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Old 01-22-2010, 12:06 PM   #1
 
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I'm pretty new to the site and I'm kinda transitioning into CG. Here's my problem: in the front of my hair I have some really nice curls, but the back is almost completely straight. I hate it and I feel like it looks really bad. Any advice is welcome. Thanks!

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Old 01-22-2010, 01:32 PM   #2
 
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Hey! I'm pretty new to all of this too and I have a similar problem. The back of my head curls but the front is much harder.

Have you seen the term scrunching here? It really works! When it's wet take whatever gel or mousse you're trying out and scrunch the front and keep doing it.

Some ladies use a blow dryer with a difusser. I've never tried it, I'm too impatient in the mornings to do that, but the scrunching works!

I'm sure somone with more experience may pass on far more detailed info! ^.^ Really look around the sight.

http://thewavytales.blogspot.com

Alexjoujou has some really great blogs and newbie friendly entries too!!

BTW TY Alex! Peda! & Goober! You ladies have been so helpful.
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:18 PM   #3
 
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I'm not sure I can give any advice, but definitely some sympathy!

I have the same issue. Framing my face I have some nice spiral curls. The back, right side of my head though is practically straight most days! I used to worry that people would think I just took a curling iron to my hair and didn't put as much effort in to the back as I did the front

As Susie said, scrunching could help, with some extra gel put in that area.

KCCC also helps that area for me a bit, if I can get the application right!

I've learned to just accept that area for now, though. Obviously i'd still love to find a way to help it along, but i'm happy with it being quirky for now!
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:39 PM   #4
 
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Wavy haired people with a consistent curl pattern are few and far between. Mine is curlier on the bottom (between 2c and 3a) and 2b on top. The CG process will likely add some curl to all of your hair and you might like it better.
There are ways to add curl to your hair. You will have to experiment. You need the right products. Some people need more moisture, or more protein, or a harder holding gel.

The right cut helps. (or so people tell me)

Styling techniques help too. I like to scrunch my leave in and gel into almost soaking wet hair. I also like the pixie curl method
what is the pixie curl diffusing method?
and plopping. There are lots of other styling techniques out there. Again you need to experiment.
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:52 PM   #5
 
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Wavy haired people with a consistent curl pattern are few and far between. Mine is curlier on the bottom (between 2c and 3a) and 2b on top. The CG process will likely add some curl to all of your hair and you might like it better.
There are ways to add curl to your hair. You will have to experiment. You need the right products. Some people need more moisture, or more protein, or a harder holding gel.

The right cut helps. (or so people tell me)

Styling techniques help too. I like to scrunch my leave in and gel into almost soaking wet hair. I also like the pixie curl method
what is the pixie curl diffusing method?
and plopping. There are lots of other styling techniques out there. Again you need to experiment.
HTH
Thank you so much. I tried the pixie method today and I saw a significant improvement.
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:11 PM   #6
 
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Another suggestion is to figure out your hair's properties. Once you do that, check this thread for someone with hair like you. Then you steal their best ideas.
Share your Hair Biography
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:00 PM   #7
 
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Another suggestion is to figure out your hair's properties. Once you do that, check this thread for someone with hair like you. Then you steal their best ideas.
Share your Hair Biography
Thank you so much Pedaheh! You've helped me so much.
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