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Can curly/wavy hair ever look groomed ?

(39 Posts)
Mosman Mon 01-Oct-12 08:04:46

I'm struggling a big to look smart in the heat, 32 here today and my hair has gone mental.
I'm currently mousey brown, just past shoulders and deep waves that end in curls from time to time. I don't have a fringe, oval face, late thirties and just feel a bit scruffy/hippy even in smart clothes.
I look best IMO with a collar length highlighted bob that I wore in 2006. I felt smart and tidy but I had more time then.
Not sure what to do.

LongGoneBeforeDaylight Mon 01-Oct-12 08:31:01

Yes. See Lauren Conrad.

Mosman Mon 01-Oct-12 08:36:53

She appears to be a beautiful blonde surfer chick and about 20

reddaisy Mon 01-Oct-12 08:45:17

Mine doesn't! I do pay a lot for a haircut and that helps keep it a bit tidier. In fact it is due for a trim at the moment.

I have read about something called the curly plop method which some people swear by. But it seems like a lot of effort to me!

Thumbwitch Mon 01-Oct-12 08:47:59

cornrow it.

Housewifefromheaven Mon 01-Oct-12 08:49:06

grin at curly plop

reddaisy Mon 01-Oct-12 08:51:52

Housewife - it does exist I promise!

RoobyMurray Mon 01-Oct-12 08:53:10

Keratin treatment! AKA Brazilian Blow dry.

It's not a straightening treatment, it just gets rid of frizz and tames it somewhat. Honestly it is life changing grin

I have fine wavy hair and I am NEVER going back to my old hair.

With the keratin treatment I can style it and it stays styled, so for example, I blow dry my fringe straight and it stays - a miracle! And in damp/humid weather no big bouffant frizz, just normal hair.

It lasts me about 3-4 months but lasts longer if you don't wash it every day.

ARightOldPickle Mon 01-Oct-12 09:01:53

Mine doesn't either. If I wear it natural people often say it looks lovely but I feel scruffy! I have it in a collar length bob which I get trimmed very regularly and to look smart for work I use my trusty GHDs. Humid and rainy weather can quickly wreck it though!

Mosman Mon 01-Oct-12 09:09:31

I can imagine in Perth plenty do cornrows with stiletto's lol
I'll look into a Brazilian I saw somebody in sea folly the other day who was raving about hers but it looked like she had a helmet stick to her head, I guess there's good and bad blow jobs

RoobyMurray Mon 01-Oct-12 09:14:12

I guess there's good and bad blow jobs



teta Mon 01-Oct-12 11:17:37

grin.I used to have fine wavy hair.It looked lovely when i was young but horrible when i lived in a hot humid country.I decided to have my hair permanantly straightened using Aveda.I now have hair that is in good condition and it feels thicker and most importantly straight.I can now have a perfect bob even without blowdrying.I also feel i am properly grown up at the grand old age of 48.

sue52 Mon 01-Oct-12 11:39:26

I find mine easier to manage when longer, the length seems to weigh the curls down. In damp weather I put it up.

Thumbwitch Mon 01-Oct-12 13:08:52

<SNORT> at good and bad blow jobs!! grin

Mosman - you'd stand out, that's for sure! wink

Mosman Mon 01-Oct-12 13:38:58

The ladies of peppermint grove are already utterly confused by my posh car, English accent and tattoo's. Cornrows might actually make one faint into her lemon ice tea grin

LongGoneBeforeDaylight Mon 01-Oct-12 13:54:00

She's blonde, yes but a good example of how to do good waves. She's got a beauty site (I think called The Beauty Department) where she demonstrates how to do it...

Mosman Mon 01-Oct-12 13:58:27

I'll be honest that's exactly the look I'm trying to avoid, great on a young girl but I'm not sure it's very groomed.

SavoyCabbage Mon 01-Oct-12 14:01:03

Have you tried a babyliss big hair? It's tamed my dd's hair.

Levantine Mon 01-Oct-12 14:25:42

My new discovery is washing my hair less often .... it is fine and wavy adn there is lots of it - I am 40 and find that it is much tidier when I don't wash it every day

LongGoneBeforeDaylight Mon 01-Oct-12 18:16:38

I'm a lawyer and I wear beachy waves to work. I think it's ok so long as you don't add any other "dressed down" or boho elements...

hattymattie Mon 01-Oct-12 18:27:28

I tried an elfin crop with mine - but ends sticking out everywhere - which curl when humid - so also awaiting suggestions.

DameSaggarmakersbottomknocker Mon 01-Oct-12 18:35:13

Mine is curly and I'm not sure it can look groomed TBH. I'm wearing mine a bit shorter these days which seems to help (not too short else it curls even more). If I want to look groomed I put it up.

SoldeInvierno Mon 01-Oct-12 18:52:31

Keratase Oleo Curl is my hair's best friend. I don't wash it every day, but I wet it and apply this balm. It works really well, as it defines the curls and gets rid of frizz.

isshoes Wed 03-Oct-12 21:12:14

Tried the curly plop method this morning and it worked beautifully! Simple explanation here:

isshoes Wed 03-Oct-12 21:12:51 might work better!

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