Sunday, October 17, 2010

I need help!


Attention all stylists or curly haired girls!! This is silly to even admit, but I am terrible at doing my hair. I haven't really had long hair for like 13 years, so needless to say I am out of practice at this whole hair thing. Patrick has to tell me sometimes when my hair is dangling into my food while I'm eating!! That's how odd and out of place my long hair is. Well anyway, besides being in desperate need for a trim, I need advice on how to make my naturally curly hair look nice. It is just scraggly,limp, and frizzy every day! I want less scraggly and more volume! Mousse for curly haired gals worked fine on my hair when it was shorter, but not anymore. Mousse sounds so mom-like, haha.

So anyway, what type of products or techniques would any of you recommend?


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35 comments:

  1. I have curly hair too :)
    and I finally learned to embrace it heres a pic of my hair..
    http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg92/lizachka921/Picture2469-1.jpg


    out of all of the products I have tried... I have found this one to work the best.. it leaves my hair soft, defined curls, no frizz, no stickiness, and no crunchiness.
    http://www.sallybeauty.com/curl-cream/BTZ10,default,pd.html?cgid=Hair04-13

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  2. What!! I love your hair . . . when we met up I wanted to ask you tips on how you get your wavy hair looking so nice!

    I'm pretty awful with hair. I don't put much in it or use fancy shampoo or anything, but my bangs get wavy/funny/dry so I swear by these things:

    http://www.amazon.com/TIGI-BedHead-Smoothing-3-4-Ounce-Bottles/dp/B001EWF2SI/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=beauty&qid=1287293636&sr=1-11

    http://www.google.com/products/catalog?client=safari&rls=en&oe=UTF-8&q=frizz+leave+in+conditioner&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=2769597803860576058&ei=-4q6TNOXAsKblge9xfnrDQ&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CCgQ8wIwAg#ps-sellers

    Those things help a tiny bit in GA humidity

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  3. http://livingproof.com/buy/no-frizz-wave-curl-cream
    works amaaazingly!

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  4. hello dear,

    i have really, really curly hair and if i don´t use the right treatment it gets quite frizzy and just does not look nice at all!
    after going through a very wide range of products, i finally fount the perfect way to make it soft and pretty:
    for washing i only use african clay, Ghassoul, and for styling i find the best thing is this curl mousse by dove.
    sometimes i put coconut oil on my hair and leave it over night! smells lovely and oh, feels so good... :)

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  5. Hey there,
    I'd say lululetty had great advice on washing hair that would probably work for most people - use conditioner daily and only wash with shampoo and conditioner every third day or so, and there are other details to that so check her out. Also Hannah Metz rags her hair and she certainly appears to have voluminous billowing curls . I have 'porus' hair with waviness, or rather asymmetrical kinks in it, sucky, but the above two methods 'works wonders'! :)

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  6. curly hair is the most prettiest thing! i am sure you will be able to achieve it, but you may need some heat tools or something, which can be damaging. :( i used to curl my hair everyday! but i decided to leave it the way it is after a while..natural and straight.

    good luck my dear. x

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  7. I'm no expert, but I too have naturally curly hair and used to wonder how to have more definition in the curls, less frizz until a good friend became a hairdresser and showed me the trick!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ca3k1syt2G4

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  8. same problem here : I am thinking about grabbing hot rollers to just do the top of my hair th have more decent curls and leave the messy curls under ! I use tons of conditioner (I alternate Moroccan oil and a lush one : Retreat , to fight dryness).

    Caro xxx

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  9. Try Aveda's Be Curly curl enhancer. It has a lotion type consistency but it is lightweight, gets rid of frizz, smells amazing and it enhances your curl absolutely without a crunchy feel.

    I don't have curly hair like yours. Mine is wavy. But this product is meant for waves and curls alike. When I put this in my hair back when it was longer, my waves were perfectly defined despite Ohio humidity and smelled delicious all day long. I can't recommend it enough.

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  10. My hair is past my waist, really long and I use Pantene spray gel fpr Curly hair and it works really well. Really well.

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  11. HI there! I used to struggle with my curly hair as well. However, I recently got these AMAZING hot rollers (talk about mom-like) from Walmart for around forty bucks and they are magical!!! It takes two minutes for me to put them in and my hair is really long. I wait 3-5 minutes and take them out. You can brush out the curls for super pretty waves or just leave them for special bounce. They're by Remington if you're interested.

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  12. Well I am probably pretty useless, since I don't have curly hair - but my friend who has the most incredible curls made them more manageable by getting it cut short-ish and just letting her curls go crazy. Kind of a cross between a bob and an afro. It looks stunning and doesn't tend to stick out in odd directions, because it is not long enough!

    If you were in Australia I cold recommend a salon... but probably a little far to travel for a cut :)

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  13. Don't shampoo your hair unless you have to, condition instead. If you blow-dry your hair, do it upside-down while scrunching your curls and use a lot of leave-in conditioner. You can twist your curls around your fingers while your hair is damp and let them dry that way, just don't touch it until it's dry.

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  14. but your hair is wonderful! i have so much trouble with mine because it's wavy, and it'd not only super thick but i have a lot of it. also, it's kinda dry, so i only wash it every two or three days. i'd like to know if you find any good products, too. maybe do a review?

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  15. well since you just colored your hair and you said you wanted more volume but also you don't want your hair to look frizzy and you want your curls to shine, if I were you I would start by using a declarifying shampoo, Pantene makes a great one, and use John Frida Smooth Start Conditoner, it makes your hair feel like satin without weighing it down and it leaves your hair frizz free it great for color treated hair too I should know.

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  16. My hair is pretty "mermaidish" - (you can view it here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/revivify/). My curly hair tips:

    -don't wash your hair every day. I go every other and then just wet and condition it on my "off day".
    -use a curl enhancing product - I really like Aveda's "Be Curly" line. It's a bit spendy, but a little goes a long way and it's totally worth it. I use the Be Curly Curl Enhancer and a bit of hair spray.
    -diffuse and crunch on a low heat setting
    -in the afternoons I sometimes sneak to the bathroom to do an afternoon pick me up. Aveda's Be Curly Curl Control works wonders.

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  17. i think curly hair looks good layer. try getting a more layered cut. my mom has curly hair and it sometimes frizzes so she always blow dry her hair in the morning. maybe a simple pomade would do.

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  18. One way to go: http://www.wikihow.com/Follow-the-Curly-Girl-Method-for-Curly-Hair

    I don't have curly hair so I haven't tried it! But my sister does and had success with it. Good luck!

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  19. Oh my goodness! I was just having the same problem. I also have curly/wavy locks and my hair was getting ridiculously tangled and frustrating me to no end. But I got a hair cut over the weekend and since, my hair has been wonderful and flouncy! I use mostly Aveda products, which can be rather pricey but are definitely worth it. While wet/drying I try not to comb it very much, but I sometimes use a comb or round brush just to detangle/give my hair volume. I use Aveda "Be Curly" curl enhancer on the ends of my hair and then diffuse it. I also use Aveda "Volumizing Tonic" on my roots for volume - I have very fine hair, so I need as much volume as I can get. And then finally I use about a fingertip worth of the "Be Curly" Curl Control. I swear I'm not an aveda salesperson. That's just what works for me. :)

    Hope this helps some!
    Sara

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  20. That's awesome about Showbread. Indeed i know of the band, in fact I was standing in the crowd listening at RevGen!

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  21. does mousee still exist? i bet it's just got some cooler name now...

    --lauren
    http://www.deargolden.com

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  22. Invest in a defuser for your hair dryer. Towel dry your hair and when you blow dry your hair, don't brush, but instead scrunch and place on top of the defuser, this will prevent it from frizzing out.Use a leave in conditioner or an anti frizz serum to tame fly aways :]

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  23. garnier wonder waves spray is a godsend! its really inexpensive too. i use between 6 and 10 sprays after i shower when my hair is damp still. and just re moisten and scrunch before i go out (and before i go to sleep). re-doing it like this keeps the volume and evenness in my experience.

    for reference:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/jasminemuslimgirl/25443_1327773068443_1054410078_30921561_5982136_n.jpg

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  24. use baby shampoo and balsamo, the one from jonson's are really good, and when your hair is still pretty wet you can use so big hair curlers and leave it to dry like that. it works the best even if you do not use styling products.

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  25. I'm sure since you posted this so many months ago, you've found some great products and things to help with your hair- but I thought I'd throw in my 2 cents just in case you're still on the hunt:

    I have really curly hair, and I've found one of the best things for it is using a shampoo free of sulfates. I use "Coloresse" from Sally Beauty, but there are numerous shampoos now that are sulfate free. Its also important to try and use styling products without alcohol, as they automatically dry out your hair. Tresemme makes a clean hold gel free of alcohol that works great.

    Another tip would be to leave a bit of conditioner in your hair when you rinse in the shower- just enough to leave it feeling slick, not slimy. You can even put a small amount (a pea or dime size depending on the length and thickness of hair), in your hair after your finished in the shower like you would your gel/mousse. Having the extra moisture works wonders to keep curls frizz free and manageable. The thickness of conditioner also seems to work better then leave-in conditioners like Infusium 23.

    Hope this helps and is easy enough to do while out on tour :-)

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  26. I'm sure since you posted this so many months ago, you've found some great products and things to help with your hair- but I thought I'd throw in my 2 cents just in case you're still on the hunt:

    I have really curly hair, and I've found one of the best things for it is using a shampoo free of sulfates. I use "Coloresse" from Sally Beauty, but there are numerous shampoos now that are sulfate free. Its also important to try and use styling products without alcohol, as they automatically dry out your hair. Tresemme makes a clean hold gel free of alcohol that works great.

    Another tip would be to leave a bit of conditioner in your hair when you rinse in the shower- just enough to leave it feeling slick, not slimy. You can even put a small amount (a pea or dime size depending on the length and thickness of hair), in your hair after your finished in the shower like you would your gel/mousse. Having the extra moisture works wonders to keep curls frizz free and manageable. The thickness of conditioner also seems to work better then leave-in conditioners like Infusium 23.

    Hope this helps and is easy enough to do while out on tour :-)

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  27. well since you just colored your hair and you said you wanted more volume but also you don't want your hair to look frizzy and you want your curls to shine, if I were you I would start by using a declarifying shampoo, Pantene makes a great one, and use John Frida Smooth Start Conditoner, it makes your hair feel like satin without weighing it down and it leaves your hair frizz free it great for color treated hair too I should know.

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  28. My hair is past my waist, really long and I use Pantene spray gel fpr Curly hair and it works really well. Really well.

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  29. Try Aveda's Be Curly curl enhancer. It has a lotion type consistency but it is lightweight, gets rid of frizz, smells amazing and it enhances your curl absolutely without a crunchy feel.

    I don't have curly hair like yours. Mine is wavy. But this product is meant for waves and curls alike. When I put this in my hair back when it was longer, my waves were perfectly defined despite Ohio humidity and smelled delicious all day long. I can't recommend it enough.

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  30. What!! I love your hair . . . when we met up I wanted to ask you tips on how you get your wavy hair looking so nice!

    I'm pretty awful with hair. I don't put much in it or use fancy shampoo or anything, but my bangs get wavy/funny/dry so I swear by these things:

    http://www.amazon.com/TIGI-BedHead-Smoothing-3-4-Ounce-Bottles/dp/B001EWF2SI/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=beauty&qid=1287293636&sr=1-11

    http://www.google.com/products/catalog?client=safari&rls=en&oe=UTF-8&q=frizz+leave+in+conditioner&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=2769597803860576058&ei=-4q6TNOXAsKblge9xfnrDQ&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CCgQ8wIwAg#ps-sellers

    Those things help a tiny bit in GA humidity

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  31. I have curly hair too :)
    and I finally learned to embrace it heres a pic of my hair..
    http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg92/lizachka921/Picture2469-1.jpg


    out of all of the products I have tried... I have found this one to work the best.. it leaves my hair soft, defined curls, no frizz, no stickiness, and no crunchiness.
    http://www.sallybeauty.com/curl-cream/BTZ10,default,pd.html?cgid=Hair04-13

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  32. If you've grown your hair out since you've cut it, try washing it with 1tbs baking soda/8oz water and then conditioning with 1tbs apple cider vinegar/8oz water. it takes a bit of time for your hair to adjust, but my curls have never been more well-formed.

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