stop denying your hair type

pretty sure i'm not the only one who went through this. i spent 2yrs trying to make my hair 'curl'(corkscrew). i thought maybe with different products or techniques it would do it. mind you i completed ignored the fact that when my hair looked good it was a well defined 's' type. about a week ago it FINALLY clicked my hair does not and will not EVER be corkscrew.
Once i stopped ignoring it and started working with my curl pattern instead of against it i have to say i've had nothing but good hair days. i don't have to layer on tons of products, use expensive products, plop and all this other stuff i was trying. all i do is a really good water wash, get out the shower, put in a good amount of conditioner(hair is long and thick) use a tee shirt to soak up most of the water let it dry for a little while, then section it off and put in some gel(similar to shingling) and viola! All of my products cost under $3 too
i'm loving my hair more in this past week than i have in a really long time. just wanted to share
hair properties: low porosity, coarse, dense and predominantly 3b I guess

current products:
conditioner - suave professionals
leave in - suave naturals
stylers - shea moisture smoothie and xtreme gel
Hair care is so much more fun when you work with not against your hair. Glad you found a good solutions. I have those S curls too for most of my length, with some small corkscrews at the ends of the hair.
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Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
Hair care is so much more fun when you work with not against your hair.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
Amen!
Gretchen
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3A

You are beautiful!
Agreed. It's kinda sad that even on this board that there are so many people trying to change their hair type (wanting significantly looser or tigther curls) instead of just working with what they've got. Wish people could just accept themselves more. Glad you've finally stopped fighting your hair

fia 2C/3A-F-iii, sensitive to some proteins
CGish since 10-16-08
Low-poo: Yes to Carrots Daily Pampering Shampoo (1-2x/week)
Rinse outs: Yes to Carrots Pampering Mud Conditioner
Styling: a little bit of leave in and a little bit of KCCC, diffusing
Olive oil DTs, honey rinses in the summer
I don't bother denying my hair type anymore... I know I'm never going to have the dries-and-is-perfect-in-five-minutes hair for which we all pine, nor is my hair magically going to change types. But I struggled for a while, wanting to believe that one day I would just wake up that way. But since discovering this site and learning about hair types and CG, I've decided to accept and love what I've got. I've been told that people would kill for my hair, anyway...why spend time striving for something else?
Thick, mostly 2c with some 3a; fine texture, medium/high porosity, and a very strange curl & wave pattern.

Started CG (properly) as of 6/31/2009.

Cowash | Suave Naturals Ocean Breeze or Juicy Green Apple
Rinse-out | Burt's Bees Super Shiny
Leave-in | Live Clean Intense Moisturizing
Gel | HESMU

Right now: growing hair past shoulder-length, looking to take decent hair picture (my avatar is my first day of CG).
Hair care is so much more fun when you work with not against your hair.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
Amen!
Originally Posted by Gretchen
+2. I have spent my whole life trying to turn my 3a (once 3c) hair into 2c cascading waves. This summer i gave up! Much happier, though i secretly fear I will regress
Curls,Coils,Waves & WhatKnot
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i knew i wasn't the only one only thing i'm not liking(yet still accept) is that it take 5+ hours for my hair to fully dry when i use gel. when i just put conditioner in it, it drys in about an hour or so. oh well i don't look like a wet dog so it's not THAT bad. Even when my hair isn't 'perfect' i can always put it up in a updo which ALWAYS looks awesome
hair properties: low porosity, coarse, dense and predominantly 3b I guess

current products:
conditioner - suave professionals
leave in - suave naturals
stylers - shea moisture smoothie and xtreme gel
Hair care is so much more fun when you work with not against your hair. Glad you found a good solutions. I have those S curls too for most of my length, with some small corkscrews at the ends of the hair.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
I have lots of S curls too. Nothing wrong with some S curls! Not everyone can have the corkscrews, and that's fine
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
you know, I was thinking this too - I've been going demented trying to get clumps and I just thought I should try and work with what I've got and let my hair be what it wants to be....
UK curly

fine to medium strands, porous, medium density
CG May 2009 - low poo occasionally
Co-wash: Tresemme Naturals
Styling -Naked Curl Defining Cream, BRHG, Mop Top, FSG
Product for a good hair day: FSG or Mop Top
Hair loves protein!
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Enjoying the freedom of going curly!
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I'd be happy to accept my 2C waves with a few corkscrews, if I could just get rid of the frizz, I'm still battling and losing...
Hair care is so much more fun when you work with not against your hair.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
Agreed!
2a-2b/fine/LOTS of it/Florida Dews
CG as of 7/29.


Co-Wash: Suave Tropical Coconut
RO-Condish: Suave Tropical Coconut / Matrix Conditioning Balm
Low-Poo: Daisy Fuentes

Protein --> <-- My Hair
I'd be happy to accept my 2C waves with a few corkscrews, if I could just get rid of the frizz, I'm still battling and losing...
Originally Posted by Frizzly
+1
Wavy, dry, protein sensitive, coarse, highly overly porus, very low elasticity, medium-thick density, very prone to split ends
Avoids: Sulphates, Silicones, Protein, Mineral oil, Petroleum, Polyquaternium, Sodium/Magnesium, Heat
Mod-CG since June 2007
pretty sure i'm not the only one who went through this. i spent 2yrs trying to make my hair 'curl'(corkscrew). i thought maybe with different products or techniques it would do it. mind you i completed ignored the fact that when my hair looked good it was a well defined 's' type. about a week ago it FINALLY clicked my hair does not and will not EVER be corkscrew.
Once i stopped ignoring it and started working with my curl pattern instead of against it i have to say i've had nothing but good hair days. i don't have to layer on tons of products, use expensive products, plop and all this other stuff i was trying. all i do is a really good water wash, get out the shower, put in a good amount of conditioner(hair is long and thick) use a tee shirt to soak up most of the water let it dry for a little while, then section it off and put in some gel(similar to shingling) and viola! All of my products cost under $3 too
i'm loving my hair more in this past week than i have in a really long time. just wanted to share
Originally Posted by Leigh'07
aaaahhhhhh. the most beautiful hair post EVER. be ye thankful. great hair days galore since "this" happened to me! THANKS FOR POSTING THIS!
Life is full of choices ...
choose carefully.
ITA with this. I have corkscrews and always use to try to get the bo-ho waves, but now I work with them not against them, they look great!
If you fight against your hair your hair will always win!
3b-med texture-med porosity
CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
Gel: Lavera Organic

My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3
www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

If you fight against your hair your hair will always win!
Originally Posted by ellageorgina
or you both will lose i.e you end up damaging your hair which i was on the way of doing but fortunately avoided.
hair properties: low porosity, coarse, dense and predominantly 3b I guess

current products:
conditioner - suave professionals
leave in - suave naturals
stylers - shea moisture smoothie and xtreme gel
pretty sure i'm not the only one who went through this. i spent 2yrs trying to make my hair 'curl'(corkscrew). i thought maybe with different products or techniques it would do it. mind you i completed ignored the fact that when my hair looked good it was a well defined 's' type. about a week ago it FINALLY clicked my hair does not and will not EVER be corkscrew.
Once i stopped ignoring it and started working with my curl pattern instead of against it i have to say i've had nothing but good hair days. i don't have to layer on tons of products, use expensive products, plop and all this other stuff i was trying. all i do is a really good water wash, get out the shower, put in a good amount of conditioner(hair is long and thick) use a tee shirt to soak up most of the water let it dry for a little while, then section it off and put in some gel(similar to shingling) and viola! All of my products cost under $3 too
i'm loving my hair more in this past week than i have in a really long time. just wanted to share
Originally Posted by Leigh'07
Yay, you understand! I keep trying to make my hair "curl" but I realized like a week ago that they're s-curls! What conditioner and gel do yo use?
3b/c coarse, porous (I think), and THICK! Mod CG since: 10/11/08
Avoiding humectants and protein!
Look, we're all nuts. I got the boho waves and I want corkscrews. Lovely corkscrews up there wants boho waves.
2B low porosity low elasticity fine texture
I'm not CG - tried it and failed for two years. My scalp hates it.
Look, we're all nuts. I got the boho waves and I want corkscrews. Lovely corkscrews up there wants boho waves.
Originally Posted by Deodand
yep, deep in my little ol' heart, I want all corkscrews but I HAVE to accept I'll never have them....
Hair care is so much more fun when you work with not against your hair.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe

exactly! i tried for two years to get corkscrews yet my wavy s-curls did NOT want to curl that way lol. so i wasted TIME and MONEY trying to shape my hair into something it did not want to curl into.
thick, curly & coily
na-tu-ral since nov. 04'

Personally, I think S curls are pretty.

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