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Old 03-25-2007, 05:39 AM   #1
 
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Default This model...Her hair...My hair..(My pics and model's pics)

After going through the agony of embracing my "natural" curls, I realized that I did not have them. I have waves instead. Since the procedure of accepting one's self takes a long time, I decided that not making my hair something it's not takes less time.... So this is the model.....









......and this is me......









.......and I want hair like her...........
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Old 03-25-2007, 07:41 AM   #2
 
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Buy yourself a nice curling iron because that's how she achieved those waves.
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Old 03-25-2007, 07:41 AM   #3
 
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Your hair could totally look like that! All you need to do is blow it out, and then either set it all over in rollers, or use a medium barrell curling iron to individually make all those curls!

Basically what I'm saying is, no one has curls like that.
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Old 03-25-2007, 07:43 AM   #4
 
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why not just embrace your waves?

and buy a curling iron for when you want your hair to look like that
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Old 03-26-2007, 07:19 AM   #5
 
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but I've seen people with natural curls like that...
Are hot rollers damaging for the hair, btw?
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Old 03-26-2007, 07:27 AM   #6
 
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Actually, I think you could get hair similar to that. Use products that don't weigh your hair down at all and promote as much curl as possible, then when it's wet you may have to finger-curl each one a bit, and hairspray it like crazy to get it to stay (so it would be stiff), but I think it would look a lot like that.



And I have about 5 times as much hair as that model, but my curls can definitely look like that by just conditioning, wrapping in a towel, and then working though some gel. That's it, and that's what I do every day. It only comes out like that about once a month (I have no idea why, the weather maybe?) but when it does, it's pretty awesome and I get lots of compliments! My hair is a lot curlier than yours though. . . so the random days when it looks like the model's is one of it's least-curly days.
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Old 03-26-2007, 10:02 AM   #7
 
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I have that curl pattern with certain products. Abba weightless gel and garnier fructis curl & shine leave in usually do that for me. As long as it's not humid that is.
Mine doesn't stay nice and neat like that though. I assume from the looks of it that's a curling iron job but who knows?

I need that haircut, it's nice!
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Old 03-26-2007, 11:05 AM   #8
 
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Abba weightless gel and garnier fructis curl & shine leave in usually do that for me.
I don't think I can find the Abba weightless gel here. I have the Garnier fructis curl & shine mousse, but not the leave in. Should I use it in place of the mousse?
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Old 03-26-2007, 01:48 PM   #9
 
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I can't use the leave in as a styler. I use it under a gel. I mentioned abba weightless because it's super light weight and strong hold. I get mine off ebay if I can't find it locally.

Sorry I can't be more helpful on a brand of gel in your location
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I can't use the leave in as a styler. I use it under a gel. I mentioned abba weightless because it's super light weight and strong hold. I get mine off ebay if I can't find it locally.

Sorry I can't be more helpful on a brand of gel in your location
i use the GF C&S or S&S leavein as a styler. I even use the CO's like fortifying dry and damaged or C&S rinseout CO as leavein and styler. keep experimenting. also try overnight plopping w wet hair.
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Old 03-27-2007, 01:03 AM   #11
 
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I think it's realistic to try to get that hair. What I don't think is realistic is getting the kind of part she has in her hair. The way it's all piled up on top of her head just so. That happened for the split-second it took to snap the photo and would be hard to replicate without a lot of hairspray and/or hairpins. And even if you could achieve it, it would look weird and not very natural or touchable.

But I've had loose, loopy waves like that, on magical days when the planets were all aligned. They were all really even and regulaly shaped too, just like hers. It was strange, let me tell you! My hair is often curlier than hers, but it depends on the weather or something and sometimes it's looser. I never have had consistent hair like that, though. Curly hair just isn't very consistent. I think the sooner we all realize that, the happier we are.

Anyway, I recall my hair was in extra good condition at the time. The products I was using were a mixture of Jessicurl CCSS, Rockin' Ringlets layered over re:Coil. I think I was using Elucence as a conditioner at the time.

My hair hasn't done that in a while because I haven't had the $$$ to blow on those hair products. So it's a distant memory for me.
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Old 03-27-2007, 10:38 PM   #12
 
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OMG - you have beautiful hair! It's not as curly as the models, but I think it looks great... just my 2 cents.
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Old 03-28-2007, 10:54 AM   #13
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That's what happened to me - I found out that my hair is actually wavy, not curly. Though it gets wavier and gets some curlies here and there in very humid weather, my hair could never get as curly as the model's, not with all the mousse and gel in the world. My hair looks almost exactly like your's.

I know people said jokingly to use a curling iron, but I will use a curling iron on occasion with good results. My hair holds a curl pretty well. Debra Messing has naturally wavy hair and blows her's out and curls it with two different sizes of curling irons. She does this almost every day, and lets it rest during the weekends. I couldn't imagine. Though, curling mine manually once in a while doesn't seem to do any damage. I use a leave-in conditioner and gel first. It takes a good half-hour to do.
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:32 AM   #14
 
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OMG - you have beautiful hair! It's not as curly as the models, but I think it looks great... just my 2 cents.
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I just got two new products yesterday. One of them is culled silk 'n' shine. I don't know if anyone has heard of it. It's really good. It's a cream and a gel at the same time, so it makes my hair curlier and less frizzy but soft, unlike the mousse and gels I usually use. It's still the first day I use it so I don't know how I'll feel about it after a month, but for now it's working pretty good. Getting closer to the mosel's hair
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:52 AM   #15
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I bet you could do that with rag rollers too.

But this year, wavy is WAY in!
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I would use a mousse and a little conditioning gel like Making Waves, then scrunch with a paper towl and arrange carefully. My pattern is like that only a bit tighter and the pieces aren't as big. Wish they were! But mousse for extra body and gel for hold. Not too much.

P.S. I have been seeing a lot of runway models with the front part of the hair pinned using those long clips so it waves the way they want to around the face. Just started doing this myself and it's a vast improvement. Then it will frame your face the way you want (not the way IT wants!).
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I think a less-styled-looking version of that look is surely achievable. I can get it with twirling and product and wrapping in an Aquis (and the requisite sacrifices to the hair and weather godesses). Key for me is the twirling or roping ... otherwise I have rather a cloud of hair. I like curl-enhancing sprays mid-day but haven't found a great one since B&BW discontinued Curl on Cue, though I like Mister Right.

Your hair is very pretty!
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