Thought I'd post some hair pics...

This is my hair today. It's really starting to come along. I won't be totally happy until it's quite a bit longer. But it's not bad today. A little on the frizzy side but a far cry from the mess it was five months ago when I started the CG routine. I'm trying desperately to grow it out. I want it all to be roughly BSL and it's almost there when it's straight but curly it's got a loooong way to go. It's crazy how much my hair shrinks up when it's curly. I used the suave daily clarifying co for co washing. GVP CG for rinse out and some generic KY. That's it. Nothing else today. I think it looks better in person than it does in the picture but overall it's not bad even in the pictures. The shine is really good. Anyway - submitted for your approval - here they are.
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CG - 3/27/09
3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
Styling: lube and BRHG
Beautiful hair. And the shape of your cut is very flattering.
CG since 6/15/09 -- fine/medium texture, medium porosity

Conditioners: GTTTT, Kenra & KCKT
DT: CJ Hibiscus Banana Deep Fix
Styling: KCCC, KCHP, HEBE, Loma Imply
holy cow tinah, the shrinkage on your hair is awesome! LOL I know most curliers (than me) don't want too much of it, but man, from your earlier pics, its tons shorter now. But so much more defined! WOW!

And I agree with Ana, your hairstyle is very flattering LOL and I'm not just saying that cause we have to ride in the car together.
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Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.

holy cow tinah, the shrinkage on your hair is awesome! LOL I know most curliers (than me) don't want too much of it, but man, from your earlier pics, its tons shorter now. But so much more defined! WOW!

And I agree with Ana, your hairstyle is very flattering LOL and I'm not just saying that cause we have to ride in the car together.
Originally Posted by goobernut
LOL thanks!! The shrinkage in my hair is insane. When it's straight it's almost BSL in the back. Definitely arm pit length. It's crazy how shrinky it is. I wish it wasn't. I want it to be longer sooo bad.
CG - 3/27/09
3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
Styling: lube and BRHG
it looks great!! Do you diffuse with the generic KY? Or just let it air dry? Your hair is so shiny, i love it!
- 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
- MOP C Hydrating 'poo
- LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
- treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
- plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots
it looks great!! Do you diffuse with the generic KY? Or just let it air dry? Your hair is so shiny, i love it!
Originally Posted by Lucky Charm
Those pictures are air dried. Sometimes I'll diffuse but just until it "sets" then I let it air dry. I like to have a tiny little bit of crunch to it so I'll diffuse it til it gets a little stiff which takes about three minutes or so.
CG - 3/27/09
3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
Styling: lube and BRHG
Lovely curl pattern and shape!
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Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
OMW Tinah I think it looks gorgeous!!! I wish my hair had MORE curl like yours instead of having to coax more curl into it. I love it & think it will look even more beautiful long...but you should be VERY happy w/ it inthe meantime!
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.
FABULOUS GORGEOUS CURLS!! And you are so right about the shine! Lovely!
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Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

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Tinah! The transformation that your har has gone through looks fantastic! You definitely knew what your hair has needed!

Wow! I still remember some pictures you had posted when you started and were looking for guidance!

Your cut is great! So cute!

Mix of 3s, thick, coarse, medium porosity

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

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pw: curls

Known HGs: KCCC, homemade fsg, honey
Really great hair! Love the shine and the cut...super cute!
3b. Normal porosity. Medium texture. Low elasticity.

CONDITIONERS: GVP The Detangler, Tresemme Naturals Nourishing, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Hibiscus & Banana Honey Butta, Suave Pomegranate Splash, KC Knot Today

LEAVE-IN: Shea Moisture Shea Butter (LOVE!)

STYLERS: CJ Curl Queen (LOVE!), Biotera Gel, LA Looks Sports Gel, AOMM
Thanks everyone! I'm still trying to figure out exactly what my hair needs. I know now that it loves protein. so that has helped a lot. I just wish it would grow faster! It's growing really fast since I started CG which is great because I used to think it didn't grow at all. But it is growing fast you just can't tell because of the shrinkage!

I appreciate all the kinds words and encouragement and all the hlep I've gotten from this site. That has really made a huge difference for me! Thanks to everyone!

Next pictures will be my six month anniversary! WOO!!
CG - 3/27/09
3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
Styling: lube and BRHG
Wow great hair!
Makes me want to whack mine off again. I love that length on most everyone. So flattering.
In Western PA
Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
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Yeah, I'm with Jeepcurlygirl -- I love that length! Very lovely.
Wow great hair!
Makes me want to whack mine off again. I love that length on most everyone. So flattering.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
The pictures are a little decieving. My hair is about the same length yours is in the May pictures in you fotki.
CG - 3/27/09
3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
Styling: lube and BRHG
What beautiful curls - and I also love the length on you but I think it will look great long and curly as well!
Sulfate & Silcone Free since July 2009
2C-3A normal to high (ends) porosity, medium texture, lower end of med density
Currently experimenting with Water Only Washing and dropping stylers

Negative on: AOHR, mineral oil
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Beautiful cut and curls! Looks like mine in my Jan 02 pics.

My son was peeking over my shoulder and said that your hair looks just like mine did about 9 years ago. I had the same cut, same tight curls, even the sassy curly hanging on the left front (DH calls it that). He said my hair is losing its curl--I agree, it's not as tightly curled. I was living in humid Germany at the time; it's a little humid here in the early AM and late PM (overnight) but not enough in the day. I am also older, now hypothyroid, and have more gray (straighter). I miss having my hair look like your photos!!! wwaaahh! I do also notice the length pulls out the curl, so yours will probably loosen up a little as it grows too.

SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring"
3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
* pw: just4curlies
* My Motto: Strand Test!
some hair pics
-- gone, but never forgotten.
WOW!!
Defined curls with great shine.
Makes me think about getting it cut shorter or layered more.
Mine was much curlier when it was shorter wish it was now.
3a Long (waist) thick med course dry thirsty
Poo: Eulence moisture
Co-wash: GVP CB
Condish: GVP CB
LI: KBB nectar
Styler: CK CIAB
Gel: BRHG
DT: Curl Junkie
Diffuse 70% dry
Location: Pompano Bch Florida
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