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hcook5528 04-01-2014 04:01 PM

After my curly cut!
 
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So I got my first ever curly cut today and I'm so happy with the results. It was way more than I expected to get cut off bc I want nothing more than long curly hair BUT I'm transitioning and it is 3 days shy of a month that I started to transition. So I think this is a great start! My stylist was great and explained that I don't really have a particular curl pattern now bc I'm transitioning but in the past 27 days my hair has already managed to grow an inch of healthy curl at the root!

She said I need to focus on moisture right now so I bought the products she used on my hair at the salon. They aren't exactly curly girl but I think I should let my curls come back first before I delve into the curly girl method full blown. What do you guys think?

Oh and the first picture is my "before" hair.

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sixelamy 04-01-2014 04:03 PM

I love it!!! It looks like you have more body. Are you pleased?

lolo918 04-01-2014 04:08 PM

Your hair is GORGEOUS! Go ahead, you can bask in it's glory as long as you would like.

Don't worry about the CG thing- it doesn't always work for everyone and it's better to have products that bring out the best in your hair than it is to follow what may seem like the majority.

Marci Pie 04-01-2014 05:03 PM

Your hair is beautiful! I think you should use products that work well for your hair CG or not!

Morgan_Adcock 04-01-2014 07:24 PM

I love your hair!

However, I disagree about not going CG until you've grown out your old hair. For me, the curly cuts and CGing worked together to bring my curls back. I hadn't straightened my hair chemically or with heat prior to going CG, but there was still damage, just from sulfates and silicones. I noticed a difference with each cut until then, but the biggest difference when the last of my pre-CG hair was cut off.

chupie 04-01-2014 08:52 PM

Looks fantastic!

AngelaE8654 04-01-2014 09:03 PM

That looks wonderful. Really, really good. :)

Starmie 04-02-2014 02:48 AM

That's a lovely cut. Lucky you finding a stylist that seems to know what she's doing and what she's talking about!

hcook5528 04-02-2014 07:01 AM

Thanks ladies! You all made my day :)

rbb 04-02-2014 07:35 AM

i think your hair looks great, it's a good haircut!

i disagree about the products -- as my stylist told me many years ago, it's 50% cut and 50% products. and, as you mentioned, you started seeing better curls since your transition. that happened for me, too. within a week of cg i was getting compliments.
what products did she sell you and what are the ingredients?

SortaRican 04-02-2014 09:44 AM

Your curls look gorgeous!!! When I had my deva cut done I loved the look and immediately bought the DevaCurl products my stylist used on me but I soon realized it was more of the technique she used than it was the products and I can get a similar look with less expensive and easier to find products...just something to think about. I say use what works best for you. If you are liking the look you are getting with the products you bought from the stylist then use those.

sixelamy 04-02-2014 10:05 AM

I agree, if you like the products the stylist used, by all means use those. It's your hair and you shouldn't feel pressured by going CG if you don't wish to. I will say CG has made a huge difference in my curls, but I am still not fully CG at times, mainly in the winter.

hcook5528 04-02-2014 10:09 AM

Good point! She used the moisture line of the Eufora products on me and I bought them. It's the moisture shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner, and the mousse like product. The thing I don't like is that it doesn't seem to make my hair as soft and the curls don't really become bouncy or defined unless I use a diffuse (lowest setting on Cool). I asked her if I should use the DevaCurl line and she said that seemed to dry out her hair and the tea tree shampoo and conditioner I was using she said I should be careful with tea tree because depending on how much I use, it can dry out my hair. They were sulfate free though. I'm not really sure what else to try, any suggestions? I'd like to only buy one brand and not have to go with a shampoo from one line and then a completely different conditioner.

I do like that the conditioner and the styling products are super lightweight and they are aloe based. I don't know if they are silicone and sulfate free though.

SortaRican 04-02-2014 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by hcook5528 (Post 2263293)
Good point! She used the moisture line of the Eufora products on me and I bought them. It's the moisture shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner, and the mousse like product. The thing I don't like is that it doesn't seem to make my hair as soft and the curls don't really become bouncy or defined unless I use a diffuse (lowest setting on Cool). I asked her if I should use the DevaCurl line and she said that seemed to dry out her hair and the tea tree shampoo and conditioner I was using she said I should be careful with tea tree because depending on how much I use, it can dry out my hair. They were sulfate free though. I'm not really sure what else to try, any suggestions? I'd like to only buy one brand and not have to go with a shampoo from one line and then a completely different conditioner.

I do like that the conditioner and the styling products are super lightweight and they are aloe based. I don't know if they are silicone and sulfate free though.

I was the same way as far as wanting all of my products to be from the same product line. However, through trial and error (and money spent) I have been able to get good results from mixing products as you can see from my signature; and many others with signatures I find use a variety of products.

As for product suggestions many of the more experienced curlies will likely recommend you learn your hair properties first if you haven't already, this way you will have a better idea of what kind of products/ingredients you should try. You may want to consider a hair analysis. I did and I think it has helped alot. I'm considering the Goosefootprints analysis which seems more thorough then the one I had done.

sixelamy 04-02-2014 10:29 AM

My hair is better with diffusing as well. The DevaCurl line is tricky, because you have to watch your dew points. It does wonders for my hair in the summer, but makes my hair super dry and frizzy in the winter. These products are loaded with glycerin, so this could be why. They are really great products, but you have to be careful with them.

If you like aloe based products, I highly, highly, highly recommend Komaza Care Aloe My Hair Leave In. It's fantastic for me year round, and it's pretty light. Great conditioning also.

DaniGirl88 04-02-2014 10:58 AM

Love your hair!!!! Very pretty.

I agree with everyone else. The less expensive products tend to work just as well. It is definitely more about technique for my hair. I still haven't mastered it, but I have a style now that doesn't need too much attention (which I love).

SortaRican 04-02-2014 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by sixelamy (Post 2263298)
My hair is better with diffusing as well. The DevaCurl line is tricky, because you have to watch your dew points. It does wonders for my hair in the summer, but makes my hair super dry and frizzy in the winter. These products are loaded with glycerin, so this could be why. They are really great products, but you have to be careful with them.

If you like aloe based products, I highly, highly, highly recommend Komaza Care Aloe My Hair Leave In. It's fantastic for me year round, and it's pretty light. Great conditioning also.

That's good to know about the DC products, mine have just been sitting there for about 2 months now so I'll have to see how my hair does with them in the summer. I spent good money on them so I don't want them to go to waste.

I forgot to mention to hcook5528 that I too diffuse, I have yet to find a product that gives me the look I desire without diffusing.

sixelamy 04-02-2014 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by SortaRican (Post 2263312)

That's good to know about the DC products, mine have just been sitting there for about 2 months now so I'll have to see how my hair does with them in the summer. I spent good money on them so I don't want them to go to waste.

Mine have also been sitting around... all winter. It's a shame to buy them and only be able to use them for half the year. I can't wait to start using the gel again, I love it like I love donuts and muffins.

Morgan_Adcock 04-02-2014 11:47 AM

I agree about its being fine to use cheaper and easier to find products. However, I do think that it makes a difference to be consistent about using CG products, i.e., those without silicones and sulfate detergents. While rare use isn't going to set someone's hair back to Day 1 of their CG journey, it can still have a negative effect on the condition of the hair, and that can be cumulative if used repeatedly.

Zeldahime 04-02-2014 01:35 PM

Your new cut is beautiful! I, too agree that less expensive products can work just as well as more expensive products. I, too, also wish to say that you shouldn't restrict yourself to one product line. IME it's very rare to find a product line where every product they make will work well with one's hair. It certainly has never happened that way for me.


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