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Followers of the CG cult

KurleeKurlee Posts: 1,354Registered Users
I am curious of how many members of the CG cult (CG routine) there are on the board.
Also how you follow it;
"Full" CG - only herbal cleansers
"Modified" CG - SLS free shampoo now and then
"kinder" silicones - can get removed my SLS free shampoos or other non SLS free product (what ever that might be)

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  • alguma pessoaalguma pessoa Posts: 619Registered Users
    Modified (just in case CG is the one :wink: ) with no silicones.
    We're all born mad. Some remain so.

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  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    Not a follower.
    I only shampoo 1x/week or so and I do try to use milder shampoos but it's not CG because I've done this most of my life, long before there was a CG. And I like silicones.
    But to each their own....
    Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali


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  • EbayaholicEbayaholic Posts: 9Registered Users
    Wow I thought most people here were FULL BLOWN CGers! :shock:

    Guess I was wrong most are just like me "MODIFIED CG AND LOVIN' IT"! :P
    Modified CG'er yeah I "POO"! /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FEbayaholic%2F" class="Popup :wink:
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  • KurleeKurlee Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    I actually have the feeling most are on a Modified CG. I am curious to see if it is true. Not that it matters. All just for fun.
    Important to point out that what ever makes your hair feel and look good is the right thing for you.

  • LrigyttiwLrigyttiw Posts: 66Registered Users
    I think I'm FULL CG..the only cones that I suppose I use is what's in OneCondition.. and I'm getting some Low Poo.. I avoid silicones as much as possible.. so I'd pick the Full CG & kinder silicones..
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  • EbayaholicEbayaholic Posts: 9Registered Users
    RushGirl wrote:
    I think I'm FULL CG..the only cones that I suppose I use is what's in OneCondition.. and I'm getting some Low Poo.. I avoid silicones as much as possible.. so I'd pick the Full CG & kinder silicones..

    Question when someone Poos they modified, or is Low Poo not really a Poo at all? So what would RushGirl be Modified CG or Full CG & Kinder Cones? Am I confused or what? :shock:

    :lol:
    Modified CG'er yeah I "POO"! /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FEbayaholic%2F" class="Popup :wink:
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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Modified CG & "kinder" silicones

    I shampoo my scalp w/a gentle shampoo, use some cones.
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • KurleeKurlee Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    Ebayaholic wrote:
    Question when someone Poos they modified, or is Low Poo not really a Poo at all? So what would RushGirl be Modified CG or Full CG & Kinder Cones? Am I confused or what? :shock: :lol:


    I don't understand this either. There are things with the CG routine that I can't make sense of in my head.
    In one way I would thing that Low-Poo is “full” CG when it is a Devachan product, but that would make all the SLS free shampoos Full CG right? So maybe we are all “full” CG as long as we go SLS free and avoid the hard to remove ‘cones.
    In another way all of this doesn't matter, but I am one of them people that would like things to be "perfect" so I can be at peace with it, if that makes sense at all. It's like I want it to be logical and some what easy. CG is pretty complicated for me right now with all of the ingredients out there that it seems like LM didn't think of when she wrote the book, also the fact that she seems to have different approach now doesn't make it less clear to me.
    Well, this got longer than I planned.

  • mitabirdmitabird Posts: 226Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I picked "Full CG & kinder silicones". The only cones I use are the ones in [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/DevaCurl-One-Condition-p-55.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=devacurl-devacurl-one-condition]devacurl one condition[/buylink] and I don't use it very often. Other than that, I stay away from all cones.
    Western Pennsylvania

    3b, medium textured, medium thickness, medium porosity, protein sensitive
    CG since 6/22/04

    CO Washes: Suave Conditioners, Devacurl No Poo
    Conditioners: Trader Joe Nourish, GV Conditioning Balm, JC Too Shea
    Styling: Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee, Chi Infra Gel, GF Pure Clean Gel
    DT: Devacurl Heaven in Hair, Nature's Therapy Mega Moisture, Hask Henna & Placenta (every 3 mo)

    Hair photos
    pw: manycurls
  • LrigyttiwLrigyttiw Posts: 66Registered Users
    Ebayaholic wrote:
    RushGirl wrote:
    I think I'm FULL CG..the only cones that I suppose I use is what's in OneCondition.. and I'm getting some Low Poo.. I avoid silicones as much as possible.. so I'd pick the Full CG & kinder silicones..

    Question when someone Poos they modified, or is Low Poo not really a Poo at all? So what would RushGirl be Modified CG or Full CG & Kinder Cones? Am I confused or what? :shock:

    :lol:

    Good question..lol Well, I don't have my Low Poo yet..so I'm still Full CG..lol I would think that "maybe" since LP is Devachan it's still Full CG.. is it a shampoo or a "cleanser" kwim? I wasn't thinking it was a shampoo really.. but maybe i'm wrong..?? Anyone have a clue? Right now I use no shampoo...
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  • LrigyttiwLrigyttiw Posts: 66Registered Users
    Kurlee wrote:
    Ebayaholic wrote:
    Question when someone Poos they modified, or is Low Poo not really a Poo at all? So what would RushGirl be Modified CG or Full CG & Kinder Cones? Am I confused or what? :shock: :lol:


    I don't understand this either. There are things with the CG routine that I can't make sense of in my head.
    In one way I would thing that Low-Poo is “full” CG when it is a Devachan product, but that would make all the SLS free shampoos Full CG right? So maybe we are all “full” CG as long as we go SLS free and avoid the hard to remove ‘cones.
    In another way all of this doesn't matter, but I am one of them people that would like things to be "perfect" so I can be at peace with it, if that makes sense at all. It's like I want it to be logical and some what easy. CG is pretty complicated for me right now with all of the ingredients out there that it seems like LM didn't think of when she wrote the book, also the fact that she seems to have different approach now doesn't make it less clear to me.
    Well, this got longer than I planned.

    Good points.. when is the other book coming out? I guess we'll know what we are from that right? I hope so at least!!

    For now..and even when I do get the Low Poo..I'll consider myself Full CG & Kinder cones..
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  • KurleeKurlee Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    I haven't heard anything about when the next book it coming out. Seems no body knows?

  • LrigyttiwLrigyttiw Posts: 66Registered Users
    Kurlee wrote:
    I haven't heard anything about when the next book it coming out. Seems no body knows?

    Hmmm...maybe I was dreaming..lol but I coulda sworn someone mentioned something about reserving it on Amazon??? Maybe I was dreaming..LOL
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  • alguma pessoaalguma pessoa Posts: 619Registered Users
    RushGirl wrote:
    Kurlee wrote:
    I haven't heard anything about when the next book it coming out. Seems no body knows?

    Hmmm...maybe I was dreaming..lol but I coulda sworn someone mentioned something about reserving it on Amazon??? Maybe I was dreaming..LOL

    I think Kris Kurl said that.
    We're all born mad. Some remain so.

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  • KurleeKurlee Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    Really?? :shock: I need to check that out. :D :shock: :wink:

    ETA: Couldn't find anything.

  • LrigyttiwLrigyttiw Posts: 66Registered Users
    I found it.. I miss read what she said..she's waiting for another book to be published next month and then she'll get that with the Curly Girl book.. prolly the first one.

    This is what she said:

    I haven't yet read Curly Girl (am waiting for another book that will be published next month so I can get them together from Amazon and get free delivery), so haven't (yet) abandoned shampoo. I wash my hair every 3 days, but only shampoo the roots. I use lots of conditioner, and leave it in while I wash myself in the shower, then rinse some of it out.



    RATS! I thought it was coming out next month for a second there.. oh well.. we sit and wait...lol
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  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    Am I the only one who sees this thread, and every time thinks it basically assumes if you have *any* opinion on CG you're part of a cult?


    I don't think that's what was intended by the original post at all, but it still makes my skin crawl.
    The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
    -Speckla

    But at least the pews never attend yoga!
  • KurleeKurlee Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    NetG wrote:
    Am I the only one who sees this thread, and every time thinks it basically assumes if you have *any* opinion on CG you're part of a cult?


    I don't think that's what was intended by the original post at all, but it still makes my skin crawl.

    What?? *confused*
    No, it wasn't. :)
    All just for fun.

  • mayimmayim Posts: 2,301Registered Users
    I consider myself modified CG only because once in very blue moon I'll use a non-sulfate poo to scalp wash... I try to avoid silicones at all costs, but I still sometimes think I need an oomph from a mini-poo. I usually clarify by other means though. Can't hurt to make sure all the build up is gone though... I dunno.

    However, I must say, I did this today and my hair reminds me of what it was like in the pre-CG days - more wavy than curly, sort of puffy and unmaneageable... I don't like it!! And back then, it was every 3 days or so... the waiting for my hair to "normalize" itself again. I'm so glad I'm off that boat.

    Anyway - generally I'm a no-cone condition washer. It's a good life.

    :D

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  • AshleyEverhartAshleyEverhart Posts: 16Registered Users
    I'm really a "Full CG & no silicones" so I guess that means I'm on it hardcore...lol. Honestly though, I'm *REALLY* tempted to use silicones lately! That Bumble and Bumble Curling cream made my hair SO shiny. I think after I transition completely I'll use that stuff and the Jessicurl cleansig cream to get it out. Its too risky now with this fragile hair of mine though.

    I'm not crazy cult like obsessed though....not yet anyway
    *3/A to 3/C
    *CG: Oct '04
    *Stopped using lye: May '04
    *MUA Name: Frizz
    *Nap Name: Ashley_Everhart
  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    Kurlee wrote:
    NetG wrote:
    Am I the only one who sees this thread, and every time thinks it basically assumes if you have *any* opinion on CG you're part of a cult?


    I don't think that's what was intended by the original post at all, but it still makes my skin crawl.

    What?? *confused*
    No, it wasn't. :)
    All just for fun.

    I didn't think you did really mean it in a bad way! I can see how it can be meant in fun with all the vehemence some people have about "You MUST use CG!" It just reminds me of bad things, seeing the word cult.

    Just don't mind me. I'll go away now. :wink:



    **walks away whistling**
    The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
    -Speckla

    But at least the pews never attend yoga!
  • KurleeKurlee Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    I'm really a "Full CG & no silicones" so I guess that means I'm on it hardcore...lol. Honestly though, I'm *REALLY* tempted to use silicones lately! That Bumble and Bumble Curling cream made my hair SO shiny. I think after I transition completely I'll use that stuff and the Jessicurl cleansig cream to get it out. Its too risky now with this fragile hair of mine though.

    I'm not crazy cult like obsessed though....not yet anyway

    I started using some 'cones too again, well the one in One Condition mostly. I decided not to care so much about things as long as my hair likes it.
    I am obsessed with my hair because it is the first time in my adult life that my hair feels soft and looks shiny. I really want full CG to work for me because it has done wonders for my hair, but I don't care about others doing it or not. I actually think it is great that we all like different things.

    NetG wrote:
    Kurlee wrote:
    NetG wrote:
    Am I the only one who sees this thread, and every time thinks it basically assumes if you have *any* opinion on CG you're part of a cult?


    I don't think that's what was intended by the original post at all, but it still makes my skin crawl.

    What?? *confused*
    No, it wasn't. :)
    All just for fun.

    I didn't think you did really mean it in a bad way! I can see how it can be meant in fun with all the vehemence some people have about "You MUST use CG!" It just reminds me of bad things, seeing the word cult.

    Just don't mind me. I'll go away now. :wink:



    **walks away whistling**

    :wink:
    No worries.

  • JoyForeverJoyForever Posts: 1,628Registered Users
    I tried CG for a few weeks... all it did was make my hair poofy so that I had to use tons of product to get it under control. Maybe I was overconditioning, or getting build-up, but I tried an ACV rinse, and it made no difference.

    So I went back to my shampoo... yeah, it has "no-no" ingredients, but ya know what... it works for my hair. It makes my hair shinier, softer, healthier-looking and -feeling, more defined, more manageable... and it gives me the freedom to use cones if I wish because it has sulfates to wash 'em out. So there! :P :wink:

    I'm kidding with the "so there." No offense meant to CGers... but if going non-CG makes my hair look and feel better, then that's what I'm gonna do.
    Previously Joy4ever.
    Changed because the "number in place of a word" thing was bugging my no-longer-14-year-old self.
  • Oregano  (formerly babywavy)Oregano (formerly babywavy) Posts: 5,297Registered Users
    I think there are those that are CG in the sense that they strictly follow the routine, and then there are others, who took the information in the book and established a routine for their lifestyle. I co wash weekly, (okay, so I occasionally break down and shampoo) I use the cheapest, but still no-cone, products I can find - Suave M&H conditioner and AV gel - I diffuse everyday til it's dry, dry, dry, and I often pull it up by the end of the day. I'm can be pretty rough w/ it at times. I never brush, or comb for that matter, and I don't straighten it. I obsess enough about my hair, I don't need to start worrying that I will "disrupt the curl pattern"
    ~ the artist formerly known as babywavy ~

    Please excuse any typos. For the time being, we are blaming it on my computer.
  • curlywallycurlywally Posts: 53Registered Users
    The silicone on One Condish. is mixed with two other ingreds. that make it a water soluble silicone, at least that's what the ingredient article that is sticky posted at the top of these topics states. Check it out...

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  • KurleeKurlee Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    Sorry curlywally, don't mean to stalk you or anything.. :wink: (Posting on your threads tonight.)
    Anyways, here is a thread about possible buildup from One Condition and the silicone in it.
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    I guess it might just be water soluble IN THE BOTTLE but not in the hair...

  • curlywallycurlywally Posts: 53Registered Users
    Thanks! It looks like it's washed out by HCC, though, which is what I use. It also looks like a lot of people like it...including you! Do you still like it?
    3a (with some 3b) long, blonde curls.


    password: curly
  • KurleeKurlee Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    Yeah, if you use HCC there is no problem.

    I have actually gone over to using the Elucence Conditioner instead. It's like my hair got heavy and droopy from One Condition. I only used conditioner washes at the time though, no HCC.
    Elucence has no silicone and it doesn't weigh my hair down. It doesn't cost as much as One Co. too. I just like it better some how I guess.
    They are both good conditioners though.

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