Okay so I hope this is okay to post here, since technically what I have is a curly perm since rods were used to achieve the look. But on the other hands it's a one step, one chemical perm so could also be called a texturizer...^^;;
I am planning on getting a nice camera for my birthday actually so I can start blogging about my hair, and the process, and hair care in general. =D I can't wait to have better pictures of it actually, I have some posted in the curly perm thread from when I first got the process done but none of after with my retouch.
This is a video of me getting my first touch up after almost 15 months (over a year) of have the process first done on my hair, which was 100% natural for 19 years of my life (I'm 20 now :P lol)
My hair either damp or wet in the touch up video so you don't really get to see how pretty and natural the curls look once dry but I would say my texture when dry mimicks this sort of hair texture more. Because my natural natural hair is more coarse, but with fine strands, yet low density (meaning very full thick looking hair)
Here are some other from Gina's other clients that have the dry curl done.
The one with the curly red hair is her daughter.
Anyways onto the gina curl. This is what Gina wrote about her dry curl or "gina curl" on one of her clients (crystalroselove) websites.
Scroll down to 'gina curl'.
The gina curl is a one step process, there is NO straightening of the hair so there is no breakage or extreme shedding like with mannnnyyy other curly perms. That is what attracted me to this originally, the fact that it uses only the liquid thio (which she mixes with silk amino acids)
This also helps the curl to look more natural as even with the tension from the rods your hair retains alot of it's natural texture. My hair naturally is 4B, with about 90% shrinkage. My strands are more coarse than silky, and fine despite my hair appearing to be thick. With the gina curl my CURL PATTERN is looser but my texture is still coarse looking which I like because it appears more natural that way. =D
I also love this process because I am able to use the same products I did as a natural. I use shea moisture products, the shampoos, the leave in's, and their styling curling souffle now :D I really love the fact that even with my hair longer now, although the curls of coure fall more they still shrink up alot aswell and look just are natural and curly as before. =D They don't fall so much that they look like waves or limp noodles is what I mean. They fall like naturally curly hair that is growing out falls. ^^
If anyone has any questions about the process, feel free to ask ^^ I hate seeing so many people upset over curly perms and texturizers gone wrong honestly, I researched gina's salons and clients for almost a year before I even decided to get this done. I also did alot of research on the chemical.