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for those who stopped using gel

i've used gel all my life because it was the only thing i knew of to keep my hair in check. i used to use tons of it. my hair was always crunchy but i liked it like that. now i hate that. so recently i have been trying to stay AWAY from gels cause even tho i can scrunch out most of the crunch, i still felt it and i wanted soft curls. a lot of curlies say they dont use gel or have cut it out of their regimes. i started cutting it out and it started off really good. next time i tried no gel, i had a little bit of frizz. and then the third time, i had big time frizzing.

for those who stopped using gel, is frizz an issue? if so, what do you use to stop the frizz? i've been using FOTE AVG and [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] or pink boots with [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink].

TIA! :happy7:
para los gustos se hicieron los colores

i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products :)
wash with Low Poo or Poo
condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
Play with ACV

Comments

  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    I stopped using gel last September when I started to use the more natural products and soap bars. I didn't start back until end of Jan/beginning of Feb--I was loosing my curl in the dry cold we were having. So far, I haven't gone back to not using gel. But have been thinking of it. Unfortunately, I just bought a few, LOL!
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • ellageorginaellageorgina Posts: 1,511Registered Users
    I'm slowly decreasing my gel useage.
    Yesterday I used 2 big blobs of LaBella lots of curls, then 2 (large lol) pea-sized amounts of BRHG

    Today I just used 2 large pea-sized amounts of LA looks for curls and 2 small pea-sized amounts of LA looks Sport. And I didn't actually get any frizz, it's a lot better - not stringy or crunch

    I think tomorrow I'm gonna try 2 pea-sized amounts of LaBella and a teeeeeeny bit of LA looks and see how that works :)
    3b-med texture-med porosity
    CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
    Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
    Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
    Gel: Lavera Organic

    My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3 :love10:
    www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

  • burgundy_locksburgundy_locks Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    i stopped using gel for a couple days and my hair was looking really good!! and i even told Ella to do it! LOL. but i think i'm just gonna stick to a small amount - just for the frizzies. because technically, i doesnt need it to hold curls, because the back of my hair curls really good and stays curly, but the frame of my face, which usually is not an issue, is acting up! i guess everything is ok in moderation :tongue3:.
    para los gustos se hicieron los colores

    i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
    CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products :)
    wash with Low Poo or Poo
    condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
    Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
    style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
    Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
    Play with ACV
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    Like you, I have to have some for my face frame and for general frizz control. I don't use a great deal, though - maybe a nickel size amount of BRHG or a quarter size of LALSG.

    Never used gel at all before going mod-CG - I always used to us use thin sculpting lotions, curl cremes, or sometimes mousses followed by hairspray. Now I seldom use hairspray because of the alcohol, thus, the use of the gel for hold.
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett
  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    I've had success styling with conditioner only. And using OHM SHP alone or with [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] gives me tons of curls with little frizz. I hate the crunchies too but my hair loves gel so :dontknow:
    High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

  • mlle_carriemlle_carrie Posts: 79Registered Users
    I use flax seed gel. I love that it is natural. But I don't use very much. I read a few threads where people said they only get 2-3 uses out of a batch of FSG, but mine ends up going bad before I use all of it...only about a tablespoon at a time. It only gets a little crunchy and it's really easy to scrunch out...leaving just soft definition.

  • ellageorginaellageorgina Posts: 1,511Registered Users
    I'm having to ween myself of the gel! So tomorrow just a tinnnnny bit, eeek!!
    My hair did look good today and didn't frizz too much so we shall see!
    3b-med texture-med porosity
    CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
    Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
    Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
    Gel: Lavera Organic

    My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3 :love10:
    www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

  • burgundy_locksburgundy_locks Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    Like, the FSG let me with little frizzies too... i dunno... i think my hair is changing.... i usually get frizzies when my hair is wet, but it literally dries to ZERO frizzies... my last good hair day was Sunday: 4629_91826202327_507177327_1810112_5548513_n.jpg

    Silly pic, i know :). i was hungry :toothy3:

    but look at those sexy ringlets!!!! that was only avg and [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink]! but now, even with the bit gel, its still frizzy and dull.
    para los gustos se hicieron los colores

    i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
    CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products :)
    wash with Low Poo or Poo
    condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
    Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
    style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
    Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
    Play with ACV
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    I have never really used gel at all on my hair- my hair hates gel and will not cooperate if I use it. That's why I have pretty much been a conditioner-only girl since the 10th grade (and I'm 34 now). I used to slather my hair in Tresseme for years and years, but now I use GVP Tea Tree (Paul Mitchell knockoff) and Aussie Moist. Both are thick conditioners with a lot of slip. They are not CG though so I don't know if that's a factor for you.

    Conditioner gives you hold, curl definition, and depending on the brand can leave your hair either shiny or dull, but at least you're not going to be crunchy.
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    Heh, you're so cute!

    Do I have frizz? I know I never have quite as controlled a look as some of the curlies here do, but I still think my hair looks pretty good. I suppose you'd have to judge from my pics whether my hair is what you might consider frizzy or not.
    [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] gives my curls plenty of definition. It might not hold up throughout a whole day of wearing my hair down, but I still can't complain.
    por-que-no-te-callas.jpg
  • curry curlscurry curls Posts: 969Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I've kindof stopped using gel recently...mostly due to being lazy and not having time for it to air dry fully with the gel. My hair has actually been looking better without it. I've just been putting in the GVP conditioning balm.

    So, BekkaPoo and the others who just use conditioner how much conditioner do you leave in? I'm leaving in a tablespoon or so but thought more might be better since leaving out the gel. Or, maybe not. :)
    Started CG July 8, 2008 :)


    3[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle or Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
    Rinse out: Ion Effective Care Treatment
    Leave-in/Styling: Alba Botanica leave in with Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner :love2: on top
  • anonymous_22139anonymous_22139 Posts: 659Registered Users
    I've never used gel, can't stand crunchy stringy hair. I kinda want big, full, but well formed curls.

    I live in Utah, and products for curls are not easy to find - but I happened upon Lock and Twist gel at Walgreens /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.organicrootstimulator.com%2Fproducts%2Flock_twist.htm" class="Popup

    It is basically coconut milk and glycerine. I don't form twists with it, I simply apply it like a gel, plop for about 20 minutes, clip let dry and go.

    Anyway, it works for me.
  • burgundy_locksburgundy_locks Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    hey all. when i leave in conditioner, my hair times looks ashy/ dull. that is why i try to rinse it all out. if its a leave-in conditioner, then i dont get that as much. and i've left in lustrasilk and it was ok. but i guess it depends on the conditioner itself.

    sairis- i guess i wouldnt mind a bit of frizzy. but it literally looks like nasty dried frizzie. i think i might need a clarifying wash... or an ACV rinse? my hair is just not looking right :hmph:

    i wish i can the look gel leaves my hair with, without the crunchy... really? this hasnt been invented?! LOL. perfect sales pitch - Get the same look without the crunch!!!! lol.
    para los gustos se hicieron los colores

    i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
    CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products :)
    wash with Low Poo or Poo
    condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
    Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
    style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
    Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
    Play with ACV
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    So, BekkaPoo and the others who just use conditioner how much conditioner do you leave in? I'm leaving in a tablespoon or so but thought more might be better since leaving out the gel. Or, maybe not. :)


    I couldn't give you an exact amount. Mostly it depends on what I want for my hair that day.. for more control and definition, I use more conditioner (say, enough to cover the palm of my hand, maybe more if I don't get enough coating all of my hair). For more volume I use less conditioner. In that case I rinse out most of it, and going by feel, just leave in enough to feel a little slip, and then seal with an oil or shea butter and air dry.
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    Kitschy wrote: »
    I've never used gel, can't stand crunchy stringy hair. I kinda want big, full, but well formed curls.

    I live in Utah, and products for curls are not easy to find - but I happened upon Lock and Twist gel at Walgreens /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.organicrootstimulator.com%2Fproducts%2Flock_twist.htm" class="Popup

    It is basically coconut milk and glycerine. I don't form twists with it, I simply apply it like a gel, plop for about 20 minutes, clip let dry and go.

    Anyway, it works for me.

    That looks really good.. I may have to try that. ORS really has a lot of good products for a good price. I have their tea tree leave in too (although I don't use it much).

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.organicrootstimulator.com%2Fproducts%2Felasticitea.htm" class="Popup
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • anonymous_22139anonymous_22139 Posts: 659Registered Users
    [quote=BekkaPoo;993125
    That looks really good.. I may have to try that. ORS really has a lot of good products for a good price. I have their tea tree leave in too (although I don't use it much).

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.organicrootstimulator.com%2Fproducts%2Felasticitea.htm" class="Popup[/quote]

    I've been looking for a good leave-in. I've been using my co-wash (Suave coconut) as my leave in. I'll have to try elastic-i-tea. Thanks.
  • CsaracCsarac Posts: 861Registered Users
    I only use a leave in, Giovanni 50/50, while my hair is soaking wet, then I plop for 5 minutes, then apply [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] and let it air dry about 20 min. Then I diffuse for some volume (about 5 minutes or so). I normally don't have frizz as long as I put enough [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] in.

    And if, after my hair is dry, and I notice there is some frizz I add a little more [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] to my DRY hair and it tames the frizz immediately, adds shine and definition.

    Hope that helps!
    HG: Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee (always and forever)
    Cantu Naturals s & c (shampoo 1x a week), use conditioner as a co-wash every day and LI under my gel.


    Air dry then diffuse canapy layers only for volume
    Coconut oil before/after coloring grays and on ends.

    2b/c mix waves/curls - coarse, frizz prone, med. thick, porous, at-home color, protein sensitive but I still need it sometimes, glycerin-sensitive (I think) in high humidity. After 16 years on NC.com I FINALLY figured it out..

  • ellageorginaellageorgina Posts: 1,511Registered Users
    I changed my routine around. I used a pretty non-descript leave in and then [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] for the first time and a pea sized amount of gel
    I LOVVVVVE [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink]!!!!!!! I'll leave out the gel next time. And I feel like my style is 'set' as though I won't have to do it again in the morning :D yay!
    3b-med texture-med porosity
    CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
    Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
    Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
    Gel: Lavera Organic

    My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3 :love10:
    www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    So, BekkaPoo and the others who just use conditioner how much conditioner do you leave in? I'm leaving in a tablespoon or so but thought more might be better since leaving out the gel. Or, maybe not. :)
    I do it like this. I really like the results.

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fcurllove.blogspot.com%2F2008%2F11%2Fstyling-with-conditioner-only.html" class="Popup
    High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

  • curry curlscurry curls Posts: 969Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    BekkaPoo wrote: »
    So, BekkaPoo and the others who just use conditioner how much conditioner do you leave in? I'm leaving in a tablespoon or so but thought more might be better since leaving out the gel. Or, maybe not. :)


    I couldn't give you an exact amount. Mostly it depends on what I want for my hair that day.. for more control and definition, I use more conditioner (say, enough to cover the palm of my hand, maybe more if I don't get enough coating all of my hair). For more volume I use less conditioner. In that case I rinse out most of it, and going by feel, just leave in enough to feel a little slip, and then seal with an oil or shea butter and air dry.

    Thanks BekkaPoo. Sorry for the delay...just saw this. I think I'll try using more conditioner next time.
    Started CG July 8, 2008 :)


    3[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle or Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
    Rinse out: Ion Effective Care Treatment
    Leave-in/Styling: Alba Botanica leave in with Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner :love2: on top
  • goobernutgoobernut Posts: 2,317Registered Users
    burgandy locks -- you are just soo cute. Who cares if your hair is a little frizzy lol.
    Grand Goobah Caedran, Aqueous Infusion of Demulcents, Order of the Curly Crusaders

    Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.
  • burgundy_locksburgundy_locks Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    thanks ladies!!! my hair is just crazy. it's pretty much cooperating again! does anyone know if is there any correlation with that time of the month and hair?

    anyways:happy3: goobernut, i dont normally care about frizzy... but there was this really cute guy at work from our London office and i wanted to look cute! hahaha, i'm a mess!!!!!
    para los gustos se hicieron los colores

    i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
    CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products :)
    wash with Low Poo or Poo
    condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
    Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
    style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
    Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
    Play with ACV
  • ellageorginaellageorgina Posts: 1,511Registered Users
    You're absolutely adorable don't even worry! To be honest i can't even see any frizz - I looked at your fotki and to be honest your long 2nd day hair at night is my goal, and the short bob a while into CG... welll uh hello, amazing! I'm jealous of your hair. I admit it. Lol.
    3b-med texture-med porosity
    CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
    Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
    Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
    Gel: Lavera Organic

    My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3 :love10:
    www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

  • burgundy_locksburgundy_locks Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    You're absolutely adorable don't even worry! To be honest i can't even see any frizz - I looked at your fotki and to be honest your long 2nd day hair at night is my goal, and the short bob a while into CG... welll uh hello, amazing! I'm jealous of your hair. I admit it. Lol.

    heeheehee :laughing2: . thanks ella!!! you are so sweet!! i love your hair in ur avatar pic! i would love to see more! our hairs look very similar IMO. my trick with the long hair was over night plopping. that was the only thing that worked!!! now that its short i cant over night plop :( but thank goodness for the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] :).
    para los gustos se hicieron los colores

    i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
    CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products :)
    wash with Low Poo or Poo
    condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
    Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
    style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
    Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
    Play with ACV
  • ellageorginaellageorgina Posts: 1,511Registered Users
    I think it looks pretty similiar too! I'm gonna make a fotki and get some pics on there in the next few days so you can have a look. And you're right, thank god for [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink]! My hair has improved soooo much it's unreal! Did you do the b/c just to donate your hair or did you do it cause you wanted it short? Just out of curiosity :)
    3b-med texture-med porosity
    CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
    Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
    Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
    Gel: Lavera Organic

    My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3 :love10:
    www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

  • burgundy_locksburgundy_locks Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    I think it looks pretty similiar too! I'm gonna make a fotki and get some pics on there in the next few days so you can have a look. And you're right, thank god for [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink]! My hair has improved soooo much it's unreal! Did you do the b/c just to donate your hair or did you do it cause you wanted it short? Just out of curiosity :)

    Yes, i can't wait to see!!! i actually wanted to cut a large chunk of hair. but i figured, that hair could be used for something better than ending up on the floor at a salon. so i decided to keep growing it till it was long enough to donate it. i wish i could do more volunteer stuff but at the moment it doesnt fit in with my schedule. so i thought this would be something doable and would benefit someone!! i usually change up my hair style in january - new year new look, but i held out till last month!! but after the BC my hair has been so much more healthy, it is incredible!!! it feels amazing in the shower even before the conditioner!
    para los gustos se hicieron los colores

    i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
    CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products :)
    wash with Low Poo or Poo
    condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
    Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
    style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
    Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
    Play with ACV
  • ellageorginaellageorgina Posts: 1,511Registered Users
    Awww that's really sweet of you! I wish I had done the same with my hair after my bc cause there was a LOT of hair right down to the small of my back. But that was a long time ago and I didn't know about stuff like that, so maybe one day :)
    Problem is with me and pics is that my hair looks good but my face... well.... LOL.
    3b-med texture-med porosity
    CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
    Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
    Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
    Gel: Lavera Organic

    My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3 :love10:
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