Fluffy Hair vs. Curl Definition

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Hi everyone,

Lately I have preferred having fluffy curls/hair rather than having perfect curl definition and and no frizz. I still get quite a lot of definition and ringlets, but I prefer to fluff them out and enjoy the volume and embrace the frizz.

So I was interested in seeing who enjoys fluffier hair and who can't stand it and prefers perfect definition and no frizz.
3A/3B - Fine - Medium Density
Porosity ~ Medium/High
Shampoo-SMJBCO
Cowash-As I Am Coconut Co-wash
LOC: KCKT-Almond Oil-Devacurl Styling Cream-KCCC
Hair length - APL
Short term goal: BSL
Long term goal:Waist Length
I prefer the middle ground. I have only 2a/2b hair, so if it gets too fluffy, there is hardly any curl. But when I have really good curl definition, boy, is my hair flat! I do like that occasionally, if I'm going for a very elegant look or something, but I aim for the middle: some undefined fluff with some definition.
Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonizing; Oribe Cleansing Creme
RO: IN Harmonizing
LI: As I Am; CJ Beauticurls
Stylers: IN Straight Hair Serum; IN Volumizing Foam; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Styling Gel; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray

Normal- to low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair with a coarse section at back of head
I'm similar to Therese1, esp on day 2+ hair. I don't mind frizz if it means voluminous curls.

2C/3A/f/i
Baby fine hair, medium porosity
Shampoos: SM Fruit Fusion, KCCC, Avalon lemon (to clarify)
Stylers: Homemade Irish Moss Jelly, SCE Volume Foam, Andalou Hairspray
Treatments: Fermented Rice Water, Catnip Tea, Amla tea, Irish Moss
PT: IA Girl's PT and SS PT
Hi everyone,

Lately I have preferred having fluffy curls/hair rather than having perfect curl definition and and no frizz. I still get quite a lot of definition and ringlets, but I prefer to fluff them out and enjoy the volume and embrace the frizz.

So I was interested in seeing who enjoys fluffier hair and who can't stand it and prefers perfect definition and no frizz.
Originally Posted by sarahi
Me too. I prefer chunky fluffy waves.
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I would prefer curl definition, but usually end up with fluff 😞 At the moment I leave it like that because it disguises my loads of 2 inch long baby hairs 😮
2C/3A
shampoo: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose
conditioner: Aubrey Organics Island Naturals
leave-in: Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie
sealing oil: olive, coconut, avocado
gel: Deva

alternating weeks
protein: Aphogee 2 Minute Reconstructor
moisture: Cantu Deep Treatment Masque
I have to have some fluff in my waves because I'm kind of lower density. The fluffier the waves, the more hair it appears that i have. I'm trying to figure out how to get fluffy waves with more volume but less frizz. It seems impossible to achieve all of those at the same time without a curling iron.
Mostly 2b but ranges a-c front to back
Low/med density, course, high porosity
Lo poo: Loreal Eversleek Reparative Smoothing
Cowash: Experimenting
RO: GVP CB
Leave In: KCKT/Tres Bot/Experimenting
Deep condition: SM DTM/Experimenting
Protein: Hask Keratin
Styler: Camille Rose CM, LA Looks gel
I like both. It will be nice to be able to have both. Right now because of my density and length I usually go for fluffy hair. I remember when I first became natural I used to hate frizz. It was all about definition. Lol glad I'm no longer that way.
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4a/3c, Low Porosity, Fine Texture
I don't seem to have a choice in the matter - I've never been able to get perfectly defined curls, I always have some frizz/fluff. It's taken me a long time to give up the goal of frizz free curls but I've learnt a level of acceptance now and, like ttoosday, because my hair is low density some fluffiness works well.
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3b in South Australia.
I don't seem to have a choice in the matter - I've never been able to get perfectly defined curls, I always have some frizz/fluff. It's taken me a long time to give up the goal of frizz free curls but I've learnt a level of acceptance now and, like ttoosday, because my hair is low density some fluffiness works well.
Originally Posted by Starmie
And ya know, it works out because I prefer the soft fluffy look anyway. So I have always been happy with the level of fluff that I have. I just kinda wish my curl pattern was a tad tighter in the front, say 2c to 3a, or a tad looser in the back, say to 2.
Mostly 2b but ranges a-c front to back
Low/med density, course, high porosity
Lo poo: Loreal Eversleek Reparative Smoothing
Cowash: Experimenting
RO: GVP CB
Leave In: KCKT/Tres Bot/Experimenting
Deep condition: SM DTM/Experimenting
Protein: Hask Keratin
Styler: Camille Rose CM, LA Looks gel
I go both ways. Probably more defined in the winter bc I'm trying to keep the moisture in. In the summer I use lighter products with less hold and just let it do it's thing. I'm really trying to embrace my frizz and just love my hair whatever it does, which is a bit of a struggle, bc I'm kind of a perfectionist.
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3A-ish, fine, low porosity
Low Poo: Deva LP
No Poo: Deva NP
Clarify: SM JBC Shampoo
Leave in: Usually none- experimenting with DC Set it Free and OM Leave in
Gel: Deva UDG
Deep Condition: SM Fruit Fusion or JBC masque
Oils: various...trying to find a prepoo I like
As of late, I have been embracing the frizz for the volumes sake. My hair can become very flat and body-less if I aim for definition, so currently I'm seeking volume - but not too much or I'll disappear in a giant puff of wavy hair! Sort of in between is right for me.
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My Hair:
3b - Low Porosity - High Density - Medium/Course Strands - Virgin Hair - Armpit Length, Curly


Current Products:
DIY Shampoo
Tresemme Aloe Conditioner
It's a 10 Leave In
Sweet Almond Oil
Tresemme Mousse

Current Length Goal: Waist Length, Curly

Yeah, with fine, thin hair, no fluff at all just looks stringy and flat. I need *some* fluff, not a ton, but some.
CG since May 1, 2016
3a (at the moment), fine, thin, highly porous, no elasticity (bleach and heat damage)
most luck so far with KCKT and KCCC with a little jojoba oil to SOTC *tried diffusing! wow!*
LALSG for high humidity
SM Weightless Texture Spray for refreshing
gelatin PT 2x per week, DT 3x per week
I love the big fluff look. I can still have some great definition with it and I feel that it makes my hair look at its best.i get the most compliments too when it's like that :-D

I would like the best of both worlds and have the volume with no frizz but I think that's just gonna be a dream lol.

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Ahh yes took me so long to figure it out actually but I much prefer using no product and rocking the fluff. I let it air dry with nothing in it and then rub in just some coconut oil or serum for moisture/scent and to get rid of a little of the frizz. But I hate the way my hair feels with product in it. I hate anything sticky or hard. And I hated spending so much money on products that let me down!
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Here's a kind of different question: What do you to to your regimes to get FLUFFY and what do you do to get DEFINED?

I too am working on figuring out fluffy vs defined... and since I am pretty new I would love to see what you girls do?
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2B-3A Fine mixed with medium, dense
Modified CG Method

Current weekly routine:
PrePoo w Coconut Oil
Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl and Shine Shampoo & Conditioner (though the conditioner is kind of poo poo)
Shea Moisture Curl Smoothie
A touch of Shea Moisture Curling Gel Souffle mixed with Pure Aloe Gel
LOVING my hood dryer
Twisted Sister 30 Second Curl Refresher

Once weekly: Olaplex w Bee Mine DC
Bi-monthly: Curl Junkie Repair Me
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NO product!!? I think I would be a frizzy mess for sure.
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2B-3A Fine mixed with medium, dense
Modified CG Method

Current weekly routine:
PrePoo w Coconut Oil
Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl and Shine Shampoo & Conditioner (though the conditioner is kind of poo poo)
Shea Moisture Curl Smoothie
A touch of Shea Moisture Curling Gel Souffle mixed with Pure Aloe Gel
LOVING my hood dryer
Twisted Sister 30 Second Curl Refresher

Once weekly: Olaplex w Bee Mine DC
Bi-monthly: Curl Junkie Repair Me
Here's a kind of different question: What do you to to your regimes to get FLUFFY and what do you do to get DEFINED?

I too am working on figuring out fluffy vs defined... and since I am pretty new I would love to see what you girls do?
Originally Posted by Savagegirl
I find that if I want super defined hair, I would need to use a curl cream and then a gel, air dry, and I wouldn't touch it at any point.

If I want fluffy hair, which I definitely prefer, I would use only a curl cream, and diffuse it, and once it was dry, I would shake it out, and fluff it with my fingers, and a pick.
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3A/3B - Fine - Medium Density
Porosity ~ Medium/High
Shampoo-SMJBCO
Cowash-As I Am Coconut Co-wash
LOC: KCKT-Almond Oil-Devacurl Styling Cream-KCCC
Hair length - APL
Short term goal: BSL
Long term goal:Waist Length

Last edited by sarahi; 08-10-2016 at 07:45 PM.
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How is the frizz factor when you do that? I typically don't use creams because I have fine hair and it weighs it down.. maybe a foam
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2B-3A Fine mixed with medium, dense
Modified CG Method

Current weekly routine:
PrePoo w Coconut Oil
Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl and Shine Shampoo & Conditioner (though the conditioner is kind of poo poo)
Shea Moisture Curl Smoothie
A touch of Shea Moisture Curling Gel Souffle mixed with Pure Aloe Gel
LOVING my hood dryer
Twisted Sister 30 Second Curl Refresher

Once weekly: Olaplex w Bee Mine DC
Bi-monthly: Curl Junkie Repair Me
I love the big fluff look. I can still have some great definition with it and I feel that it makes my hair look at its best.i get the most compliments too when it's like that :-D

I would like the best of both worlds and have the volume with no frizz but I think that's just gonna be a dream lol.

Sent from my SM-N900T using CurlTalk App
Originally Posted by Curliejess
Exactly what you said!
2c/3a
Porosity: low at roots; normal mid-shaft; high at ends
Texture: mix of medium & coarse
Density: medium


Low-Poo: SM Fruit Fusion
RO: GVP Conditioning Balm; Long Hair Don't Care
Stylers*: UFDCM; BRHG; AG Re:Coil; CCCC Lite for Day 2 or 3 refresh
*these are my past go-to stylers. currently going through my product stash trying to find a new routine for more volume.
Occasional use: CJ Repair Me; Jason Dandruff Relief Shampoo 2:1


CG (or mod CG since I low-poo?) since June 2015

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