Post your before & After CG pics

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WOW this is wonderful! What an encouragement. I just started the CG routine 3 days ago. This site is great!

I love this thread, cant wait to put my results up! Im only 3 days in but the difference is already pleasing :-)

Im doing it mainly for my daughter. She is even curlier than me and I dont want her to hate her curls like I did, and If i straighten my hair all the time, it wont be long before my toddler is a little girl crying in front of the mirror wanting to straighten out hers too!! no way!

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3A, but I think it'll get to at least 3B after a while coz its already looking curlier. I still have flat wavy bits on the top tho. baby steps.

Super freakishly horribly porous from consistant colouring and blowdrying and straightening weekly.

Dry, Uneven layers, split ends and crying out for help!

not sure about elasticity yet, need to learn about it.

PRODUCTS:
(started 3 days ago and seeing results already)
- no poo whatsoever.
cleansing instead with conditioner mixed with 1 tbs of brown sugar. So far it Works a charm 2x a week. will also use the "Lemon Aid" method as I tried that a few yrs back and found it to be a great way to rid the build up.

- Have been using Biolage conditioner for dry damaged hair. Will be changing to DE LORENZO ALLEVI8 CONDITIONER tomorrow

- sunsilk clear gel that does not have silicone in it. Will switch to something better when I find it.
Warning: This is long lol, sorry.

I've been CG for about a month now and this is how far I've come...

Also, anyone have recs for a lightly moisturizing curl enhancer that works well without a LI?

Here we go. These are the curls I was born with:


I used to have long hair and I always BRUSHED it out to a big poof....


Eventually I got it chopped off because I was bored... This is actually a pic right after I came from the salon.


Aaaand here are my curls now, and my new Devacut (and 50 pounds lighter):
Puf likes this.
3a/b in Piscataway, NJ
Fine, low porosity, loves protein!

Cleansing - Burt's Bees or CJ
RO - CJBSC
LI - GDLI, CJCR
Styling - Re:Coil and CJCQ
Quote:
Originally Posted by aliquot View Post
Warning: This is long lol, sorry.

I've been CG for about a month now and this is how far I've come...

Also, anyone have recs for a lightly moisturizing curl enhancer that works well without a LI?

Here we go. These are the curls I was born with:


I used to have long hair and I always BRUSHED it out to a big poof....


Eventually I got it chopped off because I was bored... This is actually a pic right after I came from the salon.


Aaaand here are my curls now, and my new Devacut (and 50 pounds lighter):
You and your curls are beautiful!! Don't get me wrong, I love my hair, but I would not be sad if one day I woke up and my curls were as tight as yours.

Also--you have great bone structure!
2c/3a
somewhere between fine and medium texture
average porosity underneath, fairly high porosity in the canopy



cowash: Suave Tropical Coconut
rinse-out: GFTN, One-C
styling: LALSG, BRHG, EcoStyler

Thanks Emily! Is it wrong that I actually want TIGHTER curls? Haha. I guess we all want what we don't have, you know?
3a/b in Piscataway, NJ
Fine, low porosity, loves protein!

Cleansing - Burt's Bees or CJ
RO - CJBSC
LI - GDLI, CJCR
Styling - Re:Coil and CJCQ
Aliquot-IDK which is more adorable, your after hair or your hair as a baby. Your hair is really amazing.
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

WOW!!!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous outcome. You have inspired me to go CG!
3c/4a Hair
Last Relaxer: April 25, 2009
BC: December 20, 2009 right at almost 8 months!
Getting 2nd BC for my 5 yr anniversary
aliquot, you are just too cute - you and your hair! (Also, congrats on losing 50 pounds! What a great accomplishment!)

curlgalore, your transformation is stunning, too! You've gained so much definition - nice!
Sulfate/non-water-soluble silicone free since 8/16/10
Northern VA
Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
Dye-free since 11/2010

Quote:
Originally Posted by aliquot View Post
Warning: This is long lol, sorry.

I've been CG for about a month now and this is how far I've come...

Also, anyone have recs for a lightly moisturizing curl enhancer that works well without a LI?

Here we go. These are the curls I was born with:


I used to have long hair and I always BRUSHED it out to a big poof....


Eventually I got it chopped off because I was bored... This is actually a pic right after I came from the salon.


Aaaand here are my curls now, and my new Devacut (and 50 pounds lighter):
Lovely! May I ask what your styling routine is? How long is your shortest layer?...or shortest pieces on top? I ask because I cut my own hair and am searching for a good style.

As for the curl enhancer, I use kenra moisturizing conditioner as a leave in/curl cream. I love it. It may be a bit too moisurizing though unless you use just a little. I'm sure others would have better ideas. I'm just a conditioner girl.
Started CG July 8, 2008


3


Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle or Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
Rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave-in/Styling: Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
curry curls - Umm yes the shortest layers are on top, she did a good job blending the layers. I've had cuts before where it looked like I had a SHELF of hair on top and one on the bottom. Horrible. She cut the back pretty short so there is a lot of volume back there, much more than at the front. I think I wish she had done something with my long pieces in the front, but now I am too afraid to cut them myself.

I'd say that my shortest layer on top, when stretched, actually reaches my jaw, but when allowed to curl, only goes to about the top of my ear.

As far as styling goes, when I am done in the shower I put in just a touch of leave-in (currently KCKT) and flip over upside-down. I usually comb my hair at this point with a wide-tooth away from my head to get everything oriented correctly (towards the floor) then I rake and scrunch in Jessicurl CCSS (I only have a sample and but I am looking for something better). Then usually I rake in only a bit of KCCC near the roots (I hate crunchy roots), and scrunch in the rest to the length of my hair.

This is all done while my hair is very wet, I only squeeze out the excess a bit before starting. After all of this, I plop for only about 15 minutes while I get dressed. This time is enough for my microfiber to soak up just enough so it isn't dripping anymore, and gives me some volume on top. Then I just shake a bit so all my clumps fall into place. I never arrange my clumps, I just let them fall to whichever side they want. Later when it is dry, I scrunch the crunch.

That sounds long...but it really is not horrible, lol.
3a/b in Piscataway, NJ
Fine, low porosity, loves protein!

Cleansing - Burt's Bees or CJ
RO - CJBSC
LI - GDLI, CJCR
Styling - Re:Coil and CJCQ
So I am only a few weeks into the process of embracing my curly hair but I thought I'd do before and after pictures to keep myself motivated. I used to flat iron my hair every week for about 7 years. Now I am putting the flat iron away for good.

Before:


After, about 3 weeks into the CG process:



Hopefully my curls will just keep getting better!
Curl Style: 3b/3c
Texture: Fine
Porosity: Normal

Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
RO: GVP CB
Styling: As I Am Leave In, Jessicurl Rockin' Ringlets & Confident Coils, DevaCurl Set Me Up, Curl Keeper
Gel: Ecostyler Olive Oil, BioSilk RHG

Last edited by creativelicense; 01-11-2011 at 11:05 PM.
Very cute, creativelicense! Stick with it - your curls really suit you!
Sulfate/non-water-soluble silicone free since 8/16/10
Northern VA
Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
Dye-free since 11/2010

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Originally Posted by aliquot View Post
curry curls - Umm yes the shortest layers are on top, she did a good job blending the layers. I've had cuts before where it looked like I had a SHELF of hair on top and one on the bottom. Horrible. She cut the back pretty short so there is a lot of volume back there, much more than at the front. I think I wish she had done something with my long pieces in the front, but now I am too afraid to cut them myself.

I'd say that my shortest layer on top, when stretched, actually reaches my jaw, but when allowed to curl, only goes to about the top of my ear.

As far as styling goes, when I am done in the shower I put in just a touch of leave-in (currently KCKT) and flip over upside-down. I usually comb my hair at this point with a wide-tooth away from my head to get everything oriented correctly (towards the floor) then I rake and scrunch in Jessicurl CCSS (I only have a sample and but I am looking for something better). Then usually I rake in only a bit of KCCC near the roots (I hate crunchy roots), and scrunch in the rest to the length of my hair.

This is all done while my hair is very wet, I only squeeze out the excess a bit before starting. After all of this, I plop for only about 15 minutes while I get dressed. This time is enough for my microfiber to soak up just enough so it isn't dripping anymore, and gives me some volume on top. Then I just shake a bit so all my clumps fall into place. I never arrange my clumps, I just let them fall to whichever side they want. Later when it is dry, I scrunch the crunch.

That sounds long...but it really is not horrible, lol.
Thanks. If I let my hair fall where it wanted to, I'd have (to coin a phrase I learned on this site) a "hot mess". I used to plop. Now, I just blot and do the upside down combing. I should start plopping again...maybe when my hair is longer. I just chopped off a bunch to get a better style and to get rid of some of this henna.

Thanks again for your routine!
Started CG July 8, 2008


3


Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle or Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
Rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave-in/Styling: Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
curry curls - No problem! I used to not be able to plop because it would give me terrible frizz on top, but since using the KCKT/KCCC combo it has helped with that a lot. I only don't arrange my clumps because if I do it tends to break them up and give me frizz...and I also have a tendency to make things too "neat" and give myself a flat head. Oops.
3a/b in Piscataway, NJ
Fine, low porosity, loves protein!

Cleansing - Burt's Bees or CJ
RO - CJBSC
LI - GDLI, CJCR
Styling - Re:Coil and CJCQ
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Originally Posted by TTug1100 View Post
I've had curly hair my whole life. From as early as I can remember until my freshmen year of high school my mother would force me to keep my hair straight, and even do the 2 hour process for me 3 times a week. I finally decided one day that it really wasn't worth all the effort. My hair was broken and damaged when I went all curly, but now its silky, bouncy and fun! I wouldn't trade my curly hair for the world!







umm... WOW! your hair looks SOOOOO much better curly! I think once my hair has completely repaired, your hair is my curl potential, so Id love to know your routine and what hair type you have... ?????

:-)
Hi, this is my first post here! I started the CG routine around April. My hair got pretty long and unmanageable, and I ended up shampooing and ironing again briefly about 2 months ago, but I just got a Devacut and am trying to embrace my curls again! So it's probably been a month and a half since I started CG again.

Before:


After:
Quote:
Originally Posted by whateverly View Post
Hi, this is my first post here! I started the CG routine around April. My hair got pretty long and unmanageable, and I ended up shampooing and ironing again briefly about 2 months ago, but I just got a Devacut and am trying to embrace my curls again! So it's probably been a month and a half since I started CG again.

Before:


After:
Adorable!


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

Quote:
Originally Posted by whateverly View Post
Hi, this is my first post here! I started the CG routine around April. My hair got pretty long and unmanageable, and I ended up shampooing and ironing again briefly about 2 months ago, but I just got a Devacut and am trying to embrace my curls again! So it's probably been a month and a half since I started CG again.

Before:


After:
If my hair was longer, I think you would be my hair twin... volume and all!
- 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
- MOP C Hydrating 'poo
- LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
- treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
- plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots
Quote:
Originally Posted by aliquot View Post
Warning: This is long lol, sorry.

I've been CG for about a month now and this is how far I've come...

Also, anyone have recs for a lightly moisturizing curl enhancer that works well without a LI?

Here we go. These are the curls I was born with:


I used to have long hair and I always BRUSHED it out to a big poof....


Eventually I got it chopped off because I was bored... This is actually a pic right after I came from the salon.


Aaaand here are my curls now, and my new Devacut (and 50 pounds lighter):
Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! Congrats on the weight lost too!
3b, modified CG, short inverted bob living in Central Jersey
Current faves: no poo, HE Hello Hydration, ck, Shea Moisture, Mixed Chicks
PW colombia
http://public.fotki.com/curlyclaudia/



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