My curly hair care routine?

Ok so I must admit I havent gone all gung ho' for this curly girl method. I HAVENT EVEN READ THE BOOK. I dont want to spend money to see what i need for my curly hair like to spend 75 dollars for that? im only 14! So i have basically been washing with treseme and I put aussie 3 minute miracle then i rinse it out. Then i add Queen heelen???? gel then I braid it. I only do this bc my sister with similar hair braids it and it comes out nice. But with me its like the top of my hair is flat and the braided part is all curly and dry. So i have to re apply gel then wait for it to dry. Then when i SOTC it gets frizzy again! I also dry my hair with an " old tshirt" micro fiber.

SO I really just need help im getting all tense and stressed out. Much love for whoever put in time to help me out xoxo!
ok, so i tried going CG and it didnt work for me. i really recommend catwalk curl amplifier. it does have some 'cones but it really defines my curls. if you are having problems with frizz i would try using a leave-in conditioner. the green sunsilk worked for me and all of these you can buy at walmart or target or something like that so its very convenient. but using a tshirt really does cut down on frizz, and so does using a wide tooth comb instead of a brush. hope this helps
2c/3a mix and very fine, normal porosity
Shampoo: Loreal EverSleek Sulfate-free (Only 1 or 2x a week)

CoWash Suave Naturals Coconut or VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze

Rinse Out: Giovanni 2chic Avocado and Olive Oil or GVPCB


Leave in: More Suave Naturals Coconut or GVPCB Always diluted with water/epsom salt spray

Products: AG Re:coil with EcoStyler Olive Oil gel or HETT gel


First of all if you want to try the CG method you don't need to spend a ton of money to do it. I use suave conditioner for my co wash - it's costs about a dollar. I use Sally's GVP conditioning balm for my rinse out and leave in - it costs about five dollars. There are a ton of inexpensive gels you can buy at the drugstore that will work. So don't let cost hold you back if you want to try it.

Second - if you want to read the book - most libraries have it. That's where I got it from. Although in my opinion there is way more information on this site than you will find in the book. The book was written in the mid 90's and this site has so much more information. So you don't really need to read the book just surf the site and you'll find everything that's in the book and then some!

Third- there is no need to get all tense and stressed out. There is a ton of really good information in the newbie section click here to get you started. If you're co washing already you're not going to see good results unless you're using conditioners that have no silicones in them. Otherwise without shampoo they will build up and make your hair worse instead of better. The newbie section will cover all of this information for you. It's a great place to start.

If you decide not to go the full CG method there are plenty of other alternatives that will help to keep you hair healthy too. Many people here do a modified version of the CG method. Meaning they use sulfate free shampoos and some silicones. There's no real hard and fast rules - we are all just wanting to make our hair the best it can be. And that's different for every person. So relax and take a deep breath and check out the newbie section. If you have any questions we'll always be glad to help out!
CG - 3/27/09
3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
Styling: lube and BRHG

Last edited by tinah; 08-24-2009 at 09:14 AM.

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