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How long did it take u to finish transitioning

i no this is short notice i have been wearing my hair curly all summer but i just started doing cg about 3 days ago how long did it take u to finish transitioning because i have to go to school aug. 12th how long will it take me to get my hair looking good and can anybody give me tips until then

PS: im going into 8th grade:crybaby::-?
I have 3b course hair in dire need of help

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  • onethousandcurlsonethousandcurls Posts: 1,118Registered Users
    Updos will be your best bets until your hair adjusts and you're happy with your look. I took about a month to adjust.

    Don't worry. :glasses8:
    3b/c, CG 9/18/08
    Last process: 04/05/08 Big Chop: 08/08/09
    Currently: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration, Herbal Essences Set Me Up gel (summer only), Boots Curl Creme (winter only)
  • momof3curlsmomof3curls Posts: 227Registered Users
    What kind of problems are you having? I think everyone's hair is different, but I think your hair should be looking fab by Aug. 12. Mine took about 2-3 weeks the first time, and just a few days this time. You'll have to experiment a bit to find the right products/routine for your hair. What are you using now? You should get lots of tips on budget friendly products here. One of my fave conditioning washes is VO5 Vanilla Mint. I'ts only 1.00$! Good luck, and keep us posted. 8th grade is an awesome year!
    2c/3a SL med/fine
    Started CG in 6/08 Fell off the wagon 10/08, Back on since 7/09
    Co-Wash- VO5 Vanilla Mint
    Low Poo once/week- KCCC
    R/O and L/I Tigi Moisture Maniac
    Gels-BRHG and LA Looks Curl (also like Aquage)
    Experimenting with GVP K-Pac, and loving it:cheers:
    Location-Tampa/Orlando corridor
    Learning to love my curls one day at time
  • aaa00aaaa00a Posts: 284Registered Users
    It usually takes 2-6 weeks for most people to transition.

    I personally have a hard time getting through it, after 3-3.5 weeks I usually give in and low poo which then I have to start all over again; and again after 3 weeks I just cannot take it anymore. If I could manage to wear my hair up (causes too much breakage/damage in my dry, brittle hair) I would probably last longer. Although, this is not everyone's experience, most people transition easier. I just produce an excessive amount of sebum (aka hair oil), and usually need to wash my hair 2-3x/day. I'm going to try again starting August, this time I'm changing a few 'tactics'.

    I wish you success on your transitioning to CG.
    Wavy, dry, protein sensitive, coarse, highly overly porus, very low elasticity, medium-thick density, very prone to split ends
    Avoids: Sulphates, Silicones, Protein, Mineral oil, Petroleum, Polyquaternium, Sodium/Magnesium, Heat
    Mod-CG since June 2007
  • onethousandcurlsonethousandcurls Posts: 1,118Registered Users
    aaa00a, low-pooing doesn't ruin your CG routine. You could go mod CG.
    3b/c, CG 9/18/08
    Last process: 04/05/08 Big Chop: 08/08/09
    Currently: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration, Herbal Essences Set Me Up gel (summer only), Boots Curl Creme (winter only)

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