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Old 07-16-2008, 09:31 AM   #61
 
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:33 PM   #62
 
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Hi I'm Carlyn New to this site. I used to be a hair sulfur eating, Gel loving can't live without my moose or gel girl before my friend did 'the big chop' and told me what i was doing to my hair. She introduced me to the site and I will no longer make my hair cry. I'd like to have it when I'm 35!!

<<yes in my picture that is gel and moose like 2 weeks ago<<<
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:49 PM   #63
 
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Thumbs up Hi I am a newbie

Hello:
So pleased to join your community. I look foward to corresponding will you. I was truy impressed with you thread regarding Henna. I would like to find a professional who specializes in the Henna application. I reside in Phila., PA. Have a blessed day!
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:23 PM   #64
 
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I found this site after reading the CurlyGirl book and when looking for a stylist when I moved to TX last summer.

Since high school (which was in the 80s for me) I have almost always either worn my hair super-short and spikey (and colored any number of colors at any given time) or down to my shoulders and straightened, but once I got down here where it is humid 9 months out of the year, I decided I really ought to just embrace my curly head.

Initially I just had what looked like a bad 80s perm... ugly stringy curls that when cut/styled by the salon guy I went to here, looked like I belonged on The Golden Girls. I wasted so much $ on products that weren't right for me, and almost gave up and went back to the flat iron (which, in TX, just turns to frizz the minute you walk out the door anyway).

I just started using JessiCurl products (I got the "light" sampler pack since I have very fine/thin hair) and wow, now I have curls! Nice round soft bouncy ones--no frizz, no crunch! Who'da guessed? Now I just need to let it grow grow grow... and I'm STILL looking for someone here I can trust to cut/trim it while I work on that.
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:33 PM   #65
 
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I have been obsessing at work over this site, and it has given me the best advice about CG haircare and maintenance. I stopped relaxing years ago, and I am going to stop all this flat ironing madness for awhile and let my waves and curls flow! I appreciate the confidence and support that the members of this site have in themselves and each other. It has given me the encouragement I need to pursue a natural look and wear it with confidence!
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Old 08-01-2008, 10:17 AM   #66
 
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quick question....what is the CG routine???
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Old 08-01-2008, 11:51 AM   #67
 
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Read this ftorrez.
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...ad.php?t=14222
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:54 AM   #68
 
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Greetings everyone...great site..just wanted to say hi to you!!

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Old 08-09-2008, 01:13 PM   #69
 
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Post Hello and Help!

I'm a redhead, 3B curl, hair to mid-back ... love my curls, hate my frizz. sigh.
I've been to this website many times over the years, but never met anyone who actually "used" the advice here. Yesterday, I was talking to a girl I work with -- she has naturally curly hair too -- and I asked her how she got her curls "in control" (as opposed to my "out of control" curls). She told me about not shampooing, etc ... I'm going to try it ... but I also want to try some new products -- I've read about CG, Jessicurl and Aveda ... just wondered if anyone had any thoughts on any of these products.


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Old 08-09-2008, 08:26 PM   #70
 
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Hi, all! I am from California's unknown central valley--we live near Fresno, where the weather is pretty warm and dry. I am over 50, my hair is a little longer than shoulder length, and probably 2c. I have had my hair layered for years; the shortest are around jaw length. I just read Curly Girl, and would love to get a better haircut, but have no idea where to go. I have been using conditioner and gel and my hair is looking a lot curlier than it used to (it used to look worse on days 2 & 3--frizzy and bulky). So I have learned a lot already. Looking forward to learning more as I get to read the posts!
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Old 08-24-2008, 06:44 PM   #71
 
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Hi everyone ... I'm new to the site too, hoping to find tips on how best to handle my hair (3c) and my daughters (2c and 4a). Mixed Chicks works fine on my hair (though it could be better), but doesn't do a thing for the girls!
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Old 09-02-2008, 03:03 PM   #72
 
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Exclamation Help! What's my hair type?

Two months ago I cut off twelve inches of relaxed hair and now I have no idea what I have. I have ringlets close to my scalp and probably an 1/8th of an inch of relaxed hair on top (I don't trust anyone to cut my curls): I have no idea how to send a picture, but my blog: timothysmom.wordpress.com has pictures of my hair.
I can't wait! I am dying to know! There are like a million curls on my head!
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:23 PM   #73
 
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Hi,
I keep seeing "HG" in the Curlproduct reviews. What does that mean?
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:48 AM   #74
 
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Hi!! Am holly and am new from sunny old wales lol, I ave thick curly red hair! jst wanted to say hi
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Old 09-13-2008, 06:09 PM   #75
 
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Hey all, I'm Jenny, I live right outside of Boston. I have had curly hair since the 9th grade. I am 24 now, and LOVE my curls. I have yet to find a GREAT cut and products. Currently my hair is short but im rather sick of not being able to play with it. I would like any suggestions for different styles for the curls when they are short. I love to play with the different looks. If anyone knows the best place to go in the Boston area for curl cuts, please let me know. I just moved the area within the past year. This site is AMAZING!! I'm so glad I found it. Thank you so much for giving us curlies a place to receive some support.
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Old 09-13-2008, 06:58 PM   #76
 
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Hey all, I'm Jenny, I live right outside of Boston. I have had curly hair since the 9th grade. I am 24 now, and LOVE my curls. I have yet to find a GREAT cut and products. Currently my hair is short but im rather sick of not being able to play with it. I would like any suggestions for different styles for the curls when they are short. I love to play with the different looks. If anyone knows the best place to go in the Boston area for curl cuts, please let me know. I just moved the area within the past year. This site is AMAZING!! I'm so glad I found it. Thank you so much for giving us curlies a place to receive some support.
I don't know how far you are from Salem, MA but FRINGE Hair Salon is AMAZING
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:08 AM   #77
 
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Hey! I have been reading the forums for about a month, and I have to say, I LOVE this site! I am from Maryland and am 23 years old. For years I have battled against my curls always wearing my hair in a bun or ponytail, and I'm tired of fighting. I want to wear my hair down and love the way it looks. I received my first Deva cut Aug. 19 (it was the first hair cut I was actually excited about). I have been using the CG method for a month, and am grateful for the help this site provides.
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Old 09-18-2008, 10:54 AM   #78
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Greetings from the west coast of Canada!

I am a woman, 52, have long (a little past my waist when wet) hair between a 3a and 3 b.

Lately I've been trying something new, and that is to leave my conditioner on (anything without silicone or fragrance) and using a leave-in, too. I still get a bunch of hair that goes each in its own direction. My sister is trying the "wash with conditioner" thing, but I can't do that because my scalp gets really nasty. I wash only my scalp and always have.

If I braid it a little when it's almost dry, that helps. I wrap the ends around my finger and put a little clip to hold it until it dries.

My hair takes about five hours to dry on a good day, up to about 7 hours on a humid day. If I sleep on it wet, it takes into the morning to dry.

There's my story! Now I am going to read all about you.

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Old 09-25-2008, 12:11 PM   #79
 
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i am so happy i found this site. for the past couple of years it's been impossible to straighten my hair it's wavy but in the back of my head (2c) it just won't straighten no matter what i do or who helps me. so i broke down and bought a Chi flat iron that cost me about $100. to me thats alot of money. and after only useing it about 3 times, i gave up. hair won.
that was about a year and a half ago. i've been following the CG method for about 3 weeks or so and i already see an improvement. thanks everybody
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Old 09-25-2008, 12:20 PM   #80
 
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Default looking for a stylist north of philly

if anyone knows of a good stylist around philly i'm desperate i'm on a budget so preferably under $50 for the cut. man i hope that's possible. i live about 15 miles north of center city but i am willing to travel a little.
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