Being a better influence

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Hey there fellow curlies! I'm new to the message boards, so...hello!
I began my natural journey a few months ago. I had straightened my hair nearly every day for probably 7 or 8 years, and my hair wasn't even straightening well anymore since there was SO much heat damage. A co-worker of mine had been natural for a while, and when I expressed my frustrations to her, suggested I do the same.

I have only been natural for 4 months or so, but I have already gotten a few compliments on my 'new' hair, and I have inspired a friend of mine to allow her waves to shine! A young, curly haired cousin of mine is so excited to have an older role model for curly hair that isn't her mom or aunt. Co-workers have asked how I've gotten my hair to do certain things, and I've almost convinced my mom to give up sulfates and silicones (but not the flat iron...<sigh>). I guess it's just amazing to me how in such a seemingly short period, I have had the opportunity to influence so many others to embrace their natural hair, natural beauty, and to have better hair health overall.

Have you influenced anyone around you to make a change for the better in terms of hair health?
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I've been low heat & flat iron free for almost 2 months. I'm so liberated & I have almost convinced 2 friends to rock their curls. But seeing my hair has made them consider it.
I guess I have influenced a few women to stop with the flat iron and even more to stop with the hair dye. I don't purposely try to convince people, they just ask me questions and I answer and share my products and routines and how much I love the freedom to let my hair do it's thing, saving time and money and having healthier hair.
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Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
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Good for you Wavycurious!

My experience has been similar to Jeep. Lots of people saying, "Excuse me ... what do you do to get your curls to look like that?" I think a lot of us get this kind of inquiry after we've spent some time learning to take proper care of our curls. That's the way it seems, anyway.

Sometimes a person I meet seems really interested in going natural until they hear that there's no guarantee their hair will look just like like that woman's hair across the room, or just like mine, or just like Carrot Top's (!?) or just like some ideal mental picture they hold in their mind.

One of my curly family members first inspired me to go natural. I remain very thankful for that. I'd like to think ALL of us passionate NC posters may be inspiring some forum lurkers to embrace their natural curls, coils and waves too
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Hey there fellow curlies! I'm new to the message boards, so...hello!
I began my natural journey a few months ago. I had straightened my hair nearly every day for probably 7 or 8 years, and my hair wasn't even straightening well anymore since there was SO much heat damage. A co-worker of mine had been natural for a while, and when I expressed my frustrations to her, suggested I do the same.

I have only been natural for 4 months or so, but I have already gotten a few compliments on my 'new' hair, and I have inspired a friend of mine to allow her waves to shine! A young, curly haired cousin of mine is so excited to have an older role model for curly hair that isn't her mom or aunt. Co-workers have asked how I've gotten my hair to do certain things, and I've almost convinced my mom to give up sulfates and silicones (but not the flat iron...<sigh>). I guess it's just amazing to me how in such a seemingly short period, I have had the opportunity to influence so many others to embrace their natural hair, natural beauty, and to have better hair health overall.

Have you influenced anyone around you to make a change for the better in terms of hair health?
Originally Posted by wavycurious
If your mother is still flat ironing she'd probably be best sticking with silicones, they really are king for heat protection. Are you able to influence her to turn the temperature down on her flat iron?

Well done for positively influencing so many people.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Way to go curly role models!

I convinced my curly mom to go sulfate-free in her shampoo and bodywash products! I also introduced her to LCLF (the salon). She's impatient and stubborn about other aspects of curly hair care (continues to brush dry in hiding and thinks I can't tell!) but hey.... cutting sulfates is one nice step in the right direction!

Teach on curlies!
fine - low/normal porosity - medium density - normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Cowash: Cure Care diluted with water 1:1
RO: Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: no guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, gelatin gel

Recent findings: my hair likes Cure Care diluted with water as a cowash; does NOT like guar h.c.!

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Baby steps wavydaze.
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I applaud my mom for not flat ironing as much as she used to. But I don't see her going curly at all. But at least she's not flat ironing as much so I'll take it.
I am convincing my friend to try a deva cut and to stop flat ironing.
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High Porosity, Fine, Thin Density, Low Elasticity
Co-wash, leave in, and gel: Alba botanica coconut cond., ogx mousse, &/or super wet look gel.
Curls
My 11 yr old wants to find her waves after seeing mine-and they ARE there hiding in that brushed out hair of hers!
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I'm going to go ahead and say 3a
fine/medium texture and a bit porous-I color
Spring routine: Renpure luxurious argan oil shampoo/Loreal Advanced Care Color conditioner , HETT gel
Microfiber towel/diffuse
Trying KKCC
People tell me a lot how they wish their hair would look like mine. i like when little girls ask me questions about my hair. I like being able to show them they have options to be curly and have beautiful hair.

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