Curl pattern getting tighter over time?

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Hi guys!

Have this weird phenomenon going on with my hair and am curious about your thoughts.

The very first time I went CG, my curls came out as a nice 2C.

I quickly got better at it especially at scrunching. And the overall condition of my hair improved. Hair was mostly a 3A now. Even days after washing it was still a nice 3A.

But these last few days I have noticed that it's gotten tighter... my curls! It's not there yet, but it's really hinting towards a 3B! I'm shocked/surprised.

It's not like I hate it or something. In fact, I don't know what to think of it yet :P

Anyone else experienced this? I know that curl pattern usually changes a bit shortly after starting CG, but I've been there already. Been CG for 6 months now.

Or could it be the weather or something?

I haven't changed products... except deep treatment.

Current length: tailbone
Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

HGs:
Clarify: Nivea
Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
Seal: Grapeseed oil
Gel: Studioline

PT: EO Keratin co
DT: RO+oils
Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


www.iherb.com 5-10$ discount code:
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I have been CG for seven months and noticed my curls are getting tighter too.

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3C, CG Method, Low porosity, Low density, Medium Width






when I started, my hair MAYBE a 2c. There were waves galore, and then underneath some strong 3a's. As I have been CG longer, I'm CG since Oct, things are tightening up. I noticed the other day after my hair dried that I had 6 large curls under and they were TIGHT. and clumped. It's definitely getting curlier.
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.
Yup, it's pretty common actually. When I was doing true CG, I could make my hair curl all the way from my scalp to the roots. When I'm using modified CG (which is what I do now) my hair starts curling around my ears.
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Fine/thin 2c/3a, Low-Medium Porosity, Dry!
Yes I think they get tighter since they are getting healthier. I started off with barely a curl then considered myself a 2c so far I think it's been 2 months or getting close and my hair is looking more like 3a. I would love if it can get to 3b lol.
CG NEWBIE
curl type: 2c/3a on a good day
med/high porosity & high density
hair strand width: med/coarse
BSL hair & growing



GOING STRONG!!! SAY NO TO HEAT!!!
Yay! I'm excited. My first day of CG my ringlets were mainly at the bottom but they climbed up my head the following 2 weeks. Also I've been doing a naked hair test at the end of every month to see what my hair looks like if I let it dry without product. There was a huge difference between month 1 and 2. I'll have to keep my fingers crossed for month 3.
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 agree. Ive been mod cg since oct starting as a 2c mainly and im much more 3a now too as the months go along. I do switch up products a lot but i also have been steaming weekly and i think thats been helping curl pattern too. Its amazing what caring for your hair can do for your curls.

Diane
NYC/NJ
2c/3a..fine/regular texture..normal porosity..low elasticity..high density..cherub curls

faves: - deva, jessicurl, ouidad...major product junkie
mod cg method as of 10/2012
goals: grow out bad layered cut & grow hair to waist!
last softener: Sept 2010
last trim/roots color: 9/5/12..1/12/13 trim // 11/17/12..1/19/13 color

youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/curlywavydiane
My experience has also been like that. The healthier my hair is the curlier it has gotten.
Type: 3a fine & dense,with normal porosity, terrible product junkie
ROUTINE: LI, enhancer, gel, plop with Curlease towel, serum product (either CIAB or Gel-les'c), clip & diffuse.
Too many favourite products to list ... I finally have my routine that works and alot of products to choose from. My product stash is huge, but well loved !!!
Thanks everyone for your opinions and experiences!!

Interesting to know that I'm not the only one
And man I would NEVER have thought I would walk around with anything close to 3B... seemed so unrealistic (for me). And so it's probably because of hair getting healthier... I know how to take care of hair, but this is a nice confirmation that I'm doing it right, lolol hehe ^^

This morning I did my whole routine again, and it's still quite tight. So it wasn't just a one time thing. I even took a pic of it.



It's a lot tighter than my signature pics, isn't it~?
Houseofcurls and Pixar like this.

Current length: tailbone
Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

HGs:
Clarify: Nivea
Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
Seal: Grapeseed oil
Gel: Studioline

PT: EO Keratin co
DT: RO+oils
Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


www.iherb.com 5-10$ discount code:
VHT541 Many natural hair products!
Mine were at first too. Nice tight ringlets that I never really knew I had. Unfortunately, my hair seems looser lately I think it might be damage..






BSL stretched (longest it's ever been and growing rapidly!), past shoulder curly. Hair goal is hip length.

3a-b/f-m/ii. Soft and silky texture and prone to tangles. Can't get second day hair, even if I kissed the feet of fairy's

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Pictures (clicky)

Yep, my hair went from 3A to close to 3C in places over the last two years of wearing my hair curly.
Curl Style: 3b/3c
Texture: Fine
Porosity: Normal

Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
RO: GVP CB
Styling: As I Am Leave In, Jessicurl Rockin' Ringlets & Confident Coils, DevaCurl Set Me Up, Curl Keeper
Gel: Ecostyler Olive Oil, BioSilk RHG
Thanks everyone for your opinions and experiences!!

Interesting to know that I'm not the only one
And man I would NEVER have thought I would walk around with anything close to 3B... seemed so unrealistic (for me). And so it's probably because of hair getting healthier... I know how to take care of hair, but this is a nice confirmation that I'm doing it right, lolol hehe ^^

This morning I did my whole routine again, and it's still quite tight. So it wasn't just a one time thing. I even took a pic of it.



It's a lot tighter than my signature pics, isn't it~?
Originally Posted by Aqua_Lily
Pretty! Here is when I started CG and now. I think I am 3c.



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3C, CG Method, Low porosity, Low density, Medium Width






Ooo. . . ringlets. Very nice curly tresses.
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

Ooh, I hope that happens with mine!
2b/c, coarse, highly porous, low elasticity
Classic-length, henna gloss over natural red

Clean: Deva Low-Poo
Condition: Deva One Condition, Suave Naturals
Oil: Camellia oil, Coconut Oil, or Castor Oil
Style: FSG

CG-ish since Fall 2012, Getting serious Feb 2013
Same here. After 2 months as my hair is getting healthier I went from a loose 2b to a 3a. I did cut layers in my hair so I am sure that helped too.
2b/c
cg 01/10/13

Hair Properties: normal / high porosity, medium density, fine/medium texture
Climate : hot humid summer, coastal GA

Co-wash: Suave Naturals everlasting sunshine
Rinse out :Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, GVP, Garnier Fructis Pure and Clean
LI: SMCHM ,
Gel: Biosilk Rock Hard gel my HG
Mousse : HETT, 3 in 1

Love ACV , pedaheh's gelatin treatment
My hair hates flax seed gel, everything Deva curl and Curl Keeper,
Hi guys!

Have this weird phenomenon going on with my hair and am curious about your thoughts.

The very first time I went CG, my curls came out as a nice 2C.

I quickly got better at it especially at scrunching. And the overall condition of my hair improved. Hair was mostly a 3A now. Even days after washing it was still a nice 3A.

But these last few days I have noticed that it's gotten tighter... my curls! It's not there yet, but it's really hinting towards a 3B! I'm shocked/surprised.

It's not like I hate it or something. In fact, I don't know what to think of it yet :P

Anyone else experienced this? I know that curl pattern usually changes a bit shortly after starting CG, but I've been there already. Been CG for 6 months now.

Or could it be the weather or something?

I haven't changed products... except deep treatment.
Originally Posted by Aqua_Lily


Hey girly
My hair is the same way...in some places:/ lol maybe this bc I need a cut lol ...but maybe ur curls changed bc maybe the new deep treatment your using.may I ask what it is?
^The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture conditioner. It has coconut oil and honey... and some butters. I really like it!

Current length: tailbone
Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

HGs:
Clarify: Nivea
Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
Seal: Grapeseed oil
Gel: Studioline

PT: EO Keratin co
DT: RO+oils
Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


www.iherb.com 5-10$ discount code:
VHT541 Many natural hair products!
Ooo. . . ringlets. Very nice curly tresses.
Originally Posted by dusalocks
Thank you.

Sent from my SGH-T989 using CurlTalk App
3C, CG Method, Low porosity, Low density, Medium Width






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