Filipino with 3b curls but when i moved to texas most people think im mexican coz of my hair and they get shock when i tell them im asian..both my parents have straight hair even both my siblings -_- i use to think im cursed with curly hair..but the truth is im blessed with curly hair
when Googling reviews for Devacurl and how it works on Asian Curlies.
Great to discover all these other Asian Curly Girlys! .
Let me share my story, as an older woman of 47: I went my whole life thinking I had 'bad' Asian hair, getting perms even! until I was 25 and made enough money to stop going to cheap hair salons. I met a good hair stylist who told me, "why are you brushing your hair out - it's not good to brush out wavy curly hair"...oh ok. i could barely believe her.
At that time, I had wavy in the front and sides, curly in the back top only and straight at the bottom back of my hair! It was 2A, 3B, and straight! I did a nice short cut for awhile and then grew it on the long side because the weight evened out the different textures.
Also, they don't tell you that hair CAN CHANGE textures through your life and all the hormonal changes. Finally, after the birth of my daughter, after 30% of it fell out (still very thick now, actually now maneageable) and grew back, it was pretty much all curly - loose 3A curls but 2A at the back bottom. I'm pretty happy about it now. Don't fight it and like alot of things as you get older, you work with it and love it for what it is because that's all it's ever going to be , and that aint bad!
I'm Korean and have naturally curly hair and I found this site because I found out that Rusk no longer manufactures Curlsilk Cream. I think I'm going to cry
I need some product recommendations. I saw Miss Jessie's products, but they seem to be for African American hair only. Has anyone tried it for their non African American hair? If so, do you like it? Any other suggestions for a styling product much appreciated. Thanks.
No product is just for one shade of people. The company just advertises it as such. Try out whatever u want to find what works for u. Ms jesses is so expensive though. I use OGX conitioner, VO5 conditioner and shampoo, White rain Cond., main and tail herbal grow shampoo, softee products, Cantu, Aphogge stuff, the list goes on but I refuse to buy anything over 8 bucks for hair. Ask the company if they have free samples before u buy so ur not stuck with a full and very expensive bottle of something. Hopefully this helped.
i am 1/4 chinese on my mother's side - her father was 100% chinese, born in peking circa 1910. he died before i was born, so i never got to meet him, but my grandmother told me he used to say (and i paraphrase here) that some of our ancestors hooked up with arabs on the silk trail and that's why his hair was so wavy. please forgive me if that came off offensive - he was known for saying quite a few other offensive things from what i've heard, none of which i will repeat here!
i am new to the forum so i am not able to include any photos of him in this post, but i wish i could - especially ones from the 1940s-50s - he had a side part that was super slicked down, but a wave pattern is apparent.
the rest of my ancestry is caucasian - scottish/english on the maternal side, and french/canadian on the paternal side.
i have been asked "what are you" my whole life - nobody can really place "what" i am except other asians - it's always my chinese and korean friends who've asked me straight out, "are you part asian?" a lot of people have asked if i was russian.
i'm born and raised in nyc and i consider myself "a new yorker" - even though that's obviously not a race, it's what i most identify with.
i am super new to CG (in fact i don't even know what all the abbreviations on here mean yet!) and feeling totally lost. i came across this thread and thought i would say hi
*2a/low porosity/med-high density/2wks into cg
*so much to learn, please help show me the way
*trying to remain positive & grateful to have found this community!
yes, let's see if i have posted enough to post photos yet!
i'm not sure what type my grandfathers hair would be but my best guess would be 2a. it's hard to tell from this photo - i thought i had a higher res image but it's not very good. i'm going to have to take a closer look at photos of him next time i am at my moms house!