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Old 02-23-2013, 07:02 AM   #1
 
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Default Curl pattern getting tighter over time?

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.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:10 AM   #2
 
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I have been CG for seven months and noticed my curls are getting tighter too.

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Old 02-23-2013, 10:26 AM   #3
 
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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.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:43 AM   #4
 
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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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Old 02-23-2013, 11:55 AM   #5
 
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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.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:30 PM   #6
 
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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.
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:34 PM   #7
 
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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.
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:28 PM   #8
 
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My experience has also been like that. The healthier my hair is the curlier it has gotten.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:36 PM   #9
 
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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~?
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:56 AM   #10
 
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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..
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:30 PM   #11
 
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Yep, my hair went from 3A to close to 3C in places over the last two years of wearing my hair curly.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:06 PM   #12
 
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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~?
Pretty! Here is when I started CG and now. I think I am 3c.



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Old 03-04-2013, 01:28 PM   #13
 
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Ooo. . . ringlets. Very nice curly tresses.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:16 PM   #14
 
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Ooh, I hope that happens with mine!
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:46 PM   #15
 
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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.
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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.


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?
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:03 AM   #17
 
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^The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture conditioner. It has coconut oil and honey... and some butters. I really like it!
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Ooo. . . ringlets. Very nice curly tresses.
Thank you.

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