Confused about Hair Color and CG Method

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So I just started CG not long ago ... It is almost time for my hair to be colored again. I usually would just do it at home with L'Oreal or Revlon, whatever was on sale honestly lol

So how does this work with CG? Can I color with a regular box like I used to do even though it has obviously non-CG ingredients? If I do, do I need to shampoo with sulfates again to get stuff out or can I just go back to my regular CG routine?
Hair Type: Combo of 2A, 2B and 2C ... with a weird straight underlayer
Fine, normal porosity, normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Low Poo: Yes To Cucumbers Color Protection Shampoo
Cowash: VO5 Moisture Milks
Styler: KCCC
Gel: Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Gel, Tigi Bed Head Creative Genius gel

Started CG 9/10/13
I color my grays 1x a month and after a day or 2 I CWC with joico clarifying shampoo and have never had any issues or color loss. Not CG but I can't do only co washing cause my head gets itchy
What does CWC stand for? I usually try to wait at least 24 hours before washing (at least pre-CG) ... Maybe a one-time clarifying shampoo wouldn't hurt.
Hair Type: Combo of 2A, 2B and 2C ... with a weird straight underlayer
Fine, normal porosity, normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Low Poo: Yes To Cucumbers Color Protection Shampoo
Cowash: VO5 Moisture Milks
Styler: KCCC
Gel: Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Gel, Tigi Bed Head Creative Genius gel

Started CG 9/10/13
CWC. I coat my hair with a thin conditioner like suave or vo5 rub massage scalp some with it. Then use a little of the joico shampoo. Makes it less harsh on my hair but still will remove any cones that are in my hair dye. I also wait 1-2 days after coloring before I do this. I haven't noticed any color loss
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So I just started CG not long ago ... It is almost time for my hair to be colored again. I usually would just do it at home with L'Oreal or Revlon, whatever was on sale honestly lol

So how does this work with CG? Can I color with a regular box like I used to do even though it has obviously non-CG ingredients? If I do, do I need to shampoo with sulfates again to get stuff out or can I just go back to my regular CG routine?
Originally Posted by SaMmIe10
I switched to a box dye that contains no sulphate surfactants nor silicones in the two parts of the dye, only silicones in the conditioner which I don't use just use my own CG friendly product.

If you do use silicones you can clarify with a shampoo containing cocoamidopropyl betaine, sulphates are not the only option.

Do be sure to dye over the top of a coconut oiling, this can help reduce the damage. Also only dye the roots, 'refreshing' the lengths regularly is damaging.
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

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