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Old 02-20-2012, 05:32 PM   #541
 
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I've been growing my short hair out for close to a year -no cuts- and while I'm happy it's longer than before, I'm discouraged it's taking this long...but here are my now-shoulder length 1st time ever CG curls
Can't wait for true CG long curls!
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:41 PM   #542
 
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I think my hair seems to waver between 2c and 3a. It's hard to see in the pics, but I definitely have much more curl definition in the front. (issue with technique, maybe?)
Your hair is so pretty What is your routine like?


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Old 02-29-2012, 09:57 PM   #543
 
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Default I think I'm 3a

I already asked if I was 3a, but didn't really get an answer. I think I mostly am. My hair looks kinda messy at the top here... but I like the middle/end
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:07 AM   #544
 
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You have gorgeous curls curlygirly224!

They look a 3a pattern to me.
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:37 AM   #545
 
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I think my hair seems to waver between 2c and 3a. It's hard to see in the pics, but I definitely have much more curl definition in the front. (issue with technique, maybe?)
Your hair is so pretty What is your routine like?


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Aww, thank you so much! Due to a very intense martial arts training schedule, I cleanse my hair 5-6 days per week, which is more frequently than a lot of curlies/wavies. It's rare that I will do a straight co-wash. I prefer cleansing conditioners (CJDF is my absolute favorite). I still have to rotate in a low-poo once or twice a week (currently using Shea Moisture). I use my RO as LI (loving CJ Beauticurls and ION Effective Care). My hair is happiest with LI + curl cream + gel. I love Re:coil with pretty much any gel, but I've been using Biotera gel most frequently. I also do a PT and DT once a week (IAGirl's PT and One n' Only Argan Hydrating Mask). My hair doesn't seem to dislike any particular ingredients- it's almost suspiciously agreeable, and it LOVES protein.

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Old 03-01-2012, 02:03 PM   #546
 
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Your hair looks a lot like mine, though mine is longer. It is currently bra length. Does yours tend to straighten out as you go through the day? Mine does. Still working on my "magical mix" and hoping the longer I am cg the curlier my hair will get. I am new as well Beautiful hair btw!
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:05 PM   #547
 
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Hi! I am brand new to this site and a bit neew to curly hair. I kept my hair very short for many many years. and now that I am growing it out, it is curly. untamed. O got a hair cut last month that is helping the curls, but now I want to bring out more. So I just a few days ago began CG. I am using Miracle 7 conditioner for a co-wash and their leave-in as well.

Would someone please help identify what type I am?
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:32 PM   #548
 
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Hi! I am brand new to this site and a bit neew to curly hair. I kept my hair very short for many many years. and now that I am growing it out, it is curly. untamed. O got a hair cut last month that is helping the curls, but now I want to bring out more. So I just a few days ago began CG. I am using Miracle 7 conditioner for a co-wash and their leave-in as well.

Would someone please help identify what type I am?
The lighting isn't ideal, but I'm not really seeing any defined ringlets/spirals, which is one of the traits for a 3a curl pattern. Your hair looks more 2b/2c (again, hard to tell with the lighting). Hair properties (texture, porosity, etc) are much more important factors than curl pattern in figuring out the best way to care for your curls. If you're unsure of your hair's properties, check out the link below:

Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics

Also, I believe the Miracle 7 products contain cones, which would not make them CG friendly.
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:01 PM   #549
 
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Corrina,
Thank you! the link is very informative. I have fine hair, normal porosity. I do have a few ringlets near my face, but more so on the underside. (if I flip my over?) I can get my finger to go up thru them.


Any advice will be greatly apprecdiated!!! And I promise to post pics as I progress along!

Thanks again!
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:05 PM   #550
 
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Corrina,
Thank you! the link is very informative. I have fine hair, normal porosity. I do have a few ringlets near my face, but more so on the underside. (if I flip my over?) I can get my finger to go up thru them.


Any advice will be greatly apprecdiated!!! And I promise to post pics as I progress along!

Thanks again!
There was a thread started in the 2s forum for listing product and technique ideas for wavies/curlies with fine texture, normal porosity and normal elasticity. You can probably get some great starting info there.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:20 AM   #551
 
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Here's my latest - 33"
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:57 PM   #552
 
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Very nice! I actually think you are more like a 3b!
Very pretty!
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:22 PM   #553
 
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I'm in an awkward stage between chopping-off last August, and trying to maintain a style while my hair grows. I think I'm 3a...

You look like 3a to me, too. Your hair is so pretty!
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:45 AM   #554
 
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You have gorgeous, healthy looking bouncy curls gardencurls!
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:18 PM   #555
 
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Everyone has such beautiful hair! I'm relatively new to this site (been checking this out for a few months, but just recently started participating in any discussions). I was wondering, what gives you all the best results as far as shine, without creating too much weight? I'm trying to stay away from silicones, but I've noticed that I'm having a hard time controlling frizz and adding shine without weighing my hair down. I'll attach some pics for you all to see.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:14 PM   #556
 
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Hello i just joined and recently started the curly girl method. I was told i was more a 3a than a 2c so here are some pics of all four sides of my hair.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:30 PM   #557
 
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T3ddy377 - your hair is so beautiful! I've always had red hair envy I agree that you look more like a 3a.

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Old 04-02-2012, 06:35 PM   #558
 
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I was having an awesome hair day two weeks ago and just feel like shouting from the mountaintops... can't wait to see what happens after the Deva cut in two weeks.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:14 PM   #559
 
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All of you have beautiful hair! Here is a picture...I might upload more pictures tomorrow.


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Old 04-02-2012, 08:22 PM   #560
 
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Im so confused about the whole curl type can somebody please? I think im a mixture of 2c/3b-ish also im new here (Hello im so excited to start learning about my hair ) and im starting to take care of my hair could anybody recommend tips? Thank you!!

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