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My curls look fantastic, and I feel proud.

This is the first time in my life I have truly embraced my curls, and I feel proud and fantastic. I am Irish-Red Curly and feel I am embracing my heritage and whom I am as a person.

I have followed the "Curly Girl" wisdom, of the book. I no longer use any shampoo and put in water soluable gels everday and my curls look great, and shiny. I feel like a new woman.

This has been a rough year for me emotionally, and not only did I embrace my curls I have lost almost 60 lbs., I am ready to be the real me and it feels great. I just wanted to share.

Red and Curly, in Wisconsin :D
3B, CG,Corkscrew
Xtramoist shampoo, Fastfood leave on, Recoil, varnish Gel-Herbal Essances, Totally Twisted
Irish-American Curly
Never try to be something you are not, and never be afraid to be who you are.
RedheadCurly

Comments

  • SuZenSuZen Posts: 1,595Registered Users
    Hooray for you, Red!
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    You go! :D
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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    If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
  • foreverangel9876foreverangel9876 Posts: 43Registered Users
    thats great good for you :D
    Routine: Wash everyday with Pantene Pro V Shampoo and Condtioner for color treated hair, Plop Upside Down for around ten minutes Take Down Then Scrunch in Curl Junkie Curl Queen Styling Gel and Redken Fresh Curls Curl Refiner. Then Diffuse upside down until almost dry.

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  • LavenderCurlsLavenderCurls Posts: 1,477Registered Users
    Congratulations on the weight loss AND finding your curly roots :wink: !
    CG-modified since 4/05
    2b/3a and 3b on occasion!
    Products: The hair aisle in my own cabinets. :roll:
    Best definition winner: KCCC
    Best volume winner: LOOB
  • PattyInBostonPattyInBoston Posts: 16Registered Users
    Yea for you! I'm so glad this is working out for you :D
    I have been loving my curls sooo much lately. On Sunday I had lots of time before I had to work, so I took my time with my hair; plopped for an hour, added a tad bit more gel, diffused for a bit, then clipped my roots up a bit for more volume, then let it finish air-drying. All in all it took 3 hours start to finish (in between time I was doing dishes, laundry etc) Wow, I think it was my best hair day ever. Too bad I couldn't get a photo. Maybe next time :wink:

    You know me as Determined in Boston (JC Boards)
  • JaxieJaxie Posts: 1,282Registered Users
    Congratulations on both of those! That weight loss thing is so tough! You should be Proud! I'm Irish too, but not a red head ( I was as a baby) now brown with lots of read highlight (when I'm my natural color) ~~jax
    2c or 3a Cut most of my hair off in July '12 and am working on regrowing it.
  • hockeymomof3hockeymomof3 Posts: 2,159Registered Users
    That is wonderful! So happy for you!!
    3b/a
    Cowash - No Poo
    Conditioner - One Condition
    Gel - Light Defining Gel

    Looking to try Devacurl Decadence line next! Can't wait to try it.
  • RedheadCurly2007RedheadCurly2007 Posts: 230Registered Users
    I appreciate all your feedback. It just feels good to no longer hide who I am, hide behind food, inactivity, or straight irons. I am who I am and I now love myself. Yippeeee!!

    In Boston- Next time have a camera ready. Good for you.

    RedheadCurly2007
    3B, CG,Corkscrew
    Xtramoist shampoo, Fastfood leave on, Recoil, varnish Gel-Herbal Essances, Totally Twisted
    Irish-American Curly
    Never try to be something you are not, and never be afraid to be who you are.
    RedheadCurly
  • parcipanyparcipany Posts: 35Registered Users
    That's really nice to hear redheadcurly 2007. Tell me, when did you begin CG?
    Member since 2001;back with new name. 3a/b. Current faves and routine:very little pink boots,HEBE , smooth and scrunch with L'Oreal Weather or Not.
  • HalfWavyHalfCurlyHalfWavyHalfCurly Posts: 907Registered Users
    Congratulations, for embracing your curls and giving CG a go and maybe more so for losing weight when faced with challenges, it's tough enough all by itself so you've good reason to be proud, sounds like you've embarked in a path of growth and doing pretty well. My best wishes for 2007! :)
    2A/3A, medium length, layered, colored dark/medium ash blonde - "CGer" since April '02.

    "Converting the 'curlskeptics' one curly head at a time..." HWHC ;-)
  • juvjoyjuvjoy Posts: 670Registered Users
    What a wonderful post! That puts a big smile on my face to :) Thank you.

    Kim
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Sing it girl! What a great post.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • LadyCurlyLocksLadyCurlyLocks Posts: 341Registered Users
    Congrats, girl! I'm glad you've embraced your true self, and your true curliness! I'm so glad you've found that CG works best on your hair. I'm proud of you!
    3B Corkscrew... I'm back on the boards now! Just got The Big Chop on Monday, pics coming soon.
  • RedheadCurly2007RedheadCurly2007 Posts: 230Registered Users
    Parci- I began in the beginning of November.
    Kim- I am so glad. :)
    Halfway, Redceltic, and Ladycurly- Thanks a million. I just feel great. I love who I am, and how cool is that? I do not let any outside validation tell me whom I should, or should not be. My ancestors did not straighten their hair, why should I?
    :lol: :lol:
    3B, CG,Corkscrew
    Xtramoist shampoo, Fastfood leave on, Recoil, varnish Gel-Herbal Essances, Totally Twisted
    Irish-American Curly
    Never try to be something you are not, and never be afraid to be who you are.
    RedheadCurly