SparkPeople curly girlies Team Messageboard a place where gurls with curls can come to chat! SparkPeople curly girlies Team Messageboard GOBI BERRIES Hi everyone <BR> <BR> Who has tried gobi berries...I just tried them in hot water as a drink..they swell up and are delicious to eat Great as I do not generally drink hot drinks. <BR> <BR> I do like them dry <BR> <BR> How do you use them? Mon, 2 Feb 2015 23:50:49 EST Coconut oil Hiya <BR> <BR> who uses coconut oil for their curly hair? Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:08:57 EST sound off - how do you wear your hair? I have long, long curls and wear it pulled back into a barrette Sat, 13 Sep 2014 12:26:00 EST frizz fighting strategies something about hot humid weather and my copious sweating in it that gives me lots of frizzy days this time of year. I crawl out of the water at the beach and let my hair air dry and it's not the bouncy shiny curls of winter, it's an enormous halo of brunette fluff. <BR> <BR> what are others' best strategies for taming your hair in high humidity? Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:53:31 EST images of curly hairstyles? I'm bored with my hairstyle - 've been wearing it the same way for years now. But I don't have a vision of what I want instead (and since I've been cutting my own hair my whole life, I don't have a trusted hairstylist) and if I flip through a magazine of hairstyles, or even just a fashion/celebrity magazine, I see a lot of blown out of naturally straight hair. Even black models either have permed straight hair or are wearing braids. I need inspiration - any advice where to go looking? (Ma... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:02:48 EST ~sigh~ 91 curly girlies and no one posting but me. C'mon girls- HIT THE BOARDS! Mon, 7 Jan 2013 08:10:28 EST Happy Holidays! May you all have a wonderful holiday season! Fri, 21 Dec 2012 07:46:04 EST Come on Curly Girlies! Are you seriously telling me that I'm the only one on here anymore? I find that hard to believe! <BR> <BR> Let's go Curly Girls- GET ACTIVE on here!!! Mon, 2 Jul 2012 06:45:21 EST Where are all the curly girlies? It's Spring curly girlies- are you getting outside and rocking those curls like a proud curly girlie would? Tue, 10 Apr 2012 07:09:20 EST New year- new do! It's a new year and I had a foot of hair chopped off to make a whole new start. Anyone else making drastic changes in 2012? Tue, 3 Jan 2012 09:28:48 EST Happy Holidays! Hi all you Curly Girlies- hope your holiday season is full of family, friends, fun and other things that make you shine! Tue, 22 Nov 2011 07:43:15 EST It's summer! How are your curls holding up? Thu, 21 Jul 2011 09:14:33 EST Morrocan Oil- curl control cream Has anyone tried it? I have been using their restorative cream due to my hair DISASTER recently. My colorist used this curl control cream and it is just dreamy! LOL, just wondering if anyone else has tried it? <BR> Thanx!! <BR> Sandie Tue, 14 Jun 2011 15:59:53 EST Was in SP 2008 as nangautama2 Hiyas!! <BR> I wasnt here long befor, I hope that will not be the case this time! <BR> As for my curly hair, I went through some bad care, bleach on my whole head TWICE (long story) but my curls are gone!! Well, not completly, they are starting to come back on the ends...OMG what a horrible experience!! <BR> I am glad to be back!!! Wed, 8 Jun 2011 13:41:36 EST Does Spring putting a spring in your curls? March 1st and it's the latest rumor that Spring is just around the corner- does this change your curls? Tue, 1 Mar 2011 08:07:11 EST newbie I am a 3c Caucasian curly-girl, brand-ie new to Spark, and this is my first team that I have joined. I eat well, if only I could stay away from dairy and baked goods. My least favorite thing to do is exercise. I've had great success in the past with Weight Watchers, so I know this approach of journaling and online support will work for me. Please keep me in touch! <BR> Thanks, Dannah. Fri, 7 Jan 2011 10:38:25 EST newbie I am a 3c Caucasian curly-girl, brand-ie new to Spark, and this is my first team that I have joined. I eat well, if only I could stay away from dairy and baked goods. My least favorite thing to do is exercise. I've had great success in the past with Weight Watchers, so I know this approach of journaling and online support will work for me. Please keep me in touch! <BR> Thanks, Dannah. Fri, 7 Jan 2011 10:25:12 EST Happy Holidays Curly Girls! May you all have Happy Holidays and a Healthy and Happy New Year! Tue, 21 Dec 2010 10:26:36 EST winter for a curly girl Anything you change for the fall or winter seasons? Fri, 19 Nov 2010 09:55:33 EST A suggestion. I have posted this on another team board but thought it would be perfect here... <BR> <BR> I was introduced to a website on another team page. It is such a brilliantly beautiful, yet simple,idea imo and I'm planning on doing it at least 2 times a week! <BR> <BR> What is it? I'm not telling just check it out for your self... <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 29 Oct 2010 13:37:47 EST I'm going natural! I have type 2a hair. <BR> I just decided to let my hair do it's thing. I bought a detangling comb and used it in the shower for the first time last night. I don't really have much in way of products yet bc I need to learn what is best. Today is my first official day of letting it go "natural". I normally brush it and have the perfect waves, very rarely would I do anything else. It feels weird not brushing it. Almost as weird as when I let it dread up. But I'm not doing that. I'm fighting the... Fri, 29 Oct 2010 11:52:37 EST Fall for a curly girlie... Anything y'all do different in the fall in order to keep those curls nice? Tue, 21 Sep 2010 11:49:09 EST I've got some curly hair here Hi... I was so excited when I opened the team main page to see tips for curly hair. I am always looking for new product and tips for dealing with these curls, especially when it is humid. <BR> <BR> Interested in reading about what others have to say about their curly mops!!! Thu, 24 Jun 2010 14:22:22 EST HI! New to the team and wanted to introduce myself. I am Kelly and I am a naturally curly girl. I have been all my life. I have straightened my hair a few times but I always look horrible with it that way. I much prefer my curls! Wed, 31 Mar 2010 19:05:13 EST Curl Enhancing Spray Gel Suave seems to have quit making my stand-by "Curl Ehnancing Spray Gel" in the green pump bottle. Now I can only find foaming mousse by Suave. I tried Frizz-Ease and it felt sticky to me. Any recomendations? Sat, 23 Jan 2010 10:25:50 EST Heya! I have to say that the one thing that has been consistent with my body is my hair (except when I was pregnant! LOL!). I love my curls - but love to straighten it and mix it up a bit! It's great to see this group and the tips! Love it! Looking forward to seeing more posts! Wed, 20 Jan 2010 11:54:07 EST Ready to curl it up! (even more) Hiya Ladies! <BR> <BR> I'm a curly girl by nature and a curly girl by heart. I've been on SP for 10 months now and have lost approx 45 pounds (go me!). I'm really excited about this team! Can't wait to get to know you! Thu, 14 Jan 2010 19:01:31 EST Brush or No Brush?? Do you use a brush or what do you use to get out your knots? <BR> <BR> <BR> Personally I do not brush my hair I use my fingers to work my knots out. <BR> <BR> Let everyone know what works for you!! Sat, 9 Jan 2010 16:44:02 EST HI!!!! What a fun group!!!! <BR> I have had all kinds of struggles with my hair ever since I was a kid....had NO IDEA how to manage my called all those mean names....mushroom head was a favorite :( <BR> But now that I am older and wiser I have gel and curl cream! :) <BR> Glad there is a group for us! <BR> <BR> Sat, 9 Jan 2010 03:20:03 EST Hi curlies!! Hi my name is Korrie. <BR> I struggled with weight after I had my son. Well he is now 7 and I was tired of carrying around the extra "baby" weight. Plus he is no longer a baby. So I had no excuse. I started to watch what i ate in Oct 08 by the end of Dec I had lost 11 lbs!! I went from 224 to 213. So Jan 09 a group of my girl friends wanted to lose weight too we did our own version on loser and called it chub club!! Well I started eating right and exercising and by the end of Jan I lost 15lb... Fri, 8 Jan 2010 13:09:42 EST Another Curly Girl Hi fellow curly girls! I've been on SP for about 7 months. I've had curls my whole life. I fought them for many years, but gave in in late high school. I rarely straighten my hair, mostly because it takes too long and does not last more than a day -- it starts to curl as soon as I wash my face, sweat, etc. I've been devoted to Pantene Curl products for a few years (shampoo, conditioner and mousse). I use them daily and have very healthy hair (or so says my hairstylist). I follow with John F... Tue, 22 Dec 2009 15:17:50 EST New Cut, great new products!! Hiyas!! <BR> i knew i was having my hair cut, and didnt want to get caught up in high pressure sales for product, so i went to one of those beauty spots in the mall, the kind that sell EVERYTHING, lol! <BR> i wanted a twinzie pack of decent stuff around $20. Well my hubby got tired of waiting, grabbed a set,it was $25, and said "this is the one!" i said "ok". <BR> i tried it, it is "Big Sexy", and the type? get ready...."Soy Milk"!!! It's meant to make hair healthier! <BR> i used it and fell... Thu, 17 Dec 2009 17:04:32 EST Where are the curly girls? Thought it might be interesting to see where everyone is from... Michigan here! Wed, 18 Nov 2009 12:16:43 EST Hola everyone! I'm proud to be a curly girl and soooooo glad I stopped getting perms(didn't know I was curly till college!) <BR> <BR> I love SP and I pretty much let it allllll hang out on my spark page and blogs. <BR> <BR> I'm more into natural hair products now, but still struggling to find natural styling products that give me the same great curls as the chemical ones. <BR> <BR> Nice to meet you all! <BR> Amy Mon, 9 Nov 2009 09:48:58 EST FINALLY i am back!!! Whew!! My Docs appt was today, to get my release (or hope to)back to SP-He canceled though!! :( <BR> But i am going forth starting tomorrow!! <BR> Should i back up my stages etc?? Stage 2? Or do i need to? <BR> Hey!!! Got new hair cut (off place i found on i LOVE it!! Is it on my profile? If not, there are 3 in my photots, all with pink polka dots on brown background.... <BR> i have to take my SP will be back later!!! <BR> <BR> ((((HUGZ)))) <BR> brandigirl Mon, 2 Nov 2009 16:52:38 EST Ok Gang-I'm Heeeeere! Debie here, along with my long curly hair..hahaha. <BR> Wanna know my bio? If so keep reading: <BR> 49-Single <BR> Divorced for 2 1/2 years <BR> Exboyfriend of 2 yrs broke up with me 7 months ago...but NOW wants to get together and "talk"...hmmmm?!?!!!? The man broke up with me via EMAIL..sheesh, what a coward. <BR> ~*~*~*more on that subject at a later time~*~*~*~* <BR> I have 2 children; girl 27, boy 23. <BR> Daughter lives with me-for now. <BR> Son is in Hollywood, pursuing his Acting/Mo... Fri, 23 Oct 2009 13:23:53 EST New to Sparks but a long time curly girl Hi All, <BR> <BR> I've been doing a CG routine since 1998?ish and use Deva Low and No Poo exclusively as my "shampoo". I'm finally a really good routine with my hair, enough that I'm actually thinking of getting a hair cut (my corkscrew curls are butt length when wet, lower back when dry) and maybe even trying henna (was a redhead as a kid and miss it). Now I just need to get back into an exercising routine and start eating like a 30 year old instead of a 20 year old! This seems like a gr... Tue, 20 Oct 2009 11:44:21 EST Hi! I just saw your message on the Introduce Yourself message boards and since I've had curly hair forever I thought it'd be a fun team to join! Fri, 25 Sep 2009 17:38:35 EST Dealing with my Massive Curls: At this point, i think theres only a couple of things i can say. i am 40-something, and STILL am fighting my head of hair for some kind of ORDER! LOL <BR> 1)Using ISO Products. The "Bouncy Curls" Line. Cleanser and Conditioner. Maaaaaaaavelous stuff! (Another great one is the "pink" line of DIFIABA-hard to find tho...) <BR> 2)After cleansing/conditioning with "Bouncy Curls" COMB with a VERY wide tooth comb, from the bottom up, GENTLY. <BR> 3)After it's combed thoroughly, i "lift" at it...crim... Wed, 16 Sep 2009 11:47:56 EST Hello, i'm brandigirl, and i am a curly girlie i am just tickled to be here!! i am def a curly girlie in EVERY sense of the word! <BR> i hope to be an active member, and get to know you all. <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> brandigirl Mon, 14 Sep 2009 16:45:24 EST This could be a fun team Hi - I just rejoined Spark last week and saw this team and of course signed up. I fought my curly hair for much of my life, but now I see the benefits and I accept it. <BR> Somehow in my mind I equate curly hair with fun-loving personalities. I have a very serious side, but I like to laugh and enjoy each day as best I can. <BR> It seems this is a team that has been struggling to find itself and stay active. If I can help, let me know. Sun, 13 Sep 2009 10:36:12 EST Changes to the Curly Girlies team! Would you like to see changes in the curly girlies team? Let me know your advice, opinions and suggestions... I'd like to get this team a little more active! Fri, 4 Sep 2009 07:30:16 EST Curly Girlies, public or private? Vote here! Ok curly girlies, time to vote! The team had been set to private, which means no one can join from the outside without an invitation. I asked to become an administrator of the team and it was granted, so now I'm leaving the choice up to you... leave the team private or open it public? Voting ends August 14 (that should be enough time to cover vacations, etc) majority rules, one vote per SparkName. Mon, 3 Aug 2009 13:50:15 EST HELLLLLLOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOO Is anyone active in here anymore? I was just "cleaning" my Spark Teams up and I'd like to keep this group, but if no one is active anymore I might as well leave.... Thu, 2 Jul 2009 10:18:34 EST curly girly Hi everyone! I joined this team because I love the fact that we can build a community around our hairstyle!!!! Thu, 14 Aug 2008 21:31:07 EST I really need styles for my curly hair! Anyone have suggestions of how to style curly hair?..Any do's to look good? Wed, 30 Jul 2008 12:34:59 EST how do you protect your hair from chlorine? I love to swim, but I hate how my hair feels after I do a lot of it. The sun at an outdoor pool just makes it worse. Any advice? Mon, 7 Jul 2008 11:11:32 EST NON-SLS Shampoo According to the Curly Girl book none of us should be using any sls or als in our hair. SLS-sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate or ammonia lauryl sulfate, ammonia laureth sulfate. I tried the conditioner only/no more poo-ing program and boy did that NOT work for me. So, I switched. I switched first to a pure and natural body wash with no sls or als in it. THEN that company came out with a shampoo! I wouldn't buy it until I could see the ingredients list. Well, let me say, I h... Wed, 14 May 2008 23:16:35 EST NEW CURLY GIRLY Hi All, <BR> My name is Stephanie.I am a curly girl looking for others who need support in a healthy lifestyle.I look forward to making friends with you all. <BR> Have A Great Evening, <BR> Stephanie <em>213</em> Wed, 14 May 2008 19:00:23 EST I am a curly girl I love my curly hair! I am a married mother of two teenage girls. I have lost almost 30 pounds using SP. I can't wait to meet everyone! Mon, 3 Mar 2008 14:08:46 EST Proud to be a curly girl! Hi there! I'm new and proud of my curly hair (even when it won't exactly cooperate). I'm always flattered by the compliments I get from others and feel myself lucky to be "wash and wear" with my hair! Good luck to all fellow curly girls in reaching their spark goals! Wed, 30 Jan 2008 19:16:12 EST What's YOUR Hair Styling Routine? Okay, mine seems a little "in depth", but I have messed with different techniques all my life. I found that this is the only thing that works. I've tried not shampooing, I've tried not using gel or hair just freaks out & frizzes. So this is what I do: <BR> <BR> -Shampoo (Usually Garnier Fructice Long & Strong, or Pantene for dark brunettes) <BR> -Condition (Same and alternate with Biolage balm - yes it's a little more expensive, but it's concentrated and lasts about 4 months if u... Mon, 28 Jan 2008 15:00:41 EST Hi I'm New! :) My name is Laura and I was so excited to see this team! How fun! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to chatting with my fellow curly gurls. :) Mon, 28 Jan 2008 14:31:11 EST Dye-ing to know I've dyed my hair on a regular basis since I was about 18. It doesn't seem to effect my curls. I've found that certain colors actually enhance the beauty of my particular curl type...typically the the darker shades of med. brown and deep auburn. <BR> <BR> Sometimes I think my hair actually likes being dyed! It tends to behave better that first week anyway. Have any of you ever found this to be true? <BR> <BR> I'm gonna be 30 soon, and I don't want to fuss with hair dye covering I'... Sat, 8 Dec 2007 12:45:34 EST Hello and Encouraging Young Curly Girlies Hello, I'm new to the group! My fabulous friend Mouse invited me, what a gal. I've started being a Secret Curly Pal to a couple of curly teens. One has a very sexy older sister with straight hair, so the younger is ironing hers. AAAAAAah! She is SO beautiful. The other is the victim of seriously bad haircuts, scary bad. Unfortunately, to them I am a matronly, plump MOM. Thus, the secret part. If anyone has any quotes, articles, or thoughts I could send their way, it would be great. I ... Mon, 1 Oct 2007 01:01:44 EST Where Do I go - 1st Time EVER being done by a pro! I work in downtown Denver, CO. I have never gone to a professional salon because I get so nervous since my hair is unusual. People have told me before to find someone that specialized in african american hair, but I don't think that's the exact way to go. <BR> <BR> I never cut my hair and it never grows long because it breaks off all the time. I really just want to finally start taking good care of my favorite thing about me and my best asset. <BR> <BR> Does anyone know of anyone that ... Thu, 19 Jul 2007 11:26:00 EST New Curly Girl I love having found this team! Awesome! I'm an Ohio curly haired girl. Thanks for the support group...we so need it in this straight haired world. Sun, 8 Jul 2007 21:05:39 EST New to Board Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I had curly hair when I was young, but for some reason it straighened out from the age of 15 to about 25. Then I woke up one morning to a head full of curls again. I hated it at first because it was around the time straight hair was in and it was very frizzy. But I love it now. I wash my hair every other day followed by conditioner which I don't rinse totally out, then I add a small amount of mousse...scrunch with my hands and let it dry. After it is dry I scr... Sun, 10 Jun 2007 10:59:29 EST Long haired hippie freak here! Hello!! <BR> My name is Trevi. I was dubbed Trevi after the fountain in Rome(My maiden name is the Italian word for Fountain). <BR> I have waist length hair that is thick, frizzy, heavy nd occasionally (when i put lots of product in it)...curly. <BR> I was going to start a group for long haird people but this was close enough so I came here. <BR> Anyone else out there really freaky about the long hair? I'm pretty anal about mine. I try to stay away from the hairdressers and if and when I do ... Tue, 17 Apr 2007 22:07:58 EST Anti-frizz product suggestions I feel like maybe I should be blushing or something. <em>2</em> I have been a part of this team for a short while and have not really tried most of the suggestions on these boards. But, Now I am looking for a very specific suggestion from my fellow curly gurlies. <BR> <BR> Just recently, I have realized, through poined remarks from friends, that to keep my hair "manageable" I look a bit childish. I use small plasti clips to pull the tops of my hair out of my face and hold it back. App... Sat, 14 Apr 2007 21:42:03 EST Washing curly hair every day...opinions please! So as a curly girlie, I only used to wash my hair every other day so it doesn't dry out and I don't turn into an "afro-puff" (as I affectionately used to be called on those particular days.) Now that I work out daily, though, the sweat causes me to have to wash my scalp...causing me to have to wash my hair. <BR> <BR> I use In The Zone curling cream (love it, love it, love it...won't use anything but it) and so I have product in my hair everyday. When you work out hard, washing your head is a... Fri, 6 Apr 2007 17:24:03 EST Newbie Introduction Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> After years of straightening my blow drying my hair with a round brush I've decided to go natural. Last week I found the website and picked up the Curly Girl book. After trying the suggestions I made the discovery that my hair actually looks much better and is alot easier to care for in it's natural state. It doesn't fall flat on the top or go all triangle head, like it did when I tried to straighten it. So, I've booked an appointment with a diva cu... Wed, 4 Apr 2007 12:24:34 EST Do you shampoo your hair? I've heard it many times, and my stylist just told me the other day that it's so bad for curly girlies to shampoo their hair... I've even been told that you shouldn't condition it that much either (which isn't an option for me because I'd never get through it). But does anyone have any concoctions they use on their hair? Sun, 1 Apr 2007 20:13:07 EST ** 10 things about me ** I saw this on another team forum and I thought it was fun! I t is a great way to get to know each other! So feel free to join in! <BR> <BR> Ten things about me *** <BR> <BR> 1. I am biracial (half black, half white) <BR> <BR> 2. I have really curly hair <BR> <BR> 3.. I am 20 years old <BR> <BR> 4. I am attending a community college up the street, working on a buisness degree. <BR> <BR> 5. After college I plan on attending a cosmetology school to be a certified aesthetician. And wit... Sat, 10 Feb 2007 13:46:43 EST Another Challenge !! Please join me in a nother challenge. I challenge everyone to work out atleast 40 minutes , 4 times a week, if not more. That is not asking alot, ;O) just think how much better you will feel when you done each week, and you will have more energy to do it againthe next week! Sat, 3 Feb 2007 13:14:02 EST CHALLENGE Would anyone like to join me in a no fast food challenge ( with the exception of subway and quinos, lol) I have trouble with eating fast food becasue I am always onthe go. I am hallenging my self and whoever would like to join, to not eat fast food anymore and to pack my lunch for work everyday! :O) Sat, 3 Feb 2007 13:07:42 EST What Curly Hair Type Are You? I was reading about hair types on They have their own definitions for curly hair types. I pasted them below but if you go to the website you will see some pictures. <BR> <BR><BR>pes.php <BR> <BR> What is your hair type? Maybe this will help us to relate to others on our team and the hair products we use? <BR> <BR> I'm a 3C. <em>30</em> <BR> Bonnie <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Type 1: Straight hair <BR> Not much more to say. <... Sat, 3 Feb 2007 00:58:45 EST thighs!! hey does anyone have any ideas on how to get rid of my BIG thighs?? lol Thu, 1 Feb 2007 19:56:24 EST Shout Out to all the Curly Girlies!!! Hi, I'm had to join this group. I am a curly girlie, but it wasn't always been easy to accept. During my teens and into my 30's, I was ashamed of my curls. <em>39</em> I always wore my hair straight via a blow out and wrapping it at night. As I got older I realized, 1. I'd done a lot of damage to it, and 2. my curly hair is actually nice. And I think that as you get older, you don't really care as much how others perceive you, kinda like "this is who I am, deal with it". Or so it has ... Thu, 1 Feb 2007 15:12:28 EST Hair Products & Where to Buy Them I just bought some Aussie Moisture Conditioner to use for washing my hair. I have not tried it yet but it was recommended on the Curly Girl website. <BR> <BR> I also bought the Aussie Mousse + Leave In Conditioner. It has a flexible hold and is not sticky. I love it! It works great for the day after I wash my hair (I only wash every-other day) for touching up and bringing my curls back to bounce! LOL I just wet my hair at the sink and finger comb a small amount of mousse through it. ... Wed, 31 Jan 2007 13:51:44 EST Curly Library & Links I thought this would be a good place to list our favorite Curly Girlie websites. <BR> <BR> I just found this one the other day. They are trying to sell you the book but they also have some great information on taking care of your curls. <BR> <BR> I found this website several years ago. It has some great articles and they are always sharing new products: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 13:23:49 EST HELLO!! Hi,mY NAME IS kELLI! I started this group so us girls can chat, share tips and secrets about our weight loss journey as well as the hair on our heads! :O) Wed, 24 Jan 2007 19:15:54 EST