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Old 03-22-2013, 12:45 PM   #21
 
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I love this thread! For sure dropping silicones. It made all the difference in the world for my hair. Also not touching it when it's wet and just not touching it in general. I love the CG method all in all but those facets were major eye openers for me.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:44 PM   #22
 
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I have another. I can't SOTC empty-handed because my hair popcorns. Learned the haaaard way. So I do it with a little bit of SM coconut hibiscus milk thing mixed with a couple spritzes of lavender-conditioner water and a couple spritzes of spray gel, just kinda rub it all on my hands and go at it. No idea why that works for me since those aren't exactly finishing products, but there you go.
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Cut all my damaging highlights out in a huge chop and started using Cantu's natural line, curl cream. I don't like how short my hair is right now but I can't deny the full turn around my hair has made. I'm getting my curls back after years of extreme heat damage and highlighting. I love it!
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:34 AM   #24
 
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I have another. I can't SOTC empty-handed because my hair popcorns. Learned the haaaard way. So I do it with a little bit of SM coconut hibiscus milk thing mixed with a couple spritzes of lavender-conditioner water and a couple spritzes of spray gel, just kinda rub it all on my hands and go at it. No idea why that works for me since those aren't exactly finishing products, but there you go.
I use the milk for that too! It works wonders doesn't it?
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:42 AM   #25
 
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Yes! And a little bit goes a looong way which is unusual for me.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:22 AM   #26
 
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For myself, using no cones and not combing in the shower. In addition, getting my hair cut when curly. Now all the curls are uniformed.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:37 AM   #27
 
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Not using sulfate shampoo to wash my hair has helped a lot! My hair isn't nearly as dry, so then I'm not using heavy conditioners which would weigh down my fine waves. Changing from brushing to combing with a wide toothed comb has reduced breakage and helped my hair stay healthy. Last, protein!! My hair needs and loves protein! It is limp and lifeless without it. It has made a huge difference in my hair. In fact, I'm still learning how much my hair likes protein, the amount and strength.

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Old 03-23-2013, 10:44 AM   #28
 
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Applying products to soaking wet hair, and drying using microfiber towels ONLY (I bring mine with me when I go anywhere, because I'm cool like that).

3b/c low-med porosity hair.

Although not dying with peroxide has helped as well (I still dye, but with non-peroxide semi-permanents).
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:12 PM   #29
 
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2 things so far for me. One being that simpler is better for me, not using 3-4 products to style my hair. Second being most important is just to love my hair the way it is. Yeah, it will get a tiny bit of frizz on the 2nd day and a little more on the 3rd, but honestly its still my wonderful, sometimes frizzy, sometimes maddening, curly hair.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:22 PM   #30
 
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My hair is type 2c..I use leave in conditioner daily and only finger fluff my hair..I also stopped using wigs, ponytails and tracks

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Old 03-23-2013, 12:23 PM   #31
 
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What does CG mean?

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Old 03-23-2013, 12:53 PM   #32
 
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Usually curly girl or the curly girl method hope this helps
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:15 PM   #33
 
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Cutting out sulfates. Applying products to soaking wet hair (heck, I just wrote a whole blog post about this haha)
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:00 PM   #34
 
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Eliminating sulphates, sulphates and sticking to more natural lines.


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Old 03-23-2013, 02:04 PM   #35
 
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Eliminating cones, sulphates and using coconut oil! Im on a modified Curly Girl method (I use combs and lo poo shampoos). Doing those things has grown my hair tremendously and my hair is moisturized, soft, and healthy.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:45 PM   #36
 
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Using way more conditioner than I ever thought any one person could possibly use!

Before I found this site, I knew on days I washed (with sulfates at the time), my hair was a complete failure, so I only washed once a week. But by day 4 I had this nasty gunk on my scalp (from silicones) but knew washing again would just equal horrible hair. I never thought to condition between washes, or even scrub my scalp even though I would rinse it every day in the shower. Yuck!!!! So learning to scrub my scalp daily and use conditioner and more conditioner has changed my hair.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:08 PM   #37
 
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I'm type 2B/high porosity/fine texture/medium density.

PROTEIN. That is the biggie. I found out my hair desperately needed a lot of protein. My hair was frizzy, limp and lacked shine. I use a gelatin treatment at least once a week (twice is ideal).

ACV. I just add about a tablespoon to my PT and my hair is shiny! I have hard water.

No cones. They work OK once in awhile, but they eventually dry out my hair. I still use sulfates occasionally.

No brushing. EVER. I use a wide tooth comb and fine tooth comb in the shower on condition-soaked, finger combed hair. The fine tooth comb gets out all of the hair my other comb misses. I put it down to the fine texture of my hair. It helps me get better clumps!
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:11 PM   #38
 
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Using organic products. Changed the health of my skin and hair:-)

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Old 03-23-2013, 04:49 PM   #39
 
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Cut off about 4 inches of thin ends. I will grow it back, I prefer the length it was. But it looks so much better now. I will grow it back healthy.

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Old 03-23-2013, 08:29 PM   #40
 
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SVault, CG is a method of caring for curls called Curly Girl (CG for short), and developed by Lorraine Massey. She has a book and a DVD that explains the method, and if you go to youtube and type in "Curly Girl method" or search for it here, you will find more informtion than you can imagine.
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