1/4 inch of split ends every 2 months, rough feeling hair, very dull, s-shaped waves only. If there wasn't a cute baby in this picture, an accurate photo of my before hair would not exist.
(not my babies in pics, but it is my dog)

A few months short of 2 years after:
I haven't cut split ends of the length in about 8 months (hmmm. should probably at least dust the ends) I have some shine, some C-turns and a few hidden spirals, and my hair feels soft and lovely like I never knew was possible. This is 2nd day hair.

Read on only if you are interested.
Why did it take so long for an after shot. Slightly off DIY cuts, out of focus pics, chronic blinking, I look uncomfortable or crazy in pictures...
History of my hair:
3 years ago

My hair on a good day with some help from a curling iron. The before pic above was 2 1/2 years ago. It is a more accurate representation of my before hair, which was more damaged then I knew. About this time (2 1/2 years ago) I started to wash my hair less, used heat less, etc. while I was looking for CG products my picky hair would accept. Stupid picky hair.
2ish years ago, 1 month into CG

This is with the exact same gel as the before pics.
1 year ago in attachments.
I can coax more curl out of my hair when it is shorter. My hair does better at it's current length if I don't try to make it super curly (must learn this lesson, must learn this lesson, less is more, less is more).
Attached Images (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
2a ( 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers

Last edited by pedaheh; 08-13-2011 at 08:11 AM.