7 Day Challenge - who's up for it?

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Day 1 (and Day 4 of CG--also posted in another thread, sorry if it's repetitive!)



My waves are still looking looser than pre-CG but not as bad as the last few days. This is the best day I've had since starting. Today I cowashed with VO5 kiwi lime, used Joico K-pak, and conditioned with Aubrey Organics Honey Rose. I then raked through LA Looks gel (the blue) and did the rake and shake thing with a tiny bit of scrunching... plopped in flour sack towel for 20 minutes and airdried. Refreshed with Suave CC spray gel.
Originally Posted by kaykre
So pretty ! And SO shiny!!
Everyone's hair looks amazing!! I've never heard of "okra" gel, i'm going to do some research and possibly make some:-)
Everyone's hair looks amazing!! I've never heard of "okra" gel, i'm going to do some research and possibly make some:-)
Originally Posted by Always@night
There's another thread going now with recipes! It's easy!
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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
Day 2, ACK! My hair is frizz city today. Slept with coconut oil in last night, because it was feeling kind of dry. Washed that out this morning, then used Shea Moisture smoothie and some Aussie gel I found at the grocery store last night. I should have known better - drugstore gels are always epic fails for me. My hair is much softer today, but geez, it is the very definition of undefined. Thus the pulled back front:

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Sulfate/non-water-soluble silicone free since 8/16/10
Northern VA
Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
Dye-free since 11/2010

Day 5- 3rd day hair! For work I decided to twist both sides of my hair at top and leave my hair partially down. I put some SM smoothie in, which directly made it more volumized. Then I used a little EVOO and GSO.

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High Porosity, Fine, Thin Density, Low Elasticity
Co-wash, leave in, and gel: Alba botanica coconut cond., ogx mousse, &/or super wet look gel.
Curls
So I finished my second round yesterday with a bad hair day! I am going to post today's hair because I know people read this thread and I am very pleased with my curls today! I co washed with TN and used GVPCB for rinse out. Sealed with avacado oil and a little more TN for leave in. Used flax gel topped with hesmu and plopped overnight. Sprayed with lavender water and SOTC with a little conditioner mixed with Vit E oil. Yay for happy hair! I always forget how much my curls love the overnight plop! 7 Day Challenge - who's up for it?-imageuploadedbycurltalk1371567642.364020.jpg7 Day Challenge - who's up for it?-imageuploadedbycurltalk1371567653.349519.jpg
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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
So I finished my second round yesterday with a bad hair day! I am going to post today's hair because I know people read this thread and I am very pleased with my curls today! I co washed with TN and used GVPCB for rinse out. Sealed with avacado oil and a little more TN for leave in. Used flax gel topped with hesmu and plopped overnight. Sprayed with lavender water and SOTC with a little conditioner mixed with Vit E oil. Yay for happy hair! I always forget how much my curls love the overnight plop! Attachment 36522Attachment 36523
Originally Posted by Rytoka
Looks gorgeous!!
Day 5
Same routine. We are getting TONS of rain/Hail today, and was not prepared. Little frizzy. We need the rain for the Black Forrest/Royal Gorge fires burning like mad, so you will Not hear me complain! The coils are tight and my hair feels soft. 7/10

Today:
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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 3 - rinsed in the shower, did a mini-PT with CJ Repair Me, rinsed it out, added 2 peas back in for a LI, then raked in Garnier Pure Clean gel. Clipped and air dried. I get better results from diffusing, but now that school's out and I'm home all summer, I like to take a break from the heat unless I'm going out.

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Sulfate/non-water-soluble silicone free since 8/16/10
Northern VA
Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
Dye-free since 11/2010

I wet my hair, raked KCKT through, scrunched in KCCC and BRHG, plopped in a t-shirt for about 10 minutes, diffused until dry (usually I just diffuse a little and let air dry)...

I had a bunch of wonky curls, and I'm reeeeeaally not liking how my ends are all stringy. That happens to my ends pretty much every day. Do you think it's due to however the stylist cut the layers?

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(please excuse the sickly looking ghost with no makeup on...I've been sick for awhile and it shows. :P )
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And this is how I'm wearing it today, because it was bothering me to have it hanging in my face:
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Originally Posted by Gracielou
Your hair is gorgeous btw! How do you style your bangs, they look great with your hair! What's your cut also? My hair is similar to yours but yours is wow, so shiny! Is that fully dry?
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


Last edited by justdoingme; 06-20-2013 at 11:30 AM.
Day 6- For the first time ever I did a PT bc today was wash day. First, I co washed with AIA. Detangled with KCKT. I RO'ed with V05 kiwi
lime squeeze. Then I did my PT with GVP: Joico K-Pac. Then I DT'ed with CO. After I used KCCC and sealed with CO. Here are my results, dried. Btw I am so happy I found out my hair needed protein. Best decision after searching. However, the only problem I have been having (prior to PT) is the back seems limp. I make sure I spread my product evenly. I also make sure I done go overboard since I have fine hair. My hair doesn't look the best, but I can feel the difference.

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High Porosity, Fine, Thin Density, Low Elasticity
Co-wash, leave in, and gel: Alba botanica coconut cond., ogx mousse, &/or super wet look gel.
Curls
Day 4 - spritzed with some water to calm it the hell down, then pulled back the front and that's it. I would never go to work with this hair, but today I'm just doing work around the house and don't care. It's amazing how much sleeping can ruin my curl pattern!

Yesterday:
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Today:
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Sulfate/non-water-soluble silicone free since 8/16/10
Northern VA
Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
Dye-free since 11/2010

Day 7! This is second day hair since yesterday was wash day/ PT and DT. All I did today was add a small dollop of KCKT with CO. I think my porosity has changed to high so I am trying to adjust. This has been fun though! I think I might grab all the photos I used and put them on one document to see the changes in my hair for the 7 days.

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High Porosity, Fine, Thin Density, Low Elasticity
Co-wash, leave in, and gel: Alba botanica coconut cond., ogx mousse, &/or super wet look gel.
Curls
Day 7: forgot yesterday, ended up in ponytail. Although I did get a lot of compliments at the store.

Day 2 hair: was frizzy yesterday so soaked hair and added KCKT, jojoba oil, and okra gel. Does not feel very good. First day two in a while and forgot what to do with it.

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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
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2A/B. Mix of fine, medium, and coarse (mostly medium). Dense. Mix of normal and high porosity.
Dry climate.



Last edited by kaykre; 05-18-2014 at 08:14 PM. Reason: edit
Kaykre, I love that you said that. I admit to the exact same problem. I am so new to curly hair. After years of beating it straight, I freak out a bit if its not smooth. Which makes NO sense. I understand where you are coming from!
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
.
2A/B. Mix of fine, medium, and coarse (mostly medium). Dense. Mix of normal and high porosity.
Dry climate.



Last edited by kaykre; 07-20-2014 at 04:19 AM.
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2A/B. Mix of fine, medium, and coarse (mostly medium). Dense. Mix of normal and high porosity.
Dry climate.



Last edited by kaykre; 05-18-2014 at 08:14 PM. Reason: .
Day 3... REALLY not liking it.

Today was just bad.
It's still damp in the pictures. This is maybe a 4/10.
Originally Posted by kaykre
Not at all. It looks absolutely fine. No one would know that it's not doing what you wanted it to.

I need to figure out the whole parting thing. Any tips would be appreciated.
Originally Posted by kaykre
Just let the roots be wonky. Seriously. Just dry/diffuse, flip your head back upright, and let it fall wherever. Sometimes mine cooperates, sometimes it doesn't. I don't tease and pull. Just let the clumps go to one side or the other. If you want more of a side part, just take a clump and toss it to the other side. Take a clip and pin it there for a second, spritz it, then dry it for a minute with the clip in. Take it out and go, lady!

A huge part of embracing curly hair is knowing it has a mind of it's own. Let it be, and don't stress about it.
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3a/2c, medium thickness, medium density, medium porosity (I think! )


Cleanser: Deva No-Poo
Conditioner: Deva OneCondition
Leave-in: KCKT
Stylers: Spiral Solutions Firm Hold Gel/Spiral Solutions Shapely Spirals (formerly Curl Enhancing Jelly)

Alright, I thought I'd do all these in one post...It's the last 4 days. I just realized that the last two sets are actually from the same day...just beginning and end of day.

This top one is with my new Spiral Solutions products and KCKT. The rest are Deva Ultra Gel. And for the 2nd day ones, I've got a spray bottle mixed with OneCondition, Ultra Gel, and water that I spritz with.

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Obviously, I finally got the whole "taking pictures" thing down by today...when I just made my hubs take them! Hahahahahaa.
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3a/2c, medium thickness, medium density, medium porosity (I think! )


Cleanser: Deva No-Poo
Conditioner: Deva OneCondition
Leave-in: KCKT
Stylers: Spiral Solutions Firm Hold Gel/Spiral Solutions Shapely Spirals (formerly Curl Enhancing Jelly)


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