3a hair pics!

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Your hair is like mine too! I've been doing the cg method for about 2 weeks now and I'm starting to see more curl pattern. I started at 2c but now my hair is 2c and 3a curls... I think! Maybe someone can tell me based on my pic :/ I'm so new to all of this! The product that work best with my hair so far has been Eco styler krsytal gel. I also use ag re coil to help activate my curls

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Last edited by leyvagirlcurls; 05-21-2012 at 05:16 PM.
Wow, your curls look really pretty and shiny in your avatar pic leyvagirlcurls. I agree that they look between 2c/3a, gorgeous!
UK Curly
Curl type : Boticelli, 3a, loose curls
Porosity : High
Texture : Fine/medium (I think!)
Co-wash/rinse out/leave in : L'oreal Full Restore 5, GFR&S, Schwarzkopf Bio Pomegranite
Gels : Umberto Giannini Flirty Curls Scrunching Jelly
Finish product : Boots Naked Style Frizz Fighter Serum or a pea-sized blob of condish smoothed over canopy
CG since Feb 2011
I'm not sure if I'm a 3a... but i hope!
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I think I'm 3a, not sure. I'm new to curls, just said goodbye to my flat iron.
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I think I'm 3A with a little 3B in spots. Here's my first good curly pic from this morning. I'm so excited I'm sharing it everywhere. lol! I've only been CG for 2 days, so I've got a long way to go. My hair is super dry, even with the atrocious amount of conditioner I gave it this morning.


CG since May 23, 2012
Yep, I'm a newbie!
Hispanic with 3a/b curls that did not exist when I was a child

Current Products:
Suave Naturals Everlasting Sunshine
VO5 Tea Therapy Blackberry Sage
HETT gel
I think I'm 3A with a little 3B in spots. Here's my first good curly pic from this morning. I'm so excited I'm sharing it everywhere. lol! I've only been CG for 2 days, so I've got a long way to go. My hair is super dry, even with the atrocious amount of conditioner I gave it this morning.

Originally Posted by raynebair
Your curls don't look dry to me in your pic, they're beautiful!
UK Curly
Curl type : Boticelli, 3a, loose curls
Porosity : High
Texture : Fine/medium (I think!)
Co-wash/rinse out/leave in : L'oreal Full Restore 5, GFR&S, Schwarzkopf Bio Pomegranite
Gels : Umberto Giannini Flirty Curls Scrunching Jelly
Finish product : Boots Naked Style Frizz Fighter Serum or a pea-sized blob of condish smoothed over canopy
CG since Feb 2011
Thanks. I think I got lucky in this pic. Today I have 2nd day hair and they're starting to look a tad drier and super frizzy. The halo is like a hat over my whole head!

But they feel really dry and rough to the touch.

CG since May 23, 2012
Yep, I'm a newbie!
Hispanic with 3a/b curls that did not exist when I was a child

Current Products:
Suave Naturals Everlasting Sunshine
VO5 Tea Therapy Blackberry Sage
HETT gel


Maybe i'm more 2c? 3a underneath?

My hair is so fine, it's so hard to get that top layer to match up to the rest.

I'll have to look at the 2 forum to compare.

Last edited by Jpop825; 05-25-2012 at 04:32 PM.
Okay, so I am brand new here but I'm completely addicted! I found this website 3 days ago and have been poo-free since then. I'm really hoping I can get some healthy curls and eliminate the frizz because I don't want to wear my hair up every day anymore.
I think I'm type is 3a but I'm open to a different opinion because I probably have no idea what I'm talking about And please offer suggestions or tips if you have them, I'm looking to experiment with just about everything until I find the right routine.
My biggest issues at the moment are getting my hair to clump and dealing with frizz.



Thanks again for any feedback! I can't even describe how excited I am to begin this process!!!

Last edited by somethingshiny; 05-27-2012 at 07:27 PM.
After looking at all of the awesome hair pics here, I think I'm not a 3b like I thought! Still figuring out my newly embraced curls, so this is just another step on the curly path!

Had to pull the hair back today because it is like 10000 degrees in my classroom and there is no AC.. Pay no attention to my mess in the background! I get on nc after the kids leave to de-stress!

Thanks for all the pictures ladies... an inspiration to keep going!

Just thought I should mention.... this is 4 day curls for me!!! That has never happened to me before!! YAY!!!
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Type:3A/3B
Texture:Medium
Porosity:low
Elasticity:Normal
Still on a hunt for good cleanser/conditioner




a little of this and a little of that
Okay, so I am brand new here but I'm completely addicted! I found this website 3 days ago and have been poo-free since then. I'm really hoping I can get some healthy curls and eliminate the frizz because I don't want to wear my hair up every day anymore.
I think I'm type is 3a but I'm open to a different opinion because I probably have no idea what I'm talking about And please offer suggestions or tips if you have them, I'm looking to experiment with just about everything until I find the right routine.
My biggest issues at the moment are getting my hair to clump and dealing with frizz.



Thanks again for any feedback! I can't even describe how excited I am to begin this process!!!
Originally Posted by somethingshiny
Wow! You have my dream hair for when it grows out. Mine will never be that thick though, so sorry for the lack of product advice. Btw, I've only been on here a few days, too.
Dense but fine and delicate 3a hair. Feels like a dandelion without product. Difficulties in getting less puff and more definition when short.

On a mission to grow out after my big chop!
I've been CG for about six months now, and wanted to post an updated picture. I'm so excited to finally see such good results! And I've finally figured out a good routine and several staple products I am so happy to see the reduction in frizz and increase in shine, and I'm getting consistent day 2 and even 3 hair.

Day one:


Day 2:



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2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate

My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!

CG since 12/29/2011

Last edited by jsuzkelley; 06-17-2012 at 02:57 AM.
I've been CG for about six months now, and wanted to post an updated picture. I'm so excited to finally see such good results! And I've finally figured out a good routine and several staple products I am so happy to see the reduction in frizz and increase in shine, and I'm getting consistent day 2 and even 3 hair.

Day one:


Day 2:



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Originally Posted by jsuzkelley
Your hair is SOOO GORGEOUS! please tell me what products and techniques you are using! I feel that my hair has the potential to look like that, there are just so many products I have no idea where to start! You have my dream hair I can't emphasize how beautiful it is!!!!
I'm not positive my hair is 3a but I think so...

Last edited by luluus; 07-18-2012 at 02:12 AM.
^ I'd say it is. Beautiful

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fine, thin, normal/(low?) porosity. Mod-CG. Usually I can't co-wash more than 1x a week, & sometimes I have to use T-Gel in rotation due to scalp issues.

Co-wash: VO5 Volumizing
Poo: Giovanni 50:50
RO:TN, Nexxus Youth Renewal, Alba Coconut
LI: KCKT
PT: gelatin PT, ION EC
Stylers: Giovanni mousse, TIGI Curls Rock amplifier (a-cone), Curls Rock Strong Hold Mousse
Gels: SCC spray gel

Your hair is SOOO GORGEOUS! please tell me what products and techniques you are using! I feel that my hair has the potential to look like that, there are just so many products I have no idea where to start! You have my dream hair I can't emphasize how beautiful it is!!!!
Originally Posted by Sami
Thank you so much you are too nice! It took me quite awhile, and a lot of experimenting, to finally find good products and a routine to get consistent results. My hair is fine, although there is quite a bit of it, with normal porosity and normal elasticity, and I live in a dry climate (Colorado). So, if you have similar properties, maybe some of this stuff will work for you. I'll just list out products I've had the best results with, and then a quick description of my current routine.

Cleanse: I like to use cleansing conditioners (right now I like CJDF) or co-wash (TN or SN). I haven't used shampoo, not even low poo, in a while.

RO: TN moisture, DB pumpkin seed, GVP CB, Curls (for Target) Coconut Curlada

LI: CK satin roots, Shescentit coco cream, DM hair whip, AIA LI, SM curl & style milk, Giovanni DLI

Stylers: I've really been liking jelly stylers (don't like regular gel). My faves so far are BS stretch curls gelee (puree is good too), UFD curly magic, DM miracurls, SS CEJ and FSG. I also like DB cream gel.

Sealing: EO serum, DB curl styling cream

My current routine is: cleanse first (either co-wash or cleansing condish), then apply RO condish and leave on my hair while I do other shower stuff, then detangle and Rinse. If I'm co-washing, then I will sometimes skip using an extra RO, depending on how moisturized my hair feels. Then I apply LI to soaking wet hair in the shower (rake/comb through), then my styler (rake/comb through). After that I use the super soaker method to add more water to my hair, twist my hair in sections and scrunch to reclump and encourage curls. I gently squeeze out the extra moisture so my hair is damp but not dripping, then scrunch a sealing product into just the ends. I plop for about 10-15 minutes, then air dry. This has been giving very consistent results for me. I do rotate my products, trying not to do the same combo twice in a row as this also seems to make a difference.

For 2nd or 3rd day hair, I sometimes refresh with a little watered down condish or LI (smoothed over the canopy and then scrunched in). If the curls need a little more help, I will cup water in my hands and gently squeeze into my hair until very damp, then apply the condish/LI and scrunch some extra styler in. If I need to, I'll use a flower sack towel to squeeze out extra water, or maybe even plop for 5 minutes. I always air dry.


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2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate

My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!

CG since 12/29/2011
Thank you so much you are too nice! It took me quite awhile, and a lot of experimenting, to finally find good products and a routine to get consistent results. My hair is fine, although there is quite a bit of it, with normal porosity and normal elasticity, and I live in a dry climate (Colorado). So, if you have similar properties, maybe some of this stuff will work for you. I'll just list out products I've had the best results with, and then a quick description of my current routine.

Cleanse: I like to use cleansing conditioners (right now I like CJDF) or co-wash (TN or SN). I haven't used shampoo, not even low poo, in a while.

RO: TN moisture, DB pumpkin seed, GVP CB, Curls (for Target) Coconut Curlada

LI: CK satin roots, Shescentit coco cream, DM hair whip, AIA LI, SM curl & style milk, Giovanni DLI

Stylers: I've really been liking jelly stylers (don't like regular gel). My faves so far are BS stretch curls gelee (puree is good too), UFD curly magic, DM miracurls, SS CEJ and FSG. I also like DB cream gel.

Sealing: EO serum, DB curl styling cream

My current routine is: cleanse first (either co-wash or cleansing condish), then apply RO condish and leave on my hair while I do other shower stuff, then detangle and Rinse. If I'm co-washing, then I will sometimes skip using an extra RO, depending on how moisturized my hair feels. Then I apply LI to soaking wet hair in the shower (rake/comb through), then my styler (rake/comb through). After that I use the super soaker method to add more water to my hair, twist my hair in sections and scrunch to reclump and encourage curls. I gently squeeze out the extra moisture so my hair is damp but not dripping, then scrunch a sealing product into just the ends. I plop for about 10-15 minutes, then air dry. This has been giving very consistent results for me. I do rotate my products, trying not to do the same combo twice in a row as this also seems to make a difference.

For 2nd or 3rd day hair, I sometimes refresh with a little watered down condish or LI (smoothed over the canopy and then scrunched in). If the curls need a little more help, I will cup water in my hands and gently squeeze into my hair until very damp, then apply the condish/LI and scrunch some extra styler in. If I need to, I'll use a flower sack towel to squeeze out extra water, or maybe even plop for 5 minutes. I always air dry.


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Originally Posted by jsuzkelley
Thanks a lot for the info! I will definitely be trying out some of the products you mentioned...and thanks for the routine as well!
Still not sure what hair type I am (2c or 3a) but ever since full CG (aprox. a week now) I've been getting more root curl

Sorry for uploading so many :$

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2c/3a mix. Low Porosity, Coarse, Mid-back length when curly, Mod CG, Loreal Eversleek: Sulfate/ Silicone free Shampoo, Conditioner, Deep conditioner (Weekly), Leave in Conditioner, Frizz Serum,
Garnier Frutcus Pure Clean: Gel and Frizz control.Live clean Exotic Necter Argan oil spray regularly.

I alternate use of products and use both Shampoo and Conditioner daily. Have been mod- CG for approx. 5 months. Straighten aprox once every 2 weeks. Thinking of going full CG.
Your curls are so long!
When my hair is longer the curls start to go straighter and straighter...lol

I just got a haircut, so I actually have quite a bit of volume
First picture is haircut...I'm not sure why it looks so dark in that picture. It's a light auburn color generally (like in the second picture--which is old. Before CG)
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Last edited by GingerBear; 07-09-2012 at 10:14 PM.
I'm new to all this, and just started co-washing & plopping, but today I got the Shea Moisture kit and the L'Oreal Co-wash - and I love both! I'm growing my back out after a big chop for work (I'm in theater - had to do a big 60's bob) so making friends with my curls again after all spring and early summer with 'straight' hair.
I can't figure out how to get a url for an image upload, but here's my hair today:
Curls | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

I'm very intrigued by these new-to-me methods, and can't believe I've lived this long not knowing about sulfates and silicones being bad for my curls.

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