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do you like your curly hair?

LoveCurlz..xLoveCurlz..x Posts: 6Registered Users
i dont know.
sometimes i hate it - when it goes frizzy and looks terrible! and it gets annoying because i have to wet my hair every morning for it to look decent.

However, sometimes i actually love my hair (not trying to sound too big headed :P) but when I'm having a good hair day, i get loads of compliments from people I barely even speak too or strangers! And i like having different unique hair , can also be quite sexy haha :D

So just wondering , do you like your curly hair ?

Because I think we should all learn to love it!
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  • violetcurlsvioletcurls Posts: 434Registered Users
    I, for one, love it, frizz and all. In fact, there was a little bit where my hair wasn't very frizzy and I hated it. Ask anyone. I was always trying to get a little bit of frizz back in. Though curly hair can be difficult, annoying, stubborn, crazy... (four hours later...), ... and just plain hard, I think the benefits outweigh all of the struggle we go through.
    3a/b ?

    Unleash the curls!

    Nobody move! I dropped me brain. ~Jack Sparrow
  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    I don't like it, I love it! I consider my hair to be one of my best features. It can be a pain at times, sure, but I've never been a straightener so I can't compare caring for it vs caring for straight hair.
    Brooklyn, NY

    Hair: 3A/B, Underlayer of 2B
    HG products:
    Winter- Giovanni Tea Tree (co-wash) & 50/50 (condish); Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Leave-In; Curls Milkshake & Quenched Curls; Re:coil; BRHG
    Summer: DevaCurl No Poo & OneC; CK; Re:coil; BRHG; Honey!!!

    fotki pw= crrrls
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,235Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I love my curly hair. It suits my personality. And people compliment it even when I think I'm having a bad hair day.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • ChicaNaturalChicaNatural Posts: 45Registered Users
    I love my curly hair too. It makes me look more like me instead of like everyone else! :toothy10:
    Mostly 4a (with different strands of all types sprinkled in here and there). Very interesting mix... :happy1:.
  • eche428eche428 Posts: 2,782Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I LOVE my curly hair. I got rid of all my flat irons, curling irons and brushes. I'll never go back. My straight hair was booooooring! Curls forever! :toothy10:
    < member since 2006 (no idea where 1969 came from :toothy10:).

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  • BotticelliBabeBotticelliBabe Posts: 1,574Registered Users
    I love my curls - they suit me so much better than straight hair ever would. There are plenty of people with long hair, and plenty of people with curls...not that many have both, so I consider myself VERY lucky. Sure, they can be a lot of work, but they're worth the time. On the other hand, they can also be very carefree for days when treated right. I think it's a fair trade, so I'll take the time and spend the money to do it right. My hair is much happier now!
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    Botticelli Botanicals Smoothie
    Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd w/ double avocado oil and double agave
    Botticelli Botanicals Lime in the Coconut Butter
  • AG.AG. Posts: 1,519Registered Users
    Though curly hair can be difficult, annoying, stubborn, crazy... (four hours later...), ... and just plain hard, I think the benefits outweigh all of the struggle we go through.

    Yes, it's worth the effort. It can be hard to take care of, but, as violetcurls said, the benefits outweight all the struggle we go through.


    I love my curly hair.


    .
    Northern Colombia.
  • NottyNotty Posts: 1,456Registered Users
    i dont know.
    sometimes i hate it - when it goes frizzy and looks terrible! and it gets annoying because i have to wet my hair every morning for it to look decent.

    However, sometimes i actually love my hair (not trying to sound too big headed :P) but when I'm having a good hair day, i get loads of compliments from people I barely even speak too or strangers! And i like having different unique hair , can also be quite sexy haha :D

    So just wondering , do you like your curly hair ?

    Because I think we should all learn to love it!
    Totally agree with you!!! Today I absolutely hate, hate; hate my hair!!!There is absolutely nothing lovable about my hair today!!! It is downright ugly........now calm down Notty...........tomorrow might be another day! Breath deeply Notty....tomorrow might be a nice day!!! might be a nice day!!!:queen: It is very dry today......woke up and had to be on the road in 1/2 hour..........so ugly I went!!!
    :toothy7:between Botticelli & Corkscrew curly-very thick, coarse hair
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    When I get to be 'Queen of the World', I will absolish WIND!!!:queen:
  • P-NUTCurlzP-NUTCurlz Posts: 24Registered Users
    Today I also "hate!!!" my hair... I think I finally find a regime that works and then "puff" no definition a mass of craziness....AND I had to get on to work like that Too...
    Days like these make me wonder.. hmmm....and the weather wasn't the problem....
    Yesterday you would think I had someone elses hair...Well behaved...I think my hair is a spoiled rotten brat who just wont behave till it gets what it wants...problem is I dont always know what it wants....I don't speak enough "curly" .....Definitely a Love/HATE relationship :banghead:/:love3:
    P-Nut :read2:Still researching
    3(ABC)??? very coarse, protein & glycerin sensitve,
    CO Wash: Suave Coconut, VO5 MM
    CO: AOHR, KCKT,
    Style: KCCC, BRHG, Love this combo!-AOMM
    Experimenting with ACV (so far so good), honey!!! (love it), Waiting to try:Phyto, KBB,RC...My hair hates CK...unless I am using it wrong... :confused1:
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  • RyanneRyanne Posts: 686Registered Users
    I love it, it's worth all the trouble.
  • AdriaCroftAdriaCroft Posts: 264Registered Users
    Well, I love my curls now but it was a long hard journey.

    When I was in my late teens early twenties I brushed it when it was wet and tied it back until it was dry so it didn't really curl but it wasn't straight either.

    Then when I was twenty three I discovered flat irons and straightened for the next four and a half years and also bleached my hair as well.

    Last year I cut my hair to chin length had the blonde toned out I had a trimmed alot to get most of the colour damaged hair out.

    I have grown it ever since and in June this year I came across Naturally Curly website I have only straightened my hair twice since then and after learning the best way to look after my curls I LOVE them.
    Curl Type 3A and with a mind of its own.

    Shampoo once a week with Organic Aloe Vera Herbal Shampoo.

    Currently on the look out for a new DT and Styling Cream, though Curl Junkie is looking quite good.
  • Nectar1269Nectar1269 Posts: 40Registered Users
    I used to hate it. I spent about 15 years in denial... constantly blowdrying it straight and even had that Japanese straightening thing done twice. My hair was just one frizzball - not curly, not straight. After the second time I did the Japanese treatment, I realised that my new hair that was coming through was proper curl so I decided I wasn't going to straighten it any more and just let the curls back. OK - I still straightened it but much less than I used to...

    But I still wasn't thrilled with the curls - some days were good hair days, others were so awful I could barely bring myself to leave the house. Since discovering CG and this website (by complete accident!) I've had more good hair days in the last month than I've had in the last five years!

    I did like my hair straight, but I think the curls are more me - wild and unpredictable ;)
    UK CG since: 1 October 2008
    Hair type: 3A/3B
    Currently using: Superdrug Naturals Coconut and Sweet Almond Condition (co-wash), Aussie Frizz Miracle (conditioner), L'Oreal Nutri Gloss Masque, Boots Curl Creme (style)
    'Don't you know straight hair ain't got no curl...' ~~Prince
  • angela3213angela3213 Posts: 74Registered Users
    I love mine because it's different. It's not the same old straight hair I used to always walk around with. Worrying about getting it wet all the time was annoying. However, it is also annoying to have to wet my hair every day. Sometimes I straighten it just to have a dry head for more than 1 day straight.
    About once a week - Condition with Curls Milkshake. Comb in Kinky Curly Leave In Conditioner & Kinky Curly Curling Custard after squeezing most of the water out of my hair. Use table top dryer for 10 minutes. Use diffuser for 10 minutes.
    Daily - Lightly wet hair. Comb in a little Kinky Curly Curling Custard if needed. Use table top dryer for a few minutes or let air dry.
    Shampoo - Only before straightening.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Sometimes I like it and sometimes I hate it. But it's still all mine! :toothy10:
  • mddermmdderm Posts: 61Registered Users
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  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,675Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Never liked it, I think I never will. I like other people's curls, but not my own.
    3b in South Australia.
  • P-NUTCurlzP-NUTCurlz Posts: 24Registered Users
    Starmie...somedays I feel the same...and then I will look at these beautiful curly ladies hair and think...maybe someday.. I have been s-l-o-w-l-y making progess...We have to hang in there...
    P-Nut :read2:Still researching
    3(ABC)??? very coarse, protein & glycerin sensitve,
    CO Wash: Suave Coconut, VO5 MM
    CO: AOHR, KCKT,
    Style: KCCC, BRHG, Love this combo!-AOMM
    Experimenting with ACV (so far so good), honey!!! (love it), Waiting to try:Phyto, KBB,RC...My hair hates CK...unless I am using it wrong... :confused1:
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  • violetcurlsvioletcurls Posts: 434Registered Users
    Starmie wrote: »
    Never liked it, I think I never will. I like other people's curls, but not my own.

    I used to feel exactly the same way. I thought my hair was just messed up and would never look like the way I wanted it to and would always be the way it was. My hair is better now, though not as perfect as some of the pictures on this sites. And my hair still has a long way to go. It is an extremely slow process, just like P-NutCurlz said. Just remember, we've all been there. =]
    3a/b ?

    Unleash the curls!

    Nobody move! I dropped me brain. ~Jack Sparrow
  • buffiebuffie Posts: 184Registered Users
    Being someone who's been on both sides of the fence, I was born with stick straight hair that wouldn't even kink when braided wet. It changed when I hit puberty. I thought at the age of 13 or 14 that I was gonna jump off a bridge when the texture changed and my strawberry blonde hair went dark brown.

    I was, I guess, 24 when I stopped trying to straighten my hair with a brush and blowdryer. I've recently turned 38, haven't owned a brush since 24 and love my curly/wavy/unruly/frizzy/wobbly hair no matter how it's behaving.

    I wouldn't change it for the world!!!!!!!!
    "How can I control my life when I can't control my hair?" - from a t-shirt my brother gave me years ago. I loved it!

    Have discovered I cannot live without KCCC and plopping. Always knew that I was dependant on my diffuser.
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,675Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Starmie wrote: »
    Never liked it, I think I never will. I like other people's curls, but not my own.

    I used to feel exactly the same way. I thought my hair was just messed up and would never look like the way I wanted it to and would always be the way it was. My hair is better now, though not as perfect as some of the pictures on this sites. And my hair still has a long way to go. It is an extremely slow process, just like P-NutCurlz said. Just remember, we've all been there. =]
    I've been there a long time now - I'm 45! I just can't imagine my hair ever looking that good that I'll change all the ingrained negativity I have about it.
    3b in South Australia.
  • AngularScienceAngularScience Posts: 844Registered Users
    Well, I hate that it refuses to look good when I need it to look good, but when it does look good, I am so pleased.

    I get annoyed when people tell me it's frizzy. It's not frizzy. Curls ≠ frizz, people!
  • Finch00Finch00 Posts: 190Registered Users
    I hate having to wash it to make it look nice. Straight hair is so convenient if you want to look feminine without much work. Honestly, I think I'm in the same boat with people who have straight, limp hair, that aren't crazy about it but deal with it. I've given up hating my hair, it won't make it any more manageable.
  • P-NUTCurlzP-NUTCurlz Posts: 24Registered Users
    I get annoyed when people tell me it's frizzy. It's not frizzy. Curls ≠ frizz, people![/QUOTE]


    I don't understand that either..On days where i am proud to have achieved "no frizz" (which is rare)....I get the frizzy hair comments too....makes me want to scream..<<<frustration>>> ...There I have vented...phew....I am trying to learn my hair and the effort is more than anyone can know...maybe its become an obsession...:toothy7:
    P-Nut :read2:Still researching
    3(ABC)??? very coarse, protein & glycerin sensitve,
    CO Wash: Suave Coconut, VO5 MM
    CO: AOHR, KCKT,
    Style: KCCC, BRHG, Love this combo!-AOMM
    Experimenting with ACV (so far so good), honey!!! (love it), Waiting to try:Phyto, KBB,RC...My hair hates CK...unless I am using it wrong... :confused1:
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  • elissadelissad Posts: 268Registered Users
    L-O-V-E my hair.

    Even though it's been a long journey to get consistently good hair daily, the wait was well worth it.

    I get compliments on my hair all the time and it just makes my day. Especially when I feel like I'm having a bad hair day and I still get those compliments.

    Don't give up on them if it's something you want to have. It requires a lot of patients and experimentation, but once you're there you'll love it an never want to go straight again.
    mostly 3a/some 3b/2c at the nape
    med-coarse and porous
    Current routine:
    Cleansing: Co-wash with V05, JCCC
    Conditioners:AOHR
    Leave-in: KCKT
    Stylers: HESMU, Joiwhip
    Protein Treatment: Ion effective care treatment

  • livvy123livvy123 Posts: 102Registered Users
    P-NUTCurlz wrote: »
    I get annoyed when people tell me it's frizzy. It's not frizzy. Curls ≠ frizz, people!
    I don't understand that either..On days where i am proud to have achieved "no frizz" (which is rare)....I get the frizzy hair comments too....makes me want to scream..<<<frustration>>>
    I know. This kills me. Especially since I am a freshman and everyone wants their hair to be stick straight and everyone straightens except for a few people, I get the frizzy comments often. And I just want to tell those people to shut up :P. But I am pretty used to it now, and I think I've grown to live with my hair. Right now, we coexist because we have to. I won't deny that there are many days I wish for naturally straight hair, and usually after that I feel like I've betrayed myself especially when I buckle and straighten it(haven't done that for months :toothy8:) But on a good hairday, my hair is my best friend. I'm getting there.
    CG since January 18th, 2009:blob2:
  • mrl234mrl234 Posts: 548Registered Users
    I'm trying to learn to like my hair. I imagine it'll improve as healthier hair grows in, my horrible layers grow out, and I get my styling techniques refined. I like other people's curls and waves, though - just not mine.
    :happy10:
    fia 2C/3A-F-iii, sensitive to some proteins
    CGish since 10-16-08
    Low-poo: Yes to Carrots Daily Pampering Shampoo (1-2x/week)
    Rinse outs: Yes to Carrots Pampering Mud Conditioner
    Styling: a little bit of leave in and a little bit of KCCC, diffusing
    Olive oil DTs, honey rinses in the summer :)
  • MaifleurMaifleur Posts: 28Registered Users
    I've always been happy with my curly hair. I think it is one of the things that sets me apart from other people, and defines me as a person.

    That being said, I'm irritated with it right now, because I wish it were more curly and less blahhh.

    But it's like having a little argument with a spouse--the irritation is there but the love remains.
    CG since 10/18!
    Products: Suave Naturals Lavender Conditioner, Burt's Bees Rosemary Mint Shampoo Bar, ACV rinses, and Graham Webb gel.

    I'm 2a on the top layer, 3a in the middle, and 3b near my neck.
    Yup, just another Coloradan battling the weather.
  • buffiebuffie Posts: 184Registered Users
    Maifleur wrote: »
    I've always been happy with my curly hair. I think it is one of the things that sets me apart from other people, and defines me as a person.

    That being said, I'm irritated with it right now, because I wish it were more curly and less blahhh.

    But it's like having a little argument with a spouse--the irritation is there but the love remains.


    That's an interesting way of thinking about it with the "argument and love". I can definitely agree. If you think of it as a relationship, you know what pisses it off and you know what makes it happy. And on days when it doesn't want to play fair you just do your best to get through it and hope things are better "tomorrow".
    "How can I control my life when I can't control my hair?" - from a t-shirt my brother gave me years ago. I loved it!

    Have discovered I cannot live without KCCC and plopping. Always knew that I was dependant on my diffuser.
  • Ms. CloudMs. Cloud Posts: 10Registered Users
    ...and it gets annoying because i have to wet my hair every morning for it to look decent.

    My point! This is the only thing I sometimes hate, because I still cant find a way to get 2nd day hair.
    But in general I finally love my curls, after 26 years of braids and strange hairdos created by myself...
    Big 3b/c hair in Germany
    Hair loves natural cosmetics!

    Curly since Jan 2008 :afro:
  • drawmuhfreedrawmuhfree Posts: 402Registered Users
    I LOVE my hair...... in theory, loving it in practice is something all together different! I love my curl pattern and the versatility of it, but I am not comfortable with the length. So rather than wear it out in all it's glory at a stage that I am not fond of, I instead bun it or otherwise confine it. I wish I weren't my own worst critic!
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    "[My hair and I] are in an unhealthy relationship and I am the abuser."
    --MissKinkyCoily

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