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First Cut with Struttswife!!!!!

Well, I did it. I drove the 1 hour+ ride to St. Pete yesterday for my first cut with Struttswife. What an experience. I do not consider myself a newbie by any stretch, so I was shocked by how much I learned. More than I could put in a post. I was thinking about it this morning and I will compare it to the 4 tenants of customer service I was taught while working as a leader for WW. We were taught to help every member to feel Part of the Group, Cared for, Well Informed, and Motivated to Succeed.

I got all 4 of those from Tiffany, but especially the last 3.

Best of all, I woke up today with a new love and appreciation for my hair. I am a wavy curly. Can't change that. No matter how many curl creams, custards, or gels I put on my hair, I will never have spiral curls beginning at the crown. But I can enhance and define the beautiful, loose, wavy curls God gave me and have the healthiest hair possible.

As for the cut...... I feel like I lost 10lbs of weight off my head, which is so fabulous here with a dew point of 77 today! Everything is just laying in place.

I FINALLY learned to plop properly. I even plopped, slept in it, and woke up with gorgeous curls that are not plastered to my head. Amazing.

Thank you Tiffany!!!!!!!!!!!:thumbright:
Momof3curls
2c/3a SL med/fine
Started CG in 6/08 Fell off the wagon 10/08, Back on since 7/09
Co-Wash- VO5 Vanilla Mint
Low Poo once/week- KCCC
R/O and L/I Tigi Moisture Maniac
Gels-BRHG and LA Looks Curl (also like Aquage)
Experimenting with GVP K-Pac, and loving it:cheers:
Location-Tampa/Orlando corridor
Learning to love my curls one day at time
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  • ResRes Posts: 2,911Registered Users
    Sounds great! Glad it was a wonderful experience. :love7:
    3A/B - low-normal porosity - med to coarse texture

    Shampoo - GTTTT
    Co-Wash - As I Am Coconut Cowash
    RO - GVP Cond. Balm, Tresemme Naturals, Yes to Carrots Nourishing, AO Honeysuckle Rose
    LI - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cream Headdress
    DT - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cholestrol, SM Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment
    Stylers - BRHG (old formula is my HG, but the new one has silicones)

    Trying out - MGA Sculpting Gel, LA Sports Gel, Got2b Spiked Gel, Got2b Glued
  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    EXCELLENT!!!!!

    Its always a relief to leave a haircut appt unscathed, but to leave so bouyed up is HUGE! And I am SO HAPPY you are loving your hair!

    High fives~:walk:
    Curls,Coils,Waves & WhatKnot:geek:
    3miii/My HGs tame bulk&frizz/Give definition w/o crunch
    My Photobucket Album
  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    Now tell us what you know, or we will hurt you:hmph:

    Or in the very least, hide your gel.:angel5:
    Curls,Coils,Waves & WhatKnot:geek:
    3miii/My HGs tame bulk&frizz/Give definition w/o crunch
    My Photobucket Album
  • anatidaephobiaanatidaephobia Posts: 343Registered Users
    Fantastic! =)

    Pictures? Pictures pictures pictures!

    (I'm feeling very peppy this morning.)
    CG since 6/15/09 -- fine/medium texture, medium porosity

    Conditioners: GTTTT, Kenra & KCKT
    DT: CJ Hibiscus Banana Deep Fix
    Styling: KCCC, KCHP, HEBE, Loma Imply
  • wavy wonderwavy wonder Posts: 3,061Registered Users
    I agree PICTURES, please!!!!!
  • IzzyTheTerribleIzzyTheTerrible Posts: 194Registered Users
    Ahem. PICTURES!!

    I go to see her on Wednesday!
    2a-2b/fine/LOTS of it/Florida Dews
    CG as of 7/29.


    Co-Wash: Suave Tropical Coconut
    RO-Condish: Suave Tropical Coconut / Matrix Conditioning Balm
    Low-Poo: Daisy Fuentes

    Protein --> :love8: <-- My Hair
  • momof3curlsmomof3curls Posts: 227Registered Users
    OK, OK, calm down people! :-)

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    I had to wait for awesome hubby to come home from golf to take the pictures. I actually went through the whole routine she taught me last night before bed, and slept with it plopped. Woke up and clipped until it was dry. (about another hour maybe?) Then SOTC with pomade. I love it! I feel so free! Everything is just laying how it should. So amazing!

    As for what she taught me....... Basically, it was just better explanations of things I already knew. The one very different thing for me is just using less of my R/O condish as a leave in, then while STILL IN THE SHOWER, flip over and rake the gel through, then scrunch gel into the ends. She showed me how to plop in a better manner, I'm not sure I could explain it well. I used a flour sack towel folded into a triangle, flip the triangle over the head, wrap the ends around tightly, and tie it in the front-not the back. This was huge because without the big knot sticking in the back of my head, I was able to sleep in it. There was lots of other info, more than I could ever write here. She was awesome!!!
    Momof3curls
    2c/3a SL med/fine
    Started CG in 6/08 Fell off the wagon 10/08, Back on since 7/09
    Co-Wash- VO5 Vanilla Mint
    Low Poo once/week- KCCC
    R/O and L/I Tigi Moisture Maniac
    Gels-BRHG and LA Looks Curl (also like Aquage)
    Experimenting with GVP K-Pac, and loving it:cheers:
    Location-Tampa/Orlando corridor
    Learning to love my curls one day at time
  • IzzyTheTerribleIzzyTheTerrible Posts: 194Registered Users
    Wow wow wow!!

    I LOVE IT!!

    I'm even more excited now that I saw a wavy result from her! I'm soooooo excited!

    I LOVE IT!!

    Did I mention I love it!
    2a-2b/fine/LOTS of it/Florida Dews
    CG as of 7/29.


    Co-Wash: Suave Tropical Coconut
    RO-Condish: Suave Tropical Coconut / Matrix Conditioning Balm
    Low-Poo: Daisy Fuentes

    Protein --> :love8: <-- My Hair
  • momof3curlsmomof3curls Posts: 227Registered Users
    Wow wow wow!!

    I LOVE IT!!

    I'm even more excited now that I saw a wavy result from her! I'm soooooo excited!

    I LOVE IT!!

    Did I mention I love it!

    Izzy, you will be so happy. She is such a lovely person too. Well worth the drive. Where in FL are you? BTW, did you see the dewpoint is 76 today!!!!!!! My hair gets so curly when it's like that. A little frizzy, but I'll exchange that for the beautiful ringlets. :-)
    Momof3curls
    2c/3a SL med/fine
    Started CG in 6/08 Fell off the wagon 10/08, Back on since 7/09
    Co-Wash- VO5 Vanilla Mint
    Low Poo once/week- KCCC
    R/O and L/I Tigi Moisture Maniac
    Gels-BRHG and LA Looks Curl (also like Aquage)
    Experimenting with GVP K-Pac, and loving it:cheers:
    Location-Tampa/Orlando corridor
    Learning to love my curls one day at time
  • IzzyTheTerribleIzzyTheTerrible Posts: 194Registered Users
    I live just 6 blocks from her! LOL!!

    I'm sooo excited! You have me sooo stoked!
    2a-2b/fine/LOTS of it/Florida Dews
    CG as of 7/29.


    Co-Wash: Suave Tropical Coconut
    RO-Condish: Suave Tropical Coconut / Matrix Conditioning Balm
    Low-Poo: Daisy Fuentes

    Protein --> :love8: <-- My Hair
  • anatidaephobiaanatidaephobia Posts: 343Registered Users
    Your hair looks beautiful and so do you. I can see how happy you are, too. =)
    CG since 6/15/09 -- fine/medium texture, medium porosity

    Conditioners: GTTTT, Kenra & KCKT
    DT: CJ Hibiscus Banana Deep Fix
    Styling: KCCC, KCHP, HEBE, Loma Imply
  • mrl234mrl234 Posts: 548Registered Users
    Your hair looks stunning! That's awesome :-D
    :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 :)
  • onethousandcurlsonethousandcurls Posts: 1,118Registered Users
    How on earth do you plop overnight without your hair stuck to your head? My hair dries really soft this way...but I can't save it without wrecking it.

    You look great.
    3b/c, CG 9/18/08
    Last process: 04/05/08 Big Chop: 08/08/09
    Currently: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration, Herbal Essences Set Me Up gel (summer only), Boots Curl Creme (winter only)
  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    What pretty waves! So jealous of all you FL curlies :tongue3:
    High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

  • momof3curlsmomof3curls Posts: 227Registered Users
    How on earth do you plop overnight without your hair stuck to your head? My hair dries really soft this way...but I can't save it without wrecking it.

    I don't know, I think each person's hair is different and will get different results with everything. Who knows, I could do the same thing tonight and get totally different results.
    Momof3curls
    2c/3a SL med/fine
    Started CG in 6/08 Fell off the wagon 10/08, Back on since 7/09
    Co-Wash- VO5 Vanilla Mint
    Low Poo once/week- KCCC
    R/O and L/I Tigi Moisture Maniac
    Gels-BRHG and LA Looks Curl (also like Aquage)
    Experimenting with GVP K-Pac, and loving it:cheers:
    Location-Tampa/Orlando corridor
    Learning to love my curls one day at time
  • LoloDSMLoloDSM Posts: 3,778Registered Users
    Gorgeous! Your hair makes me feel good about being a wavy curly.

    Enjoy your new 'do!
    Loose botticelli curls and waves
    No silicones/no sulfates since March 2008
  • mpgirlmpgirl Posts: 1,163Registered Users
    So happy for you! I was so tempted to run over there to meet you for your appt. but I didn't want to guano your time with Tiffany!:jocolor:

    It looks fabulous! And - her plopping method is all I use now. I too can sleep in it if I need to. It works way better than the "plunking" style for me.
    3b spirals, fine texture, normal porosity, dense
    Picasa:
    Link
    Deva Low Poo
    Suave Naturals Coconut for detangling
    Renpure Organics conditioner/leave-in
    Homemade FSG
    KCCC
    Curl Junkie Stuff
    BRHG


    Nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect. -wabi-sabi

  • tinahtinah Posts: 1,195Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    It looks fantastic!! I really need to make an appointment and go over there! I'm so happy for you!!
    CG - 3/27/09
    3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
    Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
    Styling: lube and BRHG
  • wavy wonderwavy wonder Posts: 3,061Registered Users
    it look beautiful!!!
    I'm a wavy too and Love the humidity! it does wonders for our hair:love7:
  • momof3curlsmomof3curls Posts: 227Registered Users
    mpgirl wrote: »
    So happy for you! I was so tempted to run over there to meet you for your appt. but I didn't want to guano your time with Tiffany!:jocolor:

    We were expecting you to walk in. :walk: I appreciate it though, it really was info overload. Maybe next time? I love meeting fellow curlies. :-)
    Momof3curls
    2c/3a SL med/fine
    Started CG in 6/08 Fell off the wagon 10/08, Back on since 7/09
    Co-Wash- VO5 Vanilla Mint
    Low Poo once/week- KCCC
    R/O and L/I Tigi Moisture Maniac
    Gels-BRHG and LA Looks Curl (also like Aquage)
    Experimenting with GVP K-Pac, and loving it:cheers:
    Location-Tampa/Orlando corridor
    Learning to love my curls one day at time
  • eweniqueewenique Posts: 1,502Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Beautiful wavy curls! So glad that you learned a better plopping technique that works for you.
    2C wavy with some spirals. CG since April 07. Medium texture and porosity.
    COs: Yes to Cucumbers
    Stylers: Miss Jessies Coily Custard, KCCC

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Live Simply. Use Soap
    www.TheLatheredLamb.com
    www.EweniqueEssentials.artfire.com
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Wow.

    Wonder what she could do with this crud on my head.

    The plopping sounds great. I use an old raggy towel and tuck it in the front...it almost looks like an old fashioned clothe diaper...only upside down. :happy6:
  • Curly Girl FlaCurly Girl Fla Posts: 1,834Registered Users
    I knew you would have an amazing experience. You're closer than alot of us, and, I know everyone is tired of hearing it, but it is so worth the trip. Your hair is gorgeous, and I'm glad you're so happy :).
  • coolshotcoolshot Posts: 63Registered Users
    your hair is awsome love the cut
    Brunette 2c/3a Fine To Medium, ii / iii volume ,normal to medium porocity,low elasticity.
    O>co washing : original source conditioners (all varieties) ,
    O>experimenting: shampoo bars and acv,
    O:leave in dr bronners aloe vera
    O>styling:boots pink curl creme ,clear gel,
    loose curls and waves around the front some coils underneath and around my nape


    haven't found my holy grail or perfect combo yet but come close.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    my hair loves acv and honey
    :wav:
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,679Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    It's lovely, you're so lucky and I'm so jealous!

    I think Struttswife needs to do some videos to teach us far off curlies how to do things!
    3b in South Australia.
  • StruttsWifeStruttsWife Posts: 819Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    J - you are so sweet, you make me want to cry.

    Your hair is amazing. I am so glad you are beginning to love your hair and your own curl pattern because it is so gloriously beautiful, how could anyone not love it? You take such excellent care of it, all I really needed to do was take some weight off and voila--total red carpet hair! :blob3:

    It was wonderful to meet you and I am looking forward to seeing you again :)

    mpgirl - if our nc.com sisters ever have an appointment with me and want you to hang with us, you know you are always welcome :thumright:
    - Tiffany
    Hair Stylist and Curly Hair Specialist - St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa Bay)

    Blog: Live Curly, Live Free
    Facebook fan page: Live Curly Live Free

    Sulfate- and non-water soluble silicone-free since 04/22/2002
    3B, brunette: medium texture, low porosity, high density

  • cperl3cperl3 Posts: 89Registered Users
    2 weeks until I take the drive. I am a lazy curly.
    ( Wash - Leave in and product and go)
    Orlando FL

    trying various aubrey products currently.
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    That is very pretty!
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • mpgirlmpgirl Posts: 1,163Registered Users
    I think we need to arrange another curly gathering. Party in St. Pete!
    3b spirals, fine texture, normal porosity, dense
    Picasa:
    Link
    Deva Low Poo
    Suave Naturals Coconut for detangling
    Renpure Organics conditioner/leave-in
    Homemade FSG
    KCCC
    Curl Junkie Stuff
    BRHG


    Nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect. -wabi-sabi

  • CurlyHairedFarmerCurlyHairedFarmer Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    mpgirl wrote: »
    I think we need to arrange another curly gathering. Party in St. Pete!

    Such a good idea. I will be there next May, all the way from here in Maine.
    Currently Loving:
    Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50

    Conditioners - CJ Strengthening, CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, CJ Rehab, CJ Curl Fix

    Leave-in: CJ Smoothing

    Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix

    Stylers - Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier, AG:Recoil, KCCC, Mop-C Curling Cream, Paul Mitchell Sculpting foam
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