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Just_Isabel
June 16th, 2008, 04:03 PM
I thought this would be fun - a thread for pictures of brushed curly hair. :D

I'll admit not to want to brush mine right now, because I'm not sure if I'll have time to wash it tomorrow (and I'll need to wash after brushing to make it look presentable again), but I will brush before washing it next time! :)

I didn't want to start the thread without posting a picture of my own, though, so here is my dirty hair brushed, sometime in January, taken with my inbuilt laptop camera (so it's not a great picture and that's why I'll have to take a new one soon).

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q248/haraldette/hair/8384e4d5-1.jpg


I hope it's ok to post a thread like this. :)

I'm looking forward to seeing lots of fluffy brushed curly heads! :gabigrin:

orangeeyecrayon
June 16th, 2008, 04:16 PM
Oh this looks so much fun, i will definately do this tomorrow ( i cant do this today cause i wore my hair in a bun)

coppercurls
June 16th, 2008, 04:24 PM
I am going to wash tonight, so I will take a pic before hand. It will be so scary! :couch:

suicides_eve
June 16th, 2008, 04:46 PM
oh wow i will have to dig up pictures from back in school i had the bigest fro from brushing them out it was horrible!

coppercurls
June 16th, 2008, 06:35 PM
Ok, here we go:
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c121/Coppercurls1969/100_0393.jpg

Curlsgirl
June 16th, 2008, 06:49 PM
Mine actually is not too bad brushed after about the second day after washing. I think the curlier the more wild this will be! It used to be MUCH worse! I love this thread though. I wish I had an old pic!!!

Riot Crrl
June 16th, 2008, 06:53 PM
I am going to do this when I get the chance. I wore it up today so I can't really do it now, it won't produce sufficient horror.

BlndeInDisguise
June 16th, 2008, 07:09 PM
Lol! I had no idea that, that was what curlies looked like when they brushed their hair! All I can say is....wow! :D

Poolsoflaughter
June 16th, 2008, 07:17 PM
Oh my goodness! My grandmother forced me into having perms as a little girl, and I would brush out my hair just for fun...(my head took the shape of a wedge) :D

Riot Crrl
June 16th, 2008, 07:20 PM
Lol! I had no idea that, that was what curlies looked like when they brushed their hair! All I can say is....wow! :D

I know, the other day I said something to someone in another thread like, "Oh, I see you have 2c type, do you not comb out between washings?" I think she was offended :confused:

jessie58
June 16th, 2008, 07:21 PM
Oh I am so going to post a picture after brushing my hair tonight. Coppercurls, yours is awesome!!!

psvzum
June 16th, 2008, 07:55 PM
What a fun thread! It reminds me of how my hair looked growing up : )
:shake:

coppercurls
June 16th, 2008, 08:55 PM
Oh I am so going to post a picture after brushing my hair tonight. Coppercurls, yours is awesome!!!

;)Thanks Jessie58! I have had it much bigger though. It was a wee bit tame because I had it pulled back in a bun today.

flapjack
June 16th, 2008, 11:14 PM
Needs more pictures!


Those of us with 1a hair... may or may not... be curious... :p

goldenwaves
June 17th, 2008, 01:01 AM
Hehehe, I'll do this too, but it won't be as impressive as copperrcurls'!

Starr
June 17th, 2008, 02:14 AM
I'll definitely have do this when I get the chance. . . be prepared for the horror

Pegasus Marsters
June 17th, 2008, 02:18 AM
Haha this is an awesome thread. My hair never did anything like that when I brushed it out, but I somehow managed to have triangle-head alot.

Just_Isabel
June 17th, 2008, 02:20 AM
Coppercurls, that picture looks great! I'm glad that everyone liked my idea. :D Ok, here are mine:

This is the before picture:
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q248/haraldette/hair/26ff9c52-1.jpg

After combing:
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q248/haraldette/hair/d3a67ebe-1.jpg

And after brushing:
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q248/haraldette/hair/c6881e8e.jpg


Heehee.

shellblue1
June 17th, 2008, 02:54 AM
Just Isabel, I wish I had the same kind of curls as your before pic! Mine are a mix of waves and curls. I wish it was more curls like yours! :)

Altocumulus
June 17th, 2008, 08:56 AM
Ha ha...I'll post as soon as I can get some good before and after pictures. I'll have to try to remember where I put my brush since I haven't seen it for at least a year!

Sam-I-Am
June 17th, 2008, 11:52 AM
Here I am right after my last major haircut. I got it cut and then she blow-dried it. Heh.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/othergirl4christ/Hair/post-haircut.jpg

This is how my mom insisted I wear my hair. For her as a straightie, the only way to have your hair presentable is to brush it before going out in public. Or for pictures. This was the Christmas picture one year; I was probably 16.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/othergirl4christ/Hair/fuzzyhair.jpg

YeeHAW!

Sherri
June 17th, 2008, 12:22 PM
I wish I had some old pics when i had my perm. It was chin length and when i put a brush to it, it just grew, and grew. Ah the memories it makes me smile:D to think on it.

Oberon88
June 17th, 2008, 12:44 PM
At some point I will do this and post a photo. The Exboyfriend used to love when I would "Fro" my hair he'd beg me to do it.
Needless to say, it's hilarious

shrimp
June 17th, 2008, 01:29 PM
:oops: I didn't even need to brush my hair today to get the demented lion look going on.

Moiraine
June 17th, 2008, 01:53 PM
:blossom:I have a hair mess below in my sig. but that was last summer and it is longer now. I'll get an up-to-date bushy do soon as I can get someone to get the picture (plus it needs to be washed and air dried to get the maximum effect before I straighten it out, cones etc...

WritingPrincess
June 17th, 2008, 01:59 PM
I love these pictures! I have learned that when rag-rolling my hair, DO NOT brush the next morning unless you want disaster!

Niphredil
June 17th, 2008, 02:18 PM
Oh, I might do that one day! Mine is not that spectacular (2b/2c type which turns to 1c/2a after some days), but if I brush the day after washing it might be worth posting here.

I do not even comb my hair between washes if i want to wear it down! Brushing (paddlebrush) usually only directly before washing.

mew
June 17th, 2008, 02:51 PM
Niphredil, what amazing hair! Hard to believe you cut it back to shoulder :o But it seems to grow back thick and fast, literally :)

jessie58
June 17th, 2008, 09:54 PM
Here ya go, I brushed my hair tonight:


http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e232/jessie58/Longhaircommunity07and08/IMG_8485.jpg


http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e232/jessie58/Longhaircommunity07and08/IMG_8489.jpg

Mely
June 17th, 2008, 10:09 PM
My hair is wavey rather than curly. This is what it looks like after brushing it:
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j146/melykin/waves2.jpg

I brush it all the time, but I pretty much always wear it up.

redcelticcurls
June 17th, 2008, 11:02 PM
These are always fun. Old pics since I no longer even own a brush, with obvious reasons.

http://i28.tinypic.com/fog01u.jpg
http://i27.tinypic.com/54f5o6.jpg

Nightshade
June 18th, 2008, 12:05 AM
YeeHAW!

:lol: that about sums it up!

This thread is fantastic!

QueenBea
June 18th, 2008, 02:27 PM
This is a hilarious thread because so many "after" pictures look like what I have thought was the norm for my hair :)

My mom too, like a PP, thought that everyone must brush/comb their hair well before leaving the house. So I brushed my waves and curls into frizzy flatness and have always hated my hair.

Went off to college and had some wonderful curls for a while, since I'd just wash and let dry.

I loved the past 10 years or so of having it short and straight and colored--except that it's terribly damaged!

And now I'm letting it go "wild" again and NOT brushing it, because what mama don't know won't hurt her :)

But I'm glad to know that those funky brush pictures you've posted, that look like my past, are NOT what my wavy hair is supposed to look like :) Thanks!

Bea

ZaBasDa
June 18th, 2008, 09:05 PM
Well I sacrificed freshly washed hair.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b259/hootiebean/justcombed.jpg
Only combed. Still some slight waves.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b259/hootiebean/Picture060.jpg
Mass of brushed and combed hair.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b259/hootiebean/Picture052.jpg
This one is just to show how much bigger my hair is than the rest of me. :bigeyes:

>< There's a reason I don't do this often.

Speedbump
June 18th, 2008, 10:11 PM
:misskim:

This thread is great! I'll try to dig up an old brush and add my homemade frizzfest to the lineup. :eyebrows:

Oberon88
June 18th, 2008, 10:21 PM
Here's me....
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn91/Smokybo/Photo39_2.jpg

rapunzhell13
June 18th, 2008, 10:33 PM
I'm getting visions of Magenta doing the Time Warp!!! :cheese:

Pegasus Marsters
June 19th, 2008, 03:51 AM
I can't wait to see what Speedys hair looks like when it's brushed out XD

AutumnLeaves
June 19th, 2008, 06:06 AM
I shall have to do this too. Except mine is already a frazzly mess because it usually gets brushed after day 1 of clean hair. It has settled down a bit now as I've not brushed it this week and its frizziness is due to crappy hair. But still...I love this idea. RedCelticCurls, I truly think you take the prize on this one. You look like a completely different RedCelticCurls with your hair brushed out! LOL

jessie58
June 19th, 2008, 08:11 AM
Oh I am anxiously awaiting Speedy's pics as well.

darkwaves
June 19th, 2008, 09:00 AM
I should try this at my current length -- but maybe, as Curlsgirl says, it wouldn't be as bad now.

Here's what it looked like at a much shorter length. I don't have a "no handling" comparison, but the first picture is after combing it, and the second after brushing.

After Combing:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/hairpix/1a-dec4-05-airdried-no-comb.jpg

After Brushing:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/hairpix/dec4-05-brush.jpg

(And I know, the brushing isn't overwhelmingly bad -- until you notice the frizz in flight at the left side!)

coppercurls
June 19th, 2008, 10:37 AM
Those pictures are great!:p

DrkAngel
June 19th, 2008, 10:44 AM
Hahaha this is a crazy thread. Too bad I dont even own a brush anymore or I would add my pic to the collection.

Medvssa
June 19th, 2008, 01:32 PM
Hehee! how did I miss this? I sometimes brush for fun, I have to admit, LOL

I think I have one pic in my journal, let me see... nope.

http://innershelter.net/journal/2008/05/crazylady.jpg
(You might want to check the filename, hahaha)

This is "only" combed. And oiled to top it off. I have to take a pic of brushed hair, then, I promise, soon :D

Siava
June 19th, 2008, 02:03 PM
This thread cracks me up.

Sam-I-Am
June 19th, 2008, 02:55 PM
I should try this at my current length -- but maybe, as Curlsgirl says, it wouldn't be as bad now.

Here's what it looked like at a much shorter length. I don't have a "no handling" comparison, but the first picture is after combing it, and the second after brushing.

After Combing:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/hairpix/1a-dec4-05-airdried-no-comb.jpg

After Brushing:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/hairpix/dec4-05-brush.jpg

(And I know, the brushing isn't overwhelmingly bad -- until you notice the frizz in flight at the left side!)

I just saw the pictures at first and freaked out thinking you had cut your hair! I'm so glad they're old pictures :D

manderly
June 19th, 2008, 06:53 PM
And this is why my nickname in school was "bush". Why no one told me a brush was a bad thing is beyond me :)

Speedbump
June 19th, 2008, 07:04 PM
I am actually going to BUY a hairbrush tomorrow morning so I can take these photos. I have one, but I can't find it because I never use it. :lol: I promise, I'm not skatin' on these! :D

MeganS
June 19th, 2008, 07:17 PM
And this is why my nickname in school was "bush". Why no one told me a brush was a bad thing is beyond me :)

Oh, yeah. I hated my hair up until I stopped brushing it. I think this is a very funny thread, but I'm not going to be buying a brush for it. Those days are over. :D

jessie58
June 19th, 2008, 07:49 PM
I am actually going to BUY a hairbrush tomorrow morning so I can take these photos. I have one, but I can't find it because I never use it. :lol: I promise, I'm not skatin' on these! :D


Speedy, what if it ruins your perfect curls? :hmm: :scared:

Speedbump
June 19th, 2008, 07:49 PM
Speedy, what if it ruins your perfect curls? :hmm: :scared:
They ain't so perfect right now! I should have washed the locks like two days ago. :lol:

And BTW, MY nickname was Bush in junior high school, too. Kids are SO original... :rolleyes:

redcelticcurls
June 19th, 2008, 07:57 PM
They ain't so perfect right now! I should have washed the locks like two days ago. :lol:

And BTW, MY nickname was Bush in junior high school, too. Kids are SO original... :rolleyes:

Mine was brillo pad head...

jessie58
June 19th, 2008, 07:59 PM
My siblings used to call me Eddie Munster because of the widow's peak.

Sofoulee
June 19th, 2008, 08:29 PM
I'm definentely posting up a picture soon!

MeganS
June 19th, 2008, 08:32 PM
My senior year in high school, back when I was still brushing my hair, I was awarded "Girl with Coolest Hair" (there was a guy, too; we had our pictures in the senior flyer). I always wondered whether it was for real (since I was still brushing my hair then, and it was pretty bushy), or whether they did it as a joke.

Alaytheia
June 19th, 2008, 08:48 PM
I saw a young girl today who very obviously had had her curly hair brushed. She looked like all the photos in this thread. I snuck a peek at her mom and thought, if only they knew how to care for curly hair!

darkwaves
June 19th, 2008, 08:59 PM
I just saw the pictures at first and freaked out thinking you had cut your hair! I'm so glad they're old pictures :D Yes, what a shock that would be! These are from November or December 2005, back in my early LHC days when I was puzzling over threads that talked about boar bristle brushes. By that time, my daughter had told me never to use a brush again, so I was trying to reconcile what my eyes told me and what she told me, with what I read here.

Then the light went on... Most of that brushing advice is written by non-curlies!

(I have to confess, though, that after the curl drops out of my hair--anytime after day two or three--it feels very good to have an occasional brush. My scalp loves it.)

And I will try for a current shot , too.

Speedbump
June 19th, 2008, 10:39 PM
Oh. Mah. Gawd. :lol:

The lighting is a bit weird because of where I had to stand, so please excuse the wonky colors in the photos. I had to seriously color correct the bushy photo because it was SO red. Not my color at all, and just weird! Anywho...let the fun begin! :D

The first photo is JUST out of my braid, no combing, no nothing. The second photo is after I brushed it. Can we say BOOM? :lol:

http://www.declipsed.com/lhc/brush1.jpghttp://www.declipsed.com/lhc/brush2.jpg

Dulci
June 19th, 2008, 10:51 PM
Boom! :lol:

These are great! Look how shiny everyone is before, and how...less shiny they are, after.

I can't find my 7th grade school picture, circa 1972, in which I parted my BS length hair in the middle and brushed hard, several times a day with a BBB, in a futile attempt to straighten my hair. Good Times. :roll:

I'll need help taking a new one, maybe I can get DD17 to help me soon.

Rini
June 19th, 2008, 11:15 PM
I'm definentely posting up a picture soon!


I LOVE your hair!!! :inlove:


And I LOVE this thread :)

jessie58
June 20th, 2008, 12:46 AM
Oh. Mah. Gawd. :lol:

The lighting is a bit weird because of where I had to stand, so please excuse the wonky colors in the photos. I had to seriously color correct the bushy photo because it was SO red. Not my color at all, and just weird! Anywho...let the fun begin! :D

The first photo is JUST out of my braid, no combing, no nothing. The second photo is after I brushed it. Can we say BOOM? :lol:

http://www.declipsed.com/lhc/brush2.jpg

Ha, ha, Speedy, you missed a spot.
Actually seeing it there amidst the explosion really shows the intense difference. BOOM!!!!

coppercurls
June 20th, 2008, 12:56 AM
I love it Speedy! I don't think the 2 of us could set on a love seat together without our hair "encroaching" into the other's "space".:bigtongue:

redcelticcurls
June 20th, 2008, 01:10 AM
Re-did this tonight with a comb. I think a brush would have been crazier, lol. :p

http://i31.tinypic.com/256z611.jpg

jessie58
June 20th, 2008, 01:13 AM
Coppercurls, you are hilarious.


Redcelticcurls, would you think I was crazy if I said I liked your hair like that. Must be a throwback to when I thought my hair looked good like that too.

redcelticcurls
June 20th, 2008, 01:15 AM
Coppercurls, you are hilarious.


Redcelticcurls, would you think I was crazy if I said I liked your hair like that. Must be a throwback to when I thought my hair looked good like that too.

Oddly, I though to myself that my my hair looked liked something someone would put on Cosmo magazine beacuse it was just that crazy, in a weird way. Eh, I looked liked that all through Junior High, so it's not an unfamiliar look. :)

jessie58
June 20th, 2008, 01:16 AM
OMG I just had a thought. Imagine if all the longhaired curlies had a meet and then brushed out their hair. That would be a real sight! People would be talking about that for weeks. Cell phones would all come out at once. I gotta take a picture of this. :silly: It would be a far bigger attraction than regular long hair.

Pegasus Marsters
June 20th, 2008, 01:21 AM
OMG I just had a thought. Imagine if all the longhaired curlies had a meet and then brushed out their hair. That would be a real sight! People would be talking about that for weeks. Cell phones would all come out at once. I gotta take a picture of this. :silly: It would be a far bigger attraction than regular long hair.

HAHAHA! It's a shame most people at uk lhc meets seem to be straighties or slightly wavies... we have very few curlies. Or I'd make them all do this ;)

redcelticcurls
June 20th, 2008, 01:29 AM
HAHAHA! It's a shame most people at uk lhc meets seem to be straighties or slightly wavies... we have very few curlies. Or I'd make them all do this ;)


OMG I just had a thought. Imagine if all the longhaired curlies had a meet and then brushed out their hair. That would be a real sight! People would be talking about that for weeks. Cell phones would all come out at once. I gotta take a picture of this. :silly: It would be a far bigger attraction than regular long hair.

That would be hilarious. A whole row full of brushed out curlies.

If anyone ever suggests a BBB to a curly, I know which thread to whip out...

goldenwaves
June 20th, 2008, 02:31 AM
Oh redcelticcurls, that's impressive!

DrkAngel
June 20th, 2008, 03:23 AM
Imagine if all the longhaired curlies had a meet and then brushed out their hair. That would be a real sight! People would be talking about that for weeks. Cell phones would all come out at once. I gotta take a picture of this. :silly: It would be a far bigger attraction than regular long hair.

You bet! That would be SCARY. Almost like traveling back in time to the 80s. :D

Just_Isabel
June 20th, 2008, 05:04 AM
Thank you so much to everyone who's participating. :D
I'm loving this thread (if I may say so myself, heehee), it really makes me laugh. :rollin:

Riot Crrl
June 20th, 2008, 05:18 AM
I really want to post but first I have to have a day where I can be bothered not to wear my hair up. LOL summer.

shrimp
June 20th, 2008, 05:39 AM
HAHAHA! It's a shame most people at uk lhc meets seem to be straighties or slightly wavies... we have very few curlies. Or I'd make them all do this ;)

*shrimp decides never to go to a UK meet as Pegs will attack her with a brush :scared: :run:

Pegasus Marsters
June 20th, 2008, 06:02 AM
*shrimp decides never to go to a UK meet as Pegs will attack her with a brush :scared: :run:

I wouldn't dream of it! :wannabe:

Medvssa
June 20th, 2008, 06:55 AM
Heheee!! great posts everyone!

HeatherAngela
June 20th, 2008, 07:13 AM
Being a straightie, this thread is amazing! My mom is a curly, but brushed her hair. I learned here to tell her to let it be and not brush it. I, OTOH have much better hair when it's brushed as it keeps it from looking stringy and piecy. Great pictures everyone.

liseling
June 20th, 2008, 07:14 AM
I'm sooo doing this as soon as my PC and camera start to cooperate again. I havnt been brushing my hair for at least 5 years now, but every once in a while (usually for Halloween or a request from bored friends) I brush it out to it's full proportions. Not a pretty sight, I can tell you. Keep the pictures coming and I promise I'll make my contribution!

MemSahib
June 20th, 2008, 07:30 AM
I'm lovin' this thread, girls! And I have to tell you about one of my best friends. She is a dear and she has hair that is kinky curly like this. She PREFERS it brushed out. To make it "straighter". Sigh.

Speedbump
June 20th, 2008, 07:38 AM
Ha, ha, Speedy, you missed a spot.
:lol: I didn't notice until you said! I did, didn't I? :silly:


Mine was brillo pad head...


Re-did this tonight with a comb. I think a brush would have been crazier, lol. :p
Whoa! Well....I wouldn't call it BRILLO PAD, but dang girl! :lol:


That would be hilarious. A whole row full of brushed out curlies.
In the community meet report board, we could just label the thread "BOOM!" Everyone would know what we were doing... :misskim:


If anyone ever suggests a BBB to a curly, I know which thread to whip out...Ain't it the truth! If this isn't the perfect example of why brushing doesn't work on us, I don't know what is. :poot:

I love this thread. :inlove::drama:

coppercurls
June 20th, 2008, 08:32 AM
I love this thread too.:D

Medvssa
June 20th, 2008, 09:17 AM
I was called after one of these in school:

http://mi-blog.com/tora/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/nanas.miniatura.jpg

How do you call this in english? It is kind of appropiate, it has this cute, tiny, tight spiral curls :D
Nobody said it with good intentions though.

Riot Crrl
June 20th, 2008, 09:24 AM
I am not sure what to call that in English. It's similar to a "brillo pad," though. Whatever, your hair looks much more beautiful than a sink scrubbing thing.

redcelticcurls
June 20th, 2008, 09:36 AM
I call it a metal scrubbie because I don't know the real name...

wonderlywroughte
June 20th, 2008, 09:37 AM
Omg, what a great thread! Ahaha! I did this before, but I can't find the pictures now. So, I will definitely be doing this! I'm planning on washing tonight, so you can expect hilariousness tomorrow! :D

Tap Dancer
June 20th, 2008, 09:55 AM
I love the pics in this thread! :lol:

DotDotDot
June 20th, 2008, 10:06 AM
Wow. I'm so glad my sister found this site before I got old enough that people actually paid attention to my hair! I stopped brushing my hair a few years ago when she told me that it was bad for it. At the time, those who were old enough to care about my hair didn't know me well enough to say anything and all my friends paid no attention. I never got nicknames like Brillo pad or Bush! (Actually, now one of my mom's friends calls me Fluffy, but that's totally unrelated! :p)

Pegasus Marsters
June 20th, 2008, 10:58 AM
Haha I can't wait to see pics of your hair brushed out, Wonderly!!

Mely
June 20th, 2008, 11:02 AM
I'm 53 and have been brushing my hair a LOT all my life, in hopes of making it "smooth". I guess I'm a slow learner. This thread is a revelation. I'm too old to stop brushing it now. Besides, its usually up or braided. But the frizzies still escape even when it is up. :doh:

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j146/melykin/myfrizzies.jpg

At least my little grand daughter doesn't have frizzies...yet.

jessie58
June 20th, 2008, 11:14 AM
Melly you're so PRETTY, what a lovely picture. Your little granddaughter is also precious.

Sofoulee
June 20th, 2008, 12:09 PM
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa221/Cheeseistheword/combedout001.jpg

Sofoulee
June 20th, 2008, 12:11 PM
Sorry, that came out MUCH MUCH larger than I wanted it to!!! Haha, it is pretty funny though!

BlndeInDisguise
June 20th, 2008, 12:11 PM
I was called after one of these in school:

http://mi-blog.com/tora/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/nanas.miniatura.jpg

How do you call this in english? It is kind of appropiate, it has this cute, tiny, tight spiral curls :D
Nobody said it with good intentions though.

I'd call it a pan scratcher. I don't know if that's the correct name for it or not, but that's what I call them! :shrug:

Dulci
June 20th, 2008, 12:12 PM
LOL Sofoulee your hair is so big it busted the frame! :silly:

Sofoulee
June 20th, 2008, 12:16 PM
Haha! Thanks Dulci!!! I know, my mom actually used to wear her hair like that back in the 80's.. so funny.

Siava
June 20th, 2008, 12:31 PM
Sofoulee, I wasn't expecting that. I literally laughed out loud. Thanks. :)

Mely
June 20th, 2008, 12:56 PM
Melly you're so PRETTY, what a lovely picture. Your little granddaughter is also precious.

Gosh, thanks jessie! :D

Just_Isabel
June 20th, 2008, 12:56 PM
Wow Sofoulee! BOOM indeed! :rollin:

Mely
June 20th, 2008, 01:00 PM
Sofoulee...Oh my! :ohmy:

Sofoulee
June 20th, 2008, 01:06 PM
Well, you asked for it... I merely responded.

I didn't even brush it, that was only a comb!!! :crazyq: Crazy, huh?

coppercurls
June 20th, 2008, 01:10 PM
I :bow: to Sofoulee!

Mely, you & your GD are both so pretty!

Speedbump
June 20th, 2008, 03:37 PM
Sorry, that came out MUCH MUCH larger than I wanted it to!!! Haha, it is pretty funny though!
BOOM! :lol: The color is SO pretty though, even all asploded. :o

Cichelle
June 20th, 2008, 03:49 PM
Awesome thread!!! I want to do this. If this thread is still going after the weekend, I'll try and get a pic of my brushed hair and post it. This should be fun. :o That is...if I can find a brush besides my Denman...

Islandgrrl
June 20th, 2008, 03:56 PM
http://mi-blog.com/tora/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/nanas.miniatura.jpg

How do you call this in english? It is kind of appropiate, it has this cute, tiny, tight spiral curls :D
Nobody said it with good intentions though.

Steel wool? That's what we call it in our family, anyway.

Islandgrrl
June 20th, 2008, 03:57 PM
Sorry, that came out MUCH MUCH larger than I wanted it to!!! Haha, it is pretty funny though!

Holy cats, Soufoulee!!! That's some big hair you have!!!

jessie58
June 20th, 2008, 04:24 PM
I think that if this were a contest, Sofoulee would win.


BOOM !!!

Dulci
June 20th, 2008, 04:37 PM
Ok here's my entry.

First is my regular profile pic, it was taken a while back when we did the air-dried, no product, no manipulation project. Next is today, I took it out of the braid, brushed it with a Denman brush and then borrowed my DD's boar bristle brush and tried to use it. :silly:

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/325/airdried4mf2.jpg http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/7358/hair5005smallernj0.jpg

Now to get it safely back in a braid. :roll:

levelek
June 20th, 2008, 05:56 PM
:bigeyes: Add another straightie to those who had no idea! Loving this thread :drama:


Re-did this tonight with a comb. I think a brush would have been crazier, lol. :p

http://i31.tinypic.com/256z611.jpg

I love the regal expression! :D

Sofoulee
June 20th, 2008, 08:17 PM
Thanks you very much Coppercurls, Speedbump, Islandgrrl, and Jessie58. :p

I think that RedCelticCurls kill mine though... (in a good way!)

I love her color and attitude in that picture!

redcelticcurls
June 20th, 2008, 08:43 PM
Sorry, that came out MUCH MUCH larger than I wanted it to!!! Haha, it is pretty funny though!


BWAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA! That was hilarious! I loved it!

redcelticcurls
June 20th, 2008, 08:47 PM
Thanks you very much Coppercurls, Speedbump, Islandgrrl, and Jessie58. :p

I think that RedCelticCurls kill mine though... (in a good way!)

I love her color and attitude in that picture!


No way, girl! That explosion of yours was great! I am still laughing.

God knows where I came up with that expression, lol.

You know though, I envy those who can sit and brush and brush their hair while it gets shiny and sleek. I used to brush it all the time as a kid thinking that I'd get that TV hair that TV hair-brushing ladies got. It didn't work...

redcelticcurls
June 20th, 2008, 08:48 PM
:bigeyes: Add another straightie to those who had no idea! Loving this thread :drama:



I love the regal expression! :D

Lol, maybe I'll be Queen Elizabeth I for Halloween....

Sofoulee
June 20th, 2008, 08:56 PM
No way, girl! That explosion of yours was great! I am still laughing.

God knows where I came up with that expression, lol.

You know though, I envy those who can sit and brush and brush their hair while it gets shiny and sleek. I used to brush it all the time as a kid thinking that I'd get that TV hair that TV hair-brushing ladies got. It didn't work...

I used to do the same thing! All I got were see-through ends!!! No more brushing for me! (Except for that picture!) haha

You know, everyone's using words like "boom" and "explosion" to describe my hair... I wonder what people would say if I wore it out like that one day!:hmm:

redcelticcurls
June 20th, 2008, 09:02 PM
I used to do the same thing! All I got were see-through ends!!! No more brushing for me! (Except for that picture!) haha

You know, everyone's using words like "boom" and "explosion" to describe my hair... I wonder what people would say if I wore it out like that one day!:hmm:

Well, the well educated curlies might pity you and wonder why you brush your hair, lol.

I don't know though. It's weird and shudder:and :bigeyes: and yet sorta neat and cool all at once.

jessie58
June 20th, 2008, 09:18 PM
I never thought I would have pouf envy, but I do!!! :D

This is bizarre, I'm like, oh hers is way bigger than mine. Oh wow, look at hers, it's so cool. :rockerdud

But if I saw you on the street like that I would probably stare and shake my head.:shake:

:p

redcelticcurls
June 20th, 2008, 09:28 PM
There's a thread like this over at nc.com

After some time, we noticed a pattern.

The 2s looked tousled and sexy.

The 4s got big volume, but it still looked good. Sort of wild, but not an uncontrolled explosion.

The 3s had more craziness. But, the 3a's shared a bit of the 2s tousledness and the 3cs had a more controlled look closer to the 4s.

Most of the 3bs just had a hot mess.

We joked that if we couldn't tell if someone was a 3a or a 3b, we'd just have her brush her hair out and go by that.

It'll be interesting to see if that pattern holds here in this thread.

jessie58
June 20th, 2008, 09:44 PM
RCC, that is interesting.

ItalianFlower
June 20th, 2008, 09:48 PM
Before: http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa221/Cheeseistheword/2008_0620Hair0121.jpg

After: http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa221/Cheeseistheword/2008_0620Hair0139.jpg

redcelticcurls
June 20th, 2008, 09:55 PM
ItalianFlower, you have lovely spirals.

You after picture is pretty interesting. It sorta looks like bedhead, in a cool way. :)

manderly
June 20th, 2008, 10:02 PM
Soufulee, I think you broke LHC!!! I LOVE THIS THREAD THIIIIIIIIIIS MUCH.

girlcat36
June 20th, 2008, 10:08 PM
This thread is awesome! I LOVE IT!
I will have to take a pic this weekend, although my brushed out hair won't be nearly as impressive as what I've seen here!

ItalianFlower
June 20th, 2008, 10:09 PM
Thank you Redceltic...it's funny...for YEARS and YEARS and YEARS I brushed my spirals out and was always so upset with the bedhead look but I just couldn't figure out why...*eye roll*

But Red, your curls are amazing! Just WHOA beautiful--as are the curls of everyone else...

Medvssa
June 21st, 2008, 03:05 AM
Ok, here I come! :D

Before (not immediately before, because I started with finger combed and slept on hair (http://www.innershelter.net/journal/2008/06/boom4.jpg) ;p) bathroom shot, may I introduce you to my TP roll? :lol:

http://www.innershelter.net/journal/2008/06/boom7.jpg

During (http://www.innershelter.net/journal/2008/06/boom3.jpg) :silly:

And after:

http://www.innershelter.net/journal/2008/06/boom1.jpg

http://www.innershelter.net/journal/2008/06/boom5.jpg

My boyfriend's comment: "It looks a lot less impressive in pictures. Maybe because we are used to see all sorts of weird things in pictures". :grin:

I think it can get bigger if I comb it just after air drying it. Will have to try and sacrifice fresh curls some day :grin:

goldenwaves
June 21st, 2008, 04:36 AM
This is mine brushed with a BBB after braid waves and with olive oil. It's not very impressive, as I'm more of a wavy than a curly, but anyway...
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll106/jess2707_album/Frizz.jpg

Sofoulee
June 21st, 2008, 10:46 AM
ItalianFlower's frizz reminds me of my own!

Haha, thanks Manderly... I think we all have a responsibility to keep things interesting here!!!

Medvssa, if my curls looked like that brushed out, I'd wear them around like that (if it didn't cause so much damage)!

Goldenwaves.. your hair has such pretty color, loving the pouf!

wonderlywroughte
June 21st, 2008, 10:47 AM
Here's mine!

Air-dried curls:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/wonderlywroughte/justdried.jpg

Combed out with fine-tooth horn comb:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/wonderlywroughte/combed.jpg

Brushed out with boar bristle brush:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/wonderlywroughte/brushed.jpg

I could hear the snapping so I didn't brush too much. I didn't get as impressive results as some of you! I'm disappointed!

Dulci
June 21st, 2008, 10:57 AM
Well I'm impressed wonderly, look how thick your ends are! :bowtome: DD calls mine "ghost hair" because it gets so see-through at the ends...

wonderlywroughte
June 21st, 2008, 10:59 AM
Thank you, Dulci! :heart: My ends are only thick now because I cut from knee to classic, and they haven't had a chance to thin out yet. :o I actually kind of miss my thinner ends. They made good curls!

FrannyG
June 21st, 2008, 11:07 AM
I am in complete and utter awe of every one of you. :flowers: Amazing BOOMS!!!! :bowtome:

girlcat36
June 21st, 2008, 11:37 AM
Wow, Wonderlywroughte!!!!! I am impressed anytime I see a picture of your hair!!

And I hate to post my pitiful hair after Wonderly's--but here goes:
Keep in mind I lost half my hair last year, otherwise I would have had much bigger results.

Yesterday's beach hair:
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd63/girlcat36/beachhair.jpg


Bunned for sleep then brushed out today:
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd63/girlcat36/frizzhairjune2.jpg
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd63/girlcat36/frizzhairjune.jpg

But in the old days(1990) I could give you a run for your money:
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd63/girlcat36/bad&#37;20hair%20years/holyfrizz.jpg

Medvssa
June 21st, 2008, 12:46 PM
I don't find brushing damaging if my hair is detangled beforehand... I don't hear any snapping and I only have the few usual shed hair that I get when I comb. Maybe because I am a coarse? But wonderly's is too :confused: maybe I am C and not M/C?

ETA:


Medvssa, if my curls looked like that brushed out, I'd wear them around like that (if it didn't cause so much damage)!

I actually misted a little (conditioner+water) and oiled (jojoba) after that and I've been wearing it down to the supermarket :lol: just after brushing, maybe it is a bit too much :D

Patrycja
June 21st, 2008, 01:02 PM
You know,the really sad thing about this, that is what my moms hair looks like all the time :sad: She's 3a/3b and I have been trying to tell her what a brush can do.Maybe I should just show her these pictures :lol:

Being a wavy-seeing this thread has been one big laugh fest for me.I thank all of you curlies for the giggles :D

Mely
June 21st, 2008, 01:51 PM
You know, maybe I'm crazy, but I kind of like the brushed out look. It's soft and fuzzy looking.

harley mama
June 21st, 2008, 01:56 PM
Wow, Wonderlywroughte!!!!! I am impressed anytime I see a picture of your hair!!

And I hate to post my pitiful hair after Wonderly's--but here goes:
Keep in mind I lost half my hair last year, otherwise I would have had much bigger results.

Yesterday's beach hair:
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd63/girlcat36/beachhair.jpg


Bunned for sleep then brushed out today:
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd63/girlcat36/frizzhairjune2.jpg
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd63/girlcat36/frizzhairjune.jpg

But in the old days(1990) I could give you a run for your money:
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd63/girlcat36/bad%20hair%20years/holyfrizz.jpg

I love this thread. I need to take a photo of my hair after it dries and I brush it.

Girlcat, your hair is growing and filling in a lot since you had chemo and radiation. I think it is looking great! :)

girlcat36
June 21st, 2008, 02:12 PM
Thanks, Harley Mama! It is a lot thicker from the neck up.
hurry up and brush out your hair and post a pic! I cn't wait to see!

Lize
June 21st, 2008, 04:11 PM
I am in complete and utter awe of every one of you. :flowers: Amazing BOOMS!!!! :bowtome:

I can only agree! :agree:

Just_Isabel
June 21st, 2008, 04:40 PM
There's a thread like this over at nc.com

After some time, we noticed a pattern.

The 2s looked tousled and sexy.

The 4s got big volume, but it still looked good. Sort of wild, but not an uncontrolled explosion.

The 3s had more craziness. But, the 3a's shared a bit of the 2s tousledness and the 3cs had a more controlled look closer to the 4s.

Most of the 3bs just had a hot mess.

We joked that if we couldn't tell if someone was a 3a or a 3b, we'd just have her brush her hair out and go by that.

It'll be interesting to see if that pattern holds here in this thread.

That is very interesting. :lol:
I've always envied the wavies because they can brush and look good, but now I'm also almost getting boom envy. :rollin:

PS: We really need some pics of 4 hair in this thread. :agree:

Sofoulee
June 21st, 2008, 05:13 PM
Wonderlywroughte, your hair looks amazingly thick and healthy! Wow, I'm in awe.

Girlcat36.. I agree with Harley Mama, I remember looking at your photos when I first joined here and I am stunned by your progress so far! Way to go!!!

And Medvyssa, I definently don't think it's a bit too much... your hair rocks! :rockerdud

Patrycja, I would recomend it! I've shown my mom everything helpful I could find on LHC. She loves my little tidbits of information.. :D

Pegasus Marsters
June 21st, 2008, 05:23 PM
I kind of wish my hair would go boom like that! XD

Sam-I-Am
June 21st, 2008, 05:58 PM
I haven't checked this thread in a while, but Sofoulee, you WIN. I busted up laughing when I got to your picture. That was some BIG HAIR!

Jan in ID
June 21st, 2008, 06:05 PM
This is a great thread! Kind of like flashback to the 80's!

My hair is wavy, but I may have to try this! Though after seeing some of these pics, I don't know if I am worthy! :p

ZaBasDa
June 21st, 2008, 09:37 PM
I almost wish I had bigger hair. I kind of want to wear it out too. Doubtless, I would be called crazy. :crazyq: and all manner of things. But I'll admit it, I too have boom envy. :agree:

Curlsgirl
June 21st, 2008, 10:30 PM
Steel wool? That's what we call it in our family, anyway.Yep us too!


No way, girl! That explosion of yours was great! I am still laughing.

God knows where I came up with that expression, lol.

You know though, I envy those who can sit and brush and brush their hair while it gets shiny and sleek. I used to brush it all the time as a kid thinking that I'd get that TV hair that TV hair-brushing ladies got. It didn't work...Me too!!!! :shudder:

I have GOT to do this now. I hate to break my hair off and I know it will though. I'll do it tomorrow after I get home from church probably or maybe Monday. This is SO great! Also a great tool to use for curlies to understand what kind of hair they CAN have and straighties to understand why we don't brush! Wow! I am in awe of all of you!!!

jessie58
June 21st, 2008, 11:06 PM
I love all the curlies pics, we sure have a bunch of gorgeous curlies here. I think the big hair really rocks. It's kind of like a status symbol. We can be straight if we blow or iron. We can have awesome curls and we can have BIG HAIR too.
We're so versatile, lol.

coppercurls
June 21st, 2008, 11:17 PM
I love all the curlies pics, we sure have a bunch of gorgeous curlies here. I think the big hair really rocks. It's kind of like a status symbol. We can be straight if we blow or iron. We can have awesome curls and we can have BIG HAIR too.
We're so versatile, lol.

Not only that, we can measure our hair both vertically & horizontally!:eyebrows:

jessie58
June 21st, 2008, 11:22 PM
Not only that, we can measure our hair both vertically & horizontally!:eyebrows:


Ha, ha, this is true. :)

Medvssa
June 22nd, 2008, 01:42 AM
Not only that, we can measure our hair both vertically & horizontally!:eyebrows:

LOL!! :D

Indigo Girl
June 22nd, 2008, 09:32 AM
Another straightie here in awe of all the *BOOM* on this thread.

:bowtome:

These photos are great!

Speedbump
June 22nd, 2008, 09:56 AM
Not only that, we can measure our hair both vertically & horizontally!:eyebrows:
Lulz progression!
:neutral: :) :lol: :misskim:

Cichelle
June 22nd, 2008, 11:09 AM
Okay, here's my contribution to the thread. I tried brushing my dry hair but I heard some unpleasant things...like snapping. So, ultimately, I finger combed. Hopefully this shows kind of what happens to my hair when I start manipulating it while dry. Imagine a bigger result if I brushed through it all. The pictures on the left are of my hair unbrushed/finger combed. But the half up on the bottom left is actually of an unbrushed half up I did after letting it dry in two twists. I noticed my hair not only gets bigger when I brush it, but also the henna/color seems to show up a little more.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v29/Aislinn/manipulatedunmanipulatedcompare.jpg

wonderlywroughte
June 22nd, 2008, 11:21 AM
Wow, Cichelle! I love your brushed out hair! I would wear it like that, no problem! :D

Cichelle
June 22nd, 2008, 11:33 AM
Wow, Cichelle! I love your brushed out hair! I would wear it like that, no problem! :D

You would? Thank you. It just looks CRAZY to me. But YOUR brushed out hair...omg...I wish!!!!

redcelticcurls
June 22nd, 2008, 11:47 AM
Okay, here's my contribution to the thread. I tried brushing my dry hair but I heard some unpleasant things...like snapping. So, ultimately, I finger combed. Hopefully this shows kind of what happens to my hair when I start manipulating it while dry. Imagine a bigger result if I brushed through it all. The pictures on the left are of my hair unbrushed/finger combed. But the half up on the bottom left is actually of an unbrushed half up I did after letting it dry in two twists. I noticed my hair not only gets bigger when I brush it, but also the henna/color seems to show up a little more.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v29/Aislinn/manipulatedunmanipulatedcompare.jpg

I would totally wear the ponytail boom combo. I like how it come out from the head.

girlcat36
June 22nd, 2008, 12:20 PM
Cichelle----I was waiting for you to show up on this thread!
That is HUGE!!!

coppercurls
June 22nd, 2008, 12:23 PM
I am so loving this thread!:crush:

Altocumulus
June 22nd, 2008, 12:29 PM
I just can't get the same kind of frizz I used to before LHC (never thought I'd complain about that!), but here's mine -

Before - http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3075/2601482168_66ef62ed56_m.jpg

Combed w/ super wide toothed comb - http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3191/2601475112_b71162bd3c_m.jpg

Brushed w/ MP BBB - http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3168/2601486802_cb25ac4524_m.jpg

You all have some amazing boom!

Medvssa
June 22nd, 2008, 01:09 PM
Okay, here's my contribution to the thread.
BOOOM :D I think it looks great :D

I noticed my hair not only gets bigger when I brush it, but also the henna/color seems to show up a little more.
Yes I also noticed this, my hair looked lighter, it sems to reflect the light more?

jessie58
June 22nd, 2008, 01:15 PM
Whoa Cichelle, that's awesome. Strangely, I too would wear my hair like that.

nappywomyn
June 22nd, 2008, 01:29 PM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this thread!!! :lol:

I'd wear most of your booms, I think!!

I'm SOOO not brushing my hair ( :couch: from Isa) but I'll share an old BOOM pic.

Freshly Washed & Untouched

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/91/219137911_d482b80023_m.jpg


BOOM! (later the same day (I think) via airdrying in braids, and a pick. I would have no hair if I tried a brush! :lol: )

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/62/219556504_5b03a581c5_m.jpg

Siava
June 22nd, 2008, 03:19 PM
nappywomyn, I LOVE IT! I actually think you are so rocking the boom.

Kiraela
June 22nd, 2008, 04:17 PM
You know, loooking through this thread, I happened across RCC's pictures and literally, out loud, said "EEP!"

Cichelles was another that was really impressive, expecially the half-up... I would wear that in public.

I only get impressive boom with braid waves - my own natural wavies only get sleek and shiny.

manderly
June 22nd, 2008, 04:35 PM
All this "BOOMING" seriously broke my browser......seriously! I had to refresh to load all the boomage.

I love this thread :grouphug:

longhairdreams
June 22nd, 2008, 04:40 PM
I'm having serious boom envy.Mine is wavy.but mine is a weak pop.Everyone's hair looks great.But i understand the dangers of brushing for you lovely curlies.

Sofoulee
June 22nd, 2008, 05:13 PM
Cichelle! Your hair reminds me of the hair of one of the goddesses in Disney's Hercules!

I love Autocumulous and her hair! (hands on hips 'I guess I'll pose for a picture and look fabulous' ;))

Nappywomyn, that's some fire-engine red you were rockin'! It looks amazing :) Using a brush makes me cringe too, I only used a wide-tooth comb.

embee
June 22nd, 2008, 06:43 PM
Thank you for this thread, it's fascinating. Sofoulee, that BOOM was astonishing, and I showed it to my DS and he said "Oh MY!"

I had a friend in school with curly hair and it would BOOM too, so she confined it into a bun with three sausage curls, like from the 1800s. We were all so envious, but I bet she got tired of it, there was no other hairstyle she knew. I never saw her wear her hair loose, I'm sure grownups would have fussed that she needed to brush her hair.

I've learned something from this, that's for sure! Thanks!

harley mama
June 22nd, 2008, 08:52 PM
This is my sad contribution. I miss my big boom. It will take at least 5 years to get it back to big status. Right now mine is more of a fizzle! Please pretend you don't see the roots. I dyed my hair right after the photo was taken.

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p64/maknana/6%2022%202008/1brushedout.jpg

jessie58
June 22nd, 2008, 09:39 PM
Harley Mama, that's still a very impressive spread after your recent hair loss, much more than some people have in fact. I don't know why but I think that our brushed out hair is pretty for some reason, the more I see, the more I'm like it.

(got any pics of that newly dyed hair?)

Just_Isabel
June 23rd, 2008, 01:36 AM
Oops, I quoted the wrong post, so no quote now.

I actually wasn't sure of how well this thread would go - I was afraid I might get some "are you nuts? No way I'm brushing my curls!". :lol: I don't mind brushing mine, but it's short for LHC standards - as long as it's very well detangled first. And I know that the longer my hair gets, the less I want to mess with it (I'd still have done it, but it would have taken much longer, and I tend to be less careful with my hair than some, I think :lol:).

So I really appreciate everyone who did brush or comb their hair for this thread. :cloud9:

:cheese:

toodramatik
June 23rd, 2008, 02:46 AM
Here's me....
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn91/Smokybo/Photo39_2.jpg

HOLY CRAP THE FACE SCARED THE DAYLIGHTS OUT OF ME.

:( that was cruel woman!

Niphredil
June 23rd, 2008, 04:02 AM
Ok, this is a case of 'what the hell was I thinking' . I can comb/brush my hair without too much booming, but NOT a couple hours after washing, and especially not with mousse applied to help the curls to form.

These pics are only a day apart, the combed (not eve brushed) pic is during a LHC meeting last year in The Netherlands.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/Niphredil_82/Haar/Groei/th_070727b.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/Niphredil_82/Haar/Groei/070727b.jpg) ~ http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/Niphredil_82/Haar/Groei/th_070728b.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/Niphredil_82/Haar/Groei/070728b.jpg)

girlcat36
June 23rd, 2008, 06:26 AM
This is my sad contribution. I miss my big boom. It will take at least 5 years to get it back to big status. Right now mine is more of a fizzle! Please pretend you don't see the roots. I dyed my hair right after the photo was taken.

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p64/maknana/6%2022%202008/1brushedout.jpg

I have to agree with Jessie! You should be proud of that boom, Harley Mama.

sexyjacksparrow
June 23rd, 2008, 06:40 AM
What a fab thread!

Kerry xx

Snowymoon
June 23rd, 2008, 06:43 AM
Here comes Da Boom! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EHFhc3BUms)

(A little backdrop music for this thread ;).)

Or this one, "Brush, brush, BOOM! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K47W0UTq_9o)"

:D

I may give this a try. Not sure how much my hair will boom at this length and in its current state of behavior. I washed it curly style this morning. Once it is dry, I will bust out a brush, if I can find one around here. :cool:

Snowymoon
June 23rd, 2008, 12:23 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v428/Snowymoon14/06-23-2008MyHair.jpg
Untouched. I washed it curly style and just let it dry. I used no leave-in or anything.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v428/Snowymoon14/th_06-23-2008MyHairfingercombed.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v428/Snowymoon14/06-23-2008MyHairfingercombed.jpg) Finger combed (starting to get messy). http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v428/Snowymoon14/th_06-23-2008MyHaircombed.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v428/Snowymoon14/06-23-2008MyHaircombed.jpg) Combed with a wide-toothed comb (getting more out of whack).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v428/Snowymoon14/06-23-2008MyHairbrushed.jpg
Um, boom? Kind of? :lol: See the boom stick there beyond the comb that Ella is sniffing (Ella is our occasionally visiting "other" cat)? It is actually a body brush. I had no other bristled brush to use, and the bristles were actually too soft. They were much softer than my old boar-bristle brush that I cannot find at the moment. :silly: I can say that brushing at nearly classic length is a whole new process than it was before.

Being a wavy, my hair never fully booms, but it does boom if I brush it. I can also see that even finger combing upsets the waves. :bigeyes:

jessie58
June 23rd, 2008, 01:07 PM
Snowymoon, I think I'm going to cry. Your hair is so perfect. *sigh*

Who cares if it booms or not.

Good Boom background music too.

Snowymoon
June 24th, 2008, 06:40 AM
Oh, tell me I did not kill this thread with my silent tiny wanna-boom. :uhh:

Altocumulus
June 24th, 2008, 06:44 AM
No, we're just all in awe of your beautiful hair!

Cichelle
June 24th, 2008, 06:50 AM
Snowy, you have lovely hair!

Faepirate
June 24th, 2008, 07:34 AM
Aw I wish I could get a pic of my own hair-boom. *has a look to see if she can find any old pics* I will have to try this sometime. :]

Kiraela
June 24th, 2008, 06:27 PM
I'm half tempted to put my hair in several rope braids overnight... brushing that out is the only way to get some impressive boom.

Snowy: lovely lovely hair. even 'poofy' it's still pretty.

Speedbump
June 24th, 2008, 07:09 PM
Oh, tell me I did not kill this thread with my silent tiny wanna-boom. :uhh:
No, you didn't. The raining killed my DSL and I couldn't reply. Your mini-boom is verra nice! :D

Pilgrim
June 25th, 2008, 11:28 PM
I'm late to the party, but I sure enjoyed everyone's pictures! I finally took some of my own, but I'm having trouble with photobucket. :sad: Fiddlesticks! Hopefully soon...it would be too sad to have put my hair through that for nothing! :D

Shorty89
June 26th, 2008, 12:33 AM
I know I'm a 1c but can I play?

Riot Crrl
June 26th, 2008, 12:35 AM
I know I'm a 1c but can I play?

The more the merrier IMO! If you don't usually brush it I assume there's a reason. And looking at your avatar I suspect the reason is you're a secret 2. :cheese:

(And yes, I'm still waiting for an optimal day to do this. I really have to wear my hair down one day soon.)

Siava
June 26th, 2008, 06:09 AM
(And yes, I'm still waiting for an optimal day to do this. I really have to wear my hair down one day soon.)

Gah! I know what you mean. I've been wanting to post to this thread, but I keep coming up with excuses. Oh, my curls look perfect today so I'm not going to ruin them. Darnit, if I brush out my curls I have to wash my hair and it's not time yet. :p One day...

Pegasus Marsters
June 26th, 2008, 06:33 AM
When I grow up I want hair just like SnowyMoon ^.^

jessie58
June 26th, 2008, 11:03 AM
I found this last night: Brushed hair in March 08

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e232/jessie58/Longhaircommunity07and08/IMG_2308.jpg

girlcat36
June 26th, 2008, 11:35 AM
I found this last night: Brushed hair in March 08

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e232/jessie58/Longhaircommunity07and08/IMG_2308.jpg

Nice boom!

Cichelle
June 26th, 2008, 01:21 PM
I found this last night: Brushed hair in March 08

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e232/jessie58/Longhaircommunity07and08/IMG_2308.jpg

Beautiful! It looks healthy and shiny. I'd brush mine all of the time if it did that to my hair. Oh...and the color is so pretty!

Snowymoon
June 26th, 2008, 03:58 PM
:eyebrows: Nice BOOM Jess. :thumbsup:

Shorty89
June 26th, 2008, 05:51 PM
Riot Crrl, I don't know if I'm a 2 or not. My avatar is from being plopped. I did have about 5 braids in my hair so last night I brushed it out. :cheese:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/dragonwarrior_keltyr/hair4/hair001.jpg
sideview

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/dragonwarrior_keltyr/hair4/hair002.jpg

After this I braided the monster. It looked like one of those pillow ends.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/dragonwarrior_keltyr/hair4/hair003.jpg

girlcat36
June 26th, 2008, 05:59 PM
Holy cow, Shorty!! :agape:

Sidani
June 26th, 2008, 09:29 PM
:lol: This thread is a hoot! I'm not a curly but I did have some serious braid waves today after taking down pigtails and this is the brushed result.

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h247/Sidani/brushedbraidwaves.jpg

jessie58
June 26th, 2008, 09:31 PM
Hey Shorty89 and Sidani, those are great 'braid waves turned big hair' pics!!!

Curlsgirl
June 26th, 2008, 09:58 PM
No, we're just all in awe of your beautiful hair!

Yes Snowymoon! I was just able to be revived!!! :thud: there I go again...

jessie58
June 26th, 2008, 10:11 PM
Girlcat and Cichelle, thanks for the hairy compliments. :grin:

Sidani
June 26th, 2008, 10:29 PM
Thank you, jessie58. :flowers: I've got some pics of my hair back in the '90s :lol: whew! Talk about big hair! They scare even me now! lol

coppercurls
June 26th, 2008, 10:37 PM
Those are all great pictures! Keep em' coming. :joy:

Curlsgirl
June 26th, 2008, 10:38 PM
Thank you, jessie58. :flowers: I've got some pics of my hair back in the '90s :lol: whew! Talk about big hair! They scare even me now! lol

Sidani, your hair is so pretty! Just wanted to say that!

Sidani
June 26th, 2008, 10:43 PM
Sidani, your hair is so pretty! Just wanted to say that!

Thank you so much, Curlsgirl! :flowers: I think your hair is beautiful. I love your sig pic.

This is such a fun thread! lol

Speedbump
June 26th, 2008, 10:52 PM
Very nice braid-booms, ladies! :rockerdud: :lol:

Sidani
June 26th, 2008, 11:05 PM
lol Here's a little of that '90s hair. It was worse than this! :lol:
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h247/Sidani/ack.jpg

Speedbump
June 26th, 2008, 11:22 PM
Noooo! Not the dreaded triangle! :run: :lol:

jessie58
June 26th, 2008, 11:59 PM
Oh my gosh, I'll have to dig out some nasty big poufs I've had in the past to show you too. Sidani, that's a funny one. Most of us looked like that at some point.

cheekytweety
June 27th, 2008, 12:13 AM
This is a great thread.

Dulci
June 27th, 2008, 10:38 AM
This is one of my favorite threads ever. :crush: So many great boom pictures!

Sidani I have a picture similar to that, I should look for it. There was a time in the late 80s/early 90s when the Triangle Head look was very desirable!

Dulci
June 27th, 2008, 11:28 AM
K this is not the one I was thinking of, but here is an old picture of my late 80s, brushed out curls Triangle Head. :)

http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/4868/triangleheadnq4.jpg

nissamholtz
June 27th, 2008, 11:42 AM
Some interesting hairstyles

lora410
June 27th, 2008, 11:56 AM
Okay, here's my contribution to the thread. I tried brushing my dry hair but I heard some unpleasant things...like snapping. So, ultimately, I finger combed. Hopefully this shows kind of what happens to my hair when I start manipulating it while dry. Imagine a bigger result if I brushed through it all. The pictures on the left are of my hair unbrushed/finger combed. But the half up on the bottom left is actually of an unbrushed half up I did after letting it dry in two twists. I noticed my hair not only gets bigger when I brush it, but also the henna/color seems to show up a little more.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v29/Aislinn/manipulatedunmanipulatedcompare.jpg


Even brushed, I am in awe of your hair :D

wonderlywroughte
June 27th, 2008, 12:08 PM
This thread is so awesome, hahaha! :D

Thankfully, I escaped the triangle head look. By the time I found out my hair was curly, it had grown out from a pixie with barely any shaping done as it grew, so I had "natural layers" :o

ETA: Plus, I don't think my hair was big enough to give me the correct proportions for triangle hair.

Xandergrammy
June 27th, 2008, 12:28 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v29/Aislinn/manipulatedunmanipulatedcompare.jpg



:crush: Cichelle, I love your hair in every picture. I want it. :inlove:

girlcat36
June 27th, 2008, 12:42 PM
lol Here's a little of that '90s hair. It was worse than this! :lol:
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h247/Sidani/ack.jpg

It's a blonde Rosanne Rosanadana!! :D
Thanks for being brave enough to share that old pic, I love it!
Your current hair is gorgeous.

Medvssa
June 27th, 2008, 04:15 PM
Am I the only one that think those old 80's / early 90's hairstyles are kind of cool? :D

Cichelle
June 27th, 2008, 04:50 PM
Thank you so much, lora410 and Xandergrammy!

Ahhh...the beloved triangle head. I KNOW I must have pictures somewhere like that. I remember it like it was yesterday. Not a cute look on me...but yeah, in the 80 and 90s, some people could really rock it!

Siava
June 27th, 2008, 04:53 PM
Am I the only one that think those old 80's / early 90's hairstyles are kind of cool? :D

Nope! I love big hair. :)

QueenMadge
June 27th, 2008, 07:16 PM
Edited to apologize for the huge size!
Finger de-tangled on the way home from work today. De-tangling the back while driving is not easy so I missed some of that.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a264/Makeupmom/fingerde-tangling.jpg

Not combed, brushed or touched after wash & product

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a264/Makeupmom/100_1051.jpg

Xandergrammy
June 27th, 2008, 07:24 PM
Finger de-tangled on the way home from work today. De-tangling the back while driving is not easy so I missed some of that.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a264/Makeupmom/fingerde-tangling.jpg

Not combed, brushed or touched after wash & product

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a264/Makeupmom/100_1051.jpg



Wow! Your hair looks amazing!!

Xandergrammy
June 27th, 2008, 07:30 PM
Another wavie here.

Here's what it looks like after it's brushed.

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g6/Xandergrammy/The%20Next%20One%20Thousand/DSCN2350.jpg


And here is what it looks like brushed upside down and then flipped back (I couldn't resist- I used to "prepare" my hair like this all the time in the 70's) :sun:

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g6/Xandergrammy/The%20Next%20One%20Thousand/DSCN2351.jpg

QueenMadge
June 27th, 2008, 07:40 PM
Back view of it brushed
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a264/Makeupmom/100_1614.jpg

still seem to miss a spot at the bottom?
brushed front view, excuse the end of the day allergy eyes and the double chin...lol:-)
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a264/Makeupmom/100_1613.jpg

I had to have my son help with the back view shot and I couldn't hold my arms out any farther to get all the "poof" in.

QueenMadge
June 27th, 2008, 07:41 PM
Thank you Xandergrammy, it is a little extra shiny because I put a little coconut oil over the anti-frizz spray mix this morning:-).

QueenMadge
June 27th, 2008, 07:42 PM
I get "extra" volume if I brush and flip. Works really well for halloween hairdos!

QueenMadge
June 27th, 2008, 07:48 PM
edited to clarify comment was to redcelticcurls, specifically, though everyones hair is lovely of course.

I love your curls, frizzy, boomy or smooth. You have the spirally sort that I wish all of mine were. I have a weird mess of looser, tighter and loopy curls along with weird little straightish bits right around my ears.lol

manderly
June 27th, 2008, 07:57 PM
Back view of it brushed
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a264/Makeupmom/100_1614.jpg

still seem to miss a spot at the bottom?
brushed front view, excuse the end of the day allergy eyes and the double chin...lol:-)
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a264/Makeupmom/100_1613.jpg

I had to have my son help with the back view shot and I couldn't hold my arms out any farther to get all the "poof" in.

You have achieved the elusive "cube" hair. Astounding!

busnutmedic
June 27th, 2008, 08:01 PM
Snowymoon!!!

Nothing that you did in those pictures messed your hair up :P It's gorgeous!!

All of you ladies have cool pictures in this thread :D

Bonnie

QueenMadge
June 27th, 2008, 08:01 PM
Yes, it likes to be flat on top but goes straight out to the sides...I can get lift if I tease the top bit but unless its really short the top stays flat.

QueenMadge
June 27th, 2008, 08:02 PM
xandergrammy, I love your fairytail ends.

ailin
June 27th, 2008, 09:28 PM
You have achieved the elusive "cube" hair. Astounding!

:rollin:

This thread is great. My hair is wavy at best, but I still look like some of the ladies in here after a brushing.

Speedbump
June 27th, 2008, 10:30 PM
QueenMadge, that is one enormously rockin' BOOM! :rockerdud

::thinks we need a BOOM smilie::
::might hunt one up and whine a bit::

jessie58
June 27th, 2008, 10:35 PM
Queen Madge, I think you are the Queen of the Boomers.

Your hair is amazing.

redcelticcurls
June 27th, 2008, 10:52 PM
edited to clarify comment was to redcelticcurls, specifically, though everyones hair is lovely of course.

I love your curls, frizzy, boomy or smooth. You have the spirally sort that I wish all of mine were. I have a weird mess of looser, tighter and loopy curls along with weird little straightish bits right around my ears.lol

Thank you! Interestingly, your brushed out pic seem to be the most similar one to mine. I was totally loving it.

I love all sorts of curls!

QueenMadge
June 27th, 2008, 11:18 PM
Thank you everyone. It feels a little weird to be thanking people for appreciating the hugeness of my hair.lol I fought my natural hair texture all through school after getting my first pixie cut at age 9 or ten.

I am so happy to be growing it out. I only gets away from the growing horizontally if it is really short or has some weight to pull the volume of it down.

Looking at it brushed out, I think the diameter of the individual hairs are finer than I thought.

Speedy, Jessie58, thank you for the compliments.

Redcelticcurls, the photo of you with the center part reminds me of what my hair a little as well. We don't have the same curl pattern or type but the brushed result certainly looks similar.

;-)

Sidani
June 28th, 2008, 09:07 AM
Thank you all for the compliments on my triangle head! :lol: I wish I could find the pic of me in '91 ... talk about a rockin' boom! *giggle* It was more like blonde pubic hair that was about 10 inches long! I had talked my mother into giving me a perm on those really little tiny rods ... and with the thickness of my hair then (iii) , needless to say, it was spectacularly HUGE when she finished. We got LOTS of laughs out of that. I tried relaxing it with some sort of oil for African-American hair and it took 2 weeks to wash that out. I looked like a greasy longhaired poodle.

This is an awesome thread ... maybe we should start one for old pictures ... like the triangle heads and before. We giggle every time we dig those out and see how we were stylin back then.

Melian
June 28th, 2008, 02:08 PM
This is such a fun thread! It makes me wanna "BOOM" too! :)

Anathema
June 28th, 2008, 02:39 PM
Oh how I wish I had seen this thread before washing my hair today. :(

Pilgrim
June 28th, 2008, 03:13 PM
I love the old pics - keep 'em coming!

Here's my humble boom factor contribution:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jeson/notouch2-2.jpg
Washed, slept on, untouched, slightly damp hair


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jeson/fingcomb-1-1.jpg
Finger-combed; picture taken later in the day, so color is different, in sunlight


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jeson/brushed-1.jpg
Brushed

jessie58
June 28th, 2008, 04:56 PM
Pilgrim, I love your hair, brushed or not. Wow.

Lady Godiva
June 28th, 2008, 04:58 PM
As one of the boomless members - and I never will be one without serious 24-hour braiding that will fall out in short order - I salute all you booming members.
:bowtome:

nappywomyn
June 28th, 2008, 09:28 PM
Queen Madge, I think you are the Queen of the Boomers.

Your hair is amazing.

Yeahthat, seriously and totally!!!! :thud: Holy Boom!

Pilgrim
June 28th, 2008, 09:57 PM
Thank you, Jessie58. Nice to get a compliment from such a lovely curly girl as yourself! :smile:

Nightshade
June 28th, 2008, 10:52 PM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/image.php?u=1029&type=sigpic&dateline=1214151327

Oh gods, Speedy, I honestly LOLd at your new siggy :spitting:

Well played

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n132/powerballadman/boomstick1.gif

Speedbump
June 28th, 2008, 11:20 PM
Oh gods, Speedy, I honestly LOLd at your new siggy :spitting:

Well played
Hee hee! :twisted: It just popped in my head and I HAD to do it. Moral imperative. :cheese:

julya
June 29th, 2008, 12:52 AM
Curly hair is so cool! I love the photos in this thread. I'm just so impressed. My straight hair can't do anything like this, it just gets straighter if I brush it.

yogachic
June 29th, 2008, 10:52 AM
I just showered and washed my hair, so I can't do this right now either, but will come back with a photo before my next wash.

DotDotDot
June 29th, 2008, 05:27 PM
Guys, I have boom envy.

Without the boom:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=1202&pictureid=14783

Bad picture:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=1345&pictureid=15890

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=1345&pictureid=15889

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=1345&pictureid=15888

Not sure why, but I look like I just got out of a convertible in this one:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=1345&pictureid=15887

jessie58
June 29th, 2008, 07:57 PM
MAN, do you have gorgeous hair DotDD. I would kill for hair like yours. Whoa, before and whoa after.

DotDotDot
June 29th, 2008, 08:03 PM
Thanks, Tessa (that's your name, right? :uhh:)! I'm not so sure about how gorgeous the boom pictures are, though! My sister laughed when she saw me. :bigtongue:

coppercurls
June 29th, 2008, 08:12 PM
I am so lovin' this thread! For so many years I thought I was the only one who's hair got so big.:)

jessie58
June 29th, 2008, 08:20 PM
DotDotDot, yes it's Tessa. That's me alright. :) Trust me, those Boomers are gorgeous.

Marchpane
June 29th, 2008, 09:05 PM
Wow, these are pretty amazing pictures! What a funny thread. But I'm a little disturbed at some of the combed out only pictures, because that's kind of what my hair looks like haha. It's curly but I have a feeling I'm doing what some people have said they used to- as in not detangling it properly, and acting as though it's straight. I've recently switched from detangling with a brush to a wide toothed comb, but maybe it's not wide enough...? How do you all you curlies detangle your hair properly, or at least keep the frizz on the scalp down without ruining all your perfect curls?

Medvssa
June 30th, 2008, 01:38 AM
Don't comb your hair when it is dry, at all :) unless you are gonna wear it up, hehe. Most curlies detangle in the shower when the conditioner is still on, and that is it.

mellie
June 30th, 2008, 07:28 AM
OMG!! Wow, my hair is so straight - I had no idea!!! :-)