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Old 02-06-2013, 07:29 PM   #1
 
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I feel so blessed to have my curls! I'm a 3a and its growing out to the length I am happy with. It's so shiny and has great bounce.. It's soothing to play with the curls individually when I am stressed and anxious. I started the CG method about 3 years ago and I couldn't be happier. I have the hair I always wanted and I want to tell every curly girl I see about CG and this site! I used to be frustrated, now I'm happy.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:13 PM   #2
 
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What a fun idea for a thread! Yes, yes I do. It was almost worth those many years of my life in which I had no idea what to do with it. Now that I know how to handle the bush monster, the dusalocks, the shaggy dog (I had so many nicknames--loving, I promise-from family and friends that I could've used as my handle on here) I am so pleased. Today I went for a haircut and strategic layering to fix some problem areas and I'm halfway through complaining about what's wrong with my hair to my stylist when the manager of the salon stepped out from the back and goes, "Oh wow. I love your curl!" It shut me up real quick. We'd better be grateful kids.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:18 PM   #3
 
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I agree with Dusalocks! I love this thread. Yes, I feel lucky now that I know how to manage my head of hair that I lovingly refer to as Hermione Granger LOL.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:24 PM   #4
 
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bush monster and Hermione Granger! I laughed out loud!
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:37 PM   #5
 
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Okay, well Jules is right. Hermione is way cuter than Bush Monster. Here's to you my 'Mione. (Strokes hair.)
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:58 PM   #6
 
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Not to go off topic, but those of you who have read the Harry Potter books....How many were kind of upset that that They picked a girl who really had straight hair, maybe wavy? (I do love Emma Watson though) and not one who actually had hair as Rowling described? I actually always pictured her as a 3B or maybe 3C.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:10 PM   #7
 
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Jules, I totally agree! I always imagined her as majorly curly/wavy, and in the movie I don't remember any waves at all? I was disappoint, for one.
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Jules, I totally agree! I always imagined her as majorly curly/wavy, and in the movie I don't remember any waves at all? I was disappoint, for one.
In the first one she had some curl/wave but it did not look natural to me.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:25 PM   #9
 
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I am defiantly much happier with my hair since I have started to take care of it. I've learned to love my curls and accept them.
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You ladies are right. +1 to infinity. Granted I don't think the movies are anywhere near as good as those books but yes, she has fine, rather straight hair, doesn't she? And the Hermione Granger in the books is supposed to have bad teeth too right? She's not supposed to be as movie star pretty as Watson but I think that's the double standard of Hollywood. It's all right to cast two regular looking "blokes" in the roles of the protagonists but the supposedly plain and nerdy gal is bound to suffer from "She's All That" syndrome.

(P.S. Please forgive me for referencing that awful movie. It just happened to come out when I was in middle school is all. I still want my money back.)
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Oh dear. Okay back on topic. . . That was some tangent.
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Oh dear. Okay back on topic. . . That was some tangent.
Yes, sorry Curly pooks!! Mea culpa!
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:14 PM   #13
 
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I feeel soooo lucky~~ curly hair is great and I actually think it's so much fun to take care of it~ ^___^
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:29 PM   #14
 
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This is a great thread indeed. Since I decided to grow my longer seven years ago, I have embraced my curls rather than shun them. As a guy, it's an even bigger uphill battle. As I got older, the less I cared who I impressed. Plus, it took watching other guys lose their hair for me to embrace having curly locks. I kind of feel empowered and re-invented at the same time.

"Curls aren't just for girls."
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YES! Now if only it hadnt taken me 27 years to feel this way.
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I accept my hair for what it is and I feel lucky in so many other ways, but no I don't feel like my hair is one of my more positive traits.

I would love to have a looser curl pattern, 3a is gorgeous...of course that is never going to happen, so I just don't think about it.
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You have a gorgeous head of curls, Houseofcurls. It's funny because personalitywise I'm like my dad, who had lost a lot of hair when he was my age. On the hair part, I took after my mom and oldest sister with thick curls. I used to hate having curls, now I couldn't imagine myself without them. Again, "curls aren't just for girls."


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I accept my hair for what it is and I feel lucky in so many other ways, but no I don't feel like my hair is one of my more positive traits.

I would love to have a looser curl pattern, 3a is gorgeous...of course that is never going to happen, so I just don't think about it.
It's funny you say that.. Until fairly recently I always wished I had a tighter curl pattern.
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I accept my hair for what it is and I feel lucky in so many other ways, but no I don't feel like my hair is one of my more positive traits.

I would love to have a looser curl pattern, 3a is gorgeous...of course that is never going to happen, so I just don't think about it.
It's funny you say that.. Until fairly recently I always wished I had a tighter curl pattern.
Same here. Jessiebanana, I would love to trade my 3A for your 3C. Don't get me wrong, I adore my big loopy curls but I've always loved tighter and springier ones. Always, always, always. I was seeing this guy in college who was 3C/4A and trying to get him to let his hair grow (he wouldn't-he was pre-law) so I could play with it. I just love it so much. I also lived with this Jewish gal briefly who had 3C curls and every time she would flat iron them straight it's like a piece of me died inside. Not exaggerating.
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Yes. I love my hair about 99% of the time, and have learned to appreciate it during my teenage years, thanks to my mother (a wavy-haired Asian).

I was always extremely jealous of my mother's waves. She had one hairstylist who understood her hair, and her hair always behaved properly, no matter what products she used or whatever she did. She never straightened it either.

It was frustrating at times though, because she didn't quite understand how much more of a struggle it was for me. Forget about society being more judgmental about tighter curl patterns, it was a fight to keep myself from chopping it all off from looking at the tangles and frizz (dense hair that I refused to brush, but had a lot of trouble finger-detangling). The CG method has definitely helped with this though, and product awareness has really improved my attitude.

The question I usually get now, though is "does it do that naturally?" instead of "why don't you straighten it?"

I'll take that as a compliment.

It doesn't hurt that I'm addicted to spending time with my hair... (and the products)
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