Don't be mad at me (ETA Pics)

:D So I have a special party to go to tonight I am going to blow out my hair for a change. I haven't done this in months but I like the look on peoples faces when they see change......especially my fiance. I think he prefers me with straight hair! :(
Anyways.................I will post pics before I go out because I am now obsessed with posting pics! If I'm feeling funny, I will even post pics from when I get home from the party to show you all the poofy mess it has become from being outside. HEHE!

ETA: Straight hair pics. I think curly looks better. Plus, my roots are more visible when my hair is straight :( and I'm gonna have to do a good DT to get some moisture into my dry ends.
Starting my curly resolution! 3a/3b with some waves thrown in. Haven't been CG in a while. Need product suggestions.
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  • skywatcherskywatcher Posts: 429Registered Users
    Nope & I'm a PJ :twisted: but I love my curls, finally :D
    3a/2c
    Long layers, past BSL
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  • bubbles76bubbles76 Posts: 288Registered Users
    No, even when I was wearing a relaxer I was obsessed with making my hair anything but straight. Isn't that the opposite of making sense? I just thought one had to wear a relaxer; it was what we do. Now to find out I have curls and waves and kinks....I'm loving life. I can't wait to cut off the rest of this relaxed hair. I need more length, but I'm getting there.
    Last Relaxer August 15, 2004
    Big Chop April 23, 2006
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  • lcaste1lcaste1 Posts: 105Registered Users
    Yea I don't think I could have straight hair permanently. I really do love my curls! But once in a while its fun to straighten for a change.


    P.S. Its so much more fun buying products for curls anyways!
    Starting my curly resolution! 3a/3b with some waves thrown in. Haven't been CG in a while. Need product suggestions.
  • DolphinCurlsDolphinCurls Posts: 370Registered Users
    No way! Once I learned how to take care of my curls, I began to love them! I can't live without them now!
    3A/2C combination of ringlets and waves :nike:
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,898Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I think well-cared for curly hair is 10x prettier than well-cared for straight hair...in most cases. Bah, curls are so underrated!

  • I'm not crazy...REALLY!I'm not crazy...REALLY! Posts: 3Registered Users
    well, before I found this site (which is about 4 days ago) I was on the brink of getting my hair straightened, but then I read here that there are millions of ways to take care of your curls and still make them look good. i'm not there yet, but i'm working on it.
    "Some are afraid of what they might find if they try to analyze themselves 2much, but you have to crawl into your wounds to discover where your fears are. Once the bleeding starts, the cleansing can begin."~tori amos~
  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Posts: 4,151Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    No way. I have no desire to straighten my hair permanently. I like the versatility that I have with my curls. I can wear it natural or straight.

    Been there and done that(w/ relaxers), and have no plans on going there again.
    A wonderful mix of coils, curls, corkscrews, and kinks.

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  • sweetpeacurlisweetpeacurli Posts: 343Registered Users
    You know what? As much as I love my curls, I have to admit that I'm not confident in my answer to this question. There's something to be said for being able to pull a brush through my hair and fix whatever's ailing me. No way I'd do it if it were at all damaging, though - I hate that fried over-straightened look, it's revolting.
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  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Posts: 5,656Registered Users
    i've got to be honest, i would seriously think about it. i love my curls, but i hate that they are inconsistent (never know how it will turn out) and that i spend so much time/money/effort on the perfect products and routines. it would have to depend on how straight it would get too - if it would look like my own hair when it's blown out, and promptly pouf out after stepping in humidity, i would pass. but if it would just look like naturally straight hair, i'd seriously consider it. it would save so much time, money, and effort.
    Faith, 3Aish redhead
    Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy :love5:
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,716Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    This is going to keep me up all night thinking about it. The thought of having long, straight ,silky, shiny hair without effort....that would take some time to decide for sure. I do finally love my curls (after 48 years!), but that's still a toough question for me.
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
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  • ColochaColocha Posts: 344Registered Users
    I voted to keep my curls. I´m learning now to take care of my curls and, for the first time, I´m quite enjoying it.

    I think that having permanently straight hair is absolutely boring. I find it interesting to see how my curls behave, as if they have their own personality.
    "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
  • kimmyckimmyc Posts: 551Registered Users
    I absolutely wouldn't. I have had my hair straightened about 4, maybe 5 times in my whole life and my DH told me that I look weird that way! I pretty much never feel like having straight hair, even on my worst hair days. :)
    2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.
  • LavenderCurlsLavenderCurls Posts: 1,478Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I had to go with seriously think about it. If I was single, I'd go with yes, but my husband likes waves and curls and he's wonderful about encouraging me to keep the curly look :) .

    I've learned to get along with my hair after all these years (and years) and if my hair was thick on top, that alone would have had me saying "no way". I do, however, think my face looks better with straight hair and bangs, which I do straighten even now. For me, becoming friends with my waves/curls has been a very good thing and my hair has become healthier for it. The top of my head is always a daily "what's it gonna do today" thing and that's really the only frustrating thing about my hair.

    And I do enjoy my "PJ-ism" :lol:
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  • plinkplink Posts: 103Registered Users
    No way.

    My nature is curly, I just didn't know it before.

    Straight or flat hair is not my most flattering look.
    I have finally realized I look my best when my hair tells me how it is going to fall, and I just make suggestions.

    3A BSL
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,573Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    plink wrote:
    No way.

    My nature is curly, I just didn't know it before.

    Straight or flat hair is not my most flattering look.

    Exactly! :) I have not straightenend my hair in over 26 years! (Well, ok, I did once so hubby could see it when we first got married 13 years ago.) Never again! It's just NOT ME! :D

    I love my curls! 8)
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
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  • LadydncingLadydncing Posts: 964Registered Users
    If this would have been proposed to me 2 years ago, my answer
    would have been yes!
    I've finally accepted my curly hair. It's so me! :)
    I've also invested so much time & money, so I think I'll pass.
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  • mayimmayim Posts: 2,301Registered Users
    Eh,

    It's easy enough for me to straighten my hair. I just don't want to. I like my curls now.

    Back when I didn't know how to treat my hair, and it was just an unmanageable poofy mess, maybe. But not anymore.

    Straight hair just looks so generic to me.

    M
    coarse, thick 3a
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  • SuperCurlSuperCurl Posts: 111Registered Users
    No way! The thing I love about my hair is that it is so versatile. I can blow it straight (I can even get it straighter than my hairdresser can) or have it curly. I honestly prefer it curly, although I love the FEEL of my hair when it is straight (I cannot keep my hands off of it.) There is a certain ease that does come w/ straight hair. Brush it and leave. My dd's hair is PERFECTLY straight. She can go to sleep with it soaking wet and it is perfectly smooth in the morning. BUT, I can't do very much to her hair. She is always asking me to make it curly, but it simply won't hold a curl (I've tried w/ a curling iron, not that i really know what i'm doing w/ one of those things :wink: )

    My hair is unique and I get SO MANY people telling me how cool it is..........even strangers........I get asked so many questions about it......

    I've always embraced my curls! I went to high school smack dab in the middle of the 80's, when big hair was well, big! I fit in perfectly and didn't have to pay $$$$ for a perm like all my friends :D Now had I gone to high school in the 90's when stick straight hair was the thing, I think maybe I would feel differently.
    3a/b fine but lots of it!
    HG's:BRHG, AG Re:Coil, LOVING Curls Ecstasy Hair Tea Condish!

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  • three rivers curlythree rivers curly Posts: 994Registered Users
    I wouldn't want them gone - I'd just like them to loosen up a little! :lol: That also goes for a few people I know! :lol:
    Better everyone think your a fool, than to open your mouth and prove them right.

    Perception is not reality.

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  • mayimmayim Posts: 2,301Registered Users
    I wouldn't want them gone - I'd just like them to loosen up a little! :lol: That also goes for a few people I know! :lol:

    LOL!

    :D

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  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 7,165Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I have to say I would, don't even have to think about it (runs away and hides in embarrassment).
    3b in South Australia.
  • AlexaAlexa Posts: 208Registered Users
    Once upon a time I would have said yes to permanently straight hair.
    But not anymore, I think curly hair is way more interesting & individual than straight hair.
    When I used to straighten regularly I always liked to leave a bit of a wave, I think that looks more natural than poker straight, totally flat hair.
    A couple of weeks ago I was going out for a meal with my SO & I decided to dig the straighteners out (1st time in months) mainly to see how long my hair had grown. Well it looked bl**dy awful!! It really seemed to drag my face down & didn't look 'me' at all. I didn't have time to re-wet so ended up putting my hair up in a twist which actually looked really good with the straight hair.

    I bet straighties have bad hair days too. :wink:
    U.K curly

    3A Curly Twirly.
    Golden brown (coloured to cover grey).
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  • ColochaColocha Posts: 344Registered Users
    I bet straighties have bad hair days too.

    :lol: :lol: Hard to believe, but could be true!
    "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
  • curly_princesscurly_princess Posts: 360Registered Users
    I voted to keep my curls. Sure, sometimes I pine for long, silky straight hair that I can brush to my heart's content, shampoo as much as I want to, and consider it frizzy when there's a couple flyaway hairs, but I have realized that my curly hair is part of what makes me me. My hair is unique and no one in the world has hair exactly like mine. I love straightening my hair every once in a while for that shock effect, but I don't feel completely myself until I get my curls back. I figure God created my curls, and so I'm keeping 'em!
    3a/b, fine hair... with a mind of its own!
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  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Posts: 5,656Registered Users
    wow lcaste1, your hair looks fabulous straight or curly! of course i have to say i'm biased towards the curls :)
    Faith, 3Aish redhead
    Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy :love5:
  • mayimmayim Posts: 2,301Registered Users
    lcaste1 -

    Your curls are DYNAMITE!!! :D

    Nah - straight is okay, of course you still look lovely, but as I said, straight hair just always looks so generic to me.

    Keep rocking your gorgeous curls!!!

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  • lcaste1lcaste1 Posts: 105Registered Users
    Thanks! After 2 days with straight hair, I am excited to go back to curly!!!!! :D
    Starting my curly resolution! 3a/3b with some waves thrown in. Haven't been CG in a while. Need product suggestions.
  • mayimmayim Posts: 2,301Registered Users
    I remember that feeling after straightening ...

    The last time I did it, I came home and wet it that very same night - it was kinda fun for one night, but it just felt sooooo weird and not me!


    :D

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  • kjwavykjwavy Posts: 362Registered Users
    plink wrote:
    No way.

    My nature is curly, I just didn't know it before.

    Straight or flat hair is not my most flattering look.

    Exactly, plink :D
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    Styler: BRHG (over any and all curl enhancers) - this is the one product that I never change - absolute HG!!


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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,573Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    lcaste1 wrote:
    ETA: Straight hair pics. I think curly looks better. Plus, my roots are more visible when my hair is straight :( and I'm gonna have to do a good DT to get some moisture into my dry ends.
    Your hair looks fine straight, but I agree that it looks WAY better curly! :D It really suits you.
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
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