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Old 01-15-2013, 02:12 PM   #1
 
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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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Old 01-15-2013, 06:49 PM   #2
 
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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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Old 01-15-2013, 10:47 PM   #3
 
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About 3 and a half weeks CG.

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Old 01-16-2013, 12:25 PM   #4
 
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:30 PM   #5
 
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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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Old 01-16-2013, 01:47 PM   #6
 
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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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Old 01-16-2013, 02:15 PM   #7
 
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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.
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what it usually looks like:
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:03 PM   #8
 
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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:
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:24 AM   #9
 
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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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Old 01-17-2013, 07:32 PM   #10
 
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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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Old 01-17-2013, 08:35 PM   #11
 
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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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Old 01-18-2013, 04:23 PM   #12
 
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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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Old 01-18-2013, 04:48 PM   #13
 
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Gorgeous! I love your color.

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Old 01-18-2013, 05:16 PM   #14
 
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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?
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:19 PM   #15
 
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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.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:12 PM   #16
 
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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!
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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.
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.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:31 PM   #18
 
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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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Old 01-19-2013, 09:02 AM   #19
 
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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.
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.
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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