PICTURES!

Well, I FINALLY got myself a fotki album!! Not too many pics in there yet, but it's a start.

Honestly, I've been doubting the whole CG thing b/c my hair has been dropping and loosing definition a few hours after it's styled. Even worse, I'm not getting second day hair, which I was always able to get.

Soooooo... I put my products and basic procedures in there as well, so if anyone is spotting something I'm doing to detract from my waves, or if anyone has any suggestions PLEASE tell me! I love the way my hair feels, and I really don't want to go back to my old routine b/c my hair isn't curling...

I think I'm a 2c, and since I've been CG for about 6 months I doubt I'll get any curlier. What do y'all think?

Sorry for the needy, self-absorbed post... Have a great Monday!
~FIA~ 2c-M-iii

CG since 9/06, modified since 3/07.

<~~ Me every morning

Updated fotki 5/06/08
http://public.fotki.com/Kasey314/

Products-of-the-moment: Loving Innersense right now: Pure Essential Hair Bath, Pure Inspiration Daily Conditioner and I Create Quiet Calm Curl Cream. Devacurl Angell is my go to gel, nothing else like it for me. Nature's Gate Lavendar and Aloe Nourishing Conditoner is always in my shower.

password - curly girl

I would say a 2B, your hair actually reminds me a lot of my sister's hair. Why she got the nice princess waves and I got the ringlets, I'm not sure.
I think you're 2b with some 2c potential. In the back it looks like you have some trying to be curlier.
Is your hair curlier or less curly/wavy now than before CG?

I love JC's conditioners but the stylers do nothing for me.
Your hair is pretty waves, I don't see anything wrong with that but if you LOST curl/wave then I would think about changing my routine or products.

Let me say though, plopping does nothing for me. It actually straightens out my hair. Diffusing with a fingerbowl diffuser helps. I diffuse until the gel hardens them air dry after that.

Some products enhance wave/curl for some. Glycerine, aloe, peach oil, flax seed. With that in mind I get more good clumping and consistent curl with products that are both moisturizing enough (conditioner wise) and have enough hold (gel wise)

My rinse out conditioner has peach oil, my leave in conditioner has aloe and my gel has aloe and flax (unless I use my disc gel that I love and that one is pvp and aloe which works great for me too). I like to cover all basis.

I don't get second day hair anymore either. I haven't tried in a while but when I did get it I used a much stronger gel. That helped. I had to be careful not to overcondition also or the curl would fall out overnight.
2c/3a?
Low porosity, medium texture.
http://public.fotki.com/Medusahair/

If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
Thanks for the input!

Medusahair - I think my hair has gotten a lot less curly since I've moved to Utah and since I went CG. My hair used to look like HeatherDawns (if you've seen her pics), but since I've moved hair my hair has straightened a lot

I used RR and Angell today and got better results. I'll have to post the pics. Also, I get nice curls w/ Recoil and Angell, but it does not last me more than one day. Maybe I'll just have to get used to that!

Also, at the beginning of the month I thought my hair was getting kinda weighed down and heavy. Now maybe I need more moisture? I'm so confused!! LOL
~FIA~ 2c-M-iii

CG since 9/06, modified since 3/07.

<~~ Me every morning

Updated fotki 5/06/08
http://public.fotki.com/Kasey314/

Products-of-the-moment: Loving Innersense right now: Pure Essential Hair Bath, Pure Inspiration Daily Conditioner and I Create Quiet Calm Curl Cream. Devacurl Angell is my go to gel, nothing else like it for me. Nature's Gate Lavendar and Aloe Nourishing Conditoner is always in my shower.

password - curly girl

Is it dryer in Utah? That will affect the curl.
Yes I've seen her hair and yours is a bit wavier in those pics so definitely some curl loss.

If it's dry there that will affect you or your hair is weighed down. It's promising that recoil and Angell help. Those affect my curl too. Angell is nice and light maybe your hair needs moisture without being weighed down?
You should look on http://www.weather.com and put in your zip and see what the humidiy is there.
I'm good at 60% but it's been 22% off and on and that's just way too low for my hair.
2c/3a?
Low porosity, medium texture.
http://public.fotki.com/Medusahair/

If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
22% humidity??! Are you kidding me? That seems ridiculously high to me...but I'm from Colorado!
2c/3a...very thin and fine... Modified CG (I co-wash everyday)

Suave Naturals Lavender Conditioner
LA Looks Sport Gel
Honey
Oh man that's high? Whew my hair would go straight there
It's usually in the 90 percent range here. Well that's reason enough not to move to colorado
2c/3a?
Low porosity, medium texture.
http://public.fotki.com/Medusahair/

If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
Thank you curlylew! I wish I had the curls you have in your avitar though!

Ok, so I looked up my humidity here in SLC... it's at 53%. That seemed kinda high, so I looked up my old Philly zip... it's 83%... in February. Granted they are getting a storm at home, but it's still a lot less humid here than what I'm used to.

So, I went out and got some Suave Citris Smoothie condish (peach extract!) and I found the Loreal Curl Boosting spray that some people have been talking about. I also have at my disposal V-05, Devacurl, and Too-Shea condish; RR, CC, Re:Coil, Angell, and Loob to style, and Mist-er Right and AIS for refreshers.

What do you think would go well together? I was thinking of using LOOB and Angell tonight (I only wash at night, I'm REALLY not a morning person). Any thoughts?

Thanks again for all the ideas!!
~FIA~ 2c-M-iii

CG since 9/06, modified since 3/07.

<~~ Me every morning

Updated fotki 5/06/08
http://public.fotki.com/Kasey314/

Products-of-the-moment: Loving Innersense right now: Pure Essential Hair Bath, Pure Inspiration Daily Conditioner and I Create Quiet Calm Curl Cream. Devacurl Angell is my go to gel, nothing else like it for me. Nature's Gate Lavendar and Aloe Nourishing Conditoner is always in my shower.

password - curly girl

It's beautiful, and so are you. I guess you're a 2C?
"For many years the National Pretend Speed Limit was fifty-five miles per hour"--Dave Barry

PW: frizzella
Thanks moddegrrl! I looked up your pics, and you and your hair are v. pretty too!

Ok, tonight I went straight-up CG - co-wash w/ Citrus Smoothie, leave a little in, microfiber towel, Angell, pin it up, airdry. That's it!!!

Let's see what that does to my hair... so long as I can remember in the morning I'll take some pics and post them.
~FIA~ 2c-M-iii

CG since 9/06, modified since 3/07.

<~~ Me every morning

Updated fotki 5/06/08
http://public.fotki.com/Kasey314/

Products-of-the-moment: Loving Innersense right now: Pure Essential Hair Bath, Pure Inspiration Daily Conditioner and I Create Quiet Calm Curl Cream. Devacurl Angell is my go to gel, nothing else like it for me. Nature's Gate Lavendar and Aloe Nourishing Conditoner is always in my shower.

password - curly girl

Ok, this morning my hair was looking kinda blah w/ just the Angell in it, so I spralyed some Tightly Wound on my dry hair. At first it felt kinda crunchy, but once I scrunched it out I actually had pretty decent hair all day. The new pics are up, tell me what you think!
~FIA~ 2c-M-iii

CG since 9/06, modified since 3/07.

<~~ Me every morning

Updated fotki 5/06/08
http://public.fotki.com/Kasey314/

Products-of-the-moment: Loving Innersense right now: Pure Essential Hair Bath, Pure Inspiration Daily Conditioner and I Create Quiet Calm Curl Cream. Devacurl Angell is my go to gel, nothing else like it for me. Nature's Gate Lavendar and Aloe Nourishing Conditoner is always in my shower.

password - curly girl

Hey Kasey - do you plop (I think that's the right term), I've tried it twice now with amazing results. 20-30 mins then diffuse for 5-10 mins, spritz of spray to hold. You have amazing hair, I wish mine looked as good when it was that long.
2b/3a.
Awww shucks! It's funny, the grass really is always greener on the other side of the fence... I had always wished I could cut my hair shorter, but it tends to puff and get really undefined when I've tried!

To answer your questions though Colorado, I have tried plopping. In all the pics w/ Jessicurl products I plopped. In the ones I most recently posted I have not. I'm not sure if it's made a big difference for me **shrugs** Maybe I'll try it again tonight and see what happens!
~FIA~ 2c-M-iii

CG since 9/06, modified since 3/07.

<~~ Me every morning

Updated fotki 5/06/08
http://public.fotki.com/Kasey314/

Products-of-the-moment: Loving Innersense right now: Pure Essential Hair Bath, Pure Inspiration Daily Conditioner and I Create Quiet Calm Curl Cream. Devacurl Angell is my go to gel, nothing else like it for me. Nature's Gate Lavendar and Aloe Nourishing Conditoner is always in my shower.

password - curly girl

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