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Wow, such amazing after-pictures, everyone!! Beautiful

Before:


At this stage I didn't even know my hair was curly, since it always was straight/slightly wavy when I was little. Then it became frizzy and unruly and I just tried to brush it straight and it turned out like in the picture... But then I started CG and realised my hair actually was quite curly


November 2012 (6 months CG):


Yesterday (almost 2 years CG)! Neither the best quality nor the best hair day, but wow it has grown really long I just realised!




(and no... I haven't yet figured out how to make thumbnails.. sorry!)
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Okay, get ready for an onslaught! I call this: Botticelli's Hair Through The Ages

When I was younger, before I started straightening (or knew how to handle my hair) Haha, told ya'll it used to be ginger!:


Straight hair:


When I was transitioning:


Present day:
3A with some 3B thrown in. Medium porosity. Medium Thickness. High density.

Pre-poo: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Low-poo: SM Coconut & Hibiscus shampoo / ElastaQP Créme Conditioning shampoo
Conditioner: Jason Moisturising Aloe Vera Conditioner

D/C: Experimenting!

Leave-in: Baptism rinse
Styler: Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity


UK curly. CG since October 2013.
Aiming for WL curls (eventually)

Last edited by BotticelliBrit; 02-08-2014 at 05:26 AM.
Gorgeous pics everyone!
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Before CG: I would straighten pretty much all the time, and when I didn't, it looked like this. I never wore my hair curly outside.

One day into curly girl method.

2 months in, and loving my waves!

Here is my before, so frizzy and unruly and right after a cut too! I tried to chop off as much of my dyed length as I could and told my stylist I wanted something that would work with my natural texture for the first time ever.

I was pretty disappointed and frustrated that my 'natural' hair just didn't seem to want to agree with me, and remembered why I had been straightening it for so many year... and then I found this place!


One month and a bit into a modified CG routine and after learning about the curly hair basics I never knew... like not rubbing my hair with a normal towel, applying product when dry and a billion other small things that I wish someone had told me years ago.

All of my friends thought I got a perm when I wore it 'natural' for the first time, they've only ever seen me with straight hair or a big frizzy poof.



2 months in, and loving my waves!
Originally Posted by ProfessorPigToy
You have the kind of hair celebrities pay a LOOOOOT of money to fake! I hope mine looks anywhere near as good as yours when it grows out!
3A-3B / Medium / High Density / Low Porosity
Modified CG
Low poo: Creme of Nature Argan Oil Moisture & Shine
Conditioner: Curls Unleashed NB
Leave in: Creme of Natura Argan Oil Strengthen & Shine
Styling Product: Curl Keeper/ Curly Solutions gel
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All of my friends thought I got a perm when I wore it 'natural' for the first time, they've only ever seen me with straight hair or a big frizzy poof.
Originally Posted by aspen
Haha, same! Well, my coworkers all thought I got a perm.

And I love your curls! They're so even and smooth!
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I will play!
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Type: 2c, medium/high porosity, high density, course.
Cleanse: Curls unleashed shampoo
Leave-in: KCKT, Curlsunleashed leave in.
Style: Argan oil
DT: Aussie 3 min. miracle or olive/coconut oil.
I will play!
Originally Posted by juvjoy
Oh my gosh I just love that short bob look on you, it is very Hollywood!
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3A-3B / Medium / High Density / Low Porosity
Modified CG
Low poo: Creme of Nature Argan Oil Moisture & Shine
Conditioner: Curls Unleashed NB
Leave in: Creme of Natura Argan Oil Strengthen & Shine
Styling Product: Curl Keeper/ Curly Solutions gel
Left: When I tried to go "CG" before, but didn't know what the heck I was doing and eventually gave up, because my hair turned to straw.

Middle: I cut my damaged ends off and started straightening again.

Right: I got sick of straightening again and this time doing it properly. This is sometime in January this year.
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2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Cond./ YTCucs, Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC, SS CEJ
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
Woow it's really nice seeing everyone's hair change. I can see the diference in the haor and in the mood. Like you're finally at peace with your hair
I hope to be like that some day!
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Woow it's really nice seeing everyone's hair change. I can see the diference in the haor and in the mood. Like you're finally at peace with your hair
I hope to be like that some day!
Originally Posted by Striving4Health
I totally agree! Everyone looks so much happier and prettier once they have come to terms with what they've got instead of struggling to be something else
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3A-3B / Medium / High Density / Low Porosity
Modified CG
Low poo: Creme of Nature Argan Oil Moisture & Shine
Conditioner: Curls Unleashed NB
Leave in: Creme of Natura Argan Oil Strengthen & Shine
Styling Product: Curl Keeper/ Curly Solutions gel
I love seeing all the transformatuons here! So happy for everybody.

The picture with the short hair is 1,5 year ago before I went CG.
Picture wirh the blonde hair is made when I still was transitioning... the last pictures are from last month.

I'm losing some curl with my length

Edit: oops.. seems like i cant post pictures y et and for some reason I can't delete my post :/

Last edited by tescha; 04-04-2014 at 02:17 PM.
This was mid 2013 I think, my hair was just frizz with random stringy curls & waves that I had in a puff. I had really bad heat damage, my hair was basically wavy from wearing straight hair all the time. 1st pic was from using cg for like a month or so






This is from like January/February 2014




Last edited by NayaMoore; 04-04-2014 at 04:03 PM.
I've read every reply over the last month and a half. I started my CG routine about a month ago. I was really discourage that my curls were not getting any better. Just last night, I realized, my leave in conditioner had cones I need to read better. I washed my hair with sulfate shampoo to get rid of all that build up and conditioned with Sauve Coconut, rinsed with cold water, then sealed with Argan Oil, scrunched in LA Looks Sports gel and plopped for 15 minutes while I put on my makeup. I then scrunched in some Shea Moisture Smoothie and diffused until about 80% dry. I finally have a good hair day since starting this method!! I will post a before and after about a month into it the right way with out cones!! Thank you to everyone who has posted their pictures!!
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this is after one month into cg, still searching for the perfect routine and products, but they have changed a lot, i do now like my curls after years of hating and straightning the hair.

before: (this is about 5 years old, i didn`t have any good pics with curls, because i wore my hair always straight)



and this is now: (from the second cg-wash to now)

medium density, medium-high porosity, 2c/3a Curls, bright cherry red, growing out damage

low-poo: Sante shampoo brillant jojoba care
treatments: diy PT`s
Conditioner/leave-in: TBS Rainforest Condi`s & pure gelatin
styling: 4naturals spring back curling custard
SOTS with a tiny little bit of coconut oil

*don`t like polyquats, glycerine, silicones & too much oil

fotki: http://public.fotki.com/cherryredcurly/my-first-album/
I'm actually surprised by my change...

I thought the before looked good! eeck...

I'm five months CG.

(Excuse the stupid face, I hate selfies!)
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2c/3a/3b, Fine, High P, Low-Med D
Low P: Dr Organics Aloe Vera Poo
Rinse Out: Dr Organics Aloe Vera Cond
LI: Alberto Balsom Cond or A'kin LI
Pre P: CO
Deep Cond: A'kin or Andrew Barton SOS
Stylers: Boots Curl Creme and Umberto Giannini Scrunching Jelly
Wow. Huge difference!!
You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
I should say that I'd straightened my hair for 10yrs. I'd actually forgotten how to style my curly hair. It was like starting from scratch, I had to completely re-educate myself (with the help of this forum)!!
2c/3a/3b, Fine, High P, Low-Med D
Low P: Dr Organics Aloe Vera Poo
Rinse Out: Dr Organics Aloe Vera Cond
LI: Alberto Balsom Cond or A'kin LI
Pre P: CO
Deep Cond: A'kin or Andrew Barton SOS
Stylers: Boots Curl Creme and Umberto Giannini Scrunching Jelly

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