Getting Your Curl On: a step-by-step guide

Thanks this helped a lot!
R.I.P Big B 7/13/09

Hair Type:3a
Using Suave Shampoo's & Conditioner's and La Bella Hair Products

2b, 2c / f / ii / medium-high porosity
Vo5-never again, i now can plop!

CG since may 09, and hubby LOVES the new wavy 'tude!
products: CV SB, burt's bees more moisture conditioner, co-wash suave naturals coconut condish. FSG, shea hair butter, hair refresher
bump, I wish they would make this a sticky..........anyone else PM Gretchen to request this?
Discovered CG 2007

2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

Link-Spritz & Condish Washing

I'm aCurlJunkieJunky

My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars

CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
What a post

This probably sounds quite sad, but recently, I have been getting really down about my hair.

I used to have perfect tight curls. I loved them.

But recently, my hair has become really loose and VERY VERY Fluffy.

I'm going to try the CG method to see what happens after a month or so.

Should I use NO shampoo then ????

And do you have any other tips as to how sort my hair.

Another question I have is that when I get out the shower, I dry my hair by scrunching using a towel, but once it has stopped dripping I don't know what to do with my hair. Do I leave it all over the place or what???

Does that make sense????

I often find my self flattening it and making it look good while its wet.

My hair used to be tight spirals. I could let it air dry, it was past bra strap length, and it would dry up curly as all heck. Now it is just past my shoulders and I have to use a diffuser or it will be droopy and sad and the back of my head doesn't curl nearly as much as the front. It's a struggle to get it to curl. I miss my highschool hair. I also am hoping that going CG will get more curl back into my hair, especially in the back.

I have worn a ponytail to bed for years...could that have something to do with why the hair on the back of my head is so flat? If so then I'll stop immediately!!!

eta: apparently I don't know how to add a signature pic although I thought I did! darn it
No cones since 08/25/09. Occasional low poo.
Fine, normal to low porosity (still not sure which), ii, 3a/3b curls
Playing with products: HEBE Mousse, BRHG, AOMM, HESMU. Nothing blows my mind just yet.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt
CG since10/26/09
Co-wash Suave Naturals Wild Cherry Blossom
Leave-in Suave Naturals Wild Cherry Blossom (Just a little before adding La Bella Max Hold Plus Volume Styling Gel.)
Just bought Olive Miracle Leave-in Conditioner to try. I used it to scrunch out the crunch and it smells wonderful. (05Jun2012)
Fotki pwpics
Does goin CG mean u never can use a flat iron? I like my curls but I also like having the option of straightening it every once in a while.
Thanks so much for this! I'm just starting to embrace my waves, and this was immensely helpful.

Now I just need to do some tests and start experimenting.
Bumping for the newbies

BC May 2009
less product is enough
Bumping this awesome thread.
Wave, fine, medium texture, color-treated, porous
Lo Poo: DevaCurl Lo Poo
CO Wash: VO5 Kiwi Lime
Condish: Tressemme Naturals Moist and GCP CB
Leave in: (experimenting but like KCKT)
PT: (experimenting)
DT: (experimenting)
Styling Combos: SS CEJ add SS FHG, KCKT and KCCC
Experimenting with: Suave Captivating Curls Mouse
Techniques: Icequeen, Smasters
Hair Dislikes: glycerin!!
Wow, this was very helpful. Thank you.

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