I almost gave up and then, magic

YoshimiYoshimi Registered Users Posts: 237
2 days ago I was ready to give up on CG, after 6 weeks my curls hadn't improved at all, I felt like I had tried every technique and I can't change products due to limited availability in Costa Rica. In a last ditch attempt to make some improvement I did a DT followed by baking soda cleanse and acv rinse.

Yesterday was better, then this morning we had no water (not uncommon here) so I used bottled to super soak, added more leave in and gel, t shirt scrunched, more leave in and gel, waited 30 min and diffused on hot...like magic my hair looks fantastic, beachy waves that I love.

It's given me hope again that I can achieve hair I like most days, and the threads here have helped so much (especially in getting me to accept that I have waves not curls), so thank you everyone!

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Sent from my HTC_Amaze_4G using CurlTalk App
2C, Medium thickness, Low posity
Recovering from a year of keratin and bleach with CG

Routine

Low Poo, Condition, Leave in, Curl cream, Supersoak, Gel, Diffuse on high heat, with minimal lift to encourage waves and reduce frizz, Dry on cool with nozzle down to smooth hair and finish drying,Shine Serum

Weekly gelatin protien treatments.

Comments

  • Corrina777Corrina777 Registered Users Posts: 3,204 Curl Connoisseur
    Your hair looks amazing!!!!
    [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
  • YoshimiYoshimi Registered Users Posts: 237
    Thank you, it really us the first time in a long time. I'm trying to get over using keratin treatments as I can't any more (pregnant). Thank god I work from home and no one has had to see me, but today even the other half said it looked good, which is something of a miracle.

    Sent from my HTC_Amaze_4G using CurlTalk App
    2C, Medium thickness, Low posity
    Recovering from a year of keratin and bleach with CG

    Routine

    Low Poo, Condition, Leave in, Curl cream, Supersoak, Gel, Diffuse on high heat, with minimal lift to encourage waves and reduce frizz, Dry on cool with nozzle down to smooth hair and finish drying,Shine Serum

    Weekly gelatin protien treatments.
  • HollondcurlHollondcurl Registered Users Posts: 7
    Wow I really like your hair. It is so pretty! Why did you decide to do a acv? Did you think you had build up? Of over conditioned?

    Sent from my GT-I9070 using CurlTalk App
    Course, thick hair, low/med. porosity

    My hair likes:
    CJ CIAB, CJ AFL, KCCC KCNT
    CJ Daily Fix

    |t alsn likes JC WDT, but the smell is weird.

    This is actually my third time going CG. But this time i'm trying to imbrace my waves more instead of trying to get the most curl out of them. Pretty, shiney waves should be enough :icon_smile:
  • YoshimiYoshimi Registered Users Posts: 237
    Truthfully it was just the only thing I hadn't yet tried, so I figured I had nothing to lose and voila.
    more impressively I managed to replicate it the next time I co washed, and got second day hair.

    Sent from my HTC_Amaze_4G using CurlTalk App
    2C, Medium thickness, Low posity
    Recovering from a year of keratin and bleach with CG

    Routine

    Low Poo, Condition, Leave in, Curl cream, Supersoak, Gel, Diffuse on high heat, with minimal lift to encourage waves and reduce frizz, Dry on cool with nozzle down to smooth hair and finish drying,Shine Serum

    Weekly gelatin protien treatments.
  • HollondcurlHollondcurl Registered Users Posts: 7
    wow really. That is just great. Thumbs up for you!

    Sent from my GT-I9070 using CurlTalk App
    Course, thick hair, low/med. porosity

    My hair likes:
    CJ CIAB, CJ AFL, KCCC KCNT
    CJ Daily Fix

    |t alsn likes JC WDT, but the smell is weird.

    This is actually my third time going CG. But this time i'm trying to imbrace my waves more instead of trying to get the most curl out of them. Pretty, shiney waves should be enough :icon_smile:
  • jakrussel3jakrussel3 Registered Users Posts: 423
    It looks great. Also, it can take awhile for your hair to really adapt to CG. I don't think I had consistent, nice waves until I was a good 5 months into CG. So at 6 weeks, you're doing great! :)
    [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
  • bosanbobosanbo Registered Users Posts: 180
    I'm curious if the change of water may have something to do with it?
    I sort of blog
    I'm mostly away doing field work through mid-May.

    Hair: curlybob, fine, dense, low-po, big waves/ringlets (2C/3A)
    Co-Wash: Nature's Gate Herbal Conditioner
    RO: YTC Carrot, Aubrey Organics GPB
    LI: BS Shea Soft Styling Cream (HG)
    Styling: KCCC, Garnier P&C Gel
    1xWeek: low-poo, gelatin PT or Joico K-Pak
    Hair Likes: aloe, coconut oil, humidity, protein, long walks on the beach
  • YoshimiYoshimi Registered Users Posts: 237
    I wondered the same, but I managed to achieve the same result in the shower 2 days later. I think it could be the bicarb working on water build up though.

    Frankly I'm not dedicated enough to use bottled water regularly lol.

    Sent from my HTC_Amaze_4G using CurlTalk App
    2C, Medium thickness, Low posity
    Recovering from a year of keratin and bleach with CG

    Routine

    Low Poo, Condition, Leave in, Curl cream, Supersoak, Gel, Diffuse on high heat, with minimal lift to encourage waves and reduce frizz, Dry on cool with nozzle down to smooth hair and finish drying,Shine Serum

    Weekly gelatin protien treatments.
  • AKgirlAKgirl Registered Users Posts: 341
    It looks awesome!! : ) So do you think it was super soaking that did it?
    2a-2bFii NP?

    Low poo: Deva Low-Poo, Jessicurl GLS, Moroccanoil Volumizing Shampoo, Aveda Be Curly
    Condish: Cure Care, Redken Body Full, Deva One C, and Jessicurl Aloeba
    LI: Aveda Be Curly Style Prep <3
    Products: Deva FFVF & Jessicurl Spiralicious (LOVE), TRESemme Curl Boosting Mousse
    Hairspray: Aussie Sprunch, TRESemme Curl
    locking Spray
    Experimenting with lots of products in my cabinet...


    My hair loves protein, plopping, and diffusing! Trying to find a way to style and air dry.
  • YoshimiYoshimi Registered Users Posts: 237
    Yep, I just needed the bicarb and vinegar to get my hair to where the super soaking worked I think. I'd tried it before without much success.

    Sent from my HTC_Amaze_4G using CurlTalk App
    2C, Medium thickness, Low posity
    Recovering from a year of keratin and bleach with CG

    Routine

    Low Poo, Condition, Leave in, Curl cream, Supersoak, Gel, Diffuse on high heat, with minimal lift to encourage waves and reduce frizz, Dry on cool with nozzle down to smooth hair and finish drying,Shine Serum

    Weekly gelatin protien treatments.

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