This is what they are teaching Curly Teens!!! HORRIBLE!!!

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Those instructions are weird. Dry THEN try to make it curl?! No way can that work with wavies/wavy-curlies!! Once it's dry and poofed up there's no curling it. Bahhhh.

curlie_gurlie your brushed out picture isn't working!! I'd LOVE to see it if you wouldn't mind posting it again hehe
2c/3a thick hair, attempting CG again!
I find that my (type 1 but whatev) mom has a really nice boar bristle brush that smooths instead of bushes my hair, but plastic + hair = ouch. Brushing can be fine for some, but drying THEN curling is just plain wrong. If I'm gonna get corkscrews instead of my hybrid swirls, I put in product when it'll make a difference, when it's wet! WTH, it's so obvious they're straighties 'cuz nothing is gonna happen with those products in BLOWDRIED hair!!!
I brush my 4a hair everyday and get the best curls I ever had than when I raked products through. Brushing my leave in into my hair give me great clumps of curls and less frizz....

"Shrinkage is only your hair trying to get closer to you...embrace it."
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Um. If I don't brush my second day hair it's BAD. Really bad. My hair gets flattened when I sleep on it and will only curl up properly when I free the strands again with the brush.

That said, I only use bristle brushes. Never the ones with the plastic bobbles.

You'd think if someone has "limp waves" as that article says, drying it first isn't going to work very well.


Curlie_gurlie, I would *love* to be able to get my hair to go afro like yours. I'm serious. It's gorgeous when it's brushed (as it is when it's not brushed, actually). A girl in my year came to the prom with hair a lot like that last year with a sort of thick ribbon around her hairline to make it stand up more and she looked stunning. It's "statement" hair. I love my hair but sometimes I wish it was a bit curlier.
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2B/2C/3A hybrid. Just to be confusing.
I only own a wide-tooth comb.....and I only comb it when it's wet, when I'm combing conditioner through my hair. Once the conditioner is rinsed out, no brush or comb comes near my hair.
Originally Posted by PoodleDoo
Same here.
Not sure what type of hair I have, but it's curly!
omg. everyone with straight hair at my school does the mousse and scrunch thing. it scares me because they have like crunchy hair and it's not even curly, it's wavy and looks like they ran through rain and it never dried.
Hey Curlie_gurlie, is that an LDS girls camp I see? I love the picture.

As for the rest...BRUSHES! BRUSHES! Never! All the ripping and the shredding and the fluff! I get chills just thinking if it. Maybe for some, but my hair has Brushdar and fluffs just thinking of it. I don't comb after conditioning and this was a very hard concept for my mom (Strait short etc) to grasp that it makes my main fluffy. Its great on a poodle, not on me.

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ONLY BRUSH WHEN WET!!! AHHHHHH that bugs me sooo much...

people just dont understand.
I brushed my hair every day for 11 years... NEVER AGAIN.

I just don't get it... when you brush dry, curly hair, it does NOT get all pretty and delicate... it gets HUGE and, if it's long & thick (read: HEAVY), it becomes rather triangular!!

^^ Youth group crazy hair day... I did win

^^ and, uh, you can't even SEE me under all that. I hadn't finished brushing it yet... you can still see a little curl
I am a 3a/b with normal-coarse hair that is medium-thick and fairly porous.

Currently using:
~VitaminShampoo (CG )
~L'oreal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss for medium to long hair that's curly/wavy that is a mouthful.
~Garnier Fructis curl-shaping spray gel
~Pantene curl defining mousse
love my denman brush and my boar bristle brush. they are awesome.
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going natural since Feb 2008 *at least*

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Why shouldn't people with curly hair own a brush??
Originally Posted by clueless
this is why
Originally Posted by curlie_gurlie

Everyone should know you dont' brush curly hair! LOL .. Some people
Here's a whole thread on brushed out hair - with PICS !
2C wavy with some spirals. CG since April 07. Medium texture and porosity.
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Stylers: Miss Jessies Coily Custard, KCCC

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Yeah, the advice doesn't look all that great. But I have to admit...I've read worse advice than this. Some things mentioned seem helpful.
That's right, I said it! I wear scrunchies!!

I am a sulfate washing, cone slabbing, curly lovin' s.o.b. The CG police haven't caught me yet.

There are several 3c's who brush. It's in the "questions for 3c thread" that I started on the general baord. My 4a and 4b relatives all brush, too.
Originally Posted by Amneris
I'm gonna have to go look at that thread. I'm a tight 3b with some 3c and I could use a brush on my wet hair but I would never get it through my hair when dry. Maybe for an inch or two but no more. How do 4a's best use a brush?
3b spirals, fine texture, normal porosity, dense
Deva Low Poo
Suave Naturals Coconut for detangling
Renpure Organics conditioner/leave-in
Homemade FSG
Curl Junkie Stuff

Nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.

To be honest, I don't understand why everyone makes such a big deal about owning a comb. Like, seriously, who cares. I own a brush and it's not like my hair is all frizzy.
I would only brush my hair when it's wet, or obviously it WILL go into a big mess.

The advice isn't that great, but hopefully when people do try it out, they'll figure out quickly that it's not helpful at all.
I hate brushing my hair (and get the best definition when I don't)! I either finger comb (wet or dry) or use a wide tooth comb when it is wet and usually has a deep conditioner in it. Brushing my 3a hair dry turns it into a frizzy un-defined mess! Plus my hair seems to snap easily so I mostly use my fingers. My sister insists on me brushing it and has curly hair herself...but I hate brushing it and that is my personal choice. I do brush it before I shower sometimes but I much prefer to stay away from that torture device! lol
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ONLY BRUSH WHEN WET!!! AHHHHHH that bugs me sooo much...

people just dont understand.
Originally Posted by Bekster333
Even some curlies don't understand! It causes breakage!
FRIZZ AND BIG HAIR!!! Really, a wide tooth comb on wet hair is all the "brushing" you should do for the best curls, unless you are straightening your hair, then it would be alright to use a brush.
Originally Posted by got2luv'em
Actually, I use both a brush and a wide toothed comb. If I'm putting my hair in braids, for example, the brush helps to make my hair lay down flat better so I'm not struggling with random bits of hair poking out. I may be wrong, but brush usage probably just depends on the person and the type of hair they have. (Feel free to correct me though!)

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