Before/After for Wavies

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1. a year ago
2. just before cg
3. 3 weeks in before hair cut (my canopy was straighter than the rest so I had layers cut in)
4. 3 weeks in after hair cut
5. 6 weeks in

I am still working on styling. It appears the end of my hair is too thin, but I have come to realize that I have a cowlick at the nape of my neck that pushes all my hair to one side (my son says it looks like I have been wearing a pony tail). I am working on that.

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2a (nc.com), 2a/2bFii (fia), normal porosity

Cowash:TN Radiant Volume
RO TN Moisturizing .
Styling products:AVG, Ecostyler Crystal
Styling Methods: Pixie-style diffusing - total fav
Low-poo: AO Nourishing Lavender

http://designdedication.com

saved by grace, walking by faith
1. a year ago
2. just before cg
3. 3 weeks in before hair cut (my canopy was straighter than the rest so I had layers cut in)
4. 3 weeks in after hair cut
5. 6 weeks in

I am still working on styling. It appears the end of my hair is too thin, but I have come to realize that I have a cowlick at the nape of my neck that pushes all my hair to one side (my son says it looks like I have been wearing a pony tail). I am working on that.

Originally Posted by techmom
I remember when you first joined!! You have come a really long way and your hair looks amazing!! Learning how to style your new waves can take a while so be patient. I too have a cowlick so I feel your pain on that. Keep up the good work!!
2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

[FONT=Going back and forth between Herbal Essence Don't Fade On Me shampoo and condish and L'oreal Sulfate Free shampoo

Stylers-
- Not Your Mother's Curl Cream, La Bella Sports Gel, Aussie Sprunch Spray

[/COLOR][/FONT] [I][B]My waves are finally getting stronger thanks to weekly PTs and longer hair in general. Still trying to grow it out though!

mod-CG since December '10

I have Celiac's Disease so no gluten please!

My hair is basically my hobby!!

http://balancedbeauty.blogspot.com/
Thanks hippiechic. You and all the other wavies have been most helpful.

Sent from my VM670 using CurlTalk App
2a (nc.com), 2a/2bFii (fia), normal porosity

Cowash:TN Radiant Volume
RO TN Moisturizing .
Styling products:AVG, Ecostyler Crystal
Styling Methods: Pixie-style diffusing - total fav
Low-poo: AO Nourishing Lavender

http://designdedication.com

saved by grace, walking by faith
Techmom, I LOVE your hair, I'm dying to get my waves to do that in the front and back.
Since your hair's thin though (mine is too), how'd you manage to keep your hair from being weight down by all the conditioner??
2a/2b
fine-normal strands
thick hair
Mod CG since April 2011
Aw shucks!! We have a pretty awesome group going on here in Wavy Land!
2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

[FONT=Going back and forth between Herbal Essence Don't Fade On Me shampoo and condish and L'oreal Sulfate Free shampoo

Stylers-
- Not Your Mother's Curl Cream, La Bella Sports Gel, Aussie Sprunch Spray

[/COLOR][/FONT] [I][B]My waves are finally getting stronger thanks to weekly PTs and longer hair in general. Still trying to grow it out though!

mod-CG since December '10

I have Celiac's Disease so no gluten please!

My hair is basically my hobby!!

http://balancedbeauty.blogspot.com/
Techmom, I LOVE your hair, I'm dying to get my waves to do that in the front and back.
Since your hair's thin though (mine is too), how'd you manage to keep your hair from being weight down by all the conditioner??
Originally Posted by TriciatheTerrible
Thanks so much! I give credit to all the great help I have received on here, so I hope I can pass it on.

The #5 pic is actually second day hair (which is today). Today I spritzed (I have a spray bottle with 1 1/2c water, 1 1/2 t mag sulfate, and 1 T suave naturals coconut - approx measurements), then I sprayed on a bit of suave spray gel (for curls), scrunched it in a bit and then diffused until almost dry. SOTC when completely dry.

I low-pooed yesterday with Avalon Organics which has protein in it, which I need. I low-poo about once a week. I am trying to stretch it out further and further. My rinse out is Tresseme naturals.

On days that I cowash I have been using VO5 clarifying, but I am thinking of going back to using the Tresseme naturals for my cowash too (it foams up a bit and I think it helps carry away some of the grime). Once out of the shower I comb with wide tooth comb, I spray with a little bit of my second day spritz concotion (my hair likes the mag sulfate, but I have to be careful not to overdo it or I feel kinda chalky) then add Garnier pure clean gel (I love this stuff! It isn't sticky at all. I have also used FSG with a 1/4t of mag sulfate) to the still really wet hair scrunching/pumping it in upside down. Then I take as much moisture out with a microfiber towel, just scrunching and holding sections at a time. When I can't squeeze out any more water, I spray on a little of the suave spray gel, then diffuse (mostly pixie style). My hair is still transitioning and my canopy is the loosest of waves. Clumping is not for me for the most part because I am too thin, but sometimes I feel a bit stringy. I remedy this, I lift my canopy and do a very gentle comb with a wide tooth comb on the stuff under the canopy and then set the canopy back down. The result is that the canopy waves don't get pulled out and the rest provides volume.

Oh and I never use a straight leave it anymore. I always end of feeling slimy no matter how little I use. Hope this helps you on your wavy journey.
2a (nc.com), 2a/2bFii (fia), normal porosity

Cowash:TN Radiant Volume
RO TN Moisturizing .
Styling products:AVG, Ecostyler Crystal
Styling Methods: Pixie-style diffusing - total fav
Low-poo: AO Nourishing Lavender

http://designdedication.com

saved by grace, walking by faith
Wow, thank you!
My hair definatly doesn't clump and almost always feels stringy because of it's lack of waving.
What's mag sulfate though?
2a/2b
fine-normal strands
thick hair
Mod CG since April 2011
Wow, thank you!
My hair definatly doesn't clump and almost always feels stringy because of it's lack of waving.
What's mag sulfate though?
Originally Posted by TriciatheTerrible
Epsom salt.

Sent from my VM670 using CurlTalk App
2a (nc.com), 2a/2bFii (fia), normal porosity

Cowash:TN Radiant Volume
RO TN Moisturizing .
Styling products:AVG, Ecostyler Crystal
Styling Methods: Pixie-style diffusing - total fav
Low-poo: AO Nourishing Lavender

http://designdedication.com

saved by grace, walking by faith
I haven't posted on here in quite a while.

As a treat for getting tenure and promotion to Associate Professor, I got a cute shorter cut and highlights. Posted below are a before CG pic, one a few months in, and today.
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2b, oily scalp, dry hair, thick (iii), medium texture, medium porosity,low elasticity- prone to canopy frizz!
modified CG since 8/29/10
currently using:
low-poo: DevaCurl Low Poo (in summer)
no-poo: DevaCurl No Poo (in winter)
co-wash and LI: DevaCurl One Condition
styler: DevaCurl AnGEL (in winter), Nancy Boy gel (in summer- has no glycerin)
Pixie diffuse upside down til just damp, clip the hell out of it, and let air dry (or use bonnet dryer), SOTC
I haven't posted on here in quite a while.

As a treat for getting tenure and promotion to Associate Professor, I got a cute shorter cut and highlights. Posted below are a before CG pic, one a few months in, and today.
Originally Posted by dgprocess
Congrats on the awesome hair and the promotion!
2a (nc.com), 2a/2bFii (fia), normal porosity

Cowash:TN Radiant Volume
RO TN Moisturizing .
Styling products:AVG, Ecostyler Crystal
Styling Methods: Pixie-style diffusing - total fav
Low-poo: AO Nourishing Lavender

http://designdedication.com

saved by grace, walking by faith
1. a year ago
2. just before cg
3. 3 weeks in before hair cut (my canopy was straighter than the rest so I had layers cut in)
4. 3 weeks in after hair cut
5. 6 weeks in

I am still working on styling. It appears the end of my hair is too thin, but I have come to realize that I have a cowlick at the nape of my neck that pushes all my hair to one side (my son says it looks like I have been wearing a pony tail). I am working on that.

Originally Posted by techmom
Your canopy has really took to waving very well!
It looks great!
http://www.facebook.com/sweetcurlselixirs
1. a year ago
2. just before cg
3. 3 weeks in before hair cut (my canopy was straighter than the rest so I had layers cut in)
4. 3 weeks in after hair cut
5. 6 weeks in

I am still working on styling. It appears the end of my hair is too thin, but I have come to realize that I have a cowlick at the nape of my neck that pushes all my hair to one side (my son says it looks like I have been wearing a pony tail). I am working on that.

Originally Posted by techmom
Your canopy has really took to waving very well!
It looks great!
Originally Posted by swtndspcy
Thanks! It is coming along. Credit is due to the helpful wavies. The back and right side are mostly caught up. The left is still a little weak. I am parting in the right, but I had been parting on the left. I am planning on switching it up so I can get even waves. The layers helped a TON!
2a (nc.com), 2a/2bFii (fia), normal porosity

Cowash:TN Radiant Volume
RO TN Moisturizing .
Styling products:AVG, Ecostyler Crystal
Styling Methods: Pixie-style diffusing - total fav
Low-poo: AO Nourishing Lavender

http://designdedication.com

saved by grace, walking by faith
1. a year ago
2. just before cg
3. 3 weeks in before hair cut (my canopy was straighter than the rest so I had layers cut in)
4. 3 weeks in after hair cut
5. 6 weeks in

I am still working on styling. It appears the end of my hair is too thin, but I have come to realize that I have a cowlick at the nape of my neck that pushes all my hair to one side (my son says it looks like I have been wearing a pony tail). I am working on that.

Originally Posted by techmom
Your canopy has really took to waving very well!
It looks great!
Originally Posted by swtndspcy
Thanks! It is coming along. Credit is due to the helpful wavies. The back and right side are mostly caught up. The left is still a little weak. I am parting in the right, but I had been parting on the left. I am planning on switching it up so I can get even waves. The layers helped a TON!
Originally Posted by techmom
I switch my part up about every week. It helps with volume too!
http://www.facebook.com/sweetcurlselixirs
All you ladies have amazing hair! Techmom -- I have never seen pics like that of your hair (can't tell much with our tiny little avatar pics!). It looks awesome! We have all come so far. I haven't seen pics of your hair in a while, either, dgprocess! New cut looks great, and your hair is fabulous, as always!
Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

Favorite...
Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
Mod-CG since 12/1/10!
Before and after, just FOUR DAYS of CG! Loving it!



Before and after, just FOUR DAYS of CG! Loving it!



Originally Posted by krm4h
Very nice! Keep it up!


Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...5&postcount=59

Thank you, Plunkybug!

(BTW, I love your hair -- if I could get gorgeous ringlets like yours, I would be a happy girl!)
This is one of my favorite hobbies - lurking the before/after wavy threads. I think we're a pretty good-looking group!
Oregon curly!
Fine hair; weighed down easily; high porosity; prone to flyaways & The Bedhead Look
2b? (or not 2b? Heehee.)
Mod-CG since Nov '10
Cowash: VO5 Calming Chamomile
RO: Desert Essences Coconut
Gel: Pantene Curls Gel, LALSG
http://public.fotki.com/sleepyjess/ (updated: 5.28.11)

"She may be afraid of trees. But when push comes to shove, she won't let you drink the shampoo. No matter how good it smells."

Visit me! http://nakedsquid.blogspot.com
Thank you, Plunkybug!

(BTW, I love your hair -- if I could get gorgeous ringlets like yours, I would be a happy girl!)
Originally Posted by krm4h
Awww, thanks! Just remember, I only post the good hair days, and that the flash can do wonders.

This is one of my favorite hobbies - lurking the before/after wavy threads. I think we're a pretty good-looking group!
Originally Posted by sleepyjess
We totally are. I think we should make girly tees saying how awesome the 2's are.


Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...5&postcount=59

This is one of my favorite hobbies - lurking the before/after wavy threads. I think we're a pretty good-looking group!
Originally Posted by sleepyjess
We totally are. I think we should make girly tees saying how awesome the 2's are.
Originally Posted by plunkybug
Ha!
I love it.
Oregon curly!
Fine hair; weighed down easily; high porosity; prone to flyaways & The Bedhead Look
2b? (or not 2b? Heehee.)
Mod-CG since Nov '10
Cowash: VO5 Calming Chamomile
RO: Desert Essences Coconut
Gel: Pantene Curls Gel, LALSG
http://public.fotki.com/sleepyjess/ (updated: 5.28.11)

"She may be afraid of trees. But when push comes to shove, she won't let you drink the shampoo. No matter how good it smells."

Visit me! http://nakedsquid.blogspot.com

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