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Old 02-16-2013, 08:33 PM   #21
 
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[QUOTE=Corrina777;2121050Surprisingly, I found that using a denman brush gave me the opposite result. I ended up with much thicker clumps than when I didn't use it. A regular wide tooth comb seemed to work better for me.[/QUOTE]

Interesting! Once again, you guys have me thinking the "formula" to clumping is a little elusive. But I still think amount of "slip" in moisturizers/gels and overall moisture used have something to do with it
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:45 PM   #22
 
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Idk, Jules... Having a hard time feeling bad for you there... Lol!
You don't think it looks straggly? Is that even a word? LOL
Lol! No! I think your hair is lovely!!

Ad straggly - is that stringy+scraggly? Lol! You hair looks neither!
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skorpio, if you ever find anyone who can help you out in the haircut department, I do think layers might help with the clumping. When hair is all one length, it tends to stick together and wind around itself more, forming larger clumps. When you have different lengths it's more piecey and you have more individual clumps and volume. It might not be the products or the method so much, but that your hair just needs shaping.
I think that could be it too. Because despite changing methods, products, etc my hair just all clumps together and sits there. It has no life to it and looks like a mop to me :-/ I'm gonna see if I can find someone to cut it
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Same problem here (fine density).
When i want more voluminous hair:
I wash hair as usual, squeeze excess of water then put a towel on my hair for 10-15min.
Then i comb it with a wide toothed comb and style as usual.
I blow dry with diffuser.
This routine give me a good volume but less definition and medium frizz.

When i want clumps:
I wash hair as usual, fingercomb when hair is condish-full.
I rinse, squeeze excess of water then put a towel on my hair for 10-15min.
I style as usual and then i diffuse following the pixie method.
This way i achieve a good amount of clumps and minimum to none frizz.
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Raking upside down rather than scrunching or squeezing upside down works to break up clumps for me...
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skorpio, if you ever find anyone who can help you out in the haircut department, I do think layers might help with the clumping. When hair is all one length, it tends to stick together and wind around itself more, forming larger clumps. When you have different lengths it's more piecey and you have more individual clumps and volume. It might not be the products or the method so much, but that your hair just needs shaping.
See now the answer too clumping is beginning to look somewhat subjective lol. Layers don't seem to affect clumping for me anymore than when my hair was all one length.
It definitely is subjective, but I've noticed I have thinner (less chunky) clumps towards the bottom since my haircut and getting more layers put in. Since my hair is tapered, it has a better shape and body around the face. I suspect it doesn't make much of a difference for you because you have a tighter curl pattern. I'm so jealous!
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skorpio, if you ever find anyone who can help you out in the haircut department, I do think layers might help with the clumping. When hair is all one length, it tends to stick together and wind around itself more, forming larger clumps. When you have different lengths it's more piecey and you have more individual clumps and volume. It might not be the products or the method so much, but that your hair just needs shaping.
I think that could be it too. Because despite changing methods, products, etc my hair just all clumps together and sits there. It has no life to it and looks like a mop to me :-/ I'm gonna see if I can find someone to cut it
Don't come down so hard on it. I've seen pictures and your hair is full of life, I promise. Like Korkscrew said, hair is subjective in general and I suspect your hair is very pretty day-to-day even if it's all one length and you just can't see it because we're all our own worst critics. Nevertheless, I admit I was feeling a little moppish with my hair the way it was. So much so that I half considered chopping it off so I could get the big, bouncy hair I wanted without the weight and the bush. Now with the layers I see a big difference in the way my hair curls now and the shape overall. It definitely has more bounce no matter what products I use! And as you can see from my signature, I'm experimenting in general. I think products and technique are very important, but the foundation of good hair, especially good curly hair, is a good haircut. Try the salon finder thingy on here and see if you can find anyone nearby who has good really good reviews. I'm lucky. I discovered my favorite stylist by accident. But if I didn't have her I'd just check here.
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skorpio, if you ever find anyone who can help you out in the haircut department, I do think layers might help with the clumping. When hair is all one length, it tends to stick together and wind around itself more, forming larger clumps. When you have different lengths it's more piecey and you have more individual clumps and volume. It might not be the products or the method so much, but that your hair just needs shaping.
I think that could be it too. Because despite changing methods, products, etc my hair just all clumps together and sits there. It has no life to it and looks like a mop to me :-/ I'm gonna see if I can find someone to cut it
Don't come down so hard on it. I've seen pictures and your hair is full of life, I promise. Like Korkscrew said, hair is subjective in general and I suspect your hair is very pretty day-to-day even if it's all one length and you just can't see it because we're all our own worst critics. Nevertheless, I admit I was feeling a little moppish with my hair the way it was. So much so that I half considered chopping it off so I could get the big, bouncy hair I wanted without the weight and the bush. Now with the layers I see a big difference in the way my hair curls now and the shape overall. It definitely has more bounce no matter what products I use! And as you can see from my signature, I'm experimenting in general. I think products and technique are very important, but the foundation of good hair, especially good curly hair, is a good haircut. Try the salon finder thingy on here and see if you can find anyone nearby who has good really good reviews. I'm lucky. I discovered my favorite stylist by accident. But if I didn't have her I'd just check here.
I just got my haircut at a salon and the girl was really nice and seemed to know what she was doing. The true test will be tomorrow when I wash and use my own products in it and style as usual. But so far it is lighter and fluffier. I can't wait to see it tomorrow! Wish me luck lol it was expensive :-/
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Hooray for light and fluffy rather than heavy and poofy! You may need less product if she took the weight off, so don't get scared it seems overly crunchy for some reason. Once you scrunch or fluff it out you may see a big difference.
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Hooray for light and fluffy rather than heavy and poofy! You may need less product if she took the weight off, so don't get scared it seems overly crunchy for some reason. Once you scrunch or fluff it out you may see a big difference.
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It definitely is subjective, but I've noticed I have thinner (less chunky) clumps towards the bottom since my haircut and getting more layers put in. Since my hair is tapered, it has a better shape and body around the face.
Sounds like layers REALLY work for you. And I agree w/something you just said in another post: a good cut really is that important.

Yeah, you could be right about my tighter curls. They just want to wind around each other like taffy it's crazy. The longest parts are wavy rather than curly though. Go figure. That's why I no longer keep it uniformly long. I want maximum curl and body. ...

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Aaaaaaaw Your hair is beautiful just the way it is There are plenty of ppl who lust for hair that's less curly and more like yours. I just love curly hair, period LOL
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I love curly hair period too. From the swaviest wave to the tightest coil. It's all beautiful. That being said, I think keeping hair uniformly one length is not good for most curly hair types. Even if layers don't help with curl for some they can definitely help with body for others.



. . . Oh that?

That just felt topical.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:48 PM   #33
 
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My hair looks amazing! The layers in my hair really made a huge difference! I am so happy with this haircut! It's the way I always wanted it to look!
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Oh yes! I'm so happy for you. Well worth its money then.
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Thanks dusalocks! Here's how it came out:
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Oh boy. And here I thought your hair was gorgeous and healthy-looking before. . .
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Oh boy. And here I thought your hair was gorgeous and healthy-looking before. . .
lol why thank you! Much appreciated. I also used a new conditioner which I discovered by accident while at a friend's house. I was hesitant because it has cones but I figured that since i clarify once a week i should give it a try, plus it was cheap and so far so good
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I'm just glad I think I can finally call myself 3a instead of 2c. I think the curls were just crushed under all that weight

How can I get LESS clumping?-imageuploadedbycurltalk1361291169.303820.jpg
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Not crushed so much as crowded. They didn't get the chance to come out and play.
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Well, I was always told I had a lot of hair. I guess it's true after all! Lol
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