Very wavy, thick, UNRULY hair!

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Registered: 03-30-2003
Very wavy, thick, UNRULY hair!
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Sun, 03-30-2003 - 10:35am
argh, i know having thick, wavy hair is supposed to be enviable, but it's driving me insane. i don't want to have to put on 5 different products every day just to have normal-looking hair. i'm really searching for a conditioner that does well with weighing my type of hair down so i can go from shower to air-dry and not feel like i have to check for hair-bigness every 10 minutes. can anyone suggest a rich conditioner for a girl on a budget? really appreciate it!
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Mon, 03-31-2003 - 3:56pm
Have you tried curl relaxer that will weigh down your waves and not get big? I don't mean like chemical relaxer, but out of a product? I think L'Oreal has a product that will weigh down your curls. Like Straight Up, Lasting Curls or FX Liquid Gel?


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Registered: 03-25-2003
Tue, 04-01-2003 - 10:36am
You might want to try Matrix Sleek.look. It's a 4 step system that's designed to straighten curly hair or tame and define curls and lock out humidity. My mom who has curly/wavy hair tried this and she really liked it. I tried it when I had a perm and it really defined my curls. You can check out the product info at matrix.com and there is a trial size/travel kit which includes enough of each product to last for more than a week and cost about $12. My mom has switched to Pantene's new moisture shampoo and conditioner. I think she quit using Sleek.look because the full size bottles are expensive. I think a full size shampoo runs about $13 or so. Everything else goes up from there. She likes the Pantene products though.

When I had permed hair, I read in a magazine that the more you touch your hair, the frizzier it will get. Also towel rubbing is a big no-no. I took their advice and refrained from touching my hair so much (I was already patting my hair dry) and was surprised that what they said was true - my curls didn't get all frizzy. Basically, the less you do to curly hair (touching, combing when wet, blow drying, towel drying, applying products) the less frizzy it will be. Grant it, there's no guarantee that your hair won't frizz, but it won't be as frizzy.

Michelle

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Registered: 04-18-2003
Fri, 04-18-2003 - 8:58am
Hey! Well, I can relate to you, I have very wavy and thick hair! I started using this stuff called REGIS..you can get it at hair salons or in stores. Its really good! The product I use is called "Curl Mist." But eversince Ive been getting older Ive been saying I dont want curly wavy hair anymore, so if you do want that heres my suggestion! A Straightner! I bought a straighner and I dont go anywhere without it, it straightens my hair and makes it SO thin. It was about $20-25 dollars and you can get them usually anywhere. The brand I reccomend is HOT-TOOLS. But theres a lot of other ones that work realy good! So I hope that helps! Bye!