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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 .
Originally Posted by CurlyGirl89
ohmygod... YOUR HAIR! i love love love it. such full, bouncy curls... my hair is extremely fine, so it's never in thicker strands like yours. seriously, you must have people trying to touch your hair all the time! i know i would (this coming from someone who HATES when people touch her hair).

argh, so pretty.

last pic of my hair long, a few days before I started cg in march.


about a month in


yesterday!

I just started plopping a few days ago and really love the results. CG for about 2 months now, some patches are still really dry, but I like how it's going!
Wow, everyone's before and after pictures are so amazing!!

Newbie rambles: I started CG today after the second time it was recommended to me, last week. I think I'll like it, and all these pictures along with the book are really inspiring. My hair takes ages to dry, though, so tomorrow I'm going to use a diffuser as well in hopes that I won't have to go to school with wet hair again. I used to use a dryer at full power after lots of shampoo and then some mousse, so my hair was wavy/curly but dry and kinda frizzy. Now I hope it'll get healthier and curlier.

My "before" pictures (if I had any handy) would actually look like yours, Merrycam, and if the afters turn out anywhere near what you have, I would be thrilled, aha. Your hair is gorgeous!
Another newbie. WOW. This thread is incredible, I am so inspired and motivated by the pictures here. I never get sick of looking at them. I can't wait to be an "after" someday! Thanks, everyone, for sharing the encouragement.
Very new here. Can someone explain what 'CG' is exactly? Thx.
My hair has been looking really crappy lately. I've been washing with Elucence and conditioning with Body Shop Banana or Biolage Conditioning Balm.

Here's my hair about a week and a half ago for a "before". It's not terrible but it's more unruly than curly.


And here it is this morning, after one time using No-Poo. I have tried CO washing in the past and it never worked this well.


ETA: I only used No-Poo in the shower. No additional conditioner. My hair is so short right now that it seemed like conditioner after something so thick would be too much. Products in my hair are re:coil and BRHG, which I've been using here and there for years. Hair's been plopped, clipped with duckbill clips and diffused a little bit. It had been styled the same way in the "before" as well.
3a/b, fine, lots of it

Last edited by Rain; 05-18-2011 at 04:48 PM.
Hey everyone! I am just starting CG today. Here is my "before" -- just a few hours ago, pre-sulfate wash.

I am hoping my hair is wavy/curly enough to see results!

KRM -
Your hair (very pretty!) looks like it has potential and as just about everybody here will tell you, going CG will help bring your hair to its full curl potential. At some point you might ask your stylist to put some layers in to help bring out even more curl - hopefully a curl specialist.
Good luck!
Medium Texture/Normal Porosity
Conditioners: Curl Junkie conditioners, Elucence moisture balancing, Darcy's pumpkin seed, Mop Top Daily
Gels: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ Curl Queen, UFDCM, Mop Top Curly Custard, KCCC (wish it didn't take so long to dry!), CJ Aloe Fix Lite
Weekly PT (CJ Repair Me) & DT
Icequeen method
CG since Aug. 08, still a lot to learn

PreCG

Second hair day (awful)


After 3 months modCG


Second hair day


Loving everybody's curls
2c-3aiii coarse
Low porosity, Low elasticity (I think)
LoPow: , Giovanni TTTT, Curls CC,Redken Cleansin cream
Cowash: Suave, LiveClean
RO: GF SS, DE coconut, Dermorganic, Tresemme naturals
DT: JC WDT, LeKair plus
LI: KCKT, oils
Gels\stylers: UFDCM, KCCC,

Pure PJ!!
Curlini -- thank you! I have already seen some results, I am loving it. I have a few stringy layers in there but I think the next time I see my stylist, I will ask for more. I think that will really help, like you said. Seeing everyone's progress photos has been so inspiring!!

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 .
Originally Posted by CurlyGirl89
ohmygod... YOUR HAIR! i love love love it. such full, bouncy curls... my hair is extremely fine, so it's never in thicker strands like yours. seriously, you must have people trying to touch your hair all the time! i know i would (this coming from someone who HATES when people touch her hair).

argh, so pretty.
Originally Posted by curlylici0us
first thought: your hair is flipPin' gorgeous @curlygirl89.! lol..

Last edited by wavycurlyria_87; 05-28-2011 at 09:05 PM.
Hey ladies,

I've seen some pretty major results in just the short four days I've been CG. Before (as posted above) and after below -- yay!!



Here's mine. I'm just at day 3 doing the CG method, but I'm not sure if my hair just looks messy or if this is discernible curl. Or wave, as it is. What do you think? I'll post again in a month or so, maybe I'll have some progress. I'm using the Beautiful Curls line from Whole Foods (the "wavy to curly" products). I've got some JessiCurl on order, we'll see which works best.

Before:



After:
Here's mine. I'm just at day 3 doing the CG method, but I'm not sure if my hair just looks messy or if this is discernible curl. Or wave, as it is. What do you think? I'll post again in a month or so, maybe I'll have some progress. I'm using the Beautiful Curls line from Whole Foods (the "wavy to curly" products). I've got some JessiCurl on order, we'll see which works best.

Before:



After:
Originally Posted by OleanderTime
It looks awesome! Keep it up! Come on over to the 2s...we'd love to have you!


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

I've only been CG for a little while (a week or so) but am already loving the results still have a bit to go though..
These first two pictures are from before;



But I've stopped straightening and am finally embracing my natural hair for the very first time in my life!





I really must send out a sincere thank you to the Naturally Curly community. My perception of beauty has changed drastically, and I'm finally realising that natural is truly beautiful.
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I've only been CG for a little while (a week or so) but am already loving the results still have a bit to go though..
These first two pictures are from before;



But I've stopped straightening and am finally embracing my natural hair for the very first time in my life!





I really must send out a sincere thank you to the Naturally Curly community. My perception of beauty has changed drastically, and I'm finally realising that natural is truly beautiful.
Originally Posted by Celladoor

what a change!
your hair is awesome, I'm loving your results!
I'm doing CG for over 2months now and the results are getting better and better but they aren't nearly as good as yours.
what products do you use?
I've only been CG for a little while (a week or so) but am already loving the results still have a bit to go though..
These first two pictures are from before;



But I've stopped straightening and am finally embracing my natural hair for the very first time in my life!





I really must send out a sincere thank you to the Naturally Curly community. My perception of beauty has changed drastically, and I'm finally realising that natural is truly beautiful.
Originally Posted by Celladoor
you are so cute and pretty with the curly hair! love your results!


3b/3c, fine hair
CG since dec 2009

detangler: garnier naturals avocado & shea butter con.
co-wash: MOP hydrating con. / CURLS coconut sublime con.
leave-in: garnier fructis con. with avocado & olive oil
styling: la looks mega mega gel (#9) or la looks sports gel (#10), both scrunched with fantasia IC hair polisher gel
moisturizer: CURLS quenched curls, coconut oil
deep treatment (protein DT): yogurt (or banana baby food), baking soda, olive oil, honey, liquid amino acids
Italiangermanmix and curlylicious, thank you for the complements!

I live in Australia, so I was unable to find pretty much any of the products I've read about on the threads, but I went to a store (priceline) and spent a whole lot of time choosing products, reading the ingredients list and asking for assistance. I ended up choosing a protein conditioner called 'Sukin'- which clearly states on the packaging that it's free of sulphates and a whole lot of other things. And as a leave-in I used the 'Al'chemy' brand. However, both of these products are apparently Australian made, so I'm unsure if you'd be able to find them overseas. I basically just chose products based on the ingredient list, trying to avoid the -cone, -conol, and -xane.

Thank you again!
...boy I really wish I'd changed that 'e' to an 'i' after rereading.. :P
Hey ladies,

I've seen some pretty major results in just the short four days I've been CG. Before (as posted above) and after below -- yay!!



Originally Posted by krm4h
Wow! That is quite a change in such a short time. Looks great!
Started CG July 8, 2008


3

Pre Co-wash: Coconut oil (plain & rosemary)
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

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