Okay I may sound super duper dumb but how do you "clarify" your hair before starting CG??? I've wanted to start but I'm not sure how!!
Originally Posted by bbunnycurlies
You use a shampoo that has sodium lauryl sulfate (the harshest), ammonium layreth sulfare (also harsh), and sodium laureth sulfate (a little gentler). There are also many ingredients out there, when they end in -fates, that is a sulfate.

I messed up my CG journey and I had to start all over again. I washed my hair with a clarifying shampoo that has both sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate. It was harsh on my hair, obviously, but I had to use it to remove the silicones in my hair that I unknowingly placed in these past several days.

After that wash, I use my VO5 Moisture Milks Strawberries and Cream Conditioner. It is very cheap and CG friendly (has no silicones and no sulfates in it).

Good luck!

CG since 3/11/2012

Type 2C (Botticelli according to Curly Girl: The Handbook)
iii Density
Medium-Coarse Texture
Normal Porosity
Normal Elasticity
HATES: Traditional sulfates/cones.
LOVES: Lots of moisture and homemade FSG!
(Many thanks to
http://www.livecurlylivefree.com/ for helping me figure out my texture, porosity, and elasticity properties! Check them out sometime!)