Post your before & After CG pics

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These are my before pictures. I actually stopped straightening it everyday back in the 11-12 grades. I got lazy and really didn't want to spend an hour or two trying to straighten it. I did straighten my bangs every day and the hair framing my face. So these had the most heat damage. I also color my hair a lot. :X
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CG as of Feb. 2012
combination hair.
2c on top - low elasticity
3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
porosity: normal to high.
loves protein and moisture.
BSACV as needed.

products may vary. i'm a PJ.
loving Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks, and AS I Am.
And these are my after pictures. I'm missing pics from weeks 3 and 4. I think I'm going on CG around week 5 or 6. I didn't really notice when I decided to go CG.
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CG as of Feb. 2012
combination hair.
2c on top - low elasticity
3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
porosity: normal to high.
loves protein and moisture.
BSACV as needed.

products may vary. i'm a PJ.
loving Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks, and AS I Am.
Glad CG is working for you Beeduh. You can really see the difference already. Beautiful curls!
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
Glad CG is working for you Beeduh. You can really see the difference already. Beautiful curls!
Originally Posted by proudcurlygirly
Thanks! I wasn't sure if you could REALLY tell or not until I was comparing pictures. I definitely have more definition and less frizz. If only I had found nc.com sooner. :]
CG as of Feb. 2012
combination hair.
2c on top - low elasticity
3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
porosity: normal to high.
loves protein and moisture.
BSACV as needed.

products may vary. i'm a PJ.
loving Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks, and AS I Am.
Okay I may sound super duper dumb but how do you "clarify" your hair before starting CG??? I've wanted to start but I'm not sure how!!
^^ I did one last wash with a sulfate shampoo that doesn't contain silicones.
fine, thin, normal/(low?) porosity. Mod-CG. Usually I can't co-wash more than 1x a week, & sometimes I have to use T-Gel in rotation due to scalp issues.

Co-wash: VO5 Volumizing
Poo: Giovanni 50:50
RO:TN, Nexxus Youth Renewal, Alba Coconut
LI: KCKT
PT: gelatin PT, ION EC
Stylers: Giovanni mousse, TIGI Curls Rock amplifier (a-cone), Curls Rock Strong Hold Mousse
Gels: SCC spray gel

I have gone through *every* page in this thread, around page 40 I ordered my Deva products. Thanks for the inspiration!
Hi Nona,

I also live in Germany, and was wondering if you could tell me what products you use. Are there a lot of CG- friendly products here?

Thanks!!

Hello!

I'm from Germany and I love this community!
I never thought anybody else has crazy hair like me.
I am so happy to read about CG, I did my first CO-wash 2 days ago and the result is just crazy! I'm still not sure about my hair type. I think 2c, but it could get more curly after a few weeks more with the CG method.

The first picture is before CG and air-dried hair. horrible!
The other two pictures are after the first CO wash and second hair day.
Originally Posted by nona1603
Okay I may sound super duper dumb but how do you "clarify" your hair before starting CG??? I've wanted to start but I'm not sure how!!
Originally Posted by bbunnycurlies
You use a shampoo that has sodium lauryl sulfate (the harshest), ammonium layreth sulfare (also harsh), and sodium laureth sulfate (a little gentler). There are also many ingredients out there, when they end in -fates, that is a sulfate.

I messed up my CG journey and I had to start all over again. I washed my hair with a clarifying shampoo that has both sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate. It was harsh on my hair, obviously, but I had to use it to remove the silicones in my hair that I unknowingly placed in these past several days.

After that wash, I use my VO5 Moisture Milks Strawberries and Cream Conditioner. It is very cheap and CG friendly (has no silicones and no sulfates in it).

Good luck!

CG since 3/11/2012

Type 2C (Botticelli according to Curly Girl: The Handbook)
iii Density
Medium-Coarse Texture
Normal Porosity
Normal Elasticity
HATES: Traditional sulfates/cones.
LOVES: Lots of moisture and homemade FSG!
(Many thanks to
http://www.livecurlylivefree.com/ for helping me figure out my texture, porosity, and elasticity properties! Check them out sometime!)
So this pic I took a couple days ago, so I guess I'm like 5 or 6 weeks CG. I can't believe the difference! I'll also post a before for comparison's sake.

The one of just my hair is before.
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CG since Mar 2, 2012!

Routine:
CoWash: V05 Tea Therapy in Vanilla Mint Tea
RO:Tresemme Naturals: Nourishing Moisture
LI: Kinky Curly Knot Today
Gel: CVS Sport Gel or Xcess Sport Hold Gel
Mouse: Pantene Curl-Defining Mousse

Product Application:
Scrunch out water with random t-shirt
Apply products
Long sleeve shirt plop.
what would happen if i straightened it after say 1 month or 2 would it go back to it's normal self or would it be the same as when i had been doing the CG? i love straightening my hair but i cant stand it when my hair is curly because it's so bad which is why i'm going to try CG please help ! <3

p.s my natural hair was the one in the photo when i was little, i don't have any other pictures of my hair really
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what would happen if i straightened it after say 1 month or 2 would it go back to it's normal self or would it be the same as when i had been doing the CG? i love straightening my hair but i cant stand it when my hair is curly because it's so bad which is why i'm going to try CG please help ! <3

p.s my natural hair was the one in the photo when i was little, i don't have any other pictures of my hair really
Originally Posted by GraceGreaves
Honestly it would probably be fine... You are not marrying the CG method!

I straighten my hair sometimes, but the longer I go without, the better it looks wavy so I feel like I have less reason to straighten it. But you can still use plenty of CG tips even if you straighten it (t-shirt instead of towel, silicone-free, sulfate-free, comb in the shower, etc.)
I have been trying out the CG method for about 3 months now and I'm loving it! I never thought my hair had this much potential. Below, there are several pre-CG pics and several that show the evolution of my hair since starting CG!

Pre-CG:




Post-CG:

1 week 4 weeks 8 weeks


Today (about 11 weeks)
Nberry what conditioner do u use?

Nice pics!
3C .....thru......10Z
Holy Grail Products:
KCCC, KT


Nothing exudes confidence like a woman comfortable in her own skin.

http://members.fotki.com/parislarue/about/
So cute, Nberry!!!

I'd love to hear your properties and methods!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
nberry, how does your hair grow so fast? It's beautiful!
CG since Mar 2, 2012!

Routine:
CoWash: V05 Tea Therapy in Vanilla Mint Tea
RO:Tresemme Naturals: Nourishing Moisture
LI: Kinky Curly Knot Today
Gel: CVS Sport Gel or Xcess Sport Hold Gel
Mouse: Pantene Curl-Defining Mousse

Product Application:
Scrunch out water with random t-shirt
Apply products
Long sleeve shirt plop.
Nberry what conditioner do u use?

Nice pics!
Originally Posted by parislarue
Thanks! I've been using GFTN (old formula) but since that's discontinued now I'll have to find something else.
So cute, Nberry!!!

I'd love to hear your properties and methods!
Originally Posted by Jas76
Thanks! My hair is 2c/3a/occasionally 3b super coarse, med. density, high porosity, normal elasticity.
nberry, how does your hair grow so fast? It's beautiful!
Originally Posted by bcody09
Thanks! I wish I could help but my hair actually does not grow fast. A lot of the "before" pictures were years old because I had such difficulty finding photos where my hair wasn't up in a bun...

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