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Old 12-25-2006, 11:21 PM   #1
 
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Default considering spiral perm for xmas, but am I naturally curly?

I apologize, I am asking what curl type I am. But I have spent a long time studying the board to avoid asking stupid questions so I hope I can be forgiven for the questions I do ask.

I think that I am a 2b, 2c might be pushing it. Could it be that I am not using the 'right" products yet? The pictures at my
Foti page http://public.fotki.com/cmartin1 (psswrd = 2b)
are the result of co-washing with Alagio Hydrating Shampoo and Loreal Kids 2-in-1 Cocoa Smoothie Shampoo (this was recommended somewhere on the internet for its detangling and curling benefits) plus honey. I scrunched with Back to Basics Sunflower Creme Mousse and Garnier Fructis Pure Fix Spray, using a heavy-fiber towel.

I was using the Alagio and Back to Basics products because they were on sale and looked like they could be helpful. But armed with xmas $$$ I am open to spending a bit more cash for the "right" products to avoid resorting to a spiral perm which might mask any natural curl already present. I long for spirals/ringlets but can be happy with clumped curls if I can achieve them.

Also, does this look like some horrific "triangle head", too "producty"?

Thank you everyone and Happy Holidays!
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Old 12-26-2006, 12:07 AM   #2
 
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have you gotten the curly girl book yet.. If not that would be the first purchase I would make, then continue from there you definately look like you can get your hair spiraling with the right products and handling of your hair.. A mirco fiber towel / turban will help also one for scrunching out water and one for plopping. conditioners and gels can be purchased in a drug strong. The product ReCoil (can be purchased from curl mart) is a curl enhancing product which works wonders as well. start out simple then work from there.. your hair is very pretty by the way..
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Old 12-26-2006, 02:25 AM   #3
 
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Thank you Keewee, I will start my Curly Girl purchases today starting with Massey's book and Recoil.

Do you (or anyone else) know if I can purchase AG Recoil from Trade Secret, Regis, etc - or do I need to order it online?

If I can have spirals like yours I would be quite happy. Thank you!
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Old 12-26-2006, 07:11 AM   #4
 
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good luck!! as for the recoil you may be able to purchase in a store or salon you just need to find out who carries it, otherwwise curlmart has it. and alittle goes a long way i use about a dime to a nickel size,
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Old 12-26-2006, 07:27 AM   #5
 
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Here is a thread that might help the triangle head problem. Once you really start to understand what your hair needs, it's easy to get rid of it, trust me!
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:05 AM   #6
 
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I don't think you have triangle head at all. You can get good clumping with either a good leave in conditioner or a curl cream. Recoil will probably help, my Beauty without Cruelty leave in clumps my hair well if I scrunch the product in real wet hair rather than rake. Also scrunching in product with your hair hanging upside down will help clump all the way to the roots.
I bet if you play around with conditioners and curl creams your hair will get curlier. You look like you have a nice strong pattern it's just not corkscrews. You have lovely hair, I'd work with what you have!
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:15 AM   #7
 
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BTW - 10% discount at Curlmart today only. HOLIDAY06
So stock up.
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