Post your before & After CG pics

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  • msjananimsjanani Registered Users Posts: 624
    Interesting, none of the befores look bad, but it does show that some of us never really see our curl potential until we change our routines around.

    Exactly! I think so many curlies think that what they have is as good as it's ever going to get, so they just accept the status quo. I know that's how I was. My hair was frizzy and poofy and I hated it, but I figured that's just how my hair was. And in pictures it didn't even look so bad.

    Interestingly, I discovered this week when I found some old containers of them, that the combination that had given me the best "pre-CG" hair and that I really liked before finding this site was...silicone free. Imagine that.
    3A low/medium porosity, medium texture

    Current products:
    Stylers: HE Tousle Me Softly, Condition 3-in-1 Mousse
    Conditioners: Terax Crema, Mill Creek Botanicals Henna Conditioner
    Cleanser: DevaCurl NoPoo

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/theevolutionofcurl/
  • whatsercurlwhatsercurl Registered Users Posts: 4,049
    Riot Crrl wrote: »
    At least you guys always had some kinda curls. Look at my before! It's just hanging there all fuzzy and crinkly.

    Uh .. did you see mine? A big pouf with no curl.

    It's really cool to see what CG can do for some people. Always knew I couldn't stand the pouf but had no idea i had this much curl lurking in the shadows of sulfates and 'cones.
    Current Products: CJ Products: CF, DF, CT, SG, AFG, CIAB AND CK is back!
    Current Experiment: S&C by D

    Curl Fix and Daily Fix are my HGs :love4:


    Sulphate and cone free since July 2007

    wavy/curly fine texture/medium porosity/medium-low density

    http://public.fotki.com/whatsercurl/

    PW: wavycurly

    Seek not to change the world. Rather seek to change your mind about the world.
  • Riot CrrlRiot Crrl Registered Users Posts: 3,135
    But whatsercurl, your before pic is so tiny! OK I guess you can be in the "What were we thinking" club. SoaringSiren can't, because while her hair got way cuter after CG, it was already cute before.
  • SoaringSirenSoaringSiren Registered Users Posts: 765
    Riot Crrl wrote: »
    But whatsercurl, your before pic is so tiny! OK I guess you can be in the "What were we thinking" club. SoaringSiren can't, because while her hair got way cuter after CG, it was already cute before.

    Sure, if you call incredibly crunchy cute!! ;) Maybe you're just looking at my face more than my hair. My face IS pretty gorgeous! :D

    ...And now I've met my vain quota for today. :laughing7:
    3a locks!
    Daily Products!: Suave Naturals Coconut, Jessicurl WDT, MOP-C, Biotera Curl Creme, & LA Looks Sports Gel!
    ^^^Proof that you can be CG without spending tons of money! =) ^^^

    CG since April 5th, 2008!

    http://public.fotki.com/SoaringSIren/
    pw: lotsofcurls
    jillipoo wrote: »
    Boy, it really depends on the gel (and the weather, and the position of the stars, and what kind of mischief Britney Spears has gotten into).
  • Tanna_GTanna_G Registered Users Posts: 50
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    Before and short

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    About 2 weeks before CG


    And yesterday: (about 6weeks CG and cut)
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    3A CG

    Using: VO5 cowash, Tigi MM, JCRR, and CCSS
    Trying: Pink Boots (so far so good)
    Occasionally: Burts Bees Rasberry condish
    Didn't like: JC Too Shea or Aloeba, Bioterra CC or glaze
  • BabydollRingletsBabydollRinglets Registered Users Posts: 205
    what did you guys do to change the texture in your curls?

    drastic changes!

    i need to know!! :blob7:
    3c/3b fine texture, normal density, high porosity

    Shampoo: Devacare Low Poo, Devacare No Poo
    Conditioner: Devacare One Conditioner
    Leave-In: Devacare One Conditioner
    Oil: Grapeseed Oil
    Treatment: Coloful Protein Filler
    Gel: Eco Styler Argan Oil
  • Tanna_GTanna_G Registered Users Posts: 50
    Well for me it is: NO SHAMPOO! No Silicones ('cones or 'xanes), no brushing..Ever!, lots of condish. A good basic CG method :)

    I knew there was a difference, but until I found these before pics I didn't realize how much of a difference.
    3A CG

    Using: VO5 cowash, Tigi MM, JCRR, and CCSS
    Trying: Pink Boots (so far so good)
    Occasionally: Burts Bees Rasberry condish
    Didn't like: JC Too Shea or Aloeba, Bioterra CC or glaze
  • newcurlynewcurly Registered Users Posts: 1,310
    Tanna - I love, love, LOVE your hair. It's what I wish my hair would look like!
    "Well I love that dirty water. Oh, Boston, you're my home!"
  • Tanna_GTanna_G Registered Users Posts: 50
    :toothy7:Thanks newcurly! You have made my day! :blob7:
    3A CG

    Using: VO5 cowash, Tigi MM, JCRR, and CCSS
    Trying: Pink Boots (so far so good)
    Occasionally: Burts Bees Rasberry condish
    Didn't like: JC Too Shea or Aloeba, Bioterra CC or glaze
  • misfitcurlsmisfitcurls Registered Users Posts: 736 Curl Novice
    transitioning (ignore the chins i was like 30lbs heavier!)
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    stringy cranky day before cg shot
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    straightened (if you can call it that)
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    today (the frizz is from riding in the jeep with the windows down!)
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    HENNA HEAD
    3B just past BSL in back (when curly)
    CG since 3/08
    HG's:biolage condtioning balm and kpak (both the generic value versions)
    overnight plop with a flour sack the strutt way
    honey after leave-in
    satin sleep cap & shea butter for day 2 hair
    USING:KCKT&KCCC(its my HG :))
    ALSO LOVE:jessicurl aloeba leave-in, rr, ccss
    http://public.fotki.com/misfitcurls/
    by: Riot Crrl!
    I think you could walk around with words and stick people drawn on your face and still look supercute.
  • whatsercurlwhatsercurl Registered Users Posts: 4,049
    Riot Crrl wrote: »
    But whatsercurl, your before pic is so tiny! OK I guess you can be in the "What were we thinking" club. SoaringSiren can't, because while her hair got way cuter after CG, it was already cute before.

    The picture is out on my fotki where for some reason it is bigger. But I know what I was thinking - that I was a "straight" reject. :thumbdown:
    Current Products: CJ Products: CF, DF, CT, SG, AFG, CIAB AND CK is back!
    Current Experiment: S&C by D

    Curl Fix and Daily Fix are my HGs :love4:


    Sulphate and cone free since July 2007

    wavy/curly fine texture/medium porosity/medium-low density

    http://public.fotki.com/whatsercurl/

    PW: wavycurly

    Seek not to change the world. Rather seek to change your mind about the world.
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Registered Users Posts: 17,502 Curl Neophyte
    what did you guys do to change the texture in your curls?

    drastic changes!

    i need to know!! :blob7:

    For me it was ditching the silicones and sulfates and adding real moisture. The silicones make me stringy and limp.

    Tanna, your pics llok great!
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Registered Users Posts: 15,402 Curl Neophyte
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    My blog - http://suburbanbushbabe.wordpress.com/
    My FOTKI - http://whatsnew.fotki.com/suburbanbushbabe/
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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.
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Registered Users Posts: 17,502 Curl Neophyte
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    Wow, that is a big change in definition.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • JodenyseJodenyse Registered Users Posts: 138






    straightened (if you can call it that)
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    I love that look on you:toothy7:........... but I dont think I would call it straight either:wink:
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    Play a game while feeding the hungry 20 grains at a time:nike:
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Registered Users Posts: 15,402 Curl Neophyte
    Wow, that is a big change in definition.

    Bleaching/highlights and texlaxing did a job on my hair. I was so not ready to accept the hair growing out of my head, I couldn't see what the chemicals were doing to me.
    My blog - http://suburbanbushbabe.wordpress.com/
    My FOTKI - http://whatsnew.fotki.com/suburbanbushbabe/
    comic-p.jpg

    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.
  • mysteryflavoredmysteryflavored Registered Users Posts: 1,271 Curl Novice
    SBB wins. :wink:
    Location: North NJ or NYC
  • KitaraKitara Registered Users Posts: 1,224
    Had a hard time finding a pre-cg pic without a ponytail or hat.
    That's exactly why I haven't posted. I took "before" pictures and I had pictures from when I first cut my hair (donated 12") this last time and my computer crashed taking everything with it. I looked through photo albums and every single one of me has my hair in a pony tail.
  • msjananimsjanani Registered Users Posts: 624
    SBB wins. :wink:

    Seriously! SBB, you are one hot lady, I gotta say. And that hair transformation is phenomenal. Completely amazing. I am in awe.
    3A low/medium porosity, medium texture

    Current products:
    Stylers: HE Tousle Me Softly, Condition 3-in-1 Mousse
    Conditioners: Terax Crema, Mill Creek Botanicals Henna Conditioner
    Cleanser: DevaCurl NoPoo

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/theevolutionofcurl/
  • KitaraKitara Registered Users Posts: 1,224
    Tanna_G wrote: »
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    I have just adopted a new hair idol. Your hair is PERFECT! Wow!
  • QueenConverseQueenConverse Registered Users Posts: 20
    Before CG, I used to shampoo frequently, brushed my hair, didn't use any products. I HATED my hair so much and thought thats just how it was and there was nothing I could do to improve it!:

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    After CG;


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  • JodenyseJodenyse Registered Users Posts: 138
    Before CG, I used to shampoo frequently, brushed my hair, didn't use any products. I HATED my hair so much and thought thats just how it was and there was nothing I could do to improve it!:

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    After CG;


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    Whoa, BIIIIIG difference:toothy7:. You and your hair are very pretty!!!!
    www.Freerice.com
    Play a game while feeding the hungry 20 grains at a time:nike:
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    Can someone please tell me how to change my Username?!??
  • Tanna_GTanna_G Registered Users Posts: 50
    Misfit, thank you for the compliment! You know how I love your hair :)

    Kitara~Thanks for the compliment too, but your hair has volume I would love. I think your hair is beautiful!

    Tanna
    3A CG

    Using: VO5 cowash, Tigi MM, JCRR, and CCSS
    Trying: Pink Boots (so far so good)
    Occasionally: Burts Bees Rasberry condish
    Didn't like: JC Too Shea or Aloeba, Bioterra CC or glaze
  • twirliegirliex3twirliegirliex3 Registered Users Posts: 70
    WWOOWWIEE! Drastic! It has finally convinced me that to boost my wavy curls (or curly waves) into full frontal curls.

    Currently, I haven't been cleansing besides deep treating it once in a while, straighten it about once ever two weeks or more (!) and use shampoo once a week sometimes more, like suave regular. and use cones. (shame shame on me) But it has helped already so i et this will give me a boost. Plus I'm going to get a curly cut. I'll ask then to cut each curl. :) Yay. But i'll start nexy week because this week i cna't bring along my rtresemme condish with me and dont want to have to bottle it and all.
  • KitaraKitara Registered Users Posts: 1,224
    Ok, so I've dug out an old picture. My hair doesn't really photograph well because it's so dark, but this is as good as I could get. I was just about ready to deliver my son who is now 8 so this was taken quite a few years ago.

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    And this was taken after my first ACV rinse. My favorite post-CG picture of me.

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  • bouclettebouclette Registered Users Posts: 5
    i love your hair i am living in the uk as well and i
    wonder if youcan help me with the product you use my hair type is 3a to 3b thanks
  • CurlyOver40!CurlyOver40! Registered Users Posts: 758

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    Yeah.. your hair is beautiful...yada, yada, yada..... but what I wanna know is..
    what do you do to your eyelashes to get them to look that gorgeous!

    3a/3b

    Latest routine:
    Sauve Coconut CO
    Or
    Trader Joe's Nourish
    Giovanni 50/50
    Giovanni Direct Leave In
    JoicoWhip
    Newest Fav: Curl Junkie Coffee-Coco Curl Creme
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • RawrSallyRawrSally Registered Users Posts: 1,388
    On a "good hair day" back in December.. :thumbdown:
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    About two days ago. :)
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  • QueenConverseQueenConverse Registered Users Posts: 20


    Yeah.. your hair is beautiful...yada, yada, yada..... but what I wanna know is..
    what do you do to your eyelashes to get them to look that gorgeous!

    Thanks! I use Max Factor mascara, the one in the black tube (not gold) :) and thats it, my eyelashes are naturally long and thick which I am sooo grateful for and I don't do anything else to them apart from a lil mascara.
  • a.l.i.c.e.a.l.i.c.e. Registered Users Posts: 673
    This thread is giving me major hair envy. I will have to dig up some photos tonight, even though I still feel like I haven't made a dramatic transformation, but I'll let you guys be the judge.
    Everyone's hair looks SO GOOD! More more more...
    botticelli-ish bob.

    Current Routine:
    -Suave Aloe & Waterlily cowash/leave-in
    -Giovanni Direct Leave-In
    -FOTE aloe vera gel

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