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Old 08-07-2009, 12:22 PM   #21
 
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And I'm still of the belief that the super-clumpers almost always have 3A hair like rudeechick, and the super-stringies are usually 3B.
3A hair seems to be more consistant in its coiling, 3B has a multitude of curl types on one head so the hair just can't clump. So we need to just let it do it's thing.
Just my 2 cents.
Theres gotta be something to that, cause I do have a few patches of 3b and they seem to be very clump resistant!
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Thank you for this thread RCC! I am not a huge fan of the clumps. I like smaller, more separated curls myself. When I get clumpy I tend to break them up because they only really clump at the ends and that's just not a good look for me!
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When I get clumpy I tend to break them up because they only really clump at the ends and that's just not a good look for me!
Me too!
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I'm a non-clumper! - and its really ok!
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:08 PM   #25
 
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And I'm still of the belief that the super-clumpers almost always have 3A hair like rudeechick, and the super-stringies are usually 3B.
3A hair seems to be more consistant in its coiling, 3B has a multitude of curl types on one head so the hair just can't clump. So we need to just let it do it's thing.
Just my 2 cents.
Theres gotta be something to that, cause I do have a few patches of 3b and they seem to be very clump resistant!
I too think there seems to something in this: I have a couple of thin corkscrews that usually never clump. The only way to get them to clump is to "turn" their direction when wet - this seems to "open them" up. I don't mind the thinner curls in terms of how they look, but I don't like one of them because its impractical - it frames my face but tends to sort of fall into my face, and it's hard to keep it away because it won't pair up with other curls. Hm, difficult to describe.

I also have one spot were I get a weird clump - two or three curls with a larger curl diameter sort of curling into each other, resulting in a very odd curl shape. Luckily this one is mostly hidden by the hair on top.
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:28 PM   #26
 
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I have nothing even close to resembling a corkscrew. Maybe close to an s curl (I think), but not really.

A lightbulb recently went off for me (DING!). I was using all these curl cremes hoping to get more curl, when I realized that my waves are very easily weighed down. Dropped the curl creme and voila! not much difference in the curl and I have longer hold. I'll take the longer hold over curlier curls.

Only the icequeen method gives me anything resembling clumps and I have to be careful with that. i don't have a whole lotta hair so it can make me look bald in spots. I usually break up the clumps near the scalp. I think its important for me to NOT get too much product near the scalp heh.

My hair in the shower becomes strings. not even really curly, about one big S per string.

I'd also like to say that its inspirational that RCC started this thread, because I honestly never looked at her pics and thought "oh, skinny curls". All I saw was, "awesome!"

Seriously, I'm learning that we are our own worst critics. RCC works so well with her own hair type that it looks beautiful. Variety is the spice of life!
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I like my s-curls! I especially like how they corkscrew on the last inch.
And mine do that as well!! yaya!!!!!
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Old 08-07-2009, 08:22 PM   #28
 
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I'm convinced no matter what products I use, my hair mostly looks the same -- kind of s, corkscrew curls that always look dry -- I do color. I still get compiments on it and am happy and thankful I have the hair I do -- many women in their 60s don't.
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RCC, are you taunting us with that enviable hair of yours?????
No, I've just spent days stewing in jealousy at your clumps!

I was mad and jealous that I couldn't get them.

But, WTH, I have hair that I like a lot, so why the eff am I getting all stupid and trying to have hair that I don't have. Sometimes I'm a dumbazz.

I liked seeing so many other S curlies and those in between curls and waves galore.

It was fascinating to read other curlies specific types of curl, and some I never noticed the specific types. I just noticed cool hair!

Mpgirl, my hair gets in my face a lot too! That's part of why I wear headband a lot.
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Count me in as a non-clumper. I've got straight bits, waves, s-curls and ringletty bits but not a clump to be seen. When I first came here I tried desperately to get the clumps that I saw (seemingly) everywhere but it was too much like hard work for minimal results and at the end of the day I don't have enough hair to get away with clumps. C'est la vie.

I'm more accepting now of what I've got and try to work with it the best I can, though I was tempted to try the supersoaker method recently and actually had decent results, though it was too much effort for lazybones me!
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3b/c s-curls here! How do you even take care of s-curls?? I have no idea! I guess I should stop scrunching in product..
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I have nothing even close to resembling a corkscrew. Maybe close to an s curl (I think), but not really.

A lightbulb recently went off for me (DING!). I was using all these curl cremes hoping to get more curl, when I realized that my waves are very easily weighed down. Dropped the curl creme and voila! not much difference in the curl and I have longer hold. I'll take the longer hold over curlier curls.

Only the icequeen method gives me anything resembling clumps and I have to be careful with that. i don't have a whole lotta hair so it can make me look bald in spots. I usually break up the clumps near the scalp. I think its important for me to NOT get too much product near the scalp heh.

My hair in the shower becomes strings. not even really curly, about one big S per string.

I'd also like to say that its inspirational that RCC started this thread, because I honestly never looked at her pics and thought "oh, skinny curls". All I saw was, "awesome!"

Seriously, I'm learning that we are our own worst critics. RCC works so well with her own hair type that it looks beautiful. Variety is the spice of life!
Me too - I've always thought RCC's curls look amazing!
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3b/c s-curls here! How do you even take care of s-curls?? I have no idea! I guess I should stop scrunching in product..
I still scrunch.

Well, I brush in product first to distribute it, but then I scrunch it
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:06 AM   #34
 
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yup. that's me.

mine actually WILL clump... but only at the ends. it's more like two curls just stick together and it looks STRANGE. So, call me crazy, but I purposely de-clump my hair

I have, like, 5 or 6 corkscrews. Other than that, they do corkscrew just at the last inch or two.

Now, pardon the ignorance, but what exactly defines a clump? I have very coarse hair so all my curls look kinda fat, but when you compare them to the overall volume of my hair they're quite skinny, stringy, and... S-shaped. sigh.
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I am an inconsistent clumper. Some days, I get chunky curls; other days, skinny ones; some days my hair is wavy, and just when I think "oh, I've got wavy, not curly hair," it curls.
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Ahh, I love this thread! My hair doesn't clump either. I have teeny curls, most of them being about the size of my pinky. I just thought my hair was weird, because it wouldn't clump. I wanted fat ringlets, but just got skinny spirals. I guess my hair knows what it's doing and doesn't need me to tell it what to do.
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I can clump a bit but if I do, my hair has no movement and takes forever to dry. I have skinnier curls and although most are corkscrew, a bunch are something between corkscrew and s-curl. Very frustrating sometimes.

As mine gets longer, it will probably elongate and look more like rcc's hair. Since it is so dense the weight will eventually affect it. My bangs are JUST like your's though rcc. I'm thinking of asking Struttswife to snip mine a bit shorter so they don't separate as much and stop falling into my eyes.

All in all, I love my hair. It is healthy, dense and I have a lot of curl. I have learned to enjoy it.
Yeah, I have a good many of those "something between corkscrew and s-curl." I had just been thinking that they were corkscrews gone wrong. But, seeing so many others with them, it's nice to know they are just another normal type of curl!

I have wondered if my hair would look like yours (or maybe a little less curly than yours) if I went shorter.
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I can clump a bit but if I do, my hair has no movement and takes forever to dry. I have skinnier curls and although most are corkscrew, a bunch are something between corkscrew and s-curl. Very frustrating sometimes.

As mine gets longer, it will probably elongate and look more like rcc's hair. Since it is so dense the weight will eventually affect it. My bangs are JUST like your's though rcc. I'm thinking of asking Struttswife to snip mine a bit shorter so they don't separate as much and stop falling into my eyes.

All in all, I love my hair. It is healthy, dense and I have a lot of curl. I have learned to enjoy it.
Yeah, I have a good many of those "something between corkscrew and s-curl." I had just been thinking that they were corkscrews gone wrong. But, seeing so many others with them, it's nice to know they are just another normal type of curl!

I have wondered if my hair would look like yours (or maybe a little less curly than yours) if I went shorter.
I suppose it might. Wouldn't you just like to trade lengths and types for a day to find out? I know I would. I think I will like my hair longer but I don't know. I would love to try it out for a day!
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I have the s-es, not sproingy spirals. They chunk out ok if I use gel though. Without much product (haven't done that since it was long)
a good day was like medieval princess hair, sort of just one big line of waves, not clumped chunks (yes I will put pictures as soon as we find the cord)
bad day like a fright wig.
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I started out with big, clumpy, curling-iron curls. Then my curls tightened and I have millions of skinny curls. I do not like them on me.

when my hair was longer, it wasn't such a big deal, but my short hair makes me look about five years old with ridiculous curls sticking up all over my head in different directions. I'm straightening til my hair gets longer so I can have weighed-down waves again.
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