Post your before & After CG pics

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Haha your hair looks beautiful in your profile pic

I'm sure it is thick, mine's probably just extreme. I have Italian parents with thick curly hair.
This is my prayer. That I'll die living just as free as my hair.
I am only a couple months into the cg routine and still haven't found my hgs and routine yet...so this is my work in progress pics.
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Becca7, HG or not your hair is beautiful! It also looks similar to mine, so I'm really curious - what is your routine?
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
I really liked how my hair turned out this morning so I'm finally going to post my before and after. It's only been a few months, I started originally in like nov but gave up in dec and then started again in the middle of jan.

First starting:
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Somewhere in between:
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This morning:
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KAT
~Curly, Runner, Self-confessed Nerd~

2a no product/2b-c styled
Low Porosity, Fine
No poo-SM
Co wash-VO5 kiwi lime*
Rinse out- ION EC
Leave in - Giovanni Direct then SM smoothie (ends only)
Stylers-SM souffle topped with BRHG*

Hair hates: glycerin (high dews here in TX)
Hair likes: Coconut Oil*, protein

*=HG
Becca7, HG or not your hair is beautiful! It also looks similar to mine, so I'm really curious - what is your routine?
Originally Posted by jp_squared


Wow, thanks! In this picture I was using Suave Everlasting Sunshine conditioner as a co-wash, detangler, and leave in. The blue LA sports gel--scrunched in and plopped for 30 minutes; then diffused dried. That pic was actually the very first time I used a diffuser.

I just bought Tesseme natural Avacado and Aloe and As I am coconut co-wash--my hair looks and feels so soft and shiny, I think those two are for now my hg conditioners.

Oh and I just had layers cut in--by a non-deva stylist--wet cut just like a regular old hair cut. I think my hair is no elasticity, dense, fine-med texture, and low porosity.
double post
my curly blog

2 months into this... Still experimenting...
Sporadic shampoo (usually 1 to 2 times a week): Kinky Curly Come Clean
Co-wash or Rinse Out (in rotation): Suave clean breeze, V05 Strawberries & Cream, Tresseme naturals
Leave in: CHS Curl Keeper, or Coconut oil
Style: LA Looks Gel (the blue one), GF curl shaping spray gel

Last edited by Raquel26; 04-04-2013 at 01:37 PM. Reason: double post
Trying this again. Please excuse my double post.

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my curly blog

2 months into this... Still experimenting...
Sporadic shampoo (usually 1 to 2 times a week): Kinky Curly Come Clean
Co-wash or Rinse Out (in rotation): Suave clean breeze, V05 Strawberries & Cream, Tresseme naturals
Leave in: CHS Curl Keeper, or Coconut oil
Style: LA Looks Gel (the blue one), GF curl shaping spray gel

Last edited by Raquel26; 04-04-2013 at 02:37 PM. Reason: Quality - think i finally got it.
Before CG - hair hard and DRY as a paper cup
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After CG - moisturized, shiny, soft, HEALTHY hair
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Before finding this site: Undefined, frizzy mess. It was in a ponytail almost 24/7. The first pic was on my "best" hairday before CG, second is a "typical" hair day pre CG.





5 mos CG, after DIY haircut:


3 mos. CG (before haircut):
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip

Last edited by chloe92us; 06-12-2013 at 11:41 AM.
Before (notice the top is in a barrette and still fluffy and undefined!). After (about 3 months CG), then after a DIY haircut (3 mos CG).

Before: Undefined, frizzy mess. If I wore it down, I had to put it in a barrette on top. Yuck!


3 mos CG:




3 mos CG, after DIY haircut:
Originally Posted by chloe92us

That is such a great DIY cut Gorgeous curls
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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
sorry double post
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

Last edited by CurlyIndianGirl; 04-08-2013 at 12:19 PM.
I feel the time has finally come to show my curls....

The first picture was taken when I was still in curl denial... I blow dried my hair and flat ironed it and it frizzed like hell... Here you don't really see the frizz, because it was just blow dried straight and I hadn't left home yet... once I would step outside it would be frizz city all over...

The next picture (with the striped pjs) was taken one of the first days I started to embrace my curls, but before going CG. It was at the end of february (22nd or so).

The last two pictures were second day hair, march 22nd and 2,5 weeks into CG.

Can you see my hair changing?
Do you notice any change in curl pattern?
I know curl pattern isn't important and so on, but I would just like to know how my hair looks
What curl pattern would I have?
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oh and I don't know if you can see it, but I do have root curl... it's less than the curl at the ends, but it does exist...
In the 3rd picture you can't really see it because of the hairthingie I'm wearing
I feel the time has finally come to show my curls....

The first picture was taken when I was still in curl denial... I blow dried my hair and flat ironed it and it frizzed like hell... Here you don't really see the frizz, because it was just blow dried straight and I hadn't left home yet... once I would step outside it would be frizz city all over...

The next picture (with the striped pjs) was taken one of the first days I started to embrace my curls, but before going CG. It was at the end of february (22nd or so).

The last two pictures were second day hair, march 22nd and 2,5 weeks into CG.

Can you see my hair changing?
Do you notice any change in curl pattern?
I know curl pattern isn't important and so on, but I would just like to know how my hair looks
What curl pattern would I have?
Originally Posted by Neleke
Wow, what a difference!! Your hair definitely looks healthier and so pretty!
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3a (normal-porosity/elasticity/density)
Cleanse: CHS TS+oil, poo bars, Sevi pumpkin poo, Co-wash
LI/RO:MD RCLI, GDLI-GVPCB, DB pumpkin, Tresemmé Naturals
Stylers: LALSG, Volumax styling, CHS CK, BRHG, KCCC, Gel-les'C, JC Spiralicious, AOMM, FSG, SSCEJ

$5 off 1st order under $40, $10 off over $40...at iherb use code KEY066
I'm just excited I now have something to show for my before/after!

2C- my journey is documented HERE
Most porous hair in the universe
baby fine (individual hairs are basically invisible when they fall out, maddening!)
lots of it

Current routine: B&B Curl Conscious Defining Creme combed-in to soaking wet hair, Got2B Spiked Gel scrunched in. Daily shampoo with mix of Deva Curl No-Poo and Tresseme regular sulfate-filled shampoo for dry hair followed by five minutes of random conditioner


It's finally growing!

Modified CG since 13 April 2012
I've been CG Since the end of December 2012 and I've taken quite a few pics as time progressed.

First photo is my first day after my first wash.

Second is 1 month in.

Third is 2 months in(Soon after this pic, I found out how bad Glycerin can be on certain days and was using the same routine despite the weather, haha)

Fourth is 3 months in(When I discovered protein!!!)

Fifth was today, around 4 months.
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2C/3A Fine, Normal Elasticity, & Normal Porosity.
Omg ... I'm having suuuuch a bad time with my hair now, looks nowhere as pretty as my 3rd and 4th picture

I get more frizz and less curls although my dews are supposed to be better now.. ugh
(were -30 when the 3rd and 4th picture were taken, now they are around 45)
I went cg February 9 2013! The pic before is unscrunched air dried before I went cg. The after pic was this past Thursday so just about 2 months in. I'm in love with my diffuser and hate flat head!!! Post your before & After CG pics-imageuploadedbycurltalk1365868496.366653.jpg
CG since: 2/9/2013
HAIR: 2a/b with nearly straight hair at neck, flat on top, low porosity, medium density, fine, medium length
Currently using:
Low Poo/No Poo: SM YB, Malibu C Hardwater Wellness (every other day)
Rinse Out: Malibu C Hardwater Wellness Conditioner
Leave In: SM Coconut Hibiscus Curl and Style Milk
Gel: Volumax (Sally's)
PT: gelatin!
DT: Curls Unleashed NR

Love diffusing.
Always learning!
I'm just excited I now have something to show for my before/after!

Originally Posted by CurlMD
beautiful!!!
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 went cg February 9 2013! The pic before is unscrunched air dried before I went cg. The after pic was this past Thursday so just about 2 months in. I'm in love with my diffuser and hate flat head!!! Attachment 34394
Originally Posted by angelicak
Wow what a difference. Your hair looks really pretty
CG NEWBIE
curl type: 2c/3a on a good day
med/high porosity & high density
hair strand width: med/coarse
BSL hair & growing



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