixed girls)

    Asianrunner, I've been reading that razoring/thinning is a no-no anyway, so you're probably right in not wanting to mess with your thickness. Judging by your profile picture it looks really pretty!

    I just started using the CG method and am trying to get my 2A-2B hair to clump in larger sections/minimize frizz. Already it's nice to see that I have a lot more definition than I could have imagined just by not brushing my hair and following the right shower routine.
    2A wave pattern, Long & swavy; Medium hair - Questionable porosity - High density - Normal elasticity
    Cleanser: SM Moisturizing Shampoo
    Conditioner/DT: GVP Conditioning Balm
    Stylers: SM Curl Smoothie, KCCC
  • jpage09jpage09 Posts: 9Registered Users
    I'm half Cambodian! I struggled with my hair for a long long time because my mother has always had long board straight black hair and i wanted it too. that changed when i got to college and my flat iron broke so i had no choice but to wear it curly and even then i would never wear it down! then finally one day it just hit me that i need to start taking care of what the good lord gave me!
  • SeawurlsSeawurls Posts: 6Registered Users
    I'm half kumaoni indian ( east indian) and indo-mauritian, so basically south east asian. I have 2b hair that can turn 2c with coaxing. For my hair, I find twirling hair and scrunching after product application gives me better defined "wurls".

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