7 Day Challenge - who's up for it?

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Your Friday hair is sooo pretty!!

Do you not use leave ins? I've been curious to know how my hair would do without a leave in. I honestly hate how product feels in my hair toward evening. I'm afraid it would just be a frizzy dry mess, though. Why does hair have to be so picky!?
2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Cond./ YTCucs, Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC, SS CEJ
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
Aw thank you!

I don't. I get overconditioned very easily and layering products usually weighs down my hair. That's why I use just one styling products, and why I don't dare using leave-ins.
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
Gotcha, that makes sense.
2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Cond./ YTCucs, Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC, SS CEJ
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
Gotcha, that makes sense.
Originally Posted by sixelamy
It makes sense, but I also tend to stick to certain habits to rigidly. Today I applied KCKT, let the water run over it for just one second (or less), just to get clumps going but avoid rinsing out too much. Still waiting for my hair to be completely dry and I'm not sure if I'm up for any pictures today, but I'm thinking I should take the leap and see if it works for me. So many fine, LP curlies love LI that some experimenting with it shouldn't hurt me.
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
I'm back with days 4 and 5. I skipped last Tuesday because of me being sick.

Day 4: Wednesday (still experimenting)
Re-wet in shower. Applied KCKT, detangled and then briefly let some water run over it for clumps, but surely not enough to rinse. Applied KCCC but I cannot remember how much since this was last Wednesday. Plopped for 30-40 minutes.

Grade: 7,5. Once the product penetrates my hair, it looks so natural! I get really big curls.



It still doesn't look as good as last Friday, but that was an exceptionally good day for the first time in a while. When I compare FSG and KCCC, I might prefer KCCC for these reasons:

- I don't have to make any batches.
- I don't have to keep it in the fridge and run downstairs before styling my hair (I know this is not a massive thing but it did annoy me).
- I prefer KCCC for application. I love how you can just slather on FSG and it looks good no matter how much you overdo it, but I hated how most of it slid off my hair and fell on the floor. I always had to style it while in the shower (so bathtub in my case) because that was the only place I could rinse those slimy blobs off. I like KCCC's stickiness and I don't need that much. I'm still playing with it though, but it looks promising and I think once I figure out what works best for me, I'll love it even more and get results like I had with FSG.
- Crunchiness: I know people say that KCCC gets so crunchy, but actually, it's far less crunchy than FSG for me. It does get hard, but not necessarily crunchy.
- Consistency: I prefer KCCC's consistency, and this is in two ways. First, the product is always the same, and second, I just love the feel. With FSG, you can boil it as precisely as you want but there are always deviations, and I hated how one time, my batch was perfect, and the other time it wasn't, resulting in wonky hair.

Also, I'm still struggling with things I struggled with prior to using KCCC: protein/moisture balance. I seriously don't know what my hair needs.

Day 5: Thursday (exam day)
Got up at 05:00 in the morning so I had beautiful hair in the afternoon (around three). First set of pictures were taken in daylight, the other ones in the sun. I included those because I came back from my exam, saw my reflection in a window while I was walking in the sun and I just love what sunlight does to my hair. It looks great.

I re-wet my hair with the shower head. Pea-size amount of KCKT that I detangled with and rinsed-out. Applied KCCC. Plopped for 30 minutes, then immediately got on my bike with wet hair. Usually results in disaster, but these pictures do not look like disaster. I'm pretty pleased.

Grade: 7,8.





Oh and this morning, I discovered a few gorgeous ringlets hidden in that massive bush of hair of mine. I never had those before KCCC, so I truly think this is a great product for me. I just have to figure out which method works best, as I've realised that each product requires a different method.

Also, I'm going to borrow my mum's diffuser and see what that does to my hair. Years ago it resulted in disaster, but who knows?
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
KCCC seems to do well in your hair! I've been eyeballing it for a while. How does it feel in your hair? Does it make it gummy or product-y?
2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Cond./ YTCucs, Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC, SS CEJ
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
Difficult to say. My hair takes forever to dry and when it's still drying, it become sort of hard, but not the crunchy kind of hard. I can't really explain it. You should definitely do a search here and see what other people think because it's a notorious love-hate product. You either love it or hate it, though I've also read that it really comes with a learning curve so it often happens that people hate it and then discover they just didn't use it the right way.

People tell me it's one of those products you just have to try at least once. So far I really like it, and I'm curious to see what happens when I really get the hang of it.
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
I'm so glad the KCKT & KCCC are working for you! Your hair looks gorgeous!
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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
Six- our hair is very similar in appearance and cut! I'm coarse, though. My pics can be seen earlier in this thread, lol.
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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
Six- our hair is very similar in appearance and cut! I'm coarse, though. My pics can be seen earlier in this thread, lol.
Originally Posted by chloe92us
Wow, we have almost the same hair and curls and everything! Yours is much longer in the back, which is what I'm on my way to. I can't wait for my hair to grow a bit so the back actually curls instead of just sticking straight out, I'm so impatient!
2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Cond./ YTCucs, Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC, SS CEJ
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
OMG! I was looking up some products that you use, and I used to use the Regis Olive Oil and freaking LOVED IT!! I don't know why I stopped using it. It smells absolutely amazing! I remember when I first got it from my friend, I sat for about a half hour sniffing the bottle lol
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2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Cond./ YTCucs, Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC, SS CEJ
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
Thanks Chloe! I'm still experimenting so I'm sure it can only get better from now on. I'm glad you recommended KCKT and KCCC in my other thread because I totally forgot about those.

I know your hair is very different from mine, but please let me know if you have some tips for my experiments. I'm in my exam weeks so it doesn't really matter if it doesn't work out - I'll be at home most of the time anyway.
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
Laura- I don't use KCCC that often, but I used it today after seeing your pics, lol! I cowashed then used a RO, then raked in a good sized puddle of KCKT, then raked in about two finger scoops of KCCC. Then scrunched in a finger scoop more. Topped with a small amount of Giovanni gel for hold. Diffused most of the way then scrunched in another finger scoop full. Wow, my hair was curly today!!!! I don't feel like I covered close enough to my roots, though, and have a bit of frizz there.
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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
I really start to think that I'm using waaay to little of almost every product I've ever used. That's why I opened a new thread today about the amount of product people apply. Every talks about a quarter size of this or that, and I suddenly realised that a. I have long hair, b. that I have a lot of it and c. that the quarter size-amount might not be applied to the entire hair but just a section. The two replies I've received so far do confirm that I might underusing, as does your description.

(Oh and the quarter-size amount is just an example. Insert any amount you like).

Do you smooth or rake or scrunch it in? The tub says to scrunch it in which is what I've been doing, but smoothing it in might help to distribute it more evenly.

Sorry for all the question - I'm just really excited about this product!

I'm very curious to see your hair today. How about you join Amy and me here?
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
I really think the amount you would need would depend on porosity, length, etc. my ends are really porous, and my hair is coarse, so it is very hard to weigh it down. I use a lot of product I think. Kathy Mack, who has LP, uses very little product.

Still, for your length, I would think you would need to smooth, squeeze, and scrunch to get good coverage. I would start with a 2-3 finger scoops total, and add or subtract from there.

I honestly don't like taking pics of myself and this 7 day challenge (that I did twice!) was torture for me, lol! So I don't think I'll be doing it again!
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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
You have serious Botticelli hair.
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Chloe, that's definitely true. I'm always careful because my hair gets weighed down so easily.

And I can imagine! I've simply accepted that I don't always have to look like a princess in these pictures. I only revisited this challenge again because it's a fun way to document your progress when you're experimenting.

Chupie, thank you! That sounds so exotic. I've seen the term before but I'm going to Google it so read more about it.
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
^^^ but you always DO look like a princess!

When you started this up again, I revisited my posts because I was in a rut where my hair just wasn't behaving. It reminded me of things I was doing regularly then, but had neglected (specifically overnight coco oil soaks), and also reiterated that my hair looks better when I avoid protein. So, yes- this challenge was (and is!) very useful.
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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
Aw that's really sweet! I guess I'm just a perfectionist and my worst critic, haha.
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
Sounds like fun 😊

Day 1 7 Day Challenge - who's up for it?-imageuploadedbycurltalk1382743771.707699.jpg second day hair 💕
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3A Curl Pattern, Low Porosity, High Density, Medium Width, Long Length

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Product loves: Chagrin Valley Shampoo Bars, ACV rinses, Suave Naturals Conditioner wash on in between days, silk scrunchies, Ouidad Curl refreshing spray, Avocado/olive oil/honey deep treatment, Coconut oil on ends/length

Currently waist length while wet and going for waist length while dry!

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