03-14-2012, 09:34 AM
Join Date: Aug 2011
My true, naturally curly hair has stringy curls (which I'm still learning to like more). On days when I'm in a rush or just don't have as much of a issue with my stringy curls and lower density hair, I just scrunch in a styler and diffuse my hair. On days when I want my hair to have more nicely formed curls and more volume, I take time to do a version of skip curling -- After applying my styler, I take fairly large sections of hair (approx. 2") and do sort of a twirl with my forefinger down the length of the section, and when I reach the end, I go back up the length of the hair to my scalp, wrapping that same section *around* my finger as I go, hold it there at my scalp for a second and then release the curl. I don't know how clear that is, but I hope you get the idea. It's not at all as complicated as it sounds, and it doesn't take a lot of time either. Sometimes I do just the top layer, sometimes I do all of my hair (just depends on my mood). After that, I diffuse my hair. When it's dry, I SOTC and gently separate the sections into 2 or 3 smaller curls <-- that probably sounds counter to what I'm going for, but it actually results in nicely formed curls that give my hair more volume overall than the stringy curls I was born with.
After styling this way, I go by the same general rules as most curlies -- hands off the hair, pineapple at night, "wake up" curls in the morning by leaning over and fluffing it at the roots/scrunching it up from the ends.
Anyway, that's been working for me as far as dealing with stringy curls. Maybe there's something there you can use.
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity
Currently Using [*Holy Grails*] Cleansers:
DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV
CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* /
Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses
, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
*DM Super Buttercreme
Goal: APL Hair