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  • Any natural curl girls out there?

    2 posts, 2 voices, 932 views, started Aug 6, 2009

    Posted on Thursday, August 6, 2009 by Michelle Golden

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    • Amethyst
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      My hair has always been wavy, but after I had kids it turned really curly!  It took me forever to figure out what to do (or not to do) to it.  I have days not when I love it, and days when I HATE it!  LOL  I live in a very humid climate, and some days I feel like it is just HUGE!  It’s also very thick and a bit course.  I also have a hard time finding affordable products for my natural curls!  Pantene did have a good one, but now they’ve changed their formula’s and don’t carry it.  Same with Bath and Body works.  The worst, though, is finding osmeone who can cut it!  Most women in this area seem to have fine, thin hair.  I have had people do all kinds of stuff to my hair, no matter what I say!  I told one lady she had to use a diffuser, said she couldn’t find it and proeeded to blow dry it while running her fingers through it!  If you have ever dealt with natural curls, this is horrible!!  It separates the curls into a big wad of frizz!!  Anyway, just wondered if there is anyone out there who can relate!??



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          Daphne wrote Aug 6, 2009
        • I can relate.  My hair is QUITE curly but, for the past 2 or 3 years, i have been putting it through a daily flat iron straightening.  I live in upstate NY so humidity isn’t a problem very often (thankfully).  

          I am also a hair stylist.  IMO, what you need is a smoothing shampoo and conditioner.  This will help to deflate your hair.  I gather from your pic that you wear your hair at about shoulder length.  You are absolutely correct that dragging your (or anyone’s) fingers through your hair is the LAST thing you should do...EVER!  

          My recommendation:

          ~Shampoo and condition your hair with a smoothing shampoo and conditioner.  (IMO Kerasilk by Goldwell is superior for deflating and smoothing voluminous and/or course hair).
          ~DO NOT towel dry your hair. Invest in a turbie-twist and, after gently combing your hair with a wide-tooth comb, wrap your hair in it to dry it about 60%.
          ~Apply a curl creme (gently run fingers through to evenly distribute) to help keep your curls “organized” and where they belong. Arrange hair as desired.
          ~Diffuse hair to about 85-90% dry OR twist curls patterns into ringlets and let air dry.

          Hope there is some information here that you can use.



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