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Old 08-25-2013, 01:25 AM   #1
 
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Yesterday I watched the Curly Girl DVD. I was amazed at how good their hair looked. Absolutely no frizz at all!

Is that for real? Has anyone achieved a similar frizz free look for any prolonged period of time?
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There are a lot of variables, from your lifestyle to weather conditions to hair properties. The Devachan salons may well have a controlled environment, air conditioning maintaining a fixed temperature and humidity level. It probably helps having someone style you that can see 360 degrees of your head. Have you seen the before and after threads?

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Old 08-25-2013, 06:13 AM   #3
 
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I am frizz free until I step outside, touch my hair, put a shirt on, etc, lol. In my experience, it's unrealistic to have frizz FREE hair. I aim for minimal frizz.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:42 AM   #4
 
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There are a lot of variables, from your lifestyle to weather conditions to hair. The Devachan salons may well have a controlled environment, air conditioning maintaining a fixed temperature and humidity level.
Yes, that was what I was thinking exactly. It seems like an add and you never know what happens behind the screens. However... I did an internet search for pictures of Lorraine Massey and she just looks amazing in every single one of them.

That makes me wonder. In her book she does not mention things like dew point, porosity or coarse/fine at all. Still she has amazing hair. The fact that she does not mention these makes me think she doesn't regard them as important? Or am I wrong there?

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Yes I did. I've seen really beautiful women with the most beautiful curls. I just wonder if people can maintain frizzfree hair for any prolonged period of time.
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There are a lot of variables, from your lifestyle to weather conditions to hair. The Devachan salons may well have a controlled environment, air conditioning maintaining a fixed temperature and humidity level.
Yes, that was what I was thinking exactly. It seems like an add and you never know what happens behind the screens. However... I did an internet search for pictures of Lorraine Massey and she just looks amazing in every single one of them.

That makes me wonder. In her book she does not mention things like dew point, porosity or coarse/fine at all. Still she has amazing hair. The fact that she does not mention these makes me think she doesn't regard them as important? Or am I wrong there?

Yes I did. I've seen really beautiful women with the most beautiful curls. I just wonder if people can maintain frizzfree hair for any prolonged period of time.
I think Lorraine Massey sees all curly hair as porous, which it is not. I imagine she does her hair shortly before most photos or videos are done, she might then be in a climate controlled salon or studio or car much of the time. Perhaps her hair clumps easily, naturally or perhaps it's because she's been styling and cutting her own hair this way so long she is really in tune with it.

Jessica McGuinty from Jessicurl always looks good too, both ladies have a strong and neat curl pattern. I often wonder if it's those at the extremes who struggle most - weak wavies, very dry, very low porosity for example. I haven't read it, but some of the regulars here prefer the Live Curly Live Free e-book to Curly Girl.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:44 AM   #6
 
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I'll have a look around for that e-book. Thanks for mentioning it!

I guess it gets easier the better you know what your hair is like and what it needs. I've just started, so I get kind of confused by how my hair is behaving lots of the time. But that's a whole different subject

Still I think it is wonderful to realize that it is possible in one way or the other to have beautiful curls. Even if they are climate controlled
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:26 AM   #7
 
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I think maybe it is possible for some people (though few, I would imagine). I'm with Chloe on this one, I just aim for minimal frizz and I think my hair 'journey' got easier once I accepted that.
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:14 AM   #8
 
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Hahaha- not for me! I finally have shine and definition...oh and frizz. Can't seem to get away from it:/
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Hahaha- not for me! I finally have shine and definition...oh and frizz. Can't seem to get away from it:/
Me too!
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You know what? Under normal, everyday circumstances, even straighties don't have frizz-free hair, or at least not perfectly smooth hair. I was getting really hung up on frizz, and then I started looking at all the heads of hair around me, and realized there was frizz on every single one of them. Even the most beautiful heads of hair had some level of frizz. So now I don't worry too much about being frizz and just try to keep the curls nice--if your curls look good, no one is really going to look at the frizz anyway.
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:18 PM   #11
 
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That is sooo true!

Since I learned about how to take care of my curls I started looking around how other people had their hair. Most do have frizz. Some have loads of frizz.
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i mean i have frizz when i step outside and its windy out. putting on a shirt. I just learned to deal with it.
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I always have frizz. The only way I can get frizz-free (and not even completely) is if I put A TON of gel in my hair and don't SOTC. I prefer frizz to untouchable curls. As long as they have definition, I don't mind a little frizz
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I found that if when styling my hair, that I don't pay or take my fingers thru my hair... No frizz. For me too much styling=frizz. So I can achieve frizz free hair as long as I use no humectants & gel.
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But I'd rather frizzy hair to hard hair any day.
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I can have frizz free days but I have no volume. If I want volume which I love that means a little frizz, but too me its too much frizz but to the average joe it's nothing. In fact, I get more compliments when my hair has more frizz. For me it is a very very delicate balance. One or two more scrunches and it's over!
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:16 AM   #17
 
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Mine looks pretty good until I step outside

Yesterday I was having an icky hair day and someone actually said that I had nice hair, lol. I was going to go off on a tangent about what a frizzy mess it was but I stopped myself and accepted the compliment, as shocked as I was.

I obsess with the amount of frizz I have so much that I let it ruin my day sometimes. I need to take on the "minimal frizz is good" approach.

Great thread idea, by the way!
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Lots of ladies twirl their hair to set it which reduces frizz because they are making perfect clumps.

I just can not be bothered.

My hair is naturally fuzzy. And that's ok. The curls that DO clump are AWESOME!! But someday that fuzz is going to give me some wickedly LARGE hair.

Can't wait.
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There is a certain amount of frizz (frizz being defined as unclumped hair) that just comes with 3c hair, but I think for my tighter curl pattern I can achieve pretty frizz free hair.

Now for my it's all in the styling. My hair doesn't change much from inside to outside. I can tell when my hair is wet how frizzy it will look later.
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What gets me is that right after I've used some good styling products and let my hair air-dry, then loosen it up a bit, I have soft, fairly nice curls, although a bit bushy at the crown -- (3b/3c, with varied textures).

Then I go outside (beach town in SoCal) for a walk, and my hair not only frizzes but fuzzes and loses that softness.

I'm still looking for that product that will prevent this. Any ideas?
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