wearing my hair down.

AdrianneAdrianne Registered Users Posts: 3
I have 3b type hair and its about shoulder length when curly and its a little past my shoulders when straightened. I like to wear my hair down, but the curls just shrink.Unlike a lot of curly haired people out there I am not a fan of poof.. I'm kinda new to actually trying to take better care of my hair. I ALWAYS used to wear my hair in a bun. Now I since im older I wanna do cute and more sofisticated hairstyles and not always just the same thing over and over again (which would be twists to side or a twist bun...) Youtube pages or links to good hairstyles would be great. And how to make hair loose. I've been using gel, but I have heard that its bad for your hair.

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  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Registered Users Posts: 2,075 Curl Neophyte
    Gel isn't bad for your hair at all, as long as you don't get one bursting with drying alcohols. The majority of people here (including me) love gel & swear by it, even! I'd be lost without it :)
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

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    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

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  • SereneCurlsSereneCurls Registered Users Posts: 1,145 Curl Neophyte
    I'm not really a fan of poof either. :) I also love gel for controlling my curls. I totally recommend the super soaker technique or a variation on it, if you look in the threads at the top of the general section you'll find one with links to that and other useful techniques.
    3a, dense, fairly coarse, normal porosity and elasticity, just below shoulder
    Low poo: Giovanni 50 50
    Co-wash: aia, suave coconut, salon care
    R O: Tresume Naturals, gvpcb
    L I: KCKT, gvpcb
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    Oils: coconut, argan
    Experimenting with: curls rock amplifier, pantene mousse
  • CGSince2002CGSince2002 Banned Users Posts: 1,073
  • CGSince2002CGSince2002 Banned Users Posts: 1,073
    Here's a video I had saved on my Hair playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmDC92QQ3ZA&index=6&list=PLom3mO7Bu7VXVNW16lmzbgRXdsvE2VMfA You'll notice in the menu to the right that there are similar videos suggested and you can choose others from there to watch and choose a technique that appeals to you and/or that you think matches your hair type.
  • AdrianneAdrianne Registered Users Posts: 3
    Great! thanks a lot, I'll look into it.
  • deloris22deloris22 Registered Users Posts: 50
    I agree! LA looks and super soaker work wonders on my hair!
    I'm not really a fan of poof either. :) I also love gel for controlling my curls. I totally recommend the super soaker technique or a variation on it, if you look in the threads at the top of the general section you'll find one with links to that and other useful techniques.



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  • chupiechupie Registered Users Posts: 5,280 Curl Connoisseur
    One good thing about poof is you can do lots of cute scarf things with it. Lots of vids on that too and great scarves on Etsy for relatively less. Charming Charlie has a lot of decent scarves as well, though not as light as the hair scarves on Etsy.
    2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy8bclCLgER5N_uVYSYZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
  • nappymiminappymimi Registered Users Posts: 75
    just mix a clear gel with a little oil and hair butter & u've just made a curling pudding,gud luck!
  • ginabean98ginabean98 Registered Users Posts: 197
    Awesome Youtube people to watch with hairstyles etc are Curly Penny, Waterlily716, or Luhsettyxo. They have many different types of curls but you can adapt the styles to your own head of hair.
    2c/3a, botticelli/s'wavy, thick hair :queen:
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    CG 9.11.14, on & off for years before
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    GOD really loves you. ∞
    HGs: SM Shampoo, SM conditioners (RO), LA Looks Sport gel
    *I love scalp scrubs, bangs, clipping roots, and diffusing!*
    I wash my hair 1-2 times a week, usually 1
    :cat:

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