Need help modifying CG (want waves, not curls)

raissaraissa Registered Users Posts: 15
After four months of doing cg (deva, mostly), I, ahem, want to modify my regime. CG gave me lots of curls, but in a shapeless, earth-mama way. As an experiment, I stopped using gel, breaking the cast, etc., and now my hair is frizzy! I want to define my waves while letting the line of my cut show through. Is there a way to do this without sls and cones? I am willing to blowdry...
2C/3A m/f ii Deva CG since August 07, but exploring my options!

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  • Kasey314Kasey314 Registered Users Posts: 308
    :wave:

    Do you have any pictures of your hair? That may help us give you advice!

    I read a post not long ago about making your hair less curly/more wavy (must find it for you!)... the girl's a 3b, and she put her hair in braided pigtails like Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz - you know, braided halfway down and then left loose at the ends? I think she left them this way overnight. Anyway, she said that gave her waves instead of curls, so maybe that would be something to try.
    ~FIA~ 2c-M-iii

    CG since 9/06, modified since 3/07.

    :coffee: <~~ Me every morning

    Updated fotki 5/06/08
    http://public.fotki.com/Kasey314/

    Products-of-the-moment: Loving Innersense right now: Pure Essential Hair Bath, Pure Inspiration Daily Conditioner and I Create Quiet Calm Curl Cream. Devacurl Angell is my go to gel, nothing else like it for me. Nature's Gate Lavendar and Aloe Nourishing Conditoner is always in my shower.

    password - curly girl

  • raissaraissa Registered Users Posts: 15
    Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of my hair (yours is GORGEOUS!). It's mostly s-waves with some spirals around the face, increasingly fine as I get older but coarse. Bra strap-length.

    My stylist just cut it and used Bumble & Bumble Thickening Spray to blow out the top layer with a barrel brush and diffuse the bottom layers, allowing them to remain wavy. Of course, within a couple of hours the whole thing and risen and gotten curlier, which wasn't bad, but I worry about being dependent on the dryer and alcohol-laden heat protection (better than silicones, I guess?). Just wondered if other wavies had wave-not-curl defining techniques...I'll give the braids a try!
    2C/3A m/f ii Deva CG since August 07, but exploring my options!
  • msgibletmsgiblet Registered Users Posts: 5,825
    When I've wanted to go wavy, I styled my hair just as if I was trying to get it as curly as possible. When it's completely dry, I use a large pick comb and gently comb it out and then rescrunch it with a little HE Totally Twisted gel. Works great for me.

    Here's a pic of when I've done this:

    http://public.fotki.com/msgiblet/hair/combed0001combed.html
    http://public.fotki.com/msgiblet/ - pw: gibber -- Pics Added 7/10/11
    Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

    Countess Balashi of Divi Beach in the Order of the Curly Crusaders :occasion5:

    If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • raissaraissa Registered Users Posts: 15
    Your hair looks beautiful both ways. I will give the pick comb a go!
    2C/3A m/f ii Deva CG since August 07, but exploring my options!
  • msgibletmsgiblet Registered Users Posts: 5,825
    raissa wrote: »
    Your hair looks beautiful both ways. I will give the pick comb a go!

    Thanks! A regular wide tooth comb will work, too.
    http://public.fotki.com/msgiblet/ - pw: gibber -- Pics Added 7/10/11
    Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

    Countess Balashi of Divi Beach in the Order of the Curly Crusaders :occasion5:

    If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Kasey314Kasey314 Registered Users Posts: 308
    raissa wrote: »
    Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of my hair (yours is GORGEOUS!). It's mostly s-waves with some spirals around the face, increasingly fine as I get older but coarse. Bra strap-length.

    My stylist just cut it and used Bumble & Bumble Thickening Spray to blow out the top layer with a barrel brush and diffuse the bottom layers, allowing them to remain wavy. Of course, within a couple of hours the whole thing and risen and gotten curlier, which wasn't bad, but I worry about being dependent on the dryer and alcohol-laden heat protection (better than silicones, I guess?). Just wondered if other wavies had wave-not-curl defining techniques...I'll give the braids a try!

    Thanks! :tongue5: I also felt that jessicurl stuff always gave me waves, not really curls - something about it is too heavy for me. Just something else to try. :wink:
    ~FIA~ 2c-M-iii

    CG since 9/06, modified since 3/07.

    :coffee: <~~ Me every morning

    Updated fotki 5/06/08
    http://public.fotki.com/Kasey314/

    Products-of-the-moment: Loving Innersense right now: Pure Essential Hair Bath, Pure Inspiration Daily Conditioner and I Create Quiet Calm Curl Cream. Devacurl Angell is my go to gel, nothing else like it for me. Nature's Gate Lavendar and Aloe Nourishing Conditoner is always in my shower.

    password - curly girl

  • agent_003bdagent_003bd Registered Users Posts: 142
    I read this post, and thought about your situation.

    Maybe it is something you could look into.

    Good luck!

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=34958
    2/3a mix

    Shampoo-free since 09/04

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