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Old 09-21-2013, 06:50 AM   #1
 
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Hi guys!

I've been on the site on and off but I thought it was time to really dedicate myself to this.

I have Hermione Granger hair. My hair is a mix between 2A and 2B but there is a lot of it. Very, very thick hair. It is in a world of it's own but now I need it to come to my world so I can control the beast, haha.

If you have any tips and advice, all is appreciated.
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:28 AM   #2
 
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Hi! I'm in the same boat as you. I lurked and lurked for a long time, it helps just to absorb as much info as you can. What helped me find appropriate products was figuring out my hair type and what products makes it bounce or fall flat through trial and error.
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:08 PM   #3
 
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I had 2b Hermionehair before visiting this site (that's why I straightened my hair).
Now, after I have stopped brushing my hair and now I use a lot more conditioner I have 2c-3a hair which I like most of the time.
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:06 PM   #4
 
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Hello

Also new here, and also refer to my hair as "the beast" lol. Think I'm somewhere between a 2C & 3A, hoping to tame this monster!
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:57 PM   #5
 
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If you let us know your hair properties and what products/techniques you're using now, we can give you better advice, but generally speaking with thick, wavy/curly hair you want to weigh it down to prevent the poofiness. I've found that I almost can't overload my hair in terms of conditioner and leave in, and it makes a huge difference in terms of appearance and manageability.
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:41 PM   #6
 
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Welcome! I too have been have been called Hermione by friends and coworkers alike. Hermione is actually a decent wavy/curly role model as she likes her hair the way it is. Just think how awesomely think and glorious your hair will still be at age 75!

I am still pretty new to embracing the wildness of my hair. I found that my hair needs lots of conditioner. I let conditioner sit on my hair for a while in the shower and then put more on as a leave-in. It didn't cut the volume much, but has made the waves/curls more defined.

Good luck on your curly journey!
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:54 AM   #7
 
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If you let us know your hair properties and what products/techniques you're using now, we can give you better advice, but generally speaking with thick, wavy/curly hair you want to weigh it down to prevent the poofiness. I've found that I almost can't overload my hair in terms of conditioner and leave in, and it makes a huge difference in terms of appearance and manageability.
Well! I am a mixture of 2A and 2B but mainly 2B. Shoulder-length, medium porosity and high density. What's the best way to weigh it down?

I don't generally have any techniques, I normally just bun or tie it up (which I want to stop and avoid because it's getting old and boring) but I have been using a spray of diluted tanamu oil and Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine leave in.

I am currently investigating other products that would be best.
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:44 PM   #8
 
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Have you switched of SLS or even gone completly schampoo free? I used to have super-fluffy Hermione hair (like in the book) and thought I was like 2a/2b. Just a simple switch to conditioner-washing have taken away a lot of my fluff... Now I hve 3a curls in my upper layer... The bottom one seems to have too much weight on it do curl properly...

Also, look for different "clumping" techniques. The bigger chunks of hair you have together the less big your hair will look. Also, if you want even less volume, avoid styling your hair upside down, blowing it around etc.
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