If you use L'Oreal, can you go cg?

I use L'Oreal Preference because Robert Craig doesn't work for me and neither does henna. L'Oreal is strong so I use a regular shampoo. Does anybody who uses L'oreal Preference also go cg and how is that working for you?

If you do use L'oreal, what products work best for you to give you nice curls? I'm actually looking forward to higher dewpoints because this freezing weather and wind destroy my curls.

Thanks for all suggestions!
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
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I use L'oreal Excellence, cp, and the Yes to Carrots line works well for me.

However, you're curlier than I am, so I don't know if that makes a difference.
Thanks for suggestion.

Guano: your avatar changed to orange. Maybe said yes to carrots once too often.
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 15,533
I use L'Oreal Preference exclusively and I am CG. I find that the color covers much better now that there are no silicones coating my hair. As a matter of fact I colored just last night.

Another great thing about being CG is that after color conditioning works so much better! After I colored, I put plain old V05 in my hair for about 5 minutes and it is sooooo soft and shiney!
Thanks, LL. I used to use VO5 all the time - I'll bet I still have a tube somewhere.
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
Thanks, LL. I used to use VO5 all the time - I'll bet I still have a tube somewhere.
Originally Posted by curlypearl

Tube? I think you may be thinking of another thing? I just used V05 conditioner after I rinsed out the color and it worked very nicely. Cheap stuff. Works great!
Oh, thanks for pointing that out Lisa Lisa! I used to use the VO5 salve like stuff, way before I joined nc.com. You must be referring to the condish.

I am going to try lo-pooing after I color my hair and hope it removes the excess color OK. Maybe I'll poo twice in a row, (poo, rinse, poo, rinse) then lots of conditioner just to make sure.
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
I am no expert on coloring, but I believe the color itself contains a shampoo. That is why it lathers when you add water to it. Every time I have colored, the directions have never said to shampoo after. Typically you just lather the color, rinse it out, then condition. I personally would just do that and continue on with the CG method.
I used it an it turned my hair a very strange bluish purple!! I used one of the light blonde shades. I had to use Dawn, baking soda and a clarifying shampoo to get out the blue tones now it is just a strange taupe color.....but it definitely is not dry....LOL
Thanks Nic and Daze for responding! I can't help it - I always use a sulfate shampoo after coloring. I didn't realize there is shampoo in the color, but that's the one time I really poo.

I'm just afraid that any trace of the color (chemicals) will be absorbed through my scalp if I don't really get rid of it.

ETA: Daze - that's really weird! Interesting - hope you are OK with it.
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift

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