Volume Experiment

OK, so everyone knows I am FOREVER attempting to minimize my volume (especially in summer).

As a departure today I decided to let the volume do its thing and focus instead solely on curl definition. The jury is still out; will need to see how it wears overnite and how it goes with other combos.

Am posting a few pics in my album.
Curls,Coils,Waves & WhatKnot
3miii/My HGs tame bulk&frizz/Give definition w/o crunch
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Last edited by rudeechick; 06-29-2009 at 02:54 PM.
What is it you usually do to control volume that you didn't do this time?
2c-3a. Thick density. Texture = mixture of medium and fine.

Always trying to boost my curl!


Go-to products: Pink Boots, CJSG, LALSG, Abba Pure Finish gel
Experimenting with: CJAF, CJ CCCC, JCRR/CC, BRHG, PB Goo, Re:Coil, Komaza CHP, EcoStyler Protein
Didn't like: HESMU, Matrix Biolage Gelee (both too goopy)

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OK, so everyone knows I am FOREVER attempting to minimize my volume (especially in summer).

As a departure today I decided to let the volume do its thing and focus instead solely on curl definition. The jury is still out; will need to see how it wears overnite and how it goes with other combos.

Am posting a few pics in my album.
Originally Posted by rudeechick
For the record, I think the volume looks great. And I have to say, I love the smooth bangs you have with the curls...I'm new to all this, and I love the ease of the curls all over, but the um..."unstructured" look of my front and bangs is driving me crazy...maybe its ok to smooth just a little after all???
What is it you usually do to control volume that you didn't do this time?
Originally Posted by thick_n_wavy
I NEVER EVER apply product upside down - especially a hard hold gel like BRHG. I also diffused leaning way to the side, which is a volume enhancing no-no for me. Didnt have the guts to dry upside down- I have WAY to much hair for that.
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OK, so everyone knows I am FOREVER attempting to minimize my volume (especially in summer).

As a departure today I decided to let the volume do its thing and focus instead solely on curl definition. The jury is still out; will need to see how it wears overnite and how it goes with other combos.

Am posting a few pics in my album.
Originally Posted by rudeechick
For the record, I think the volume looks great. And I have to say, I love the smooth bangs you have with the curls...I'm new to all this, and I love the ease of the curls all over, but the um..."unstructured" look of my front and bangs is driving me crazy...maybe its ok to smooth just a little after all???
Originally Posted by KKurls
lol. U must be psychic! I actualy dried the hair with the bangs to the side and curly (which I never do either). But the finished look was too.... well unfinished for me, so I rewet and blew them
Curls,Coils,Waves & WhatKnot
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Rudee, Rudee, Rudee!!!!!!

Your hair is gorgeous. I'm not getting the whole volume thing. I understand it (since I have fought volume plenty) but the shape is beautiful.

Having said that, I like the CJLI/SG/HESMU combo It fell very nicely. If you were looking for lower volume and a nice shape, that one did!
3b spirals, fine texture, normal porosity, dense
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Deva Low Poo
Suave Naturals Coconut for detangling
Renpure Organics conditioner/leave-in
Homemade FSG
KCCC
Curl Junkie Stuff
BRHG


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-wabi-sabi

Rudee, Rudee, Rudee!!!!!!

Your hair is gorgeous. I'm not getting the whole volume thing. I understand it (since I have fought volume plenty) but the shape is beautiful.

Having said that, I like the CJLI/SG/HESMU combo It fell very nicely. If you were looking for lower volume and a nice shape, that one did!
Originally Posted by mpgirl
Thanks for the feedback - I kinda liked that one myself Will have to try it minus the volume control measures.

FYI - my kids have given todays 'do a thumbs down - the difference realy shows in person. They said it has "more curls and tighter curls". And this is from BOYS
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Hey Rudee!
Loved your pics I think they all look pretty good. Your hair appears to be very much like mine but my hair is longer. I also have the smooth bangs with the rest curly. It looks very thick and lush! I think sometimes we can see our hair out of the corner of our eyes and we think it is too full but in reality it is not. Makes those thin strait hairs die for it!! You have great hair Rudee. I have missed you on the board.
I hope your SPIRIT is feeling better. I am praying for your SO.
3a Long (waist) thick med course dry thirsty
Poo: Eulence moisture
Co-wash: GVP CB
Condish: GVP CB
LI: KBB nectar
Styler: CK CIAB
Gel: BRHG
DT: Curl Junkie
Diffuse 70% dry
Location: Pompano Bch Florida
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Last edited by IamDonna; 06-29-2009 at 05:58 PM. Reason: BAD spelling errors
I dunno, it doesn't look much bigger to me. Try upside down, if you are experimenting anyway
2c / C / iii (FIA)
Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

Shoulder-Length now.

Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

Henna!
I'm another one who loves your volume-it's what I strive for. To me it looks very controlled all the time, but soft and free...go figure ...I don't think I've ever seen you with "bad" hair...lots of hair envy going on over here ...
Hey Rudee!
Loved your pics I think they all look pretty good. Your hair appears to be very much like mine but my hair is longer. I also have the smooth bangs with the rest curly. It looks very thick and lush! I think sometimes we can see our hair out of the corner of our eyes and we think it is too full but in reality it is not. Makes those thin strait hairs die for it!! You have great hair Rudee. I have missed you on the board.
I hope your SPIRIT is feeling better. I am praying for your SO.
Originally Posted by IamDonna
Wow, thanks for the upliifting and kind words

I am so trying to learn to love what I've got hair-wise. And yes, sometimes when I think it looked great I'll see pics afterwards and realize a little fullness woulda been cool.

I'm jealous yers is long; I got butchered a while back and am waiting for it to get long again. Got pics?
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I dunno, it doesn't look much bigger to me. Try upside down, if you are experimenting anyway
Originally Posted by Robin-in-FL
The diff is clearer in person - its denser and fuzzier and the ringlets are tighter. I could upsidedown a go - strictly for entertainment purposes
I'm another one who loves your volume-it's what I strive for. To me it looks very controlled all the time, but soft and free...go figure ...I don't think I've ever seen you with "bad" hair...lots of hair envy going on over here ...
Originally Posted by Curly Girl Fla
I have bad hair days galore, especially since the bad cut/horrendous East Coast weather I guess we always want what we dont have, eh?
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Hope to post some pics this weekend. Am pretty much tech impared. Son said he would show me how.
Will probably have the worst hair days tho due to the extreme rain and high humidity here in SFL lately.
It will def have VOLUME!! But I am used to it.
3a Long (waist) thick med course dry thirsty
Poo: Eulence moisture
Co-wash: GVP CB
Condish: GVP CB
LI: KBB nectar
Styler: CK CIAB
Gel: BRHG
DT: Curl Junkie
Diffuse 70% dry
Location: Pompano Bch Florida
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I'm another one who loves your volume-it's what I strive for. To me it looks very controlled all the time, but soft and free...go figure ...I don't think I've ever seen you with "bad" hair...lots of hair envy going on over here ...
Originally Posted by Curly Girl Fla
ITA! Love her volume - I miss having it like that.
2C/3A/3B - mod. CG, med. to fine, normal to low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated, GTTT or Aim2Health 'poos as scalp needs, YTCarrots or Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein Trtmt & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite, KCCC, AO Mandarin Magic, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing then clips or clamps & air dry. Blend gray w/henna glosses

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Rudee,
I actually adore your hair in ALL the pics !!!! I'm curious as to how you apply your products if you don't do it upside down???
Thanks...
2c/3a

Worrying is like being in a rocking chair; it gives me something to do but it doesn't get me anywhere.

Best combo so far:
Shea moisture leave-in and BRHG
You guys are nuts - my hair must look way better in pics than in person. Cause in person I am not all that pleased with it these past few months.

As for product application: Generally I put something into my soaking wet hair, wether its just gel or I am using a "base coat" product (DMHJ, a curl cream etc).

Normally I just scrunch in leaning to the sides. When I am using a base coat product I get clumps by brushing it thru with a Denman. My deal is I have to be careful not to enhance the volume, so no upside down, no scrunching with the diffuser bowl, no volume enhancing products.

I tell you its a full time job, this hair.
Curls,Coils,Waves & WhatKnot
3miii/My HGs tame bulk&frizz/Give definition w/o crunch
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Love your hair in every picture - gorgeous!
You guys are nuts - my hair must look way better in pics than in person. Cause in person I am not all that pleased with it these past few months.

As for product application: Generally I put something into my soaking wet hair, wether its just gel or I am using a "base coat" product (DMHJ, a curl cream etc).

Normally I just scrunch in leaning to the sides. When I am using a base coat product I get clumps by brushing it thru with a Denman. My deal is I have to be careful not to enhance the volume, so no upside down, no scrunching with the diffuser bowl, no volume enhancing products.

I tell you its a full time job, this hair.
Originally Posted by rudeechick
ITA with the other users. Your hair has just the right amount of volume, and I'm not just saying it to be polite. I've been trying to reduce some of my volume, too, and here are some tips that helped reduce it that are not on your list:

- No plopping
- Don't bend over to the side and don't scrunch (unless you want more curl definition, but no bending over)
- Try keeping your head upright and smoothing the products on. Oh, and use a strong hold gel like HESMU (HETT has worked for me, too for curl definition without all the bulk)

HTH

"Smile...just do it."

3aMii, medium porosity, medium to low elasticity

Shampoo & Conditioner: HE Hydralicious Featherweight
Styling: HETMS Spray Gel and Finishing Touch Cream
DT: GF Triple Nutrition

You guys are nuts - my hair must look way better in pics than in person. Cause in person I am not all that pleased with it these past few months.

As for product application: Generally I put something into my soaking wet hair, wether its just gel or I am using a "base coat" product (DMHJ, a curl cream etc).

Normally I just scrunch in leaning to the sides. When I am using a base coat product I get clumps by brushing it thru with a Denman. My deal is I have to be careful not to enhance the volume, so no upside down, no scrunching with the diffuser bowl, no volume enhancing products.

I tell you its a full time job, this hair.
Originally Posted by rudeechick
ITA with the other users. Your hair has just the right amount of volume, and I'm not just saying it to be polite. I've been trying to reduce some of my volume, too, and here are some tips that helped reduce it that are not on your list:

- No plopping
- Don't bend over to the side and don't scrunch (unless you want more curl definition, but no bending over)
- Try keeping your head upright and smoothing the products on. Oh, and use a strong hold gel like HESMU (HETT has worked for me, too for curl definition without all the bulk)

HTH
Originally Posted by NoraCurl
Thanks for the tips. My hair is soooo odd. It baffles me.
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You look great, Rudee! The grass is always greener on the other side, eh? I would love to have the volume you do.
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