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Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
Everyone looks so good! I'm jealous Esp. of Racerwife's 2nd day hair

My pre-CG pic is my AV, and its from 2006. Here it is full sized.


I like the length I had, but not the frizz/flyaway look. No definition to my curls back then.

Here I am now, after about 3 years CG. I took these last month.
Curly close up:



And from the back:


And overall:
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

Last edited by Auntie Bubbs; 10-13-2010 at 09:42 PM.
I agree, this should definitely be a sticky.. if nothing else, to show what dedication and hard work can get you!

before CG:
(PLEASE, PLEASE excuse the dramatic makeup, these are shots from a project I was doing with a makeup artist.)

Natural:


Straightened:


After 5.5 months of CG:
(Ok, now you're going to have to excuse the utter LACK of makeup. Ha. I just can't get myself together. )





Back of my head:





Kinda dark, but you can see the root curl I'm starting to get a TON of.. (IN
LATE OCTOBER WITH LOW DEWS??!!)

whirlyhair and MoonGoddess like this.
Hairtype: 3a/b, normal elasticity, low porosity, medium thick & fine- my hair can't get enough protein!

*****HG Routine*****
Cleanse: Care Cure Conditioner
LI: Biolage Conditioning Balm (not very often used anymore, really)
Styling: Eco Style Protein Gel and a diffuser (pixiecurl method).


Holy crap Musical you're hair looks great!
2c/3a?
Low porosity, medium texture.
http://public.fotki.com/Medusahair/

If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
lol thanks Medusa! When I first started on the CG bandwagon, I thought I was going to just get rid of a little frizz. I didn't know I had "curly" hair. Ha. I know different now.
Hairtype: 3a/b, normal elasticity, low porosity, medium thick & fine- my hair can't get enough protein!

*****HG Routine*****
Cleanse: Care Cure Conditioner
LI: Biolage Conditioning Balm (not very often used anymore, really)
Styling: Eco Style Protein Gel and a diffuser (pixiecurl method).


jelus..... esp Of you EYELASHES!
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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Wow, very jealous Musical...

and I love the goth shots. :P


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

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Dandy- Thanks! My eyelashes used to bother me when I was younger and wore glasses. I actually used to cut them down because they scraped the inside of the glasses lenses. When my mother found out I was chopping them off, she pretty much dragged me to get contacts.

plunkybug- Yep, the goth shot was part of a project I was a part of.. it's the sort of thing that happens to you when you hang out with too many makeup artists at once. Thanks!
Hairtype: 3a/b, normal elasticity, low porosity, medium thick & fine- my hair can't get enough protein!

*****HG Routine*****
Cleanse: Care Cure Conditioner
LI: Biolage Conditioning Balm (not very often used anymore, really)
Styling: Eco Style Protein Gel and a diffuser (pixiecurl method).


Musical I agree your hair has transformed! I found the same thing happened, since becoming modified CG my hair has become at least twice as curly and much better looking overall.

I was actually complaining about my hair the other day, saying i needed a trim and this lady at work who i know but dont' really talk to on the reg, said, "oh Michelle, your hair always looks amazing, hush"

2b/3A/ Fine/Med Porosity (i think)
Mod CG
Currently Using:
Cleanser: Kathymack soap bars, Giovannie TTTT
Rinse Out: CJ Curl Theory, Aussie 3 Min Miracle, Giovanni 50:50, Jasmine's Shea, Sevi Pumpkin Seed
Leave Ins: Jasmines Babasu Buttercream, CJ CALI (HG), Jasmines Shea, CJ BCLI
Stylers: CJ CCCC-Lite, Komaza CHP, SS CEJ, CJ SG
Gels: CJ AF (HG), HEBE (HG)

Here is my before....


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And my after....


Post your before & After CG pics-after-cg.jpg
2c/3a very thick!!

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Wow fraggle, your hair looks awesome! And so thick!! That's one thing I wish I could change about my hair, it's just so thin. You're lucky!
Hairtype: 3a/b, normal elasticity, low porosity, medium thick & fine- my hair can't get enough protein!

*****HG Routine*****
Cleanse: Care Cure Conditioner
LI: Biolage Conditioning Balm (not very often used anymore, really)
Styling: Eco Style Protein Gel and a diffuser (pixiecurl method).


This is my first post. I found this site 2 months ago and decided to try CG. I wish I had found this years ago!
As a child I had beautiful curls that went away when I became a teen. They were replaced with some curls, some waves and a whole bunch of frizzy poof that like to shape itself in a pyramid, ick.
Thank you for helping me find my curls again!

Here is my before on very rare, excellent hair day


Here is 2 months CG and 2nd day hair
CG since August 2010
Fine, thin 3a/b
High Porosity??

CO and LI: Suave any scent
Style: FSG with AVG scrunched out with coconut oil
Tagcurls, I can't see your pictures, but if that's your hair in your user icon, then your hair is really beautiful!
Hairtype: 3a/b, normal elasticity, low porosity, medium thick & fine- my hair can't get enough protein!

*****HG Routine*****
Cleanse: Care Cure Conditioner
LI: Biolage Conditioning Balm (not very often used anymore, really)
Styling: Eco Style Protein Gel and a diffuser (pixiecurl method).


I can see them, and WOW! What a difference, and after only 2 months! Amazing.
Sulfate/non-water-soluble silicone free since 8/16/10
Northern VA
Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
Dye-free since 11/2010

Thank you so much.
I'm not sure why they didn't show for you, musical. Here are the links to the pictures: http://tamoradolls.com/images/curlsprecg.jpg and http://tamoradolls.com/images/curls02.jpg
It's been such a huge difference in so short a time. I'm so happy to be able to wear my hair down and I love that my hair looks the same at the end of the day as it does in the morning. I can't wait to see how it looks in another couple of months!
CG since August 2010
Fine, thin 3a/b
High Porosity??

CO and LI: Suave any scent
Style: FSG with AVG scrunched out with coconut oil
I can see them now! Wow, your hair is really beautiful. I love your colour.
Hairtype: 3a/b, normal elasticity, low porosity, medium thick & fine- my hair can't get enough protein!

*****HG Routine*****
Cleanse: Care Cure Conditioner
LI: Biolage Conditioning Balm (not very often used anymore, really)
Styling: Eco Style Protein Gel and a diffuser (pixiecurl method).


First Pic is One Week CG (Very Dry, Wiry, 24 years of blowdrying straight, Keratin Straightening one year ago trying to grow it out).

Second Pic is 2.5 months CG. Got a Devacut also. Still have some ends with the straightening but overall better curl formation and less dryness/frizz.
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Maripili, I would kill for your tight curl pattern! And your hair looks so much healthier after only a couple of months. I can just imagine how stunning you will be when all of the damage and straightening is grown out!!
Sulfate/non-water-soluble silicone free since 8/16/10
Northern VA
Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
Dye-free since 11/2010

Thanks Rustina! I'm still struggling with dryness and frizz, but I've commited to stop shampooing altogether now (until I really get build up) so hopefully I'll have less dryness and frizziness in the next couple of months to the new year! Doing alot of deep treatments and even got a hair steamer! Wish me luck!
Maripili, I would kill for your tight curl pattern! And your hair looks so much healthier after only a couple of months. I can just imagine how stunning you will be when all of the damage and straightening is grown out!!
Originally Posted by Rustina
Total ditto. Maripili, your curls are to die for.
Sulfate and Silicone-free since 2005
CO-wash convert since October 2010
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Currently loving:
  • Vo5 tea therapy conditioners
  • Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose conditioner
  • Giovanni Direct leave-in
  • Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee
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