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So how many actually do CG now?

KurleeKurlee Posts: 1,354Registered Users
I am curious. It seems like less people do it here on the board than it used to be. I might be wrong.

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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Other -- I use shampoo w/gentle sulfates once/week, mostly on the scalp. I rinse or condition-wash in between. I usually don't use cones but don't avoid them like the plague if they aren't bad ones. :) I don't use any of the CG concoctions as they strip my color. I guess I use some CG ideas, but I really already had this routine before CG came around.
    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
    CurliLocks wrote:
    Other -- I use shampoo w/gentle sulfates once/week, mostly on the scalp. I rinse or condition-wash in between. I usually don't use cones but don't avoid them like the plague if they aren't bad ones. :) I don't use any of the CG concoctions as they strip my color. I guess I use some CG ideas, but I really already had this routine before CG came around.

    That is kinda what I do right now.

  • lazykerrilazykerri Posts: 650Registered Users
    Other, I call myself modified cg usually but it's similar to the other posters above. I guess what's similar to cg is I don't use the sulfate-containing shampoo more than about once or twice a week. I've also been trying to avoid cyclo -ane (you know the cone) and other non-water soluble cones. I haven't decided yet if these modifications will work for me long term.

    What about you, Kurlee? :)
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    ~ Always naturally lazy and curly! ~

    Photo album password: curly
    Blog: lazykerri.wordpress.com
    Curl Type: 3a Fii
    Current Favorites:
    • Jessicurl Too Shea Conditioner
    • Jessicurl Confident Coils
    • Rockin Ringlets, and
    • Herbal Essences Set Me Up Gel
  • laurabeth33laurabeth33 Posts: 1,443Registered Users
    Yeah, I would call myself "modified" in that I, like lazykerri, avoid cyclopentasiloxane like the plague, conditioner wash most of the week, and poo with a sulfate-containing poo roughly once a week.

    I'm also really hyper-aware of ingreds in a CG-aware kind of way, but you already knew that. :wink:
    2b w/ some 3a
    product tester geek
  • LadydncingLadydncing Posts: 964Registered Users
    Yeah, I would call myself "modified" in that I, like lazykerri, avoid cyclopentasiloxane like the plague, conditioner wash most of the week, and poo with a sulfate-containing poo roughly once a week.

    I'm also really hyper-aware of ingreds in a CG-aware kind of way, but you already knew that. :wink:

    Ditto! except that I use a sulfate-containing poo every 4 weeks or so.
    Maya
    3b/c CG routine
    HG line DevaCurl
    Password: Locks

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  • itsjustmeghanitsjustmeghan Posts: 652Registered Users
    i voted no CG.
    i use a sulfate shampoo when i need it on my roots/scalp. while i do only use one conditioner and a little set it free to style my hair, i probably wouldn't be afraid to try new styling products with cones or whatever. i'm pretty much at the point where i go with what works!
    but for now? my occasional wash with baby shampoo, conditioner and SIF is still working famously, so i'll stick with those.
    :D
    3A Once again on the quest for BSL healthy curly hair....
  • LizzyBennetLizzyBennet Posts: 60Registered Users
    Yeah, I would call myself "modified" in that I, like lazykerri, avoid cyclopentasiloxane like the plague, conditioner wash most of the week, and poo with a sulfate-containing poo roughly once a week.

    I'm also really hyper-aware of ingreds in a CG-aware kind of way, but you already knew that. :wink:

    Yup, met too. I use a (laureth) sulfate containing poo only about 1x/mo, and do lo-poo or HCC 1-2x/week. I study the ingredients of everything before I purchase now... though I am currently pretty much sticking solidly to the Deva line.

    LB
    Dark Brown Boticellis.
    Current Routine: L'Oreal Vive Pro Nutrigloss conditioner, Light Headed Melting Gel. Weekly shampoo with Dramatics Color Care shampoo.
  • mrfhnlmrfhnl Posts: 276Registered Users
    My modified is sometimes sulfates, never any silicones (the opp. of the above modified choice.) Once a month I use Kelate shampoo to get rid of any hard water deposits and any residue. I have been using Suave tropical coconut condish to wash but the last few days I've been co washing with One condish and rinsing it all out since i just got [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/DevaCurl-BLeave-In-p-434.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=devacurl-bleavein]B'Leave in[/buylink].
    3B, normal porosity, med to coarse texture
    Deva Inspired, LiveCurlyLiveFree Trained Stylist
  • BraziliancurlsBraziliancurls Posts: 231Registered Users
    no CG for me, although my HG products are CG friendly, go figure!
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2Fbraziliancurls%2F" class="Popup
    pw:wondercurls
    HG: CURLS Pure Essentials, Naturally Enhanced curl lotion, and Curl Ecstasy conditioner, DevaCurl OneC, Cream of Nature Shampoo
  • mayimmayim Posts: 2,301Registered Users
    other.

    pretty much the same as most above. wash with low-poo, a couple of times a week, co wash with no-poo, use deva products (but other than that don't like products with cones), use a sulfate containing pooo periodically for hard water build-up.

    m
    coarse, thick 3a
    modified cg



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  • plinkplink Posts: 103Registered Users
    Modified.

    No shampoo ever(don't seem to need it) but I could not live without creamy stylers, something Lorraine advises against.
    I have finally realized I look my best when my hair tells me how it is going to fall, and I just make suggestions.

    3A BSL
  • KurleeKurlee Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    lazykerri wrote:
    Other, I call myself modified cg usually but it's similar to the other posters above. I guess what's similar to cg is I don't use the sulfate-containing shampoo more than about once or twice a week. I've also been trying to avoid cyclo -ane (you know the cone) and other non-water soluble cones. I haven't decided yet if these modifications will work for me long term.

    What about you, Kurlee? :)

    I use a sulfate shampoo like once or twice a week right now(on my scalp mostly). Feels good actually. hehe. I missed shampoo... Something about the lather and that nice fresh feeling and smell. My scalp is on the oilier side too though.
    I do co washes inbetween. I do avoid the bad cones like the plagues too but use the ones that can be removed easily by milder cleansers.

    Use Sapp Moss, One Condition and RedKen Ringlet right now.
    And to me this is kinda non CG. :wink:

    I go between this and modified CG.

  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,677Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I'm thinking I'm a "modified CG-er". I CO mostly, but I used lots of conditioner because my hair likes it. I use a conditioner with a cone maybe a couple times per month, more to use up something I tried rather than because I really like what it does to my hair.
    Location: Texas
    Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
    CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Desert Essence Coconut, Oribe Silverati
    Leave-ins: Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls, KCKT, cno overnight
    Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
    DT: Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
  • sylviasylvia Posts: 41Registered Users
    I am back to Conditioner wash only for the winter. Even though it is not very cold here this year.
    Last summer I used a mild Sulphate free shampoo once a week.
    I also use mousse which LM is against.
    It simplifies my winterroutine as I only need a light washing conditioner, a heavier one for conditioning and the mousse as a styler.
    "blessed" with all kinds of curls,2b in the front, mostly 3a and 3b , 3c in the nape of the neck
    :) ( A mutt?)
    currently using natures gate conditioner and herbal essences mousse and gel.
    On the CG regime since Jan 2004

    password: konstanze
  • bunniee23bunniee23 Posts: 228Registered Users
    Modified CG here, although I don't follow the routine for wavies to the letter. I wash with a shampoo bar once or twice a week, and CO wash on other days. I also incorporate ayurvedic herbs and henna into my routine, and use -cones in moderation (mainly amodimethicone).
    Type 2b. Wash: WEN pomegranate or fig. Leave-in conditioner: Alaffia beautiful curls for wavy hair, Spiral Solutions Protein spray. Style: Curls In A Bottle, Ecostyler, or KCCC.
  • curlinicatorcurlinicator Posts: 911Registered Users
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  • nicurlynicurly Posts: 46Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I now shampoo (Cream of Nature or CHS) once a month b/c I am too lazy to do ACV rinse and to make sure I have no build up. I still try to only use cone-free products.
    My hair is naturally a combination of 3B/3C. No longer texturized. All natural! CG Routine: Devapoo, One condition or Elucence. Loving curl creams: AG Recoil, Mop Curl Cream, KMS Curl Cream and never without CK. Gels: HE SMU and KCCC with a little BRHG on top.
  • CitznMagCitznMag Posts: 66Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Still full CG. Still works for me.
    3b&c mix, CO (most of the time)
  • DelmaDelma Posts: 1,121Registered Users
    nicurly wrote:
    I now shampoo (Cream of Nature or CHS) once a month b/c I am too lazy to do ACV rinse and to make sure I have no build up. I still try to only use cone-free products.

    What is CHS?
  • curlychellecurlychelle Posts: 44Registered Users
    I'm full CG. CO washes only, no cones. But I do straighten every couple of months for special occasions -- flat iron only, no blow drying. And I can't live without cream stylers. Gel just doesn't work for me.
  • LadydncingLadydncing Posts: 964Registered Users
    Delma wrote:
    nicurly wrote:
    I now shampoo (Cream of Nature or CHS) once a month b/c I am too lazy to do ACV rinse and to make sure I have no build up. I still try to only use cone-free products.

    What is CHS?

    Curly Hair Solutions www.frizzoff.com
    Their [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curly-Hair-Solutions-Curl-Keeper-p-28.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=curly-hair-solutions-curl-keeper]Curl Keeper[/buylink] is very popular among
    some of the curlies on this board. I use
    it sometimes with my Jessicurl products.
    Maya
    3b/c CG routine
    HG line DevaCurl
    Password: Locks

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  • DelmaDelma Posts: 1,121Registered Users
    Thank soo much for the link :D
  • LadydncingLadydncing Posts: 964Registered Users
    Delma wrote:
    Thank soo much for the link :D

    Anytime! :)
    Maya
    3b/c CG routine
    HG line DevaCurl
    Password: Locks

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  • princesscurlyprincesscurly Posts: 81Registered Users
    I chose "Full" CG.
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,791Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    CG for nearly a year now. I previously used shampoo only a couple times a week, but giving up all sulfates and silcones made a huge difference in my hair. I now use fewer products that are very inexpensive and easy to find and spend much less time dealing with my hair.
    I also noticed that using skin care products with fewer sulfates and shaving with conditioner has made a big difference in my skin - not nearly as dry, even in the arctic winter weather.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey. Yes, it's in the senior section. : / -- https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/seniors/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • kimmyckimmyc Posts: 551Registered Users
    I'd say modified. I don't use sulfates and I try not to use cones. The only ones I do use are the ones in Deva stuff.
    2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.
  • CurlilocsCurlilocs Posts: 821Registered Users
    I have been on a modified CG plan from the beginning. My hair likes cones though I try not to overdo it. I do use sulfate free cleansers though.
    Free your Mind and your Hair will Follow :)
    Curli's pics
    album pw: bangz
  • meriellynmeriellyn Posts: 1,135Registered Users
    Modified.
    I avoid cyclopentasiloxane like the plague. Eeeeeevil. The only cones I use are my Deva products and now Garnier Soft Curl Cream. Until a month or so ago I was totally cone free.
    I'm totally sulfate free with the exception of the occasional Loreal Color Pulse to keep me from really dying it.
    2/f/i, waist length w/ long layers

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2Fthekittenavenger" class="Popup
    pwd: hair

    ~a wave in a sea of curls ;)
  • DelmaDelma Posts: 1,121Registered Users
    What is loreal color pulse?
  • CurlieGlamourGirlieCurlieGlamourGirlie Posts: 1,198Registered Users
    CG for nearly a year now. I previously used shampoo only a couple times a week, but giving up all sulfates and silcones made a huge difference in my hair. I now use fewer products that are very inexpensive and easy to find and spend much less time dealing with my hair.
    I also noticed that using skin care products with fewer sulfates and shaving with conditioner has made a big difference in my skin - not nearly as dry, even in the arctic winter weather.

    Ditto exactly!

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