7 Day Challenge - who's up for it?

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always@night, can you always jump in here every night and deliver us an array of pictures of your hair looking fabulous and your face looking chagrined.
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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

Everyone's hair looks amazing. Even if your hair feels "off", ladies, please don't be down on it. I was out all day and noticed that the ladies of naturally curly, especially in this thread and ESPECIALLY when they're proclaiming a bad hair day, have hair that's prettier than maybe 90% of the people out there because we know what to do with it. And even if you feel like your hair doesn't look amazing or is frizzy, I'll bet you're still paid compliments.
Originally Posted by dusalocks
It's true! I felt like a I had a pretty "off" day with my hair and with myself in general...I've been sick for ages and look pretty unhealthy now--my coloring is all off, I'm slightly gaunt, etc. But...Mr. Dreamboat Barista at the coffee shop told me my hair was beautiful today. It was sweet.
Originally Posted by Gracielou
I had a similar experience my first week of CG. I was just getting over a terrible stomach flu in which I hadn't been able to eat anything other than saltines for days so I looked a wreck. Skinny and pale and just ick. So it didn't seem like the most opportune time to make a radical change and go curly. But I got compliments that very first week when I was still recovering. I wish I'd received them from Dreamboat Barista though. Mostly it was family and friends.
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

Almost forgot to post today. Sundays are usually no gel days for me because I'm in two church choirs and sing down on the altar for the first Mass- I want to make sure my hair is dry by the time I need to sing. Tried a honey shampoo recipe that I saw on WHC the other day. Hated it. Followed with Eden Body Works Co-Wash and ROO for RO (rinsed completely). SS ProteinTreatment for LI, sealed with a bit of Argan oil, then used MoroccanOil Curl Control Mousse. Plop, air dry. This is several hours later, including 50 minutes in a very warm choir loft and over an hour of driving in hair pulling obnoxious traffic.
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3a/f/iii
Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
Okay, all cards on the table. I was gonna prepoo/DT and wash my hair last night after my workout but I. . . didn't. And I've been up for nearly two hours so I should've already DT'd, washed and showered by now to make up for that but I. . .haven't. Ugh so lazy. I haven't bothered to refresh either and I'm still in my jammies. But you know what, it's Sunday morning, we're being honest, so this is my third day messy/wavy hair because I am too damned lazy and my coffee isn't seeming to do anything.
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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

Honestly Dusalocks, your curls are absolutely amazing. Just fantastic that these are your natural curls! What a beauties
F - LP - HD - NE
Fine, low porosity, high density, normal elasticity
Hairtype 2c

Low poo: Weleda Oat Replenishing Shampoo
Protein: IAGirl's gelatine treatment
Detangler & LI: KCKT
Styling: KCCC

Beauty Is Not a Number
Missed yesterday running around and went to visit an old friend.
So today is day 6. Second day hair, took it out of the pineapple this morning and have fine nothing lol. It's Sunday. I don't usually do anything to it. Yesterday I co washed as usual with as I am coconut Ro with tresseme naturals leave in cantu Shea butter. I tried a batch of okra gel and slathered that on and topped with gvplsg and a little hesmu. I wanted to make sure it held up so I didn't have horrible hair for my visit. It was pretty windy so I did have some frizz but nothing major was a fairly good day 7 of 10. Actually looks pretty nice today considering I haven't touched it or refreshed. Kinda dull with looser curl than I like but not bad. 7 of 10 for second day hair

Anyone have an idea what I can add to okra and FSG for shine??
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Katie
2C/3a, Medium Texture, Normal porosity, High Density, Normal Elasticity (so says the LCLF Hair analysis)
Co Wash: As I am
RO: Yes To Carrots / Ion
LI: Biotera / Samy Big Curls Defining Cream
Gel: FSG, Volumax (Original and Mega)
Color: Henna
Tools: Diffusing
Honestly, Laura, you have gorgeous Disney Princess hair so that means a lot. Thanks!

Rytoka, there are lots of things you can add to FSG for shine. I add a tsp of vitamin e oil, a tsp of AVG (the natural kind that needs to be refrigerated), a tsp of marshmallow root when I boil, a cup of chamomile tea and a cup of horsetail tea. Man I need to make some FSG. If I ever wake up maybe I will. And maybe I'll go search for some frozen okra.
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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

[Yesterday: Forgot to take a picture. Ran sesame oil through damp hair and braided my hair up, then stuffed it under a hat. Came home and went to bed, didn't style it at all].

Day 6:

Dewpoint: 8
Weather: 14oC, 66% Humidity

Co-wash: Aubrey Organics Blue Camomile Conditioner
Condish: Aubrey Organics Protein Balancing Conditioner
Leave-In: None
Style: Scrunch in KCCC (finally arrived!) in a supersoaker/scrunch-and-pump method. Plop for 15 minutes, then clip (cross-clipping and regular, root-lifting clipping). Let air dry, but SOTC'd too early again. I'm just not patient enough!

Overall: I'm happy with the results of the KCCC! I bet it would've been so much better if I had waited another hour to scrunch it out.





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3A/2C | fine | high-po length, low-po roots | medium density | shoulder-length

Shower Time!
Treat: EVCO
Co-Wash: DE Unscented Condish with added lavender and tea tree EOs
Condish: DE Coconut Condish with added local honey

Styling
After Shower: Homemade FSG with added gelatine

+ bi-weekly protein DIY treatments (gelatin and egg yolk)
+ mindful nutrition
Day 4
Late night/Early Morning Hair
The same products as day 3 I just added bobby pins and a scarf for a night out.
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The above is also my go to updo. I do it on a wash and go.
Later today hair (lazy sunday hair)
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Today I towel dried my hair(which I don't normally do, but i'm staying in and don't care about frizz)
Products used:
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And a tiny bit of EVOO

Today I just moisturized and let it be.
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always@night, can you always jump in here every night and deliver us an array of pictures of your hair looking fabulous and your face looking chagrined.
Originally Posted by dusalocks
Thank you I had to look up "chagrined" lol I suppose it might since the pictures I post here are for the purpose of this thread only. I can be quite shy.
On another note, it's amazing to see the unique beauty everyone's hair has. No two wavies/curlies are alike; they are all uniquely beautiful!
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Ok, Day 6 & 7- Bad hair day alert, lol! My inlaws are in town from Canada and rented a condo on the beach. Needless to say we've been there every day, swimming in the pool and at the beach. I have done NOTHING to my hair all weekend- didn't have any products there, and have worn it in my nubby ponytail for most of the time. This is what my hair looked liked ALL the time before I found this site.

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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

Last edited by chloe92us; 06-12-2013 at 11:58 AM.
Day 6 was a pony tail day and today ended up in a pony tail too because we were working in the yard. I did snap a quick pic before I put it up.
Washed and conditioned with SM MR then supersoaked some KCCC. Used a little Volumax Mega and diffused for a couple minutes.

I guess this makes today Day 7. Here are all my days 1-5 because I don't have the ponytail pic.
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Fine texture
Low/ Med porosity
Med density

Wash: SM MR, GTTT
RO: SM MR, GTTT
LI: SM CSM or SM MR
Styling:AVG, KCCC, Volumax MEGA (HG), Joico Curl Definer
Day 7 from previous post (still a little wet). Only let me post 5 pics I don't see much difference day to day even though my routine differs slightly. Oh well...
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Fine texture
Low/ Med porosity
Med density

Wash: SM MR, GTTT
RO: SM MR, GTTT
LI: SM CSM or SM MR
Styling:AVG, KCCC, Volumax MEGA (HG), Joico Curl Definer
Oops. I didn't take a picture today. I was kind of sick this morning and didn't leave the house, so I didn't do anything to my hair. Then I was feeling better and went out to work in the yard, but didn't take a picture of the twigs and leaves in my hair before I took a shower and washed it all out.
Beth Started CG May 22, 2013
2C low porosity(?), high density, medium-coarse
Summer dew points: 65 - 75F
  • No-poo: Suave Naturals
  • RO: Matrix Total Results Moisture
  • LI/Sealer: SheaMoisture C&H Style Milk
  • Style: AG Re:coil and Biolage Gelee
My daily CG journal: www.curlygirlresolution.blogspot.com
Another decent hair day...hair got a little out of control as the day progresses (kept getting in my face) but was pretty decent regardless...I used the suggestions on my technique to kinda of tweak what I do

1) co-washed with tresemme naturals
2) applied LI (biolage conditioning balm)- raked in upside down
3) right side up raked in HESMU and then scrunched in sections
4) plopped for 10 mins or so

Not too shabby but tomorrow going to try to rake products in upside down and plop instead of scrunching...definitely prefer the HESMU to the deva ultra defining gel right now but gotta figure that one out a bit more I think. Anyway here are my pictures...this 7 day challenge was fun definitely got me to try more products and pay attention to technique and figure out better ways of styling my hair
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3B, fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity

Starting CG over beginning June 2013

Co-Wash: Treseme Naturals
Cleanse: Waiting on DB and CJDF
Rinse out: Biolage CB, Yes to Carrots, Giovanni 50:50
LI: Treseme Naturals, Yes to Carrots
Stylers: KCCC
PT: IAgirl's PT

No: Polyquats, BTMS in leave-ins/stylers
Yes: Protein, ACV, Oils
Everyone's hair looks awesome!

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2a-2bFii NP?

Low poo: Deva Low-Poo, Jessicurl GLS, Moroccanoil Volumizing Shampoo, Aveda Be Curly
Condish: Cure Care, Redken Body Full, Deva One C, and Jessicurl Aloeba
LI: Aveda Be Curly Style Prep <3
Products: Deva FFVF & Jessicurl Spiralicious (LOVE), TRESemme Curl Boosting Mousse
Hairspray: Aussie Sprunch, TRESemme Curl
locking Spray
Experimenting with lots of products in my cabinet...


My hair loves protein, plopping, and diffusing! Trying to find a way to style and air dry.
Day 5
Today I finger detangled in the shower as usual. But unlike usual I put my hair in 10 chunky twist (5 on each side of my head) I am looking for a way to reduce tangles since my ends have been tangling a lot lately.
Products used
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And a bit of EVOO

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And i put on a bandana just because
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I am going to try to keep my hair like this all week. I will spritz nightly and retwist with Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and EVOO
If I have places to go I will wear a twist-out and twist again upon returning home.
Daily I will so the same thing I did this morning.
If you are wondering about my sparse hairline, I was born that way and explain it in a thread with pictures etc. awhile back :-)
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I have to say I think this thread was an awesome idea. I think it was great to see what we all considered our less than fabulous days, and it was nice to learn how much we really are our own worst critics.

3a/f/iii
Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
Day 7: this was fun! Really showed me how hard I am on myself! That being said I am not pleased today lol I am giving today a 5. Co wash as I am RO ology something a friend gave it to me . Smells nice and has some protein. Cantu Shea for leave in. Made a new batch of FSG and topped with gvplsg. My part came out really odd today and my hair keeps falling in my face. It will be up soon, plus we are looking at high 90's today. My FSG came out really thick and I had a hard time getting it to distribute. So its kinda stringy and not clumping. Might try to whisk in some if the lsg to loosen it up tonight. Happy Monday curlies. I might do another 7 if I can get the okra gel to work. The batch I made last night didn't come out. Bug globs of xantham gum. Will try to strain them out

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Katie
2C/3a, Medium Texture, Normal porosity, High Density, Normal Elasticity (so says the LCLF Hair analysis)
Co Wash: As I am
RO: Yes To Carrots / Ion
LI: Biotera / Samy Big Curls Defining Cream
Gel: FSG, Volumax (Original and Mega)
Color: Henna
Tools: Diffusing
always@night, can you always jump in here every night and deliver us an array of pictures of your hair looking fabulous and your face looking chagrined.
Originally Posted by dusalocks
Thank you I had to look up "chagrined" lol I suppose it might since the pictures I post here are for the purpose of this thread only. I can be quite shy.
On another note, it's amazing to see the unique beauty everyone's hair has. No two wavies/curlies are alike; they are all uniquely beautiful!
Originally Posted by Always@night
Ooo sorry about that. I have been accused of talking like a thesaurus. One time this stranger who was shopping alone asked my opinion on a blouse and I'm all like, "I don't know. Seems a little blase." And she's all, "what does that mean?" So I said, "It just seems a little lackluster is all. I think with your coloring you'd look good in punchier colors." So we're walking away and then my friend whispers in my ear, "She asks you to define blase and you reply with lackluster?" Cue my chagrin! Although to be fair to me, I'm sure most women know what blase and lackluster mean. Especially you guys. This is a website about hair. We're all aesthetically educated.

Yes, I know! I love real curly hair. There's so much variety. Even if you're the same curl "type". Doesn't matter. No two heads are identical. Everyone's hair looks so healthy on this thread. Even the girl who just started CG. You can seriously see the curls and clumps plumping up day by day!
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

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