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View Poll Results: are you CG, Mod CG or NOT CG?
Strictly 100% never off track CG 19 32.76%
CG in practice, dont know if it's gonna work for me 5 8.62%
eh- tried it, it's not 100% for me, but I use what I've learned 27 46.55%
Nope, tried CG and NEVER AGAIN 2 3.45%
never tried it, dont really wanna 5 8.62%
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Old 09-18-2006, 11:08 AM   #1
 
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Default 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
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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
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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
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Old 09-18-2006, 11:17 AM   #4
 
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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.
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Old 09-18-2006, 11:17 AM   #5
 
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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...
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Old 09-18-2006, 11:19 AM   #6
 
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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.
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Old 09-18-2006, 11:26 AM   #7
 
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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.
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Old 09-18-2006, 11:41 AM   #8
 
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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."
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Old 09-18-2006, 12:04 PM   #9
 
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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.
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Old 09-18-2006, 12:09 PM   #10
 
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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.
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Old 09-18-2006, 12:11 PM   #11
 
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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.
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Old 09-18-2006, 12:27 PM   #12
 
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I'm modified. I use a very gentle shampoo and keep my stylers mostly CG-friendly.
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Old 09-18-2006, 12:30 PM   #13
 
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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.
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Old 09-18-2006, 01:40 PM   #14
 
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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!
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Old 09-18-2006, 02:02 PM   #15
 
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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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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.
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Old 09-18-2006, 02:50 PM   #17
 
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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.
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Old 09-18-2006, 02:52 PM   #18
 
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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.
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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.

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"
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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.
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