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Old 04-11-2011, 01:35 PM   #1
 
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Old 04-11-2011, 05:46 PM   #2
 
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How to Follow the Curly Girl Method for Curly Hair - wikiHow

Try reading that to clarify what it is.
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Old 04-11-2011, 05:53 PM   #3
 
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Basically, in short, it's giving up shampoo and not using products with silicones ('cones for short) -- products that end in -cone, -conol, and -xane. CG is also called CO-washing, or washing your hair with conditioner. Since you're giving up shampoo, you need something to clean your hair with, right? That's where the condish comes in. It has mild surfacents or cleansers in it to clean your scalp gently and give your hair much more moisture than normal shampoos can give. Some people (like myself) modify the routine to their liking and throw in some sulfate-free shampoos. These are gentler than standard shampoos, but then clean a little better than conditioner.

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CG is a method of curly hair care from the book, *Curly Girl,* by Lorraine Massey, which I highly recommend.

The basics are washing your hair with sulfate free cleansers which don't have any non-watersoluable silicones in them (because they require sulfate detergents to remove), conditioning with silicone free conditioners, detangling with either your fingers or a wide-toothed comb only when you have conditioner on your hair (no brushing!), scrunch drying with a smooth surfaced towel (or old T-shirt), using a silicone free gel, and no heat styling.

Hope I didn't overwhelm you there. It's really not difficult or time consuming IMO.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:59 PM   #5
 
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In my opinion, this is the best explanation/guide of what CG is.
The College Curly: Laura Lee's All In One Guide to Going CG: Now Revised and Updated!
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CG is a method of curly hair care from the book, *Curly Girl,* by Lorraine Massey, which I highly recommend.

The basics are washing your hair with sulfate free cleansers which don't have any non-watersoluable silicones in them (because they require sulfate detergents to remove), conditioning with silicone free conditioners, detangling with either your fingers or a wide-toothed comb only when you have conditioner on your hair (no brushing!), scrunch drying with a smooth surfaced towel (or old T-shirt), using a silicone free gel, and no heat styling.

Hope I didn't overwhelm you there. It's really not difficult or time consuming IMO.
Actually, you're allowed to do some heat styling (you can modify CG any way you'd like), but Lorraine Massey doesn't advise doing it too often (she specifically puts the diffuser tips in the wavies section -- not sure why, though). As long as you have a diffuser attachment, heat styling is okay. Some people here do it every day, and they don't get heat damage, so air drying or diffusing can be switched out whenever you'd like!
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Well yes, you can modify how you do the method, however Lorraine Massey defines it.

BTW, Massey does mention blowdrying with a diffuser or using a hood dryer outside of the wavy section.
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Yea, I've been doing my homework. I'm proud of myself. lol. I've been transitioning for 7 months now but I've only had my strict regimen for about 3 months. I did a lot of research and it looks like I already follow the CG method. I didn't even know it had a name. lol. I co-wash with a silicone-free conditioner in between poo/no-poo cleanses. I use a sulfate free shampoo once a month and a no-poo the other weeks in the month. I have recently tweeked my regimen because I was using a cond containing silicones for my co-wash but now, I'm good!
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