Nice to know I'm not the only one...

Hi Fellow Curly Guys.

I didn't realize that there were other guys who were just regular guys but concerned about their hair.

Actually I've had a love hate relationship with my hair for almost 50 years. When I've had it long I blew it straight, kept it in braids and pony-tails, or just wore a hat. Otherwise I just got sick of it and buzzed it off.

After almost 20 years of short cuts, I decided about a year ago to grow my hair. I was drying it under a skull cap since I have no time to blow it straight, and wearing a hat also. One particularly HOT Texas afternoon I was driving home without my hat and all the windows down. I thought my hair would be a total wreck. When I got home I shook it out and went inside. My wife loved it! She was telling me how cute my hair was and all that mushy stuff. I looked at the mirror to see a wild head full of windblown, clumpy, defined curls. I had to admit, it did look good. It was then that I set out on my search for information about how best to care for my hair.

Thankfully, Naturallycurly.com was here for me. I've been CG for the past few weeks. I'm just trying to learn.

My routine, (just in case someone wants to know), Co-wash with VO5 moisturizing conditioner or some other cheap silicone free stuff, Kinky-Curly Knot-Today conditioner, or Curls Coconut Colada, rinse, then Curls Creme Brule raked and scrunched and either air dry or plopped w/ microfiber turban while I brush teeth and get dressed. (Once in a great while, I'll use some mousse or gel.) The whole routine, shower, hair, teeth and dress, takes me less than 30 minutes. No heat. No brushing ever! I love what it's doing for my hair, but I have to admit that there is a bit of a learning curve when it comes to product. LOL.

Chuck

P.S. You can check my other threads for pics of my hair.

Last edited by Chuck; 05-24-2011 at 10:47 PM.
I think I'm gonna try the no silicone method. I'm 90% satisfied with my hair but I wonder what results I can get with that curly dude method.

Same here when I'm carefree I get the best natural results. Often I get compliments just after waking up and haven slept on my hair.


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I think I'm gonna try the no silicone method. I'm 90% satisfied with my hair but I wonder what results I can get with that curly dude method.

Same here when I'm carefree I get the best natural results. Often I get compliments just after waking up and haven slept on my hair.


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Originally Posted by PRINCETON
From what I've read, co-washing won't remove the silicone buildup unless they are water soluble silicone so if you're going to get rid of sulfates and start co-washing you'd have to drop the 'cones. My hair is a whole lot lighter weight-wise without the silicone products.
Rake and shake, Scrunch and plop!
Though I'm from Cali I live and work in Cleveland and Its always windy or rainy so I don't mind the weight of cones. Also, I heard that they help protect against harmful air pollutants like car emissions etc.

I want to see if the NO CONE WAY will make my curls bulkier and add more depth.


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I know this has nothing to do with the subject but what are some good neighborhoods in or outside of Cleveland? My husband wants to go to school there and ill prob transer to case western. I just want to move to a decent place, everyone looks at me like I'm crazy when I say I might move to cleveland... every big city as bad neighborhoods but I don't want to move no where near them lols

Though I'm from Cali I live and work in Cleveland and Its always windy or rainy so I don't mind the weight of cones. Also, I heard that they help protect against harmful air pollutants like car emissions etc.

I want to see if the NO CONE WAY will make my curls bulkier and add more depth.


Princeton Brooke
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Originally Posted by PRINCETON


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Depends on your style. For instance theres a cool "grunge" type of area called Coventry that's also known popular with all the local colleges and universities for study coffee/tea houses etc. Great area if you don't want to deal with a car cause it's also walking distance to CASE.

If you want to drive and live in the cosmopolitan area then the west side is for you. It's the area where today's open and free loving but highly professional willing to pay high for living space people live.

Then there's the Flats which is the Vegas of Cleveland because it's right in the heart of downtown off of the Cuyahoga river so you see all the live bands play and it's within walking distance to the Rock&Roll Hall of Fame, Browns Stadium, Indians Stadium, and soon to be casinos located downtown.

The ghettos here are mixed with all races because of a movement back in the 60's where people migrated so if you are used to dealing with the occasional drunk walking the streets, drug dealers driving in and out of town, kids all over in the summer, and people playing baseball and basketball in the streets then your already home in our hoods LOL

There are suburbs out such as Beachwood or Bratenahl that are commonly known for jetsetters and famous folk. Halle Berry and her mom have a house here in Bratenahl.

Further out is countryside style living but easy accessible from our major highways.

Princeton Brooke
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Though I'm from Cali I live and work in Cleveland and Its always windy or rainy so I don't mind the weight of cones. Also, I heard that they help protect against harmful air pollutants like car emissions etc.

I want to see if the NO CONE WAY will make my curls bulkier and add more depth.


Princeton Brooke
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Originally Posted by PRINCETON
Ah, I hadn't heard those things. I'm doing the CG thing because I want to have shiny hydrated hair and cut down on the frizzy, fluffy look.
Rake and shake, Scrunch and plop!

Last edited by Chuck; 05-26-2011 at 09:05 PM.

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