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Fallen off the CG Wagon

JaxieJaxie Posts: 1,282Registered Users
Well, yesterday I quit the CG routine. I used suave biobasics shampoo and co and used pantene serum beofre using my LA Looks gel, and I did the same again today. I just couldn't take CG anymore, my hair and scalp never looked or felt clean. So I'm back to using sulfates and silicones. We'll see how this turns out! ~~jax
2c or 3a Cut most of my hair off in July '12 and am working on regrowing it.

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  • BlissBliss Posts: 125Registered Users
    hey, whatever works and makes the hair look good :)
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  • CurlyClaireCurlyClaire Posts: 116Registered Users
    Don't feel bad. I did the same thing. I tried CG for a few months in the summer and I just felt like my hair looked and frankly, smelled, dirty.
  • hockeymomof3hockeymomof3 Posts: 2,159Registered Users
    I can totally relate to what you are saying -- well, how's your hair!?! I'm contemplating some cones in my life :)
    3b/a
    Cowash - No Poo
    Conditioner - One Condition
    Gel - Light Defining Gel

    Looking to try Devacurl Decadence line next! Can't wait to try it.
  • SuZenSuZen Posts: 1,595Registered Users
    Everyone's hair is different ,and nobody should feel obligated to follow any particular routine if it doesn't work best for them.
  • SmallFrySmallFry Posts: 614Registered Users
    It's all about you! Do what ever works for you and your hair and don't feel bad about it or feel obligated to do it. I hope everything works out for your curls' happiness! :D
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  • JaxieJaxie Posts: 1,282Registered Users
    I can totally relate to what you are saying -- well, how's your hair!?! I'm contemplating some cones in my life :)
    Its has looked pretty good yesterday and today! Thanks for asking. I just really need to get better at product distribution (I have no talent for it) ~~jax
    2c or 3a Cut most of my hair off in July '12 and am working on regrowing it.
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    Well at least if you use sulfates you can use more diverse and often cheaper products.

    Like all things , it works for some , not for others. If everything worked for every person there wouldn't be so many different products, diet plans, ways of life etc etc

    Take a pic we wanna see!
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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    If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
  • hockeymomof3hockeymomof3 Posts: 2,159Registered Users
    I can totally relate to what you are saying -- well, how's your hair!?! I'm contemplating some cones in my life :)

    I wish I knew for sure if simethicone was water soluble...but that's another story!
    3b/a
    Cowash - No Poo
    Conditioner - One Condition
    Gel - Light Defining Gel

    Looking to try Devacurl Decadence line next! Can't wait to try it.
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    hockeymom if you google simethicone water soluble on google it was the second or third page I saw it's water soluble.

    They put it in medicine too I saw. Usually I see hair ingredients in things like hand lotion not tummy meds.
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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    If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
  • JaxieJaxie Posts: 1,282Registered Users
    medusahair wrote:
    Well at least if you use sulfates you can use more diverse and often cheaper products.

    Like all things , it works for some , not for others. If everything worked for every person there wouldn't be so many different products, diet plans, ways of life etc etc

    Take a pic we wanna see!
    I promise I'll take a pic this weekend and I'll let you know when I've posted it! ~~jax
    2c or 3a Cut most of my hair off in July '12 and am working on regrowing it.
  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    Here's what I found on Simethicone: "Simethicone is a water soluble form used in antacids and other drugs to break up gas in the stomach." It's an anti-foaming agent, so it makes sense for it to be in a conditioner.
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  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    oooooh that's right antifoaming, I did read that. Oh oh ohhhhhh dude I have trouble with foam in my hair, suds rather, wonder if that would help.
    NO wait it doesn't take it out just doesn't add any foaming maybe. Darn back to the drawing board.
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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    If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    You could try that Aussie 3MM. Simethicone does actually reduce foaming. It's supposed to work by combining lots of small bubbles (foam) into less larger ones. Worth a shot.
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  • KurleeKurlee Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    Bailey422 wrote:
    You could try that Aussie 3MM. Simethicone does actually reduce foaming. It's supposed to work by combining lots of small bubbles (foam) into less larger ones. Worth a shot.

    I think Simethicone is what is in "Gas-X". :wink:

  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    hehe gas-x hehe
    Dang it I wish I had gotten this while I was out! Now I have to wait at least a few DAYS! :lol:
    Dang it dang it! Thanks for the input, I'm giving in and getting it as soon as I can get back into town. Woohoo I'd love to put gel in my hair and not see a sea of foam squish to the top argh!
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FMedusahair%2F" class="Popup

    If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
  • hockeymomof3hockeymomof3 Posts: 2,159Registered Users
    Cool! I'm glad I brought it up!
    Good luck everybody :)
    3b/a
    Cowash - No Poo
    Conditioner - One Condition
    Gel - Light Defining Gel

    Looking to try Devacurl Decadence line next! Can't wait to try it.
  • JaxieJaxie Posts: 1,282Registered Users
    I finally updated my pix! New ones of my hair off CG~~jax
    2c or 3a Cut most of my hair off in July '12 and am working on regrowing it.
  • hockeymomof3hockeymomof3 Posts: 2,159Registered Users
    It looks gorgeous!!
    3b/a
    Cowash - No Poo
    Conditioner - One Condition
    Gel - Light Defining Gel

    Looking to try Devacurl Decadence line next! Can't wait to try it.
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    Wow is your hair long now! It's super shiny too, it likes what you're doing!
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FMedusahair%2F" class="Popup

    If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
  • JaxieJaxie Posts: 1,282Registered Users
    Thanks for the comments! Yeah, it really is getting long! And I just had it trimmed on Thursday and she took ove an Inch off! The vitamins are working like crazy, even my hairdresser said that too! ~~jax
    2c or 3a Cut most of my hair off in July '12 and am working on regrowing it.
  • sfisher323sfisher323 Posts: 537Registered Users
    Jaxie, your (newer, off-CG) hair looks gorgeous! Apparently, it likes what you're doing. :)
    embracing my inner curl since late Nov 2006
    2b/3a (I think?)
    color-treated red/brown, medium-textured hair
    PJ, currently using Suave citrus smoothie, B2B pom cond, GF C&S leave-in, AG re:coil, LOOB, HE SMU, Jessicurl HCC, CC, AIS
  • JaxieJaxie Posts: 1,282Registered Users
    sfisher323 wrote:
    Jaxie, your (newer, off-CG) hair looks gorgeous! Apparently, it likes what you're doing. :)
    Thank you!
    2c or 3a Cut most of my hair off in July '12 and am working on regrowing it.