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hey all of you! well i was just wondering if the cg method means no 'cones or 'xanes at all??? because currently i have 30 bottles of hair stuff (all different brands and such since i have gone through the ringer trying to fix my curls) and they all have at least 1 'cone in them. . only 2 that i own didn't. so i guess i was just wondering if there was any bending the rules? or if i should just ditch everything and go buy new stuff?
Mine's not very dramatic, I'm afraid! I think it's the frizz factor.

bad, BAD! windy hair day, before CG

good hair day, before CG


There is a difference though!
3a. My hair does what it wants.. currently waiting for BKT treatment to go away.

“What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?” - Mark 8:36

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Katie - if you used those products it wouldn't technically be cg, but I think you might be able to get away with, based on how your hair reacts to it. I'm not sure exactly what all the ingredients do, but I know there's posts around here somewhere about it!
3a. My hair does what it wants.. currently waiting for BKT treatment to go away.

“What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?” - Mark 8:36
Brand new to this! I had a time trying to find a pic of my hair before. This is the best I could find. ( I wasn't in the habit of taking pics of my hair before! LOL)

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and after my first co-wash (again!)

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Currently using : Suave coconut condish or Suave Ocean Breeze condish, Aloe vera Gel, La Bella Gel.

PW - wurly
... lets see more!
3a. My hair does what it wants.. currently waiting for BKT treatment to go away.

“What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?” - Mark 8:36
Heres a bad photo pre-cg, I go back/forth on CG'ing, but am going to stick it out this time and see the results.

Here it is today.
pswd: hair
oh my god fskastergirl, both you and your hair are gorgeous!!

I think you look a little like jessica alba, really (not the hair, just the face)


this thread is truly inspiring!!

after seeing all your pictures, I decided to take up CG myself =P
Before CG:

Curl but not a lot of volume
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Volume but not a lot of curl (these are my headshots)
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After about 2 months CG:
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Hair Journal. 2b/3a, Mii, never colored, rarely heat-styled. CG since 27-Mar-08. Current favorite routine: Aloeba (co-wash), AOHR (rinse-out), KCKT mixed with AVG (leave-in), KCCC, BRHG, overnight plop, scrunch crunch with Nourish & Shine.
Wow - all these pictures are amazing and so inspirational! You all have such gorgeous curls.

I'm so tempted to try the CG method. I tried no-poo and no-cones once before but my hair felt icky. Maybe it's worth me trying again though when I next come to replace my products.
UK curly - mostly 2c
  • Going back to basics!
  • Happily using a mixture of sulphates, cones and CG products.
  • Permanently undecided whether to cut or grow!
Currently loving:
Lush I Love Juicy shampoo
Charles Worthington frizz smoothing conditioner

Superdrug coconut & almond intensive conditioner
Montagne Jeunesse avocado & cherry bark mask
Umberto Giannini curl gel
Boots 'pink' curl creme
Ok ladies, I've been ignoring this thread because I know it'd make me want to post pics, and to get some pre-CG-ish pics I'd have to go through my boxes because it was also pre-digital camera and that'd just be alot of trouble to dig them out and scan them and post them and all that.... But I finally looked through all the pages and ...must.... post.... pics.... lol
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CurlyHairedFarmer, your modified CG curls are gorgeous!
CurlyHairedFarmer, your modified CG curls are gorgeous!
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Thank you! I just couldn't go full CG as my hair responded horribly even after a month.
Ok, I'm really aggravated now. I just went CG, and I know it hasn't been very long (3 days), but my hair is still really frizzy. I'm using DevaCurl No-Poo, DevaCurl One Conditioner, DevaCurl Angell, and DevaCurl SetItFree. As soon as I scrunch my hair to get rid of the excess water, it begins to get frizzy. I've tried scrunching, on separate occasions, with both a t-shirt and paper towels, and I still get frizz. When I apply the DevaCurl Angell, which is supposed to get rid of frizz, it just gets worse.

HELP ME PLEASE! I want my hair to look like yours!
Hair Type: 3A
Hair Color: Dirty Blonde
Hair Length: Mid-Back
Current Status: Growing Out
Here they are.....

a long time ago (probably about 12 years old) a perm with no clue how to care for curly hair

average hair days (about 17 years old) when I started hating my hair

now (28 years old)

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ibraidhair, WOW! I love your hair! It's soooo pretty!. I'm trying to grow mine out long...I just don't know if I have the patience. How long did it take for your to get that long?
"The world is a fine place and worth fighting for."
Ernest Hemingway

CG since June 15th, 2008
3b very thick hair with very kinky (possibly 3c) curls underneath
Went Deva Care line beginning
September 23, 2009
Update: 10/12/2009 I can't stop playing with my curls!! So soft, shiny and manageable!!!! IN LOVE WITH DEVA Products!!!!!! YIPPPIE!!!!

Thank you, notegal! As you can see in the pics, it's been long for a really long time. So I can't really say how long it took. Sorry!
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today i tried cg the first time. the first picture is my "normal" hair before, the others are from just a few minutes ago.
see, even someone with 1b/c can become a 2c (i think).
i'm so happy with the result.
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amazing hair! Are you girls styling your hair with the gel a certain way as well?
I saw this thread back when it was started (on my birthday, in fact!), and didn't think I had good enough pics to contribute. Last week, however, was a HUGE turning point for me, and I think I'm ready to show the arsenal of blackmail ammo.

The first pic of me in the black and white striped shirt (facing the camera) was pre CG, taken Halloween of 2007, and I can't believe I EVER thought that was what good hair was supposed to look like. My hair was stringy, flat, and greasy-looking from all the cones I used to use (no, that wasn't crunch). Yes, I still use cones now, but in a much more controlled manner, and I don't use anti-frizz serum like it's water anymore. And ignore my stupid cheesey smile, please!

The pic titled TRESemme was day 1 CG and the white shirt was day 2 CG (when I was doing real CG), and they were before I knew anything about plopping. I mean, I knew about it, but hadn't even come close to trying it yet. So those were just air-dried with Aussie Naturals gel.

The ones titled non CG (back on a single cone that my hair seems to still need, and sulfate poo to remove it) were from this past week - the one in the orange shirt was product distributed with a fine-toothed comb, and the one in the plum floral dress was no combing after the shower at all. Both of these were plopped overnight. Neither of these pics, however, show my HG combo, which I'll try to get some pics of tomorrow - the last one just shows what the FOTE does for me. It's even better with castor oil to scrunch out the crunch!

Still not quite there, but getting dang close!!
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BSL/Mid Back, thick 3a/b

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Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd w/ double avocado oil and double agave
Botticelli Botanicals Lime in the Coconut Butter

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