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Old 07-06-2010, 08:49 PM   #1
 
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I have 3b hair, so my curls have always been half head spiral-ish. Anyways i just wanted to know if there was a way to loosen up my spirals and make them more like theese:
http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/file...ylor-swift.jpg


but a little looser.

Please try to respond as well as possible, I know that this is kinda a hard question so i will re-say my question.

How can i make my spiral hair more looser? to be OUT of spirals, and more like 2c-3a hair. I AM willing to do anything BUT go to the hairdressers to have this done. So i want something i can do AT HOME!



Again thank you for all your help!
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the link doesn't work
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:03 AM   #3
 
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sorry.

I'll try to post a diffrent one.

http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/file...ylor-swift.jpg
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I think, but I'm not sure, that you can buy this thing called a texturizer and it makes your hair have bigger curls
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Do you mean achieve a looser curl pattern chemically or naturally?

A texturizer, which is mention above, is basically like a relaxer with less chemicals, loosening your curl pattern. I'm sure there are a bunch of long-term effects to it though.

As far as natural goes, keeping your hair healthy is the highest priority. That means protecting it from dryness and such. Moisture can often bring a slight change in curl pattern. My advice to you is to try and be comfortable with your natural curls. If that doesn't work out, you can always pursue other options.

Note: I believe there are also some styling techniques that might help you... can't remember them off the top of my head though.
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ok thanks
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I don't know if this helps, but I find that playing with my hair (gently trying out hairstyles) loosens it out but it still looks good.
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put your hair in two braids and sleep on it.
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:31 PM   #9
 
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my hair is shoulder length and is hard to put in braids.....but thanks anyways...


i was wondering if i brush my dry hair then add like mousee would the curls be looser or just a big mess?
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:19 PM   #10
 
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I'm thinking it will probably just be a big mess. Brushing dry hair, especially when the curl pattern is as strong as yours, will almost always end in a sort of... bush.
Plus, mousse is meant to be added to wet or damp hair.
Maybe if you add something thick as a leave-in and dry it minimally after you shower, maybe your hair will be weighed down and won't curl up as much...?
Don't quote me on that though... I've actually been trying to get more curl.
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lol complete opposites! (try CG)

thanks for all your help!
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:09 PM   #12
 
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Here is what I do when I want my curls to be looser:

I start out by blow-drying and scrunching my hair the same way that I do every day. Once my hair is completely dry, but still hot and malleable from the blowdryer, I take a wide tooth comb and gently brush through my curls. It makes my curls less tight, and while it does make my hair a little frizzy and triangleish, I can fix that no problem by simply adding some cream into it (I use garnier Fructis Surf Hair, but anything of that same creamy texture would most likely work).

I've never had much luck with the braids method, anyways :P it always makes unnatural looking waves, at least in my hair :P
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Here is what I do when I want my curls to be looser:

I start out by blow-drying and scrunching my hair the same way that I do every day. Once my hair is completely dry, but still hot and malleable from the blowdryer, I take a wide tooth comb and gently brush through my curls. It makes my curls less tight, and while it does make my hair a little frizzy and triangleish, I can fix that no problem by simply adding some cream into it (I use garnier Fructis Surf Hair, but anything of that same creamy texture would most likely work).

I've never had much luck with the braids method, anyways :P it always makes unnatural looking waves, at least in my hair :P
How do you get rid of the frizz? i always have frizz from blowdrying! or do you diffuse?
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Old 07-14-2010, 01:57 PM   #14
 
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I totally know what you can do for this!
first, when you get out of the shower, use your usual products, and style your hair normally.
But if you use a blowdryer to diffuse, don't use it.
then let it airdry naturally. by the time it is about half dry, try taking some clips, and clipping them to the end of your hair. the weight from the clips will weigh down your curl, thus making it looser!
hope i helped!
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intresting.......ill try it......didi u ...did it work..
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:09 AM   #16
 
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The links wouldn't work for me so i'm not exactlyyy sure of your goal, but I have long, thick 3b hair (alot of tight curls!) and because of this my hair usually appears alot shorter than I like, so every day I loosen my curls and add length to my hair by pulling my hair down with my hand and running a blow dryer on high over it. Frizz was an issue for me starting off but then I learned a bit of a technique. Before doing this I would spritz some hairspray on my hair, and add a little more attention to the top of my head. And then I would make sure to tilt the blow dryer downwards on my hair, to help keep my hair going down in that direction. The curls become looser the longer you expose them to heat. (I usually also use gel and serum before doing so to keep moisturized and hold the look once i'm done.)

Doing this to my hair has me go from this: (Normal)


To this:



I hope this might help!
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Old 02-05-2011, 04:23 PM   #17
 
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Haha, believe me... I have scoured many books and the Internet for tips on this particular subject! Here's the ones who work the best for my 3a hair:
1. Using the blowdryer with a concentrator attached, gently tug the from the roots until about 3 inches down, stretching out this area with your hands while directing the blowdryer downwards to prevent frizz. Then, pull the ends of your hair while quickly moving the blowdryer down.
2. Twist damp hair into a bun, heat bun on mid-heat for until hair is about 80% dry, and leave for an hour or two, untie and flip head over to shake out curls.
3. Weigh hair down with a heavy leave-in conditioner and lots of product.
4. After shampooing, apply conditioner and comb through. Now rinse, but only with your shower head on the lowest thing, so that a trickle of (cool) water comes out. This will rinse some of the conditioner out, but not all of it. This helps weigh down the hair, but it also kind of makes the curls bigger, as when you comb your hair, the curls separate more and form smaller curls. I've noticed that when I rinse, my curls clump together more and create bigger curls. Don't touch them with a comb after this! Just apply products as normal, avoid finger combing
5. I tried the banding method, but it made the lower half of my hair into loose-ish curls, but the top of my hair lay flat straight on my head... after some spritzing, it should be fine though
6. You could use hair rollers, which almost always create looser curls, but the Velcro rollers always create frizz for me!
7. I heard that using yoghurt as a deep conditioner loosens the curl pattern, but I used this method once, and I didn't see much difference... only that my hair smelt of vomit all day

Hope this helped!
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:23 AM   #18
 
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I posted the answer to this in another thread but my mix has since changed so I will renew my answer. Yes there is a way to loosen the curl pattern.Yes it does work.I previously had no curl pattern now im 4b. I tried it and still do it. I will provide a link below as to how I found where this recipe came from.

Is the Naturalaxer Just a Bentonite Clay Mix? | LongHairCareTips.com

I make a bentonite clay mix and for a while used it every two weeks but didn't know how to moisturize my hair so it became scarily dry. To moisturize I use avocado oil and Shea butter. But I digress,here are the ingredients I use to loosen my curl pattern:

Ingredients
Aztec Secret Bentonite Clay(You only need to use a little because bentonite clay expands.I use a few teaspoons then let it sit for a spell.)
Burdock root- 3 Teaspoons
Fenugreek powder-3 large teaspoons
Rose petals- 1 handful
Myrtle Oil-2-3 drops
Clove Bud Essential Oil 2-3 drops
Sage Essential Oil 2-3 drops
Lavender Essential Oil 2-3 drops
Rosemary Essential Oil 2-3 drops
Argan Oil(optional) 1 drop
Lipton Green Tea: Orange,Passionfruit, and Jasmine(optional)- 1 teabag
Honey(optional) 4 teaspoons


Instructions

I put all of my dry ingredients in a bowl as I put my tea on to boil. I then pour the tea over the dry ingredients and let it sit. You can also pour your tea in with the mix and just boil some hot water whatever you fancy. I use a few drops of the essential oils/other oils in with that while the clay is still warm.

When using essential oils you really don't need that much because they are so concentrated. I once heard that using too much can cause sensitization of the skin. So I calmed down from the seven to ten drops I used to use I use about 3-4 drops of each oil.

I leave it in for 5 to 10 minutes or before it dries because when it does it is really hard to get out! And the most important thing of all is to moisturize afterwards, I use avocado oil and Shea butter. During the week I use a tea spritz made of Bhringraj powder, Red Hibiscus Powder,Argan Oil,and Avocado Oil. I bought the powders from AyurNatural Beauty | Ayurveda | Ayurvedic Products | Ayurvedic Herbs And on a side note they ship super fast as well,

Where to buy:

At first I went to my local health food store but I as I would later come to find, the amounts were small, I couldn't find every thing I needed, and it was so expensive!
I found Fenugreek powder at my local Indian food store in a massive quantity. The rest can be bought at Camden-Grey Essential Oils, Inc. and I also got some of my ingredients from Bulk organic herbs, spices & essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs. I go there mostly for herbs because their oils are pricey unless on sale like the avocado oil I got.

The Conclusion

I know you're glad I'm done writing, lol.I omitted some ingredients because I had no money at the time and have yet to use them in my mix  I really hope that I have been helpful in helping you! Send me a message if you have any questions.
Have a an awesome day and a great night    

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Old 12-31-2011, 08:46 AM   #19
 
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Its simply. i have 3a/b curls and my roots are super tight and my curls are slightly looser so what i do is use a deman brush after conditioning,UNDER THE WATER, the water helps weigh down my curls and helps smooth my roots. after i get out i t-shirt dry my hair just a bit.and i add my product as if i am pulling my hair into a side ponytail twisting my hair around ,concentrating on the end. then i let my hair air dry till its semi damp semi dry(not too dry) and then i grab a couple scrunchies and make three or four section on curls where each section of curl is slightly tugged and then i secure the end with a tiny braiding band. after a awhile of house work i release a looser curl and more than like it is at least half and inch longer.
try it and tweak it but the most important thing is to put stress on the curl pattern.
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:39 PM   #20
 
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The only way to get looser curls for my crazy hair is get small sections and stretch them out and use a ceramic curling wand. But I always remember to put in a heat protectant!
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