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Before/After for Wavies

MoiraIndigoMoiraIndigo Posts: 21Registered Users
I did a search, but I couldn't find any before/after threads just for us wavies. Anybody interested in sharing your pics?
2aM/Fii
Medium texture with some fine mixed in, high porosity, lowish elasticity, normal thickness, comfy dewpoints, short hair, weak wave pattern.
Brand new to Naturally Curly
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  • justajesuschickjustajesuschick Posts: 1,657Registered Users
    Heidi and I both just shared ours in other posts. I can repost here if we are starting a whole new thread. Just let me know!
    I'm 47. Straight hair until 6/2010. THANKS, thyroid!
    2b, medium-fine, normal-low porosity, medium density and elasticity
    CG since 7/1/2010

    Cleanse: Abba Color Protect
    Condition: DevaCurl OC
    LI: CJ-Deep Fix, Beauticurls LI
    Curl Enhancer: CHS Curl Keeper, KCCC
    Gel: Alba Strong Hold Gel, BRHG, Hugo Naturals Gel, SS FHG, CJPP
    Trying/Maybe: Ecostyler, CJRM
  • MoiraIndigoMoiraIndigo Posts: 21Registered Users
    Hi there. :) I did see your thread (great pics!) but I didn't see a thread with a lot of people thowing their before/afters in. I could have missed it, though.
    2aM/Fii
    Medium texture with some fine mixed in, high porosity, lowish elasticity, normal thickness, comfy dewpoints, short hair, weak wave pattern.
    Brand new to Naturally Curly
  • justajesuschickjustajesuschick Posts: 1,657Registered Users
    Okay. I'll play!

    My hair forever-NATURALLY!
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    Hair went wavy 7/1/2010
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    Now, 8/28/2010
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    I'm 47. Straight hair until 6/2010. THANKS, thyroid!
    2b, medium-fine, normal-low porosity, medium density and elasticity
    CG since 7/1/2010

    Cleanse: Abba Color Protect
    Condition: DevaCurl OC
    LI: CJ-Deep Fix, Beauticurls LI
    Curl Enhancer: CHS Curl Keeper, KCCC
    Gel: Alba Strong Hold Gel, BRHG, Hugo Naturals Gel, SS FHG, CJPP
    Trying/Maybe: Ecostyler, CJRM
  • finaleofseemfinaleofseem Posts: 900Registered Users
    Here's a random progression for my hair. The first pic is when I first started mod CG in November 2009.
    Location: West Virginia (Eastern Panhandle)
    2b/cMii, medium-high porosity

    Likes protein and most oils, HATES mineral oil
    Summer Routine
    Poo: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
    Cowash CJ Daily Fix
    Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
    Leave In: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, SSRPT
    Stylers: Ecostyler Krystal, LALSG (in really high dews)
    PT: SS Repairing Protein Treatment
  • plunkybugplunkybug Posts: 2,526Registered Users
    These are before:

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    This is before, but when I realized I had more potential:

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    Once I started in Feb:

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    A few weeks ago:

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    This was last Friday:

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    Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

    2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

    Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

    Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showpost.php?p=1252125&postcount=59

  • heidiheidi Posts: 243Registered Users
    Wow, Plunkybug! Major change there. I was hoping you'd post B&A's. I've been wondering what your hair looked like pre-CG.
    Medium-fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity, Thick Density
    Co-wash: Renpure Body&Shine
    RO: Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
    LI/Curl Enhancer: Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
    Other: I'll add a little AG Mousse Gel if I want something extra.
  • LongDarkWavyHairLongDarkWavyHair Posts: 69Registered Users
    plunkybug wrote: »

    A few weeks ago:

    39684_415302202373_743022373_4915707_5137984_n.jpg

    This was last Friday:

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    Holy Hell! (sorry, language, but wow). You're giving me hope. I'm off to read your hair bio.. I hope it tells me exactly what you did to go from light save to full on curl!
    2c/3a. Fine-Medium, Med-High Porosity. NO elasticity.

    Mainly CG (co-wash daily; no poo, no cones)
    Current products:
    Co-wash: Desert Essences Organics (lemon for clarifying)
    Condish: Desert Essences Organics (coconut for moisture)
    Hair Gel: KissMyFace, HFSG

    Occasionals:
    Coconut Oil
    Baking Soda/ACV
    Trying:
    Gelatin/ACV Protein Treatment
    Biotene H-24 Condish
    VO5 Hot Oil

    Hair Pics: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fs754.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fxx186%2Flongdarkwavyhair%2FCG%2520Hair%2F" class="Popup
  • heidiheidi Posts: 243Registered Users
    Here are mine, after two months of CG. There may still be room for imporvement :wink: but if not, that's just fine.
    Most of my pre-CG hair didn't look quite like this, the shampoo/conditioner combo I'd been using didn't agree with my hair at all. It did inspire be to get back on the CG wagon though :lol:.
    Before June 24th:
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    And Today:
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    Medium-fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity, Thick Density
    Co-wash: Renpure Body&Shine
    RO: Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
    LI/Curl Enhancer: Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
    Other: I'll add a little AG Mousse Gel if I want something extra.
  • plunkybugplunkybug Posts: 2,526Registered Users
    plunkybug wrote: »

    A few weeks ago:

    39684_415302202373_743022373_4915707_5137984_n.jpg

    This was last Friday:

    4935616180_3fb669202c.jpg

    Holy Hell! (sorry, language, but wow). You're giving me hope. I'm off to read your hair bio.. I hope it tells me exactly what you did to go from light save to full on curl!

    Biggest helpers to me are diffusing (mostly upside down), semi super soaking, and smasters consistently awesome hair technique.


    Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

    2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

    Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

    Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showpost.php?p=1252125&postcount=59

  • MoiraIndigoMoiraIndigo Posts: 21Registered Users
    WOW, I can't believe what a change you've all had! I can't imagine my hair doing anything like that.
    2aM/Fii
    Medium texture with some fine mixed in, high porosity, lowish elasticity, normal thickness, comfy dewpoints, short hair, weak wave pattern.
    Brand new to Naturally Curly
  • plunkybugplunkybug Posts: 2,526Registered Users
    It should be noted that previous to CG/mod-CG that I was a wash and go gal. I didn't really use any products or style it much. Styling for me was combing and airdrying...sometimes braiding it or putting in a bun or ponytail or leaving hair exactly as it came out of the towel turban for curl and wave enhancement, even if it meant being a little messy. I did try to do deep treatments every once in a while but I don't know if I every really saw any benefit, and I probably didn't do them often enough...and I certainly never knew the difference with PT and DT. My success lately, it seems is more about technique and less about the products. I have very similar hair now to that last pic, and I used totally different products in the shower and out. I think the products and more frequent treatments have helped, but it's the styling that has been the best/biggest change for me.


    Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

    2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

    Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

    Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showpost.php?p=1252125&postcount=59

  • sweety10189110sweety10189110 Posts: 129Registered Users
    Ooohhh here are mine :)

    This is before
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    This is a week or 2 in I think
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    This is mid July
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    Mod CG since 4/10
    Products being used ATM
    Wash: KCCC, CJDF, AOGPB
    Rinseout:: Tresemme Naturals
    Moisturizing and Volume, Yes to Cucumbers
    LI: Giovanni DLI, KCKT
    DT: CJH&BDF, CJCR
    Every Day Stylers: KCCC, AOMM, Biotera Curl Cream, CJCCCC-Lite, CJCIAB, CJCQ, LALGs
  • justajesuschickjustajesuschick Posts: 1,657Registered Users
    You all have gorgeous hair and give me such encouragement that mine can get better over time!!
    I'm 47. Straight hair until 6/2010. THANKS, thyroid!
    2b, medium-fine, normal-low porosity, medium density and elasticity
    CG since 7/1/2010

    Cleanse: Abba Color Protect
    Condition: DevaCurl OC
    LI: CJ-Deep Fix, Beauticurls LI
    Curl Enhancer: CHS Curl Keeper, KCCC
    Gel: Alba Strong Hold Gel, BRHG, Hugo Naturals Gel, SS FHG, CJPP
    Trying/Maybe: Ecostyler, CJRM
  • eweniqueewenique Posts: 1,502Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Heidi, I love your natural silver highlights! Just beautiful! Here's my before and after shots and progression from colored hair to natural: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, latest & mostly natural silver.
    2C wavy with some spirals. CG since April 07. Medium texture and porosity.
    COs: Yes to Cucumbers
    Stylers: Miss Jessies Coily Custard, KCCC

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Live Simply. Use Soap
    www.TheLatheredLamb.com
    www.EweniqueEssentials.artfire.com
  • eweniqueewenique Posts: 1,502Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Here's my before pic from 2001.
    2C wavy with some spirals. CG since April 07. Medium texture and porosity.
    COs: Yes to Cucumbers
    Stylers: Miss Jessies Coily Custard, KCCC

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Live Simply. Use Soap
    www.TheLatheredLamb.com
    www.EweniqueEssentials.artfire.com
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
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    Quite the journey!
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • Robin-in-FLRobin-in-FL Posts: 1,731Registered Users
    ewenique wrote: »
    Heidi, I love your natural silver highlights! Just beautiful! Here's my before and after shots and progression from colored hair to natural: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, latest & mostly natural silver.


    I don't have a camera anymore, but ewenique, my hair (conditioned and styled with gel) looks a lot like yours. About the same length now, too. But dark red brown from henna.
    2c / C / iii (FIA)
    Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

    Shoulder-Length now.

    Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
    Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
    Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
    Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

    Henna!
  • leonita poraleonita pora Posts: 175Registered Users
    I didn't realize how much my hair has changed since I've gone the modified CG route until I decided to post before and after pics. : ) I suppose the reason is that although my hair really hasn't gotten much curlier, it's just more consistent than it used to me. I used to have a lot of blah days with loose waves, and sometimes, in extreme humidity, defined waves/curls. To be fair, I've posted pictures of me in the middle of the summer of 2007 and 2008 and one in April 2009. I have better luck with my hair in the summer, for sure, and spring is always better than winter.

    The last two pictures were taken today after 6 months of being modified CG. It's a humid day in Philadelphia with a dew point of 69 degrees and 67% humidity. We're about to get some rain, and my curls go nuts with this weather. So, today is an example of a reaching curl-limit day in terms of definition and volume. FYI - I washed my hair last night, styled and let it air dry. I pineappled overnight then spritzed some water on and added some more styling products.
    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
  • heidiheidi Posts: 243Registered Users
    ewenique wrote: »
    Heidi, I love your natural silver highlights! Just beautiful! .

    Thank you! Did you let your gray grow in slowly? I colored my hair for a few years (starting at about 28 when the temples really started to gray) and then when I decided it was not for me I did a BC and started over. It was hard because I was only 31 and it made me feel old at first, but now I love it :love10:.
    Medium-fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity, Thick Density
    Co-wash: Renpure Body&Shine
    RO: Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
    LI/Curl Enhancer: Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
    Other: I'll add a little AG Mousse Gel if I want something extra.
  • eweniqueewenique Posts: 1,502Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yep, I just stopped having it colored every 5 weeks. Got tired of the expense and wanted my hair to be healthy. Besides, I'm getting closer to 50 and no one is ever going to mistake me for a 30 year old, even if I continued to color my hair. My face is aging, and I want to age gracefully. The old color on the ends should be completely gone in one or two more cuts, perhaps by the end of the year. It was after I stopped coloring that my curly waves really emerged.
    2C wavy with some spirals. CG since April 07. Medium texture and porosity.
    COs: Yes to Cucumbers
    Stylers: Miss Jessies Coily Custard, KCCC

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Live Simply. Use Soap
    www.TheLatheredLamb.com
    www.EweniqueEssentials.artfire.com
  • crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
    ewenique wrote: »
    Yep, I just stopped having it colored every 5 weeks. Got tired of the expense and wanted my hair to be healthy. Besides, I'm getting closer to 50 and no one is ever going to mistake me for a 30 year old, even if I continued to color my hair. My face is aging, and I want to age gracefully. The old color on the ends should be completely gone in one or two more cuts, perhaps by the end of the year. It was after I stopped coloring that my curly waves really emerged.
    Nice job keeping a consistent photo record!
  • justajesuschickjustajesuschick Posts: 1,657Registered Users
    ewenique wrote: »
    Yep, I just stopped having it colored every 5 weeks. Got tired of the expense and wanted my hair to be healthy. Besides, I'm getting closer to 50 and no one is ever going to mistake me for a 30 year old, even if I continued to color my hair. My face is aging, and I want to age gracefully. The old color on the ends should be completely gone in one or two more cuts, perhaps by the end of the year. It was after I stopped coloring that my curly waves really emerged.

    I am trying. You and Heidi have given me motivation becasue your hair looks fabulous! I last colored on 7/11. That means that I am getting close to 8 weeks without coloring! The "platinum" hairs do look curlier! I color my hair my exact natural shade just to cover the gray so we will see how it looks when it is about midway grown out...I may grow weak!!
    I'm 47. Straight hair until 6/2010. THANKS, thyroid!
    2b, medium-fine, normal-low porosity, medium density and elasticity
    CG since 7/1/2010

    Cleanse: Abba Color Protect
    Condition: DevaCurl OC
    LI: CJ-Deep Fix, Beauticurls LI
    Curl Enhancer: CHS Curl Keeper, KCCC
    Gel: Alba Strong Hold Gel, BRHG, Hugo Naturals Gel, SS FHG, CJPP
    Trying/Maybe: Ecostyler, CJRM
  • TrixieTrixie Posts: 260Registered Users
    I love before/after pics! I'm always amazed at the difference...you all look amazing! :toothy7:

    Here's my before, in 2008 just about a month before I started CG!

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    And here's my after (my avatar), this is from late last year! No more puff! :blob7:

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    Somewhere between a 2b/c and a 3a

    Current product favorites
    Cleansers: Giovanni TTTT shampoo, Deva No-Poo, Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing Conditioner
    Conditioners: Tigi Moisture Maniac, Yes to Cucumbers, GVP Conditioning Balm, AOHR
    Stylers/Gels: KCCC, SS CEJ and FHG, AOMM, BRHG, LA Looks Sport Gel, Lustrasilk (winter), Pink Boots (winter)
    Henna glosses!
  • Cousin-IttCousin-Itt Posts: 45Registered Users
    Here are mine

    First picture is my first day of mod CG, June 1, 2010.

    The next shows the improvement just 8 days later.

    The last picture is now, much shorter haircut. My bird insisted on being in the picture.
    2bMiii
    Normal porosity/Medium & high elasticity.

    My Fotki /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FCousin-Itt%2Fmod-cg-progress%2F" class="Popup
    Currently using: Burt's Bees Pomegranate & Soy.
    Suave Naturals Pomegranate Conditioner (co-wash)
    Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner.
    Flaxseed Gel
    Coconut Oil once a week as a prewash conditioner.
  • finaleofseemfinaleofseem Posts: 900Registered Users
    What a pretty bird! Cockatiel? And of course, your hair looks gorgeous, too.
    Location: West Virginia (Eastern Panhandle)
    2b/cMii, medium-high porosity

    Likes protein and most oils, HATES mineral oil
    Summer Routine
    Poo: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
    Cowash CJ Daily Fix
    Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
    Leave In: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, SSRPT
    Stylers: Ecostyler Krystal, LALSG (in really high dews)
    PT: SS Repairing Protein Treatment
  • Cousin-IttCousin-Itt Posts: 45Registered Users
    What a pretty bird! Cockatiel? And of course, your hair looks gorgeous, too.

    Thank you :)
    Yes, she is a cockatiel. Normally she is camera shy, but as I was trying to get the angle right for my hair photo she flew over and joined the fun.
    2bMiii
    Normal porosity/Medium & high elasticity.

    My Fotki /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FCousin-Itt%2Fmod-cg-progress%2F" class="Popup
    Currently using: Burt's Bees Pomegranate & Soy.
    Suave Naturals Pomegranate Conditioner (co-wash)
    Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner.
    Flaxseed Gel
    Coconut Oil once a week as a prewash conditioner.
  • wavyblondewavyblonde Posts: 1,637Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    heidi wrote: »
    ewenique wrote: »
    Heidi, I love your natural silver highlights! Just beautiful! .

    Thank you! Did you let your gray grow in slowly? I colored my hair for a few years (starting at about 28 when the temples really started to gray) and then when I decided it was not for me I did a BC and started over. It was hard because I was only 31 and it made me feel old at first, but now I love it :love10:.

    It's absolutely gorgeous on you. Doesn't age you at all--just makes you stand out. Love it! I'm in my thirties and have a silver dollar size patch of silver, with a few other strands here and there. If it were closer to the front, I think I'd just let the silver grow out and have a streak ala Bonnie Raitt.
    2c/3a with 2b underlayer. Fine, porous. Loves protein. But not hydrolized wheat protein. Yuck.

    Wash: WEN Sweet Almond Mint or Pomegranate
    Gels: LA Looks Sport Gel
    Mousse: Tigi Catwalk Curlesque
    Curling creams/gellies: Coffee Coco Curling Cream Lite, Spiral Solutions Curl Enhancing Jelly, Curls Gel-les'c
    SOTC: JC N&S (LOVE)
    http://public.fotki.com/wavyblonde/hair-2010/
  • heidiheidi Posts: 243Registered Users
    wavyblonde wrote: »
    heidi wrote: »
    ewenique wrote: »
    Heidi, I love your natural silver highlights! Just beautiful! .

    It's absolutely gorgeous on you. Doesn't age you at all--just makes you stand out. Love it! I'm in my thirties and have a silver dollar size patch of silver, with a few other strands here and there. If it were closer to the front, I think I'd just let the silver grow out and have a streak ala Bonnie Raitt.

    Thank you so much! It's really nice to see such positive comments.
    Medium-fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity, Thick Density
    Co-wash: Renpure Body&Shine
    RO: Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
    LI/Curl Enhancer: Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
    Other: I'll add a little AG Mousse Gel if I want something extra.
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
    MoiraIndigo, so glad you started this thread! It's great to have before and afters for us wavies. I looked at the "general" ones and it just gave me wistful and unrealistic notions. If ever I learn to style my hair in a way that looks like a to-be-proud-of "after," I'll post it. But I'm not holding my breath.
  • leonita poraleonita pora Posts: 175Registered Users
    IAgirl - no worries. It took me almost 6 months to start getting SOME consistency with my hair. I honestly can't believe how much learning what styling technique works best for you has contributed. I assumed if the product was right, the waves and curls would be guaranteed.

    Give yourself some time. : )
    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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