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Look worse with curly hair?

Hey guys, I've finally learned to embrace my curls after stumbling upon this forum abotu 3 weeks ago. Its been almost two weeks since I've started using the cg method using the DevaCare trial bag, which contains - No poo, One C, set it free, light defining gel.

I don't know what to do currently, I might be doing something wrong or might need a hairstyle from a curly approved stylist.

Before (flat iron) (Not the same hair length) : JdBpcuE.jpg

After with gel: FEB6pKlh.jpg

Dry without gel: TSeaGAch.jpg


  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I vote for the curls. They are perfect!
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • poxyfairyplumepoxyfairyplume Posts: 85Registered Users
    Wow, I love your curls, they are awesome! You should definitely keep embracing them :)
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    I think you look better with curls. You have great bone structure and curls top you off quite nicely. A little pop and swirl to those shadows and angles. It really highlights your features.
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,275Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
  • Always@nightAlways@night Posts: 566Registered Users
    I don't think there is a right or wrong, try and find what works best for you through trail and error:-)
    As for the pictures, i think straight hair and curls look lovely on you. You can definitely have the best of both worlds if you so choose. Good luck with finding products that suit your needs.:-)
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,756Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I agree with Always@night, I think you look good either way. Your hair is almost exactly like my youngest son's, I wish I could get him to use gel, maybe I'll show him your pics.
    3b in South Australia.
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Love the gelled curls, maybe you are just struggling to get used to looking different in the mirror.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,275Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I have to agree either way looks good. But I like the curls best.
  • JessiiLeighhJessiiLeighh Posts: 195Registered Users
    Your curls are amazing. No frizz, honestly perfect. JEALOUS! haha but the only thing I would recommend is to get a proper dry cut from a deva trained stylist to shape your hair how you want it to look. Maybe cut it so the sides aren't so long, because they are giving you a boxy or flat-top appearance.
    3a, fine/med strand thickness, high density, low porosity
    CG since April 2012
    BC October 2012
    Cleanser: SheaMoisture Manuka Honey or CJ Daily Fix
    RO Conditioner: Mop Top Daily Conditioner
    Leave In: KCKT
    Stylers: Either Raw Curls Spray Gel, Raw Curls Medium Hold Gel, or MopTop Curly Custard, and always topped with Curlisto Control II Gel
    Sealer: Pure Argan Oil
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,275Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Yeah they do look pretty perfect.
  • PseudoDivaPseudoDiva Posts: 21Registered Users
    GORGEOUS!!! Keep them!
  • JohariJohari Posts: 673Registered Users
    Omg i cant believe u tried to flat iron Noooo, curls for sure!
    Looks so cute :)

    Sent from my C5155 using CurlTalk App
  • curlyguyycurlyguyy Posts: 4Registered Users
    Thanks everyone, I really appreciate your help and nice comments. :)

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