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Old 12-12-2009, 08:12 PM   #1
 
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Default Turns out my Daughter has Curly Hair!

So, I have felt like a bad mom the last couple of days. lol

I was looking online on ways to STRAIGHTEN my daughters hair. When she was a toddler she had the most amazing blond curls but I thought she had left them behind as her hair turned thick and frizzy. So I ran across the CG method and talked it over with my daughter who was all about giving it a try.

We are both just tickled as can be. Prior she had actually gotten some comments about her frizzy hair and it was beginning to be a source of embarrassment for her. She actually got COMPLIMENTS on her first day of the CG method. I just thought I would share some before and after of day 1. eeeks!!

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I am still really new at this and trying to find our way but for the first time she came home from school and her hair was curly and she didn't look like a bomb. I am looking forward to learning more. I feel like there has got to be some kind of product that will help hold her curls. These pics are just after we removed the -cones and did a ACV wash and plunked her hair.

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Old 12-12-2009, 08:32 PM   #2
 
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i love her waves! her hair looks alot like my SO's. when i first met him, his hair looked exactly like hers in the first pic (same color and only a few inches shorter actually) and i put him on the CG routine and it looks exactly like her after pics! when he was a little boy he would always get teased about his hair because it was white blonde and ir pretty much looked like a flufy dandelion. now he loves his hair so much he hasnt had a haircut in 3 yrs. yes, i know its ridiculous.

but anywho, id recommend giving kinky curly products a try. your daughter's hair looks like its thick and/or coarse, so i think a great product to try would be the kinky curly curling custard. it gives great hold and shine but a little goes a long way. if her hair isnt particularly thick or coarse, you might even be able to get by with the kinky curly spiral spritz. on my daughter's hair, i spray some of the spiral spritz in my hands and then rake it through her wet hair.
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:42 PM   #3
 
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So, I have felt like a bad mom the last couple of days. lol

I was looking online on ways to STRAIGHTEN my daughters hair. When she was a toddler she had the most amazing blond curls but I thought she had left them behind as her hair turned thick and frizzy. So I ran across the CG method and talked it over with my daughter who was all about giving it a try.

We are both just tickled as can be. Prior she had actually gotten some comments about her frizzy hair and it was beginning to be a source of embarrassment for her. She actually got COMPLIMENTS on her first day of the CG method. I just thought I would share some before and after of day 1. eeeks!!

Before:


After - Day 1:




I am still really new at this and trying to find our way but for the first time she came home from school and her hair was curly and she didn't look like a bomb. I am looking forward to learning more. I feel like there has got to be some kind of product that will help hold her curls. These pics are just after we removed the -cones and did a ACV wash and plunked her hair.

Lisa
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Very cute! I looked like your daughter until I was in 10th grade... so, I'm glad you found a way to fix it early on! I had NO clue what to do with my hair! My mom didn't either. My entire family had no clue. They just kept telling me to "brush my rat's nest". But that made it worse! haha I can't really offer much advice though other than to just try out several products (lots listed on this website!) until you find one that is the best. :P
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:31 AM   #4
 
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How cool is that. She's pretty! Her hair looks great.
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That's some pretty hair!

I have a daughter with similar (well mine is a lot like that too, actually) and think if she wants to wear it down, layers in the haircut would make it work better.

If you don't want to cut (I am not a haircut pusher) it looks like it would get in her face in school...

Ponytail pulled back when wet so the top gets smooth and then scrunch the ponytail part so it makes curls would look good.

It's Very Good Hair for braiding, even the brushed out picture looks like great hair for braids.

Or twisted back from the front and secured in back in a half-up 'do.

Or dry with head upside down (on a day when you have time in the morning) so it gets big n curly, then pull the front back loosely and down from a side part seems like it would look great.

Congratulations on beautifying her natural hair!
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I ordered some things online - we live in a very rural area but I did find some things at walmart but I am not so certain about them. Can you experts tell me?

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I ordered some things online - we live in a very rural area but I did find some things at walmart but I am not so certain about them. Can you experts tell me?

Herbal Essences Body Envy Gel:
Water, Laureth 23, Polyquaternium 4, Coral Flower (Russelia Equisetiformis) Extract, Prunus Persica Nectarina Fruit Extract, Fragrance, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Benzyl Alcohol, Acrylates/Beheneth 25 Methacrylate Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, DMDM Hydantoin, Acrylates Copolymer, Disodium EDTA

Garnier Fructis 3 minute undo Dryness Reversal Treatment Triple Nutrition:
Aqua (Water), Cetearyl Alcohol, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Dipalmitoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Esters, Cetrimonium Chloride, Pyrus Malus Extract (Apple Fruit Extract), Parfum (Fragrance), Methylparaben, Prunus Armeniaca Seed Powder (Apricot Seed Powder), Niacinamide, Pyridoxine HCl, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Shea Butter), Olea Europaea Oil (Olive Fruit Oil), Citric Acid, Saccharum Officinarum Extract (Sugar Cane Extract), Benzyl Alcohol, Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado Oil), Linalool, Ribes Nigrum Oil (Black Currant Seed Oil), Butylphenyl Methylpropional, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 15985 (Yellow 6), Citrus Medica, Limonium Peel Extract (Lemon Peel Extract), Camellia Sinensis Extract (Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract)
mineral oil is something you want to stay away from on the CG routine. it can coat the hair and actually block moisture from entering the hair's shaft. and since its so high up on the ingredient list, you'll probably want to return that one.
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That's EXACTLY what my hair looked like most of my life. I discovered CG this year (at 24) and when I came home for Christmas, my mom said, "What did you DO to your hair?!?!" Her jaw almost hit the floor when I told her it does this naturally.

It's great that you're so supportive of your daughter!
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I took your advice and got some layers put in her hair today. Already, I am starting to see some actual ringlets in the underlayer and that was just getting back from getting her hair cut and combed with a fine tooth comb. We are going to fix it tomorrow and see how it does but I would say that right now that looks like it was a good idea. Thanks!

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That's some pretty hair!

I have a daughter with similar (well mine is a lot like that too, actually) and think if she wants to wear it down, layers in the haircut would make it work better.
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We have been using that one a lot as a leave in since I posted this but since then her other hair products have come in. Do you think I should just move forward from here or should I use shampoo to wash that out of her hair now?

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Old 12-29-2009, 10:01 PM   #11
 
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are you using it as a DT or as a leave in? if shes been using it as a leave in with no problems, then honestly id keep using it until it was all gone. after that, shampoo and start fresh with her new products.
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I took your advice and got some layers put in her hair today. Already, I am starting to see some actual ringlets in the underlayer and that was just getting back from getting her hair cut and combed with a fine tooth comb. We are going to fix it tomorrow and see how it does but I would say that right now that looks like it was a good idea. Thanks!

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Yay! I hope you can post pictures when you get it styled.
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