Hello! Day 1 of CG.. help identify curl type?

Hello,

I have been doing lots of reading on this wonderful site and have done CO washing in the past but have decided to go back to it again with some dedication!

This is day one... could you tell which hair type I am?

Also - I am using suave naturals coconut, aubrey organics island naturals conditioner, aloe vera gel and HE totally twisted gel.... does this seem ok to start off with?

Thanks so much



I'd type the curl pattern as 2a. What products you use will totally depend on your hair properties. Have you decided on those yet? You can find info on identifying those at www.livecurlylivefree.com - texture (fine, medium, coarse), density (thin, medium, dense), and porosity (low, normal, high) will play a much bigger role in your product choices.

Sent from my PG06100 using CurlTalk App
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

Hair elasticity too can help guide product choice. I agree I think your hair looks like a 2a.

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2cMii, porous, good elasticity, APL, dark brown with a silver lining.
Love coconut oil, olive oil, and Everyday Shea!
HGs are simple, natural, and destroy frizzzz!!
Thanks! Glad I asked!!

Day 2 and already I see an improvement!
fine, high porosity waves (2A)
CO Wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
Conditioner: Aubrey Organics Island Naturals
Style: Aloe Vera gel, AG Re:Coil and Herbal Essence Totally Twisted Gel
Treatments: Joico K-Pak, Coconut oil
Lo-Poo: 365 Grapefruit Shampoo (once/week)

Current: Shoulder length waves (damaged)
Goal: Mermaid hair
You might actually want to hold off until you've been doing CG for a while and then assess what your curl pattern is. I lot of people find that it takes a few weeks of doing CG for their hair's true curl pattern to fully emerge. (Take a look at the Before and After CG Photos thread to see what I mean: Post your before & After CG pics).

And ITA with others who pointed out that knowing your hair properties is really important for figuring out how to care for your hair correctly (i.e. product ingredients to look for/avoid, routines, etc). But for me anyway, also knowing hair type (2B, 3C, 4A, etc.) helps when considering hairstyles. I'll see a hairstyle I like but then I consider whether my particular curl pattern will produce the same look, something similar, or 'not-even-close'. HTH.
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity

Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*

Goal: APL Hair
Thanks for the good advice. I do expect mine will change - it has over the years already. I am 30 and I never really accepted I have wavy hair until recently because it was pin straight when I was younger!

The before/afters are awesome!! I love looking through them.
fine, high porosity waves (2A)
CO Wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
Conditioner: Aubrey Organics Island Naturals
Style: Aloe Vera gel, AG Re:Coil and Herbal Essence Totally Twisted Gel
Treatments: Joico K-Pak, Coconut oil
Lo-Poo: 365 Grapefruit Shampoo (once/week)

Current: Shoulder length waves (damaged)
Goal: Mermaid hair
Mine has definitely changed drastically since day 1. I dont even look like the same head of hair. But mine was very curly as a baby & I'd fried it straight so I expected it to bounce back like it has.

Sent from my PG06100 using CurlTalk App
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

Just wanted to post a little update.... one week in and I'm already seeing great changes!


fine, high porosity waves (2A)
CO Wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
Conditioner: Aubrey Organics Island Naturals
Style: Aloe Vera gel, AG Re:Coil and Herbal Essence Totally Twisted Gel
Treatments: Joico K-Pak, Coconut oil
Lo-Poo: 365 Grapefruit Shampoo (once/week)

Current: Shoulder length waves (damaged)
Goal: Mermaid hair

Last edited by kiliki; 07-15-2012 at 08:45 PM.
Looking good kiliki, gorgeous bouncy waves!
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
Thank you!! I'm excited to see if they continue to change
fine, high porosity waves (2A)
CO Wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
Conditioner: Aubrey Organics Island Naturals
Style: Aloe Vera gel, AG Re:Coil and Herbal Essence Totally Twisted Gel
Treatments: Joico K-Pak, Coconut oil
Lo-Poo: 365 Grapefruit Shampoo (once/week)

Current: Shoulder length waves (damaged)
Goal: Mermaid hair

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