Any other curly girls in here?

Discussion in 'Beauty' started by swanson_eyes, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. Stormy Plumtree

    Stormy Plumtree New in Town

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    I've struggled against my curly hair for years. I used to blow dry it straight for smoothness and then pin curl it, but lately I've been trying to embrace my natural curls and let it be a little floofy.

    After washing I use some curl defining cream then put it in a messy low bun at the nape of my neck and let it dry overnight. When I take it out the next day, the crown of my head is smoothed and the bottom of my hair is all kinky and curly from the bun. At this point I just finger through to separate the curls and use a clampless curling iron to curl pieces around the front that aren't working the way I want. I also use the curling iron for some top layer pieces which tend to be straighter and need help. The curling iron gives the canopy definition, and the bottom layers that are naturally curled blend in nicely underneath. It's a much less fussy approach than what I used to do and tends to look softer.

    This works specifically for me and my wants, but everyone's curl pattern will be different and need a specific kind of attention. Though the half-natural, half-curling-iron approach (or half pin curls - whichever you prefer) might work for curly girls with a straighter canopy. You might not have to curl your whole head - just the pieces that need a little help.
     
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  2. HatLoverGirl

    HatLoverGirl New in Town

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    Clearwater FL
    I let my hair be naturally curly :)
     
  3. HatLoverGirl

    HatLoverGirl New in Town

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    I bleached my hair and it messed up my curl pattern, I do notice my black hair has a more defined curl
     
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  4. EvaS

    EvaS New in Town

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    I have very curly hair, so I just straighten it with my flat iron. They are very stubborn:D it's impossible to make a vintage look.
     
  5. Cassidy

    Cassidy New in Town

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    My hair is somewhere at the nexus of curly, wavy, and frizzy, and it sometimes works very well with vintage styles and sometimes not. The really annoying problem I have is that when I do a wet pin curl set overnight, the sides and top hold the curl very well while the back loses it, and ends up just sort of floaty/frizzy/slightly wavy from top to bottom, as it is naturally. This isn't terrible, it still seems to read as "old-fashioned" to people, but it frustrates me that I can't get that 1940s smooth crown/curly bottom style.

    Has anyone else had to deal with this problem and figured out a way to conquer it?
     
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  6. swanson_eyes

    swanson_eyes Practically Family

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    I have never figured that out. It's the humidity here that does it, or pulling clothes on and off in winter. And at this point in my vintage inspired journey my hair has gotten past hip length which doesn't lend itself to any '30s styles except a bun. And my buns are HUGE, haha. My hair is Edwardian, I guess.
     
  7. leolisa

    leolisa New in Town

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    New York City
    My hair starts getting curly at hair tips after I reach 20. I like it and never straight it. But now I, even more, prefer full curly hair and use a curling iron. Also my favorite I chose with help of this site. My mother got curly hair after I was born, so I wish it will get more curly with age. I love how curly hairstyles look
     
  8. MarieAnne

    MarieAnne Practically Family

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    Cassidy- Have you tried a touch of pomade?
     
  9. swanson_eyes

    swanson_eyes Practically Family

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    It's at the point where I most often wear my hair up but it's down on wash day because I air dry. On those days it's not vintage looking.
     

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