one year with cg, before & after-see a difference? (pics

Wow, a definite improvement. It looks amazing!
your curls look so wonderful and amazing! So touchably soft looking and defined! What is your routine??
2c or 3a Cut most of my hair off in July '12 and am working on regrowing it.
Is that frizz around your hair or Flyaways or new hair? Like the single hairs that are poking out? I am wondering because I have the same thing, and I cant figure out what it is.
Super Thick corkscrews and waves. LOVE Elucence MBC, Giovanni 50/50 condish, Qhemet Products, V05 Calming Chamomile Tea Therapy condish, Jessicurl WDT. These are my official HG's that I love oh so much

Literally, I said, "Oh My God" out loud when I saw your pictures. Gorgeous shiny curls & ringlets! I'm so jealous [insert green-with-envy emoticon, which I can't locate].

Just like everyone else, I want to know what you are doing now, but, out of curiosity, I would also like to know what you did before.
Originally Posted by Brio
Brio beat me to it -- I want to know your old AND your new routine, please! C'mon, DeadCurly, SPILL IT!
2-something? Coarse, medium underneath. Mid-back. On CG since 5/9/07.
Washing COs: VO5 Blackberry, Suave Cherry
Detangle and leave-in: Sally's GVP Conditioning Balm -- I found my HG CO!
Seal with camellia oil
Leave-in: Aura cherry almond
Gels: Homemade FSG, Eco-styler
Plus: SOTC or smooth with camellia oil, JC Nourish & Shine
Homemade food-based DTs
RC color
Wow! What gorgeous curls! Please tell us your before and after routines.
3a bsl highlted hair ; mod CG since 6/4/07
current favs: JC's HCC and GLS, B2B Pom Co (old form.), Alagio Crzy Crl Balm
well before i didnt really know anything, i washed my hair with shampoo but i used alot of conditioner, and i put my products in when my hair was completely dry and poofed out, i only used some crappy gel that promised perfect "frizz free" curls (probably with silicones) i didnt comb my hair tho, it jus looks like i did. the funny thing is that i actually thought i was having a good hair day in my before pictures!!

now my routine isnt much different than all the curly girls on the forums are doing. but i always make sure i massage my scalp with tea tree oil or coconut oil (only a little) rite before i shower.
in the shower i rinse my hair first with warm water i dont touch it i jus stand under the shower head like it says in the cg book. then i take about three quarter size amounts of conditioner and smooth it on my hair on the ends first then everywhere else. after that i flip my hair over and i rinse out all the conditioner with really cold water (upside down.) when all the conditioner is out i take some leave in conditioner (garnier) and i sort of smooth it on cept i make sure i dont do it hard enough to loosen my curls. then i take half a handful of curl activator gel and scruch it in, since i put my leave in when my hair was soaking wet when i scrunch it all the water comes out. i scrunch like crazy while my hair is still upside down then i take a t-shirt or paper towel and scrunch all the water out. then i diffuse upside down w/ a bowl diffuser (i spend alot of time with my head facing the floor) sometimes i scrunch a few times when my hair is being diffused, but then i stop completely and just diffuse until my hair is almost all dry(i cant stand my hair being half dry and half wet =].) at the end i press the cool air button so my hair sets. then i flip my hair up again. i jus piece off where i want my curls to be and..thats it!

i really dont think my routine is all that special i think that you just have to be patient and consistent. i tried a million different routines, and i still try different things, most of which i learn from these forums =] =].

btw thanks for the compliments!
3a =] =]
jedimindtricks, i have a little frizz, but most of them is just my hair poking out because i have layers i guess (???) i kind of like it tho
3a =] =]
holy crap, that's a huge difference. and BEAUTIFUL HAIR. wow.

i love this guy -->
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barack the vote!
Holy ringlets Batman!

I was also in "awe" of your change - you should be proud of all your hard work and patience - it has TOTALLY paid off.

I wonder if I can even get that curly? My pre-CG routine hair looked like your pre-CG routine hair - but I am not even remotely close to your current look. It is simply beautiful.

What condish do you use? Which Garnier leave in? And what curl enhancing creme do you use - if you dont mind me asking? I already scrunch and scrunch and do the totally upside down thing/cool water/cool shot on the dryer when I diffuse.....

Also what is your hair type?

very fine hair-daily humidity battle
2B so far, wash daily w/gentle poo, clarify wkly
Current faves: EMBC, Mop C poo, LOOB, Recoil, CK, HE BE gel
jedimindtricks, i have a little frizz, but most of them is just my hair poking out because i have layers i guess (???) i kind of like it tho
Originally Posted by deADCURly
wait so those hairs that are poking out are frizz? from the before pictures I mean.

Sorry, I cant ever get it right, I have the same thing, and its bothering me. I don't know if its flyaways or frizz.
In the words of Blockbuster Video, "Wow, what a difference!" I'm going the CG route again, and you've definitely given me extra motivation to continue to stick it out while my scalp adjusts to the extra moisture.
I agree
your hair looks awesome
makes me want to go back and try CG again!
Do you hear yourself talk? I might kill you tonight.- Stewie
Thanks for sharing your routine. I was curious what type of gel do you use?
WOW!! You can absolutely tell a HUGE difference! Your current hair looks healthy, shiny, and gorgeous! This gives me hope!
i use garnier curl and shine (conditioner + leave-in), its good i guess lol-ive been using it even before cg i just threw away the shampoo =]. my hair type is 3a i guess, the hair under my top layer is like 3b tho.
3a =] =]
thats both i guess, i had alot of flyaways-i think its flyaways...=]
3a =] =]
23 Skiddoo,
thats awsome im happy i could motivate you =] =]
3a =] =]
um basically i use anything that is cg and says somethin about curly hair on it-im not very fussy, ive tried all the expensive gels and creams but i find that the cheaper ones r just as good. the one i use now is jus somethin i found in a beauty supply store, i dont kno the brand but it says "curl activator" on it.
3a =] =]

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