How long does it take?

Once you stopped using cones, stopped brushing and started condish washing, did your curl pattern noticeably improve?

How long did it take until you noticed it?

Edit: when I said curl pattern, I actually meant definition. Sorry...used the wrong term...

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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I think my curl pattern stayed the same, but I did get more definition -- about a month for change to start and it's been evolving since then (13 months since going mod-CG, 9 months since fully transitioning to natural)
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  • missmoniemissmonie Posts: 920Registered Users
    i started wearing my hair curly in May and now that i've eliminated sulfates, cones, and mineral oil, my hair is softer and hydrated. best of all, my curls are easier to define. in the beginning, my hair was a mess! i noticed a difference after a month. so the modified CG routine is definitely working for me.
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  • jeamariajeamaria Posts: 1,851Registered Users
    Months. I'm talking in terms of definition, not my curl pattern (though mine did seem to tighten). I stopped using 'cones and sulfates, but I still used butters and oils on dry hair/without a leave in, which caused frizz, and I also had not found the best moisturizers and conditioners for my hair.

    I started CG within a couple of months of joining the site, but I noticed more definition probably 4 months into the routine, and more and more even now. Had I found better products sooner, I think I would have reaped the benefits sooner, but my hair was also *very*damaged.

    I noticed it in stages; first my hair was more defined with a styler, then with conditioner, then I noticed it was defined while wet-which had not been the case for most of my hair before. Finally, I noticed definition (not perfectly frizz free) on dry, styler-free hair. Definition really increases as you improve the moisture balance of your hair-and that takes time.
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    jeamaria wrote:
    I noticed it in stages; first my hair was more defined with a styler, then with conditioner, then I noticed it was defined while wet-which had not been the case for most of my hair before. Finally, I noticed definition (not perfectly frizz free) on dry, styler-free hair. Definition really increases as you improve the moisture balance of your hair-and that takes time.

    Exactly how it happened with me! :lol:
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    Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
    Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.

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