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Old 04-14-2011, 07:01 PM   #1
 
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Default How come we don't have different sections for the different 2's?

Is it because there are fewer wavies on this site? Or are they just grouping us together because they the think we're almost the same? Really, different types of waves are vastly different, mostly-straight wavies need different things than 2c's.

I don't mean to be rude or anything, but I think this site needs to pay a little more attention to waves, and how to make them more wavy, not curly.
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:49 PM   #2
 
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I completely agree. Where's the love? I'm a 2c and my hair is completely different than a 2b/a.

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Old 04-14-2011, 07:56 PM   #3
 
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I agree. Sometimes I feel this site is more geared to 3s and 4s. (Not trying to sound rude).
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:07 PM   #5
 
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Sometimes our 2 forum moves quickly and sometimes sits with few new posts or traffic. I have learned much from a wide range of 2's (and many 3's who's hair properties are much more like mine even though our hair looks visually different) and many of those learnings have become my methods or products. If there were separate sub-forums, I'd visit them all.

It is really MUCH more important to focus on hair's properties than it is about whether one is a 2, 3 or 4. As a result, the boards were very recently updated with porosity forums and the like. Hair type (fine, medium, coarse), porosity and density are a more accurate way to manage and love your hair!
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:05 AM   #6
 
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I dunno why, perhaps 'cause it's NC not NW, but I'm glad for it, the 2 board moves faster and gets more 'action' this way.

Hair is hair.

I do think it likely that styling differs for 2a and 2c, I get way less frizz if it curlify my hair, scrunch it up to be as curly as possible, but this does not seem to be important at all for my more loosely wound daughters, they can just let theirs dry and it's fine.

But hair CARE depends a lot more on your texture and porosity, as JAJC posted.
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:52 AM   #7
 
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NW.com... Hmm. That would be interesting.
Wavy hair does tend to be misunderstood. As though it is neither straight enough to be straight nor curly enough to be super curly. Mmm hmm, that's because it's wavy!
And it depends on whose classification system you use. I'm 2a and 2b according to NC.com, but 2c/3a according to the FIA system.
It's a big can of worms best left unopened why wavies "get less attention on this site" leading to questions that get some people all defensive about whether curly hair is more difficult to deal with than wavy hair, who has is easier, who has it harder.
I have seen pictures of 3s who are probably wavies. So there is a great deal of overlap and subjectivity.
But in general, "wavy hair" lives in an uncelebrated realm of ambiguity. Even though celebrities and models pull off wavy looks all the time. That's what's great about the 2s board, we're wavy support central. We see waves and we love 'em.

I think the 2s board is very dynamic and helpful and good for problem-solving. If we broke off into more and less wavy factions, there would not be a critical mass of wavies to keep things going. Not to mention, that would take longer to surf the wavy board.

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Old 04-15-2011, 10:56 AM   #8
 
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A lot of type 4s and 3s post on 4a because its more fun. Wouldn't it better to get many responses from type 2, rather than very few or non from 2c?

I don't believe it is geared towards any type, its only a function of the number of people contributing

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Old 04-15-2011, 11:02 AM   #9
 
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I don't think we need separate boards. SOLIDARITY WAVY SISTERS!!!

I think there's more of a difference between a 3a and a 3b than a 2a and a 2b anyways. I also don't know if we post enough to warrant separate boards. I agree with JAJC that there are a lot of things that matter more than hair type.
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:16 PM   #10
 
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I just wanted to clarify that I was more talking about styling tips, hair cuts, and products than hair care. You can have really healthy hair and not be able to get it to do what you want.

I kind of like the fact that the 2 board has so much support and moves quickly, my only problem is how this site seems to group all waves together.

So yeah. Styling differences was my main issue.
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:00 AM   #11
 
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I think if you look at people's signatures - at least for those who list their styling preferences (microfiber towels, clips or no clips, plopping, diffusing, products) you will find what you're looking for.
For those of us with fine hair I think we're tending to look for more volume. Plopping may not work for fine hair. "Pixie" diffusing tends to work. Clipping (with octopus clips for easiest time) is great for volume on top and sides.

If you want to maximize your waves, then that's a good subject for a dedicated post. Tell us what works, what doesn't, and let people share their knowledge. The more specific you are, the more help you'll get.

I think it's pretty well unanimous amongst those of us with fine to medium hair without really aggressive waves that getting most of the water out is ideal (t-shirt, microfiber towel), plus some diffusing. Everything else is mix and match!
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