We’d like your help getting CurlTalk back on its feet!

By participating on CurlTalk — posting, commenting, liking — in the next few weeks, you will automatically be entered to win amazing prizes.

Our latest winner is Savagegirl!

CurlyCanadian, Bomega and EllaJ have also won wonderful prizes! Will you be next? Post, like, comment, GET ACTIVE and help us get CurlTalk ENERGIZED again!

Learn more!

Confession time!

goobernutgoobernut Posts: 2,317Registered Users
Okay ladies -- YOU all know that you do something to your hair that isn't CG approved (or possibly borderline iffy). You've tried a product out of frustration, or you do something backwards from CG rules. You ACV more than 1x a week -- or you horror of horrors, used real shampoo.

Were you sorry? or do you secretly continue the process without telling us? mwahahaha.

I'll start. I use hairspray with denatured alcohol in it. AT least 1x a week. I also *gasp* don't use conditioner. I'll low-poo and just use a leave in. I also use a sulfate clarifying shampoo a lot (never more than 1x a week). Though lately -- a lot less. Switched to the low-poo/leave in thing, and I seem to get a lot less build up.

Or alternately, if you are a CG Angel, and you have broken no CG rules -- you can tell us a story about your biggest CG mess -- like when you overproteined and came out with straw for hair, or you used olive oil for a deep treat and after pooing used a vinegar rinse -- thus smelling like a salad for days.

Come on ladies -- its Confession time!!
Grand Goobah Caedran, Aqueous Infusion of Demulcents, Order of the Curly Crusaders

Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.
«1

Comments

  • runnerchickirunnerchicki Posts: 475Registered Users
    • I diffuse my hair dry. All the time. My hair is below my shoulders now and I cannot stand to have wet hair on my back.
    • I touch my hair whenever I feel like it while it is drying.
    • I occasionally still blow dry it straight just for funsies. I don't flat iron it though.
    I don't use 'cones, hairspray (blech..never have), or sulfates though. I think the nearly daily diffusing is my biggest issue though. I know I'm drying my hair out with the heat. I need a 12-step program to help me quit.
    FIA: 2cFii

    Lady Crispina, Confector of Pharmaceutria and Conjurer of Exquisitus JuJu, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • solidgoldsolidgold Posts: 1,485Registered Users
    I can't. stop. touching. my. hair.

    And I fondly recall the days of really lathering and scrubbing and toweldrying my hair. I miss a really good shampooing.

    I can't use leave in--it's just not for me.
    Knightess Firmus Aurum, Maid of the Mitten, Slayer of Dissertation Dragons in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
    2b/medium; CG 5/20/09
    Wash, co-wash, co: Queen Helene Royal Curl Shampoo / Conditioner, Kiehl's Amino Acid Shampoo / Conditioner, Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix, Tigi MM
    Stylers: Sally's Neutral Protein Filler as spray, Queen Helene Royal Curl Creme, LALSG
    Techniques: Plop and Diffuse
    Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showpost.php?p=1368664&postcount=97
  • cakj99cakj99 Posts: 575Registered Users
    i've been using sulfates lately. i don't plan on continuing, but it's helped me quickly deal with the build up i was getting. oh, and i dry brush before washing sometimes. it just takes too long to de-tangle in the shower--it can take over five minutes and i feel like i'm wasting water!
  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I diffuse until dry. If I don't my waves will fall.
    I will point the nozzle of the hair dryer directly at the roots of my hair for volume. I keep the hair dryer on low, so I don't think it is that bad.
    Sometimes I pull out the curling iron and fix a few curls.
    I've been thinking about buying some hairspray lately. I never used much even pre CG, but sometimes a girl just wants a spritz.

    I'm not an angel, but I'm telling a quick story anyway. I once did a DT with honey. Rinsed leaning over the tub. Did a vinegar rinse. Evidently when leaning over the tub I didn't rinse the front of my hair well enough. Honey + vinegar=chemical reaction. I had burns on my scalp like I had with 80's perms.
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpedaheh.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
    2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
    Cowash: Tresemme naturals
    Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
    Curl enhancer: FSG
    Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
    PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
    Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
  • finaleofseemfinaleofseem Posts: 900Registered Users
    pedaheh wrote: »
    I'm not an angel, but I'm telling a quick story anyway. I once did a DT with honey. Rinsed leaning over the tub. Did a vinegar rinse. Evidently when leaning over the tub I didn't rinse the front of my hair well enough. Honey + vinegar=chemical reaction. I had burns on my scalp like I had with 80's perms.

    OUCH.

    I also diffuse, especially when I'm in a hurry. I try to keep the heat off, or on low, but sometimes ...

    I haven't done anything truly against my modified CG-dom since starting, but I also have only been at this for about 7 weeks. I DO have a SLES shampoo hanging out in my medicine cabinet, just in case I get some stubborn build up.

    I suppose the most horrible CG-friendly thing I've done to my poor hair is mineral oil + protein overload at the same time. It was ... interesting. Both limp and straw-like at the same time.
    Location: West Virginia (Eastern Panhandle)
    2b/cMii, medium-high porosity

    Likes protein and most oils, HATES mineral oil
    Summer Routine
    Poo: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
    Cowash CJ Daily Fix
    Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
    Leave In: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, SSRPT
    Stylers: Ecostyler Krystal, LALSG (in really high dews)
    PT: SS Repairing Protein Treatment
  • curlywurlygurlycurlywurlygurly Posts: 1,180Registered Users
    hmmm... let see my "no no's" of late;

    - I used hair spray today - was fed up with my hair and wanted to tie it back and it kept falling out even with gel!
    - atm I do blow dry almost straight a lot of the time for work;I never blow dry, dry though
    - i have been known to use a fine toothed comb or brush every now and then (either for my scalp or just cos) on dry hair!!

    I did get over conditioned when I first started cg I was using biolage conditioning balm way to often...my hair was soo soft but frizzy, felt producty and lost my waves - it was so yuck and weird! Honey and or KY (aka CK) just makes my hair look greasy and dirty...

    That's all i can think of for now...I'm sure there's lots more!
    2 something Australian :toothy4:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2Fcurlywurlygurly%2F" class="Popup
    pw:aussie

    Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
  • AlexjoujouAlexjoujou Posts: 2,364Registered Users
    * I've used a sulfate shampoo--Nexxus Aloe Rid..while my hair was fine with it my skin freaked out majorly. It was like oil field for a week! BUT I still keep it around for build up and stuff.

    * I've used baking soda in my hair exactly once. After I did that I used an ACV. My hair was like Medusa's for 2 weeks. It was awful (some of y'all might remember) I thought I was going to end up doing a BC to the scalp. Terrible. Awful. Terrible. Tragic. NEVER again!

    * I touch my hair all the time all the time...not only when its drying.

    * I've been known to encourage a bit of frizz for some volume--that's o.k. with me..unless someone getting too close they don't realize its frizz :glasses1:

    Overall though I've been pretty good. I do low poo and use the poo bars so I'm already "breaking" the CG rules by not doing only conditioner washing.

    Now true confessions time for ME would have far more to do with the sheer amount of product sitting on my bathroom counter, in my shower, under my sink, on my bookcase, under my kids bathroom sink and in my car. :laughing2: I am a wicked PJ :evil3: and I love to encourage other PJ's (of course it makes me not feel so bad! )
    FIA 2c/3aFi

    Done experimenting! Loving Spiral Solutions products!

    Blog: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fthewavytales.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup
  • EuterpeEuterpe Posts: 144Registered Users
    I don't have any product confessions, though i'm only a month and a half in to CG right now, so there's still time :D

    I will second (third? fourth?) the hair touching, though! If I'm going out and want it to look it's best, i'll resist the urge.. but other than that, I relentlessly touch my hair... wet or dry. I can't help it, it's all too new to me and I love twirling my front curls around my fingers.

    To add to this, though, is the fact that if my husband even looks like he's /thinking/ about touching my hair, he will get yelled at.

    Yeah, i'm horrid, lol.
    CG since 11/24/09
    2-something! F-Mii, Med porosity

    Currently trying -
    Co-wash : V05 Free Me Freesia
    Rinse-out : Garnier Triple Nutrition
    LI : Garnier Sleek and Shine
    HETT mousse and gel
  • FroggiloreFroggilore Posts: 141Registered Users
    I play with cones about once a month. Just to see if they still suck. The first day is always good and lures me in. The second day crashes and burns with flat limp straight hair. Then I have to shampoo to get them out. But each time I think "maybe this product will be better" =) I also am obsessed with touching my hair while it's drying.
    Hair type: 2a/b, medium to fine texture, medium to high porosity (I think!)
    Routine: Occasionally wash with Lavender baby shampoo. CO wash with Garnier triple nutrition conditioner, use a nickel sized blob as a leave in, scrunch out a little water, scrunch in some aloe gel (FOTE), then scrunch in some Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee (BRHG). Plop with a backwards turbie twist for 10 min - to overnight.
    CG since 23 May 2009! (with some minor slips)
  • rymorg2rymorg2 Posts: 2,571Registered Users
    I like variety, so I go through stages of blow drying straight, especially like now when I have to get up REALLY early anyway and don't have time to dry it, so I do it the night before. I use cones occasionally, but only use a non sulfate shampoo to get it out, and even have a sulfate free clarifying shampoo that works. VERY occasionally I will use a sulfate shampoo but that's maybe once every six months or so? I touch my hair all the time too.

    All in all, I don't feel like I'm mistreating my hair though. I don't flat iron (except maybe once every six months for a truly special occasion) daily anymore, and my hair looks and feels better, and in my business I have to have versatility.
    Cosmetology Educator with sensitivities, eczema and Seborrheic Dermatitis.
    Low poo: looking
    COWash: Eden, cheapo condish, CJDF
    RO: varies
    Protein: CJCF or CJRM
    DT: CJHBDF, CJCR, DBPC
    LI: varies, usually KCKT
    Stylers: KCCC, CRNCM, UFDCM, Curls gel, ecostyler

    Lady Karaan, High Priestess of Hayr Tretements in the Order of Curly Crusaders
    Fotki updated 10/12/10 Password: wavy
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • elitaelita Posts: 402Registered Users
    I used a sulfate shampoo every couple weeks when I first started CG. I was experimenting a lot with products and ingredients and I got buildup often (I finally figured it was whenever I used something with castor oil)

    I straightened my hair often in the fall (usually when I had a very busy day and I did not have time to mess with it all day). I discovered that I could place the fingers of the bowl diffuser very close to my scalp and pull my hair straight at the same time. It was not perfect but my hair felt so much softer than when I used cones and a flat iron.
    2a underneath, 2b/c on top, medium texture, low porosity, normal elasticity, high density
    mod-CG since Feb 2009
    HG Combo: CJDF, BCDC & AFL
    Other Favorites:
    all things Spiral Solutions and Curl Junkie!! :love5:
  • Robin-in-FLRobin-in-FL Posts: 1,731Registered Users
    OOH I miss hairspray. I mean it made awful horrible tangles and tore up my hair a little but before I could have glorious big curls all day, absolutely un-touchable because they were yucky feeling but great to look at.

    Now the hair feels so much better but when it looks good I can't freeze it where it is and keep it looking good. It suffers entropy.

    I want hairspray.

    Back on topic, I regular-shampoo occasionally, diffuse dry whenever I have the time, and comb gel into the hair in sections instead of scrunching in.
    2c / C / iii (FIA)
    Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

    Shoulder-Length now.

    Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
    Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
    Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
    Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

    Henna!
  • HedyHedy Posts: 173Registered Users
    I occasionally:
    1. Use hairspray (try to keep it to 1x a week)
    2. Use a curling iron (2x a month)
    3. Flat iron my nags (a couple of times a week)
    4. Tease my hair (only for special occasions)
    I DT, diffuse only a couple times a week, and rotate how I wear my hair up to avoid breakage. That said, I'm not sorry for my cg sins-what's the point of obsessing over your hair if you can't have fun with it.
    So..um...I kinda fell off the CG wagon. I got sick of long curly hair about 6 months ago. I currently have a short a-line, which I flat iron, although I also wear it wavy sometimes. I still use sulfate-free poos (I'm madly in love with the Bodyshop's rainforest moisture) and silicone free conditioners.
    Want to get money back on your Drugstore.com, Walgreen and Sally Beauty purchases? Check out Sunshine Rewards!
  • peaches1975peaches1975 Posts: 211Registered Users
    Funny thread! I tried to go hardcore CG for a while, and the water here just isn't going to let me. And I'm just too lazy to deal with some filter for the shower head. So, I use sulphates occasionally to remove buildup. I heavily oil as a pre-poo first, it seems to help possibly break up the gunk before the shampoo.

    I use the a-cone infrequently, it's in the ApHogee 2-step PT and Hair One (Sally's Wen dupe). I onlyuse the Hair One when I want to wear my hair straight, the a-cone is good at protecting my hair for the continuous brushing of a blow-out. I don't flat iron my whole head, only stubborn pieces because I can do a decent blow out and I am not good with a flat iron!

    This isn't CG, but it's a wonderful refresher for me: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sallybeauty.com%2FFinishing-spray%2FION69%2Cdefault%2Cpd.html" class="Popup. Just a thought for the hairspray users. It doesn't dry like hairspray does, thoguh. Just kind of refreshes what you already have in it.

    The diffuser: my curls are definately diffuser dependent. I use high heat and high air flow. Every single time I try to be more nice, I get wonky curls. On curly days though with a diffuser, I'm good about using shea/oils to scrunch out the crunch and heat that in a bit at the end, and it seems to help my hair from drying out as badly. I also don't do my curls everyday as far as styling, I just do the LI and looser beachy waves on other days out of laziness.
    2aFii, low porosity, :love4: protein!
    Color treated (blonde, but darned grays!)
    COwash: Suave, V05, Salon Care Honey Almond
    CO: GVPCB, LVNPG, GFTN, HSH Pumpkin, Aura Cherry Almond Bark
    DTs: Lustrasilk SM, GVPCB
    PTs: Aphogee 2-step, ION Effective Care inbetween
    LIs/Stylers: Any of my COs, FSG, EcoStyler Krystal, LOOC, shea butter to SOTC

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2Fpeaches1975%2F" class="Popup
  • wavycurly40+wavycurly40+ Posts: 2,017Registered Users
    I always, always, always SOTC before my hair is dry. I airdry all the time -- just don't have great results any other way -- and I can't stand having that drowned rat look in public. Even just a little bit of scrunching makes a huge difference. I probably pay for it, in frizz, but I don't care!

    Wurly and proud!
    Modified CG since 2008.
  • dark_wavesdark_waves Posts: 611Registered Users
    I too touch my hair constantly, always have, always will :happy3:

    I low-poo everyday...I just love freshly washed hair.

    I straighten (blow dry and flat iron) every once and a while (the benefit of being a wavy in my eyes). Matter of fact, I just did on Saturday. But I air dry every day I wear it wavy so I feel it makes up for the heat damage when I straighten :snorting:

    I don't rinse with cold water...I just don't see the difference, and I am not freezing my butt off in the shower if there isn't a noticeable difference.
    FIA: 2b/cFii
    normal porosity
  • Curls=BeautyCurls=Beauty Posts: 1,781Registered Users
    I touch my hair ALL THE TIME. Whether it is wet or dry. But if anyone else tried to touch it they will get yelled at.

    I sometimes comb it while it is dry (but only right before I shower).

    I use an ACV rinse twice a week.

    I use a regular towel sometimes.
    Cleanser: Liquid Castile Soap diluted in a foaming soap dispenser
    Rinse:
    ACV rinse
    Detangler/Conditioner:
    Oyin Handmade Greg Juice or Juices and Berries
    Stylers: Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd, KCCC, Honey Rinses and BRHG, Crack Leave-in Hair Cream when straightening

    Tools: Silk pillowcase, Floursack towels, Jersey T-Shirts, Wide Tooth Comb, Velecta Paramount TGR-VQX Hair Dryer (for when I straighten) and BaByliss PRO Ionic Rollabout Hard Hat Dryer
  • goobernutgoobernut Posts: 2,317Registered Users
    hahahahahahah!!! perfect way of describing it!
    OOH I miss hairspray. I mean it made awful horrible tangles and tore up my hair a little but before I could have glorious big curls all day, absolutely un-touchable because they were yucky feeling but great to look at.

    Now the hair feels so much better but when it looks good I can't freeze it where it is and keep it looking good. It suffers entropy.

    I want hairspray.

    Back on topic, I regular-shampoo occasionally, diffuse dry whenever I have the time, and comb gel into the hair in sections instead of scrunching in.
    Grand Goobah Caedran, Aqueous Infusion of Demulcents, Order of the Curly Crusaders

    Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.
  • curlie-gurliecurlie-gurlie Posts: 2Registered Users
    Lets seeeee...


    ** I alternate between using head and shoulders and using a low poo every single day. I used to do every other day with low poo, but my scalp gets SO DRY that if I don't, my scalp gets really flaky.

    ** I used hairspray on halloween. I was audrey hepburn and HAD to get the hair right.

    ** I flat iron my hair sometimes :S Except I think I have done it less than 10 times since going CG (way different than how I used to do it every day)

    ** I diffuse pretty much every day.. my curls are all droopy without it... like they're sad or something ;)


    I guess I have been pretty good though.. except for the shampoo I use every other day!
    2c (I think), course/THICK!, med porosity

    CG since June 2009
    DEVA dependent since December 2009

    Co-wash: DevaCurl Low-Poo
    Conditioner/Leave-in: DevaCurl One Condition
    Styling Gel: DevaCurl Angell


    - My hair HATES DevaCurl Set it Free
    + My scalp needs Head and Shoulders for dry scalp in the winter

    ~ ~ ~ ~
  • lovelovelovelovelovelove Posts: 257Registered Users
    Hmm, well I'm TRYING to become CG, and I have to have around 5 products on hand, always, or else my hair gets tired and poopish :( and... i'm not done with some of my products with 'cones in them, and my mom wants me to finish them before she buys me a good, clean leave-in. but since there are only like 2 of them with 'cones, and i use them about once a week, I shampoo about once a week and a half.. I'm realllllly excited about going all the way CG and Natural!
    Ca m'a fait de la pé-peine!:love7:
  • DominoDomino Posts: 287Registered Users
    I have a long list :angel1:

    -- I stopped using conditioner due to skin issues.

    -- I use baby shampoo 3 times a week and it has SLS down the list.

    -- I used to use a condish with cones when I wanted my hair to look better (and it gave me cysts :( )

    -- I straighten sometimes to see the length. I lightly comb under the dryer and it's straight for me.

    -- I don't really care for the curl/wave anymore, actually I lightly finger comb after shower to loosen because it looks longer :snorting:

    -- I use a comb or a denman brush whenever I feel like it, wet or dry.

    -- Sometimes I wish I had straight(er) hair because it wouldn't shrink :confused5:

    -- ETA: When I think the henna on my front hairs got too dark or too red (happens when you try to do roots only and I like my henna orange!) I put some bleach on them for 5-6 mins. Gives me lovely natural looking highlights since the henna doesn't budge and only the natural pigment underneath gets lighter. But that bleach I use...it's not meant for the hair on your head so it's pretty harsh :smurfin:

    I'm a bad wavy :?
    :king: Priestess Brigit of the Moonlight Oracle in the Order of the Curly Crusaders :king:

    Type: Mix of 1c/2c/3a , fine-ish medium, ii/iii, normal porosity
    Lenght: U-Shaped BSL
    Goal: Wavy and clumpy waist length hair
  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Peaches-
    This isn't CG, but it's a wonderful refresher for me: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sallybeauty.com%2FFinishing...efault%2Cpd.html" class="Popup. Just a thought for the hairspray users. It doesn't dry like hairspray does, thoguh. Just kind of refreshes what you already have in it.
    My antiCG devil on my shoulder says I should add this to my shopping list. ;-)
    Dark waves-
    I don't rinse with cold water...I just don't see the difference, and I am not freezing my butt off in the shower if there isn't a noticeable difference.
    The blog The Natural Haven says you don't have to rinse with cold water. I choose to believe it since I don't want to freeze.
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fthenaturalhaven.blogspot.com%2F2009%2F07%2Fpart-2-of-2-porosity-can-you-fix-it.html" class="Popup
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpedaheh.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
    2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
    Cowash: Tresemme naturals
    Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
    Curl enhancer: FSG
    Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
    PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
    Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
  • finaleofseemfinaleofseem Posts: 900Registered Users
    Peda and Dark,

    If I do the cold rinse (which is not all the time, but it does help me with clumps and getting rid of frizz) I do it AFTER I'm out of the shower, and take my shower head down and just lightly spray the hair with cold water. That way only my head is cold, not all of me. It's too dreadfully cold outside, otherwise.
    Location: West Virginia (Eastern Panhandle)
    2b/cMii, medium-high porosity

    Likes protein and most oils, HATES mineral oil
    Summer Routine
    Poo: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
    Cowash CJ Daily Fix
    Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
    Leave In: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, SSRPT
    Stylers: Ecostyler Krystal, LALSG (in really high dews)
    PT: SS Repairing Protein Treatment
  • automaticflowersautomaticflowers Posts: 3,465Registered Users
    I straighten with a flat iron occasionally, using a heat protectant with cones which forces me to use a sulfate clarifying shampoo to get the cones out. :)

    I wash with low-poo every day.

    When I dye my hair I use something out of a box rather than henna.

    I touch my hair when it's wet! And dry!

    I ditch CG every now and then when my hair is pissing me off.
  • E2eE2e Posts: 246Registered Users
    I touch my hair all the time, even when its drying :angel1:
    I've come to realize my hair loves it some poo! Now i'm pooing every 3 days, hoping to expand it to more.I no longer co-wash close to my roots and only use a tiny bit of condish, i rinse it then use teeny tiny amount of Coconut as a leave in.I PT 2x a week 2

    My hair has never behaved better.


    :hello2:
    FIA:2b/cMiiF
    Hair :love7: protein

    Bellydancer in the Order of the Curly Crusaders.
  • rinnirinni Posts: 122Registered Users
    * I brush my dry hair before I shower. I figure, some hair's gonna fall out, so I'd rather catch the shed hairs in my brush than have them go down the drain before I can catch them!

    * Sometimes I flat-iron my bangs. Not often lately, but if I can't get them to look good without it, I break it out.

    * Count me in as another constant hair-toucher! Always have at least one hand in my hair, haha.

    * I also find myself SOTC-ing while my hair's still damp. I just can never wait to get rid of that crunch!

    * I also confess that still have not been able to tell the difference when I use different products. I can't tell when my hair feels moisturised or dry or how it reacts to protein, or aloe, or panthenol, or anything - you get the idea. It almost always just feels the same to me. Reading this forum, you all seem so in tune with your hair, but I haven't reached that point yet. I've tried protein, conditioners, deep treatments, coconut oil, ACV rinses - nothing makes my hair actually feel different to me. So basically, I can't tell if any of the treatments I use are doing anything. On the bright side, at least that also means I haven't had any bad reactions - everything seems like it's working just fine, as though my hair tolerates everything!
    \m/:evil1:\m/
    Wavy (of some sort) - Porous - Fine/Medium - Thin/Medium (I think!)
    Testing too many products to list!

  • EmberCelesteEmberCeleste Posts: 16Registered Users
    I've started brushing my dry hair with a Denman before I co-wash. 2-3 days worth of shed coming of in my hands in the shower is just to disgusting. It's the #1 reason I wore my hair short for nearly 10 years, and every time I have hair-covered hands I want to grab the clippers.
    CG 09/09 3a/3b?, Fine, Porous (I think), Low Density
    CoWash--
    Trying White Rain Tropical Coconut
    Conditioner--
    GVP Conditioning Balm
    Product--
    Playing with homemade FSG
    Eco Styler (might be amazing :))
  • wavytexanwavytexan Posts: 4Registered Users
    greetings curlies!

    I've become pretty familiar with the CG methods through lots of blog reading and sopping up all the info from this site. Now that I've learned about all the bad things I used to do to my hair, I thought it would be fitting to make this my first post.

    I confess that...

    + I diffuse my hair everyday. It gives my waves the best bounce, and I just don't have hours to devote to air drying.

    + Sometimes I blowdry it straight, and sometimes I even use a straightening iron on it. I like that my hair can go both ways!

    + I color my hair with the usual chemicals. When I wash the dye out, I use SLS shampoo...followed by a DT the next morning. Things are usually running normal after that.

    + I brush my hair before I get in the shower b/c I don't want a tangly, hairy mess in there. Sometimes I even brush my hair at the end of the day, and it's full of volume and cool.

    Even with all these "transgressions," my hair is still softer, wavier, cleaner and more cooperative than it's ever been. It's happy, and so am I!
  • goobernutgoobernut Posts: 2,317Registered Users
    Okay people, when you guys say "I diffuse my hair everyday" and you think that's cheating on CG -- where does it say that you can't diffuse everyday. Or in Loraine's book does she say its best to airdry? Or are you guys just saying that diffusing everyday is bad because of the heat and it something you wanna drop out because you want your hair to be healthier?

    Yeah, cause the diffuser habit ain't goin.
    Grand Goobah Caedran, Aqueous Infusion of Demulcents, Order of the Curly Crusaders

    Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.
  • AlexjoujouAlexjoujou Posts: 2,364Registered Users
    goobernut wrote: »
    Okay people, when you guys say "I diffuse my hair everyday" and you think that's cheating on CG -- where does it say that you can't diffuse everyday. Or in Loraine's book does she say its best to airdry? Or are you guys just saying that diffusing everyday is bad because of the heat and it something you wanna drop out because you want your hair to be healthier?

    Yeah, cause the diffuser habit ain't goin.

    Right there with you girl! No Way either of my diffusers (or any of my future diffusers) is going anywhere!

    You know I swapped out the Curly Girl book..I don't remember what Lorraine says..but since she used cones not sure I'd care much anyway...BUT I think the general consensus seems to be use as little heat as possible.

    I don't think though, outside of flat ironing (or cooking your hair as I like to call it) anything else with heat is mentioned.

    I do think diffusing is part of the reason that my hair can tolerate the level of products I'm using..because I'm so dang porous it really dries my hair out if I don't use more, thicker, heavier products...does that make sense??? :toothy8:
    FIA 2c/3aFi

    Done experimenting! Loving Spiral Solutions products!

    Blog: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fthewavytales.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup
«1

Leave a Comment

BoldItalicStrikethroughOrdered listUnordered list
Emoji
Image
Align leftAlign centerAlign rightToggle HTML viewToggle full pageToggle lights
Drop image/file