Holy's working!

I mean I believed all the stories I just didn't think I could get that lucky, it's working!

A week ago today (9/8) I ran out to Sally's and bought all new stuff; however, everything but one product had silicone in it. Then last Thursday (9/10) I went out and bought more stuff--stuff I pulled off a CG approved product list. I bought Suaze Naturals Ocean Breeze, Got2Be Defiant Define + Shine Pomade, F/X Curl Booster Fixative Gel and Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Scrunching Gel. I had been trying all different combinations of product and then I think I might have hit the nail on the head today--can it be?!?

Today I woke up, bathed and conditioned with SNOB (hehe, snob, lol), then I rubbed F/X Gel in my hands then into my hair--I then used my Denman brush and brushed through it, next I fingered raked HETT into my hair, then I tried Rudee's super soaker and I modified it, I leaned over the sink and super soaked my hair to get pretty decent clumps--over soaking wet hair I put the LA Looks Gel into my hair and gently scrunched it in. After doing that I immediately diffused my hair because I had to run to lab. I dried it to nearly 80/90%, and left. So anyways, here is a little look at my hair since starting this process.





It's not great, but it is awesome compared to what it was! Let me know what you think. :)

The pictures are a bit small, so to see bigger pictures you can check my blog: /home/leaving?" class="Popup


  • Lucky CharmLucky Charm Posts: 1,250Registered Users
    wow its looking great so far! what a difference in just a short time!!!
    - 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
    - MOP C Hydrating 'poo
    - LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
    - treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
    - plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots
  • mrosev14mrosev14 Posts: 37Registered Users
    I know, I am so freaking excited!

    Thank you for all your advice and tips earlier they were greatly appreciated.
  • tinahtinah Posts: 1,195Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    It looks great! You can definitely see the improvement in it!! I'm so happy for you! Congrats!
    CG - 3/27/09
    3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
    Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
    Styling: lube and BRHG
  • shortstackshortstack Posts: 158Registered Users
    Looks great! Congrats and way to go! :occasion5:

    (and I'm jealous of your length - it's going to take me forever to get there but I think this is the only way to do it)

    2a/3a, fine, highlights and lowlights, shoulder length. Chicago suburbs. 8-)
    Lo-poo: Terax Miele or Collagene, Unite Eurotherapy, CJ Daily Fix
    Co-wash: Suave Tangerine or Strawberry
    Rinse-out: Terax Crema, TIGI MM or Oatmeal/Honey, Biolage Cond Balm, CJRehab
    Leave-In: Beauticurls LI, LOOC, GDLI
    Stylers: Terax Silk Foam, KCCC, Komaza CHP, Aquage Megagel, ABBA Pure Finish
    SOTC: Tweek,CJ Beyoooticurls Leave-In!
    DT: JCWDT, Ouidad, Curl Fix

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  • zcurlygirlzcurlygirl Posts: 217Registered Users
    Wow! I always love seeing the transformations! Good work!!! :thumbright: Btw, you should post these on the Post your Before and After Pictures Thread. :)
    Co-Wash: TJ's Nourish
    Conditioner: 1/2 TJ's Nourish, 1/2 AO Honeysuckle Rose
    Leave-in: GDLI, CJ Curl Assurance
    Love: Pineappling, FSG and this website!
    CG Since Sept. 5th, 2009!!!:thumbup:

    With the help of StruttsWife's E-book:
    Normal Porosity, Fine Texture (who would've thunk!), normal elasticity, and medium density.

    PM me if you have suggestions for my hair (i.e. product, etc.), help would be very much appreciated!
  • wavy wonderwavy wonder Posts: 3,061Registered Users
    looks awesome already:) WTG!!!!
  • mrosev14mrosev14 Posts: 37Registered Users
    Thanks guys! I am super excited about it. I am definitely going to post in the before and after section, but I am going to give it a little longer for it to become the best it can be. :)

    Any suggestions for getting it to the best it can be?
  • StruttsWifeStruttsWife Posts: 819Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Just keep doing what you're doing. And don't let it freak you out if your hair goes through a really frizzy stage for a week or two at first. Sometimes, your hair doesn't know how to hang onto all the additional moisture in the the re-hydration process and it will go a little wonky. Grit your teeth and get through'll be just fine :)
    - Tiffany
    Hair Stylist and Curly Hair Specialist - St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa Bay)

    Blog: Live Curly, Live Free
    Facebook fan page: Live Curly Live Free

    Sulfate- and non-water soluble silicone-free since 04/22/2002
    3B, brunette: medium texture, low porosity, high density

  • mrosev14mrosev14 Posts: 37Registered Users
    Awesome Tiffany, thank you! I am going to grit through it because I WILL have beautiful curls.