Day 7 going pooless

bibblesbibbles Posts: 54Registered Users
I have decided to post today because this is my 4th or 5th attempt trying the CG routine. Every time my fine 3a (underneath) and 2b (canopy) hair becomes stringy and limp on CG, I give up and go back to using sulphates.
My problem I think is that the conditioner makes it to producty and if I use less It will not curl becoming poofy and dry looking.

Today I used a homemade DT using olive oil, Aloe Vera gel and con. I rinsed and washed with suave coconut co, shock waves gel for hold. Results - OK, curlier than when washed with poo but curls not clumpy and defined like I want.
Any encouragement or advice would be appreciated to keep me on the CG straight and narrow.

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  • curlyjenn10curlyjenn10 Posts: 2,034Registered Users
    It takes a few weeks to adjust, which I'm sure you already know. I get really clumpy curls by scrunching a lot. Raking anything in breaks them up.

    Do you have a product sensitivity? I get limp, stringy, and poofy curls when I use Jessicurl products because of the magnesium sulfate.

    Maybe if CG hasn't been working, you could switch to Modified CG? You could still shampoo with a low-poo, but avoid the silicones and harsh sulfates.
    CG since 6/15/08!
    Medium-Fine/Normal Porosity

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  • whatsercurlwhatsercurl Posts: 4,049Registered Users
    It can take weeks for your hair to adjust to the new method. Sometimes as long as 6. But you say you like the curls better that you're getting but you're not getting the definition and clumping action you'd like? I'm not sure that's as much to do with CG as method and/or product.

    I get more clumping than I'd like more often than not but if I recall correctly 2 other methods others have said that really help with clumping are combing in conditioner and plopping . There's also a thread started today on re-clumping that you may find helpful.http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=54057&highlight=re-clump If you do a search on clumping, I expect you'll get some hits that will help you. I remember lots of threads about it but they didn't stick with me because it wasn't an issue I had.

    As for definition, I get that entirely through product. If I didn't use product I would have little to none. [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 what I use for definition.
    Current Products: CJ Products: CF, DF, CT, SG, AFG, CIAB AND CK is back!
    Current Experiment: S&C by D

    Curl Fix and Daily Fix are my HGs :love4:


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    wavy/curly fine texture/medium porosity/medium-low density

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  • bibblesbibbles Posts: 54Registered Users
    Hi Curlyjenn
    I dont think I have gone CG for more than 2 weeks so this time I am determined to post more often for support and try not to succum to the poo too soon.
    I thought I might be protein sensitive, so I have been avoiding them so far.
    I must say I am not too disapointed with my hair today, it has much more body than of late but I just wish I had more curl.
  • bibblesbibbles Posts: 54Registered Users
    It can take weeks for your hair to adjust to the new method. Sometimes as long as 6. But you say you like the curls better that you're getting but you're not getting the definition and clumping action you'd like? I'm not sure that's as much to do with CG as method and/or product.

    I get more clumping than I'd like more often than not but if I recall correctly 2 other methods others have said that really help with clumping are combing in conditioner and plopping . There's also a thread started today on re-clumping that you may find helpful.http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=54057&highlight=re-clump If you do a search on clumping, I expect you'll get some hits that will help you. I remember lots of threads about it but they didn't stick with me because it wasn't an issue I had.

    As for definition, I get that entirely through product. If I didn't use product I would have little to none. [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 what I use for definition.
    "As for definition, I get that entirely through product. If I didn't use product I would have little to none. [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 what I use for definition."

    As I live in the UK It's quite difficult to get hold of some products. Is CK a gel, mouse or a cream?

    Boots cream used to give me fantastic results but it stopped working when my hair became too soft and limp, I think that was why I went back to poo, because I tried to remove the build up (so I could use Boots again) but my hair just stayed limp and way too soft.
  • whatsercurlwhatsercurl Posts: 4,049Registered Users
    bibbles wrote: »
    It can take weeks for your hair to adjust to the new method. Sometimes as long as 6. But you say you like the curls better that you're getting but you're not getting the definition and clumping action you'd like? I'm not sure that's as much to do with CG as method and/or product.

    I get more clumping than I'd like more often than not but if I recall correctly 2 other methods others have said that really help with clumping are combing in conditioner and plopping . There's also a thread started today on re-clumping that you may find helpful.http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=54057&highlight=re-clump If you do a search on clumping, I expect you'll get some hits that will help you. I remember lots of threads about it but they didn't stick with me because it wasn't an issue I had.

    As for definition, I get that entirely through product. If I didn't use product I would have little to none. [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 what I use for definition.
    "As for definition, I get that entirely through product. If I didn't use product I would have little to none. [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 what I use for definition."

    As I live in the UK It's quite difficult to get hold of some products. Is CK a gel, mouse or a cream?

    Boots cream used to give me fantastic results but it stopped working when my hair became too soft and limp, I think that was why I went back to poo, because I tried to remove the build up (so I could use Boots again) but my hair just stayed limp and way too soft.

    CK is a VERY runny gel. But it does not have nearly as much hold as regular gel. The substitute some use for it is KY lotion. There is one ingredient in it that some people have a sensitivity to - glycerin. It does an amazing job of controlling frizz in humid environments.

    I've heard great things about Boots. I've also heard that it can cause build-up. There is a thread about Pink Boots circulating right now that might have some further information for you.

    There are tons of UK curlies here that could probably give you some product advice or recommendations.
    Current Products: CJ Products: CF, DF, CT, SG, AFG, CIAB AND CK is back!
    Current Experiment: S&C by D

    Curl Fix and Daily Fix are my HGs :love4:


    Sulphate and cone free since July 2007

    wavy/curly fine texture/medium porosity/medium-low density

    http://public.fotki.com/whatsercurl/

    PW: wavycurly

    Seek not to change the world. Rather seek to change your mind about the world.
  • bibblesbibbles Posts: 54Registered Users
    Thanks Whatsercurl
    I will look up Pink boots thread now

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