View Poll Results: How many things have you changed because of what you learned here?
None, my routine works fine 3 2.33%
One 2 1.55%
Two or three 14 10.85%
Lots 49 37.98%
Changed everything! 61 47.29%
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Poll: what have you changed because of

Pretty much EVERYTHING...

Since discovering NC.COM,

no more:
flat ironing
weekly blowouts
6 week haircuts
drying alcohol
Rave 2 hair spray
L.A Looks Curl Spray
L'Oreal Pumping Curls
rubbing my hair dry with a towel after a shower
wrapping my hair in a towel turban-style
hair dryer
applying products to dry hair
touching my hair til it's DRY
combing my wet hair after a shower
wearing my hair in a ponytail all the time
getting it blown out for special occasions, now I proudly wear my luscious curls down for them!!

but most of all, taught me to accept my curly hair and learn how to enhance what I've got, rather than trying to change it into something it's not meant to be!!!
3B, with oodles and oodles of curly hair!
Summer Faves: Devacare NoPoo & OneC, CF High Humidity Gel.
2nd day hair: Deva Set Me Up pomade & Mr. Right
DT: Devacurl Heaven in Hair
Been CG since 2005 and never looked back!
well, i went to devachan before finding and read CG and learned:
no shampoo
no cones
no brushing
deva clips

but here at NC i learned about:
claw clips
duck bill clips
honey rinse
boots curl creme
elucence and other prods besides deva
curl keeper
robt craig hair color
microfiber turbans
suave and vo5 for cowashing

and found loads of curlfriends!
Susan suburban NY
3b going gray, not thick, waist length when wet, a bit below shoulders when dry
CG since 11/11/04
PW: banjo
HG: suave and honey for co-wash, deva, i use garnier fructis regular CO's or boots pink or white as leave ins and LA looks sport gel. plop w microfiber turban, then curl towel scrunch, then another turban.i sleep with the turban on. little one minute hair styling videos
The 2 biggest things are 1) that I have become obsessed with curly hair and "scope" the curls everywhere I go and 2) That I like my own hair a lot better and feel like I've come out of the closet.

And of course:

No cones or sulfates
No blowdrying straight - I even travel without a blowdryer now!
Microfiber towel
a house full of hair products
checking all the damn time!!
I now know how long it takes my hair to dry, and its a really long time.
I am less worried about the amount of hair that comes out of my hair in the shower because I know I'm not alone.
Extremely fine 2b/3a. My frizz has tamed considerably but, I still have my "moments."
Currently liking:
TJs Nourish, Set Me Up, Curl Keeper and Curl Junkie Hibiscus and Banana deep fix.

password: wavy
Changes I've made since finding I now:
-read the ingredients on products
-only use moisturizing things on my hair
-have learned how to pixie diffuse(with a diffuser never knew what that was before lol)
-usually air dry my hair
-do a weekly DT with heat
-avoid protein(it transforms my hair into straw)
-don't brush my hair dry
-scrunch with paper towels to speed up the drying process
-rinse my hair upside down for more volume at the roots
-love my curls (I used to be so ashamed of my curls).
-have stopped coloring with harsh hair dyes or chemically processing my hair
-use more natural ingredients
-wash my hair less frequently
-use mainly water soluble ingredients to avoid build up problems
-massage my scalp with conditioner and tea trea oil or use Jessicurls Stimulating Scalp Massage Oil ( I used to have problems with having a dry itchy scalp but not anymore)
-listen to my hair
-am obsessed with hair (goes without saying)
So I choose the "changed everything!" option.
Learn to appreciate waves and using great products form
Cut off my long hair that was dragging down my waves.
Never ever use henna again.
Started to read all I can on hair care here on NC.
No more:
Blowdrying, flat ironing, sulfates, cones, brushes, terry towels, wet
haircuts, touching my hair, washing everyday

Pineapple at night, comb hair in shower with wide tooth comb and lots of conditioner, letting my hair grow, going to Deva salon, read product labels, notice and encourage other curlies
"What's the good of having naturally curly hair if nobody's jealous?" Freida - Peanuts

~CG 8/06 ~
fine, wavy - 2b/3a
Everything from brushing to sleeping on satin

I was straightening everyday for YEARS. The more cones the better!

Oh wait, I have always slept in a pineapple
Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or hump it.....Piss on it and walk away.
Location - WI
OK I give - what is a pineapple?
Originally Posted by chamogirl
basically I sleep with a scrunchie on the top of my head. A ponytail on top instead of the back of your head! Looks like a pineapple!!
Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or hump it.....Piss on it and walk away.
Location - WI
I LOVE THIS THREAD!!!! Y'all are the best!
Gretchen co-founder

You are beautiful!
After my hubby finally convinced me to try to go with my waves/curls (but without products, bless his heart ), I stumbled on and my hair hasn't been the same since!

The changes are too numerous but are like so many here that have already posted.

Thanks !
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
Well, I'm still learning all the tips, but I don't shampoo my hair anymore, just condition!
I can't wait to make more changes!
.........Oh and another thing is, I dont hold onto length just for the sake of having long hair. Especially if you have see-through ends. Cut it off.
Hispanic/Black 3A-B
Mixed hair: Curls, waves and spirals.
Every single thing has been changed completely.

No: sulfates, silicones, combs, ripping through curls, blow drying w/o diffuser
Now: CO washes, brushing when hair is wet only, using natural ingredients, plopping, pineapples
I still shampoo, but only 2-3 times a week now, versus daily, & with something moisturizing as in low to no sulfate, so that's the first change.

I scrunch products into wet to damp hair trying to get the best clumping versus just putting in mousse & having a who-the-hell-cares attitude, so that's the second change.

I now use more than just mousse & a daily rinse-out & leave-in conditioner, thanks to this site bringing out the PJism in me :P, & all products contain light silicones, so that's the third change.

Uhm, I think that's it.

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