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Old 01-05-2011, 06:39 AM   #61
 
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Just ordered mine yesterday. I liked the first one, so this one should be even better.
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So does the DVD play OK in a regular DVD player? I'm confused about the comments regarding it not playing...or are those from non-US curlies (I know sometimes there are issues with formatting from US to other countries and vice versa). Thanks for clarifying.
It sounds like it's an issue for non-U.S. curlies. I think the person who was having issues is from Australia.
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Has anyone actually tried out the hair trimming advice yet? It's what I'm most looking forward to out of this addition and I'm hoping in practice it will be as easy as it looks in the book previews!
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I am really enjoying this book and especially the DVD. I bet I've watched the cleansing, conditioning and styling section 20 times already. I find watching the DVD makes the related sections in the book so much easier to understand. I also find it interesting that in this book she tells wavies to throw out all the shampoo instead of the once-a-week shampooing she had in the first book and to not cleanse as often if not needed. Good reading!
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I placed an order with barnes & nobles on Sunday....e-mail said it was expected to ship Monday .....the shipping status has not changed yet. It still says it should have shipped on Monday . How long does B&N shipping usually take? I can't wait to get my book!
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Spiralli - There are recipes - for a calming protein pack, lavender spray, lemon aid, exfoliating scrub, avacado hair treat, shine spray - and others.

kathymack - She adds new hair descriptions and hair types. I had typed up a lot of the descriptions for the different patterns, but lost it when my internet connection failed and I had to re-start my computer. Boo. But I'll re-type the celebrity examples for each type. Corkscrew curls - Beyonce; Botticelli - Shakira; Corkicelli - Melina Kanakaredes, Cherub - Taylor Swift; Wavy - Megan Fox; s'wavy (the least curly of the bunch) - Evangeline Lily; Fractal or Zigzag - Laura Izibor.

Brief descriptions: corkicelli - varying hair patterns throughout hair's overall landscape, curly year round. cherub - curly hair from birth, baby fine and easily disrupted by wind or sleep. Wavy - straighter hair until puberty, tendency to frizz, usually has a flat crown, appears straigher in the winter. s'wavy - appears straight in the winter - have to work at it to get it to wave at all in the winter; low to no frizz factor, natural shine, looks better when layered.

Interesting read!
Interesting theory... but it still has the same holes her "3A, 3B, etc" system has. Going from the brief descriptions, I'd be a wavy (straighter hair until pubery, frizz prone, etc). But going on the celeb examples, I'm more Botticelli/Corkicelli...

Bah. Blast these infernal systems! :P might have to pick this up if I come across it in a store though... just in case
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I got mine!!!!!!! Me likey so far.
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I went by Borders with my 33% off coupon. It is still not in stock, but the guy said I could order it, use my coupon, and have it shipped to my house for free! So I paid $9.22 and it should be here soon.

I'm just a little upset that the lady the other day did not have me order in store the same way with my 50% off coupon. (that's a bad sentence but that's how I feel!) lol
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Interesting theory... but it still has the same holes her "3A, 3B, etc" system has. Going from the brief descriptions, I'd be a wavy (straighter hair until pubery, frizz prone, etc). But going on the celeb examples, I'm more Botticelli/Corkicelli...

Bah. Blast these infernal systems! :P might have to pick this up if I come across it in a store though... just in case
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I agree there are still holes. My DD is classified more wavy then 3A but the amt of conditioner that I need for her hair is more like Botticelli. I don't seem to really fit either wavy category but whatever. I still learned some new things and the DVD is cool especially the self trimming part that was great! I wanna try that new Ginger spray too
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I ordered mine from amazon last night as soon as I saw this thread! I'm straightening at the moment because my hair is so short, horrible and heavily layered! really hope my hair grows quickly so I can go curly again! :'(!
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I broke down and ordered from Barnes and Noble yesterday since I had a giftcard. I didn't really get anything from the first book since I read it after discovering NC, but this thread makes me hopeful. The self-trimming part sounds like just what I need!
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:19 PM   #72
 
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This book is MUCH better than the first. I didn't really get anything out of this book either, since I've learned so much on nc.com. (I think Struttswife's ebook has more actual information for the newby.)

The DVD is helpful and makes it worth buying. It really shows how the ladies do their hair. They use about as much product as I use in several months--but we all do what we need to do. The curly models all had beautiful hair. MUCH curlier then a lot of us. Their hair is in tight curls even when soaking wet! I didn't like the finished look, either. They had so much gel in their hair, that when they shake their hair--it moves as one "block." There's no "softness" about it.

I also thought the new curl types were just as confusing. When I saw the cover, I knew my hair would be classified similar to the model in the big picture (Cyrille.) My hair is similar, but my curls are a little tighter at this point. Well, she's on the same page as Melina Kanakaredes! (Corkicelli) I don't think their curls are anything near alike. To me, her hair is more like Shakira's, which is on the Botticelli page. Just goes to show, it's all subjective!
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I *really* want this book now! I got the first one from the library but I would actually pay for this one, based on this feedback.

I have kind of a weird question: is there any captioning or subtitles on the DVD? I'm deaf and really rely on captions (or at least being able to lip read...unless all the dialogue is done in voice-over where I can't see their face, obviously!)

These kinds of things usually aren't captioned but sometimes I'm pleasantly surprised, so I thought I'd ask. Thanks!!
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I broke down and ordered from Barnes and Noble yesterday since I had a giftcard. I didn't really get anything from the first book since I read it after discovering NC, but this thread makes me hopeful. The self-trimming part sounds like just what I need!
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my primary reason for getting the book was the self trimming part too I don't know that you'll learn anything new we've gotten so much great info on these threads. But, in addition to the trimming she has some new recipes and the way she suggests handling our hair when washing is a little different for wavies. I think you'll enjoy it. The DVD is helpful too, visuals are always great!


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I *really* want this book now! I got the first one from the library but I would actually pay for this one, based on this feedback.

I have kind of a weird question: is there any captioning or subtitles on the DVD? I'm deaf and really rely on captions (or at least being able to lip read...unless all the dialogue is done in voice-over where I can't see their face, obviously!)

These kinds of things usually aren't captioned but sometimes I'm pleasantly surprised, so I thought I'd ask. Thanks!!

I'm not deaf but hard of hearing and need CC, unfortunately the DVD isn't captioned I was hoping it was too.. but the visuals should still be very helpful.
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as lm is describing things in the video they are simultaneously demonstrating it. and, the book describes it. the dvd and book go together, so between the two, it should still be helpful even without the captioning.
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:56 AM   #76
 
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This book is a great primer for newbies! Havent watched the dvd yet....

Apparently I am, depending on the weather and the area of my head, a Botticelli or a Corkacelli.... so I am a mutt: a botti-corki???
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I dont remember where, but at one pint in the book she cautions that a certain thing should only be done by an "experienced curly". Those of us who have been on NC for a while need to take this book with a grain of salt... Its an overview to guide natural hair virgins.

As per KMs post above, I could never use the amounts of product she specifies because I want my hair to move, etc. But vets, think about how long you have been on this site and how much trial and error brought you to the point of knowledge you have now. She couldnt POSSIBLY incorporate that into a book....

I think of it as Curly 101. I was just disappointed that she didnt mention this site as a good way to complete your Graduate Level work in Curls
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:38 AM   #78
 
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and first time I asked her about reading the site and I got the feeling she didn't want to read it for negative feedback, etc or change what she has learned.

But at a later appt she mentioned how many people came to them from this site. She may not want to be officially tied to anyone but she could have a list of sites in her book. Good point.
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I dont remember where, but at one pint in the book she cautions that a certain thing should only be done by an "experienced curly". Those of us who have been on NC for a while need to take this book with a grain of salt... Its an overview to guide natural hair virgins.

As per KMs post above, I could never use the amounts of product she specifies because I want my hair to move, etc. But vets, think about how long you have been on this site and how much trial and error brought you to the point of knowledge you have now. She couldnt POSSIBLY incorporate that into a book....

I think of it as Curly 101. I was just disappointed that she didnt mention this site as a good way to complete your Graduate Level work in Curls
when i was first cg, and until they changed the formulas, i used deva products. i found i had to use a lot of product; i use a fraction of what used with deva products.
i think it was good that she did not mention any products nor any sites, kept it totally neutral, the book by itself, not connected to products or places.
it is good for newbies, but it also was a refresher for me, and i did pick up a couple of tips. for the cost, i still think it was worth it.
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She probably should have cut out the astrology stuff and put in a few pages of where to get more info. I like it when how-to books have that at the end. Yea some websites might not exist in 5 years but some will too.

I noticed that a few of her comments are more based on the climate of where she lives. That's fine but maybe some suggestions for us arid-climate curlies? Or a co-author that knows such things?

The reformation of the types of curly hair is a bit jumbled. There are pictures of curlies put with clippings of said hair type but it's obvious that they aren't that type.

I think it really is a good primer to start and it's definitely a good expansion of the first one. I haven't watched the DVD yet but I won't regret getting the book.
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