Going Curly

December 3, 2014 at 7:01 pm Leave a comment

It turns out the my naturally lumpy hair has some potentially to be wavy-curly.  Who knew?

It all started with an internet query while trying to grow out my hair past shoulder length.  My hair wasn’t doing well with the flat iron without cutting it.  Then, I started “plopping” to see if waves could do anything useful instead.  I ended up adding a few layers to see if that would help shape my hair into something other than a poodle or triangle look.

Now, I’m searching for the ultimate hair gel/mousse.  Aussie’s trial today is making my head itch.  UGH!  Gel works, but makes it a little crunchier than I’d like ideally (wrong gel?), and mousse works pretty well, but doesn’t seem to last as long.  I’m diffusing it, which it a totally new thing for me.  LOVE the results.  Until now, I’ve had the same hair-dryer my mom gave me when I left for college.  Cold air diffusers are amazing.  Even $20 cheap ones from Target.  It takes a lot longer, but replaces the time needed with a straightening iron or curling iron.

My Hair:

I have like 2A-2B hair, so not ultra curly, but “scrunchable”.  I need to add clips during the last twenty minutes of drying through the crown to give it some life up there.

The Pros:

If I get out in drizzle winter air, I don’t fear for my life…er, hair.  I’m like, “Bring. It.”  It get up, spritz, curl some of the bottom layer under, and I’m generally good to go, sometimes adding a few clips up top for volume, letting it dry while I do makeup.
The Cons:
Washing takes longer due to needing to let it dry naturally.  It’s really better to do that in the morning, except I hate having wet hair in the morning.  I’ve not figured out how working out and sweating in the winter and my hair wash routing are all going to merge.  I can’t have my hands in my hair a lot.  Sometimes, in the evening, I just go for it.  All the restraint from the day is gone.

I need to have my color redone, and I’m a little freaked out by the best ting to do with curly hair.  High and lowlights would probably be ideal.  Do I want to maintain that?  No.  Do I want to pay for that?  No.  So, I’ll be looking at some sort of solution I can manage, probably at home.

I’ll try to add some pics of my journey and some of the products I’m using.  I’m interested in what others are using as well.


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