View Poll Results: Is your hair high maintenance?
Yes 30 50.85%
No 24 40.68%
Other...if there is any. 5 8.47%
Voters: 59. You may not vote on this poll

Is your hair high maintenance?

I voted no.

I no longer worry about every little bit of frizz or whether it's a windy humid day.

I never get second day hair, so I wet it every day, but then I just put in gel, plop a bit while I put on my face, scrunch it and go. I never really style my hair.

I use cheap products that are easy to find, so that saves me time and money.

If it gets too wild, I just put it in a pony.
--I'm located in Western PA.
--I found NC in late 2004, CG since 2-2005, started going grey in late 2005.
--My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
--My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
--My CG and grey hair progress --
Low. I at least rinse it every day and usually wash it,
meaning conditioner wash and occasional shampoo if I really need it.
This is at night after the gym. Then in the morning
I mist it down with lavender water and use some gel. That's it!
wavy / coarse / thick
I think my hair is pretty low maintenance now. It's healthier, softer and the texture is more even since I started CG. I found some really nice products now, and I got used to my reality that in Europe, I have a limited choice .
I also accept my hair as it is, I do get a challenging day once in a while, but I'm pretty happy, even with my frizzies.

I spend some time with my hair when I wash it, apply products, air dry, but I don't think about my hair so much the rest of the time. Ah... finally free space in my brain!
The only thing is that I run every morning, so I often have to wet and restyle it afterwards..
2C-3A. PW: on request
Love:Jessicurl WDT+Too Shea, Coconut Oil, Aveda Rosemary Mint shampoo, BRHG and Curls Rock Creme.
I feel like my hair is high maintenence in the fact that I have a lot of steps & products that I have to use in my routine to get the best results. All the products are under $5.99, so it's not high maintenence in that aspect, but as fat as work, I'd say it's high maintenence.
3b/c texturized hair.
From reading all of the replies my impression is that some of us look upon high/low maintenance as different things. Some of you that answered low is to me high and the opposite. Funny.
I guess it could all depend on how much we had to do before we came to this place..

I said no. It is high maintenance compared to my fully relaxed hair, but that's only because I spent "zero" time doing anything to promote my hair's health before--I rarely even washed it myself. So now, comparatively speaking, it is high maintenance, but really, it takes me about 15 minutes to get it ready for bed at night and another 15 minutes to style it in the morning. My cowash days are about 1 hour, and my 'poo wash days take about 2.5.

Now, if you count the time I spend "thinking and planning" my hair, and the time I spend on hair web sites, then yes, it's extremely high maintainence--but that's all my choice!
Natural pics:
pw: kinky
Hair type: Spongy & kinky texture. Coily & curly strands.
I said NO, because now that my hair is short, it's easy, easy, easy! However, when it was long, it was ultra-high maintenance. If you want to know why I went short, look on this site for Articles (I think you can find it from the home page), and see the one by Michelle on chemotherapy!
Suburban DC area.
i voted "other," since it's a little bit of both. i make it all the way to 7th day hair each week. all i have to do is spritz my hair with water and smooth on a bit of product. but later in the day, i have to check my hair in the mirror every once in a while to see if i need to "fluff" from beneath or change my part or smooth down some frizz. but even though my hair requires frequent "check-ups," i don't have to do much to it.
3b. Tight, brown corkscrew ringlets; down to the middle of my back with sideswept bangs that I "straighten" by tucking behind my ear while drying.
College freshman and hair product junkie. Not a good combo! haha!
No, not since I cut it short (chin-length) this summer and since I've been in college.

It's great and I even like it poofy the second day. I have my products figured out, and I'm not really letting it bother me any more. I've hardly been on these forums at all.

College is awesome. I've gotten so many more hair compliments here than I ever did at high school.
3b and botticelli,
loving my curly hair!

Do whatever works for you. Who cares whether you're violating curly "doctrine"?
My hair has been high-maintenance my whole life, even when it was straighter. I'd get awful tangles in my straight hair when I was a kid. In puberty it went pouffy and I was always brushing the heck out of it to make it straight. Finally, at 28, I figured out I have loose curls. Now I have to deal with never, ever knowing how it will turn out. I can use the same products and method from one day to the next and get anything from lazy waves to spiral curls. It's just totally unreliable, and that to me is high-maintenance. The only thing I can seem to control now is frizz; I know what products I can rely on in that respect.
"For many years the National Pretend Speed Limit was fifty-five miles per hour"--Dave Barry

PW: frizzella
I put yes, because on the days that I wash it, it takes me forever to go through the routine, plopping, airdrying, etc. It's fairly easy on the in-between days though, if I've done it right on the first day.
Originally Posted by lushaholic
I know what you mean--for me it is just the drying that takes forever, and if i only use 1 product itis a lot less. i'd say mine is pretty low maint--exc for the above little wrinkle
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
I said yes- because it's VERY high-mantinence. No matter if straight or curly, it tkes so much time to style. And it's so difficult to work with! it's wavy at the top and curly underneath, PLUS very dry.. so I have a difficult time styling it to make it 'perfect'. I get lots of complements on my hair, but personally I feel it's irritating. I do so many treatments on it and spend so much money on products- not 'wash and go' with whatever products are lying around. OH well..
2c-3aish,blonde, fine /normal


HG's:Aura Hypo. Gel, HE Max Hold Mousse, Garnier Curl Construct Mousse, Abba Weightless, Potion 9, Honey, CON Shampoo, Suave Milk/Honey Condish, Aveda LE Smoothing Fluid, Garnier Sleek and Shine serem
I say yes, because it takes effort for me to go takes effort for me to go curly. Most of the time I end up washing at night and sticking it in a ponytail in the morning...because my hair isn't the kind that you can just wear down and it look good without taking a ton of time to fix it.
2b, low porosity, high density, fine, loves protein
I voted yes.
"The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit." Proverbs 18:21

Hair type: 3b/c

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