I can't see them on my phone now, though I could see them right after you posted. Very pretty.
My wave is highly weather dependent, much straighter in winter when it's dry out. In humidity it doesn't get super curly but waves up more easily. Tonya, talking about curls and humidity always makes me think of Monica in Barbados!!
Post last edited Feb 19th
"If there's hilarity, I charge extra." ~ Veronica Mars
About 5 months ago I got sucked back in to going full Curly Girl. I started off with just conditioner washing. That was a disaster and I ended up with THE WORST build up. I had non-stop flaking. Even worse, my waves went from soft and defined to completely absent.
I was told by well intentioned people in the Curly Girls Facebook group that the loss of curls/waves was a moisture/protein imbalance in my hair That led me down the trial and error of multiple conditioners, hair styling products and home made hair treaments: protein treatments of gelatin or raw egg, conditioning masks of banana and yogurt, and ACV rinses. People claim you don't smell like vinegar after an apple cider vinegar rinse but you totally do and it's gross.
All this messing with my hair and I've got worse frizz then ever and no waves/curls. I think in the past 6 months I've had 3 or 4 good hair days. I'm so annoyed. I recall back when I used Herbal Essences Toussle Me Softly Shampoo and Conditioner (no styling product) and had beautiful subtle waves and no frizz. *sigh* I'm so annoyed that they stopped making that shampoo and conditioner (which is actually what triggered my attempt at CG in the first place).
I've now got 3 bottles of plant based CG friendly products - 1 shampoo, 2 conditioners. I'm working my way through them and then I'm done. I'm so sick of the frizz and I miss my soft waves.
Anyone else ever try going Curly Girl and fail like this?
Me! My curls were a greasy, flat, fuzzy mess and my scalp was itchy and flaky when I conditioner washed and used expensive products for curly hair. My curls love cheap drugstore shampoo apparently. I had tried Head & Shoulders Damage rescue in an attempt to save my flaky scalp after one of my curly girl mishaps. Not only was my scalp happy and healthy again, it made bouncy, shiny ringlets out of my hair. So, I just kept using it. No more curly girl products for me, except my DevaCurl Light Defining Gel.
Me, three! At least when it comes to shampoos and conditioners, that is. Like Skwigg, I do like to have a good curly girl styling product...but I just use regular shampoos and conditioners, usually in a moisturizing line. I also had zero success with most of the curly girl methods...like using a special microfiber towel or t-shirt and wrapping the t-shirt around my hair to blot it dry, etc. Nope! My curls were much better when I returned to my own high school-me method of piling it all up in a claw clip to air dry for a little bit and then blow drying it with a diffuser.