No more motivation

I'm over a month CG now, but i still haven't noticed any progress yet. Maybe it is because i hate the length of my hair, i can't wait till it grows a couple of inches. I'm just not a short-haired person, I feel like i'm 40 years old.

My hair never looked as good as when i was using the curls rock amplifier.

I need some inspiration!!!!
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
3A/B-ish BSL thick hair
Modified CG since 08/10/2007
http://public.fotki.com/Curly-Y/ (updated september 6)
pw: currrly
yomini have you ever tried the home made flax seed gel? works great for me!(see my topic on the dutch forum)
type 3b.
modified CG.
CON red, inecto-co, invisigel.
I just looked at your fotki and your pre-CG curls looked great. Why not go back to what works for you?
I'm over a month CG now, but i still haven't noticed any progress yet. Maybe it is because i hate the length of my hair, i can't wait till it grows a couple of inches. I'm just not a short-haired person, I feel like i'm 40 years old.

My hair never looked as good as when i was using the curls rock amplifier.

I need some inspiration!!!!
Originally Posted by Yomini
well i think your hair looks great and you look very young. it WILL grow. mine was shorter than yours when i started CG and now it is quite long. keep with the CG, it really works. looking 40?? well i won't even go there
Susan suburban NY
3b going gray, not thick, waist length when wet, a bit below shoulders when dry
CG since 11/11/04
http://public.fotki.com/banjolady/
PW: banjo
HG: suave and honey for co-wash, deva, i use garnier fructis regular CO's or boots pink or white as leave ins and LA looks sport gel. plop w microfiber turban, then curl towel scrunch, then another turban.i sleep with the turban on. little one minute hair styling videos http://www.youtube.com/user/lazycurls
I'm just not a short-haired person, I feel like i'm 40 years old.
Originally Posted by Yomini
hey, now, i'm 42 and no short hair here...

just looked at your pics, your hair is beautiful.
Location: Southern California, Los Angeles County

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Hmkenny: I know, but i've seen some great results from curlies that are CG. I just hope it will work for me eventually!

Banjo: When did you start going CG? You're like my hair rolemodel!

Marybeth: thanks for the compliment! But you know what I mean right?!
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
3A/B-ish BSL thick hair
Modified CG since 08/10/2007
http://public.fotki.com/Curly-Y/ (updated september 6)
pw: currrly
WHOA!! I'm way past 40 and no short hair here, either..............

Your hair does look great. Give it a little time.
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Marybeth: thanks for the compliment! But you know what I mean right?!
Originally Posted by Yomini
yomini, i know what you mean, i was just giving you a little bit of a hard time. when you reach 40 you'll see it is not as old as you think it is. seriously, your hair is beautiful. i wouldn't worry so much about going CG, just do what works best for you.
Location: Southern California, Los Angeles County

3Aer...Botticelli Curls

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Yomini - CG is not about strict rules to follow. CG is about getting your hair into the best shape it can be in! If you hate it, then maybe you need to modify. I loved CG at first. It really whipped my hair into shape. As soon as I was fully moisturized, though, I didn't like it anymore. I realize now that I need a shampoo at least once a week. My hair is bouncier on poo! So, I'm modified. If I feel dry, I just CO wash for a while. If I feel weighed-down and gunky, I shampoo. Just find what your hair likes - THAT is the ultimate goal here!
I'm a 3b, with 3c underneath.

Used to be CG, now I'm not. Using Suave Aloe & Waterlily shampoo & condish, JoiWhip, BRHG, Suave Aloe gel, Aussie Tizz No Frizz, and anything else that looks good!
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Thanks for the tip curlyjenn!!

It's just that my hair is so dry! I don't think a shampoo will help to moisturize my hair. I think i'll just stick with it for a while, and see if it works.. if it doesn't.. well than it just doesn't!!!
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
3A/B-ish BSL thick hair
Modified CG since 08/10/2007
http://public.fotki.com/Curly-Y/ (updated september 6)
pw: currrly
You don't have to follow a strict set of rules-just keep experimenting until you find something that works for you. Even if I 'poo once a week, my hair gets dry and poufy, so I just co-wash now, and it's great I even went the other day with no styling products-just co + leave in co., and I got so many compliments on the way my hair looked-it was very soft too. You could try just using a sulfate-free 'poo and see if that works for you. I know how it is to have short hair when you're used to wearing it long. Most of my life, I have had at least waist-length hair, but due to an "accident" at Hair Cuttery, I had to cut my hair to just above shoulder length. My hair was healthy, but short hair just isn't me. I felt like a part of me was missing. I'm still growing it out, and now it's bra strap length with shorter layers in the front. it's hard, but just be patient, and take Biotin. Your hair will be long before you know it!
2c/3a/3b curls, waist length
Cleansers:Body Shop Honey 'Poo, V05 Co
Conditioners:GVPCB/AOHR/HSHPumpkin

DT/Treats:Aphogee Protein Treat/GVP K-Pak/EVOO
Leave-ins/Stylers:KCKT/KCCC/KCGP






Thanks for your support! Does Biotin really help grow out your hair?
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
3A/B-ish BSL thick hair
Modified CG since 08/10/2007
http://public.fotki.com/Curly-Y/ (updated september 6)
pw: currrly
Hair normally grows about 1/2 per month, and there is nothing to really speed that up. Everyday stresses and such cause your hair not to grow to its fullest potential..Biotin encourages your hair to grow to it's fullest potential. After I started taking Biotin people noticed my hair getting longer. Scalp massages can help too, because it stimulates the follicles.
2c/3a/3b curls, waist length
Cleansers:Body Shop Honey 'Poo, V05 Co
Conditioners:GVPCB/AOHR/HSHPumpkin

DT/Treats:Aphogee Protein Treat/GVP K-Pak/EVOO
Leave-ins/Stylers:KCKT/KCCC/KCGP






Whooohooo i like scalp massages, hope my boyfriend likes giving them
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
3A/B-ish BSL thick hair
Modified CG since 08/10/2007
http://public.fotki.com/Curly-Y/ (updated september 6)
pw: currrly
Yomini - CG is not about strict rules to follow. CG is about getting your hair into the best shape it can be in! If you hate it, then maybe you need to modify. I loved CG at first. It really whipped my hair into shape. As soon as I was fully moisturized, though, I didn't like it anymore. I realize now that I need a shampoo at least once a week. My hair is bouncier on poo! So, I'm modified. If I feel dry, I just CO wash for a while. If I feel weighed-down and gunky, I shampoo. Just find what your hair likes - THAT is the ultimate goal here!
Originally Posted by curlyjenn
This is what I meant when I said why not go back to your Curls Rock Amplifier. curlyjenn worded it much better.
I just bought some Biotin at the health food store, can't wait to see the results!

ETA: How much do i take? I have the 500 mcg capsules?
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
3A/B-ish BSL thick hair
Modified CG since 08/10/2007
http://public.fotki.com/Curly-Y/ (updated september 6)
pw: currrly
I heard you have to take 5,000 micrograms in order to make a difference, but look on the bottle and look for how much it says to take. You don't have to worry about OD'ing on biotin, since your body just eliminates the excess that it can't use.
2c/3a/3b curls, waist length
Cleansers:Body Shop Honey 'Poo, V05 Co
Conditioners:GVPCB/AOHR/HSHPumpkin

DT/Treats:Aphogee Protein Treat/GVP K-Pak/EVOO
Leave-ins/Stylers:KCKT/KCCC/KCGP






On the bottle it says to take max. 1,500 mcg a day.
I took 1,000 today and I have a headache, which i never have...
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
3A/B-ish BSL thick hair
Modified CG since 08/10/2007
http://public.fotki.com/Curly-Y/ (updated september 6)
pw: currrly
yomini, i think i saw you on this forum http://uniform.messageboard.nl/10187/ . the honey makes my hair a little dryish, it also doesn't like the palmers. i started using urtekram shampoo and conditioner and love it. it contains the following ingredients:

shampoo: aqua, aloe barbadensis gel,glycerin,cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium coco sulfate,coco-glucoside,glyceryl oleate,citric acid, citrus aurantium dulcis peel, melissa officinalis extract, menta piperita extract, geraniol,linalool, limonene.

conditioner: aqua, aloe barbadensis gel, glycerin, glyceryl stearate se, prunus armeniaca kernel oil,simmondsia chinensis cera, cetyl alcohol, cocoglycerides, cetearyl olivate,sorbitan olivate, citrus grandis seed extract, hydrolyzed wheat gluten, citrus aurantium dulcis oil, cymbopogon schoenantus oil, citric acid, citral,eugenol, citronellol, linalool, limonene, geraniol.

all ingredients are 100% of natural origin and iso and ecocert certified. maybe you just need to change your routine a little!?
type 3b.
modified CG.
CON red, inecto-co, invisigel.

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