My curls look fantastic, and I feel proud.

This is the first time in my life I have truly embraced my curls, and I feel proud and fantastic. I am Irish-Red Curly and feel I am embracing my heritage and whom I am as a person.

I have followed the "Curly Girl" wisdom, of the book. I no longer use any shampoo and put in water soluable gels everday and my curls look great, and shiny. I feel like a new woman.

This has been a rough year for me emotionally, and not only did I embrace my curls I have lost almost 60 lbs., I am ready to be the real me and it feels great. I just wanted to share.

Red and Curly, in Wisconsin
3B, CG,Corkscrew
Xtramoist shampoo, Fastfood leave on, Recoil, varnish Gel-Herbal Essances, Totally Twisted
Irish-American Curly
Never try to be something you are not, and never be afraid to be who you are.
RedheadCurly
You go!
2c/3a?
Low porosity, medium texture.
http://public.fotki.com/Medusahair/

If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
thats great good for you
Routine: Wash everyday with Pantene Pro V Shampoo and Condtioner for color treated hair, Plop Upside Down for around ten minutes Take Down Then Scrunch in Curl Junkie Curl Queen Styling Gel and Redken Fresh Curls Curl Refiner. Then Diffuse upside down until almost dry.


Congratulations on the weight loss AND finding your curly roots !
CG-modified since 4/05
2b/3a and 3b on occasion!
Products: The hair aisle in my own cabinets.
Best definition winner: KCCC
Best volume winner: LOOB
Yea for you! I'm so glad this is working out for you
I have been loving my curls sooo much lately. On Sunday I had lots of time before I had to work, so I took my time with my hair; plopped for an hour, added a tad bit more gel, diffused for a bit, then clipped my roots up a bit for more volume, then let it finish air-drying. All in all it took 3 hours start to finish (in between time I was doing dishes, laundry etc) Wow, I think it was my best hair day ever. Too bad I couldn't get a photo. Maybe next time

You know me as Determined in Boston (JC Boards)
Congratulations on both of those! That weight loss thing is so tough! You should be Proud! I'm Irish too, but not a red head ( I was as a baby) now brown with lots of read highlight (when I'm my natural color) ~~jax
2c or 3a Cut most of my hair off in July '12 and am working on regrowing it.
That is wonderful! So happy for you!!
pw: curls
3b/a
Cowash - No Poo, Suave Coconut
Conditioner - One Condition
Leave In - KCKT
Gel - KCCC at the moment
I appreciate all your feedback. It just feels good to no longer hide who I am, hide behind food, inactivity, or straight irons. I am who I am and I now love myself. Yippeeee!!

In Boston- Next time have a camera ready. Good for you.

RedheadCurly2007
3B, CG,Corkscrew
Xtramoist shampoo, Fastfood leave on, Recoil, varnish Gel-Herbal Essances, Totally Twisted
Irish-American Curly
Never try to be something you are not, and never be afraid to be who you are.
RedheadCurly
That's really nice to hear redheadcurly 2007. Tell me, when did you begin CG?
Member since 2001;back with new name. 3a/b. Current faves and routine:very little pink boots,HEBE , smooth and scrunch with L'Oreal Weather or Not.
Congratulations, for embracing your curls and giving CG a go and maybe more so for losing weight when faced with challenges, it's tough enough all by itself so you've good reason to be proud, sounds like you've embarked in a path of growth and doing pretty well. My best wishes for 2007!
2A/3A, medium length, layered, colored dark/medium ash blonde - "CGer" since April '02.

"Converting the 'curlskeptics' one curly head at a time..." HWHC
What a wonderful post! That puts a big smile on my face to Thank you.

Kim
Type: 2c, medium/high porosity, high density, course.
Cleanse: Curls unleashed shampoo
Leave-in: KCKT, Curlsunleashed leave in.
Style: Argan oil
DT: Aussie 3 min. miracle or olive/coconut oil.
Sing it girl! What a great post.
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
Congrats, girl! I'm glad you've embraced your true self, and your true curliness! I'm so glad you've found that CG works best on your hair. I'm proud of you!
3B Corkscrew... I'm back on the boards now! Just got The Big Chop on Monday, pics coming soon.
Parci- I began in the beginning of November.
Kim- I am so glad.
Halfway, Redceltic, and Ladycurly- Thanks a million. I just feel great. I love who I am, and how cool is that? I do not let any outside validation tell me whom I should, or should not be. My ancestors did not straighten their hair, why should I?
3B, CG,Corkscrew
Xtramoist shampoo, Fastfood leave on, Recoil, varnish Gel-Herbal Essances, Totally Twisted
Irish-American Curly
Never try to be something you are not, and never be afraid to be who you are.
RedheadCurly

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