View Poll Results: are you CG, Mod CG or NOT CG?
Strictly 100% never off track CG 19 32.20%
CG in practice, dont know if it's gonna work for me 5 8.47%
eh- tried it, it's not 100% for me, but I use what I've learned 28 47.46%
Nope, tried CG and NEVER AGAIN 2 3.39%
never tried it, dont really wanna 5 8.47%
Voters: 59. You may not vote on this poll

who is CG, MOD CG, Not CG at all

and can you explain if you are mod or not at all please? Just c urious to see "what" we all are
2b/3a - fine but lots of it
goals- to grow hair to bsl, maybe a tad shorter. to learn to love my hair :S
Never tried it. What I have observed from those with my similar hairtype, it doesn't really work that well. I'm total cones and sulfates. Doesn't bother me at all. I come here for the support. Never knew so many wavies and curlies existed in the world. :P
3A/2C combination of ringlets and waves
I'm mod CG I guess. I use low poo or an other gentle cleaser maybe once a week, just because I don't like the feeling of my scalp otherwise. All of my styling products are CG friendly since I cleanse so infrequently. ~~jax
2c or 3a Cut most of my hair off in July '12 and am working on regrowing it.
I am VERY modified CG. I use a gentle low-sulfate/sulfate-free shampoo about 3 times a week, but I keep my stylers CG friendly. I was strict CG for a couple of months and it did wonders for my hair, but after a while I started getting overconditioned a lot. Now that I use a gentle shampoo, I don't seem to have that problem.
*Poster formerly known as Bailey422*

Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid. ~ George Carlin
I'm probably about- oh, maybe 98% CG? lol I had to shampoo after accidentally using a conditioner that had cones- which my hair and scalp did NOT like. I've used the sulfate-free poo since then, before coloring and DTing, but really only because it's there, lol. I probably won't bother buying any more poo after that unless I have another unfortunately incident involving something I need to shampoo out...
Brooklyn, NY

Hair: 3A/B, Underlayer of 2B
HG products:
Winter- Giovanni Tea Tree (co-wash) & 50/50 (condish); Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Leave-In; Curls Milkshake & Quenched Curls; Re:coil; BRHG
Summer: DevaCurl No Poo & OneC; CK; Re:coil; BRHG; Honey!!!

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I picked the "tried it, not for me, but I use what I've learned" option.

I do CO-wash, and I use sulfate-free shampoo (only occasional sulfate shampoo for clarifying purposes). So I guess I technically am probably a modified CG. But honestly, I never describe myself in those terms. I just do what works for me. A few bits and pieces of the CG rountine happened to be quite helpful, but I don't subscribe to it at all.

So I call myself non-CG even though my routine probably matches a modified CG rountine pretty closely.
2b-ish--embracing my waves this summer
Aussie Catch the Wave condish, L'Oreal NutriGloss condish; Nexxus Designing Texxtur Cream, Rusk Radical Creme, Pantene Curl Defining Mousse, Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam; coconut oil for DTs
I will occassionally clarify with a gentle sulfate shampoo. I wash my hair once a week with a gentle cleanser. I also use cream stylers fairly often. I've completely modified CG to fit my hair's needs. What CG has taught me... The shampoo's I used to use were very drying and that I used to wash my hair way to often. Also that things that are hard to remove from the hair (like a few silicones, mineral oil, petroleum, etc) can suffocate the hair shaft and prevent moisture from getting in if your cleanser is not harsh enough to remove them.
I voted "eh- tried it, it's not 100% for me, but I use what I've learned" but only because the first option seems so strict. All my stylers and conditioners are CG-friendly. I wash with a sulfate-free cleanser 1-2 times per month, and a clarifying shampoo 1-2 times per year (followed by a DT of course). I consider myself "mostly CG."
Faith, 3Aish redhead
Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy
I voted never tried it and don't really wanna cause I have enough rules I follow in every other area of my darn life, lol things may change later on but I am still wearing my hair straight atleast 3x a week and don't ever see giving that up.
Gina
http://public.fotki.com/playzwithfire/curls/
I guess it depends since the scope seems to have changed over the years.

I use the DevaCare No-poo once in awhile, and I've used the cones that are in the OneC. I figure if the CG creator is using this stuff, then I guess it's still CG even though it deviates from the book.

I also use a comb in the shower instead of my fingers. I tried it for a couple of months, but I just seem to get better detangling with a wide toothed comb.

I also prefer to diffuse instead of airdry. I don't like having wethead all day.

I have given up sulfates, just using the cleaner in the Low-poo about twice a month. I try to avoid all cones, but will use the CG friendly ones sometimes. I can't use them often since I seem to feel them build up.

I think that CG is a good start for many and has good ideas. I also think that nothing is perfect for everyone, so some will take what they liked and modify - or leave - the rest.
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
I didn't vote because the first option is so "perfect" and the third doesn't seem positive at all, just "eh".

I LOVE CG so far, but I think I am also about 98% CG. I did buy a gel with a water soluble 'cone, but don't know if I like it yet anyway. I also use a shampoo with a mild sulfate about once a week (which is ok for my hair according to the CG book.) I did just buy a sulfate free shampoo though. I don't think I will be able to go 100% shampoo free with my hair.

I am so happy with the results so far, I don't think I will be veering too far off track with this.
Laura
2bc f/ii highly porous hair
CG since Aug '06 ~ (mostly )
Fotki updated 6-30-09
I'm modified. I use a very gentle shampoo and keep my stylers mostly CG-friendly.
Previously Joy4ever.
Changed because the "number in place of a word" thing was bugging my no-longer-14-year-old self.
I've been CG for a little over 1 1/2 years. I voted 100%, tho it makes it sound like something strict with too many rules. I guess I would consider myself a Simplified CGer, not modified. I use very few products and skip lots of the steps in the book. I don't use special towels or heat caps or pillow cases. But I don't use any sulfates or cones, only partially diffuse dry, don't brush or comb my hair, and do DT's and vinegar rinses.
In Western PA
Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
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Tried it and used what I learned!

I shampoo w/ sulfates about once a week, I condition, condition, condition my hair. Sometimes I *think* I don't need conditioner, but I really do. I don't think I ever realized how dry my hair really was even when it looked healthy. I always read the ingredients in what I'm using. I stay away from drying ingredients, and I *prefer* my products to be water soluble, but I am not married to that idea. I don't like to use too many cones, but I don't run screaming from them b/c I do shampoo.

But I'm trying to be more strict with my routine since every time I stray, I end up with disasterous hair!
~ the artist formerly known as babywavy ~

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I dunno... I acutually am CG at the moment without intentionally being CG. See I went CG for a month w/ suave coconut and no poooing strict and it turned out badly. Now I just condish daily with AHC and poo weekly with mop c-system (no sulfates) so I'm CG without really trying to be CG... I'm confused!
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3A-3B layered-longer-than-shoulder-length-not-really-CG
Former Tween Scene Columnist
I tried CG for 2 months and wasn't that happy with it. Now I use a sulfate-free poo two times a week and one of my HGs has amodimethicone. I'm still mostly CG in that I try to avoid most cones.
2c/3a
Love: Burt's Bees Grapefruit & Sugar Beet Conditioner, Boots, BRHG
I'm modified for about 2 yrs. Was 100% CG for 2 years before that. Gentle non-sulfate poo 1-2x/wk, CG cond & stylers. I do follow a lot of the styling techniques. And I admit it: I still find it hysterically funny when people freak about amodimethicone, which is in the founder of CG's own products.

I wonder if Lorraine finds that funny at all, people using her own book to reject her own products. OF course, it would've helped if she'd gone into a more sophisticated explanation about the diff between Frizz Ease style cones ie, (liquid plastic that would rain proof your car) & amodimethicone, which rinses out w/ very little effort.
3B, bra-strap length
laidback, very-modified CGer
HG: GF Sleek 'n Shine Leave-in; Alagio
I voted "never tried it, don't really wanna" because my current routine is working great for me. My hair has never looked better and I've been getting a lot of compliments. Which in the past was a very rare thing.
I'm modified for about 2 yrs. Was 100% CG for 2 years before that. Gentle non-sulfate poo 1-2x/wk, CG cond & stylers. I do follow a lot of the styling techniques. And I admit it: I still find it hysterically funny when people freak about amodimethicone, which is in the founder of CG's own products.

I wonder if Lorraine finds that funny at all, people using her own book to reject her own products. OF course, it would've helped if she'd gone into a more sophisticated explanation about the diff between Frizz Ease style cones ie, (liquid plastic that would rain proof your car) & amodimethicone, which rinses out w/ very little effort.
Originally Posted by CelticCurls

I think in her original book she was still saying it was bad to use ALL cones. It wasn't until later that she became more educated on silicones and decided amodimethicone was okay to use.

But yes, I too get a chuckle out of that. Some of my other favorites are "I tried CG for a day" or "I am CG, but I still use cones" OR "I am CG but I use a sulfate shampoo daily"
~ the artist formerly known as babywavy ~

Please excuse any typos. For the time being, we are blaming it on my computer.
Some of my other favorites are "I tried CG for a day" or "I am CG, but I still use cones" OR "I am CG but I use a sulfate shampoo daily"
I've never actually heard those.
2b/3a - fine but lots of it
goals- to grow hair to bsl, maybe a tad shorter. to learn to love my hair :S

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