Post your before & After CG pics

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Ohh my goshh! You guys have such amazing hair.
Because of you, I'm still trying to get my curls how I wanted.

Blah, I'm so frustrated!
3c/3b fine texture, normal density, high porosity

Shampoo: Devacare Low Poo, Devacare No Poo
Conditioner: Devacare One Conditioner
Leave-In: Devacare One Conditioner
Oil: Grapeseed Oil
Treatment: Coloful Protein Filler
Gel: Eco Styler Argan Oil
My hair was curlier before I started having babies in 2004, but I don't have any digital photos of it then.

Here is an example from April 2007, which shows how much my hair hates cones. My daily poo with light conditioner had dimethicone in it and I was using a pomade that surely had cones.



This is a pic from today using a cocktail of homemade flax gel and max green alchemy sculpting gel. (I still get a lot of fluctuation in my wave/curl pattern from day to day, but very rarely as straight as the above pic unless I'm reacting to a product or ingredient.)



And this is just one of my favorites from earlier this year...
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2B ~ Lovin' it short again!
Aloe 80 Shampoo & Conditioner, Shea Butter & Aveda Control Paste
Fotki PW: swirlygirl
Updated 7/13/08


Hi Ladies,

First of all, the results are drastic after CG. Your hair looks great! I was hoping to get some info on the specific products you've been using on your hair and the things you stopped doing to your hair to get those results.

Also, everytime I get my haircut too much is cut off. I've been telling my stylist that I want to grow it but just looked at a photo of my hair last year and it's basically the same length now. My question is..how often do you get your haircut and do you have layers?

Thanks for the feedback! I appreciate it.

Your Fellow Curly Girl.
3B, I think....I do know it's red and curly!
Password for website: Tisse
Ok...here goes

Pre-CG (straight and natural)





After CG..I'm real new to this (like just started yesterday new!!)





And as I sit here and type this post, I've had to put my hair back in it's usual ponytail b/c I've played with it too much this morning. That and it's gonna be extremely hot and I cannot stand my hair on my neck or around my face when it's hot out!!
Originally Posted by HairSlave
Wow - your hair looks awesome - so curly and not frizzy at all...........way to go girl!!!
between Botticelli & Corkscrew curly-very thick, coarse hair
http://public.fotki.com/notty6



When I get to be 'Queen of the World', I will absolish WIND!!!
Okay so you've all shamed me into it~~~

Before and after? Put them up on my fotki
between Botticelli & Corkscrew curly-very thick, coarse hair
http://public.fotki.com/notty6



When I get to be 'Queen of the World', I will absolish WIND!!!

Last edited by Notty; 09-10-2008 at 11:30 AM.
I love these pics! They're so gorgeous. The transformations are awe-inspiring.

As for me, I can never do full CG (tried twice), so I use shampoo (sometimes with sulfates) about every other day and CG-friendly conditioner (However, I'm trying one with dimethicone soon; my frizz is driving me nuts. ). I've given up on cyclopentasiloxane, mineral oil, and other substances that can build up terribly, so I consider myself modified-CG.

Pre-CG: Matrix Sleek.look shampoo and conditioner


Mod CG: Nexxus Aloe Rid 'poo, VO5 Conditioner, Aussie Sun-Touched Shine Conditioning Spray, and Herbal Essences Set Me Up Spray Gel



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2a/M-C/ii hair. Super long.
Mint, you and I have similar hair routines! You're the first person on this site that says you use sulfates and some light cones, while avoiding mineral oil and cyclo..xanes. I'm definitely going to try out some of your products now--your pics are very nice!
Mint, you and I have similar hair routines! You're the first person on this site that says you use sulfates and some light cones, while avoiding mineral oil and cyclo..xanes. I'm definitely going to try out some of your products now--your pics are very nice!
Originally Posted by AngularScience
Hooray, I'm not alone! Maybe we're hair twins? I hope my reviews are helpful. There's going to be one coming up soon on the fotki for Pantene Restoratives Breakage Defense Conditioner. I was inspired by a relative who has perfectly shiny, soft, smooth wavy hair after using the Pantene brunette condish, and I found the Breakage Defense has very similar ingredients...

Btw, thanks, I try to take good pics. XD
2a/M-C/ii hair. Super long.
Mint, you and I have similar hair routines! You're the first person on this site that says you use sulfates and some light cones, while avoiding mineral oil and cyclo..xanes. I'm definitely going to try out some of your products now--your pics are very nice!
Originally Posted by AngularScience
Hooray, I'm not alone! Maybe we're hair twins? I hope my reviews are helpful. There's going to be one coming up soon on the fotki for Pantene Restoratives Breakage Defense Conditioner. I was inspired by a relative who has perfectly shiny, soft, smooth wavy hair after using the Pantene brunette condish, and I found the Breakage Defense has very similar ingredients...

Btw, thanks, I try to take good pics. XD
Originally Posted by Mint
Mint...I love your signature quote. That's really cool. I'm a musician and sometimes dabble in writing my own music. The quote is so true.
"The world is a fine place and worth fighting for."
Ernest Hemingway


CG since June 15th, 2008
3b very thick hair with very kinky (possibly 3c) curls underneath
Went Deva Care line beginning
September 23, 2009
Update: 10/12/2009 I can't stop playing with my curls!! So soft, shiny and manageable!!!! IN LOVE WITH DEVA Products!!!!!! YIPPPIE!!!!




Well mine is not nearly as good as all of yours but im very happy with it.

Pre-CG
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This is one of the few times my hair wasn't in a bun and after I put lots of stuff in it and tried (unsuccessfully) to make it look nice.

CG
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This was yesterday. I consider this a very good hair day for me. So thanks for all the info and help you guys.
Mint, you and I have similar hair routines! You're the first person on this site that says you use sulfates and some light cones, while avoiding mineral oil and cyclo..xanes. I'm definitely going to try out some of your products now--your pics are very nice!
Originally Posted by AngularScience
Hooray, I'm not alone! Maybe we're hair twins? I hope my reviews are helpful. There's going to be one coming up soon on the fotki for Pantene Restoratives Breakage Defense Conditioner. I was inspired by a relative who has perfectly shiny, soft, smooth wavy hair after using the Pantene brunette condish, and I found the Breakage Defense has very similar ingredients...

Btw, thanks, I try to take good pics. XD
Originally Posted by Mint
Mint...I love your signature quote. That's really cool. I'm a musician and sometimes dabble in writing my own music. The quote is so true.
Originally Posted by notegal
Thanks!
2a/M-C/ii hair. Super long.
Alyssa_k, I can definitely see a difference in your hair. You banished the frizz and achieved more curl. Very pretty.
2a/M-C/ii hair. Super long.
this was back in december '05 about 4 months before i went cg and i was about a good 60 pounds heavier back then too.

this pic was just taken yesterday...excuse the tired look on my face i was...um tired!
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3b thick and coarse

CONS
VO5 champagne kiss, suave coconut, inecto coconut oil moisturizing condish
CURL CREMES
mop c
GELS
HE SMU, LA sports gel
LOW POO'S
cream of nature


cg/modified cg since april 2006
Here's a Pre CG pic from earlier this year (from January I think) ...
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And a picture with straightened hair ....
Post your before & After CG pics-straight.jpg

This is a month into my mod CG routine (I use shikakai once in two weeks ... don't think that's pure cg right? )

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3A. Total PJ ! Modified CG (low poo 2-3x a month)
Goal : BSL dry Current: SL
Products
Biotique Biowalnut/BioKelp, VO5 Condish, Aveda Be Curly/Aloe Vera Gel, Aveda Phomollient (day2 and 3),Water w/ AVG +Rosemary + lavender DT: Macadamia oil w/ Rosemary + lavender EO

http://public.fotki.com/nikkimw
PW : curlygirl

Last edited by nikkimw; 06-18-2008 at 10:14 AM.
This is such an inspirational thread!!! Okay I will bite!

Here is what I thought was a good hair day about a year and a half ago.....




And here is my hair right now (after 8 months on the CG routine):

-3A?
-Fine, ii (almost iii) thickness
-salon pintura and natural sun-made highlights combo
-CG since October 2007, rare occasional low poo.
-Growing it out
click here for fotki pics
-pw: ziggy
This is such an inspirational thread!!! Okay I will bite!

Here is what I thought was a good hair day about a year and a half ago.....




And here is my hair right now (after 8 months on the CG routine):

Originally Posted by ZigaZaga
WOW!! Your hair is absolutey gorgeous!!! Please tell me what your routine is!
http://public.fotki.com/msgiblet/ - pw: gibber -- Pics Added 7/10/11
Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

Countess Balashi of Divi Beach in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!

I'm going to add mine in here since so far I have seen such good results . Ive only been doing this for a bit though.

Before


Hosted on Fotki


And After:


Hosted on Fotki


Hopefully these arent too big.


Edit: Sorry the pics are fuzzy. Its just a webcam picture =( the picture doesnt show how shiny my hair is getting now.
3A hair type
CG since 6/6/2008
Lovin my curls one day at a time
My Fotki : http://public.fotki.com/Mysticeyez/
PW- curls (if it asks for one)

Last edited by Mysticeyez; 06-18-2008 at 11:02 AM.
This is such an inspirational thread!!! Okay I will bite!

Here is what I thought was a good hair day about a year and a half ago.....




And here is my hair right now (after 8 months on the CG routine):

Originally Posted by ZigaZaga
Your S curls are GORGEOUS!! I wish my s curls would look like that!
3a locks!
Daily Products!: Suave Naturals Coconut, Jessicurl WDT, MOP-C, Biotera Curl Creme, & LA Looks Sports Gel!
^^^Proof that you can be CG without spending tons of money! =) ^^^

CG since April 5th, 2008!

http://public.fotki.com/SoaringSIren/
pw: lotsofcurls

Quote:
Originally Posted by jillipoo View Post
Boy, it really depends on the gel (and the weather, and the position of the stars, and what kind of mischief Britney Spears has gotten into).
I agree, ZigaZaga. I'd love to know what products you use. Do tell us about your routine!
2B ~ Lovin' it short again!
Aloe 80 Shampoo & Conditioner, Shea Butter & Aveda Control Paste
Fotki PW: swirlygirl
Updated 7/13/08


I dont have any real great shots. My hair was always a shorter. The black dress one is in 2003 and the one with the cute guy is 2003 and the middle one is January 2008.

I think I need to go to short again - I wonder if I can take 5 years off!!
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