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Old 08-05-2009, 09:59 AM   #1
 
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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
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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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Hair care is so much more fun when you work with not against your hair.
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Old 08-05-2009, 03:25 PM   #4
 
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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
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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?
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Hair care is so much more fun when you work with not against your hair.
Amen!
+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
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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
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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.
I have lots of S curls too. Nothing wrong with some S curls! Not everyone can have the corkscrews, and that's fine
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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....
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Old 08-06-2009, 08:55 AM   #10
 
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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...
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Hair care is so much more fun when you work with not against your hair.
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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...
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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
aaaahhhhhh. the most beautiful hair post EVER. be ye thankful. great hair days galore since "this" happened to me! THANKS FOR POSTING THIS!
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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!
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If you fight against your hair your hair will always win!
or you both will lose i.e you end up damaging your hair which i was on the way of doing but fortunately avoided.
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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
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?
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:26 PM   #17
 
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Look, we're all nuts. I got the boho waves and I want corkscrews. Lovely corkscrews up there wants boho waves.
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Look, we're all nuts. I got the boho waves and I want corkscrews. Lovely corkscrews up there wants boho waves.
yep, deep in my little ol' heart, I want all corkscrews but I HAVE to accept I'll never have them....
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Hair care is so much more fun when you work with not against your hair.

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.
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Personally, I think S curls are pretty.
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