So 2's what did you do to your hair today?

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Keeping up with my lighter products are better theory.... YTC shampoo, VO5 passion fruit RO, KCKT to detangle, & KCKT mixed with KCCC scrunched in. That made KCCC work for me, nothing is weighed down, & it's not too bad today! Used pretty small amts of everything.

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Originally Posted by lcl0706
I adore your crazy curls.

Today, I low-pooed with Shea Moisture Curl & Shine Shampoo, detangled with KCKT, RO'd with Deep Treatment Masque. Then I used the Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk and Curl-Enhancing Smoothie and scrunched it into wet but not dripping hair. Then I scrunched in AIA curling jelly and diffused my hair to about 30% dry. Drove to work (about an hour and a half) then SOTC and used a light-hold hair spray.

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Originally Posted by dannegerous
You look like snow white.
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started CG on 6/25/12.
  • 2c with a strait underneath
  • normal elasticity on top, none on the underneath
  • Fine side of Normal
  • Thick hair
  • Poriosity is a mystery. I think its all over the place.
You look like snow white.
Originally Posted by kstan
Thanks, lol. That's what my brother calls me.
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CG since May 2012
Curl Pattern: 2c, Texture: coarse, Porosity: low, Density: thick, Elasticity: low
On the experimenting trail again I am trying to find out what works best on my hair: what products to use on wet hair and what products on towel dry hair.

Curlformers (sometimes JCGS, sometimes a mousse or cream) I always put on wet hair. After that I usually plop for a short while, like a minute or 5. Then put in the Etos solid power gel (Dutch brand of hard to hold gel, like the name says )

A few days ago I've tried plopping for 15 minutes after I've put the curlformer in (a mix of Osis+ Gel mousse and JCGS).
After that I scrunched in my Etos gel. Then plopped for another 15 minutes. (Actually I wanted the 2nd plop to last only 5 minutes, but something came up and I had to plop longer)
Then I pixiediffused till almost dry. My hair felt rather dry at first, but after a while it felt like it sucked up moist from the environment and my hair started to feel a bit damp again, but it curled up nicely in spirals. And I even got a compliment!

Today I am trying mousse again. I started CG with mousse, but somehow I can't get it to work for me anymore.. but I'd really like to kill my PJ-stash, so..

First I poo-ed with Daily Fix, RO/Li: Motions CPR Triple-Action Li plus Elvive Highlights DT (I use this as a CO).
Then put some Wella Volume mousse just on the roots and some Osis+ mousse gel on the lengths. Then I squished to form clumps and then scrunched some water out, not too much.
I plopped for 15 min., took a dry cloth and plopped again for 15 min. then scrunched some L´Oréal Volum´Max mousse in. Clipped and I am still air drying.
Somehow I cannot diffuse with mousse or I get straight ends (too dry?)

I'll get back to you on the results

2B/C-3A) fine - low porosity
Routine:
Wash: Daily Fix,SMT, Kesham, Urtekram
RO: Motions CPR Li, Inecto Cocos co, AO GPB, KCTT
acv-rinse, sometimes honey-rinse
LI: coconut oil (winter), CJBC-LI
Styling: AVG, Etos Solid Power Gel, Taft gel, CJPP
, JCCC, BRHG
Plopping~Pixiecurl diffuse~clipping
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Well, this is the result..no actual curls, but waves and lazy spirals (more like ropes lol). Of course I didn't use much product today.
But I don't mind it for a lazy Sunday.

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2B med/fine- low porosity- normal elasticity, BSL
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2B/C-3A) fine - low porosity
Routine:
Wash: Daily Fix,SMT, Kesham, Urtekram
RO: Motions CPR Li, Inecto Cocos co, AO GPB, KCTT
acv-rinse, sometimes honey-rinse
LI: coconut oil (winter), CJBC-LI
Styling: AVG, Etos Solid Power Gel, Taft gel, CJPP
, JCCC, BRHG
Plopping~Pixiecurl diffuse~clipping
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My biggest problem tends to be tangled/frizziness and stringy waves (major fail with oil sealer!), but this process has given me really good results the last couple days:

1) lowpoo with Giovanni tea tree
2) RO with suave ocean breeze
3) LI KCKT (wide tooth comb through)
4) rake in KCCC then comb through to establish part
5) super soaker to clump
6) straight to plop for 5-10 minutes
7) smasters with KCCC (and pixie diffusing) for about 10 minutes (this makes my hair only ever so slightly dry- barely a dent, really)
Gentle rake and scrunch with HETT to set the canopy

Much less frizz and also helps it look more "done" as it dries with better lift at the roots when it's wet.

I still get pretty tangly on the ends but I very due for a cut so I wonder if I'll see a bigger change there once that's done.

Today I left out super soaker and diffusing just to see and it was not as good - not terrible, but lacked the clumps and "done" look, and was a bit frizzier.
Mod CG since 5/10, 2b/3a, med width/density, low/med porosity, greying since 18, color over grey since 21

Hair hates: non-keratin protein, glycerin, sorbitol, agave, sulfates, polyquats, co-washing (flaky scalp), maybe aloe?
Hair loves: fewer/more natural ingredients, moisture

Scalp wash: Selsun Blue naturals or reg when desperate
Low poo: Giovanni TTTT
RO: SN - Strawberry, ES
LI: SNES
Style: HETT mousse, FSG if I make it, ??
DT: GVPCB
PT: GVPKP
Today I misted my hair and scrunched some diluted gel in it. Plopped for 15min. Then pixiediffused and SOTC while diffusing.
The ends are more curly then yesterday (because of diffusing no doubt), more wave near the roots, but also more frizz. Well, it was a humid day, so I'm not too picky.


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2B med/fine- low porosity- normal elasticity, BSL
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2B/C-3A) fine - low porosity
Routine:
Wash: Daily Fix,SMT, Kesham, Urtekram
RO: Motions CPR Li, Inecto Cocos co, AO GPB, KCTT
acv-rinse, sometimes honey-rinse
LI: coconut oil (winter), CJBC-LI
Styling: AVG, Etos Solid Power Gel, Taft gel, CJPP
, JCCC, BRHG
Plopping~Pixiecurl diffuse~clipping
KrullenWijzer.blogspot.nl
Shampood out my overnight oil DT.
Applied HE HH conditioner.
Plopped
Put a homemade hair lotion to the length and ends.
Used aloe gel +few drops of castor oil to seal.

My hair was soft but a tad frizzy. I think it's the low humidity.. Bcz this usually works for me.

Can anyone suggest a cool wedding hair style for 2a, BSL? I have a wedding to attend tomorrow. I'll do any style you ladies suggest.

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HAIR TYPE -2a-b, black, mostly medium
CO WASH, RO-HE HH and ENLEVEN and GARNIER RANGE
CLARIFY- I use sulphate shampoos silicone free(diluted), vinegar rinses
DC-pure coconut oil, olive oil, sometimes a SMT
LI-aloe vera gel + castor oil
I'm currently at BSL, aiming for waist length.I'm a very impatient person, wish me luck
I love my flat iron, but I love my waves even more. :-D
Cowashed with Hair One
Used Dep gel mixed with a bit of Hair One as a leave-in
4Naturals Curly Wave Serum
Pixie diffused

This time I put the leave-in on after I toweled off, and it didn't work as well as before, which is sorta strange. Had a lot of curls sticking out today. Will be nice when it grows out enough.

Also looking for an updo for a wedding next week, and my hair is just below my collar in the back and between chin and shoulder length in front. Been trying stuff on Youtube, but can't get them to work.

I did feel good today when I was at Whole Foods in the hair section, and the lady was recommending all these shampoos to a cancer survivor. After the worker left, I suggested this site and cowashing, along with oiling. She's a 4, though had a hat on, so I didn't see it. But I recommended "Gentle, gentle!" I actually gained my curly hair after having cancer. It was stick straight before that.
Averages out at 2b, ranges from 1c to 3a, very fine
Mane 'n Tail co-wash + leave-in
Clarifying shampoo every few weeks
Lavender Allergy

Last edited by Roswenthe; 11-25-2012 at 05:42 PM.
I love this thread, so I figured it was time that I posted on it! (:

Today I pooed my hair (I'm not exactly sure if it has sulfates in it or not - it's a prescription poo for my scalp eczema ), then cowashed with SNTC, used Organix coconut as my r/o, then put my hair up in a cotton t-shirt for a few minutes before combing it out a little and then putting in GFSS leave-in, and some Garnier mousse (trying to use up my almost-empty products to make room for more :P). It's more curly than usual, which makes me happy since I'm a 2a/2b (: Still some frizz though... I really wish it would go away! But I'd say today was a good hair day!
I co washed with Suave Naturals Clarifying Conditioner, put a bit of sea salt spray, scrunched with a cotton t shirt, pixie diffused, scrunched some mousse in, and pixie diffused again. Really wavy, and even got some ringlets this time
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.
Today, I lowpooed with SM Moisture Retention, detangled with KCKT and a wide-toothed comb, and RO'd with Curls Coconut Curlada. Then, I scrunched in Curls Creme Brule and Goddess Curls Gel into wet but not dripping hair. I pixi-diffused until my hair was about 40% dry, just until the cast was set. My commute to work is about an hour or so but it still wasn't dry enough to SOTC and I ended up forgetting to do so until this afternoon.

I ordered some GVP conditioning balm online and I can't wait to try it. My 2C waves have become closer to 2A waves and I'm not really sure what to do at this point. My hair is the healthiest it's ever been so I can't really complain. I guess I just want some consistency. And I'm still on my search for my HGs.

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CG since May 2012
Curl Pattern: 2c, Texture: coarse, Porosity: low, Density: thick, Elasticity: low
I'm only two weeks into going CG and not blowing my hair straight every day, and I just discovered this thread yesterday - it's so helpful for a newbie like me!

I started with a simple routine that I have been doing basically every day. I can't tell how well it works for me yet, because I figure it'll take a while to balance out. But today I co-washed with Suave Naturals everlasting sunshine, then used Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Fortifying Conditioner, let it sit, detangled etc. Used the GF again as a little leave-in (nickel amount), raked it through my hair and then scrunched in water from the sink to re-clump. Then I put in DevaCurl Light hold gel by smoothing over sections, not raking it in, and scrunching. Plopped for ~20 min, diffused to 85% dry.

Overall, I'm happy with how it looks! This week my hair started to feel super soft and shiny like it never has before, which is great! However today I have a little buildup and a little extra frizz I think… I haven't used any cleanser besides the Suave Naturals conditioner since two weeks ago today, so I'm thinking it's time to try a baking soda/ACV rinse? Or maybe I need to low poo every two weeks or so? Just feeling a little gunky/greasy today and yesterday.

Pics below! I also attached a shot of my hair right after my last sulfate wash. I'm so happy about the improvement already! Although I currently have some wonky clumps (recovering from a thinning shear, trying to grow it out…)
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I'm pretty new at this too, I'm quickly becoming a product junkie! Fun though!!

Ok, today I used kinky curly come clean (cowash)and then some knot today. While still very wet I put shea/coconut oil in ends (about 3 inches). Then I put my homemade flax seed oil made with some also homemade vanilla oil (cause I hate the smell of flax seed). Then I crunch with my new crunching towel and put in joico whip. It worked pretty good, lots of bounce and twirls. The only thing is I can never get second day hair, no matter what I try, I have to cowash everyday as my hair gets too gunky.
2c wavy with some twirls
Porosity mixed,(damaged) fine medium density, highlights
KC line, still exploring
Homemade whipped shea/coconut/almond conditioner
It's official, I'm resurrecting this thread! I told myself a while ago I wouldn't buy more products until I figured out my hair properties. Well, results are in! I'm fine, dense, medium porosity, normal elasticity, and I am ready to start trying new products! I recently received a $100 WalMart gift card as a promotion for something, and… well I might have gone a little overboard and ordered just about every CG product WalMart sells online.

Today: I low poo-ed with Shea Moisture moisture retention shampoo and used Aubrey Organics GPB condish as a rinse-out. I only left it in for a minute or two and rinsed fully. Then, I applied a little V05 kiwi lime as a leave-in because my hair gets overmoisturized so easily throughout the day (I think). Scrunched in a little GF pure clean gel, followed by a tiny bit of LAL sports gel for extra hold. Plopped 5 minutes and then diffused.

Results: Meh. I have okay definition and great shine (always do with LAL gel), but it's rather flat today. This is my third day in a row using the AO GPB conditioner and while the protein makes my curl pattern tighter, I think it is a rather heavy product and also weighing me down. Also, I think I will lay off the protein tomorrow, because I'm starting to get some crazy fly-aways from it.
2b/c, high density
fine, medium porosity, normal elasticity
loves protein, hates polyquats
still searching for HGs
Today I washed with deva low poo, conditioned with yes to carrots. Combed through while in the shower. Rinsed, squeezed out excess water. Combed through again out of shower, scrunched in SM C&S milk, used a small towel to scrunch out excess water, scrunched in a small amount of BRHG, scrunched out water again, plopped for 10-15 minutes. Took out plop, added a little more BRHG and let hair dry. SOTC with JCNS. I REALLY like how soft it is



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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.
I'm having an incredible hair day today!

I co-washed with President's Choice Hydrating conditioner, then used Herbal Essences Hello Hydration condition for my RO. Put in a generous amount and clipped it up while I finished showering. Then I rinsed it gently with cool water, squeezed out the excess water, and put a bit more in (loonie size) as a LI. I used a wide-tooth comb to try and coax out some clumps. Added a huge glob of HETT gel. Then I plopped for about 5 minutes, let my hair down, clipped the roots and let it air dry while I ate breakfast. Diffused a bit just to help it dry a bit more. Scrunched out the crunch with a bit of SN Strawberry conditioner and voila!

It's soft, defined, and beautiful! I'm on day three of CG routine after several months of modified CG and my hair is so great.

**The President's Choice conditioner has a ton of protein in it -- I think I can safely say now that my hair loves protein!
Ontario, Canada curly following CG since March 2013 (I'm new!)

Hair Type: 2C/3A
Porosity: High (??)
Density: Medium
Width: Mixed

Trying something new:
Low-Poo: Giovanni 50:50
CO: Suave Naturals Strawberry Conditioner
RO: TN Vibrantly Smooth Conditioner
LI: President's Choice Hydrating Conditioner (protein-rich); Biolage Conditioning Balm
Styling: HETT Curl Gel; AVG; Biotera firm-hold styling gel
Today I washed with deva low poo, conditioned with deva one c, rinsed, squeezed out water. Then I combed and parted my hair, topped upside down and combed the front away from the scalp, then started scrunching out water with my microfiber towel. Scrunched in a small amount of JCNS, focusing on my ends. Then I added three nickel size blobs of LOOB in the different sections of my hair (all while scrunching) then I added moroccan oil curl mousse. Scrunched with my hand dry hair glove, plopped for maybe 25 minutes, then air dried. Barely had any crunch!
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.
Here's how my hair turned out.

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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.
Last week I re-started CG after about two years off. I experiemented with a few products and techniques, and had hit-or-miss results. Then I had two great ideas that I tried today:

1) I love Nature's Gate Herbal Conditioner for actually co-washing, because it cleans my scalp and isn't too heavy. But it wasn't quite moisturizing enough. I tried Suave Naturals Coconut and it made my hair over-moisturized and fluffy. Soo...

Today I used NG to co-wash, then Suave as a RO on just the bottom 2/3 of my hair. Successful mositure without fluff!

2) I liked the ringlets I got from the Pixiecurl method, but since I got an awful haircut I have top layers that form super-tight ringlets, while my lower layers sit in lazy waves. Pixiecurl drying made the top just that much curlier and shorter than the bottom. Soo...

Duh, me, I only Pixiecurl dried the bottom! Then I put the diffuser *gently* against my top layers and just dried them head-on, to keep them from becoming crazy ringlets. My hair has a much more even curl today!

Saturday is my "curly cut" appointment, so I'm hoping the layers will get fixed them.

The rest of what I did:

Co-washed, conditioned, combed it through, and rinsed upside-down. Did my shower headbanging (gives me better clumps) then got out and applied two pumps of Peter Lamas Volumize Me mousse, all through hair by gently squeezing/threading between curls. Raking ruins my curls. Got my hands a bit slick with KCCC (a new fave, an itty bitty bit goes a looong way for me) and squeezed that all through, cupping clumps toward my scalp.

I didn't plop today because it seems to flatten and kink the top of my fine hair. Instead I did a super-loose turban to just let my hair sit up inside of it, without gravity pulling it down. This made it a lot easier to style.

When I let my hair down about an hour later, I did a little more KCCC over all the curls, again gently squeezing them up. Did my new drying method until it was mostly dry. Then... MORE KCCC, , again just a fingertip dab rubbed between my palms, smoothed throughout.

Much better today! Still need a cut though, those lower layers are so wonky. Apologies for the red bathroom/less-than-awesome pictures; I'm learing it's hard to photograph your own hair! I'm also getting used to how "soft" my hair is. It lies a little flatter than when it is frizzy, obviously, but has better root curl than it use to so it isn't flat. It's just a matter of adjusting to how it feels on my head, I guess... and not constantly playing with it because it feels nice!
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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
Last night I:

1) Co-washed
2) Leave-in co
3) Marc Anthony curl creme and Curly Sexy Hair gel
4) Plopped
5) Soft bonnet dryer for 20 min (awesome! no frizz)
6) Sleep bonnet

Waves are still stringy; I will have to experiment with a Denman and the sloshing technique..
Totally new noob...I have no idea what I'm doing!

Type: 2c, medium porosity, low/med density, medium width, APL+, colour treated
Goal: To lose the flat iron and embrace my waves for the first time ever!

Clarifying poo: Live Clean ACV
Co: L'Oreal Cleansing Conditioner, GF Pure Clean, Redken Curvaceous Leave in Co
Products: Curly Sexy Hair Foam Curl Enhancer and Liquid Curl Gel, Pantene Curl Defining Scrunching Mousse

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