Before/After for Wavies

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I've been more or less CG for about a month now, so I'm not posting Before and After pictures, as much as Before and During pictures.

This is me, June 2011. 6 months after my Perm From Hell. (Hair loss, breakage, split ends, I finally had to just cut it all off.)



And this is me today, testing out all the new Spiral Solutions stuff that I got!



You can't really see it in the picture, so you'll just have to trust me when I say there's more wave, curl, and even some spirals in there!
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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)
You can't really see it in the picture, so you'll just have to trust me when I say there's more wave, curl, and even some spirals in there!
Originally Posted by Touch.of.ink
Pretty hair! The length looks really good.
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.
I'm posting so I can find this thread later when I have time to look through the whole thing later...

Sent from my DROID X2 using CurlTalk App with accidental obvious autocorrect errors throughout.
Growing out Pixie since 5-10-2008 with some trims and anxiety chops along the way...

hair details: BSL(c)/MBL(s) - 2b/2c (MPD if truth be told) - f/m, iii, porosity med-low.

Please feel free to follow my FB blog page as I go through Cosmetology school abd beyond

what else do you need/want to know? Blame all spelling mistakes on me, my fat fingers or autocorrect.

oh yeah, and I'm newly gluten free...thanks to celiac
My hair is actually curly! Crazy. The first picture is today and the last picture is at the beginning of week 2, immediately following a protein treatment. My hair is kind of...weird. I think that it's just something that needs to grow out, you know? You can really see how short is is in the back in the 2nd picture.
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Last edited by gandthebug; 04-15-2012 at 08:04 PM.
Pretty hair! The length looks really good.
Originally Posted by amandamarie
Aw, thank you The length is a post BC length. I had to cut all the damage from the perm out a couple of weeks ago. It was down to APL, which always dried to about shoulder length I may not have 3's curls, but I have the shrinkage!

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)
April 2010


March 2012 (4.5 months CG)


April 2012 (5.5 months CG)
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2c or something MODCG Since December 2011!
New May 20th Routine
Low-poo:SheaM
Co-wash:VO5 KiwiLime or VanillaMint
LI:TN, Regis OliveOil Condish, GVP CB
Styler: LALSG
Daily routine: Cleanse, LI, soak with water, scrunch in gel, plop, pixie diffuse, air dry.


April 2010


March 2012 (4.5 months CG)


April 2012 (5.5 months CG)
Originally Posted by Chikyuu
Wow, you can really see the difference in definition in your last pic. Gorgeous!
UK Curly
Curl type : Boticelli, 3a, loose curls
Porosity : High
Texture : Fine/medium (I think!)
Co-wash/rinse out/leave in : L'oreal Full Restore 5, GFR&S, Schwarzkopf Bio Pomegranite
Gels : Umberto Giannini Flirty Curls Scrunching Jelly
Finish product : Boots Naked Style Frizz Fighter Serum or a pea-sized blob of condish smoothed over canopy
CG since Feb 2011
<3 Thanks proud. I'll admit those were on some of the better CG days. Wavy hair as a mind of it's own and it's never the same two days in a row! XD

2c or something MODCG Since December 2011!
New May 20th Routine
Low-poo:SheaM
Co-wash:VO5 KiwiLime or VanillaMint
LI:TN, Regis OliveOil Condish, GVP CB
Styler: LALSG
Daily routine: Cleanse, LI, soak with water, scrunch in gel, plop, pixie diffuse, air dry.


touch.of.ink, you can totally tell a difference! You've got great curl!
Hair Properties: 2A/2B, Medium-fine, Normal porosity, Normal elasticity, Medium density
Low Poo: DevaCare, Yes to Cuc's
Rinse Out: DevaCare One Condition, Yes to Cuc's
Cowash: Suave Naturals Lavender, Yes to Carrots Scalp Conditioner
Curl Cream: AG ReCoil, Organix Moroccan Oil Curl Cream
Gel/Mousse: Sweet Curls Elixirs FSG w/ Mag Sulfate added, Sweet Curls Elixirs hard hold gel, DevaCurl Frizz Free Foam, Aquage Uplifting Foam
Protein: Spiral Solutions Protein Spray for daily use
I'll play...

the first is the day before i started CG on a day when i was pretty happy with my hair.

second is about 3 months in after doing a BC/ACV and PT. I def couldnt get curls like that before CG but it still takes a lot of effort. the only way my curls are as defined is if i do the full BC/ACV and PT.... anyway... heres the pics
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I'll play...

the first is the day before i started CG on a day when i was pretty happy with my hair.

second is about 3 months in after doing a BC/ACV and PT. I def couldnt get curls like that before CG but it still takes a lot of effort. the only way my curls are as defined is if i do the full BC/ACV and PT.... anyway... heres the pics
Originally Posted by Ems84
Gorgeous curls
touch.of.ink, you can totally tell a difference! You've got great curl!
Originally Posted by jakrussel3
Aw, thank you jakrussel

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)
Ok, here are my before and "after two months CG" pix. I really hope my hair isn't done changing yet

Before: Washed, brushed while wet, brushed again after it was dried. No conditioner, no other styling products. No wonder I can't find any "good" pictures of my hair



Today: Washed, conditioned, aloe vera gel, SSCEJ and SS FH.

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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 curls Touch.of.ink.
I'm still struggling with scalp parting issues. Will try clipping today
2a/f//ii (fia)
Normal elasticity, Normal porosity, Fine texture
Low poo L'oreal eversleek,
Co wash Keracare
RO Tresemme Naturals, DB pumpkinseed, Giovanni 2chic a&o
Stylers BRHG, Volumax Mega gel, Darcy's Botanicals ccg, Paul Mitchell sculpting foam, FSG, Camille Rose Curl Maker, Keracare Custard
Here is my before. I usually just did a traditional blow out with round brush, etc.

Here is my after. This is about 2 months cg.
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2a canopy with 2b underneath.
Fine hair, low elasticity,
Hair dislikes oil
Live in dry climate
Pre CG and about a month in.
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Low porosity, fine, med. elasticity, 2A/B, ii
Yearly Average Dew Point:20-45
Alright I wanna play too lol. Here's a pic from 2010 of my hair natural and not straightened or curled. and one of this morning (about a month in).

Also, I got carried away looking at pics for this, so if you want to see more, I posted them here lol

Captain's Log - Month 1: Pre-CG and Beyond
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2a-2c (depending on the day)
Medium-fine texture, High density, Normal porosity, Normal elasticity, APL.





What happens to you here is forever

Last edited by RainyDayWaves; 06-22-2012 at 09:41 PM. Reason: spelling
Had to do this again.... Mirror photo is the "before."
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Hair Properties: 2A/2B, Medium-fine, Normal porosity, Normal elasticity, Medium density
Low Poo: DevaCare, Yes to Cuc's
Rinse Out: DevaCare One Condition, Yes to Cuc's
Cowash: Suave Naturals Lavender, Yes to Carrots Scalp Conditioner
Curl Cream: AG ReCoil, Organix Moroccan Oil Curl Cream
Gel/Mousse: Sweet Curls Elixirs FSG w/ Mag Sulfate added, Sweet Curls Elixirs hard hold gel, DevaCurl Frizz Free Foam, Aquage Uplifting Foam
Protein: Spiral Solutions Protein Spray for daily use
Wow, you all have so amazing hair and a huge transformation during curly girl!!

Last edited by hey250; 06-24-2013 at 04:46 AM.
Well, I've only been doing CG for a couple of weeks, but here's my progress:
The first is from a few years ago - bleaching my hair and blow drying it with a round brush.
The second is from a couple of days ago - I still dye my hair, but not with harsh bleaches. I let it air dry, and then SOTC.
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