Is curly hair back in style?

bobbybobby Posts: 737Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
I heard a very refreshing comment today and I'm interested in your thoughts. While I was working today, a black woman with a gorgeous head of shoulder length curls. She was standing right next to me. I could not resist. I said, "I really love your hair." She gushed right back,"Aw well, thank you." I went on to give my usual explanation, "Since I have curly hair, I like to spread the love to those that have it as well." She replied, "You either love it or hate it." I added that my turning point came when I reached my mid-30s seeing other guys lose theirs. She then added, "Curly hair is back in style."

I have no way to quantify it but if so I'm honored to be part of it. Do you find it to be "back in style?"
2B always with potential of white man's fro

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"Curls aren't just for girls"

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  • CurlyMan82CurlyMan82 Posts: 219Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    bobby wrote: »
    I heard a very refreshing comment today and I'm interested in your thoughts. While I was working today, a black woman with a gorgeous head of shoulder length curls. She was standing right next to me. I could not resist. I said, "I really love your hair." She gushed right back,"Aw well, thank you." I went on to give my usual explanation, "Since I have curly hair, I like to spread the love to those that have it as well." She replied, "You either love it or hate it." I added that my turning point came when I reached my mid-30s seeing other guys lose theirs. She then added, "Curly hair is back in style."

    I have no way to quantify it but if so I'm honored to be part of it. Do you find it to be "back in style?"

    She was probably trying to just shoot the breeze with you, meaning she wanted to say something to promote curls without meaning anything else by it, or she menat the natural hair movement.

    If I had to really analyze that statement, I'd disagree. There has never been a better time for curly hair until now. Places of employment have really started to ditch their oppressive policies regarding looks and hair. There are more products now than ever before and there's more information out there than before about how to care for curly hair.
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    The curly hair are really so nice to look if it proper maintained by the person. The natural curly hair is so nice to look, but it difficult to maintain it. The soft and silky hair is easy to maintain, It is easy to wash and comb the hair. But the curly hair is too difficult to wash and maintain.

    I don't think curly hair is too difficult to wash and maintain and at all. Once you know what you're doing, it's simple. There's a learning curve, sure, but once you get that down it's easy. Takes me less time to do my hair than it does my straight friends, who always blow-dry and straighten their hair after washing and in the mornings on second-day hair. Plus straight folks tend to wash their hair more often.
    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: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    According to my hairdresser, curly hair is in style.

    I don't think it's as in style as it could be, but I do think more people are embracing it than they were 10 years ago.
    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
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  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    ^^ Agreed!

    I don't necessarily think it's about being in style, but more about people just deciding to embrace their natural hair. I think in some way or another, curly hair has always been stylish. But now people are starting to see natural curls as pretty too, instead of just those done with a curling iron.
    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:
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,613Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I don't know if curly hair is in style, but I do know that more and more people nowadays really rock their curly hair and portray so much confidence that I think others notice it more than they used to.
    --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/seniors/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • bobbybobby Posts: 737Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I think it is back in style with Africian American women (or women of color, whatever term we attach). I see more such women rocking their natural hair than white women. Not that it is good or bad nut just an observation of what I see. I guess everything goes in fads. In the 80s, it was all about perms. Twenty years later, it was all about straightening. That said, glad to see more rocking their curls. Count me in on that bandwaggon. :)
    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"
  • anonymous_150263anonymous_150263 Posts: 773Registered Users
    I would ve had the best hair in the 80's... all the teasing and fluffing and hair spray, but I would've just been able to brush and go... *sigh
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,280Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I think there has never been more product and styling help availability at least.
    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
  • Curlybee1Curlybee1 Posts: 55Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    ... And the number of curly & wavy styling tools is crazy now. I'm not sure curly hair is as stylish now as it was in say 1988-1994 (my high school & early college days!).
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I think perhaps by "in style" she meant the reemergence of the natural hair movement which was also big back in the 70s. That's why some people are calling so many black women wearing their hair in its natural state a "fad", Therefore, ignoring the fact that there have always been black women who have worn there hair in its natural state. And ignoring that some of us who weren't always natural did so before recent years.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • CatitudeBooCatitudeBoo Posts: 578Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I don't pay attention to trends but as far as CGs go, it's timeless and ALWAYS in style :)
    CG since Dec. 2013  B)
    3b/c ~ fine ~ high porosity ~ low density
    No-Poo: SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Shampoo 
    RO: Tresemme Botanique Nourish & Replenish Conditioner 
    Stylers: Tresemme Flawless Curls Mousse & Extra Hold Hairspray 


  • bobbybobby Posts: 737Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    @CatitudeBoo You're probably on to something. I guess it just goes through peaks and valleys like everything else. 
    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"

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