Straight vs. Curly . . . Post Your Pics!

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The straight pic is almost a year old(taken last winter), and the curly pic is from this past spring.




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Originally Posted by curlylew66
Wow! Really pretty hair!
Originally Posted by Ryanne
I agree it as amazing! My jaw actually dropped when I saw it! Pls tell us your secrets!!! I'd love my hair to look like that, perfect little glossy curls, no frizz at all! Tell me tell me tell me......
Wow so pretty everyone! This topic was a fun idea. Proves that people really look great when they embrace what they have. Yay curly hair!

Here's my pictures. Pay no attention to the flower headband, it was Easter.
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3a to 3b Medium/Coarse iii, Protein Sensitive

Occasional Cleanser: EO Products Sweet Orange Shampoo
Conditioners: VO5 or Suave Conditioners (Co-wash), GVP Conditioning Balm (Rinse Out/Leave In), AOHR (Deep Treat)
Stylers: Herbal Essences Set Me Up Gel, Karen's Body Beautiful Hair Nectar (SOTC)

My turn! My straight haired pictures aren't the best, but they are all I could find. We were going on a cruiser ride wearing mustaches for my friend's birthday. So that's why I'm wearing a mustache in the straight hair pic. The third one was taken today.
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fine & thin, 3A/3B Botticelli curls
Started CG July 6, 2008

Current experiments:
- Deva Low Poo (every 3 days)
- Suave Naturals coconut conditioner for cowash
- AOHR for detangling the length
- KCKT/KCCC combo
- Diffuse with the Deva Fuser

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The straight pic is almost a year old(taken last winter), and the curly pic is from this past spring.




Originally Posted by eccentric_kurlz
you really rock those curls! gorgeous!
2b/3a in Vancouver, Canada
loving my own homemade Satsuma scented agave spiked FSG

yup, I'm an unabashed PJ!
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Wow! Really pretty hair!
Originally Posted by Ryanne
I agree it as amazing! My jaw actually dropped when I saw it! Pls tell us your secrets!!! I'd love my hair to look like that, perfect little glossy curls, no frizz at all! Tell me tell me tell me......
Originally Posted by kat180

Of course I will tell Thank you so much for the compliment.

In that photo I had used creme of nature shampoo, a tiny amount of CK and gradually added Joiwhip mousse while diffusing.

My current routine I have eliminated the creme of nature.
I am using VO5 conditioners for washing. Still small amounts of CK and have switched my beloved Joiwhip to Pantene Ice Shine Mousse while diffusing.
And I diffuse till my hair is completely dry. I hate the feeling of wet hair.

The Ice Shine is CG friendly and over ten dollars cheaper!!

I have a some layers in my hair and my texture is like pipe cleaners. I can honestly make it go and stay in a bunch of different directions. But it feels soft to the touch.
I had to really dig to find these, and this picture is not just pre-CG and straight, it's also pre-Proactiv. (EEK!) In 2006:



And this week:



I also look a lot older, I guess.
Originally Posted by msjanani
Last time my hair was straight (from a salon):

(Trust me, I'm wearing a strapless dress there!)

Embracing the waves:
Originally Posted by helloitsio
You gals & your waves are so cute!!!


Straight...from like...3 years ago. My mother always had to do it, I could never reach the back of my head, and even with her straightening it, it took like 2 hours.
When straight it was so straw-like and whispy and wouldn't stay in an elastic or clip.






And then curly! Much better.
3c....and plenty of it.
Trying to survive with an Engineering major and excessively curly hair in the USA's third most dangerous city.

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^^keep the curls keep the curls!!!! omg i LOVE your hair!!!
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^^keep the curls keep the curls!!!! omg i LOVE your hair!!!
Originally Posted by empressri
Me too! I wish that my curls were so tight in the back.
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^^keep the curls keep the curls!!!! omg i LOVE your hair!!!
Originally Posted by empressri
Me too! I wish that my curls were so tight in the back.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
Yes, they are stunning! I wish mine were tight like that too ... sigh ....
2b/3a in Vancouver, Canada
loving my own homemade Satsuma scented agave spiked FSG

yup, I'm an unabashed PJ!
For up to $10 off at iherb.com, use this code: DEY827
Everyone has such gorgeous curls on this thread!!

This was about a month ago; I straightened it just to see the length:



Curly!

Alright I have to play! I hope my pics work... the staight one is a bit blurry but it was the best I could find! Sorry They are so big
I can't believe how different everyone looks!!

*Justine*
3a/M/ii with some 2c thrown in some days just below shoulders (growing to mid back)
CGish since 6/8/08 -- one low sulfate wash on 6/7 Completely CG since 8/8/08
Loving Lavender mist, CG "Glisten to Me" spray, KBB hair milk and KCCC
Currently Trying Pink Boots, Tightly Wound, KBB, Kenra condish and anything else I can get my hot little PJ hands on.
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I want to play!
3A- Current products: EMBS, B2B Pom, Pink Boots

Last edited by Eire; 01-30-2009 at 09:25 PM.
I want to play!

Straight:


and curly:
Originally Posted by Eire
I love the curls! Your hair looks so touchably soft. Is that the tightly wound that did that? The Loreal melting gel made my hair crunchy ... so you put re:coil on and then spritz the tightly wound before scrunching? Sorry for all the questions!
2b/3a in Vancouver, Canada
loving my own homemade Satsuma scented agave spiked FSG

yup, I'm an unabashed PJ!
For up to $10 off at iherb.com, use this code: DEY827
I want to play!

Straight:


and curly:
Originally Posted by Eire
Your curls look stunning! Much better than the straight-it looks so healthy and bouncy- no frizz!
Thanks, curlsabound and kat! You guys are so sweet!

As for my routine, curlsabound, basically after washing/conditioning, I tip my head upside down, completely saturate it with water, rake/scrunch/smooth in a gumball sized glob conditioner, then scrunch in one pump of re:coil. Then I use the tightly wound gel. I don't spray it on; it wouldn't give me enough coverage. I usually just pull off the sprayer and glob it into my hands before scrunching all over. Maybe two or three big globs. Plop for about ten minutes, airdry, then I scrunch out the crunch.

I think the key for softness is the leave-in and the lighter hold gel. I do get pretty crispy while drying, but it scrunches right out and feels great for the rest of the day. The only downside to the softness is that in the back, where my curl pattern is naturally looser, the ringlets sometimes fall out into waves.
3A- Current products: EMBS, B2B Pom, Pink Boots
Alright I have to play! I hope my pics work... the staight one is a bit blurry but it was the best I could find! Sorry They are so big
I can't believe how different everyone looks!!

Originally Posted by JLow


COULD you and your HAIR be ANY MORE bEaUtIfUl! I love it!
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Hair Loves: EcoStyler Olive Oil Gel, Protein Conditioners
Hair Hates: Sulfates, Daily Hair Drenchings with Water, Gels with alot heavy PVP's
Alright I have to play! I hope my pics work... the staight one is a bit blurry but it was the best I could find! Sorry They are so big
I can't believe how different everyone looks!!

Originally Posted by JLow

You're gorgeous! And umm....can I PLEASE have your eyelashes???



COULD you and your HAIR be ANY MORE bEaUtIfUl! I love it!
Originally Posted by multiracialcurls89;769617[/quote
Aww thank you so much!
*Justine*
3a/M/ii with some 2c thrown in some days just below shoulders (growing to mid back)
CGish since 6/8/08 -- one low sulfate wash on 6/7 Completely CG since 8/8/08
Loving Lavender mist, CG "Glisten to Me" spray, KBB hair milk and KCCC
Currently Trying Pink Boots, Tightly Wound, KBB, Kenra condish and anything else I can get my hot little PJ hands on.
http://s108.photobucket.com/albums/n.../Curly%20Hair/

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