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What a difference a year makes! It's just over one year since I embraced my curls and my hair looks pretty darn good.

To the left, is about a week and a half after I went CG, right is about 2 weeks ago, New Years Eve 2011.



(Can you tell I have a favorite side of myself?)
Originally Posted by creativelicense
creativelicense, "good" doesn't even begin to describe how your hair looks - WOW is more like it! You could be a poster child for the CG method, seriously. Congrats on a beautiful head of hair!
Originally Posted by Rustina
I agree! Her hair looks amazing, such a drastic change! I hope my hair ends up looking that good eventually.
Originally Posted by britney.
Britney, Rustina, you both are so sweet! I've got remember your kind thoughts when I'm having bad hair days and I'm not loving my curls.

Also, gracielou, your hair is BEAUTIFUL!
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
7 days and going strong on the CG method... I'm loving my new curly hair!
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Last edited by smw2004; 02-06-2012 at 09:21 AM. Reason: Pictures didn't show up
A week and a half of CG... I've never been so excited about my curls! Usually my curly hair gave me the triangle effect...flat on top and poofy on bottom...but now...OMG! love my curls
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Last edited by smw2004; 02-08-2012 at 09:27 AM.
This is a "good hair day" pre-CG (and, I might add, was taken several years ago when I was much younger):

*gag*


Here's another, a couple years later. Still pre-CG:



And another . . . look at that nasty horrible hair. What was I thinking?



And lastly (I'm the one sitting down):



Those are all totally natural, btw . . . no blow-drying or straightening, or anything. Just too much brushing. Bleh.



Ok, and now here's AFTER CG--

This is a couple days ago, about 2 weeks after starting CG:


And this is this evening--about 3 weeks into CG, right after it fully air dried (sorry about the picture quality):








I'm happy.
Originally Posted by Gracielou
I LOVE your curls!! I can't wait until my curls grow out that long
the first two pictures are the day before I went CG (July '11), right after my hair was dry with no product. The last picture was about 2 weeks ago, finished diffusing with product in.
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CG Birthday: 7/25/11
Type 3a/2c
Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
Leave In: ^^^^
Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
*Desert Curly*
This is a "good hair day" pre-CG (and, I might add, was taken several years ago when I was much younger):

*gag*


Here's another, a couple years later. Still pre-CG:



And another . . . look at that nasty horrible hair. What was I thinking?



And lastly (I'm the one sitting down):



Those are all totally natural, btw . . . no blow-drying or straightening, or anything. Just too much brushing. Bleh.



Ok, and now here's AFTER CG--

This is a couple days ago, about 2 weeks after starting CG:


And this is this evening--about 3 weeks into CG, right after it fully air dried (sorry about the picture quality):








I'm happy.
Originally Posted by Gracielou
Wow ... amazing transformation! xx
... my big usual smile for multicultcurly :P

3 b/c bsl length ridiculously thick brown curls with blonde highlights

I'm really like my curls but rarely wear my hair fully down as it isn't really styled and tends to go bushy

... really seeking an edgy indie style cut that suits my hair type, but wont make the move till I'm sure its right for me as I have been growing my hair to this point for so long
This is a "good hair day" pre-CG (and, I might add, was taken several years ago when I was much younger):

*gag*


Here's another, a couple years later. Still pre-CG:



And another . . . look at that nasty horrible hair. What was I thinking?



And lastly (I'm the one sitting down):



Those are all totally natural, btw . . . no blow-drying or straightening, or anything. Just too much brushing. Bleh.



Ok, and now here's AFTER CG--

This is a couple days ago, about 2 weeks after starting CG:


And this is this evening--about 3 weeks into CG, right after it fully air dried (sorry about the picture quality):








I'm happy.
Originally Posted by Gracielou
Okay. Serious hair envy.

Its stunning! Im so jealous! I'd kill for curls like that! I so wish I could go full CG and co-wash but I simply cannot do it in hard water. Way too much build up!
I was technically pretty much CG before I knew what CG was, but I'm also proof that technique is just as important as product. The first picture is from last summer- I was already using all Deva products for over a year, but was adding Biosilk Silk Therapy (filled with cones) most days, and towel drying (I've been drying with a diffuser since high school, but definitely not the same technique I've learned in the last couple months.

Second picture is immediately following my final sulfate wash.

Third picture is a few weeks in (right before I realized I needed protein).

Last picture is from last night, about 3 months since I started CG.
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3a/f/iii
Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
I dont got one of my curls before right here, because my pc deleted so many of my old pictures. :/
But i got of my curls after washing, my curls have much more body now and is muh softer.

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While I'm doing this, can I get some honest opinions? Does my hair look worse than I think... or, does it look wet? I'm trying to compare mine to others but everyone else looks better than me lol. I'm trying some trial and error and I'm pretty sure I over did it with the gel but I'm not sure. Thanks in advance for your honesty.
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In my honest opinion, your curls look absolutely gorgeous CurlieCaper! They definitely don't look 'wet' or producty, just naturally beautiful. What I love about curly hair is that we are all unique. I envy other people's curls, but I also make the best of my own. Wear them with pride!
UK Curly
Curl type : Boticelli, 3a, loose curls
Porosity : High
Texture : Fine/medium (I think!)
Co-wash/rinse out/leave in : L'oreal Full Restore 5, GFR&S, Schwarzkopf Bio Pomegranite
Gels : Umberto Giannini Flirty Curls Scrunching Jelly
Finish product : Boots Naked Style Frizz Fighter Serum or a pea-sized blob of condish smoothed over canopy
CG since Feb 2011
Thanks so much! I really appreciate your honesty. You've got some pretty aweseome curls yourself
Share your transformation with us!
Originally Posted by Jodenyse
What does "CG" stand for?
I had curls when I was little...until I took scissors to them while playing "salon" when I was three, haha.

After that, my hair was straight, but it kept getting frizzy and coarse. My hairdresser have me a curly cut one say, and I got product to make it curl. Once, though, I forgot to use that product and found my hair was actually naturally curly

The first picture is my straight/frizzy hair, and the last is now, with the cowashing with KCKT, leave-in conditioning with KCKT + argan oil, and styling with KCCC.
Thanks for reading!



And btw, everyone's hair looks GORGEOUS!
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Routine
Weekly Shampoo: Kinky-Curly Come Clean + Coconut Oil
Co-wash/RO: Cure Care Skin & Hair Conditioner
LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Styler: Kinky-Curly Curling Custard

Techniques
  • combing to detangle and separate curls
  • scrunch 'n pump!
  • t-shirt turban
Hair coconut oil and protein
Hair silicones, sulfates, glycerin, synthetic ingredients

2c/C/ii/low porosity. Growing out!
*November- above chin
*January- at chin
*March- around collarbone

Last edited by unicyclist; 02-14-2012 at 09:05 PM.
Ahh the post that got me to join NC. I looked around the site a few days ago, trying to find what to do with my uncooperative curls. I was doing a mod CG without knowing it for years, but now full CG for a few days. No photos yet but soon. Thanks for sharing your transformation curlies! And btw hi everyone, I am brand new
Aww....shucks, thanks everyone for your lovely responses!

I LOVE this thread!!
Currently using and loving: KCKT & KCCC, Suave Coconut, BRHG, GVP Conditioning Balm

Next up to try: Protein Treatments


3a/fine/almost waist length when pulled straight; bra-strap length when curly
Here's my updated before and after. The first pic was taken in September and the 2nd was taken this morning. I've been CG for 5 months now and I haven't had a haircut since before that. I would like it to grow to be APL or BSL.
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CG since 9/2011 - 3b/Coarse/Medium thickness

Low Poo: Shea Moisture Retention, Loreal Everpure Sulfate-Free (ocassionally)
Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut Conditioner
RO: GVP Conditioning Balm, AOHR
LI: GVP Conditioning Balm
DT: Shea Moisture DT Hair Masque, AOHR
Gel: Dep Endurance Styling Gel, HE Set Me Up Spray Gel

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