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I don't have any pictures of my hair curly because as soon as I got out of the shower I always flat-ironed it. But I DO have a picture one month after into the CG method and stopping with the flat-ironing, and another months after.

First pic is 1month into CG method- it speaks for itself. Second pic is months after, and taking the red out and a new colour- I've never seen my curly hair like that, ever. Maybe it was me cutting off a LOT of my hair (Which is now above my chin), or more months into the CG method. Yeah, there still is some damage, but after looking at this picture, I now know that my hair WILL get better with time (:

OH, and last picture is what my hair looked like 15.4 years ago.
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I've been doing this CG thing for a little over a month & have seen drastic results! I'm posting before/after pics. The first one is me at a special occasion. This was a 'good hair' day for me pre-CG. I worked really hard on my hair that day. Knowing what I know now, it looked awful! The other two are just days into the CG routine. I still didn't know what to do with my bangs, so they're straightened. I only did that for a few days, as I thought it looked ridiculous.

My hair looks even better now--I'll have to post more recent ones soon. Thanks NC.com & all my new curly friends!! As cheesy as it sounds, this has literally been a life-changing experience for me!
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CG Newbie (since 6/21/2010) & loving it!!
2c/3a (I think), normal porosity, density, & elasticity
CO wash: Devacare No-Poo, Suave Naturals
Low-Poo: Kiss My Face Whenever
Cond: Devacare One Condition, GVP CB, AOHR
Styling: Devacare ArcAngel, Ecostyler & Denman
Thanks Electrum and rachelolivia2010!
Medium-fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity, Thick Density
Co-wash: Renpure Body&Shine
RO: Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
LI/Curl Enhancer: Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
Other: I'll add a little AG Mousse Gel if I want something extra.
ok so for years - im almost a teen- i have always brushed my hair out alot or had my mom do my hair when i was younger. all i know for a fact is i had definate ringlets. bcuz looking at pics from when i was a baby u can tell in the pics. so the main thing i am wondering is if i do cg will my ringlets start to comeback. cuz for a couple of months- since around mid june or the beginning- i have stopped brushing it out 24/7. and my ringlets are starting to come back a little slow. bacuz i have some tight curls and ringlets starting to form. so the q is "if i do cg will it bring back my ringlets?"
Originally Posted by lovecurls2much
I used to have ringlets and they went to limp waves because I abused and straightened my hair so much. Two months into CG and my hair is way more curly than it was - and at the roots, where I've never messed with it, it's growing in in proper ringlets again. So it's definitely worth giving it a try. You should see improvement within a couple of weeks (some people get it right away, others find that their hair looks worse at first because it's adjusting), and then it will get better and better over the next few months.

Good luck!
3a newbie ~ CG since 22nd May 2010
Having major curl envy while trying to achieve healthy hair with chronic illness... Grow, hair, grow! *pokes*
Current routine:
*
Boots Essentials Condish w/ Naked Detox Condish

* KCKT and CO
* KCCC & KCGP
Hi ladies,

First of all I want to say that you all have amazing curls! You made me want to start with cg. :-)

Secondly, I have a question: I've just started cg yesterday and I washed my hair with a conefree shampoo (but with sulfate) to get rid of all the cones in my hair.

I then washed it twice with Inecto coconut conditioner and as leave-in I used nivea flexible curls creme.

The result is excellent; I have much more volume and curls, but my hair is unfortunately SO dry and frizzy.. I wonder if I have done something wrong, or is this just because my hair has to get used to this method and I just have to be patient?

(ps. my mainlanguage isn't English, so don't mind the mistakes!)
Juneau Hi ladies,

First of all I want to say that you all have amazing curls! You made me want to start with cg. :-)

Secondly, I have a question: I've just started cg yesterday and I washed my hair with a conefree shampoo (but with sulfate) to get rid of all the cones in my hair.

I then washed it twice with Inecto coconut conditioner and as leave-in I used nivea flexible curls creme.

The result is excellent; I have much more volume and curls, but my hair is unfortunately SO dry and frizzy.. I wonder if I have done something wrong, or is this just because my hair has to get used to this method and I just have to be patient?

(ps. my mainlanguage isn't English, so don't mind the mistakes!)
Unfortunately, frizz is pretty common when starting the CG method. It is what people call the transition faze. It should get better with time.
http://pedaheh.blogspot.com/ (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
Juneau Hi ladies,

First of all I want to say that you all have amazing curls! You made me want to start with cg. :-)

Secondly, I have a question: I've just started cg yesterday and I washed my hair with a conefree shampoo (but with sulfate) to get rid of all the cones in my hair.

I then washed it twice with Inecto coconut conditioner and as leave-in I used nivea flexible curls creme.

The result is excellent; I have much more volume and curls, but my hair is unfortunately SO dry and frizzy.. I wonder if I have done something wrong, or is this just because my hair has to get used to this method and I just have to be patient?

(ps. my mainlanguage isn't English, so don't mind the mistakes!)
Unfortunately, frizz is pretty common when starting the CG method. It is what people call the transition faze. It should get better with time.
Originally Posted by pedaheh
Ok, thanks for ur answer! I should just have more patience, I guess. :-)

This is by the way my hair today. Yesterday I started cg and I think that there is already a HUGE difference. I unfortunately don't have a before-picture, but believe me.. my hair was a disaster! I thought I just have dry and ugly curls, so I always carried my hair in a ponytail.. But now I love my curls and this is only day 1!

Wow, the difference in the before and afters are amazing!

I can't wait to see how mine does.
I wanna participate .

This was taken just alittle over a year ago on our summer vacay to Nags Head, NC and New Kent, VA. Total frizzy mess with no product at all I think!!!!!!!!!




This is a couple weeks into CG I think.


This was taken a couple weeks ago


I think it is getting a bit more curly
Mod CG since 4/10
Products being used ATM
Wash: KCCC, CJDF, AOGPB
Rinseout:: Tresemme Naturals
Moisturizing and Volume, Yes to Cucumbers
LI: Giovanni DLI, KCKT
DT: CJH&BDF, CJCR
Every Day Stylers: KCCC, AOMM, Biotera Curl Cream, CJCCCC-Lite, CJCIAB, CJCQ, LALGs
A bit? Haha wow, i think ur hair is waaay more curlier than before. What a difference! It's really pretty and I love the colour.
What does 3miii mean?
Originally Posted by KarenRB53
In the FIA hairtyping, the letter is for hair texture (fine, medium, coarse) and the last bit is for density. So, 3 is the curl type, m is for medium, and iii means thick. You can have fine hair but lots of it, or coarse but not much. Knowing your hair properties can help determine what products will work better for you. HTH
Originally Posted by plunkybug

Thanks, I now know I'm 3bfi
3b, fine textured,thin and normal to high porosity.
Hi everyone!
I absolutely love this site and forum! I didn't think I could get more out of my curls before I started CG, but even after the first co-wash, I saw such a difference!
Here are my pictures:
taken the morning before I started CG

how I usually wore it, since I had no idea what to do with it

the first week of CG

3rd week

3rd week, tied back

today, after I dyed it


I loved seeing all your pictures!
xx
Henrike

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Beautiful Henrike!


Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...5&postcount=59

before i decided to embrace my curls, i used to completely straighten my hair each day as well as frequently bleach it, so it has suffered a lot of damage.

Before:
excuse the goofy face! i had stopped straightening it, but had no idea how to take care of curly hair or what products to use.

After a month or two:
as you can see, i was using too much product here

After 8 Months of CG (Yesterday):

i'm in need of a haircut to shape up the curls, but i can't believe how much shinier and healthier they look
there is no product in my hair besides a dime-sized dollop of Yes to Tomatoes conditioner.
3b - moisture-loving, heat-damaged, henna'ed
CG method for 8 months
co-wash: yes to tomatoes conditioner
no/low poo: burt's bees pomegranate or trader joe's radiance (weekly)
DT: cholesterol treatment (monthly)
Ive only been CGing for 4 days and I have seen results!

before:

look at that nasty frizz and nasty heat damaged ends!EWWWW
now:


I only have leave in and a couple of drops of jojoba oil in it.
Originally Posted by emejotah
Today is my 1 month anniversary!
Sooo here is my progress

less frizz and better curl definition. Still have a lot to learn, but I'm happy with my results.
its pronounced: eh-meh-ho-tah
CG since July 20,2010
puertorican born and raised
"Vive la vida vivela bien, sal con 5 tirale a 10"
Panthers 2011 <3

Wow everyone's hair looks soo good!
I've only been doing this for 5 days now.


I barely have any pics of my natural hair cuz I use to kill my hair with straightners.




and after



(still working on a good routine though.)


Also, what type of hair does it look like I have? I was thinking a 2c.
My hair is thick and coarse!
Brie, bravo to you for going CG! Stick with it, it'll be worth it.
It will be hard to type your hair until the straighteners work their way out of your hair. You may think you're a 2c but in a few months discover you are something entirely different. Your hair is very thick, and has a lot of body. It's going to be even more gorgeous once it gets over the "shock" of going CG! I can tell.

My hair hated the CG routine and resisted for months before accepting it. I love being CG now, and I've been CG for about 3 years.

Don't straighten it! One way I got past being frustrated with my hair in the begining when it wouldn't curl, is I got some nice spongy curlers, and wound my hair on the curlers and slept on them (with gel on my damp hair). No heat required, and when I took them out in the morning, I had nice spiral curls

Your hair is very beautiful, and the length is wonderful. Good luck!!

I have to take a post-CG pic to post too! But that thumbnail over there is me, pre CG.
That's me with FSG as my styler!!

3b. fine & thick, coarse, dry, medium porosity. Sucks up product and loves ACVs! FSG is my HG!

Currently using:
Low Poo: TJ's Refresh No Poo: CoWash w/VO-5; Sonoma Soap Company sulfate-free poo
RO: Yes to Cuc; SSC Lavender Condish; Sally GVP LI: Donna Marie Miracle D&C
Style: FSG w/Aussie Instant Freeze & CIAB
Brie, bravo to you for going CG! Stick with it, it'll be worth it.
It will be hard to type your hair until the straighteners work their way out of your hair. You may think you're a 2c but in a few months discover you are something entirely different. Your hair is very thick, and has a lot of body. It's going to be even more gorgeous once it gets over the "shock" of going CG! I can tell.

My hair hated the CG routine and resisted for months before accepting it. I love being CG now, and I've been CG for about 3 years.

Don't straighten it! One way I got past being frustrated with my hair in the begining when it wouldn't curl, is I got some nice spongy curlers, and wound my hair on the curlers and slept on them (with gel on my damp hair). No heat required, and when I took them out in the morning, I had nice spiral curls

Your hair is very beautiful, and the length is wonderful. Good luck!!

I have to take a post-CG pic to post too! But that thumbnail over there is me, pre CG.
Originally Posted by Auntie Bubbs

That's awesome. I started because my straightner broke actually, and I was like OKAY I have to do something about my hair. It takes me like 2 hours to straighten it and it's soo time consuming. I got a hair cut, bleached it (damaged the top of my hair) and then discovered CG. The bottom is so soft and shiny, the top too but not nearly as shiny. My hair is pretty dry so I haven't experienced any problems with grease yet. The bottom of my hair is like thick twists. It looks like a twist sprial. It's weird cuz it's never done that. Usually it just kinda stayed frizzy and wavy. Never used product before, haha.
Stick with it, I promise it'll be worth it. You do have gorgeous hair.
That's me with FSG as my styler!!

3b. fine & thick, coarse, dry, medium porosity. Sucks up product and loves ACVs! FSG is my HG!

Currently using:
Low Poo: TJ's Refresh No Poo: CoWash w/VO-5; Sonoma Soap Company sulfate-free poo
RO: Yes to Cuc; SSC Lavender Condish; Sally GVP LI: Donna Marie Miracle D&C
Style: FSG w/Aussie Instant Freeze & CIAB
oh you will love getting into products! just try to resist going crazy and becoming a product junkie like me~ hahah
btw, looks like our hair might be similar. :
2c/3a ? fine/medium iii- tons of it! FL. Suave, TTNG, CJDF co wash, GDLI
HG- FSG, CK, ReCoil, Aldi shique gelee, ACV, ccclite or fsg 4 2nd day sotc:JCNS
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