Calling All the Long-Haired Wavies

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Yeah, I totally get that the hair properties do make a huge difference... but length does too, and having long, fine strands that are densely populated and have a weak wave pattern... seems to sometimes defy logic lol. But thanks for trying to help!
2a/b, high porosity, fine strands, average density, just about shoulder blade length

My hair loves moisture!

currently mod-cg , using low-poo and not totally cone-free yet. I'll get there though!
Many people see a shift in their curl pattern as their hair gets healthier. I have long fine strands of hair that are densely packed together, and my curl pattern was extremely transient for a long time. I can say that a good cut will make a huge difference. After the right cut I was able to air dry my hair and get the same type of curls I used to only get by diffusing. The other thing that helped perk up my curl pattern was incorporating protein into my regular routine (and lots of it). I have before and after pics on the thread in general hair and you can see that several years ago when my hair was at it's most damaged I had about a 2b pattern. Curl pattern will impact cuts and styles, without question, but not the actual care. It's finding the right routine for your properties that will maximize your curl pattern.

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3a/f/iii
Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
Thanks Corrina777, that's very encouraging. I hope I will be able to say the same of my hair one day! I did find the thread, and there are some amazing transformations :-) Looking at it though, I'm definitely a 2A... barely! I think I probably need a hair cut to get rid of some weight. *sigh* I really don't want to though.
2a/b, high porosity, fine strands, average density, just about shoulder blade length

My hair loves moisture!

currently mod-cg , using low-poo and not totally cone-free yet. I'll get there though!
Thanks Corrina777, that's very encouraging. I hope I will be able to say the same of my hair one day! I did find the thread, and there are some amazing transformations :-) Looking at it though, I'm definitely a 2A... barely! I think I probably need a hair cut to get rid of some weight. *sigh* I really don't want to though.
Originally Posted by nccdreamer

As long as you don't go shorter than where your waves start, layers are usually a fantastic way to deal with long fine hair. I've gotten long layers for years, but I was amazed with the difference a few shorter layers made when I got my Devacut.

If you haven't already, you might also want to check out the Share Your Hair Biography thread here on the 2s forum. It can help you identify people with similar properties and give you a some product ideas. It sounds like your properties are similar to mine. My hair analysis showed fine texture and normal porosity and elasticity. Density is thick (I had a 4" ponytail after my hair was thinned).

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3a/f/iii
Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
Oh- and if you want to look for posts from my hair twin (Kimmidawn) you can see the transformation of someone with long hair and a weaker wave pattern. I believe between her avater and her signature pic one is a day 1 of CG and the other is an after several months CG. Like I said earlier, we get pretty much identical results from products so we often consult each other before new product purchases to see of the other has any experience with it.

The idea of not using curl pattern as a factor in hair care seems absolutely crazy to all of us when we first start, especially with the dedicated forums and all of the threads of people asking what their curl type is. It seems very contradictory, but trust me, it works much better.

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3a/f/iii
Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
Yeah, I totally get that the hair properties do make a huge difference... but length does too, and having long, fine strands that are densely populated and have a weak wave pattern... seems to sometimes defy logic lol. But thanks for trying to help!
Originally Posted by anonymous_125408
I am right there with you! I have fine/medium, dense, BSL hair and growing. My waves are weak, but now that I have been learning what my hair likes, my results have been getting better every month!

My siggy pic tells my CG story. In the first pic, I thought my hair was stick-straight. This was 07/2012. The last photo is from 10/26/2012.

Finally buying a diffuser completely changed how I style my hair.
CG Journey Start Date: 08.21.12 Now modified CG
F/M texture, Med Density, Low/Normal Porosity, Hennindigo

Current Routine (Still working out the kinks):

Sulfate wash: CHSTS
Low-Poo: OMAO
CO-Wash: IEC, VO5VMT, TNRV
Rinse Out: YTCarrots, DLOO, Renpure Red, GVPCB
LI: YTCarrots, CCC
PT: NPF
Styler: AG:RC, KCCC, LALNC, FSG
Gel: BRHG+Biotera
Many people see a shift in their curl pattern as their hair gets healthier. I have long fine strands of hair that are densely packed together, and my curl pattern was extremely transient for a long time. I can say that a good cut will make a huge difference. After the right cut I was able to air dry my hair and get the same type of curls I used to only get by diffusing. The other thing that helped perk up my curl pattern was incorporating protein into my regular routine (and lots of it). I have before and after pics on the thread in general hair and you can see that several years ago when my hair was at it's most damaged I had about a 2b pattern. Curl pattern will impact cuts and styles, without question, but not the actual care. It's finding the right routine for your properties that will maximize your curl pattern.

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Originally Posted by Corrina777
Ironically, cutting all protein *out* was what saved (and curled!) my hair. I have gone from a weak 2B to a 2C/3A by cutting protein and using moisturizing hair products, as well as a diffuser (though that doesn't super-change my hair pattern) I completely agree that care and products really matter! Cuts do matter too, I agree, but make sure that you have a consultation first, to make sure you and the stylist are on the same page...I once got accidental layers, which turned me into a complete Medusa...yeah...hair snakes everywhere ;p I did tell the stylist NOT to layer my hair, but she did it anyways. Bad, just bad! ;p I had to do a BIG chop a day later to rid myself of the squirley layers. Took me forevs to grow it out. Just saying. layers don't work for everyone...
Finer, mixed with coarser strands, low-porosity, wavy curly whirly hair...3A, 2C hair. Medium thickness, medium elasticity.
S-shaped hair with corkscrew ends. My hair is even more confused than me ;p
My hair officially hates protein Once a month is enough!
Currently a fan of TiGi products, (rock on, TiGi Curlesque styling creme!) but that will soon change - I am a self-avowed product junkie! Yay!
BIG fan of supersoaker method - thanks Rudeechick!
My hair is baby fine, and I don't have that problem. I would say it is probably your hair type. Between the weight of the hair and the water, it is going to straighten some. If you can keep the weight off of it as it's drying, it should make a difference. If I sleep on mine wet and loose it turns out wavier than it ever does if I dry it hanging down.
2b. Dark Golden Blond. Very fine texture. Medium thickness. Thrilled to find waves!!!

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