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hmixon 04-14-2009 08:42 AM

What's the dumbest thing you've figured out that's made a big difference in your hair
 
For me it's gotta be this:

Wear my glasses when I clip and style.

DUH!

It's made a huge difference in being able to be precise and therefore not overdoing my hair and thus causing frizz!

Who'da thunk you need to be able to see what you're doing!

Curly Ally 04-14-2009 09:11 AM

Straightening every day ruins hair... duh!

I continued straightening my hair every day for years because every time I left my hair natural it was a huge poofy mess... I thought that's just the way my hair was... but of course, it was the heat damage that was causing the frizz!

Now that I've given up straightening, I'm starting to get the beautiful curls I never knew I had! :hello1:

whatsercurl 04-14-2009 09:46 AM

That only doing my hair once a week actually makes it look and feel better.

LoloDSM 04-14-2009 10:05 AM

Touching too often makes it frizz and go limp.

dry-n-AZ 04-14-2009 10:09 AM

Brushing my hair makes it frizzier!!! Duhhh. No brush has touched my hair since Oct.

Jess the Mess 04-14-2009 11:49 AM

When I stop worrying about 2nd day hair I actually get it.

Pheebie 04-14-2009 12:15 PM

Applying styling products to soaking wet hair makes ALL the difference in the world ~ until I did this, I had no idea the potential my curls had, and it seriously cuts down on the frizz factor.

sexyspirals 04-14-2009 12:29 PM

Don't stop doing something you know works... duhhhh

I was having floofy, frizzy curls (as a result of straightening every day for eight months) and I stopped putting in my product while my hair was soaking wet and tried towel drying it. Then I was shocked when it looked even worse.

jeepcurlygurl 04-14-2009 01:12 PM

Applying very inexpensive hair gel to wet hair is great for my hair. Wish I would have learned that about 35 years ago.

pulchri2dinous 04-14-2009 01:14 PM

Use only wide tooth combs and never comb dry hair.

SunshineGrrl 04-14-2009 03:40 PM

Shampoo freaks out my hair and makes it dryer and more unmanageable. Duh.

lazy loops 04-14-2009 04:19 PM

Sun exposure bleaches, fries & dries out hair like dumping straight peroxide on it. Well, duh! :roll:

PrettyMedusa 04-14-2009 04:35 PM

I used to be very conservative with conditioner because I believed that I'd "overcondition." I probably used a dime-size amount before. Never again. Now it's a nice big puddle for me, and I've never had such soft, luscious, touchable, full curls.

hmixon 04-14-2009 05:24 PM

This is fun!

As a corollary to what sexyspirals said--my second dumbest thing-

Don't keep doing something that doesn't work thinking it will next time!!

CurlyRae 04-14-2009 08:46 PM

Thick curly hair like mine needs layers. duh Too bad I didn't figure that one out until after high school.:angry7:

plink 04-15-2009 06:23 AM

That I actually have curly hair and it needs to be treated as curly hair to look good. Before I realized it was curly (and it's been curly all my life), I thought it was some kind of dried out frizzy mess

Curly and Sweet 04-15-2009 03:16 PM

Let it be!
 
Leave my hair ALONE while it is drying - avoid the urge to fluff it or arrange it until it is all the way dry. My best hair days have been the ones where I threw in some gel and ran out of the house with my hair wet. I always accidently glance in a reflective surface (elevator door/store window) later and go - whoa! - my curls look great!

ninja dog 04-15-2009 03:24 PM

The difference products can make. I didn't believe this when I was younger. Now I do.

rudeechick 04-15-2009 06:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PrettyMedusa (Post 936834)
I used to be very conservative with conditioner because I believed that I'd "overcondition." I probably used a dime-size amount before. Never again. Now it's a nice big puddle for me, and I've never had such soft, luscious, touchable, full curls.

The opposite for me. I used alot of condish in an effort to tame my way thick hair.

Turned out it needs mush less, just the right type of moisture for the season.

darcurl 04-15-2009 06:48 PM

i would say out of all the little tweaks i have done, the silliest thing is, to remember to brush with the conditioner in, i never thought it made a difference in the shape of my hair, until someone told me about triangle hair.


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