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K so I've been doing CG since November 2010 and I have not seen much of a difference... I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Any suggestions?
Originally Posted by NeetZ
There are so many factors that play into it, it's impossible to tell without knowing your properties and your products and routines. I'd suggest starting a separate thread asking for help, so that we don't guano this one, and be as specific as possible as far as what you've been doing and what your texture, porosity, and elasticity are. I know the wonderful ladies here will have a ton of suggestions for you!
Originally Posted by Rustina
Thank you very much for your reply.
I will do that!
hey guys,
I detected CG 2days ago and think it's very interesting....I started the same day with CG, because my curls are not curly anymore....
Maybe you have a few proposals for me what I can do with my hair...
I only use a conditioner for curly hair from Guhl....(I live in germany, maybe it isn't available in america, I don't know^^)....

and here are a few pictures of my hair....
the first one is about 2 1/2years ago when I loved my hair
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the second one is a "good hair day" when it wasn't totally frizzy or even straight...-.-'(birthday picture last year)
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and this is what my hair looks now after 2days of CG...(actually a "good hair day"^^ and please excuse my silly smile)
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(unfortunately I haven't found any yet where you can see how awful it was the last time)

so...can you help me?
(if you know how I can make the pictures bigger please let me know)

Last edited by italiangermanmix; 04-05-2011 at 03:28 AM.
Everyones hair is so beautifull i'm really gonna try the CG method,starting tomorrow..
wow the befores & afters here are soo cool!! everyone's hair looks wonderful!

i just commited to the CG method today inspired by everyone here. I am hoping going CG helps my hair grow & really defines my curls! i'm excited to post my before & after soon!

Diane
NYC/NJ
2c/3a..fine/regular texture..normal porosity..low elasticity..high density..cherub curls

faves: - deva, jessicurl, ouidad...major product junkie
mod cg method as of 10/2012
goals: grow out bad layered cut & grow hair to waist!
last softener: Sept 2010
last trim/roots color: 9/5/12..1/12/13 trim // 11/17/12..1/19/13 color

youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/curlywavydiane
This is so amazing!!! Wow!
CG rookie here...
I'm feeling proud to present you the... okay, not so proud. 'cause I don't own yet a decent camera, I had to take pics of myself with the webcam. "sniff" Anyways, to present you (or to start tracking) my CG progress.
Until a week ago I haven't had any idea of what co-washing is. I'm guessing very few people in my country know (me iz from Romania). Thankfully I got into this thread and the befores you posted were so inspiring that I dumped my shampoo for no shampoo. My main issue is that I don't really have free-cone conditioners around here, so I started with a cheap one which has not any silicone mentioned on the list of ingredients, although it's so cheap I HOPE there really aren't any.
Don't know exactly what my hair type is, maybe a 2b-2c?

Here's a pic taken about 2 years ago (my "before", since my hair looked the same until 4 days ago when I moved to CG routine). I think it was my 2nd or 3rd day hair - I used to wash my hair one time a week.



Now the Low-Q pic taken after my first wash using ONLY conditioner (the cheapie one I mentioned above and L'Oreal Total repair for rinse out):



And one taken an hour ago when I got home. I co-washed again this morning then basically run to work with my hair still wet and all tangled into a messy bun. After 6 hours it was still damp so I let it down and... played all day long with my fingers through my locks - bad bad habit which I'm trying to get rid of.



Not very clear picture and bad lighting too. Anyways I lost a lot of my waves' definition until now, but still seeing a change, a good one! I'm definitely going to continue with this.
Ah, one more: my colleagues asked me why I've stopped straightening my hair and started complimenting my curls (yeah, they were loose curls in the morning :-> ). The thing is I rarely staightened it before. So it was a difference for them too.

Not sure what I'm going to do from now on because it looks like I'm so in love with my conditioner that I'd love to wash daily! I must be patient, mmm?

This is a very inspirational thread and I'm so grateful for finding you girls!
Excuse any misspelling and feel free to correct me if I'm wrong here and there, I'm not a native English speaker.

Friendly,
Diana
Also, enlighten me up a bit. When people here say they were co-washing for 4 days, does it mean they were doing it for 4 days in a row? Or 4 times ?
Very cute, creativelicense! Stick with it - your curls really suit you!
Originally Posted by Rustina
Thanks!! My siggie has photos of my curls now about 4 months into CG (sorry for their large size, I can't seem to fix it now)
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
Hi everyone this is my first post so hopefully I post this picture the correct way. I have been following the boards for many years just recently have I decided to join.

Here is my before and after CG method pictures attached. If I could post the picture in here I would.
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Pre-CG


First Co-Wash


And *almost* one year!!!





Yeeeah I have no pictures of the back but I'm so happy with the way my hair is now and thankful for this website and especially THIS THREAD <3
Still...haven't gotten a good haircut though (
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Last edited by FeeFeeCurly; 04-12-2011 at 07:21 PM.
Tomorrow is 4 weeks since I went CG. I have had to clarify today but here you go!

Before, using heat on it to sort-of straighten and heat to curl as well!



After!

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I just had to do an update of my progress because today my hair looked so amazing-worlds away from the curls I started CG with. I am amazed at the transformation.

Right after I started CG (about one week in):



Almost exactly 4 months after going CG:



pics in my signature are also from 4 months after starting CG.
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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
where do you guys buy aloe vera gel? i haven't found any store by now which offers it...
last pre CG day, i must say my hair definitely needed a cut, way to heavy.


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After 1 month of CG and after a cut.


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Good results, but it doesn't look like that everyday. I hope it gets lots and lots better.
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Last edited by CurlySA; 04-19-2011 at 01:15 PM.
I'm more of a mod-CG. I shampoo (no sulfates) once a week, and co-wash daily. I use a leave-in conditioner, avg, and fsg.

Pre-mod CG - frizzy as heck, unmanageable, lacking in shine. I still loved my curls though.


Me last weekend. I don't take pics during the week, I tie it back for work (mostly because of wearing a hardhat, I hate tying my hair back....). But the shine! Definition! And, it feels soft too, and doesn't go nutzoid if it gets touched. I don't think I'll go full CG since this is working rather well...


To me, anything that gives me fabulous hair and saves me money is worth it. And this probably saves me $40/month on hair products... so...
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Pre CG
One of my "curly" days. I straightened everyday for 4 years.


The Month I started CG
I was using Devacurl at the time


Over a year CG
Today
I used Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Conditioner, a mix of CJ Curl Fix and CCCC, CJ AFG, Alba Botanica Strong hold gel on top.




I am so much more happy now that I'm not straightening my hair three times a day to keep it straight
2bc3a
CG since December '09
loo-poo: Kiss My Face Everywhere Shampoo
cowash: Suave Naturals, CJ DF
rinse out: TN
leave-in: CJHBLI, CJSL, SMRC
stylers: (rotating) CJAF, CCCC, SMCS, Ecostyler, KMFUM
DT: CJCR
PT:CJRM

love oils, avocado and castor oil are my favorite


Iherb discount code TSW857

Last edited by romigjam; 04-23-2011 at 03:22 PM.
^ Looks gorgeous! I sometimes wish I had looser curls like yours! It looks nice and healthy and shiny!
I'm more of a mod-CG. I shampoo (no sulfates) once a week, and co-wash daily. I use a leave-in conditioner, avg, and fsg.

Pre-mod CG - frizzy as heck, unmanageable, lacking in shine. I still loved my curls though.


Me last weekend. I don't take pics during the week, I tie it back for work (mostly because of wearing a hardhat, I hate tying my hair back....). But the shine! Definition! And, it feels soft too, and doesn't go nutzoid if it gets touched. I don't think I'll go full CG since this is working rather well...


To me, anything that gives me fabulous hair and saves me money is worth it. And this probably saves me $40/month on hair products... so...
Originally Posted by Dragon87
Gorgeous! Do you airdry? Clip, plop, anything? I see your products, but I can't really use them myself. Aloe is horrible on my hair. Lucky you.
Started CG July 8, 2008


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Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle or Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
Rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave-in/Styling: Moisture Maniac with Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner on top
Pre CG
One of my "curly" days. I straightened everyday for 4 years.


The Month I started CG
I was using Devacurl at the time


Over a year CG
Today
I used Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Conditioner, a mix of CJ Curl Fix and CCCC, CJ AFG, Alba Botanica Strong hold gel on top.




I am so much more happy now that I'm not straightening my hair three times a day to keep it straight
Originally Posted by romigjam

HOOOOOOOOLY *****
WHERE DID YOU BUY THIS HAIR? I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's... like... the hair of my dreams girl! It's wondeeeeeeeerful!

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