7 Day Challenge - who's up for it?

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Day 5...

Hair felt a little dry last night, and where I had put more LI it was a little stiff, so I wanted to change things up a little today. I did my alba low poo, then I used a mix of the snc and ytc as a RO, and used a little less snc as my LI. Blot, hour plop, air dry. Not my best or worst hair day.... too frizzy, bit fluffy, and the curls aren't very strong/defined. Another hot day here. Had a really hard time getting a shot today for some reason... maybe the extreme differences in exposure of my skin/shirt and my hair. Couldn't quite get a shot that really showed how it looks.

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My Hair:
2c
Fine, low porosity, med/high density
BSL - going for mid back to waist

HG: currently
just washing with a low poo that contains protein (Alba Naturals Coconut) and using Suave Naturals Coconut as both a RO and LI. No stylers right now, but this gives me pretty good curl, definition, low-ish frizz, and it feels and looks good. Also an occasional PT (liking the Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula which has cones) seems to be key for me.

Modified CG since February 2013

Day 4, third day hair. Refreshed with SMCES this morning. Probably gonna wash tonight or deep treat.
Originally Posted by dusalocks
Seriously....3rd day hair!!!!!????? Looks great!
Originally Posted by chloe92us
Oh my goodness, thank you! I can honestly say I love my hair now. That's why I don't grade it from day to day. Because my worst hair day now is a million times better than my best before I went CG. And also my hair has never been so healthy or low maintenance. Well, that's a lie. It is high maintenance in terms of how often I need to moisturize it (I deep treat 2-3x a week) but I honestly don't care. I used to have to flat iron for an hour every few days and that was much ultimately much more time consuming. So was evading sprinklers, steam, rain, super sweaty workouts, LOL! I actually had this discussion with my friend in Vegas. I packed a low poo, cowash, rinseout, gelly, gel, and leave in. When she saw all this she was all, "Man I'm happy my hair is straight. I just get up in the morning, wash it, brush it and I'm okay." And I said, "Well, I'm happy my hair is curly. I only have to detangle it once every three days and I just get up in the morning, wet it and refresh and I'm okay. Also I don't have to wash it everyday because my scalp produces next to no sebum." So we realized it was a tradeoff. And we also agreed almost everyone looks best with their natural texture.
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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

Day 5...

Hair felt a little dry last night, and where I had put more LI it was a little stiff, so I wanted to change things up a little today. I did my alba low poo, then I used a mix of the snc and ytc as a RO, and used a little less snc as my LI. Blot, hour plop, air dry. Not my best or worst hair day.... too frizzy, bit fluffy, and the curls aren't very strong/defined. Another hot day here. Had a really hard time getting a shot today for some reason... maybe the extreme differences in exposure of my skin/shirt and my hair. Couldn't quite get a shot that really showed how it looks.

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Originally Posted by awelcome
What's vtc? I love your hair here, as ever. It always looks very romantic and soft to the touch. I'll bet it is.
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

Day2
Products used.
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With a tiny bit of KCKT and EVOO
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Lol ignore my Cynical face xP
Originally Posted by Always@night
Why so cynical? Teehee, I love the green line. Especially the shampoo. It smells so good.
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

It was YTC... yes to carrots. I don't love it, but I bought it and am giving it a try from time to time. I have been using mainly the suave naturals and having good results, and I think it is because I didn't need such a moisturizing conditioner, but if I was going to choose something other than the SNC I would usually pick my biolage conditioning balm. Mainly because it has better slip and I hate the smell of YTC lol.
My Hair:
2c
Fine, low porosity, med/high density
BSL - going for mid back to waist

HG: currently
just washing with a low poo that contains protein (Alba Naturals Coconut) and using Suave Naturals Coconut as both a RO and LI. No stylers right now, but this gives me pretty good curl, definition, low-ish frizz, and it feels and looks good. Also an occasional PT (liking the Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula which has cones) seems to be key for me.

Modified CG since February 2013

Oh and thanks for the compliment. It can be soft... when it's not frizzy lol. Right now it's a mess so I had to throw it up again. Having it down on hot days makes my head sweat too much, and then I had to sit in a stifling gym waiting for my son to get out of school... talk about awful for my hair!
My Hair:
2c
Fine, low porosity, med/high density
BSL - going for mid back to waist

HG: currently
just washing with a low poo that contains protein (Alba Naturals Coconut) and using Suave Naturals Coconut as both a RO and LI. No stylers right now, but this gives me pretty good curl, definition, low-ish frizz, and it feels and looks good. Also an occasional PT (liking the Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula which has cones) seems to be key for me.

Modified CG since February 2013

Oops. I forgot to take a picture of how my hair looked today before I went to get it cut. This was the first time I got it cut since going CG and my stylist didn't really know what to do. She was familiar with the term "sulfate-free" and their shampoo was sulfate-free, but then she was looking for styling products that were sulfate free, and I had to explain that sulfates are usually in shampoos, I need to avoid silicones in styling products. So...it wasn't great. But she was enthusiastic about learning about it by the next time I come in, so we'll see.

Anyway, the picture attached is of my hair last night after washing it. I used Carol's Daughter Hair Milk, but it was the first time and I used way too much. It looked really greasy today, although it was soft.
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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
Day 4:
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Second day hair; refreshed with some SM C&H curl soufflé and style milk

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Post pool; co-washed with a water, SM C&H style milk, and SM C&H cream mix. Styled with Alba gel and claw clips for root lift
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Day 4: giving up on KCCC for now. Back to my Deva products. Such a blah hair day today. Ill try back with the kinky curly products once I get my hair healthier and trimmed. Raked in KCKT and then smoothed and scrunched in KCCC.

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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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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
I will prove to you all that my perfect hair day pics (or anyone else's) all over this site are not a daily thing. Most days I slack. Ill probably do it tomorrow, but here is day 3 and 4 for me. Only one pic, because this is exactly what I did yesterday too. Air dried naked with no scrunching, up in a claw clip. Im so low maintenance even doing my hair, even in it's natural curly state, most days is too much for me lol.

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fine, thin, normal/(low?) porosity. Mod-CG. Usually I can't co-wash more than 1x a week, & sometimes I have to use T-Gel in rotation due to scalp issues.

Co-wash: VO5 Volumizing
Poo: Giovanni 50:50
RO:TN, Nexxus Youth Renewal, Alba Coconut
LI: KCKT
PT: gelatin PT, ION EC
Stylers: Giovanni mousse, TIGI Curls Rock amplifier (a-cone), Curls Rock Strong Hold Mousse
Gels: SCC spray gel

Day 4: giving up on KCCC for now. Back to my Deva products. Such a blah hair day today. Ill try back with the kinky curly products once I get my hair healthier and trimmed. Raked in KCKT and then smoothed and scrunched in KCCC.

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Originally Posted by .Musical.Junkie.
Your curls look great!!!
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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 4: giving up on KCCC for now. Back to my Deva products. Such a blah hair day today. Ill try back with the kinky curly products once I get my hair healthier and trimmed. Raked in KCKT and then smoothed and scrunched in KCCC.

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Originally Posted by .Musical.Junkie.
Your curls look great!!!
Originally Posted by jennag
Thanks!!!! They didn't feel great though lol. I used to use KCCC a couple years ago and loved it but can't seem to figure it out now. This time it made my hair feel really tangly, dry and producty. I've definitely had better hair days but pictures don't tend to show those sort of things LOL.
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
Day 4: giving up on KCCC for now. Back to my Deva products. Such a blah hair day today. Ill try back with the kinky curly products once I get my hair healthier and trimmed. Raked in KCKT and then smoothed and scrunched in KCCC.

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Originally Posted by .Musical.Junkie.
Your curls look great!!!
Originally Posted by jennag
Thanks!!!! They didn't feel great though lol. I used to use KCCC a couple years ago and loved it but can't seem to figure it out now. This time it made my hair feel really tangly, dry and producty. I've definitely had better hair days but pictures don't tend to show those sort of things LOL.
Originally Posted by .Musical.Junkie.
I agree with the producty feeling of the KCCC. Unfortunately I haven't found anything else yet that gives me the clumps I want. I will probably use it up and then try something else. I am also thinking of trying to make the FSG again. It is such a pain, but if I can just get it to work maybe it will be worth it.

Anyway, I just thought you should know your curls in the pics were gorgeous!
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 5. Had trouble sleeping and seriously overslept, so I'm attempting second day hair. I had finger combed my hair out last night before I pineappled. Not sure why I did, other than that I was measuring length. Still had serious poof this morning and finger combed and set part. Then went out in the rain to get the canopy a little damp. At work I sprayed some Deva Set It Free onto my hands and then smoothed and raked it into my hair. Will probably end up in a ponytail by lunch. 7 Day Challenge - who's up for it?-imageuploadedbycurltalk1370606148.714153.jpg

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
^^^^ that's what my hair looks like on a GOOD 2nd day (most mornings there's no salvaging the frizz). I like! BTW, I posted my okra gel directions on another thread, it was really easy!
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
Day2
Products used.
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With a tiny bit of KCKT and EVOO
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Lol ignore my Cynical face xP
Originally Posted by Always@night
Why so cynical? Teehee, I love the green line. Especially the shampoo. It smells so good.
Originally Posted by dusalocks
Lol I don't know, I was happy all of yesterday my face just does it's own thing. But yesterday was my first time using the green line. They were really light weight which i enjoyed.
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Day 5: second day hair. Misted with lavender spray to rewet and smoothed some as I am leave in and gvplsg. The front/bangs were awful so headband day. Might end up in a ponytail again, we will see. Have had better second day hair for sure. Don't thing the SM soufflé is for me. Back to FSG and going to try some okra gel this weekend I think. I give today a 5 of 10. Still way better than any second day hair pre CG.
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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
You guys with your 2nd and 3rd day hair- Looks great! I find it really difficult to complain about my hair anymore, because even on the worst days, I agree with you- it's a million times better than on my best pre-CG day! Let us know how the okra gel works out! It's so much easier to make than FSG, just use the same add ins you do with FSG!
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 lied. 7of 10 for second day hair. Went back and looked again. Except for the stupid bangs it looks pretty good. Not much frizz and good curl formation.
Sometimes I'm too hard on myself
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

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