February 15, 2017 at 2:10 pm #20345
Been having really good hair days this week and been wondering why?? I think it’s this travel size sample I bought last week of Shea Moisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie with silk protein and neem oil. I always thought this product would be too heavy for my hair when I read the ingredient list. I guess I was wrong! It’s so curly!! I really like this stuff! I only use a pea size in my hair, so a little goes a long way, but it works great!!
I haven’t shampooed in a week and usually my hair gets really limp, but it’s still doing good. So, we will keep going with no shampoo and see how long this lasts.February 15, 2017 at 4:04 pm #20349PennyParticipant
Oh shush you and your lovely hair!February 15, 2017 at 7:14 pm #20356
You tell her! I’m having a meh hair day. Of course this is after surprise chest pain that was inflammatory with a touch of panic attack. But yeah, I cannot wait until my new stuff arrives. Hurry up, Sally!February 15, 2017 at 8:06 pm #20363
Oh no Twin!! Are you OK?!?!? You make male take good care of you!!! Tell him your Twin will descend upon him with fury like he’s never seen if he doesn’t!!
Do not worry about hair on bad days. This is an actual rule, you know!😁 Sally’s will deliver soon enough. SCRUNCH, SCRUNCH, SCRUNCH!!
Believe me, my hair has its bad days too and then it’s 😱😱😱😱
“I’m going to shave it off!!!” GRRRRR!! That’s why you document the good days.February 16, 2017 at 4:46 pm #20375
I keep threatening to cut it off. But Sally’s arrived. Lol. My hair will live today. Today, I conditioned and let it air dry with no special styling gels. So I’m happy.February 17, 2017 at 12:22 pm #20384
Happy dance for Sally’s delivery! Glad you’re feeling better, Twin.
Thank you for the compliment, Barb!😊February 17, 2017 at 8:33 pm #20392
So, hair tie thingie…huh. No. Need my satin pillow. Duh.
Everything else is good so far. Go me!February 18, 2017 at 11:44 am #20403
What hair tie thingie, Twin? A SCRUNCHie?? Haha! That’s what I use.February 18, 2017 at 10:15 pm #20420
Nope, it’s like a satin sleep scarf. Me and my hair are not comfy. Nope.February 19, 2017 at 10:16 am #20431
Oh, yeah, I could see that. I bought a satin sleep cap and my head was like “Nope! No way!”. So, pineappling it is! I have a satin pillowcase too, but rarely use it. If you have high thread count cotton sheets, those are OK. Not as good as the satin, but they’re smoother than lower thread count sheets, from what I’ve read.February 19, 2017 at 12:23 pm #20443
Hmmm. Shopping. I have high thread count. I’m spoiled. LolFebruary 26, 2017 at 8:32 pm #20646JoyfulParticipant
Belinda, have you tried plopping? When my hair was down to almost my butt (when pulled straight/wet, a bit below bra length when curly), I couldn’t pineapple because it would still be too long, so I plopped and LOVED it. Wash my hair in the early evening, style, then plop in a 100% cotton pillowcase. I woke up with slightly damp hair (my hair took 8 hours to air dry without anything on it, so about 12 with the pillowcase), and it would be frizz free. Now, I cut my hair to be armpit length when curly, so I can pineapple, but still plop if I want to shower later in the day.
Cyn, do you have curly hair?February 26, 2017 at 9:31 pm #20654
Wow, Joyful! You must have a thick head of hair! I do plop, after I shower and put products in my hair. I only have it up for maybe 10-15 minutes though. I take it down and diffuse for about 5 minutes to harden the gel then let air dry. That takes 1-2 hours. So, I’m crunchy noodle head some days until it’s completely dry, then I scrunch out the crunch. My hair is between arm pit length and bra strap length when wet, but shrinks up about 2-3 inches when dried. It’s wavy curly (or 2B to 3A, if you’re into hair typing), medium density, normal to high porosity, and fine texture. My pineappled hair hits me a little below the chin, so it’s not too out of control. I can’t imagine having hair all the way to my butt!! I thought I was doing good to get it bra strap length! After which I immediately chopped it shorter. Haha! I’ve seen YouTube videos of girls who did their hair with an overnight plop. Theirs looked good, while mine would be…..not good. I do better with a short plop and diffusing.
Cyn has wavy hair and I’m getting her to try the Curly Girl method to see if it helps.February 26, 2017 at 11:01 pm #20661JoyfulParticipant
Your hair is very pretty Belinda. I’m glad you found something that works for you! I was a wavy curly (a bit less than you) as a child, then my curls exploded at puberty. So I had no idea what to do. My mom has wavy hair, but if she brushes it dry it goes straight without frizz so she didn’t know what to do, and i’m the only female curly-curly in my family (except recently my aunt – not by blood, but she just cuts it short to not deal with it). I found the curly girl method a few years ago and now I love my curls! I hope it helps you too, Cyn.
I’ve had hair around waist length for about 3 years, and kept cutting it at that length because it hurt to tie up because of the weight, but I really wanted to see if it could grow longer (I wanted to know my terminal length, but I guess it’ll remain a mystery. I’ve never had hair that was shorter than bra strap length when curly since I was a kid, so I was scared, but I like it. It now dries in 5 hours instead of 8, and I can actually blow dry it! Before it would take 4 hours to blow dry it to “slightly damp”, now it takes 1. My hair is very low porosity (to the point where if I don’t brush my hair in the shower, only the top layer gets wet) and is 3b. It does shrink to 3c looking if it’s cut at my chin though (I used to have shorter strands framing my face. I cut them at my chin by mistake once and they shrunk to my glasses! I’ve never been able to have crunchy hair unless I use a TON of product (like a whole palmful or more). Sometimes I could so that if I had a road trip, I could keep it cruchy to protect from frizz until I got there, but nope. This is my hair. It varies between collarbone and armpit length when curly, depending on how much it decides to curl:February 27, 2017 at 10:03 am #20670
Can I just say how extremely jealous I am of your hair!! I soooo want curly hair all over my head, not just around my face. Sigh! Your hair is so beautiful! Soooo jealous!!
My hair, when I was younger, always had “body”. It curled very easily if using rollers and the curl didn’t fall out. Of course on a typical day, it was brushed so appeared straight with the occasional “kink” here and there. As I got older, I started letting it air dry and it would be wavy in the back and a little Curly in the front. It was always brushed so would be frizzy wavy. Then I had a hysterectomy at 42, along with some thyroid issues, and that’s when I noticed it had gotten even more “body” and there were some actual curls when it was wet. So I tried styling it more curly, using mousse (ugh), scrunching, and diffusing. It still was getting drier and drier (hello….alcohol in mousse! Sulfates and silicones!) so I finally ditched all of that and started the CG method. Two months of detoxing all that junk out of my hair and scalp! I thought I was going to go nuts with the itching! Then, bam, one day i could tell my hair was absorbing the conditioner! Just sucking it up right out of my hand! Wow! It was trial and error on styling too, finding the right products and right amounts to use for my hair. Plus, every season my hair would change because of the dew points, so I’d have to start all over finding out what to use and all that. I’m now two years in and I can’t see doing my hair any other way. It’s so healthy and better behaved. I tell all my Curly friends about the CG method. It’s such a great game changer for curly girls! I find it hard to believe most curlies don’t know about this.
You need to help out SimplyShe (Connie). She’s starting CG too and has low porosity hair. I can’t help her out with that because mine is different. She’s a wavy but it sounds like she has some curl potential. I’ll see if I can pull her in over on this thread so you can give her some pointers.
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