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Old 07-08-2013, 01:01 PM   #1
 
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Default Um--Day one and WOW!!

Today was my first day doing the CG Method. I did my very last sulfate wash, co washed with Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut and conditioned with Tresseme Naturals, which I rinsed out partially with my head upside down and in cold water. I scrunched some of the water out and resisted the strong urge to dry it with a towel. Then I applied LA looks sport to soaking hair (upside down, scrunching and raking in sections). I couldn't stand the dripping, wet feeling, so I plopped for 15 minutes while I put on makeup.

I took the plop out and let it air dry (not touching it was HARD!) and just scrunched out the gel cast. Applied a little coconut oil to roots to resist frizz.

Oh my goodness, ladies--my hair looks and feels AMAZING!! On day one!!

I was prepared for a few yucky days...are they most likely coming? Cause I'm a totally convert now and can't stop smiling in the mirror! Um--Day one and WOW!!-imageuploadedbycurltalk1373309928.259920.jpg
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:25 PM   #2
 
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Wow. Looks great!
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:28 PM   #3
 
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Welcome! Your hair looks fabulous!!
As far as yucky days, you may or may not get some here and there as you figure out what your hair does and doesn't like. I personally never had any, but I l ow there are plenty who do. I can't see signatures from the phone app, so I'm curious if you determined your hair properties yet (texture, porosity, etc), as these will be extremely useful to know if you do end up running into some yucky days as time goes on.
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:35 PM   #4
 
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Congrats! Looks good!
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:55 PM   #5
 
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Welcome! Your hair looks fabulous!!
As far as yucky days, you may or may not get some here and there as you figure out what your hair does and doesn't like. I personally never had any, but I l ow there are plenty who do. I can't see signatures from the phone app, so I'm curious if you determined your hair properties yet (texture, porosity, etc), as these will be extremely useful to know if you do end up running into some yucky days as time goes on.
Thanks, I love it!

I'm thinking I'm a 2b or 2c (I'm pretty curly at the root and end, so I'm leaning 2c). High porosity, medium/high density, medium width (I think)...
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:57 PM   #6
 
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What would you guys recommend for flyaway frizzies? I'm getting some around the crown..it's humid today! Any good smoothing creams or something?
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:09 PM   #7
 
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Hi, your hair looks great!

My hair props are similar to yours and I live in a humid climate. I use "butters" to smooth flyaways, but the key is too use just a TINY amount. My favorite is Jane Carter Nourish & Shine (it's expensive but a tub of it will last about a year for me!). I take about a pencil eraser sized scoop with my nail, rub it in my hands so they're coated, then smooth over my frizz and also use it to SOTC.

You could also use some conditioner, coconut oil, or a curl cream but I haven't had much luck with any of those.

The only other thing that works for me is a light hold gel that doesn't dry with any crunch like SS curl jelly, uncle funkys curly magic, or CJ CIAB.
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It looks really nice! I dunno, you might not have any bad days at all. I had quite a few at first, but a lot of that was just because my hair has to be handled a specific way to keep clumps intact. Once I figured that out, hair days have been pretty good.

I need to get some of the Jane Carter N & S. I've heard great things about it. If I get frizz now (mostly wind-induced rather than humidity so much), I mix SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Milk with some water, and smooth it over my hair. I can't spray anything in my hair or it really frizzes up for some reason. If you don't have anything else available, a little bit of oil will usually help with frizzies. I use camellia oil, though.
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:49 PM   #9
 
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Hi, your hair looks great!

My hair props are similar to yours and I live in a humid climate. I use "butters" to smooth flyaways, but the key is too use just a TINY amount. My favorite is Jane Carter Nourish & Shine (it's expensive but a tub of it will last about a year for me!). I take about a pencil eraser sized scoop with my nail, rub it in my hands so they're coated, then smooth over my frizz and also use it to SOTC.

You could also use some conditioner, coconut oil, or a curl cream but I haven't had much luck with any of those.

The only other thing that works for me is a light hold gel that doesn't dry with any crunch like SS curl jelly, uncle funkys curly magic, or CJ CIAB.
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000U2...AC_SX112_SY192
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Hi, your hair looks great!

My hair props are similar to yours and I live in a humid climate. I use "butters" to smooth flyaways, but the key is too use just a TINY amount. My favorite is Jane Carter Nourish & Shine (it's expensive but a tub of it will last about a year for me!). I take about a pencil eraser sized scoop with my nail, rub it in my hands so they're coated, then smooth over my frizz and also use it to SOTC.

You could also use some conditioner, coconut oil, or a curl cream but I haven't had much luck with any of those.

The only other thing that works for me is a light hold gel that doesn't dry with any crunch like SS curl jelly, uncle funkys curly magic, or CJ CIAB.
This one?
Jane Carter Solution All Natural Nourish and Shine for Dry Hair and Dry Skin, 4 Ounce:Amazon:Beauty
That's the one!
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:03 PM   #11
 
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Just wanted to add that JCNS can be used as a nice lip butter too! I need to get some more, i haven't found anything better to SOTC with!
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Hi, your hair looks great!

My hair props are similar to yours and I live in a humid climate. I use "butters" to smooth flyaways, but the key is too use just a TINY amount. My favorite is Jane Carter Nourish & Shine (it's expensive but a tub of it will last about a year for me!). I take about a pencil eraser sized scoop with my nail, rub it in my hands so they're coated, then smooth over my frizz and also use it to SOTC.

You could also use some conditioner, coconut oil, or a curl cream but I haven't had much luck with any of those.

The only other thing that works for me is a light hold gel that doesn't dry with any crunch like SS curl jelly, uncle funkys curly magic, or CJ CIAB.
This one?
Jane Carter Solution All Natural Nourish and Shine for Dry Hair and Dry Skin, 4 Ounce:Amazon:Beauty
That's the one!
Great, I bought some! Loving this transformation already!!!
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:23 PM   #13
 
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I'm jealous. I think it's great you're transition was a good one.

Not mine. After my last sulfate poo I co-washed. Blech. My hair was heavy, weighted down, greasy, wet looking, and yet had a full halo of frizz.

After a day I "washed" with just water and scrubbed my scalp well. Yeah, still really greasy, wet looking, weighted down mess.

After another day I washed using sulfate free poo and it looks a little better. A little.

I'll be glad when I get something right.

I'll live vicariously through you.
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:19 AM   #14
 
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I have to admit I'm a bit jealous that you got good results on day one, it took me 54 days! But your hair does look fab, I'm so glad that others don't have the challenges I have had. It didn't help that I started CG in 60+ degree dews
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:48 AM   #15
 
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It looks like a good start! Like the others have said, you may or may not have a icky transition. When one ditches the sulfates, many find that it may take a week or so for the scalp to decrease the amount of oils and sebum it produces.

If you used sulfate poo frequently in the past, your folicles would have needed to produce more sebum to replace the ones stripped, so you may have a bit of oiliness as the production slowly adjusts. For me, It was about a week long that started a few days too a week after ditching the sulfates.
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