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Before my daughters were born, I had quite long hair which I routinely mistreated. I would shampoo infrequently (good) and condition daily but didn't pay attention to sulfates and silicones.

About three years ago, my hair was breaking off, scalp was hurting, so I decided to try a pixie for the first time in my life. Loved it, but found it to be high maintenance (requiring regular cuts in order to keep its shape).

I decided to start growing my hair out (for now) and realize that it is going to be a LONG process.

Thanks to the information on this forum, I decided to get rid of sulfates in our shampoo (still shampooing occasionally for my daughters - they have only a very light wave to their hair) and use silicone free conditioners as well as styling products (for me).

Well, our hair is so soft (it has been just over a week) that it is hard to not touch it. In fact, it is so soft that my eldest couldn't keep her pony tail in during her tumbling lesson! Kept sliding out!

I am thrilled that I found a shampoo as well as two different conditioners, and a styling cream, all at the drug store. And on sale!

Thanks for all of the great info that you share!
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Welcome! Glad you've decided to join the discussions
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Current length: tailbone
Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

Clarify: Nivea
Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
Seal: Grapeseed oil
Gel: Studioline

PT: EO Keratin co
DT: RO+oils
Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO

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So glad you are seeing results! Success is fun, right?
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3B, fine, normal to low porosity
Modified CG since June 2010
HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.
Love your title. Lol That's me. I had an account but I forgot my info because I lurked too much. This site is awesome! I hope everything goes well fo you with the hair.
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I posted in another thread, re. growing out my pixie. I was feeling grumbly about my crazy 'do (this is a tough length) but was in awe of the visible difference in my curls, before and after CG (having trouble with my wavy daughter's hair though...smelly scalp - I posted elsewhere looking for help).

Here is a good example of the difference that going sulphate free (rarely shampooing), but rather co-washing has made:

The yucky phase:

And now:
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You should post these great pics in the before/after thread in general discussion!
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2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
Good idea, will post there! Do you know, as an aside, if there is a way to be notified re. replies or new content on certain threads?

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