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Old 07-13-2012, 07:30 AM   #21
 
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This is actually how my hair is most of the time, since it's easy and I'm lazy. All I do is, before bed, detangle with brush or wide tooth comb and then go to town with a boar bristle brush for a few minutes. After that, I palm through some hair oil (Better Botanicals Herbal Hair Oil is a personal fave), shake out the roots upside down, and go to sleep. I wake up with moisturized, tousled waves that will stay intact until I get them wet. Repeat the process each night for as many as you and your hair can stand until you have to wet/wash/CO wash.

Because my hair is short (above the shoulders when curled) I find it impossible to get good second day curls, as sleeping mooshes my hair into strange positions. When it's brushed out and greased up, however, it just mooshes into messy waves. I've gone up to 4 days just doing this over and over each night. And it's big and full and messy, which is how I generally prefer my hair. If you're looking for less mess, I'd just use a little more oil or a light styling cream the next day to wrangle it.
I have 2c/3a hair, and I did something similar to this last night, without the brushing. After work, I washed my hair and used RO condish, then nothing else (naked hair); I did this early enough that it was completely dry before bed. At nighttime, I was using some coconut oil on my skin, and I used the tiny bit left on my hands to smooth through my hair. Then I went to bed without doing a pineapple or anything, just left my hair down. This morning, I woke up with beachy, tousled hair, and just used a little SM Curl & Style milk to smooth the frizz. I think this worked well because I didnt have any product in my hair.

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Old 07-18-2012, 09:32 AM   #22
 
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This is actually how my hair is most of the time, since it's easy and I'm lazy. All I do is, before bed, detangle with brush or wide tooth comb and then go to town with a boar bristle brush for a few minutes. After that, I palm through some hair oil (Better Botanicals Herbal Hair Oil is a personal fave), shake out the roots upside down, and go to sleep. I wake up with moisturized, tousled waves that will stay intact until I get them wet. Repeat the process each night for as many as you and your hair can stand until you have to wet/wash/CO wash.

Because my hair is short (above the shoulders when curled) I find it impossible to get good second day curls, as sleeping mooshes my hair into strange positions. When it's brushed out and greased up, however, it just mooshes into messy waves. I've gone up to 4 days just doing this over and over each night. And it's big and full and messy, which is how I generally prefer my hair. If you're looking for less mess, I'd just use a little more oil or a light styling cream the next day to wrangle it.
I have 2c/3a hair, and I did something similar to this last night, without the brushing. After work, I washed my hair and used RO condish, then nothing else (naked hair); I did this early enough that it was completely dry before bed. At nighttime, I was using some coconut oil on my skin, and I used the tiny bit left on my hands to smooth through my hair. Then I went to bed without doing a pineapple or anything, just left my hair down. This morning, I woke up with beachy, tousled hair, and just used a little SM Curl & Style milk to smooth the frizz. I think this worked well because I didnt have any product in my hair.

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Ooooo that turned out really good.
What I've done a few times is on 2nd day hair is lightly spray sections with watered down conditioner to detangle, then wrap in the purple foamy rollers from Sallys (the largest size). A few hours later I get "curled" hair (like from an iron) that can be easily brushed out/stretched out to be more wavy.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:46 PM   #23
 
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I have yet to have success doing this, I have ultra fine hair too and have the poofy/dry look going on that the OP mentioned. I have tried to make my curls beachy waves, and just end up with dry looking stringy hair. For me so far, it's been either all curly or nothing. And anymore, I don't have the time or give-a-craps enough most mornings to really style it.

I've tried pin curls and braids and twisting it up into a jaw clip overnight, but if I do princess leia type buns or any other updo, two things happen. My hair is so fine, that a bobby pin or soft scrunchie will leave a dent. 2nd day hair is completely out of the question. So when I take the buns down, I have a VERY obvious line or dent in my hair where it was twisted up. Also when I take them down, my hair is still wet. If I put it up in the morning, in a scunchie or clip when it's damp, it will be still damp at the end of the day. Or in the morning, if I did it at night. So that defeats the purpose completely because the style isn't set yet, my hair is still wet.

When I first went curly, my sole focus was on getting it as curly as humanly possible for me. Now, I'm tired of the effort, and since 2nd day hair is a no-go for me, I'm not nearly motivated enough in the mornings to keep styling it like I was doing. Even without the obsession with making my hair curlier, it still takes time diffusing and so on.

I keep experimenting with this idea of beach waves, trying to find an effective way to let my hair air dry into nice waves with minimal effort, and have failed miserably thus far.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:07 PM   #24
 
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Check out rolling hair with socks or rag rollers on YouTube. Neither should leave marks on your hair, you could sleep on them, and if you used fewer with more hair in each, I'd think it would be more wavy than curly - for curlier, use more with less hair in each.

My 16 YO niece does this with great results. Her's is nearly waist length, straight on the top but pretty curly underneath.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:09 PM   #25
 
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good idea... but what do I do when I wake up and my hair is still wet?
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:13 PM   #26
 
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I used no product or styling in my hair today ti give it a rest so im going to rey brushing and oiling tonight to ser how it turna out, I'll try and get some before and after pics (im 2c, but look like 2a today and 3a when I style and diffuse)

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Ok so that was a total flop, I'll try again after a properly styled day.

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Old 05-08-2013, 09:02 AM   #28
 
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good idea... but what do I do when I wake up and my hair is still wet?
If you've just washed, don't put it up while your hair is sopping wet. Dry/let dry mostly first. Or if it's for day 2+ hair, just mist it a bit with a spray bottle before putting it up.
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This is actually how my hair is most of the time, since it's easy and I'm lazy. All I do is, before bed, detangle with brush or wide tooth comb and then go to town with a boar bristle brush for a few minutes. After that, I palm through some hair oil (Better Botanicals Herbal Hair Oil is a personal fave), shake out the roots upside down, and go to sleep. I wake up with moisturized, tousled waves that will stay intact until I get them wet. Repeat the process each night for as many as you and your hair can stand until you have to wet/wash/CO wash.

Because my hair is short (above the shoulders when curled) I find it impossible to get good second day curls, as sleeping mooshes my hair into strange positions. When it's brushed out and greased up, however, it just mooshes into messy waves. I've gone up to 4 days just doing this over and over each night. And it's big and full and messy, which is how I generally prefer my hair. If you're looking for less mess, I'd just use a little more oil or a light styling cream the next day to wrangle it.
I haven't posted in a while, but I came back to see what everyone is up to and for some ideas since summer is coming. I am in Southern Cal and some days it is so dry that my 3A hair is flat and not much curl. I think brushing it the night before and using some oil like you recommended might make it bigger and less flat in the morning, I am going to try it, thanks!
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