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Using gel? - August 20th 2012, 12:10 AM

So my hair is always super poofy and curly. It looks absolutely terrible unless I straighten it. Even if I'm going to put it up I have to straighten the bottom half of my hair or it'll look ridiculous. And still, there are always so many pieces that seem to come out or just frizz and it's bugging me! I just wish there was a way I knew of to get my hair decent faster. I'm going off to college soon and I don't think I'll have the time to always straighten it but I don't want to look gross either. When I get out of the shower and my hair is wet, its like dark curls. I like it like that but it eventually dries and poofs. Would some sort of gel keep it that way when it dries? What type and how do I put it in? I'm definitely not a girly girl so I really don't know that much about it. Also would some sort of gel work to keep all the little pieces from sticking up everywhere when my hair is tied back? I just am looking to be a whole new person and I seem to be the only one with ridiculous natural hair.
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Re: Using gel? - August 20th 2012, 12:41 AM

Got2BeGlued freeze hairspray just spray your hair and let it dry(can be sped up with blowdryer) and it wont move


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Re: Using gel? - August 20th 2012, 03:23 AM

I actually recommend using a good mousse instead. Gel tends to make hair pretty stiff and crunchy. If your hair becomes too stiff, then you can't really do too much with it.
Herbal Essences makes a really good mousse for curly hair. I actually use it myself if I need my hair to look extra nice since I have wavy/curly hair. Its called Totally Twisted.
Since its summer and its humid, you also might want to get some product for frizz control as well. And don't blow dry your hair, that will make it poof even more.


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Re: Using gel? - August 20th 2012, 05:15 AM

I second the mousse idea. Though in my experience, it doesn't have the same holding power as gel, you are saved from the crust, which is worth it. You could also try some kinds of holding spray. This one is good.


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Re: Using gel? - August 21st 2012, 12:50 AM

Thanks so much guys I'm going to go buy some I'll let you know how it comes out


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