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I am new to the CG method. I am between a 2b/2c/3a I think. I am having a hard time. I realized today as I was looking in the mirror, that my hair looked great. Like, best hair day ever, but I was still unhappy with it. Why? Because it wasn't a classic 3b/c type curl so many aspire to. Then I was reading a thread and I started noticing the avatars of all of you here in the 2's and I realized, TWO is the BEST. You can still straighten your hair without taking HOURS of work, you can have the beach wave look that's so popular, less frizz issues than the 3's...etc.
So, let me see that hair! Please! Convince me to keep going at this.
I wish I had taken a pic of my hair, but I got greedy, rewetted it some, to try and smooth out some problem areas, and ruined it completely.
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Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
Mom to a straight and a curly.


"The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
CoWash: Tressemee naturals
RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
LI: Tresemee
Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
Always wash upside down.
Here you go.... The one with longer hair was taken at about 7 months CG. The other was arounf 11 months CG after a good hair cut.
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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
About 3 and a half weeks CG.

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2b-3a, 2b underlayer and straight roots.
low-med porosity, medium density, medium elasticity

CG since Nov '12. Making huge progress!

co wash: Suave Naturals Juicy Green Apple & Daily Clarifying Conditioners
RO: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Conditioner
LI: GF PCC, water, EVOO & honey in spray bottle!
products i use: L.A. Looks Sport & Mega Mega Hold Gels

My hair hates curl creams and gets over conditioned easily.
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Having trouble with this ap! The first pic in the red was my first day. 11/5/12.

This pic is from today. I didn't realize the difference so far and was feeling down about the whole process. Looking at them together, I am encouraged.

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I've included a couple of my hair pics. I'm new to the boards and guessing my hair is a 2c? want to grow it out to just past my collarbone but am having a hard time as it's so thick and the curls get pulled down and flat looking! so anyone with good recommendations on products to help me through my current length, it would be greatly appreciated!
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I ham having the BEST hair day ever today. I don't know why but my hair never looks as good in pics as it does in real life. I think the highlights make it looks stringy when it's not that stringy.
The only thing I did different today was I quadrupled, yeah, quadrupled my Leave in. I slathered that crap all over all my hair. I watched a youtube video where this girl was doing her routine and she REALLY coated it. I was using maybe a pencil eraser size of con dish after, but today I used prob a quarter sized amount.
the front:

what it usually looks like:
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Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
Mom to a straight and a curly.


"The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
CoWash: Tressemee naturals
RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
LI: Tresemee
Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
Always wash upside down.
This was for a length shot on another board after the wave had loosened a bit:


This is what is usually looks like from the front:
CG Journey Start Date: 08.21.12 Now modified CG
F/M texture, Med Density, Low/Normal Porosity, Hennindigo

Current Routine (Still working out the kinks):

Sulfate wash: CHSTS
Low-Poo: OMAO
CO-Wash: IEC, VO5VMT, TNRV
Rinse Out: YTCarrots, DLOO, Renpure Red, GVPCB
LI: YTCarrots, CCC
PT: NPF
Styler: AG:RC, KCCC, LALNC, FSG
Gel: BRHG+Biotera
Here's mine, only a couple days into CG, so I think it was a week or two ago.
I'm getting my first devacut (hell, my first REAL haircut in AGES) in a few hours, i'm excited!
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This was taken this summer on an uncharacteristically good hair day. I think I used KCCC and GF Pure Clean gel.
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Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: CJ Beauticurls, CJ A&OO, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: Mop C, KCCC, SCE FSG
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG


Last edited by asianrunner; 01-17-2013 at 07:36 PM.
After using Tresumee Flawless Curls moosse for the first time as a styler for my WnG and used KCKT as a leave in underneath. This just might be a HG combo. (:

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Curl Routine
Co: As I am Coconut CoWash,VO5 Claifying Conditioner
DC: Macadamia Repair Masque
LI: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut
Style Creme: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Gel: KCCC, Eco Styler Argan Oil
Sealer: EVCO, EVOO


3b/3c, High Desity, High Porosity, Medium Texture, BSL
""Live by the sun, love by the moon"



It's nothing great but here you go!

ETA: I used a buttload of Tresemme Naturals as a leave-in, some KCCC and olive oil scrunched in to define, and some HETT gel over that. That's not my normal routine but our dews are practically single digits right now and everything else I own is full of glycerin and propylene glycol!

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2c/3a, fine, low porosity.

Poo: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean (yes, it has a mild sulfate, but I have Teflon hair)
Co-wash: VO5 Kiwi Lime Clarifying Conditioner
LI: GVPCB or
Keratin Complex Vanilla Bean Deep Conditioner (nothing to do with keratin straightening, just a nice conditioner)
Style: KCCC + Pantene Curl Shaping Gel (winter) or LALSG (summer)
Dry: Diffuse or air dry, depends on my mood


Last edited by Trick; 01-18-2013 at 04:28 PM.
Gorgeous! I love your color.

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Curl Routine
Co: As I am Coconut CoWash,VO5 Claifying Conditioner
DC: Macadamia Repair Masque
LI: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut
Style Creme: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Gel: KCCC, Eco Styler Argan Oil
Sealer: EVCO, EVOO


3b/3c, High Desity, High Porosity, Medium Texture, BSL
""Live by the sun, love by the moon"



Houseofcurls - my hair used to look a lot like yours, and now my hair leans more toward 3a and spirals a lot more.

Trick - my curls actually looks a lot like yours, curl pattern wise! You complained some about flat top - do you clip the roots at all? Or plop?
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
LoveInBtween - Thanks! It's John Frieda foam lol

Jas - I tried your technnique because I thought your hair looked kind of like mine. I'm a clipping failure, but it's ok. I've accepted that my hair has all textures in one strand (straight roots, wavy crown, spirally ends).

Houseofcurls - I found improvement when I upped my leave-in, too! I use even more than you I think, but I also have longer hair. You shoild fry the Tresemme Naturals for that if you haven't, it's really moisturizing without being too heavy.

2c/3a, fine, low porosity.

Poo: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean (yes, it has a mild sulfate, but I have Teflon hair)
Co-wash: VO5 Kiwi Lime Clarifying Conditioner
LI: GVPCB or
Keratin Complex Vanilla Bean Deep Conditioner (nothing to do with keratin straightening, just a nice conditioner)
Style: KCCC + Pantene Curl Shaping Gel (winter) or LALSG (summer)
Dry: Diffuse or air dry, depends on my mood

Clipping took me a while to figure out. I had a TON of failures with it in the beginning! Lol!

I second the Tresemme Naturals, and I honestly love to LI SM's condish or GVPCB!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
LoveInBtween - Thanks! It's John Frieda foam lol

Jas - I tried your technnique because I thought your hair looked kind of like mine. I'm a clipping failure, but it's ok. I've accepted that my hair has all textures in one strand (straight roots, wavy crown, spirally ends).

Houseofcurls - I found improvement when I upped my leave-in, too! I use even more than you I think, but I also have longer hair. You shoild fry the Tresemme Naturals for that if you haven't, it's really moisturizing without being too heavy.
Originally Posted by Trick
Ha! That's what I use! How come by the end if the day my hair is dried out? What can I do to stop that? It barely makes it 6 hours.
Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
Mom to a straight and a curly.


"The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
CoWash: Tressemee naturals
RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
LI: Tresemee
Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
Always wash upside down.
I scrunch in some olive oil (just regular EVOO for cooking) over my condotioner after I get out of the shower, maybe that would help?
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2c/3a, fine, low porosity.

Poo: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean (yes, it has a mild sulfate, but I have Teflon hair)
Co-wash: VO5 Kiwi Lime Clarifying Conditioner
LI: GVPCB or
Keratin Complex Vanilla Bean Deep Conditioner (nothing to do with keratin straightening, just a nice conditioner)
Style: KCCC + Pantene Curl Shaping Gel (winter) or LALSG (summer)
Dry: Diffuse or air dry, depends on my mood

Tresemme Flawless Curls mousse over Tresemme Naturals Conditioner. Finished with some Tresemme Hairspray. My ends are getting really tangled and dry though...may try some olive oil over my conditioner and before my mousse and hairspray.

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LoveInBtween - Thanks! It's John Frieda foam lol

Jas - I tried your technnique because I thought your hair looked kind of like mine. I'm a clipping failure, but it's ok. I've accepted that my hair has all textures in one strand (straight roots, wavy crown, spirally ends).

Houseofcurls - I found improvement when I upped my leave-in, too! I use even more than you I think, but I also have longer hair. You shoild fry the Tresemme Naturals for that if you haven't, it's really moisturizing without being too heavy.
Originally Posted by Trick
Ha! That's what I use! How come by the end if the day my hair is dried out? What can I do to stop that? It barely makes it 6 hours.
Originally Posted by Houseofcurls
Sealing is the only thing I've found to help, and sealing with MO is the only thing I've found that maintains the moisture all day, sometimes into 2nd day, even. (It also holds out high humidity well, which is just as important for me and my high porosity!)
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2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing

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