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Old 08-13-2013, 02:02 PM   #1
 
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Default New CG Follower & Wavy-haired Girl

Hello all! I'm a 20 year old college student in California. After about a month of perusing this site and reading the Curly Girl Handbook I finally came to terms that I don't have straight hair. After committing to educate myself the last few days, I've decided to commit to the CG method--getting to this point went a little like this:

For the longest time, I had no doubt that I had straight hair. In fact, I most definitely did pre-adolescence. I'm Eurasian (half Korean, half caucasian), and as long as I can remember had straight, thick, dark hair, which wasn't surprising considering my asian genes. My hair continues to be the type that, if I brushed it, as I'd always been doing, would dry more or less straight. Not perfectly straight, but straight nonetheless. In high school, I would alternate between brushing it out and it drying straight and curling it in loose curls (did this a lot and was my preferred way to wear my hair).

It wasn't until college that I realized that my hair had more than just a slight wave to it. Only this past year did I start to notice that, when I got out of the shower, my hair was very noticeably wavy, in fact.

After doing some research, I'm fairly convinced I'm a 2A hair-type ("Swavy"), though not all of the criteria fit me. My hair isn't thin/fine, it's thick and full, and it is definitely resilient. Despite my days of constant hair curling, it's very long, soft, shiny and in overall good condition. My goal now is to enhance my natural waves, especially as I happen to like that whole beachy, carefree, naturally waved look.

I feel lucky to be a wavy girl and am looking forward to chatting hair with all of you!
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:58 AM   #2
 
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Welcome! Many many wavies spend years, even decades, believing they have straight hair - water when washing, brushing/ combing, towel turbanning and long or heavy hair all pull them out.

55% of Europeans have wavy (40%) or curly hair (15%), so you may have straight genes from your Asian side, but you likely also have wavy ones.
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:43 PM   #3
 
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Thanks Firefox. I've seen you around the boards loads while surfing and reading old threads. Thanks for the all the advice you give on here--definitely helps new CG's like me to figure out what's going on!
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:05 AM   #4
 
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Aw thanks! I enjoy it and I learn as I go, you can never know everything about haircare and cosmetic science, it's such a huge field.
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2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG, growing out mechanical and chemical damage = breakage and very high porosity. Past armpit length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut
Treatments: Komaza Matani, coconut oil, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss ultimate volume, Inecto argan
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Experimenting with: going back to basics
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:17 AM   #5
 
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I don't know why on this website they assigned thickness and density to curl type. It doesn't make sense.
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