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Old 08-05-2012, 09:40 PM   #1521
 
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Hi! This is about a year ago, and then this winter (phew)



After going CG (wow)!



I would love to find out how to get my volume back, though! Still experimenting.

Whisper_hotshot, have you seen this? Might help you troubleshoot: MASTERPOST: Types of Frizz

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Old 08-30-2012, 02:08 PM   #1522
 
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Default 8 weeks cg method

CG method for 6-8 weeks. I definitely feel the difference

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Old 08-30-2012, 02:09 PM   #1523
 
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wow your hair looks incredible! i wish I had tighter curls like that
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:59 PM   #1524
 
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I ABSOLUTELY LOVE EVERYONE'S CURLS!!! Sorry for the all the excitement, but it's encouraging to see so many great results with the CG method! I'm editing my post. I'll post more recent photos!
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:02 PM   #1525
 
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I ABSOLUTELY LOVE EVERYONE'S CURLS!!! Sorry for the spazz attack, but it's encouraging to see so many great results with the CG method! I decided to post my before(s) and afters! I'm stepping out on a limb now. I never post my face online!

In the pictures where I'm wearing the blue/green outfit, I was around the age of 11 or 12, waaay before I discovered how to care for my curls. I shudder now at the abuse I put them through. Oh, and my hair was not straightened, either! That was my 'curly' hair.

In every other photo, I was CG! A happy chica with lovely curls!!!

(Some pictures may be a little small, and I apologize for that in advance.)

Wow what a huge transformation! Your curls are gorgeous

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Old 08-30-2012, 11:16 PM   #1526
 
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Thanks! I never actually realized how much my hair had changed until now!
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RO/LI: GVPCB*, Tresemme Naturals*
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* represents my HGs!!! Finally!!!
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:16 PM   #1527
 
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Post your before & After CG pics-imageuploadedbycurltalk1346609720.836280.jpg before
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:04 PM   #1528
 
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I've been CG off and on now for about 6-8 months. I'm also growing my hair out
The first picture is when I've straightened my hair, the second is when I let it airdry (before CG,) and the third is a picture of CG from a few months ago.

I love everybody's curls! Amazing transformations(:
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:39 PM   #1529
 
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I've been CG for a little more than 5 weeks. My hair began to lose its curl and it seemed no matter what I did to revive it, it remained dull and dry. I realized that I started using heavy cones on my hair which I learned a few years ago that my hair didn't quite like them. So I stopped the sulfates and cones and I see such an improvement in my hairs softness, moisture and curl formation.
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:38 PM   #1530
 
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Started CG in February, here goes!
Okay hair day pre-CG (I used to always straighten my bangs):

(excuse my silly face)
Really good hair day pre-CG:

Right after I started CG:

Really great hair day after 4 months CG:

Really awesome hair day recently (~7 months CG):

sorry those pics are so big i can't figure out how to make them smaller! can people see them?
my siggy pic was also a recent good hair day
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:00 PM   #1531
 
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[QUOTE=mooglieboo;2026149]Started CG in February, here goes!


Lovely improvement! Your curls are BEAUTIFUL in the last two shots.

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Old 09-03-2012, 02:21 PM   #1532
 
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It has been 40 days since I started CG. Below are pictures from day one, and day 39. I am so pleased!

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Day 1:


Day 39:

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Old 09-06-2012, 05:16 AM   #1533
 
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So I had been doing modified CG for about 6 months. I wasn't using shampoo, I was using a t-shirt to scrunch, but I still was using products with silicones. My hairdresser yelled at me to grow a pair and thros out the silicones once and for all. I'm so glad I did! I've been getting more compliments and asked more about my hair in the last month than in the last year. Looking back over photos from years ago, it's amazing the difference...

The first pic is pre-CG, the second is during my mod-but-not-really CG, and the rest are after a month of pure CG.

Also, for those girls that like volume at the root, Big Sexy Hair has this anti-humidity volumizing spray mousse that is CG approved. I sprayed some into my roots before using a diffuser for about 3 minutes, and it really made sure my curls were not stuck to my scalp. They were free and separated, yet defined. New fave product.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:19 AM   #1534
 
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Are you telling me those curls are natural and NOT made with a curling iron or rollers?!?!? Wowzers they are GORGEOUS!

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Old 09-06-2012, 11:29 AM   #1535
 
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Are you telling me those curls are natural and NOT made with a curling iron or rollers?!?!? Wowzers they are GORGEOUS!

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Thank you! :-) After I t-shirt scrunch, there are usually a few curls on top that I twirl around my finger just so the curl pattern goes in the shame direction all the way down. A little diffusing to set it, but I mostly air-dry.
Whenever I noticed my ends were not curling like the rest of my hair, it was always time for a trim. After that they spring right back.
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:03 PM   #1536
 
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well all I can say is beautiful beautiful beautiful I love your curls!

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Old 09-06-2012, 12:30 PM   #1537
 
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So I had been doing modified CG for about 6 months. I wasn't using shampoo, I was using a t-shirt to scrunch, but I still was using products with silicones. My hairdresser yelled at me to grow a pair and thros out the silicones once and for all. I'm so glad I did! I've been getting more compliments and asked more about my hair in the last month than in the last year. Looking back over photos from years ago, it's amazing the difference...

The first pic is pre-CG, the second is during my mod-but-not-really CG, and the rest are after a month of pure CG.

Also, for those girls that like volume at the root, Big Sexy Hair has this anti-humidity volumizing spray mousse that is CG approved. I sprayed some into my roots before using a diffuser for about 3 minutes, and it really made sure my curls were not stuck to my scalp. They were free and separated, yet defined. New fave product.
Major hair envy right now - seriously, unbelievable curls!
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:31 PM   #1538
 
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Beautiful curls everyone. RiskyRinglets whats your stylers!? is it just Big Sexy Hair Mousse?
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:31 PM   #1539
 
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@RiskyRinglets
Gosh, your hair is super gorgeous!
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:36 PM   #1540
 
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My hair pre CG straightened:


Pre CG brushed:


Pre CG styled curly:


Post CG (about 3 days):


Post CG (2 months ago):


And the best hair day ever. Look at all those coils! I've never been able to replicate it
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