I think most people use modified CG to mean that they low-poo (i.e. use a sulphate-free shampoo) as opposed to washing solely with conditioner. But that they don't use anything with sulphates or silicones.
Saying that, the CG book does say it's ok for wavies (2s) to use low-poos.
This is what I am aiming towards as I don't think 'full' CG is for me.
UK curly - mostly 2c
Going back to basics!
Happily using a mixture of sulphates, cones and CG products.
Permanently undecided whether to cut or grow!
Lush I Love Juicy shampoo
Charles Worthington frizz smoothing conditioner
Superdrug coconut & almond intensive conditioner
Montagne Jeunesse avocado & cherry bark mask
Umberto Giannini curl gel
Boots 'pink' curl creme
I'm mod CG - again. I have some 'cone free conditioners and some styling products with water soluble cones. I will use a clarifying shampoo as needed (maybe once a month). Of course, this is until the weather changes and this routine doesn't work anymore.
I always assumed "modified" meant anything that didn't fall within the guidelines of the CG book. that would include occassional low pooing for curlies - but not for wavies. Wavies who low poo would be considered CG.
I'm not "strict" CG because I will shampoo with low poo or sulfate shampoo whenever I feel it needs to be done. I will use silicones if I'm straightening my hair etc.
CG - 3/27/09
3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity! Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products Styling: lube and BRHG
I'm completely sulfate/silicone free but I use low detergent organic shampoo every day. I can not conditioner only wash because it leaves me with limp, stringy and greasy hair. So CG, no but CG modified to make the best of my curls, absolutely!