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Old 10-27-2009, 07:33 PM   #61
 
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Hmmm....I think my daughter might have a spongy texture. I only seem to get good curl definition when I leave conditoner in her hair....
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:35 PM   #62
 
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You have given me hope that one day I can have a decent slicked back bun. I think I'm going to wait for your pictorial. Thanks.
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:44 PM   #63
 
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Lightbulb The Difference Between Shine and Sheen

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Never have understood the difference b/t sheen and shine.
Shine - hair that reflects light along its surface.
Sheen - hair that sparkles as if filled with light
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:48 PM   #64
 
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Interesting, I learn something new every day. Thanks for the post!

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Never have understood the difference b/t sheen and shine.
Shine - hair that reflects light along its surface.
Sheen - hair that sparkles as if filled with light
Shine

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Old 10-27-2009, 08:30 PM   #65
 
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Yes that sheen, shine pic was VERY helpful
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:58 PM   #66
 
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Never have understood the difference b/t sheen and shine.
Shine - hair that reflects light along its surface.
Sheen - hair that sparkles as if filled with light
Shine

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Old 11-07-2009, 08:49 AM   #67
 
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Spongy 4a here. Definitely an informative thread.
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Old 11-08-2009, 12:53 PM   #68
 
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Yeah this was a great thread. I had to edit my signature behind this one .

Most of my hair is definitely spongy. I think I was calling it cottony before.
My under layers are either silky or thready--maybe I'll call them thready because that sounds funny. I know the under layers have shine, but I just cannot get on board for very high shine. Then again I think they'd be considered high frizz by many, but frizz is all relative. *sigh*
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:11 PM   #69
 
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I can't tell if her hair is spongy. It's definitely 4a, very fine, VERRRY thick.

It seems like whatever I do, it looks dull and frizzy until I 1) take a photo in which the shine is revealed; 2) take her outside in the sun, during which the shine is revealed.

Even when her pigtails are not visibly frizzy, the sections will be puffy whenever it's humid or rainy. Sometimes I slather her hair in whatever moisturizer I'm using before braiding a section, and it will STILL look rough, frizzy and non-shiny.

And when you look at her hair in pigtails, you can see all these tiny hairs sticking up all along the length of the braid and the top of each section.

When I wet her hair during washing, it doesn't even look wet.




Believe it or not, it is soaking wet here and the next photo:








Is she spongy? I can't tell. I did her hair in 6 regular braids (no ponytail holders @ the base, just barrettes @ the ends).............and I'm not happy with how there's all this frizz from top to bottom, even though I dampened each section before braiding, used shea butter mix and a dab of gel after braiding. Then again, it's been very humid and rainy today.

And I HATE pulling her hair too tight just so there won't be puffiness.....it breaks if I'm not careful.
I think your daughter is my hair twin! It looks just like this when wet! She is adorable
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:11 AM   #71
 
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hmmm, not sure if I have a spongy texture, Gel doesn't work well me for :/
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:08 AM   #72
 
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Use a scarf at night at night it my help. You my have to teach her to keep wear it at night. Til she learn how she need to wear it at night. My aunt get wear it at a young age.

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