Curly Girl Method questions

I want to start using the curly girl method but the only conditioner I have is Cantu Shea Butter Co-Wash Conditioner, Is it possible for me to use that conditioner instead of a normal conditioner; and would it be okay for me to use it as a leave in? Or should I just buy a normal conditioner that meets the requirements. Also it seems like the method lends itself more towards wash and go's but my neck length hair (which is really defined when wet) always shrinks into a barely defined medium sized Afro every time I do one, would the suggested way of using the gel keep my hairs' definition? And I'm not gonna lie I style my hair a lot, so I don't know how well the no comb rule will work. For those ladies who do the CG method have you been able to style your hair into up-dos and hair styles that normally require combing or is it easier to just leave your hair be. Is the method really all that it is cracked up to be, and how has it worked for you?
I want to start using the curly girl method but the only conditioner I have is Cantu Shea Butter Co-Wash Conditioner, Is it possible for me to use that conditioner instead of a normal conditioner; and would it be okay for me to use it as a leave in? Or should I just buy a normal conditioner that meets the requirements. Also it seems like the method lends itself more towards wash and go's but my neck length hair (which is really defined when wet) always shrinks into a barely defined medium sized Afro every time I do one, would the suggested way of using the gel keep my hairs' definition? And I'm not gonna lie I style my hair a lot, so I don't know how well the no comb rule will work. For those ladies who do the CG method have you been able to style your hair into up-dos and hair styles that normally require combing or is it easier to just leave your hair be. Is the method really all that it is cracked up to be, and how has it worked for you?
Originally Posted by rissapryor
There is CG and there is modified CG
Im mod. I dont use silicones, sulfates, mo but I do use lopoo and combs because my hair and scalp need that. I dont wear wash and goes. Dont feel like you have no wiggle room in CG. I love CG because whenever I fall off the wagon my hair pays for it. I find my hair is better moisturized with CG because Im prone to buildup. Silicones make detangling easy but make my hair dry.
Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it.
Hey Sis, the Curly Girl Method requires no silicones. If Im not mistaken Cantu has Silicone. I've been out of the loop for some time,the may have changed their formula.

Again, I've received great results just by using simple methods, either the LOC (Liquid, Oil and Cream (Conditioner, Tresemme Naturals,no silicone) or the Liquid, Conditioner and Oil. I've kept this real simple for a year now after making tons of mistakes her are my results.

Findings: you have to stick with a process for a period of time ( 6 months, watch what happens).

Good Luck, with Simple and Cheap.
Yes, Cantu has cones and it builds up a waxy residue on your hair pretty fast. Aubrey organics, dessert essence and several in target are cg friendly
Hair type= 3B
Shampoo= Alaffia Shea Line; If I have to clarify KKCC
Conditioner= Be Gud,
Co Wash= Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut
Leave In/Detangler: Treseme Naturals
Product: Whipped Shea Butter, Ecostyler Gel with Argan or Olive oil

GROWING IT ALL OUT Naturally (no sulfate, silicones, parabens, or hydrogenated oils)

CURLDIVA is on YOUTUBE
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Cantu now makes cone free. I use the conditioner for my cowash but have never tried the actual cowash they make.
Some of Cantu Shea Butter's porducts are silicone-free. But shea butter is known to be too heavy for some people, so it's possible that it will build-up on your hair. Which is why Cantu Shea Butter's line also has a sulfate-free cleansing shampoo. If you were to use only their silicone-free products if would qualify as a modified CG method.
If you want to build a wash-day regimen that includes the Cantu Shea Butter Co-Wash, then you may want to start experimenting with whatever the label says on that co-wash. I think it says to follow with their leave-in conditioner or a moisturizing twist gel. You can't use their co-wash as a leave-in unfortunately.
Also I agree with you, I found that the CG method is for wash-n-go's. I don't do wash-n-go's because tangles is one of my biggest hair frustrations.
Yes it is possible that using gel in the method described in the book will give hair that stays defined when it dries. Which is why Eco-styler gel is the most popular gel.
I do up-dos but I do a modified CG method because I prefer to wash my hair every 8 or 9 days (i am paying a water bill now).

Hope That Helps
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i just started the cg method a few weeks ago and i have found that vo5 moisture milk conditioner (89 cents at the dollar store) works GREAT...get you a good leave in.... I LOVE GIOVANNI DIRECT (7.99 at hi health) and i gel eco styler is cool and cheap but if you want eveb cheaper buy you some flax seeds....4 dollars...makes tons kn batches of gel and it works great and you can put whatever essential oils u want in!!! As for the no comb i find it works best with clumping the hair.... There is the mmmodified that lets u use combs and sulfate free shampoo. I would not use the sulfate free shampoo regularly though i have it and its pretty stripping to ne atleast. I dont like it very much...i just go with my bentonite clay and acv once a month. Good luck bae!!!! Happy curls

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