Question about the CG method

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So, for the past few weeks I've been co-washing with a conditioner that has silicones in it, but I'm deciding to go completely CG now. Will it be okay if I just start co-washing with a silicone free conditioner or cleanser? Or do I have to wash my hair with a sulfate shampoo and THEN start doing that?
You can do what you want, but to clear the silicones and let moisture get to your hairyou should do a final shampoo

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Weekly Poo/Low Poo: some Shea M Poo.
Weekly Deep Treat-Dermorganic Intensive Hair Masque
Bi-Weekly RO:Tresseme Naturals - V.Smooth/N.Moisture
Daily Leave in:Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Detangler
Daily Oil: Olive Oil & Conut Oil Mix
Daily Styler: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
Eeek don't cowash with silicones!

You'll need a silicone-free sulfate shampoo OR a silicone-free low-poo with coco-betaine or cocamidopropyl betaine in the ingredients for a final wash to break down the silicones before you go CG!
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

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Eeek don't cowash with silicones!

You'll need a silicone-free sulfate shampoo OR a silicone-free low-poo with coco-betaine or cocamidopropyl betaine in the ingredients for a final wash to break down the silicones before you go CG!
Originally Posted by wavydaze
I know, I know! It wasn't until a few days ago that I learned silicones were bad. Guess I was pretty late on that! If I wash with a sulfate shampoo, I can start using the no silicone conditioner right after with no problem?
I know, I know! It wasn't until a few days ago that I learned silicones were bad. Guess I was pretty late on that! If I wash with a sulfate shampoo, I can start using the no silicone conditioner right after with no problem?
Originally Posted by anissafersure
Yup! Just make sure the sulfate shampoo doesn't have silicones in it. Most sulfate shampoos do. Alternately do a low-poo with coco or cocamidopropyl betaine (make sure no cones!). Sometimes when you're CG it's good to have one on hand, in case you need to clarify (from buildup or accidental silicone use).
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fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

iherb discount code: CFN646
Yes, as long as your sulfate shampoo doesn't contain silicones.
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

Summer Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, VO5 SC, Cure Care
Stylers: FSG, AIF,
Tresemme Flawless Curls Bouncy Curls gel
PT: IAGirl's (link) as needed
Have you read through either the stickies here and on the newbies board or the Curly Girl book? You can do your clarifying wash with sulphates or with cocoamidopropyl betaine, both will remove any build up.
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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 oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
I second everyone!
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High Porosity, Fine, Thin Density, Low Elasticity
Natures Gate hemp for co-washing, detangling, and leave in + CO.
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