I tried the CG method and my hair is still dry and frizzy???

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At first it seemed nicer. Like softer. Now, it's been almost three months and my curls look a little better but mostly because I found a better way to braid and tie my hair up and night and a styling method that works with this.

Is this because I don't trim my hair or what? I comb my hair in the shower and I feel like I maybe and shedding too much now....

Also, I think this could possibly be diet related. I've been on this very strict diet, but monitoring my intake I notice that I never get as much iron and calcium as I need. I was thinking of trying these vitamins for hair growth, hairfinity. Might that help? And could the lack of proper nutrition really be making my hair this dry, etc?

I tie my hair up at night because it tangles so easily, but should I be using a silk pillow? I just don't get it, my mom treats her hair like crap and hers manages to grow so long without effort.

Any advice is well welcomed.
It's difficult to say without knowing yr hair properties & the regime you use.

It's taken me a while to figure out what my hair likes. Maybe you need to do the same?

I'm no expert on hair but I know what my hair likes. I tend to use some sort of DT when my hair is dry. I always DT after shampooing my hair. If it feels a bit dry during the week then I use SM's moisture retention shampoo & either normal condish Tre nat or DT or both. That seems to work for me.

Goodluck with yr own hair journey
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And, yes, diet could be the cause of some of your problems. Your body needs more then iron and calcium to keep your hair and skin healthy. You need protein and healthy fats to keep skin supple, etc. If you're on a strict diet for weight loss, medical reasons, etc., you may have to wait until you can eat a more balanced diet. Supplements can only do so much.

Hair is dead. Products help keep healthy hair looking good, but can't help what doesn't start out in good condition. If your nutrition is lacking, it can make a big difference in your hair and skin.
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I'm not sure what you are considering the CG method, but bascially it's just about treating your well and not using harsh things, like sulfates. The products (shampoo, leave-in, styling products) will vary greatly. what works for some, won't work for others, so you really have to try a few (ok sometimes a lot) to see what works best for your hair. I've tried a million things, but what works best for my (3b/c) hair is Devacurl No Poo, Devacurl OneC (as a leave-in), Curl Keeper then AG Re;coil. Your combo could end up being something completely different based on your type of curls.

And don't forget to deep condition once in a while!

Not sure why you would braid your hair at night, unless you're trying to loosen the curls and don't want to work with your own curl pattern, but have you tried just putting it up in a pineapple?
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I am having the same problem you are Aethera. I have a lot of hair that gets pulled out of my scalp because of combing it or raking the conditioner through because there are tangles. I didn't lose this much hair before I started the CG method of no sulfates. I have found that most of the products after awhile don't work as good as they used to and you have to switch to something else. The problem is, the cost of these products. as a single mother of 2, i can't afford to buy a $12 - $18 dollar product every month or two.

Laney1, the pineapple does not work for me. if I wash my hair at night pineapple it, then wake up in the morning, I find that i STILL have to spray my hair down with a water/conditioner mix and have to start all over styling my hair. it's not as easy as spray and shake. The part that is on the top of my head is fine, great curls. But the hair that was pulled up into the ponytail is what needs fixing bc it's not really curly. And I don't put it up in a tight ponytail either. maybe I'm doing something wrong bc so many other curlies have great results using those methods but for me it doesn't seem to be working anymore. I also use deva no-poo and one condition and angel but my hair ends up frizzy mid afternoon. i know it's time for new products but i really don't want to but another product, have it work a few times, then move on to the next. It gets very expensive! I have fine hair, low porosity and 3b and 3c like you. but the deva products aren't working for my hair anymore. I have thought about using AG products or Miss Jessie's but again they are so expensive.
I am having the same problem you are Aethera. I have a lot of hair that gets pulled out of my scalp because of combing it or raking the conditioner through because there are tangles. I didn't lose this much hair before I started the CG method of no sulfates. I have found that most of the products after awhile don't work as good as they used to and you have to switch to something else. The problem is, the cost of these products. as a single mother of 2, i can't afford to buy a $12 - $18 dollar product every month or two.

Laney1, the pineapple does not work for me. if I wash my hair at night pineapple it, then wake up in the morning, I find that i STILL have to spray my hair down with a water/conditioner mix and have to start all over styling my hair. it's not as easy as spray and shake. The part that is on the top of my head is fine, great curls. But the hair that was pulled up into the ponytail is what needs fixing bc it's not really curly. And I don't put it up in a tight ponytail either. maybe I'm doing something wrong bc so many other curlies have great results using those methods but for me it doesn't seem to be working anymore. I also use deva no-poo and one condition and angel but my hair ends up frizzy mid afternoon. i know it's time for new products but i really don't want to but another product, have it work a few times, then move on to the next. It gets very expensive! I have fine hair, low porosity and 3b and 3c like you. but the deva products aren't working for my hair anymore. I have thought about using AG products or Miss Jessie's but again they are so expensive.
Originally Posted by curlymamakc
Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture conditioner and Shampoo and Shea Moisture products are CG, inexpensive and be purchased at drugstores, Walmart, and Target. If they don't work out, you can take them back.




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texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
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If you ever co-wash, you can add Suave Naturals and VO5 conditioners to that list. and Cure Care conditioner at Sally's is extremely budget friendly-less than $10 for a gallon of a conditioner with protein. It's one of my favorites. Suave Naturals conditioners also contain EDTA which can help protect your hair from chlorine, too.

If you find 2 or 3 products that you like and can cycle through them, you should have less problem of things working for a while then not working any more.
Be Happy!

Type:2b/3ab?
Texture:Medium/fine
Porosity:Normal
Elasticity:Normal

Experimenting with too many products to name here. All this great info keeps my head spinning.
thanks juanab and raindear. I have tresemme but it's not naturals so i will try that. i also saw that L'oreal has a no parabin, no sulfate products now too but it's not specifically for curly hair.

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