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kat180, I wish I had tighter curls like yours!

damnd, I bought my hair from CurlJunkie lol.

Thanks dears, I've been having a hard time with my hair lately and have been thinking about straightening it. You guys brought my curly spirits back up
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You ladies have had some amazing results! Absolutely beautiful.
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.
Originally Posted by curry curls
I plop for about 5 mins or so (if it's really humid I find I have to go longer, 10 mins at most), then I air dry for the rest. That's about it for drying. If I want more volume, I'll give it a quick shot with a blow dryer/diffuser (not to fully dry though, it's still damp after or I get massive frizz).

I don't know what clip is?

I use a combination of the supersoaker and pumping method for styling too, in case you were wondering.

And thanks! It's nice that I can like my hair EVERY day now, instead of just "whenever it behaves". Which wasn't often, and usually not when I wanted it too.

And romigjam - you have such nice hair! Actually all of the hair I saw in the thread was so pretty!
It's been almost a year (well, a month or so under) but I thought it was time to show how aaaamazing CG is for hair!

Before:

After 10ish months:
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It's been almost a year (well, a month or so under) but I thought it was time to show how aaaamazing CG is for hair!

Before:

After 10ish months:
Originally Posted by kimmiisan
It looks great both ways! The curls are awesomely defined post CG, but I love the sort of beachy-ish looseness of the first pic too.


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It's been almost a year (well, a month or so under) but I thought it was time to show how aaaamazing CG is for hair!

Before:

After 10ish months:
Originally Posted by kimmiisan
beautiful, beautiful hair!
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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.
Originally Posted by curry curls
I plop for about 5 mins or so (if it's really humid I find I have to go longer, 10 mins at most), then I air dry for the rest. That's about it for drying. If I want more volume, I'll give it a quick shot with a blow dryer/diffuser (not to fully dry though, it's still damp after or I get massive frizz).

I don't know what clip is?

I use a combination of the supersoaker and pumping method for styling too, in case you were wondering.

And thanks! It's nice that I can like my hair EVERY day now, instead of just "whenever it behaves". Which wasn't often, and usually not when I wanted it too.

And romigjam - you have such nice hair! Actually all of the hair I saw in the thread was so pretty!
Originally Posted by Dragon87
Thanks, Dragon87. By clip, I meant clipping your roots with hair clips. I plop too but much longer. It gives me volume. I'll have to try the supersoaker thing. I have my routine down finally I think, but that might be something fun to put in and see how it works. I air dry as well. My hair really hates being diffused I have found. Thanks.
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Me, as a little kid.



Back in the South in the 1970s, no real hair products were available for curly folks unless they had hair in the 4-categories (products and tools for Afros which was what almost everyone was wearing) My mom washed my hair in stuff like Wella Balsam/White Rain and......NO CONDITIONER (!!!)

After that, it was rubbed vigorously with a towel and detangled into medium-sized box plaits over my head until fully air-dried. After that? BRUSH, BRUSH, BRUSH!!! The only "moisturizing" product my hair ever saw was hair grease (Royal Crown, Ultra-Sheen, plain ol' Vaseline petroleum jelly)

Yup, that was the "curly" routine at the time this pic was taken (1975-1976). I wore my hair "out" like this maybe 1-2 times a year. The rest of the time it was in 2 or more plaits.

I wore my hair in a big French braid every day from about age 14-18. I have almost NO pictures from my teen years because I felt that bad about my hair.

I got a mullet once I got about age 18 (we called it a "shag" then) because Lisa-Lisa from Cult Jam was the only celeb who had hair just like mine. Surprisingly, it worked because I had a LOT more control over my hair and I finally looked like other teens my age.

Anyway, that's the story of my hair, pre-CG from the 1970s-1980s.

That pic is me as a kid, but my hair pretty much looked like this whenever I didn't have a relaxer (started getting relaxers at about age 20)


After CG pics are below (gosh, I can't even remember what year I went CG...whenever the first Curly Girl book came out)

It's not perfect but in my defense, we were at the amusement park and I had been whizzing around on rides all day long...

The other pic: That was 2nd day hair, last week, after lying in bed for most of the day.....not perfect but still better than my pre-CG days...
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Seems like that's a picture of MY hair as a kid... Growing up with frustration... Your hair is beautiful!
everyone's hair is just too beautiful!

from circa 2004 (i was 12-13 then and of course had my hair cut really short just so my mother could manage it):


it wasn't straightened or anything, just shampooed and blowdried every 3 or 4 days. it was literally like straw. at that time i thought i simply had "bad" hair. little did i know i would come across the CG method...

May 2011




the 2nd pic is to demonstrate that my hair is crazy, i have 3a, 3b AND 3c curls all in just one little section of hair.
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Ok.. It's official. I bought the book today. And after seeing everyones transformations, I'm going to go CG as well. Wish me luck! Hopefully I'll have great before and afters to post here as well
My hair was spongey, fuzzy, super dry, w/next to zero kink-curl pattern apparent (unless soaked in conditioner.) It took a really long time for me to consider the CG method or even CG-esque routines because my hair is so kinky and dense(sides and back areas). I just didn't think that it was appropriate for my sort of afro-textured hair.

I was convinced that total fuzz & chaos were the order of the day if left loose... and that the only way to get any sort of control and major patterned effect was to twist or braid set with leave-in and/or styler. I'd tried the Conditioner-Only method but unless I braided my hair overnight it would tangle too much and I'd have to start over the next day.


Before photo one
: Dry hair during a phase of far too much brushing


...ack, it looks so dry that direct sunlight alone would ignite it!




Before pic 2
- flat ironed last fall..



I won't be doing that again. I had to cut a few inches off from heat damage.

okay, onwards and upwards...

after a couple of weeks of modified CG



slicked & pinned up 3rd(?) day hair





I'm really trying to cut out brushing..the less I brush, the better my hair looks. OTOH, I'm still a bit nervous about totally losing the brushes 100%. I worry that I won't be able to clean out all of the shed hairs. 2 weeks ago, I brushed again(wet & loaded w/conditioner) & of course, lost some of the kink-curl pattern again. I didn't capture that much shed hair in the brush either so it turns out that my finger & hand detangling did better than I thought!

Details
: My hair is highly porous, densely-planted @sides and center back areas, ...some sort of type 4/fractal/ziz-zag pattern, w/fine & fragile strands.

Current fave products: Lily of the Desert Aloe 80 Daily Conditioner and Eco Styler Gel (Yellow one, level 8? hold)

My modification is that I section my hair for the shower(using clips) & co-washing, and for applying gel or gel mix(blend of gel, conditioner and olive oil).

Also, I don't do the upside down scrunching & instead I smooth my hair out as I apply the gel. ...Sort of like tonidaley80 does in this clip ~

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Last edited by P.P.; 05-09-2011 at 01:17 AM.
Ok.. It's official. I bought the book today. And after seeing everyones transformations, I'm going to go CG as well. Wish me luck! Hopefully I'll have great before and afters to post here as well
Originally Posted by Samsonite959
Best of luck to you! Trust me, if you stick with the method and don't give up after a couple of days, you'll see for yourself that hair miracles do exist.
I've been inspired! Ive been trying to follow the CG method but i haven't been faithful. After seeing all of you guys beautiful hair I am definitely gonna try it!!!
Thanks Ladies
so many nice transformations, i need to post a new pic soon too, wow i just realized i have passed the one year mark!
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@ Maripili: Thanks for the compliment! I'm trying to get back to the length in that old photo! Achieving that color would be nice too, I'm checking out the henna threads.

@P.P.: YOU....ARE...MY...DAUGHTER'S...HAIR TWIN!!!

If you don't mind, I will be keeping up with your posts...because I am always evolving when it comes to her hair care.

I have been CG for about 7 months and my hair is so much healthier I love it! I did not want my hair to be curlier just healthier but it has become curlier (mainly due to less heat damage and CG styling techniques though) CG is cheap and easy for me to follow and my hair has been growing faster than ever . Iv'e straitened my hair twice since becoming CG opposed to several times a wk. Now that I know how to style it without heat I don't really have the need to flat iron or blow dry it anymore .
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@ Maripili: Thanks for the compliment! I'm trying to get back to the length in that old photo! Achieving that color would be nice too, I'm checking out the henna threads.

@P.P.: YOU....ARE...MY...DAUGHTER'S...HAIR TWIN!!!

If you don't mind, I will be keeping up with your posts...because I am always evolving when it comes to her hair care.
Originally Posted by sinistral55
Excellent! The big discovery for me, so far, is that it's nearly impossible to use too much conditioner in my hair.

My mom has type 3 that she has usually straightened (I've been introducing her to CG and hoping she'll leave the irons behind!) She was totally overwhelmed with mine so my hair was usually pretty awful growing up. I read the 3 and 2 boards for my children's hair even though I usually post on the 4s.

Feel free to PM me w/ any questions or new ideas. I'm still learning too!
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