View Poll Results: Do you follow the CG routine or a modified version of it?
Yes 14 53.85%
No 0 0%
This is nothing new to me. I have been doing the CG routine or a modified version of it since I was born! 2 7.69%
If yes, did your mom have straight hair, treated her curly hair like it was straight, or thought all curls were frizz? 7 26.92%
If yes, did your mom have curly hair and knew how to take care of it? 2 7.69%
If no, did your mom have straight hair, treated her curly hair like it was straight, or thought all curls were frizz? 1 3.85%
If no, did your mom have curly hair and knew how to take care of it? 0 0%
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Do you follow the CG routine or a modified version of it?

Another thing... I wonder if people's hair changes that drastically on new products/routines whatever, or if they had nice hair to start with. Like, does someone on CG, or someone using Pink lotion, or someone with a texturizer or whatever have nice hair because of that or just have nice hair, and when people are looking at them thinking, I need to CG, or use those products, so I can get that look, it's just their natural hair?
Honestly as long as my hair is healthy, it doesn't change that much no matter what I do (damage excepted), but the way *I* look at it changes. I think my hair as a teenager wasn't that different and looked great and I sure wasn't spending the money or time I do now. I kind of think with hair you get what you get and your job is to accept it and take care of it whatever way you feel is best, CG, non CG or whatever.
Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali











My mom has straight hair, and never knew how to care for curly hair. My hair was kept short when I was young, because my mom just never knew what to do with it. She BRUSHED it. When I was a teenager, layered and feathered hair was the style, so I blew dry my hair sort-of straight (heaven help me if it rained!) and feathered, even through my twenties. It's only been about 6 years or so since I began letting my layers grow out and learned how to use the right kind of products to style and encourage my curls instead of fighting them. I've always had very dry hair, and since starting the CG routine over a year ago, the condition has improved a great deal.
In response to Amneris: You're probably right. We all started out w/ good hair to begin w/, but we thought we could make it better. So we started assasinating our hair by using product after product trying to improve it. Then the products themselves wreak havoc on our hair, and we go out and buy more to try to fix it. It's a vicious circle. Now we'd probably all give anything to have to hair we had 5 or 10 years ago!
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my hair has only got better from using good nice products. Even when i was a child it didnt look good at all...then at my younger youth I started to color cut, and 1 year ago I did my first highlights (bleaching few parts of hair), first and last one EVER. That made my hair no good, 1 month ago I had a bad terrible razor thinning cut (took away all my curls) today, thanks to CG (lowpoo, Elucence=changing out my old products with alcohol, bad silicones etc)) my hair is feeling nice and starting to be healthy...although my last cut itsnt all well...but I need for it to grow few more months to get it fixed. After that I think it will be good.
although my last cut itsnt all well...but I need for it to grow few more months to get it fixed. After that I think it will be good.
Originally Posted by sherizz
You could fix it yourself. That is what I did after I got a bad "texturizing" cut. I bought hair scissors and cut about a 1/4 and inch from each individual curl where the next curl was about to form. It looks *so* much better.

By the way, love your sig .
although my last cut itsnt all well...but I need for it to grow few more months to get it fixed. After that I think it will be good.
Originally Posted by sherizz
You could fix it yourself. That is what I did after I got a bad "texturizing" cut. I bought hair scissors and cut about a 1/4 and inch from each individual curl where the next curl was about to form. It looks *so* much better.

By the way, love your sig .
Originally Posted by cehua
I like the sig too...
Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali











My mom has the same hair type as mine. In fact we have "the same" hair. She doesn't like hers long though. Not even as a child. Her mother put a bow in her long hair and sent her off to school. She took the bow away as soon as she was out of site.

She has always worn her hair short and she likes to color it lots. It's been red, really dark brown and blond. Well, she usually does those foil highlights these days. Anyways. She loves shampoo. I can't get her to try a sulfate free shampoo either. She is in Sweden though, so I guess I am too far away to really make her try something. I am actually thinking about buying some Creme of Nature shampoo and send it to her. If the HCC wasn't so spendy I would send that too. :P She never uses conditioner either. Makes her hair too soft she says.
My darling mom.

Well, so I am on modified CG I guess. At least on a sulfate free routine and I stay away from heavy silicones and heavy oils.
And I HATE having short hair. I have nightmares about having my hair cut off. I had short hair when I was a teenager and I felt like a guy. sad20gif

Both my parents have curly hair (what some in my culture would call "straight" hair, but really somewhere in the 3's range). When I was little, my mom had long, one-length hair between BSL and waist-length, very pretty, but always straightened. I don't think I've ever seen her wear her hair naturally curly! I think that she and her sisters grew up treating their hair as if it were 4a or b, using strong relaxers and lots of heat, and my sister and I were raised like that too. Curls were something to get rid of, moisture was a bad thing, straight was good. But for the guys in the family (Dad and two brothers)--or for guys in general--curly is good and desirable (???) At my Aunt's house, there is an old, old photograph on the wall of her and my mom when they were age 3 and 4. My grandmother explained that just before this picture, she had burnt off my Aunt's bangs with the pressing comb! At age 3?!?!

I now embrace my curls because they are pretty and because God gave me curly hair, not straight hair, and because I just plain got sick of fighting with my hair every day to make it something it's not! The posts I read here have helped tremendously with that process. So **thanks!!!** :grouphug:grouphug.gif
3c/3b, fine-med strands, dry and porous, cottony/silky mix My goal: healthy, BSL curls.
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my dad was really cute when I was young and took "care of my hair" by brushing it and drying it, and putting it up in a nice sleek poney tail, or braids...
Unfortunately, he didn't teach me how to take care of my waves and curls, so when I hit my teen years and I was on my own, I fried my mane with drying alcohols, mousse, gels, hair dryer, everything.

My sister has straight hair, and of course was of no help (actually, quite the opposite) and my mom has very coarse curly hair, and was really working way too much to even notice my struggle with my hair. She wore hers really short. Now, she has it quite long, blowdries it big time, and wishes that it would look like my sister's.

I wish I could talk to her about CG, but I know better than to do that. If she is curious about how I take care of my hair, she'll ask. "suggesting" anything to my family requires too much diplomacy!!
I mentionned once that I didn't use shampoo, and all of their eyes opened so big, and my sister was SO chocked and SO disgusted, that I told myself, no more.......
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