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Old 04-29-2012, 12:57 PM   #1421
 
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So cute, Nberry!!!

I'd love to hear your properties and methods!
Thanks! My hair is 2c/3a/occasionally 3b super coarse, med. density, high porosity, normal elasticity.
You are course and highly porous?? That's not common! It certainly doesn't look "very coarse" in those pics!!
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:37 PM   #1422
 
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Next weekend will mark a full 6 months since I started (modified) CG. First pic is what I considered an awesome hair day before I ever heard of CG. I was using Deva products, but didn't know anything about good technique (i.e. I was still using a towel, plus one silicone-filled anti-frizz serum). Second pic is the day before I did my final clarifying shampoo. Had just found this site and was playing around with plopping my hair (still using that cone-filled serum- at that point I had figured out that I had definite cone buildup, but I was away at a conference so I continued to use what I had with me).
Third pic is about 1 week into CG. Fourth pic is after the Devacut, about a week ago.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:19 PM   #1423
 
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Lovely, Corrina! So shiny and bouncy!!! I have serious hair envy!!!
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:24 PM   #1424
 
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Lovely, Corrina! So shiny and bouncy!!! I have serious hair envy!!!
Thank you so much!!
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:00 AM   #1425
 
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Next weekend will mark a full 6 months since I started (modified) CG. First pic is what I considered an awesome hair day before I ever heard of CG. I was using Deva products, but didn't know anything about good technique (i.e. I was still using a towel, plus one silicone-filled anti-frizz serum). Second pic is the day before I did my final clarifying shampoo. Had just found this site and was playing around with plopping my hair (still using that cone-filled serum- at that point I had figured out that I had definite cone buildup, but I was away at a conference so I continued to use what I had with me).
Third pic is about 1 week into CG. Fourth pic is after the Devacut, about a week ago.
Really nice corrina do u still use the devacurl hair product??

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Old 04-30-2012, 02:44 AM   #1426
 
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Gorgeous curls and haircut Corrina!
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:32 AM   #1427
 
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Next weekend will mark a full 6 months since I started (modified) CG. First pic is what I considered an awesome hair day before I ever heard of CG. I was using Deva products, but didn't know anything about good technique (i.e. I was still using a towel, plus one silicone-filled anti-frizz serum). Second pic is the day before I did my final clarifying shampoo. Had just found this site and was playing around with plopping my hair (still using that cone-filled serum- at that point I had figured out that I had definite cone buildup, but I was away at a conference so I continued to use what I had with me).
Third pic is about 1 week into CG. Fourth pic is after the Devacut, about a week ago.
Really nice corrina do u still use the devacurl hair product??

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No- I tried using again after I got the hang of things but after trying other products I just wasn't impressed with Deva anymore. I use ArcAngel sometimes but that's about it.

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Old 04-30-2012, 11:45 PM   #1428
 
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Oh ok thanks that was helpful. I was thinking of investing in curl junkies. Is it better than devacurl? Do u know?

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Old 05-01-2012, 03:40 AM   #1429
 
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Oh ok thanks that was helpful. I was thinking of investing in curl junkies. Is it better than devacurl? Do u know?

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I depends on what you're looking for. I love CJ cleansers and conditioners. I haven't been impressed with their styling products yet, but I haven't tried enough of them that I can really write off the entire product line. I find CJ Daily Fix to be more moisturizing than No-Poo and Beauticurls ROs have amazing slip.

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Old 05-01-2012, 03:43 AM   #1430
 
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Ok I'm looking for a really moisturizing conditioner for medium texture hair with good slip and protein free. I was thinking of CJ or deva

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Old 05-01-2012, 10:08 PM   #1431
 
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A couple of days post-CG conversion (this was the best hair day I'd had in years):

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I am getting compliments on my hair that I haven't heard in years and I have accumulated so many products that I'll be in a 12-step group for it soon enough.

If you had told me a month ago that my hair would soon be a source of pleasure, not pain and frustration, I would have asked you for the drugs you were taking.

Have a great night, everyone. Be good to your hair.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:18 AM   #1432
 
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It looks beautiful!! And i totally laughed at the drugs comment - i so understand the feeling!!

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Old 05-05-2012, 12:53 AM   #1433
 
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I love to go through these pictures for inspiration and envy I hope they make it a sticky some day. What better "sales pitch" then real before and after pix!
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:34 PM   #1434
 
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Smile 3 month "curly-versary"

In honor of my 3 months mark tomorrow, here are my pics:
1st is day 2/3 of CG. My avatar and the 2nd pic are from about one month in. 3rd pic is from 2 weeks ago.
Undecided curlies who may be reading this: I didn't want to just post my one best hair day ever that could never be reproduced. I am getting consistent results with this method and get good hair almost every day. I have almost daily photos from my 3 months to prove it to myself
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:10 PM   #1435
 
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Just GORGEOUS lady!! Beautiful! Your curl pattern reminds me of mine only mine is and never was nowhere near that long, & when it was BSL it was stringy. Makes me wanna grow it out again!! Congrats on an amazing head of curls

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Old 05-08-2012, 07:55 PM   #1436
 
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For those of you that use shampoo what do you use? I have been using repure but when I went to walgreens to get more they no longer carry it I need something reasonably priced

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Old 05-08-2012, 10:30 PM   #1437
 
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Wow!!!! Gorgeous hair!!!!!
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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
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:50 AM   #1438
 
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For those of you that use shampoo what do you use? I have been using repure but when I went to walgreens to get more they no longer carry it I need something reasonably priced

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I use tresemme naturals moisturizing shampoo occasionally. It has als not sls's and I find it does not strip my hair.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:14 AM   #1439
 
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In honor of my 3 months mark tomorrow, here are my pics:
1st is day 2/3 of CG. My avatar and the 2nd pic are from about one month in. 3rd pic is from 2 weeks ago.
Undecided curlies who may be reading this: I didn't want to just post my one best hair day ever that could never be reproduced. I am getting consistent results with this method and get good hair almost every day. I have almost daily photos from my 3 months to prove it to myself
Simply gorgeous curls Marci! If I had consistently lovely hair like that every day, I'd be doing cartwheels!
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:22 AM   #1440
 
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Thanks lcl0706, I've had such fun with the long "princess" hair but yes it does get stringy with the length. I found that my hair hates raking and scrunching, or any extra manipulation. That tends to make it stringy with weird skinny clumps. So now I smooth my product in sections and just barely cup it with a tshirt to get out extra moisture. I am not sure if there is a thread about one technique vs the other.
And BTW, have you ever typed your hair? I have all kinds of curls in there, spirals and some kinks and if I don't put in gel I get soft waves. It's not curly, or wavy, or straight lol.


Thanks Jas76!
And proudcurlygirly too

I am still amazed when I look in the mirror. Even when I get a bad hair day I know it's not my hair that's inherently bad. I just had the wrong products/techniques/whatever. I still get chased with a flatiron sometimes, I live in Miami after all, and not many people are into curls.
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