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Old 03-28-2013, 10:36 AM   #1
 
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Default I almost gave up and then, magic

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!

I almost gave up and then, magic-uploadfromtaptalk1364488566074.jpgI almost gave up and then, magic-uploadfromtaptalk1364488582810.jpg

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Old 03-28-2013, 10:38 AM   #2
 
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Your hair looks amazing!!!!
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:45 AM   #3
 
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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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Old 03-31-2013, 10:58 AM   #4
 
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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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Old 03-31-2013, 11:49 AM   #5
 
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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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Old 03-31-2013, 01:13 PM   #6
 
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wow really. That is just great. Thumbs up for you!

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Old 03-31-2013, 08:47 PM   #7
 
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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!
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:42 PM   #8
 
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I'm curious if the change of water may have something to do with it?
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:29 PM   #9
 
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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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Old 04-01-2013, 10:01 PM   #10
 
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It looks awesome!! : ) So do you think it was super soaking that did it?
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:37 AM   #11
 
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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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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

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