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The results are amazing O.O
I'm going to try it
I've been CG for a little over a week now and my hair just keeps getting better and better. I can't wait to see how my hair will look after a few months and some length!

Before CG:



After (one week later):

This is my crazy side. I'm still trying to learn how to.. um.. work with it



I like this side better!



I'll update with more pics as I go along.. I can't believe how soon I got results! Yay
I've been CG for a little over a week now and my hair just keeps getting better and better. I can't wait to see how my hair will look after a few months and some length!

Before CG:



After (one week later):

This is my crazy side. I'm still trying to learn how to.. um.. work with it



I like this side better!



I'll update with more pics as I go along.. I can't believe how soon I got results! Yay
Originally Posted by ladyrina
Very lovely! I loved the color of his hair!!!
Brazilian Curly Girl

Thank you I adore your hair color! It's so amazing.
CG since 6/26/09! Also growing out!

Thick borderline 2C/3A (hair wavy at this length), mostly medium, high porosity (I think!)

Current products in rotation: V05 Kiwi Clarifying Conditioner followed by Suave Coconut Conditioner (CO wash). GVP K-Pak k/o (once a week). Sunsilk Hair Oil mix (international product) & castor Oil.
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here is mine, the hair cut was right after i got about 10 inches off, not my best shot, but one of the last while it is straight.


and this is a couple days going CG, will edit tomorrow, my waves and curls are better.and its official, last week i gave my straightener away to my mom. she's totally a CG in denial. i am never straightening my hair again!
Originally Posted by dailywavy
hey i finally got some pics 2 1/2 months into CG, i've been having problems getting the pics off my phone and i think i may have deleted my hubby's warcraft off trying to do it ...oops! maybe he won't notice!...rrriigghht!

protein overload, but still better!

2b, 2c / f / ii / medium-high porosity
Vo5-never again, i now can plop!

CG since may 09, and hubby LOVES the new wavy 'tude!
products: CV SB, burt's bees more moisture conditioner, co-wash suave naturals coconut condish. FSG, shea hair butter, hair refresher
Wow Dailywavy! Look at how wavy your hair has gotten!

Looks great!

Mix of 3s, thick, coarse, medium porosity

Current hair styling technique: rake with a scrunch at the end. (works with my coarse hair)

http://public.fotki.com/curlymix/
pw: curls

Known HGs: KCCC, homemade fsg, honey
Wanted to post after searching back through my pics. These thumbnails are kind of small but I think shows the difference.

Before going CG in FALL 2006 when I thought I had just frizzy hair with wave:

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After going CG:

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2 B/C Coarse Normal to High Porosity


Low Poo/Condish: CJ Daily Fix, CJ CR, CJ CA Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, CJ CA Smoothing Lotion
Styling: HESMU, BRHG, CJ CCCC-lite, CJ CIAB, CJ AFL, Ecostyler Krystal
WOW!! Your hair is absolutey gorgeous!!! Please tell me what your routine is!
Originally Posted by msgiblet
Your S curls are GORGEOUS!! I wish my s curls would look like that!
Originally Posted by SoaringSiren
I agree, ZigaZaga. I'd love to know what products you use. Do tell us about your routine!
Originally Posted by iwantcurls
Thank you!! msgiblet, SoaringSiren and iwantcurls! Your comments just made my day! :-)

My routine is changing all the time as I search for local products in here Italy. I seem to be settling on a few things.

I co-wash with a pretty natural and very cheap conditioner. It has coconut oil in it, the rest is non descript. Rinse that out and I condition with a heavier conditioner. I leave that one for about 5 minutes. There are two conditioners I like most and sometimes I mix them. One has flaxseed oil in it and the other has honey in it. Both with real simple bases - neither has protein. I pass a wide tooth comb through with the conditioner.

I quick-rinse that out and do a ACV rinse dipping my ends right into the cup of ACV-water mixture before pouring the rest on my hair. I do a super quick rinse out of that.

Then I take about 5 sprays of flaxseed oil in my palm, rub together and then pass over the dripping wet ends. I do another swoop under the shower just to keep it dripping wet.

From there I add my styling product - I want something that gives me good "slip". I am trying to find something close to CK ingredients over here. I have found about 4 different ones that work about the same. They all have hydroethylcellulose and glycerine in various degrees and some holding ingredients. In the last picture I used Biopoints modelling fluid for blondes.

I learned on a Canadian site (darned if I can find it now) that to get good clumps it helps to use a fine toothed comb. So that is what I do. Ya really need good slip and lots of product (kinda like is shown for CK on their site but more gently!). Hair is really dripping and soaked. When I comb I start with the lower back and split the clumps into smaller sections with my fingers and then throw them back out of the way. When I do the top comb sections upward I clip those as I go (focusing clipping on the upper back area because I tend to get a "great divide").

Then I scrunch in some gel. The one I used in the picture is Cliniques "strong control gel". I don't use much of this because it has such strong hold. Absolutely no raking. Then I turn upside down and swing a bit so my curls can find space and do their thing. This whole styling part takes me about 5-10 minutes to do. It gives me more control than if I just apply products after rinsing up side down.

I let the whole thing sit a bit but sometimes I lightly plop while getting dressed. Plopping tends to give me zig zags so I loosely plop with a MF turban without buttoning it which would be too tight. Then I partially diffuse upsidedown.

Air dry the rest of the way, remove clips carefully and then scrunch out the crunch.

I think what has really been helping me lately has been to do an AVC rince each time I co-wash (about 2-3 times a week) rather than every now and then. I have such hard water it seems to be necessary. And I just discovered scrunching in gel. Before I would just put it on top of the modelling fluid. I think doing that weighed down my curls. I have also be upping the oil treatments and that has really made a difference.

Gee, this was long! Sorry! It isn't as complicated as it might seem.

Edited to add: Sorry about the no face on the one pic. I do not white out my face in my folki but this site is public and wide open to the whole world.
Originally Posted by ZigaZaga
Hi Ziga Zaga, I adore your hair and your curls.
I have a friend in italy who would send me the stuff you use. Would you be so nice to tell me the products name?
I would really really try the stuff.

Thank you

Emilia
I've been doing the CG method for about a year now.

Before, about a year ago:




After:




XD Big improvement on my part.
Originally Posted by Virael
Hello there Glasseye! You are looking so smokin'!!

Sigh...your hair is amazing!!! And it makes me miss my spirals sooooo much!!! But I cannot give up the henna! Whats a girl to do???
Curly? Why yes, yes I Am
pre cg 2006

last week
Type: 3a/3b, fine-medium
Cleanse: hg:whispering windz farm jar soaps,
Moisture/Co rinse: GVP conditioning balm
DT: Jessicurl's dt
Leave in: KCKT
Definition: kccc
Hold: rotating: gvp liquid scuplting gel
ACV rinse bi-weekly
http://s722.photobucket.com/albums/ww223/mamacurl7/
"My father says almost the whole world's asleep...He says only a few people are awake. And they live in a state of constant, total amazement."
Traveling? http://katiebutton.rovia.com/
WOW to all of you! you hair shines so much... it's almost ridiculous! lol (in a very good way!)

i want to try again :]

thanks for sharing your pictures!
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Everyone has such beautiful hair!
I have not been here in a year. Been growing hair out AND straightening! I asked a question in the posts earlier but no one seemed to want to answer.

All of your hairstyles look AMAZING...and it makes me feel so guilty for straightening. My hair is a mess so if you all could PLEASE try & help me get back to my cg state I'd really appreciate it!

GORGEOUS curls ladies! I hope you'll all take me back in as I TRY to restore my hair to cg again???

Love,
Kim
I have not been here in a year. Been growing hair out AND straightening! I asked a question in the posts earlier but no one seemed to want to answer.

All of your hairstyles look AMAZING...and it makes me feel so guilty for straightening. My hair is a mess so if you all could PLEASE try & help me get back to my cg state I'd really appreciate it!

GORGEOUS curls ladies! I hope you'll all take me back in as I TRY to restore my hair to cg again???

Love,
Kim
Originally Posted by juvjoy
Hi Kim!!! Yes, I remember you! Nice to "see" you around! I didn't see your other post, but I know we can help each other get back to CG! I've been doing some straightening myself, and I know it just dries my hair and ruins my curls in the long run. I always try to remember what they say - love your hair for a day straight, love it for life curly...something like that anyway! It's so much work to get my hair straight and 5 mins. for my natural curly state. But, don't feel guilty, we all like a change! I usually like to hide my straightener as well as my products I use for straight hair to get my mind back on CG....hang in there!
pw: curls
3b/a
Cowash - No Poo, Suave Coconut
Conditioner - One Condition
Leave In - KCKT
Gel - KCCC at the moment
I have not been here in a year. Been growing hair out AND straightening! I asked a question in the posts earlier but no one seemed to want to answer.

All of your hairstyles look AMAZING...and it makes me feel so guilty for straightening. My hair is a mess so if you all could PLEASE try & help me get back to my cg state I'd really appreciate it!

GORGEOUS curls ladies! I hope you'll all take me back in as I TRY to restore my hair to cg again???

Love,
Kim
Originally Posted by juvjoy
Hi Kim! I posted on your other thread. Nice to see you around!

The only advice I can give is from what I started when I finally got tired of my hair and went CG. I started CG in Feb. 2007.

I started co-washing with Suave conditioners. ABBA Pure Gentle Leave-in, Re:coil, and then Joiwhip. My hair looked amazing the first year. I've had my ups and downs, changed routines and I'm back to the original routine with good results. Oh, I forgot to mention Set It Free to scrunch the crunch.

I don't use a towel at all. By the end of my shower, my hair is wet just not sopping wet anymore. I scrunch whatever water is left when I'm applying product. Then I diffuse. Scrunch the crunch about an hour later.

Hope that helps!
Thanks guys - I remember both of you to
Pre CG:



3 months into CG (unknowingly using lots of silicone)



18 months (June 09) right after getting hair cut and styled


sorry, I'm not the best at photo editing. I know it looks a little weird w/ the way I erased my face out of the pics.
Teenage curly with 3a-3b course curls
Shampoo: DCLP
Rinse Out: GVP conditioning balm in winter. Devacurl One Condition in Summer
Co Wash: Suave
Styler: LA Looks Curl Gel
Leave in: Devacurl One Condition




Thanks guys - I remember both of you to
Originally Posted by juvjoy
hi!

I posted in your other thread!

It's great to have you back, straightener or no. You have gorgeous hair either way.
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.


I got my first Curly Girl cut yesterday from Debbie @ Santo Salon & Spa on Chagrin Blvd in Beachwood, OH!

I was pretty nervous watching her cut my hair but omg are the results fabulous! In the above pictures I have my hair wrapped in a band, but you can see by the volume & natural shape how much the hair cut helped! Debbie did such an amazing job listening to what I wanted and didn't want All the split ends are gone from my hair and the shape is amazing!

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