Before/After for Wavies

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Haven't been here in a while, but I thought I'd share some of my CG maintenance photos here.


The first is just before starting CG.

The second two are pretty par for the course after my hair settled in and I figured out what it liked. In those photos, I pixie-diffused, and used Ecostyler to get some curl boost, and LALSG on top.

The last two photos were taken today. I've got almost nothing in my hair - about 1.5Tbs of LALSG. I haven't been using the Ecostyler, mostly out of laziness after running out a few months ago. I picked some up today, so I'm interested to see what happens with it. I also don't pixie diffuse on a regular basis anymore. Now that my hair is long, it just gets too frustrating. So, that last pic is all me, with a little bit of hold (and a little bit of frizz - eeek!)
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Location: West Virginia (Eastern Panhandle)
2b/cMii, medium-high porosity

Likes protein and most oils, HATES mineral oil
Summer Routine
Poo: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
Cowash CJ Daily Fix
Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
Leave In: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, SSRPT
Stylers: Ecostyler Krystal, LALSG (in really high dews)
PT: SS Repairing Protein Treatment
Wow, finale, I cannot believe how different you look with those two different hair lengths. The shorter length makes you look cute and bubbly and chic, it really puts the focus on your lovely eyes and smile. The longer length has a sultry "longer hair as a look in itself," thing going on.
http://science-yhairblog.blogspot.com/
Haven't been here in a while, but I thought I'd share some of my CG maintenance photos here.


The first is just before starting CG.

The second two are pretty par for the course after my hair settled in and I figured out what it liked. In those photos, I pixie-diffused, and used Ecostyler to get some curl boost, and LALSG on top.

The last two photos were taken today. I've got almost nothing in my hair - about 1.5Tbs of LALSG. I haven't been using the Ecostyler, mostly out of laziness after running out a few months ago. I picked some up today, so I'm interested to see what happens with it. I also don't pixie diffuse on a regular basis anymore. Now that my hair is long, it just gets too frustrating. So, that last pic is all me, with a little bit of hold (and a little bit of frizz - eeek!)
Originally Posted by finaleofseem
I saw one of your pics on another thread...or maybe it was earlier on this one...and I've always been jealous of your hair! It's so pretty!
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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
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Wow, finale, I cannot believe how different you look with those two different hair lengths. The shorter length makes you look cute and bubbly and chic, it really puts the focus on your lovely eyes and smile. The longer length has a sultry "longer hair as a look in itself," thing going on.
Originally Posted by IAgirl
Thanks! I was noticing that I look really different in all of the photos, too. And the ones of my shorter hair made me miss it! But the longer 'do is easier to manage right now, since I can basically just walk out of the shower and let it hang. With moving states (I really need to update my siggie) and studying for the bar, easy is good.
Location: West Virginia (Eastern Panhandle)
2b/cMii, medium-high porosity

Likes protein and most oils, HATES mineral oil
Summer Routine
Poo: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
Cowash CJ Daily Fix
Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
Leave In: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, SSRPT
Stylers: Ecostyler Krystal, LALSG (in really high dews)
PT: SS Repairing Protein Treatment
Thanks, sleepyJess! I really like yours in your avi - you've got the big clumpy clumps that I always wish my hair would form.
Location: West Virginia (Eastern Panhandle)
2b/cMii, medium-high porosity

Likes protein and most oils, HATES mineral oil
Summer Routine
Poo: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
Cowash CJ Daily Fix
Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
Leave In: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, SSRPT
Stylers: Ecostyler Krystal, LALSG (in really high dews)
PT: SS Repairing Protein Treatment
Finaleofseem- I've actually been gradually working towards a shorter hairstyle, inspired by your hair in the second picture. I've even put auburn highlights in!
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
Wow, finale, I cannot believe how different you look with those two different hair lengths. The shorter length makes you look cute and bubbly and chic, it really puts the focus on your lovely eyes and smile. The longer length has a sultry "longer hair as a look in itself," thing going on.
Originally Posted by IAgirl
This is exactly what I wanted to say If I had been smart enough to think of it. I wouldn't have thought I would like any length as much as your bob, but I like it long too.
http://pedaheh.blogspot.com/ (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
Finaleofseem- I've actually been gradually working towards a shorter hairstyle, inspired by your hair in the second picture. I've even put auburn highlights in!
Originally Posted by dgprocess
Wow, what a compliment, dgprocess! Thank you! And I think yours is incredibly lovely. Looks like yours is more uniform than mine is, which means you'll have to work less to get wave/curl above the ears than I did.
Location: West Virginia (Eastern Panhandle)
2b/cMii, medium-high porosity

Likes protein and most oils, HATES mineral oil
Summer Routine
Poo: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
Cowash CJ Daily Fix
Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
Leave In: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, SSRPT
Stylers: Ecostyler Krystal, LALSG (in really high dews)
PT: SS Repairing Protein Treatment
Wow, finale, I cannot believe how different you look with those two different hair lengths. The shorter length makes you look cute and bubbly and chic, it really puts the focus on your lovely eyes and smile. The longer length has a sultry "longer hair as a look in itself," thing going on.
Originally Posted by IAgirl
This is exactly what I wanted to say If I had been smart enough to think of it. I wouldn't have thought I would like any length as much as your bob, but I like it long too.
Originally Posted by pedaheh
Thanks so much, Peda! I had expected to cut it off long before now, but it kept needing less product as it would get longer, and be easier to get to look decent before leaving in the morning. All of a sudden, it was APL curly. I have no idea how it happened. I'm sure I'll go back to the bob. I sure do miss it. But for now, I'll keep it long and keep experimenting.
Location: West Virginia (Eastern Panhandle)
2b/cMii, medium-high porosity

Likes protein and most oils, HATES mineral oil
Summer Routine
Poo: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
Cowash CJ Daily Fix
Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
Leave In: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, SSRPT
Stylers: Ecostyler Krystal, LALSG (in really high dews)
PT: SS Repairing Protein Treatment
Hello everyone, I'm new here and thought I would share my pics so you could all see how much my hair has changed since learning this. I have been doing this off and on for about three years now and I've been growing my hair out as well, as you can see.

I went from straightening my hair everyday and absolutely hating everything about my hair to really loving it now thanks to the CG method!

The following 5 pics are of my hair now using the co-wash, ice queen method, plopping and pixie drying...










This was my hair 4 years ago when I made a vow to grow it out and learn a better way for my hair. This was my naked hair air-dried.

Hello everyone, I'm new here and thought I would share my pics so you could all see how much my hair has changed since learning this. I have been doing this off and on for about three years now and I've been growing my hair out as well, as you can see.

I went from straightening my hair everyday and absolutely hating everything about my hair to really loving it now thanks to the CG method!

The following 5 pics are of my hair now using the co-wash, ice queen method, plopping and pixie drying...










This was my hair 4 years ago when I made a vow to grow it out and learn a better way for my hair. This was my naked hair air-dried.

Originally Posted by janice11
Wow! You have what i like to call Princess hair
Mod CG since 8/2010
2cFii (fia), normal/normal, protein junkie. Itchy and allergic wavy!
Growing out
http://public.fotki.com/Mountaincurl/
pw: mountaincurl
your hair is beautttttiful & i am VERY jealous!



Hello everyone, I'm new here and thought I would share my pics so you could all see how much my hair has changed since learning this. I have been doing this off and on for about three years now and I've been growing my hair out as well, as you can see.

I went from straightening my hair everyday and absolutely hating everything about my hair to really loving it now thanks to the CG method!

The following 5 pics are of my hair now using the co-wash, ice queen method, plopping and pixie drying...










This was my hair 4 years ago when I made a vow to grow it out and learn a better way for my hair. This was my naked hair air-dried.

Originally Posted by janice11


Modified CG Lowpoo X1 a week
2B/Med porosity/Med texture
Low Poo:GTTT
Cowash:Vo5 Tea Therapy
RO:AOHRS
DT: Darcy's Botanicals PS
Jessicurl WDT
Shea Moisture RCM
Stylers:Boots Pink/Dr.Bronners Style Creme
L.A Cashmere Curls Gel

I DT once a week (over night), & I do a ACV rince once a month.










Thank you so much, I couldn't have done it without this forum though. My hair has such a limp wave to it that I didn't even know the potential that it had until I saw some before and after pics! I can literally say now that I truly LOVE my hair and have very few "bad hair days". Even when I don't even have the time to do my hair, I love braids, updos, buns, twists and lots of hair sticks.

My husband plays on his computer, I play with my hair.

It's my hobby!!
Sorry to double-post, but I wanted to share my transformation here as well! What do you think? So far I'm really liking CG!

BEFORE:


AFTER (3 days):


AFTER (2 weeks):


AFTER (2 weeks):
OleanderTime - Gorgeous. whatever you're doing, keep it up!
Location: West Virginia (Eastern Panhandle)
2b/cMii, medium-high porosity

Likes protein and most oils, HATES mineral oil
Summer Routine
Poo: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
Cowash CJ Daily Fix
Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
Leave In: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, SSRPT
Stylers: Ecostyler Krystal, LALSG (in really high dews)
PT: SS Repairing Protein Treatment
Before:
1/4 inch of split ends every 2 months, rough feeling hair, very dull, s-shaped waves only. If there wasn't a cute baby in this picture, an accurate photo of my before hair would not exist.
(not my babies in pics, but it is my dog)

A few months short of 2 years after:
I haven't cut split ends of the length in about 8 months (hmmm. should probably at least dust the ends) I have some shine, some C-turns and a few hidden spirals, and my hair feels soft and lovely like I never knew was possible. This is 2nd day hair.



Read on only if you are interested.
Why did it take so long for an after shot. Slightly off DIY cuts, out of focus pics, chronic blinking, I look uncomfortable or crazy in pictures...
History of my hair:
3 years ago

My hair on a good day with some help from a curling iron. The before pic above was 2 1/2 years ago. It is a more accurate representation of my before hair, which was more damaged then I knew. About this time (2 1/2 years ago) I started to wash my hair less, used heat less, etc. while I was looking for CG products my picky hair would accept. Stupid picky hair.
2ish years ago, 1 month into CG

This is with the exact same gel as the before pics.
1 year ago in attachments.
I can coax more curl out of my hair when it is shorter. My hair does better at it's current length if I don't try to make it super curly (must learn this lesson, must learn this lesson, less is more, less is more).
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http://pedaheh.blogspot.com/ (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers

Last edited by pedaheh; 08-13-2011 at 08:11 AM.
Pedaheh, that is nothing short of an amazing transformation. You look so different with your wavy hair too. Your face was made for waves. Your hair looks so soft and lustrous and shiny. You really know how to make the most of fine hair! Thanks for sharing - I love it when you post pics.

Oh, and your dog is so darn cute I think part of my heart just melted.
http://science-yhairblog.blogspot.com/
Hey girls!

It's been a while that I have been on a CG routine (which I first heard about from this website!) and have always wanted to post my pics but never really did.... I'm a procrastinator!

I started CG in the end of January 2010. Before that I had already thought I had wavy hair and for 12 years I blew it dry straight, and for 10 of those 12 years I fried my hair with the flat iron as well. Had tried to just wear my hair natural but couldn't stand how it looked.... CG changed my life (and my hair!), I'm so much happier about my hair now and I confess I love getting compliments from other women in the church's bathroom...lol

My first picture is my before picture, one day I just washed and let it air dry in hopes to wear it natural. The second one is after the first day on CG, the third one was about three days into CG, the fourth one was a couple of weeks after staring CG (and the day I first tried FSG) and the last one is a close up of my curls in the end of last year. I need to take a nice picture of how it looks now, but it's about the same as the last picture but a bit shorter... I also lost a bit of volume and sometimes my hair gets quite stringy, that's when I know it's time for a bit of sulfate-free shampoo....
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I have a lot of hair and volume with a 2c wave/loose curl pattern.
First picture is my hair after being combed and with the use of drug store silicone shampoos and conditioners.

Second picture is my hair now, I've had better hair days than that one (was out of my regular Jessicurl products), but you can definitely see the improvement

*pics deleted

Last edited by SiennaScarlett; 08-20-2011 at 02:56 PM.
Hey girls!

It's been a while that I have been on a CG routine (which I first heard about from this website!) and have always wanted to post my pics but never really did.... I'm a procrastinator!

I started CG in the end of January 2010. Before that I had already thought I had wavy hair and for 12 years I blew it dry straight, and for 10 of those 12 years I fried my hair with the flat iron as well. Had tried to just wear my hair natural but couldn't stand how it looked.... CG changed my life (and my hair!), I'm so much happier about my hair now and I confess I love getting compliments from other women in the church's bathroom...lol

My first picture is my before picture, one day I just washed and let it air dry in hopes to wear it natural. The second one is after the first day on CG, the third one was about three days into CG, the fourth one was a couple of weeks after staring CG (and the day I first tried FSG) and the last one is a close up of my curls in the end of last year. I need to take a nice picture of how it looks now, but it's about the same as the last picture but a bit shorter... I also lost a bit of volume and sometimes my hair gets quite stringy, that's when I know it's time for a bit of sulfate-free shampoo....
Originally Posted by carolina_b
I have a lot of hair and volume with a 2c wave/loose curl pattern.
First picture is my hair after being combed and with the use of drug store silicone shampoos and conditioners.

Second picture is my hair now, I've had better hair days than that one (was out of my regular Jessicurl products), but you can definitely see the improvement
Originally Posted by SiennaScarlett
You both have gorgeous hair! I get hair envy every time I look through this thread.
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

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