CG:How many of you have read the actual CG book?

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2BC/f/II. fine - low/normal porosity - medium density - normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Low-poo: Jason Mango bodywash
Cowash: Cure Care diluted with water 1:1
RO: Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: IAgirl's gelatine

light moisture, hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
Neutral on cones.

iherb discount code: CFN646
LOL, the pun thing is so true. I was groaning! You can add me to the list of folks who liked the pictures and stories best. I also thought that a couple of the updo ideas were nice, such as the curly faux-hawk. That is so cute! But I'm updo-challenged, so that part of the book probably won't be new ground to most others. And I agree with KathyMack that the DVD is nice.
Medium/coarse, low porosity, dense, mix of 3s
CG (again) since Nov. 2012

Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention, Elucence MBC, KC Come Clean
Condish: Giovanni DL, Cure Care, Ion Treatment, GVP Balm, AOHR
Protein: AOGPB, CNPF, SSRPT
Stylers: KCCC, SM Souffle, AOMM, SS CEJ, JCRR, JCCC


Trying out steaming!
I got it today

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CG/LOC Method's 3b/3c hair SL-Curly/ Goal-MBL Curly
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
I bought the Kindle version. I enjoyed the videos and the info. I tried CG awhile back and tried to do it on the cheap - I am glad I got the book - It reinforced some of the things I already knew, and I learned a few things that I missed the first time around.
3A/2C fine, normal porosity & elasticity, medium high density

Current products:
YTCucs Color Protection Low poo
GVP Conditioning Balm
Random gels - not sure which ones I like, if any at this point!


HG Summer Routine:
poo - TMW Hydrate
RO & LI - Darcy's Pumpkin Seed
Leave in Products: CHSCK & LALMG
PT - CJ RM
DT - EVCO

Currently trying to figure out a winter routine and transition to a less harsh "poo" for summer.
A lot of it might be old hat, but I think it's great for newbies. I think the Live Curly Live Free ebook is awesome though.
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

It's true - a lot of the information in The Curly Girl Handbook can be found on various forums, blogs, and websites without problem.

After all, the authors didn't "invent" curly hair care.

But it's still convenient to have all of that information in one spot for future reference, so I still recommend it as a good buy.

While I agree that you can learn much of the information in Curly Girl: The Handbook online, I still think the book is quite worthwhile. For one thing, it does define Curly Girling, because, yes, the author did come up with the method.

If you just skip around, and read the parts you think apply to your hair, you can miss a lot. Even after CGing for years, and having read the original book when I started, I found the current (second) edition worthwhile, and learned a lot from it. I don't find the curl classification system at all helpful, so I was willing to try suggestions for other hair types, and found a number which were helpful, thanks to reading from cover to cover.

I also think that the illustrations and videos are very clear and easy to follow. While you may be able to pick up on some of it on YouTube, the photography, clarity, and succinctness of the videos on the accompanying DVD makes them really stand out, and make it much easier to get a full understanding of the techniques presented. The section on trimming your own hair is IMO worth far more than the price of admission. (I will never again lose years of growth because some idiot doesn't have enough sense to realize s/he hasn't a clue how to cut curly hair, or be placed in the humiliating position of leaving a hair salon looking like I've been hit with a weedwacker.)

Tiffany Anderson's book, Live Curly, Live Free, is also extremely helpful. The information is definitely more technical and scientific. Personally, I think the two books compliment each other, and neither is expensive. For a combined total of something like $20, I got both, and I'm happy to have both of them, but I'm glad that I started with Curly Girl.
Peace,
Morgan

Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
CGing since July 2008
I read it and love it. 💕
3A Curl Pattern, Low Porosity, High Density, Medium Width, Long Length

Loving my curls/waves!


Product loves: Chagrin Valley Shampoo Bars, ACV rinses, Suave Naturals Conditioner wash on in between days, silk scrunchies, Ouidad Curl refreshing spray, Avocado/olive oil/honey deep treatment, Coconut oil on ends/length

Currently waist length while wet and going for waist length while dry!
I have read both books but have learned way more on this website.

I actually recommend the book for newbies as a starting point.

All the info on curly hair can be had right here!
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3b, Medium-Coarse (slight coarse charactericstics), Normal porosity & Low elasticity per Curl Wizard Profile.
Low-poo: Nourish Shampoo
Co-wash: Suave, Vo5, HE, Aussie Moist
Deep Conditioner: GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave-in: Nourish Conditioner (Trader Joe's)
Stylers: LA Looks Sports, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil.
Methods: Wet plop or pineapple at night, diffuse in the morning. Scrunch w/joboba, coconut or almond oil.
I bought it and read it. Now I wish I'd used that money to buy the LCLF ebook.

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