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Why does CG work for some people and not others?

My twin sister uses all the 'cones and sulfates in the world and still has great hair. She even shampoos every single day and uses the diffuser too. Her hair is about 2 or 3 inches shorter than mine. I have been CG for about 3 months, and our hair looks the same! Why can she get away with putting all of that junk in her hair, when 'cones basically murder my hair?
Shampoo: Loreal Eversleek Intense Smoothing Shampoo twice weekly
Conditioner: Live Clean Argan Oil Restorative Con./Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture/Aussie Sydney Smooth
Deep Treatment: Joico K-Pak once a week
Leave-In: Curly Q Custard mixed w/ AG Recoil
Gel: HE Tousle Me Softly Spray Gel

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  • Jamtastic Voyage!Jamtastic Voyage! Posts: 230Registered Users
    I ask this question about my guy friends. They use like, any shampoo and condish that smells good. They wash it every day, don't plop or anything, no styling product or leave-in, and they get these gorgeous, soft, touchable curls.

    Sulfates and cones touch my hair and I look like that electrocuted poodle from Open Season 2. What is this mess?

    I guess it's simply the fact that everyone's hair is different. Like I've seen curlies here that are like "yay cones!" and their hair is mega beautiful (i'm shooting mental daggers at y'all, can you feel it?) and I've also seen people who say their CG experience was a disaster.

    Maybe she has hair invincible to cones.. orr.. maybe her hair only /looks/ healthy. Yeah. I blew your mind there, huh. ... no? k. well.

    CG (well.. modified..) has helped my hair, so I like it! I say don't worry about it, haha. Do what works for your hair, that's what she's doing! At least you have peace of mind, you know your hair is getting babied by all these nice ingredients Mother Nature set for us, and that it'll only get better from here!

    And maybe, your hair will get even better as time goes on from being CG. Then this'll happen every day:

    People: ".. Who is beneath that mass of perfect, sensuous spirals and romantic ringlets.. is it the return of Aphrodite?!" You: [Spins around in slow-mo with dreamy music and glitter all about] "Pardon?"
    People: "oh, it's DoubleCurls (or your real name, lmao)! .. Even better, yaaaay!"

    True story.
    4a, fine-coarse, normal-high porosity, thick and dense sponge cake!
    currently texlaxed!
    APL stretched, ear length curly.
    Hair <3s: butters, glycerin, honey, coconut, aloe, olive oil
    Hair </3s: other oils, protein, 'cones, sulfates
    Cleanse: Bentonite Clay
    Condition: Shea Moisture Restorative, KUI Hydrating Hemp
    Leave-In: KCKT+castor oil, KUI Coconut Cream
    Style: Curl pudding (eco styler blue gel+shea butter+castor oil+conditioner)
  • mlle_carriemlle_carrie Posts: 79Registered Users
    I am not sure why the cones would effect your hair differently than hers. My sister is the same, she uses regular sulfate and cone products and she has great hair, but I love the idea that I don't have to put all that "crap" in my hair to make it look great.

    To be honest, I could probably use sulfates and cones and still have great hair. My hair looked good before I went CG. It's really been the styling techniques that have made the biggest difference for me. The reason I continue with CG is mainly for the peace of mind knowing that I am using natural products and not perpetuating the cycle that the beauty industry wants us to be caught up in (mainly, buy more products to counteract the effects of other products). You probably spend a lot less money than she does.

  • DoubleCurls17DoubleCurls17 Posts: 44Registered Users
    Thanks, guys! That made me feel a whooooole lot better :D
    Shampoo: Loreal Eversleek Intense Smoothing Shampoo twice weekly
    Conditioner: Live Clean Argan Oil Restorative Con./Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture/Aussie Sydney Smooth
    Deep Treatment: Joico K-Pak once a week
    Leave-In: Curly Q Custard mixed w/ AG Recoil
    Gel: HE Tousle Me Softly Spray Gel
  • curlycarrottop62curlycarrottop62 Posts: 245Registered Users
    my friend has perfect hair and she still loads it with cones!! it makes me so mad that i even considered switching back to cones. but then i remembered how much gunkier it felt with the cones in even tho it didnt look too bad. lol some peoples hair is just different
    Multi-textured head! 3a w/ some 3c, medium to high porosity, medium to coarse texture, dry!

    My current favorites: Suave naturals shampoo, Suave coconut, Organix argan and moroccan oil conditioner, GFTN, LALMG, FSG <3!!

    Not a huge fan of CG :/
  • DoubleCurls17DoubleCurls17 Posts: 44Registered Users
    I guess so :) but what really throws me off is that we are twins and have the exact same type of hair!
    Shampoo: Loreal Eversleek Intense Smoothing Shampoo twice weekly
    Conditioner: Live Clean Argan Oil Restorative Con./Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture/Aussie Sydney Smooth
    Deep Treatment: Joico K-Pak once a week
    Leave-In: Curly Q Custard mixed w/ AG Recoil
    Gel: HE Tousle Me Softly Spray Gel