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I'm about to give it up. *pics*

Ok, I've been going curly (don't even KNOW if you can call my hair curly) for the past week. And I'm miserable :( I can't get it to *lay* right. It's short, it's stringy, it's just a plain mess. :(

I'm missing the sleek look of my flat ironed hair. But more than that I wish I just had beautiful waves or curls... I'm just wondering if that's off the plate for me. I can't tell what my hair is trying to do... if I need to change products or what's going on.

I had my hair cut last week, and cut off the inverted bob since it wouldn't hold the curl. I got some layers added.

Can anyone 'type' my hair? ;) And also, recommend something I can do to make it more manageable? The pics make it look better than it does, actually, which isn't saying MUCH LOL! :oops: :lol:

(sorry I'm looking so goofy)
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PW: curlz
2b/3a/fine/lazy waves with some curls thrown in
Experimenting with Activate shampoo, VO5 PassionFruit Moisture Milks condish, leaving-in Sally's Honey and Almond, scrunching in BRHG

Comments

  • NuttyHairNuttyHair Posts: 75Registered Users
    I know you don't want to hear this but I think your hair looks cute!! I am not a good hair typer, so I won't guess, but I want to give you some encouragement! It's really hard when you start wearing it curly, especially if you are used to the flatness of the flat iron. I'm sure someone will come along with more specific advice, but keep experimenting until you're happier. We all had to do it too! I don't give compliments if I don't mean it, so hang in there!
    3B, I think w/very thick hair, shoulder length. Fall hair: Low Poo, TS, CK, Aloeba leave in, recoil or RR, plop, BRHG or SMU, no blow dry.
  • SaraNEvansMommySaraNEvansMommy Posts: 73Registered Users
    NuttyHair wrote:
    I know you don't want to hear this but I think your hair looks cute!! I am not a good hair typer, so I won't guess, but I want to give you some encouragement! It's really hard when you start wearing it curly, especially if you are used to the flatness of the flat iron. I'm sure someone will come along with more specific advice, but keep experimenting until you're happier. We all had to do it too! I don't give compliments if I don't mean it, so hang in there!

    thank you :oops: I'm going to grow it out now, so I'm hoping that will help encourage the curl and decrease the poofiness. LOL
    PW: curlz
    2b/3a/fine/lazy waves with some curls thrown in
    Experimenting with Activate shampoo, VO5 PassionFruit Moisture Milks condish, leaving-in Sally's Honey and Almond, scrunching in BRHG
  • Kurly_KateKurly_Kate Posts: 33Registered Users
    I'm going to agree with the above poster and say that your hair looks great! I love the fun curl you're getting. Maybe you can adjust your products to give you more of the curl that you want? What are you using now?
    Loooong time lurker finially coming out of the closet!

    Modified CG week number 4 now with fantastic results.
  • SaraNEvansMommySaraNEvansMommy Posts: 73Registered Users
    Well, i'm CO washing with Sally's honey and almond condish. I've been spraying in leave in conditioner every day "Curl it up", applying Biotera's Curl Creme, and today I used a new gel I bought called Down Under Natural's curl shaper gel...
    PW: curlz
    2b/3a/fine/lazy waves with some curls thrown in
    Experimenting with Activate shampoo, VO5 PassionFruit Moisture Milks condish, leaving-in Sally's Honey and Almond, scrunching in BRHG
  • keikokkeikok Banned Posts: 585Banned Users
    I think thats a good length for you
    Keiko

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  • cymprenicympreni Posts: 9,609Registered Users
    I love your hair. The extra body that curls give does take some getting used to.
  • curlyclaudiacurlyclaudia Posts: 416Registered Users
    I happen to love your hair, especially the cut. Don't give up yet :wink:
    3b, modified CG, short inverted bob living in Central Jersey
    Current faves: no poo, HE Hello Hydration, ck, Shea Moisture, Mixed Chicks
    PW colombia
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  • BrioBrio Posts: 1,432Registered Users
    I think your hair looks nice, and I'm sure it's just a shock with a new style that you will get used to. I am sure, you are being more hard on yourself than anyone else who sees you. You know, we are our own worst critic and all, blah blah.

    Your hair sort of reminds me of mine, and at that length, I was a bit flustered at times. At a shorter length, I found that my curls were not long enough to make a complete rotation and ended up sticking out in places where I didn't want them to stick out. As my hair has grown longer, the curls now make several rotations and fall downward, rather than sticking out (well, most of the time!).

    I'm not trying to indicate your hair looks bad or is poking out wildly, but just making an observation about curls & shorter hair. Curls and longer hair can sometimes be easier to deal with.

    I have some pics in my fotki if you'd like to see. They start from almost 2 years ago when I cut my hair really short after damaging the crap out of it with thermal straightening.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Frizz Happens!
    my Fotki hair journey/experiment diary PW is brio (and I really need to update it!)

    3A hair; coloring with henna/indigo since July 2009; normally follow the CG method. Still searching for my HG products!
  • Oregano  (formerly babywavy)Oregano (formerly babywavy) Posts: 5,297Registered Users
    I too wish I could have smooth sleek straight hair, but I know it's not going to happen. The process is so damaging to my hair that it's not worth it. And in the summer, sitting under a blowdryer is just not an option. Plus, I have no time to blow out my hair w/ two kids.

    I go through phases of straightening, but the damage done to my hair makes me go back to wearing it natural.

    None of us have the curly hair we WANT, it's about accepting the hair that we HAVE. Trying to get it to do what we want it to do is an exhausting process. If we can accept how it looks naturally, the process becomes easier.
    ~ the artist formerly known as babywavy ~

    Please excuse any typos. For the time being, we are blaming it on my computer.
  • SaraNEvansMommySaraNEvansMommy Posts: 73Registered Users
    Brio wrote:
    IYour hair sort of reminds me of mine, and at that length, I was a bit flustered at times. At a shorter length, I found that my curls were not long enough to make a complete rotation and ended up sticking out in places where I didn't want them to stick out. As my hair has grown longer, the curls now make several rotations and fall downward, rather than sticking out (well, most of the time!).

    this is me, exactly!! i'm hoping growing out the hair will help ;) In the meantime, do you have any great product rec's? ;)

    ETA, Brio... how can I find your fotki account? I see the password but what is the URL? thx :)
    PW: curlz
    2b/3a/fine/lazy waves with some curls thrown in
    Experimenting with Activate shampoo, VO5 PassionFruit Moisture Milks condish, leaving-in Sally's Honey and Almond, scrunching in BRHG
  • BrioBrio Posts: 1,432Registered Users
    Brio wrote:
    IYour hair sort of reminds me of mine, and at that length, I was a bit flustered at times. At a shorter length, I found that my curls were not long enough to make a complete rotation and ended up sticking out in places where I didn't want them to stick out. As my hair has grown longer, the curls now make several rotations and fall downward, rather than sticking out (well, most of the time!).

    this is me, exactly!! i'm hoping growing out the hair will help ;) In the meantime, do you have any great product rec's? ;)

    ETA, Brio... how can I find your fotki account? I see the password but what is the URL? thx :)

    click the "www" in below my signature line. the little buttons that say "profile" "pm" and then "www."
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Frizz Happens!
    my Fotki hair journey/experiment diary PW is brio (and I really need to update it!)

    3A hair; coloring with henna/indigo since July 2009; normally follow the CG method. Still searching for my HG products!
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I think you have great curls...and I'm not one to BS anyoine either. I don't think they are poofy or stringy (how can they be both?) I think if they were on my head, I might want them longer. But you're still looking good!

  • curlylew66curlylew66 Posts: 1,685Registered Users
    What??? I see very pretty hair in that picture!!!
  • SaraNEvansMommySaraNEvansMommy Posts: 73Registered Users
    Brio!!

    I just wanted to tell you that you have had the most *amazing* hair transformation I've seen yet :shock: I am thoroughly in awe. And yes, I see w/ the shorter hair what you were talking about... it is a lot like mine! I can't wait to grow mine out :D
    PW: curlz
    2b/3a/fine/lazy waves with some curls thrown in
    Experimenting with Activate shampoo, VO5 PassionFruit Moisture Milks condish, leaving-in Sally's Honey and Almond, scrunching in BRHG
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    I think that your hair is cute!! I suppose that one could say that you have skinny-ish curls as opposed to fat ones, but they look like shiny nice curls. They don't look stringy to me at all.

    As Brio mentioned, you'll probably see more curl formation as you gain length.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • texasgal71texasgal71 Posts: 67Registered Users
    I agree - your curls look great! At least all your hair has some degree of nicely formed wave or curl! Sometimes part of my hair have minds of their own - grrr.

    You look really cute but it will take some getting used to if you are coming from a super straight look.

    I'm not a BS'er either :) I wouldn't have posted at all if I didn't think that you look great!
    texasgal71
    very fine hair-daily humidity battle
    2B so far, wash daily w/gentle poo, clarify wkly
    Current faves: EMBC, Mop C poo, LOOB, Recoil, CK, HE BE gel