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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-01-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By wavesandsmiles
Same here! I thought that as a wavy who used to...

Same here!
I thought that as a wavy who used to think she had straight hair because all the combing made it go POOF, I would lose all my curls and end up with that poof. Or super stringy curls. It...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-28-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By wavesandsmiles
I'd like to know the answer to this too! I get...

I'd like to know the answer to this too! I get this problem mostly with gels; my curls typically won't do this when I have mousse. I don't know if it's from using too much product, uneven...
Forum: 2 06-27-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 352
Posted By wavesandsmiles
Yay! What you described sounds like what I've...

Yay! What you described sounds like what I've been experimenting with. Looks like we're both discovering the magic of raking :D Your hair looks awesome! A little off topic,but how do you clip your...
Forum: 2 06-27-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 352
Posted By wavesandsmiles
Yes I have that problem! Actually I think our...

Yes I have that problem! Actually I think our curl patterns look quite similar. I haven't figured out how to get it to curl in an opposite direction. Twirling just straightens the curl or makes it...
Forum: 2 06-27-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 29,935
Posted By wavesandsmiles
Well, if you combed your hair, clearly technique...

Well, if you combed your hair, clearly technique is also key to making your hair *less* wavy as well.
Your hair looks really good :)

My whole life I've been combing my hair excessively because...
Forum: 2 06-27-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 29,935
Posted By wavesandsmiles
Sounds like my last salon experience, except the...

Sounds like my last salon experience, except the stylist, after brushing my hair vigorously to her credit did use a diffuser (but kind of squished it and let the hair blow around) and (too much...
Forum: 2 06-26-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By wavesandsmiles
I wish I could get my hair overall to look as...

I wish I could get my hair overall to look as even as yours!

I get this problem a lot- my hair gets poofy and no gel cast. I wonder if it has to do with the low porosity/ coarse hair combo...
...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-26-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,644
Views: 124,457
Posted By wavesandsmiles
Better hair day than I've had in a long time......

Better hair day than I've had in a long time... plus my hair feels so soft, light and bouncy :)
I combed in a light conditioner as leave in. My hair does this on a good day with just conditioner but...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-26-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 352
Posted By wavesandsmiles
Glad to hear you had a great haircut experience!...

Glad to hear you had a great haircut experience! I know finding a good stylist is a huge challenge so I'm excited to hear that you found one who gets your hair.
Your hair is beautiful!
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-24-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By wavesandsmiles
I managed to take some pictures... This is what...

I managed to take some pictures...
This is what my hair looks like with pretty much any gel I try (I used volumax mega)
http://s8.tinypic.com/ddmkj9_th.jpg
BIgger: Image - TinyPic - Free Image...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-24-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By wavesandsmiles
Ah that makes sense. And you are right. I...

Ah that makes sense.
And you are right. I suppose risking one bad hair day is worth it if it could lead to many good hair days :)
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-23-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By wavesandsmiles
Hmm you might be on to something in terms of...

Hmm you might be on to something in terms of humectants. My hair hated the Garnier pure clean curl cream and I'm pretty sure it is all the glycerin in there. A lot of people say it enhances their...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-23-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By wavesandsmiles
I've never tried a curling cream. Do you have any...

I've never tried a curling cream. Do you have any recommendations for affordable ones? Watering down the gel does help with distribution and now that I think about it, it might reduce the size of my...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-22-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By wavesandsmiles
I don't know if the curls themselves actually get...

I don't know if the curls themselves actually get tighter, but I think my hair looks curlier when I break up the clumps because there are more curls overall. Also when my hair clumps too much the...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-22-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By wavesandsmiles
Having trouble with gel

Lately, it seems that no matter what gel I use, I cannot get good results. My hair clumps way too much, the clumps are unevenly sized and my curls turn out wonky and separated. I get less frizz but...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-16-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By wavesandsmiles
When my layers started growing up my hair...

When my layers started growing up my hair actually didn't clump as nicely. Well I got some normal sized clumps, some giant ones, and some weird pieces that just didn't fit in everywhere. I got my...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-06-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By wavesandsmiles
Low poo for dry scalp?

For as long as I can remember I've dealt with a dry flaky scalp.
After discovering a new conditioner, I've been cowashing a lot more lately with a drop of tea tree oil and it's really been helping...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-24-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By wavesandsmiles
I agree with Sandy. Hair properties are helpful...

I agree with Sandy. Hair properties are helpful for narrowing down what products and techniques to try out first, but in the end, whatever works for you works for you- it doesn't hurt to try. :) ...
Forum: 2 05-24-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By wavesandsmiles
To refresh I usually dampen all of my hair, mix...

To refresh I usually dampen all of my hair, mix some conditioner with water in my hand and smooth it into hair. Sometimes I shake or twirl a few pieces when needed. I don't scrunch when I refresh-...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-24-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By wavesandsmiles
No problem. I hope you get it to work for you....

No problem. I hope you get it to work for you. Everyone's hair is different though- I'm sure someone will like applying it to sopping wet hair. It just doesn't work for me.
Thanks :)
Forum: 2 05-24-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By wavesandsmiles
Your hair looks amazing! I cannot get away with...

Your hair looks amazing!
I cannot get away with that. I have to refresh my hair in the morning because I move around a ton when I sleep. Do you pineapple your hair? Or plop?
But that said, second...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-24-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By wavesandsmiles
Personally I don't like using most products that...

Personally I don't like using most products that have hold on my soaking wet hair, because my hair takes a super long time to dry, even without product, and so the water pulls out the curl. I usually...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-23-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,413
Posted By wavesandsmiles
I do! Actually I've been taking a break from...

I do!
Actually I've been taking a break from gels and mousses lately and really enjoying the un-definition... and the volume that comes with it :)
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-21-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 451
Posted By wavesandsmiles
My hair seems to stretch out as it dries. It's...

My hair seems to stretch out as it dries. It's straight when super wet, curls up as it starts to dry, and then when it is fully dry, the curl pattern relaxes again overall. Some individual pieces...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-18-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By wavesandsmiles
HE Totally twisted mousse

I've been having really good luck with this mousse. It gives my hair just enough volume, boosts/ evens out curl, and fixes any wonky waves on my second day hair, and my hair stays soft and not...
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