Learning to love big hair

I feel like my hair will never really be curly or wavy...it'll always just be a big mass of craziness. I want to wear my hair down but I'm so self conscious of how big it is...and I hate the way it gets in my face. There's sort of a Janis Joplin effect going on.

Anyone have some inspiring stories on learning to love big hair?

Only a rockstar can pull this hair off!
I'm sorry I don't have any inspiring stories about loving big hair but just wanted to share that I am also struggling with that. I've been doing a modified CG routine for the past few weeks and have been loving how much better my hair is looking BUT I still can't find the courage to wear it all down. I just feel like it gets SO freaking big and I have a small thin face which doesn't help. I always wear a headband or pull the top half up . I'm thinking that getting a good haircut would probably help my hair to fall better when it's all down but that's yet another issue I'm struggling with finding a stylist I can trust!
3b/c fine, thick, porous, protein sensitive
Modified CG, CJ Rehab, JCWDT, KCKT, VO5 Chamomile Tea Therapy, CJDF, HEBE Gel/Mousse, Bioinfusion Rosemary Mint shampoo, occasional protein

Experimenting with BRHG

"If you want the rainbow, you've gotta put up with the rain"
You try using defining products to give you actual curl or wave, and apply them right side up so that no extra volume is induced
Personally, I love volume, curl or no curl. And oh how i love Janis

eta: Also, if you plopping, try doing your hair without it. It undefines my hair wayy quick.

Growing out hair to a little above bsl
pw: ringlets
I second what unique said about plopping. I sometimes wear a towel around my wet hair, but I let it hang naturally, then place a towel on top of my head and wrap it round under my nape, not tightly, the weight of the towel can help lessen the volume. I have big hair too, and pointy features which can give me a witchy appearance that I'm very conscious of, so I try to combat the volume.
As for inspiration, I love Joss Stones big hair here

Here are my curly pics, password is fuzz


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