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Spacegirl!

I don't mean to embarrass you, although I'm sure this will.. but I am very dismayed to see that there has never been a post in your honor. I just did a search and I happen to think that you haven't gotten nearly enough recognition for your awesome curls.

Also, for those that are interested in the subject, she's just recently posted pictures of how she clips her hair. I found it useful, I thought others might too.

Okay, so who else find's spacegirl's pictures to be awe-inspiring? I know I'm not the only one. :D
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  • wildsheepchasewildsheepchase Posts: 161Registered Users
    Me too! I've admired them at least a couple of times. Her whole look is very cool–glasses, hair color, and the curls. If her profile didn't say otherwise, I'd swear she lived in Portland, she's so darn hip.
  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    I know, I saw some of her pictures in a thread this morning and was thinking the same. Woman, your hair is gorgeous!
    If her profile didn't say otherwise, I'd swear she lived in Portland, she's so darn hip.

    I take it you haven't been to Brooklyn. :wink: :P
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  • spacegirlspacegirl Posts: 149Registered Users
    :oops: Stop it you're embarrassing me!

    Iwantcurlyhair, I'm glad you found the clip pics helpful. It's hard to visualize things sometimes, and after all, a picture is worth a thousand words.

    wildsheepchase (funny name!), is Brooklyn not as hip as Portland? We all know Manhattan isn't hip anymore, but I thought my home borough had a rising hippness factor. :wink:

    Gemini13, thanks. And thanks for the B'klyn shoutout. :D Don't we go to the same place to get our hair cut? Casey at The Beehive salon? I think you were the first person to mention that place. Can't get much hipper than a kitchy '50s style salon populated by tattooed stylists with Bettie Page meets Goth beauticians!
  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    spacegirl wrote:
    Gemini13, thanks. And thanks for the B'klyn shoutout. :D Don't we go to the same place to get our hair cut? Casey at The Beehive salon? I think you were the first person to mention that place. Can't get much hipper than a kitchy '50s style salon populated by tattooed stylists with Bettie Page meets Goth beauticians!

    Oh yeah, that's right- I actually have an appointment with Casey this evening! I'm chopping a lot off- wish me luck! :shock:
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  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    Yup, spacegirl was one of my NC.com idols when I first came here. What really makes me mad is that my hair seems like it could look like hers, but it never does. :evil:
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  • spacegirlspacegirl Posts: 149Registered Users
    Bailey, you've got some gorgeous shiny hair. I wish my shined like that! And you seem to have consistant curls. My hair is so curly in the front, wavy in the back, straight underneath, curlier on the right side then the left. Gaaah! The grass is always greener, ya know?

    Gemini, good luck! How much are you cutting off? Don't go too crazy now. And thanks for reminding me to call up and make an appointment for a color glaze. Woohoo!
  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    spacegirl wrote:
    Bailey, you've got some gorgeous shiny hair. I wish my shined like that!

    The flash is my friend, but thanks! It's been really crappy the last few weeks, so I'm getting at least a few inches chopped off tomorrow depending on how frustrated I am when I get there. :wink:
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  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    spacegirl wrote:
    Gemini, good luck! How much are you cutting off? Don't go too crazy now. And thanks for reminding me to call up and make an appointment for a color glaze. Woohoo!

    I'm going about shoulder-length. I want to go shorter but I'm just not feeling brave enough. :lol:
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  • lushaholiclushaholic Posts: 2,180Registered Users
    She absolutely does. I've always loved her curls. Gonna sneak over and steal the green glasses some day.
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  • hockeymomof3hockeymomof3 Posts: 2,159Registered Users
    *raises hand* I am a fan of spacegirl too!! Love her hair and her awesome pics!!
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  • wildsheepchasewildsheepchase Posts: 161Registered Users
    Spacegirl, I haven't spent much time in Brooklyn. Just an architecture lecture in Brooklyn Heights, and visiting a couple of museums. Regardless, I'll bet you're still the hippest curly girl in the borough. : )
  • IwantcurlyhairIwantcurlyhair Posts: 338Registered Users
    I just bought those clips you use. Thanks again hon!
  • one way streetone way street Posts: 772Registered Users
    :shock: Spacegirl, your hair is beautiful, and you're awesome at taking good pictures.
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  • kcckcc Posts: 681Registered Users
    I love Brooklyn and your curls!! Okay, what do you use? Although I know my hair would never be as awesome as yours in those pics! My cousin lives in Brooklyn, and I love visiting her (and her hubby and new baby). It's a great place to be.
    And you know, I'm really not totally sold on the sandwich idea. They're kind of traditional, I know I said that, don't question me about that, but they aren't really all that chic, you know? --fig jam
  • spacegirlspacegirl Posts: 149Registered Users
    Now I am seriously embarrassed. Seriously. Although my husband thinks this is all terribly funny. :wink:

    First off, I would like to thank you for your kind words. You all know how hard it is having curly hair and it's so wonderful to have a place like this where we can all share ideas and frustrations.

    Now to get down to brass tacks. Lately this has been my routine:

    Co wash every few days with Nioxin Scalp Therapy for Fine Hair. It's this kind of super-pepperminty conditioner-like green stuff, though I can't imagine using it as conditioner. It's what they used to wash hair with at Devachan before they came out with their own line. It makes my scalp feel a lot cleaner than No-Poo.

    Then I use Nexxus Phyto-Organics Nectaress conditioner, which I buy by the gallon. I love the way it smells (though some people think the smell is too strong). It's really light, so it's good to use as a leave in too. Btw, this is what they used at Devachan before One C was invented. Do you see a pattern here? :) I comb it through with this wacky wide tooth comb someone recommended a while back, I think it's called the Mebco Shower comb? I'm doing this all right side up lately. If I do the upside down stuff I comb the conditioner through upside down. Then I rinse briefly.

    This is where I diverge from the Devachan route. I use [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curly-Hair-Solutions-Curl-Keeper-p-28.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=curly-hair-solutions-curl-keeper]Curl Keeper[/buylink] or [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]Re:coil[/buylink], depending on the weather report, then layer on B&A gel. I rake them through soaking wet hair, then I scrunch upwards with my Curl Ease towel (jeez, I'm starting to sound like an infomercial.) I scrunch hard and long before I move on to the next part of my hair, to get as much water out as possible. After the scrunching, I graze some B&A over my hair, then I clip the roots and sit around for a while and drink a cuppa tea and delete my spam or read nc.com. When it gets to a certain point of hardness, I diffuse a bit. I'm really impatient with diffusing, so I usually screw my hair up at this point by scrunching it too much. Anyway, I dry it then scrunch out the crunch by flipping my head over and scrunching up and I sort of ruffle my fingers down by my scalp to get rid of the clip marks.

    I have to add that I work from home, so I have the good fortune to have limitless time to let my hair air dry, though when I had a regular job I did my hair much the same, but with out diffusing. I'd go to work with my hair wet and then a few hours later I'd scrunch it.

    So that's about it. I ran out of deep conditioner a while back and will be ordering some Curl Junkie soon. (thanks Bailey!)

    I'd also like to add (to this already monstrously long post) that I totally envy your beautiful, shiny red hair, Lushaholic. Perhaps we can set up a trade for the green glasses? :wink:
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    IWCh, I'm glad that you started this thread. I had somehow missed spacegirl's pics! From her avatar, I had pictured a chin length bob, what a fun surprise to see long lovely curls with superb definition. nice clip pics too, and I also really like how the glasses go with the hair.
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  • Leilani42Leilani42 Posts: 200Registered Users
    I've embarrassed spacegirl on a number of threads by gushing about her hair. If I could choose a head of hair, it'd be hers.

    And she's the best Monty Python-quoting curly I've met so far. :D
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  • KristaRoseKristaRose Posts: 546Registered Users
    Oh gosh. Beautiful hair! How long did it take to grow?
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  • spacegirlspacegirl Posts: 149Registered Users
    Well, I got that SJP bob in Jan of 2003. The next picture where my hair was shoulder length is March 2004. That seems like such a short amount of time to have grown that much, but I guess pictures don't lie. I'll double check though. Since then I've been cutting out the dyed parts, which is why it's been hovering around the same length for so long. I usually get my hair cut every 9 months to a year, so it has a lot of time to grow before getting a shaping.

    Leilani42, I can still recite all the words to "The Holy Grail". My husband hates watching that movie with me, but he did get me tickets to Spamalot for my birthday last year. He's such a good sport.

    redcelticcurls, I loved your pineapple post. I can't believe how good your second day hair looks. I can get second day hair, but it looks like second day, I-didn't-wash-my-hair hair. Your's looks as good as it did on the first day!
  • curlylew66curlylew66 Posts: 1,685Registered Users
    *raises hand* I am a fan of spacegirl too!! Love her hair and her awesome pics!!

    Yes!! Love the avatar pic too. Perfect curls, cool glasses and awesome eye color!!! :D
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    curlylew66 wrote:
    *raises hand* I am a fan of spacegirl too!! Love her hair and her awesome pics!!

    Yes!! Love the avatar pic too. Perfect curls, cool glasses and awesome eye color!!! :D

    Yea, I like the artsyness of it.

    Ty spacegirl. I only think i can manage second day now because my hair is drier and coarse. If I had "normal" hair, I think it'd be hard. You never seem to have a stringiness issue, which I have to combate at times. Your curls are nice and bouncy.
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  • lushaholiclushaholic Posts: 2,180Registered Users
    spacegirl wrote:
    I'd also like to add (to this already monstrously long post) that I totally envy your beautiful, shiny red hair, Lushaholic. Perhaps we can set up a trade for the green glasses? :wink:

    You're way too kind! :oops: We may have to set up that swap as the green contacts I just bought didn't change my blue eyes in the slightest. :roll: When am I going to learn? :P I think I may have to try and find that Nioxin scalp therapy for fine hair over here, if it's available.
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  • LadydncingLadydncing Posts: 964Registered Users
    Iwantcurlyhair, that's very sweet of you!

    And yes, Spacegirl has amazing hair! I love the elf ear! he he he
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  • BrioBrio Posts: 1,432Registered Users
    Your hair is awesome. Makes me want to grown mine out longer in hopes that it would look so good.

    I've played on & off with clips for the last couple of years, coming to the conclusion that they never really helped my hair too much. I'm going to try again, though, clipping as you have shown in your pictures. Can you really tell a big difference in your hair when you use clips vs. when you don't?
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  • spacegirlspacegirl Posts: 149Registered Users
    If I don't use clips I get a flat top. That's not so bad if I'm going for a wavy look, but if I scrunch upside down and try to make my hair really curly, it looks stupid on top. I guess that because I have fine hair that's not curly at the roots and it's long, so it gets weighed down. I'm also plop-impaired, which I guess gives people curls at the roots? I've never been able to do that right, so I have to use the clips.

    Btw Brio, I love your hair. It's so cool to see how far it's come. I've relaxed mine before (not the japanese thing, just drug store relaxers) and then chopped it all off boy-short to grow it back again. It's hard, but it's worth it.
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    I had gushed over spacegirls hair on another thread - as I said she is my hair idol. What I wouldnt give for that hair - heck the total look.

    I did want to add - I recently started working from home and I also have all that time to let my hair dry - I love not having to leave the house with my wet stringy scalp showing through head!!
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  • lazykerrilazykerri Posts: 650Registered Users
    spacegirl wrote:
    This is where I diverge from the Devachan route. I use [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curly-Hair-Solutions-Curl-Keeper-p-28.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=curly-hair-solutions-curl-keeper]Curl Keeper[/buylink] or [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]Re:coil[/buylink], depending on the weather report, then layer on B&A gel. I rake them through soaking wet hair, then I scrunch upwards with my Curl Ease towel (jeez, I'm starting to sound like an infomercial.)

    I have to add that I work from home, so I have the good fortune to have limitless time to let my hair air dry, though when I had a regular job I did my hair much the same, but with out diffusing. I'd go to work with my hair wet and then a few hours later I'd scrunch it.

    Add me to the ranks of those who love your avatar! :)

    I've been searching for someone who uses B&A Gel (or a post about how to use it at least), so I must ask you, how much do you use? Which weather do you use it in? (i.e. humid? dry?) Do tell! TIA! :)

    I remember well when I was in grad school or unemployed and had time to let my hair air dry. I do get to work at home occasionally now though. I tend to not wash my hair as often because I can't go to work with it soaking wet and it takes like 6 hours to dry. I wash it the night before, and even then if I do it too late, it will be damp the next morning.

    There's definitely something about wanting what we don't have. I always think about cutting my hair to shoulder length. When I did get it cut to shoulder length in the front (longer in back), I liked it for a while but then I wanted it long again. Now that it's long... well, you see my point. ;)
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  • meriellynmeriellyn Posts: 1,135Registered Users
    I love your hair and pics. I'm definitely gonna try that clipping method. I haven't had much success with clips but I think that way might work and it'd be great because I have fine, thin. FLAT hair. :P

    I think it's even cooler that you're a knitter too. :) Thought you seemed slightly familiar and now I realize it's probably from craftster.
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  • spacegirlspacegirl Posts: 149Registered Users
    Hey Lazykerri, I bought the B&A gel last summer and I used it a bunch, and I liked it, but then it started collecting dust on the shelf. I buy way too many hair products and sometimes I get all involved in trying new things instead of using what I know works. So, I started using the B&A again when the weather was still cold and it worked well. It's still working even though it's been warm and humid, and I haven't felt like experimenting lately, so I keep using it. I use about two palm sized puddles to rake through soaking wet hair, then I comb it with my Mebco comb, scrunch with the Curlease towel, then I smooth another handful over my hair to get rid of any frizzies that occurred during scrunching. So I guess I use a lot, although I'm sure some of it gets blotted out when I'm scrunching with the towel. I like it because it's so liquid. When I use regular gel, I have to add water to it, otherwise I feel like I'm scrunching glue into my hair. You just have to watch out because it can run right through your fingers. You gotta be quick. And try not to knock the bottle over!

    I know what you mean about wanting what you don't have. Sometimes I want to chop it all off and other times I want it down to my a$$. I'm never satisfied. :roll:
  • spacegirlspacegirl Posts: 149Registered Users
    Meriellyn, I love your hair! So shiny. And I also wear my hair in pigtail braids. In fact, that's what I've got goin' on right now. :D
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