another question!

if I don't scrunch and use product there would be NO wave in my hair at all, i read that this is normal for wavy but all you wavy girls seem to have so much more going on in your hair than mine. Is it possible I'm just scrunching in a fake curl? someone else posted that they thought that highlights caused the wave, is that possible? cause I've had my hair highlighted forever..thanks in advance
Your hair is straight but can hold a wave if you scrunch in products? That's very interesting! There was a lady at my work who said she had "barbie styling head hair" sort of like pipe cleaners, she could push it into waves while it was wet and it would dry like that.

But I have one straight haired daughter, and if I scrunch gel into her hair, it dries barely bendy and goes straight right away. It's stubborn in its shape like mine is.

It MIGHT be the highlights, in a way....If they make your hair more porous, then it might be less inclined to hold its natural shape strongly, and more suggestible (not the right word, but..) or it could be that the different textures between the highlighted and uncolored areas makes an effect that looks wavy.

Anyway, not a bad kind of hair to have, that must be nice to be able to make it be straight or wavy so easily.
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Henna!
I'm not sure if I have an answer or not, but I'm exactly the same way. If I don't scrunch or use product, my hair just dries with a body wave. However, you're right when you say a lot of wavys are like this. There is was a thread a while back about it.
Spin off thread: The wavy imposter, it is not just you.

See, you're in good company!
My hair will have some wave to it without products but when I do the products and scrunching that's when I really get definition and control!
2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

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[/COLOR][/FONT] [I][B]My waves are finally getting stronger thanks to weekly PTs and longer hair in general. Still trying to grow it out though!

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If I comb my hair and let it dry, it will dry almost completely straight with a few stuborn bends here and there. Versatility is one of the few perks of being a "wavy imposter".
http://pedaheh.blogspot.com/ (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
so peda, what do you think about the possibility of highlights making somone's hair wavy? i could see how it could make some changes, but I wouldn't think I would be able to get it to have an s shaped wave right?
I was going to insert pictures but I'm having trouble...View the wavy impostors thread again!
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rinse out: CJ Beauticurls, CJ A&OO, CJ Smoothing

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so peda, what do you think about the possibility of highlights making somone's hair wavy? i could see how it could make some changes, but I wouldn't think I would be able to get it to have an s shaped wave right?
Originally Posted by tresses2
I have no idea.
Another possibility is that you have had a change in curl pattern to make you a wavy. These changes are often hormonal. Pregnancy, puberty, birth control. Curl pattern sometimes changes around age 20 too. Don't know why that is. But it can just change for no reason at all or with a change in medication. Just a Jesus Chick got her waves with medication.
http://pedaheh.blogspot.com/ (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
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Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
Waves have to come out of your scalp wavy. Or else you have to set them in while wet. It doesn't seem possible (given what I know about hair, which isn't a lot) that you could alter the wave pattern of your hair by highlighting. However the follicle is shaped determines how many sulfurs will get to bond with other sulfurs (those disulfide bonds = bends) and that all happens before your hair emerges.
Be willing to accept your waves as they are. Sensing a lot of "wavy insecurity" here. Hair changes with life. For some more than others. Some people's waves need a lot more encouragement than others - depending on how fine the hair is (very fine hair doesn't have a lot of internal support), how strong the wave pattern is, how many hairs you have to support the shape of the waves, how your hair is cut (too many layers shear off the bulk which gives a wave its waviness).
http://science-yhairblog.blogspot.com/
Don't think twice about it-- if you can get a wave in your hair without a curling iron, then you have natural wave.

My styled hair can look 3a, and yet there have been times that I have slept on product-less hair and woken up with virtually straight hair. Before going CG, my hair was wurly wet and with freshly applied product, but the wurls disappeared when it dried. Now that my hair is healthy, the wurls stay put.

My guess about what's going on is that your hair has a natural wave, but it's too dried out or too weak and fine to hold it's shape without extra support and moisture from product. You might try doing some PTs to try to help it hold its shape better on its own.
waves, loose coils, and cherub curls (=mixed 2s through 3a), very fine texture overall (but with medium and even coarse strands scattered throughout)
I just followed a woman through the grocery store who tried to gel and scrunch "waves" into straight hair.
It can be done. But it ain't pretty. And it does not look wavy. (Sorry, lady at the grocery store, but I just had to use you as an example).
http://science-yhairblog.blogspot.com/
IAgirl, that's really funny.. thanks everyone, you def put my mind at ease.. I am going to try some pt and just see what happens. I am also just going to accept my hair and when it gets long enough try to get a curly cut. i am enjoying this whole process, as frustrating as it sometimes is... ahhhh well, such is life!
If your hair was straight and you were trying to get a wave into it (like IAgirl said), it looks very fake and unnatural. It sounds like you have a natural wave to your hair, but it hasn't really blossomed into its full "curly potential" yet. I still have straight hair when I comb it and let it dry. A few stubborn pieces, like Ped said, will wave up a little. My hair used to be barely wavy, but since I've been encouraging the natural curl in it for a while now, it's gotten so much curlier and so much healthier, it's almost hard to believe. Just keep going with your curly routine, and your hair will most likely get a little curlier and a lot healthier (although you can't change what it does when you brush it while it's wet).
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