Before/After for Wavies

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I'm try cg again
Pix of before and after 1st go. 2nd pic hair still damp. Back is not so good as front but hopefully will get better.
I'm waiting for some cj samples which I hope will give me better results
Can't wait for them to come.
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I have to say, this thread is massively encouraging.
It's also making me realize that I really do need to grow my hair longer - a lot of the pics show y'all whose hair only really starts getting wavy when it's longer than shoulder length. It was pointed out to me only a year or so ago that the annoying 'flip' at the end of my chin length bob was in fact the start of a wave. It's insane that had never occurred to me before.

So it's a little longer than chin length now, I found a deva-trained stylist who specializes in curly hair, cuts it dry and pays a lot of attention to how IT wants to be. Not one who wants me to impose my will on it with a flatiron.

Thanks everyone for sharing your pictures!
I have to say, this thread is massively encouraging.
It's also making me realize that I really do need to grow my hair longer - a lot of the pics show y'all whose hair only really starts getting wavy when it's longer than shoulder length. It was pointed out to me only a year or so ago that the annoying 'flip' at the end of my chin length bob was in fact the start of a wave.
Originally Posted by 2AonaGoodDay
This is exactly where I am! I've had a chin-length bob most of the time for the past 15 years - then reading the CG book (the new edition) she mentions that wavies may be on a diet of too-frequent/too-short hair cuts. Growing it out is so painful but I'm hopeful that I can stick with it now that I am learning how to work WITH my waves.
Okay, my turn. First, when I decided my waves didn't have to be hidden (about a year ago).
Then I decided to cut in some layers (not too practiced):
Then I got some more layers, but still wasn't getting results I wanted from styling and not even sure what I wanted: Now shorter and I think I'm getting the hang of this styling and cutting and admitting that I actually do care how my hair looks! ( I swear these were bouncier curls that were killed by a dose of extreme humidity). And now that you've seen my towels, how do you like my shower curtain?
Wow, totally pic-happy. I'll go hide in a corner now.
http://science-yhairblog.blogspot.com/

Last edited by IAgirl; 08-19-2011 at 02:25 PM.
Pretty hair, LAgirl!
I think I may have 3a hair after all

Before/After for Wavies-dsc_0020.jpg

Still recovering from protein-overload (my hair loathes it! )
Images removed due to privacy issues...
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2b , waves and some spirals
Med/Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Low Elasticity

Sulfate/Silicone Free Since Jan 2011

Low Poo- CJ Curl Assurance, SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
RO - Y2C, CJ Beauticurls, GVPCB, SM Restorative Conditioner,
Stylers- Homemade FSG, KCC, BRHG
HG Techniques- Spritz and Condish, Icequeen method, plopping

Last edited by Wavy Brunette; 04-23-2012 at 12:23 AM. Reason: privacy issues
Had a picture here that had face in it and decided to take it out.
2b , waves and some spirals
Med/Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Low Elasticity

Sulfate/Silicone Free Since Jan 2011

Low Poo- CJ Curl Assurance, SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
RO - Y2C, CJ Beauticurls, GVPCB, SM Restorative Conditioner,
Stylers- Homemade FSG, KCC, BRHG
HG Techniques- Spritz and Condish, Icequeen method, plopping

Last edited by Wavy Brunette; 08-28-2011 at 06:57 PM.
Before deva



After deva



Fight the frizz!!
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2c/3a
recovering from a chemically straightened nightmare!!
Going back to my roots (literally!) CG since Aug 2011
Fine, Thin, damaged, very porous, some elasticity.
Cleanse:no poo
Condish: one condition
Style: Angel, B'leave in
DT:Heaven in Hair!
Spritz and Condish!!
MY NEW HG: FSG and bent root clips with HESMEU hairspray flexible hold
Here are my first CG pictures after hair cut from last week:
fresh washed:



2nd day:


May back is also not so wavy as my front. I think my hair need much more moisture.

I stopped washing my hair with sulfate shampoo after hair cut in February. My hairdresser said I have some waves in my hair and I could have maybe more waves. So I searched for ways to get more wavy hair and I found CG

Last week I had again a hair cut (normal hair cut, Deva hair cut is here not very known) and now is my hair so soft and wavy
german wavy - sorry for my bad english - I am still learning
from straight hair to 2a
low-poo: Alverde healing earth
CO wash: Alverde hibiscus/aloe vera condish
LI: Alverde hibiscus/aloe vera condish diluted with watter


Last edited by catmando; 09-14-2011 at 03:09 AM. Reason: Pictures deleted (I used to delet pictures from me after a while)
I straightened my hair for probably 15 years, until my hair seemed to be getting wavier and wavier. I read about CG online and decided to give it a try. It is still a struggle at this point (after about 7 weeks CG), because I think my hair is really damaged from highlighting and flat ironing. However, there are enough good hair days for me to keep hope. I enjoy being able to let my hair air dry. However, not sure yet what I will do come winter (I guess diffuse).

Pic 1 is when I stopped straightening my hair, did a final sulfate wash and DT and let it air dry. Pic 2 is more recent.
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WavyBrunette, your hair looks stunning!! Awesome transformation!! You, too, IAgirl!! I love your hair. It always looks so silky smooth and soft.

Everyone else looks amazing, too!! Looking at this thread is amazing...everyone's come so far!
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!
Thanks wavynwild! I really love seeing how far people have come in this thread. IAgirl I adore your hair also! Beautiful!
2b , waves and some spirals
Med/Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Low Elasticity

Sulfate/Silicone Free Since Jan 2011

Low Poo- CJ Curl Assurance, SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
RO - Y2C, CJ Beauticurls, GVPCB, SM Restorative Conditioner,
Stylers- Homemade FSG, KCC, BRHG
HG Techniques- Spritz and Condish, Icequeen method, plopping
Here are some pics of my hair - before when I was still trying to torture it into being "straight" (which as you can see from the pics it never was - it was just frizzy on the ends, unmanageable with bumpy waves in the middle) I thought it was just my fate to have unmanageable hair so I would brush it...even while wet, blow dry it, leave it naked with no leave in conditioner or product just to punish it for being so awful! The other pics are just 3 days of CG treatment - I am starting to think that over time I may not actually be a 2B as the curl starts to set in more. At the present it is so much prettier with some TLC and without the blow dryer!
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OMG Lahomajayne, your last picture is beautiful! Wow, I love your soft waves. They look so healthy.
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2a or b, highlighted, fine hair but lots of it
Modified CG since 6/11

Low Poo: CJ Daily Fix
Co-Wash: DevaCurl No Poo
Rinse Out: CJ Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner or Deva One C
DT: CJ Rehab
Stylers: Deva Heaven in Hair as a Leave-in, followed by Arc Angel
SOTC: CJ CIAB
Thanks! It has taken me a long time to figure out that I had to be nice to my hair for it to be nice to me
Thanks! It has taken me a long time to figure out that I had to be nice to my hair for it to be nice to me
Originally Posted by Lahomajayne
Love this quote, Lahomajayne! And so true, too. I used to fight my wave and so put in straightener, blow dried with a round brush (unsuccessfully, I might add), and used the curling iron to straighten and flip. Sometimes I would walk around with the "burnt hair" smell all day!

My hair is much happier now that I use all natural products and don't pull it and fry it.
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
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Last edited by leoniee; 09-28-2011 at 02:48 PM.
I see more curls!!!
2a or b, highlighted, fine hair but lots of it
Modified CG since 6/11

Low Poo: CJ Daily Fix
Co-Wash: DevaCurl No Poo
Rinse Out: CJ Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner or Deva One C
DT: CJ Rehab
Stylers: Deva Heaven in Hair as a Leave-in, followed by Arc Angel
SOTC: CJ CIAB
IAgirl I ADORE your wave pattern. Total curl envy. I know my wave pattern is not loopy and big like that but it does give me more motivation/confidence to cut mine. Especially after today's disaster I noticed how scraggly my ends look and how desperately it needs the old, fried inches off. Just not quite sure how my curl pattern would react to shorter hair.
fine, thin, normal/(low?) porosity. Mod-CG. Usually I can't co-wash more than 1x a week, & sometimes I have to use T-Gel in rotation due to scalp issues.

Co-wash: VO5 Volumizing
Poo: Giovanni 50:50
RO:TN, Nexxus Youth Renewal, Alba Coconut
LI: KCKT
PT: gelatin PT, ION EC
Stylers: Giovanni mousse, TIGI Curls Rock amplifier (a-cone), Curls Rock Strong Hold Mousse
Gels: SCC spray gel

It is interesting seeing my post from a month ago! I wasn't as thrilled with the results as I am now. Probably should have waited to post! Here are updated pics.
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2a or b, highlighted, fine hair but lots of it
Modified CG since 6/11

Low Poo: CJ Daily Fix
Co-Wash: DevaCurl No Poo
Rinse Out: CJ Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner or Deva One C
DT: CJ Rehab
Stylers: Deva Heaven in Hair as a Leave-in, followed by Arc Angel
SOTC: CJ CIAB

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