Does going CG change your curl pattern?

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  • 1 Post By Corrina777

Ok so I am a 2c wavy. I am thinking about going CG but I was wondering...will it make my hair curlier? If so...THAT WOULD BE GREAT!
Some people see very significant changes in curl pattern, but others don't. I suspect a lot of it has to do with how healthy your hair is to begin with. I had been using CG-friendly products for almost 2 years when I "technically" started CG (the biggest change for me was learning new techniques and how to navigate all of the hair products and info). I've been modified CG for almost a year and there isn't really a huge difference between my hair then and now. But there are people who really do have amazing transformations, so it's hard to predict one way or another.

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3a/f/iii
Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
It can over time I think, but CG is more about making your hair healthy and "listening" to it, knowing your properties and taking the best care you can of it. Some people do end up with better defined, maybe curlier hair. Since i've been CG though my hair has gotten softer, shinier and it just FEELS so much better. It's not really "curlier" but it's better defined so gives the appearance of being wavier. I looks a lot better that's for sure lol. Good luck!
2(I have no idea what pattern), low porosity, mix of medium and coarse, dense

*Have just discovered the amazingness that is the "Spritz and Condish" routine*

Shampoo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
Co-wash: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying Conditioner
RO: GVP CB, Garnier Triple Nutrition
LI : Whatever conditioner I used + EVOO or Argon oil
Stylers: Organix Moroccan Curling Perfection Defining Creme, EcoStyler Gel (krystal)
For me there was a pretty big change, but I have fine curls that are very "reactive" and cones especially really pull them out. But the change was that before, my hair would be quite wavy/curly when wet, and then turn to less curly, more poofy frizz as it dried. With CG, my hair retains nice shine and definition, instead of being one big ball of frizz, and this looks curlier.
2a/b
medium/thick
high porosity (from coloring)

Shampoo: Mop Top Gentle Shampoo
Co-wash: Chistophe Robin Lemon Cleansing Cream
RO: CJ strengthening, Kenra moisturizing
LI: Jessicurl Aloeba
DT: CJ rehab, Christophe Robin Prickly Pear Mask
PT: SS protein treatment, Ouidad 12 minute
Stylers: Jessicurl RR, SS Firm Hold Gel
Oils: caudalie, sweet almond
My pattern has changed quite a bit, but I went from knowing nothing about curls (I was still brushing and never even used conditioner, although I was diffusing). Technique and cowashing have made a big difference for me.

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
For me there was a pretty big change, but I have fine curls that are very "reactive" and cones especially really pull them out. But the change was that before, my hair would be quite wavy/curly when wet, and then turn to less curly, more poofy frizz as it dried. With CG, my hair retains nice shine and definition, instead of being one big ball of frizz, and this looks curlier.
Originally Posted by seamelody14
Ditto.
It does make some people curlier. I have naturally weak waves and pre CG I never styled my hair at all. I committed the cardinal sins of brushing dry hair and getting bad hair cuts!! I would always get my hair thinned.

Now my hair at least looks a little wavy. Not much different without product though.
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Repair Me, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC, UFD Curly Magic
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

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