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How long to see a difference?

kimmidawnkimmidawn Posts: 900Registered Users
I just started going CG a few days ago (cowashing with VO5, then using Garnier Nutriusse Triple Nutrition as a rinse out, KCKT as a leave in, KCCC, and BRHG), and my hair definitely feels softer and a little healthier, but I was wondering how long it took wavies to see a noticeable difference after going CG?
2b, fine texture, normal porosity & elasticity (CG as of 12/2011)

Low-poo: UFD Rich & Funky
Cowash: VO5 Kiwi Lime
RO: Tresemme Naturals, Aubrey Organics GPB, Ion Effective Care, MillCreek Keratin
PT/DT: IAgirl's PT, GVP CB
LI: KCKT, Cure Care, CJ CCCC Lite
Styling: Curl Keeper, As I Am Jelly, UFD Curly Magic, CJ Curl Queen, TIGI Strong Hold Mousse


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  • oh.hi.its.stephoh.hi.its.steph Posts: 640Registered Users
    Hmm there was a noticeable difference after about three weeks. But my hair didn't start looking its best (to me) until about three-four months in:)
    whurly girly (2C/3A).
    thick; medium/coarse; low porosity.
    hair that is drier than the sahara desert.

    LOW-POO: Renpure Organics
    CO: L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
    RO: Renpure Keratin Conditioner. New HG!
    LI: L'Oreal EverSleek Humidity-Defying LI Creme
    Styling: SM Curl Milk, Argan Oil for sealing, sometimes GFPC Gel, some honey for hold, TIGI Control Freak Serum!!
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
    I don't cowash, though I did the first few weeks. My hair changed a lot right away when I stopped brushing out the waves, and then more when I started using protein.
    But after about 1 1/2 years now, all the hair I have is exclusively "CG hair" and it is wavier. Hairs that fall out now are often big corkscrews and I never saw that before. Pictures of my waves before show they are different than now, even with the same products. That's the long and the short view!
  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    I noticed a difference on day one. I noticed a big difference about a month in.
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    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
  • wavynwild16wavynwild16 Posts: 2,121Registered Users
    I noticed a nice big difference after a few months. After I started low-pooing all the time instead of CO-washing, I saw some great improvement! I'd definitely encourage you to go full on CG just for the experience...just strictly CO-washing might work out for you! But, adding a low poo into the mix a few months in if you're really not feeling it is a great option, too. I also noticed lots of difference once I really got a handle on what my hair liked and didn't like and how much moisture I need. You will probably find it helpful to figure out your hair properties. Finer hair almost always benefits from the addition of protein, so you might wanna look into that, too. :) Technique also makes a big difference. Diffusers definitely became my friend through the whole CG experience. HTH! Good luck.
    Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

    Favorite...
    Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
    RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
    Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
    Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
    Mod-CG since 12/1/10! :happy7:
  • WavyshibbyWavyshibby Posts: 165Registered Users
    I noticed a difference after 3 weeks. Taking lots of pictures helps a lot in seeing the difference. My hair started off coarse and frizzy with stringy ends, and it got softer and shinier and noticeably less frizzy after I hit three weeks. I'm a little over a month in now, and I have so much to improve on... Just be patient and you'll see a difference soon! Good luck!
    2c/3a, fine texture, normal porosity, medium-to-thick
    Co wash: Vo5 Extra Body
    Conditioners: Deva One Condition, GVP CB, Loreal Evercurl
    Stylers: Devacurl ArcAngel, KCCC, AG Recoil, Iso Bouncy Creme, Ecostyler Krystal, CCCCL, KCKT
    Low Poo: Devacurl NoPoo, GTTT
    Hair likes: plopping, diffusing, SMaster's, coconut and argan oil, honey, protein
    "What makes a woman unforgettable? Her mind...surrounded by lots of naturally curly hair"
  • kimmidawnkimmidawn Posts: 900Registered Users
    I noticed a nice big difference after a few months. After I started low-pooing all the time instead of CO-washing, I saw some great improvement! I'd definitely encourage you to go full on CG just for the experience...just strictly CO-washing might work out for you! But, adding a low poo into the mix a few months in if you're really not feeling it is a great option, too. I also noticed lots of difference once I really got a handle on what my hair liked and didn't like and how much moisture I need. You will probably find it helpful to figure out your hair properties. Finer hair almost always benefits from the addition of protein, so you might wanna look into that, too. :) Technique also makes a big difference. Diffusers definitely became my friend through the whole CG experience. HTH! Good luck.

    I actually tried low pooing tonight since my hair was starting to feel a tiny bit oily, but it made my hair too dry (it almost felt like straw), so I'll probably only do it every so often. I also just ordered the Curl Genie hair analysis, so I'm very excited to find out exactly what I am :). I also used my diffuser tonight and I think it's going to make a world of difference.
    Wavyshibby wrote: »
    I noticed a difference after 3 weeks. Taking lots of pictures helps a lot in seeing the difference. My hair started off coarse and frizzy with stringy ends, and it got softer and shinier and noticeably less frizzy after I hit three weeks. I'm a little over a month in now, and I have so much to improve on... Just be patient and you'll see a difference soon! Good luck!

    Thanks :). I've actually been taking pictures after each shower and I can notice a slight difference, but I'll be curious to look back in a month or two. Can't wait to see the difference.
    2b, fine texture, normal porosity & elasticity (CG as of 12/2011)

    Low-poo: UFD Rich & Funky
    Cowash: VO5 Kiwi Lime
    RO: Tresemme Naturals, Aubrey Organics GPB, Ion Effective Care, MillCreek Keratin
    PT/DT: IAgirl's PT, GVP CB
    LI: KCKT, Cure Care, CJ CCCC Lite
    Styling: Curl Keeper, As I Am Jelly, UFD Curly Magic, CJ Curl Queen, TIGI Strong Hold Mousse


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  • LeanneMLeanneM Posts: 211Registered Users
    I noticed a difference in about a week, but it took me about 2-3 months to really see some major changes. You'll be so happy you ordered the Curl Wizard -- it really gave me great info to work with, and made me more confident about choosing products!

    One thing that helped me was, as Wavyshibby suggested, to take photos + also write down various combinations of products. It helped me see the differences that various techniques and products made.

    There's so much great info here, and everyone is so helpful! Enjoy!:toothy4:
    Mod-CG since December 2010.
    Hair type: NC: 2A; FIA: 2cFii; Fine, normal porosity, normal elasticity
    Cleansing: CJ Cleansing Conditioner, Trader Joe's Tea Tree, or Deva No Poo
    Daily conditioner: Deva One C or CJ Beauticurls Strengthening Hair Cond or GPB
    Styling products: Deva B'Leave In + Deva Curl Cream + AnGel; or
    SS CEJ + BRHG; or AG: Recoil + BRHG; or KCKT + KCCC + BRHG
    Treatments: SS protein treatment or CJ Curl Fix or Nexxus Emergencee + CJ Curl Rehab