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Let’s use blog more often, lol Sunday -- 09.05.2010

Filed under: curly hair — waterlily716 @ 4:35 pm

I’m back again to make a sporadic post. Here are some recent YouTube videos:

Three Bun Styles – Messy, Classic, and Hair Sticks:

Curly Care: Blow Drying With Diffusers (+DevaFuser Review):

Curly Care: Styling Curly Hair Wet:

Curly Care: Growing Long, Healthy Curls

I think I’ll start using this blog to post both YouTube videos and new wikiHow articles. kthxbai πŸ™‚


Toying with haircut ideas and a little curly fun Tuesday -- 03.24.2009

Filed under: curly hair — waterlily716 @ 5:39 pm

I am still loving the kinky curly products. My hair is sooooo soft, and it the curl really seems to form better. (That might just be the higher dewpoints, however.) The only beef I have is that my hair seems to have lost some volume. That’s kinda nice, since it’s not huge, but I miss it as well. I posted before on this thread that I didn’t identify with my curly hair, but I sure do identify with my thick hair. I’ve always felt that sraight hair is so much more conveinient and matches my personality. At the same time I couldn’t bear to have very thin hair. (Nothing against anyone who has thin hair–it’s just a personal preference.)

On to the next order of business! Currently my hair is just barely BSL. I was chagrined when my stylist cut off about 5 inches of my hair at my last hair cut, but then I adjusted, and now it seems to be just as long as before. So I’m thinking for summer I will get my hair cut in a bob!!! There’s been a lot of buzz on curltalk about short hair and I’m thinking with my new KC products I can probably pull it off. Not to mention, short hair is so much easier. Then on the other hand, I know I will miss the long hair and I worry about getting triangle head. I haven’t ever had my hair that short and tried to style it down, so this is rather scary, but terribly exciting at the same time. Also I need to be able to put my hair up for marching band. I’m hoping a jaw-length bob wont be too short for that reason. I’m about 90% sure I will get it cut short. eek!

On a different note, here is an image I meant to post on here from the start. For my English class (hey wait English, not graphic design?) we were supposed to create an advertisment and explain the rhetorical strategies used (that bit’s semi-English). Anyways, here’s mine. (Well just the pic. I really don’t think you want to read 300 words of BS.)


I thought it was fun, and I really enjoyed using my curlknowlege in a school assignment.Β  Oh and by the way, DevaCurl deserves full credit for the frizzassist term. The whole youtube video cracks me up:


Success with kinky curly products! Saturday -- 03.21.2009

Filed under: curly hair — waterlily716 @ 9:10 pm

I had a bit of a hectic school week, so I didn’t get to post these immediately, but I am really loving this kinky curly stuff (KCNT & KCCC). I had a much better hair day today when I used some BRGH as well. It just didn’t have enough hold before. Pics!! (Click to enlarge.)

co wash suave naturals coconut conditioner

rinse out l’oreal vive pro hyrdra gloss for dry hair

kinky curly knot today

kinky curly curling custard

bisosilk rockhard gelee

plopped with curlease towel


Kinky Curly products Saturday -- 03.14.2009

Filed under: curly hair — waterlily716 @ 8:35 pm

Hello! I’m going to try to blog regularly, but I am pretty occupied with band and highschool, so if I only get only a post a week, I’ll feel pretty accomplished. For example today I took the SAT at 8 this morning. πŸ˜› I was not a happy camper.

On to better and brighter things! Two days from now is my birthday, but we had my birthday celebration last night. I got lots of neato stuff, but most importantly to you curlies, I got Kinky Curly Knot Today and Curling Custard! I have been waiting to try this product for ages.

Kinky Curly Curling Custard

Kinky Curly Curling Custard

I tried these products today, but I had to do an overnight plop, and I roll around a lot in my sleep. I also had to run through the rain, and I kept messing with my hair while I took the test. So I don’t have pics, but I am still pretty jazzed. (Pics tomorrow I promise!)



easy to use container

great slip and detangling

light, fresh scent


amazing hold and definition

great moisture

huge container

interesting, snot like texture



still smells like ucky coconut


ucky coconut smell (why isn’t there an unscented version? why????)
hard to open with wet hand

Overall you can see I really like the KC products! I hope these work for spring and summer. πŸ™‚


A little curly history

Filed under: curly hair — waterlily716 @ 8:33 pm

I looked at my first blog post, and realized what a horrible introduction that was. So let’s just start over, shall we?

Me: Hello!

You: Hi there…

Me: How are you?

You: Erm, fine. Who are you?

Me: Sarah!

You: Right. Ehhh bye. *walks away, and starts to run*

Me: Oh all right then!

On to business, I am a southern girl who lives in Kentucky. I have a dog named Jake and he is an irish water spaniel. Zzzzzzz…

Gosh my attention span is short lived. Anyways, I guess I’ll get to the main point of this post–my curly history! When I was a little girl I had really curly blonde hair. My mom would just let it do it’s thing, and put it into poofs or down.

Sadly, my hair did not stay that way. As I grew older my curls began to elongate and my mother began to brush them out every morning. I hated having my hair brush. It hurt like hell, but now I am certainly NOT tender headed. The result was something like this

Making a needlepoint keychain

Making a needlepoint keych

The ultimate triangle head. Yes! My hair is actually wider than my face on both sides, wow… Once I came to my senses, or after Ryan Martin decided to tell me my hair was poofy in the 2nd grade, I put it up in lot of braids and ponytails.

Sitting at my elementary school graduation

Sitting at my elementary school graduatio

And that’s pretty much how my hair stayed until 8th grade. That christmas I got a hair straightener. Thankfully, I was much too lazy (or smart depending on how you look at it) to spend an hour and a half frying/burning my hair every night. That’s when I went on a search for curly hair. As an avid bookworm what did I do? To the library! After, enviously devouring every picture and bit of advice on this site, I checked out Curly Girl from my local library. I tried doing my hair a few times, but I was totally unawares of silicones, waxes, or basic styling at all, so it just got put back up in the bun. If I wore it down, it was completely natural and really frizzy