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Sorry my pictures are so big. : ( I keep trying to resize them but I'm new to photobucket.

okay... I am going to start CG because of all of these pictures. How can I help it?? I just have to get through a bottle of nasty shampoo because I'm a cheapskate and can't throw anything away

...oh and that 32 oz bottle of 'cone-filled conditioner. what was I thinking.

anyhow, know that you have all inspired a future CGer :-)
I am a 3a/b with normal-coarse hair that is medium-thick and fairly porous.

Currently using:
~VitaminShampoo (CG )
~L'oreal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss for medium to long hair that's curly/wavy
......wow that is a mouthful.
~Garnier Fructis curl-shaping spray gel
*or*
~Pantene curl defining mousse
If you want to start sooner, keep the shampoo for those occasional times you want to clarify, and use the conditioner for leg shaving!
If you want to start sooner, keep the shampoo for those occasional times you want to clarify, and use the conditioner for leg shaving!
Originally Posted by mary99
She can also use the shampoo for washing hands.. just pour it on a dispenser.
And I second using conditioner for shaving legs. Way cheaper than shaving cream and I think it works better.

3a/3b

Latest routine:
Sauve Coconut CO
Or
Trader Joe's Nourish
Giovanni 50/50
Giovanni Direct Leave In
JoicoWhip
Newest Fav: Curl Junkie Coffee-Coco Curl Creme
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
AWW! I can't seem to get my head round this technicological stuff but if you would be as kind as to look in my fotki thing then there is a couple of before and after shots in there.
in the meantime...you can look at this *grin*

I promise I will get my daughter to show me how its done!
Thick, 2C with little 3A's thrown in to make my hair look a little more wild.FIA:2c/3a-M
Last Haircut:17/1/07
Ultimate Goal: To go as long as possible
Products Used:coconut cowash, tescos own gel citrus spice whipped butter
Hair Length:BSL
NEW PHOTOS ADDED: 20th August'09
http://public.fotki.com/aerohead/

Last edited by aerohead; 12-24-2008 at 09:32 AM. Reason: silly mistake
The CG Method has made my hair so much shinier and it looks and feels healthier. I'm so glad I tried it! Now I use Kinky Curly Shampoo every once in a while when I feel like I need to use shampoo, but it has no sulfates!

Attached are pictures from before CG, 5 days CG, and 5 weeks Cg!


I use:
Kinky Curly Come Clean Moisturizing Shampoo
Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner
AG Re:Coil (Comb SMALL amount through wet hair)
Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper (Scrunch through wet hair)
MopTop Anti Frizz Gel (Tiny amount)

This combo of products took me years to figure out so hopefully it will work for you too!
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The CG Method has made my hair so much shinier and it looks and feels healthier. I'm so glad I tried it! Now I use Kinky Curly Shampoo every once in a while when I feel like I need to use shampoo, but it has no sulfates!

Attached are pictures from before CG, 5 days CG, and 5 weeks Cg!


I use:
Kinky Curly Come Clean Moisturizing Shampoo
Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner
AG Re:Coil (Comb SMALL amount through wet hair)
Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper (Scrunch through wet hair)
MopTop Anti Frizz Gel (Tiny amount)

This combo of products took me years to figure out so hopefully it will work for you too!
Originally Posted by diana2164
Oh my goodness! Your hair is absolutely gorgeous! I'd love your before hair haha. But the after is amazing
http://www.dormroomcurly.blogspot.com


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Fine/thin 2c/3a, Low-Medium Porosity, Dry!

Last edited by Laura Lee; 12-28-2008 at 09:11 PM.
The CG Method has made my hair so much shinier and it looks and feels healthier. I'm so glad I tried it! Now I use Kinky Curly Shampoo every once in a while when I feel like I need to use shampoo, but it has no sulfates!

Attached are pictures from before CG, 5 days CG, and 5 weeks Cg!


I use:
Kinky Curly Come Clean Moisturizing Shampoo
Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner
AG Re:Coil (Comb SMALL amount through wet hair)
Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper (Scrunch through wet hair)
MopTop Anti Frizz Gel (Tiny amount)

This combo of products took me years to figure out so hopefully it will work for you too!
Originally Posted by diana2164
Oh my goodness! Your hair is absolutely gorgeous! I'd love your before hair haha. But the after is amazing
Originally Posted by Laura Lee
That's what I was thinking!
mostly 3a/i/F
Modified CG since Feb 2008
Rotating a lot!
Blog: http://amy51373.blogspot.com/
I pasted two pics before but I found that after 5 weeks into CG it looks much better, plus i found a better before CG pic.

before



after

2b with some 3a i think
Polish/Uk Curlie (:
CG since 23 Nov 2008
The CG Method has made my hair so much shinier and it looks and feels healthier. I'm so glad I tried it! Now I use Kinky Curly Shampoo every once in a while when I feel like I need to use shampoo, but it has no sulfates!

Attached are pictures from before CG, 5 days CG, and 5 weeks Cg!


I use:
Kinky Curly Come Clean Moisturizing Shampoo
Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner
AG Re:Coil (Comb SMALL amount through wet hair)
Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper (Scrunch through wet hair)
MopTop Anti Frizz Gel (Tiny amount)

This combo of products took me years to figure out so hopefully it will work for you too!
Originally Posted by diana2164
From what I can see of your face in the middle picture, you look just like Brittany Snow

And your hair looks gorgeous as well
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
All of yall's hair looks to DIE FOR!
I just started CG today so hopefully mine will be that pretty after 5 weeks.
This is before, I liked this hair, or else I wouldn't have taken this picture. Somebody should have slapped me across the face



This is after, with a failed, way to dark, haircolor, growing out haircut and way to pale (wintersun = bad for photo's for a dumbass like me ), AND I STILL LOOK MUCH BETTER THEN BEFORE



For the first time in my life, I am really looking forward to long hair. If I hadn't found this, I would have gone back to dreadlocks once again.
Originally Posted by Draakje
I had dreadlocks right before I began CG too.
Did you brush yours out? Thats what I did; it took over a month.

And your hair is looking really nice by the way!
-2c/3a

"For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day." -Audrey Hepburn

Fotki updated January 9 2009
http://public.fotki.com/Sapphire-Moon/

pswd: curls
I pasted two pics before but I found that after 5 weeks into CG it looks much better, plus i found a better before CG pic.

before



after

Originally Posted by NinjaCurl

Wicked transformation ninja! Your hair is gorgeous!
Current Products: CJ Products: CF, DF, CT, SG, AFG, CIAB AND CK is back!
Current Experiment: S&C by D

Curl Fix and Daily Fix are my HGs


Sulphate and cone free since July 2007

wavy/curly fine texture/medium porosity/medium-low density

http://public.fotki.com/whatsercurl/

PW: wavycurly

Seek not to change the world. Rather seek to change your mind about the world.
You guys are making me want to try CG again. I tried for a short time about a year ago but gave it up though I had some success. I just felt like my hair started to feel greasy and I had to cowash every day. I only wash every few days now but it's not curly anymore and is getting longer and yuckier. I just had a baby so I'm not up for any major routines and usually my hair is in a pony anyway, but I want to feel pretty again! Maybe CG will help me feel good about my hair again.
Incidently, when I was doing CG, I thought my hair looked kinda funky (in a bad way) but really curly but I remember going out to eat with the family and getting lots of looks my way, even from my relatives. I wonder now if it looked really bad or really good! We'll see.
Hi Everyone

I just found this site and the CG method two nights ago (and stayed up browsing the boards until 2am, I'm such a nerdling!). I was so convinced the next morning I decided to quite sulfates and silicones and all that crap cold turkey, so I took my last sulphate shampoo and that was that (didn't even have the right products to do my first co-wash yet).

Anyway, here are some before pics, I tried finding ones that represented my hair on an average day...right after blow drying it's always super huge and awesome but falls flat within 30 mins or so.




I'm now on my official first day (first co-wash, second day without crappy chemicals, and second day of plopping).




I'm so happy with what's happening with my hair so far, I hope it continues to improve etc.

This board is so overwhelming at first, but such a great source of knowledge.

Looking forward to many happy curly years ahead. I always knew I had better curls under there somewhere!

Loving the curls,
K
Kristina
3a, CG since January 10, '09

I'm now on my official first day (first co-wash, second day without crappy chemicals, and second day of plopping).




I'm so happy with what's happening with my hair so far, I hope it continues to improve etc.

This board is so overwhelming at first, but such a great source of knowledge.

Looking forward to many happy curly years ahead. I always knew I had better curls under there somewhere!

Loving the curls,
K
Originally Posted by Rondosa

Wow! That's just after one day of CG?? Wow!
Tell us you whatcha used!

3a/3b

Latest routine:
Sauve Coconut CO
Or
Trader Joe's Nourish
Giovanni 50/50
Giovanni Direct Leave In
JoicoWhip
Newest Fav: Curl Junkie Coffee-Coco Curl Creme
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I have been CG for about a month now. I wish my before and after pics were more remarkableThe before are not very flattering pics!
Before CG
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...t/100_0718.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...t/100_0410.jpg
After:
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...essprofile.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...00_1377_00.jpg
Jess
Upstate NY
CG since 12/06/08
3A/2C
CO wash/Cond: V05 Vanilla Mint tea, L'Oreal Vive Nutri Gloss
Leave In;GioDLI
Still trying: HE Set me up gel,Jessicurl RR and CCSS, WDT, Plopping, duckbill clips & Pixie method diffusing
Wow - Kristina! You're first day of CG hair is gorgeous!!


(I will not be jealous...I will not be jealous)
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 I think I've been CG long enough that I've noticed a difference now and am really pleased with the results.
I've been CG for about 2 months.
The first one was back in March of 08 before CG the last two were taken today
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3b/c mix; mixture of fine, med. and coarse texture with med-high porosity


Current HG routine: Tresemme Naturals conditioner; AG Fast Food LI; AG Recoil; CJ CIAB = no crunch, lots of body and awesome definition


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Oh my word, what beautiful transformations! You're all such inspirations! Now if only cutting bad foods out of my diet was as easy as cutting bad chemicals and products out of my hair styling...

I've literally just started but the effects, to me, are just as rapid! And if anyone wants to take a stab at my curl type, I would be grateful. I can't wait to get it cut on Friday though... I've never been this excited for a haircut before!

This was just a few days ago



And this was yesterday!



I still have a ways to go with it and I think it will be a lot fuller and more bouncy when I get some length removed but the effects I've already seen are making me so excited and happy!

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