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Gracielou 06-02-2013 01:07 PM

7 Day Challenge - who's up for it?
Hey! I was just pondering my hair journey and was thinking about the times it was discouraging to look at the pictures on the forums here and feel like everyone had such awesome hair compared to me.

And then, when my hair got a little better, and I got more into a routine, I realized that the pictures I showed were pretty much only on the best of hair days.

So, I was thinking we should have a "challenge" of sorts where anyone who wants to commits to posting a picture of their "finished" hair every day--whether it looks great or horrible. It might give more of a realistic picture to some of the disheartened beginners that not everyone has perfectly sculpted curls every day just because they religiously follow the CG method.

...who's up for it? Me!!

KatMack 06-02-2013 01:32 PM

I think this is a genius idea. I felt the same way when I first joined, like everyone's hair was perfect every day after a few months of cg. It felt like everyone's pictures were so pretty, especially the before and afters and it was discouraging to have random bad hair days, and trust me i had my fair share (and more lol) of them, especially when I first started to wear my hair wavy/curly. My hair has gotten so much more predictable now but there are still days where it refuses to cooperate. Unfortunately I'm on vacation this week so I'm not really going to do my hair this week, but I'd love to join if the thread is still going when I get home.

Jessiebanana 06-02-2013 02:26 PM

Yeah no way, my hair at this length is no bueno.

awelcome 06-02-2013 02:46 PM

I may try to remember to take a pic each day for a week. I think it's a great idea, I just may have trouble remembering lol.

curlytwirlykate 06-02-2013 02:55 PM

I love this!!! I'm in. Start tomorrow?

justdoingme 06-02-2013 02:57 PM

would be so interesting to see people's hair! great idea

New_to_Curlz 06-02-2013 06:09 PM

I'm in! I'm sure I will regret it because I am a teacher and this is the last week of school...pony tail time!
This is a great idea because it does seem like we all post our best hair days so it will be good to see the other days too.

Samanthascurlz 06-02-2013 06:26 PM

I am interested, but how would you want the pics posted? On this thread?

chloe92us 06-02-2013 06:47 PM

This sounds fun! I think we should also say what products we used on each day. Start tomorrow! ;)

curlytwirlykate 06-02-2013 07:16 PM


Originally Posted by New_to_Curlz (Post 2176242)
I'm in! I'm sure I will regret it because I am a teacher and this is the last week of school...pony tail time!
This is a great idea because it does seem like we all post our best hair days so it will be good to see the other days too.

Hah! Me too! Good luck to ya, sister!

Gracielou 06-02-2013 08:44 PM

Oh, I'm so glad so many are interested in this! :blob:

I say yes, we should also post the products we use, too. And sure, let's just go ahead and post the pictures right in this thread. I think what I'll do is post the first day, and then on the 2nd day, post the 1st day AND the 2nd day picture side-by-side, and so-on through the week.

And, this thread should keep going for awhile... ;) Even if you don't do this first 7 days, people can start with their own individual 7 day challenges whenever it's convenient!

And yes...I'm going to have to set a timer to remind me to take a picture, or something....hmm....

awelcome 06-02-2013 08:49 PM

guess I better try to do mine this week since soon school will be out and there will be days I will never get out of my pj's let alone fix my hair while I take a break from running kids around.

Neleke 06-03-2013 04:44 AM

I am going to lurk (since I'm one of those people who still feels like a beginner and who still feels like "why won't my hair do that?")

And maybe I'll have the courage to do the pictures as well, but that will be after the 13th (I have some quite horrible exams going on till the 13th and my hair just doesn't look the same as it always does, probably 1. Because I don't really take the time to style my hair now, sitting inside with my studybooks, 2. because of stress)

Always@night 06-03-2013 05:25 AM

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Day one hair.
Still flat ironed. The only products are olive oil and heat protectant. (Tomorrow's hair should be curly because i'm going to wash it)
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Rytoka 06-03-2013 06:46 AM

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Here we go. Day one is second day hair. I am trying out the SM soufflé. Not bad so far Attachment 35776Attachment 35777

chloe92us 06-03-2013 08:36 AM

I actually started yesterday....

Day 1: Low poo, Curly Kinks Renew used as a LI, then Botanical Spirits Puree, topped with Jane Carter condition and sculpt. Soft and a little fluffy for me, but FELT great! Didn't hold through the day. Dew point 72 today.

Day 2: Wet in shower, Regis Olive Oil condish as a LI, then SS CEJ + FHG, topped with BRHG (this was going to be my LAST effort with BRHG!) It is rainy and humid here today, so I needed a little extra hold. First two are in the morning, last two are at the end of the day (my most challenging time- frizz is usually popping up by now). Dew point 75 today.

Yoshimi 06-03-2013 09:00 AM

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Chloe I want your hair!

So today is a terrible hair day, I was aiming for beach waves but used to much sm souffle and ended up with a limp lank greasy sticky mess. Turns out using it in damp instead of soaking wet hair for waves like it says on the tub doesn't actually work.

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Julesonline 06-03-2013 09:27 AM

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I'm in...

Not too happy with my hair today. I was a bit rushed this AM and did not plop or diffuse as long as I normally do. I am experimenting with increasing protein. I think the GSAS may have been a bit more moisturizing than I was aiming for. I have also been rinsing 90% of the RO out. A bit more frizz, but I had a tough time today SOTC for some reason. So here is what I used/did:

Low-poo: U R Curly sulfate free soya poo
RO: Mix of GVP K pak and GSAS
Stylers: DevaCurl Volumizing foam and BRHG.
SOTC w/ argan oil.

Lauraimes 06-03-2013 09:42 AM

I'm definitely in, but not today. I'm having a not-so-happy-hair day because I actually had to wash it, but had an early class and I'm going to see my hair stylist tomorrow (thus ended up not washing it). She'll wash it (hopefully with my products!!) but I'm expecting to have to go through my entire washing routine once I get home. My hair is not used to being washed more than twice a week so I decided to wait until tomorrow, and figured a fresh cut would be a good start for a seven day challenge! So far I'm loving this topic.

Corrina777 06-03-2013 09:50 AM

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I'm in. Today's routine: CJ DF, ROO (left a little in my hair), Curl Keeper, Mop Top Light Hold Gel (both applied with combo or raking and scrunching). Plop, scrunch out extra water with flour sack towel, completely air dried (it was raining this morning), and survived a hooded sweatshirt. All things considered, it's ok. Pics look less curly than IRL (bad angles, I guess). I did her a compliment this morning, which was pretty awesome. Attachment 35784

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