Holy crap...it's working!

I mean I believed all the stories I just didn't think I could get that lucky, it's working!

A week ago today (9/ I ran out to Sally's and bought all new stuff; however, everything but one product had silicone in it. Then last Thursday (9/10) I went out and bought more stuff--stuff I pulled off a CG approved product list. I bought Suaze Naturals Ocean Breeze, Got2Be Defiant Define + Shine Pomade, F/X Curl Booster Fixative Gel and Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Scrunching Gel. I had been trying all different combinations of product and then I think I might have hit the nail on the head today--can it be?!?

Today I woke up, bathed and conditioned with SNOB (hehe, snob, lol), then I rubbed F/X Gel in my hands then into my hair--I then used my Denman brush and brushed through it, next I fingered raked HETT into my hair, then I tried Rudee's super soaker and I modified it, I leaned over the sink and super soaked my hair to get pretty decent clumps--over soaking wet hair I put the LA Looks Gel into my hair and gently scrunched it in. After doing that I immediately diffused my hair because I had to run to lab. I dried it to nearly 80/90%, and left. So anyways, here is a little look at my hair since starting this process.

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It's not great, but it is awesome compared to what it was! Let me know what you think.

The pictures are a bit small, so to see bigger pictures you can check my blog: http://mrosev14.blogspot.com
wow its looking great so far! what a difference in just a short time!!!
- 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
- MOP C Hydrating 'poo
- LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
- treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
- plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots
I know, I am so freaking excited!

Thank you for all your advice and tips earlier they were greatly appreciated.
It looks great! You can definitely see the improvement in it!! I'm so happy for you! Congrats!
CG - 3/27/09
3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
Styling: lube and BRHG
Looks great! Congrats and way to go!

(and I'm jealous of your length - it's going to take me forever to get there but I think this is the only way to do it)

2a/3a, fine, highlights and lowlights, shoulder length. Chicago suburbs.

Lo-poo: Terax Miele or Collagene, Unite Eurotherapy, CJ Daily Fix
Co-wash: Suave Tangerine or Strawberry
Rinse-out: Terax Crema, TIGI MM or Oatmeal/Honey, Biolage Cond Balm, CJRehab
Leave-In: Beauticurls LI, LOOC, GDLI
Stylers: Terax Silk Foam, KCCC, Komaza CHP, Aquage Megagel, ABBA Pure Finish
SOTC: Tweek,CJ Beyoooticurls Leave-In!
DT: JCWDT, Ouidad, Curl Fix

Wow! I always love seeing the transformations! Good work!!! Btw, you should post these on the Post your Before and After Pictures Thread.
Co-Wash: TJ's Nourish
Conditioner: 1/2 TJ's Nourish, 1/2 AO Honeysuckle Rose
Leave-in: GDLI, CJ Curl Assurance
Love: Pineappling, FSG and this website!
CG Since Sept. 5th, 2009!!!

With the help of StruttsWife's E-book:
Normal Porosity, Fine Texture (who would've thunk!), normal elasticity, and medium density.

PM me if you have suggestions for my hair (i.e. product, etc.), help would be very much appreciated!
Thanks guys! I am super excited about it. I am definitely going to post in the before and after section, but I am going to give it a little longer for it to become the best it can be.

Any suggestions for getting it to the best it can be?
Just keep doing what you're doing. And don't let it freak you out if your hair goes through a really frizzy stage for a week or two at first. Sometimes, your hair doesn't know how to hang onto all the additional moisture in the the re-hydration process and it will go a little wonky. Grit your teeth and get through it...you'll be just fine
- Tiffany
Hair Stylist and Curly Hair Specialist - St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa Bay)

Blog: Live Curly, Live Free
Facebook fan page: Live Curly Live Free

Sulfate- and non-water soluble silicone-free since 04/22/2002
3B, brunette: medium texture, low porosity, high density

Awesome Tiffany, thank you! I am going to grit through it because I WILL have beautiful curls.

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