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Originally Posted by santini
Can I ask you what do you do with the tangles? I see a lot of ringlets which probably means you have to fight tangled rings. I have very similar hair and that is about the final length I want to have it like.I normally detangle when wet and when I detangle I wet my hair again and apply coconut oil like it is going out of business. Seems to be working for my 10 inches of curls.

Thanks
Originally Posted by Roy_Boy
Actually, you'll be surprised to hear that I don't struggle with many tangles in my hair and never really have. Single strand knots can sometimes cause problems during the detangling process in the shower, but overall I'm thankful to not suffer from that issue as many other curlies do. A lot of it has to do with how moisturized your hair is too, and how smooth the hair shaft is as a result of good conditioning. After co-washing and adding my rinse-out conditioner in the shower I finger-comb my hair. The ringlets, or "clumps" as they are called, are formed as I smooth product in and style my hair.
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In the corporate world, about 80% of the men above 30 years old are balding. Do you think a mid-20 guy with nice looking curls is going to be welcomed? If anything it may prove too distracting with the female population as I already get a fair of attention from women in the streets. That, to the balding fat cat is a threat.

The corporate world is full of boring people who have to be all the same. In fact, they are proud to be all the same.
Originally Posted by Roy_Boy

Ponytail!

The fat cats are threatened by your your business savvy, intelligence & confidence - the hair is just a bonus for you. Having a business that employs good-looking, charismatic people is an asset on many levels.

What type of business are you going into?
Originally Posted by Curly 'Cuse
I am going into Marketing or International Trading hence contact with clients and the public will be frequent. Having long hair is a double edged sword. Sure, it can give the company a vanguard look by employing those who are a bit more liberal in their looks but on the other hand, I find that balding men are very jealous when they talk to me and this can have a negative impact regardless of my professionalism or attitude. Unfortunately I deal on a frequent basis with balding fat cats and many of them have grown in the era of "bad hair" signalling a rebellious character. I sure am rebellious but projecting this image is counterproductive when you are dealing with those who are going to pay you.

I am trying to steer my way into the more liberal industries but given the economic situation worldwide, I might have to succumb if I want to pay my bills. I am going to fight for this but not acknowledging what the market demands might render me a pariah, and then I would be portraying the stereotype of long-haired dudes.

On the other hand, if I get back into the shape I used to be in a year ago I could earn a living as a stripper so it is not all bad, as I hear muscled long curly haired men are very demanded.
Originally Posted by Roy_Boy

Stripper?? Ick!
Your'e obviously well educated and articulate. I'd say "ponytail up" & stick with corporate.
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Roy, I see your point, but that's a bummer. You are right though, a lot of men who are older and don't have as nice hair would probably feel jealous. If tying it back isn't an option, and geling it back won't work, can you cut it so that you don't lose the nice curls but it still looks "corporately professional" in the office and is able to be styled more casually outside of it?
Otherwise, maybe you will be able to get lucky with your job placement, like you said, and work in a more urban, liberal-minded city, like London or another European mecca I agree, your curls may be more acceptable there. They certainly are lovely
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Roy, I see your point, but that's a bummer. You are right though, a lot of men who are older and don't have as nice hair would probably feel jealous. If tying it back isn't an option, and geling it back won't work, can you cut it so that you don't lose the nice curls but it still looks "corporately professional" in the office and is able to be styled more casually outside of it?
Otherwise, maybe you will be able to get lucky with your job placement, like you said, and work in a more urban, liberal-minded city, like London or another European mecca I agree, your curls may be more acceptable there. They certainly are lovely
Originally Posted by Auntie Bubbs
Thanks. I certainly will only be moving to a multi-cultural city as that is how my life has revolved around. I am European for the record and my city is possibly the best city to live in Europe and one of the best in the world. However, I am too young to be going back to my country and I want to continue with my international adventure.

If I cut it I will go back to a military haircut, shaved sides and back with small enough at the top to show the curl forming (high and tight recon). It looks good actually. As soon as my hair grows to one inch, it takes some time to look after as it is very abundant and thick thus I have to apply gel so that it looks presentable. Basically, I have an afro when it is short so it is best I keep it very short unless I do what I am doing now of growing it.
Haven't taken any recent pics lately, and I am trying desperately to find that HG combo

and I want my hair to go below my shoulders!!! Are we ever satisfied???
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3b....
not for sure about my other "stuff"
Still new and trying to get a routine
I'm a 3b/3c mix but here's a pic anyways
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I think my hair is 3b... Or would it be 3a?
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I never really know the difference between 3a and 3b. Sometimes mine looks 3a, but in general its 3b, I think. The curls are alot tighter when I get my hair cut regularly, its only when I don't cut it - and the weight pulls the curls out and elongates them - that its more 3a, I think.
If you're hair is heavy, like mine is, you might have the same "problem" LOL But your curl is very nice.
That's me with FSG as my styler!!

3b. fine & thick, coarse, dry, medium porosity. Sucks up product and loves ACVs! FSG is my HG!

Currently using:
Low Poo: TJ's Refresh No Poo: CoWash w/VO-5; Sonoma Soap Company sulfate-free poo
RO: Yes to Cuc; SSC Lavender Condish; Sally GVP LI: Donna Marie Miracle D&C
Style: FSG w/Aussie Instant Freeze & CIAB
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Now I'm wondering if I'm 3a/b.

Underneath is tight ringlets which is where the 2nd type comes in - but the top is what you see...
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Now I'm wondering if I'm 3a/b.

Underneath is tight ringlets which is where the 2nd type comes in - but the top is what you see...
Originally Posted by holycurlsbatman
I'd say you are 3a for sure
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I never really know the difference between 3a and 3b. Sometimes mine looks 3a, but in general its 3b, I think. The curls are alot tighter when I get my hair cut regularly, its only when I don't cut it - and the weight pulls the curls out and elongates them - that its more 3a, I think.
If you're hair is heavy, like mine is, you might have the same "problem" LOL But your curl is very nice.
Originally Posted by Auntie Bubbs
Yeah, I can tell mine's like that too since my curls are a lot looser near my scalp. I'll get a haircut when I notice my ends aren't quite as healthy as they should be, so we'll see if that changes anything. (:
[quote=santini;1502311][quote=Roy_Boy;1501221][quote=santini;1478413]My 'fro


i. want. this.

so pretty<3
I think I'm a mix of 3a/3b but I'm really not sure. I recently cut off 6 inches of died, dried hair and my hair tends to curls lots less when shorter.

What do you think?



Here's another that shows the different types of curls I get
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Fine, thin 3a/b
High Porosity??

CO and LI: Suave any scent
Style: FSG with AVG scrunched out with coconut oil
Wow, tagcurls -- that's curling less? Your hair looks very pretty and healthy at that length.
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Leave-ins: BWC, KCKT, cno overnight
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Ah, thank you.
Yep that's less curl. It tends to have S shaped curls on top that go into ringlets after the first few inches, kind of the second picture, but all over.
My hair feels so much better and I think it's getting a little thicker now. I still have a few drier areas but overall my hair is amazing since finding this site.
I'm still wondering about the 3a/3b thing if anyone can help, thanks
CG since August 2010
Fine, thin 3a/b
High Porosity??

CO and LI: Suave any scent
Style: FSG with AVG scrunched out with coconut oil
Here are 2 pics of my curls (sorry no pics from the back). Hair is color treated and has always been coarse and very thick. What type of curls do you think mine are? I'm thinking maybe a 3B? In the nape area though they are really kinky like a 3C. And no matter how long my hair gets - its shrinks to this length in the pictures. Arggh!

Also need suggestions on what to use on my hair. Currently using the Jessicurl line. I'd like my hair to have strong curl definition, have movement to it, and feel soft and silky. Is that too much to ask? If I use a mousse or gel, I get the curl definition but it is hard and crunchy and has no movement. I only wash my 1 1x a week and condition it every day. Have tried the Deva line, but found Jessicurl works better. Still don't really get the movement and maintain the curl definition. Help!
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Last edited by Mtang78; 09-06-2011 at 09:13 AM.
My 'fro

Originally Posted by santini
Wow I think I sat behind your hair twin in class today, same color, length, and size curls. It was a boring class and she was directly in front of me so I kept looking at her hair and wondering what her routine was. Since I've been on this site I catch myself doing that all the time now lol. Beautiful hair btw.
Oh my goodness! Everyone has such lovely curls! I'll have to get a good picture of mine to post up here.
Just rockin' the natural curls.

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