Do you want to be a CG missionary??? I do!!!

Like Tree13Likes
  • 2 Post By Zozosmamma
  • 3 Post By laurabella
  • 1 Post By hcook5528
  • 5 Post By sixelamy
  • 2 Post By DaniGirl88

Now that I've gone CG...it is so hard for me to see women whose curls are a pile of undefined frizz, or clearly brushed to death, or appear covered in grease all the time! I want to tell them all to check out NT and CT!

I have a colleague who has piles of long curly hair. It always looks like she forgot to SOTC. I am so desperate to do something because I know her hair could be gorgeous...but what if she gets upset?

Also, I have discovered that whenever I compliment some good looking curls and we end up in a discussion...the woman turns out to be doing some CGish routine!!
DaniGirl88 and hcook5528 like this.
africana
Guest
Posts: n/a
I am not really into proselytizing, but if someone asks me about my hair, I'll share that I'm CG and share the book/dvd.
Neither am I which is why I said I want to, not I do!
I totally taught the assistant manager of my Sally's to recognize silicones in a label today. She asked, btw, I didn't hair-bomb her.

One small step for me, one giant leap for curly-kind.

(Why wasn't this part of her training process???)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 279
I want to tell them all to check out NT and CT!
Originally Posted by Zozosmamma
What is NT?
I think it is fine to tell someone about something you like. But I think it is highly obnoxious to tell a a stranger that you don't like their hair and what you think they should do with it instead. It is totally out of order. You never know, they may share the sentiments and think your hair looks equally unattractive and unacceptable. So then you just open the door to an insult fest over who has the most unattractive hair. They may LIKE their hair exactly the way it is. They are the ones who have to like it and wear it so it doesn't matter whether you approve of someone else's hair or not. That type of mission is highly toxic and negative. I can imagine some people not taking the message kindly either and becoming irate or even violent. So it is fine to tell people what you do to your hair if they ask imo. But it is taking it over the top, obnoxious and downright rude to insist to others that what you do to your hair is better than what they do to their hair.

Last edited by dixygirl; 04-25-2014 at 10:08 AM.
I agree, but I don't think she meant it in that way. Could be wrong, but yes, after going CG and finding this website I want to share it with all of my curly friends I agree I'd never tell someone that they need to follow this bc their curls look bad but I don't think that's what she was saying either. Totally understand both your opinions and I agree. It's really cool to have found this website and I love telling others about how it is helping me.
DaniGirl88 likes this.
Curl Type: in transition so can't be too sure; thinking 3B
Porosity: In transition right now low at root, normal mid shaft, and high on the ends
Texture: Coarse (medium)
Kinking Present (mostly subtle and gradual only have macro in the really coarse areas)
Length: Shoulder Bob with layers

Shampoo: Nature's Gate Tea Tree Sulfate Free

Conditioner: RO Tressemme Naturals
Giovanni 50:50

Leave-In: Giovanni Direct Leave-In
Gel: Aussie Sprunch Mousse/Leave-In
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 279
It DOES remind me of the attitude of the "missionaries" who came to the "new world" and insisted to the Indians that they were savages and would go to hell if they did not accept the superior religion of the settlers. What is ironic is that nowadays, many of the missionary's descendants are studying Shamanism and going on vision quests themselves. I think that the Native American's religion was WONDERFUL and in sync with nature. Who on earth did the invaders think they were to not only take the land but also tell the natives their religion was wrong?

Please try to avoid this attitude that is so prevalent among certain folk whether it regards your hair or anything else. There is usually NEVER any universal "right" answer. There is what is right for YOU at that moment but no one size ever fits all imo. In fact, often what you think is right will likely even change frequently given time. So take it easy, live and let live. A natural Nazi/ "missionary" attitude is going overboard imho.

Last edited by dixygirl; 04-25-2014 at 09:42 AM.
I find myself wanting to do this too, but it's completely out of line to actually do unless asked. Which is what the OP was saying.

Makes me thankful everyday that I take care of my hair properly. It's hard sometimes to bite your tongue and not spill out your CG routine to others.

When people ask, I've found they stop listening after 2 seconds anyway. It's like why ask if you don't like it. People want good hair, but they don't want to change what they are already doing.
2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Conditioner/ YTCucs
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
I agree. I've found myself wanting to do this as well, but didn't because it is socially unacceptable (in my opinion). I will tell them that their hair is beautiful though. I feel like compliments are more socially acceptable than criticism. Besides, I know if someone came up to me telling me how to do my hair, I wouldn't like it.
sheilacurl and hcook5528 like this.


3B, fine, normal porosity, high density, medium width and length
Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals
Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Co-Wash
Leave in Products: As I Am Leave-In, SM Smoothie/Milk
Air Dry

Looking for new products and methods to try!

Avatar is a product of this lovely lady: Ash The Painter on Tumblr


I too get the urge, but I also don't say anything unless asked. Baby steps.
People ask me but once I mention that I don't use shampoo (acv instead), I feel like a wave of judgment may come on. It's like, 'keep using that shampoo..that's why your hair (or daughter's hair) continues to be dry no matter how much product you put in it'
CG since Dec. 2013
3b ~ fine ~ high porosity ~ low density
Cleansing: Loreal EverCurl Hydracharge Shampoo
RO: Aussie Moist Conditioner
Styler: Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Mousse
*less is more*
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 279
People ask me but once I mention that I don't use shampoo (acv instead), I feel like a wave of judgment may come on. It's like, 'keep using that shampoo..that's why your hair (or daughter's hair) continues to be dry no matter how much product you put in it'
Originally Posted by CatitudeBoo
Also this is similar to suggesting someone douche or not and if so what brand they should use. It is too personal to butt in over issues like that imo.
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 1,073
Now that I've gone CG...it is so hard for me to see women whose curls are a pile of undefined frizz, or clearly brushed to death, or appear covered in grease all the time! I want to tell them all to check out NT and CT!

I have a colleague who has piles of long curly hair. It always looks like she forgot to SOTC. I am so desperate to do something because I know her hair could be gorgeous...but what if she gets upset?

Also, I have discovered that whenever I compliment some good looking curls and we end up in a discussion...the woman turns out to be doing some CGish routine!!
Originally Posted by Zozosmamma
I know exactly what you mean! Because I'd graduated from beauty school only 2 years before I found the CG routine I would cringe whenever I saw frizzy hair, but then, I also cringed when I saw overly bleached brassy and straw-like hair, I SO wished I could be able to tell those women to deep condition and put some oil in their hair!

Gladly, I was able to "channel" my missionary tendencies right here at NC.com! Whenever a new curly that had not had success with her curls with the usual 'cone-laden products I would suggest the CG routine and many were happily "converted", even some that had tried it unsuccessfully 2-3x were able to finally get the hair they wanted with CG once they figured what the problem was. I also shared a few times in other forums about CG, so I definitely helped to "spread the word" out there, lol!

And of course, any compliments and exclamations like "if only my curls were like yours!" opened the door to perhaps tell them about CG, I even had NC.com "Curl Ambassador" cards that I could give away.

Dixygirl:

Frankly, I think you need to relax a little, I'm beginning to think that because CG didn't work for you you just bristle at the thought that anyone might want to share it with others... The OP never said she was eally going to do that, only that she wished she could, just like I said I wish I could because, honestly, some women's heads are a total eye-sore!

And to compare this to suggesting someone douche is quite extreme, come on! Hair issues are openly discussed everywhere, and people go to a public place called a salon to get their hair done but you do not hear women talking about douching at a party or going anywhere other than their own bathrooms to do it...

Last edited by CGSince2002; 04-25-2014 at 10:58 PM.
I don't do the curly girl method but I always tend to watch people's hair. There are a lot of people here who have wavy hair or hair that looks straight at first but has a wavy texture. And the way their hair is styled, it is obvious that they think it's straight too or they at least treat it like it's straight. I always have the urge as well to say something but I don't. I don't think it's up to me unless I'm being asked like, what do you use for your hair

Trending Topics


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com