7 Day Challenge - who's up for it?

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I don't know if I can keep taking pics of myself for another week! Anyway, round 2- day 1; Cowashed with Loreal CC, CK Satin Roots LI with Jojoba oil to seal, homemade okra gel topped with Volumax mega gel (first time trying this gel). SOTC too early b/c I had a meeting but pretty happy with the results. This gel was surprisingly easy to SOTC, and didn't leave my hair "too soft" after scrunching like BRHG tends to.

Originally Posted by chloe92us
First of all - gorgeous! The color and curls are fantastic.
What do you mean by "too soft". I find BRHG leaves my hair very soft, which feels absolutely wonderful, but my curls/waves definitely feel less boingy. Is that what you mean? It never occurred to me that other gels might leave a different feel.
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
Ok...so I'm pretty behind on my posts...so here is day2: Day 2 hair
Re-wetted with water, smoothed tiniest amount of sevi pumpkin conditioner and moderate amount of okra gel on top. Diffused for maybe 5mins, then SOTC

Sorry only pic I had, its me and my older brother

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2b/c CG since 8/12
I have low porosity and fine/med texture. Easily weighed down and VERY frizzy crown, with straighter under layers

Low-poo:TJ TTT, CJ GCS
LI/RO/DC: CK Satin Roots,Sevi Pumpkin, SSI Okra reconstructor, CJ SAC,CJ RM
Stylers: AG Recoil, JC SS
Jellies: CK Coil Jam, Okra gel(HG)
Gel: JC CC, Ouidad H&H gel, Ouidad moisture lock gel

Hair loves moisture protein.
MUST Pixie diffuse.

My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats Or glycerin in high dews
Ok...Day 3: rockin day 3 old hair.. I usually NEVER do day 3 hair, but was very lazy..so it is what it is..I did same routine, smoothed on sevi pumpkin conditioner and okra gel.



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2b/c CG since 8/12
I have low porosity and fine/med texture. Easily weighed down and VERY frizzy crown, with straighter under layers

Low-poo:TJ TTT, CJ GCS
LI/RO/DC: CK Satin Roots,Sevi Pumpkin, SSI Okra reconstructor, CJ SAC,CJ RM
Stylers: AG Recoil, JC SS
Jellies: CK Coil Jam, Okra gel(HG)
Gel: JC CC, Ouidad H&H gel, Ouidad moisture lock gel

Hair loves moisture protein.
MUST Pixie diffuse.

My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats Or glycerin in high dews
Ok...so I'm pretty behind on my posts...so here is day2: Day 2 hair
Re-wetted with water, smoothed tiniest amount of sevi pumpkin conditioner and moderate amount of okra gel on top. Diffused for maybe 5mins, then SOTC

Sorry only pic I had, its me and my older brother

Sent from my SCH-I535 using CurlTalk App
Originally Posted by shellyRN07swavy

Very pretty!!
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3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
RO/LI:
YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



Everyone's hair looks fantastic!!

Round 2, Day 2. Today's routine was similar to yesterday's. Co-wash with VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, used Mop Top Daily Conditioner, left about half in. Applied CJ CCCC and combed to distribute, followed by GVP LSG. Plop, air dry.
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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
What do you mean by "too soft". I find BRHG leaves my hair very soft, which feels absolutely wonderful, but my curls/waves definitely feel less boingy. Is that what you mean? It never occurred to me that other gels might leave a different feel.
Originally Posted by CurlyGrey3
Yes! Like it goes fluffy and limp after I SOTC. However, last week I used BRHG and it DID hold all day, so I get mixed results. The only other gel I have this problem with is Joico JoiGel firm. Rock hard, then soft and floppy after SOTC. I gave it away.

I require a "soft feel" but the clumps have to stay together all day, if that makes sense.

With other gels like LA Looks sport gel, or GVP liquid sculpting gel, or this new Volumax mega gel- they all respond the same each time and hold the curls together all day without looking floppy and mushy and frizzy.

And, BTW, my color will be drastically changing over the next year as I've decided to let my gray come in and stop dyeing. I'm about 40% gray!
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; 06-11-2013 at 11:00 AM.
With other gels like LA Looks sport gel, or GVP liquid sculpting gel, or this new Volumax mega gel- they all respond the same each time and hold the curls together all day without looking floppy and mushy and frizzy.

And, BTW, my color will be drastically changing over the next year as I've decided to let my gray come in and stop dyeing. I'm about 40% gray!
Originally Posted by chloe92us
Cool, LA Looks is on my list to try next after I use up the BRHG.

Welcome to the gray side I'll be interested to see how it comes in.
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
You guys, this is a GREAT thread!! I'd love to get in on it, but I haven't had time. And unfortunately I won't have time for another 2-3 weeks! If this is still going after that, maybe I'll give it a go!
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
Lol everyones on round 2 week 2 i'm still on my first week =P
Day 6
Products used:
Shea Moisture : Thickening Moisture Mist.

So I had to pick my little sister up from summer school, I took down my twist from yesterday and used the mist to refresh and I shook out my hair a bit.
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My hair has never held a twist out before so i am very pleased with the results.
I retwisted my hair again in 10 twist. (5 on each side) when I returned home.

Last edited by Always@night; 06-11-2013 at 12:27 PM.
Yesterday would have been day 8 and I had my hair up all day. I snapped a picture because I thought it was amazing how straight the top layers are after being up all day. Goes to show how much difference products make
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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
I think I may "take the challenge" again in a few months when I've been CG for longer. I did find it challenging to post a picture regardless of how my hair looked every day, and it probably was good for me, character-building and all that. But I haven't learned yet what works (if anything!) and every day feels like a bad hair day. It's a little demoralizing to post a picture on top of it.
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
I think I may "take the challenge" again in a few months when I've been CG for longer. I did find it challenging to post a picture regardless of how my hair looked every day, and it probably was good for me, character-building and all that. But I haven't learned yet what works (if anything!) and every day feels like a bad hair day. It's a little demoralizing to post a picture on top of it.
Originally Posted by BRoberts0107
Your hair looked great! Thanks for joining in on the fun!
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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
Yesterday: Day 1 - Washed with Curl Junkie Daily Fix, Conditioned with - Darcy's Botanicals Pumpkin Seed conditioner. Leave in Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner. raked in upside down while sopping wet. Added Curl Keeper over that, plopped and air dried. I diffused just a little bit at the end. This was the best it looked all day. hot mess by the end of the day.



Today was day 2 - but it felt gross this morning and looked even worse. I had it pulled back but decided to rewet it this afternoon and try something.. will post pics of that later.
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I think I may "take the challenge" again in a few months when I've been CG for longer. I did find it challenging to post a picture regardless of how my hair looked every day, and it probably was good for me, character-building and all that. But I haven't learned yet what works (if anything!) and every day feels like a bad hair day. It's a little demoralizing to post a picture on top of it.
Originally Posted by BRoberts0107
Your hair looked great! Thanks for joining in on the fun!
Originally Posted by chloe92us
Thanks so much for saying that. It's just so humid here, and I think my hair is getting bigger and bigger Every DAY!! I think it's the humidity-frizz that led me to look for a solution and find CG, but it just makes it that much more difficult to figure 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

Thanks so much for saying that. It's just so humid here, and I think my hair is getting bigger and bigger Every DAY!! I think it's the humidity-frizz that led me to look for a solution and find CG, but it just makes it that much more difficult to figure out.
Originally Posted by BRoberts0107
If you're having major frizz troubles, experiment with a gel, like LA Looks sport gel- it's cheap So won't set you back if it doesn't work. Once it dries it will be crunchy but just scrunch out the crunch.

I absolutely HAVE to use a gel on top of whatever else I'm using to combat frizz. Good luck in your CG journey!
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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
Oh my, I got woefully behind.

Here's a day or two ago, I think:
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And, here, in the interest of the purpose of this thread and complete disclosure, is today's:
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Today was a not-good hair day, so up in the bun it went allll day. Crossing fingers for a better day tomorrow!
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

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Today was a not-good hair day, so up in the bun it went allll day. Crossing fingers for a better day tomorrow!
Originally Posted by Gracielou
Goodness gracious! Your hair is GORGEOUS, even in a not-good hair day bun I can't wait until my hair is long enough to have a gorgeous, full bun like yours!
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
I need to start over. Had my birthday and my mother in law came into town, so taking the pictures became impossible. New start tomorrow.
3A/3B, coarse, low porosity, high density, iii I believe (?), low to normal elasticity.

CoWash/LI: VO5 Ocean Breeze/Shea Moisture
Style:IOkra Gel/KCCC
Plop 10 min / air dry
Day 2 - HAha would definitely NOT put these up for all to see if it wasn't for this challenge! It was looking rough this morning so I kept it back like in the photo..running the kids around. I had some time to play so I rewetted it fully and scrubbed a little with just water. added some pumpkin seed conditioner and CC. I didnt scrunch much or plop very long - thought I'd touch it minimally. Well that didnt last very long. I have a very hard time not touching until it is dry - it takes forever to dry and it drives me nuts having it wet and hanging in my face. I diffused it a little bit and it was evident pretty quickly that it was a hot mess. It feels better than it did before I rewet it - so that is a plus. Fortunately I was home for the evening.. I'll try again tomorrow. I am going to start the morning with a coconut oil treatment.


Last edited by wheretostart; 06-11-2013 at 09:03 PM.
Round 2 Day 1: Another decent hair day...Upside down raked in KCKT and KCCC plopped for 20 mins or so and then scrunch out excess water....very little frizz but also less volume Going for my first ever Devacut tomorrow morning and they want my hair dry so I guess I'm going for kind of second day hair. Also, this is after working for 6 hours in a really hot store so I'm pretty proud of how well it held up
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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

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