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Thank you! I'm just ready for healthy long hair...gotta keep pushing along! 😊
I started CG on July 21 of this year, after about a decade of straightening my hair with a flat iron every day. I've attached picture of my curls a few days before I started (the first two), and what they look like today (the last two). I am kind of flabbergasted at the difference in such a short time! I'm thrilled, I thought my curls were gone forever. But all they needed was a little TLC!

Edited to add: Can anyone tell me what kind of hair type I have? I know it doesn't really matter but I'm curious. When I started I thought I was a 2c-3a at best but now I don't know!
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2C-3A / Medium Texture / Normal Porosity (High on heat-damaged ends) / Normal Elasticity

CG since 7/21/14:
Cowash: CJ Daily Fix or V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze
RO: CJ Argan & Olive Oil
LI: KCKT
DT: CJ Repair Me!
Stylers: KCCC
PT: Science-y Hair Blog's gelatin treatment - my hair can't get enough protein.

Open to new suggestions!

Last edited by kmcnelis1; 08-11-2014 at 09:08 AM.
@kmcnelis I'd say 2C/3A at the back, but more 2B toward the front
3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

LP: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus
Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
Gel: Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper
DC:
Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
Growing my hair to WL
@kmcnelis I'd say 2C/3A at the back, but more 2B toward the front
Originally Posted by BotticelliBrit
Thank you! And I suspect those front pieces will eventually start to match the back once the damaged parts grow out and are trimmed off.
2C-3A / Medium Texture / Normal Porosity (High on heat-damaged ends) / Normal Elasticity

CG since 7/21/14:
Cowash: CJ Daily Fix or V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze
RO: CJ Argan & Olive Oil
LI: KCKT
DT: CJ Repair Me!
Stylers: KCCC
PT: Science-y Hair Blog's gelatin treatment - my hair can't get enough protein.

Open to new suggestions!
I started CG on July 21 of this year, after about a decade of straightening my hair with a flat iron every day. I've attached picture of my curls a few days before I started (the first two), and what they look like today (the last two). I am kind of flabbergasted at the difference in such a short time! I'm thrilled, I thought my curls were gone forever. But all they needed was a little TLC!

Edited to add: Can anyone tell me what kind of hair type I have? I know it doesn't really matter but I'm curious. When I started I thought I was a 2c-3a at best but now I don't know!
Originally Posted by kmcnelis1
Whoa. Major nice! And you often won't hit your stride until the 5 month mark
2a medium porous, 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

Whoa. Major nice! And you often won't hit your stride until the 5 month mark
Originally Posted by chupie
Thank you so much chupie! I'm so excited to see so much improvement in such a short amount of time.
2C-3A / Medium Texture / Normal Porosity (High on heat-damaged ends) / Normal Elasticity

CG since 7/21/14:
Cowash: CJ Daily Fix or V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze
RO: CJ Argan & Olive Oil
LI: KCKT
DT: CJ Repair Me!
Stylers: KCCC
PT: Science-y Hair Blog's gelatin treatment - my hair can't get enough protein.

Open to new suggestions!
It's been about a year and a half since I started CG. In that time, my hair has grown from just below shoulder length to now past bsl. I currently lather/rinse/repeat with a loo poo, condition and secure with a claw clip while I shave/wash, plop while getting ready for work, scrunch out the excess water with an old t-shirt, and finally scrunch in whatever product I'm using for the day and let air dry. I used to shampoo every single day when I used sulfates and 'cones, but now I stretch that way out to once every 3-4 days depending on how my scalp feels.

First picture is from March 2013 when I first started CG. The other pictures are current.
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2b/bsl/high density/normal-low porosity/medium texture/normal elasticity
Cut hair from mid-back length to armpit length on 2/14/15

Current Products
Hask Monoi Oil Nourishing Shampoo
Hask Keratin Protein Smoothing Conditioner
Hask Repair That Hair Leave-In Spray
SM Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Hask Controlled Curls Hair Defining Spray
It's been about a year and a half since I started CG. In that time, my hair has grown from just below shoulder length to now past bsl. I currently lather/rinse/repeat with a loo poo, condition and secure with a claw clip while I shave/wash, plop while getting ready for work, scrunch out the excess water with an old t-shirt, and finally scrunch in whatever product I'm using for the day and let air dry. I used to shampoo every single day when I used sulfates and 'cones, but now I stretch that way out to once every 3-4 days depending on how my scalp feels.

First picture is from March 2013 when I first started CG. The other pictures are current.
Originally Posted by Keltey1031
All that growth Beautiful locks you have!

3B/3C
Fine thickness, medium density, high porosity

CG since 1/25/2014
BC 6/25/2015
Still figuring my hair out
I'm really impressed. And now my must have is this book which I can't find anywhere
Originally Posted by tulipan
I had to order mine :/
Here's mine :3 I went CG about 2-3 months ago. Now consistently having good hair days which is nice.

Here's mine :3 I went CG about 2-3 months ago. Now consistently having good hair days which is nice.

Originally Posted by 28keish
Your curls look really nice! Also, I find the color of your hair to be a truly awesome one!
3b Hair- low density, high porosity, scalp eczema suffer

Cleansers:
Neutrogena T-Sal Scalp Build up Control Shampoo
Nizoral Shampoo

Conditioner: DB Pumpkin Conditioner

Scalp Treatments:
Kenalog Topical Spray
Clocortolone Pivalate Cream 0.1%
Tea Tree Oil mixed with warm Olive Oil (used as a pre-shampoo hair and scalp oil treatment)

Current Styler:
CRN Almond Jai Twiting Butter (being used for doing wash n gos/buns/ponytails with)
Originally Posted by geekrockgirl85
Originally Posted by geekrockgirl85
most recent hair selfie is cat-approved.
2c. present color& past heat damage, fine, low-density, high porosity, happy with some protein. re-CG as of 5/2014. Wash:V05 PFS or KLS, RO: (trying to use up my stash; so it's always different!), LI: Cure Care, DT: SM Smooth & Repair Hair Masque, Style: Ecostyler Olive Oil / La Bella Lots of Curls gel
I started CG on July 21 of this year, after about a decade of straightening my hair with a flat iron every day. I've attached picture of my curls a few days before I started (the first two), and what they look like today (the last two). I am kind of flabbergasted at the difference in such a short time! I'm thrilled, I thought my curls were gone forever. But all they needed was a little TLC!

Edited to add: Can anyone tell me what kind of hair type I have? I know it doesn't really matter but I'm curious. When I started I thought I was a 2c-3a at best but now I don't know!
Originally Posted by kmcnelis1
Wow, CG has made a HUGE difference in your hair, which is truly beautiful by the way.


I'm definitely a "curly" 2c. Sometimes curly and sometimes just wavy upper layer with a ringlety under layer. My hair has been thick and coarse since birth. Strawberry blonde in color that can and does change depending on the type and amount of light.


All in all, I'm happy with my hair type but almost for sure think yours is prettier.
Excited to finally be able to do this!!! I'm not very good with pictures so I hope this works.

Before, air dried with no product:


After 1 month CG, air dried with no product:


The difference is blowing my mind. I couldn't be happier!!
Mixture of 2c/3a, thick, high porosity, high density. Dyehard in recovery. Name any color and I've rocked it- maybe even twice! Now I'm my natural color again and plan to stick with it for a while. Winter routine consists of co-washing only and gel for styling.

Last edited by shaggy277; 11-30-2014 at 05:26 PM.
Yay!!
2a medium porous, 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
Alright, it's been about 7 months CG and while I've been noticing improvements, I didnt realize how drastic. Still having fun experimenting with products and techniques, but my go-to is the Smaster's method
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2c/3a mix and very fine, normal porosity
Shampoo: Loreal EverSleek Sulfate-free (Only 1 or 2x a week)

CoWash Suave Naturals Coconut or VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze

Rinse Out: Giovanni 2chic Avocado and Olive Oil or GVPCB


Leave in: More Suave Naturals Coconut or GVPCB Always diluted with water/epsom salt spray

Products: AG Re:coil with EcoStyler Olive Oil gel or HETT gel


Alright, it's been about 7 months CG and while I've been noticing improvements, I didnt realize how drastic. Still having fun experimenting with products and techniques, but my go-to is the Smaster's method
Originally Posted by tengoRizos
I love your hair in both the photos! The 2nd in particular your hair is so defined and healthy, awesome root clumping. Your hair seems somewhat similar to mine… color, properties, even curl pattern to an extent and I hope my hair will look like yours one day! Smaster's helps me get ringlets too.

2B/2C/f/i
Baby fine brown hair, fluctuating porosity (currently low)
No poo: AVG mixed with glycerin, KMF volumizing conditioner
Leave in: SS PT
Stylers: AO Mandarin magic, SS CEJ, SS protein, homemade gelatin hair gel, SCE crazy curly FSG (sans PVP), AO Natural Missst super hold hairspray (used as gel)
Treatments: amla, fenugreek, irish moss, aloe vera powder, rosemary and chamomile tea rinse (with marshmallow root and irish moss water), henna, hydrogen peroxide, catnip tea
IA Girl's PT

Last edited by naturecat; 12-03-2014 at 06:08 PM.
I have been too intimidated by all of your spirals and ringlets to post yet. Maybe if I keep this up, I will end up with some =) Any tips/wisdom is appreciated!
I used to use a flat iron and curling iron all the time. Ironically, when I would curl my hair (which took forever), my husband loved it. I was debating getting a perm when I found this site. I ordered the CG book and I have been relentlessly attempting this for about 4 weeks now. I am still trying out products, so I won't list all that craziness yet.
1. This was a unique, pre CG day where I just did nothing to my hair and let the natural frizz take over =)
2. Today back
3. Today front
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The only tip I have for you is keep doing what you're doing. You have beautiful hair!

I have been too intimidated by all of your spirals and ringlets to post yet. Maybe if I keep this up, I will end up with some =) Any tips/wisdom is appreciated!
I used to use a flat iron and curling iron all the time. Ironically, when I would curl my hair (which took forever), my husband loved it. I was debating getting a perm when I found this site. I ordered the CG book and I have been relentlessly attempting this for about 4 weeks now. I am still trying out products, so I won't list all that craziness yet.
1. This was a unique, pre CG day where I just did nothing to my hair and let the natural frizz take over =)
2. Today back
3. Today front
Originally Posted by Ssweet_T

2B/2C/f/i
Baby fine brown hair, fluctuating porosity (currently low)
No poo: AVG mixed with glycerin, KMF volumizing conditioner
Leave in: SS PT
Stylers: AO Mandarin magic, SS CEJ, SS protein, homemade gelatin hair gel, SCE crazy curly FSG (sans PVP), AO Natural Missst super hold hairspray (used as gel)
Treatments: amla, fenugreek, irish moss, aloe vera powder, rosemary and chamomile tea rinse (with marshmallow root and irish moss water), henna, hydrogen peroxide, catnip tea
IA Girl's PT
Excited to finally be able to do this!!! I'm not very good with pictures so I hope this works.

Before, air dried with no product:


After 1 month CG, air dried with no product:


The difference is blowing my mind. I couldn't be happier!!
Originally Posted by shaggy277
Wow! what a difference
Gorgeous hair

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