Newbie question on CG method

Bella6Bella6 Registered Users Posts: 8
I've been reading some on the CG method, and I am a bit confused.

I get the part about sulfite free shampoo and silicone free conditioners. What I am not sure about is the shampoo/cleansing part. So do I use a sulfite free shampoo occasionally and no shampoo the rest of the time?

In leu of shampoo, do I use a conditioner, rub it around as if it were shampoo, and then follow that with an additional conditioner?

A 'for dummies' version is just what I need right now :)
Thanks!

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  • ShayShampagneShayShampagne Registered Users Posts: 114
    Bella6 wrote: »
    I've been reading some on the CG method, and I am a bit confused.

    I get the part about sulfite free shampoo and silicone free conditioners. What I am not sure about is the shampoo/cleansing part. So do I use a sulfite free shampoo occasionally and no shampoo the rest of the time?

    In leu of shampoo, do I use a conditioner, rub it around as if it were shampoo, and then follow that with an additional conditioner?

    A 'for dummies' version is just what I need right now :)
    Thanks!


    I think you mean co-washing. When you wash your hair with a conditioner. If you co-wash you don't follow with another conditioner. If you want to you can because its not required. When you are doing the cg method, you don't wash your hair with shampoo at all. When I read the book that's what they did. If you want to wash your hair, use a sulfate free shampoo b/c of the stripping of natural oils and such. Honestly, I don't understand what you are trying to ask with the first question. :(


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  • Ml001Ml001 Registered Users Posts: 354
    I started using a light conditioner to wash my scalp. Now I use DevaCurl No Poo (basically it is a light conditioner lol). Either way, I use a much smaller amount than I would shampoo. Scrub very well with fingertips. Rinse very well. I did not have luck with store brands (Suave, vo5, etc) and would have to clarify once every couple of weeks due to build up - to do that I used BS/ACV but you can use a sulfate free shampoo. (Some people do not need to do this and use store brands without a problem.) I no longer have to do this with the DCNP. I only wash with the DCNP every 4-5 days typically and in between I am water only (WO).

    On the length I still apply a thicker conditioner. Co-wash or no-poo, I still use conditioner on my length. A co-wash conditioner should typically be lighter than a length conditioner.

    HTH
    remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!! :read2:
    My hair:
    2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
    My routine:
    Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
    RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
    LI: KCKT or CJSL
    Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

    Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
  • Bella6Bella6 Registered Users Posts: 8
    Ok... Im still confused :(

    So co washing is when you wash your hair with conditioner, no shampoo, yes? So the process there is you use a light conditioner to clean your hair... then what? What is a length conditioner?

    So no poo and cowashing are not the same thing? what is low poo? So if the CG method never uses shampoo, when or why would someone use a sulfate free shampoo?
  • Ml001Ml001 Registered Users Posts: 354
    So co washing is when you wash your hair with conditioner, no shampoo, yes? Yes

    So the process there is you use a light conditioner to clean your hair... then what? I use a lighter conditioner to cleanse my scalp, I don't really wash my hair (length). The way I describe that might have caused some confusion, but I differentiate between the two. :bunny:

    What is a length conditioner? Typically, the length/hair is where you want to concentrate the moisturizing conditioner. These are typically thicker in consistency.

    So no poo and cowashing are not the same thing? Co-washing is a form of no-poo, yes.
    what is low poo? This is using a small amount of sulfate-free shampoo every few days.

    So if the CG method never uses shampoo, when or why would someone use a sulfate free shampoo?Some people find that conditioner does not cleanse their scalp the way they would like. So, they use low-poo. This is generally considered a "modified CG" approach.

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    remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!! :read2:
    My hair:
    2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
    My routine:
    Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
    RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
    LI: KCKT or CJSL
    Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

    Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.

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