What's the dumbest thing you've figured out that's made a big difference in your hair

For me it's gotta be this:

Wear my glasses when I clip and style.


It's made a huge difference in being able to be precise and therefore not overdoing my hair and thus causing frizz!

Who'da thunk you need to be able to see what you're doing!
Straightening every day ruins hair... duh!

I continued straightening my hair every day for years because every time I left my hair natural it was a huge poofy mess... I thought that's just the way my hair was... but of course, it was the heat damage that was causing the frizz!

Now that I've given up straightening, I'm starting to get the beautiful curls I never knew I had!
My hair loooves moisture! Protein and my hair do not get along... they recently had a falling out. Just kidding, thankfully!

STATUS: Reformed straightener, currently in detox

CONDISH: Suave Apple
GEL: Tresemme Bouncy Curls

I'm a Drugstore Diva!
That only doing my hair once a week actually makes it look and feel better.
Current Products: CJ Products: CF, DF, CT, SG, AFG, CIAB AND CK is back!
Current Experiment: S&C by D

Curl Fix and Daily Fix are my HGs

Sulphate and cone free since July 2007

wavy/curly fine texture/medium porosity/medium-low density


PW: wavycurly

Seek not to change the world. Rather seek to change your mind about the world.
Touching too often makes it frizz and go limp.
Loose botticelli curls and waves
No silicones/no sulfates since March 2008
Brushing my hair makes it frizzier!!! Duhhh. No brush has touched my hair since Oct.
3B, high porosity,thick BSL
co wash: Giovanni Tea Tree Cond
Low poo: every other day CJ Daily Fix
cond: CJ H&B Deep Fix, CJ CRMHT
leave in: Giovanni leave in
Style: Komaza Coconut pudding,UFD and KCCC in rotation.

Phoenix area Arizona Low dews
When I stop worrying about 2nd day hair I actually get it.
High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

Applying styling products to soaking wet hair makes ALL the difference in the world ~ until I did this, I had no idea the potential my curls had, and it seriously cuts down on the frizz factor.
Hair Type: 3A/3B; natural color; mid-back length.
Shampoo: Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus (2 - 3 times/week)
Fave Rinse-Out Conditioners: HE Hello Hydration; Yes to Blueberries; GVP Conditioning Balm;
Styling Routine: Squish-scrunch product /conditioner into soaking wet, upside down hair; plop for 10 minutes, air dry. (Diffuser dry front section.)
Fave Styling Products: KCKT; Tigi Curl Amplifier Creme; Batia & Aleeza gel; Giovanni Sunset Styler; LA Looks Sport Gel.
Don't stop doing something you know works... duhhhh

I was having floofy, frizzy curls (as a result of straightening every day for eight months) and I stopped putting in my product while my hair was soaking wet and tried towel drying it. Then I was shocked when it looked even worse.

Hair type: Fine, fairly porous, shoulder length when curly. Probably a 3a or 3b with tight ringlets now that it's getting longer. Hair loves aloe, hates glycerin.

Co-Wash: Suave Naturals Aloe and Waterlily (my HG conditioner!)
Rinse Out: Garnier Sleek and Shine, Trevor Sorbie curl conditioner (UK only, unfortunately)
Stylers: KCCC, AG Re:coil, TIGI mousse, but open to suggestions!
Gels: BRHG (my one and only)

CG since 03/28/09
Applying very inexpensive hair gel to wet hair is great for my hair. Wish I would have learned that about 35 years ago.
--I'm located in Western PA.
--I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 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 -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...-progress.html
Use only wide tooth combs and never comb dry hair.
4, fine, low-medium density, low porosity

"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps." - Confucius
Shampoo freaks out my hair and makes it dryer and more unmanageable. Duh.

Sun exposure bleaches, fries & dries out hair like dumping straight peroxide on it. Well, duh!
I used to be very conservative with conditioner because I believed that I'd "overcondition." I probably used a dime-size amount before. Never again. Now it's a nice big puddle for me, and I've never had such soft, luscious, touchable, full curls.
Fine, porous 3a with some 3b...
Co-wash: Suave Tropicals Coconut Conditioner (with shampoo bars 2x a month) Rinse-out: L'oreal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss Leave-in: Lustrasilk Styling: CK, Pink Boots, KCCC, AOMM, HESMU, BRHG, CJ Aloe Fix Gel Post-Styling: Apply product to wet hair, scrunch out water with Curls Like Us, diffuse for 5-7 minutes Treatments: Vatika coconut oil, Kama Brahmi oil
This is fun!

As a corollary to what sexyspirals said--my second dumbest thing-

Don't keep doing something that doesn't work thinking it will next time!!
Thick curly hair like mine needs layers. duh Too bad I didn't figure that one out until after high school.
I have med/coarse 3a/b curls with low porosity and normal elasticity. Thank you Live Curly Live Free!!

Basically CG since '06

Protein is my enemy

Mag. Sulfate gives me serious frizz


That I actually have curly hair and it needs to be treated as curly hair to look good. Before I realized it was curly (and it's been curly all my life), I thought it was some kind of dried out frizzy mess
I have finally realized I look my best when my hair tells me how it is going to fall, and I just make suggestions.

Leave my hair ALONE while it is drying - avoid the urge to fluff it or arrange it until it is all the way dry. My best hair days have been the ones where I threw in some gel and ran out of the house with my hair wet. I always accidently glance in a reflective surface (elevator door/store window) later and go - whoa! - my curls look great!

Last edited by Curly and Sweet; 04-15-2009 at 04:18 PM. Reason: left out a word
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The difference products can make. I didn't believe this when I was younger. Now I do.
I used to be very conservative with conditioner because I believed that I'd "overcondition." I probably used a dime-size amount before. Never again. Now it's a nice big puddle for me, and I've never had such soft, luscious, touchable, full curls.
Originally Posted by PrettyMedusa
The opposite for me. I used alot of condish in an effort to tame my way thick hair.

Turned out it needs mush less, just the right type of moisture for the season.
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i would say out of all the little tweaks i have done, the silliest thing is, to remember to brush with the conditioner in, i never thought it made a difference in the shape of my hair, until someone told me about triangle hair.

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