I tend to go in phases. I'll be in a curly phase, then a wavy phase and then maybe a straight phase.
Last year I was bouncing between curly and straight phases pretty rapidly. I had a new girl at our office corner me one day on my way out the door and say "Ok wait a minute! Which thing does your hair actually do?? 'Cause it can't do both!!"
Somewhere between a 2-3a, Currently loving Innersense Quiet Calm Curl control cocktailed with L'Oreal Melting Gel.
I tried a new "thick hair" barrette yesterday (you can get them at CVS) and it was great!!! I pulled hair back and compliment was at a restaurant from the bartender. She said, "I like your hair pulled back your eyes look so pretty." That made my day, because the whole day I was wondering if my hairstyle looked weird..
3A/3B (not really sure)/No Shampoo/Conditioner Only/Honey/Aussie Volumizer+condish/Biolage Gel/Plop/Diffuse/Spritz of Bed Head Maxxed Out
Today while waiting in line at HM for a fitting room, a woman with a head of fiery red curls started talking to me. She said that i had some of the best curls shes seen and that i had really "defined them properly and taken care of them well" then she asked what i do to them. She explained that she is a hair stylist and cuts curls. I was really excited that a professional had such high praise for my hair.
naturally light brown, formerly black and colour stripped, 3b rather thick and long. layered curls.
I love when people just come up to me out of no where and say "I love you hair is it natural" or this one "I love your hair who did your perm" to which when i was a child i always replied God did it. But I have to say the compliments that make me feel really good are the ones my mom gives me now because she hated my hair for so. I remember this one time she came to visit and I had my hair in this up do thing I had created and when my mom got there the fist thing she said to me was " I love your hair" I think that was the fist compliment she had ever given me on my hair and I was 22.. And although I like when starngers come up to me and compliment my hair sometimes I'm not sure what to say.
Usually, I hate bringing up old posts, but whatever.
Over the Holidays, I got so many compliments on my hair. Especially Thanksgiving. Since we are hardly ever with my dad's side of the family, I totally forgot that I have 3 or 4 curly cousins. You shoulda heard them ooing and awing over my hair. One of them has started to straighten her hair, but said "When Grandma (instert last name here) was still around, she would always yell at us if we straightened our hair. She said that curls were a huge blessing and we shouldn't abuse them"
I just thought that was really cool. Plus, the ones with straight hair are just fasinated(sp?) with my hair. If I'm sitting next to them, I always catch them twirling my hair around their finger.
"And death is at your doorstep
And it will steal your innocence
But it will not steal your substance
But you are not alone in this"
“My ability to turn good news into anxiety is rivaled only by my ability to turn anxiety into chin acne.” - Tina Fey
Tonight I was in the check-out line at my favorite neighborhood dollar store and the cashier said "Your curly perm is so pretty".
I of course told her it was mother nature's curly hair. She was a great looking young lady with type 4 hair that she flat irons, but she wants to have curls again. We had a very quick chat about how I got such nice hair (credit to NC.com and you guys!!).
I would have held up the line all night but I got the impression the others weren't all that interested in my pretty curly hair!
In Western PA
Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar. http://public.fotki.com/jeepcurlygurl/ password jeepy **updated Aug 2014**
I was getting my kids' hair cut at one of those cheapie chain places and this woman walks in looks at me and says "Wow, your hair- mine could maybe do that. What do you use on it? " ( I explained- CON, L'oreal mega moisture and ORS Twist and Loc, and sometimes honey) She asked about the gel " Is it all stiff and stuff?" When I said no she said. "Would you mind if I touched your hair to see how that gel feels?" I let her and she was realy making a big deal about my hair. She was going to buy some products at this place but then said she was going to go to Sally's instead. (It was in the same strip mall) The stylist doing my kids' hair started giving me evil looks.
My mom recently told me I had hair "to die for." That made my day.
Also, once when it was longer-- on a poofy, frizzy day, actually-- one friend was sort of playing with my hair and asking why I didn't straighten it to see what it would look like, and another friend, who's African-American but straightens her hair, said, "No!! I love her hair that way!!! It's so much fun!"
Changed because the "number in place of a word" thing was bugging my no-longer-14-year-old self.
We had a couple of friends stop by the other day with one of their sisters. The sister came up to me and said i love how you have those little clips in your hair, your hair is so pretty. To which our friends responded by saying her hair is naturally curly can you believe it all of it natural. To that the sister looked at me and said " and I bet you would trade it for strait" I said no I Love my hair. She said good for you that's great your hair is so gorgious (spelling)She told me I was very lucky to have good hair and to love it to. That made my day...
When I was really little, I'd answer that question with completely ridiculous things like "Ames" or "my Uncle Doug!" (That last one I told my kindergarten teacher while both of my parents were standing right there. )
Now I just tell people the truth when they ask: I'm the only redhead in my family, but I think some distant great-uncles had red hair. Besides, my family has Irish and Scottish roots.