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Today is naked day...

for my hair!! Ever since I started CG I've gelled, styled and diffused my hair, and it generally looks nice. Today I just let it air dry straight out of the shower. It feels soft and healthy! Any ladies care to share what your "naked" hair looks like? And any tips on wearing curls with no styler?
2C-3A MBL layered
Medium/fine texture, high density, normal porosity and elasticity. Dry climate.


Cleanse: SM MR, YTC
Hydrate: Joico Kpak,DevaCurl OC
Style: AG reCoil, LALSG




Comments

  • LISA LISALISA LISA Posts: 566Registered Users
    Wow your hair is amazing without product. The first pic is a tad creepy though (I like creepy).
    Big Chop from hip - 5/2014
    Enjoying the journey to APL or BSL!
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  • MarciMarci Posts: 225Registered Users
    lol it is pretty creepy. Lisa, your hair is amazing too, wow!!!! I am trying to grow mine, that's pretty much how i ended up finding this site. I googled "how to get long hair". So I found that with no product, my hair is barely wavy. Today it looks pretty much straight, so weird.
    2C-3A MBL layered
    Medium/fine texture, high density, normal porosity and elasticity. Dry climate.


    Cleanse: SM MR, YTC
    Hydrate: Joico Kpak,DevaCurl OC
    Style: AG reCoil, LALSG




  • dresdendolldresdendoll Posts: 435Registered Users
    Gorgeous!!
    2c/2b with some 2a, coarse, dense, thick, low porosity
    Growing out a CL bob. Currently at APL.
    CG again as of 7/20/12 :laughing5:


    Cleanser: BRÖÖ Smoothing I.P.A. Shampoo
    RO: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
    LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Styler: Beautiful Curls Gel for Wavy to Curly Hair

    :love4: all-natural products, light moisture, humectants, argan oil
    :pukeright:silk protein, synthetic ingredients, heavy oils/products, cowashing
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Lovely!! Why would you ever wear it with product??? It looks beautiful naked!!

    Only tips i'd have are LI and maybe some oil to seal and help keep frizz at bay. If frizz is a big problem, you could always add back in a little gel - perhaps even something like FSG.

    But it's just lovely in those pics! You are very lucky!!!
    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
  • sus811sus811 Posts: 98Registered Users
    I went no product today out of shear laziness lol my hair is a lighter color :-)ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1354045284.712187.jpg

    My only suggestion is leave a little conditioner in (don't rinse it all out) and don't touch it!! I have trouble with that last bit hence the fuzzies I have going on lol
  • MarciMarci Posts: 225Registered Users
    Thanks dresden and jas :) it was just an experiment. The curl gradually fell out of my hair and I did get some frizzies by the end of day 1. Day 2 my hair got practically straight, and today it feels like straw. Is it possible that gel helps to hold the moisture in? I never use a leave-in anymore Sus811, I would need something without glycerin. That usually makes me frizz like crazy. Then the few times I used sm smoothie I got straw hair too. BTW, I loved your product-free spirals!
    2C-3A MBL layered
    Medium/fine texture, high density, normal porosity and elasticity. Dry climate.


    Cleanse: SM MR, YTC
    Hydrate: Joico Kpak,DevaCurl OC
    Style: AG reCoil, LALSG




  • MissDarceiMissDarcei Posts: 193Registered Users
    I wish I could go naked but I think my hair would be very angry lol
    3c Hair
    Fine Strands, High Density, Low Porosity
    CG since August 2011
    :love4:Loving my hair!!!:love4:
  • sus811sus811 Posts: 98Registered Users
    Marci wrote: »
    Thanks dresden and jas :) it was just an experiment. The curl gradually fell out of my hair and I did get some frizzies by the end of day 1. Day 2 my hair got practically straight, and today it feels like straw. Is it possible that gel helps to hold the moisture in? I never use a leave-in anymore Sus811, I would need something without glycerin. That usually makes me frizz like crazy. Then the few times I used sm smoothie I got straw hair too. BTW, I loved your product-free spirals!

    Thanks, but even mine fell out (again, I don't know what it means to not touch my hair lol and when it's fuzzy and unruly I am worse about trying to tame it away from my face!!). I don't use leave in conditioner, just my normal shower conditioner I don't rinse out all of the way if I'm lazy/naked that day lol

    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1354057702.690099.jpg
  • curlybrancurlybran Posts: 510Registered Users
    Jas when you seal do you do: leave in, seal(with what? And do u just put it in the same way u do leave in or gel?) Then gel? Or what steps do u take?

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using CurlTalk App
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I personably do LI, then oil, then gel.

    I seal with different things - jojoba oil, SM elixir, but my HG is mineral oil. My hair is pretty porous so I lose a lot of moisture. When I use MO, it helps hold moisture in, keeps tangles at bay (my nape can be RIDICULOUS), and hold excess humidity out (when that applies!)

    I have no issues with build-up, even when co-washing. I do clarify occasionally, and I use low-poo once a week, but I never notice any issues.

    I just do a few drops onto very wet hair. My hair is long and dense, but I use 3-5 drops on my nape, and then 3-5 more on my ends. (of course some moves up the hair shaft when I apply gel, I'm sure.)

    Sometimes it helps to mix the oil with a little LI, just so it's thicker and easier to see where I'm puting it.

    I use the same "system" no matter what type of oil I'm using.

    HTH!
    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
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Oh! Meant to mention, if you are going for naked hair and want to try sealing, let me know if you have better curl retention!
    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
  • MarciMarci Posts: 225Registered Users
    MissDarcei wrote: »
    I wish I could go naked but I think my hair would be very angry lol

    My hair IS angry! I tried again today and I have a ball of frizz. Thank goodness today was cleaning day, nobody is seeing the bird's nest on my head lol
    2C-3A MBL layered
    Medium/fine texture, high density, normal porosity and elasticity. Dry climate.


    Cleanse: SM MR, YTC
    Hydrate: Joico Kpak,DevaCurl OC
    Style: AG reCoil, LALSG




  • MarciMarci Posts: 225Registered Users
    Jas, I tried using a bit of my RO as a leave-in. No luck, at all! I got frizzy hair, but it does feel soft. I wonder if the frizz means my hair still needs something. I kind of figured it was healthy because it looks nice with gel. But naked its like cotton candy :(
    2C-3A MBL layered
    Medium/fine texture, high density, normal porosity and elasticity. Dry climate.


    Cleanse: SM MR, YTC
    Hydrate: Joico Kpak,DevaCurl OC
    Style: AG reCoil, LALSG




  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I can't even THINK about no gel unless my hair has plenty of protein. My LI would be protein heavy, and I'd have to put some oil in there.

    But honestly I just don't go gel free! Lol!
    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
  • PuertoricangirlPuertoricangirl Posts: 428Registered Users
    I almost always go naked :) but sometimes i use ouidad curl refreshing spray to re-activate my curls ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1354158539.285335.jpg
    3A/3B Fine/Medium curly, Low Porosity, Medium density, long length.

    *Shampoo & Conditioner: Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl and shine
    *Leave-in: Kinky Curly Knot Today and GVP Condtioning Balm
    *Cream Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl enhancing smoothie, Coconut and hibiscus styling milk
    Gels: L.A Looks Sports Gel, and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    *Serum: Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper

    :blob7:
  • MarciMarci Posts: 225Registered Users
    Jas76 wrote: »
    I can't even THINK about no gel unless my hair has plenty of protein. My LI would be protein heavy, and I'd have to put some oil in there.

    But honestly I just don't go gel free! Lol!


    Maybe that's it!!!! My gel is protein heavy (LALPS). Maybe a protein heavy LI could do the trick. Now to find one... and I am super broke :( I'd love to try soft waves like the actress who plays Jane Rizzoli on TV.

    and Puertoricangirl, you and your hair are very pretty :) Lucky your hair can go naked. Mine is not liking it at all
    2C-3A MBL layered
    Medium/fine texture, high density, normal porosity and elasticity. Dry climate.


    Cleanse: SM MR, YTC
    Hydrate: Joico Kpak,DevaCurl OC
    Style: AG reCoil, LALSG




  • sus811sus811 Posts: 98Registered Users
    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1354295978.766453.jpg

    First day not naked all week...feels way better. Nice to have some semblance of control in my day :-P
  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Posts: 1,419Registered Users
    MissDarcei wrote: »
    I wish I could go naked but I think my hair would be very angry lol

    Tell me about it!!! My hair is naked in my Avatar... It is also WET!! LoL! If I went product free my hair would just friggin EXPLODE or something.

    It would be a tragedy. Oh the HUMANITY!!!! :p
    :afro:FroZen:afro:
  • MarciMarci Posts: 225Registered Users
    sus811 wrote: »
    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1354295978.766453.jpg

    First day not naked all week...feels way better. Nice to have some semblance of control in my day :-P

    I gave up on naked today too, lol. Looking good with those spirals Sus :)
    So interestingly enough my boyfriend (who has hated every minute of my curly hair) said he prefers the naked look to the gelled "perfect" curl look. I personally thought I looked awful naked after the initial pics, and it only got worse in the next few days. But maybe, just maybe, with softer hold products I can accomplish a curl that gets one compliment out of him. Just the one "I like your hair" and I'll be ok hah.
    Unfortunately there isn't ANYTHING that can hold my hair other than a hard hold gel. So what's a girl to do :confused:
    2C-3A MBL layered
    Medium/fine texture, high density, normal porosity and elasticity. Dry climate.


    Cleanse: SM MR, YTC
    Hydrate: Joico Kpak,DevaCurl OC
    Style: AG reCoil, LALSG




  • MarciMarci Posts: 225Registered Users
    Tell me about it!!! My hair is naked in my Avatar... It is also WET!! LoL! If I went product free my hair would just friggin EXPLODE or something.

    It would be a tragedy. Oh the HUMANITY!!!! :p

    HAHAHA I am starting to feel the same way. I'd be that girl nobody wants to sit behind... my hair would block the view. Naked is NOT the way to go for me. But it was an interesting experiment. BTW Playah, I like the piecy look of your wet hair. Do you ever style it like that?
    2C-3A MBL layered
    Medium/fine texture, high density, normal porosity and elasticity. Dry climate.


    Cleanse: SM MR, YTC
    Hydrate: Joico Kpak,DevaCurl OC
    Style: AG reCoil, LALSG




  • PuertoricangirlPuertoricangirl Posts: 428Registered Users
    Thank you Marci :)
    3A/3B Fine/Medium curly, Low Porosity, Medium density, long length.

    *Shampoo & Conditioner: Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl and shine
    *Leave-in: Kinky Curly Knot Today and GVP Condtioning Balm
    *Cream Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl enhancing smoothie, Coconut and hibiscus styling milk
    Gels: L.A Looks Sports Gel, and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    *Serum: Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper

    :blob7:
  • waterlily716waterlily716 Posts: 781Registered Users
    Wow I am amazed at the curls some of you guys get with no product. If I let my hair dry with conditioner only, it turns into a HUGE, frizzy mess. :(

    Y'alls curls are lovely though. :)
    [sigpic][/sigpic]
    3a/b low to normal porosity curls
    CG method since 2006 @:-)
    CO wash: suave naturals coconut
    rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm
    stylers: KCNT, CK, jessicurl spiralicious
    @waterlily716 on YouTube, FB, & Twitter
    Blog: Curls and Blossoms

  • puppitypuppuppitypup Posts: 115Registered Users
    Wow, serious hair envy over here! I love your hair!!

    Today was my naked hair day, too. Every Sunday I designate to deep conditioning and an oil treatment. But my hair is wrapped up in a microfiber turban so I have nothing to showcase. I will take one soon, though. :)
    3C, fine/med texture, normal porosity, high elasticity, very defined spiral

    Holy Grail Products: TRESemme Naturals conditioner, my mango/shea butter mixture, Apricot Kernel Oil, Coconut Oil, EVOO & Cantu Shea Butter

    Check out my blog: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fricciolina.wordpress.com" class="Popup

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