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You know you spend too much time talking about your curls when...

1. You are with your husband at a formal event and in walks an older woman with the most horribly brushed out BSL hair I have ever seen in my life and your husband blurts out, "Now there's a curly who thinks she has straight hair. Maybe at her age, she missed the curly hair revolution", and then tries to take a picture of it.

2. Your husband walks in the bathroom at 7 in the morning, all bleary-eyed and says, "Good curl formation today. You should post a picture on curlyq.com."

While I am not sure why he calls this site curlyq.com, the comments above just cracked me up...and all in a 12 hour period.

By the way, my husband is a no-nonsense 40 year old Marine Corps officer, which makes his observations even funnier to me.
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  • LikeAustraliaLikeAustralia Posts: 2,812Registered Users
    1. You are with your husband at a formal event and in walks an older woman with the most horribly brushed out BSL hair I have ever seen in my life and your husband blurts out, "Now there's a curly who thinks she has straight hair. Maybe at her age, she missed the curly hair revolution", and then tries to take a picture of it.

    2. Your husband walks in the bathroom at 7 in the morning, all bleary-eyed and says, "Good curl formation today. You should post a picture on curlyq.com."

    While I am not sure why he calls this site curlyq.com, the comments above just cracked me up...and all in a 12 hour period.

    By the way, my husband is a no-nonsense 40 year old Marine Corps officer, which makes his observations even funnier to me.

    LOL, that's great!! My SO doesn't make comments on anyone else really, but the other day he was watching me do my hair in the morning very intently and we had this conversation:

    Me: *stares back* What are you doing?
    Him: Watching you
    Me: Yes, why?
    Him: I'm trying to figure out what you're doing
    Me: I'm scrunching in gel
    Him: What does that do?
    Me: Gel? It holds the style until it dries, you know that.
    Him: No, I mean, what does scrunching do?
    Me: Well... I guess it helps form the curls
    Him: Oh, see, that's what I thought. I thought you were separating and forming them. I guess it works.
    Me: Yes, it does.

    lol.
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    It's Sydney, like Australia.
    Formerly known as SydneyCurl.

  • jillipoojillipoo Posts: 3,795Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    :sign5: !!!!!!

    That is absolutely excellent. What a keeper you've got there, desert flower!

    My guy is similar, and I just love it. Yesterday, he said, "Your hair is so curly today! And no frizz! You must have used your kinky swirly curly custard!"

    You have to love a man like this. It means he's been listening. And caring. Wow.

    (I love the curlyq site, though. That's pretty awesome.)
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    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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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I love those comments dessert flower. My DH just asks if it's a good curly day? When I make a negative comment about frizz, etc., he always responds that he doesn't notice stuff like that! Is he well trained or what? I suspect we all most be a little odd to live with in that respect.
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    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • ellageorginaellageorgina Posts: 1,511Registered Users
    Haha, that's so funny, you girls have them well trained!! Maybe I can get my SO to become like that... hmmm... I wonder how?! lol.
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  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Great thread.
  • desert flowerdesert flower Posts: 188Registered Users
    Haha! They are great when they notice things...especially when they only notice the good stuff! My husband is quite observant but won't say a word when there is something off unless it's so funny (smeared eyeliner all over my face after a good cry) that he can't control himself!

    I remember my 90 year old grandma's advice when I got married:

    Don't point out anything bad about yourself because whatever you keep saying about yourself, your husband will eventually believe. Men are much more observant than they let on. If you have a small chest (um, thanks Grandma!), and keep complaining over and over, he will one day think, "Wow. She really is small-chested. I never noticed that."

    Sometimes I wonder...
  • jillipoojillipoo Posts: 3,795Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Haha! They are great when they notice things...especially when they only notice the good stuff! My husband is quite observant but won't say a word when there is something off unless it's so funny (smeared eyeliner all over my face after a good cry) that he can't control himself!

    I remember my 90 year old grandma's advice when I got married:

    Don't point out anything bad about yourself because whatever you keep saying about yourself, your husband will eventually believe. Men are much more observant than they let on. If you have a small chest (um, thanks Grandma!), and keep complaining over and over, he will one day think, "Wow. She really is small-chested. I never noticed that."

    Sometimes I wonder...

    That advice may be the best I've had in months. Thanks for sharing that!
    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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  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    jillipoo wrote: »
    :sign5: !!!!!!

    That is absolutely excellent. What a keeper you've got there, desert flower!

    My guy is similar, and I just love it. Yesterday, he said, "Your hair is so curly today! And no frizz! You must have used your kinky swirly curly custard!"

    You have to love a man like this. It means he's been listening. And caring. Wow.

    (I love the curlyq site, though. That's pretty awesome.)
    I just totally laughed out loud at that one.

    My SO tries to still listen about my hair but I'm sure I've bored him to death with it by now. He pretends though and doesn't tease when ANOTHER package comes in the mail. And he does comment on particularly good hair days. In fact this morning he said he wanted to stay home from work because my hair smelled so good...too bad he couldn't ;)
    High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

  • BEERITBEERIT Posts: 69Registered Users
    see my DF (dear fiance) always walks in from work as as soon as he sees me sitting here on the computer he immediately asks what I'm doing and answers himself with "nothing just sitting on curl talk"
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    Normal Porosity
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  • LikeAustraliaLikeAustralia Posts: 2,812Registered Users
    LOL, kind of unrelated, but one day I announced to my SO that his brother was a GP (Golden Penis). He looked at me like :scratch: and I explained what it was, so he agreed and then paused, "Did you get this from that curl website?"..."Yes"...and he mumbled "Bunch of man-haters..." LOL
    Not Cindy or Sindy or Syndey or any other such abomination.
    It's Sydney, like Australia.
    Formerly known as SydneyCurl.

  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    :laughing3:
    High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

  • wavy wonderwavy wonder Posts: 3,061Registered Users
    this is great! Desertflower my hubs sounds like you with the why don't you go and post a picture of your hair:)
    yesterday i had salt on the bathroom counter. He asked what craziness I was up to.
    He came home from playing cards last friday and i had coco powder and oil on the counter. Strangely enough he knew it was for my hair. I thought for sure he would have thought I had made him brownies:tongue:
  • misspammisspam Posts: 5,318Registered Users
    What a great idea for a thread! :happy7:

    desert flower - My husband as well, refers to nc.com as curlyq.com and us curlies as curly-q's. :lol: I just have to kiss him when he says stuff like that. So cute and he fully supports my hair adventures.

    Every morning before he leaves for work, he gives me a humidity and dew point report, and when it's good, he says "Sounds like it's going to be a good hair day for you curly-q's." He is definitely a keeper!
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  • loewinloewin Posts: 246Registered Users
    Your husbands all sound rather sweet :toothy8:.

    My husband has let me put my concoctions on his hair.. and has started to use my products in a show of support (he has the prettiest 3b hair). I say good.. I can go shopping for products again sooner. :toothy4:
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  • ReddishRocksReddishRocks Posts: 779Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My husband will tease me about all the bottles, but he loves you people more than LHC (every time I go there, I start bunning my hair different ways, which he hates, LOL!). I ask him - bottles or hairsticks? He knows what it means. ;)

    I don't know if he even noticed that he did it, but I was whining about a little halo frizz I got the the other day from not waiting long enough to scrunch, and he just kissed it. Just kissed my halo frizz outta nowhere, LOL!

    We're both curly-wavies, and he's started raiding my stash! He wanted to know where HIS tub of LOOB was the other day. I said, "YOURS?!" :D

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    Humectants: @ dew point 40+
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  • mlle_carriemlle_carrie Posts: 79Registered Users
    oh my...these stories are so cute! My SO tolerates my babble about all things hair, but I try not to go overboard talking to him about it. My sisters are both curlies, so I can always talk to them. One thing he does to kind of poke fun at me I think, is whenever I make a comment about the state of my hair, he'll say, "Oh my God, me too" about his own bald head.

  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    I do have to say that SO gave up poo with me and uses my condish and shampoo bars. He does tell his friends to ditch the poo too. I just was so excited to go CG that I overloaded him with hair info, science, and products and that's awfully boring to my buzz cut SO. He just pretends to listen now and that's fine with me :happy7:
    High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    ....When you use your hair obsession to choreograph part of a group performance.
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  • loewinloewin Posts: 246Registered Users
    ....When you use your hair obsession to choreograph part of a group performance.

    lol awww you're hooked :tongue3:
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    2b/3a medium/coarse semi-porous/iii
    White Rain Ocean Mist GVP conditioning balm. Bioterra/LA Looks. Air dry. SOTC w/LOOB..I think its my first HG. :love1:
    Experimenting with homemade recipes.:happy5:
  • desert flowerdesert flower Posts: 188Registered Users
    ....When you use your hair obsession to choreograph part of a group performance.


    I love this!! I definitely need to hear more about this!
  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    This thread just cracked me up!!!!! Love it! DH tolerates me quite well cuz he knows he has no choice :laughing6: but the day I came home with 5 tubs of F.A.G.E. Yogurt (to EAT) he said WHAT are you putting in your hair now! He still doesn't get that my hair hates Protein :p
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  • curlygirl18curlygirl18 Posts: 355Registered Users
    Haha, aw this thread is great! My DH gets home from work after me some days and after he asks how my day is he'll say "Your hair is really curly today" or my favorite "Great root curl today!!" The first time he said that I practically fell over! So he WAS paying attention and knows what that is!!
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  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    I love this thread. I can only hope to meet as sweet a guy as you ladies have. ;)
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  • mpgirlmpgirl Posts: 1,163Registered Users
    When I'm having a bad day, my SO mentions how long my hair is getting. (He knows I'm growing it out:toothy3:)
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  • StruttsWifeStruttsWife Posts: 819Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I just love this thread...what an awesome way to lift my spirits.

    If we are out and about, my partner will not hesitate to point out someone with less than stellar curls and whisper to me, "That poor woman really needs my baby's help", lol.
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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    SO is not so much into hair but he knows I am (I wonder how??). Anywho - when we do see a curly when we are out and about who really needs to check into the CG method or DT or something he will always say - she needs more conditioner and take some tech tips from you.
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  • desert flowerdesert flower Posts: 188Registered Users
    I showed my husband this thread and he said, "See! And you say that men never listen!" Haha! He was also very happy to know that other partners get to "experience" what he does.

    It is pretty funny how many hair (and general beauty) terms have become part of our...couplespeak...you know, those words and phrases that you use with your partner but that may mean nothing to others.
  • goobernutgoobernut Posts: 2,317Registered Users
    My husband is used to the obsessiveness. He knows I always tackle something new with single-minded doggedness in the beginning and then eventually I mellow out. Ooooh if I could only be so obsessive about cleaning!

    yesterday he grabbed me by the shoulders and abruptly said, "HAIR!". He then narrowed his eyes at me as if inspecting me. He's such a goofball. Then he said, "Oooh you're still good, no twitching."
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    ....When you use your hair obsession to choreograph part of a group performance.


    I love this!! I definitely need to hear more about this!
    It's part of a college assignment. 5 of us choreographing and staging (in the classroom) a performance based on our interests. Well I figured I'd get the ball rolling by copping to my hair obsession and we took it from there. I have no idea how I'm going to create movements-- I'll think if something.
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    Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
  • goobernutgoobernut Posts: 2,317Registered Users
    SBB! That's so awesome! You could start with movements that are all all chaotic and stiff and at the end you could use smooth wave like motions.

    Sorry, like you needed my help lol. I just think that's a neat project you're working on ;)
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