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Ideal Hair

With so many people posting and commenting on how they are frustrated with their hair, I thought it would be interesting to see pictures of what you consider your ideal hair? What are you working towards and hoping to get when you style your hair?

It doesn't have to be you, it can be someone else's hair you like and makes you aspire to achieve the same look.

Mine is attached. This is the day after my Deva cut and I loved it! I've been trying to recreate it since.
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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!



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  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Allie's hair is my ideal!!! But since I will never have that.... :tongue: the picture attached is pretty darn close. I just want defined, clumped curls.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • Nayy775Nayy775 Posts: 69Registered Users
    I LOVE the way her hair looks!!! Mine used to be that long just a little tighter curls.

    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1393520236.434344.jpg
    Medium Porosity-High Density-Coarse-Medium Length

    CoWash: Eden Naturals
    RO: Sauve Naturals Coconut
    LI: DevaCurl One Condish.
    Gel: LA Bella Super Hold
    Diffuse
  • DaniGirl88DaniGirl88 Posts: 1,583Registered Users
    sixelamy wrote: »
    Allie's hair is my ideal!!! But since I will never have that.... :tongue: the picture attached is pretty darn close. I just want defined, clumped curls.

    I love your hair! And the color too. It is nice to see what other's people ideals are. I love it!
    [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!



  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Nayy775 wrote: »
    I LOVE the way her hair looks!!! Mine used to be that long just a little tighter curls.

    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1393520236.434344.jpg

    Her hair is drool-worthy for sure!
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • DaniGirl88DaniGirl88 Posts: 1,583Registered Users
    Nayy775 wrote: »
    I LOVE the way her hair looks!!! Mine used to be that long just a little tighter curls.

    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1393520236.434344.jpg

    Gorgeous!!!
    [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!



  • Nayy775Nayy775 Posts: 69Registered Users
    I found that picture on Pinterest! There are sooo many women with beautiful curly hair in there lol! It honestly what made me stop straightening my hair and go curly!
    Medium Porosity-High Density-Coarse-Medium Length

    CoWash: Eden Naturals
    RO: Sauve Naturals Coconut
    LI: DevaCurl One Condish.
    Gel: LA Bella Super Hold
    Diffuse
  • Marci PieMarci Pie Posts: 622Registered Users
    DaniGirl88 wrote: »
    With so many people posting and commenting on how they are frustrated with their hair, I thought it would be interesting to see pictures of what you consider your ideal hair? What are you working towards and hoping to get when you style your hair?

    It doesn't have to be you, it can be someone else's hair you like and makes you aspire to achieve the same look.

    Mine is attached. This is the day after my Deva cut and I loved it! I've been trying to recreate it since.
    Gorgeous! You should have this as your avatar.

    We have the same curl pattern!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3b, Medium-Coarse (slight coarse charactericstics), Normal porosity & Low elasticity per Curl Wizard Profile.
    Low-poo: Nourish Shampoo
    Co-wash: Suave, Vo5, HE, Aussie Moist
    Deep Conditioner: GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave-in: Nourish Conditioner (Trader Joe's)
    Stylers: LA Looks Sports, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil.
    Methods: Wet plop or pineapple at night, diffuse in the morning. Scrunch w/joboba, coconut or almond oil.
  • Marci PieMarci Pie Posts: 622Registered Users
    My newest curl crush! Camille's Hair of the Day
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3b, Medium-Coarse (slight coarse charactericstics), Normal porosity & Low elasticity per Curl Wizard Profile.
    Low-poo: Nourish Shampoo
    Co-wash: Suave, Vo5, HE, Aussie Moist
    Deep Conditioner: GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave-in: Nourish Conditioner (Trader Joe's)
    Stylers: LA Looks Sports, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil.
    Methods: Wet plop or pineapple at night, diffuse in the morning. Scrunch w/joboba, coconut or almond oil.
  • DaniGirl88DaniGirl88 Posts: 1,583Registered Users
    Marci Pie wrote: »
    DaniGirl88 wrote: »
    With so many people posting and commenting on how they are frustrated with their hair, I thought it would be interesting to see pictures of what you consider your ideal hair? What are you working towards and hoping to get when you style your hair?

    It doesn't have to be you, it can be someone else's hair you like and makes you aspire to achieve the same look.

    Mine is attached. This is the day after my Deva cut and I loved it! I've been trying to recreate it since.

    Gorgeous! You should have this as your avatar.

    We have the same curl pattern!

    Thank you!!! I love your sig and avatar pics! Beautiful curls!
    Marci Pie wrote: »
    My newest curl crush! Camille's Hair of the Day

    I just looked up her Instagram page. Seriously in love with her hair!
    [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!



  • wheretostartwheretostart Posts: 244Registered Users
    This.. but not so blonde. I used to have this volume, but I don't anymore. Hoping to reverse that! I'll take her torso too!

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSyUmg1bdK6s9B9qs_9NRT_zW7Z11t6DT34dY_9k6mPgl02pVdHvQ
    3A/2C fine, normal porosity & elasticity, medium high density

    Current products:
    YTCucs Color Protection Low poo
    GVP Conditioning Balm
    Random gels - not sure which ones I like, if any at this point!


    HG Summer Routine:
    poo - TMW Hydrate
    RO & LI - Darcy's Pumpkin Seed
    Leave in Products: CHSCK & LALMG
    PT - CJ RM
    DT - EVCO

    Currently trying to figure out a winter routine and transition to a less harsh "poo" for summer.
  • jsuzkelleyjsuzkelley Posts: 610Registered Users
    This.. but not so blonde. I used to have this volume, but I don't anymore. Hoping to reverse that! I'll take her torso too!

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSyUmg1bdK6s9B9qs_9NRT_zW7Z11t6DT34dY_9k6mPgl02pVdHvQ

    Love her hair! And I agree with you on the torso too :)
    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!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    CG since 12/29/2011 :laughing6:
  • Molz09Molz09 Posts: 34Registered Users
    I want sunkissalba's hair!! Sooooo gorgeous!
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Molz09 wrote: »
    I want sunkissalba's hair!! Sooooo gorgeous!

    Agree with this x 1000! She just has the most gorgeous hair. It's so defined and there's no frizz and she makes it look so easy!

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    I mean, come on! Too gorgeous for words!
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    DC:
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:
  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Posts: 1,082Registered Users
    Molz09 wrote: »
    I want sunkissalba's hair!! Sooooo gorgeous!

    Agree with this x 1000! She just has the most gorgeous hair. It's so defined and there's no frizz and she makes it look so easy!

    5bb960137b6fb93c4ff47f7dd44d044c.jpg

    I mean, come on! Too gorgeous for words!

    I knowwwww, I love the spirals on top too! And her volume is amazing!
    CG, High Porosity, Fine, Low Density, Medium Elasticity
    Suave, V05, GF Go clean gel, ACV rinses, CO, and Gelatine PT.
    [URL="[url=http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/members/samanthascurlz-albums-evolvement-my-hair.html]Curls[/url]"][/url]Curls
  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Posts: 1,082Registered Users
    Ok here is my "ideal" hair. I also like to say hair crush in general. Unfortunately, she is not famous nor do I know her. She is on instagram lol. I feel bad using her pic, but it's for positivity!

    I love how big her hair is and how spirally her curls are. I WANTTT! :sad6:

    When asked what she uses in her hair, apparently all she uses is Mixed Chicks Leave in. And sometimes on 4th day hair, she uses the SM Coconut and Hibiscus line mousse. Talk about keeping it simple!
    CG, High Porosity, Fine, Low Density, Medium Elasticity
    Suave, V05, GF Go clean gel, ACV rinses, CO, and Gelatine PT.
    [URL="[url=http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/members/samanthascurlz-albums-evolvement-my-hair.html]Curls[/url]"][/url]Curls
  • DaniGirl88DaniGirl88 Posts: 1,583Registered Users
    All of these gorgeous hair inspirations! I'm so jealous over here. =)
    [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!



  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yes, Shakira! She has gorgeous hair!!
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Ok here is my "ideal" hair. I also like to say hair crush in general. Unfortunately, she is not famous nor do I know her. She is on instagram lol. I feel bad using her pic, but it's for positivity!

    I love how big her hair is and how spirally her curls are. I WANTTT! :sad6:

    When asked what she uses in her hair, apparently all she uses is Mixed Chicks Leave in. And sometimes on 4th day hair, she uses the SM Coconut and Hibiscus line mousse. Talk about keeping it simple!

    I follow her on instagram too! Her hair is friggen amazing!!
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    DC:
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Ever since I saw this on pinterest, I've been longing for this style and for those curls.


    I wish I had tighter curls, it seems like things come easier to those with 3c-ish. Mine pull out so easily :(
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • DaniGirl88DaniGirl88 Posts: 1,583Registered Users
    These:
    [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!



  • caramix3acaramix3a Posts: 460Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    "Ever since I saw this on pinterest, I've been longing for this style and for those curls.


    I wish I had tighter curls, it seems like things come easier to those with 3c-ish. Mine pull out so easily :sad: - sixelamy

    @sixelamy Me too - I have very similar hair to yours, 2c-3a, and wouldn't you know, my 3a curls are UNDERNEATH the 2c layer. I have to do things JUST right to encourage more curl, and even then, some days my hair won't cooperate. Even with using perfectly good products that work other days - the slightest variation in technique will throw things off for me and I'll end up with droopy curls:( I do love that pic you posted of your ideal:) We hybrids have challenges, with our mixed texture hair!
  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Posts: 1,082Registered Users
    My ideal hair would definitely be 3c all over. I want my hair to spiral and every time I finger coil, the top goes flat, which is partially bc I get lazy and begin making the coils larger. But I wish I didn't have to coil in order to obtain spiral curls. In addition to 3c, I also wish I had a thicker density AND courser hair. I hate how fine my hair is where I have to limit braiding or anything.
    CG, High Porosity, Fine, Low Density, Medium Elasticity
    Suave, V05, GF Go clean gel, ACV rinses, CO, and Gelatine PT.
    [URL="[url=http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/members/samanthascurlz-albums-evolvement-my-hair.html]Curls[/url]"][/url]Curls
  • mustangbunnymustangbunny Posts: 1,033Registered Users
    I have to agree, Shakira's hair is so gorgeous. My hair fantasy is Corinne Bailey Rae or Solange Knowles. To me, the bigger the better.


    Low-poo: Looking for a new one.
    Condish: V05 Tea Therapy, Body Shop Banana
    Leave in: Giovanni Direct Leave In
    PT: My hair needs very little. I use Suave Naturals Coconut when I need a little bit and follow up with a moisturizing conditioner.
    Styler: Giovanni LA

    Go Red Wings!
    :hockey:

  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Posts: 1,082Registered Users
    I have to agree, Shakira's hair is so gorgeous. My hair fantasy is Corinne Bailey Rae or Solange Knowles. To me, the bigger the better.

    Yes, the bigger the better is right!
    CG, High Porosity, Fine, Low Density, Medium Elasticity
    Suave, V05, GF Go clean gel, ACV rinses, CO, and Gelatine PT.
    [URL="[url=http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/members/samanthascurlz-albums-evolvement-my-hair.html]Curls[/url]"][/url]Curls
  • mustangbunnymustangbunny Posts: 1,033Registered Users


    Low-poo: Looking for a new one.
    Condish: V05 Tea Therapy, Body Shop Banana
    Leave in: Giovanni Direct Leave In
    PT: My hair needs very little. I use Suave Naturals Coconut when I need a little bit and follow up with a moisturizing conditioner.
    Styler: Giovanni LA

    Go Red Wings!
    :hockey:

  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    chupie wrote: »

    Dang, she uses a buttload of gel. Is this something you need to have curls like this? I usually use a dime size amount, is that too little?

    I seriously love her hair. I wish I had the patience to finger (or straw in her case) curl the top of my hair.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • DaniGirl88DaniGirl88 Posts: 1,583Registered Users
    sixelamy wrote: »
    chupie wrote: »

    Dang, she uses a buttload of gel. Is this something you need to have curls like this? I usually use a dime size amount, is that too little?

    I seriously love her hair. I wish I had the patience to finger (or straw in her case) curl the top of my hair.

    I was wondering the same thing! She has gorgeous curls but the gel!
    [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!



  • BamagirlBamagirl Posts: 59Registered Users
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    If I could get my waves to do this and not frizz everywhere I would love it. For me this is like the best of both worlds, not really curly or straight! Sorry for the pic being so big, don't know how to change that.
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,270Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    DaniGirl88 wrote: »
    sixelamy wrote: »
    chupie wrote: »

    Dang, she uses a buttload of gel. Is this something you need to have curls like this? I usually use a dime size amount, is that too little?

    I seriously love her hair. I wish I had the patience to finger (or straw in her case) curl the top of my hair.

    I was wondering the same thing! She has gorgeous curls but the gel!

    It's amazing. It doesn't look crunchy or over gelled though. I found the video while looking for people who used LA Looks gels. So, I suppose it's cheap enough to use that much. She does have a lot of hair.
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