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Old 05-07-2009, 08:06 AM   #1
 
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Default I used to like this look....

this how I wanted my hair to look back 2-3 years ago. Now it seems too plastic and drippy and product-y to me. And it doesn't have enough volume. I now love a little frizz and volume. I just want to scrunch out the crunch and fluff out their hair.

How about you? Has your preference for the way your hair is styled changed since you began to rock your natural waves, curls, coils, crimps, or whatever texture?

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Old 05-07-2009, 08:20 AM   #2
 
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Good example, SBB! And yes, my preference of what looks good has changed too. When I first went CG, I actually used a hair pick (80s styling tool) to break up my curls and fluff it up. Now, I know to leave the curls alone and keep my hands out of my hair to maintain better curls.
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:49 AM   #3
 
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This is how I use to wear my hair in middle/and high school. I look at old pictures now and I'm like "what was I thinking!" I welcome the frizz and volume now.
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Oh I don't really think there's anything wrong with those girls hair, the blond doesn't really look that producty...does it?

I'd say mine is a little like the redhead but I must admit I'm trying to get more volume and life into it.
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:14 AM   #5
 
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Ya, I used to be okay with coercing (sp?) my curls into shape with various gels, mousse, hairspray, etc. Now I can't even stand the feel of product in my hair. I also used to prefer very defined, seperated curls, but now I think they look stringy and dirty.

Now I prefer loose, fluffy curls, like Jacqueline Smith.
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:29 AM   #6
 
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Yeah, that hair looks nice enough, but I know it's not really me. It does look sort of product-y and a bit limp, almost. I've always loved days when my hair is at its peak volume and I'm just walking around rocking my "wild" hair.
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I'm less fussy with it. It's more fun to be less controlled.
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:47 AM   #8
 
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Their hair looks good. I'm usually one of those who hates producty looks, but their hair doesn't look producty to me. With that said, I tend to go for a fluffier look myself.
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:56 AM   #9
 
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When I first started CG I loaded so much product into my hair that it looked pretty greasy some days and quite often felt really coated. I'm using a lot less product now and prefer the wilder look with volume
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:57 AM   #10
 
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My hair has a lot more volume than these girls, but I really like the look of the girl's hair in the middle. I wonder if I can achieve it without being over producty??
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i guess since im still new, i would not mind ANY of their look...
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:03 AM   #12
 
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I wouldn't consider any of those a bad hair day!

I do agree that the blonde looks like she has less product, but I think all three look good!

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I don't think they look bad either, esp the blonde. My hair is naturally fuller than those styles, but I don't think they look producty. They look like my hair after I SOTC, just shiny, but not as full.

But I think I get what you mean SBB, that you no longer feel the need to conform to the masses, and now love your hair the way it wants to be.
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Their hair looks good. I'm usually one of those who hates producty looks, but their hair doesn't look producty to me. With that said, I tend to go for a fluffier look myself.
Agreed. I wouldn't mind having that much definition, but when my hair's like that it's totally flat.
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This is how I use to wear my hair in middle/and high school. I look at old pictures now and I'm like "what was I thinking!" I welcome the frizz and volume now.
I think the blonde looks the least producty. She also has the looses curl pattern, which tells me something about the styling philosophy.
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I'd love to have their hair for one day...I am so tired of frizz.
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I, personally, think their hair looks wonderful. I'm hoping mine will look something like their's once it gets longer. But if it FEELS producty, that'll be a different story. I like hair to feel soft, not stiff.
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Old 05-07-2009, 03:37 PM   #18
 
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i agree with you...i used to strive for the "wet, crunchy look" in high school...blech. I've realized in the past year that i've been kind of contradicting the whole "naturally curly" concept. We're all about unleashing your curl...but is it really natural if you have 8 different products in it??

ETA: I forgot to mention that I think all of those ladies' hair is very pretty, it just needs to be scrunched! Plus, their roots are styled kind of funny, in my opinion, probably for less volume.
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Old 05-07-2009, 03:45 PM   #19
 
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While I think all three look very pretty and have great curls, they all look too 'done' for my taste. I have come to embrace a more casual and undone look with more volume. What can I say? I miss the 80's and big hair!

I just want to go up to them and scrunch and fluff!!
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I'm less fussy with it. It's more fun to be less controlled.
Precisely ~ I couldn't have said it better myself.

I'm loving more volume now. Used to be that I didn't want fluff & pouf, but now I say, "Bring it on!"
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