What is your biggest "issue"?


Lorraine could not believe Anna was going to leave the ends and told her so. I was into the Anna-let-the hair- do what-it -wants- program so I sided with Anna.

The only thing I really cared about was not blowing my chances in the Devachan contest by siding with Anna.
We'll see.


Never have tried the Gelabration. Next order.
RR will make those ends curl more, but they still look thin and ratty.
I have finally realized I look my best when my hair tells me how it is going to fall, and I just make suggestions.

Canopy separation and frizz. The rest of my hair will look clumpy and shiny, but that one layer wants to be frizzy and not sit with the rest of the curls. It also feels drier than the rest of my hair. That's why I am thinking about switching to a sulfate free shampoo.
3a/3b curly I am loving Aussie products right now! Using Aussie moist conditioner and Aussie gel+water.
I hesitate to post because my "Biggest Issue" seems opposite of most others . . . . .

My curls clump too much! Left to it's own devices, my hair will curl into 6 mondo curls. It annoys me to no end! But I am beginnig to be thankful, it's not THAT hard to seperate my curls . . . . lose some definition, but that's all.
I'm a 2something/3something. Started modified CG routine on 6/6/05
Cut more than ten inches from my BSL hair on 8-10-05 and growing it long again
But we're STILL adjusting.
I have 2 issues:

1. I need volume on my crown! My hair is thin but more so on top. I could a little more hair, too .

2. How to fix my hair once it's dried. I have shorter layers on top that probably need to be blended with the rest of my hair. I have bangs which I usually blow dry straight as my face looks better with them. I'd love to eventually wear my hair like Susan (in the 2b forum).

Oh, did I mention volume?
CG-modified since 4/05
2b/3a and 3b on occasion!
Products: The hair aisle in my own cabinets.
Best definition winner: KCCC
Best volume winner: LOOB
My #1 issue has always been flatness at the crown in the back. I keep trimming up my layers so it will bounce up, but I lose curl when I do that. It takes 5 inches for my curls to complete themselves, and layers longer than 3 inches don't help the flatness. So I am going to grow it out to a blunt cut and if I develop pyramid head, I will cut a layer very close to the bottom. As for the crown flatness and the ugly part that forms there, I don't know what I will do. Diffusing helps that, but gives me frizz and non-definition. I guess I have to live with it.
"For many years the National Pretend Speed Limit was fifty-five miles per hour"--Dave Barry

PW: frizzella
My biggest issue is probably that I can't get 2nd day hair. I have to wet it every day or put it up in a pony tail.

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i have two main ones that i can think of:

1 - front left section of my hair has a few curls that are much less curly than the rest, barely wavy.... always trying to make that part curl more. when it doesn't, i try to tuck it behind my ear, hiding it under other curlier hair

2 - frizz, though not TOO bad. mostly a little bit of canopy frizz that i've learned to accept, but i often get some separation frizz too that really bugs me. it's only really noticeable up close though, from a safe distance (like in the mirror) it pretty much looks fine.
Originally Posted by PixieCurl
I am not sure if I belong in 3a land, but, maybe a few of my curls do

My biggest issue is the same as PixieCurl's :

Two sections of my hair that are way less curly than the other parts and I am always trying to make them blend and curl more. Scrunching with a towel after using Awe spray has helped this problem.

My second issue is also canopy frizz; but, I think mine directly relates to years of damage (wrong products, straigtening, highlighting). Coconut Oil, honey and Jessicurl DT is helping this problem.


My biggest issues are separation frizz especially in the back and the underneath layers are much straighter then the rest of my hair.
2b-3a Brunette, fine but lots of it.
My biggest issue is probably that I can't get 2nd day hair. I have to wet it every day or put it up in a pony tail.
Originally Posted by Kurlee
Oh yes, how could I havew forgotten about this issue?!
Frizz (not too bad, I am just a perfectionist) and lack of volume.
Type 3a/3b, fine/medium hair, modified CG since 12/2003, Using CHS Curl Keeper, Bioterra gel, Ojon, Elucence
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My hair has issues. :| I don't mind the fact that it is insanely thick, or tends to frizz. My biggest fight with my hair is the stringy pieces that are completely straight. The pieces of hair at the nape of my neck usually curl, or at least wave, but those behind-the-ear pieces, I just can't do anything with them!

FidoGwen, I have the same problem. I counted my curls the other day, and there were five. Five curls! I am working on finding a happy medium between not combing or separating my curls at all, and taking a brush to my head. Lately, I use a wide-tooth comb in the shower, and then finger-rake gel/mouse/whatever I am using through my hair. So far, it isn't bad.
Anywhere from 2c to 3a/b; I have no idea. EEE! I need to put up more pictures! I have 20 million, and they just need scanning....

Hair goal: Rapunzel, Rapunzel.....
well, maybe not quite that long
Skinny curls, like a stack of very thin, bent twigs that sometimes float if I don't weigh them down. I'm always looking for more clumping. Conditioner in the summer makes my hair look greasy, so I'm still looking for that magic gel!
2bFi Avalon Organics Lavender Shampoo & Conditioner, Giovanni 50/50 Balancing Hair Remoisturizer as Leave-In, Kiehl's Clean & Clear Styling Gel
Tangles is an absolute issue for me. Frizz is as well but that has toned down a lot the last couple of months.
3a/3b thick coarse WL dark brown hair. CG/Mod CG since: 5/4/05. Current products: Right now my hair is in such a tizzy over this winter weather we are hving that nothing really seems to be working. I need a haircut.
Skinny curls, like a stack of very thin, bent twigs that sometimes float if I don't weigh them down. I'm always looking for more clumping. Conditioner in the summer makes my hair look greasy, so I'm still looking for that magic gel!
Originally Posted by SeaHag
I find that most protein-heavy stylers (like Abba Weightless) give me lots of volume but very thin clumps. The big exception is B&A gel. You might want to give that one a try. It's quite lightweight too, which might be good for your type of hair.
When I read the title of this thread, my mind went in a different direction. My first thought was humidity! My curls NEED humidity, or they hide. I'm not sure where they hide, but they hide most of the winter. No product or technique will coax them out. Maybe if I could talk the hubby into moving to Florida...How's that for doing anything to fix my hair?
Used to be: YesICan...work with this hair. Spring is here, so I'm curly again...what a relief!
Clumping! I have these beautiful shiny well-clumped ringlets on top and on the left side of my head, then the rest of my head is covered in weird thin curls. And it happens almost every day, no matter what I do! I can't figure out how to fix it!
Sulfate and Silicone-free since 2005
CO-wash convert since October 2010
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Currently loving:
  • Vo5 tea therapy conditioners
  • Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose conditioner
  • Giovanni Direct leave-in
  • Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee
I am now completely out of the closet as the craziest of crazy cat ladies. I own it. I embrace it. I am one with the crazy.
The back of my hair is my biggest issue. The sides always curl pretty nicely, like a 3a, but the back is barely 2c. I tried olive oil and honey on it yesterday, rinsed after 1/2 hour, then did my co-wash, stylers, plop, clip, wait-for-four-hours-while-it-airdries routine. I actually got some spirals in the back. I'm going to try it again to see if it was just a fluke or if this is a good thing!
I also get separation frizz in the back. I've decided that I'm not going to worry so much about canopy frizz as much as getting more curl.
botticelli curls, fine, flat on the top
CG 2/12/04 (modified 4/05)
3a/2a VO5 Kiwi Lime condish, JC Gelebrations, honey, Avalon old lavender poo, not HG but using Pantene Curl enhancing scrunch gel.
pw: curlygirl
Similar to CFS Curls, with a twist: my crown and back have great curl definition, but the pieces above my ears are really thin and weenie and maybe a 2C. I always have these dorky, slightly straighter pieces that hang down below the nice curls. Ugh.
"In the days when you were hopeless and poor, I just liked you more."

formerly jodib70
3a/3b, baby fine; growth goal: bra strap length.
Well, as I said earlier, my solution to the straighter parts of my hair is Gelebration spray. It really helps.
Well, as I said earlier, my solution to the straighter parts of my hair is Gelebration spray. It really helps.
Originally Posted by SuZen
how do you use the gelebration spray? and do you use it under or over the B&A? i have two clumps on either side of my face that only want to wave or do a long big banana curl! i think it's because they're shorter pieces...but if the gelebration spray acts like an underwire to help support the B&A, then i'll totally buy some!

thanks suZen
3A Once again on the quest for BSL healthy curly hair....

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