I almost gave up and then, magic

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2 days ago I was ready to give up on CG, after 6 weeks my curls hadn't improved at all, I felt like I had tried every technique and I can't change products due to limited availability in Costa Rica. In a last ditch attempt to make some improvement I did a DT followed by baking soda cleanse and acv rinse.

Yesterday was better, then this morning we had no water (not uncommon here) so I used bottled to super soak, added more leave in and gel, t shirt scrunched, more leave in and gel, waited 30 min and diffused on hot...like magic my hair looks fantastic, beachy waves that I love.

It's given me hope again that I can achieve hair I like most days, and the threads here have helped so much (especially in getting me to accept that I have waves not curls), so thank you everyone!

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2C, Medium thickness, Low posity
Recovering from a year of keratin and bleach with CG

Routine

Low Poo, Condition, Leave in, Curl cream, Supersoak, Gel, Diffuse on high heat, with minimal lift to encourage waves and reduce frizz, Dry on cool with nozzle down to smooth hair and finish drying,Shine Serum

Weekly gelatin protien treatments.
Your hair looks amazing!!!!

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
Thank you, it really us the first time in a long time. I'm trying to get over using keratin treatments as I can't any more (pregnant). Thank god I work from home and no one has had to see me, but today even the other half said it looked good, which is something of a miracle.

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2C, Medium thickness, Low posity
Recovering from a year of keratin and bleach with CG

Routine

Low Poo, Condition, Leave in, Curl cream, Supersoak, Gel, Diffuse on high heat, with minimal lift to encourage waves and reduce frizz, Dry on cool with nozzle down to smooth hair and finish drying,Shine Serum

Weekly gelatin protien treatments.
Wow I really like your hair. It is so pretty! Why did you decide to do a acv? Did you think you had build up? Of over conditioned?

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Course, thick hair, low/med. porosity

My hair likes:
CJ CIAB, CJ AFL, KCCC KCNT
CJ Daily Fix

|t alsn likes JC WDT, but the smell is weird.

This is actually my third time going CG. But this time i'm trying to imbrace my waves more instead of trying to get the most curl out of them. Pretty, shiney waves should be enough
Truthfully it was just the only thing I hadn't yet tried, so I figured I had nothing to lose and voila.
more impressively I managed to replicate it the next time I co washed, and got second day hair.

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2C, Medium thickness, Low posity
Recovering from a year of keratin and bleach with CG

Routine

Low Poo, Condition, Leave in, Curl cream, Supersoak, Gel, Diffuse on high heat, with minimal lift to encourage waves and reduce frizz, Dry on cool with nozzle down to smooth hair and finish drying,Shine Serum

Weekly gelatin protien treatments.
wow really. That is just great. Thumbs up for you!

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Course, thick hair, low/med. porosity

My hair likes:
CJ CIAB, CJ AFL, KCCC KCNT
CJ Daily Fix

|t alsn likes JC WDT, but the smell is weird.

This is actually my third time going CG. But this time i'm trying to imbrace my waves more instead of trying to get the most curl out of them. Pretty, shiney waves should be enough
It looks great. Also, it can take awhile for your hair to really adapt to CG. I don't think I had consistent, nice waves until I was a good 5 months into CG. So at 6 weeks, you're doing great!
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'm curious if the change of water may have something to do with it?
I sort of blog
I'm mostly away doing field work through mid-May.

Hair: curlybob, fine, dense, low-po, big waves/ringlets (2C/3A)
Co-Wash: Nature's Gate Herbal Conditioner
RO: YTC Carrot, Aubrey Organics GPB
LI: BS Shea Soft Styling Cream (HG)
Styling: KCCC, Garnier P&C Gel
1xWeek: low-poo, gelatin PT or Joico K-Pak
Hair Likes: aloe, coconut oil, humidity, protein, long walks on the beach
I wondered the same, but I managed to achieve the same result in the shower 2 days later. I think it could be the bicarb working on water build up though.

Frankly I'm not dedicated enough to use bottled water regularly lol.

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2C, Medium thickness, Low posity
Recovering from a year of keratin and bleach with CG

Routine

Low Poo, Condition, Leave in, Curl cream, Supersoak, Gel, Diffuse on high heat, with minimal lift to encourage waves and reduce frizz, Dry on cool with nozzle down to smooth hair and finish drying,Shine Serum

Weekly gelatin protien treatments.
It looks awesome!! : ) So do you think it was super soaking that did it?
2a-2bFii NP?

Low poo: Deva Low-Poo, Jessicurl GLS, Moroccanoil Volumizing Shampoo, Aveda Be Curly
Condish: Cure Care, Redken Body Full, Deva One C, and Jessicurl Aloeba
LI: Aveda Be Curly Style Prep <3
Products: Deva FFVF & Jessicurl Spiralicious (LOVE), TRESemme Curl Boosting Mousse
Hairspray: Aussie Sprunch, TRESemme Curl
locking Spray
Experimenting with lots of products in my cabinet...


My hair loves protein, plopping, and diffusing! Trying to find a way to style and air dry.
Yep, I just needed the bicarb and vinegar to get my hair to where the super soaking worked I think. I'd tried it before without much success.

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2C, Medium thickness, Low posity
Recovering from a year of keratin and bleach with CG

Routine

Low Poo, Condition, Leave in, Curl cream, Supersoak, Gel, Diffuse on high heat, with minimal lift to encourage waves and reduce frizz, Dry on cool with nozzle down to smooth hair and finish drying,Shine Serum

Weekly gelatin protien treatments.

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