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TON of useful information for new curlies!! =)

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But the gel you use does it have to be specificly for curly hair or can it be just a regular one..With no silicones. Thanks, im going to start cg soon so need all the info i can get and your post was fab
Originally Posted by AGirlWithACurl
Aw, no problem! Thanks a bunch!

As far as gel, as long as it is silicone-free, you're good to go. Doesn't necessarily have to be for curly hair =)

HTH!
3a/C/iii; mod-CG since 07/14/08
Shampoo: Whole Foods 365 Citrus Grapefruit shampoo (same results as Deva Low Poo but a tenth of the price!)
Condish: Deva One Condition
Styling: Deva AnGel, then SOTC with no Frizz creme
Hairtwins! Ab-star, Ledzeppole, Shellynot, soficurls and tarc817


great thread. i've lurked on this site in the past, but it is a bit overwhelming. thanks for all the links. ♥
Last Relaxer: Feb 2009
BC: Feb 2010



my fotki, updated 2.01.11 ♥
As far as gel, as long as it is silicone-free, you're good to go. Doesn't necessarily have to be for curly hair
It's so awesome to see other girls out there with natural curls besides weaves and what not. Great site. Very helpful.Hellos.=)
Thank you so much for putting this all together. I've been confused about alot of things trying to go CG. I never even heard about the baking soda/viniger rinse. I am going to print it out so I can follow it. Thanks also for the tips on the low cost LS shampoos.
Thank you so much for doing this. It is very helpful. Do you have any tips on what i can do to help stop my hair from falling out so much? I shed like crazy. I started taking a vitamin B complex and biotin to help with my hair, but no mater what im dong or where i am my hair just falls out everywhere. I'm a very healthy person, so i know im not sick or anything. My hair used to be so thick and full of volume and life, but in the last few months my hair has just started to fall out & right from the roots too. What can i do to make my roots/follicles/hair stronger??
I want to make my hair strenghten. What should I do ?
Hello curlies! =)


First, figure out your hair type - make sure to look through the pictures so that you get an accurate description! Additionally, read through this thread!

*** ALSO, PLEASE ADD INFO AS NEEDED ***
Originally Posted by wowohwow

First of all, thank you for compiling this post. Second, IDK if anyone else had this problem but, the link to hairtypes above would not load any pics for me. I was really hoping to see some pics as I need visuals to compare. Any ideas on how to get the pics to open for me? I am currently running windows 7 and the site seems to be a mac one but I can read the text just fine. Thanks in advance.
I moved my post.

Last edited by CurlyCueLovesBlue; 12-03-2010 at 09:00 AM.
First of all, thank you for compiling this post. Second, IDK if anyone else had this problem but, the link to hairtypes above would not load any pics for me. I was really hoping to see some pics as I need visuals to compare. Any ideas on how to get the pics to open for me? I am currently running windows 7 and the site seems to be a mac one but I can read the text just fine. Thanks in advance.
Originally Posted by EmbracingMe
I have this problem as well (also a windows user) and I used to see the pics but now they're all gone.

I wonder what happened...

CG since 3/11/2012

Type 2C (Botticelli according to Curly Girl: The Handbook)
iii Density
Medium-Coarse Texture
Normal Porosity
Normal Elasticity
HATES: Traditional sulfates/cones.
LOVES: Lots of moisture and homemade FSG!
(Many thanks to
http://www.livecurlylivefree.com/ for helping me figure out my texture, porosity, and elasticity properties! Check them out sometime!)
Ok so I fell overwhelmed with all the information here. I'm very good with finding stuff on the cite either so that doesn't help.

I have a few questions. Do you cowash everyday? I have a greasy/oily complexion and had to wash everyday before I started CG today. Also, to go along with that question, what is the daily routine? I don't have long hair so I can't do the pineapple thing so don't I have to wet it every time?

sorry I'm just so confused
this links and info you put on this thread/post is really helpful.... thanks!
im kind of late wiriting this but i just made my naturallycurly accountant...... so yea
3c/4a hair
about collar bone or a little above it
dry and frizzy
Using Curly Hair Solution
Going to start the CG Method in a little!
(Hopefully will work!!)
Wow, thanks! It really does help to have everything in one page I'm, obviously, a newbie, but I think I'm getting the hang of it! I'm going to see if aloe vera gel will work for me for 2nd day hair Today was a good 2nd day hair day though and I just used a bit of conditioner + water! hehe ^^
Wow this is a great compilation of stuff! Thanks, this was probably quite a bit of work and us people who aren't good at searching through forums (read: me and possibly others, lol) appreciate it!
omg, i can't believe how helpful this will be to me, my first week on the site & as i've posted before, haven't even seen the CG book...
i have a zillion tabs open to read all the links you posted. quick ? though- the apple-cider rinse: is there a recipe for this as well? i'm not just dumping a bottle of that on my head am i? lol!!! hahaha (no seriously now-what do i do?)
omg, i can't believe how helpful this will be to me, my first week on the site & as i've posted before, haven't even seen the CG book...
i have a zillion tabs open to read all the links you posted. quick ? though- the apple-cider rinse: is there a recipe for this as well? i'm not just dumping a bottle of that on my head am i? lol!!! hahaha (no seriously now-what do i do?)
Originally Posted by whatuask
I mix about 1/4 cup ACV with 1 3/4 cup warm water. I know some people do it stronger than others. I find this ratio works for me but you can play around, to see what makes your hair feel its best. If you search "ACV rinse" you should find a bunch of threads on how people do theirs. Oh, and if you have shorter air, you don't need 2 cups of rinse. I have dense hair that is bra strap length and I find 2 cups is more than enough.

HTH and good luck!
Hello curlies! =)


6. Leave in

A lot of people just use their cowash conditioner as a “leave-in” conditioner. Basically, you scrunch a small amount of conditioner into your hair after you're out of the shower. This is step one of your "base coat" (as Rudeechick calls it).
Originally Posted by wowohwow
Is this your conditioner that you use to scrub your scalp clean or the conditioner that is used to soften your hair? I am sorry if this is a repeat question. I am very new to this.
Thank you so much for doing this. It is very helpful. Do you have any tips on what i can do to help stop my hair from falling out so much? I shed like crazy. I started taking a vitamin B complex and biotin to help with my hair, but no mater what im dong or where i am my hair just falls out everywhere. I'm a very healthy person, so i know im not sick or anything. My hair used to be so thick and full of volume and life, but in the last few months my hair has just started to fall out & right from the roots too. What can i do to make my roots/follicles/hair stronger??
Originally Posted by bdhstar
I want to make my hair strenghten. What should I do ?
Originally Posted by leizone
I haven't tried this myself, but I've been told that Mane n' Tail shampoo/conditioner is great for thickening up hair. It takes about a month to see results, but I've been told it works! And yes, this used to be for horses, but they reformulated it for humans

Ok so I fell overwhelmed with all the information here. I'm very good with finding stuff on the cite either so that doesn't help.

I have a few questions. Do you cowash everyday? I have a greasy/oily complexion and had to wash everyday before I started CG today. Also, to go along with that question, what is the daily routine? I don't have long hair so I can't do the pineapple thing so don't I have to wet it every time?

sorry I'm just so confused
Originally Posted by curlycasi
Well usually, a greasy/oily complexion is caused by your scalp overproducing oil in an effort to make up for the dryness. (Hope that makes sense). I personally don't cowash every day - I use a sulfate free shampoo every few days and a sulfate shampoo every few weeks to get rid of buildup. I don't have short hair, so I can't answer your pineapple question, but here's a thread that might help!

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/3a/118417-if-your-hair-too-short-pineapple.html


Hello curlies! =)


6. Leave in

A lot of people just use their cowash conditioner as a “leave-in” conditioner. Basically, you scrunch a small amount of conditioner into your hair after you're out of the shower. This is step one of your "base coat" (as Rudeechick calls it).
Originally Posted by wowohwow
Is this your conditioner that you use to scrub your scalp clean or the conditioner that is used to soften your hair? I am sorry if this is a repeat question. I am very new to this.
Originally Posted by rangersfan
Several ways to look at this. Usually people use a cheap conditioner to cowash with, and then they use something more nutrient-rich and thick as a leave in/conditioner. Hope that helps, let me know if you have any more questions
3a/C/iii; mod-CG since 07/14/08
Shampoo: Whole Foods 365 Citrus Grapefruit shampoo (same results as Deva Low Poo but a tenth of the price!)
Condish: Deva One Condition
Styling: Deva AnGel, then SOTC with no Frizz creme
Hairtwins! Ab-star, Ledzeppole, Shellynot, soficurls and tarc817


So by co washing and buying shampoo without sulfates and silicones, is that considered a no-poo method?

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