New to the CG ways, help needed!

JennaBugJennaBug Registered Users Posts: 10
Hi Everyone!
I am new to the world of curly hair. Like many, I have fought my hair for years, oblivious to the fact that wavy and curly hair needs different treatment than straight hair.

I recently received the CG Handbook and am in love! I have started the routine suggested for wavy hair, and it has done wonders already.

Only one problem: First day hair looks fabulous, but my 2nd day hair feels oily and limp at the roots, and feels dry and coarse along the length. I have always had an oily scalp and fought it by washing my hair every day, sometimes able to stretch to every other day with it pinned and pulled back in a ponytail.

Are there any suggestions on getting the mythical great 2nd day hair I have been hearing about?!

Any suggestions would be welcome!


P.S I am also seeking a good curly hair stylist in the Metro-Detroit area, that won't break the bank. Recommendations welcome!
Hair Type: 2c3a/F-M/ii low porosity
CG newbie 12/2012!
Current products (and continuing to search):
-Cleanser- CurlySexyHair Curl Defining Shampoo (sulfate-free)
-RO/Cowash-SheaM Restorative Conditioner
-LI/enhancer- SheaM Curl Enhancing Smoothie
-Gel- LA sport
-2nd day- Lush R&B for frizz


  • mhen76mhen76 Registered Users Posts: 813 Curl Neophyte
    Welcome, JennaBug! :wave: There is often a transition period as your hair adjusts to the new routine. Many of us have modified the CG routine to better suit our individual needs. I need to low-poo 2-3 times a week. Co-washing alone just didn't work well for me. Give your hair some time to adjust, then make tweaks if needed. You'll find lots of help and support on these boards.
    3B, fine, normal to low porosity
    Modified CG since June 2010
    HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.

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