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Can I see your hair?

HouseofcurlsHouseofcurls Posts: 322Registered Users
I am new to the CG method. I am between a 2b/2c/3a I think. I am having a hard time. I realized today as I was looking in the mirror, that my hair looked great. Like, best hair day ever, but I was still unhappy with it. Why? Because it wasn't a classic 3b/c type curl so many aspire to. Then I was reading a thread and I started noticing the avatars of all of you here in the 2's and I realized, TWO is the BEST. You can still straighten your hair without taking HOURS of work, you can have the beach wave look that's so popular, less frizz issues than the 3's...etc.
So, let me see that hair! Please! Convince me to keep going at this.
I wish I had taken a pic of my hair, but I got greedy, rewetted it some, to try and smooth out some problem areas, and ruined it completely. :mad:
Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
Mom to a straight and a curly.


"The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
CoWash: Tressemee naturals
RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
LI: Tresemee
Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
Always wash upside down.
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  • jakrussel3jakrussel3 Posts: 423Registered Users
    Here you go.... The one with longer hair was taken at about 7 months CG. The other was arounf 11 months CG after a good hair cut. :)
    [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
  • naaomiijnaaomiij Posts: 23Registered Users
    About 3 and a half weeks CG.

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using CurlTalk App
    2b-3a, 2b underlayer and straight roots.
    low-med porosity, medium density, medium elasticity

    CG since Nov '12. Making huge progress! :toothy10:

    co wash: Suave Naturals Juicy Green Apple & Daily Clarifying Conditioners
    RO: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Conditioner
    LI: GF PCC, water, EVOO & honey in spray bottle!
    products i use: L.A. Looks Sport & Mega Mega Hold Gels

    My hair hates curl creams and gets over conditioned easily.
  • wavedownsouthwavedownsouth Posts: 12Registered Users
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  • wavedownsouthwavedownsouth Posts: 12Registered Users
    Having trouble with this ap! The first pic in the red was my first day. 11/5/12.

    This pic is from today. I didn't realize the difference so far and was feeling down about the whole process. Looking at them together, I am encouraged.

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  • photostammyphotostammy Posts: 2Registered Users
    I've included a couple of my hair pics. I'm new to the boards and guessing my hair is a 2c? want to grow it out to just past my collarbone but am having a hard time as it's so thick and the curls get pulled down and flat looking! so anyone with good recommendations on products to help me through my current length, it would be greatly appreciated!
  • HouseofcurlsHouseofcurls Posts: 322Registered Users
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    I ham having the BEST hair day ever today. I don't know why but my hair never looks as good in pics as it does in real life. I think the highlights make it looks stringy when it's not that stringy.
    The only thing I did different today was I quadrupled, yeah, quadrupled my Leave in. I slathered that crap all over all my hair. I watched a youtube video where this girl was doing her routine and she REALLY coated it. I was using maybe a pencil eraser size of con dish after, but today I used prob a quarter sized amount.
    the front:
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    what it usually looks like:
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    Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
    Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
    Mom to a straight and a curly.


    "The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

    Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
    CoWash: Tressemee naturals
    RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
    LI: Tresemee
    Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
    Always wash upside down.
  • tambalinatambalina Posts: 64Registered Users
    This was for a length shot on another board after the wave had loosened a bit:
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    This is what is usually looks like from the front:
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    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    CG Journey Start Date: 08.21.12 Now modified CG
    F/M texture, Med Density, Low/Normal Porosity, Hennindigo
    Current Routine (Still working out the kinks):
    Sulfate wash: CHSTS
    Low-Poo: OMAO
    CO-Wash: IEC, VO5VMT, TNRV
    Rinse Out: YTCarrots, DLOO, Renpure Red, GVPCB
    LI: YTCarrots, CCC
    PT: NPF
    Styler: AG:RC, KCCC, LALNC, FSG
    Gel: BRHG+Biotera
  • kibskibs Posts: 41Registered Users
    Here's mine, only a couple days into CG, so I think it was a week or two ago.
    I'm getting my first devacut (hell, my first REAL haircut in AGES) in a few hours, i'm excited!
    CG since 1/3/13
    Fine, Dense, Med/high porosity
    prone to fluff
    years of straightening and coloring damage currently being repaired!

    Wash:Deva No-poo
    Co-wash:V05 Free me Freesia
    LI/RO/DC: Deva one conditioner
    Stylers: LA Looks sport, Deva light hold, CSCK, AG recoil


    experimenting with protein and moisture
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    This was taken this summer on an uncharacteristically good hair day. I think I used KCCC and GF Pure Clean gel.
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • LoveInBetweenLoveInBetween Posts: 392Registered Users
    After using Tresumee Flawless Curls moosse for the first time as a styler for my WnG and used KCKT as a leave in underneath. This just might be a HG combo. (:

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using CurlTalk App
    Curl Routine
    Co: As I am Coconut CoWash,VO5 Claifying Conditioner
    DC: Macadamia Repair Masque
    LI: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut
    Style Creme: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    Gel: KCCC, Eco Styler Argan Oil
    Sealer: EVCO, EVOO

    3b/3c, High Desity, High Porosity, Medium Texture, BSL
    ""Live by the sun, love by the moon"


  • TrickTrick Posts: 140Registered Users
    It's nothing great but here you go! :)

    ETA: I used a buttload of Tresemme Naturals as a leave-in, some KCCC and olive oil scrunched in to define, and some HETT gel over that. That's not my normal routine but our dews are practically single digits right now and everything else I own is full of glycerin and propylene glycol!

    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1358551254.717679.jpgImageUploadedByCurlTalk1358551285.611320.jpgImageUploadedByCurlTalk1358551297.236962.jpg

    2c/3a, fine, low porosity.

    Poo: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean (yes, it has A Sulfate!!, but I have Teflon hair)
    Co-wash (when I feel so inclined, which isn't often!): VO5 Kiwi Lime Clarifying Conditioner
    Conditioner/LI:
    same for both -- whatever I have in the shower at the time (I experiment a lot)
    Style: EcoStyler Olive Oil <3
    Dry: Diffuse or air dry, or both...depends on my mood

  • LoveInBetweenLoveInBetween Posts: 392Registered Users
    Gorgeous! I love your color.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using CurlTalk App
    Curl Routine
    Co: As I am Coconut CoWash,VO5 Claifying Conditioner
    DC: Macadamia Repair Masque
    LI: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut
    Style Creme: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    Gel: KCCC, Eco Styler Argan Oil
    Sealer: EVCO, EVOO

    3b/3c, High Desity, High Porosity, Medium Texture, BSL
    ""Live by the sun, love by the moon"


  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Houseofcurls - my hair used to look a lot like yours, and now my hair leans more toward 3a and spirals a lot more.

    Trick - my curls actually looks a lot like yours, curl pattern wise! You complained some about flat top - do you clip the roots at all? Or plop?
    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
  • TrickTrick Posts: 140Registered Users
    LoveInBtween - Thanks! It's John Frieda foam lol

    Jas - I tried your technnique because I thought your hair looked kind of like mine. :) I'm a clipping failure, but it's ok. I've accepted that my hair has all textures in one strand (straight roots, wavy crown, spirally ends).

    Houseofcurls - I found improvement when I upped my leave-in, too! I use even more than you I think, but I also have longer hair. You shoild fry the Tresemme Naturals for that if you haven't, it's really moisturizing without being too heavy.

    2c/3a, fine, low porosity.

    Poo: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean (yes, it has A Sulfate!!, but I have Teflon hair)
    Co-wash (when I feel so inclined, which isn't often!): VO5 Kiwi Lime Clarifying Conditioner
    Conditioner/LI:
    same for both -- whatever I have in the shower at the time (I experiment a lot)
    Style: EcoStyler Olive Oil <3
    Dry: Diffuse or air dry, or both...depends on my mood

  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Clipping took me a while to figure out. I had a TON of failures with it in the beginning! Lol!

    I second the Tresemme Naturals, and I honestly love to LI SM's condish or GVPCB!
    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
  • HouseofcurlsHouseofcurls Posts: 322Registered Users
    Trick wrote: »
    LoveInBtween - Thanks! It's John Frieda foam lol

    Jas - I tried your technnique because I thought your hair looked kind of like mine. :) I'm a clipping failure, but it's ok. I've accepted that my hair has all textures in one strand (straight roots, wavy crown, spirally ends).

    Houseofcurls - I found improvement when I upped my leave-in, too! I use even more than you I think, but I also have longer hair. You shoild fry the Tresemme Naturals for that if you haven't, it's really moisturizing without being too heavy.

    Ha! That's what I use! How come by the end if the day my hair is dried out? What can I do to stop that? It barely makes it 6 hours.
    Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
    Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
    Mom to a straight and a curly.


    "The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

    Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
    CoWash: Tressemee naturals
    RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
    LI: Tresemee
    Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
    Always wash upside down.
  • TrickTrick Posts: 140Registered Users
    I scrunch in some olive oil (just regular EVOO for cooking) over my condotioner after I get out of the shower, maybe that would help?

    2c/3a, fine, low porosity.

    Poo: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean (yes, it has A Sulfate!!, but I have Teflon hair)
    Co-wash (when I feel so inclined, which isn't often!): VO5 Kiwi Lime Clarifying Conditioner
    Conditioner/LI:
    same for both -- whatever I have in the shower at the time (I experiment a lot)
    Style: EcoStyler Olive Oil <3
    Dry: Diffuse or air dry, or both...depends on my mood

  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Tresemme Flawless Curls mousse over Tresemme Naturals Conditioner. Finished with some Tresemme Hairspray. My ends are getting really tangled and dry though...may try some olive oil over my conditioner and before my mousse and hairspray.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using CurlTalk App
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Trick wrote: »
    LoveInBtween - Thanks! It's John Frieda foam lol

    Jas - I tried your technnique because I thought your hair looked kind of like mine. :) I'm a clipping failure, but it's ok. I've accepted that my hair has all textures in one strand (straight roots, wavy crown, spirally ends).

    Houseofcurls - I found improvement when I upped my leave-in, too! I use even more than you I think, but I also have longer hair. You shoild fry the Tresemme Naturals for that if you haven't, it's really moisturizing without being too heavy.

    Ha! That's what I use! How come by the end if the day my hair is dried out? What can I do to stop that? It barely makes it 6 hours.

    Sealing is the only thing I've found to help, and sealing with MO is the only thing I've found that maintains the moisture all day, sometimes into 2nd day, even. (It also holds out high humidity well, which is just as important for me and my high porosity!)
    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
  • HouseofcurlsHouseofcurls Posts: 322Registered Users
    [/QUOTE]
    Sealing is the only thing I've found to help, and sealing with MO is the only thing I've found that maintains the moisture all day, sometimes into 2nd day, even. (It also holds out high humidity well, which is just as important for me and my high porosity!)[/QUOTE]

    Yes, I havent tried sealing since I started with the new conditioner. I ran out of grapeseed oil in the shower and kept forgetting to get more (I keep it in a medicine syringe for babies and squirt it out as needed). I need to try the mineral oil, since it seems to be so good for you. I just need to use up the GSO first.
    Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
    Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
    Mom to a straight and a curly.


    "The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

    Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
    CoWash: Tressemee naturals
    RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
    LI: Tresemee
    Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
    Always wash upside down.
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    Here are some pics from today. I am 10 days into pure CG, was modified CG before. I feel too like I have different types of curls depending on the section, products and even days lol I think the damage I have done to my hair has made it all crazy. But as of now I consider myself 2c/3a (I think)

    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1358664013.839625.jpgImageUploadedByCurlTalk1358664048.438353.jpgImageUploadedByCurlTalk1358664073.290165.jpg
    CG NEWBIE :afro:
    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



    GOING STRONG!!! SAY NO TO HEAT!!!
    :wav:
  • LoveInBetweenLoveInBetween Posts: 392Registered Users
    Here are some pics from today. I am 10 days into pure CG, was modified CG before. I feel too like I have different types of curls depending on the section, products and even days lol I think the damage I have done to my hair has made it all crazy. But as of now I consider myself 2c/3a (I think)

    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1358664013.839625.jpgImageUploadedByCurlTalk1358664048.438353.jpgImageUploadedByCurlTalk1358664073.290165.jpg
    Definitely 3a


    Sent from my SPH-L710 using CurlTalk App
    Curl Routine
    Co: As I am Coconut CoWash,VO5 Claifying Conditioner
    DC: Macadamia Repair Masque
    LI: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut
    Style Creme: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    Gel: KCCC, Eco Styler Argan Oil
    Sealer: EVCO, EVOO

    3b/3c, High Desity, High Porosity, Medium Texture, BSL
    ""Live by the sun, love by the moon"


  • lovydovy67lovydovy67 Posts: 7Registered Users
    Two is not the best
  • HouseofcurlsHouseofcurls Posts: 322Registered Users
    lovydovy67 wrote: »
    Two is not the best

    I guess it depends what you're going for:icon_smile:
    Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
    Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
    Mom to a straight and a curly.


    "The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

    Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
    CoWash: Tressemee naturals
    RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
    LI: Tresemee
    Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
    Always wash upside down.
  • HootenannyHootenanny Posts: 300Registered Users
    Here are some pics from today. I am 10 days into pure CG, was modified CG before. I feel too like I have different types of curls depending on the section, products and even days lol I think the damage I have done to my hair has made it all crazy. But as of now I consider myself 2c/3a (I think)

    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1358664013.839625.jpgImageUploadedByCurlTalk1358664048.438353.jpgImageUploadedByCurlTalk1358664073.290165.jpg
    Definitely 3a


    Sent from my SPH-L710 using CurlTalk App

    I agree, looks like a solid 3a to me. Very beautiful and healthy looking!
    :cat: Medium/coarse, low porosity, dense, mix of 3s :cat:
    CG (again) since Nov. 2012

    Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention, Elucence MBC, KC Come Clean
    Condish: Giovanni DL, Cure Care, Ion Treatment, GVP Balm, AOHR
    Protein: AOGPB, CNPF, SSRPT
    Stylers: KCCC, SM Souffle, AOMM, SS CEJ, JCRR, JCCC

    :cat: Trying out steaming! :cat:
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    Loveinbetween n hootenanny - thanks that just made my day n makes me feel better about continuing :D thought I'd never get my curls back. Co washing and super soaking helped alot definitely a thumbs up!!!
    CG NEWBIE :afro:
    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



    GOING STRONG!!! SAY NO TO HEAT!!!
    :wav:
  • katie100katie100 Posts: 13Registered Users
    my hair 4 days ago - it usually lasts in similar shape for about 3-4 days
    consider myself a 2c :)
  • HootenannyHootenanny Posts: 300Registered Users
    katie100 wrote: »
    my hair 4 days ago - it usually lasts in similar shape for about 3-4 days
    consider myself a 2c :)

    Absolutely beautiful! So shiny!
    :cat: Medium/coarse, low porosity, dense, mix of 3s :cat:
    CG (again) since Nov. 2012

    Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention, Elucence MBC, KC Come Clean
    Condish: Giovanni DL, Cure Care, Ion Treatment, GVP Balm, AOHR
    Protein: AOGPB, CNPF, SSRPT
    Stylers: KCCC, SM Souffle, AOMM, SS CEJ, JCRR, JCCC

    :cat: Trying out steaming! :cat:
  • lcl0706lcl0706 Posts: 959Registered Users
    My hair varies by the day too and as I was looking for pics for this thread, I realized how completely damaged it was when I started, how much my 7" chop helped, and how I'm not sure I want to grow it out anymore :lol: I miss the length but it's so much better of a "style" short and curls a lot better. I had actually gotten quite discouraged lately thinking I really hadn't made any progress over the last 18 (yes, eighteen) months, so thanks - this thread became a self help adventure lol. It can be temperamental. I definitely understand the frustration of not having a definite "curl pattern" that jumps out and screams at you. That's the woes of having a looser pattern - it is unpredictable. I know I started out with barely a fried wave and now I have a head full of... whatever... 2c/3a ish I suppose.
    :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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  • shellyRN07swavyshellyRN07swavy Posts: 309Registered Users
    I have 2c hair..flat top..ugh...with some 3a ringlets...been cg since 8/12...first pic is before cg...second is pic taken yesterday..not sure why the last one posted sideways?? hmmm

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using CurlTalk App
    2b/c CG since 8/12
    I have low porosity and fine/med texture. Easily weighed down and VERY frizzy crown, with straighter under layers

    Low-poo:TJ TTT, CJ GCS
    LI/RO/DC: CK Satin Roots,Sevi Pumpkin, SSI Okra reconstructor, CJ SAC,CJ RM
    Stylers: AG Recoil, JC SS
    Jellies: CK Coil Jam, Okra gel(HG)
    Gel: JC CC, Ouidad H&H gel, Ouidad moisture lock gel

    Hair loves moisture:love3: protein.
    MUST Pixie diffuse.

    My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats:twisted: Or glycerin in high dews
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