Doubt I'll go back any time soon

techmomtechmom Registered Users Posts: 300
So i started cg almost two weeks ago. I am still figuring it out but so far, me likey.

My husband keeps saying I look so young. This is a big woohoo because I have been growing out my hair for about 4 years (it grows SLOWLY) and he has mentioned numerous times that he likes me in short hair. As a compromise I would often wear my hair up for him.

The younger crowd at church has given me positive feed back as well.

I guess that means vanity will keep me plugging along. I placed an order on Saturday for my first "boutique" products. This is a huge deal for me because I am a penny pincher to the core. :lol:
2a (nc.com), 2a/2bFii (fia), normal porosity

Cowash:TN Radiant Volume
RO TN Moisturizing .
Styling products:AVG, Ecostyler Crystal
Styling Methods: Pixie-style diffusing - total fav
Low-poo: AO Nourishing Lavender

http://designdedication.com

saved by grace, walking by faith

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  • ththdththd Registered Users Posts: 306 Curl Novice
    techmom wrote: »
    So i started cg almost two weeks ago. I am still figuring it out but so far, me likey.

    My husband keeps saying I look so young. This is a big woohoo because I have been growing out my hair for about 4 years (it grows SLOWLY) and he has mentioned numerous times that he likes me in short hair. As a compromise I would often wear my hair up for him.

    The younger crowd at church has given me positive feed back as well.

    I guess that means vanity will keep me plugging along. I placed an order on Saturday for my first "boutique" products. This is a huge deal for me because I am a penny pincher to the core. :lol:


    Love the compliment from the hubby!!! That is awesome! Glad you are liking CG!!!
    Tresemme Botanical shampoo, Cantu No Poo, sometimes Suave Lavender or coconut cowash  
    Tresemme Flawless curls gel, Herbal Essence Totally Twisted gel, Ecostyler gel (pink one)
    Giovanni weightless leave-in
    My hair hates Shea Moisture products 
    Plopping makes my curls weird ;) 
    I still use Tresemme Fine Mist hairspray for the side swept bangs...I can't live without it!
    Curl Genie: Medium-fine texture, normal to high porosity, low elasticity, medium density
  • hippiechic81hippiechic81 Registered Users Posts: 1,239
    Glad things are working out well so far!!!!!!:wav:
    2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

    [FONT=Going back and forth between Herbal Essence Don't Fade On Me shampoo and condish and L'oreal Sulfate Free shampoo

    Stylers-
    - Not Your Mother's Curl Cream, La Bella Sports Gel, Aussie Sprunch Spray

    [/COLOR][/FONT] My waves are finally getting stronger thanks to weekly PTs and longer hair in general. Still trying to grow it out though!:headbang:

    mod-CG since December '10

    I have Celiac's Disease so no gluten please!

    My hair is basically my hobby!!

    http://balancedbeauty.blogspot.com/
  • swtndspcyswtndspcy Registered Users Posts: 692
    I know the feeling! I am hooked too! I REALLY thought I would not be able to do this. I am a bit OCD.. ok, a lot. And very much a germophobic clean freak, and the thought of not using SOAP to wash my hair kind of freaked me out.
    But I had to try something differant! My hair was always dry, and even though it looked fairly healthy it definitely was not.
    This is my 3rd week, and the difference already is amazing!
  • Curl-a-sauras RexCurl-a-sauras Rex Registered Users Posts: 56
    I'm totally with you ladies! It's been around 2 months for me and I'm really learning how thirsty my poor hair has been all of these years! Without the "fake" moisture of the 'cones, I never really knew. Poor hair! LOL.

    Besides....I needed a new hobby! :-)
    2b/c w/a few 3a bits in front, medium-fine texture, dense, normal porosity
    Things that are currently working (mid dews):
    low-poo: Elucence clairfying
    Conditioners: AOHR; YtoCu; CJRM; CJSL; Beautiful Curls leave-in
    styling: Beautiful Curls curl defining gel; CIAB; CJ SG; Aussie instant freeze
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Registered Users Posts: 2,251 Curl Neophyte
    Very cool on the compliments! What boutique products did you order?
    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

  • techmomtechmom Registered Users Posts: 300
    Very cool on the compliments! What boutique products did you order?

    I ordered 3 jessicurl items. The stimulating scalp massage oil (gonna try to speed up growth), and the rockin ringlets and confident coils....can't wait!
    2a (nc.com), 2a/2bFii (fia), normal porosity

    Cowash:TN Radiant Volume
    RO TN Moisturizing .
    Styling products:AVG, Ecostyler Crystal
    Styling Methods: Pixie-style diffusing - total fav
    Low-poo: AO Nourishing Lavender

    http://designdedication.com

    saved by grace, walking by faith
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Registered Users Posts: 2,251 Curl Neophyte
    Interesting! I have the RR and loved it during the fall and winter. Hopefully it works well during the spring/summer as well!
    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

  • plunkybugplunkybug Registered Users Posts: 2,526
    Woo hoo! Pics?

    Just an FYI...I found the Jessicurl too drying and frizzing (from the mag sulf I think) when I used it initially and shelved it, but I tried it again, this time mixing it with conditioner, and it was so much better. Using a leave in might work as well, though I mixed a pea size directly in with the Rockin Ringlets. So if it doesn't work initially for you, keep this in mind to try.


    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

  • techmomtechmom Registered Users Posts: 300
    .I found the Jessicurl too drying and frizzing
    plunkybug - Did you add the conditioner to the whole bottle or just to the portion for the day?

    have the RR and loved it during the fall and winter
    asianrunner - What differences do you notice in your hair in different seasons? I guess I have not been very weather aware as far as my hair goes. Just curious what I should watch for.

    Thanks to you both!
    2a (nc.com), 2a/2bFii (fia), normal porosity

    Cowash:TN Radiant Volume
    RO TN Moisturizing .
    Styling products:AVG, Ecostyler Crystal
    Styling Methods: Pixie-style diffusing - total fav
    Low-poo: AO Nourishing Lavender

    http://designdedication.com

    saved by grace, walking by faith
  • techmomtechmom Registered Users Posts: 300
    Woo hoo! Pics?

    This is without trying to get clumps. I am forgoing that until my canopy bounces back a bit more. When I clump the canopy is almost straight and I think it is from the weight of the wet hair.

    Still needs more moisture but that will come.

    The other picture is obviously before...just air dried (I think)
    2a (nc.com), 2a/2bFii (fia), normal porosity

    Cowash:TN Radiant Volume
    RO TN Moisturizing .
    Styling products:AVG, Ecostyler Crystal
    Styling Methods: Pixie-style diffusing - total fav
    Low-poo: AO Nourishing Lavender

    http://designdedication.com

    saved by grace, walking by faith
  • plunkybugplunkybug Registered Users Posts: 2,526
    techmom wrote: »
    .I found the Jessicurl too drying and frizzing
    plunkybug - Did you add the conditioner to the whole bottle or just to the portion for the day?


    Hi Techmom (see the pun I just made?:geek:)

    I mix it with the RR the day I use it, and I mix it in til it is all blended and creamy. I've only tried it with one conditioner, my Kogi Naturals, which is a locally made brand. I have more samples of it coming to see if it was a fluke or what, and I will try it with another conditioner. The other upside was that this covered up the horrible smell of the unscented stuff. I may experiment with the conditioner as a leave in rather than mixing, but mixing seemed to work and prevent my hair from getting tooo dry.


    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

  • techmomtechmom Registered Users Posts: 300
    Hi Techmom (see the pun I just made?)

    LOL - I had to read that three times before I got it. But I am sure that was because it was 5:30 in the morning.

    Thanks for the advice.
    2a (nc.com), 2a/2bFii (fia), normal porosity

    Cowash:TN Radiant Volume
    RO TN Moisturizing .
    Styling products:AVG, Ecostyler Crystal
    Styling Methods: Pixie-style diffusing - total fav
    Low-poo: AO Nourishing Lavender

    http://designdedication.com

    saved by grace, walking by faith

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