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Curly Girl hair method: questions about wavy hair?

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groak Sun 28-Aug-11 19:38:54

Hi, I've seen the thread about curly hair thingy, and was hoping some one could help me, as I can be a bit dense at times grin

I've started to grow out my v short hair, am having a fringe (not straight, just chopppy and floppy) with ear lobe length layered hair that will get to a jaw length sort of bob.

I've nticed that my hair is a bit wavey, and while I don't want to start permion or anything to emphasise it, I like the messy sort of look it gives my hair, so was wanting to know what sort of shampoo and conditioner i should use?

my hair type is fine, and if i don't wash it everyother day it looks greasy.

what brands of shampoo and conditioner wpould be best to use? Some posts suggest no / very litt;e shampoo, some suggest no conditioner? Surely conditioner helps protect your hair (i swim once or twice a week)?

any recommendations are good thanks smile

groak Mon 29-Aug-11 21:00:49


WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Mon 29-Aug-11 22:14:35

Mine is longer and a mixture of straight on top, wavy/curly on the bottom half. I have grown it out from very short over the last couple of years. I don't follow the curly girl method strictly, but adhere to the advice about avoiding silicones in all hair products. Silicones are the ingredients which end in either siloxane or methicone, they give an artificial shine to the hair but dry it out too. They are in most mid-price to expensive conditioners and most styling products. Often the big cheap bottles of own brand conditioner don't have them, or the more natural ranges, or products especially for curly hair. I use Aussie Frizz Miracle shampoo and conditioner, wash every 2-3 days. I have been avoiding silicones for the last 6 months or so, and my hair is in the best condition I can ever remember, although this has also coincided with me stopping regular hairdrying too, I dry naturally most of the time now, this is also better for reducing frizz. May have to rethink in winter though, I don't mind doing the school run with damp hair in summer but winter is another matter. Avoiding brushing helps keep the curls / waves defined too, I just use a wide tooth comb.

I have also (reluctantly) started wearing a swimming cap since I grew my hair long.

groak Mon 29-Aug-11 22:16:40

thanks Who... have you found any brand has helped emphasise your wavy hair?

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Mon 29-Aug-11 23:00:46

i think it's the whole c

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Mon 29-Aug-11 23:06:02

i think it's the whole combination of the right cut, right products, no brushing which helps. Also scrunching the hair in your hands while it is still damp helps. Maybe a bit of curly gel too, Unbert Gianni do one in a bright pink tube, it gets recommended quite often on curly threads. Also talk to your hairdresser, getting the right cut helps a lot. Mine is straighter at the front than behind my ears so I have the front shorter and it helps it curl better because there is less weight.

thetasigmamum Mon 29-Aug-11 23:08:31

I have very curly hair. It has been almost every length, from a full Sinead to practically down to my arse. The very long days are now long gone and will never be revisited, but as recently as Xmas it was well below my shoulders (which for curly hair is quite a feat since the curl takes inches off in the..twizzles). Right now it's jaw length. I never blow dry my hair. I wash it every night and go to sleep with it wet (DD1 has similar hair, but long - well below shoulders - and she does the same thing). We do sort of squeeze out most of the water, we don't go to sleep with our heads in a puddle. smile The is definitely the trick to reducing frizz. I do use conditioner every time I wash my hair (veganese, from Lush).

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