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I'm About To Crack.

All Right. I started CG kind of in april. But not really because I use cones, straightened, and just bleh.
I've been actual cg for aout 2 weeks now and my hair just feels greasy when I wake up and i won't have put anything in it and it will have dried before I went to bed! I use suave coconut conditioner as condish, co wash, and elave in. I use oil and exfoliate onces a week but im stopping oil. What can I do ? I used a product wiht silicone in it tonight and i used shampoo. Help!:disgust:

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  • Riot CrrlRiot Crrl Posts: 3,135Registered Users
    Probably no oil is good if it's too greasy, and vinegar rinse may help also.

    Expecting it to look awesome after sleeping on it, now that is another matter.
  • twirliegirliex3twirliegirliex3 Posts: 70Registered Users
    Is it normal to be so oily though? Is this jsut a phase?
  • rocky brocky b Posts: 187Registered Users
    what hair type are you?
    3b thick and coarse
    CONS
    VO5 champagne kiss, suave coconut, inecto coconut oil moisturizing condish
    CURL CREMES
    mop c
    GELS
    HE SMU, LA sports gel
    LOW POO'S
    cream of nature

    :afro: cg/modified cg since april 2006
  • annielutzannielutz Posts: 209Registered Users
    It seems to be for most people when they go full-on CG, there's a phase where your hair just looks terrible and it's very tempting to just give up. Try not to. It's just a phase. After you get through it, and it can last a few weeks, your hair will thank you.

    Annie
    Modified-CG, 2c, slightly protein-sensitive, color-treated
    :sunny:
    LA County, SoCal - Cool and some humidity FINALLY
    Liking: Suave co-washes, LVPHG, homemade curl cream and DT
    Loving: KCKT/KCCC/HESMU, Biolage, K-Pak reconstructor, SheaM
  • eweniqueewenique Posts: 1,502Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    If you've been CG for 2 weeks, then decrease the cowashing to once or twice a week and water wash instead. Really scrub/massage your scalp and rinse well. Then condition the length to detangle and moisturize. If you are using any styling products, check them for 'cones or 'xanes. Those will buildup and need a sulfate shampoo to remove. It can take 4 - 6 weeks for your hair and scalp to adjust to going shampooless, so give it a bit more time. Try an apple cider vinegar rinse or add a couple tablespoons of brown sugar to your conditioner to make a bit of a scrub for your scalp. (If you are a wavy, then a sulfate-free shampoo once or twice a week might be necessary.) It should get better in time.
    2C wavy with some spirals. CG since April 07. Medium texture and porosity.
    COs: Yes to Cucumbers
    Stylers: Miss Jessies Coily Custard, KCCC

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    Live Simply. Use Soap
    www.TheLatheredLamb.com
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  • twirliegirliex3twirliegirliex3 Posts: 70Registered Users
    I'm like a 2c. I can't find a non sulfate shampoo. They aer to expensive for me! :)
  • UTgalUTgal Posts: 320Registered Users
    Did you look into Burts Bees shampoo? I *think* it's CG and didn't seem all that expensive compared to other brands I've looked into.

    I'm going to look up the ingredient list now.
    2c w/a bit of 3a
    Fine & plentiful, no dyes
    bioInfusion the Gentle One Shampoo
    Currently loving:
    Deva ArcAngell
    Deva Set it Free

    Curly since 6/17/2008.
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  • UTgalUTgal Posts: 320Registered Users
    Burt's Bees More Moisture Raspberry and Brazil nut shampoo:

    Ingredients: water, decyl glucoside, lauryl glucoside, coco-glucoside, glyceryl oleate, glycine soja (soybean) protein, coco-betaine, betaine, glycerin, honey, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, triticum vulgare (wheat) protein, glucose, sucrose laurate, bertholletia excelsa (brazil nut) oil, rubus idaeus (raspberry) fruit extract, citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) fruit oil, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil, eucalyptus globulus (eucalyptus) leaf oil, foeniculum vulgare (fennel) oil, fragaria vesca (strawberry) fruit extract, citrus reticulata (tangerine/petitgrain) leaf oil, litsea cubeba fruit oil, vanillin, artemisia pallens (davana) oil, xanthan gum, fragrance, glucose oxidase, lactoperoxidase

    Baby Bee:
    Ingredients: Water, decyl glucoside, lauryl glucoside, coco-betaine, glycine soja (soy) protein, coco-glucoside, glyceryl oleate, sucrose laurate, glycerin, betaine, vanilla planifolia (vanilla) fruit extract, illicium verum (anise) oil, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil, citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil, eugenia caryophyllus (clove) flower oil, glucose, xanthan gum, glucose oxidase, lactoperoxidase, fragrance
    2c w/a bit of 3a
    Fine & plentiful, no dyes
    bioInfusion the Gentle One Shampoo
    Currently loving:
    Deva ArcAngell
    Deva Set it Free

    Curly since 6/17/2008.
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  • KitaraKitara Posts: 1,224Registered Users
    Cream of Nature Shampoo from Sally's is totally cheap. Last time I was there it was like $8 for this mega monster bottle. I've never used it though so no comment on that part.

    The Burts Bees that I've tried was $8 for a normal size shampoo bottle, but the shampoo was crap. Well, for me it was. It was the Raspberry Brazil Nut one and it just left my hair feeling coated and strange. It was just ick.
  • chgurlsngchgurlsng Posts: 137Registered Users
    Well, Kitara beat me to it. We posted within a minute of each other. :D
    Creme of Nature isn't too bad in price. :) Where I live, it's still sulfate free but I've heard it could be discontinued.
    You can also try the swap board for cheaper buys.