One month in...advice?

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I've been following CG now for about one month and love, love what it's doing for my hair!


I've attached some pictures from the first week and just today. As well as one from somewhere in the middle.

I *think* my hair is 2 b/c (correct me if I'm wrong there, this stuff is confusing!), high porosity, mostly medium texture (some fine and coarse in there). Not sure about elasticity, but my hair has been colored, heat damaged, cut with razors, you name it. Oh, and I live in sunny, dry CO.

Do you think I'll keep seeing changes? What else can I do to help strengthen? Any other ideas? Would I get laughed out of the chair if I tried to get a curly cut?

Here's what I have:
Deva NoPoo, LowPoo, OneC, ArcAngell, Ouidad Botanical Boost, KCKT, KCSS, Coconut Oil
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I think your hair already looks great, but you most likely continue to see your hair change (just look at my fokti in my signature, you can see the difference over six months). Also, you won't be laughed out of the chair if you go for a curly cut; I had that fear when I went to get a Devacut last month, but I can tell you it made the biggest difference and there was no laughing involved
2b, fine texture, normal porosity & elasticity (CG as of 12/2011)

Low-poo: UFD Rich & Funky
Cowash: VO5 Kiwi Lime
RO: Tresemme Naturals, Aubrey Organics GPB, Ion Effective Care, MillCreek Keratin
PT/DT: IAgirl's PT, GVP CB
LI: KCKT, Cure Care, CJ CCCC Lite
Styling: Curl Keeper, As I Am Jelly, UFD Curly Magic, CJ Curl Queen, TIGI Strong Hold Mousse


http://public.fotki.com/kdawn12/


^^ day 1 of going CG; avatar = 6 months later
That is awesome! I have some pretty serious insecurity going on; think it is due to beating my hair into straight hair submission for my whole life! I think I was a straight impostor and now I feel like a wavy impostor.. Crazy.

Your after pictures from your deva cut are beautiful! You have amazing hair.
That is awesome! I have some pretty serious insecurity going on; think it is due to beating my hair into straight hair submission for my whole life! I think I was a straight impostor and now I feel like a wavy impostor.. Crazy.

Your after pictures from your deva cut are beautiful! You have amazing hair.
Originally Posted by sarstang
Aw thank you trust me, give it time, you'll see a big difference. Oh and somewhere in the 2s board, there is a thread all about wavies feeling like wavy imposters. Find it and you'll see you aren't alone.
2b, fine texture, normal porosity & elasticity (CG as of 12/2011)

Low-poo: UFD Rich & Funky
Cowash: VO5 Kiwi Lime
RO: Tresemme Naturals, Aubrey Organics GPB, Ion Effective Care, MillCreek Keratin
PT/DT: IAgirl's PT, GVP CB
LI: KCKT, Cure Care, CJ CCCC Lite
Styling: Curl Keeper, As I Am Jelly, UFD Curly Magic, CJ Curl Queen, TIGI Strong Hold Mousse


http://public.fotki.com/kdawn12/


^^ day 1 of going CG; avatar = 6 months later
You can already see a big improvement! Your hair looks great, especially for Colorado. My curls always fall flat there.

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
You won't get laughed at if you go get a cut from a curly stylist. Wavy hair is not straight hair and shouldn't be cut like straight hair.

I went sulfate free about 3 years ago, but have only been CG and encouraging my curl for 7 months. My progression photos are attached below. I am finally at the point where I get similar results from plopping as I do from diffusing. I never thought I'd see the day since I feel like I've got a weaker pattern. I started getting really consistent nice results after 6 months.
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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
Thanks!! My last hair guy used the thinning shears every single haircut for the last three years. I just want it to grow out.

I scheduled a consultation with a pretty well reviewed deva cutter on the 20th. Whoo hoo!!
I just want to say that your hair looks a LOT like mine, and I hope hope hope that I get some spirals in the back like yours as I continue. Keep it up!
I just want to say that your hair looks a LOT like mine, and I hope hope hope that I get some spirals in the back like yours as I continue. Keep it up!
Originally Posted by kygirl
Oh thanks!! I plop for about 20 minutes and then do about 2 rounds of diffusing and then air dry the rest of the way. I'm starting to play with products now so I'm sure I'll have lots of days nowhere near as cute as this one was! ( still cute though bc all wavy/ curly hair is cute)
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