(Closed) Calling All Curly Hair Brides-to-be, Brides and Newlyweds

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Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

You wouldn’t know it from my picture (its straightened here) but I have curly, fine hair too!  I recently started a new shampoo & conditioner  (since December) that I like.  It was recommended to me by a friend of mine (a wonderful hairdresser) who is doing my hair for the wedding.  The products are from the “abba pure performance hair care” brand.  I have been using the “moisture shampoo” and the “pure moisture conditioner”. So far I am happy with them and I trust her suggestions… I’m trying to grown my bangs out for the wedding.  

I have also been using a new product for my curl since October and I’m very happy with it.  I’m almost finished with the container & plan to buy it again.  It is by Fekkai and it is called “Luscious Curls” and it is a hair cream that I bought at Sephora.  It separates and encourages my curls without making my hair feel too oily or crunchy.  It also smells nice πŸ™‚

 

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Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’ll count myself as “curly” since I have wavy hair that can become curly if i coax it.

I use the Devafusor (amAZING–my hair has so much bounce!) with the Big Sexy Curly mousse and the Big Sexy Curly Curling Creme. My SIL (a stylist) recommended them. And I’ve been using Biolage Matrix hair gel for years. They are by far my favorite and don’t make my hair all crunchy.They have the dryer, too but it’s expensive. PRobably worth it if you have curly hair every day though. I use mine when i want the curls.

http://www.amazon.com/Deva-Curl-DevaFuser-DevaCurl-Kit/dp/B001H88JEI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1266412985&sr=8-1-spell

First i gel my hair, then i start drying with the dryer attachment (they’re fingers!). The gel defines my curls–they’re pretty erratic otherwise. Then i scrunch some mousse in and use the creme around my face, where i want the pieces to look softer. Really they all mix up nicely and after a few trials and errors, i learned to just apply all 3 to get happy curly hair.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

My roommate has EXTREMELY curly hair and we just had a conversation about how she manages it. She swears by the products and hair regiment from Devachan. They recommend no shampooing but conditioning regularly, along with specific styling products.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I have really curly, thick hair that’s past my shoulders. I have a lot of volume, so I have to watch how I fix it. Might not work for you because yoru hair is more fine, but here’s what i do.

I wash my hair every 3-5 days if I can help it. My hair’s really dry, so I can do that. πŸ™‚ I then use a thick conditioner in the shower, finger comb in the shower and rinse without rubbing my head– just flip my head over and let the water run through. Then blot my hair– i don’t rub it or flip my hear over– just blot out the water. Rubbing breaks up the curls(I want them bigger, not lots of little ones) and it can frizz out the hair.

I’ll spray with a heat protectant, then work in Bumble and Bumble coarse curls creme – just run my hands through. This holds curls without making your hair crunchy or weighing it down too much. Then do the same thing with CHI hair serum. It smells really good and it works really well to ban frizz. Then I use Pantene curls mousse and put that in my hair. This hold it down and holds the shape and make it a firm curl– so the more you use, the crunchier it will be, but never like a gel. πŸ™‚ At no point do I brush or comb my hair– it’s all with the fingers. Otherwise it breaks ups the curls. I’ll flip my head over to put more mousse in real quick and then flip it back. I use a pick to lift at the crown, just a little. Spray with Dove hairspray and then I use a diffuser on a blowdryer all over. On low heat, just spot by spot until it’s dry. The slower I move around with the diffuser, the less broken up the curls get. I don’t flip my head over to dry it because my hair will get too big. If you want volume– by all means flip your head over. πŸ™‚

 

Hope this helps ya. It’s what works for me. But really, the MOST important thing is getting a GOOD hair cut by a hair dresser that understands curly hair!! I hated my hair for years–until I found my current guy. Cannot emphasize it enough! Having a good hair cut saved me lots of $$ because I don’t have to overuse products to get my hair to behave!

 

ps– Bumble and Bumble has some great products for fine curls. $$ but I’ve had really good results with their products. They have a whole curly hair line, and I use the shampoo/conditioner too.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I use Bedhead’s Control Freak conditioner, and a lot of Nexxus products!! I have a looser curl but definitely still ringlets – I always need something to smooth out the curls. I also love the Curley Sexy Hair like that Ejs mentioned!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have naturally curly hair, as does my 4 year old daughter; I use Ojon products on the both of us and will NEVER be swayed to use another product. 

It took me many years before I found out what worked with my hair to prevent frizz and give me shine without be greasy,  now I’ve been  using this since October and you wouln’t believe the change in my hair/scalp.  If I use a round brush I can actually blow it out “straight” with mousee alone……NO FRIZZ.  this has been a god send, and I can’t picture styling without it now!!!!  You can buy it on Sephora πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i have curly, very thick hair, and a ton of it! i only shampoo about once a week, but use conditioner more often. i used to use styling gels or mousse, but i like styling cremes more now–either aveda “be curly,” or rusk (which they sell at cvs and is therefore cheaper) “wired.” i sometimes rusk’s “str8,” particularly if i’m stying it when it’s dry, which is supposed to straighten hair but just defrizzes mine, since it’s just that curly! i air dry my hair–i went through a stage where i used a diffuser to dry it, but it took too long in the morning and i’d rather just have wet hair. also, when my hair’s wet, i sometimes twist a few strands, mostly around the part of my hair–it makes the curls dry in tighter ringlets. also, like other posters, i never brush my hair, just comb my fingers through it in the shower

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have a question for all you gals. My stylist recently told me I shouldn’t shampoo every day (I didn’t know!!) – does that mean don’t even WET your hair every day?? Sometimes I just need that feeling of water on my scalp to wake me up, you know?

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

you know you have curly hair when you have a multitude of different hair products in your cabinets.  Seriously, I have so many different products – it depends what mood I’m in.  Do I want relaxed softer curls?  Or do I want crunchy super curly hair?  

Sometimes I like Aveda’s be curly.  Other times I like plain old mousse by Suave.  I used to use Garnier Fructisse’s cream (I think it was smoothing cream).  

I have some stuff from a hair salon that I just hate – it’s in a blue pump bottle and I think it is called Curly or something, but it is so gunky it makes my hair feel like glue is in it.

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@sweetheartdealer: I almost always wet it and condition it every day, just because my curls get even fuzzier than usual when I sleep, and I typically wear it down. if i don’t condition it, i sometimes just get it a teeny bit wet (like, I take a shower and leave it down but don’t stick my head fully under the shower head) and then run more product through it. but, i’d say i use at least conditioner at least 5 days/week…

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m definitely on the broke-as-sin side of this group, but I’ve modified the no-shampoo regimen to fit drugstore products.  I never use shampoo proper, instead once a week I do a paste of baking soda followed by an apple cider vinegar rinse (google them!) They’re both natural and cheap, so no frizzing of the hair even though your scalp gets clean.

I can get away with this because I use products that don’t build up on your hair too much: Aussie’s Tizz no Frizz & Aussome Volume gels (I mix them to get the hold I need) and Herbal Essences curly conditioner. Every morning I rinse & condition my hair, using my fingers to scrub my scalp a bit, but my hair needs moisture, not drying out! I then comb through it right after my shower, put in the gel, and wrap it up in a t-shirt to dry it curly. If it’s cold out, I sometimes diffuse it, but mostly just air dry.

It works, I promise! The first week you don’t use shampoo your hair will be a bit greasy, but then it adjusts and your scalp isn’t greasy and your hair isn’t frizzy anymore! It totally amped up my curls and it’s SO easy.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

Try Ouidad products. It’s a whole line for curly hair.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I use Coloresse Rescue Shampoo & Conditioner even though I haven’t colored my hair in ages. It softens my curls and doesn’t make my hair frizzy. It makes my hair shiny, adds moisture during this dry winter. I also use their Aragon Oil to make my curls smooth and not frizz. I started buying items from Sally Beauty Supply because they are comparable to the expensive brands and are much cheaper!

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