Becoming Modified.

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I'm thinking of becoming a modified cg. Anyone got tips on being a modified curly girl? TIA!
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3B w/3A underneath

Medium texture
Average porosity

Crazy-picky hair; likes some oils and proteins, but not others, can tolerate some glycerin.

Current products-
Co-wash: Suave/Vo5/TJ Refresh
Rinse out & Leave in: Suave Tropical Coconut/Garnier Triple Nutrition
Gel: Herbal Essences Set Me Up/Aussie Tizz No Frizz
What do you mean by "modified"? Do you want to re-introduce cones or SLS? Or do you want to use shampoo as a part of your regular routine?

I consider myself a modified CG - I need shampoo once in a blue moon; my hair is much happier this way. I tried to go back to cones at some point; it didn't work for me, so I have no tips/suggestions here.
Brunette, almost BSL length, growing out.
CG since Feb 2008, modified CG since September 2008.

I now know my texture/porosity!! (TY, Tiffany!) Medium texture; ends on a porous side; new growth - normal porosity.

Wash: Suave; EO Sweet Orange shampoo

Conditioner: GVP Balm, Mango Lustrasilk

Styling: KCCC, BRHG and LA Looks

Want to try: CJ
I'm modified because I use cones whenI straighten and then need a low poo to remove them. But at all other times I only use CG conditioners. My only advice is you know your hair better than anyone - do what's best for it and make sure to just keep it as healthy as possible.
CG - 3/27/09
3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
Styling: lube and BRHG
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I've recently declared myself 'modified' as I'm now washing with black soap made from coconut oil and shea butter. I'm still not using any 'cones or SLS or other nasties though.
Marchioness Chinoise in the land of Mancunia Productia Junkia in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

DT: AOHR
Wash: Anita Grant babassu bar
Leave-in: Body Shop cotton seed curl boost with manuka honey mixed in
Gel: Umberto Giannini Curl Friends scrunching gel
Odds & ends Lime juice, honey, Anita Grant cafe latte
I brush with a Tangle Teezer & love Flexi-8's

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I am a modified because I shampoo pretty regularly but mostly use sls free ones and I use the nicer cones - peg modified ones or the a-cone. I find with my fine and thin hair the more frequent shampooing just works better for me. I can get weighed down even when using lighter conditioners and my hair never really adapted to just conditioner and/or water washing only. I find by using more 'natural' styling products I can get away with some conditioner washing when my hair feels like it needs more moisture but I like shampooing.
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I'm Modified CG because I use a shampoo without sulfates. I don't use silicones or anything with sulfates so in every other way I am strict CG.

There are so many ways to be Modified CG. What are you looking to do? Use silicones? Shampoo bars? Shampoo?
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Wow! Thanks u guys....love the hair btw. Here's my deal, I can do CG for a few days, then my hair goes "bleh!" I seem to get overconditioned easily, and my hair looks overconditioned and dry(odd). I can't go one day without washing, cleansing or something otherwise my scalp is uuuugly! So water wash it out of the question. I've tried shampoo bars, but my hair felt greasy.
So I guess what I am asking is what can or can't I use and still be CG? I obviously can't use sulfates daily or I will be referring to my hair as straw. I can't use that cyco(psycho-ha!) cone in any form....ew! Please tell me what cleansers, cones, etc you can use(that work for you anyway) Thank you!
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3B w/3A underneath

Medium texture
Average porosity

Crazy-picky hair; likes some oils and proteins, but not others, can tolerate some glycerin.

Current products-
Co-wash: Suave/Vo5/TJ Refresh
Rinse out & Leave in: Suave Tropical Coconut/Garnier Triple Nutrition
Gel: Herbal Essences Set Me Up/Aussie Tizz No Frizz

Last edited by marinacurlz; 12-31-2009 at 11:15 AM.
Sounds like you need a couple lowpoos a week -- maybe just something with coco-betaine type cleansers. I do one once a week, just to get rid of product buildup. I use Kinky-Curly Come Clean, but there are some other excellent options out there.
That must be why my hair looks dry now that I have been co-washing all the time. Maybe I have over conditioned my hair....
mod CG since March 2012
2c/3a
fine texture
normal porosity
normal elasticity
high density


& still trying to figure the rest out
I consider myself modified CG because I started rotating in a gentle protein heavy sulfate shampoo once or twice a week. I find it less drying than most of the sulfate-free shampoos I've tried. I co-wash or use cleansing conditioners the rest of the time, and with the exception of the occasional use of Curls Rock Amplifier (cyclomethicone) I avoid non-water-soluble cones.

3a/f/iii
Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
I am mod! I alternate co-washing and low-pooing - using a gentle sulfate poo once in a great while for clarifying.

Lately I've had great results from the CWC method, and am loving that!!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
I'm a mod! I use Amodimethicone and I also don't mind mineral oil. I must clarify once a week, but no problems there.
Big Chop from hip - 5/2014
Enjoying the journey to APL or BSL!
I rotate between a cleansing conditioner and a low-poo, and throw an occasional sulfate-containing shampoo in the mix as well (~1x/week). My hair does much better with this than just straight co-washing!
My hair is fine and I can get build-up and overconditioned easily. I use Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus shampoo about twice a week. I find it cleansing but gentle. Co-washing alone just didn't work well for me - no matter how light a conditioner I used. Introducing a gentle shampoo made a huge difference,
3B, fine, normal to low porosity
Modified CG since June 2010
HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.
What technique did you use to find out your porosity?

What do you mean by "modified"? Do you want to re-introduce cones or SLS? Or do you want to use shampoo as a part of your regular routine?

I consider myself a modified CG - I need shampoo once in a blue moon; my hair is much happier this way. I tried to go back to cones at some point; it didn't work for me, so I have no tips/suggestions here.
Originally Posted by masa_inn
Hair type:
4A/4B(coarse, very thick, dry, and curly)
Big chop 3/27/12
Hair styling products: Shea Moisture(yellow line shampoo n restorative conditioner)
http://tastyberri.blogspot.com/

Density: High
porosity: Definitely LOW

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