Finally getting consistent results!!

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Definitely agree that anyone who has found a consistently great routine should post it!
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
This looks way long written out, sorry!

1. If its' a wash day, I use l'Oreal EverSleek to poo. If it's not a wash day but hair feels a little dirty or heavy, I co-wash with VO5 Kiwi Lime. If it's the day after a wash or co-wash, just a good water rinse works fine.

2. Apply Tresemme Naturals as my LI and finger comb throughly to get tangles iut, then do other showery things while hair sits in shower steam to help absorb.

3. Apply KCCC all over and finger comb through (I agree, it's hard to describe an amount! Best I can say is I take my 3 middle fingers and scoop out a little "chunk" or blob, and then do that a second time again). Brush through hair with Denman!

4. Separate top quarter to third of hair out and twist/clip up out of the way. Brush through remaining hair one more time and then finger twist in about 8-10 chunks (4-5 on each half of head). This is more to keep it from tangling than anything else (my hair is long!) but it gives some curl direction as an added bonus. Takes maybe 5 min.

5. Take clip out of top section and use to hold bottom twists back in a low ponytail. Brush through top section, then flip head over and finger comb this section so it is hanging straight down (to loosen up roots!). Then release bottom twisties and flip them over my head, and scrunch everything.

6. Scrunch out water with flour sack towel (still upside down).

7. Get out of shower. scrunch out more water with towel, or a new dry towel if needed. Still upside down.

8. Flip head upright and find my part, then put LALSG on my hands, run them quickly under the faucet (wet hands with gel don't stick to hair and pull out clumps!), then scrunch into hair on both sides and also upside down. I use a LOT of gel, I have lots of hair and if I don't my hair frizzes and flies away while I diffuse.

Sometimes I reverse that and scrunch in gel, THEN flip over and find part. Doesn't seem to change much.

9. Scrunch with towel one more time while upright to help shape curls. Diffuse (10-15 min?).

10. Crazy step - SOTC wearing yellow rubber kitchen gloves! It prevents frizz and I also don't really like the feeling of my producty hair on bare hands. lol

The end. That looks way longer for only 3 products than it really is.

2c/3a, fine, low porosity.

Poo: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean (yes, it has A Sulfate!!, but I have Teflon hair)
Co-wash (when I feel so inclined, which isn't often!): VO5 Kiwi Lime Clarifying Conditioner
Conditioner/LI:
same for both -- whatever I have in the shower at the time (I experiment a lot)
Style: EcoStyler Olive Oil <3
Dry: Diffuse or air dry, or both...depends on my mood

I just started a new routine; I've only used it twice but got great results each time!

Evening: Co-wash or low-poo, then apply generous amounts of a rich conditioner like SM or GVP moisture balm and finger-detangle

Morning: Stick my head, with my hair almost upside down, in the shower stall and wet my hair thoroughly with cold water.

Then apply a lighter condioner, finger-detangle, my hair still upside down (mostly because of the cold, cold water!).

Take a gob of gel/styling product, spread it over my hands, and finger-distribute the product through my hair.

Flip my head back up, lightly smooth so as to make sure there's a bit of product to smooth the surface of my hair's canopy, then air-dry.

Very simple! I need simple...I'm a very wash-n-go kinda girl.
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3a - Fine, thin, non-porous hair - boo!


Shampoo: SM shampoos

Clarifying Shampoo: KC Come Clean

Co-Wash: L'Oreal Cleansing Conditioners, As I Am Co-Wash

Hair Gel: L.A. Looks Sport, KCCC, SM Curling Souffle

DT Conditioner: SM Raw Shea Masque, SM Raw Shea conditioner + coconut oil, GVPCB

LI Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals, KCKT, VO5 shea + SM baby oil

Curl Enhancers: L.A. Looks Beachy Waves, Organix Moroccan Sea Salt Spray. AG re:coil
Wow... That is one involved process. But, I'm glad it works for u
Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
Please people keep the routines coming. I've put a cease & desist on myself to stop myself from buying any more products for the rest of this month. But learning other people's routines is a fun (and free) way to experiment.
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

Just a little addendum to my post above (since a whole day has passed)...

My curls today have been big and bounteous and very soft-looking (it does not look "producty" in the least, but like my hair just naturally does this). Not especially shiny, but my hair only looks shiny with a TON of oil and such in it, and frankly I'd rather it look soft! Amazingly my hair has NOT developed more frizz as the day's gone by, which is highly unusual for me.

I'm only at the beginning of my CG journey, and ideally I would like to further minimize frizz and perhaps coax out a bit of natural, non-"producty"-looking shine, but I'm happy with where my hair is now =)
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3a - Fine, thin, non-porous hair - boo!


Shampoo: SM shampoos

Clarifying Shampoo: KC Come Clean

Co-Wash: L'Oreal Cleansing Conditioners, As I Am Co-Wash

Hair Gel: L.A. Looks Sport, KCCC, SM Curling Souffle

DT Conditioner: SM Raw Shea Masque, SM Raw Shea conditioner + coconut oil, GVPCB

LI Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals, KCKT, VO5 shea + SM baby oil

Curl Enhancers: L.A. Looks Beachy Waves, Organix Moroccan Sea Salt Spray. AG re:coil
My hair got really shiny after maybe my second CG wash but then I hadn't been using sulfates for years so it wasn't as dehydrated as it could've been. Giving up the silicones though, now that made a big difference in my shine levels. My hair is much shinier curly than it ever was straight which seems to defy logic! (And physics.) But I'd rather my hair look soft and natural than styled and artificially shiny too. It's a toss up because I like the tighter curls I get with some hard hold gels but the crunch is such a turn off. I just hate the sensation of crunch scraping past my shoulder. Blech!
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

My hair got really shiny after maybe my second CG wash but then I hadn't been using sulfates for years so it wasn't as dehydrated as it could've been. Giving up the silicones though, now that made a big difference in my shine levels. My hair is much shinier curly than it ever was straight which seems to defy logic! (And physics.) But I'd rather my hair look soft and natural than styled and artificially shiny too. It's a toss up because I like the tighter curls I get with some hard hold gels but the crunch is such a turn off. I just hate the sensation of crunch scraping past my shoulder. Blech!
Originally Posted by dusalocks
That's what I hate about gel too. So now all I do is use re coil and a tiny bit of gel so I can form curls but also scrunch it out later
Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
A new blow dryer also helped reduce frizz which reduced the amount of gel I need
Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
Another update:

Did the same routine last night/this morning, but with a bit more KCCC. Definitely more definition and shine, though a bit less volume (though that's ok). My hair definitely took longer to dry (as with many people, I find that my hair takes longer to dry the more styling product is in it), but it looked good as it was drying!

Tonight/tomorrow morning, I want to try this routine but using VO5 conditioner + LA Looks Sport gel instead of KCKT + KCCC to see if I can also get good results with cheaper products!
3a - Fine, thin, non-porous hair - boo!


Shampoo: SM shampoos

Clarifying Shampoo: KC Come Clean

Co-Wash: L'Oreal Cleansing Conditioners, As I Am Co-Wash

Hair Gel: L.A. Looks Sport, KCCC, SM Curling Souffle

DT Conditioner: SM Raw Shea Masque, SM Raw Shea conditioner + coconut oil, GVPCB

LI Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals, KCKT, VO5 shea + SM baby oil

Curl Enhancers: L.A. Looks Beachy Waves, Organix Moroccan Sea Salt Spray. AG re:coil
Please people keep the routines coming. I've put a cease & desist on myself to stop myself from buying any more products for the rest of this month. But learning other people's routines is a fun (and free) way to experiment.
Originally Posted by dusalocks
My hair is long – S-Wavy. I believe it’s 2B. still not sure on the porous properties. I know I cannot use a Leave-in. It weights my hair down.
So maybe normal or Low. My hair is not thin, but not thick by any means. And I still have no idea if my hair likes protein or not…. Still learning what that means. I do know, that I Cannot use Tresseme Naturals conditioner. It severely dried out my hair!

Here is my routine. I use Devacurl low poo once a week. And I Deep condition my hair once a week too, with DevaCurl Heaven in Hair.

Normal day: Co-Wash with Suave Naturals coconut conditioner. Scrub my scalp, and finger detangle. Scrunch with head upside down. Rinse out…Apply Devacurl One Conditioner. Finger comb, and again scrunch with head upside down. Leave on my hair while I finish my shower. Then rinse out completely with head upside down while scrunching. Scrunch out some water, but leave hair still wet…. Then I apply product, with head upside down….(I use different product each time I shower. I rotate. … Curl Keeper and Arc Angel gel / or / DevaCurl B’Leave in and Arc Angel gel / or / Shea Moisture Curl Milk and Souffle) sometimes I twist my hair in sections to make bigger curls. If not, I just scrunch….scrunch….scrunch… Then plop for 5-6 mins. Any longer and my curls get weird. Then I diffuse immediately, with head upside down. I diffuse the pixie method, but not fully against my scalp. And I do it Very carefully and slowly, not to disturb the curls. (High speed / medium heat). (I bought my bowl diffuser from Curlyhairsolutions.com, and Love it!! )I keep the diffuser on each section for a good minute or so, then move to another section. I do each section carefully… then flip my head the the left side. Diffuse in sections… then flip to the right side….diffuse in sections. And then flip my head over again…. Keep diffusing… I keep doing this same routine for a while. I then will clip my bangs with a metal clip on how I want them to lay. Keep diffusing…. Until dry or almost dry. If it’s dry, then I Scrunch out the crunch! And I might use DevaCurl set it free sprayed into my hands when I scrunch. Not sure if it’s helps or not. But I normally just use my hands… very carefully.

I’ve had Very good 2nd day results after using my Shea Moisture products. Only have done this twice so far. Pineapple at night. (I do not have a satin pillowcase) and in the morning, spritz with water or Lavender water until damp. Put a small amount of Shea Moisture Curl Milk in and scrunch all over…. Diffuse or air dry… My curls have been FULL AND FABULOUS!!!! Like I said, it’s only been twice, but so far so good!
I love reading these but I really think I'm gonna need some pics. This is hair people, we need pics!
Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
Mom to a straight and a curly.


"The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
CoWash: Tressemee naturals
RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
LI: Tresemee
Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
Always wash upside down.
I wash my hair everyday. I use a sulfate free shampoo and tresemme 24 hour body conditioner. It's not CG, but it works for me. Then when I get out I rake AG recoil through and then flip my hair over and rake through my gel (Broaer- a brand from Spain which is impossible to find). I let it air dry for about 10-15 minutes then I flip over and blow dry it (no diffuser). I use a low setting and high heat and blow dry the back of my hair while flipped over (that way I get more volume and no frizz). Boy, I didn't realize I did so much every morning lol I guess cuz it's routine by now here's the end results:
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Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity

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Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
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Originally Posted by sKorpio1190


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Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
I wash my hair everyday. I use a sulfate free shampoo and tresemme 24 hour body conditioner. It's not CG, but it works for me. Then when I get out I rake AG recoil through and then flip my hair over and rake through my gel (Broaer- a brand from Spain which is impossible to find). I let it air dry for about 10-15 minutes then I flip over and blow dry it (no diffuser). I use a low setting and high heat and blow dry the back of my hair while flipped over (that way I get more volume and no frizz). Boy, I didn't realize I did so much every morning lol I guess cuz it's routine by now here's the end results:
Originally Posted by sKorpio1190
I really want to buy a new blowdryer. My current one has a teeny tiny diffuser and is quite, as my best friend lovingly put it, "vintage". I want to see what diffusing might do for root volume. Although I in general am afraid of too much volume and try to avoid it. . . But you and house of curls have got me thinking I might just need to bite the bullet and experiment. Torn here.
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

I wash my hair everyday. I use a sulfate free shampoo and tresemme 24 hour body conditioner. It's not CG, but it works for me. Then when I get out I rake AG recoil through and then flip my hair over and rake through my gel (Broaer- a brand from Spain which is impossible to find). I let it air dry for about 10-15 minutes then I flip over and blow dry it (no diffuser). I use a low setting and high heat and blow dry the back of my hair while flipped over (that way I get more volume and no frizz). Boy, I didn't realize I did so much every morning lol I guess cuz it's routine by now here's the end results:
Originally Posted by sKorpio1190
I really want to buy a new blowdryer. My current one has a teeny tiny diffuser and is quite, as my best friend lovingly put it, "vintage". I want to see what diffusing might do for root volume. Although I in general am afraid of too much volume and try to avoid it. . . But you and house of curls have got me thinking I might just need to bite the bullet and experiment. Torn here.
Originally Posted by dusalocks
The one I got has a HUGE diffuser. It would be great but diffusing for me gives too much clumping that I don't need or want. But it doesn't frizz up my hair anyway thankfully so I don't need it. I love volume! I'm always trying to get more
Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
Kinda of topic, but do you see a significant difference when you diffuse your curls opposed to air drying?

I am also high porosity, but I don't want to fry my hair. However, I do want to reduce my drying time and make my curls fluffy.

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Curl Routine
Co: As I am Coconut CoWash,VO5 Claifying Conditioner
DC: Macadamia Repair Masque
LI: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut
Style Creme: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Gel: KCCC, Eco Styler Argan Oil
Sealer: EVCO, EVOO


3b/3c, High Desity, High Porosity, Medium Texture, BSL
""Live by the sun, love by the moon"



I find I have better luck when I diffuse at least a little (50-75% dry usually). With how long my hair is it gets quite heavy if not, and that pulls the curl down.

But I do air dry sometimes.
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing

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