The woes of a Wavie.

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chrisnj0614 -

I love the feel of the Jessicurl HCC while I am in the shower... it just seems hard to style since I think my hair is almost too soft. Boots has no 'cones or anything, so I think that the CC would do a good job of removing it all... I just have to use more Boots to get the same effect. My hair is normal textured, and a little past my shoulders and I was using about a nickle-sized amount. I had to double that today for the same amount of hold. Also, I didn't order any of the Jessicurl conditioner, since I thought that the one I was using had a cone that was water-soluble, but it turns out it's not, so I'll have to use that conditioner with a sulfate shampoo. Perhaps I will have to look into try the Aloeba conditioner... let me know how you like it! Did you get the sample sizes?

Chelle -

I mostly just smooth over (and under to make sure the hair at my temples, that is the curliest, gets coated). I haven't ever tried combing it through, but that could probably work. Let me know how it works for you! I hope you enjoy it!

PS: Sounds like they are discontinuing the Boots... from Gretchen's post. Savor your Boots Curling Cream while you can!
2c with some 3a thrown in for fun!
I feel sort of the same way today. I used Jess's CC this morning along with a light conditioner (biolage detanl rinse) and my hair is so darn soft, too soft. The amount of mousse I put in (2 golf ball sizes before expanision) did virtually nothing. It is fluffy but also lacks defintion. I wonder if I should just use the shampoo and skip conditioners and see what that does for me?

I'll try the Boots again and see how it does.

Chelle
2a?, using MOP C system hydrating poo, Elucence conditioner, B&A Biomineral gel......off and on results....rely most on my curling iron for help
Chelle - My hair feels and looks better the day after I don't wash or style. I don't do anything to it, usually just put it in a ponytail. Then the next day, when i wash and style, it looks good.
i need to stop adding products...as per my last post, i am stopping the layering of products.

Californiawaves - yes, i ordered the sample sizes. I want to test it out first before I have more junk shampoos and condishs that i don't like.

My hair is pretty dry and starts getting "squeaky" clean after a couple days of using SLS shampoo, so i am hoping non-SLS will help. I hate getting out of the shower with frizzies (even when i put a ton of conditioner in).

Some of the other forums mention Aveda Sap Moss Shampoo and Condish. It is also SLS free and people seem to love it. Some people say that it doesn't make your hair as soft as Jessicurl HCC.
Type 2C/3A, Medium texture and I have a ton of it, long hair, brunette, flat crown.
Modified CG'er since August 2004
I think I may stick with my previous s/c - Biolage Color Care. My hair seemed to do really well with it (even though it was a sulfate shampoo). Isn't it odd that even when a routine is working well, I still find myself looking for something else to try?? I am sticking with the Boots for sure, and I think I'll go back to my Biolage for a while. Then, once I'm out of that, I can start looking for something new if needed. I will keep the Jessicurl HCC (love the feel of it in the shower!) and perhaps try it again in winter time.

I just want to stick with eastcoastwaves idea of not stressing about my hair and getting it healthy. I hope the Jessicurl works for you, chrisnj. Let me know how it works out!
2c with some 3a thrown in for fun!
Chelle--not sure if it is the same one, but when I used the Biolage Detangling, it had a cone in it (whether it was water soluble or not--it pulls out my curls and makes my hair too soft). So I quit using it. I use the Jessicurl HCC with other condish. and no problem with extra softness--also, The Boots will give you very soft hair. Check out posts from several months ago(May maybe?) and several people said the Boots gave very soft hair--it did for me anyway. I did not use it for curls, but for softness anyway, just wanted to fyi you about my experience with the above mentioned products.
2C/3A auburn hair.
between shoulders and BSL
darn it girls.. you are making me want to buy boots...
~*Lauren*~
2b/3a, fine, thick, dry hair
Past shoulder length, gets wavy when longer and curly when shorter.
Sorry I am writing another post right after I just wrote one.. and this one is a totally new subject.

Anyway.. I am getting my hair cut next ween before I head back to college and right now its past my shoulders and pretty long. My hair gets wavier as it gets longer and curls when its shorter. I want a hair cut that will flatter my waves/curls, look good, and be easy to take care of. Any suggestions?

..I wish I could find my hair twin ..

sorry for the randomness
~*Lauren*~
2b/3a, fine, thick, dry hair
Past shoulder length, gets wavy when longer and curly when shorter.
How about shoulder length with layers at the bottom and sides? That's how my hair looks its curliest.
Sporting: Long hair that can't make up its mind. Wavy? Curly? Straight? It's anyone's guess!
Starrynite719, If you are considering going shorter, you should take a look at outofcontrol's website. If I was to cut my hair above my shoulders, THIS is the look I'd want (personally speaking, of course ) It looks so bouncy, healthy & easy to take care of, and has nice shape too.
"It's not having what you want, it's wanting what you've got"

2b
Miacurl-You are right, the det. sol. does give me very soft hair too, I'll try Jess's CC with another conditioner today (or maybe even no conditoiner) and see how it does. I tried using the Det. sol. on CG and it did not work well, must be the cone in it or something.

Chelle
2a?, using MOP C system hydrating poo, Elucence conditioner, B&A Biomineral gel......off and on results....rely most on my curling iron for help
Chelle - let me know how it goes using the HCC without conditioner. I thought about that the other day since my hair felt great and super moisturized even before applying conditioner. Maybe us wavies would only need the HCC for the right amount of moisture...
2c with some 3a thrown in for fun!
Juliehoosiers thread "back from Devachan " has alot of info in it about using too much condish or too much gel, etc.
2C/3A auburn hair.
between shoulders and BSL
Californiawaves-It wasn't good......my hair needs conditioner I think My hair gets this knotty, frazzly look easily and that's what it had after usign the CC with no conditioner afterwards. Somehow conditioner seems to fluff up my hair, to give it more body than it has naturally.

I'm off to read Juliehoosier's Back From Devachan thread.....

Chelle
2a?, using MOP C system hydrating poo, Elucence conditioner, B&A Biomineral gel......off and on results....rely most on my curling iron for help
Yesterday was my first day using Boots. Like I said, I used too much. But I didn't have any frizz (just limp hair).
Today I used less and only used Marc Anthony Curl Defining Lotion (besides poo and condish) prior.
My hair is very curly today. It is soft, bouncy and has great volume. My only problem is that I frizzed a little more than yesterday. This is probably because of 2 things..1. NO leave in conditioner. 2. I blew dry (with a diffuser) too much at the top (i hate when it lays flat).
I will try again tomorrow with a silicone-free leave-in (not sure what yet).
So far, I like the boots.
Type 2C/3A, Medium texture and I have a ton of it, long hair, brunette, flat crown.
Modified CG'er since August 2004
Yesterday was my first day using Boots. Like I said, I used too much. But I didn't have any frizz (just limp hair).
Today I used less and only used Marc Anthony Curl Defining Lotion (besides poo and condish) prior.
My hair is very curly today. It is soft, bouncy and has great volume. My only problem is that I frizzed a little more than yesterday. This is probably because of 2 things..1. NO leave in conditioner. 2. I blew dry (with a diffuser) too much at the top (i hate when it lays flat).
I will try again tomorrow with a silicone-free leave-in (not sure what yet).
So far, I like the boots.
Type 2C/3A, Medium texture and I have a ton of it, long hair, brunette, flat crown.
Modified CG'er since August 2004
eastcoastwaves... I know what you mean when you say that wavy hair isn't the same two days in a row. The past couple days, my hair has been recovering from too many oils in the John Freida Beach Waves Spray. Even my HG hasn't been as effective as usual. Wavy hair sure keeps you on your toes!
2c with some 3a thrown in for fun!
I have decided to do a modified CG routine. My hair looks awful and I know that it is dry. Simple is better. I bought Jessicurl HCC for those days when i want to wash. I have been destroying my hair for so long and now it is rebelling!

I stopped washing it (my last wash was Monday night) when i stripped it with Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo. I drenched it in condish after and again on Monday. It looked so good. my problem is that i have to pick one gel/cream and thats it....that is the part that scares me. So today my hair looks awful again (too much product)...Tomorrow I am starting all over again...with just one gel/cream.
Type 2C/3A, Medium texture and I have a ton of it, long hair, brunette, flat crown.
Modified CG'er since August 2004
For the past few days I've been rinsing my hair upside down and it's really helped with making a more consistent wave pattern. Normally my hair is quite flat in back but when I rinse, blot, and apply product upside down I get better waves all over. I had tried this method several times in the past but never had success. Perhaps because my hair was longer and/or drier it would tangle more. It does tangle too much now though, so I'm quite happy!
Sporting: Long hair that can't make up its mind. Wavy? Curly? Straight? It's anyone's guess!
I have had on and off good luck with rinsing upside down too. On the days it works I get a lot more bounce and body, the only bad thing I get is that it really makes my roots look messy. I prefer the more smoother roots with curls at the ends......this won't be as much of a problem when my shorter layers grow out but rigth now they go all different directions and take on funky shapes.

Funny thing is my hair turns out best when I have to redo it......say it turns out really bad, I will stick my head in the tub, just run a bit of detangling rinse through it (upside down of course) and then restlye, those tend to be my best hair days

Chelle
2a?, using MOP C system hydrating poo, Elucence conditioner, B&A Biomineral gel......off and on results....rely most on my curling iron for help
So, so relieved to find this board & other wavies: I thought it was just me!

First a newbie question, i've been glued to the boards all afternoon & have been trying to figure out all the lingo...Is there a post/posts that explain the curl types, abbrevs. on shampoo products etc.?

I should have realized my hair was wavy long ago (my mother was always complaining about hers, bangs never worked, that weird rebelliousness etc.) but it seems to have become much more so recently.

The trouble -- the top and sides make these great messy deep waves, but *only* if I sleep with very wet hair...
The nape and canopy are stick straight (with those familiar paint brush ends, too) and I can't figure out how to get it into some coherent all over style. I've tried curling the underneath part, with unattractive 'good-ship-lollipop' results...

For those of you with this problem, how to do you cut/style it?
(Right now: nose-length bangs, ear level layers, icky brushy back just long enough to scrape into ponytail) . Also, I can't imagine sleeping in the dead of winter with wet hair...Would a diffuser help that much if I have to dry it?

Thanks in advance...
Kate
(just getting to know her wavy-self)

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