Only 5 Minutes!

If you had only five minutes to educate a new naturally curlie, what you tell her?

Rats!!! There was supposed to be a poll with this, but I accidentally hit the submit button too soon...
Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
This list is not exhaustive...:happy3:
CoWash: various
DT: various

: CR L/I Collection, various
Stylers:MC Leave-in, Gorilla Snot
Spritz/Sealant:Nu-Gro spray w/moisturizer
*experimenting and loving it!


  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Posts: 1,419Registered Users
    I'd tell her accept what you see. A lot of curlies want to be curly because they saw another curly and they want her hair. You have to accept your hair. Keep it healthy and moisturized. But that pattern is YOURS and is not likely to change EVER. Accept it.

    My "curls" are waves- But not those big waves or loose waves. TIGHT waves, but not zig zags. Just tiny waves. I'd LOVE ringlets!!! But I don't have many up there. But that is my hair.

    I can't get day 8 hair that is super defined. It changes. No matter how much gel I glob up there, day 2 hair is just not like day 1. And I use EcoStyler crystal and still no day 2 definition. It's just my hair.

    Accept it. Accept your hair. Love it. It's yours.

    As soon as you accept what you have the sooner you can enjoy natural hair bliss. :)


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  • KorkscrewKorkscrew Posts: 1,834Registered Users
    Ditto on the message about acceptance of what you have :occasion5: ... Accept your curls early on and you can save yourself a lot of angst and you possibly won't fall into the trap of Holy Grail chasing and product junky-ism.
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    Ditto to the above, and patience. There can be a lot of trial and error in figuring out products, techniques, etc. I've been doing CG for over a year and I'm still learning things about my hair.
    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
  • PheebiePheebie Posts: 177Registered Users
    Put down the flat iron - it will only lead to trouble.
    Hair Type: 3A/3B; natural color; mid-back length.
    Shampoo: Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus (2 - 3 times/week)
    Fave Rinse-Out Conditioners: HE Hello Hydration; Yes to Blueberries; GVP Conditioning Balm;
    Styling Routine: Squish-scrunch product /conditioner into soaking wet, upside down hair; plop for 10 minutes, air dry. (Diffuser dry front section.)
    Fave Styling Products: KCKT; Tigi Curl Amplifier Creme; Batia & Aleeza gel; Giovanni Sunset Styler; LA Looks Sport Gel.