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susan9800susan9800 Posts: 22Registered Users
Ok I think I did this right. So if anyone can tell me what they think my hair is I'd be so grateful :) Thanks!

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Susan
2b color treated red hair.
Current routine: Oh honestly it changes so much I'd have to rewrite this daily!
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  • kjwavykjwavy Posts: 362Registered Users
    Susan, your hair is beautiful :) I'm going to have to try your technique of putting it up in a pineapple while wet & see if I can anymore volume! What kind of clips do you use in order to get that lift in the front? TIA :)
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Discovered nc.com in 09/2003

    2b~~fine texture~~normal porosity (except for highlights, which are high)~~normal elasticity~~medium density


    Shampoo: Still use sulfates, but only on roots
    Rinse out: Deva One C, JC Too Shea, Original Sprouts Deep Conditioner
    Curl Enhancers: KCCC; JC Rocking Ringlets, JC Spiralicious, & Confident Coils
    Styler: BRHG (over any and all curl enhancers) - this is the one product that I never change - absolute HG!!


    I




  • kimmyckimmyc Posts: 551Registered Users
    Very pretty hair! I'd say you're probably a 2b myself. You have nice waves that are consistent throughout your hair. :)
    2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    kjwavy wrote:
    Susan, your hair is beautiful :) I'm going to have to try your technique of putting it up in a pineapple while wet & see if I can anymore volume! What kind of clips do you use in order to get that lift in the front? TIA :)

    ITA! I can't use clip at all in the front without getting dents in my hair :( . But, I can get pretty good lifter by air drying it to one side and then flipping it the other way :D

    Kimberly
  • susan9800susan9800 Posts: 22Registered Users
    Thanks KJ! I am thinking of trying putting it in another pineapple right after its dry tomorrow. I did this the other day, for late day hair, after putting a little water on it and except for the frizz it was way curly. So we'll see.
    I use the deva clips. I tried the other long ones, but they were just too long and fell over. I pinch some hair on either side of the part and put the clip either crossways or today I tried putting them straight end, so the end of the clip was pointed towards my back. It seemed easier to remove them without pulling some hair with it. I hope that makes sense. I usually do it when my hair is still warm from the diffuser and spray some hair spray on them once they are all in.

    Thanks Kimmyc! I was thinking 2b but sometimes its hard to tell when it's your own hair, ya know. :)

    Thanks Kimberly! I get some dents sometimes, but usually if I just scrunch a little with my fingers then that either comes out, or I usually take the dent side and flip it to the other side and it give it a little more lift in front. Like the other day when I had to get a passport pic taken (yuk) I had this funky wave/curl in front. I just flipped it and went, figuring nobody's passport pics ever look good anyway. Surprisingly the hair looked ok, but the pic was still ick. :?
    Susan
    2b color treated red hair.
    Current routine: Oh honestly it changes so much I'd have to rewrite this daily!
    Password: Curls
  • DancingbadgerDancingbadger Posts: 136Registered Users
    wow your hair looks a lot like mine!! I have no pictures.
    My hair is a mix of 2b/3a and even a bit of 3b thrown in! I would call my hair wavycelli. It curls most when I leave it alone after wet scrunching. My hair has a spring factor of about 2 or 3 inches and has a very silky, medium texture.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    susan9800 wrote:
    Thanks Kimberly! I get some dents sometimes, but usually if I just scrunch a little with my fingers then that either comes out, or I usually take the dent side and flip it to the other side and it give it a little more lift in front. Like the other day when I had to get a passport pic taken (yuk) I had this funky wave/curl in front. I just flipped it and went, figuring nobody's passport pics ever look good anyway. Surprisingly the hair looked ok, but the pic was still ick. :?

    Thanks, I will try to clip it again and flip the other way. Passport pics are like DL pics.....they always make you look horrible. I think the people that take the pictures have a sercret organization that give monetary awards for the worst pictures :lol:

    Kimberly
  • meegsmeegs Posts: 354Registered Users
    I'd also say 2b.

    Your hair actually looks like mine a little. Mine is not as long, nor red, nor as pretty. But the bulk of my hair is pretty similar to yours as far as curl/wave pattern goes. I'm a bit flatter in the back, but curlier in the front (the front clumps hit 3a when things are going good).
    2b-ish--embracing my waves this summer
    Aussie Catch the Wave condish, L'Oreal NutriGloss condish; Nexxus Designing Texxtur Cream, Rusk Radical Creme, Pantene Curl Defining Mousse, Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam; coconut oil for DTs
  • susan9800susan9800 Posts: 22Registered Users
    Thanks, I will try to clip it again and flip the other way. Passport pics are like DL pics.....they always make you look horrible. I think the people that take the pictures have a sercret organization that give monetary awards for the worst pictures
    Then the girl that took mine so totally won! I hope the clips work for you. I tried a pineapple after I was done diffusing yesterday after re-wetting and conditioning it after the cut. I had plenty of volume, but more frizz than I like. I don't know if it was the pineapple and touching it too much or the towel drying from the haircut.

    Meegs: Do you find the bulk weighs your hair down? It seems like mine does and its such a fine line finding stuff that works and doesn't weigh it down.
    Susan
    2b color treated red hair.
    Current routine: Oh honestly it changes so much I'd have to rewrite this daily!
    Password: Curls
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    susan9800 wrote:
    I hope the clips work for you. I tried a pineapple after I was done diffusing yesterday after re-wetting and conditioning it after the cut. I had plenty of volume, but more frizz than I like. I don't know if it was the pineapple and touching it too much or the towel drying from the haircut.

    For me it is touching it too much. If I only scrunch with a towel after applying product, my hair is MUCH less frizzy. :D

    When I touch it too much, oh my :shock:

    Kimberly
  • meegsmeegs Posts: 354Registered Users
    susan9800 wrote:
    Meegs: Do you find the bulk weighs your hair down? It seems like mine does and its such a fine line finding stuff that works and doesn't weigh it down.
    I suffer from major weigh-down issues, not only with products but with length as well. I feel like once my hair gets past a certain point, the weight of it starts to pull the volume and curl out of my hair. This may just be me getting paranoid though, and not knowing how to adjust the amount of product but I'm no good at figuring out the amount of product to put on my hair at it's current length either!

    It's a struggle to find a conditioner that moisturizes without weighing down too. My hair is not uber-dry, so I don't need an extremely thick or heavy conditioner. But if I don't protect it with adequate moisture, it can get very dry-looking, tangly and straw-like in no time flat.

    Don't really have any answers I guess. Just commiserating. :)
    2b-ish--embracing my waves this summer
    Aussie Catch the Wave condish, L'Oreal NutriGloss condish; Nexxus Designing Texxtur Cream, Rusk Radical Creme, Pantene Curl Defining Mousse, Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam; coconut oil for DTs
  • kjwavykjwavy Posts: 362Registered Users
    OMG, meegs, I could have written your post myself!! I have SUCH weigh-down issues - I even had my stylist cut some shorter layers in it last time, which did help some. I also find that it looks better (on me) just below shoulder length as opposed to bra strap length.

    It's such a fine line for me between enough moisture & being overconditioned. I have found the Rusk Calm Leave In/Detangler has been working very well for me, as long as I only spray it on the lower 1/2 or so of my hair. My hair is highlighted, so it needs some moisture, but if it gets anywhere near my roots, I'm doomed to having a flat hair day :(
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Discovered nc.com in 09/2003

    2b~~fine texture~~normal porosity (except for highlights, which are high)~~normal elasticity~~medium density


    Shampoo: Still use sulfates, but only on roots
    Rinse out: Deva One C, JC Too Shea, Original Sprouts Deep Conditioner
    Curl Enhancers: KCCC; JC Rocking Ringlets, JC Spiralicious, & Confident Coils
    Styler: BRHG (over any and all curl enhancers) - this is the one product that I never change - absolute HG!!


    I




  • LavenderCurlsLavenderCurls Posts: 1,477Registered Users
    My hair is highlighted, so it needs some moisture, but if it gets anywhere near my roots, I'm doomed to having a flat hair day

    This is a catch-22 for me :? . I SO need the volume but if I don't put a leave-in on, I end up with frizzy hair up top because of having to mess with it after it's dry.

    Susan - you are pretty and have such pretty hair!
    CG-modified since 4/05
    2b/3a and 3b on occasion!
    Products: The hair aisle in my own cabinets. :roll:
    Best definition winner: KCCC
    Best volume winner: LOOB
  • susan9800susan9800 Posts: 22Registered Users
    meegs wrote:
    susan9800 wrote:
    Meegs: Do you find the bulk weighs your hair down? It seems like mine does and its such a fine line finding stuff that works and doesn't weigh it down.
    I suffer from major weigh-down issues, not only with products but with length as well. I feel like once my hair gets past a certain point, the weight of it starts to pull the volume and curl out of my hair. This may just be me getting paranoid though, and not knowing how to adjust the amount of product but I'm no good at figuring out the amount of product to put on my hair at it's current length either!

    It's a struggle to find a conditioner that moisturizes without weighing down too. My hair is not uber-dry, so I don't need an extremely thick or heavy conditioner. But if I don't protect it with adequate moisture, it can get very dry-looking, tangly and straw-like in no time flat.

    Don't really have any answers I guess. Just commiserating. :)


    Right now I am really liking Suave Coconut with some olive oil mixed in. I usually put about a tbsp or 2 in a regular size bottle. I go through it pretty quick, so I don't really worry about it spoiling or anything. It seems to give really good slip without feeling weighted down. I tried the V05 honey almond, but it seems too heavy for me. The moisture milks seem ok so far, but still thicker and heavier than the suave. I alternate it with deva one also.
    Susan
    2b color treated red hair.
    Current routine: Oh honestly it changes so much I'd have to rewrite this daily!
    Password: Curls
  • susan9800susan9800 Posts: 22Registered Users
    My hair is highlighted, so it needs some moisture, but if it gets anywhere near my roots, I'm doomed to having a flat hair day

    This is a catch-22 for me :? . I SO need the volume but if I don't put a leave-in on, I end up with frizzy hair up top because of having to mess with it after it's dry.

    Susan - you are pretty and have such pretty hair!

    Thanks Lisa, that's so nice of you to say. :) I have been using a leave in (Aveda) but now I wonder what would happen if I didn't one day. Hmm maybe I need more on the top to help the frizzies.. I may have to play around with the amount and see what happens, volume/frizz wise.
    Susan
    2b color treated red hair.
    Current routine: Oh honestly it changes so much I'd have to rewrite this daily!
    Password: Curls
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    My hair is highlighted, so it needs some moisture, but if it gets anywhere near my roots, I'm doomed to having a flat hair day

    This is a catch-22 for me :? . I SO need the volume but if I don't put a leave-in on, I end up with frizzy hair up top because of having to mess with it after it's dry.

    Susan - you are pretty and have such pretty hair!

    Oh no, don't mess with it when it is dry with your hands. :shock: Just spray it and use a microfiber towel to scrunch it. My hair is a frizzy mess when my hands get anywhere near my dry hair :D Right before it is dry I add a little Awe spray and scrunch with the towel. It really help my hair w/ volume and curl definition.

    What do you use for a leave-in? Some can make my hair flat. EMB does not weigh my hair down at all.

    And ITA about your Susan comment!

    ETA: look below I have pictures now too :D


    Kimberly
  • cunninghamaircunninghamair Posts: 176Registered Users
    Beautiful! Kimberly, how do you get that lift at the roots?!
    Modified CG since 9/03. 2B/3A. JESSICURL!!! Gentle Poo, Aloeba, Gelebration, Awe; or Mop Top Poo & Condish; Curlisto Mousse & Gel I. Winter: Elucence MB Clarify, Shampoo & Conditioner. ACV & honey rinses. Plop & Pixiecurl diffuse. Password: curls
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Beautiful! Kimberly, how do you get that lift at the roots?!

    Thank you. I know I have a long way to go, but, I only started a month ago so I am proud of myself :D

    To get lift I:

    Rinse conditioner and honey rinse out upside down

    Leave my hair upside down while applying product and scrunch hair per Jessicurl's website. I then diffuse my roots on cool setting for about 2 minutes. I think getting the water weight out REALLY helps with lift.

    Let hair airdry and then apply a little B&A gel and scrunch with a towel and flip to whatever side looks the best. When I get to work my hair is relatively dry. I spray a little Awe spray on and scrunch with the small microfiber towel in my purse and I am done.

    I use no duck bills or clips (I get dents) and no hairspray.

    Honestly, I think I can give most of the credit to those darn baby hairs I have complained about all my life in the front of my hair. Now that I am accepting my curls they kind of work :wink:

    Kimberly
  • LavenderCurlsLavenderCurls Posts: 1,477Registered Users
    Oh no, don't mess with it when it is dry with your hands. Just spray it and use a microfiber towel to scrunch it. My hair is a frizzy mess when my hands get anywhere near my dry hair Right before it is dry I add a little Awe spray and scrunch with the towel. It really help my hair w/ volume and curl definition.

    What do you use for a leave-in? Some can make my hair flat. EMB does not weigh my hair down at all.

    And ITA about your Susan comment!

    ETA: look below I have pictures now too

    I'll have to try that, Kimberly, thanks for the suggestion! I wish my AWE wasn't at work, I'll have to bring it home tomorrow :lol: . I use VO5 Milk Moisture and just got my Elucence (and [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]) on Saturday. Love the Elucence - still playing around with the CK and getting the right amount under the gel de jour.

    I looked at your pictures in the other thread before I logged on. Your hair kinda sorta is like mine (guess that's why we're in the same hair forum, huh? :lol: ) I wish mine would lift like yours, but it doesn't wanna. Dang hair has a mind of it's own. Although, I think actually it looks okay - it's my how face looks depending on what the hair does. Does that make sense?

    Your hair is fabulous, by the way!!
    CG-modified since 4/05
    2b/3a and 3b on occasion!
    Products: The hair aisle in my own cabinets. :roll:
    Best definition winner: KCCC
    Best volume winner: LOOB
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I'll have to try that, Kimberly, thanks for the suggestion! I wish my AWE wasn't at work, I'll have to bring it home tomorrow :lol: . I use VO5 Milk Moisture and just got my Elucence (and [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]) on Saturday. Love the Elucence - still playing around with the CK and getting the right amount under the gel de jour.

    I looked at your pictures in the other thread before I logged on. Your hair kinda sorta is like mine (guess that's why we're in the same hair forum, huh? :lol: ) I wish mine would lift like yours, but it doesn't wanna. Dang hair has a mind of it's own. Although, I think actually it looks okay - it's my how face looks depending on what the hair does. Does that make sense?

    Your hair is fabulous, by the way!!

    Try the Awe with the little towel; it really help combat frizz and give you curl deginition. You will have to post pictures too so that we can see your hair. I would love to find some hair twins :D I used to try to get my hair to lie down a little...the grass is always greener on the other side, right!? :lol: I have currently decided to stop fighting my hair and just go with. It always wins anyway....it's like a force of nature :lol:

    That completely makes sense about how your hair makes your face look. For years I wanted bangs. I have a little face and with bangs my face looks even smaller. I think that we each have to go with what works for us. No use trying to make ourselves or our hair into something it is not!

    I will post under your CK thread too :D
  • LavenderCurlsLavenderCurls Posts: 1,477Registered Users
    I'll have to try that, Kimberly, thanks for the suggestion! I wish my AWE wasn't at work, I'll have to bring it home tomorrow :lol: . I use VO5 Milk Moisture and just got my Elucence (and [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]) on Saturday. Love the Elucence - still playing around with the CK and getting the right amount under the gel de jour.

    I looked at your pictures in the other thread before I logged on. Your hair kinda sorta is like mine (guess that's why we're in the same hair forum, huh? :lol: ) I wish mine would lift like yours, but it doesn't wanna. Dang hair has a mind of it's own. Although, I think actually it looks okay - it's my how face looks depending on what the hair does. Does that make sense?

    Your hair is fabulous, by the way!!

    Try the Awe with the little towel; it really help combat frizz and give you curl deginition. You will have to post pictures too so that we can see your hair. I would love to find some hair twins :D I used to try to get my hair to lie down a little...the grass is always greener on the other side, right!? :lol: I have currently decided to stop fighting my hair and just go with. It always wins anyway....it's like a force of nature :lol:

    That completely makes sense about how your hair makes your face look. For years I wanted bangs. I have a little face and with bangs my face looks even smaller. I think that we each have to go with what works for us. No use trying to make ourselves or our hair into something it is not!

    I will post under your CK thread too :D

    I just posted to your post under the CK thread :lol: .

    I'm at work now and am going to bring my AWE back home to try tomorrow. If it works I may have to get another bottle to keep here. I've yet to find a curl refresher that works, but maybe the AWE with the microfiber towel will be the ticket.

    I gotta have those bangs - they make me look younger (I think) and my hubby says I look better with them, too. He's the one who got me to embrace my waves/curls, so I try to listen to him. Even when I'm ready to pull my hair out, he says it looks good. Lord, I love that man!
    CG-modified since 4/05
    2b/3a and 3b on occasion!
    Products: The hair aisle in my own cabinets. :roll:
    Best definition winner: KCCC
    Best volume winner: LOOB
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I'm at work now and am going to bring my AWE back home to try tomorrow. If it works I may have to get another bottle to keep here. I've yet to find a curl refresher that works, but maybe the AWE with the microfiber towel will be the ticket.

    I gotta have those bangs - they make me look younger (I think) and my hubby says I look better with them, too. He's the one who got me to embrace my waves/curls, so I try to listen to him. Even when I'm ready to pull my hair out, he says it looks good. Lord, I love that man!

    Go to Sally's, a drug store, or a department store and get a little spray bottle in the travel size section and fill it up with Awe spray if you like it. I have all sort of little bottles and spray bottles for this purpose and mixing things or to give my daughter a little bit (she's 10 and likes to use Mommy's things). Now I just need to get a labeler or who knows what I might be putting on my hair or skin :shock:

    My DH has been really supportive since I decided to go wavy/curly too. Doesn't that make it so much easier! He used to prefer my hair straightened, but, since I have been improving the health and quality of my hair he has fully embraced it. (well, maybe he has mentioned the products piling up :roll: )

    Not only that he is letting me test things out on him too. :dance:dance.gif He has beautiful curls if he would let his hair grow a little longer. I am working on it. His hair is short except for some little curls on top. I want him to let it get a little fuller, but, still be short. When I first met him he buzzed it so I have had some success :wink: Wish me luck on that endeavor :D
  • eastcoastwaveseastcoastwaves Posts: 54Registered Users
    Susan, our hair looks like it is similar. I love Aveda elixir leave in as a light but effective solution to frizz. I Love your hair, beautifu! :D l
    "It's not having what you want, it's wanting what you've got"

    2b