View Poll Results: satisfied with ur curls when dry and wet?
i love them the way they are 17 35.42%
they are cool when they are wet, but i hate them when they are dry 16 33.33%
they are great when they are dry but i hate them when they are ewt 15 31.25%
Voters: 48. You may not vote on this poll

frizz wars...the trilogy

Me and my curls. i really love them when their wet, just like every other person. but as soon as they dry they get really frizzy.
i know that i will get bombarded with products now. thank u, but i cant buy them, because im in east africa at the moment
so couls someone maybe give me some tips that could help me get rid of the frizz by using simple stuff?
i woul dbe sooooooo gr8ful!
curls 4 life!
I voted for "love 'em the way they are."

Generally, the only time my hair looks really truly awful is when it is in the process of drying. When it's wet, and once it's fully dry, it's good. Not always great, but hey, that's curly hair.

I haven't tried it (yet), but a lot of curlies swear by using a tiny bit of honey in their hair when it's wet, to combat frizz and enhance curls.

Also, be careful not to touch your hair too much while it's drying, as that can cause frizz. Using a t-shirt to blot dry, instead of a terrycloth towel, can help with frizz too.
Previously Joy4ever.
Changed because the "number in place of a word" thing was bugging my no-longer-14-year-old self.
I voted for "love it wet, hate it dry". That's with no product though, because my hair is a big, poufy, frizzy, undefined mass on top of my head with no products.

You could try leaving in conditioner then braiding your hair loosely until it dries, then gently take out the braid, and loosen up the sections just a little. If you can, any gel (without cones) would help too. If you can't get gel, aloe works pretty good. HTH!
3c/b
No 'poo since March 2004
Vo5/Suave/White Rain - co wash
DevaCARE OneC, CK, Dove Curl Defining Styling Creme, Biolage Gelee,
You're in the perfect place to use shea butter like the locals do. It's moisturzing, has a natural sunscreen effect, & smells yummy.
3B, bra-strap length
laidback, very-modified CGer
HG: GF Sleek 'n Shine Leave-in; Alagio
It took 40+ years for me to finally love my curls, wet and dry.

Ditto - the shea butter and you could also try some different oils.
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Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
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i must be a weirdo - i like mine dry and hate it wet. part of the reason i hate to airdry when i have to go out before it's fully dry. it doesn't look TERRIBLE when i first take off my plopping tee-shirt, but as it's drying it looks flat and nasty. once it's dry i fluff it a bit and it gets bouncy and nice (for the most part).
Faith, 3Aish redhead
Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy
I'm the same as pixie, minus the plopping. Washing day is the worst because I have to wash in the morning and then I have to go out and wait the 4+ hours for my hair to dry while I'm at work. After it's dry, though, it looks good. I love when it puffs up some and nobody can tell how thin it actually is!
I'm a 3b, with 3c underneath.

Used to be CG, now I'm not. Using Suave Aloe & Waterlily shampoo & condish, JoiWhip, BRHG, Suave Aloe gel, Aussie Tizz No Frizz, and anything else that looks good!
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I didn't vote as I still don't like my curls to be honest. I'd try using a honey rinse, it seems to help keep my frizz at bay a little bit.
i dont like my waves when they are wet because they look very stringy & not defined. they look much more defined dry & natural =)
Diane
2C blonde long hair

•ojon + curls
•goal: to grow my hair to my waist!

•hair timeline:
-last cut 4.27.06@ devachan by jeff
-colored 3.6.07
-trimmed on 10.1
-softened @ ouidad 10.20
Gah—I hate my hair wet, and dread having to go outside with anything less than entirely dry hair. I hate how limp and flat it is when it's wet. No bounce or volume!
Stylist: Chai @ Dirty Little Secret
Products: OneC, Angell, Suave Naturals Lavender with extra honey added (for co-washes)
My hair: layered shoulder-length 3b
Gah—I hate my hair wet, and dread having to go outside with anything less than entirely dry hair. I hate how limp and flat it is when it's wet. No bounce or volume!
Originally Posted by prolix
Ditto. Also, during the 5+ hours it takes my hair to dry, it's incredibly frizzy. Somehow, magically, in the last minute it's drying, it becomes smooth, shiny and wonderful.

I try never to leave the house with wet hair and if I do, I'll pull it back in a bun and leave it that way all day.
Formerly agk

*All 2s and 3A (hair has been wonky lately)
*Currently enjoying Elucence MBC, Abba Nourishing, Giovanni Vitapro, Abba Gel-Lotion, Redken Spin Control
Hmm, my hair is stick straight when wet
As it drys, it gathers curls/waves.
Am I the only one??
No, you're not alone, my hair looks like a drippy 2c/3a when wet and transforms in a 3c when dry...

I love my big 3c hair, but the wetlook just looks so.. 1986. LOL!

I voted for hate wet / love dry btw
thank you people for all your nice responses. but no body really told me wat i can do with my hair. making wet and just letting it dry doesnt work.
but leaving conditioner and braiding gave pretty good results. but how big should the brades be?
the braids depend on how big or small you want the curl to be...if you want looser curls do really big braids and the smaller you want your curls to be keep making the braids smaller. play with it until it works =)
Diane
2C blonde long hair

•ojon + curls
•goal: to grow my hair to my waist!

•hair timeline:
-last cut 4.27.06@ devachan by jeff
-colored 3.6.07
-trimmed on 10.1
-softened @ ouidad 10.20
My hair always looks perfect while soaking wet. Nice spirally waves. As it dries...shudder...it just looks awful and frizzy. Once it is completely dry, that's the toss up. It's either perfect like it was when wet, or it is frizzy and undefined. Yuck. Thankfully, I get more nice days than bad...but still. It's so hard to be a wavy
2b/2c M iii
Haven't straightened since 4/1/06!
Proud to be a Product Minimalist (PM)
PW: wavy
My curls look almost perfect when they are wet. But once it dries with no product in it, it naturally becomes so frizzy! I would never dare going without nothing in my hair! After I apply my stying products, my hair starts to look normal again. So, I definitely like my hair wet, versus dry!
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Products in my current regime: Nioxin Scalp Therapy Shampoo, ORS Replenishing Pak, Curls Whipped Cream, Curls Souffle, Curls Spiral Curls Cream, Curls Milkshake, Curls Quenched, BB(Bonner Brothers) Growth Lotion
The wonder of the French braid! I forgot about that. 20 yrs ago I spent a year in the Philippines as a foreign exchange student. I put cond in my hair then French braided it when wet and let it dry like that. I wore it that way most of the time. It was cool and easy and protected my hair from the intense jungle heat.
3B, bra-strap length
laidback, very-modified CGer
HG: GF Sleek 'n Shine Leave-in; Alagio
I used to hate my hair when wet too btw. I thought I looked like a drowned rat. My BF loves it though. Mentions it every single time he sees it. Finally I said 'you've gotta be kidding, what's to like?!' He replied it's the seaweedy, mermaidy look; he finds it sexy, as in Venus on a Seashell, Botticelli kind of thing. So I've embraced the wet rat look. Er, I mean, the mermaid goddess look.
3B, bra-strap length
laidback, very-modified CGer
HG: GF Sleek 'n Shine Leave-in; Alagio
I used to hate my hair when wet too btw. I thought I looked like a drowned rat. My BF loves it though. Mentions it every single time he sees it. Finally I said 'you've gotta be kidding, what's to like?!' He replied it's the seaweedy, mermaidy look; he finds it sexy, as in Venus on a Seashell, Botticelli kind of thing. So I've embraced the wet rat look. Er, I mean, the mermaid goddess look.
Originally Posted by CelticCurls
my DH likes the way my hair looks wet too! and i also think he's crazy
Faith, 3Aish redhead
Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy

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