CG method not working...

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I started around the beginning of July and my hair is still dry. I have also been getting dandruff and balding because of this. My hair also stopped growing. Help?
Sing with Barney tune:
Frizz loves me
I hate frizz
It sticks to me
like a kid
with some creams
and some gel
and then nothing does the trick
Please help me
My curly friends.
I started around the beginning of July and my hair is still dry. I have also been getting dandruff and balding because of this. My hair also stopped growing. Help?
Originally Posted by VoluminousGirly
The CG method isn't for everybody including myself. I hate it how now almost all curly girls think that not being on the CG method is bad because that's the only way your hair will grow and then they bring in so much science into taking care of hair when it's not that hard to take care of. Some things in the CG method is just common sense.

I advise that you apply tea tree oil to your conditioner and co-wash your hair with that to combat the dandruff and do this treatment every time you co wash your hair. Or you can apply oil to your scalp every few days. For your hair being dry, you may not be deep conditioning your hair long enough or your hair lacks protein.

•Take your Favorite Conditioner and a bowl
•Squirt the Conditioner into the bowl (the amount depends on how much hair you have)
•Apply your favorite oil to the bowl also and make sure that you have more oil then conditioner (make sure it's not to much oil though or your hair will be oily)
•Apply egg, 100% Greek Yogurt, or Avocado to the bowl (choose which ever one you want since they all contain protein)
• Mix everything together until it is all one texture or color

Apply it to your hair and put a plastic bag over your head to trap in heat so it can open up your hair follicles and your hair can absorb the treatment better. Leave it in for about a hour and 15 minutes. And your hair should be moisturized and soft .

Your hair probably is growing, but it could be that you're to rough with your hair when you detangle making you pull out more hair then you need. Maybe you should finger detangle your hair. If finger tangling doesn't work for your hair then it's okay to used a comb just as long as it is a wide tooth.

Last edited by BeautyisMiree; 08-06-2013 at 04:05 PM.
Me too! I had breakage from co-washing or lack of shampoo so I try to shampoo maybe every other wash.

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Thanks guys! I don't think CG is for me, haha
Sing with Barney tune:
Frizz loves me
I hate frizz
It sticks to me
like a kid
with some creams
and some gel
and then nothing does the trick
Please help me
My curly friends.
I started around the beginning of July and my hair is still dry. I have also been getting dandruff and balding because of this. My hair also stopped growing. Help?
Originally Posted by VoluminousGirly
Have you had your scalp condition formally diagnosed? is it seborrhoeic dermatitis, contact dermatitis or another condition? If you have SD do not oil your scalp with anything rich in oleic acid, if you have another form of dermatitis do not use irritants like tea tree.

Maybe you have simply chosen products that don't agree with your skin or hair properties. The Curly Girl method is pretty flexible: you can use numerous different products, permits both conditioner only washing and sulphate free shampoos, various types of styling product.
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2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
I started around the beginning of July and my hair is still dry. I have also been getting dandruff and balding because of this. My hair also stopped growing. Help?
Originally Posted by VoluminousGirly
Have you had your scalp condition formally diagnosed? is it seborrhoeic dermatitis, contact dermatitis or another condition? If you have SD do not oil your scalp with anything rich in oleic acid, if you have another form of dermatitis do not use irritants like tea tree.

Maybe you have simply chosen products that don't agree with your skin or hair properties. The Curly Girl method is pretty flexible: you can use numerous different products, permits both conditioner only washing and sulphate free shampoos, various types of styling product.
Originally Posted by Firefox7275
I don't think I need a diagnoses because it only started after CG. I want to use oils though because my hair is really dry. What do I do?
Sing with Barney tune:
Frizz loves me
I hate frizz
It sticks to me
like a kid
with some creams
and some gel
and then nothing does the trick
Please help me
My curly friends.
Have you had your scalp condition formally diagnosed? is it seborrhoeic dermatitis, contact dermatitis or another condition? If you have SD do not oil your scalp with anything rich in oleic acid, if you have another form of dermatitis do not use irritants like tea tree.
Originally Posted by Firefox7275
I don't think I need a diagnoses because it only started after CG. I want to use oils though because my hair is really dry. What do I do?
Originally Posted by VoluminousGirly
You have two significant symptoms, flaking and balding, we need to know what that signifies so IMO seek a formal diagnosis.

Then you can either take out offending products/ ingredients or switch to appropriate alternatives. We cannot suggest safe or effective solutions without a diagnosis, it's very easy to worsen skin complaints with the wrong treatment as already explained.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
CG method doesn't only mean cowashing. You can use a sulfate-free poo, of which there are many to choose from.

If you've been cowashing, it really shouldn't be causing flaking and balding unless you have a particular allergy or insensitivity to an ingredient in your cowash conditioner. This is possible...

.....but any time someone says "I'm balding" or "I'm rapidly losing hair" "My hair is thinning" I ALWAYS tell them to get themselves to a derm right away. Seriously it can be caused by so many things, and the best thing you can do for yourself is getting a formal diagnosis. You can bring in your cowash conditioner to your derm and explain what you've been doing and get a professional opinion on the whole thing.
2BC/f/II. fine - low/normal porosity - medium density - normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Cowash: Cure Care diluted with water 1:1
RO: Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: CeraVe Foaming as low-poo, gelatin gel

light moisture, hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates
Neutral on cones.

iherb discount code: CFN646
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I use the CG method . Eh like someone mentioned its not for everyone and it depends on the shampoo you use also. If anything I think the CG method would moisturize your hair. But it may be the shampoo drying your hair
Sincerly yours,

Jalissa <3
I think I found the reason for balding. It's because I pull my hair reeaaaaaaaaaaally hard when doing a ponytail, but that doesn't explain the dandruff.

And I don't use shampoo at all fearing that it will dry my hair out.
Sing with Barney tune:
Frizz loves me
I hate frizz
It sticks to me
like a kid
with some creams
and some gel
and then nothing does the trick
Please help me
My curly friends.
I think I found the reason for balding. It's because I pull my hair reeaaaaaaaaaaally hard when doing a ponytail, but that doesn't explain the dandruff.

And I don't use shampoo at all fearing that it will dry my hair out.
Originally Posted by VoluminousGirly
If there's flakes on your scalp it means it's not happy. It's still a good idea to visit a derm... they can figure out if the flaking is caused by xerosis (simple dry scalp), dandruff or SD (caused by the overgrowth of the malassezia yeast) or something else. The cure to your flaking will depend on what is actually causing it. You can actually have balding from untreated SD.

Many curlies switch between cowashing and low-poo, so don't feel like you have to get stuck on one or the other. If you're cowashing make sure you're using a lot of a light, silicone-free conditioner and massaging your scalp very thoroughly!

If your hair is dry it could be caused by many things... including buildup.

What is your current routine and ALL of the products you are currently using?
2BC/f/II. fine - low/normal porosity - medium density - normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Cowash: Cure Care diluted with water 1:1
RO: Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: CeraVe Foaming as low-poo, gelatin gel

light moisture, hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates
Neutral on cones.

iherb discount code: CFN646

Last edited by wavydaze; 08-15-2013 at 09:20 PM.
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I use the CG method . Eh like someone mentioned its not for everyone and it depends on the shampoo you use also. If anything I think the CG method would moisturize your hair. But it may be the shampoo drying your hair
Originally Posted by jaybabeex3
Your curls are gorgeous!

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I 100% agree with wavydaze, we need to know your entire routine and also your hair properties would help with figuring out what is wrong. I also second the dermatologist--better safe than sorry. There have been quite a few threads before from people who experienced hair loss and they all have highly promoted seeing a derm as soon as possible.
2A wave pattern, Long & swavy; Medium hair - Questionable porosity - High density - Normal elasticity
Cleanser: SM Moisturizing Shampoo
Conditioner/DT: GVP Conditioning Balm
Stylers: SM Curl Smoothie, KCCC
Like myself, the CG method isn't for everyone, but my advice is find what works for you. I have really bad dandruff as well and co-washing makes it worse! Try looking for an organic or even sulfate-shampoo that's clarifying and has anti-fungals like peppermint or tea-tree oil. I'm no professional so keep researching and you will find something that works eventually. Just stay patient, hair care routines take time to find.
The CG method is so flexible, if one part of it is not working for you, modify it to your needs. The most important part of the CG method is to respect your hair/scalp and what it tells you it needs. In general if your cleansing method is causing you scalp irritation, it's either the product you're using, your technique or your frequency is incorrect for your scalp's need. Not fair IMO to blame the method as a whole when each person has to do what works for them to make the CG method their own. That's what makes it a method, not a law.

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