View Full Version : Wavy or Straight? Hair that is... ;)

driven fool
August 23rd, 2008, 04:36 AM
So I have been growing my hair out from super short and I have about 3 months worth of growth right now. I'm about to enter un-explored area when it comes to my hair since I used to go every month to the barber shop and this is the longest it has been since I was really young. The question is, I have noticed a slight curly-q at the back corners of my hair on my neck. The longer hair that is starting to come down over it is starting to curl frontwards, towards my ears. This is only near the ears, the rest of my hair in the back, top, and sides is stick straight. Is this because of the way I comb and sleep on it or is this sign of future waviness?

August 23rd, 2008, 04:58 AM
Welcome to LHC!

It's propably is too early to tell if it's wavy.
Do you have pictures? How does it look when you have washed and air dried it without touching it (no combing, or styling products)?

I have read that cowlicks etc are actually part of waving pattern, though :)

August 23rd, 2008, 05:33 AM
I agree with Arctic, it is hard to decide without a picture. Next time you wash, try not to touch your hair at all until it's dry, and then take a picture.
I think tomm had hair like this, even the strongest curls/waves do not show up in hair until it has reached a certain length.

August 23rd, 2008, 05:52 AM
Hi and Welcome to LHC!

It sounds like you may have some waves in your future:D Post a picture and the gurus around here can give you a more definitive answer. I agree with Lamb and Arctic! This is a very supportive place and there is information galore..........enjoy!:cheese:

driven fool
August 23rd, 2008, 06:28 PM
Sorry I didn't post any photos earlier, I had to get to work, these pictures were all taken after I got home from work today.

This is after a long, windy day driving my FedEx truck...

This is after my shower where I conditioned, washed, then conditioned again...
I'll admit that I finger combed it after just pressing a towel to my hair in an attempt to get as much moisture out as I could...

and this is after just letting it air dry...

So your opinion is appreciated. I don't know if it is possible but I think my hair has just been trained this way. I say this because I often comb my wet hair on the sides behind my ears and because I often sleep on my back.

driven fool
August 23rd, 2008, 06:37 PM
Well I can see that the pictures didn't make it. This might be sound like a stupid question but I haven't figured out how to edit your own posts yet. Sorry, brand new to this board.

August 23rd, 2008, 06:41 PM
You cannot edit your posts yet, you need to have a certain amount of posts to do that (25, I believe?) See the newbie section for exact number! It also has some advice on how to post pics.
:drama: Looking forward to see them!

August 23rd, 2008, 06:42 PM
I'm guessing slightly wavy. :D

driven fool
August 23rd, 2008, 06:53 PM
ok, second attempt at posting pictures...

Like I said these were all taken today after I got off work.

Before wash, after a windy day driving my fedex truck...

after a condition, shampoo, condition...
I pressed a towel to my head in an attempt to get as much water out then finger combed...

and this is after air drying it then combing it...

So I would appreciate your opinion and like I said I don't know if it is possible to train hair to act a certain way but I don't know...

August 23rd, 2008, 07:04 PM
I'd say, give it some more time. The bottom looks like it's promising to have some wave in the future, but you need a few more inches to judge for sure.
Wave forecast: 1c/2a. :D

August 24th, 2008, 02:15 AM
It looks a bit wavy, you will have a wonderful adventure ahead of you while you watch your hair to grow and see what it does :)

It's also very common people have different textures in their hair, and many straight haired people have wavy nape hair. I personally have almost straigh canopy (= top layer) and strong waves at the underlayer :D

My opinion about training the hair, based on only "I feel like", is that hair can't be trained. But I have read that in the 1930 and 1940 when a certain wave and curl patterns were in style on women, they "trained" their hair. But I would think they had to start over after each wash.

Happy growing Driven fool, I look forward to seeing you waves or straight locks or curls to develop :cheer: