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2c Documenting my Journey...

CurlMDCurlMD Posts: 32Registered Users
I have decided to try this no-shampoo method... interesting! I am new to all this but I got the gist of what to do interms of "co-washing"... so that's what I did this morning.

My hair is 2C... I guess?

Some photos:
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Yesterday- normal shampoo (yes cheap sulfate shampoo :) )


And today:
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curlmd-albums-hair-picture986-day-one-no-shampoo.jpg

We'll see how it goes. I am skeptical that my scalp will survive without shampoo... but am excited to embrace these silly curls that have plagued me for 34 years :)


2C- my journey is documented HERE
Most porous hair in the universe
baby fine (individual hairs are basically invisible when they fall out, maddening!)
lots of it

Current routine: B&B Curl Conscious Defining Creme combed-in to soaking wet hair, Got2B Spiked Gel scrunched in. Daily shampoo with mix of Deva Curl No-Poo and Tresseme regular sulfate-filled shampoo for dry hair followed by five minutes of random conditioner


It's finally growing!

Modified CG since 13 April 2012
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  • oh.hi.its.stephoh.hi.its.steph Posts: 640Registered Users
    Your hair looks great! Very pretty, strong waves. I have 2C hair as well, but mine is thick and coarse... yours looks a little finer/softer, from what I can see. It's lovely. Hopefully co-washing works for you; it made all the difference for my hair! Keep is updated!
    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!!
  • oh.hi.its.stephoh.hi.its.steph Posts: 640Registered Users
    PS: Your scalp may not react well for the first few days, but give it some time. When you use harsh shampoos, your scalp produces extra oil to replenish what it lost. But now that you switched to conditioner, it might need some time to readjust.
    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!!
  • fpmonkee11fpmonkee11 Posts: 190Registered Users
    Your hair is very pretty, and I can already see improvement! Good luck, and I look forward to seeing how your hair looks after a couple more weeks. :)
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  • HairObsessedHairObsessed Posts: 138Registered Users
    Your hair looks beautiful! If you find that strictly co-washing doesn't work for you, many wavies low-poo (sulfate-free shampoo). Best of luck! :)
    Wave Pattern: 2A
    Hair Properties: Normal/Low Porosity, Medium Density, Medium Texture w/Fine Straight Underlayer
    Co-wash: Suave Naturals, Cure Care
    Low-poo: Renpure Brazilian Keratin
    Rinse Out & Leave In: Tresemme Naturals
    Gel: LA Looks Mega Mega Hold Gel, Garnier Fructis Spray Gel
  • jakrussel3jakrussel3 Posts: 423Registered Users
    Your scalp will eventually adjust when you get rid of the sulfates. I won't lie, the first week of co-washing for me was great and then the following 3-4 weeks my hair started looking grimy. What happens is that sulfates strip so much oil from your scalp/hair that your scalp starts over producing oil. So when you stop, it takes a few weeks for your scalp to figure it out and produce less. I wore my hair up a lot and wore ball caps a lot during those weeks, but once I got through it, I was golden. I now only wash my hair twice per week and do not have greasy hair/scalp issues. My hair is much softer and I get more compliments on it now too. It's wonderful.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Hair Properties: 2A/2B, Medium-fine, Normal porosity, Normal elasticity, Medium density
    Low Poo: DevaCare, Yes to Cuc's
    Rinse Out: DevaCare One Condition, Yes to Cuc's
    Cowash: Suave Naturals Lavender, Yes to Carrots Scalp Conditioner
    Curl Cream: AG ReCoil, Organix Moroccan Oil Curl Cream
    Gel/Mousse: Sweet Curls Elixirs FSG w/ Mag Sulfate added, Sweet Curls Elixirs hard hold gel, DevaCurl Frizz Free Foam, Aquage Uplifting Foam
    Protein: Spiral Solutions Protein Spray for daily use
  • CurlMDCurlMD Posts: 32Registered Users
    I appreciate everyone's comments. One of my main concerns with this entire process is that my job sometimes involves high-profile meetings with executive management of some large corporations. To this point, I almost always have straightened my hair to a mild wave for important meetings/presentations. (the one time I left it curly, it was a HORRIBLE hair day and unfortunately, there's press photos all over the internet of that day :( )

    I am going to experiment with pulling it back (half-barrette? twist?) and keep it curly for an upcoming big business event in less than a week. We shall see how this goes!

    Thanks everyone!
    2C- my journey is documented HERE
    Most porous hair in the universe
    baby fine (individual hairs are basically invisible when they fall out, maddening!)
    lots of it

    Current routine: B&B Curl Conscious Defining Creme combed-in to soaking wet hair, Got2B Spiked Gel scrunched in. Daily shampoo with mix of Deva Curl No-Poo and Tresseme regular sulfate-filled shampoo for dry hair followed by five minutes of random conditioner


    It's finally growing!

    Modified CG since 13 April 2012
  • ItsybitsygbugItsybitsygbug Posts: 10Registered Users
    I've noticed that my bad hair days (of which I have many) aren't nearly as noticeable to others as they are to me.

    I think we have very similar hair! I'll be following this, as I'm just starting my own wavy-hair journey.
  • CurlMDCurlMD Posts: 32Registered Users
    gandthebug wrote: »
    I've noticed that my bad hair days (of which I have many) aren't nearly as noticeable to others as they are to me.

    How true this is... I look at those pics I took and think, wow, that's not soooo terrible now is it? :)
    2C- my journey is documented HERE
    Most porous hair in the universe
    baby fine (individual hairs are basically invisible when they fall out, maddening!)
    lots of it

    Current routine: B&B Curl Conscious Defining Creme combed-in to soaking wet hair, Got2B Spiked Gel scrunched in. Daily shampoo with mix of Deva Curl No-Poo and Tresseme regular sulfate-filled shampoo for dry hair followed by five minutes of random conditioner


    It's finally growing!

    Modified CG since 13 April 2012
  • CurlMDCurlMD Posts: 32Registered Users
    Well, my hair seemed... weighted down, I guess, after 5 days of co-wash. I bought a sulfate free smoothing shampoo and used that this morning.

    I think I used too much product, however, as my hair was rather greasy and weighted down all day. This pic has my hair still slightly wet... and it ended up greasier :(

    I think I will co-wash every 4-5 days... I'll keep experimenting :)
    curlmd-albums-hair-picture993-img-0679.jpg
    2C- my journey is documented HERE
    Most porous hair in the universe
    baby fine (individual hairs are basically invisible when they fall out, maddening!)
    lots of it

    Current routine: B&B Curl Conscious Defining Creme combed-in to soaking wet hair, Got2B Spiked Gel scrunched in. Daily shampoo with mix of Deva Curl No-Poo and Tresseme regular sulfate-filled shampoo for dry hair followed by five minutes of random conditioner


    It's finally growing!

    Modified CG since 13 April 2012
  • LeanneMLeanneM Posts: 211Registered Users
    Your hair is really pretty, and your waves already look more defined! When I first started CG, I tried co-washing, and it made my fine waves greasy and limp. Now I use Deva No Poo for most washes, with an occasional use of Trader Joe's Tea Tree shampoo, and my hair looks much better. It took me a few months to adjust since I was used to washing it every day (especially since I work out 5-6 times a week), but now I can get by with washing it just twice a week. Good luck on your journey! :grommit:
    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

  • Touch.of.inkTouch.of.ink Posts: 297Registered Users
    I definitely see more ringlets in there!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Hair: Very fine, normal porous (Finally! Yay!), normal elasticity, loves high dew points.
    Daily: Nature's Gate Tea Tree shampoo, GVP CB, Cure Care conditioner, aloe vera gel, Jessicurls products, Spiral Solutions products.
    Monthly: Henna
    As needed: John Masters Organics Sea Mist
    HG Product: BioSilk Rock Hard Gelee (aka BRHG. It even has HG in the name!)
    Last perm: 12/10/10
    CG since: 3/9/12
    Last haircut: 4/17/12
    Gossamer Fringe (my blog)
  • SegBSegB Posts: 692Registered Users
    Sorry if this was already addressed...Are you still using the BB curl cream in your siggy? If so, it is loaded with cones and waxes, and if you are just cowashing, that alone will not remove those ingredients in your hair, and will cause build up and that "greasy" feel...
    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
  • jessiebjessieb Posts: 2Registered Users
    Your hair looked pretty, it would be better if a little longer
  • CurlMDCurlMD Posts: 32Registered Users
    SegB wrote: »
    Sorry if this was already addressed...Are you still using the BB curl cream in your siggy? If so, it is loaded with cones and waxes, and if you are just cowashing, that alone will not remove those ingredients in your hair, and will cause build up and that "greasy" feel...

    I am... I did note that there are cones as ingredients further down. Cowashing for the most part does seem to be getting it all out as long as I use cheap conditioner haha... the expensive stuff weights it down.
    2C- my journey is documented HERE
    Most porous hair in the universe
    baby fine (individual hairs are basically invisible when they fall out, maddening!)
    lots of it

    Current routine: B&B Curl Conscious Defining Creme combed-in to soaking wet hair, Got2B Spiked Gel scrunched in. Daily shampoo with mix of Deva Curl No-Poo and Tresseme regular sulfate-filled shampoo for dry hair followed by five minutes of random conditioner


    It's finally growing!

    Modified CG since 13 April 2012
  • CurlMDCurlMD Posts: 32Registered Users
    jessieb wrote: »
    Your hair looked pretty, it would be better if a little longer

    Thanks!
    Yes I have been growing it out for 5 years now. I cut it down to a pixie cut in March 2007 and this is where it's at. I am eager for a little more length.
    2C- my journey is documented HERE
    Most porous hair in the universe
    baby fine (individual hairs are basically invisible when they fall out, maddening!)
    lots of it

    Current routine: B&B Curl Conscious Defining Creme combed-in to soaking wet hair, Got2B Spiked Gel scrunched in. Daily shampoo with mix of Deva Curl No-Poo and Tresseme regular sulfate-filled shampoo for dry hair followed by five minutes of random conditioner


    It's finally growing!

    Modified CG since 13 April 2012
  • CurlMDCurlMD Posts: 32Registered Users
    How the days you want nice wavy hair are the days that it's CRAZY CURLY?

    Today was the day of a big work event for me. I got up an hour earlier than I needed to, mostly because of my hair, to make sure it was professional...

    I live in the southwest where it's VERY dry (sometimes as low as 5% humidity). Today was around 50% humidity and oh. my. god. my hair was insane. Little ringlets that have never appeared before, huge puffy curls. As it dried I tried to tame it, more product, there was no saving it.

    I had these tiny little curls in a few random places that I kept playing with all day- you know, the kind that you pull and they go "boing" right back to a tiny curl?

    Well everyone will remember my hair, if nothing else, from today. Here's an end of day photo (messy right before bed but you can see it's a bit wild)
    curlmd-albums-hair-picture1008-crazy-hair-day.jpg

    I have got to figure out a way to pull it back, still working on that one.
    2C- my journey is documented HERE
    Most porous hair in the universe
    baby fine (individual hairs are basically invisible when they fall out, maddening!)
    lots of it

    Current routine: B&B Curl Conscious Defining Creme combed-in to soaking wet hair, Got2B Spiked Gel scrunched in. Daily shampoo with mix of Deva Curl No-Poo and Tresseme regular sulfate-filled shampoo for dry hair followed by five minutes of random conditioner


    It's finally growing!

    Modified CG since 13 April 2012
  • Touch.of.inkTouch.of.ink Posts: 297Registered Users
    Your hair is looking great! More curls are appearing all the time! I love that you're documenting it like this :)
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Hair: Very fine, normal porous (Finally! Yay!), normal elasticity, loves high dew points.
    Daily: Nature's Gate Tea Tree shampoo, GVP CB, Cure Care conditioner, aloe vera gel, Jessicurls products, Spiral Solutions products.
    Monthly: Henna
    As needed: John Masters Organics Sea Mist
    HG Product: BioSilk Rock Hard Gelee (aka BRHG. It even has HG in the name!)
    Last perm: 12/10/10
    CG since: 3/9/12
    Last haircut: 4/17/12
    Gossamer Fringe (my blog)
  • SegBSegB Posts: 692Registered Users
    CurlMD wrote: »
    SegB wrote: »
    Sorry if this was already addressed...Are you still using the BB curl cream in your siggy? If so, it is loaded with cones and waxes, and if you are just cowashing, that alone will not remove those ingredients in your hair, and will cause build up and that "greasy" feel...

    I am... I did note that there are cones as ingredients further down. Cowashing for the most part does seem to be getting it all out as long as I use cheap conditioner haha... the expensive stuff weights it down.

    If your cowash does not have cocbetaine, it will not remove the cones, and can cause that greasy/limp feeling...Also, I believe that cream has heavy waxes in it too...If you are not noticing any ill effects, then no harm...But keep in mind, if you are struggling with grease, limpness, and flyaway hair...It is most likely from using this cream and not cleansing properly.
    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
  • SegBSegB Posts: 692Registered Users
    Here are the ingredients...Don't know if this is the most updated...But the bolded are ingredients that are going to give you issues if you are not clarifying with a low poo or sulfate poo to remove them.

    Water, glycerin, cetyl alcohol, petrolatum, cetearyl alcohol, isopropyl myristate, ceteareth-20, dimethicone, transglutaminase, PVP, trehalose, sodium hyaluronate, pantethine, phytantriol, panthenol, panthenyl ethyl ether, squalane, sodium PCA, phenyl trimethicone, PEG-8 dimethicone, beeswax, urea, polyquaternium-51, polyquaternium-7, cetrimonium chloride, microcrystalline wax, maltodextrin, myristalkonium chloride, quaternium-14, potassium sorbate, phenoxyethanol, linalool, coumarin, limonene, fragrance
    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
  • CurlMDCurlMD Posts: 32Registered Users
    So....
    I've basically not washed my hair for 4.5 weeks :) Once a week I've used a sulfate-free shampoo (scalp only, tiny amount); otherwise it's co-wash only.

    I have some interesting observations about my hair:
    curlmd-albums-hair-picture1083-img-1264.jpg

    My curls for the most part are looking pretty good right?

    Then:
    curlmd-albums-hair-picture1084-img-1270.jpg
    The front right side of my head is a frizzy mess, none of those nice fat curls.

    As compared to the left side:
    curlmd-albums-hair-picture1085-img-1268.jpg
    The right side just seems very thin and different. I notice this every day when I style.

    Overall pleased, however :)
    2C- my journey is documented HERE
    Most porous hair in the universe
    baby fine (individual hairs are basically invisible when they fall out, maddening!)
    lots of it

    Current routine: B&B Curl Conscious Defining Creme combed-in to soaking wet hair, Got2B Spiked Gel scrunched in. Daily shampoo with mix of Deva Curl No-Poo and Tresseme regular sulfate-filled shampoo for dry hair followed by five minutes of random conditioner


    It's finally growing!

    Modified CG since 13 April 2012
  • Touch.of.inkTouch.of.ink Posts: 297Registered Users
    Maybe try switching up where you part your hair?
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Hair: Very fine, normal porous (Finally! Yay!), normal elasticity, loves high dew points.
    Daily: Nature's Gate Tea Tree shampoo, GVP CB, Cure Care conditioner, aloe vera gel, Jessicurls products, Spiral Solutions products.
    Monthly: Henna
    As needed: John Masters Organics Sea Mist
    HG Product: BioSilk Rock Hard Gelee (aka BRHG. It even has HG in the name!)
    Last perm: 12/10/10
    CG since: 3/9/12
    Last haircut: 4/17/12
    Gossamer Fringe (my blog)
  • CurlMDCurlMD Posts: 32Registered Users
    Maybe try switching up where you part your hair?

    That's the weird thing... I part my hair on the LEFT side so there's much more to the right. When I part it on the right, it gets worse.

    A year ago I had a brazillian blowout and the front right side was always awful in styling- limp and shapeless. This probably isn't a new issue. I will try something different I guess (more or different product? curling iron? velcro rollers?) I'll do some experimenting.
    2C- my journey is documented HERE
    Most porous hair in the universe
    baby fine (individual hairs are basically invisible when they fall out, maddening!)
    lots of it

    Current routine: B&B Curl Conscious Defining Creme combed-in to soaking wet hair, Got2B Spiked Gel scrunched in. Daily shampoo with mix of Deva Curl No-Poo and Tresseme regular sulfate-filled shampoo for dry hair followed by five minutes of random conditioner


    It's finally growing!

    Modified CG since 13 April 2012
  • Touch.of.inkTouch.of.ink Posts: 297Registered Users
    Maybe the right side of your hair needs more protein? I notice you have fine and porous hair, so.....
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Hair: Very fine, normal porous (Finally! Yay!), normal elasticity, loves high dew points.
    Daily: Nature's Gate Tea Tree shampoo, GVP CB, Cure Care conditioner, aloe vera gel, Jessicurls products, Spiral Solutions products.
    Monthly: Henna
    As needed: John Masters Organics Sea Mist
    HG Product: BioSilk Rock Hard Gelee (aka BRHG. It even has HG in the name!)
    Last perm: 12/10/10
    CG since: 3/9/12
    Last haircut: 4/17/12
    Gossamer Fringe (my blog)
  • CurlMDCurlMD Posts: 32Registered Users
    Maybe the right side of your hair needs more protein? I notice you have fine and porous hair, so.....

    I did a protein treatment on the right front side of my hair.

    I think it helped some.
    Before Protein:
    curlmd-albums-hair-picture1084-img-1270.jpg

    After Protein:


    curlmd-albums-hair-picture1101-img-1306.jpg

    In general my hair was puffier with bigger curls today, not sure what changed because humidity didn't get above 15% today and I measured out my product as I always do.
    2C- my journey is documented HERE
    Most porous hair in the universe
    baby fine (individual hairs are basically invisible when they fall out, maddening!)
    lots of it

    Current routine: B&B Curl Conscious Defining Creme combed-in to soaking wet hair, Got2B Spiked Gel scrunched in. Daily shampoo with mix of Deva Curl No-Poo and Tresseme regular sulfate-filled shampoo for dry hair followed by five minutes of random conditioner


    It's finally growing!

    Modified CG since 13 April 2012
  • jsuzkelleyjsuzkelley Posts: 610Registered Users
    If the protein was the only change to your routine, I'd say stick with it - there is definitely a noticeable difference. Also, what else are you doing in your routine? Since your hair is fine, I'm just wondering if the condish you have is too heavy, or if it's possible you are over conditioning. I know from personal experience how difficult it can be to find the right balance of moisture. Oh, and how long did you say you've been CG? It took my hair several weeks to adjust to the no poo/low poo and no silicone routine, so maybe your hair is still in this adjustment phase.

    By the way, your curls are beautiful - especially in that last pic. So shiny and healthy looking!

    Sent from my PC36100 using CurlTalk App
    2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
    fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate
    My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    CG since 12/29/2011 :laughing6:
  • wavymomwavymom Posts: 292Registered Users
    Your hair reminds me a lot of mine!! I would definitely stick with the protein treatments (and do them on your whole head of hair). They have helped me immensely. At first it was kind of hard to notice if there was a huge effect, but I knew my hair at least didn't hate it. Now, several months later after doing a PT every 1-2 weeks, wow, what a difference. My curl pattern is tighter than it used to be (2c instead of 2b), and - much more importantly to me - holds better through the day. My hair is happier and shinier and healthier. Are you doing IAgirl's gelatin PT? It is inexpensive and easy, and therefore easy to stick with for the long run.
  • CurlMDCurlMD Posts: 32Registered Users
    Thanks everyone, for your kind words :)

    I haven't tried the IAgirl protein treatment... I am hesitant to apply anything homemade with gelatin to my hair, for three reasons:

    1. I have extremely porous hair. I can't go in a fast food restaurant for longer than 3-4 minutes without my hair smelling like the place (as in, hours later people will say, "does someone here have Taco Bell? I swear I smell it"). Same with cooking- I can't cook anything unless I don't mind smelling like it. I fear the effects of a homemade concoction.
    2. I had a friend in high school who was on a synchronized swimming team and once used gelatin to hold the water hairstyle (that's the standard I think for synchro teams...). She had to cut her hair off because it never softened back up.

    That being said, I'm probably just being paranoid :)
    2C- my journey is documented HERE
    Most porous hair in the universe
    baby fine (individual hairs are basically invisible when they fall out, maddening!)
    lots of it

    Current routine: B&B Curl Conscious Defining Creme combed-in to soaking wet hair, Got2B Spiked Gel scrunched in. Daily shampoo with mix of Deva Curl No-Poo and Tresseme regular sulfate-filled shampoo for dry hair followed by five minutes of random conditioner


    It's finally growing!

    Modified CG since 13 April 2012
  • CurlMDCurlMD Posts: 32Registered Users
    So it's finally time to update I guess :)
    curlmd-albums-hair-picture1404-img-1868.jpg

    curlmd-albums-hair-picture1405-img-1864.jpg

    So, things that have transpired:
    1. I switched to Deva Curl products 2 months ago... and really tried to get them to work. I found they really made my hair dry and frizzy. It was advised to me that it sometimes takes weeks for a product to really work to it's full potential... well as of today I am back to Bumble/Bumble curl creme.
    2. My hair has grown... maybe 1 inch :( I don't understand the lack of growth. I have not even had it trimmed.
    3. I found myself using a sulfate free shampoo more often with the Deva Curl products. The "no poo" deva curl product didn't seem to get my hair clean at all, it always looked dull and frizzy.

    So we'll see where things go with going back to B/B creme!
    2C- my journey is documented HERE
    Most porous hair in the universe
    baby fine (individual hairs are basically invisible when they fall out, maddening!)
    lots of it

    Current routine: B&B Curl Conscious Defining Creme combed-in to soaking wet hair, Got2B Spiked Gel scrunched in. Daily shampoo with mix of Deva Curl No-Poo and Tresseme regular sulfate-filled shampoo for dry hair followed by five minutes of random conditioner


    It's finally growing!

    Modified CG since 13 April 2012
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    Your hair looks fabulous- huge difference from earlier pics. You have to just do what works for you- some people like Deva products and some people don't.
    As far as the length, do you notice breakage or are your ends damaged? Or is it just really slow growth? Some people just find that they can't get their hair to grow past a certain length (if you can locate it- it's a much older post so it would be back a number of pages- Pedaheh started a thread about seeing if she could get additional length).

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9800 using Tapatalk
    [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
  • WavesnWheelsWavesnWheels Posts: 64Registered Users
    I think that you are not noticing growth b/c your hair is a lot curlier than when you started. If you measured stretched out length, you'd probably notice a bigger difference!

    You're hair looks beautiful!
    2B, normal porosity, elasticity, thickness, texture, moisture loving, protein leery...
    Favorites:
    CO: Whole Foods Lavender Conditioner
    LO: Dessert Essence Coconut, Pure and Basic Clarifying Shampoo
    RO: SSDDMT
    DT: JCDCT, SSDDMT
    Style: AOMM, CCCL, KMFUM, KCTT
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