Before/After for Wavies

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4 days no cones plus a deva cut!
I have a fine layer of frizz and a lot of my curls can't seem to get it together, and they don't clump up well, but its probably because they were butchered by my last stylist with a razor blade and thinning shears! After a few trims by my new lady she says I should see a huge difference in my curls ability to pull itself together

Before and after (sorry hair still damp in after pics)
I am just excited to see actual curls starting to form inside the mess!
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Super wavy and wurly curly! Fiii,fairly non-porous, inelastic
Colorado Curly - low dew points & low humidity!
Organix Cherry Ginseng and DevaCurl low poo/condish
KCKT leave in, Naturelle Gel
Joimist or Aussie Sprunch Spray

I have KLINGON HAIR

My hair likes IAgirls PT!
I have celiac disease - no wheat please!
Here are mine, after two months of CG. There may still be room for imporvement but if not, that's just fine.
Most of my pre-CG hair didn't look quite like this, the shampoo/conditioner combo I'd been using didn't agree with my hair at all. It did inspire be to get back on the CG wagon though .
Before June 24th:

And Today:
Originally Posted by heidi
Wow! Your hair is gorgeous! What a change...btw you look like Kate Winslet

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A|G
"iron clothes not hair"
2b (blonde highlights)

Products
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Trying them all! So far, not settling down... FL is a challenge!

*Modified CG since Feb'2011
look how gorgeous your hair is now! How far you have come! Hopefully I will be able to say the same thing in a few months
First one is straight hair, second is "curly" (frizzy,) and the third is CG
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-Straight hair until 4/11
-Started CG 12/26/11

Co-wash/RO/LI: Beautiful Curls Leave-In Conditioner for Wavy to Curly Hair
Gel: Beautiful Curls Hair Gel

Routine...
-cowash/condition/leave-in condition
-comb hair
-supersoak and apply KCCC
-plop for 15-20 min
-plop a pineapple overnight
-just pineapple for second day hair

Short 2b and growing out!
Thanks for reading
#1 straightened
#2 early attempts at wavy
#3 after going mod-curly girl for a few weeks
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Still trying out different techniques and trying to get better waves. I feel kind of frizzy and I feel like I HAVE to pixie diffuse 50-75% dry using gel to "freeze" the wave in place so they don't stretch out while air drying. I am waiting on results from hair analysis before buying more products.

My before photo was taken about 10 months before going CG. Went CG early January 2012. The other 2 photos show my progression. The last photo was taken today.
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I'll play. First pic is a year ago maybe and one Ive posted in a couple before/after threads before...on a rare day I tried to style it "curly" - probably raked in copious amounts of cone-filled mousse & air dried. I was so used to calling it curly & fighting the mental image of my childhood ringlets & frizz that it wasnt until after I went mod-CG that I could tell how much damage I'd done. I keep this pic on my phone to remind me how far I've come. Second pic is today :-D Keeps getting better - especially in the past couple months - the longest I've gone without a flat iron & now I dont even want to anymore!

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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

#1 straightened
#2 early attempts at wavy
#3 after going mod-curly girl for a few weeks
Originally Posted by cmimo
HUGE difference in that 3rd pic! Beautiful!!



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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

I've tried a modified version of curly girl a couple of times with mixed results and decided to return to it a couple of days ago. I'm following things more closely this time and my hair seems to be responding well.

The photos are: 2008, late February of this year following my last haircut, last Friday with second day hair (not following curly girl, this is actually straighter than my non-cg texture because I slept on it), and me last night after a protein treatment and my second full day of cg.

My hair is mostly medium in texture and there's a lot of it. The shortest layer in the back is about mid-ear, and the longest is a bit past my chin.

Last edited by gandthebug; 04-13-2012 at 08:38 AM.
gandthebug, LOVE the last photos of your hair right after the protein treatment. I wish I could get my hair to do that while short.
Ok here goes.

A couple years ago. Hair was washed (no conditioner even, what?!), brushed out, then air dried. I'm surprised it had any curl after all that, lol. This is how I used to "be natural". I thought I just had weird, "straight" hair.

This second pic is how I usually wore my hair - it took oil, round brushes, blow drying, and flat irons to get it like that.

My signature pics are from March, so what my hair usually looks like now. Big change! When I first started wearing my hair curly, people thought I got a perm, even my own parents. I only see them twice a year and they thought I got a perm, because I had always worked hard to keep it straight before. My husband had to convince them I was telling the truth!

CG 4/13/2012
med-coarse texture/med density/low porosity
(2c/3a)
Clarifying: TJ TTT shampoo
Cowash: VO5 clarifying kiwi lime, Suave daily clarifying
RO: SN or Tresemme naturals, TJ TTT
LI: SN or VO5
Styling: Gels - HESMU, AAV; John Frieda & HETT mousse; TIGI Curl Booster, FX Curl Booster * Fan of plopping & diffusing
I'll play!


about three or so years ago when i thought i had nice wavy hair-HA.


Maybe two years ago when I was trying different techniques, but still using cones and sulfates.

then, i went full curly girl no sulfates, no cones, no poo.



and i started to get spirals!


then, i cut off my hair! and started doing PT's.


here is me today!

CG has truly transformed my hair in all ways- it's health, it's strength, and of course, it's curl.
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2C/3A whurly, medium porosity, medium texture
Co wash: 365 Everyday Value Lavender (HG Status!)
Low Poo: (only when I need to) Rainforest moisture
Rinse-out: 365 Everyday Value Lavender & CNPF
Leave-In: KCKT (HG Status!)
Loves: Coconut oil, protein,
Stylers I Love: KCCC, LASG, Artec Textureline Aero Mousse, Suave CC, KC Spiral Spritz
PT: Aphogee 2 step once every 4 weeks
Best Techniques: Cold water rinse, raking, smasters with KCCC
I'll play!


about three or so years ago when i thought i had nice wavy hair-HA.


Maybe two years ago when I was trying different techniques, but still using cones and sulfates.

then, i went full curly girl no sulfates, no cones, no poo.



and i started to get spirals!


then, i cut off my hair! and started doing PT's.


here is me today!

CG has truly transformed my hair in all ways- it's health, it's strength, and of course, it's curl.
Originally Posted by wavywoods
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. And you are beautiful too!
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Everyone's hair is so pretty! After about six weeks, I feel like I've more or less got it down, and I'm having a good hair day and so excited that I really want to share before and after pictures too.

Images removed for privacy.

Most of the difference is styling (it's been an awfully long time since I used heat on my hair on a regular basis so I didn't have too much damage) but comparing the pictures like this makes it clear to me just how much my hair needed moisture! Just the other day I got an, "I really love the soft wavy thing you've got going on with your hair! What is this, a new technique?" and an, "Is your hair naturally curly?" within the space of about ten minutes.
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2a/b (really thick but sort of fine with pretty weak waves), medium-to-fine texture, normal porosity (I think). Doesn't seem to like protein.

Favorite products: Kinky-Curly Knot Today, Kinky-Curly Curling Custard, Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle, Curl Junkie Curl Rehab, Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion, Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk, homemade flaxseed gel.

Still looking for a cleanser I like.

Last edited by amandamarie; 04-21-2012 at 11:37 AM.
Wavywoods, that's a HUGE transformation!
Everyone's hair is so pretty! After about six weeks, I feel like I've more or less got it down, and I'm having a good hair day and so excited that I really want to share before and after pictures too.

Mid-January:



End of February, second day of CG:



Except it didn't stay like that so I eventually combed out the curl, but you can still see that it already looks healthier, look:



And finally, this is from about an hour ago:



Most of the difference is styling (it's been an awfully long time since I used heat on my hair on a regular basis so I didn't have too much damage) but comparing the pictures like this makes it clear to me just how much my hair needed moisture! Just the other day I got an, "I really love the soft wavy thing you've got going on with your hair! What is this, a new technique?" and an, "Is your hair naturally curly?" within the space of about ten minutes.
Originally Posted by amandamarie
Wow, great pictures Amandamarie! You and you're hair both look great. In a few weeks, I hope I can post some before and after pictures that look half as good
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Hair: Very fine, normal porous (Finally! Yay!), normal elasticity, loves high dew points.
Daily: Nature's Gate Tea Tree shampoo, GVP CB, Cure Care conditioner, aloe vera gel, Jessicurls products, Spiral Solutions products.
Monthly: Henna
As needed: John Masters Organics Sea Mist
HG Product: BioSilk Rock Hard Gelee (aka BRHG. It even has HG in the name!)
Last perm: 12/10/10
CG since: 3/9/12
Last haircut: 4/17/12
Gossamer Fringe (my blog)
Wow, great pictures Amandamarie! You and you're hair both look great. In a few weeks, I hope I can post some before and after pictures that look half as good
Originally Posted by Touch.of.ink
Aww thank you so much! I'm sure yours are great too; imposter wavies have the best hair.

I also have a handsome kitten in some of mine which makes them look good by default.
2a/b (really thick but sort of fine with pretty weak waves), medium-to-fine texture, normal porosity (I think). Doesn't seem to like protein.

Favorite products: Kinky-Curly Knot Today, Kinky-Curly Curling Custard, Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle, Curl Junkie Curl Rehab, Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion, Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk, homemade flaxseed gel.

Still looking for a cleanser I like.
Hair looks so healthy now, amandamarie. The kitty snuggle is adorable, but your hair holds its own. Hope the compliments are taken to heart!
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All the before and afters look great guys!
Mixture of 2c/3a curls, fine to med texture

PROTEIN LOVER!!!

Wishing my hair would be more like this ------>
and less like this --------->
Okay. I'll play!

My hair forever-NATURALLY!


Hair went wavy 7/1/2010


Now, 8/28/2010
Originally Posted by justajesuschick
How do you style your bangs? They look well under control, they look great

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