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True Curlies: Are wavies inferior to curlies?

For those of you that are *truly* curly, what do you think about those who are wavy? I ask this because of the recent threads about what it is like to be a wavy and me reminiscing about a hurtful experience in English class. Are wavies more straight than curly? Can they even relate to those with curly hair? Are wavies inferior to curlies?

My experience was in my English class senior year a true curly girl looked at my hair and said it was nice, but your hair is not straight straight, but just wavy. I felt a bit hurt, because first, even though my hair isn't as curly as hers, I consider myself to be a curly. My hair is a lot wavier than what many consider to be wavy. I get lots of ringlets too. And she also sounded like I really had no idea what she goes through to. I DO know to a lesser extent. I've straightened my hair. I've had brushes stuck in my hair and nearly broken. I wore my hair in ponytails everyday for years. I cried because I couldn't wear certain hairstyles. My ponytail was never thin even if I straightened it. It was a fat bushy mess.
3A/2C combination of ringlets and waves :nike:
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  • LorenzoStompLorenzoStomp Posts: 21Registered Users
    When the revolution comes, wavies will be revealed for the low imposters that they are and driven into the mines along with their secret compatriots, the straighties, and forced to excavate long tunnels that will be used for super secret curly hair styling research. Curlies who straighten will be sent to reeducation camps and allowed to reenter society as upper servants and overseers of the wavie internment camps. Straighties will be forced to sleep in the mines in large corrals, and fed only once a day. Thus will the curlies assert their true nature and reform society as God no doubt intended from creation.
  • OctoberBaby02OctoberBaby02 Posts: 105Registered Users
    I am a wavy and don't consider myself curly at all. IMO curlies have it way easier than we do! Wavy hair is different from day to day. You can never get a consistent pattern as you can with curly hair. When you're wavy you have to watch out for things that will weigh down the waves, but also find something heavy enough to enhance them. It's a big pain if you ask me! I have a curly friend that just scrunches in some gel and uses hairspray, and her hair looks great all the time! The main thing she has to fight with is frizz. But when you don't really have to worry much about your hair getting weighed down, then you can use heavier products for that. If I was to try that, I'd end up with limp hair. So yeah, wavies are not curly to me :)
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  • SuZenSuZen Posts: 1,595Registered Users
    I have 3a hair, and when it was shorter, it was wavy. So, of course I regard wavies as part of the clan. All are true curlies.
  • velvet pawsvelvet paws Posts: 1,250Registered Users
    TARbaby wrote:
    When the revolution comes, wavies will be revealed for the low imposters that they are and driven into the mines along with their secret compatriots, the straighties, and forced to excavate long tunnels that will be used for super secret curly hair styling research. Curlies who straighten will be sent to reeducation camps and allowed to reenter society as upper servants and overseers of the wavie internment camps. Straighties will be forced to sleep in the mines in large corrals, and fed only once a day. Thus will the curlies assert their true nature and reform society as God no doubt intended from creation.

    :lol: :lol: I, for one, welcome our new curly overlords.
    3A / 2B / 2C wavicelli

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  • LavenderCurlsLavenderCurls Posts: 1,477Registered Users
    TARbaby wrote:
    When the revolution comes, wavies will be revealed for the low imposters that they are and driven into the mines along with their secret compatriots, the straighties, and forced to excavate long tunnels that will be used for super secret curly hair styling research. Curlies who straighten will be sent to reeducation camps and allowed to reenter society as upper servants and overseers of the wavie internment camps. Straighties will be forced to sleep in the mines in large corrals, and fed only once a day. Thus will the curlies assert their true nature and reform society as God no doubt intended from creation.

    :lol: :lol:
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  • legendslegends Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    I have very curly hair and I tend to think that wavies have it much easier. But it's a "grass is always greener..." thing for me. I prefer the look of wavy hair.
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  • rdhdcurly21rdhdcurly21 Posts: 3Users Awaiting Email Confirmation
    IMO curlies have it way easier than we do! Wavy hair is different from day to day. You can never get a consistent pattern as you can with curly hair.

    I wish that were true for me! Consistency?? With curls?? Sometimes they are flat, sometimes they are wonky, sometimes they look really good. (half the time when I am sitting at home with no one to see them!) :?
    3A/3B, alternating Devacare and B&A products. Modified CG since 4/8/06
  • curlyjenncurlyjenn Posts: 585Registered Users
    I think we're all curlies. I'm nearly convinced that the greater difference lies in the texture of the hair, like fine or coarse and all the degrees in between. Something that works great and consistently for one 3B with coarser hair won't work at all for me because it does weigh my hair down, even though I'm 3B myself.

    Personally, I love my hair, but I do wish that I could achieve wavy status sometimes. Que sera sera. :wink:
    I'm a 3b, with 3c underneath.

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  • mishymishy Posts: 33Registered Users
    TARbaby wrote:
    When the revolution comes, wavies will be revealed for the low imposters that they are and driven into the mines along with their secret compatriots, the straighties, and forced to excavate long tunnels that will be used for super secret curly hair styling research. Curlies who straighten will be sent to reeducation camps and allowed to reenter society as upper servants and overseers of the wavie internment camps. Straighties will be forced to sleep in the mines in large corrals, and fed only once a day. Thus will the curlies assert their true nature and reform society as God no doubt intended from creation.

    Now this is a funny post :lol:

    As a wavy myself, I think of waves as loose curls.
    Mishy (color-treated, thick, 2b/2c, several inches below shoulder length, long layers).
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    wavies suck!
    <runs from thread>

  • Oregano  (formerly babywavy)Oregano (formerly babywavy) Posts: 5,297Registered Users
    Well, I don't think wavies are true curlies b/c they are wavies! There are so many different types of curls and waves (curds and wheys?) they can't really be all grouped into one thing.

    However, I agree w/ the grass is greener thing. I always thought straighties had it easy, but then again, it's the straighties who say "your hair must be so easy to get up and go".

    I think it depends on how "done" you have to be. Some people are probably get up and go, but I wouldn't leave the house like that!
    ~ the artist formerly known as babywavy ~

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  • internetchickinternetchick Posts: 6,191Registered Users
    Wavies are curlies to me, just with looser bedroom curls :roll: No, I'm not jeaous ... :lol:

    As far as straighties thinking our hair must be easier, I think it is because it takes them so long to get curls and we have them built in. So they assume it is less work.
  • csbcsb Posts: 225Registered Users
    I've got to second the consistency thing. I think wavies have a much harder time with consistency than either straighties or true curlies. That said, I do think we're closer to the curly universe than the straight one. Whoever heard of a true straightie with frizz? Fighting frizz and making curl/wave definition is something unique to curly and wavy hair.
  • internetchickinternetchick Posts: 6,191Registered Users
    csb wrote:
    Whoever heard of a true straightie with frizz?

    Actually I have seen many straighties who have flyaways, which I think is how frizz shows itself in them. My niece has fine, stick straight hair and has flyways towards the ends of her hair. She has yet to get it to lay smooth.
  • csbcsb Posts: 225Registered Users
    Hmmm. I have a number of in-laws and friends with stick straight hair, and they've never mentioned this kind of problem, nor have I noticed it on them. I think any hair type can have flyaways (babies with straight hair often do), but I think frizz, as I think of it, is a uniquely curly problem. Maybe it's just semantics. I've never seen a straightie with a halo of frizz.
  • frizzbombfrizzbomb Posts: 56Registered Users
    And on the subject of frizz.......seriously what do you do? Its been rainy and in the 60s here and I can just feel the frizz growing as I walk. I've tried AnGell (frizz bonanza) and the Jessicurl products (less frizz but, skinny, wimpier waves that don't start until past the tops of my ears). I'm trying [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curly-Hair-Solutions-Curl-Keeper-p-28.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=curly-hair-solutions-curl-keeper]Curl Keeper[/buylink] now which seems better than Jessicurl in terms of curliness but still a ton of frizz.

    I think the stuff that straighties get is static which is also no fun.
    Extremely fine 2b/3a. My frizz has tamed considerably but, I still have my "moments."
    Currently liking:
    TJs Nourish, Set Me Up, Curl Keeper and Curl Junkie Hibiscus and Banana deep fix.

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  • velvet pawsvelvet paws Posts: 1,250Registered Users
    I've learned to just accept a certain amount of frizz. Keeping my hair moisturized helps a lot. Also, if it's a really humid day, I use a little spray gel on the canopy before frizz happens to kind of lock in reasonably smooth hair.
    3A / 2B / 2C wavicelli

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  • Curly1908Curly1908 Posts: 192Registered Users
    TARbaby wrote:
    When the revolution comes, wavies will be revealed for the low imposters that they are and driven into the mines along with their secret compatriots, the straighties, and forced to excavate long tunnels that will be used for super secret curly hair styling research. Curlies who straighten will be sent to reeducation camps and allowed to reenter society as upper servants and overseers of the wavie internment camps. Straighties will be forced to sleep in the mines in large corrals, and fed only once a day. Thus will the curlies assert their true nature and reform society as God no doubt intended from creation.

    AND THE 3C'S SHALL RULE U ALL!!!!!! Bwaaaaaaa ha ha ha ha :twisted:

    We ARE the chosen ones. :D
    Yay for Kinky-Curly Custard!
    mostly 3c with patches of 2b, 3b, and 4a
    Nappy...and oh-so happy :)
  • lushaholiclushaholic Posts: 2,180Registered Users
    Curly1908 wrote:
    TARbaby wrote:
    When the revolution comes, wavies will be revealed for the low imposters that they are and driven into the mines along with their secret compatriots, the straighties, and forced to excavate long tunnels that will be used for super secret curly hair styling research. Curlies who straighten will be sent to reeducation camps and allowed to reenter society as upper servants and overseers of the wavie internment camps. Straighties will be forced to sleep in the mines in large corrals, and fed only once a day. Thus will the curlies assert their true nature and reform society as God no doubt intended from creation.

    AND THE 3C'S SHALL RULE U ALL!!!!!! Bwaaaaaaa ha ha ha ha :twisted:

    We ARE the chosen ones. :D

    Y'all are weird. :wink:
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  • Curly1908Curly1908 Posts: 192Registered Users
    lushaholic wrote:
    Curly1908 wrote:
    TARbaby wrote:
    When the revolution comes, wavies will be revealed for the low imposters that they are and driven into the mines along with their secret compatriots, the straighties, and forced to excavate long tunnels that will be used for super secret curly hair styling research. Curlies who straighten will be sent to reeducation camps and allowed to reenter society as upper servants and overseers of the wavie internment camps. Straighties will be forced to sleep in the mines in large corrals, and fed only once a day. Thus will the curlies assert their true nature and reform society as God no doubt intended from creation.

    AND THE 3C'S SHALL RULE U ALL!!!!!! Bwaaaaaaa ha ha ha ha :twisted:

    We ARE the chosen ones. :D

    Y'all are weird. :wink:

    If by "weird", you mean "sexy" then I have to agree. 8) Thanks! :wink:
    Yay for Kinky-Curly Custard!
    mostly 3c with patches of 2b, 3b, and 4a
    Nappy...and oh-so happy :)
  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    csb wrote:
    Whoever heard of a true straightie with frizz? Fighting frizz and making curl/wave definition is something unique to curly and wavy hair.

    I have to disagree with this after seeing a coworker battle frizz. We work in greenhouses, so there 'ya go!

    She has the most gorgeous straight thick almost middle of back length naturally dark brown hair. And this girl has great skin tone. And her eyelashes are almost black & so long & thick! On a couple occasions I asked what makeup she was wearing & she said none! And her eyes, they're a real pretty deep brown.

    Customers avoid trying to ask her questions because they think she's Hispanic/because they can't talk Spanish!

    8)
  • RainRain Posts: 217Registered Users
    IMO curlies have it way easier than we do! Wavy hair is different from day to day. You can never get a consistent pattern as you can with curly hair.

    I wish that were true for me! Consistency?? With curls?? Sometimes they are flat, sometimes they are wonky, sometimes they look really good. (half the time when I am sitting at home with no one to see them!) :?

    Yeah. My hair is curly - really, truly curly. I have 3b hair that is boingiest when short and gets stretched out more and more the longer it gets, especially from all the heavy conditioners it sucks up these days. My hair is not consistent from day to day. It can be super curly, almost straight or anything in between.
    3a/b, fine, lots of it
  • DelmaDelma Posts: 1,121Registered Users
    lushaholic wrote:
    Curly1908 wrote:
    TARbaby wrote:
    When the revolution comes, wavies will be revealed for the low imposters that they are and driven into the mines along with their secret compatriots, the straighties, and forced to excavate long tunnels that will be used for super secret curly hair styling research. Curlies who straighten will be sent to reeducation camps and allowed to reenter society as upper servants and overseers of the wavie internment camps. Straighties will be forced to sleep in the mines in large corrals, and fed only once a day. Thus will the curlies assert their true nature and reform society as God no doubt intended from creation.

    AND THE 3C'S SHALL RULE U ALL!!!!!! Bwaaaaaaa ha ha ha ha :twisted:

    We ARE the chosen ones. :D

    Y'all are weird. :wink:


    Totally not thread related but I love your new pics lush, pretty pretty pretty :D .

    Also if you don't mind me asking is that your natural hair color?
  • lushaholiclushaholic Posts: 2,180Registered Users
    Delma wrote:
    Totally not thread related but I love your new pics lush, pretty pretty pretty :D .

    Also if you don't mind me asking is that your natural hair color?

    Thanks Delma! :D My hair is naturally light/warm reddish-brown, but I like to enhance the red. :wink: But in the summer it tries to go more strawberry blonde which I don't mind too much as long as it doesn't get too light. :)
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  • jennyfurrensjennyfurrens Posts: 708Registered Users
    I have no experience of wavy hair so I this kind of nullifies the comment, but it seems wavy hair is easier to maintain (correct me if i'm wrong!) and although it'll still frizz or be undefined, it can pass easier for 'straight' hair and get tied back easier etc. Before I found this site I did only used to consider 'real' curly hair the sort of curls I have and above, but now I've read all these boards and the trials and tribulations of a wavy i'm not so sure... Obviouslly 'wavy' is a looser form of 'curly' but then 'wavy' is a more excitable form of 'straight'. Wavy is also unique, its neither straight or curly.

    Somedays I really long for wavy hair. It looks a lot more 'romantic' and almost natural (not saying curls arent natural, but it just seems...free-er). I LOVE the girls hair in the CG book, when LM goes on about colouring curls one curl at a time so they're like ribbons of light. A wavy is holding her head back, and its bright blonde with gorgeous waves. Anyone know what I'm talking about?

    But lets not be curlist and try segregate ourselves. There is a definite split between straight/not-straight and wavies and curlies alike stand on the 'not-straight' side.

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  • CanItBeChristineCanItBeChristine Posts: 6,343Registered Users
    Ha, this reminds me of a funny story from years ago.

    I worked with (and became pretty good friends with) a very nice, cute guy with chin-length, "rock star" hair. (He had a band too :P )

    We worked at the bookstore together, and one day we came across the book We Were Soldiers Once, And Young. (A girl who posts here is the author's granddaughter!)

    Me: I know this guy's granddaughter!
    Him: Really?
    Me: Well, I don't KNOW her, she's also on the website I go to, naturallycurly.com.
    Him: Naturallycurly.com? Hmmm.
    Me: Yup.
    Him: Is there a naturallywavy.com that I can go to?
    Me: You can come to our site...I would say you are a 2B.
    Him: A 2b?
    Me: That is how you classify curly hairtypes...like, I'm a 3B and Felicia (woman we worked with) is probably a 4A.
    Him: I'm scared to go to this site! Do the 4's and the 3's, like, beat up and boss around the 2s?

    It was SO FUNNY :lol:
  • lushaholiclushaholic Posts: 2,180Registered Users
    LMAO!! Love it! :lol:
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I am a wavy you used to long to be curlier! Now, I love my three day hair waves! It took me almost a year to really accept and love my waves for what they are, but, I think I have them figured out!! :D 8)

    For a long time it was very hard to be caught on the isle of indecision between straight and curly. I think that I would not have accepted my waves for what they are without the help of a lot of wonderful "curly" girls. Straight girls have been now help to me, so, I say wavies need curlies :wink:
  • DelmaDelma Posts: 1,121Registered Users
    lushaholic wrote:
    Delma wrote:
    Totally not thread related but I love your new pics lush, pretty pretty pretty :D .

    Also if you don't mind me asking is that your natural hair color?

    Thanks Delma! :D My hair is naturally light/warm reddish-brown, but I like to enhance the red. :wink: But in the summer it tries to go more strawberry blonde which I don't mind too much as long as it doesn't get too light. :)

    I love the color it's gorgeous :)
  • x_tigerlilyx_tigerlily Posts: 432Registered Users
    Curly1908 wrote:
    TARbaby wrote:
    When the revolution comes, wavies will be revealed for the low imposters that they are and driven into the mines along with their secret compatriots, the straighties, and forced to excavate long tunnels that will be used for super secret curly hair styling research. Curlies who straighten will be sent to reeducation camps and allowed to reenter society as upper servants and overseers of the wavie internment camps. Straighties will be forced to sleep in the mines in large corrals, and fed only once a day. Thus will the curlies assert their true nature and reform society as God no doubt intended from creation.

    AND THE 3C'S SHALL RULE U ALL!!!!!! Bwaaaaaaa ha ha ha ha :twisted:

    We ARE the chosen ones. :D

    We certainly are. :twisted:
    3C/4A and too long to handle (and afford!)
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