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Old 05-18-2009, 06:24 PM   #21
 
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One of my biggest issues is the media. Everytime I pick up a magazine or see a segment on a TV show about "how to manage your curls" the answer is always to straighten them! It's insulting. This goes along with what everyone else has said about the mainstream media pushing straight hair as the only acceptable option. Just once I'd like to read an article on how to manage curly hair that actually tells me how to manage curly hair not how to make curly hair straight. I'm pretty sure we ALL know how to make it straight! We've spent years doing it!
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1. Losing my curl throughout the day
2. Producty-feeling hair
3. Frizz (duh)
4. No definition of curl
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Styling time. Leaving my clips in long enough for my hair to finish air drying and look the way I want, even after diffusing, takes min 2 hours. Who has time like that?
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:08 PM   #24
 
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[]Swimming Hair Care (especially everyday swimmers)

[]Dryness

[]Frizz

[]Stringyness

[]Matted Roots

[]Single Strand Knots

[]Winter Hair Care

[]Products for curlies with sensitive skin/allergies/contact dermatitis from such ingredients as wheat or propylene glycol

[]How to properly apply products to long (APL and beyond) curly hair to get great curls

[]Taking care of a child's curly hair, from infancy to teen
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:22 PM   #25
 
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1. Providing a real education for hair stylists in cutting, styling, and caring for curly, wavy, kinky hair -- the majority of heads are curly, yet they don't learn how to do anything with it but try to make it straight!
2. Raising the public consciousness about prejudice against hair that is not straight or straightened. The general public and the media should be educated about the stigma placed on people with un-straight hair -- and some of the sources of that stigma -- historical racism and bigotry. Teach parents how to care for and be proud of their kids' hair so they don't suffer the way so many have with straightening and processing and feeling inadequate or unattractive because of having "bad" hair.
3. Require the hair products industry to be more forthcoming and honest about their products. So many claims that their products are "natural," gentle, etc., or that their curls lines are good and moisturizing for curly hair, when they are actually full of harsh, drying sulfates and silicones. They should not be able to make false claims that their products are good for hair.
4. Related: To somehow show the industry, and the stylists and salons, how it will be to their advantage to begin to cater to curly people. There is a lot of money to be made from curlies! But they need to get educated and learn how to provide the right kinds of service and products, not just repackage the same old crap under a "curly" label.
5. Help us figure out how to communicate with the stylists who at least are willing to try to please us but who don't really know how to cut our hair.
6. Educate people in how to read labels of hair products so they aren't fooled so easily ("fixes split ends!") or so confused, and to understand some of the science behind hair care.
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:11 AM   #26
 
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1) Finding a good stylist
2) Being able to reproduce what the stylist did
3) Preventing frizz
4) Volume on top and/or learning how to put in clips for volume at top
5) Not having hair look messy
6) Dealing with employers who consider curly hair unprofessional - especially critical for job interviews
7) Managing hair that is much curlier in some places than in other places - even straight in some places

And - all of the other problems that the posters said!

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Old 05-19-2009, 09:11 AM   #27
 
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Finding a professional curly style for work.
this is a really good one IMO! I'm always worried my hair is too wild for the work field...

my other major concern is hair fluffying/ puffing out by the end of the day (and suffocating me!)
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:46 AM   #28
 
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Ooh, yes -- what Madhuri and Jess said:
Dealing with hair if you are a frequent swimmer, runner, etc., when there's no time to do the whole routine after. And the time it takes to get it dry -- some people spend half the day with wet or damp hair. By the time it's dry and looking its best, it's nearly time for bed!
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:58 AM   #29
 
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:19 PM   #30
 
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I'd be interested in an article about multi-day hair chemistry: what products, product types, or ingredients promote it, both from the point of view of initial (i.e. just washed hair) application; and also products, product types, or ingredients which lend themselves to application to dry or damp hair on subsequent days.
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Is there a way to read a dewpoint trend? If the dewpoint is 39 and going up, I'd want to approach my hair product choices differently than if the dewpoint is 40 and going down.
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What about flaxseeds makes them a good base for hair gels? What properties does a flaxseed gel have that makes it work well for naturally curly hair, or for some types of naturally curly hair, and not others? Does it have a down side?
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What are the benefits of specific botanical ingredients in hair products, particularly those which are most specifically beneficial for naturally curly hair.
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:58 PM   #31
 
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1. Finding a good stlyist. While I have one, many don't.
Can I ask who you're using in Pgh? I'm in Monroeville and looking for a stylist in the next few months.


My response would be dealing with thin/thinning hair that's curly (i.e., scalp showing, flatness, etc).
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Old 05-19-2009, 01:22 PM   #32
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The only other thing I would add (great list everyone!) is:

How to care for hair of various textures & porosity, on the same head of hair.
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Old 05-19-2009, 02:19 PM   #33
 
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For me...
  1. Frizz
  2. What the Ingredients in Products Do So I can Choose Wisely <-- Face it, our stuff is expensive. It's not the $1.99 bottle of shampoo and the $4.99 bottle of conditioner from the drug store. I hate spending money on stuff that doesn't work.
  3. Knots & Tangles
  4. Caring for hair while I sleep
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:22 PM   #34
 
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In no particular order:

- Frizz
- Acceptance by others
- Uniform curl
- More mass market products without cones and sulphates
- Less marketing aimed at making hair smooth and straight
- Being taken seriously - being curly doesn't make you dumb or flighty just like being blonde doesn't
- Make cutting curly hair a stronger focus of a hairstylists education - 67% of the population is some form of curly
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:47 PM   #35
 
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I'd be interested in an article about multi-day hair chemistry: what products, product types, or ingredients promote it, both from the point of view of initial (i.e. just washed hair) application; and also products, product types, or ingredients which lend themselves to application to dry or damp hair on subsequent days.
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Is there a way to read a dewpoint trend? If the dewpoint is 39 and going up, I'd want to approach my hair product choices differently than if the dewpoint is 40 and going down.
* * * * *
What about flaxseeds makes them a good base for hair gels? What properties does a flaxseed gel have that makes it work well for naturally curly hair, or for some types of naturally curly hair, and not others? Does it have a down side?
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What are the benefits of specific botanical ingredients in hair products, particularly those which are most specifically beneficial for naturally curly hair.
Yes, there is.

Go here and type in your location in the search bar. You can get hourly forecast trends that include dew points.
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1. Finding a good stlyist. While I have one, many don't.
Can I ask who you're using in Pgh? I'm in Monroeville and looking for a stylist in the next few months.


My response would be dealing with thin/thinning hair that's curly (i.e., scalp showing, flatness, etc).
I go to Eddy at Salon Cercone down in Shadyside. The salon has reviews in the CurlSalons section if you want to check it out. An member here just went there recently, and she looks fab. I go there more often for color to be honest, but I am happy with my cuts when I do get them. The cuts are reasonably priced (for Shadyside) at $45. He's open to consultations too if you want to do that first.
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:14 PM   #37
 
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After cutting your hair....knowing your curls will come back.....

Frizziness

More volume and more CrAzY curls!!
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I want to second the request for information on protecting curly hair during sleep. I know the simple, but partial answer is to sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase. I'd really like to know how to wrap my hair, though, to also protect my curls. I can put a scarf on, but not well enough that I can count on its still being on when I wake up, and suspect it's because I never learned how to wrap my hair. A remedial course in scarf wearing to protect curls would be very welcome.
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Old 05-20-2009, 04:58 PM   #39
 
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Getting voluminous defined curls with no scalp showing and no frizz.(fine hair)
Ditto on that one!
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Frizz
Poof
Split Ends
Flat-Top
Having weird shapes
Frizz due to people touching it!!
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