I just have to face the facts....PLOPPING, DIFFUSING,

Why do I do this to myself? My hair was looking really good and then I read about..PLOPPING, DIFFUSING, LEMON JUICE, etc. And then I go and change my entire routine that was working quite nicely for me, to try all this stuff that works great for all of you..And my hair ends up looking like crap!! Why dont I just leave well enough alone? I am probably just doing all of it wrong, but for some reason I feel the need to TRY everything..

The great part is HONEY.....Best thing I ever tried.('')
Hispanic/Black 3A-B
Mixed hair: Curls, waves and spirals.
http://public.fotki.com/7788/hair-growth-ultra-n/
I almost always find the first time or two I try something different it goes horribly wrong and doesn't live up to my incredible high expectations. I think it is always worth giving something s few tries though, you could be missing out on something amazing though.

However, if your current routine is so great leave well enough alone!!
3b? Who knows!!
Very modified-cg.
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pw: miaow - updated 2006-10-04
However, if your current routine is so great leave well enough alone!!
Originally Posted by snap cat
But there is always the intoxicating temptation..... "What if it could make my hair EVEN BETTER??? I could end up with PERFECT HAIR!! It's worth the 99% probability of failure, right?"
Previously Joy4ever.
Changed because the "number in place of a word" thing was bugging my no-longer-14-year-old self.
Almost everything I try is a disaster. So then I quit and try something else.....which of course fails, and on and on. THEN, I will go back and try it again, but tweak it a little. For instance, I have never been successful at plopping, BUT, I do wrap my microfibre towel around my head gently while I dry my body off and lotion up (maybe 5 minutes max). It is my tweaked version of plopping and it works for me.
Pixiecurl had her version of diffusing hair that worked wonders for everyone - I looked like Medusa when I diffused like that , but of course I have skinny stringy curls, so that didn't help. But, I did tweak her way a little bit and it works great for me.

Moral of the story - If at first you don't succeed, TRY TWEAKING!
Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or hump it.....Piss on it and walk away.
Location - WI
I thought plopping was the hardest thing to get the hang of but then someone sent me a turban and things got easier for me. The honey rinse was horrible for me but putting some honey in over my conditioner in my shower is the tastiest treat for my hair! This website can give you some great ideas to try that you probably would never think of doing on your own. But, yeah, many probably won't work for you but you just don't know that until you give it a good try. It's that thought that whatever I am experimenting with this time is going to give me the curls I've always dreamed of that keeps me going. When will I learn???
Almost everything I try is a disaster. So then I quit and try something else.....which of course fails, and on and on. THEN, I will go back and try it again, but tweak it a little. For instance, I have never been successful at plopping, BUT, I do wrap my microfibre towel around my head gently while I dry my body off and lotion up (maybe 5 minutes max). It is my tweaked version of plopping and it works for me.
Pixiecurl had her version of diffusing hair that worked wonders for everyone - I looked like Medusa when I diffused like that , but of course I have skinny stringy curls, so that didn't help. But, I did tweak her way a little bit and it works great for me.

Moral of the story - If at first you don't succeed, TRY TWEAKING!
Originally Posted by 2happy
How exactly did you tweak the Pixiecurl method?
OMG, LOOK!!

...It's a siggie.
Oh yea and gel!! I hate gel and it makes my curls stringy..But there I go again trying gel "one more time" to see if they miraculously changed the ingredients so it just might work this time..Ofcourse it didnt work once again!!

So, I am back to my normal routine..And that includes HAIRSPRAY!! Not that frickin gel...

OK rant over..Ahhhh that felt better
Hispanic/Black 3A-B
Mixed hair: Curls, waves and spirals.
http://public.fotki.com/7788/hair-growth-ultra-n/

How exactly did you tweak the Pixiecurl method?
Originally Posted by wild_sasparilla
Hopefully you know the Pixiecurl method so this will make sense! I do everything like her, turning it on and off before moving to another area, etc. BUT, I do not bunch the hair up in the diffuser and put it to my head. The diffuser is probably half way from the end of my hair to my scalp, and I just hold it there -

hope that makes sense
Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or hump it.....Piss on it and walk away.
Location - WI

How exactly did you tweak the Pixiecurl method?
Originally Posted by wild_sasparilla
Hopefully you know the Pixiecurl method so this will make sense! I do everything like her, turning it on and off before moving to another area, etc. BUT, I do not bunch the hair up in the diffuser and put it to my head. The diffuser is probably half way from the end of my hair to my scalp, and I just hold it there -

hope that makes sense
Originally Posted by 2happy
Did you find that helped prevent skinnier curls? I'm starting to wonder if diffusing is making my waves skinnier but it's too cold to let it air-dry.

TIA -
~g
just call me 'g'
2b?
mostly-almost-definitely CG, definitely a PJ
photo journal
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updated pics Dec 2006
Nothing helps me have fatter curls . I've just come to grips with this - I have naturally skinny curls.

If I do no combing, raking or anything of any sort, I get a few fat clumps....or should I say fatter clumps - but my head is a general disaster area.

My layers are pretty long and I've been wondering about shortening them up to see if it helps.....I just don't know anymore!

Sorry......

But hey, remember we are all different, so you should always at least try
Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or hump it.....Piss on it and walk away.
Location - WI
Nothing helps me have fatter curls . I've just come to grips with this - I have naturally skinny curls.

If I do no combing, raking or anything of any sort, I get a few fat clumps....or should I say fatter clumps - but my head is a general disaster area.

My layers are pretty long and I've been wondering about shortening them up to see if it helps.....I just don't know anymore!

Sorry......

But hey, remember we are all different, so you should always at least try
Originally Posted by 2happy
Thank you. I try too many things, I think. And then I can't tell what made a difference.

~g
just call me 'g'
2b?
mostly-almost-definitely CG, definitely a PJ
photo journal
password: curls
updated pics Dec 2006

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