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Is your hair YOU?

My BFF always says that my hair *is* me. Cooky, crazy, untamable.

My mother says it's wild and unique like me.

I have to agree.

Do you guys ever feel like your hair is an extension of your personality?
:love7: I'm starting to love my hair :love7:

WARNING: I come with spelling errors.

:blob5:Loving the IceQueen Method

:salute:The biggest fight that we will never win, is the one with out hair.

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  • jillipoojillipoo Posts: 3,795Registered Users
    Totally. My BF thinks so, too. When I straightened, I always felt like I had to be a little more low-key or something.... Not that I'm loud or anything with curls, but I feel freer when my hair is curly. And I've been accused of having an "effervescent" personality, so I think maybe my curls match that nicely.
    3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
    CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
    CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
    CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
    GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


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  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    The last time I got my hair straightened my husband said I didn't even look myself; I didn't look right and I shouldn't do that anymore. :happy5:
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    Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Absofreakinlutely. Without my hair, I'm just another chick in the crowd.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • deletedelete Posts: 815Registered Users
    Yep!
    When I cut my hair off, I felt so average and boring. My hair is my trademark. When it's long and the color is perfect, just a little of natural hair color peeking around my highlights, I feel like Shakira or Carrie Bradshaw.

    I feel like balances out my hips too.:smile:

  • whatsercurlwhatsercurl Posts: 4,049Registered Users
    Totally. The odd time I've straightened I've usually been told it's just not me. I just like how long it is when it's straight. :lol:
    Current Products: CJ Products: CF, DF, CT, SG, AFG, CIAB AND CK is back!
    Current Experiment: S&C by D

    Curl Fix and Daily Fix are my HGs :love4:


    Sulphate and cone free since July 2007

    wavy/curly fine texture/medium porosity/medium-low density

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    Seek not to change the world. Rather seek to change your mind about the world.
  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    All I know is EVERYONE that has ever known me for a long time didn't like my hair straight. They kept saying, what is WRONG with your hair? When I decided to ride the WAVES again I got more complements than when it was straight. Does wearing straight make us look more SERIOUS?! Serious I am NOT :laughing6: do waves make me more goofy??????
    Discovered CG 2007

    2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

    Link-Spritz & Condish Washing:glasses7:

    I'm aCurlJunkieJunky :love4:

    My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars :tongue6:


    CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
  • wavycurly40+wavycurly40+ Posts: 2,017Registered Users
    Let's see: my hair is temperamental, inconsistent, slightly unbalanced, and always threatening to spin out of control..... But if you catch it on a good day, it seems like it just shouldn't be any other way.

    Yup. Sounds like me!

    Wurly and proud!
    Modified CG since 2008.
  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    Let's see: my hair is temperamental, inconsistent, slightly unbalanced, and always threatening to spin out of control..... But if you catch it on a good day, it seems like it just shouldn't be any other way.

    Yup. Sounds like me!
    :laughing3:
    Discovered CG 2007

    2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

    Link-Spritz & Condish Washing:glasses7:

    I'm aCurlJunkieJunky :love4:

    My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars :tongue6:


    CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
  • helloitsiohelloitsio Posts: 1,369Registered Users
    Definitely. The last time I had a non-deva cut, the stylist blew out my hair as usual. My SO saw me and said that while it's nice, I look more high maintenance, serious, and like a typical asian. He loves that my hair sets me apart and I love it too!
  • SephirothsChild15SephirothsChild15 Posts: 208Registered Users
    Yay! Lets live the curls up girls!
    :love7: I'm starting to love my hair :love7:

    WARNING: I come with spelling errors.

    :blob5:Loving the IceQueen Method

    :salute:The biggest fight that we will never win, is the one with out hair.

  • xxmisschrisxxxxmisschrisxx Posts: 223Registered Users
    to be honest, i think straight and curly suit me. i am crazy a lot of the time, but i also think i look nice when my hair is straight...its sort of more balanced since im pretty small.

    however, i LOVE my curly hair, and LIKE my hair straight...so i definately think it suits me! whatever you like is more for you, naturally.
    --xxmisschrisxx
    3a since going CG!
    CG on 10/12/08. free of cones, sulfates, and shampoo! added shampoo bars 1/80/09.
    using:
    shampoo bars (wind blossom)
    condish - burts bees super shiny
    styling - confused and running out of products. TRYING LOOB!
    trying: tweek...barely.
    WAITING to try: Melting Gel...resisting the urge to become a PJ...kind of...
    Dislikes: molasses and CK :( so unfortunately...
  • SarcasmIsBeautySarcasmIsBeauty Posts: 5,640Registered Users
    Everyone always says my hair suits my personality, crazy/wild/funky/amazing...Although my hair and I have a hate/love relationship I wouldn't have it any other way!
    Turtles: omg please don't put that in your moo moo

    Nej: too late... moo moo has been infiltrated.
  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    hell yes and hallejuah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:occasion5:
    Curls,Coils,Waves & WhatKnot:geek:
    3miii/My HGs tame bulk&frizz/Give definition w/o crunch
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  • nutterbutterflynutterbutterfly Posts: 137Registered Users
    My BFF tells me all the time how "me" my hair is... I just keep trying to decode that on my own.

    never exactly the same.
    somewhat random.
    romantic. (doncha just love the longg curls?)
    detached from pessimistic reality (or gravity, in my hair's case)
    different from EVERYONE.
    *donottouch* =P

    When I straightened my hair about a month ago (for the first time in 6 months) I just felt.. weird. people kept coming up and touching it. I had to be SUPERcareful. Usually, I'm pretty low maintenence. hair gets wet? who cares. I was much less spontaneous. and I felt the same as everyone around me. Good thing it was a novelty for me personally, or there would have been no interest there, except that it was practically to my waist.
    I am a 3a/b with normal-coarse hair that is medium-thick and fairly porous.

    Currently using:
    ~VitaminShampoo (CG :mrgreen: )
    ~L'oreal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss for medium to long hair that's curly/wavy
    ......wow that is a mouthful.
    ~Garnier Fructis curl-shaping spray gel
    *or*
    ~Pantene curl defining mousse
  • LouisianaLeighLouisianaLeigh Posts: 211Registered Users
    am i a weirdo for saying "no" to this question? :)

    i guess i've never worried about my hair, so in the sense that it reflects my lack of concern for other people's opinions or values, yes, it does reflect me. but in terms of personality, i am as much myself when my hair is straight (either naturally from dry air or that one summer i used a flat-iron) as i am when it's not straight.

    i will say, though, that i think the curls/wurls suit my face better. i have kind of soft features and a roundish face (in the way morena baccarin does, though i don't look like her or fall into the same realm of beauty, but just that soft sweet sort of features), and straight hair doesn't look...right...with my face.
    wurly, fine to medium, currently growing for waist-length
    embracing the waves since 10/20/08
    my hair loves protein and hates jojoba oil, my scalp hates propylene glycol, my face hates silicones.
  • curlicarlycurlicarly Posts: 242Registered Users
    Yes!! I've been told that I'm crazy, random, and a little odd, just like my hair. XD Also, the quality of my hair changes with my mood. Like, if I'm really happy, my hair will (usually) look great and bouncy. If I'm stressed, it'll look frizzy and fluffy. Stuff like that, and I love it!
    3b/c coarse, porous (I think), and THICK! Mod CG since: 10/11/08
    Avoiding humectants and protein!
  • izzytartizzytart Posts: 88Registered Users
    Everyone loves my hair curly but me. Don't get me wrong - I like it. A lot. And I am learning to love it. And I love it more for having spent time here, and in learning to have the patience for it. But I don't feel like "me" in the curls yet, and I never did when I was younger.

    The sleek, smooth hair I had with the flat iron fit the shape of my eyes, my freckles and my olive skin. The curls just don't seem to jive with my face yet. Part of that may be the cut ... and I'm growing out bangs to be able to play with that. Also, when I was straightening my hair, I had pink extensions that contrasted so nicely with the dark brown and expressed my kooky, funky, bright, cheerful inside so well. I miss the pink. (And the extensions made my thin, fine hair fuller.)

    But even though I don't feel like it's Me, I know that my curls ARE me. And I'm d*mn determined to make me become Me. :)
    "when I sleep, my curls crush flat, like a slinky that's slopped sideways"
    Gone 'girly. Last 'poo 10/18/08
    Current experiment is Co-Wash and Condition: V05 kiwi lime clarifying conditioner
    Then KBB super silky, KCCC, then L'Oreal Melting Gel with a bit of GF Super Stiff mixed in.
    Pre-toweling, post-toweling, pre-plop and post-plop. The jury is not out on the plopping thing. I think my hair is too fine.
    fine / non-porous / thin aka 3"abba" / oh so Fine / just barely ii
  • RawrSallyRawrSally Posts: 1,388Registered Users
    I think my hair suits me very well. It's very soft and feminine, fun, cute, and bouncy, yet sometimes a little unpredictable and obstinate. Which, I have to admit is kind of me, only I'm a bit of a tomboy to a point.
  • jeamariajeamaria Posts: 1,851Registered Users
    I think hair definitely says a lot about us, whether we realize it or not. Just by not feeling required to straighten (even if we might from time to time), our hair can make us look defiant, independent, unique. It can say so much about us in terms of personality, culture and even politics.

    Personally I am most *me* when my hair is big and loose and free, like a mane around my face. I don't even feel right in braids or twists because the hair is too tame and vertical for my face; I am literally scared to straighten my hair again for that reason.
  • AprilnUtahAprilnUtah Posts: 519Registered Users
    My hair feels more like "me" when it's curly, but even more so when it's longer. When it's long and curly, I get tons of compliments. Right now it's shoulder length and growing out - not many compliments lately. :sad3:

    Makes me wonder if the rogue stylist who cut two feet off of my hair and layered it into a freakin mullet-ish non-style when I asked for 6 inches off and light layers, has any idea of how much her actions affected me. I had to have it cut up to my chin just get a wearable style (that coincidentally had to be straightened with a flat iron every day) and it has taken well over a year to even get back to shoulder length. I guess with another year or so of growth (two years + in total) it will be down to the length I originally asked to be trimmed up to and I will feel like "myself" again. Biatch. :protest:

    Rant over, carry on.......
    April
    3a/b, med texture, med porosity, low dews



  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    April-Have you tried Biotin to speed up growth?? Specklas hair grew like WEEDS taking that stuff. Pretty soon you'll have Sunshine doing your hair and all your worries will be OVER ;)
    Discovered CG 2007

    2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

    Link-Spritz & Condish Washing:glasses7:

    I'm aCurlJunkieJunky :love4:

    My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars :tongue6:


    CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
  • AprilnUtahAprilnUtah Posts: 519Registered Users
    DEL2C wrote: »
    April-Have you tried Biotin to speed up growth?? Specklas hair grew like WEEDS taking that stuff. Pretty soon you'll have Sunshine doing your hair and all your worries will be OVER ;)

    That's a great idea! I'll look for some tomorrow.:occasion5:
    April
    3a/b, med texture, med porosity, low dews



  • GabbylkpGabbylkp Posts: 197Registered Users
    AprilnUtah wrote: »
    My hair feels more like "me" when it's curly, but even more so when it's longer. When it's long and curly, I get tons of compliments. Right now it's shoulder length and growing out - not many compliments lately. :sad3:

    Makes me wonder if the rogue stylist who cut two feet off of my hair and layered it into a freakin mullet-ish non-style when I asked for 6 inches off and light layers, has any idea of how much her actions affected me. I had to have it cut up to my chin just get a wearable style (that coincidentally had to be straightened with a flat iron every day) and it has taken well over a year to even get back to shoulder length. I guess with another year or so of growth (two years + in total) it will be down to the length I originally asked to be trimmed up to and I will feel like "myself" again. Biatch. :protest:

    Rant over, carry on.......

    I really miss my long hair, it feels like it's just more "me" than my current length. (just above the shoulders) I had something similar happen to me almost a year ago. I ended up having just short of 10 inches of hair cut off. :( You are SO not alone. Perhaps I will try biotin also, I miss my long hair. :(
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  • SephirothsChild15SephirothsChild15 Posts: 208Registered Users
    *shock*

    Has my topic been bumped?

    So that makes me wonder... to straighies feel as unique as curlies?
    :love7: I'm starting to love my hair :love7:

    WARNING: I come with spelling errors.

    :blob5:Loving the IceQueen Method

    :salute:The biggest fight that we will never win, is the one with out hair.

  • RupertsWifeRupertsWife Posts: 492Registered Users
    *shock*

    Has my topic been bumped?

    So that makes me wonder... to straighies feel as unique as curlies?
    I know that when I wear/wore my hair straight, I certainly didn't feel as unique. I knew I was still the same person generally speaking, but I just didn't feel like I stood out (which is why I did it so often - I didn't want to stand out.)
    Let's see: my hair is temperamental, inconsistent, slightly unbalanced, and always threatening to spin out of control..... But if you catch it on a good day, it seems like it just shouldn't be any other way.

    Yup. Sounds like me!

    This is me to a T!!! Glad I'm not the only one :love5:. It's nice to know that not only is it OK to accept our hair for what it is, but also ourselves in general.

    3b/c mix; mixture of fine, med. and coarse texture with med-high porosity


    Current HG routine: Tresemme Naturals conditioner; AG Fast Food LI; AG Recoil; CJ CIAB = no crunch, lots of body and awesome definition :thumbup:

    :rolleyes: Dutchess Daydreamer of the Desert Sands in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
    :rolleyes:


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  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    Well, the few times I've straightened I totally did not feel like myself, so yeah, I guess my hair is "me."

    But I'm sure straighties have other reasons to feel unique... I mean, my hair isn't exactly the only thing that defines me.
    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
  • SephirothsChild15SephirothsChild15 Posts: 208Registered Users
    bump

    First time attempting to bump

    bare with me
    :love7: I'm starting to love my hair :love7:

    WARNING: I come with spelling errors.

    :blob5:Loving the IceQueen Method

    :salute:The biggest fight that we will never win, is the one with out hair.

  • FrizzBgoneFrizzBgone Posts: 2,678Registered Users
    I haven't straightened my hair in a couple of years now, but if I do - it doesn't feel like me. My DH hates it when it is straight - it's not you - just looks like everyone else.

    Now that my hair is growing longer, it feels like me. When I cut it too short, it doesn't feel like me. It feels like my Mom's hair - not a good thing. :silent:
    Type: 3a fine & dense,with normal porosity, terrible product junkie
    ROUTINE: LI, enhancer, gel, plop with Curlease towel, serum product (either CIAB or Gel-les'c), clip & diffuse.
    Too many favourite products to list ... I finally have my routine that works and alot of products to choose from. My product stash is huge, but well loved !!!
  • masa_innmasa_inn Posts: 306Registered Users
    My hair perfectly matches my personality.

    Feminine, pleasure to look at :toothy7: and just a bit b!!chy.

    I've never in my life have straightened it. Never wanted to.
    Brunette, almost BSL length, growing out.
    CG since Feb 2008, modified CG since September 2008.

    I now know my texture/porosity!! (TY, Tiffany!) Medium texture; ends on a porous side; new growth - normal porosity.

    Wash: Suave; EO Sweet Orange shampoo

    Conditioner: GVP Balm, Mango Lustrasilk

    Styling: KCCC, BRHG and LA Looks

    Want to try: CJ
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Yep, my hair is me.
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