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Question about the CG method

So, for the past few weeks I've been co-washing with a conditioner that has silicones in it, but I'm deciding to go completely CG now. Will it be okay if I just start co-washing with a silicone free conditioner or cleanser? Or do I have to wash my hair with a sulfate shampoo and THEN start doing that?

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  • KiraSavannahKiraSavannah Posts: 423Registered Users
    You can do what you want, but to clear the silicones and let moisture get to your hairyou should do a final shampoo

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    Weekly Deep Treat-Dermorganic Intensive Hair Masque
    Bi-Weekly RO:Tresseme Naturals - V.Smooth/N.Moisture
    Daily Leave in:Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Detangler
    Daily Oil: Olive Oil & Conut Oil Mix
    Daily Styler: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    Eeek don't cowash with silicones!

    You'll need a silicone-free sulfate shampoo OR a silicone-free low-poo with coco-betaine or cocamidopropyl betaine in the ingredients for a final wash to break down the silicones before you go CG!
    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
  • anissafersureanissafersure Posts: 255Registered Users
    wavydaze wrote: »
    Eeek don't cowash with silicones!

    You'll need a silicone-free sulfate shampoo OR a silicone-free low-poo with coco-betaine or cocamidopropyl betaine in the ingredients for a final wash to break down the silicones before you go CG!

    I know, I know! It wasn't until a few days ago that I learned silicones were bad. Guess I was pretty late on that! If I wash with a sulfate shampoo, I can start using the no silicone conditioner right after with no problem?
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    I know, I know! It wasn't until a few days ago that I learned silicones were bad. Guess I was pretty late on that! If I wash with a sulfate shampoo, I can start using the no silicone conditioner right after with no problem?

    Yup! Just make sure the sulfate shampoo doesn't have silicones in it. Most sulfate shampoos do. Alternately do a low-poo with coco or cocamidopropyl betaine (make sure no cones!). Sometimes when you're CG it's good to have one on hand, in case you need to clarify (from buildup or accidental silicone use).
    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
  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Posts: 1,255Registered Users
    Yes, as long as your sulfate shampoo doesn't contain silicones.
    CG since 11/2011
    2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

    Go To Products /Routine:
    Clarifying: Suave Essentials Strawberry
    Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
    CO: Suave Essentials Strawberry, V05 Kiwi Lime
    RO /LI: Tresemme Perfectly (un)Done, Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze, Suave Essentials Strawberry, Renpure Brazilian Keratin (old formula)
    Stylers: LALSG, AIF, HETT, Suave Professionals Firm Control
    PT: IAGirl's as needed
  • anissafersureanissafersure Posts: 255Registered Users
    Thanks so much guys!
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Have you read through either the stickies here and on the newbies board or the Curly Girl book? You can do your clarifying wash with sulphates or with cocoamidopropyl betaine, both will remove any build up.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Posts: 1,082Registered Users
    I second everyone!
    CG, High Porosity, Fine, Low Density, Medium Elasticity
    Suave, V05, GF Go clean gel, ACV rinses, CO, and Gelatine PT.
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