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So by co washing and buying shampoo without sulfates and silicones, is that considered a no-poo method?
Originally Posted by loveher87
I believe so, yes =)
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


I just wanted to say THANK YOU for this post!
Ashleigh Elizabeth
CG Since 7/2/2011
In Between 2c & 3a

CO WASH- Suave Naturals
CONDISH- Sally's Generic value products conditioning balm
LEAVE IN- KCKT
STYLE- Ice Queen method
GELS- LA Looks Absolute styling sport // IC hair polisher styling gel with sparkle lites
HG- KCC = AMAZING! My secret weapon!
FINISH- Plop // Pixiecurl diffuser method (on occasion)

Learning To Embrace My Curls!
I just wanted to say THANK YOU for this post!
Originally Posted by smashleighfig
welcome! =)
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


im sorry i am a little new at this, and i am trying to figure out which products i have arent good anymore. what are the endings to look for in the ingredient list? i know -cone is one, but what are the other two. i found it somewhere earlier and i cant seem to find the website again, and for some reason i cannot find it here either.
im sorry i am a little new at this, and i am trying to figure out which products i have arent good anymore. what are the endings to look for in the ingredient list? i know -cone is one, but what are the other two. i found it somewhere earlier and i cant seem to find the website again, and for some reason i cannot find it here either.
Originally Posted by brynnabug
sulfates? I'm not sure

here's a list of ingredients though.. Ingredients Commonly Found in Hair Care Products

I like to use it to analyze my haircare products.

and ooh! this website is great too

Skin Deep Cosmetics Database | Environmental Working Group
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


im sorry i am a little new at this, and i am trying to figure out which products i have arent good anymore. what are the endings to look for in the ingredient list? i know -cone is one, but what are the other two. i found it somewhere earlier and i cant seem to find the website again, and for some reason i cannot find it here either.
Originally Posted by brynnabug
another one is -xane
cowash: Tresemme Naturals
rinse out: Garnier Triple Nutrition
Leave in: Suave naturals, whichever scent I'm into at the moment
gel: Garnier Fructis or LA Looks

3a-3b - high porosity
CD Curly Dudes method says No to the following

-cone
-conol
-sulfate
-xane
-sodium hydroxide
-hyde (such as formaldehyde)


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So by co washing and buying shampoo without sulfates and silicones, is that considered a no-poo method?
Originally Posted by loveher87
I believe so, yes =)
Originally Posted by wowohwow

Do what makes your happy..
\my only thing that got me super confused is this. How do I check to know if my curl creme has humectants?? And if it does, then where do I put it into my routine, if it can't go over conditioner? YOu have to condition, right?? ANd if I use KCCC and gel, do I need a curl creme, what are some? Hope you can give me some good details/info/explicit because I don't want the white stuff in my hair!! Now you've freaked me out!
I didn't see in the routine steps, a step for sealing. Isn't sealing essential and if so, where in the routine does it go? that's been my big question for life, (since trying to be CG) and no one answered it!
\my only thing that got me super confused is this. How do I check to know if my curl creme has humectants?? And if it does, then where do I put it into my routine, if it can't go over conditioner? You have to condition, right?? And if I use KCCC and gel, do I need a curl creme, what are some? Hope you can give me some good details/info/explicit because I don't want the white stuff in my hair!! Now you've freaked me out!
Originally Posted by mamaherrera

Just look up each ingredient on the cosmetic database.
It'll list there whether the ingredients are humectants or otherwise. By "done put it over conditioner," I meant that you shouldn't put it over leave-in conditioner. Also, I believe KCCC is a curl creme, but I'm not sure.

I didn't see in the routine steps, a step for sealing. Isn't sealing essential and if so, where in the routine does it go? that's been my big question for life, (since trying to be CG) and no one answered it!
Originally Posted by mamaherrera
I dont know anything about sealing But! Here is a video about sealing, hopefully it'll help?

Video: Sealing Your Ends
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


AHH!! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I'm new to curly hair care (although I've just been winging it for the past 21 years) and I found this website last night and needless to say, I have been picking through all this new found info! LOL I was up til like 2 am. Anywho, Thanks for this (you will be my go to as I embark on my journey to piece to get the best regimen for my hair!) I'm super excited and I'm gonna start tonight!
AHH!! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I'm new to curly hair care (although I've just been winging it for the past 21 years) and I found this website last night and needless to say, I have been picking through all this new found info! LOL I was up til like 2 am. Anywho, Thanks for this (you will be my go to as I embark on my journey to piece to get the best regimen for my hair!) I'm super excited and I'm gonna start tonight!
Originally Posted by ncmejia07
Hey! How has your hair been doing
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


ive found this all very useful, however like most people im still figuring it out.

im using shampoo with a low listed Sodium Myreth Sulfate like #10 on the list. i wash once a week and condition maybe 5. so i should stop the shampoo or find one with no sulfate?

my conditioner has proteins Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein and soy, is this bad? how do you find out if your hair doesn't like these things when so many have a protein.. how can i start totally natural..
i see the bs and acv rinse as a wash but how about conditioner?

then when you figure out texture and such how does that lead you to product? ugh
i've been cowashing for two weeks now and i've already noticed the difference, wish i been doing this my whole life. I defiantly recommend it to anyone who hasn't been doing it.
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Hey everyone im new to the whole taking care of my curly hair and now im going into highschool and i want to tame my hair. I have type 3b/3c hair and im just wondering what are some really good products I could use and also a deep treament.
I just wanted to say THANK YOU for this post!
Originally Posted by smashleighfig
welcome! =)
Originally Posted by wowohwow
i would love to thank you for your post. It is true this site has so much information but takes forever to find it all if you are new like me. I just opened a new post but may be you can help me out in few words . i have been using wen for a year. yes yes i know waste of money but did not know of this site. so after some reasearch i went and bought the cheapest stuff VO5 strawberry conditioner and Suave naturals. Any suggestions if its ok to start, and which one for cowash and which for leave in, and if i use aveda humecant pomade should i not do leave in ( based on ur other reply)? also do you find its better to use gel before or after plucking?> i have wavy somewhat coarse hair that lovee to freaze. Thank you so much again
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Thank you, this thread has been very helpful! So much information here on NaturallyCurly! =)
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xo, Catherine
Thanks so much for this post. Just incase anyone hasn't said it yet, YOU ARE THE BEST!!!! No actually, YOU ARE BETTER THAN THE BEST, YOU ARE THE BESTEST!! <3
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Thanks so much for posting this! Definitely a lot of useful information. I'm a newbie here, with type 2b waves (some 2c, I think.?). I actually just started the CG method yesterday, so this is super helpful! I'm just starting to really try to take care of my hair and increase my curl, so any tips are appreciated!
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