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I've dyed and straightened my hair more times than I should have...My hair was always so dry and frizzy. I've stopped straightening it so much for the past few months but dying it was another story. What can I say...I get bored and I love change. But something had to be done...

I've only started CG 4 days ago. The difference is night and day. Flash and camera are the same. First day my hair looks dull, frizzy, and just plain sad. The second 2 are Day 2's and already such an amazing result! Day 3 and 4 are a little frizzy...woke up later than I meant to so I had to rush. Not to mention it's raining outside. All I can say is I'm loving it!! I've told my friends, co-workers, and sisters about it already and I'm excited to see the results of the future!
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Curlyminx and aplocatelli like this.
Newbie here

I finally decided to embrace my curls a couple years ago. My sister is a hair stylist, and after attending seminars and whatnot to become a "Deva stylist" (yeah, I'm a lucky duck!) she introduced me to the Deva Curl products. HOLY COW what a difference!! That's when I started to think that I could actually work with my curls, instead of always fighting with them.

I flat ironed my hair most of the time through junior high/high school, and then I got to a point where I got sick of putting so much time into that! So, ponytails it was. Which I didn't like either. So glad to have found a better way!

I don't use Deva Curl anymore but it was a nice way to start out.

Anyway - here's before. Kind of old picture but like I said, normally it was flat ironed!


After - sorry, I had a horrible time trying to take a pic of my hair lol and I don't have recent photos of me!
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I'll probably post again in 5 months or so because I have only been cg for 1 month but I couldn't help myself I had to post.

The first three are pre-cg (the first two is when I still *gasp* brushed my hair dry and the third is no brushing and low sulfates)the fourth is 1 day cg and the last is one month cg.
Originally Posted by CurlyUnique

the curls look great!!!!
3B, with some 3C
before




after

Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
your hair... Omg. <3
don't have a before as i always straighten my hair
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2a/b, low porosity, medium density, coarse
It's been a while since I posted. First is pre-CG. Second is Day 1 CG. Third is after 1yr 3mos.
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Zinnia, Curlyminx, Marci and 4 others like this.
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

http://public.fotki.com/stacyw71/
Password: embracecurls



First off, everyone is looking gorgeous! I get so excited every time I see there's a new post in this thread!

I am approaching my 6th week since going CG, and I can't believe the improvement already! First two pics are after my final sulfate wash. No product or styling, just air dried. The second two are from today.

Also, not sure why my hair looks so purple in the recent pics... silly cellphone camera!!
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Zinnia, Curlyminx and Hootenanny like this.
2b/c, high density
fine, medium porosity, normal elasticity
loves protein, hates polyquats
still searching for HGs
Before CG: The first two lighter color (back of head and side view)

After CG: the the darker colored hair shots.

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3B Live Curly Live Free Analysis: Texture = Medium Porosity = Normal Elasticity = Normal
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Curlyminx and Hootenanny like this.
3b-ish... normal to low porosity....med. texture
Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
hemp oil, jojoba oil
www.naturesnectars.net

Last edited by kurlygurly; 01-21-2013 at 10:49 PM.
[QUOTE=kurlygurly;2098587]Before CG: The first two lighter color (back of head and side view)

After CG: the the darker colored hair shots.

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3B Live Curly Live Free Analysis: Texture = Medium Porosity = Normal Elasticity = Normal[/QUOTE
Wow your hair is so beautiful !!
Hair type-3A/B fine ,dense,normal porosity..
LOW POO : SM Moisture Retention,TBS Rainforest Moisture shampoo
NO POO-DevaCurl No poo
COWASH-Suave coconut,Tressemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture,Vo5 kiwi Lime
RO -DevaCurl One Condish,Shea moisture condish,Matrix Biolage CB
LI- AO GVP protein balancing condish,SM thickening Yucca growth milk,SM Shea Butter Leave in
Stylers - SM smoothie,Aveda Flaxseed Aloe Gel,Eco Styler (Protein and Olive oil),Deva Arc Angel
Before CG (but sulfate free):
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After 2 months CG:
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Zinnia, Curlyminx, Marci and 2 others like this.
JulesOnline

3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
RO/LI:
YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG




Last edited by Julesonline; 03-08-2013 at 04:07 AM.
[QUOTE=curlypriya;2098733]
Before CG: The first two lighter color (back of head and side view)

After CG: the the darker colored hair shots.

Sent from my Droid Razr using CurlTalk App
3B Live Curly Live Free Analysis: Texture = Medium Porosity = Normal Elasticity = Normal[/QUOTE
Wow your hair is so beautiful !!
Originally Posted by kurlygurly
Really? Thank you!!! You made my day!!

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3b-ish... normal to low porosity....med. texture
Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
hemp oil, jojoba oil
www.naturesnectars.net
Ok, here are some pics of my progress, especially for my hair twin, Houseofcurls!! (If I ever take a better one, I'll post it, too. Lol!)


A particularly bad pre-cg day! (I was pregnant, too, and my hair had started growing in really dark! It wasn't as bad as it looks in this picture, but you can really see it here! (It was raining, too, so the top of my head was wet!)



Just a few months in... maybe 6mos? (not fully dry, so I had not SOTC yet.)




I think this was about a year?



Fairly recent - close to 2 years of CG, I think. (excuse the lack of make-up - LOL!)

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

Last edited by Jas76; 01-10-2013 at 09:59 PM.
^You and your hair are so beautiful!! :O

At hip length, going for mid-thigh!
3A/2C M iii med porosity, high elasticity

HGs:
Clarify: Nivea IR
Lo-poo: Nature's Gate CR
CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
RO: TBS Rainforest Moisture, etc

LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
Seal: Grapeseed oil
Gel: Studioline

PT: EO Keratin co
DT: RO+oils
Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


www.iherb.com 5-10$ discount code:
VHT541 Many natural hair products!
^You and your hair are so beautiful!! :O
Originally Posted by Aqua_Lily
Omg, really??? Thanks so much!!! I have had a terrible week, so that really made my day!
Houseofcurls likes this.
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
Hi all,

I started reading the naturally curly board/website about four days ago because I wanted to stop blowing out/straightening my hair and start encouraging my curls. Yesterday I did my last sulfate wash and first co-wash/rinse out/leave-in. I had pretty healthy hair to start with, and I think I used way too much conditioner or didn't rinse it out thoroughly enough. It was kind of limp and super silky/soft. So today I did a low-poo and a rinse out (using much less conditioner). I scrunch & pumped, plopped, and diffused. I'm fairly happy with the results. I do, however, miss the volume I used to get with my blow outs. I keep wanting to puff up my curls.

So before I started I thought I was a 2B/2C, but now I think I'm a 2C/3A, with a few 3B curls in the canopy. I definitely have those straight underlayers typical of a 2C. They really bug me; if anyone has any tips on how to deal with them, I'd love to hear from you! I'm hoping they start curling up more as I continue my CG regimen.

My before and after pics are below (the before pic is from a few years ago, but is typical of what my hair looked like with a blow out).

Thank you all for your wonderful advice; reading through the boards really helped me start this whole process.
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Curlyminx likes this.
2C/3A, medium-fine texture, medium density, normal porosity, normal elasticity

Co-Wash: Deva No-Poo
Rinse Out: VO5 Shea Cashmere
Leave In: Kinky Curly Knot Today
Styling: Eco Styler Olive Oil
Wow!! Hello shiny spirals!!!!

Of course, yours looked pretty before when it was wavy, too! Very pretty! Hair envy happening!!
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
Hi all,

I started reading the naturally curly board/website about four days ago because I wanted to stop blowing out/straightening my hair and start encouraging my curls. Yesterday I did my last sulfate wash and first co-wash/rinse out/leave-in. I had pretty healthy hair to start with, and I think I used way too much conditioner or didn't rinse it out thoroughly enough. It was kind of limp and super silky/soft. So today I did a low-poo and a rinse out (using much less conditioner). I scrunch & pumped, plopped, and diffused. I'm fairly happy with the results. I do, however, miss the volume I used to get with my blow outs. I keep wanting to puff up my curls.

So before I started I thought I was a 2B/2C, but now I think I'm a 2C/3A, with a few 3B curls in the canopy. I definitely have those straight underlayers typical of a 2C. They really bug me; if anyone has any tips on how to deal with them, I'd love to hear from you! I'm hoping they start curling up more as I continue my CG regimen.

My before and after pics are below (the before pic is from a few years ago, but is typical of what my hair looked like with a blow out).

Thank you all for your wonderful advice; reading through the boards really helped me start this whole process.
Originally Posted by SpiderRa
Lovely curls

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3b-ish... normal to low porosity....med. texture
Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
hemp oil, jojoba oil
www.naturesnectars.net
SpiderRa, if you want more volume at the roots, you can always carefully put your fingers along your scalp and jiggle them a bit. It looses the hold and gives a bit of lift.

Of you want your curls to be puffier, you can just scrunch the dry hair with a bit product and sort of be whispy about it, it looses them up a bit for more body.

It takes time to figure out how your hair reacts to your touching it, so work with it. You might find a way to have your healthy curls with a bit more of the body that you are looking for.

Diffusing gives me bigger hair with tighter curls, if that is an avenue you want to pursue.
SpiderRa and SereneSunshine like this.

Mix of 3s, thick, coarse, medium porosity

Current hair styling technique: rake with a scrunch at the end. (works with my coarse hair)

http://public.fotki.com/curlymix/
pw: curls

Known HGs: KCCC, homemade fsg, honey
Thank you all! I appreciate the compliments and the advice. I guess I was quite used to running my hands through my hair and/or flipping it over my shoulders. I never thought I was one of *those* girls , but now I know differently. I'm constantly reaching up to my head and then stopping half-way--must. not. play. with. curls. Arghhhh!
2C/3A, medium-fine texture, medium density, normal porosity, normal elasticity

Co-Wash: Deva No-Poo
Rinse Out: VO5 Shea Cashmere
Leave In: Kinky Curly Knot Today
Styling: Eco Styler Olive Oil

Last edited by SpiderRa; 01-15-2013 at 09:32 AM.
So I've been doing this for about three weeks now. I noticed a difference after just a first wash and it keeps getting better and better.
Even some of my friends are just horrified about this, since they are sure my scalp is dirty. But it actually feels even cleaner than before and dandruff caused by winter is all gone! (I've had the same problem every winter as long as I can remember)
But here is my first photo after just three weeks!

Originally Posted by nidotre
I *love* your curls & color girl!
Marci likes this.
JulesOnline

3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
RO/LI:
YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



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