hating my hair right now...i need a curl boost..

Yeah, I've been finding lately that doing a quick rinse rather than rinsing all the way then adding leave-in helps to distribute the condish that's left in a bit more.

I do that a lot - I'll condition wash or just condition, then rinse pretty well, then put some back in , then do a quick cold rinse.

The other way I've been distributing my leave-in is to mix it with warm water (actually I'm mixing it with lavender mist right now and loving it!!) in a spray bottle and spray it on. Seems to work quite nicely. I can spritz it on as I air dry and/or diffuse and scrunch, or use it as a curl-refresher, too!

I have thick hair, so I have to use all kinds of crazy tricks to get things distributed thoroughly.

Congrats on your happy hair day! May you have many more!



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yay for a good hair day meg!
Faith, 3Aish redhead
Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy
thanks for the congrats! and the hair stuff!

i don't think it's hormones...probably contributes to me giving up on my hair a lot faster then i normally would, though! hahahaha.

i had a much better hair day today. the new thing i did?
i used elucence conditioner, rinsed out all the way, put a blob back in, flipped over and did a super quick rinse, then applied my B&A like normal, plopped, and diffused.

normally i rinse out my conditioner all the way, and put some Aveda elixir back in or i put a pea sized dot of elucence back in...but i started reading more about how much everyone loves leaving in more conditioner under the biosilk hard rock gel...and i remembered how awesome pixiecurl's hair looks and she leaves hers in...and how awesome plink's hair is, and she leaves her's in....
so i left some in today! and i have nice bouncy spirals! well....more spirally then normal! hahahaha it looks pretty good still, and it's the end of the day!

maybe my hair slump is over?!?!?! then again.....i'm sure it'll look frumpy tomorrow because i'll be lazy and put it in a ponytail again! hahahaha
Originally Posted by itsjustmeghan
Hope it lasts meg. I have actually been using more Elucence lately than Elixir.

I looked at your recent pictures and your hair is really cute, plus it has great volume. :-) Mine always lays close to my head.
3a/3b curly I am loving Aussie products right now! Using Aussie moist conditioner and Aussie gel+water.
Meghan! Congratulations! I am so excited for you! Now that Bailey is turning a year I am dying to get pregnant, but since I can't, I am so happy for those who are pregnant!

Your hair is going to grow so, so, fast while you're pregnant, but don't do the big chop! Everybody chops their hair either @ the end of their pregnancy, or after they have the baby. I swore up and down that I wasn't going to do it, and ended up cutting off several inches at 8 months.

Just realize that your hormones may make your hair difficult to deal with. Just be prepared to wear it up for most of the pregnancy.
~ the artist formerly known as babywavy ~

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desertcurly- thanks! actually those are a bit old...my hair has grown quite a bit so it's touching the tops of my shoulders when it's dry...it's just an akward stage! but, i appreciate the compliment!

babywavy- i thought lots of people cut their hair off when they were pregnant/right after the baby was born because of the amount of hair they were shedding...at least that's why my mom did it...i'm really scared of that...but at the same time, i want to take advantage of the quick growth! my nails already seem to be growing at lightening speed...i'm sure the hair is doing the same! (i imagine the perscription prenatal vitamins have something to do with that too...)
does it shed really bad later? did your hair change?
3A Once again on the quest for BSL healthy curly hair....
OMG, it sheds SOOO bad later! You're not going to believe it. Everybody warned me that it was going to happen, but I couldn't help but freak out when it did. From the time I gave birth, til she was @ 2 months old I lost SO much hair. I would have to clear out the drain halfway through my shower it was so bad. I would show my husband the handfuls I lost in 1 shower b/c I just couldn't believe it. Most of it is lost on the sides of the top, like where a widows peak would be. I practically had bald spots there. I couldn't wear my hair up b/c you could see how thin that area was. Okay, now that I've totally freaked you out, but aware that it happens to everyone, and it grows back pretty quick. Lucky you, having curly hair, no one's going to notice it. Nobody noticed mine, except my hairdresser, but she wasn't surprised.

I think people cut their hair b/c of the hormones. It's just frustrating and tiring to deal w/, and in a fit of hormonal rage, most people get fed up and chop it. Plus you're always tired, and not really in the mood to "do" your hair. If I could've changed anything, it would be to not cut my hair. My hair would be ridiculously long if I never cut it.
~ the artist formerly known as babywavy ~

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i'm definately finding out. .....one of the girls at work just had that happen..she was CONVINCED it was a boy...low and behold, it was a girl. she was REALLY surprised!
Originally Posted by itsjustmeghan
Meg, I would find out too! I plan to do that when I get pregnant for my first baby someday. I will probably find out with every child I have though, I just have to know now! It's cute that people can wait to find out the sex of the baby...but I don't think I could wait that long. I'm too impatient.
3a with 2c
Congratulations on your pregnancy!
I just had my daughter 4 months ago and am still going through the shedding phase. It happened to me after my son was born too. For the last month I couldn't run my fingers through my hair because I would have both hands covered in hair. My husband kept finding my hair on him, the baby, and our toddler. It was pretty scary, now it looks like it is going back to normal.
I also did a big chop when I got pregnant, it was a few weeks before I realized I was pregnant. My hair went from a few inches below the shoulder to chin length, and I have finally grown it back out. Having curly hair does really hide the hair loss, now I have a lot of shorter hairs around the top of my head.
3a/3b curly I am loving Aussie products right now! Using Aussie moist conditioner and Aussie gel+water.
now i'm kinda scared i won't be having any luck doing this grow thing....if i have tons of short hair coming in later, it'll look funny, won't it?
one of my friends at work grew hers while she was pregnant, but i don't think she had any problems....well, if she did i couldn't tell...she has curly hair too....i hope it looks good and is healthy!
3A Once again on the quest for BSL healthy curly hair....
now i'm kinda scared i won't be having any luck doing this grow thing....if i have tons of short hair coming in later, it'll look funny, won't it?
one of my friends at work grew hers while she was pregnant, but i don't think she had any problems....well, if she did i couldn't tell...she has curly hair too....i hope it looks good and is healthy!
Originally Posted by itsjustmeghan

No, it'll be fine. I only lost it at the sides, and underneath @ my neck.

Ya, you're going to have some short pieces, but they won't be totally noticeable. It's just one of those things, ya know? Trust me, after being pregnant for nine months, and having a new baby....short pieces in your hair won't be such a big deal.
~ the artist formerly known as babywavy ~

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