Have to vent about CG

I have been doing this for about 3 weeks and my hair is breaking like crazy! I am using protein occasionally and Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle rose, deva arc angell and angell and occasionally a shampoo without sulfates. Taking better care of my hair and it is breaking all the time- also don't use any heat but an occasional diffuser.
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people. ~.Martin Luther King Jr
Wow that sucks! Was it damaged before CG?

I have to watch for buildup. It doesn't let my hair breathe. I have soft water so I get it bad. It sure makes CG challenging
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Low porosity, medium texture.
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No it never broke before CG, have no idea what is going on!
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people. ~.Martin Luther King Jr
It sounds like either too much protein or not enough moisture (or both).

Either that or your hair doesnt like an ingredient your using - FYI the Deva has amodimethicone which made my hair straw-like.

Try and ACV followed by a rich DT.
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If you used products with silicones before going CG, you probably weren't seeing the damage. Silicones smooth down the cuticle and can make your hair appear healthier than it really is.

If you've only been CG for three weeks, you're still in the ugly duckling phase. It DOES get better, but you've got to be committed to potentially looking bad for a while. I've been CG for six months have only liked my hair for about half of that. :-) Good luck!
Loose botticelli curls and waves
No silicones/no sulfates since March 2008
I don't think I have been using any proteins or derivatives of .... and haven't been using one- c because of the cone and I though AOHR was very moisturizing?
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people. ~.Martin Luther King Jr
AOHR did nothing moisture-wise for my hair. I switched to KBB nectar and that's helped so much.

Some people have problems with castor oil, even when it's water-soluble. It's in both of the deva products.

What are you co-washing with? AOHR would be too heavy for that.
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Hi, I am condition washing with Suave Coconut- I may try the Karen's stuff but I just spent a fortune on the Deva stuff so I guess I'll make sure about the conditioner first. Thanks for your input.
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people. ~.Martin Luther King Jr
What the heck are ACV and AOHR and all of those thingys? (Ugh, I was just looking at that post about memory and I can't think of the word for things that are shortened.... like NASA and uh... oh I can't think of another.... ACRONYMS!!!!!) I never understood what they stood for. I got DT though, someone told me yesterday
Hi, I am condition washing with Suave Coconut- I may try the Karen's stuff but I just spent a fortune on the Deva stuff so I guess I'll make sure about the conditioner first. Thanks for your input.
Originally Posted by sonny
I can comiserate with you.....I too spent a small fortune on Ouidad products only to be very disappointed. My first thoughts are to first to stick with Sauve; then go to your nearest drug store (when you have lots of time) and try some products with no cones; no magnesium sulfate. These products really made my hair stiff and dry (the only way to describe it). Then I would also purchase a deep treatment. I use Olive oil on my hair with a wonderful grocery store bag over it overnight (very attractive might I add). In the a.m. I co-wash and do a Apple Cidar Vinegar Rinse (1 tblspn - or more to 1cup or more of warm water). Pour it over your hair and hold your nose. Then rise it out - it will still smell - but not when it's dry. After that you can put either a curl creme; or whatever, then if youwant a gel............good luck....we love pictures
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I totally understand - it took me a while to work up the money for KBB (and actually I just used part of the scholarship money my school randomly sent me).

Suave coconut has protein in it, so maybe that is your issue? It took a while of me co-washing with this before it dried out my hair. I can't use it or anything with protein anymore. Try cutting that out for a while and see if it helps.

If you like the consistency and price of Suave, many of the other naturals have no protein. I've used lavender, green apple, and cucumber melon with no problems. Right now I'm using Vo5 raspberry conditioner for co-washing. Some of the Vo5s do have protein in them, so be on the lookout if you're interested.

Here's what to look out for:

Anything that says hydrolized will be a protein on your hair.

Anything that says protein or amino acid.

Grain extracts. Grains contain protein. Oils from grains should be all fat, thus protein free.

Some extracts can act up for some. Brewer's yeast extract in EMBC dried me out.

Coconut oil isn't a protein, but it helps with protein retention, so it bothers some people.

Jojoba oil is actually a wax and has some protein. I can't stand it alone, but I don't mind it in somethng else.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
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CG since 6/15/08!
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We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people. ~.Martin Luther King Jr

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