Complete this sentence-To get consistent results, I have to...

justajesuschickjustajesuschick Posts: 1,657Registered Users Curl Neophyte
I'm 47. Straight hair until 6/2010. THANKS, thyroid!
2b, medium-fine, normal-low porosity, medium density and elasticity
CG since 7/1/2010

Cleanse: Abba Color Protect
Condition: DevaCurl OC
LI: CJ-Deep Fix, Beauticurls LI
Curl Enhancer: CHS Curl Keeper, KCCC
Gel: Alba Strong Hold Gel, BRHG, Hugo Naturals Gel, SS FHG, CJPP
Trying/Maybe: Ecostyler, CJRM

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  • plunkybugplunkybug Posts: 2,526Registered Users
    To get consistent results, I have to...pray to the hair gods and goddesses. That said, diffusing does help me get more consistent results than when I don't diffuse, but I don't always get consistent results even when I diffuse. Hoping maybe the smasters technique will help.


    Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

    2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

    Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

    Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showpost.php?p=1252125&postcount=59

  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,726Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    To get consistent results, I have to wet my hair every day (no 2nd day hair here), never run out of LA Looks Sport Gel (if they ever discontinue this I will die), and never go anywhere with soft water (my hair hates it).
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -  
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - 
    https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/color/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    plunkybug wrote: »
    To get consistent results, I have to...pray to the hair gods and goddesses.

    haha so true! It also helps when it's not so stinkin' hot outside either.

    I can't brush before putting in stylers because my wave pattern is too weak. I can comb before rinsing out my conditioner though. I also have to scrunch and not rake in my stylers and then plop. I tried not plopping and my hair wasn't very wavy!
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • SalamanderSalamander Posts: 328Registered Users
    - use the Icequeen method
    - scrunch in a lot of Ecostyler Krystal upside down
    - scrunch in a little bit of BHRG over that
    - plop for a while, ideally 20 minutes or so
    - do a protein treatment and an ACV rinse once a week
    2a/b right now; 2c when it's longer
    Fine/iii density/high porosity

    Current favorites:
    Suave Naturals Coconut co-wash
    GVP Protein Restructuring Conditioner
    GVP Conditioning Balm
    Eco-Styler, LALSG, BRHG, Garnier Curl Shaping Spray Gel
    ACV rinse 1x per week
  • finaleofseemfinaleofseem Posts: 900Registered Users
    (1) Icequeen
    (2) Scrunch Ecostyler both upside down and right-side up
    (3) Diffuse (pixiecurl) to about 80 - 90% dry, then air dry

    Cleansing and conditioners change with the seasons, but I always Icequeen and I ALWAYS use Ecostyler and I always diffuse.
    Location: West Virginia (Eastern Panhandle)
    2b/cMii, medium-high porosity

    Likes protein and most oils, HATES mineral oil
    Summer Routine
    Poo: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
    Cowash CJ Daily Fix
    Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
    Leave In: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, SSRPT
    Stylers: Ecostyler Krystal, LALSG (in really high dews)
    PT: SS Repairing Protein Treatment

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