Voted "Best Hair" in Student Poll!

RafterBatRafterBat Posts: 182Registered Users Curl Novice
I grew up as a definite ugly duckling - the only curly brunette in a large extended family of straight-haired, blue-eyed blondes - and it had a significant impact on my self-image. I spent hours in front of the blow dryer, tried chemical relaxers, and rejoiced when straightener technology enabled me to have "socially acceptable" hair every day. Over the past few years I've made a major effort to accept myself as nature intended, focusing on health over image, and my hair has really responded to the love. Even though I still struggle every so often, most of the time I appreciate my shiny 2c-3b curls that currently reach halfway between BSL and waist.  

So the school where I teach has students complete polls about teachers for the yearbook, and this year I was voted the teacher with the best hair! I'm a swan, everyone!  :) 
2c, coarse, low elasticity, medium/high density; varied porosity, protein- and coconut-sensitive
CJ Daily Fix and Smoothing Conditioner; then Beauticurls and Pattern Pusha
For a deeper clean once a week, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle shampoo and conditioner 

Comments

  • Guide 65Guide 65 Posts: 1,903Registered Users, Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    Wow, congratulations!  That sounds like a fun thing for the yearbook.
    Formerly known as Janiegirl
    2B/2C, fine hair, low density, mixed porosity, protein loving hair
    Current products:
    Changing up my shampoos because I can't find one I like
    Deva Curl One Condition (original formula)
    Innersense I Create Volume
    Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel
  • Therese1Therese1 Posts: 2,544Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    Yay! Congratulations!
    Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonic; Oribe Cleansing Creme
    RO: IN Harmonic
    LI: CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
    DC: JC Deep Conditioning Treatment; Weleda Rosemary Conditioning Oil
    Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel; Kenra Firm-Hold Gel; Sevi Blue Yarrow Sea Salt Spray
    Low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,715Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    Congrats! That story made me smile.
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -  
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - 
    https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/color/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • BrittanyMBrittanyM Posts: 1,164Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    Great! That's amazing! And you're being a role model for students who feel like you!
  • tinksaysbootinksaysboo Posts: 511Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur
    that's awesome!  congrats :) 
    2c/3a | low porosity | fine/medium | low/medium density| protein,coconut, and green tea sensitive | Modified CGM

    Low-Poo:  Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream
    Sulfate Wash: Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo
    Rinse Out Conditioner: DevalCurl One Condition
    Leave-In Conditioner: Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
    Deep Conditioner: DevaCurl Heaven In Hair
    Curl Enhancer: Curl Junkie Spiral Lotion
    Gel: Jessicurl Spiralicious Gel
  • BarelyThereWavyHairBarelyThereWavyHair Posts: 34Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur
    Congrats! That sounds like the best school superlative!
    2a wavy hair 
    Shampoo- Hask Coconut Milk & Honey Curl Care (Experimenting w/ this)
    Clarifying Shampoo- Suave Daily Clarifying (once every 2-4 weeks)
    Conditioner- Garnier Fructis 1 Minute Mask (Avacado)
    Styler- ECO Gel (Krystal), Garnier Pure Clean Gel
    Open to suggestions/help with my temperamental waves!
    **Couldn't really think of anything else to cover my face in my profile pic so I went w/ a Capybara**
    "Qué estás haciendo con tu pelo?"-My grandma

  • CatitudeBooCatitudeBoo Posts: 590Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Congrats! Your story is so sweet and uplifting :))))
    CG since Dec. 2013  B)
    3b/c ~ fine ~ high porosity ~ low density
    No-Poo: SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Shampoo 
    RO: Tresemme Botanique Nourish & Replenish Conditioner 
    Stylers: Tresemme Flawless Curls Mousse & Extra Hold Hairspray 


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