what is "CG"?

I am new here and I keep coming across references to "CG"? Can someone enlighten me about what this means?

Also, what does it mean to "co-wash"?

And while I'm here with questions, does anyone have any good recommendations for organic shampoo that is good for 3a hair?? And what about styling products? I often use a small amount of pomade but I'm thinking there is probably something better out there...

Thanks! :)


  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    CG stands for the curly girl method of hair care.
    Here is the CG before and after thread
    This blog post explains the method and what cowashing is.
    http://pedaheh.blogspot.com/ (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
    2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
    Cowash: Tresemme naturals
    Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
    Curl enhancer: FSG
    Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
    PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
    Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    There are a lot of stickies at the top of each forum. You should read through them. It will help you understand what everyone is saying. There's one that has a lot of the acronyms, etc.

    It's more important to know your hair properties than your curl type. Here's a thread to help: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=67218 Once you know your texture and porosity, look for people with hair like yours and "stalk" them. See what they use (most have it in signature) and what they do.
    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
  • citylizzy79citylizzy79 Posts: 4Registered Users
    thank you both for the very helpful info!

    i did try looking through stickies to see what i could find but i guess i was looking in the wrong places.

    again, thank you :)

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