Finally! Reaching my curl potential...

leonita poraleonita pora Posts: 175Registered Users
I'm not sure what it is, the humid weather, or maybe the months of patience in trying out CG routines and products, but I've had some very good hair days this week, today definitely being one of them. Therefore, I have to post these pics as evidence. :money:
Fia: 2b-2c/Fine-Medium/iii (Thick)
Low-Poo: Giovanni 50/50 Balanced Shampoo, Shampoo bars
Co-Wash: Trader Joe's Refresh, CJ Daily Fix, CFT Creamy Curl Cleanser
Rinse-out: Trader Joe's Nourish, GFTN, Aubrey Organics GPB
Leave-in/Curl Creme: Marie Dean Curly Styling Creme
Gel: BRHG, homemade FSG, CJ Curl Queen, Deva AnGel
Hair likes: Protein, FSG, high dewpoints
Hair dislikes: coconut oil on dry hair

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  • CheetaraCheetara Posts: 2,182Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Looking good! Please tell me what products and techniques you used to achieve these good hair days.
    Sort of CG sometimes, but not really
    2B, medium? normal porosity and elasticity?

    Cleansers -
    Suave Clarifying, Philosophy Happy Birthday Beautiful

    Stylers - BRHG, re:coil, Ion Hairspray

    I live in the NYC area.


  • leonita poraleonita pora Posts: 175Registered Users
    Aww man, I really don't know if it's the weather or my products, but I'm hoping I've finally figured something out rather than just the humidity bringing out my curl.

    In any case, because I swam in a chlorine pool today, I coated my hair with Viologie naturals conditioner (I think it's not CG, so I only use it before I swim), and used one of Kathymack's soap bars to wash my hair after my swim. After that I did a rinse with apple cider vinegar to prevent soap buildup that could happen with soap and hard water. Then I added some honey to my rinse out conditioner (Giovanni Smooth as Silk) and used that. After my shower I squeezed out a little water from my hair and added a nickel full of [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curl-Junkie-Curl-Assurance-Leave-in-Conditioner-p-936.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curl-Junkie-Curl-Assurance-Leave-In-Conditioner]Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Leave-In conditioner[/buylink], then wrapped my hair in a microfiber towel for around 5-10min. Then I added lots of [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curl-Junkie-Curls-in-a-Bottle-p-995.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curl-Junkie-Curls-in-a-Bottle]Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle[/buylink] to my hair and let air dry completely. At that point, I added some Spiral Solutions Firm Hold Gel with water to set the curl, and voila. : )
    Fia: 2b-2c/Fine-Medium/iii (Thick)
    Low-Poo: Giovanni 50/50 Balanced Shampoo, Shampoo bars
    Co-Wash: Trader Joe's Refresh, CJ Daily Fix, CFT Creamy Curl Cleanser
    Rinse-out: Trader Joe's Nourish, GFTN, Aubrey Organics GPB
    Leave-in/Curl Creme: Marie Dean Curly Styling Creme
    Gel: BRHG, homemade FSG, CJ Curl Queen, Deva AnGel
    Hair likes: Protein, FSG, high dewpoints
    Hair dislikes: coconut oil on dry hair
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Wow, so glossy and healthy! Your hair looks great. Mine curls more with the humidity too. What a reward!
  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    That is really pretty. Hope you get lots more days like this.
    http://pedaheh.blogspot.com/ (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
    2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
    Cowash: Tresemme naturals
    Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
    Curl enhancer: FSG
    Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
    PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
    Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
  • AKgirlAKgirl Posts: 341Registered Users
    Wow, you have gorgeous hair!
    2a-2bFii NP?

    Low poo: Deva Low-Poo, Jessicurl GLS, Moroccanoil Volumizing Shampoo, Aveda Be Curly
    Condish: Cure Care, Redken Body Full, Deva One C, and Jessicurl Aloeba
    LI: Aveda Be Curly Style Prep <3
    Products: Deva FFVF & Jessicurl Spiralicious (LOVE), TRESemme Curl Boosting Mousse
    Hairspray: Aussie Sprunch, TRESemme Curl
    locking Spray
    Experimenting with lots of products in my cabinet...


    My hair loves protein, plopping, and diffusing! Trying to find a way to style and air dry.
  • leonita poraleonita pora Posts: 175Registered Users
    Thanks everyone for you compliments! : )


    I'm still trying to figure out what works best for my hair, but I'm just happy to have days like this that remind me why I'm spending so much time devoted to this task!

    I am worried a bit about the upcoming fall and winter... my hair is curliest (with proper products frizz is kept at a tolerable level) in high humidity. IAgirl - do you have trouble bringing out your curls in winter too?
    Fia: 2b-2c/Fine-Medium/iii (Thick)
    Low-Poo: Giovanni 50/50 Balanced Shampoo, Shampoo bars
    Co-Wash: Trader Joe's Refresh, CJ Daily Fix, CFT Creamy Curl Cleanser
    Rinse-out: Trader Joe's Nourish, GFTN, Aubrey Organics GPB
    Leave-in/Curl Creme: Marie Dean Curly Styling Creme
    Gel: BRHG, homemade FSG, CJ Curl Queen, Deva AnGel
    Hair likes: Protein, FSG, high dewpoints
    Hair dislikes: coconut oil on dry hair
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Bringing out curls in winter? I don't know... I used to brush my hair and wash it every night. But it usually is less curly and more wavy in winter. Not completely, though. IA stands for Iowa, and we can have very cold, dry winters. We don't let our house get too dry and that helps a lot. I wear hats when I go outside and that helps a LOT. This winter I'm going to make myself a hat that doesn't flatten my hair like my beloved stocking cap. Winter, for me, is usually 4 months of hat hair :) Maybe I'll get back to you in 4 months now that I treat my hair less like a pair of old socks. Can't bear to think about winter.
  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Here is a thread on summer vs. winter hair.
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=74690
    http://pedaheh.blogspot.com/ (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
    2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
    Cowash: Tresemme naturals
    Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
    Curl enhancer: FSG
    Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
    PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
    Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers

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