Wanting Long Curls...

I have a question. For those of u with BSL curls or longer...approximately how long did it take u to get to that length?

I did a BC back in 2011 to ear length curls and i am now APL curly. So it has taken me 2 years to get to this length. My next goal is BSL curly...although i would LOVE to have waist length curls one day.

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2yrs 7 months post relaxer/2 years and 11 months natural

Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention or Suave Naturals shampoos
Co-Wash: Suave Naturals, L'Oreal EverCreme or EverCurl
RO/Detangler: Tresseme Naturals, GVPCB
Leave-In: SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie, TN, GVPCB
Styler: EcoStyler, GF Pure Clean gel, KCCC

Just discovering my hair likes protein!

My goal is waist-length when curly too, SmilingElephant! I'm not yet at BSL curly, but I figured I would reply to your post anyway. Right now I'm just below shoulder when curly, but I'm at BSL when stretched or straightened. My last haircut was a Halle-Berry-style pixie (so it was only a couple of inches long), and I believe it's taken me about two years to get to where I am now. I think the CG method has really helped with growth, although that could be all in my head, lol.

Hopefully others chime in on this thread!
Medium/coarse, low porosity, dense, mix of 3s
CG (again) since Nov. 2012

Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention, Elucence MBC, KC Come Clean
Condish: Giovanni DL, Cure Care, Ion Treatment, GVP Balm, AOHR
Protein: AOGPB, CNPF, SSRPT
Stylers: KCCC, SM Souffle, AOMM, SS CEJ, JCRR, JCCC


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My goal is waist-length when curly too, SmilingElephant! I'm not yet at BSL curly, but I figured I would reply to your post anyway. Right now I'm just below shoulder when curly, but I'm at BSL when stretched or straightened. My last haircut was a Halle-Berry-style pixie (so it was only a couple of inches long), and I believe it's taken me about two years to get to where I am now. I think the CG method has really helped with growth, although that could be all in my head, lol.

Hopefully others chime in on this thread!
Originally Posted by Hootenanny
Hootenanny!!! I love your name!! lol

Yeah i think the CG method has been a big help to me too! Well....im more of a modified CG because sometimes i use products that have cones in them....sometimes. But for the most part i am cone and sulfate free. However regardless of the cone/sulfate issue...i find that the moisture that comes from even being a modified CG helps my hair grow like a weed!

I had been wearing my hair in a curly bun almost everyday for like a month or 2 and then just the past couple of days i decided to wear it in a ponytail and i realized how much is was dangling on my back....like...stuck...to my back while it was air drying and also noticed how much more swing it had to it...and i decided to take pics and realized i was at APL!!!

I'll post pics in a minute. Its just amazing to me because i thought my hair would take FOREVER to even reach APL curly! I am MBL when straight...not too far from waist length actually. But its so cool just to think it only took 2 years to reach APL curly. So im guessing it will take about another 6 months to a year to reach BSL curly.
2yrs 7 months post relaxer/2 years and 11 months natural

Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention or Suave Naturals shampoos
Co-Wash: Suave Naturals, L'Oreal EverCreme or EverCurl
RO/Detangler: Tresseme Naturals, GVPCB
Leave-In: SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie, TN, GVPCB
Styler: EcoStyler, GF Pure Clean gel, KCCC

Just discovering my hair likes protein!

Before I returned back to the CG method it seemed as though my hair had stopped growing right below my chin. When I went CG this past March it's grown so much. I'd like it to be BSL. It's definitely the health of our hair that's helping the growth. :-)
CG since 2011

Hair Type:
2b/c(top layer) 2c/3a (under layers)
Porosity: Low
Density: High
Width: Fine on top/Medium underneath

blonde hi-lights

Products & process:
(still figuring this out!!)

Trader Joe's Mint Tea Shampoo every 3/4 days
Trader Joe's Nourishing Conditioner
Deva One Condition LI or Shea Moisture LI
Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Creame
Plop about 20 minutes
Clip roots
Air Dry

Lavender Mist as needed to revive curls
Pineapple at night
Before I returned back to the CG method it seemed as though my hair had stopped growing right below my chin. When I went CG this past March it's grown so much. I'd like it to be BSL. It's definitely the health of our hair that's helping the growth. :-)
Originally Posted by artcurls
Hey artcurls! What were u doing pre-CG? Just curious.



Sent from my LG-LG730 using CurlTalk App
2yrs 7 months post relaxer/2 years and 11 months natural

Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention or Suave Naturals shampoos
Co-Wash: Suave Naturals, L'Oreal EverCreme or EverCurl
RO/Detangler: Tresseme Naturals, GVPCB
Leave-In: SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie, TN, GVPCB
Styler: EcoStyler, GF Pure Clean gel, KCCC

Just discovering my hair likes protein!

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