So let me apologize in advance because there will be no pictures in this post. I am holding out for the new mac book but until I can get it I have to maximize the limited memory I have left on my old one; sorry
Now that that is out of the way, I am absolutely, positively in love with what the CG method has done for my hair and I am kicking myself for not sticking to it when I tried it the first time back in 03. If anyone is thinking about trying it, do! Here are the positive changes I have noticed.
1) The time I spend "doing" my hair has been reduced to a fraction of the time I spent on it prior.
2) I put "doing" in parenthesis because coming up on my third month of following this method I barely have to do anything to my hair. I can fully finger detangle my thick, BSL, tightly curled hair in less than ten minutes. I don't rinse the conditioner out so pretty much once I finish detangling I am done. a true wash and go. Before, I was using the tightly curly method and spending several HOURS on my hair once a week (or any time I found myself needing to wash my hair). As a result of that time drain I had to use loads of product to make my wash and go to last as it possibly could (a week)
3) The amount of product I use has dramatically decreased (even since I have been CG). When I first went CG I had to wash my hair daily and I needed a fairly large amount of conditioner (think palms full) to detangle, most of which I left in my hair along with the gel that I applied on top. Now I wash every other day (I cold go longer but I like my curls to look fresh), my hair requires about a third of the amount of conditioner I was using and I am not using gel at all just a bit of oil on top of the conditioner.
4) I actually love the way my hair looks on day one. This may not sound like a big deal but for me it is huge. I NEVER liked my hair on day one because it looked (and felt) so producty. I actually didn't typically start liking my hair until day three. Between that and the ridiculous amount of time it took to have effortless looking curls I really had to plan ahead for special occasions.
To summarize all this, switching to CG has been the best thing I have done for my hair! I think the two biggest factors in my hairs progress have been the focus on hydration and finger detangling. I have significantly less breakage and my hair is defined and shiny even with no product. Bottom line is CG rocks!
I am so sorry for the length of this post. I am just so excited and I don't know very many people who would be able to relate to this amount of joy over hair
OK, this gush is official over
but what about you all? Have any of you curlies recently discovered a method/product that has you gushing over your hair? If so Please do tell!