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After my curly cut!

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So I got my first ever curly cut today and I'm so happy with the results. It was way more than I expected to get cut off bc I want nothing more than long curly hair BUT I'm transitioning and it is 3 days shy of a month that I started to transition. So I think this is a great start! My stylist was great and explained that I don't really have a particular curl pattern now bc I'm transitioning but in the past 27 days my hair has already managed to grow an inch of healthy curl at the root!

She said I need to focus on moisture right now so I bought the products she used on my hair at the salon. They aren't exactly curly girl but I think I should let my curls come back first before I delve into the curly girl method full blown. What do you guys think?

Oh and the first picture is my "before" hair.

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Curl Type: mix of 3B and 3C
Porosity: Low
Texture: Coarse (medium)
Kinking Present
Length: bra strap length or a bit longer

Shampoo: Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo

Conditioner: RO Shea Moisture Manuka Honey and Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Conditioner; or sometimes Aussie Moist

Leave-In: Giovanni Direct Leave-In
Gel: As I Am Curling Jelly

Comments

  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I love it!!! It looks like you have more body. Are you pleased?
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • lolo918lolo918 Posts: 729Registered Users
    Your hair is GORGEOUS! Go ahead, you can bask in it's glory as long as you would like.

    Don't worry about the CG thing- it doesn't always work for everyone and it's better to have products that bring out the best in your hair than it is to follow what may seem like the majority.
    3C/4A, fine texture, low-medium density, and low porosity
    CG since November 2013.

    Pre-Poo: infrequent now, Coconut Oil overnight
    Shampoo: Curls unleashed/for occasional sulfate wash when needed, everlasting sunshine.
    Conditioner: Suave Naturals Everlasting Sunshine and GVP's conditioning balm.
    Styler: iagirl's flaxseed curl cream or gelatin gel/conditioner mix. <3
    PT: iagirl's gelatin treatment 3-4 times a month, with conditioner/honey/avj
  • Marci PieMarci Pie Posts: 622Registered Users
    Your hair is beautiful! I think you should use products that work well for your hair CG or not!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3b, Medium-Coarse (slight coarse charactericstics), Normal porosity & Low elasticity per Curl Wizard Profile.
    Low-poo: Nourish Shampoo
    Co-wash: Suave, Vo5, HE, Aussie Moist
    Deep Conditioner: GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave-in: Nourish Conditioner (Trader Joe's)
    Stylers: LA Looks Sports, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil.
    Methods: Wet plop or pineapple at night, diffuse in the morning. Scrunch w/joboba, coconut or almond oil.
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I love your hair!

    However, I disagree about not going CG until you've grown out your old hair. For me, the curly cuts and CGing worked together to bring my curls back. I hadn't straightened my hair chemically or with heat prior to going CG, but there was still damage, just from sulfates and silicones. I noticed a difference with each cut until then, but the biggest difference when the last of my pre-CG hair was cut off.
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,275Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
  • AngelaE8654AngelaE8654 Posts: 1,099Banned Users
    That looks wonderful. Really, really good. :)
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    I'm definitely a "curly" 2c. Sometimes curly and sometimes just wavy upper layer with a ringlety under layer. My hair has been thick and coarse since birth. Strawberry blonde in color that can and does change depending on the type and amount of light.


    All in all, I'm happy with my hair type but almost for sure think yours is prettier. :)
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,762Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    That's a lovely cut. Lucky you finding a stylist that seems to know what she's doing and what she's talking about!
    3b in South Australia.
  • hcook5528hcook5528 Posts: 131Registered Users
    Thanks ladies! You all made my day :)
    Curl Type: mix of 3B and 3C
    Porosity: Low
    Texture: Coarse (medium)
    Kinking Present
    Length: bra strap length or a bit longer

    Shampoo: Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo

    Conditioner: RO Shea Moisture Manuka Honey and Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Conditioner; or sometimes Aussie Moist

    Leave-In: Giovanni Direct Leave-In
    Gel: As I Am Curling Jelly
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,210Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    i think your hair looks great, it's a good haircut!

    i disagree about the products -- as my stylist told me many years ago, it's 50% cut and 50% products. and, as you mentioned, you started seeing better curls since your transition. that happened for me, too. within a week of cg i was getting compliments.
    what products did she sell you and what are the ingredients?

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • SortaRicanSortaRican Posts: 310Registered Users
    Your curls look gorgeous!!! When I had my deva cut done I loved the look and immediately bought the DevaCurl products my stylist used on me but I soon realized it was more of the technique she used than it was the products and I can get a similar look with less expensive and easier to find products...just something to think about. I say use what works best for you. If you are liking the look you are getting with the products you bought from the stylist then use those.
    3b/3c
    Fine, Long, High Density, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

    Products
    CoWash: YTC Nourishing Conditioner/AO Honeysuckle Rose
    LI: GDLI
    Styler: KCCC
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I agree, if you like the products the stylist used, by all means use those. It's your hair and you shouldn't feel pressured by going CG if you don't wish to. I will say CG has made a huge difference in my curls, but I am still not fully CG at times, mainly in the winter.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • hcook5528hcook5528 Posts: 131Registered Users
    Good point! She used the moisture line of the Eufora products on me and I bought them. It's the moisture shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner, and the mousse like product. The thing I don't like is that it doesn't seem to make my hair as soft and the curls don't really become bouncy or defined unless I use a diffuse (lowest setting on Cool). I asked her if I should use the DevaCurl line and she said that seemed to dry out her hair and the tea tree shampoo and conditioner I was using she said I should be careful with tea tree because depending on how much I use, it can dry out my hair. They were sulfate free though. I'm not really sure what else to try, any suggestions? I'd like to only buy one brand and not have to go with a shampoo from one line and then a completely different conditioner.

    I do like that the conditioner and the styling products are super lightweight and they are aloe based. I don't know if they are silicone and sulfate free though.
    Curl Type: mix of 3B and 3C
    Porosity: Low
    Texture: Coarse (medium)
    Kinking Present
    Length: bra strap length or a bit longer

    Shampoo: Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo

    Conditioner: RO Shea Moisture Manuka Honey and Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Conditioner; or sometimes Aussie Moist

    Leave-In: Giovanni Direct Leave-In
    Gel: As I Am Curling Jelly
  • SortaRicanSortaRican Posts: 310Registered Users
    hcook5528 wrote: »
    Good point! She used the moisture line of the Eufora products on me and I bought them. It's the moisture shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner, and the mousse like product. The thing I don't like is that it doesn't seem to make my hair as soft and the curls don't really become bouncy or defined unless I use a diffuse (lowest setting on Cool). I asked her if I should use the DevaCurl line and she said that seemed to dry out her hair and the tea tree shampoo and conditioner I was using she said I should be careful with tea tree because depending on how much I use, it can dry out my hair. They were sulfate free though. I'm not really sure what else to try, any suggestions? I'd like to only buy one brand and not have to go with a shampoo from one line and then a completely different conditioner.

    I do like that the conditioner and the styling products are super lightweight and they are aloe based. I don't know if they are silicone and sulfate free though.

    I was the same way as far as wanting all of my products to be from the same product line. However, through trial and error (and money spent) I have been able to get good results from mixing products as you can see from my signature; and many others with signatures I find use a variety of products.

    As for product suggestions many of the more experienced curlies will likely recommend you learn your hair properties first if you haven't already, this way you will have a better idea of what kind of products/ingredients you should try. You may want to consider a hair analysis. I did and I think it has helped alot. I'm considering the Goosefootprints analysis which seems more thorough then the one I had done.
    3b/3c
    Fine, Long, High Density, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

    Products
    CoWash: YTC Nourishing Conditioner/AO Honeysuckle Rose
    LI: GDLI
    Styler: KCCC
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My hair is better with diffusing as well. The DevaCurl line is tricky, because you have to watch your dew points. It does wonders for my hair in the summer, but makes my hair super dry and frizzy in the winter. These products are loaded with glycerin, so this could be why. They are really great products, but you have to be careful with them.

    If you like aloe based products, I highly, highly, highly recommend Komaza Care Aloe My Hair Leave In. It's fantastic for me year round, and it's pretty light. Great conditioning also.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • DaniGirl88DaniGirl88 Posts: 1,583Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Love your hair!!!! Very pretty.

    I agree with everyone else. The less expensive products tend to work just as well. It is definitely more about technique for my hair. I still haven't mastered it, but I have a style now that doesn't need too much attention (which I love).
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    3B, fine, normal porosity, high density, medium width and length
    Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
    Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Co-Wash
    Leave in Products: As I Am Leave-In, SM Smoothie/Milk, KCKT, Giovanni Direct Leave-In
    Air Dry

    Looking for new products and methods to try!



  • SortaRicanSortaRican Posts: 310Registered Users
    sixelamy wrote: »
    My hair is better with diffusing as well. The DevaCurl line is tricky, because you have to watch your dew points. It does wonders for my hair in the summer, but makes my hair super dry and frizzy in the winter. These products are loaded with glycerin, so this could be why. They are really great products, but you have to be careful with them.

    If you like aloe based products, I highly, highly, highly recommend Komaza Care Aloe My Hair Leave In. It's fantastic for me year round, and it's pretty light. Great conditioning also.

    That's good to know about the DC products, mine have just been sitting there for about 2 months now so I'll have to see how my hair does with them in the summer. I spent good money on them so I don't want them to go to waste.

    I forgot to mention to hcook5528 that I too diffuse, I have yet to find a product that gives me the look I desire without diffusing.
    3b/3c
    Fine, Long, High Density, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

    Products
    CoWash: YTC Nourishing Conditioner/AO Honeysuckle Rose
    LI: GDLI
    Styler: KCCC
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    SortaRican wrote: »

    That's good to know about the DC products, mine have just been sitting there for about 2 months now so I'll have to see how my hair does with them in the summer. I spent good money on them so I don't want them to go to waste.
    Mine have also been sitting around... all winter. It's a shame to buy them and only be able to use them for half the year. I can't wait to start using the gel again, I love it like I love donuts and muffins.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I agree about its being fine to use cheaper and easier to find products. However, I do think that it makes a difference to be consistent about using CG products, i.e., those without silicones and sulfate detergents. While rare use isn't going to set someone's hair back to Day 1 of their CG journey, it can still have a negative effect on the condition of the hair, and that can be cumulative if used repeatedly.
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • ZeldahimeZeldahime Posts: 223Registered Users
    Your new cut is beautiful! I, too agree that less expensive products can work just as well as more expensive products. I, too, also wish to say that you shouldn't restrict yourself to one product line. IME it's very rare to find a product line where every product they make will work well with one's hair. It certainly has never happened that way for me.
    Very fine, high porosity, currently dyed and growing out the relaxed portions. I'm pretty sure my hair's 3b something IIRC. We will be finding out for sure as time goes by.
  • Still_NyaStill_Nya Posts: 27Registered Users
    Gorgeous curls chicky!
    3B--low porosity--high density--fine/medium
    PT: Hello Hydration/coconut oil, Poo: Organix, Condish: Jane Carter, Leave-In: As I Am, CW: Shea Radiance, DT: homemade, Sealant: avocado/jojoba oil, mango butter, Styler: KCCC, Shea Moisture
  • hcook5528hcook5528 Posts: 131Registered Users
    Well, I haven't been able to do my hair like my stylist at all. I am feeling so frustrated with it. I miss the length because on bad hair days I could put it up in a bun and it looked fine. Now, the bun is so small it just looks ridiculous. When I use the products from the salon my hair gets curly enough but throughout the day it gets so dry and it feels awful and poofy. I hate how it sits on my neck and shoulders and I can't put it back anymore. I've decided to go CG all the way and just try to find some style that looks decent enough to wear until I can get my length back. So far this is what I have:

    Shampoo: Nature's Gate Tea Tree Calming Sulfate Free
    Daily Conditioner: Tresseme Naturals and Nature's Gate Tea Tree Calming Sulfate Free Conditioner
    Styler: KCCC

    I ordered the Komaza Aloe LI yesterday because the LI's I have now aren't CG. I also made my own deep conditioner last night that I used on my hair for an hour and it made my hair really soft. I think I'm just going to continue to make it on days that I deep condition instead of buying something else.

    Still miss my length even if the ends were crap I think it just made transitioning easier when I could just throw it up when I was unahppy with the curl on certain days.

    Feeling discouraged today :(
    Curl Type: mix of 3B and 3C
    Porosity: Low
    Texture: Coarse (medium)
    Kinking Present
    Length: bra strap length or a bit longer

    Shampoo: Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo

    Conditioner: RO Shea Moisture Manuka Honey and Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Conditioner; or sometimes Aussie Moist

    Leave-In: Giovanni Direct Leave-In
    Gel: As I Am Curling Jelly
  • SortaRicanSortaRican Posts: 310Registered Users
    Awww don't get discouraged. You just have to find what works for you. As far as the length, I'm sure it will grow back soon enough! It's been a struggle for me too....for months I have been trying different products, some days my hair looked insane and other days it looked semi-decent. I'm just now starting to think I've got a hold on it but I'm sure no sooner then it really warms up I'll be heading back to the drawing board.

    Until then......I just started using the Giovanni Direct Leave In and I absolutely love it! I haven't used it alone because I put a little KCCC just to ensure my hair has enough hold but once I SOTC my hair is still pretty soft, the curls are defined and I don't have too much frizz. Keep in mind I also diffuse which gives me nice volume, not too much though.
    3b/3c
    Fine, Long, High Density, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

    Products
    CoWash: YTC Nourishing Conditioner/AO Honeysuckle Rose
    LI: GDLI
    Styler: KCCC
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • DaniGirl88DaniGirl88 Posts: 1,583Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I am right there with you!! I can never achieve the look my stylist does. It's like she has magic.....

    I'm trying new products and techniques all of the time though. Haven't found anything that works continuously the same. Don't give up though! I think diffusing would help a lot. I guess I just have to get up earlier because I can only diffuse 80% dry hair or else it frizzes out.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    3B, fine, normal porosity, high density, medium width and length
    Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
    Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Co-Wash
    Leave in Products: As I Am Leave-In, SM Smoothie/Milk, KCKT, Giovanni Direct Leave-In
    Air Dry

    Looking for new products and methods to try!



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