Documenting my journey using the CG Method!!

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Day 2 curls after using the "tightly curly method" along with the CG method! They are holding up really well! I got so many compliments... I'm pretty happy. This is my 2nd day hair after a full day completed with a good workout.

No extra products added... Only water & Jane Carter leave in spray!

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Your hair is amazing and you have such a beautiful smile! Thank you for the inspiration and keep the pictures coming please!
@CrazyCurlyRed

Thank you so much! :-)

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Your hair is gorgeous .. your curls are very well defined. I would love to try the tightly curly method ... but I don't have the patience nor the time for that. I started CG on 1/1/12.







@BlondeByDesire

Thank you! Yes, the tightly curly method did take a long time. I started to give up a few times because I was tired. Lol!

Maybe, it will go faster as I learn better how to do it better.


I bet your hair is beautiful.... How is the CG method going for you?


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Last edited by tots5678; 03-05-2012 at 03:10 PM.
What a good idea to document it like this. You and your hair look gorgeous!!
@Vanek07

Thank you so much!

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Officially on my fifth week doing CG method!

I've gotten a good amount of shrinkage over time but definitely can tell a difference in my curl definition. I'm enjoying my CG journey!

Here are some pics of my hair about 50% dry after doing the tightly curly method along with the CG method:




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Your hair is absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks so much for sharing your journey. ITA with others that have commented on your lovely smile and being an inspiration to others considering CG!!! KUTGW!!!
@garner

Wow! Thank you so very much! :-D

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Amazed the difference in the definition of my curls... Here are pics of my wet curls when I first started the CG method 5 weeks ago & my wet curls just 2 days ago! :-D





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Last edited by tots5678; 03-09-2012 at 08:12 PM.
Tried a new style!!! 2nd day curly fro with flat twist!


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I love your curls!

Can you please walk me through your CG process, I tried CG without gel and my hair shrunk to a twa stage and I'm way past twa... do you have to use gel for CG method?

I have in my arsenal Suave Naturals Coconut conditioner, Eco Styler gel, various oils.

How can I have success doing CG method?

Thanks in advance!
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CO, Elucene brand moisturizing shampoo/ moisturizing conditioners, AVJ/ACV rinses are in my arsenal of staple products. My hair DOES like silicones... Organix Argan Oil is a keeper.
Beautiful curly!!!

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@Umph

Thank you so much!

The last few times I have not used any gel & found that my curls don't shrink as tight without gel. So, I'm now conditioner only! My hair seems to do better with only one product in it.

I co wash with the Suave Naturals coconut every other day. As my leave in I use Tresseme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner. After I finger detangle on my wet hair with lots of conditioner, I don't touch it anymore & let it air dry. Another thing I have also started to help define my curls is the "tight curly method" after detangling each section with lots of conditioner on soaking wet hair, I separate each curl. This really helped with the definition & lessen my frizzy even more. I warn you that it takes a really long time but the pay off is so worth it.

I DC on dry hair overnight once per week with honey, olive oil, & coconut oil or avacado oil mixed into my Suave Naturals conditioner.
Every morning I spray my hair with water and/or Jane Carter Solutions revitalizing leave in conditioning spray. Once it has soaked into my hair about 10 minutes I shake my hair to loosen the curls. I let it air dry again without touching. If Im in a hurry, I diffuse with warm heat on high setting.

Now, my hair does shrink up pretty tight since I've gone CG. So, to stretch it... Once my hair is about 85-90% dry from spraying the water or JC leave-in on it, I put the concentration nozzle on my dryer with high heat pull gently at the ends of my hair & for 7 seconds in each section. I aim my blow dryer at my roots while stretching my hair on high heat (literally counting to 7). I don't do this often because I don't want heat damage. Only if I'm going somewhere special. Good thing is that the Jane Carter Leave in is a heat Protectant. So, I spray extra on my hair before doing this method.


I hope this helps! I wish you great success on your healthy hair journey!


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Last edited by tots5678; 03-12-2012 at 03:16 PM.
@Libra_moon

Thank you so much!

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I really like your hair. Your progress is amazing! +1 on the Giovanni Direct-Leave In. I LOOOVE that stuff!
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*Natural 3C/TWA*
Wash: BS/ACV, KC Come Clean
Conditioner: SM SB Restorative, Yucca & Baobab

Pre-Poo: Oils & Honey Mix
DC: SM Manuka Honey Masque, SM Yucca Masque
PT:
Super Mayo Deep Conditioning Treatment
Styler:
AVG, Oyin Burnt Sugar Pomade
Leave-In: KCKT, SM Yucca Milk
Oil/Sealant: Jojoba,
Avocado, EVCO, EVOO, JBCO
@Umph

Thank you so much!

The last few times I have not used any gel & found that my curls don't shrink as tight without gel. So, I'm now conditioner only! My hair seems to do better with only one product in it.

I co wash with the Suave Naturals coconut every other day. As my leave in I use Tresseme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner. After I finger detangle on my wet hair with lots of conditioner, I don't touch it anymore & let it air dry. Another thing I have also started to help define my curls is the "tight curly method" after detangling each section with lots of conditioner on soaking wet hair, I separate each curl. This really helped with the definition & lessen my frizzy even more. I warn you that it takes a really long time but the pay off is so worth it.

I DC on dry hair overnight once per week with honey, olive oil, & coconut oil or avacado oil mixed into my Suave Naturals conditioner.
Every morning I spray my hair with water and/or Jane Carter Solutions revitalizing leave in conditioning spray. Once it has soaked into my hair about 10 minutes I shake my hair to loosen the curls. I let it air dry again without touching. If Im in a hurry, I diffuse with warm heat on high setting.

Now, my hair does shrink up pretty tight since I've gone CG. So, to stretch it... Once my hair is about 85-90% dry from spraying the water or JC leave-in on it, I put the concentration nozzle on my dryer with high heat pull gently at the ends of my hair & for 7 seconds in each section. I aim my blow dryer at my roots while stretching my hair on high heat (literally counting to 7). I don't do this often because I don't want heat damage. Only if I'm going somewhere special. Good thing is that the Jane Carter Leave in is a heat Protectant. So, I spray extra on my hair before doing this method.


I hope this helps! I wish you great success on your healthy hair journey!


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Originally Posted by tots5678
I will have to try this again, thanks so much!
JULY 2010 FROM STRAIGHT TO KINKY
doing my own thing... the mention of salon's make me
Jamila brand HENNA IS MY NEW LOVE!
CO, Elucene brand moisturizing shampoo/ moisturizing conditioners, AVJ/ACV rinses are in my arsenal of staple products. My hair DOES like silicones... Organix Argan Oil is a keeper.

Last edited by Umph; 03-12-2012 at 07:56 PM.
@pinkwolf

Thank you so much! :-)

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I believe that I have to use my denman brush to get my curls to clump... just finger raking the conditioner in doesn't give me any good results. My hair dries as a well conditioned afro (with finger raking), and then I just end up doing two-strand twists. I will try again.
JULY 2010 FROM STRAIGHT TO KINKY
doing my own thing... the mention of salon's make me
Jamila brand HENNA IS MY NEW LOVE!
CO, Elucene brand moisturizing shampoo/ moisturizing conditioners, AVJ/ACV rinses are in my arsenal of staple products. My hair DOES like silicones... Organix Argan Oil is a keeper.

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