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Old 02-21-2007, 06:18 PM   #1
 
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Because I am not 2b/3a. Looking at the pics on here, I've realized I am a 3a that is right now very flat and non-uniform, but a 3a nonetheless. Looking at all of my hair, I am definitely 3, not 2...but when I examine each curl, it is straight at the root (common issue) and kinda limp-ish right now, but even in the 'waves' I thought most of my hair was I can see either the definite curling in the last inches or the 'corners' all along the way where the curls would be. I do also have genuine waves tossed in, and that annoying straight part at the nape of my neck.

I'm still using sulfates and 'cones, so I guess I'll have to get them back in shape with some real TLC.

Funny, the individual curls look limp and funky, but my hair all together actually looks full and curly ('cept the nape). Thank you, tons o' hair. Turns out you've saved my appearance far more than I ever thought!

ETA: Today I air-dried with no gels/mousses/product in my hair to see. Just some condish to keep it smoothed down, no curl-enhancing measures. Condish prolly weighed it down a bit... :x Oh well!
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Old 02-21-2007, 06:31 PM   #2
 
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I should add that the bulk of it really is 'the bulk'...I don't have all those separated spirals some of you have. My hair just kinda stays together in a mass of hair no matter how clumped or unclumped it is. That's the only way I can explain it.
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What is your styling "method" and what products are you using? I ask because the CO you use, the way you handle your hair while in the shower and applying the styling product(s) plus whether you scrunch, "plop" and/or diffuse dry may have to do with what appears to be lack of definition. I think also in another thread you mentioned you use shampoo, maybe if you decided to try "full CG" your hair would become fully hydrated, this gives our hair the ability to assume its true curling pattern in a more uniform way.
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Old 02-24-2007, 05:58 AM   #4
 
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I should add that the bulk of it really is 'the bulk'...I don't have all those separated spirals some of you have. My hair just kinda stays together in a mass of hair no matter how clumped or unclumped it is. That's the only way I can explain it.
I have the same problem. The top of my hair is becoming an uncurled poof, while the ends curl.
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Old 02-24-2007, 07:28 PM   #5
 
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What is your styling "method" and what products are you using? I ask because the CO you use, the way you handle your hair while in the shower and applying the styling product(s) plus whether you scrunch, "plop" and/or diffuse dry may have to do with what appears to be lack of definition. I think also in another thread you mentioned you use shampoo, maybe if you decided to try "full CG" your hair would become fully hydrated, this gives our hair the ability to assume its true curling pattern in a more uniform way.
Well, I just left in some of my 'coney suave professionals condish, did a few scrunches and yep, plopped...and I do use sulfate shampoo! I am trying to wrangle myself some nice at least CGish products to use, but lack of car = dependence issues. Bleh. Thanks for the advice, HWHC!

And thanks for relating, embudini...what's funny is, even when it's not frizzy and it's looking nice, it's still not 'separated' as some curls are...guess I'll see if I even like that look when I start being nice to it (hopefully soon)!

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Old 02-24-2007, 08:11 PM   #6
 
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I don't have "separated" curls either. The front/sides aren't so bad but the back just tends to be an undefined mass (or mess!). Don't know whether it's my hair or my technique with products, ie can't see what I'm doing at the back and don't distribute stuff properly.
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Old 02-24-2007, 09:15 PM   #7
 
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Man, I wish I could show you all pics of what I'm talking about, because I'm not talking about it being undefined - it can have great definition, but it still all sticks together, no matter how big or small the clumps are. They just all go together...you know how straighties' hair stays in one mass? Well, mine is curly but it stays together like that, too. (Or maybe years of brushing have messed up my image of my hair?)
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