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Um, def one of my hair idols Laura Lee!
Originally Posted by CurlyHairedFarmer
that's so funny because I'd die for your curls!!!
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Fine/thin 2c/3a, Low-Medium Porosity, Dry!
It was after reading this post and seeing all of the transformations that finally convinced me to try CG. I am almost floored by the results. I have never been satisfied with my hair and I've never been able to tame it like I wanted.

The first picture is a few days before going CG, I wasn't really using any good styling products, I had completely given up on them. My hair had been thinned out quite a lot because it was a huge poof and very thick, so it was really damaged. I also had a lot of buildup pulling down the curls. I also had highlights which dried my hair out too. My hair was extremely dry and damaged, I just didn't know what to do. Then I stumbled upon this website, desperate for help.

Right before I went CG I dyed my hair closer to my natural color.

The second picture is my best hair day since I've been on CG. It doesn't normally look this good and it's not that shiny (I used a flash). You can definitely tell that I've got my curl back! And I've never had good clumping like this! This was actually taken at the end of the day after I had scrunched and played around with my hair a little, it actually looked better after I messed it up a bit! I guess I needed to SOTC and give it some body!

These two pictures don't even look like the same head of hair!
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It was after reading this post and seeing all of the transformations that finally convinced me to try CG. I am almost floored by the results. I have never been satisfied with my hair and I've never been able to tame it like I wanted.

The first picture is a few days before going CG, I wasn't really using any good styling products, I had completely given up on them. My hair had been thinned out quite a lot because it was a huge poof and very thick, so it was really damaged. I also had a lot of buildup pulling down the curls. I also had highlights which dried my hair out too. My hair was extremely dry and damaged, I just didn't know what to do. Then I stumbled upon this website, desperate for help.

Right before I went CG I dyed my hair closer to my natural color.

The second picture is my best hair day since I've been on CG. It doesn't normally look this good and it's not that shiny (I used a flash). You can definitely tell that I've got my curl back! And I've never had good clumping like this! This was actually taken at the end of the day after I had scrunched and played around with my hair a little, it actually looked better after I messed it up a bit! I guess I needed to SOTC and give it some body!

These two pictures don't even look like the same head of hair!
Originally Posted by report2court
lol, if I just leave my hair alone, don't put any product in it and let it dry? it totally looks like your first pic. lol, it's amazing what just introducing products and routines into your day to day life can do for your hair, above and beyond how great CG is for it

So happy to see your pretty curls coming through! And the color looks fantastic
CG/Mod CG (soap bars) since 8/12/08
CO wash/Cond: Kathymack & Flowermoon Castille soap bars, V05 Chamomile Tea, Suave Ocean Breeze, Biolage Conditioning Balm
Styling loves: DIFFUSING! CK, KCNT, KCCC, FOTE (on dry hair only), Re:coil, Proclaim gel
Not sure about: Boots, Tweek, KBB Milk, DMHJ
HATE: plopping, FOTE on wet hair, BRHG
I don't have a before picture with me right now. Here is a picture taken July 2008 when I went to meet up with some friends from High School. I hadn't seen them in 19 years. They both made a comment about my hair right away. Sorry the picture is so big...I worked on resizing it for a while then gave up. I follow a modified CG routine.


Last edited by pinksugar; 11-14-2008 at 02:47 PM.
I just love this thread and am so glad to see all the wonderful curly transitions!

Gorgeous curls!!!!!!!!
-3A?
-Fine, ii (almost iii) thickness
-salon pintura and natural sun-made highlights combo
-CG since October 2007, rare occasional low poo.
-Growing it out
click here for fotki pics
-pw: ziggy
Alright ladies, you've inspired me to go CG. I haven't used sulfates or 'cones for a few months, but I've been using a cleansing conditioner/low poo. Tonight I bite the bullet and go full-on CG. I can only hope that my hair starts to look as great as all of yours!
3A
Modified CG since 11/14/08!
Low poo: Trader Joe's Tea Tree
Co-wash: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea
Rinse out: Tigi MM, Tigi O&H, Tresemme Naturals Volumizing
DT: Jessicurl WDT
Leave-in: Giovanni DLI, Komaza CLI
Styling: Komaza Coconut Pudding, HE BE gel, KBB Cream to SOTC
wow you all are so beautiful!! my hair had many phases of pre-cg but this was fairly typical of recent years (nope not my baby). the second is a good hair day last summer. the other is a composite i show to stylists as an example of what my hair can do if provoked....
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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
banjo, your hair is to die for!!! I'm officially stalking your fotki/posts!!
UK curly



Before CG: notice, straight pieces in the front & idk if you can tell but my hair had hardly any movement. in the 2d Before CG pic i had cut a lot of proucts out of my routine except for cones; my hair was soft but lacked definition...


pics of:
1. before CG
2. before CG

3. 3 weeks CG
4. 3 months CG
5. 5 months CG

link to:

4months CG, front is starting to curl
http://public.fotki.com/RMichelleM/w.../hpim1085.html
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fOtKi



i am officially the Kettle; call me Black. thanks.

I'm better than people who think they are better than others; even though that's hypocritical in itself, im a better kind of hypocrite than others.

Last edited by RMichelleM; 11-15-2008 at 01:23 PM. Reason: left out info
banjo, your hair is to die for!!! I'm officially stalking your fotki/posts!!
Originally Posted by curlywurly271
thanks CW--your hair is lovely!! i just put up a few more shots on fotki and also my attempt to organize my hair products. yikes!!
rmichellem your hair is gorgeous.
all of you curlies-it is really fun looking at all your pics.
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
Thanks a lot! i wasn't sure if the CG routine was going to do much for my hair type because i hadn't seen many positive reviews from 4a's but im excited about the progress my hair is making
fOtKi



i am officially the Kettle; call me Black. thanks.

I'm better than people who think they are better than others; even though that's hypocritical in itself, im a better kind of hypocrite than others.
Great pictures everyone!!

Here are some of mine - from about a year and a half ago when DD was little, one of the only good, closeupish ones of my hair that I can find!



This one was taken last week -





I'm amazed at the difference!
~ Gracie ~
Stay at home mama to CCB and a new one on the way in July!
CG since Oct 13, 2008
3a/bish
currently re evaluating my product stash...
Ive been CG for about 2 weeks as of today. I did my hair today and Im so happy I found this method. What a difference.

Here is my before pic...my hair was longer then. You can see there is hardly any curl definition, and my hair looks so dried out!


Here is my after pic!

CG since 11/10/08
Still experimenting with products

wow peeech that's a BIG improvement in only 2 weeks!! your hair looks great
UK curly



Thank you! I love CG!

CG since 11/10/08
Still experimenting with products

Wow - Peeech, you hair is stunning!!

Kerry xx
UK curly - mostly 2c
  • Going back to basics!
  • Happily using a mixture of sulphates, cones and CG products.
  • Permanently undecided whether to cut or grow!
Currently loving:
Lush I Love Juicy shampoo
Charles Worthington frizz smoothing conditioner

Superdrug coconut & almond intensive conditioner
Montagne Jeunesse avocado & cherry bark mask
Umberto Giannini curl gel
Boots 'pink' curl creme
ok. So I don't know how to just put the pictures in my response, but here is a before picture and some after pictures.
Picture 1= Not the greatest example of what my hair looked like before and not the greatest example of what my nose looks like either (I hope). This was from August/September.
Picture 2= A weird, but awesome, curl clump at my bangs (it comes for no reason, and I see it about once or twice a month ---> weird). This is at about 1.5 month CG
Picture 3, 4, and 5 are from today after I styled it. I had some great curl definition, but it lost volume pretty quickly. Dang it.) These are at about 2.5 months CG.
Also while I have these posted, I can't really tell what my curl type is. What do you think?
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and one more just in case you didn't get the point. haha, I was quite proud of this particular curl(s) and it wouldn't let me attatch it on the last post.
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Last edited by elliephant; 12-02-2008 at 12:57 AM. Reason: rephrased
mmm...its this thread that helped me decide to go cg Well im not full cg...i use low poos...absolutely no sulfates or cones but i need good cleaners..im an adolescent..yikes

Before Cg:
[IMG]http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a326/Fi****ango/menpaige.jpg[/IMG]

After (during):
[IMG]http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a326/Fi****ango/color.jpg[/IMG]
Should get you to my fotki, if not tell me:
http://public.fotki.com/fi****ango/


HOORAY FOR THE RETURN OF MY PIPE-CURLS!


Modified CG 8-8-08

I clean with: burt's bees pomegranate or giovanni tea trea, or baking soda rinse
co-wash:Suave naturals aloe
conditioner:same or suave naturals coconut or burts bees pomegranate conditioner
styler:Herbal essences body envy gel or garnier fructise spray curl gel. Plus soft and sheen(think it's called) oil treatment

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