#curlyhairissues

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I think it would be nice if we had a thread on the main forum (where everyone hangs out anyways) about our daily gripes.

Yesterday I saw my cousin for the first time since going CG and within two minutes she said, "You hair looks so pretty. Did you get a perm or did you use a curling iron?"

Funny thing is I have the least uniform curl pattern ever. 2C-3B and anywhere from corkscrews to (mostly) big loopy curls and these random S-waves that change into spirals, Z-s, spirals again, then flick awkwardly so it kind of boggles my mind that I've gotten that question/assumption multiple times. Also I've worn my curly hair in the past. Do people not remember when my hair was shorter and it used to curl semi properly without the aid of CG? It's only once it was sufficiently long that it would frizz out and I'd have to straighten it.

Oh well. At least my lovely cousin didn't bat one eye or give me lip about not shampooing like some clueless straight-haired people do. Also she told me never to straighten it again and that it looks much better this way. I told her I wasn't planning on doing it anytime soon.




Last gripe--everyone touched my curls yesterday. I didn't mind so much because it was day 3 hair and I'm due to wash it but I do get a little annoyed at how people in one breath compliment me of my lack of frizz and then start dismantling a curl before my very eyes.
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

Hahaha ok dusalocks, I'll bite:

I have been curly my whole life, but my auntie (who surely must remember my massively awesome baby afro) wanted to know "who did my curly". I had to patiently explain something that I thought was obvious: duh auntie, it's always been curly!!!! You're curly too, so are all your siblings and grandma as well. Silly auntie.

My boyfriend, who "prefers" straight hair tells me that I'm not really curly, I just do that to my hair with gel. HUH?! Sweetie you can scrunch all the gel you want into straight hair and all you'll get is crunchy straight hair lol.

A stylist in downtown Miami who claimed she could work with curly hair and then tried to run her fingers through my dry hair. Ouch! I ran away screaming from that place in terror.

I don't get offended at the curling iron remarks because that means my hair must look exceptionally polished/defined. "Is that your real hair?" followed by a yank is NOT COOL! So rude. I don't mind my hair touched, but ask nicely and don't be a creep. I will admit, women are the biggest sneaky hair touchers lol.

But I will stop here, I have so many gripes I could write a novel and I have to stop procrastinating and get some studying done lol.
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Oh Marci if I was your boyfriend I would worship your genuinely curly hair. (I realize I'm a heterosexual female with a curl fetish but still--you can know what I mean. Solidarity sister!)

You're right I should take it as a compliment but . . . am I the only one who thinks hair that's been done all the way around with a curling iron looks too neat and fake? Maybe that's why I took it to insult. Real curly hair is a grab bag and full of lovely twirls and swirls and character. You never what it's gonna do which is half the headache, I mean fun.
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3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

I have had the curling iron question too...by people who have usually seen me with second day hair that has been tied back and suddenly see me in more curly mode, or if I pin back my much less wavy canopy so the curlier bits are exposed. I think it is partly the variability of curls people don't get - I also have some people who haven't seen me for a few years (my hair used to be much curlier) asking why/how I'm wearing it less curly. Someone said to me the other day, 'Remember when you went all pre-raphaelite?' - that got me down because I actually put a lot less effort in then, I just got lucky with the curls for a while, it isn't that I've suddenly decided to
not 'go' that way.

Also, yes, the touching thing is startling - kind of oh, your hair looks nice, leaning in to destroy it! I've tried sometimes to explain to people that brushing/running fingers through/sleeping on hair can wreck curl definition and that seems to create huge suspicion!! I think straight haired people really think that definition etc is completely beyond our control/influence of outside factors. They seem to think you either have straight hair you should be brushing, or naturally perfectly defined curls that survive anything. I get that their hair doesn't go through comparable experiences, but still.

Sorry, this is a place to rant, right?

Marci, you're so right about straight hair can't be gelled/scrunched into waves or curls. I have a section of straight hair and after using gel, plopping, diffusing etc it is always sublimely undisturbed - it ignores all that. Makes me realise how different even loose waves are to straight hair, because they respond to the styling and if they aren't styled they don't just lie calmly there.

And breathe...

ps Dusalocks - yes, I know what you mean about the uniformity of tonged hair - I guess most people just don't think that much about it to realise the discrepancy. But your cousin obviously loves the way your hair is now which is good.
UK based wavy

Mostly waves, but curls and straight bits too!
Fine to medium, high porosity, medium density, very low elasticity
Highlights damage (growing it out), seems to like protein and need lots of moisture.

Cleanse - CJDF, trying out low poos ; Co wash- Uk chemist brands, Urtekram Rose or Aloe, Hairveda Amala Cream Rinse; RO - varies, Tigi Moisture Maniac, Desert Essence Coconut ; Leave in - Keracare natural textures; Sealant - argan oil
Trying out new things, still looking.

Last edited by lucyprimrose; 04-07-2013 at 06:27 PM.
not 'go' that way.

Also, yes, the touching thing is startling - kind of oh, your hair looks nice, leaning in to destroy it! I've tried sometimes to explain to people that brushing/running fingers through/sleeping on hair can wreck curl definition and that seems to create huge suspicion!! I think straight haired people really think that definition etc is completely beyond our control/influence of outside factors. They seem to think you either have straight hair you should be brushing, or naturally perfectly defined curls that survive anything. I get that their hair doesn't go through comparable experiences, but still.

Sorry, this is a place to rant, right?
Originally Posted by lucyprimrose
Sure is. I don't think you could've put it better. Yes, I feel that way too. If I tell people not to touch my hair and that it will wreck its definition the immediate response I get is, "Oh, so it's not naturally like that?" Why, of course it is. Even if you were to muss my curls up somewhat I can typically resuscitate them with water and conditioner but why should I have to go to the trouble of fixing a mess that somebody's ignorance and imposition created!

Oh wow. I guess I was angrier than I thought.

Honestly though, touch it on the third day and pay me a compliment while doing so and I'm much more laidback.
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

Yes, these compliments on third day hair, I forgot to mention that in my other post but I was going to before I got carried away (!) - major respect!

UK based wavy

Mostly waves, but curls and straight bits too!
Fine to medium, high porosity, medium density, very low elasticity
Highlights damage (growing it out), seems to like protein and need lots of moisture.

Cleanse - CJDF, trying out low poos ; Co wash- Uk chemist brands, Urtekram Rose or Aloe, Hairveda Amala Cream Rinse; RO - varies, Tigi Moisture Maniac, Desert Essence Coconut ; Leave in - Keracare natural textures; Sealant - argan oil
Trying out new things, still looking.
Oh Marci if I was your boyfriend I would worship your genuinely curly hair. (I realize I'm a heterosexual female with a curl fetish but still--you can know what I mean. Solidarity sister!)

You're right I should take it as a compliment but . . . am I the only one who thinks hair that's been done all the way around with a curling iron looks too neat and fake? Maybe that's why I took it to insult. Real curly hair is a grab bag and full of lovely twirls and swirls and character. You never what it's gonna do which is half the headache, I mean fun.
Originally Posted by dusalocks
Ahh Dusalocks, solidarity for sure. I spread love to any fellow curly/wavy I meet with lovely locks. We seem to get so little love sometimes! My boyfriend only worships my hair if I iron it into submission. But then when we met, I was a closet curly and always wore my hair straight. Oh well!!!

And yes, curling iron curls can sometimes look a little "done" but I love corkscrew curls, I would loveeee to have those all over my head rather than just a few. I guess that's the idea I had of "curling iron curls" rather than sprayed, coiffed ones. I have a favorite corkscrew curl at the nape of my neck. I may just name that thing, LOL!

I have had the curling iron question too...by people who have usually seen me with second day hair that has been tied back and suddenly see me in more curly mode, or if I pin back my much less wavy canopy so the curlier bits are exposed. I think it is partly the variability of curls people don't get - I also have some people who haven't seen me for a few years (my hair used to be much curlier) asking why/how I'm wearing it less curly. Someone said to me the other day, 'Remember when you went all pre-raphaelite?' - that got me down because I actually put a lot less effort in then, I just got lucky with the curls for a while, it isn't that I've suddenly decided to
not 'go' that way.

Also, yes, the touching thing is startling - kind of oh, your hair looks nice, leaning in to destroy it! I've tried sometimes to explain to people that brushing/running fingers through/sleeping on hair can wreck curl definition and that seems to create huge suspicion!! I think straight haired people really think that definition etc is completely beyond our control/influence of outside factors. They seem to think you either have straight hair you should be brushing, or naturally perfectly defined curls that survive anything. I get that their hair doesn't go through comparable experiences, but still.

Sorry, this is a place to rant, right?

Marci, you're so right about straight hair can't be gelled/scrunched into waves or curls. I have a section of straight hair and after using gel, plopping, diffusing etc it is always sublimely undisturbed - it ignores all that. Makes me realise how different even loose waves are to straight hair, because they respond to the styling and if they aren't styled they don't just lie calmly there.

And breathe...

ps Dusalocks - yes, I know what you mean about the uniformity of tonged hair - I guess most people just don't think that much about it to realise the discrepancy. But your cousin obviously loves the way your hair is now which is good.
Originally Posted by lucyprimrose
This is true for sure Lucy, with all the curl patterns I have going on around my head there is no force on earth short of a chemical Armageddon that will change that pattern. The curls just do what they do!
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Yes, these compliments on third day hair, I forgot to mention that in my other post but I was going to before I got carried away (!) - major respect!

Originally Posted by lucyprimrose
Oh it's not my hair really. It's just refreshing with FSG. Also I did a thing where I twisted two rope sections of hair (from left and the right) up high and then pinned em to help frame my face and add some cascading curls.
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

So i had my hair blown out, just washed it out yesterday. When its straightened its about MBL...i had SO many random ppl at work that never speak to me come up and tell me how pretty i am with straight hair,it made me feel ugly bc i love my curls

Everybody wanted to be my friend when i straightened my hair. We'll see how it goes today.
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RO/Detangler: Tresseme Naturals, GVPCB
Leave-In: SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie, TN, GVPCB
Styler: EcoStyler, GF Pure Clean gel, KCCC

Just discovering my hair likes protein!


Oh it's not my hair really. It's just refreshing with FSG. Also I did a thing where I twisted two rope sections of hair (from left and the right) up high and then pinned em to help frame my face and add some cascading curls.
Originally Posted by dusalocks
I'm still impressed my third day efforts are basically plaits and if circumstances allow, hat. Or, hiding if possible (gosh, I really didn't expect there to be an actual hiding emoticon!). I normally don't do third day. Yet, there is always hope! I don't really mind it looking straighter, it's just dryness etc and refreshing again without getting too producty and tangled. So yes, well done!
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UK based wavy

Mostly waves, but curls and straight bits too!
Fine to medium, high porosity, medium density, very low elasticity
Highlights damage (growing it out), seems to like protein and need lots of moisture.

Cleanse - CJDF, trying out low poos ; Co wash- Uk chemist brands, Urtekram Rose or Aloe, Hairveda Amala Cream Rinse; RO - varies, Tigi Moisture Maniac, Desert Essence Coconut ; Leave in - Keracare natural textures; Sealant - argan oil
Trying out new things, still looking.
So i had my hair blown out, just washed it out yesterday. When its straightened its about MBL...i had SO many random ppl at work that never speak to me come up and tell me how pretty i am with straight hair,it made me feel ugly bc i love my curls

Everybody wanted to be my friend when i straightened my hair. We'll see how it goes today.
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Originally Posted by SmilingElephant
People are so stupid sometimes. Your hair looks beautiful both ways. Some people still think straight hair is better while others burn their hair trying to get curls....maybe it was just the change and the new look that really got their attention. Don't let them make you feel bad, they have no idea that to have such beautiful straight hair you have to take care of your curly hair and refrain from using a ton of heat.
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So i had my hair blown out, just washed it out yesterday. When its straightened its about MBL...i had SO many random ppl at work that never speak to me come up and tell me how pretty i am with straight hair,it made me feel ugly bc i love my curls

Everybody wanted to be my friend when i straightened my hair. We'll see how it goes today.
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Originally Posted by SmilingElephant
People are so stupid sometimes. Your hair looks beautiful both ways. Some people still think straight hair is better while others burn their hair trying to get curls....maybe it was just the change and the new look that really got their attention. Don't let them make you feel bad, they have no idea that to have such beautiful straight hair you have to take care of your curly hair and refrain from using a ton of heat.
Originally Posted by Ericachristina
People are brainwashed, or should I say unenlightened. I know that because I'm partly brainwashed the other way - I often think some straight hair looks boring when it's perfectly nice, it is just I'm conditioned to prefer texture now. And we all know how conditioned most people are to compliment straight hair. Trust me, many people who much prefer curls/waves are out there. I will bet you look stunning with your natural hair.

You know, I have friends who've occasionaly curled their hair but I would never had said 'oh, you look so better, you should do that everyday' - it would be ridiculous and I'm sure they'd be offended. But because straight hair has become so normalised people feel free to say that kind of thing to curlies. Even though like Erica Christina says, straightened hair only looks good when you don't do it regularly, because of the heat damage.

To be fair it probably is partly that people feel like when we look different they should comment, to acknowledge we've done something special. They don't mean it badly, and after all it is a compliment to you as you're the one making either style look good.
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UK based wavy

Mostly waves, but curls and straight bits too!
Fine to medium, high porosity, medium density, very low elasticity
Highlights damage (growing it out), seems to like protein and need lots of moisture.

Cleanse - CJDF, trying out low poos ; Co wash- Uk chemist brands, Urtekram Rose or Aloe, Hairveda Amala Cream Rinse; RO - varies, Tigi Moisture Maniac, Desert Essence Coconut ; Leave in - Keracare natural textures; Sealant - argan oil
Trying out new things, still looking.
I don't know what is up with the people at Ulta, but everytime I go in something ridiculous is said. Last month one of the workers said she loved my hair and said she "had to touch it", which she proceeded to do without asking if it was ok. I almost smacked her hand away!

Then last week another lady who works there commented on my hair and said "your hair naturally does that right? It must be so easy just being able to roll out of bed in the morning and be ready to go!" All I could respond with was "um... It definitely isn't that easy" and was really tempted to give her a break down of my entire curly process.... If only she knew! *smh**

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I think it would be nice if we had a thread on the main forum (where everyone hangs out anyways) about our daily gripes.

Yesterday I saw my cousin for the first time since going CG and within two minutes she said, "You hair looks so pretty. Did you get a perm or did you use a curling iron?"

Funny thing is I have the least uniform curl pattern ever. 2C-3B and anywhere from corkscrews to (mostly) big loopy curls and these random S-waves that change into spirals, Z-s, spirals again, then flick awkwardly so it kind of boggles my mind that I've gotten that question/assumption multiple times. Also I've worn my curly hair in the past. Do people not remember when my hair was shorter and it used to curl semi properly without the aid of CG? It's only once it was sufficiently long that it would frizz out and I'd have to straighten it.

Oh well. At least my lovely cousin didn't bat one eye or give me lip about not shampooing like some clueless straight-haired people do. Also she told me never to straighten it again and that it looks much better this way. I told her I wasn't planning on doing it anytime soon.




Last gripe--everyone touched my curls yesterday. I didn't mind so much because it was day 3 hair and I'm due to wash it but I do get a little annoyed at how people in one breath compliment me of my lack of frizz and then start dismantling a curl before my very eyes.
Originally Posted by dusalocks
Omg, Dusa! I can't remember if you have my exact curl properties or not, but we are at least curl pattern twins!!! I'm 2c-3b (mostly 3a, tho, I think?), also! And I have spirals, ropes, helixes, S's, too!! My hair is very indecisive. Lol!!


And YEESSS. The hair touching. It's like when you are pregnant and people think they have free license to touch your belly. When you have curls people love to "boing" them.

Or, they touch it and say "oh! I didn't think it would be so soft!" Gee, thanks?
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I don't know what is up with the people at Ulta, but everytime I go in something ridiculous is said. Last month one of the workers said she loved my hair and said she "had to touch it", which she proceeded to do without asking if it was ok. I almost smacked her hand away!

Then last week another lady who works there commented on my hair and said "your hair naturally does that right? It must be so easy just being able to roll out of bed in the morning and be ready to go!" All I could respond with was "um... It definitely isn't that easy" and was really tempted to give her a break down of my entire curly process.... If only she knew! *smh**

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Originally Posted by Kawehilani321
Lmao, a little while ago, someone with a straight pixie cut said to me, "I wish I had curly hair, it must be so much easier to be able to wash it and not have to do anything to it". My response was similar to yours, "it's not quite that easy...."
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Omg, Dusa! I can't remember if you have my exact curl properties or not, but we are at least curl pattern twins!!! I'm 2c-3b (mostly 3a, tho, I think?), also! And I have spirals, ropes, helixes, S's, too!! My hair is very indecisive. Lol!!
Originally Posted by Jas76
Yes, I should've mentioned this earlier because I remember you saying that in another thread and it made me feel better about my hair's multiple personality disorder because I love your hair. I love my hair too, but I'm just extra critical of it when this section is super springy and shoots up one-two inches shorter than the rest and this other section is super wavy and decides to just "beach out" all lazily. So it's like 2C for a few inches then 3A mostly and 3B underneath roughly. But my hair can and will play switcharoo on me. Earlier this week my left side which is less 3B/3A more 3A/2C went schizo and was totally curly! Yet the right was still more dry and tangled but wanted to be wavier. Weirdness!


Okay guys. Got a new curly hair gripe. We were waiting in line to get gas and my friend looks at the person putting gas in front of us and goes, "That woman needs to comb her hair." So I glanced briefly and said, "She already has." Friend: "No she hasn't! I mean the lady in front of us." Me: "I know. The woman who looks like she stuck her finger in an electrical socket. I see her. She obviously does comb her hair and she shouldn't." Friend: "What do you mean?" Me: "I mean she has curly hair, she just doesn't know what to with it. I never comb my hair outside the shower. And I only do that three times a week."

Friend: (Silent! Mind blown!)
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

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Last edited by dusalocks; 04-09-2013 at 12:41 AM.
Oh this thread is the story of my life! Lol. I have started to wear my hair curly lately and people at my job asked if I had a perm and if it was real yet when my hair is straight customers then ask if I'm wearing a wig. -___-
My curly gripe today is: dealing with the wild range of curl types on my head! I've got S curls, ropey curls, ringlets, corkichelli, spirals. I'm like why can't it just be uniform?
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Oh this thread is the story of my life! Lol. I have started to wear my hair curly lately and people at my job asked if I had a perm and if it was real yet when my hair is straight customers then ask if I'm wearing a wig. -___-
Originally Posted by Aimskyy
I've heard that too. One girl was so rude as to ask me on my facebook wall (this was thankfully in 2006 when facebook was actually still cool and intimate) if those pictures of me with straight hair were with a wig. Now that I'm back to curly for the first time in years they think it's a perm.
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

Then last week another lady who works there commented on my hair and said "your hair naturally does that right? It must be so easy just being able to roll out of bed in the morning and be ready to go!" All I could respond with was "um... It definitely isn't that easy" and was really tempted to give her a break down of my entire curly process.... If only she knew!
Originally Posted by Kawehilani321
this must be a common misconception among straighties. A couple of months ago I had to go into work early, and when I got there my hair was still drying and clipped at the roots. I passed another coworker in the hall (there were only a few of us there at that hour) and she said, "You know you have clips in your hair, right?" And I told her yes, that my hair wasn't quite dry enough to take them out. She asked what they were for, and when I told her, she said, "Oh, I'm glad to know it doesn't just look perfect on its own every day!" And I was flattered that she thinks my hair looks perfect, and also perplexed that she thought it didn't take any work to get it to look how it does. I think people with straight hair really think there's no effort involved at all, which is a teeny bit annoying but also kind of cute. Let 'em be jealous of my "effortless" hair, lol!

Dusalocks and Jas, I think we're hair triplets! Waves? Check. One side that waves at the roots and then spirals at the ends? Check. A bunch of random 3A bits? Check. A whole lotta 3B bits, mostly underneath where no one but me knows they're there? Check!
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