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Any Asian girls with natural curls?

FlamingDaisyFlamingDaisy Posts: 1Registered Users
Hi,
I'm so glad that I found this site. I'm Asian and I was born with thick and voluminous curly hair (I'm cursed!!). It's so hard for me to select a curly hairstyle that suits my face because I don't identify with the non Asian women with curly hair in magazines. That is, our face structure & features differ and what look goods on the models in the picture may not look good on me. Does anyone know where I can go to get pictures of Asian women with different natural curly hairstyles? I need a new hairdo!!

Thanks,

FlamingDaisy
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  • helloitsiohelloitsio Posts: 1,369Registered Users
    Hi,
    I'm so glad that I found this site. I'm Asian and I was born with thick and voluminous curly hair (I'm cursed!!). It's so hard for me to select a curly hairstyle that suits my face because I don't identify with the non Asian women with curly hair in magazines. That is, our face structure & features differ and what look goods on the models in the picture may not look good on me. Does anyone know where I can go to get pictures of Asian women with different natural curly hairstyles? I need a new hairdo!!

    Thanks,

    FlamingDaisy

    Hi and welcome! Asian here with naturally wavy hair.

    I don't think I really looked at hairstyles for ideas on how to cut my hair. If it's a good stylist, he/she should be able to tell what would or wouldn't look good on you. For my last devacut, I just told the stylist that I wanted something to boost my waves, keep my length, and keep my bangs. She ended up giving me exactly what I wanted!

    If you want pictures for ideas, I would just look at pictures of curls similar to yours and just block out the face. At least you'll have some ideas to present to the stylist and it can be modified to your taste.
  • bbbeccabbbecca Banned Posts: 232Banned Users
    I'm Asian...well half anyway, and I have curly hair. There arent that many Asians on the board...
    I've been switching between short and long haircuts and I'm somewhere in between right now...just covering my neck. I'll try to get some current pictures up.
    "'You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve,' said Aslan.'"
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    pw-curls
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  • SapphireWingstarSapphireWingstar Posts: 381Registered Users
    Oh me, me! *raises hand*

    I'm half Chinese, and I have pretty darn curly 3b/c hair. People get confused when I say I'm Chinese because they're like, "but...your hair!". lol
    3b/c...or thereabouts.

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    (albums are on the lefthand side)
  • LehuaBabyLehuaBaby Posts: 4Registered Users
    Asian girl here with naturally curly hair! I'm Filipino with big long spiral curls. Believe it or not, many of the Asian women I know have naturally wavy or curly hair. Strange, right?

    Long or short, my hair looks best in very long layers. I tried a bob once and ended up looking like George Washington! LOL :)
  • SoaringSirenSoaringSiren Posts: 765Registered Users
    LehuaBaby wrote: »
    Asian
    girl here with naturally curly hair! I'm Filipino with big long spiral curls. Believe it or not, many of the Asian women I know have naturally wavy or curly hair. Strange, right?

    Long or short, my hair looks best in very long layers. I tried a bob once and ended up looking like George Washington! LOL :)

    I am also Filipino, but only half. I have s-curls though. I'm pretty sure I got my hair from my Filipino side, because all of my aunts have the same type of hair that I do (only they don't know what products to use for it, so they just straighten it). I think it may be a Filipino thing to have curly hair.

    I tend to prefer my hair longer. I wouldn't go any shorter than neck length. I had my hair short before, and it just didn't look right with my curls. But I didn't like my hair too long either. In between is good, with layers of course!
    3a locks!
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  • JayJaeJayJae Posts: 11Registered Users
    i'm asian...well, islander/filipino really...and my hair is both straight and wavy w/ some curls in front, so i've got all three textures. BUT it's predominantly wavy. i wish i had my bro's hair, which is all one texture (strong waves) and THICK. hate him...he even has the longer lashes...ugh!!!

    fun fact: indigenous filipinos look like africans, including hair. i attribute my hair texture to my people's genes getting mixed w/ asian & european.

    flamingdaisy, if you have access to a japanese bookstore, there are hair magazines there. try to find some issues from 2004-2006. perming was a massive trend during this time, though in recent magazines i still see waves in issues from last year and this year.
    straight & wavy, thick & coarse
  • tinyttinyt Posts: 1Registered Users
    I'm Korean and have naturally curly hair and I found this site because I found out that Rusk no longer manufactures Curlsilk Cream. I think I'm going to cry :(

    I need some product recommendations. I saw Miss Jessie's products, but they seem to be for African American hair only. Has anyone tried it for their non African American hair? If so, do you like it? Any other suggestions for a styling product much appreciated. Thanks.
  • cristacrista Posts: 116Registered Users
    welcome flamingdaisy!
    we're glad you're here.
    crista
  • j0smuj0smu Posts: 5Registered Users
    Korean! with naturally curly hair that I sadly hate...
    I'm trying to learn how to deal with it instead of straightening it, but why is it so difficult???
  • boarderhopperboarderhopper Banned Posts: 295Banned Users
    crista wrote: »
    welcome flamingdaisy!
    we're glad you're here.
    crista

    PLEASE STOP I CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE. YOURE NOT ADDING ANYTHING TO THE THREADS!
  • dctangueradctanguera Posts: 20Registered Users
    Thai! I think my hair went under puberty because it used to be thick and pin straight. Now, it's a 2bc-ish. It was rather interesting getting to terms with this in middle school. I'm still trying to figure it out and I'm in my twenties.

    Back in Thailand, hairstylists think I'm crazy to not want a blow-out or to straighten it. What blasphemy--an asian with curly hair lol
    Starting (1.2.09) modified-CG.
    Taking these mods one day at a time.
    2bc, sometimes a 3 in there

    Trying: Suave Naturals Refreshing Tangerine CO-Wash, Biotera Volumizing Conditioner, and sometimes Organix low poo, HH Totally Twisted Gel.
  • MarllonMarllon Posts: 104Registered Users
    tinyt wrote: »
    I need some product recommendations. I saw Miss Jessie's products, but they seem to be for African American hair only. Has anyone tried it for their non African American hair? If so, do you like it? Any other suggestions for a styling product much appreciated. Thanks.

    African American hair does not exist. Miss Jessie's products should work for anyone with a natural curl or wave.
    3a/3b
    Unsure about density
    Confused about porosity

    Co-wash/condition: Alberto VO5 Moisture Milks

    Leave-in: Giovanni Direct Leave-in Conditioner

    Styling product: Clairol Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl-Boosting Mousse
  • marxmarx Posts: 52Registered Users
    Curly Asians are not as rare as most people think. We'll never know how many they are though, because a lot of them straighten their hair.

    I'm Indonesian and I can tell you that curls hair are not rare at all in Indonesia. There's also a good number of native Indonesians with kinky hair.
    Edo Kondologit is a famous Indonesian singer with naturally kinky hair.


    Here's an interesting article about a curly 100% Thai.
    according to Fia's.
  • marxmarx Posts: 52Registered Users
    according to Fia's.
  • tayamandatayamanda Posts: 5Registered Users
    i am checking in here. i am chinese and my hair is always in a disaster state all season long. my hair is so damaged from all the blow drying, colouring and worst the rebonding (chemically straighten). i discovered co-washing recently and really am pleased with the result so far. my hair is naturally wavy all along but i always thought that it is a curse as i handled my hair wrongly thus always resulting in a frizzy damaged looking set of hair. when i went to asia, people thought that my hair is dry and damaged, kept telling me to do all sorts of hair treatment, of course nothing worked. now i am starting to learn to love my hair.
  • NahaniNahani Posts: 8Registered Users
    I think that the stereotype is that Asian or at least East Asians have straight hair, but I know of at least one relative who is from Asia who has curlier hair than I do.
  • bridgete2010bridgete2010 Posts: 144Registered Users
    Hey! Here I am! LOL
    :)


    I'm part south asian, (my ancestors are jewish, somewhere from the middle east..) And everyone expects "arabics" or whatever to have straight hair & dark skin. But I break both of those rules.



    Anyways. I figured I'd pop in. Just to let you gals know that your hair is beautiful! :)
    Stay Curly
    xx
    Bri

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    my new blog ~~
  • bridgete2010bridgete2010 Posts: 144Registered Users
    Marllon wrote: »
    tinyt wrote: »
    I need some product recommendations. I saw Miss Jessie's products, but they seem to be for African American hair only. Has anyone tried it for their non African American hair? If so, do you like it? Any other suggestions for a styling product much appreciated. Thanks.

    African American hair does not exist. Miss Jessie's products should work for anyone with a natural curl or wave.

    OMG thank you! I know... there's no such thing as "african american" hair..... I went to Sally's and wanted some hair oil, and my mother told me I was in the wrong aisle! She was like "uhhh this is for women of color"

    I was fuming.

    But the funny thing is, my mothers hair is 3c or 4a on some days. LOL


    anyways, the hair supplies work for me !!!
    Stay Curly
    xx
    Bri

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    my new blog ~~
  • NahaniNahani Posts: 8Registered Users
    And everyone expects "arabics" or whatever to have straight hair & dark skin. But I break both of those rules.
    I'm also Jewish (and born in Israel), and about half of my family has hair as curly hair as mine or more.
  • bridgete2010bridgete2010 Posts: 144Registered Users
    Nahani wrote: »
    And everyone expects "arabics" or whatever to have straight hair & dark skin. But I break both of those rules.
    I'm also Jewish (and born in Israel), and about half of my family has hair as curly hair as mine or more.

    OMG thank you (:
    point proven (:

    and you were born in Israel? Awesomee (: I wish I born anywhere other than New York. :sad3:

    Lol

    Its so boring here D:

    but yeah --- yay for jewish curlies ! :D

    Stay curly xx
    bri

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    my new blog ~~
  • DaksDaks Posts: 2Registered Users
    I'm Indian-Indonesian, my hair is 2c/3c-ish. Imagine Shirley Temple curls but about pen thickness though my hair sometimes gives up and settles for being individual curls that like to be wavy as a whole. For me I found that the longer my hair is, the less volume it has making it easier to manage.

    Has anyone tried the keratin hair treatment? My mom got it done a few months ago & it turned out pretty good for her.
  • Miss BlushMiss Blush Posts: 8Registered Users
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  • stormstorm Posts: 204Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Pakistani here.. Fine haired semi porous 3-b curls.
  • chelseatom_tomchelseatom_tom Posts: 41Registered Users
    I'm a curly Asian!
    Well, a curly half-Asian. My mom is Japanese.

    And yeah, it bugs me when people say that they only like my curls because most Asians have straight hair! There are plenty of us with curls!
    Meet Chelsea: a curly-haired (type 2c/3a and very porous), half-Japanese 18-year-old with a lot on her mind.
    Just beginning to embrace the curls!
    At the moment:
    Co-Wash: Tresseme Naturals
    Conditioner: Burt's Bees Very Volumizing
    Leave-In: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Gel: Kinky-Curly Curling Custard
    I love my life!

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  • SushiSushi Posts: 4Registered Users
    i am a curly half indonesian ;)
    i had 3b hair but right now 2c/3a
  • makeupjunkiemakeupjunkie Posts: 4Registered Users
    half filipino here! 3b/3c corkscrew curly hair
    3a/b/c
    Current products are:
    Yes to Carrots co
    Tresseme Naturals co as a leave in
    Shea Moisture spray

    Sometimes I throw some KCCC in
  • EntityEntity Posts: 2Registered Users
    I've been wondering if I was the only one. Glad to see that I'm not.

    I'm 100% Vietnamese with wavey-frizzy hair. The strange thing is... I'm the only one with curly hair among all my brothers and sisters (7 children in my family), and relatives for that matter. I look very much like my dad and somewhat like my mom; so, I'm 99.9% sure I wasn't adopted! :toothy10:

    My hair is thinner than my sisters'. My dad and one of my older brother have the same hair texture as I am but not sure whether they're curly or not. No way of telling since their hairs have been always kept military short.

    When I was young, I wanted my hair to be a bit more wavey so I went to get a perm. I've always explained to the hair dressers that my hair hold curls very well and to leave the chemical on for the shortest possible time . Of course, they had a hard time believing and would ended up leaving the perm chemical on my hair too long. Each time, I would walked out from the saloon with tight curls :roll:. After a long fight with tight curly hair, I vowed never to have another perm again. As I grew older, I finally understood that I never really needed one.

    I too, have gone from long to short hair styles and vice versa. Currently, my hair is at a length above the shoulder, about mid-neck. The style: a bob cut with long layers with about 2" texturized (texturizing shears was used, no blade allows on my hair :goofy:), and front hair bangs is also minorly texturized. This style allows my hair to be whatever it wants to be, wavey or frizzy. It also look good with the shape of my face (square jaws).

    Ha-ha... now, I don't feel like an oddball anymore. ;)
  • kamaratikamarati Posts: 2Registered Users
    I'm with you, Entity. I'm 100% Chinese with hair that makes me wonder if I'm adopted...
  • twister89twister89 Posts: 137Registered Users
    I have a friend who's half Filipino, half Japanese, and she has 2C hair. I have another friend who is 1/4 Japanese but looks VERY Japanese, except her very dark brown hair is 2C. She hates it. She loves curly hair on white people but keeps telling me she can never like it on herself because she's supposed to have pinstraight hair if she's going to be able to relate to Japanese people, so she can never like it curly (she loves my waves though!) It always makes me very sad to hear her say that. :sad5:
  • xodaisy18xodaisy18 Posts: 1Registered Users
    totally agree with you kamarati. im full chinese. 100%. both my parents are chinese, and so are their parents. yet i have REALLY REALLY curly hair. like kinky curly hair. i dont know how to deal with it???!!!!
    most people dont believe me that im chinese, but everyone in my family is chinese
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