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Embracing my curls after 20+ years. (Self concious selfie alert)

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curlyviper Thu 18-Dec-14 17:23:39

What do you think? I love them. After 20 frustrating years of trying to tame them I went looking for a stylist who knows what to do with curls and this is the result grin. I just need to learn how to pluck my eyebrows and drape a scarf properly now.
If there are any other curlyvipers in the NE then Jo at Mojo on Heaton Road in Newcastle comes highly recommended!

WestEast Thu 18-Dec-14 17:24:59

Gorgeous! I'm jealous!

Twinklestein Thu 18-Dec-14 17:32:13

Very pretty. You remind me of Alex Kingston - another curl-embracer.

MmeLindor Thu 18-Dec-14 17:34:27

Lovely! I've just started to let my curls do what they want to do. It is a lot easier. A really good cut makes a bit difference.

Notonaschoolnight Thu 18-Dec-14 18:10:23

She does mine too!

Gatekeeper Thu 18-Dec-14 18:14:13

you look absolutely wonderful; impish and very womanly all in one parcel grin

my hair is awful at the minute- a horrible mixture of kinky grizzled sheep's hair, straight bits, silky wavy bits and curls

RoRoRosie Thu 18-Dec-14 18:26:30

You look really great! smile

Maplessglobe Thu 18-Dec-14 18:28:13

Gorgeous. Great smile, too.

I'm still searching for the perfect stylist in the south-east. And of course, the never-ending quest for the right curly products...

mswibble Thu 18-Dec-14 18:30:45

Ooh fab! And now yoy have found such a treasure never let her go!

That cut is exactly what I need, my hair is a hopeless curly frizzy mess when left to its own devices. My latest wonder lotion, Redkens Curvaceous ringlet cream, did zilch to change this. I was only watching Alex Polizzi t'other night and thinking how nice it would be to have a shorter cut.

Bexicles Thu 18-Dec-14 18:34:34

You are stunning! I'm a curly viper too, love my curls.

Delphine31 Thu 18-Dec-14 18:34:39

Maples, Hazel at belli capelli in Egham, Surrey, is excellent. No idea if that would work for you location wise, but it's an hour's drive for me and completely worth it. Hazel is lovely and has curly hair herself, and the price is reasonable and the salon small and friendly (and I'm one of those people who usually finds salon visits excruciatingly awkward).

Delphine31 Thu 18-Dec-14 18:35:50

Ooh and forgot to say, Curlyviper your hair looks lush!

SmileItsSunny Thu 18-Dec-14 18:36:23

Ohh lovely!

Maplessglobe Thu 18-Dec-14 18:42:08

Thanks delphine egham is a bit far but I will bear it in mind for sure!

curlyviper Thu 18-Dec-14 18:59:34

Ahh, thanks for all the lovely compliments <kisses everyone>.
Sorry I went missing for a while, seconds after I clicked 'post' DH came home and announced that the cylinder head gasket has gone on his car and it's 2 months out of warranty, so I've been trying to cheer him up, then I had do do the cub/scout run. But it's been lovely to get back and read all these nice comments.
Isn't she a lovely women notona? I'm so chuffed that I've finally found a hairdresser who is genuinely friendly and a great cutter, she's definitely worth the drive up from Durham.
When she started putting mousse on my hair I must have looked like this> shock because she burst out laughing and explained that hair mousse has moved on a bit since I last used it circa 1988. And it has, my hair is really soft but the curls have lovely definition without being crispy.
Sorry for gushing on but it's been a bit of a revelation!

Notonaschoolnight Thu 18-Dec-14 19:01:01

I recommend these, particularly the gel they sometimes have small sample size ones to try

GlitzAndGigglesx Thu 18-Dec-14 19:03:41

I wish I had curly hair mine is a wavy mess that either gets scooped up or straightened

MmeLindor Thu 18-Dec-14 19:04:52

Oh, yes, if anyone has advice on styling products, let us have them. I use a bit of the light Moroccan Oil. I find mousse makes my hair stiff and crunchy. What kind of mousse did your hairdresser recommend, CurlyViper?

Notonaschoolnight Thu 18-Dec-14 19:06:44

Ahh the Milkshake stuff, she puts that on me too. Yeh Jo's lovely and I don't mind that not everything is CG friendly as it's a one off, the ouidad shampoo is good for taking it all off.

I'm made up too that her hair dye is low ppd so I'm not allergic so I means she can do my roots and in between I use naturtint from H&b just on my roots

curlyviper Thu 18-Dec-14 19:29:13

MmeLindor the mousse is one that I've never heard of before today, it's called Lisap Sculture Strong Mousse.
That Ouidad set you linked to cost the same as my haircut + can of mousse Notona! If I get some cash for Christmas I'll treat myself though, thanks for the recommendation.

CurlsLDN Thu 18-Dec-14 19:34:24

Boots pink curl cream. It's bloody ruddy brilliant. Just put a bit in your wet hair and leave to dry naturally. Cheap as chips so worth a go, but by far the best product I have ever found for my v thick curly hair

ChristmasJumperWearer Thu 18-Dec-14 19:41:18

You have the hair I want, OP!

Mine is neither straight nor curly, just a bit wavy. I talked to my hairdresser about having a proper perm, but for various reasons she doesn't think it would work.

envy grin

DontGotoRoehamptonUniversity Thu 18-Dec-14 19:42:11

yy to curls! One here who has spent years and £££ on blow-drying straight. Then on hols one day just washed and left load of conditioner in to dry - and... I have unexpectedly curls, not the frizz I was expecting. Pleasingly ( but also irritatingly) getting lots of compliments about hair, and how much younger I look.. Could've saved a fortune and looked better...
Just wash, and leave a load of conditioner in. Takes ages to dry, but dries curly, and takes years off.. ( If only I'd had this hair, which I actually did have but didn't know it) in my 20s...

CarbeDiem Thu 18-Dec-14 20:18:19

Hi! fellow North Easterners <waves from long distance>
Your hair looks lovely, you really really suit it.

I have natural curly hair too and hated it when I was younger. I embraced it for short periods during my late 20's but got a pixie cut a few years back so lost my curls.
I've been growing it out since August and it's just at the length now that I can scrunch it a bit - I look like a sheep though and don't like it sad

daimbardiva Thu 18-Dec-14 20:20:49

Your hair looks great! I'm also a recent curl embracer - struggling a bit more with it thsn you are but thinking that going shorter might be the way forward. I like boots pink curl cream too, but also enjoying experimenting. Label m souffle arrived today, will try tomorrow!

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