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at odd with my husband :(

simone.tunzisimone.tunzi Posts: 30Registered Users
lol I love the cg method and have been using it on my son .I will try to post two pictures here of him before and after it .My husband on the other hand thinks his hair looks greasy .Thinks not using shampoo is crazy!
Myself I love the way my sons hair looks with CG

before
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after
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A Curly Girl living in a barbie World :laughing6:

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  • irociroc Posts: 7,890Registered Users
    I do not like the CG method. I personally think it makes hair look limp and stringy. I know most people here think otherwise.

    I personally like his hair better in the first pic. Just my opinion.

    Your son is adorable! !


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  • simone.tunzisimone.tunzi Posts: 30Registered Users
    iroc wrote: »
    I do not like the CG method. I personally think it makes hair look limp and stringy. I know most people here think otherwise.

    I personally like his hair better in the first pic. Just my opinion.

    Your son is adorable! !


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    lol your like my husband . I personally love the CG method but perhaps various hair types respond differently .My husband has been complaining,like I said just as yourself ,his hair looks greasy now .Asked my sister this weekend she said know he probably just needs a hair cut :(
    He does not like anyone to touch his hair ,and I guess I also feel it starts looking messy because of that .My four year old approach is out of bed and ready for the day .lol
    A Curly Girl living in a barbie World :laughing6:
  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Posts: 5,132Registered Users
    I think both pics look good. It seems like CG gives his less volume. I personally don't care for big hair so I like the second pic better. I am modified CG. Full CG makes my hair greasy but I naturally have an oily scalp. Your son's hair doesn't look greasy. I wonder if you lied to your husband and said you used shampoo if his opinion would change. Sometimes it's the idea of not shampooing that turns someone off more so than the actual result.
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    Shampoo: nonsulfate shampoo and Suave Naturals sulfate shampoo when needed
  • simone.tunzisimone.tunzi Posts: 30Registered Users
    I think both pics look good. It seems like CG gives his less volume. I personally don't care for big hair so I like the second pic better. I am modified CG. Full CG makes my hair greasy but I naturally have an oily scalp. Your son's hair doesn't look greasy. I wonder if you lied to your husband and said you used shampoo if his opinion would change. Sometimes it's the idea of not shampooing that turns someone off more so than the actual result.
    Myself without the cg my hair has no curl definition:(
    That is probably why I love CG. Actually I had not even
    Told my husband till after he started complaining. About what the
    CG method was.he had no idea I did not use shampoo.
    I just washed my sons hair with Devacurl one conditioner
    Then left a pea size amount in his wet hair to dry. First time
    And my husband advised whatever it was I did to his son's hair
    He wanted it out because it looked greasy.
    My son does not want to cut his hair and I fully support
    His choice,even more due to the amount of people complaining
    To me about his hair being cut
    A Curly Girl living in a barbie World :laughing6:
  • wavycurlyria_87wavycurlyria_87 Posts: 78Registered Users
    I personally like the before as well. His hair seems to have more body and isn't so weighed down. I think the cg method benefits those with more tighter curl patterns or it really just depends on what type of hair you have. You can still use a non sulfate shampoo and still be curly girl (or boy) in his case. lol
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    I like both but prefer pic 1. I'm partial to big hair. Maybe there is a compromise like a once a month clarifying shampoo.
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  • soko2002soko2002 Posts: 2Registered Users
    Your sons hair looks very similar to my son. I prefer a little bit of the two. I like the fullness of number one but the ringlets and shininess in number two is what I would like more of. I'm not sure what products you're using, but until I figured out the right combination number two is what my sons hair looked like. Now I think it is more in between the two but I'm able to be CG.
  • soko2002soko2002 Posts: 2Registered Users
    Here's one of the back
  • hairy situationhairy situation Posts: 56Registered Users
    And I like the first pic better :p You could smooth a teeny bit of coconut oil over it with your palms to give it a more "conditioned" look. My hair gets greasy with the CG method so I shampoo occasionally but not every time. My DD is never shampooed and solidly CG but her hair needs way more moisture than mine.
  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    maybe you should ease on the conditioner? maybe it will turn into a medium and not look as weighed down as you like and not as big as your husband likes?
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  • SunshinelizSunshineliz Posts: 29Registered Users
    I think both look good. Perhaps though if you tweaked the routine a bit your husband would come around. He seems to be objecting to the "pieciness" of it. If you try lighter conditioners or gels or mousses (or whatever), you may still get the definition you love and it'll look less greasy to your husband. I went through phases where I had more definition, but definitely looked greasy and it took some time to find the right routine. My wavy curls are loose and I have to be careful using products on it.

    But your husband reminds me of mine a bit. When he first found out that I wasn't using shampoo on our 5 year old daughter he nearly marched her right upstairs and did it himself. He's come around now. He's a curly guy himself and although I haven't convinced him to give up on shampoo, he has learned to use leave-ins and to never brush his hair. Both his and our daughter's hair has never looked so good!
    Closet wavy...trying to decide if I want to come out.:)
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    For some reason I can't see the pictures above. But I agree with others that you may just need to do some tweaking and try lighter conditioners or do an occasion low-poo to keep his hair from getting too weighed down or even greasy looking.

    You know, it's so silly - it's not like you're not washing his hair, you're just not shampooing it. And, after all, it's only been for the past 100 years or so that anyone's shampooed.
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  • Curls&AgapeCurls&Agape Posts: 52Registered Users
    wow I love his hair in the first picture! looks way better! It looks like all it needs is a light coat of gel/curl pudding/oil whatever run gently over the canopy of his head to tame the ever so slight frizz and it would be perfect!

    the second pic is too greasy looking, makes him look like he is auditioning for fabio JR or something lol.

    have you tried modified CG? even a shampoo with no sulfates might be better than nothing. only once a week. an all natural one. then your hubby thinks he is getting shampooed (even tho its got no sulfates), and his hair mightnt be so weighed down with product or conditioner.

    the other option is rinsing a little of the conditioner out so you only have half as much in there?

    but if your little boy is happy with it, and you are too, i guess theres no need to do anything!

    but i really do love that first photo, what a cutie, what a head of gorgous hair!
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I prefer the first pic. More volume, less messy.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
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  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    I agree with using a sulfate free shampoo. I use my Shea Moisture No Poo once a week. Also you might want to change conditioners. I have the same one and noticed my hair looked greasier when I use it. You have to be careful with dark hair from my experience (my natural color is a dark brown if not black) it can easily look greasy. It's one of the reasons why I dye it light brown lol. He's a cutie :)
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  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    One Condition is designed to moisturise curly hair not wash it, it's quite low on the cationic surfactants that cleanse hair and scalp effectively and rich in emollients and humectants. Maybe show hubby an article on the different types of surfactants, cationics are just a different sub-family from anionics like sulphates in shampoo.
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    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
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  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Posts: 1,419Registered Users
    His hair seems really healthy. I like the first pic simply because its so full and fluffy. :)
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  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,270Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    What a cutie. He is like a baby "Ryan" in the jessicurl videos.

    Jessicurl How-To - Ryan - YouTube
  • CurlyCutie1394CurlyCutie1394 Posts: 348Registered Users
    I suggest a low poo in there it's still CG but its a "shampoo" do your husband can't complain
  • sleighbellesleighbelle Posts: 28Registered Users
    Your son is adorable! That said, I personally prefer the first picture, though I can see why you like the definition in the second. To me, it just seems like his hair is too weighed down. How fine is your son's hair? Usually young children have baby hair or rather fine hair, so it might just be that the conditioner is weighing down his light-weight strands (when it gets thicker, maybe co-pooing will be more beneficial)! I would go with a sulfate-free shampoo like shea moisture once or twice a week (bonus, your husband can't complain) and continue using the devacurl one condition at the ends only.

    Please post results/updates if you end up changing anything after all :-)
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  • KorkscrewKorkscrew Posts: 1,834Registered Users
    Yeah, this will sound harsh but plenty of folks seem to disagree w/me so who knows what the truth is: Honestly his hair looks greasy, limp and unwashed to me in that second pic ... very product-ridden and in need of a wash. Not cute.

    :hiding:

    But in the first pic, his hair, IMO, looks healthy and natural :D
  • KiraSavannahKiraSavannah Posts: 423Registered Users
    Yeah I actually agree, low poo sounds better for your son, SheaMoisture Poo's are great and still follow cg, silicone free, sulfate free. I like #1 volume but #2 definition :)

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  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Posts: 1,082Registered Users
    Have you tried not leaving the One Condition in his hair? You could use it as a conditioner, but not a leave in. Sometimes, that can lead to it weighing the hair down. I agree with everyone else, you could try a low-poo so that it can give equity between you, your husband, and your son's hair.

    P.S- Your son and his curls are adorable! :toothy4:
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  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    I prefer the big fluffy hair in pic 1 as well!

    Cowashing may be good for adults who are likely to only ever have sweat or sebum on their scalp (which you can remove with cowashing) but kids get into all kinds of interesting messes which may need surfactants that are stronger than the cationic ones in the cowashing-appropriate light conditioners. This is my theory. Someone already mentioned that the One Condition is not meant to be a cowashing conditioner.

    CG permits gentle sulfate-free shampoos. Drugstore ones include YestoCucumbers, DermOrganic, Giovanni. You can always dilute these a little bit to make them easier to spread, and effectively use less of them. The SheaMoisture ones are also very good and CG, but the shea in them might weigh his hair down.

    You can always look into something like

    Butt Naked baby

    Erbaorganics - Baby Shampoo

    California Baby Natural & Organic Products Hair & Body
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
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  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    ... your son is SUPER cute!
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • Always@nightAlways@night Posts: 566Registered Users
    As the other ladies said he is ADORABLE, i also like the first picture more as well.