Do You Want a "Modified CG" Forum?

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A note to anyone who follows a modified CG method or is thinking that their hair would be better off modifying the CG method:
NC.com will add a "Modified CG" forum to CurlTalk if there's interest in having a forum specifically for Mod CGers to share modification recommendations, modified routines and products, request help from other Mod CGers, report what part of CG is working/what part isn't working, etc.

Gretchen, et al with nc.com, will gauge interest and take it from there -- So post if you're interested.

I myself try to stay fairly close to CG but am certainly open to modifying the method as needed to benefit my hair, and I know I could learn a lot from others who already have.
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity

Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*

Goal: APL Hair
I don't think we need a separate FORUM, but perhaps a sub forum? You know... There are sub forums for 2, 3a, protein craving, protein sensitive... Put a Mod-cg area there, perhaps? Maybe put a "strict cg" one, as well.

I know there were also several girls wanting a "wurly" area, too. For those who have both waves and curls, or are 2c/3a.

2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
I think that would be an excellent idea and will help people swap ideas much more easily. Plus, those who are full CG can benefit as well, should they need to transition to a more modified routine for whatever reason. It's always nice to have all of the pertinent information in one location.
CG Birthday: 7/25/11
Type 3a/2c
Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
Leave In: ^^^^
Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
*Desert Curly*
I don't think we need a separate FORUM, but perhaps a sub forum? You know... There are sub forums for 2, 3a, protein craving, protein sensitive... Put a Mod-cg area there, perhaps? Maybe put a "strict cg" one, as well.

I know there were also several girls wanting a "wurly" area, too. For those who have both waves and curls, or are 2c/3a.

Originally Posted by Jas76
Actually we're talking about the same thing "Forum/Sub-Forum". (For example, the CurlTalk Adroid App lists the "sub-forums" you're referring to as "forums". What's important is that we're all really on the same page ) But anyway -- Gretchen said a Mod CG forum(sub-forum) would be made if there was interest, so they're just waiting to see if there is.
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity

Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*

Goal: APL Hair
Lol! Well, then count me in!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 15,530
I think I'd pop in now and then to see what people are trying and liking (or not).
I would like it. It's great to see what is/isn't working for other curlies.


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I'm interested!

3a/f/iii
Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
That would be an interesting idea. Then all this forum would need is a sub-forum for people who are not CG or modified CG so they can discuss what they like/don't like or what type of sulphates or cones work with their hair types.
3a/3b spirals and the occasional ringlet
M/iii
Normal porosity


Products I use:

Shampoo: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Shampoo
Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Conditioner
DT: Matrix Biolage Hydratherapie Aqua-Immersion Creme Masque
Styling: Homemade FSG with Lavender EO & AVJ/water mist spray containing Epsom Salt, Lavender EO

I would be interested, I think it would keep things a little more organized in that way.
Trying to figure out and maintain protein/ moisture balance
Low sulphates, no silicones Nov 2011

Cleansing: Dove Cool Moisture
RO: AO GPB, Tresseme Naturals, YTT
Stylers- CK, BRHG, AG Re:coil, CJPP, KCCC, HETT mousse

2nd day hair- Paul Mitchell Mousse scrunched in

Easily weighed down, tendency to get OC'd


2c/3a with some curls in there/Med to fine Texture/ Normal Porosity/ Normal Elasticity
I'm definitely interested! It'll be interesting to see how people modify CG and if any of it could benefit me as well.
CG since Mar 2, 2012!

Routine:
CoWash: V05 Tea Therapy in Vanilla Mint Tea
RO:Tresemme Naturals: Nourishing Moisture
LI: Kinky Curly Knot Today
Gel: CVS Sport Gel or Xcess Sport Hold Gel
Mouse: Pantene Curl-Defining Mousse

Product Application:
Scrunch out water with random t-shirt
Apply products
Long sleeve shirt plop.
Oh Wurly Forum? Where do I sign? Lol
I Have The Wickedest Wurly's Ever, Ugh!! 2c top/3a bottom
Until I get my hair analysis back, I think:
Texture: Medium
Porosity: Over porous
Elasticity: Normal
Density: Normal=ii
My quest: 20 minute showers and normal amounts of co!!!
CG since 2/26/12-Protein Hater
Cowash: Suave Naturals (except coconut)
RO & LI: GV 50:50/Tresseme Naturals
Gel/mousse: HESMU & HETT
I thinkits a great idea and would really add to the community. There seems to be quite a few mod CGers and I think it would be a great place to assemble thoughts and tips on how to modify CG to accomadate your own personal needs.

I vote YES!
All bets off on finding the perfect products for the curls - focusing on regrowing (50%) hair loss due to
A) Depo Provera (injectable birth control)
B) seborrheic dermatitis
C) stress/diet
I'm interested! I'm a mod-CG!
2yrs 7 months post relaxer/2 years and 11 months natural

Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention or Suave Naturals shampoos
Co-Wash: Suave Naturals, L'Oreal EverCreme or EverCurl
RO/Detangler: Tresseme Naturals, GVPCB
Leave-In: SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie, TN, GVPCB
Styler: EcoStyler, GF Pure Clean gel, KCCC

Just discovering my hair likes protein!

I think there are already too many forums. With the exception of the 4a, and possibly the 2, most get very little "action." Most of the questions are posted to the General Discussion forum. As long as the title has the information, it's easy to see if it's a thread that you want to read.
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3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

SE PA

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix and CCCC
I'm interested. I'm pretty close to strict cg but I often stray if my hair needs it. Information from others who modify would be helpful.
About my hair:
weekly shampoo-HE Honey I'm Strong
daily conditioner-HE Honey I'm Strong (use as li)
go to style-Pocahontas braids
I think there are already too many forums. With the exception of the 4a, and possibly the 2, most get very little "action." Most of the questions are posted to the General Discussion forum. As long as the title has the information, it's easy to see if it's a thread that you want to read.
Originally Posted by kathymack
Yes, but of course, if you don't want to click on a forum, you don' t have to; however, if there's a forum that a subset of people do want to have for focused discussion on a specific topic, then it's there for them. e.g. I don't necessarily spend a lot of time on the Recipes forum, but if I'm in the mood to look into some new homemade preparations, it's a forum I'm sure to go to, knowing I don't have to wade through a lot of non-recipe related stuff. I think that they're trying to gauge if that level of interest is there for a Modified CG forum.
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity

Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*

Goal: APL Hair

Last edited by Devushka; 03-17-2012 at 07:38 AM. Reason: typo
I agree with kathymack. There are too many forums that get little to no traffic. I was actually thinking of suggesting to mods to combine the 3's (and combine 4's).

Any questions related to CG or mod CG can go under "trying a shampoo free method". Just my opinion.
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3a/b, fine texture, low porosity, normal elasticity, mod-CG 7/11/11

Poo: KC Come Clean, SM Moisture Retention
CO: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Renpure Argan Oil, YTCucumbers, Sevi Pumpkin
Style: AIF, HESMU, Biolage gelee, KCCC
LOOB for second day hair


Like BS/ACV rinses, limit protein/humectants.
I think a mod-cg board would be a great idea. I also agree with combining the 3s and 4s boards. I've noticed a lot of people with combination hair, like myself. So maybe a combination board would be good too? I never know which board to look at the 2's or 3's.
CG as of Feb. 2012
combination hair.
2c on top - low elasticity
3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
porosity: normal to high.
loves protein and moisture.
BSACV as needed.

products may vary. i'm a PJ.
loving Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks, and AS I Am.

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