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Old 04-08-2009, 04:08 PM   #1
 
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Default Anybody else like a little frizz?

As much as I love perfect curls, I find that when I'm a little more frizzy than usual, I just want to keep running my fingers through my hair. There's also something more low-maintenance and laid-back about curls with a bit of frizz--not a ton, mind you, but enough to soften the look and give one a charming bedhead appearance. I saw the season 5 premiere of "The Hills" yesterday and noted that Lauren's hair looked frizzier and not as polished as usual, so perhaps the non-"perfect" curl/wave thing is catching wind (no pun intended)? Am I the only one who feels this way?
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:36 PM   #2
 
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Now that I have curl definition, I don't mind frizz. Even on my frizziest days I'm not hating it.

Now before I hated big hair and big frizz. Now I embrace and love both. I just wouldn't mind it if you couldn't SEE my frizz in pictures!
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:42 PM   #3
 
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I dont mind the kind of frizz I get now, sine going CG. And I know what you mean about "a little" frizz. I think since my hair is VERY naturally shiney, my hair looks almost fake without a little surface fuzz.

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Another frizz lover here. Ok, maybe not a lover, but a little surface frizz is acceptable. As soon as I got over obsessing over having the perfect head of curls, a certain acceptance took over. I would rather have voluminous, shiny hair that is soft to the touch and that usually means having a little frizz. It's all good.
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You're not alone.

Since I embraced my curl I've become much less concerned about frizz. If I get more than a little, I usually just wet my fingers, and run them over or through my hair, then scrunch a little. Since frizz is hair seeking more moisture from the air, this works. Wish I'd known how to do this long ago, but late is better than never.
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Old 04-08-2009, 05:12 PM   #6
 
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I don't mind it either. I makes my hair fuller. And to me it looks softer. I don't like the wet look (even though it's dry) and I hate going out before I can crunch out my hair so frizz works for me.
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Another frizz lover here. Ok, maybe not a lover, but a little surface frizz is acceptable. As soon as I got over obsessing over having the perfect head of curls, a certain acceptance took over. I would rather have voluminous, shiny hair that is soft to the touch and that usually means having a little frizz. It's all good.
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I'm trying to accept it, does that count? No matter what I do it's there soooooo whatever...my hair is still pretty
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Old 04-08-2009, 06:40 PM   #9
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I like a tiny bit of frizz too I think it makes my hair look softer and more touchable.
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Old 04-08-2009, 06:45 PM   #10
 
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I don't like frizz at all. I can tolerate a little frizz though . But I do like that messy, tousled hair sort of look, makes your hair look more casual/laid back.
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:58 PM   #11
 
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I hate frizz.

With a passion.

Unfortunately I'm stuck with it, nothing I ever try makes it disappear. It does make my thinnish hair look a little less thin though, so I guess that's a good thing.

Still hate it.
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Don't mind a little bit of it. Like Shakira's level here, because that look of her hair works with my personal style well, though my curls are a bit tighter.

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Agree that a bit can have a softening effect. Sometimes it has a regal effect too, thinking way back in the day...Queen Elizabeth I, and some contexts since then, and still now it can be a slightly regal touch. Not something 20-somethings and lower would go for though.

The designers are taking it to the inth-degree as usual, but apparently frizz is starting to be embraced somewhat.

Didn't know this:

"According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, the term frizz comes from the French word 'friser' — originally meaning 'to curl'. The word was coined in the 1660's and was first used only as a verb whose strict definition is given as "to form a mass of tight curls." Now when we talk about frizz it has negative connotations."
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I don't mind it either. I makes my hair fuller. And to me it looks softer. I don't like the wet look (even though it's dry) and I hate going out before I can crunch out my hair so frizz works for me.
I 2nd that. I prefer fullness & volume to a 100% frizz free head of hair. It's taken me a while to accept the occasional frizz factor (some days there's more than others), but now I'm cool with it. I've gotten lots of compliments on what I would have considered some of my frizziest days. Who knew?
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I can't embrace it. I just can't. I've had it all my life. Horrible frizz. I want smooth, perfectly curled hair with no frizz at all. Don't get me wrong, I don't have prefectly curled hair with no frizz. Most days I look like I stuck my finger in a light socket. But, I WANT perfectly curled, frizz free hair. I just know that I'll never see it. So, I accept frizz, even if I don't like it.

Ifr frizz becomes the "in" thing, then I'm all set! I'm the hippest mama out there!
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As much as I love perfect curls, I find that when I'm a little more frizzy than usual, I just want to keep running my fingers through my hair. There's also something more low-maintenance and laid-back about curls with a bit of frizz--not a ton, mind you, but enough to soften the look and give one a charming bedhead appearance. I saw the season 5 premiere of "The Hills" yesterday and noted that Lauren's hair looked frizzier and not as polished as usual, so perhaps the non-"perfect" curl/wave thing is catching wind (no pun intended)? Am I the only one who feels this way?
you're not alone, i like alittle frizz and volume, and when my hair is big and blowing in the wind i feel so free and bohemian!!
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If my choice is between crunchy and hard or frizzy and soft, I'll go with frizz.

I agree, it makes me feel a little bohemian and romantic.
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Another frizz-lover here. I used to fight it like mad, but now I accept it and my hair and I are both happier for it.
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:39 PM   #18
 
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Frizz makes it look like i didnt just spend 3 hours on my hair, and i like hair that looks good and still looks like it was effortless.
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:42 PM   #19
 
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I like a little frizz too when I have a lot of defined curls in the mix. I actually sometimes break up curls a bit or diffuse on high near the end to get more fluffy and volume. Sometimes I think women with absolutely frizzfree perfectly formed ringlet curls (unless they have a TON of hair) look a little Nellie Olsen-ish. It's a bit too doll-like and cutesy looking to me. I like a bit touseled...the big sexy wild look. But not the big dry frizzled frizzy fried look that I often got or still do get in humid weather.
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You're not alone.

Since I embraced my curl I've become much less concerned about frizz. If I get more than a little, I usually just wet my fingers, and run them over or through my hair, then scrunch a little. Since frizz is hair seeking more moisture from the air, this works. Wish I'd known how to do this long ago, but late is better than never.
ha! that has been my emergency go to for years - if I'm out and about, hubby sometimes looks at me strangely as I emerge from bathroom with a slightly wetter look than before lol!
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