Go Back   CurlTalk > Hair > General Discussion about Curly Hair

View Poll Results: Is your hair high maintenance?
Yes 30 50.85%
No 24 40.68%
Other...if there is any. 5 8.47%
Voters: 59. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-29-2005, 12:40 PM   #21
 
jeepcurlygurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 14,671
Default

I voted no.

I no longer worry about every little bit of frizz or whether it's a windy humid day.

I never get second day hair, so I wet it every day, but then I just put in gel, plop a bit while I put on my face, scrunch it and go. I never really style my hair.

I use cheap products that are easy to find, so that saves me time and money.

If it gets too wild, I just put it in a pony.
__________________
In Western PA
Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, Ojon Restorative Treatment, oils, honey, vinegar.
http://public.fotki.com/jeepcurlygurl/ password jeepy **updated Feb 2014**
https://www.facebook.com/lifetheuniverseandtodd
jeepcurlygurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2005, 06:50 AM   #22
 
blanclila's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,215
Default

Low. I at least rinse it every day and usually wash it,
meaning conditioner wash and occasional shampoo if I really need it.
This is at night after the gym. Then in the morning
I mist it down with lavender water and use some gel. That's it!
__________________
wavy / coarse / thick
blanclila is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2005, 10:49 AM   #23
 
petitfox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 608
Default

I think my hair is pretty low maintenance now. It's healthier, softer and the texture is more even since I started CG. I found some really nice products now, and I got used to my reality that in Europe, I have a limited choice .
I also accept my hair as it is, I do get a challenging day once in a while, but I'm pretty happy, even with my frizzies.

I spend some time with my hair when I wash it, apply products, air dry, but I don't think about my hair so much the rest of the time. Ah... finally free space in my brain!
The only thing is that I run every morning, so I often have to wet and restyle it afterwards..
__________________
2C-3A. PW: on request
Love:Jessicurl WDT+Too Shea, Coconut Oil, Aveda Rosemary Mint shampoo, BRHG and Curls Rock Creme.
petitfox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2005, 11:02 AM   #24
 
KurlyGurl708's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 150
Send a message via MSN to KurlyGurl708 Send a message via Yahoo to KurlyGurl708
Default

I feel like my hair is high maintenence in the fact that I have a lot of steps & products that I have to use in my routine to get the best results. All the products are under $5.99, so it's not high maintenence in that aspect, but as fat as work, I'd say it's high maintenence.
__________________
3b/c texturized hair.
KurlyGurl708 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2005, 12:20 PM   #25
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 5,095
Default

From reading all of the replies my impression is that some of us look upon high/low maintenance as different things. Some of you that answered low is to me high and the opposite. Funny.
I guess it could all depend on how much we had to do before we came to this place..
__________________

Kurlee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2005, 12:44 PM   #26
 
Cheleigh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 634
Default

I said no. It is high maintenance compared to my fully relaxed hair, but that's only because I spent "zero" time doing anything to promote my hair's health before--I rarely even washed it myself. So now, comparatively speaking, it is high maintenance, but really, it takes me about 15 minutes to get it ready for bed at night and another 15 minutes to style it in the morning. My cowash days are about 1 hour, and my 'poo wash days take about 2.5.

Now, if you count the time I spend "thinking and planning" my hair, and the time I spend on hair web sites, then yes, it's extremely high maintainence--but that's all my choice!
__________________
Natural pics: http://picturetrail.com/shelacious
pw: kinky
Hair type: Spongy & kinky texture. Coily & curly strands.
Cheleigh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2005, 10:05 PM   #27
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 254
Default Not high maintenance any more!

I said NO, because now that my hair is short, it's easy, easy, easy! However, when it was long, it was ultra-high maintenance. If you want to know why I went short, look on this site for Articles (I think you can find it from the home page), and see the one by Michelle on chemotherapy!
__________________
Suburban DC area.
RylandCurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2005, 10:49 PM   #28
 
~curlyfry~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 357
Default

i voted "other," since it's a little bit of both. i make it all the way to 7th day hair each week. all i have to do is spritz my hair with water and smooth on a bit of product. but later in the day, i have to check my hair in the mirror every once in a while to see if i need to "fluff" from beneath or change my part or smooth down some frizz. but even though my hair requires frequent "check-ups," i don't have to do much to it.
__________________
3b. Tight, brown corkscrew ringlets; down to the middle of my back with sideswept bangs that I "straighten" by tucking behind my ear while drying.
College freshman and hair product junkie. Not a good combo! haha!
~curlyfry~ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2005, 10:15 PM   #29
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 148
Default

No, not since I cut it short (chin-length) this summer and since I've been in college.

It's great and I even like it poofy the second day. I have my products figured out, and I'm not really letting it bother me any more. I've hardly been on these forums at all.

College is awesome. I've gotten so many more hair compliments here than I ever did at high school.
__________________
3b and botticelli,
loving my curly hair!

Do whatever works for you. Who cares whether you're violating curly "doctrine"?
acorn~oak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2005, 10:29 PM   #30
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 3,361
Default

My hair has been high-maintenance my whole life, even when it was straighter. I'd get awful tangles in my straight hair when I was a kid. In puberty it went pouffy and I was always brushing the heck out of it to make it straight. Finally, at 28, I figured out I have loose curls. Now I have to deal with never, ever knowing how it will turn out. I can use the same products and method from one day to the next and get anything from lazy waves to spiral curls. It's just totally unreliable, and that to me is high-maintenance. The only thing I can seem to control now is frizz; I know what products I can rely on in that respect.
__________________
"For many years the National Pretend Speed Limit was fifty-five miles per hour"--Dave Barry

PW: frizzella
modegrrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2005, 03:34 PM   #31
 
banjocurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,036
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lushaholic
I put yes, because on the days that I wash it, it takes me forever to go through the routine, plopping, airdrying, etc. It's fairly easy on the in-between days though, if I've done it right on the first day.
I know what you mean--for me it is just the drying that takes forever, and if i only use 1 product itis a lot less. i'd say mine is pretty low maint--exc for the above little wrinkle
__________________
Susan suburban NY
3b going gray, not thick, waist length when wet, a bit below shoulders when dry
CG since 11/11/04
http://public.fotki.com/banjolady/
PW: banjo
HG: suave and honey for co-wash, deva, i use garnier fructis regular CO's or boots pink or white as leave ins and LA looks sport gel. plop w microfiber turban, then curl towel scrunch, then another turban.i sleep with the turban on. little one minute hair styling videos http://www.youtube.com/user/lazycurls
banjocurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2005, 08:48 PM   #32
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 248
Default

I said yes- because it's VERY high-mantinence. No matter if straight or curly, it tkes so much time to style. And it's so difficult to work with! it's wavy at the top and curly underneath, PLUS very dry.. so I have a difficult time styling it to make it 'perfect'. I get lots of complements on my hair, but personally I feel it's irritating. I do so many treatments on it and spend so much money on products- not 'wash and go' with whatever products are lying around. OH well..
__________________
2c-3aish,blonde, fine /normal

PW:curlypictures

HG's:Aura Hypo. Gel, HE Max Hold Mousse, Garnier Curl Construct Mousse, Abba Weightless, Potion 9, Honey, CON Shampoo, Suave Milk/Honey Condish, Aveda LE Smoothing Fluid, Garnier Sleek and Shine serem
blondie1017 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2005, 09:00 PM   #33
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 598
Default

I say yes, because it takes effort for me to go straight...it takes effort for me to go curly. Most of the time I end up washing at night and sticking it in a ponytail in the morning...because my hair isn't the kind that you can just wear down and it look good without taking a ton of time to fix it.
__________________
2b, low porosity, high density, fine, loves protein
jersey8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2005, 09:06 PM   #34
 
Colocha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,034
Default

I voted yes.
__________________
"The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit." Proverbs 18:21

Hair type: 3b/c
Colocha is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Trending Topics[-]hide

Thread Tools
Display Modes



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com