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Documenting my journey using the CG Method!!

tots5678tots5678 Posts: 472Registered Users
Today is officially my 1st day doing the CG method!

I used Shea Moisture Black Soap Purification Mask after cleansing then rinsed.

I used Giovanni Direct Leave In, & Curls Creme Brulee as my leave in. Then topped it off with Curls Goddess Glaze Gel for extra hold.


Here are pics of my hair still wet:


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  • proudcurlygirlyproudcurlygirly Posts: 478Registered Users
    ;-) Wow, you already have gorgeous curls, and all on day one of CG! I'm impressed!:thumright:
    :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
  • tots5678tots5678 Posts: 472Registered Users
    Why Thank you! :-)

    I'm trying to figure out what will be the best method for my hair. I decided to give the CG method a go for a while.

    I have an itchy scalp & my hair would be dry & frizzy the next day with the products that I was using. Plus, I figured the CG method would help with my product junkie issue using conditioner & gel only!
    Lol! Fingers crossed! ;-D

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  • tots5678tots5678 Posts: 472Registered Users
    2nd day hair after scrunching out the crunch! I sprayed it with water this morning without touching it, let it air dry, then shook it out. My hair was still wet at 7 pm so I diffused it for about 3-4 min with cool air on high speed.


    Not sure how I feel about it but we shall see! I'm still getting used to my Afro. My hair has always been long & relaxed since I was about 6 years old. So having it out short & curly is a big change. I'm certainly loving my thick healthy curls so I don't for a minute regret it. I just have to figure out what to do with it & get used to the change. For now, I will be pulling it back into my Afro puff!

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  • tots5678tots5678 Posts: 472Registered Users
    Yesterday, I finally tried CG method using Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut & Tresseme Naturals Moisture as my leave in!

    I loved my curls & my hair so much better. However, it could have just felt a bit softer being that I used conditioner only to wash rather than after the shampoo to get the silicones out. I was pleasantly surprised by Suave Naturals it seemed so thin to touch but washing my hair with it was very nice!

    Overall, I'm in this CG method to win it! Hopefully, I will be able to tell a huge difference in my scalp & hair within the 6 weeks.

    Here is a pic of my hair after
    co-washing with these products.


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  • tots5678tots5678 Posts: 472Registered Users
    I officially bought the Curly Girl Handbook on yesterday from Half Price Books! I'm excited!

    I was going for cowashing every other day but I must admit that I slipped up because my schedule has been way crazy! I'm going to dc overnight tonight to get me back on the routine!

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  • tots5678tots5678 Posts: 472Registered Users
    Today is official start of week 3 doing CG! I'm enjoying the ride!

    This pic is from yesterday... I rocked a curly fro.

    Im still using suave Naturals to co wash & Tresseme for my leave in. However, for moisture I added She Moisture Deep Treatment Masque. Also, I used the Curls Goddess Glaze as my leave in gel. I have to say I really liked my results! My hair smelled & felt amazing!


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  • tots5678tots5678 Posts: 472Registered Users
    Today is the 1st day of 3rd week doing CG method! Here are some pics from my second day curly fro after using the Tresseme Naturals, Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque, & Curl Goddess Glaze Gel as leave ins!

    I love that my hair is looking much less frizzy! As you will be able to see one side of my hair seems to be growing longer than the other. However, I did realize that the top section on the left that looks longer is less curly than the right side. I normally have to scrunch it with gel to make the curls set tighter. I don't know if that makes it look longer or if it truly is growing longer. I need to measure.

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  • curlygirl4curlygirl4 Posts: 11Registered Users
    beautiful !

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  • tots5678tots5678 Posts: 472Registered Users
    @curlygirl4

    Thank you!

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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    love your hair ... please keep us updated
  • tots5678tots5678 Posts: 472Registered Users
    @Raizal

    Thank you! I will certainly do so!

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  • tots5678tots5678 Posts: 472Registered Users
    I'm officially in week 4 as of yesterday. I deep conditioned over night & co-washed this morning.

    I thought I could see a little difference in the way my hair was looking last week when I came out of the shower but didn't want to have my hopes up.

    Yes! Today, I can see even better that my curls are starting to clump together on my naked hair without conditioner! I can really tell a difference! I am getting more shrinkage but my curls are really starting to look much better! They dry much less frizzy now & to have my hair not look like a wild bush without product on it is awesome!

    To say the least I can tell that it is beginning to hold moisture & my curls are starting to clump properly, looking more defined! Over all I am happy that I decided to go CG method!


    What I'm really surprised at is that I haven't used a comb or denman brush for 3 weeks now & my hair stays detangled with just using my fingers!

    Excited!


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  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    I just wanted to say that your hair looks amazing!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3a/f/iii
    Modified CG since 11/5/11
    CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
    RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
    STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
  • kimmidawnkimmidawn Posts: 900Registered Users
    Corrina777 wrote: »
    I just wanted to say that your hair looks amazing!

    +1 I agree with Corrina
    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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    ^^ day 1 of going CG; avatar = 6 months later
  • tots5678tots5678 Posts: 472Registered Users
    Awe thank you Corrina & Kimmydawn


    I truly appreciate the compliment!
    :-)

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  • tots5678tots5678 Posts: 472Registered Users
    Here are some pics of my fluffed out 2nd day hair. In my fourth week of CG!

    I will have to post some pics of my wet hair next time.

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  • tots5678tots5678 Posts: 472Registered Users
    Today I'm so excited about my hair!
    Yesterday I co-washed & used only Tresseme Naturals conditioner in my hair with nothing else. Well, I had not be enthusiastic because when I would fluff my hair out; the back would look very frizzy & dry & my curls would pretty much disappear.

    I decided to try the "Tightly Curly" method where you separate your curls. It took such a long time because my hair is so thick but it truly paid off & my hair kept each curl, my curls are so very defined its not frizzy & looks great in the back! However, they did shrink up really tight (much tighter than normal) but I can live with that! :-)

    Forgive the wierd faces in the pics... I had just woke up & it was 6am. Lol!


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  • curlislandcurlisland Posts: 85Registered Users
    Your hair is gorgeous!
    [PHP][/PHP]High porosity. 3C.
    Poos: NG Hemp Shampoo.
    Condish: Alba Botanica Gardenia Hydrating Condish. Mill Creek Keratin. Aussie Moist.
    Leave in: Alba Botanica Leave In. Tresemme Naturals. Cantu.
    Seal: Whipped Shea Butter Mix.
    Styling: GF Pure Clean. EcoStyler Protein.
    Hair loves: Finger combing. Protein.
    Hair hates: Plopping.
  • tots5678tots5678 Posts: 472Registered Users
    @Curlisland

    Thank you so much!

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  • tots5678tots5678 Posts: 472Registered Users
    Day 2 curls after using the "tightly curly method" along with the CG method! They are holding up really well! I got so many compliments... I'm pretty happy. This is my 2nd day hair after a full day completed with a good workout.

    No extra products added... Only water & Jane Carter leave in spray!

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  • CrazyCurlyRedCrazyCurlyRed Posts: 3Registered Users
    Your hair is amazing and you have such a beautiful smile! Thank you for the inspiration and keep the pictures coming please!
  • tots5678tots5678 Posts: 472Registered Users
    @CrazyCurlyRed

    Thank you so much! :-)

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  • BlondeByDesireBlondeByDesire Posts: 40Registered Users
    Your hair is gorgeous .. your curls are very well defined. I would love to try the tightly curly method ... but I don't have the patience nor the time for that. I started CG on 1/1/12.
  • tots5678tots5678 Posts: 472Registered Users
    @BlondeByDesire

    Thank you! Yes, the tightly curly method did take a long time. I started to give up a few times because I was tired. Lol!

    Maybe, it will go faster as I learn better how to do it better.


    I bet your hair is beautiful.... How is the CG method going for you?


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  • vanek07vanek07 Posts: 86Registered Users
    What a good idea to document it like this. You and your hair look gorgeous!!
  • tots5678tots5678 Posts: 472Registered Users
    @Vanek07

    Thank you so much!

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  • tots5678tots5678 Posts: 472Registered Users
    Officially on my fifth week doing CG method!

    I've gotten a good amount of shrinkage over time but definitely can tell a difference in my curl definition. I'm enjoying my CG journey!

    Here are some pics of my hair about 50% dry after doing the tightly curly method along with the CG method:




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  • garnergarner Posts: 82Registered Users
    Your hair is absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks so much for sharing your journey. ITA with others that have commented on your lovely smile and being an inspiration to others considering CG!!! KUTGW!!! :thumbright:
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  • tots5678tots5678 Posts: 472Registered Users
    @garner

    Wow! Thank you so very much! :-D

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  • tots5678tots5678 Posts: 472Registered Users
    Amazed the difference in the definition of my curls... Here are pics of my wet curls when I first started the CG method 5 weeks ago & my wet curls just 2 days ago! :-D





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