Tales of a battered beaten curlie

curlaphilecurlaphile Posts: 3Registered Users
hello everyone!

I just joined a few days ago and I just wanted to introduce myself. I had gorgeous 2b/3a curls when I was young and that turned straight while in elementary school. In middle school I went to a prep school in india and we had to wear our hair in two braids.

Fast forward to highschool in the USA and i bought a straightener. Straightened my hair for 4 years of high school and 3 years of college. Hair now looks like a fried..straw like material. It's more wavy now but I am campaigning to bring back the 2b/3a curls I had!!:blob:

I came upon the Curly girl method of hair care a few days ago on e-how and then found this site to my greatest pleasure!!!!!!!!!!
Starting CG tomorrow and so happy to have found people tired of hair-abuse.

I will see you all around the forum and hopefully post a successful cg success story down the line !:toothy1:
Co-wash:Suave coconut
Rinse out: Garnier Triple Nutrition
Leave-In: TBD
Other: Herbal Essences Toussle Me Softly/ LA Looks Sport Gel
CG Start Date: 6/27/10


  • currlyQ4dayscurrlyQ4days Posts: 123Registered Users
    Welcome and I'm sure you can do it!:angel8:
    • 3c & 3b, Normal Porosity, Very Very Coarse and Protein Sensitive
    • Shampoo: Deva Curl No Poo, Kinky Curly Come Clean
    • Conditioner: Deva Curl One, Castor Oil,
    • Styling: Expiramenting with FSG

    "Time to own this poodle!!!"
  • Simply RedSimply Red Posts: 31Registered Users
    Welcome aboard curlaphile and HI from downunder,

    I wish you all the best with your curly pursuits!


    Location: Queensland, Australia
    Gender: Male - straight
    Hair type: 3b - long, natural redhead and proud of it!
    Cleanse: mop c-system clean shampoo - sulphate free (once a week)
    Condition: mop mixed greens moisture conditioner
    Leave-in: Joico leave-in detangler
    Styling: Redken Fresh Curls curl refiner cream, Murray’s pomade (sparingly!)
    Treatment: Redken All Soft Heavy Cream
  • Marci PieMarci Pie Posts: 668Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Welcome! It's so hard to believe that there are more of us out there!

    3b, Medium-Coarse (slight coarse charactericstics), Normal porosity & Low elasticity per Curl Wizard Profile.
    Low-poo: Nourish Shampoo, Cantu Quinoa Shampoo for Color-Treated Hair, Decadence No Poo
    Co-wash: Nourish Conditioner, Suave, Aussie Moist, Clairol Natural Blends Coconut
    Deep Conditioner: Loreal Total Repair Balm, Cantu Masque
    Leave-in: Nourish Conditioner (Trader Joe's), Decadence Conditioner
    Stylers: LA Looks Sports, Homemade Flax Seed Gel, Devacurl Ultradefining Gel, Coconut Oil
    Methods: Sleep with extra large satin bonnet. Able to get 7 day hair. Prior to getting 7 day:Wet plop or pineapple at night, diffuse in the morning. Scrunch w/joboba, coconut or almond oil.
  • RoCurlsRoCurls Posts: 33Registered Users
    Welcome! :wave:Although I'm not in college (I'm just starting high school), I can really relate with you..... my parents are Indian and my mom braided my hair every single day until 6th grade! My dad STILL yells at me for wearing my hair down :cwm10: .. hehe
    Wishing you all the very best in your curly endeavors!
    CG has taught me that my hair is indeed lovely... both wet AND dry!:blob5:
    Shampoo: Body Blends Naturals Bamboo-Green Tea Sulfate Free
    Conditioner: Suave Naturals Coconut
    LIC's: Aussie Hair Insurance and VO5 Kiwi-Lime conditioner
    Gel: Satinique Extra-Design Styling Gel and Paul Mitchell Round Trip
    Randoms: Weekly Sesame Oil, DevaCurl Mist-er Right

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