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Help! My hair is so oily I could cry!

I started the CG routine a little over a week ago. I decided to make all the products myself. My other option would have been to order online. I can't use drugstore products - my hair has always reacted badly to those.

At this point I'm ready to go back to my old ways because my hair looked better then. I won't go back because I'm hoping that with a little bit of time and some adjustment my curls will be better or at least be back to what they used to be.

I am using the "Generic No-Poo" with added fresh lemon juice to preserve & scent, the "Generic One-C" (with the jojoba oil NOT the olive oil), I did a Deep Moisture Treatment ("Generic One-C + honey + aloe vera gel) after doing a "Wattacurl Wants" (baking soda rinse) last weekend, today I added the juice of a small lemon to the "Generic No-Poo), I also did a ACV (apple cider vinegar) rinse because I would still feel the oily film in my hair, I use Coconut milk as a leave-in conditioner and use the "Flax See Hair Gel" (to which I added aloe vera gel).

My hair has NEVER been oily!!! I HATE it! Talk about build-up - I never noticed any residue of any products in my hair before now. On a positive note though, my hair has never felt stronger and my scalp feel very clean & healthy.

HELP! HELP! HELP! What am I doing wrong?
Desperately seeking curly

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  • zeldagoblinzeldagoblin Posts: 575Registered Users
    Hi there,

    I'm pretty newbie myself, but I'm finding that, since all our curls are unique, we need to juggle Lorraines standard ingredients a little. I need quite a lot more lemon juice than she suggests, and I go very easy on the oil.

    I'm still a long way from finding whats best for me, I think its a case of getting to know your hair.

    I'm considering doing a modified version of CG right now, I feel buildup occuring too. Maybe once I've found what my hair likes best, I can do away with the 'poo altogether, but I'm finding that when I used something my hair hates, I really want to wash it out.

    I hope someone more experienced can advise you better!

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  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    When I get buildup I can generally wet my hair, put conditioner on (my co wash kind) then take a handful or two of straight baking soda and smear it around in my hair, work the conditioner mix around and then rinse really well.

    I have soft water so I get buildup easy, if I need to I modify the CG method and use a shampoo once in a while.
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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  • imported_curly_in_caliimported_curly_in_cali Posts: 58Registered Users
    Thank you for the support and the suggestions!
    medusahair wrote:
    When I get buildup I can generally wet my hair, put conditioner on (my co wash kind) then take a handful or two of straight baking soda and smear it around in my hair, work the conditioner mix around and then rinse really well.

    Do you condition you hair with anything after doing the baking soda thing?
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    Sorry, that information would have been helpful :oops:

    I rinse really well and condition afterwards. Usually this works, the baking soda I mean, if that doesn't work I have to move to a no sulfate shampoo, that's still CG or finally as a last resort a gentler sulfate.
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Posts: 5,132Registered Users
    Cali, your hair is gorgeous! :D Seriously. Going completely CG left me with a lot of build up, so I modified it. Unlike a lot of other curlies, my scalp tends to be on the oily side. CO washing does not work for me. However, I still use a mild shampoo once - twice a week (Burt's Bees More Moisture) and deep condition and scalp massage with olive oil, suave coconut co and rosemary oil once a week. So maybe you should still use your products but maybe not as much on your scalp, use almond oil (not as heavy as others) lightly, etc. You might just be overdoing it.
    3b/c, medium-coarse, low porosity, high density
    HG: Jessicurl Too Shea and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    Shampoo: nonsulfate shampoo and Suave Naturals sulfate shampoo when needed