I want Big, Un-Frizzy, Clumpy Chunky Curls. How Do I do it?

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I have had curly hair since puberty.

I hate it when its bushy and not "interesting" looking.

This is what it looks like. Its looking OK today.

I am 33 years old and its been harder recently due it it getting gray on the side.

If someone could please give me some tips I'd love to resolve this once and for all.

Oh -- and I use Crew Pomade. I've tried dozens of products and its the only one that gives me decent results, but I am still not in love with it. I also threw in some leave in conditioner after I took a shower.

Any tips would be great. I'd really appreciate it.
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Last edited by luciddaydream; 04-27-2013 at 07:44 PM.
Well I recommend you go out and get yourself a copy of The Curly Girl Handbook. There is a chapter on curly men with explicit guidelines and styling instructions. (I'm assuming you're male from the haircut. If I'm wrong then I'm utterly mortified and I apologize profusely in advance.) I recommend you grow your hair out a little so that there will be more hair to turn into ringlets in the first place. I realize keeping it shorter helps the bushiness, but once you start taking care of your hair all the bush will disappear and you will have curls. Proper ones. Happened to me! So here is a link to that book:

Curly Girl: The Handbook: Michele Bender, Lorraine Massey, Deborah Chiel: 9780761156789: Amazon.com: Books

The CG method is basically no sulfates no silicones in your hair products and no heat/straightening or combing your hair outside the shower. Following those guidelines makes your hair much healthier and it will stop frizzing. Believe me. Pomades are okay as styling products but they tend to be full of wax which isn't great because it can build up. And then you have to use a shampoo with sulfates to clean them out and that dries out your hair and causes frizz. Read more about the curly girl method here (the basics) but definitely go check out that book:

How to Follow the Curly Girl Method for Curly Hair: 15 Steps

In choosing your styling products, besides avoiding sulfates and silicones, it is extremely helpful to learn your properties. Whether or not your individual hair strands are coarse, medium or fine in texture and whether or not your hair is porous. Go to this site for that:

Live Curly Live Free - Home

Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics

Any more questions come back here. And good luck!
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

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Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

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Last edited by dusalocks; 04-28-2013 at 02:50 AM.
Thanks. I am gonna check this out!

Ordered the book.
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