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Big hair

Do you like your big hair or do you fight it? I have fine thin hair and I like it big, but most of the time, I try to minimize the volume, especially for work........eeh gads, I've been brainwashed to believe less is more. Ok, I need to try big hair at work, must try big hair at work.......
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  • sweetpeacurlisweetpeacurli Posts: 343Registered Users
    I don't have very big hair, but I love big hair and wish mine were bigger! I think it's such a striking, exotic, sexy look. I wish my hair would do that!
    Sulfate and Silicone-free since 2005
    CO-wash convert since October 2010
    Photos: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2F54501272%40N04%2F" class="Popup
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    Twitter: @sweetpeacurli

    Currently loving:
    • Vo5 tea therapy conditioners
    • Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose conditioner
    • Giovanni Direct leave-in
    • Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee
    I am now completely out of the closet as the craziest of crazy cat ladies. I own it. I embrace it. I am one with the crazy.
  • eastcoastwaveseastcoastwaves Posts: 54Registered Users
    I voted
    "YAY BIG!" :D
    "It's not having what you want, it's wanting what you've got"

    2b
  • GettinControlGettinControl Posts: 828Registered Users
    I try to minimize it!
    3a/b medium/coarse combo(w/some fine strands), normal porosity, normal elasticity(strong)
    Komaza analysis 2015: medium to coarse combo(some fine strands), normal porosity, strong elasticity, healthy hair
    Goosefootprints 2013: moderately coarse with some medium; low porosity at roots, normal thru shaft, porous ends, normal elasticity
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I voted for BIG hair. It seems like I spent most of my life trying to calm my big hair (or what I thought was big hair), now, I just let it do its thing. I must be doing something right, I get a ton of PM's about how I get so much volume :D I actually have a little spiel saved about my routine so I can respond :lol:
  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    I think "big hair" means a lot of different things to different people and depends upon perception, but I say "thumbs up" to what it is to me.
    Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali


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  • mayimmayim Posts: 2,301Registered Users
    Big is beautiful!


    :D

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  • skywatcherskywatcher Posts: 429Registered Users
    mayim wrote:
    Big is beautiful!


    :D

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    YIPPER!! :D
    3a/2c
    Long layers, past BSL
    Loving: CON poo, Elucence MBC, Jessicurl WDT, B&A Gel.
    SLS free poos since Feb 6/05
  • mafaldamafalda Posts: 510Registered Users
    I love big hair in others, but I try to fight it on my own hair. Sorry, despite all the wondeful curlies here and their advise, I am still too self-conscious about my hair.
    "It's a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done."- Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • mayimmayim Posts: 2,301Registered Users
    I am soooo tempted to go to Walgreens this evening and scan in one of the photos of my 3C dad in the 70's ...

    Keep this thread bumped and stay posted!


    :lol:

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  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    oh, please scan them!! pretty please!

    Tonight is date night and I'm going out with bigger than normal hair. (on my head! My date is my fabulous fiance, of course)
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  • DoodlesDoodles Posts: 1,984Registered Users
    Love it!!
    2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

    Growing out a pixie as of November 2013 :elephant:

    Shampoo: Elucence MBS & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
    Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
    Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
    Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

    Product Junkie that keeps falling off the wagon!:tongue3:
  • maricurlmaricurl Posts: 59Registered Users
    mafalda wrote:
    I love big hair in others, but I try to fight it on my own hair. Sorry, despite all the wondeful curlies here and their advise, I am still too self-conscious about my hair.

    i feel pretty much the same way--although as my hair gets longer i'm getting more tolerant. i also think that for me, at barely 5'2" if my hair gets too big it overpowers me.

    ETA

    i tried to insert a pic but couldn't, so i made it my avatar. i love this model's hair. if someone can tell me how to insert a pic (like one i have saved, not from a website) i'd like to start a thread where people can post pics of beautiful big hair.
    3c
  • ~curlyfry~~curlyfry~ Posts: 26Registered Users
    my hair isn't SUPER big, but it's definitely a lot bigger than most of the girls in my high school. once i was walking down the hall and some senior guys who were walking along behind me were saying how my hair looked like a "big bush." i was mildly horrified. but later, someone told me that i have the prettiest hair in the entire school, so i'm left not knowing WHAT to think! :?:wink:
    3b. Tight, brown corkscrew ringlets; down to the middle of my back with sideswept bangs that I "straighten" by tucking behind my ear while drying. :wink:
    College freshman and hair product junkie. Not a good combo! haha!
  • lushaholiclushaholic Posts: 2,180Registered Users
    I LOVE big hair! The bigger the better baby! :mrgreen:
    3a/2c f/mii. pics added 2/3/07
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  • CurlyMom73CurlyMom73 Posts: 123Registered Users
    I'm not sure how to answer this one. I guess it depends on what you mean like big.....do you mean 60's afro big.....or 70's Farrah Faucet juice can curls big...or 80's rock star poofy big?
    Corkicelli Now! YAY! Now all I have to do is update my avy pic. :)

    "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."- Albert Einstein
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Amneris wrote:
    I think "big hair" means a lot of different things to different people and depends upon perception, but I say "thumbs up" to what it is to me.

    ITA. My hair always grows through out the day too. I hear so many wavies complaining about their hair going flat, and, asking my advice. I don't know what to say, mine just happens. Too many my hair doesn't look big in pictures, but, in person I have such a tiny face that it looks bigger. But, I have a feeling that standing next to you, my hair would like down right thin :wink: :D
  • ColochaColocha Posts: 344Registered Users
    I voted for big hair. My hair is big, and I´ve always tried to "control" it. Now I´m less conscious(not completely!) of my hair, since I´ve learned (thanks to you all :D ) to keep it properly moisturized.
    "The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit." Proverbs 18:21

    Hair type: 3b/c
  • mitabirdmitabird Posts: 226Registered Users
    I voted for big hair. I wish mine was a lot bigger.
    Western Pennsylvania

    3b, medium textured, medium thickness, medium porosity, protein sensitive
    CG since 6/22/04

    CO Washes: Suave Conditioners, Devacurl No Poo
    Conditioners: Trader Joe Nourish, GV Conditioning Balm, JC Too Shea
    Styling: Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee, Chi Infra Gel, GF Pure Clean Gel
    DT: Devacurl Heaven in Hair, Nature's Therapy Mega Moisture, Hask Henna & Placenta (every 3 mo)

    Hair photos
    pw: manycurls
  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    maricurl wrote:
    mafalda wrote:
    i tried to insert a pic but couldn't, so i made it my avatar. i love this model's hair. if someone can tell me how to insert a pic (like one i have saved, not from a website) i'd like to start a thread where people can post pics of beautiful big hair.

    I love your avatar! I don't know how to insert pics either :? Does anyone? I'd love a thread like that!
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    maricurl wrote:
    mafalda wrote:
    i tried to insert a pic but couldn't, so i made it my avatar. i love this model's hair. if someone can tell me how to insert a pic (like one i have saved, not from a website) i'd like to start a thread where people can post pics of beautiful big hair.

    I love your avatar! I don't know how to insert pics either :? Does anyone? I'd love a thread like that!

    Here is a link that I posted directions from some other great, helpful curlies.

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fnaturallycurly2.com%2FphpBB%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ft%3D55193" class="Popup

    HTH
  • fuzzygurlfuzzygurl Posts: 21Registered Users
    Big hair rules!

    I love my hair big and am always trying to maximize volume without frizz.
    God gave me curly hair, man gave me the products to tame it; but I gave myself the courage to wear it.
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    3b/3a, 2c at crown/underlayer and 3c temples
  • AlexaAlexa Posts: 208Registered Users
    I voted YES to big hair! I love to see big, bouncy, happy curls on people.

    I love my own hair to feel bouncy & swishy too but I have to be careful not to lose too much length.

    I love those adverts where the models have that big, swingy hair (I'm getting carried away now, I know those people aren't real :lol: )
    U.K curly

    3A Curly Twirly.
    Golden brown (coloured to cover grey).
    Low poo: Dr Organic, L'Oreal Everpure.
    Conditioner: Dr Organic Argan Oil.
    Leave In: Aussie, Curl Harmony.
    Gel: Curl Keeper Original, Umberto Gianni.
  • mishymishy Posts: 33Registered Users
    My hair also "grows" outward during the day, and it would be huge without products. I try to control some of the bigness because big hair looks overpowering on me - I have a petite build and small face. All this to say that I think big hair can be beautiful and look great on some people, but I don't like it on me.
    Mishy (color-treated, thick, 2b/2c, several inches below shoulder length, long layers).
  • DolphinCurlsDolphinCurls Posts: 370Registered Users
    I don't like big hair, but that's probably because when I think of big hair, I think of my hair after being blow-dried with a regular dryer. I'm not talking about just some Oomph! and volume. My hair took "big" to the extreme. It was frightening. It was amazing how I was able to deal with it. I blow dry with a diffuser now and my hair has volume, but it is not HUGE like it used to be.
    3A/2C combination of ringlets and waves :nike:
  • sweetpeacurlisweetpeacurli Posts: 343Registered Users
    One of my all-time favorite big hair photos (though i'm sure it's a roller set):

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    Love her color, too.
    Sulfate and Silicone-free since 2005
    CO-wash convert since October 2010
    Photos: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2F54501272%40N04%2F" class="Popup
    Website: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fhealthycurls.net" class="Popup
    Twitter: @sweetpeacurli

    Currently loving:
    • Vo5 tea therapy conditioners
    • Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose conditioner
    • Giovanni Direct leave-in
    • Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee
    I am now completely out of the closet as the craziest of crazy cat ladies. I own it. I embrace it. I am one with the crazy.
  • CurlilocsCurlilocs Posts: 821Registered Users
    I love big hair!
    Free your Mind and your Hair will Follow :)
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  • cunninghamaircunninghamair Posts: 176Registered Users
    Thumbs up! I have fine, wavy hair--so always trying to get more lift/body/curl. Used to curl my hair in high school to make it bigger--you should see my senior pic :D I curled and poofed my bangs, until my future fiance convinced me to stop :wink:
    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
  • maricurlmaricurl Posts: 59Registered Users
    One of my all-time favorite big hair photos (though i'm sure it's a roller set):

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    Love her color, too.

    very nice.

    my avatar photo is from the ouidad website, but its no longer there so i can't link to it. :(
    3c
  • maricurlmaricurl Posts: 59Registered Users
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    3c
  • maricurlmaricurl Posts: 59Registered Users
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    3c
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