do you like your curly hair?

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hmm i think I've learnt to love my curly hair. Its great being different to everyone else. Its much more fun!
2c
My hair loves: pixiecurl diffusing
My hair hates: pineappleing

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I love it...
3A-3B mix, medium-thick, prone to splitting. Products: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner, Jojoba oil, Free me freesia conditioner to detangle. Trying to experiment with protein DTs a few times a month.
Used to hate it, but am currently loving it. I used to dye my hair red, but have been too lazy to do so recently, so the ends are a nice auburn shade whilst the rest is black. Looks fabulous in the sun!
i love my hair now, its awesome. but growing up i absolutely hated my hair. i didnt fit in any where! being puerto rican my family used to say i had "pelo malo" which means bad hair. my mom really didnt know how to deal with my massive amounts of hair so couldnt tame it for school. all the kids in school called me don king and grazing bush. living in az there werent any other darker latinos in the area so i was like one of a kind. some of the girls when i was younger was real mean and would pull my hair and insist i must think i'm better because i was light skinned with long hair.

i couldnt make any one happy! at home i was too dark with nappy bad hair, in school i was that bougie light skinned girl...

i would just keep my hair in a bun all the time to try and blend in. then in 8th grade my mom started perming my hair to make it more manageable. but i still kept it in a bun non stop til i was about 19 because i wanted to fly under the radar.

luckily i had really good friends (black, latin, and biracial) that really helped me to understand my hair and its beauty. about 2yrs ago i stopped perming my hair and have embraced what i was born with.

while i'm still learning i am pleased that i know longer am ashamed of my hair and i can walk in a room with a head full of curls and have all eyes on me and appreciate it!
3b
medium coarse
BSL
last relaxer 07/2006
some heat damage

still looking for good affordable products. Any tips are welcomed
My hair is mostly coily and kinky than curly but I love them all the same. I love that my hair defies gravity and accentuates my high cheekbones without any effort on my part. I love that my hair can hold a styles for days, weeks if I really wanted!!! I love almost everything about my hair, the only thing I would change are the tangles and knots I get.
Im also wishing my hair would grow in faster but its getting their so I won't complain.
Last Relaxer: Nov. 07
BC: May. 2010 (30 months)
Hair Type: thick 4b/4a
Current length: back at APL
Goal length: hip
Staples: natural growth aides
For the most part, I do like my hair. I love putting it up in all sorts of ways and having tendrils sticking out. But there are some things about it that annoy the heck out of me. Like the fact that I have yet to be able to figure out how to wear it down without it shrinking. Or how I can't get it to curl quite right. So I wouldn't say that I love my hair, but I wouldn't say that I hate it either.
i've been wearing my curly hair for 3yrs now.
during the first year or two i absolutely loved my hair in its kinkiest and poofiest state.
No matter how it looked i had the confidence to wear it.
I started to have some self esteem isues during last summer so my selfawarness about my hair reached it max.
Since then im washing it every day,defying curls and taming it cuz i dont like the big frizzy hairstyles i had before.
I guess i lack the confidence and desire to rock big hair and fro's like i used to.
My curls and hair is much prettier and healthier now,everyone who knew and saw all of my hair stages says it looks fantastic and i know its true but i just cant stop worying about how it looks
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Im in some love-hate relationship with my hair now ,and im totally obsessed with it.
I miss being worry-free but i guess thats the price if u want your hair to look so good all the time .
I've learned to love my hair....I prefer to stand out then be like everyone else(with the straight, flat, lifeless hair!)... Plus my curls usually describe how i feel(weird huh?)....When i'm calm...my hair is calm....When I feel energetic...my hair is all over the place!
3a/b Miii
Good Elasticity
Long Hair(Half Way Down back when curly)



I am a dimpled curly haired lunatic!


I used to really hate my hair, I would straighten it everyday to try and look fashionable (ie. like all the other girls). Since joining this site I am no longer straightening my hair, the one time that I straightened (because I had no time to diffuse etc) I absolutely HATED it straight, and could not understand why I had been doing that to myself all these years!!!
So the short answer to this question is: yes, I adore it
Fine, very porous 3a
Boycotting all brands owned by L'oreal

Yes, after learning how to care about my hair properly, I'm proud of it! I like how it can vary from a 2b/2c or to a 2c/3a! Before I used to hate it, cause of all the brushing and crappy stuff I put in it, but now... Well now I'm in love with my hair!
2b/2c or 2c/3a Depending on what I do to my hair

Shampoo: GTTTT
Conditioner:Burt's Bees Super Shiny,GSAS
Leave-ins: unref coconut oil,argan oil,GoW Healthy Hair Serum (rotate)
Rinses: Honey,ACV,RosemaryT
Others: Honey,BS
DT: Unref Coconut Oil,Olive,Almond Oil w/honey

Tech:Pineapple,pillow w/silk scarf
No, I don't like my curly hair at all. It doesn't suit my personality. It feels alien to me, even though it's naturally curly, if that makes sense.

I wish I had 2a type wavy hair. I style my hair that way, and it works pretty well (when the weather cooperates). 1c hair with a slight bend to it would be OK too, but I don't like perfectly straight flat ironed hair on me.
It's been a few months since I posted on this thread, but now I can officially say I love my hair. I don't apreciate when the curls frizz or turn stringy but that just means I'm doing something wrong, not my hair.
[Carmel 3B/3A/2A Spirals Curls
CG no-poo routine since February 2009
Goal: frizz free, healthy, layered, elbow length hair
Hair'em, Scare'em
I'm not in love with mine yet But this is the first time ever I've worn it curly for more than a few days at a time. This is the first time I've ever tried to take care of my hair like I do my face. I wanna be in love with it, but I'm not digging it yet. I hate the not knowing what it wants to do.

I'm determined to love it and move on. I hated flat ironing it (I'm a low maintenance kinda gal). So I was queen of round brush/blow dryer. I only had to use a flat iron for touch ups. However, my hair has started getting so curly, I couldn't just blow dry it straight anymore. I figured it was time to stop pretending and see what kinda cool stuff lay hidden under there.

Yeah, its not that exciting yet. LOL!!! Its just sorta a wavy, non-defined mess with straight bits and no volume.
Grand Goobah Caedran, Aqueous Infusion of Demulcents, Order of the Curly Crusaders

Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.

Have to say I love my hair. Even when it's just a giant poofball - I like it. Taming frizzies and learning how to make it curl properly is just one more way I can play with it. :-)
3b/c. Fine, med-high porosity, normal elasticity. Hair loves oils in summer, protein in winter. Constantly battling the hard water monster.

Favourites:
CJ Curl Theory, Curl Rehab, Smoothing, Curl Fix, Daily Fix, CCCC, CIAB, CQ, SSCC, MC shampoo, Inecto Pure Coconut Oil, CP luscious curl creme (summer), DB Pumpkin Seed (summer), FD/MT, JCWDT, JCTS

American literature PhD student in the UK...
I love my curlies! I love them because they are unique and my hair is what gives me the most compliments. (ok that may be vain, but compliments are a good thing)

I also love learning about them and trying new things. Curls are fun and I'm so glad that I don't have to use a curling iron or hot rollers to make my hair curly. Just wash, style and go!
"The world is a fine place and worth fighting for."
Ernest Hemingway


CG since June 15th, 2008
3b very thick hair with very kinky (possibly 3c) curls underneath
Went Deva Care line beginning
September 23, 2009
Update: 10/12/2009 I can't stop playing with my curls!! So soft, shiny and manageable!!!! IN LOVE WITH DEVA Products!!!!!! YIPPPIE!!!!




My hair loves me so much, it tries to stay as close to my head as possible. And as it grows, it reaches for heaven. I love it.
Defeated the Relaxer: January 2001
Dreadlocks Since: March 2001
Cut Dreadlocks: February 2009

Holy Grails:
Amla and Bhringraj are the TRUTH, HE LTR Conditioner is the BIDNESS, Shea butter, Honey, Jamican Black Castor Oil

Full head of 4a hair!
I wish I had a 2 foot afro! I would wear it that big all the time! Is your hair 4a? I've never seen a non black person with 4a before! Anyway it looks lovely!
Hair type: Type 4-beauty (4a/4b).

Staples: (Qhemet rules!):
Leave in conditioner / Daily mosturiser: Alma and Olive Heavy Cream.
Former fave: Shea butter - (appears to be making my hair less thick - so I'm not too happy),
Detangler (only need to use after shampoo): Cocoa tree detangling ghee.
Shampoo: Aubrey organics Honeysuckle Rose Moisturising conditioner.
Deep conditioner: Still searching...

Hair hates: Natural oils of any kind.
Hi Irishlass, quick question, do you put anything on your hair?? How do you tame your hair normally. I have frizzy hair but use the pantene mouse (frizz ease makes it dry), brush the mouse in top to bottom so it covers the whole hair, scrunch and leave to dry. I find it makes really shiny curls / ringlets and no frizz at all. I would also have your hair layed slightly at the bottom and thined out slightly, only slightly thoughh!! and you should have a head of beautiful curls and wont need to tie it back ever - if you already do all this, sorry )
Originally Posted by Auburnkisses
I am trying some stuff I am learning in here (I agree - frizz-ease is HORRIBLE) so I haven't settled on a product yet. I thought I'd tried absolutely everything until I found this place. LOL! The thing about layering it is somewhat and even if it is or isn't, it's so unruly you can't really tell. As for the thinning, the big secret is that my hair is REALLY thin. If I were to put it in a tight ponytail, it's only about as big around as my pinky. Of course the actual ponytail is a huge puffball. So it's quite deceiving...I just LOOK like I have a lot of hair.

When I had it straightened (it only lasted until I washed it after the 48 hr. waiting period and it was the $300 japanese thing!) it was very apparent that I have really thin hair.

Since I've started on the no-poo method, I have noticed that my hair isn't shedding as much, though, so that's good.

Which pantene mousse?
Originally Posted by irishlass1029
I wish I had a 2 foot afro! I would wear it that big all the time! Is your hair 4a? I've never seen a non black person with 4a before! Anyway it looks lovely!
Hair type: Type 4-beauty (4a/4b).

Staples: (Qhemet rules!):
Leave in conditioner / Daily mosturiser: Alma and Olive Heavy Cream.
Former fave: Shea butter - (appears to be making my hair less thick - so I'm not too happy),
Detangler (only need to use after shampoo): Cocoa tree detangling ghee.
Shampoo: Aubrey organics Honeysuckle Rose Moisturising conditioner.
Deep conditioner: Still searching...

Hair hates: Natural oils of any kind.
I'm pretty much like everyone else, some days I love it and others I just hate it. Today its meh, I can never ever get second day hair, so today I have it in a low messy bun. I use to hate my hair so much doing everything I could to fight the curl. But now that naturallycurly has shown me how to manage and control my curl I am really starting to embrace it! Looking better everyday!
3A
Co-wash: Suave coconut
Condish: Biolage conditioning balm
leave in: Suave condish
Styling: Blended Beauty Frizz pudding, BRHG, Blended Beauty Styling lotion,
Technique: Ice queen method/plop/sleep in a pineapple
up until this year, when i found nc.com, i hated my hair whenever people said i want your hair i was like "please take it you can have it, mumble mumble no refunds"
Now however i love my curls they are still far from perfect but I understand how to take better care of my hair. Plus now i have a new hobby (obsession)

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