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Curly hair issue

germanbellagermanbella Posts: 62Registered Users
So I have been following the CG method for a while now (about 4 months) and I see improvements in my hair, but the problem is since I had to cut a lot of it off because its damaged. I see all these beautiful pictures of curly hair but I feel like my still isn't looking up to par.I was wondering if I should cut the stray straight ends off of my hair but I don't want to have it any shorter or else I cannot wear it in the bun that I wear everyday, please help!! (I am not at the point where I am confident enough to wear my curls down). M My routine is as follows
Co wash with Alba or Tresmme Climate Control
Leave in: Tresmme Naturals (KCNT dose not work all to well in my hair)
still looking for a gel, IC fantasia dosen't mix with Tresmme with out little white beads forming.

Morning: Water and Tresmme naturals
3b hair
normal porosity
medium density
fine/med. strands
Avatar Pic: March 20th 2013

Co wash: Suave,As I am Co-wash, alba drink me up coconut milk Tresmme Nat., Foxy curls cond.
DT: Organics Cholesterol, Tea-tree oil, Hot 6 oil, Carols Daughters Khoret Amen, Tui Oil
LI: ? Vo5 Coconut
Style: Ecostyler (HG?)
Oils: Vitamin E, Olive Oil, Tui Oil
www.iherb.com GDF395 is worth up to $10.00 off any order by a first-time customer
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3/20/2013

Comments

  • curlypookscurlypooks Posts: 49Registered Users
    If you don't want to cut it, don't! Deep condition!!!!! Go to a salon or read product reviews. It will make a big difference.. Also, I use the devacare line (about 3 years now) and my hair looks amazing. It continues to get better as it grows, it stinks but you may have to wait :/ Continue to take very good care of it and it will only get better. I feel like I've tried every drugstore brand, I found the curly girl book and it changed my life. I don't mean to be corny, it's true. Love your curls and they will love you back.
  • DelmaDelma Posts: 1,121Registered Users
    I personally would cut those straight ends off , I think in the long run you will be happier having healthy curls whether they be short or long
  • SandiSandi Posts: 364Registered Users
    I don't know if you were aware of this, but Tresemme Climate Control conditioner is not CG (and therefore, you can't really co-wash with it). In other words, you're not following strict CG. If this was intentional, just ignore this bit, but if your hair isn't quite liking the routine, I'd cut out the silicones (-cones, -xanes) and give full CG a try.

    As for your straight ends, do just cut them off. While there is a possible chance that you could salvage some of the length that isn't really damaged, you're going to trim your hair every once in a while anyway, and it just makes more sense to eliminate another full cut down the road (as opposed to a trim).
    Hair Type: 3c/4a, Coarse, Med-High Density, Med-Low Porosity
    Curly since '09
  • tasealstaseals Posts: 10Registered Users
    To use gel, try a clear leave in.
  • curlypookscurlypooks Posts: 49Registered Users
    taseals wrote: »
    To use gel, try a clear leave in.

    I never thought of this... Good idea! I think I'll try it.
  • EricachristinaEricachristina Posts: 496Registered Users
    When I first started taking care of my hair I had straight damaged areas at the front, on the areas I use to flat iron the most. I didn't want to chop off my hair all at once because the rest was so long and I didn't think it would look right. What I chose to do was curl the bits that were damaged, I didn't use any heat, I just used regular heatless rollers and put them in after I applied all my leave in. I would let my hair dry partially and take them out and end up with curls. I did this until my hair grew in enough for me to cut off the damaged ends and still have fairly long front pieces that looked good with the rest of my very long hair.
    I guess it depends on how much damage you have as well. Mine wasn't on my whole head it was only on a small area and I only needed like four small rollers this could be a bit more tedious if you have a lot of damage.
  • germanbellagermanbella Posts: 62Registered Users
    Sandi wrote: »
    I don't know if you were aware of this, but Tresemme Climate Control conditioner is not CG (and therefore, you can't really co-wash with it). In other words, you're not following strict CG. If this was intentional, just ignore this bit, but if your hair isn't quite liking the routine, I'd cut out the silicones (-cones, -xanes) and give full CG a try.

    As for your straight ends, do just cut them off. While there is a possible chance that you could salvage some of the length that isn't really damaged, you're going to trim your hair every once in a while anyway, and it just makes more sense to eliminate another full cut down the road (as opposed to a trim).

    I used the climate control this wash as a co wash and my hair loved it! It looks like this now!
    3b hair
    normal porosity
    medium density
    fine/med. strands
    Avatar Pic: March 20th 2013

    Co wash: Suave,As I am Co-wash, alba drink me up coconut milk Tresmme Nat., Foxy curls cond.
    DT: Organics Cholesterol, Tea-tree oil, Hot 6 oil, Carols Daughters Khoret Amen, Tui Oil
    LI: ? Vo5 Coconut
    Style: Ecostyler (HG?)
    Oils: Vitamin E, Olive Oil, Tui Oil
    www.iherb.com GDF395 is worth up to $10.00 off any order by a first-time customer
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3/20/2013