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Best Hair Day Ever!

So the title say it all- I ended up with an amazingly good hair day today- minimal frizz, good clumps, perfect volume and lots of ringlets. And since I know hpow excited I am to share my happy news, I figured I would ask everyone else to share their amazing hair days too!

The back of the head pic is from right after SOTC this morning. The face shots are from just a little while ago, after surviving work and a chiropractor appointment, so they show a little more frizz.
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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

Comments

  • BrookelynnBrookelynn Posts: 20Registered Users
    Soo beautiful! I'm totally jealous. My curls are insanely frizzy today. How long did it take for your hair to get so long!? Again, gorgeous! :)
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    Brookelynn wrote: »
    Soo beautiful! I'm totally jealous. My curls are insanely frizzy today. How long did it take for your hair to get so long!? Again, gorgeous! :)

    Thank you so much!!

    There was definite head tilting in the first pic- my hair has long layers all around and then is also angled to be longer in back than in the front, so when it's dry, it ranges from shoulder length to just about BSL. I've been growing my hair out for just over two and a half years (started a little shorter than chin length). It's been slow going because I had some major color damage that needed to be cut out.

    I've been having the worst time with dew points since they jumped up last week- I used a product today that had glycerin listed as the second ingredient and that seemed to help a lot.
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    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
  • BrookelynnBrookelynn Posts: 20Registered Users
    Thanks for the advice! I got highlights in November (before going CG) and they totally killed my hair! Luckily, I only got them on the sides, but I had to chop off about 3 inches. Now the back is long and the front is short. Curly mullets are not cute. But you and your hair are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your good hair day :D
  • beeduhbeeduh Posts: 684Registered Users
    So pretty! :love10:

    If only my hair looked like that. I had poofy frizz everywhere today. It was my first time using my FSG AND it's raining. My husband even made a comment about my frizz and he is not hair literate. Lol.
    CG as of Feb. 2012
    combination hair.
    2c on top - low elasticity
    3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
    fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
    porosity: normal to high.
    loves protein and moisture.
    BSACV as needed.

    products may vary. i'm a PJ.
    loving Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks, and AS I Am.
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Beautiful!!!!!!! Love it!!! You've not yet had your Devacut, have you??

    Just lovely!!!
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • SegBSegB Posts: 692Registered Users
    Gorgeous! Details please! Products, techniques, etc!
    2b/3a, normal/high porosity, fine/medium texture, medium density, low elasticity

    Low Poo- Tigi Colour Goddess, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT (clarify 1X/week)
    Condish- CJ Curl Rehab, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT
    Leave In- Slip Detangler, KCKT, Redken Curl Refiner
    Style- KCCC, SS CEJ, SS FHG
    Treatment- CJ Repair Me! and CJ CR

    Dislikes: Too much protein, high glycerin content, and heavy oils
  • bonitafritabonitafrita Posts: 65Registered Users
    Your hair looks great!!! Please let us know what you used!!!
    3 a/b Medium texture/Normal porosity/Normal elasticity
    Products I'm currently using:
    Lo-Poo: KC Come Clean (1 x week)
    Co-wash/RO: Suave Naturals Everlasting Sunshine
    Stylers: UFD CM + BRHG

    Hair dislikes: lots of protein, glycerin
  • kimmidawnkimmidawn Posts: 900Registered Users
    I'm so glad your hair behaved itself and stayed looking good for the rest of the day :)
    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
  • becky5477becky5477 Posts: 11Registered Users
    Your hair is really gorgeous! What a great hair day! I am really jealous. My hair is growing out from a pixie cut and I am envious of your long beautiful curls!:angel8:
    Last sulfate shampoo! 3/23/12
    2c?3a? fine to medium texture, very dense, normal porosity
    Growing out short pixie cut since October 2011
    Shampoo 1x week:Pureology Hydrate shampoo
    Daily condish: Biolage ultra hydrating balm
    Biolage gelee
    Paul Mitchell sculpting foam
  • lcl0706lcl0706 Posts: 959Registered Users
    Beautiful hair day Corinna!! Jealous!! Your hair reminds me so much of mine lol. I tried 2 products with glycerin today hoping to combat the higher dews & no such luck. It wasnt bad, wasnt great. Congrats on the gorgeous hair!!

    Sent from my PG06100 using CurlTalk App
    :wave: fine, thin, normal/(low?) porosity. Mod-CG. Usually I can't co-wash more than 1x a week, & sometimes I have to use T-Gel in rotation due to scalp issues.

    Co-wash: VO5 Volumizing
    Poo: Giovanni 50:50
    RO:TN, Nexxus Youth Renewal, Alba Coconut
    LI: KCKT
    PT: gelatin PT, ION EC
    Stylers: Giovanni mousse, TIGI Curls Rock amplifier (a-cone), Curls Rock Strong Hold Mousse
    Gels: SCC spray gel

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  • curlyevcurlyev Posts: 246Registered Users
    Corrina, oh man!!! Your hair looks absolutely gorgeous!!!!
    -3A, fine, very thick, normal por., normal elast., long, dye- free (CG since Nov. '11)
    -Low poo (As needed): CVS Argan Oil Renewing Shampoo
    -RO: GVP The Detangler
    -Styling: LALSG
    -PT: ION Effective Care (seldom)
    *I have learned that sometimes less is more when it comes to my hair*
    :love6:



  • Mec1976Mec1976 Posts: 210Registered Users
    Even more hair envy!! It looks fabulous :)

    Plopping & FSG are working wonders for me right now. Still trying to perfect the process, but way better than before - much less frizz & alot of shine!! I'll try to remember to take some new pics.
    Finally have a routine that works :toothy5:

    Low Poo - 2chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra-Moist Shampoo
    Co-Wash - V05 Passion Fruit Smoothie Conditioner
    RO - Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Cure Care, GVPCB
    LI - KCNT
    Stylers - GF Pure Clean Gel, BTZ Noodle Head, LA Looks Sports Gel, Eco Styler Krystal, KCCC (I am a product junkie ;-) )

    Wash at night, add products, plop in a t-shirt overnight, then diffuse in the morning!! It is great finally getting to sleep in :sleepy2:
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    Wow! Thank you everyone for the compliments- they mean a lot coming from so many women with fabulous hair. I can't wait to see other peoples' awesome hair days!

    Jas- No, the devacut isn't until April 18th, so I have a few weeks to get nervous.

    As far as products, etc- I'm going to apologize for the length of my replay because I would rather give too much info than not enough...

    I'm modified CG- I am pretty close to being full CG, but I do use CHS (sulfate) Treatment Shampoo once a week before my PT/DT (I figured if it works for CalamityM I might as well at least try it...). I have been straight co-washing all week for the first time ever (I usually low-poo after every 2 co-washes or so). Today was my 6th consecutive day of co-washing. Clarifying conditioners make awesome co-washes! I mention this because I suspect that my hair is a bit more moisturized than usual and that might have had something to do with the results. My rinse out was Giovanni Smooth as Silk.

    After I rinsed I used a small amount of Cure Care for my leave-in. Then I applied a decent sized blob of KMS Curl Up curling balm- this is a new item for me, I got it at Ulta last week or the week before. I've been struggling with adjusting to higher dew points and I saw that this had glycerin listed as the second ingredient. There was a thread recently about raking vs scrunching and it got me thinking about how to apply product. I smoothed a bit over my canopy, the flipped my head over and did my normal rake and scrunch. I followed this with both TIGI Curls Rock Amplifier (technically non-CG) and TIGI Curls Rock Mousse (water-soluble cone), both applied in the same manner.

    I put my hair immediately into a plop for about 10 minutes (I can't t-shirt scrunch because it makes my curls stringy). After that I diffused my hair on low heat/low air until it was about 75% dry (it dried much quicker without the gel). Air dryed the rest of the way, and used a little bit of CIAB when I did SOTC.

    Because of the cone in the Curls Rock Amplifier, I don't see this being a routine that I will do every day. Even though it's a cone that supposed to evaporate from the hair and not build up, I know it can cause dryness. But this was easier and gave me better results than any other combo I've tried, so I will definitely try it again.
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    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
  • proudcurlygirlyproudcurlygirly Posts: 478Registered Users
    :notworthy: Echoing everyone else, your curls are looking fabulous Corrina! For me, curls have that 'wow' factor that straight hair just doesn't have!:mrgreen:
    :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
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    :notworthy: Echoing everyone else, your curls are looking fabulous Corrina! For me, curls have that 'wow' factor that straight hair just doesn't have!:mrgreen:


    I completely agree! While my mother didn't know how to deal with my curls, she at least always told me that I was lucky to have them (my two sisters, not so much). Even she was impressed when I sent her the pics yesterday. It's such a huge improvement from when I discovered CG in November. And thank you!

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    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
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    Quick update: not only did I get awesome first day hair, but I got amazing good second day hair with minimal effort this morning. After I took my hair out of the pineapple, I spritzed my hair very lightly with water, smoothed small amount of CIAB mixed with CJCCC over the canopy to smooth the frizzies, and scrunched a little bit of the Curls Rock mousse into the ends to reshape the curls. It took about 2 minutes and I got more compliments on my hair today.

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    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
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Corrina, what have you been co-washing with? Thx!
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    Jas76 wrote: »
    Corrina, what have you been co-washing with? Thx!


    I've been using Suave Clarifying and VO5 Vanilla Mint (also clarifying). The clarifying formulas seem to leave my scalp feeling cleaner and it made all the difference in my ability to co-wash.

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    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
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    THANKS! I thought you had said somewhere, but I couldn't find it. And I was on my phone, so I couldn't see your sig!

    I've been meaning to try suave clarifying!!
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    After trying and absolutely hating the Suave Coconut I was really hesitant to try another one, but I'm glad I did. I think I like the VO5 better though.

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    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
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Really? I love the suave coconut! Lol! Of course my hair adores protein.

    I tried the suave waterfall scented one - it was horrible. I now use it to shave my legs!
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    It's not even the protein- it was just too heavy to clean my post-workout hair well (after karate my sports bra and cami are both soaked through and the rest of my uniform is damp- you can just imagine what it does to my hair!). Left my roots feeling super gunky. Until I tried the clarifying conditioners I was convinced I would never be able to straight co-wash. I figured my choices were cleansing conditioners and low-poos.

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    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
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I understand!!! I'm a dancer, so I get all that sweatiness, too!! This gives me hope for co-washing!!
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    I definitely think there's hope. One more thing- I noticed that I use much more conditioner than I would use of a low-poo. I'm guessing it's because the surfacants are so much milder? I end up using about a half a palm-full of conditioner for co-washing.
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    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
  • LISA LISALISA LISA Posts: 566Registered Users
    Wow, just wow. The definition is just amazing. Gorgeous. :love10:
    Big Chop from hip - 5/2014
    Enjoying the journey to APL or BSL!
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  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    LISA LISA wrote: »
    Wow, just wow. The definition is just amazing. Gorgeous. :love10:


    Thank you so much! Hopefully one day soon I'll be able to get the same results again!

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    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