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One Year Curl-iversary!

Whoa, I just realized that it was just over one year ago that I took the CG plunge! It was over winter break during my senior year of college that I said, "what the heck -- why not give my curls a chance?"

One year later and I've only relapsed twice. I have a few days here and there when I "miss" straight hair. I used quotes because it's not really missing the straight hair as it is missing the convenience of not having to wet my hair everyday. Even still, my curls are here for good.

For anyone starting out with embracing their curls who is frustrated with their hair, or feels ugly with curls, or has relatives/friends/whoever who make rude comments about your curls, I just want to say it gets better, you will find the right products (they don't have to be expensive!) and your curls are beautiful no matter what rude people say.

How long has it been since you went CG/embraced your curls/stopped relaxing/stopped straightening?
Curl Style: 3b/3c
Texture: Fine
Porosity: Normal

Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
RO: GVP CB
Styling: As I Am Leave In, Jessicurl Rockin' Ringlets & Confident Coils, DevaCurl Set Me Up, Curl Keeper
Gel: Ecostyler Olive Oil, BioSilk RHG

Comments

  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Posts: 1,419Registered Users
    My last relaxer was April 30, 2005. I decided to no longer relax, and in August I decided to loc. I kept my locs for nearly 6 years, then took them out this year, May 21, 2011.

    Congrats on the beautiful curly you!! :D

    Jen :D


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  • RustinaRustina Posts: 894Registered Users
    Congrats on your 1-year curliversary! I had mine in August, so I'm going on 16 months now. I still have some bad days, but most of them are good at this point, which feels awfully good.

    Keep up the good work - your hair looks terrific!


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    Sulfate/non-water-soluble silicone free since 8/16/10
    Northern VA
    Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
    Dye-free since 11/2010

  • WildflowerWildflower Posts: 112Registered Users
    Ugh! Only around 6 weeks!!

    I've put my straighteners, dyes and blow dryer out of sight though :(
    pw: curls
  • creativelicensecreativelicense Posts: 422Registered Users
    Wildflower! Keep it up! It will get better! :)
    Curl Style: 3b/3c
    Texture: Fine
    Porosity: Normal

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
    RO: GVP CB
    Styling: As I Am Leave In, Jessicurl Rockin' Ringlets & Confident Coils, DevaCurl Set Me Up, Curl Keeper
    Gel: Ecostyler Olive Oil, BioSilk RHG
  • hippiechic81hippiechic81 Posts: 1,239Registered Users
    My "hair-versary" was at the beginning of this month. I'm trying very hard to stay away from straightening (except from the salon since it's done so nicely and a few months in between). Congrats Creative!!!
    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!!

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  • EsmeCullenEsmeCullen Posts: 13Registered Users
    After going from dark brown to light blonde in only two - three months; my hair is wrecked! I've been in hair rehab for a month


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  • proudcurlygirlyproudcurlygirly Posts: 478Registered Users
    :thumbup: Congratulations Creative, your curls look great!

    I've been CG for 10 months now and whilst it hasn't always been plain sailing, (no 2 days are ever the same, lol) I think I've got my routine going now and my curls are looking and feeling so much healthier than in my 'cone days. Although CG isn't for everyone, (there have been times when I've been ready to give up at the beginning) I'm personally glad I've persevered and am now seeing good results like yourself and many others.

    Wishing everyone a happy curly new year!:cheers:
    :icon_smile: UK Curly
    Curl type : Boticelli, 3a, loose curls
    Porosity : High
    Texture : Fine/medium (I think!)
    Co-wash/rinse out/leave in : L'oreal Full Restore 5, GFR&S, Schwarzkopf Bio Pomegranite
    Gels : Umberto Giannini Flirty Curls Scrunching Jelly
    Finish product : Boots Naked Style Frizz Fighter Serum or a pea-sized blob of condish smoothed over canopy
    CG since Feb 2011
  • wavynwild16wavynwild16 Posts: 2,121Registered Users
    That's awesome, CreativeLicense! I just had my CG Year-a-Versary in the beginning of December. Your hair is beautiful, and you have always given me major curl envy! :) Glad CG was so good to you!
    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:
  • LeanneMLeanneM Posts: 211Registered Users
    Congrats, CreativeLicense!

    My one-year anniversary is right about this time as well. While I still feel like every day is an adventure and I never know what my waves will do, it's been a fun hobby and I love all that I've learned here! (Of course, the hubby might not love all that I've spent as a result of experimenting with so many products!:wink:)
    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

  • curry curlscurry curls Posts: 972Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Congrats, creativelicense! Your avatar hair looks fabulous. :) It's been 3 and 1/2 years for me since I quit using shampoo. I'm still playing around a little with my conditioners, but I basically have had the same routine since the beginning. :)
    Started CG July 8, 2008


    3B

    Co-wash: Deva Decadence No Poo
    Rinse out: Deva Decadence One Condition
    Leave-in/Styling: Deva Decadence One Condition, Deva Supercream, and Deva B'leave-in
    Others: ACV rinses and protein treatments


  • creativelicensecreativelicense Posts: 422Registered Users
    Thanks! Most of the time my curls behave and I think I was gel free in that pic.
    Curl Style: 3b/3c
    Texture: Fine
    Porosity: Normal

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
    RO: GVP CB
    Styling: As I Am Leave In, Jessicurl Rockin' Ringlets & Confident Coils, DevaCurl Set Me Up, Curl Keeper
    Gel: Ecostyler Olive Oil, BioSilk RHG