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Old 05-27-2010, 11:06 PM   #1
 
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I have 4a/4b hair. I started transitioning and whacked off the permed ends about a few months back. How she cut my hair is mushroom top like. Then she put on a wave nouveau. I rocked that for a month. I still have a few waves but I don't put in the activator or da lotion because my hair frizzes easily so i have to slather it on my hair. It leaves it greasy and drippy. So I been doing the wash and go. I'll shampoo with Pantene Prov Relaxed and Natural. I condition with Suave with cocunut. I'll put in Cantu leave in conditioner, Pantene moisturuzer, and then IC gel. Then shake my drippy hair. Then go! It looked cute these past two weeks. However I have been looking like a wet dog these past few days. I have no idea how to get out the nouveau completely to try the wash and go like that. Also, I used to slick my hair back with Let's Jam and bristle brush on top of drippy Pantene moisturuzed hair and air dry. That was cute for a few weeks then frizz was getting out of control around my edges, even when I tie it down with silk scarf at night! Any ideas on how to perfect these styles or any other suggestions? I am not will to try twist sets or bantu knots again. I did those a million times But after all the failures, time wasted, and embarrassment, I decided those are not for me. I am scared to curl my own hair cause it's so short in the back. Thank you for your time and attention.

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i am getting braids soon but i dont wanna do that all da time
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:18 AM   #4
 
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If you got a wave nouveau, it's chemicals. So you're not really natural. If you want to transition again, in order to wear natural styles, you'll have to grow your hair out.
As far as what you can do in the meantime, if your hair is long enough, you can do buns or ponytails. Twist outs/braidouts are also good styles for blending two different textures.
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you can't do a bun with hair that short. twist and braid outs are out of the question.
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Why are twists or braided extensions out of the question?What about finger coils? You don't seem to be CG, so you might want to try that.
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Because I have tried twist outs a ton of times and each time it's a disaster. At this point I don't have the time to wake up in the morning with my twists not dry all the way and looking a mess. Or wear the twists and take em down in a few days and they look a mess. Not everything is for everybody so I won't do them. I work in an office setting so when i wake up in the morning I can't just slap on a ball cap when my hair doesn't come out right. Nor can I do this on the weekend and look crazy going to church. On the braids, I get new growth real quick. Braids never last more than two weeks for me. Yes I wrap my hair with a silk scarf when I go to sleep. My beautician said my hair grows quick and I have to live with it. So I don't want to pay money to sit for a long time every two weeks to get braids and buy the hair. I just do braids or kinky twists once or twice a year. Even if I did braids back to back, what will i do with my hair for the few days in between braids I give my hair to strengthen back up and deep condition it for the next time around for braids? Sounds like I might just get some wigs for a while.
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Do you have a hair dryer? That makes them dry alot faster. Use it on medium.

Not to sound snapish, but if you dont have the time for hair care and maitenance then we might not be the best people to ask. Many of the ladies on this board who have a strict regimin make time in their very busy lives for their hair care, or multitask while careing for their hair. Working mothers on the bord make time between their job, kids, church/temple, and other duties to make sure their hair is looking nice. Single mothers do the same.

Why do you have the time to go for a chemical process, but not do your own hair DT, wash, and style at home on your days off? What about finger coils?

And I will ask just one more time. Are you CG? If not have you tried it? And if you haven't tried it why? Many people have had great success myself included with mod or full CG routines. Quite a few of those people have extremly dry hair from what they've said, and their hair thrives from being some sort of CG.

You don't sound like your mind has switched over from that of some one who must have a chemical process or else. Your mind must make that switch before you are willing to recieve any help from ladies who have been where you are. If I sound a little harsh and blunt it's because I feel you need to be told straight what I think. Some one else on the bords might be more sympathetic then I am.

On that note wigs should be ok for your hair as long as you protect your hair under it. Every week take the time to wash and dt your hair. Then flat twist or cornrow it and throw on a wig after its dry. Spray with a nice nourishing braid spray every day to keep them properly moisturised.
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No, I do not have the time for trial and error for that one particular hair style I been trying for months anymore. That is why I am seeking alternatives. What does cg mean?
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will i be able to do finger coils on real short hair?
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No, I do not have the time for trial and error for that one particular hair style I been trying for months anymore. That is why I am seeking alternatives. What does cg mean?
CG means "Curly Girl". It's a method promoted by a curly hair stylist named Lorraine Massey that wrote a short pamphlet book about curly hair cut.

Basically what the Curly Girl Method entails is avoiding sulfates in shampoos and silicones found in many shampoos and conditioners. A lot of people on the CG regime do co-washing (washing their hair with a silicone free conditioner instead of shampoo).

Some people on the CG Method use shampoo but make sure it's silicone and sulfate free.

You can read more here:
http://dormroomcurly.blogspot.com/20...ons-table.html
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No, I do not have the time for trial and error for that one particular hair style I been trying for months anymore. That is why I am seeking alternatives. What does cg mean?
CG means "Curly Girl". It's a method promoted by a curly hair stylist named Lorraine Massey that wrote a short pamphlet book about curly hair cut.

Basically what the Curly Girl Method entails is avoiding sulfates in shampoos and silicones found in many shampoos and conditioners. A lot of people on the CG regime do co-washing (washing their hair with a silicone free conditioner instead of shampoo).

Some people on the CG Method use shampoo but make sure it's silicone and sulfate free.

You can read more here:
http://dormroomcurly.blogspot.com/20...ons-table.html
Oooooooooooh! No. Shall I start? Will it even matter with the wave nouveau or will it be better to wait til it grows out?
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Because you don't seem to want to take the time to do home hair care and want easier, wash and go styles, but can't seem to do that with the hair you currently have, I think you may be right: go with wigs.

CG stands for Curly Girl--a method of caring for curly and textured hair that eschews chemical treatments (relaxers, perms, etc) and high heat and focuses on moisturization and air-drying or minimal drying aids.

This forum's discussions seem to feature mostly participants who are adherents to Curly Girl or Modified Curly Girl hair methods, although not exclusively, as shown by the areas for straightening.

It just seems that you have a very particular and narrow scope to what you want with your hair, so folks here may not be able to suitably advise you.

I'd say consult with a professional and ask their advice on how to get your hair to look X with Y (ie.what you're willing to do and the time you're willing to invest).

But I do think wigs are a good option if you want minimum time and fuss and want to look polished all the time.

If you want to try the more natural hair route, take a look at the threads in the subsection of the forum called TRANSITIONING (in your case, that would be transitioning from the nouveau wave to natural).

Hope you find a route that makes you hair happy...
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:14 PM   #14
 
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from what i am gathering, i will need to grow out the wave nouveau to rock the wash n go right. Good thing she cut my hair real short! i'll suck it in and get the braids every few weeks. hey, if i can get shampoos every few weeks and a perm every six weeks a few years back, then surely i can deal with the braids. i never been the person that wanted to fuss over my hair too much because even as a child i always have had hair disasters. besides a part to the side and curl my hair under, i have never ever been able to do a hair style. at all. when i got shampoos, it was always just a wrap so i could just wrap it at night. that was my sure fire way that i wont have a disaster in the morning. when i took modeling classes, they wanted us to have anew hair style every week. so Mama had to pay a girl to fix my hair every week . I can get a straw set but I could never make the curls bounce back. I could never feather my hair back after I got it feathered. That has just always been me. So I do what I have to do. It's not that i dont want to. It's just that I can't. That's one main reason why a family friend suggested to try the wave nouveau because itMs very low maintenance. I truly appreciate all the help. I'll be back later in the year to get some help on going cg. Peace! One more thing, whenever i do get a style, i always get the person who did it to show and tell me how to maintain it. So thats why I ended up getting wraps every two weeks at a salon bcause Margaret cannot do it at her house. Now if you wanna see some funny pics, ha ha haaaaaaaaa! I tried that a million times. Operation=FAIL!
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