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queenovnight
April 25th, 2014, 06:32 AM
I thought it would be fun for the naturally wavy and curly girls to post photos of their pattern, since there's such a wide variety.

My hair is a bit frizzy today, but honestly, when is it not. So, here's my natural curl patten. I usually braid wave, but not today. - Now back to your bun.


http://i57.tinypic.com/imukjd.jpg

lapushka
April 25th, 2014, 06:41 AM
Here's my wild wurls (was a hairtyping picture):

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/138/8ar1.jpg

Rosa Harris
April 28th, 2014, 03:16 AM
me curlies!
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7317/13990452172_2842a87503_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/njhJ1C)damflintriver 015 copy (https://flic.kr/p/njhJ1C) by rosarl13 (https://www.flickr.com/people/121893704@N04/), on Flickr

momschicklets
April 28th, 2014, 06:07 AM
This is all brushed out but you can see my waves.....and my bathrobe :D

http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/cmres72/media/BackofH068_zps3550e3d4.jpg.htmlhttp://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y397/cmres72/BackofH068_zps3550e3d4.jpg (http://s1272.photobucket.com/user/cmres72/media/BackofH068_zps3550e3d4.jpg.html)

Beborani
April 28th, 2014, 08:38 AM
Lovely waves and curls. Lapushka--your hairtyping picture is hardly wild--if it looks like that naked, how lovely it must be with products. I too this a while ago for a thread. This is my curl at its best with leavein and such.
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag50/Beborani/image_zps42d2364c.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/Beborani/media/image_zps42d2364c.jpg.html)

luluj
April 28th, 2014, 08:56 AM
There really are so many different curl/wave patterns, as all of the above photos show. Waves and wurls and curls are wonderful and it took me a long time to embrace mine. I used to fight them in the past, but no more, now I let them do their own thing. Also, I have found (after far too many trials and errors with far too many products) that less is better when it comes to controlling my waves/curls.

Wildcat Diva
April 28th, 2014, 09:00 AM
Whoo I get a little curly here!
http://imageshack.com/a/img849/2861/rcum.jpg

I'm more so wavy with less scrunching effort.

And more time between washes....

Here's five day hair brushed out with a tangle teezer.
http://imageshack.com/a/img843/8653/yclp.jpg

luluj
April 28th, 2014, 09:05 AM
You certainly do, Wildcat Diva! I can't get over how long your hair has gotten, it is lovely.:crush:

Wildcat Diva
April 28th, 2014, 09:10 AM
Woot! Where is the like button for your post luluj? (Thank you so much!)

PrincessIdril
April 28th, 2014, 09:14 AM
I've posted this pic on LHC before but since it amuses me (and it is the only recent pic of my curl pattern) I'll share it again! lol
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee58/falling_flowers/huh.jpg

This is after a normal shampoo and conditioner wash followed by a good spritz of leave-in. If I apply my magic serum my hair will actually settle on one curl pattern for my whole head rather than two!

spidermom
April 28th, 2014, 09:33 AM
Recent hair freshly washed/conditioned, uncombed, doing it's own thing:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/56d41396-bebd-43c5-913a-bf011d04add1_zpse4ff47db.jpg (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/spidermom/media/56d41396-bebd-43c5-913a-bf011d04add1_zpse4ff47db.jpg.html)
In the past (freshly washed/conditioned and uncombed):
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/splatterviolet.jpg (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/spidermom/media/splatterviolet.jpg.html)

ETA: Oops, sorry; didn't realize that first picture was so big. I was sure I had sized it down on photobucket!

Weewah
April 28th, 2014, 09:49 AM
Here's a random pic I haven't posted before

http://i57.tinypic.com/2ngrll3.jpg

TheHowlingWolf
April 28th, 2014, 02:15 PM
It's weird because when my hair was much shorter, it was fairly curly and I would straighten it everyday! Sometimes multiple times a day! Then I stopped straightening it because I wanted to get it long & healthy. I started to really like curly hair on myself. But then as my hair started to grow, my curls vanished and now I'm left with slightly wavy hair & I wish my hair was more curly! haha it's funny how you always want what you don't have :rolleyes:

http://i60.tinypic.com/vgpi7d.jpg

Barely wavy :(

Kina
April 28th, 2014, 05:58 PM
my hair has... moods

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t1.0-9/10255840_1416825838581884_2650938113354945915_n.jp g

jt623
April 28th, 2014, 07:46 PM
I am thrilled that my natural waves are coming back.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b130/leeannalove/IMG_3327_zps3ba8aff1.jpg (http://s18.photobucket.com/user/leeannalove/media/IMG_3327_zps3ba8aff1.jpg.html)

Rosa Harris
April 30th, 2014, 06:15 AM
Gosh everyone has such pretty wavies and currlies. I've come home.

Totty
April 30th, 2014, 09:22 AM
Here's a pic from last year, but my were so pretty that day

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y265/tottyspics/Hair%202013/DSC_4396.jpg

LadyCelestina
April 30th, 2014, 09:44 AM
Here's mine,this was taken in March I think,when the weather started to be juuust right for nice hair
http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab50/Celestial-flight/P3210066_zpsc9fc9a6b.jpg (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/Celestial-flight/media/P3210066_zpsc9fc9a6b.jpg.html)

Kina
April 30th, 2014, 11:33 AM
I'm really enjoying this thread and seeing the different varieties of waves and curls people have. Lovely hair ladies!

Arciela
April 30th, 2014, 02:29 PM
Here is mine

^_^

https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/1982148_10154141912180604_5908280191176408625_n.jp g

Nightshade
April 30th, 2014, 03:31 PM
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-sc2pARmUloA/UYu5wibQGvI/AAAAAAAAEeM/niA84hnq_M4/s512/Pinny-2-Small.jpg

luluj
April 30th, 2014, 05:01 PM
Oh my, nightshade, that is such a beautiful photo.:blossom:

I am struck by the many lovely curl patterns in this thread, we need to keep the photos coming.:applause

I am here with another photo, taken when my hair was mid-back length.

http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x374/lulubell58/2012-06-201543-1.jpg

jeanniet
May 2nd, 2014, 06:37 PM
Here is mine, but this isn't a great picture, and it's at the end of a somewhat rushed and breezy day so there are some wild hairs sticking out.

http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu150/edmjt63/7d86d2e11498cc0c6d2611bb96982dd8.jpg

Rosa Harris
May 2nd, 2014, 07:41 PM
new pic

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5119/13905771198_b3e8757176.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nbNHiQ)curlshenna 007 (https://flic.kr/p/nbNHiQ) by rosarl13 (https://www.flickr.com/people/121893704@N04/), on Flickr

Symphony
May 3rd, 2014, 02:21 AM
oops see post below

Symphony
May 3rd, 2014, 02:22 AM
http://i.imgur.com/9jBsbaW.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/r0JyiZF.jpg

jeanniet
May 3rd, 2014, 11:47 AM
http://i.imgur.com/9jBsbaW.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/P3LMluW.jpg

So pretty! I would love to have those 3b ringlets all over, but they're all in the back (where I can't see them without a mirror, lol).

Beborani
May 3rd, 2014, 12:07 PM
I love seeing all the different curl patterns--everyone's hair looks so beautiful. Thanks OP for starting this thread.

BrendaLoan
May 3rd, 2014, 12:59 PM
Wow, amazing hair everyone! What an awesome thread :o

Here is my contribution
http://i59.tinypic.com/2pto39g.jpg

sourgrl
May 4th, 2014, 09:12 PM
This is the most natural look of my waves. Not the most flattering pic but I very rarely air dry and just happened to do so yesterday.

My hair is easily weighed down. In this pic it's still a little damp, making it look waist length, but I'm still about an inch away fully dry. I usually damp bun over night then use a couple drops of argan oil on dry hair. That's all it needs to tame the frizz and give it a more polished look over all.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y83/sagon069/photo-12_zps7cd3cf66.jpg (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/sagon069/media/photo-12_zps7cd3cf66.jpg.html)

Symphony
May 5th, 2014, 05:09 AM
So pretty! I would love to have those 3b ringlets all over, but they're all in the back (where I can't see them without a mirror, lol).

On the back of my head, I have a lot of 3c's!

jeanniet
May 5th, 2014, 10:12 AM
On the back of my head, I have a lot of 3c's!

Ooooh, take a picture of the back if you can!

spidermom
May 5th, 2014, 10:59 AM
I'm having curl envy.

Annibelle
May 5th, 2014, 04:01 PM
I'm having curl envy.

I'm having curl envy, too, but my consolation is that my face looks squattier when I curl my hair-- it's just not a flattering look on me! I think that what I was endowed with naturally looks best on me. :) And as for you, I love the waviness your shorter length is giving you! It looks great with your color!

Here are my waves at two different lengths when I had the patience to follow CG:

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z414/4nnibelle/6b3500b0-fc77-4ae0-9af2-80a1a2708971_zpse11c1d13.jpg (http://s1188.photobucket.com/user/4nnibelle/media/6b3500b0-fc77-4ae0-9af2-80a1a2708971_zpse11c1d13.jpg.html) http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z414/4nnibelle/67e22fef-c2fa-4494-977d-c6e8d545d129_zps90189314.jpg (http://s1188.photobucket.com/user/4nnibelle/media/67e22fef-c2fa-4494-977d-c6e8d545d129_zps90189314.jpg.html)

And here are my waves straightened out, which is how I wear it lately-- just enough wave left to create body and flippy ends:

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z414/4nnibelle/893c3d53-32a8-41fe-9eed-30dbd31e8bab_zps3467cfcb.jpg (http://s1188.photobucket.com/user/4nnibelle/media/893c3d53-32a8-41fe-9eed-30dbd31e8bab_zps3467cfcb.jpg.html)

(BTW, the most accurate color is in the final pic. My hair appears different colors with every camera I use!!!)

ErinLeigh
May 5th, 2014, 06:09 PM
The curls and waves are gorgeous. Love the pictures.

Spidermom if you don't mind me saying I really like the waist length. It bring out waves more and it is just a super sexy style. I like the layered cut a lot.

DweamGoiL
May 6th, 2014, 09:53 AM
My wave definitely has toned down a bit after Henndigo-ing, but today I tried the WCC method, and I liked how it turned out:

http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/ae360/dweamgoil/Long%20Hair%202003%20to%20Now/wave2_zpsb20fa4fa.png (http://s987.photobucket.com/user/dweamgoil/media/Long%20Hair%202003%20to%20Now/wave2_zpsb20fa4fa.png.html)

http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/ae360/dweamgoil/Long%20Hair%202003%20to%20Now/wave1_zps73cf4f25.png (http://s987.photobucket.com/user/dweamgoil/media/Long%20Hair%202003%20to%20Now/wave1_zps73cf4f25.png.html)

And a deceptive length shot. It's not that long really. It is up to my waist, but at a miracle angle ;)

http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/ae360/dweamgoil/Long%20Hair%202003%20to%20Now/wave3_zpsd98851c7.png (http://s987.photobucket.com/user/dweamgoil/media/Long%20Hair%202003%20to%20Now/wave3_zpsd98851c7.png.html)

NaClH2O
May 6th, 2014, 09:58 AM
Here is my natural wave pattern:

http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af44/shankity/fb87795f-5fbc-4def-ae2d-e3911feb39a5_zpsca9bcdc8.jpg

This was taken in January, so I'm a bit longer now.

DarkCurls
May 6th, 2014, 11:44 AM
Oh wow, this is a really great thread. Keep posting everyone, it's like eye candy for curls and waves. Everyone's hair is so pretty.

Here's my contribution. I feel like I should warn you that this is one of my favorite pictures of my hair, taken a year ago, so it's kinda cheating... but the curl pattern is very clear, at least.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4274&d=1368121816

Annibelle
May 7th, 2014, 04:59 PM
Whoa, DarkCurls! :thud:

My favorite thing about this thread is that I love ALL of the wave/curl patterns... like, there's not one that I'm like "I need THIS!!!" Instead, I can really appreciate all of them. :) Please keep posting, people! :)

molljo
May 7th, 2014, 05:16 PM
I posted this already in the Wet/Dry thread, but here are my waves! I hope they look better as my hair gets longer. The left pic is uncombed, the right is combed.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10773&d=1399416509


ETA: the color is truer on the right pic. My walls are green!

sourgrl
May 7th, 2014, 05:43 PM
And to think all these years I've longed for my sister's straight locks. Such lovely waves, wurls, and curls!

DweamGoiL
May 7th, 2014, 06:04 PM
Sooooooo lovely!!!!


Oh wow, this is a really great thread. Keep posting everyone, it's like eye candy for curls and waves. Everyone's hair is so pretty.

Here's my contribution. I feel like I should warn you that this is one of my favorite pictures of my hair, taken a year ago, so it's kinda cheating... but the curl pattern is very clear, at least.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4274&d=1368121816

sourgrl
May 8th, 2014, 08:20 AM
The way I usually wear my waves. Damp bunned over night then a couple drops of argan oil finger combed through the length. Before LHC i used to get this look with my 2 inch curling iron. Thank you, LHC, for saving my hair from the heat!

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y83/sagon069/photo-14_zps7f018fbb.jpg (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/sagon069/media/photo-14_zps7f018fbb.jpg.html)

eadwine
May 9th, 2014, 09:07 AM
Now if I could get my hair to STAY like this after it is all dry.. hahaha, but I just changed my routine and with the help of Lapushka hopefully we can preserve some of it.

Here is the pattern, still damp, freshly scrunched with its first ever leave-in. I looooove my spirals :D

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o518/eadwine/Haarspul/spiral3.jpg

queenovnight
May 9th, 2014, 09:46 AM
And to think all these years I've longed for my sister's straight locks. Such lovely wavea, wurls, and curls!

Right!? I'm already starting to feel more comfortable with my curls!

TrapperCreekD
May 9th, 2014, 01:38 PM
These two show it the best, though its curliest near my face with the FFL.

http://i.imgur.com/pivstfj.png

http://i.imgur.com/oBbBuWW.png

queenovnight
May 9th, 2014, 01:41 PM
TrapperCreekD,

OMG! What beautiful hair! Just stunning!

cherrybird
May 10th, 2014, 08:23 PM
My curls after amla for some oomph. A bit curlier than usual. This is my hair overall:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10822&d=1399774769

and tight 3b curls at the nape of my neck.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10823&d=1399774771

My hair isn't that long yet but I'm enjoying how bouncy and light it is still!

Jumper
May 10th, 2014, 10:36 PM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10774&d=1399433763

This was taken some time ago while it was drying before I started putting any leave ins in it. I think when this was taken I was playing with WCC. I have managed to tame the volume quite a bit with leave in's, though I am about to cut back on my next wash because I think I've tamed it a little TOO much. It's pretty weighed down now (not that I can complain, after years of having hair that was wild).

Sorry it's blurry, self timer on the camera isn't the best at focusing apparently. You can see some waves and some spirals and all kinds of insanity in there. Oil and leave in conditioner have definitely tamed the insanity. Going to just shampoo and condition next wash and let it dry and see where it's at.

Jumper
May 10th, 2014, 10:39 PM
And for comparison, HERE is my wave pattern when I used to brush my hair and just do regular shampoo and condition and not treat it like the wild mane it is and let it be wild with no more brushing and lots of conditioner. This is a few days post wash back in January, so it's a little smoother more stretched out waves as you would expect post wash, but still even freshly washed was nothing like the blurry picture above.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9253&d=1392621253

Arwenlily
May 11th, 2014, 12:31 AM
And for comparison, HERE is my wave pattern when I used to brush my hair and just do regular shampoo and condition and not treat it like the wild mane it is and let it be wild with no more brushing and lots of conditioner. This is a few days post wash back in January, so it's a little smoother more stretched out waves as you would expect post wash, but still even freshly washed was nothing like the blurry picture above.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9253&d=1392621253

You have such beautiful hair! :thud:

Annibelle
May 11th, 2014, 06:59 AM
My curls after amla for some oomph. A bit curlier than usual. This is my hair overall:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10822&d=1399774769


Every time I see your hair type combined with that length, I want to chop... X_X My hair is 2b, so it really wouldn't look the same as yours, but I still want to try! :lol: Gorgeous!

lapushka
May 11th, 2014, 07:30 AM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10774&d=1399433763

I love this wild mane of yours!

cherrybird
May 11th, 2014, 02:23 PM
Every time I see your hair type combined with that length, I want to chop... X_X My hair is 2b, so it really wouldn't look the same as yours, but I still want to try! :lol: Gorgeous!

If you're toying with the idea of shoulder length hair by all means go for it, but your waves are gorgeous at the length they are in the photos you posted here! I love the look of long wavy hair. :D

BonnieU
May 11th, 2014, 03:17 PM
Here are my curlies post routine...a bit too much panacea, but they still look good I think ;)

http://imgur.com/nbMUsqs

slynr
May 11th, 2014, 03:28 PM
Wow, wow, wow!! Serious curl envy. So beautiful.




Here are my curlies post routine...a bit too much panacea, but they still look good I think ;)

http://imgur.com/nbMUsqs

BrendaLoan
May 11th, 2014, 04:18 PM
cherrybird and bonnieU --> :thud: You two have beautiful curls!

TrapperCreekD
May 11th, 2014, 06:07 PM
:crush: So many gorgeous curls!

eadwine
May 12th, 2014, 07:23 AM
Wow.. so silky!!

Nightshade
May 12th, 2014, 01:11 PM
Oh my, nightshade, that is such a beautiful photo.:blossom:

Aw, thank you :)

here's another one of me trying to take pictures of how to do a bun, but this was the only photo that turned out:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VIBqGC5qTRM/U3EDkj1LlMI/AAAAAAAAHY8/unP-VeUIi1A/s640/Ponytail.jpg

queenovnight
May 12th, 2014, 01:15 PM
Nightshade,
You have some beautiful hair! Also, the back of that shirt(dress? not sure!) is just OMG. So cute!

DarkCurls, Just stunning curls!

MedusaWarrior
May 12th, 2014, 05:37 PM
So I guess here goes my first post for LHC

Here's my hair after a year of the CG method

http://i.imgur.com/MbFbRpV.jpg?1

curlsgalore
May 12th, 2014, 05:40 PM
So I guess here goes my first post for LHC

Here's my hair after a year of the CG method

http://i.imgur.com/MbFbRpV.jpg?1

:thudpile: wow! Do you mind sharing your routing and favorite products?

Jumper
May 12th, 2014, 05:50 PM
OH WOW

That is amazing

MedusaWarrior
May 12th, 2014, 05:52 PM
Sure :)

Product list:

Shampoo - Aldi's Hair Culture Shampoo (https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/product-range/health-beauty/carino-hair-care/carino-hair-care-product-detail-page/ps/p/hair-culture-shampoo/)
Conditioner - Tresemme Naturals or Garnier Ultimate Blends (http://www.boots.com/en/Garnier-Ultimate-Blends-The-Sleek-Restorer-conditioner-400ml_1422050/) ONly the silicone free products from this line
Leave-in - Rainforest Moisture (http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk/bath-body-care/haircare/rainforest-moisture-conditioner.aspx) or Faith in Nature (https://www.faithinnature.co.uk/products/coconut-conditioner)
Styling - Boots Curl Creme (http://www.boots.com/en/Boots-Essentials-Curl-Creme-250ml_927582/)

So, my routine as of right now is to wash about once or twice a week using a sulphate shampoo with no silicones. I don't put any shampoo on the length, just split my hair in two and rub the shampoo into my scalp with my fingertips. I switch between Tresemme naturals conditioner and Garnier Ultimate Blends. If you try the Garnier conditioner be careful because some of them in that line have silicones. The one's I have which don't are: The Sleek Restorer, The Silky Smoother and The Nourishing Repair.

Before shampooing (if I don't have a deep conditioner on my hair) I put conditioner in my hair to get it completely soaked and to offer more of a barrier to the shampoo. I use a palm full for this. After shampooing I detangle using my fingers. When I reach a tangle in my hair I pull the individual hair's out from the knot which removes the loose hair that was tangled around the rest. This is to minimise breakage. Again, I slather my hair with conditioner for this part. Best to use cheap conditioners for this. Garnier Ultimate blends should still be on offer in Boots and Superdrug.

After I've rinsed everything out I use either rainforest moisture conditioner from the body shop or the Faith in Nature coconut conditioner that I've recently discovered as a leave-in. They're light enough that they don't weigh my hair down my they keep my hair moisturised.

Recently I've been using the Boots essentials Curl Creme I think it's worked best for my hair and it's cheap! Part my hair in two, smooth the creme down the length and then scrunch. Then I plop with a t-shirt for about 20 mins to an hour. I haven't really found a time period that works best, but I think I'm leaning more toward an hour. Then I diffuse with a hairdryer for about 5-10 mins. After another 5-10 mins I might diffuse the hair towards my scalp a bit more but otherwise I leave it. This is all done at night and then when I go to bed my roots are still damp. Overnight I pineapple and by morning everything's done! I think having my roots damp when I pineapple contributes to the volume.

As for maintenance ends-wise every few months I do a search and destroy and just take off any split ends or micro trim a few curls. And keep hair up when it's windy or raining which seems to be all the time in the UK.

Just to add my hair properties are: 3A/B texture, coarse, thick and low porosity

lapushka
May 12th, 2014, 05:56 PM
Wow, MedusaWarrior, I *really* admire your hair!

curlsgalore
May 12th, 2014, 05:56 PM
Thank you MedussaWarrior! I'm a curly too and love the CG method. I wished we could buy the Boots curl creme in the US. :(
Your hair is gorgeous.

MedusaWarrior
May 12th, 2014, 06:00 PM
Thanks guys! :)

And curlsgalore I've found the curl creme on a website that ships to the US. Shipping might be expensive though. http://www.britsuperstore.com/acatalog/boots.html

TrapperCreekD
May 12th, 2014, 06:03 PM
So I guess here goes my first post for LHC

Here's my hair after a year of the CG method

http://i.imgur.com/MbFbRpV.jpg?1

:agape: :thudpile: Amazing curls! :crush:

MedusaWarrior
May 12th, 2014, 06:08 PM
I have a little album here (http://imgur.com/a/DEFkl)if anyone's interested

BrendaLoan
May 12th, 2014, 06:21 PM
Wowwwwww MedusaWarrior, those curls! :thudpile: Your hair is stunning!!!

Beborani
May 12th, 2014, 06:25 PM
Medusawarrior--amazing!

I am enjoying all the other curls/waves too--so many variations within hairtypes.

lapushka
May 12th, 2014, 06:36 PM
I have a little album here (http://imgur.com/a/DEFkl)if anyone's interested

Nice lesson to be learned for those with curls who still want to tame their hair with a straightener! Lovely pictures. :D

RingletedManiac
May 13th, 2014, 05:57 AM
So I guess here goes my first post for LHC

Here's my hair after a year of the CG method

http://i.imgur.com/MbFbRpV.jpg?1

R/Fancyfollicles. Beautiful hair, by the way. ^_^

Nightshade
May 13th, 2014, 07:08 AM
So I guess here goes my first post for LHC

Here's my hair after a year of the CG method



Wow, so lovely :) I wish my hair did that!


Nightshade,
You have some beautiful hair! Also, the back of that shirt(dress? not sure!) is just OMG. So cute!


Thank you! It's a shirt that my sister gave to me :)

Symphony
May 13th, 2014, 07:31 AM
MedusaWarrior, I'm so glad you decided to post! Looks like there is another redditor in our midst here, as well... eyes RingletedManiac

queenovnight
May 13th, 2014, 07:39 AM
MedusaWarrior,
Incredible hair! Omg! Just beautiful!

MINAKO
May 13th, 2014, 07:54 AM
Amazing hair MedusaWarrior!!! I wish the texture would look as good on me as it does on you. But i dont even think i could ever achieve my texture to look even or form those kind of ringlets.

curlsgalore
May 13th, 2014, 07:59 AM
Thanks guys! :)

And curlsgalore I've found the curl creme on a website that ships to the US. Shipping might be expensive though. http://www.britsuperstore.com/acatalog/boots.html

Thank you. Yes, shipping is expensive. For two jars it would be around $25. Shipping is twice what the product is. Several years ago I believe I paid around $12-14 total with shipping for two jars. Shipping Prices have gone up :(. Thanks anyway.

MedusaWarrior
May 13th, 2014, 01:18 PM
Thank you TrapperCreekD, Jumper, BrendaLoan, Beborani, lapushka, RingletedManiac, Nightshade, queenovnight and MINAKO. You're all so kind :)

Curlsgalore, I feel your pain. There are so many American products I want to try but can't because they're either not available here or they're waaaaay too expensive.

divinedobbie
May 13th, 2014, 05:17 PM
cherrybird - Your colour is my definition of perfect :crush:

MedusaWarrior - :agape:

RingletedManiac
May 13th, 2014, 06:45 PM
MedusaWarrior, I'm so glad you decided to post! Looks like there is another redditor in our midst here, as well... eyes RingletedManiac

I've been revealed.

Weewah
May 13th, 2014, 07:59 PM
I've been revealed.

Me three! Or 4

cherrybird
May 13th, 2014, 09:07 PM
cherrybird - Your colour is my definition of perfect :crush:

MedusaWarrior - :agape:

Aww thanks! My natural shade is close to yours but I have some faded henna/cassia on top :)


Me three! Or 4

Me 5? Can't get enough of your hair MedusaWarrior!

LMB
May 14th, 2014, 03:34 PM
Not anywhere near as pretty as MedusaWarriors)) Beautiful curls!!

Been trying to find the balance between pretty and sleek protective updos, and maximising my wave. If I brush my hair and blow dry it (on cool) it can be 1b but left to air dry it can be 2a and can maximise the waves to a 2b with CG method. Through the week I was blow drying it and putting it straight up into a bun or braid but have started to wear it wavy most days now.

CO wash my hair each morning (hoping to try stretching washes when i'm on vacation in several weeks), spray Carol's Daughter Leave in spray all over wet hair, scrunch in, apply Boots curl creme and scrunch, and plop. At weekends I leave it to air dry, and lately through the week I have been blow drying my canopy and pulling it back into a loose pony (I'm not a fan of the slicked back when wet look) and once the length is dry I will sometimes take it down.


http://s25.postimg.org/rejeng2dr/IMG_3455.jpg (http://postimage.org/)
photo storage (http://postimage.org/)

http://s25.postimg.org/t7mbbrnkf/IMG_3452.jpg (http://postimage.org/)
image hosting without registration (http://postimage.org/)

(I also need to work on how to take decent pics of the back of my head by myself!)

queenovnight
May 14th, 2014, 08:05 PM
LMB,
Your hair looks great!

lazuliblue
May 15th, 2014, 02:35 AM
MedusaWarrior thank you so much for posting your routine! I'm going to nip into Aldi today to get that shampoo...and Boots to get the creme! I'm still trying to find the right CG method for me.

Rosa Harris
May 15th, 2014, 03:22 AM
I've already posted these a couple places but this is what happened with my hair so far...

bead head with spirals

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5313/14166682556_9d5b40d5c4.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nzRXaw)farytales 050 (https://flic.kr/p/nzRXaw) by rosarl13 (https://www.flickr.com/people/121893704@N04/), on Flickr

in sprinkling rain

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5195/14003160039_aee16af223.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nkpRBM)farytails2 016 (https://flic.kr/p/nkpRBM) by rosarl13 (https://www.flickr.com/people/121893704@N04/), on Flickr

MedusaWarrior
May 15th, 2014, 05:04 AM
lazuliblue be careful using the shampoo because it can be harsh. Although I have the deep cleansing one because I needed something stronger as I was getting bad build up. Make sure not to put it on your length!

And thanks LMB, your hair's looking beautiful too! :)

And Rosa Harris you have such a beautiful hair colour

lazuliblue
May 15th, 2014, 05:51 AM
MedusaWarrior thank you, I'm just about to go so I'll see what they have.

RosaHarris your curls are looking great!

Beborani
May 18th, 2014, 10:28 AM
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag50/Beborani/imagejpg1_zps26b9c5b7.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/Beborani/media/imagejpg1_zps26b9c5b7.jpg.html)

Was having an especially good curly hair day.

Symphony
May 18th, 2014, 10:39 AM
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag50/Beborani/imagejpg1_zps26b9c5b7.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/Beborani/media/imagejpg1_zps26b9c5b7.jpg.html)

Was having an especially good curly hair day.

So pretty! Reminds me of a tighter-curled version of Brendaloan in this photo!

Symphony
May 18th, 2014, 10:42 AM
I had another good hair day. This includes some back-of-head photos, which someone requested a while ago. 3b-c, low porosity

http://i.imgur.com/hspUQL8.jpg

Beborani
May 18th, 2014, 11:46 AM
Aw symphony, that is very flattering! You are such a pretty girl with lovely hair--the color and curls are perfect.

DweamGoiL
May 18th, 2014, 03:03 PM
I had another good hair day. This includes some back-of-head photos, which someone requested a while ago. 3b-c, low porosity

http://i.imgur.com/hspUQL8.jpg

Breathtaking curls!!!

Nightshade
May 18th, 2014, 03:08 PM
I had another good hair day. This includes some back-of-head photos, which someone requested a while ago. 3b-c, low porosity

http://i.imgur.com/hspUQL8.jpg

You look like you were abducted from a John Williams Waterhouse painting :)

Symphony
May 18th, 2014, 05:53 PM
You look like you were abducted from a John Williams Waterhouse painting :)

Oh. My. God...

I love you! Totally made my day!! I've never been compared to his paintings before! ;-; Thank you!

LongCurlyTress
May 18th, 2014, 08:16 PM
I had another good hair day. This includes some back-of-head photos, which someone requested a while ago. 3b-c, low porosity

http://i.imgur.com/hspUQL8.jpg

I Symphony! Please share your hair care routine- products you use to have such gorgeous curls! I also have 3b/3c hair and have alot of frizz to deal with. I can't wait to find out what you use to have such gorgeous locks. Thanks!! :cheer:

Symphony
May 19th, 2014, 01:31 AM
I use SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo, SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner, Olive oil, and monthly apple cider vinegar rinses.

Nightshade
May 19th, 2014, 07:42 AM
Oh. My. God...

I love you! Totally made my day!! I've never been compared to his paintings before! ;-; Thank you!

My pleasure :flowers:

sarahmargera
May 19th, 2014, 02:45 PM
I already posted this in the new people forum BUT here are my waves!

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/sarah_alexandra/photo13.jpg (http://s91.photobucket.com/user/sarah_alexandra/media/photo13.jpg.html)

Teazel
May 19th, 2014, 04:50 PM
Holy expletives, MedusaWarrior! You're a great advertisement for the CG method! :thud:

So many gorgeous waves and curls in this thread, I've definitely got curl envy. :) This is a pic I haven't posted before: my mother took it last Christmas. You can see waves on my head and some spirally things happening near the ends.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=11037&d=1400539459

Crystawni
May 21st, 2014, 08:46 PM
Wow, there are some amazing manes on here! :toast:

I left my hair totally alone yesterday after washing, and took this pic to see if I could figure out my hair type (shared elsewhere). Yep, it confuzzled me a tad...

http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o722/Weighting/hairtyping2_zpsbf909de1.jpg

And yet the day before, my freshly washed, air-dried and brushed hair looked like this (*sig. pic is from the same day):

http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o722/Weighting/DSC03360smaller_zps68a5c31d.jpg

(It bounces up and separates a fair bit after brushing.)

My waves have moods. And so do my whites, methinks. :p

Beborani
May 21st, 2014, 08:51 PM
Teazel! I was wondering where the starting point of your hair was and then saw you have calf length hair--that is amazing in itself and the waves look so pretty.

OleanderTime
May 21st, 2014, 09:20 PM
http://s30.postimg.org/gbykflmdd/2014_05_21_22_44_09_1.jpg

Cross-posting this image. I actually wore my hair straight today: meaning I combed it, smoothed it out, and let it sit in a flat bun all day, no scrunching or product obviously. And still I get these waves - I love summer!

noludoru
May 21st, 2014, 09:23 PM
I had another good hair day. This includes some back-of-head photos, which someone requested a while ago. 3b-c, low porosity

http://i.imgur.com/hspUQL8.jpg

Sooo I just wanted to say that I want your hair. IT'S AMAZING. Mine curls a lot like that, so I think that's my goal length now.

jeanniet
May 21st, 2014, 09:48 PM
I had another good hair day. This includes some back-of-head photos, which someone requested a while ago. 3b-c, low porosity

http://i.imgur.com/hspUQL8.jpg

That was me. Thank you--so gorgeous!

Kina
May 23rd, 2014, 03:02 PM
so, this is my hair on my way out the door for a night out, or at least one side and my bangs :D

https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1.0-9/10384341_1424175607846907_2665641713416494889_n.jp g

Kina
May 23rd, 2014, 03:03 PM
wow, that's huge, sorry for the enormousness!

mamaherrera
May 23rd, 2014, 03:33 PM
I would put my pics up but I don't know how to put pics on this site. ANy suggestions please!! Also, I hate how may curls/ringlets instead of getting more voluminous when I put them in a bun, my hair gets totally flattened out and loses all wave and volume.

Teazel
May 23rd, 2014, 05:04 PM
Teazel! I was wondering where the starting point of your hair was and then saw you have calf length hair--that is amazing in itself and the waves look so pretty.

Thank you so much, Beborani! :flower:


I would put my pics up but I don't know how to put pics on this site. ANy suggestions please!!

mamaherrera, you'll find image posting instructions here (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=114999). :)

queenovnight
May 23rd, 2014, 06:10 PM
http://s30.postimg.org/gbykflmdd/2014_05_21_22_44_09_1.jpg

Cross-posting this image. I actually wore my hair straight today: meaning I combed it, smoothed it out, and let it sit in a flat bun all day, no scrunching or product obviously. And still I get these waves - I love summer!

Your hair is very pretty!

hennalonghair
May 23rd, 2014, 06:18 PM
So I guess here goes my first post for LHC

Here's my hair after a year of the CG method

http://i.imgur.com/MbFbRpV.jpg?1
OMG! MedusaWarrior- I want to steal your hair.
Your BEFORE picture looks better than my best hair day
The AFTER pic is simply gorgeous!!!

Dessi
May 24th, 2014, 10:37 AM
Okay ladies. I got a question for you. I really don't wanna start a new ''hair typing'' thread so I'm gonna ask here. I think I'm not a 2c at all... (not that that's a bad thing, I like my hair type no matter what it is). So, first picture shows my grown face-framing and the second pictures shows the ends of the rest of my hair. Pictures are taken after clarifying but I DID use conditioner. I guess I would have more waves if I didn't. So what's my hair type?
http://prikachi.com/images/709/7346709U.pnghttp://prikachi.com/images/718/7346718C.png
And links in case picures don't upload:
1st pic: http://prikachi.com/images/709/7346709U.png
2nd pic: http://prikachi.com/images/718/7346718C.png

Kina
May 24th, 2014, 11:43 AM
^looks like mine, 2c/3a. The ringlet takes it over to 3. My underlayer is full 3a, sometimes 3b, canopy is 2c

Dessi
May 24th, 2014, 12:02 PM
^looks like mine, 2c/3a. The ringlet takes it over to 3. My underlayer is full 3a, sometimes 3b, canopy is 2c

Thank you! Maybe I was right when I choosed 2c. :D

lapushka
May 24th, 2014, 01:21 PM
I'd call that 2b. :)

LauraLongLocks
May 24th, 2014, 02:07 PM
Aww, I know I am only a 1c but all these beautiful waves and curls make me wish I was a 2c/3a! I do have a tiny bit of wave, almost, if I wash, fingercomb, and let it air dry:

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b270/Bestbirth/Hair%20Gallery/Hair%20length%20shots/001-1.jpg (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/Bestbirth/media/Hair%20Gallery/Hair%20length%20shots/001-1.jpg.html)

lapushka
May 24th, 2014, 02:35 PM
Very pretty, LLL. And that's a perfect example of a 1c if ever I saw it. *Beautiful*! In fact, I'd almost say 1c/2a.

BrendaLoan
May 24th, 2014, 03:06 PM
Dessi, I would call it a 2c too :o

Today's waves

http://i62.tinypic.com/24xhnj9.jpg

Kina
May 24th, 2014, 03:08 PM
^so pretty!

LauraLongLocks
May 24th, 2014, 03:17 PM
Very pretty, LLL. And that's a perfect example of a 1c if ever I saw it. *Beautiful*! In fact, I'd almost say 1c/2a.

Thank you, Lapushka. You always say the nicest things to me. When I comb or brush it, there is still a teeny bit of wave, but not much. Most people would see it and say my hair is straight, so I'm thinking it's more 1c than 2a, but maybe on a humid day I could get it to look 2a, who knows? :) We just don't have humidity in Idaho, lol. It does hold curls well, so I can pretend I'm a curly/wavy if I put it up in rag curls, lol.

fiğrildi
May 24th, 2014, 08:00 PM
This is how my uncombed natural hair used to look, just moments before I messed it up with curly perms. I was having sort of a "good hair day", for my natural hair doesn't usually look that much wavy. Indeed at that time, I was obsessed with having curly hair, so I used to plop it a lot, and used to put lots of defining mousse... or maybe, it just has gone more straight after proper hair routines, and spoiling it a little with yummy things :p
Anyway, I'm still trying to get rid of perms, so I wish my current hair looked half healthy than this picture

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa41/PAJAROTRISTE/DSC_0102copia.jpg

Annibelle
May 24th, 2014, 11:04 PM
I love all of those different textures/wave types on one head! :inlove:

Dessi
May 24th, 2014, 11:30 PM
I'd call that 2b. :)




Dessi, I would call it a 2c too :o

Today's waves

http://i62.tinypic.com/24xhnj9.jpg

Thank you. Maybe I'll change it to 2b/2c or leave it 2c.
And BrendaLoan, that picture is awesome! (like all of your pictures)

Beborani
May 25th, 2014, 10:53 AM
[URL=http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/Beborani/media/imagejpg1_zps6fbdd6a0.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag50/Beborani/imagejpg1_zps6fbdd6a0.jpg[/

Adding one new product and reverting to one old faithful--found my best curl concoction for now.

Beborani
May 25th, 2014, 11:36 AM
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag50/Beborani/imagejpg1_zps6fbdd6a0.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/Beborani/media/imagejpg1_zps6fbdd6a0.jpg.html)

Sorry couldn't edit.

BrendaLoan
May 26th, 2014, 08:39 PM
^so pretty! Thank you Kina. I've been meaning to tell you that your curls are amazing! So this is the moment to do so haha :flower:


Thank you. Maybe I'll change it to 2b/2c or leave it 2c.
And BrendaLoan, that picture is awesome! (like all of your pictures)

Thank you!! And you have some awesome signature pictures Dessi, I love the one where you are holding your hair, so beautiful :blossom:

Beborani, whatever you are doing is working!:magic: Your curls look so pretty!

Arwenlily
May 26th, 2014, 08:43 PM
Here's mine. I've asked recently about my curl pattern, what do you think mine is? I put 3a/b but I'm not sure.

http://i1349.photobucket.com/albums/p743/Arwenlily/rsz_curl_pattern_zps6987f271.jpg (http://s1349.photobucket.com/user/Arwenlily/media/rsz_curl_pattern_zps6987f271.jpg.html)

eadwine
May 27th, 2014, 08:57 AM
*drool* Ok.. I am making off with all your ringlets and curls ;)

man I wish I had those hahaha!

beautiful everyone :)

Dessi
May 27th, 2014, 09:39 AM
Thank you, BrendaLoan! :flower:

Kina
May 27th, 2014, 09:49 AM
Thank you Kina. I've been meaning to tell you that your curls are amazing! So this is the moment to do so haha :flower:



Thank you!! And you have some awesome signature pictures Dessi, I love the one where you are holding your hair, so beautiful :blossom:

Beborani, whatever you are doing is working!:magic: Your curls look so pretty!

you're sweet, Brendaloan!

Beborani
May 27th, 2014, 07:49 PM
Thank you Brendaloan--your hair is always so pretty. Arwenliliy--beautiful even curls--you may have typed yourself correctly, people generally do.

Arwenlily
May 27th, 2014, 09:54 PM
Thank you Brendaloan--your hair is always so pretty. Arwenliliy--beautiful even curls--you may have typed yourself correctly, people generally do.

Aww thank you! I was hoping I had found the right type.

Sparklylady82
June 16th, 2014, 01:36 AM
I'm having curl envy, too, but my consolation is that my face looks squattier when I curl my hair-- it's just not a flattering look on me! I think that what I was endowed with naturally looks best on me. :) And as for you, I love the waviness your shorter length is giving you! It looks great with your color!

Here are my waves at two different lengths when I had the patience to follow CG:

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z414/4nnibelle/6b3500b0-fc77-4ae0-9af2-80a1a2708971_zpse11c1d13.jpg (http://s1188.photobucket.com/user/4nnibelle/media/6b3500b0-fc77-4ae0-9af2-80a1a2708971_zpse11c1d13.jpg.html) http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z414/4nnibelle/67e22fef-c2fa-4494-977d-c6e8d545d129_zps90189314.jpg (http://s1188.photobucket.com/user/4nnibelle/media/67e22fef-c2fa-4494-977d-c6e8d545d129_zps90189314.jpg.html)

And here are my waves straightened out, which is how I wear it lately-- just enough wave left to create body and flippy ends:

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z414/4nnibelle/893c3d53-32a8-41fe-9eed-30dbd31e8bab_zps3467cfcb.jpg (http://s1188.photobucket.com/user/4nnibelle/media/893c3d53-32a8-41fe-9eed-30dbd31e8bab_zps3467cfcb.jpg.html)

(BTW, the most accurate color is in the final pic. My hair appears different colors with every camera I use!!!)

My daughter is 11 and she says I look "old" when I wear my hair curly...she's a very direct child! haha I still am following CG for now though! What products did you use for CG and also how do you straighten your hair? With heat?

Sparklylady82
June 16th, 2014, 01:28 PM
http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a517/haleyemily06/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-06/AFE58D38-A1C0-4193-992E-110F16F36C1E_zps4cqjcpmp.jpg (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/haleyemily06/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-06/AFE58D38-A1C0-4193-992E-110F16F36C1E_zps4cqjcpmp.jpg.html)

arelrios
June 16th, 2014, 03:04 PM
May I join you?

Well, first as I mentioned many times before ... I never in a million years thought I would have 'wavy' hair... I always thought I had 'big' hair.... Anyway, to the pictures:

Hair typing pic:

http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/arelrios/photo3.jpg (http://s1260.photobucket.com/user/arelrios/media/photo3.jpg.html)

After a protein treatment:

http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/arelrios/9b659f66-7573-4656-a053-a6ee8545fa54_zps6cdfe903.jpg

At the moment, I am experimenting with the LOC method (Thanks Lapushka :blossom:)

Loving everyone's waves and curls.... :crush:

CoveredByLove
June 16th, 2014, 04:52 PM
Such lovely wave and curl patterns! sparklylady Love your waves!!!

Here's a recent pick of mine in a sort of half up do to get the annoying shortest layers out of my face.(when will these suckers grow out?! Lol) A work in progress I guess :)

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r740/mamabshire/imagejpg1_zpsae57fdfa.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/mamabshire/media/imagejpg1_zpsae57fdfa.jpg.html)

lapushka
June 16th, 2014, 04:58 PM
May I join you?

Well, first as I mentioned many times before ... I never in a million years thought I would have 'wavy' hair... I always thought I had 'big' hair.... Anyway, to the pictures:

Hair typing pic:

http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/arelrios/photo3.jpg (http://s1260.photobucket.com/user/arelrios/media/photo3.jpg.html)

After a protein treatment:

http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/arelrios/9b659f66-7573-4656-a053-a6ee8545fa54_zps6cdfe903.jpg

At the moment, I am experimenting with the LOC method (Thanks Lapushka :blossom:)

Loving everyone's waves and curls.... :crush:

If that's your hairtyping picture, that looks more like 2a/2b than 1c!
And you're welcome. :flower:

CoveredByLove
June 16th, 2014, 05:18 PM
Dessi and Hennalonghair OH MY WORD!!! I got major heart palpitations when I saw y'all's hair a couple pages back! :thudpile:
Y'all have my DREAM HAIR!!! :crush:

Dessi
June 16th, 2014, 11:03 PM
Dessi and Hennalonghair OH MY WORD!!! I got major heart palpitations when I saw y'all's hair a couple pages back! :thudpile:
Y'all have my DREAM HAIR!!! :crush:

If that's really for me (cuz I posted only a pic of a few strands of hair) than thank you! :flower:

CoveredByLove
June 17th, 2014, 08:34 AM
Yep! Your hair Dessi :D I see it in your avatar, although your strands were quite cute as well. ;)

Dessi
June 17th, 2014, 12:18 PM
Yep! Your hair Dessi :D I see it in your avatar, although your strands were quite cute as well. ;)

Oh, that's really sweet of you! <3

Sparklylady82
June 17th, 2014, 11:31 PM
Such lovely wave and curl patterns! sparklylady Love your waves!!!

Here's a recent pick of mine in a sort of half up do to get the annoying shortest layers out of my face.(when will these suckers grow out?! Lol) A work in progress I guess :)

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r740/mamabshire/imagejpg1_zpsae57fdfa.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/mamabshire/media/imagejpg1_zpsae57fdfa.jpg.html)

Thankyou! Your hair is so pretty too! Love your siggy too BTW :-)

Sparklylady82
June 17th, 2014, 11:34 PM
My curls after amla for some oomph. A bit curlier than usual. This is my hair overall:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10822&d=1399774769

and tight 3b curls at the nape of my neck.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10823&d=1399774771

My hair isn't that long yet but I'm enjoying how bouncy and light it is still!

WOW! So pretty...Probably a dumb question but what is amla?

Sparklylady82
June 17th, 2014, 11:48 PM
I have a little album here (http://imgur.com/a/DEFkl)if anyone's interested

Thank you for sharing! Your hair is beautiful! Great job at pinpointing what works best for your hair and I like how you documented the products you used to compare.

jupiterinleo
June 18th, 2014, 09:39 AM
I love looking at all these patterns!

My hair in my signature is a few days without any combing whatsoever, straightened out a little bit from wearing buns. Ideally, my hair would all look like that wavy bit in the middle. It straightens out as soon as I touch it.

This is my hair pattern while it's drying before I detangle.
http://i.imgur.com/lgcs9hF.png

Crystawni
June 18th, 2014, 10:06 AM
jupiterinleo, I have a similar pic of my hair! :p I took it to show how my whites dry almost instantly compared to my non-whites, but it also shows how my wave varies in the canopy and nape area:

http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o722/Weighting/20140528_104928smaller_zps357fd516.jpg

And this was for when I was trying to figure my hairtype (humid climates suck at times, as you can tell by the frizzies) :

http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o722/Weighting/20140525_134058curlies_zps37c573cc.jpg

Annibelle
June 18th, 2014, 04:04 PM
My daughter is 11 and she says I look "old" when I wear my hair curly...she's a very direct child! haha I still am following CG for now though! What products did you use for CG and also how do you straighten your hair? With heat?

Your waves look gorgeous! When I did CG, I varied my conditioners a lot. It really didn't seem to matter too much what types I used. I used Avalon Organics Moisture, Burt's Bees Moisture, Everyday Shea Moisture. Basically lots of oily conditioners. :lol: And then I would scrunch with Kiss My Face medium hold gel. :) As for straightening, I basically comb my hair while it's wet a few times, blow dry my bangs, and then-- and this sounds counter-intuitive-- twirl my hair into two curls, one on either side of my shoulders, and leave it there to dry. The reason this works for me is 1.) I don't have curls, just 2b waves, and 2.) I twist in the opposite direction of my curl pattern. Then when my hair dries, I comb it all out again, and while my hair isn't stick straight, it's more like 1c with twirly ends. :)

CoveredByLove
June 18th, 2014, 05:12 PM
Thanks Sparklylady82! :flowers:

Very pretty curls indeed cherrybird! :D

TrapperCreekD
June 18th, 2014, 05:39 PM
Basically everyone is :thudpile:

Coveredbylove, my hair looks very similar to your picture right after its freshly washed. Do you CG? I still use sulfates, and sometimes I wonder if I might be lean more towards the 3s if I ditched the sulfates.

CoveredByLove
June 20th, 2014, 05:57 AM
TrapperCreekD
It depends...I personally do not use the CG method. I wish that I could, honestly. However, my scalp absolutely HATES conditioner on it. I have tried several times over the last couple years with different condish and it never works out for me...I get scalp issues almost immediately and shedding every time. SO, what I do is CWC. This method gives my scalp what it wants (ultra cleansing sulfates) and my hair what it wants (conditioner and lots of it). I do other things the CG way, such as plopping (which I did not do for this particular photo) and I stay away from silicones for the most part (my shampoo has 1 silicone). Pre damage, my hair was 3b. (Damaged curls will not perform their full potential of curliness) I just recently hennaed as well, which also lays the curl down...a good choice ultimately so my damaged length can hold out until it grows out! :) My roots are trying to come in 3b. My hair also loves proteins and curls it's best when I use MNT poo and condish. Shampoo bars are another great cleansing method for curls, unfortunately I can't use them due to my very hard water. Your hair just may be curlier than you think! ;)

CoveredByLove
June 20th, 2014, 06:26 AM
This is my curls pre damage...I keep this photo in my bathroom...I wish I knew then what I know now about how heat destroys curls. I keep telling myself it will grow back...it just takes time.

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r740/mamabshire/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps0d7ee472.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/mamabshire/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps0d7ee472.jpg.html)

arelrios
June 20th, 2014, 08:09 AM
TrapperCreekD
It depends...I personally do not use the CG method. I wish that I could, honestly. However, my scalp absolutely HATES conditioner on it. I have tried several times over the last couple years with different condish and it never works out for me...I get scalp issues almost immediately and shedding every time. SO, what I do is CWC. This method gives my scalp what it wants (ultra cleansing sulfates) and my hair what it wants (conditioner and lots of it). I do other things the CG way, such as plopping (which I did not do for this particular photo) and I stay away from silicones for the most part (my shampoo has 1 silicone). Pre damage, my hair was 3b. (Damaged curls will not perform their full potential of curliness) I just recently hennaed as well, which also lays the curl down...a good choice ultimately so my damaged length can hold out until it grows out! :) My roots are trying to come in 3b. My hair also loves proteins and curls it's best when I use MNT poo and condish. Shampoo bars are another great cleansing method for curls, unfortunately I can't use them due to my very hard water. Your hair just may be curlier than you think! ;)

Your hair is really beautiful... quick question ... what is MNT shampoo? My hair likes protein as well... and I am looking for way to add more to it (other than the weekly PT)

CoveredByLove
June 20th, 2014, 08:30 AM
Thank you, arelrios
MNT is just short for Mane N Tail, a brand of shampoo and conditioner originally designed for horses. Here is the link to the MNT thread. :)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=5666

arelrios
June 20th, 2014, 08:37 AM
Thank you, arelrios
MNT is just short for Mane N Tail, a brand of shampoo and conditioner originally designed for horses. Here is the link to the MNT thread. :)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=5666

Great! thanks so much... off to read that thread... :D

lauren_alia
June 21st, 2014, 12:06 PM
My curls were being nice this morning, so I had to take a couple hair selfies :o
http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo37/lauren_alia/hair/20140621_080702.jpg (http://s359.photobucket.com/user/lauren_alia/media/hair/20140621_080702.jpg.html)
http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo37/lauren_alia/hair/1403364332972.jpg (http://s359.photobucket.com/user/lauren_alia/media/hair/1403364332972.jpg.html)

skipper
June 22nd, 2014, 04:28 AM
bad bathroom mirror phone pic, but this pic was right before i cut off a few inches https://38.media.tumblr.com/d248345f8acc0b6326939b9cfc57da80/tumblr_n7hvv3heiC1soyeb2o1_500.jpg

Sarahlabyrinth
June 22nd, 2014, 06:21 AM
This is mine, it does vary a bit:

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/DSCF4565.jpg

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/DSCF4670.jpg

Nesoi
June 22nd, 2014, 11:47 AM
Sarah your hair always looks so soft and glowing with health. I love it.

Nesoi
June 22nd, 2014, 12:29 PM
Double post, sorry! Here's mine in all its length-eating, horizontally-growing glory :rolleyes:

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad235/ohnointernetto/220614wavepattern_zps86d48fd1.jpg (http://s939.photobucket.com/user/ohnointernetto/media/220614wavepattern_zps86d48fd1.jpg.html)

Annibelle
June 22nd, 2014, 12:53 PM
Nesoi, I love your hair's flippiness!~ :)

Nesoi
June 22nd, 2014, 12:58 PM
Thanks Annibelle :o I swear some pieces actually grow at a right angle!

Sarahlabyrinth
June 22nd, 2014, 03:35 PM
Thanks Annibelle :o I swear some pieces actually grow at a right angle!

You are too kind. And your hair is growing just the way it is intending to, that is to say, magnificently - look at that shine and wave! Now that is a mane to admire!

Nesoi
June 22nd, 2014, 04:01 PM
Sarah :heart::love::cloud9: Thank you. Coming from you with your angelic hair such a compliment means a lot!!

Jennwith4
June 22nd, 2014, 04:12 PM
Here is mine:

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m237/Jennwith4/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsd77d8fea.jpg

How do I get my pics to be smaller?

Winter Fox
June 22nd, 2014, 04:12 PM
lauren_alia: wow you have such pretty locks <3 and yay for princess bubblegum avatar :D

Nesoi: I think your waves fall very beautiful!


Not the best but here is a picture of my natural waves. Freshly washed and not combed:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3678/14072389420_2b233e8585.jpg

Nesoi
June 22nd, 2014, 04:23 PM
Jenn, you don't, you let us revel in big pictures of your gorgeous hair! ;)

Winter, thank you. Your hair looks beautiful. So shiny and what a lovely colour.

Sarahlabyrinth
June 22nd, 2014, 10:21 PM
Sarah :heart::love::cloud9: Thank you. Coming from you with your angelic hair such a compliment means a lot!!

It isn't being angelic today, I tell you. But thanks! :) It does have its moments.

Winter Fox
June 23rd, 2014, 03:51 AM
Winter, thank you. Your hair looks beautiful. So shiny and what a lovely colour.


Thank you too, Nesoi. ^_^

lauren_alia
June 23rd, 2014, 10:12 AM
lauren_alia: wow you have such pretty locks <3 and yay for princess bubblegum avatar :D

Aw, thank you :o You have some beautiful shiny waves yourself!

kitschy
June 23rd, 2014, 10:44 AM
Here's mine.

https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/t1.0-9/p640x640/563715_10201039840146705_1760770448_n.jpg

lauren_alia
June 23rd, 2014, 10:48 AM
Ooh wow kitschy, your curls are amazing! :thud:

MINAKO
June 23rd, 2014, 10:59 AM
Kitschy you look like an angel on a casual day from the back :) , realy unusual and lovely hair. <3

Kina
June 23rd, 2014, 11:05 AM
Here is mine:

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m237/Jennwith4/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsd77d8fea.jpg

How do I get my pics to be smaller?

I Love your hair's color and shine. I wonder if you use the curly girl method? Your hair looks like it really wants to curl, especially the second photo.

Jennwith4
June 23rd, 2014, 05:41 PM
I Love your hair's color and shine. I wonder if you use the curly girl method? Your hair looks like it really wants to curl, especially the second photo.

Thank you. I went all natural with my hair and gave up all heat too and lo and behold I have waves. I did notice a few strands that seemed more like they were spiraling instead of just waves on that day. What is the curly girl method?

Kitschy, you have lovely curls!

lapushka
June 23rd, 2014, 05:55 PM
What is the curly girl method?

http://www.wikihow.com/Follow-the-Curly-Girl-Method-for-Curly-Hair

kitschy
June 23rd, 2014, 08:36 PM
Thank you lauren_alia, MINAKO and Jennwith.

queenovnight
July 2nd, 2014, 10:53 AM
I went hiking yesterday. The humidity actually gave my hair a nice look. The ends completely curled, but the rest was more wavy (well, wavy for my hair anyways XD) Now if only the humidity always worked in my favor!




http://i62.tinypic.com/s3ev5e.jpg

queenovnight
July 2nd, 2014, 10:55 AM
Also, kitschy,
You have beautiful hair!

kitschy
July 2nd, 2014, 10:58 AM
queenovnight
, Your hair is awesome! It makes me sad that I layered mine again.....sigh...

StellaKatherine
July 2nd, 2014, 01:55 PM
queenovnight, I wish my ends would curl like that ! Your hair looks like from the hair salon, perfection ! :inlove:

Aurum
July 2nd, 2014, 08:22 PM
My wurly hair turns really weird before I comb it or do anything after a wash. It looks stripey, almost like my hair forms a top layer which looks lighter than the rest. Dunno. Those aren't really obvious highlights either.

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m532/Pintar5/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsef2327f2.jpg

Then here's a few individual strands. I had some nice ringlets earlier but I couldn't find any good ones when I was taking pictures.

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m532/Pintar5/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps197aaddf.jpg

Aurum
July 2nd, 2014, 08:23 PM
That second pic was huge. I can't edit it, sorry!

JamieLeigh
July 3rd, 2014, 12:05 AM
My wavy mess naturally.
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss17/Jamichka/Hair%20Stuff/Photo1895W_zpsb19e79aa.jpg

My wavy mess tamed (combed straighter while drying).
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss17/Jamichka/Hair%20Stuff/10414916_10204057934232371_5131239116889914222_n_z psd76c29c0.jpg

My ends.
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss17/Jamichka/Hair%20Stuff/083101_184500.jpg

StellaKatherine
July 3rd, 2014, 02:50 AM
Aurumn , I like big photos .... I put them as well hehe You have some beautiful shade of blond !

JamieLeigh, WoW what a lenght!!!! ME WANTS!!!!! :D

Unfortunantly couldn't take a photo right away after washed and dried it as we were in hurry for a birthday party. And as it was rainy and windy day I was forced to put it in a lazy wrap bun. Still was kinda happy to see, that my waves still were clearly there even after a couple of hours in a bun! Wish they would curl more at the ends like quenovnight has .... otherwise I do like them :D

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss62/Arelyn_bucket/20140702_195259.jpg

Aurum
July 3rd, 2014, 07:02 AM
Thank youStellaKatherine! I love your shade of blonde and I am envious of your length. That's a very lovely dress, by the way. It goes really well with your hair color.

JamieLeigh, you have some gorgeous hair, and I've always had a secret passion for dark hair. So long and wonderful.

Applegirl84
July 3rd, 2014, 08:02 AM
I'v got serious curl envy! I'm still learning to embrace my own barely there waves. These pics make me wish I had curls

Stray_mind
July 15th, 2014, 07:12 AM
My natural little waves. My hair is still slightly damp. I used no towel, just stayed in the shower untill the water stopped dripping and it's still air drying. By the way, am i at APL yet or are my eyes just clouded by hope? :D
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn256/angel_corpse_album/a6108264-d91f-4b2f-b7ea-f33ee2293d17_zpsb328da33.jpg

lapushka
July 15th, 2014, 07:48 AM
My natural little waves. My hair is still slightly damp. I used no towel, just stayed in the shower untill the water stopped dripping and it's still air drying. By the way, am i at APL yet or are my eyes just clouded by hope? :D
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn256/angel_corpse_album/a6108264-d91f-4b2f-b7ea-f33ee2293d17_zpsb328da33.jpg

That looks like it might be full 2a to me. I'm sure once you get to BSL, that will become even more clear. :)

Stray_mind
July 15th, 2014, 07:58 AM
That looks like it might be full 2a to me. I'm sure once you get to BSL, that will become even more clear. :)

Well, my hair was somehow straighter when it was shorter. It seems to get more wavy the longer it gets. Not that i am complaining. :D I allways admire wavy hair...

JamieLeigh
July 17th, 2014, 11:02 AM
JamieLeigh, WoW what a lenght!!!! ME WANTS!!!!! :D


JamieLeigh, you have some gorgeous hair, and I've always had a secret passion for dark hair. So long and wonderful.

I know I don't check LHC as often as I used to, but I wanted to come back and say THANK YOU for the lovely compliments. :flowers: I love hair of all lengths, and I have yet to see an ugly head of hair on this site! :o

Wosie
July 18th, 2014, 05:31 AM
StellaKatherine, Love your waves and the hair colour. :thud:

Here're two pictures I took in May of my hair; I was too shy to originally upload them. The specks on the mirror aren't dirt, it won't come off. x)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=11894&d=1405682886

ExpectoPatronum
July 18th, 2014, 06:28 PM
My waves! With the random ringlet here and there. I did my usual wash and condition routine and then added leave-in. The only thing I did different was scrunch a bit of gel into my hair. It didn't affect the curl pattern, but it took away all my pesky flyaways :D

http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae109/applesaucefireworks/photo20.jpg

queenovnight
July 18th, 2014, 06:47 PM
ExpectoPatronum,
You have gorgeous hair!

HairFaerie
July 18th, 2014, 06:52 PM
My newly embraced waves!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=11587&d=1404505596

I finally quit fighting the waves and just let them do their thing. I have never been happier with my hair!

ExpectoPatronum
July 18th, 2014, 06:57 PM
ExpectoPatronum,
You have gorgeous hair!


Thank you! That means a lot coming from someone whose hair I really admire :joy:

Hairfaerie, your hair color is amazing! Is it natural? Your waves are also beautiful.

HairFaerie
July 18th, 2014, 07:03 PM
Hairfaerie, your hair color is amazing! Is it natural? Your waves are also beautiful.

Thank you! No, this isn't my natural color. My avatar pic is the most recent, full sun photo. Henna! :)

lapushka
July 19th, 2014, 05:42 PM
My waves! With the random ringlet here and there. I did my usual wash and condition routine and then added leave-in. The only thing I did different was scrunch a bit of gel into my hair. It didn't affect the curl pattern, but it took away all my pesky flyaways :D

http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae109/applesaucefireworks/photo20.jpg

That is *sooo* pretty! :D

Silverbrumby
July 19th, 2014, 05:49 PM
How do you post a picture?

chomsky
July 20th, 2014, 10:11 AM
How do you post a picture?
Upload the pictures to an image hosting website, and copy and paste the code. :)

Everyone on this thread has such gorgeous curl/wave patterns, holy cow! Here's my contribution, what my family call 'crazy cat lady' curls, I prefer 'organised chaos' (I think the second shows the pattern a little better so have two, haha):
http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae109/Amusiert/Personal/IMG_0440_zps9c5db39a.jpg~original
http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae109/Amusiert/Personal/IMG_0441_zps127c1ff4.jpg~original

queenovnight
July 20th, 2014, 12:06 PM
kitschy & StellaKatherine,
Thanks y'all! I actually just now seen your posts!

And Stella, you have perfect hair! Lol. You literally have the exact hair that I wish I had.

IAgal
July 20th, 2014, 08:54 PM
Wildcat Diva, your hair type looks a lot like mine, I LOVE your hair! Could you share what you use for shampoo/conditioners/styling products etc? any other pointers appreciated :)

Silverbrumby
July 20th, 2014, 10:30 PM
Thank you!


Upload the pictures to an image hosting website, and copy and paste the code. :)

Everyone on this thread has such gorgeous curl/wave patterns, holy cow! Here's my contribution, what my family call 'crazy cat lady' curls, I prefer 'organised chaos' (I think the second shows the pattern a little better so have two, haha):
http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae109/Amusiert/Personal/IMG_0440_zps9c5db39a.jpg~original
http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae109/Amusiert/Personal/IMG_0441_zps127c1ff4.jpg~original

Silverbrumby
July 20th, 2014, 10:40 PM
http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg482/donna_donna1/dd7ed30b-a98b-4aca-8932-93caf9c5a10d_zps7c32ac3f.jpg (http://s1240.photobucket.com/user/donna_donna1/media/dd7ed30b-a98b-4aca-8932-93caf9c5a10d_zps7c32ac3f.jpg.html)

I'm hoping this works, uploading a photo. This is my curl using the curly girl methods.

Silverbrumby
July 20th, 2014, 10:40 PM
I am so sorry. That's huge. I'll fix it next time I post.

Yay! I fixed it. :taz:

MINAKO
July 21st, 2014, 11:46 AM
Can't help but wanting to kill mine, lol. Just posted these in another thread and thought they would fit in here as well.
One of the wurliest strand in the game, DCed, clolorglossed and ironed. I always love my results but the process literally takes forever to do on an entire head of TBL hair, duh...

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m32/shimi88/10541045_10201286048151758_9022765034451413957_n_z ps81321d94.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/shimi88/media/10541045_10201286048151758_9022765034451413957_n_z ps81321d94.jpg.html) http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m32/shimi88/10526140_10201286047711747_4588439179950372138_n_z pscf85b498.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/shimi88/media/10526140_10201286047711747_4588439179950372138_n_z pscf85b498.jpg.html) http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m32/shimi88/1910602_10201286046711722_405872088689495072_n_zps 6eb5935a.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/shimi88/media/1910602_10201286046711722_405872088689495072_n_zps 6eb5935a.jpg.html) http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m32/shimi88/10416589_10201286045871701_9081420388574255540_n_z ps7b223766.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/shimi88/media/10416589_10201286045871701_9081420388574255540_n_z ps7b223766.jpg.html)

queenovnight
July 21st, 2014, 11:50 AM
OOO! I love your wurls! So pretty!

amanda_the_tall
July 21st, 2014, 11:54 AM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=11877&attachmentid=11989

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=11877&attachmentid=11992

There is mine, wet and dry. Hopefully it'll show up!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=11877&attachmentid=11992

The link to my album just in case.

MINAKO
July 21st, 2014, 12:14 PM
Amanda, you hair looks fab! Sure it's not more in the 2a/b range? Looks much wavier than 1c to me, at least on this particular pic.

queenovnight, thank you :) i actually took a pic for the morning hair thead few days ago but was hesitant to upload it, lol. But well, here's the rest of my crowning glory in it's unaltered state. There's more hair in the front, i just didn't feel like draping it so it looks authentic, haha, so did the face. :cool:

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m32/shimi88/10372356_10202421614928780_6162050880789104473_n_z ps6ecb1f65.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/shimi88/media/10372356_10202421614928780_6162050880789104473_n_z ps6ecb1f65.jpg.html)

amanda_the_tall
July 21st, 2014, 12:19 PM
Amanda, you hair looks fab! Sure it's not more in the 2a/b range? Looks much wavier than 1c to me, at least on this particular pic.

queenovnight, thank you :) i actually took a pic for the morning hair thead few days ago but was hesitant to upload it, lol. But well, here's the rest of my crowning glory in it's unaltered state. There's more hair in the front, i just didn't feel like draping it so it looks authentic, haha, so did the face. :cool:

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m32/shimi88/10372356_10202421614928780_6162050880789104473_n_z ps6ecb1f65.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/shimi88/media/10372356_10202421614928780_6162050880789104473_n_z ps6ecb1f65.jpg.html)

Thank you! That's my hair with product in it, (mousse, gel, leave in conditioner) so I guess it is more of a 2a/b. I'm trying to work out how to make it hold wavy but not look all nutso like it does in those pics haha. I LOVE your hair! It's so beautiful!!

queenovnight
July 21st, 2014, 12:24 PM
Amanda, you hair looks fab! Sure it's not more in the 2a/b range? Looks much wavier than 1c to me, at least on this particular pic.

queenovnight, thank you :) i actually took a pic for the morning hair thead few days ago but was hesitant to upload it, lol. But well, here's the rest of my crowning glory in it's unaltered state. There's more hair in the front, i just didn't feel like draping it so it looks authentic, haha, so did the face. :cool:

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m32/shimi88/10372356_10202421614928780_6162050880789104473_n_z ps6ecb1f65.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/shimi88/media/10372356_10202421614928780_6162050880789104473_n_z ps6ecb1f65.jpg.html)

OMG GURL! Your hair is friggin' PERFECTION! Seriously, im in hair envy right now.

Arwenlily
July 21st, 2014, 12:29 PM
I went hiking yesterday. The humidity actually gave my hair a nice look. The ends completely curled, but the rest was more wavy (well, wavy for my hair anyways XD) Now if only the humidity always worked in my favor!




http://i62.tinypic.com/s3ev5e.jpg

Sooo gorgeous! I love the curls at the end.

MINAKO
July 21st, 2014, 12:34 PM
OMG GURL! Your hair is friggin' PERFECTION! Seriously, im in hair envy right now.

Thank you, i think yours is just as gorgeous.
I'm just not used to wearing it down this way as it tangles so badly whenever i try. Sponge curls did seriuosly improve the situation tho. Will take a pic of those next time as well.

queenovnight
July 21st, 2014, 12:37 PM
^ You deff should!

Arwenlily,
Thanks!! ^_^

MINAKO
July 21st, 2014, 12:38 PM
Thank you! That's my hair with product in it, (mousse, gel, leave in conditioner) so I guess it is more of a 2a/b. I'm trying to work out how to make it hold wavy but not look all nutso like it does in those pics haha. I LOVE your hair! It's so beautiful!!

Thank you hun! I just mentioned the sponge curls and can only encourage you to try. They dont look exactly natural but very defined, smooth and hold oh so well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0z2Ofvrtvc Absolutely my favorite tutorial on curls, especially because it's super fast and also inexpensive and gentle on the hair.

Beborani
July 21st, 2014, 12:43 PM
Minako, Queenvnight--you gals have such lovely hair. Minako you should try CG. Silverbrumby--you have beautiful curls and lovely color! I am forgetting a whole lot of other lovely curlies--this is my favorite thread--beautiful all and keep posting.

MINAKO
July 21st, 2014, 12:57 PM
Beborani, thank you! :)
I'm a COer already, so technically i do alot of things according to CG, exept for laying of the cones and i do like to straighten it every once in a while, but my natural texture still reverts fine mostly so playing around is as fun as it should be.

queenovnight
July 21st, 2014, 01:37 PM
Thanks Beborani!

kganihanova
July 21st, 2014, 02:46 PM
http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz285/kittykatcontradictions/6eec17ab-a5a8-44f8-89c6-415907a84375_zps0cfc032c.jpg (http://s836.photobucket.com/user/kittykatcontradictions/media/6eec17ab-a5a8-44f8-89c6-415907a84375_zps0cfc032c.jpg.html)

Beborani
July 21st, 2014, 03:10 PM
Minako, CG purists will not approve of my methods either--silicone serum, silicone in conditioner except for one used for scalp cowash and hair dryer at high heat sometimes to dry fast but in my mind CG is what you do to retain curl shape with leave ins and not messing around with brushes and combs while drying.
Kganihanova--so pretty.

kganihanova
July 21st, 2014, 03:12 PM
Beborani- Thank you :) My curl/wave (?) pattern loves pineappling.

Arwenlily
July 21st, 2014, 03:19 PM
Here is my hair choosing to be very wavy today. I did a co wash which I don't usually do and my hair is now fluffier and less curly than usual. I'm not sure why the photo is sideways, but I can't fix it :(

http://i1349.photobucket.com/albums/p743/Arwenlily/rsz_1photo_2_zps593a6f45.jpg (http://s1349.photobucket.com/user/Arwenlily/media/rsz_1photo_2_zps593a6f45.jpg.html)

arelrios
July 21st, 2014, 03:35 PM
Found this little guy last week... it's on my nape and it's short in comparison to the rest of my hair... I have this chunk of hair on my back that is shorter, not sure if because of breakage or is simply hairline hair that is growing... but I can totally say those are the 'curliest' hair I have... It keeps wondering if a hair cut might improve my wave pattern... :confused:


http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii576/arelrios/de284ca6-85b8-4f80-9307-bdc0027037ac_zps67495821.jpg

MINAKO
July 21st, 2014, 03:41 PM
Minako, CG purists will not approve of my methods either--silicone serum, silicone in conditioner except for one used for scalp cowash and hair dryer at high heat sometimes to dry fast but in my mind CG is what you do to retain curl shape with leave ins and not messing around with brushes and combs while drying.
Kganihanova--so pretty.

That's my problem, i love straight hair too much to put the proctection of my wave pattern above it. Otherwise i could surely optain bouncier and more defined wurls.
If i was to go cone free i would have to cut half of it to keep my sanity. Enjoyed my texture while hair was shorter but at this length it would just be too much of a commitement.

StellaKatherine
July 22nd, 2014, 02:57 PM
This adorable one appeared today , ex bangs ;)

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss62/Arelyn_bucket/20140722_232655.jpg

Sparklylady82
July 30th, 2014, 11:50 PM
This adorable one appeared today , ex bangs ;)

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss62/Arelyn_bucket/20140722_232655.jpg

Cute little curl!

Sparklylady82
July 30th, 2014, 11:52 PM
Hey all! So what do you think about my wave pattern. I think I would call this a curl hidden in my underneath layer. I have some smaller ones on the other side too. Its weird because its not like a bouncy curl but more of a long thin curl...if that makes sense.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=12187&d=1406785010

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=12186&d=1406785007

Wosie
July 31st, 2014, 04:49 AM
I can't see the picture, Sparkly. :/ (Is it just me...?)

StellaKatherine
July 31st, 2014, 04:52 AM
Hmm, I can see Sparkly's photos well.

Love the curls and the colour! Beautiful! :flowers:

Crystawni
July 31st, 2014, 05:20 AM
I can't see the picture, Sparkly. :/ (Is it just me...?)

No, I can't see anything either. I think the pics may be private/friends?

queenovnight
August 1st, 2014, 09:15 PM
Everyone has such pretty waves and curls going on!

StellaKatherine
August 12th, 2014, 06:59 AM
Could this be a curl more than a wave anymore ? I braided my hair and this strand left out. Slowly it started to go up and curl. Actually after this photo was taken the curl bacame even more curlier! It seems every time I wash now, my hair waves more and more :D

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=12497&d=1407845468

lapushka
August 12th, 2014, 08:19 AM
Could this be a curl more than a wave anymore ? I braided my hair and this strand left out. Slowly it started to go up and curl. Actually after this photo was taken the curl bacame even more curlier! It seems every time I wash now, my hair waves more and more :D

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=12497&d=1407845468

That looks like a tiny ringlet. Do adapt your hairstats to 2c!

eadwine
August 12th, 2014, 10:13 AM
:lol: I wonder if she is going to do it. I still will not be able to accept any 2b or 2cishnss LOL I just can't yet.

Stella that is a ringlet!! So cute!! :D Wish mine would start up earlier.. hrmph. ;)

StellaKatherine
August 12th, 2014, 10:23 AM
lapushka, YAY :D


eadwine, just found second one on the other side of the head. That is so cute, two ringlets on my neck :D Makes me want to make a Jean Austin type of a hairstyle!

Hahaha, I don't know if I can yet... it's like, just two ringlets ;)

eadwine
August 12th, 2014, 10:31 AM
WOOHOO!!! Congrats :)

NataschaB.
August 12th, 2014, 11:28 AM
My hair is weird. It's pretty curly on one side and not on the other :D

This is pictures of my curly side:

http://i60.tinypic.com/xghdeu.jpg
http://i58.tinypic.com/2aj46q9.jpg
http://i61.tinypic.com/2rnetqq.jpg

And this is pictures of the other side:

http://i61.tinypic.com/2e6h25j.jpg
http://i62.tinypic.com/keg0w7.jpg

My pictures are probably pretty big.. Sorry, I'm uploading from my iPhone :D
I love my ringlets :D

NataschaB.
August 12th, 2014, 11:28 AM
Double post.

lapushka
August 12th, 2014, 02:58 PM
My hair is weird. It's pretty curly on one side and not on the other :D

Pretty, Natascha! :)

mary*rose
August 12th, 2014, 03:07 PM
Oh gosh I love looking at curly hair. It's just so pretty. Y'all are gorgeous :)

Dessi
August 12th, 2014, 11:25 PM
lapushka, YAY :D


eadwine, just found second one on the other side of the head. That is so cute, two ringlets on my neck :D Makes me want to make a Jean Austin type of a hairstyle!

Hahaha, I don't know if I can yet... it's like, just two ringlets ;)
Haha, I was just thinking about Jean Austen when I saw your picture :D
Anyways, it looks really cute.

StellaKatherine
August 12th, 2014, 11:55 PM
Haha, I was just thinking about Jean Austen when I saw your picture :D
Anyways, it looks really cute.

Great minds think alike ;) I see if I'm not lazy enough to do one simple Jean Austen hairdo today :)

Sparklylady82
August 13th, 2014, 12:23 AM
Could this be a curl more than a wave anymore ? I braided my hair and this strand left out. Slowly it started to go up and curl. Actually after this photo was taken the curl bacame even more curlier! It seems every time I wash now, my hair waves more and more :D

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=12497&d=1407845468

What a cute little curl!

Sparklylady82
August 13th, 2014, 12:25 AM
My hair is weird. It's pretty curly on one side and not on the other :D

This is pictures of my curly side:

http://i60.tinypic.com/xghdeu.jpg
http://i58.tinypic.com/2aj46q9.jpg
http://i61.tinypic.com/2rnetqq.jpg

And this is pictures of the other side:

http://i61.tinypic.com/2e6h25j.jpg
http://i62.tinypic.com/keg0w7.jpg

My pictures are probably pretty big.. Sorry, I'm uploading from my iPhone :D
I love my ringlets :D

Mine is like that too. Do you have less hair on one side...I do and I think that is why? Oh well! Beautiful either way!

Sparklylady82
August 13th, 2014, 12:28 AM
http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a517/haleyemily06/EC2A32E2-744E-454E-B15D-DA7D75B1CBC8_zps3ywgyxab.jpg (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/haleyemily06/media/EC2A32E2-744E-454E-B15D-DA7D75B1CBC8_zps3ywgyxab.jpg.html)
My waves seem happy tonight after a oil treatment and wash!

StellaKatherine
August 13th, 2014, 12:30 AM
Sparky, you hair looks so healthy ! Beautiful ! :crush:

NataschaB.
August 13th, 2014, 12:52 PM
Thank you, lapushka! :o


Sparklylady82, yeah, I do! I have a side part :D that might be why. And thanks! :o
Your hair is beautiful, I love the different colors :)

MsPharaohMoan
August 13th, 2014, 01:01 PM
NataschaB. - your curls are so darn perfect! even if they are only on half of your head, heh

Jennwith4
August 19th, 2014, 03:13 PM
Nice waves, sparklylady!
I've posted my wave pattern here before but wanted to show an update. Tried a new method to get the most out of my waves and it worked nicely.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=12607&d=1408482576