I used to like this look....

I liked the ramen-noodled, Ouidad, crunchy-defined when I first came to this site...until I experienced it a few times and discovered that 98% of the time I had super-defined ramen-noodled curls. Sadly, I found that I had intense flatness with this style and any hairs that strayed from the definition were more apparent.

Now, I like definition/separation between my curls because my hair doesn't look curly at all when it's not defined (just fluffy/poofball). But my definition of definition (hee hee on the double-definition) is looser and more natural. Neneh Cherry's hair looks really nice, but her curls are clearly more curly than mine so the softer-er definition doesn't allow her curls to wilt.

I've never liked the stringy definition that was big in the 1980s and was picked-to-death, teased-ish big hair.

Ditto jillipoo. Frizz, especially crimped frizz or other frizz that breaks up my curls, is evil.
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I know what you mean, SBB. I like to look more natural nowadays, as opposed to the crunchy look I used to sport when I first discovered how to style my hair.

I do still do the "producty" look but not as often anymore.

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It's not that I really think they look bad...just "too done". Like that might be what my hair would look like before I scrunched it a little. I like a little volume now too..I guess the longer we're curly and know how to do it...the more our likes change regarding how we want our hair to look.
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It's not that I really think they look bad...just "too done". Like that might be what my hair would look like before I scrunched it a little. I like a little volume now too..I guess the longer we're curly and know how to do it...the more our likes change regarding how we want our hair to look.
Originally Posted by GoddessCurls
ITA with this and what a lot of you ladies have said. I much prefer a fuller, softer look for curls. It looks more effortless and natural than the uber-glossy, not-a-hair-out-of-place look.

I love the curls in these picture, they are my motivation to keep my long hair when I'm tempted to chop it all off.
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I liked the ramen-noodled, Ouidad, crunchy-defined when I first came to this site...until I experienced it a few times and discovered that 98% of the time I had super-defined ramen-noodled curls. Sadly, I found that I had intense flatness with this style and any hairs that strayed from the definition were more apparent.

Now, I like definition/separation between my curls because my hair doesn't look curly at all when it's not defined (just fluffy/poofball). But my definition of definition (hee hee on the double-definition) is looser and more natural. Neneh Cherry's hair looks really nice, but her curls are clearly more curly than mine so the softer-er definition doesn't allow her curls to wilt.

I've never liked the stringy definition that was big in the 1980s and was picked-to-death, teased-ish big hair.

Ditto jillipoo. Frizz, especially crimped frizz or other frizz that breaks up my curls, is evil.
Originally Posted by laurabeth33
Exactly! And something like this is to me well-styled. I'm sure she has product in her hair but it doesn't look producty at all.

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My hair looked like the first pics SBB posted when I first found this site and went CG. The ultimate quest was frizz-free definition and shine. Unfortunately, the trade off was having flat, noodle head, and every single hair that was out of place was noticeable. I guess I just can't have both volume and definition/shine/frizz-free.
Now, my hair looks very similar to the one just posted above only a few inches shorter.

It is very interesting to see how we all have different ideas of a good hair day. I've come to realize that my definition of a good hair day has not only changed, but can be vastly different from someone else's. Sometimes I see somebody's post of a bad hair day and think to myself "if only my hair would look that good", and then sometimes I see a pic of somebody's best hair day and think I seriously wouldn't leave the house if my hair looked like that. We should have a spin-off thread: What is your idea of a great hair day - with pics!
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Last edited by AprilnUtah; 05-13-2009 at 07:25 PM.
I wonder if it's related to the picture being from Ouidad. I think she likes a tighter, more controlled look.

Personally, I like less control. I love to feel my curls bouncing against my cheeks and neck. I also do pretty much everything I can think of (short of "teasing" or using half a can of dimethicone-laden hairspray) to get root volume, so I've got to be okay with some frizz
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