Be brave post your before SOTC and after pics

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Guys, it's my 6 month CG anniversary! Actually it was maybe 2 weeks ago but it just hit me right now. So these double as proof of how great the CG method is. Oh, and the products I used here were my trusty KCKT and KCCC.
Originally Posted by dusalocks
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Be brave post your before SOTC and after pics-uploadfromtaptalk1370185674971.jpg

And after
Be brave post your before SOTC and after pics-uploadfromtaptalk1370185703153.jpg

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2C, Medium thickness, Low posity
Recovering from a year of keratin and bleach with CG

Routine

Low Poo, Condition, Leave in, Curl cream, Supersoak, Gel, Diffuse on high heat, with minimal lift to encourage waves and reduce frizz, Dry on cool with nozzle down to smooth hair and finish drying,Shine Serum

Weekly gelatin protien treatments.
I just don't get the same results most of you do!!
2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
Oohh..such lovely curlies and wavies in here!

I'll play along.

1st one is about 75% dry.
2nd is just before SOTC
3rd is immediately after SOTC
4th is about 15 minutes later after my whole "get ready for public eyes" regime is complete.

Um. WHY are they all sideways?? Sorry about that. No clue what happened.
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Currently using and loving: KCKT & KCCC, Suave Coconut, BRHG, GVP Conditioning Balm

Next up to try: Protein Treatments


3a/fine/almost waist length when pulled straight; bra-strap length when curly
I just don't get the same results most of you do!!
Originally Posted by chupie
Don't get discouraged Chupie, my hair looks just like yours. Unfortunately wavy hair needs more length to really show its full potential. Have you thought about growing it out some more?

Actually if you look at my and especially KatMack's pics in the before and after SOTC thread I think you'll see what I mean. You can see it better in Kat's but mine does the same thing where the first big wave is on the scalp and the next starts below the shoulders. I'm sure if you grew your hair out to a bit below the shoulders you'd get similar results to us.

I think your hair looks great though, I love the color and it looks very healthy and shiny.

EDIT: I meant this thread: What does your hair look like without scrunching and without styling products?, sorry.
2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012

This is what I'm happiest with right now.
Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
RO: SS Caitlin's co
Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
glycerin, honey, oils & butters Protein!

Last edited by Lynaea; 06-02-2013 at 04:40 PM. Reason: More info from another thread
I just don't get the same results most of you do!!
Originally Posted by chupie
Don't get discouraged Chupie, my hair looks just like yours. Unfortunately wavy hair needs more length to really show its full potential. Have you thought about growing it out some more?

Actually if you look at my and especially KatMack's pics in the before and after SOTC thread I think you'll see what I mean. You can see it better in Kat's but mine does the same thing where the first big wave is on the scalp and the next starts below the shoulders. I'm sure if you grew your hair out to a bit below the shoulders you'd get similar results to us.

I think your hair looks great though, I love the color and it looks very healthy and shiny.
Originally Posted by Lynaea
I agree. My hair is just sort of bendy when it's above the shoulders. A lot of wavier need length for it to really show.
Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity. Dyed to brown a few months ago.
Lowpoo:
Trader Joe's TTT Shampoo
Rinse Out:
Yes to Carrots, AOHR, Aubrey Organics Rosemary Peppermint
LI: Yes to Carrots
Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, LA Looks Sports, Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Whipped Mousse
Actually if you look at my and especially KatMack's pics in the before and after SOTC thread I think you'll see what I mean.
Originally Posted by Lynaea
Oops! I meant this thread: What does your hair look like without scrunching and without styling products? , sorry.
2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012

This is what I'm happiest with right now.
Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
RO: SS Caitlin's co
Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
glycerin, honey, oils & butters Protein!

Last edited by Lynaea; 06-02-2013 at 04:41 PM.
i love the pictures! but just a question, how long does it take for your hair to be ready to have the crunch scrunched out? do you generally scrunch out the scrunch at home, or after you've left the house. whenever i wash my hair in the morning, i walk out the house with wet hair, which means people see me with wet,crunchy hair, so irritating!
Curl pattern: Loose waved underlayer, a mixture of 2b, 2c, 3a
Porosity: Low
Density: Thick
Length: When stretched approx 5cm above belly button
Low poo: Tresemme Naturals
Conditioner: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration
Styler: Olive Oil Eco Styler
Deep conditioner: Olive oil

Umm, around lumchtime :-) I scrunch in the office bathroom.
Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
Current favorites:
Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
Style: FSG, BRHG
Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

iHerb discount code: PNQ285
I blow dry mine even though I work from home, I cannot stand spending half the day with my hair undone, it seems to defeat the object to me

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2C, Medium thickness, Low posity
Recovering from a year of keratin and bleach with CG

Routine

Low Poo, Condition, Leave in, Curl cream, Supersoak, Gel, Diffuse on high heat, with minimal lift to encourage waves and reduce frizz, Dry on cool with nozzle down to smooth hair and finish drying,Shine Serum

Weekly gelatin protien treatments.
I just don't get the same results most of you do!!
Originally Posted by chupie
Don't get discouraged Chupie, my hair looks just like yours. Unfortunately wavy hair needs more length to really show its full potential. Have you thought about growing it out some more?

Actually if you look at my and especially KatMack's pics in the before and after SOTC thread I think you'll see what I mean. You can see it better in Kat's but mine does the same thing where the first big wave is on the scalp and the next starts below the shoulders. I'm sure if you grew your hair out to a bit below the shoulders you'd get similar results to us.

I think your hair looks great though, I love the color and it looks very healthy and shiny.

EDIT: I meant this thread: What does your hair look like without scrunching and without styling products?, sorry.
Originally Posted by Lynaea
Yeah I am growing. I just said to myself tonight "I just need 5 more inches or so". That's about 10 months off.
2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
This is where I started (and how nice had it for a loooong time). Be brave post your before SOTC and after pics-imageuploadedbycurltalk1370222006.069919.jpg

That was 12/11.
2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
Chupie- your hair looks great! Not everyone wants long hair and that's okay. Wavies are just as lovely as curlies, so I hope you appreciate your hair for what is! If I could wear bangs like that!!!!! I have a huge cowlick in front so bangs are a big no no. Lol.
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip
Correct me if I'm wrong, but are most of you air drying? I don't get a big difference either because I diffuse out most of crunch.
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip
Correct me if I'm wrong, but are most of you air drying? I don't get a big difference either because I diffuse out most of crunch.
Originally Posted by chloe92us
Sometimes I air dry, sometimes I diffuse until completely dry, sometimes I do something in the middle. Today (the pictures are a few posts above this one) I diffused for about 10 minutes...until about 75% dry and then air-dryed the rest.
Currently using and loving: KCKT & KCCC, Suave Coconut, BRHG, GVP Conditioning Balm

Next up to try: Protein Treatments


3a/fine/almost waist length when pulled straight; bra-strap length when curly
I have to diffuse or I get piddly waves. But instill
Get
Crunch to scrunch.
2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
How do yall do your sotc without gettin frizzie?!

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Aw, thanks, Jules! I love your hair, too. Especially your haircut.

(P.S. Ever since I found out I am coarse I am wondering if my hair is really that dense or it's just that the strands are thicker. . .?)
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


Last edited by dusalocks; 06-02-2013 at 11:18 PM.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but are most of you air drying? I don't get a big difference either because I diffuse out most of crunch.
Originally Posted by chloe92us
Well, for the picture I posted I air dried. And I violated the rule of "a little goes a long way" with KCCC to show how crunchy I'd get if I was trying to protect my hair from any sort of activity. (Sleeping, exercising, etc.) And then I scrunched out my crunch by going for a jog because it was a pretty tight gelcast. I'm not so good at the manual scrunching. I prefer to just let things unravel naturally but if I have to do it myself I do it with a little bit of leave in conditioner in my hands. Shea Moisture's milk. I don't like to SOTC emptyhanded. I feel like I get neater results with the milk.
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 noticed something really strange...

I prefer to use mousse in fact because it's easier to get into my hair for me and less sticky, but I vary between mousse and gel because gel is less drying for me than mousse is.

The strange thing I noticed is that if I use gel, I get a huuuuuge difference between before and after SOTC (first stringy and doesn't look like I have a lot of hair, afterwards I get the volume), and with mousse the difference is really less visible. Mousse also doesn't leave me as crunchy as gel does. (so for me, if I would have to leave home before my hair would be dry I would probably use mousse).

Did anyone else notice this difference, that before SOTC looks more "before SOTC" with gel as with mousse?

Jules: you also have a huge difference between before and after SOTC, do you use gel or mousse?

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