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%
Voters: 26. You may not vote on this poll

Do you follow the CG routine or a modified version of it?

Question for you who follow some version of the CG routine:

I noticed that many of you responded that did not use conditioner or did not leave in a moisturizer before you found out about Ouidad, Lorraine Massey's routine, or NC.com. Why?

Also, assuming that you are more aware of your hair (and how can you not after spending at least 5 minutes on this board), what do you think kept you from having beautiful curly hair when you were younger?

I think *part* of it may have to do with how our mothers (or fathers) taught us to care for our hair and their attitudes towards curls. So what do you think?

I will go first. My mom has curly hair and thought curls were sexy (that is why my parents made me wear braids until I was 10 ) but always wanted straight hair because she loves the sleekness and length you can see with it. However, she (and my dad) knew how to care for curly hair and we always did a modified version of the modern CG routine. Even when I relaxed, I treated my hair as if it were still curly. I had healthy beautiful hair then, okay hair when I was a teenager and relaxing, and now I not only have healthy beautiful hair thanks to LM and NC.com I accept my curls :P . The only things I learned new were to understand what the purpose of each cosmetic ingredient and what it does to my hair and how to listen to my hair instead of smothering it into submission.

So let me know what you curly girls think?

Oh, and if no one answers I will have to delete this thread to save myself from embarrassment like a certain someone on this message board .

ETA: I did not realize you could not choose more than one option so instead of choosing "Yes" or "No" please choose one of the other options. If you choose "Yes" or "No" please post your additional comments here. Sorry about the confusion for this is my first poll .

TIA :P
I'll save you from embarassment Cehua!!!
CG is nothing new to me ( as the AHS shows!)
I always shampooed 1x a week or less, always left in moisturizer/oil, started leaving conditioner in years ago, always used gentle shampoos, stayed away from alcohol in products years ago, ditched gel, mousse and hairspray years ago.

My mama is a 4b and always took care of her hair, but she does like a straight look. I had beautiful, healthy, long hair as a child but almost always wore it straight. When I went natural at 16, it was like learning to do a whole new head of hair and so I taught myself and figured out how to get healthy hair on my own.

And a lot of the so-called "bad" CG stuff is good in my hair, which I've found out through trial and error. You just have to know your hair.
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











Awww thanks Amneris. Well, I guess no one else is interested in fulfilling my curiosity......
Awww thanks Amneris. Well, I guess no one else is interested in fulfilling my curiosity......
Originally Posted by cehua
so are you gonna delete your post?
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











Awww thanks Amneris. Well, I guess no one else is interested in fulfilling my curiosity......
Originally Posted by cehua
so are you gonna delete your post?
Originally Posted by Amneris
Heheh, has it gotten embarrassing? I will delete it if you delete your answers .
Awww thanks Amneris. Well, I guess no one else is interested in fulfilling my curiosity......
Originally Posted by cehua
so are you gonna delete your post?
Originally Posted by Amneris
Heheh, has it gotten embarrassing? I will delete it if you delete your answers .
Originally Posted by cehua
but you have to be suicidal first...
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











Why don't I just change it to a "How are you wearing your hair right now" poll. Will that save me
ok, i TRIED to vote, but i couldn't seem to vote for both 'no' and 'If no, did your mom have straight hair, treated her curly hair like it was straight, or thought all curls were frizz?'

as a kid under 10 my hair looked ok. my mom tried. i think all she did was basically wash it and then brush it out. then i started with the setting it on rollers to straighten it out, the relaxing, etc, etc. the style was straight--even people with straight hair would iron (and i mean with an iron for ironing your clothes) their hair to get it straighter., curly hair in my family is not really accepted, even now.

i don't care. i was always the rebel anyway!
3c
Oh, and if no one answers I will have to delete this thread to save myself from embarrassment like a certain someone on this message board .
Originally Posted by cehua


Oh come now, don't hold back & keep people in the dark. Just come out with it already.

don't delete. my mom had STRAIGHT thin hair and adored my curls. she only washed once a week tho, as washing her hair was a PROJECT. she felt she had to stay home all night and wash her hair. I was a wash and go girl--never blow dried after high school when i tried to go straight, but after HS i was a hippie and let it frizz, but washed it almost every day--it is new now to wash it hardly ever but i do cowash every day bc i swim
Susan suburban NY
3b going gray, not thick, waist length when wet, a bit below shoulders when dry
CG since 11/11/04
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Thanks for answering. For a moment, I was embarrassed because I thought that it was a dumb question .

This is my first poll so I was not sure how it worked. I did not realize that you could not vote Yes or No and then comment. So Curlies just post your comments.

I just wanted to know if most people who see the CG routine as a new concept had moms with straight hair/wore their hair straight and no one taught them the value of moisturizing before.

And LibbyLiz, I am not going to name names…..we all know who she is .
And LibbyLiz, I am not going to name names…..we all know who she is .
Originally Posted by cehua
Do we?
My mom has curly hair, but her hair is so ringlet-y and springy that she doesn't have to do much w/ it. Most of what I learned about hair I found out or taught myself. Up until NC.com, and CG, I washed my hair DAILY - at least. Sometimes twice a day. And I never looked at the ingredients in my hair products. However, as far as combing or brushing and moisturizing....I did all of that.
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I had very slight waves in my hair all of my life. I actually used to get perms to have curly hair and then one day I realized that either my last perm had lasted for about 4 years or it was now natural.

I always used pretty decent products and washed every other day but conditioned everyday. I used gel and mostly air dried like I do now. If I blew it dry I used a diffuser.

The only thing that's changed is I use even better products now, wash less often and with sulfate free shampoos and do DT's more often. I did used to get split ends sometimes and I haven't had any now since I found nc.com.
2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.
Awww thanks Amneris. Well, I guess no one else is interested in fulfilling my curiosity......
Originally Posted by cehua
so are you gonna delete your post?
Originally Posted by Amneris
Heheh, has it gotten embarrassing? I will delete it if you delete your answers .
Originally Posted by cehua
but you have to be suicidal first...
Originally Posted by Amneris
Honestly, I know where it's coming from, but is this really necessary?
coarse, thick 3a
modified cg







Please tell us about your hair Mayim. Your pictures you posted look great. Has your hair always looked that way? Did your mom (or dad) treat your loose curls like curls or like straight hair when you were little? I really want to know if my hypothesis is correct or not. Like most things on this board it is educainment .

TIA :P
i don't care. i was always the rebel anyway!
Originally Posted by maricurl
A good thing you are because you have hair too beautiful to hide!
i don't care. i was always the rebel anyway!
Originally Posted by maricurl
A good thing you are because you have hair too beautiful to hide!
Originally Posted by cehua
thank you sweetie! (can i call you sweetie? you won't be offended or think i'm being condescending? ) that was very nice of you to say. i've had an awful day and it made me feel good to get a compliment.
3c
Awww thanks Amneris. Well, I guess no one else is interested in fulfilling my curiosity......
Originally Posted by cehua
so are you gonna delete your post?
Originally Posted by Amneris
Heheh, has it gotten embarrassing? I will delete it if you delete your answers .
Originally Posted by cehua
but you have to be suicidal first...
Originally Posted by Amneris
Honestly, I know where it's coming from, but is this really necessary?
Originally Posted by Mayim
sorry....
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











i don't care. i was always the rebel anyway!
Originally Posted by maricurl
A good thing you are because you have hair too beautiful to hide!
Originally Posted by cehua
thank you sweetie! (can i call you sweetie? you won't be offended or think i'm being condescending? ) that was very nice of you to say. i've had an awful day and it made me feel good to get a compliment.
Originally Posted by maricurl
I am so scared to call anyone that on this board now.... isn't that sad, that a beautiful nickname is a bad thing. Oh well...
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











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