I feel bad for posting this, I know you guys probably don't have all this time to just sit and help me with my hair (when you have your own hair to worry about). I've tried asking specific questions (and you guys have been amazing at offering advice), but I just need help in general. I usually wear my hair straight because it is easier...pull out the straightner and it's done. But I would like to bring out my natural wave/curl and wear it curly too. I live in a high humidity area, and wearing it curly is a lot easier in the long run as far as maintainance thoughout the day. Plus I love the way it looks (it looks natural on me), but it seems as if nothing I am trying is working. Do any of you guys have similar hair and daily routines that work? I do wear it curly occasionally, but if you read below, you'll see that it doesn't work the way I would like. I don't have a lot of money to spend on expensive things, and I have limited time because I work and am a student. I know a lot of you guys avoid cones and shampoo, but I have not gone that route yet, so anything advice that works is okay.
Here is a description of my hair. I know it is kind of hard to tell with just words, but I'm going to try...
Thicker than Average (I have a lot of hair!) ...But I don't exactly know if it is a 2B or C as far as thickness goes.
It is almost, if not, completely straight in some areas (especially underneath) but is wavier/curlier up front near my face.
It is razor cut into layers --- about shoulder blade length
It tends to get really full and frizzy with heat.
When I straighten it, a few parts of it wave up by the end of the day.
When I try to wear it curly, the whole thing doesn't curl, and it tends to fall out without a lot of product.
Curling irons don't hold and rollers make it appear WAY too full...like a pageant look opposed to everyday
Used to be extremely curly when I was little, but is more or less just slightly wavy now.
If I don't do anything to it, it looks messy---like I just rolled out of bed.
I would post a picture, but I don't have a good one here and I don't have a digital camera here right now. The best I can do is show something similar. It is very
similar to the Sunflower
picture listed under 2A (but I posted it here b/c of the thickness). Slightly similar to Iris under 2C and Strwberry Fine under 2A. http://homepage.mac.com/annsofie.hen...toAlbum20.html
I am so sorry that this is so long. And I feel selfish for just asking like this, but I am frustrated with trial and error right now...because all I am getting is error.
I'm looking to wear it as curly as it'll be. I don't like the wet look on me though. Preferably avoiding crunchy as well if possible.