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The top pics are before shots and the middle and last are from this week. Ive been cg for a month now.

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Mostly 2B with 2C elements and quite a few random 3A corkscrews in my underneath layer. Re-tested my hair porosity and it is now low. I have fairly dense, medium thick hair.

Use: Shea Moisture Raw shampoo and conditioner, co-wash w/ suave naturals coconut, aussie ausome volume mousse and Herbal essence totally twisted gel.
Since I've been a CG for over half a year ago now I've been curious to see how big the difference is. So I looked at old pictures and...damn. This method is gold! I mean, I noticed the difference but I got so used to it that I couldn't tell how dramatic it was.


The first two are before CG and the second two are after.
Sorry the quality isn't very high cause they were taken with a webcam.
Originally Posted by AnnieRose
Wow! What a difference! Beautiful difference.

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Originally Posted by kurlygurly
Thank you! I'm really happy with the results too.
And I love looking at all the befores and afters of such beautiful varied curls!

I like them all! Curls and waves are so interesting.
-3A?
-Fine, ii (almost iii) thickness
-salon pintura and natural sun-made highlights combo
-CG since October 2007, rare occasional low poo.
-Growing it out
click here for fotki pics
-pw: ziggy
I got the devacut on Friday and so far I'm loving it. Plus the stylist gave me so many tips.

The first (green) was right after at the Salon. She used the Deva products after she did the cut and I'm not fond of the smell so don't think I'll ever buy them.

The last (purple) is from today and I've managed to get it close to how it looked leaving the salon.
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3B - Fine/Norm - Norm Elas/Por - Protein friendly?

For Me:
Weekly Low-Poo: SM Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo
CoWash:
Rinse-Out: Suave Naturals Rosemary Mint
Leave-In: SM Coconut & Hibiscus Curl and Style Milk - Giovanni Light Leave In*
Style: Curls Goddess Curl Gel* SM Coconut & Hibiscus Souffle*

For my Curly Babies:
CoWash: L`Oreal Paris Hydracharge Cleansing Conditioner

* Currently Testing
omg wow this is awesome! what do you do?
I have only been full CG for about a month but I am already seeing improvement 😊 Attachment 32203 the first was was taken on august 2012 Attachment 32204 Attachment 32205 Attachment 32206Attachment 32207
The rest are now lol sorry there are so many I just love my curls!
Originally Posted by Puertoricangirl
Gorgeous
The first picture is before CG 10/2011
So dry...yuck lol

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The second pic is about two weeks in after an overnight plop 2/12/13 and the third is last week, second day hair!!!

I am so happy with the results so far! I was a closet "ethnic hair product" user for years, Finally going for it and following CG has given me great hair days and amazing day two hair.....I never thought it was possible ")
Katie
2C/3a, Medium Texture, Normal porosity, High Density, Normal Elasticity (so says the LCLF Hair analysis)
Co Wash: As I am
RO: Yes To Carrots / Ion
LI: Biotera / Samy Big Curls Defining Cream
Gel: FSG, Volumax (Original and Mega)
Color: Henna
Tools: Diffusing
*BUMP*

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
First picture is before cg, using sulfates, silicones and Palmer's (mineral oils in there I believe) for styling.

The other pictures are taken today, after approx. 3 weeks cg, and using homemade FSG. I can't get over the softness of and waves in my hair!!!! The hair is a bit messy, it was a very windy day!!

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First picture is before cg, using sulfates, silicones and Palmer's (mineral oils in there I believe) for styling.

The other pictures are taken today, after approx. 3 weeks cg, and using homemade FSG. I can't get over the softness of and waves in my hair!!!! The hair is a bit messy, it was a very windy day!!

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Originally Posted by Fennyfish
Beautiful
3a with some 2a-2c, Medium/Low Porosity
Co-wash:deva no-poo/Vo5 kiwi
Detangle:Suave
Leave-in:Shea Moisture/GVP conditioning Balm/AOHSR

Since long hair- I finger twist in big chunks, which helps till 5th day hair
Gel:LA sports
Plop: Old T-shirt for 15 minutes ,diffuse
I'm going to wait until I'm fully 6 months CG to do a better one with the actual before and after but I'm having a 2C day today because couldn't be bothered to refresh or make my hair 3A again so I thought I'd show how fantastic CG is when you're a wavy-curly like me. (2C naturally, 3A and even 3B underneath with proper styling and product.) I wake up like Picture A and can leave it that way but when I do a refresh and add a little more styling product to reactive the curls my hair turns all ringlety again and changes back to Picture B. It's difficult to show on camera because my hair is dark but it's much more obvious in real life. Before CG I do never dream of having nice flowing waves let alone chunky curls. I just had a lot of bushy hair.
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3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

I'm going to wait until I'm fully 6 months CG to do a better one with the actual before and after but I'm having a 2C day today because couldn't be bothered to refresh or make my hair 3A again so I thought I'd show how fantastic CG is when you're a wavy-curly like me. (2C naturally, 3A and even 3B underneath with proper styling and product.) I wake up like Picture A and can leave it that way but when I do a refresh and add a little more styling product to reactive the curls my hair turns all ringlety again and changes back to Picture B. It's difficult to show on camera because my hair is dark but it's much more obvious in real life. Before CG I do never dream of having nice flowing waves let alone chunky curls. I just had a lot of bushy hair.
Originally Posted by dusalocks
Well said. your hair is gorgeous both ways. I am in the same boat too.when I dont style it is beautiful beach-y waves, with the smallest effort!!
3a with some 2a-2c, Medium/Low Porosity
Co-wash:deva no-poo/Vo5 kiwi
Detangle:Suave
Leave-in:Shea Moisture/GVP conditioning Balm/AOHSR

Since long hair- I finger twist in big chunks, which helps till 5th day hair
Gel:LA sports
Plop: Old T-shirt for 15 minutes ,diffuse
I keep waiting for it to grow out a little longer to see what it might do. I bet beach waves looks really pretty with your length.
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

pre CG:



5ish months into CG:

Originally Posted by curlywurly271

Oh wow. I'm new here and am just now browsing through this before and after section. You probably won't see this, but your hair almost looks like mine starting out. It gives me hope! Are you Cowashing? I've thought about just going sulfate and silicone free.
Ok here goes... first pic from 2010, but pretty representative of my "normal hair". Excuse the weird face. Second pic is about 3 weeks into CG after being mod-CG for about 6 months...

That was probably my best day so far...

ETA (April 5) - just had a Deva cut and I'm really happy Last two pictures are from today (you may notice I also had a bit of colour done).

LOVE IT!
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Ontario, Canada curly following CG since March 2013 (I'm new!)

Hair Type: 2C/3A
Porosity: High (??)
Density: Medium
Width: Mixed

Trying something new:
Low-Poo: Giovanni 50:50
CO: Suave Naturals Strawberry Conditioner
RO: TN Vibrantly Smooth Conditioner
LI: President's Choice Hydrating Conditioner (protein-rich); Biolage Conditioning Balm
Styling: HETT Curl Gel; AVG; Biotera firm-hold styling gel

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5ish months into CG:

Originally Posted by curlywurly271
Wow I am AMAZED!! Could you please share your hair care routine before and after CG along with any tips? My hair is very damaged and I'm thinking about trying it. Thank you!
Wow! It's so amazing seeing everyone's transformations!

I've only been CG for a month but I'm already starting to see a difference

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This is my prayer. That I'll die living just as free as my hair.
Wow! It's so amazing seeing everyone's transformations!

I've only been CG for a month but I'm already starting to see a difference

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Originally Posted by MedusaWarrior
I should say you have heavenly hair MedusaWarrior. How do you get all that root curl/wave with all that length. My hair is absolutely flat on top, not even waves
3a with some 2a-2c, Medium/Low Porosity
Co-wash:deva no-poo/Vo5 kiwi
Detangle:Suave
Leave-in:Shea Moisture/GVP conditioning Balm/AOHSR

Since long hair- I finger twist in big chunks, which helps till 5th day hair
Gel:LA sports
Plop: Old T-shirt for 15 minutes ,diffuse
Thank you CurlyIndianGirl! I think that's just my natural hair. My hair's really curly but because it's so long and thick the curls get looser so they're more wavier.

Maybe if I told you my routine there might be something to explain it?

Before washing I use a deep conditioning mask with honey and olive oil. I shampoo with a cheap silicone free shampoo and condition with rainforest moisture from the Body shop. Then I put my hair up in a towel for 5- 10 mins while I get dressed and apply some coconut oil to it. I split it in half and apply to each side, sometimes scrunching, and throw my hair forward (I don't know how to explain the position) and scrunch a bit with a tiny bit more oil. Then I sit by our wood stove and air dry. If we didn't have the stove my hair would never dry. Just before going to bed I'll diffuse around the root of my head to completely dry it. The first night I sleep with it in a very loose ponytail to calm it down a bit.

I don't know if that will help?
This is my prayer. That I'll die living just as free as my hair.
@MedusaWarrior

Thanks for your recs. I think it's just my hair and the genes. I should also say that even when my hair was short touching shoulders, I would struggle to get any root curl.

Now its about past waist and touching hips barely. I used to think mine was thick hair, I change my mind after seeing yours, My hair is lot thin, its not thick at all, I would have to change my signature also
3a with some 2a-2c, Medium/Low Porosity
Co-wash:deva no-poo/Vo5 kiwi
Detangle:Suave
Leave-in:Shea Moisture/GVP conditioning Balm/AOHSR

Since long hair- I finger twist in big chunks, which helps till 5th day hair
Gel:LA sports
Plop: Old T-shirt for 15 minutes ,diffuse

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