seem to be getting a "stringy" curl :[

it dosent seem to clump right, it seems to be very stringy, my hair is most likely only wavy but very thick and it seems to be better when my hair is curlier, but it wont get curly, only very stringyy.
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That's typical of longer hair.
my hair is only to about my shoulders.. not very long
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My first couple of weeks on cg didn't agree with my hair. It wasn't until my third week tht my curls were fully perked back up.

Early on, some find it helpful to be consistent in their product usage unless there is a bad reaction. That way the stuff has some time to work without bouncing from product to product.
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I have been using jessicurl low-poo and conditioner and then CCSS and a gel, so I will stick with that for the next couple of weeks I guess, but I have an event on may 19 where I will need to get dressed up and my hair NEEDS to be nice.. any suggestions?
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I have been using jessicurl low-poo and conditioner and then CCSS and a gel, so I will stick with that for the next couple of weeks I guess, but I have an event on may 19 where I will need to get dressed up and my hair NEEDS to be nice.. any suggestions?
Originally Posted by ycats93921
prom?
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no this parade thing in the town because my grandma is on the city council, so the mayor and such will be there and I dont think I can get away with a ponytail or horrid hair. plus millions of people watching me drive in the car down the parade with horrible hair would not be fun :P
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wow chelsea your hair is REALLY pretty.
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I have been using jessicurl low-poo and conditioner and then CCSS and a gel, so I will stick with that for the next couple of weeks I guess, but I have an event on may 19 where I will need to get dressed up and my hair NEEDS to be nice.. any suggestions?
Originally Posted by ycats93921
I'd just go get it done. I do it sometimes when i want something super nice.
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wow chelsea your hair is REALLY pretty.
Originally Posted by ycats93921
Thanks, so is yours!

anyway I'm not sure what you can do for the parade since i'm also pretty new to the CG thing and I would probably just straighten it.
college student
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my hair DOES NOT straighten well, it turns into a humongus frizzy mess the second it feels wind, so it might not work while riding in a car. lol
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my hair DOES NOT straighten well, it turns into a humongus frizzy mess the second it feels wind, so it might not work while riding in a car. lol
Originally Posted by ycats93921
Do you use a leave in conditioner or a hair serum and do you section it before you straighten it? mine used to get really frizzy when i would just let it air dry and then straighten it but ever since i started using garnier fructis cond. its been a lot smoother.
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I had been using a straightening spray, my hair is REALLY thick. [some hairdressed said it was 3x the normal] it wasnt until recently that my hair became curly, my mom said it was puberty... wahoo so I am kind of at loss with what to do with curls, I had them was I am really little and then went stick straight [but still thick] and then when I turned 13 it turn curly [I am almost 15 now.] I was hiding behind my straightener and ponytails then a friend told me about this site and here I am...
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I had been using a straightening spray, my hair is REALLY thick. [some hairdressed said it was 3x the normal] it wasnt until recently that my hair became curly, my mom said it was puberty... wahoo so I am kind of at loss with what to do with curls, I had them was I am really little and then went stick straight [but still thick] and then when I turned 13 it turn curly [I am almost 15 now.] I was hiding behind my straightener and ponytails then a friend told me about this site and here I am...
Originally Posted by ycats93921
It's not unusual for curl development to kick in at puberty. Hopefully some curlies here that went through that can help you out. I was a curly kid, so I'm no help there. Are you just curling at the ends or at the roots too?

I hear you about the thick hair and straightening. I'm not sure how curly you are - your avatar is small for my eyes, lol, and the parts I can see are the straight parts. But, I think that some thick hair just can't take the flat iron long term. It will either not be very effective, or it will be efective, but just break your hair off.

If I get mine straightened, my stylist won't even use a flat iron on me. He sets my hair in large rollers under a bonnet dryer and then uses the fat brush with a blowdryer for any remaining bits.
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
I need to get a fotki for pictures. my hair is curly on the crown and top layers and almost a wavy area on the underlayers.. they straighten easily, I am going to need to find some curlies who also got curls at puberty and ask for advice. I will look into getting a fotki
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okay added a public fotki, some of the straight hair pics look okay but five minutes later they got poofy and bigger, so I dont know...
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Which gel are you using for styling? Different gels give you smaller or larger clumps -- you want larger ones.
which ones would clump better?
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In general, thin gels give smaller clumps and thicker gels give bigger ones. Protein-heavy gels sometimes are small-clumping (like Abba Weightless). But these rules aren't carved in stone.

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