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This whole thread makes me want to give a shot at this whole CG she-bang. I wonder if it would work for me and my scalp issues.
last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

YTChannel: http://www.youtube.com/user/papiermachecurls


I hate looking at all of these threads....you all make me so JEALOUS!!! I'm having a major case of curl envy. I just jumped onto the CG bandwagon. My hair isn't worthy of a before/after shot thread! For now, I'll just keep skimming (not posting pics!). You guys give me hope that my hair WILL get better as the CG thing wears on! Keep rockin' those curls.
Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

Favorite...
Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
Mod-CG since 12/1/10!
This whole thread makes me want to give a shot at this whole CG she-bang. I wonder if it would work for me and my scalp issues.
Originally Posted by pprMACHEheart
What are your scalp issues, if you don't mind sharing?
3c/4a; medium porosity; high elasticity; M; iii


curlyclo89 - Your pics you shared a few days ago in this thread aren't working for me...I don't know why! Mind sharing the links?
curlyclo89 - Your pics you shared a few days ago in this thread aren't working for me...I don't know why! Mind sharing the links?
Originally Posted by aliquot
1. pre-cg after cutting the last relaxed ends, October 2008


2. pre-cg, July 2010


3. post-cg, November 2010


As you can see much longer over the years and much curlier/less poofy after CG
3c/4a; medium porosity; high elasticity; M; iii



Last edited by curlyclo89; 12-17-2010 at 07:40 AM.
Well...that would be why they aren't working. You can't link something that is in your e-mail, since we don't have access to your e-mail. Try uploading to tinypic or photobucket or something?
Well...that would be why they aren't working. You can't link something that is in your e-mail, since we don't have access to your e-mail. Try uploading to tinypic or photobucket or something?
Originally Posted by aliquot
I didn't realize, sorry. Does it work now?
3c/4a; medium porosity; high elasticity; M; iii



Last edited by curlyclo89; 12-17-2010 at 07:38 AM.
Yes! And your curls are fab, I might add!
This whole thread makes me want to give a shot at this whole CG she-bang. I wonder if it would work for me and my scalp issues.
Originally Posted by pprMACHEheart
What are your scalp issues, if you don't mind sharing?
Originally Posted by curlyclo89
Well since I've gone curly my scalp gets really dry now and beforehand when I used to perm my hair, I never dealt with really dry scalp. Now I do and it actually itches to the point where it hurts sometimes.

Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle has helped, but the itchies come back like 4-5 days later.
last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

YTChannel: http://www.youtube.com/user/papiermachecurls


This whole thread makes me want to give a shot at this whole CG she-bang. I wonder if it would work for me and my scalp issues.
Originally Posted by pprMACHEheart
What are your scalp issues, if you don't mind sharing?
Originally Posted by curlyclo89
Well since I've gone curly my scalp gets really dry now and beforehand when I used to perm my hair, I never dealt with really dry scalp. Now I do and it actually itches to the point where it hurts sometimes.

Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle has helped, but the itchies come back like 4-5 days later.
Originally Posted by pprMACHEheart
Hm... I alternate my co-washes between vo5 and Head and Shoulders Conditioner for Dry Scalp. I've looked up all the ingredients and there isn't anything bad in it. It's really helped me with dry itchy scalp - you should try it.
3c/4a; medium porosity; high elasticity; M; iii



What are your scalp issues, if you don't mind sharing?
Originally Posted by curlyclo89
Well since I've gone curly my scalp gets really dry now and beforehand when I used to perm my hair, I never dealt with really dry scalp. Now I do and it actually itches to the point where it hurts sometimes.

Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle has helped, but the itchies come back like 4-5 days later.
Originally Posted by pprMACHEheart
Hm... I alternate my co-washes between vo5 and Head and Shoulders Conditioner for Dry Scalp. I've looked up all the ingredients and there isn't anything bad in it. It's really helped me with dry itchy scalp - you should try it.
Originally Posted by curlyclo89
I've heard of a few other curlies that have had scalp issues, going CG and their scalp issues pretty much ended because both their hair and scalp is moisturized. I really want to give it a shot.
last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

YTChannel: http://www.youtube.com/user/papiermachecurls



Well since I've gone curly my scalp gets really dry now and beforehand when I used to perm my hair, I never dealt with really dry scalp. Now I do and it actually itches to the point where it hurts sometimes.

Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle has helped, but the itchies come back like 4-5 days later.
Originally Posted by pprMACHEheart
Hm... I alternate my co-washes between vo5 and Head and Shoulders Conditioner for Dry Scalp. I've looked up all the ingredients and there isn't anything bad in it. It's really helped me with dry itchy scalp - you should try it.
Originally Posted by curlyclo89
I've heard of a few other curlies that have had scalp issues, going CG and their scalp issues pretty much ended because both their hair and scalp is moisturized. I really want to give it a shot.
Originally Posted by pprMACHEheart
I've always had itchy scalp issues. My scalp is super dry and can get really flaky if i don't wash it decently often.

My only cure was doing tea tree oil scalp massages every other day and before every wash. Scalp issues all but totally gone. Feels great!
Texturizer
Co-wash: Desert Essence Jojoba Body Boosting/CJDF
Conditioner: Aubrey Organics White Camellia
DT: Aubrey Organics GPB
Leave-In: Kinky Curly Knot Today
Styler: Kinky Curly Curling Custard
Oils: Grapeseed, Apricot Kernel, Avocado, Coconut
i've been cg for well over a month and i've found that i have BETTER SECOND DAY HAIR! whoo!

like, before it was flat and 3a-ish (i have 3b hair under the best conditions). but now, it's ACTUALLY 3b even after i'm sleeping on top of it :P

so for any of you who are even thinking about trying cg, this is something to consider...just saying

miss etincelle?
former dreadhead and now a curly girl!
type 3b/brunette
trying to grow my hair to at least bsl, but no longer than wl
now on cg and seeing how it's working so far

Hm... I alternate my co-washes between vo5 and Head and Shoulders Conditioner for Dry Scalp. I've looked up all the ingredients and there isn't anything bad in it. It's really helped me with dry itchy scalp - you should try it.
Originally Posted by curlyclo89
I've heard of a few other curlies that have had scalp issues, going CG and their scalp issues pretty much ended because both their hair and scalp is moisturized. I really want to give it a shot.
Originally Posted by pprMACHEheart
I've always had itchy scalp issues. My scalp is super dry and can get really flaky if i don't wash it decently often.

My only cure was doing tea tree oil scalp massages every other day and before every wash. Scalp issues all but totally gone. Feels great!
Originally Posted by BeMore
I think I might give that a shot and see where that leaves me.
last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

YTChannel: http://www.youtube.com/user/papiermachecurls


Bloomin Heck!! thats one nice head of hair there!!
routine??
Originally Posted by 09robiha
Thanks My routine is pretty basic.
A handful of conditioner - favorite is Suave coconut - finger-combed through my hair, barely rinsed out (I run the water on it for about 3 seconds). Every other day or so I put a little bit of cocoa butter on the ends.
Then I squeeze out excess water/conditioner with my fingers, then scrunch with an old t-shirt. And then just a little clear gel scrunched in.
In the last picture my curls are slightly looser because I've started showering at night, and that makes my hair unpredictable - sometimes it's awesome and sometimes it's flat on one side and crazy on the other. But I'm a lazy college student and hate getting up to shower before my 9 am classes.
Originally Posted by Elithia
ok, so a couple of things. first of all, your hair is GORGEOUS. second of all, I totally hear you on the lazy college kid thing, and was wondering if you figured out anything that helped your hair look good consistently in the morning? and third of all, Nerdfighters FTW!!!
I've been on & off CG since Feb because I couldn't get hold of the right products to use. But not anymore! I'm gonna go full CG since I've found a local supply of curl-friendly products recently yay!





too many photos, I know, LOL sorry

While I was transitioning I thought I had a uniformed 2c hair...but now I have no idea..I both have waves and curls. and my hair underneath is almost straight. Is that normal? Will I be expecting tighter curls in the future?
Mod CG (February 2010)
update DECEMBER 2010:

Poo: Human Heart Nature Moisturizing Shampoo Egg White & Aloe Vera / Sukin Organics Botanical Body Wash
Conditioner: Human Heart Nature Moisturizing Conditioner Avocado & Seaweed (mixed with Honey), Creamsilk ReShape Volume Up Conditioner (-cone free!)
Deep Conditioning Treatment: Human Heart Nature Hair Mask - Intensive Gugo Bark & Avocado
Styling: Splash setting gel, Sukin Organics Hydrating Body Lotion
I've been on & off CG since Feb because I couldn't get hold of the right products to use. But not anymore! I'm gonna go full CG since I've found a local supply of curl-friendly products recently yay!





too many photos, I know, LOL sorry

While I was transitioning I thought I had a uniformed 2c hair...but now I have no idea..I both have waves and curls. and my hair underneath is almost straight. Is that normal? Will I be expecting tighter curls in the future?
Originally Posted by lehh
Looks really nice, whatever the number is. But don't worry so much about the number...pay more attention to your properties instead.


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

Pre-CG (this is a very old picture because I have so few with my hair down and not flatironed, and my hair is wet here):
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h7...ix/photo-1.jpg

Ok, so I've been sulfate-free for about a year, and it wasn't working for me. Took about seven or eight months until I realized cones were the problem. I ditched the cones but was still experiencing buildup -- polyquats!

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h7...0Pix/photo.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h7...-16at09292.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h7...1-16at0929.jpg

I did yet another sulfate cleanse, and now I'm down to CJ Daily Fix and jojoba oil because I don't want to take chances while still figuring out what sort of styling product I should use.
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h7...-02at12582.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h7...1-02at1258.jpg

So basically what I'm trying to say is, uh, help? I can't even figure out what my type is because my hair has been crushed by bad products, mishandling, styling tools and even at home hair relaxer.
I don't know anything about my own hair. Where do I start?

Also, thanks for being such an amazing, encouraging community. I'm really touched by all of you <3

So basically what I'm trying to say is, uh, help? I can't even figure out what my type is because my hair has been crushed by bad products, mishandling, styling tools and even at home hair relaxer.
I don't know anything about my own hair. Where do I start?
Originally Posted by lianeandthemusic
Start a new thread and we will help you out with your hair questions.
Or you can go to the Live Curly Live Free website. The have a service where you can mail strands of your hair in and they will figure out your hair's properties for you. For a few dollars more they will also give you a print out that gives you product suggestions for your hair based on its properties.
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
Pre-CG (this is a very old picture because I have so few with my hair down and not flatironed, and my hair is wet here):
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h7...ix/photo-1.jpg

Ok, so I've been sulfate-free for about a year, and it wasn't working for me. Took about seven or eight months until I realized cones were the problem. I ditched the cones but was still experiencing buildup -- polyquats!

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h7...0Pix/photo.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h7...-16at09292.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h7...1-16at0929.jpg

I did yet another sulfate cleanse, and now I'm down to CJ Daily Fix and jojoba oil because I don't want to take chances while still figuring out what sort of styling product I should use.
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h7...-02at12582.jpg
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h7...1-02at1258.jpg

So basically what I'm trying to say is, uh, help? I can't even figure out what my type is because my hair has been crushed by bad products, mishandling, styling tools and even at home hair relaxer.
I don't know anything about my own hair. Where do I start?

Also, thanks for being such an amazing, encouraging community. I'm really touched by all of you <3
Originally Posted by lianeandthemusic
you are so pretty. If i was you.. i would try some FSG.. i just LOVE it, and nothing else does as good.. i make it myself and add agave nectar.. just a little, and that gives great hold.
Also i wouldnt worry too much about hair type, just find someone on here that looks like they have similar hair and nick all their HG's, that is what i did and it worked a charm. good luck!
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
curl journalhttp://www.britishcurlies.co.uk/curl...iewthread/977/



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