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samanthajenalyn 06-29-2013 06:03 PM

CG method help
 
Hi. I'm new to this site and I've just started the cg method. Im a little confused about all the ingredients were not suppose to use. I have 2a hair and was wondering if anyone could tell me some cheaper drugstore brands that I could use for co washing and for a leave in. Thanks!

chloe92us 06-29-2013 07:15 PM

For cowashing, a lot of people like the Suave "Naturals", VO5 (all), Yes to Cucumbers, Yes to Blueberries, or tressemme "Naturals" (there are 2 different ones that are CG). If you have a Trader Joes, their Triple Tea Tree condish is really good. Loreal Evercurl cleansing conditioner is also good.

For leave-ins, you could use any of the above, or the Shea Moisture "milks".

samanthajenalyn 06-29-2013 08:22 PM

Thanks! All of those are sulfate and silicone free?
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Originally Posted by chloe92us (Post 2185776)
For cowashing, a lot of people like the Suave "Naturals", VO5 (all), Yes to Cucumbers, Yes to Blueberries, or tressemme "Naturals" (there are 2 different ones that are CG). If you have a Trader Joes, their Triple Tea Tree condish is really good. Loreal Evercurl cleansing conditioner is also good.

For leave-ins, you could use any of the above, or the Shea Moisture "milks".



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curlicious13 06-29-2013 08:24 PM

For a co wash you can also use the Giovanni line or garnier fructis triple treat, pure/clean, or strength/length conditioners. But don't throw away your shampoo. You will need to clarify with a clarifying shampoo once a month.

anissafersure 06-29-2013 08:27 PM

I just became completely CG too! For my co washes I'm using the As I Am Coconut Co-Wash Cleanser & the Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner. They're both silicone/sulfate free!

samanthajenalyn 06-29-2013 09:53 PM

I've been wanting to try the As I Am coconut co-wash! I've heard its pretty expensive for the amount you get. How do you like it?

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chloe92us 06-29-2013 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by curlicious13 (Post 2185798)
But don't throw away your shampoo. You will need to clarify with a clarifying shampoo once a month.

That may work for you, but there are plenty of CGers who never clarify, and there are others that low poo (sulphate free) regularly, and there are others that do like to clarify occasionally. There are no rules when it comes to pooing or clarifying; do it on an as-needed basis.

samanthajenalyn 06-29-2013 11:22 PM

Thanks everyone! I have pretty damaged hair that's frizzy from flat ironing and getting perms & then relaxers. What would be the best cheap cowash conditioner to use to help with the damage and friz?

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anissafersure 06-29-2013 11:33 PM

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Originally Posted by samanthajenalyn (Post 2185818)
I've been wanting to try the As I Am coconut co-wash! I've heard its pretty expensive for the amount you get. How do you like it?

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I got it from Walgreens for a little over $8. Compared to most products, that's not too bad! and you get a pretty decent amount. It made my hair super soft, but it also gave it a nice clean feeling. I have trouble with frizz too though, so I get where you're coming from. If you get a good leave-in, that will definitely help.

samanthajenalyn 06-30-2013 12:03 AM

Alright good! We just got a walgreens where I live so I will check that out. I looked and I think it was around $13 at the sallys in my town.

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naturallyjaz 06-30-2013 01:40 AM

I want to try out As I Am products. I've heard great things about it. I currently use Shea Moisture products. I might want to try the Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner.

samanthajenalyn 06-30-2013 10:34 AM

I want to try both As I Am and Shea Moisture. Hopefully they can both help be with my problem.

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Pookarina 06-30-2013 12:19 PM

I've seen Shea moisture stuff at Target

samanthajenalyn 06-30-2013 12:48 PM

Unfortunately there isn't a target in my town. I'm pretty sure the Walmart here sells it though. If not I'll probably just order it offline.

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anissafersure 06-30-2013 01:44 PM

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Originally Posted by samanthajenalyn (Post 2185928)
Unfortunately there isn't a target in my town. I'm pretty sure the Walmart here sells it though. If not I'll probably just order it offline.

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The Shea Moisture & As I Am products are sold at Walgreens, Wal Mart, Rite Aid, and CVS (only the Shea Moisture line is there).

CurlyInTheFog 06-30-2013 04:24 PM

I was just at our local CVS last night, and they didn't have SM at all, so I guess not all of them carry it. Walgreens online has the entire line, though, and they have sales all the time. I think shipping is free for $25 and over, so I just stock up when I order and never pay shipping.

samanthajenalyn 06-30-2013 04:42 PM

Thanks! I'll be sure to get some of that. Would coconut oil help with the frizz and damaged ends? If so, is there a certain kind I should get?

anissafersure 06-30-2013 04:49 PM

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Originally Posted by samanthajenalyn (Post 2186006)
Thanks! I'll be sure to get some of that. Would coconut oil help with the frizz and damaged ends? If so, is there a certain kind I should get?

Coconut oil will definitely help with that. You should purchase Extra Virgin Coconut Oil that's 100% natural. You can find it any health food store. They also sell it at Wal Mart in the Vitamins aisle. Make sure you don't use too much though, or else it'll make your hair very greasy and limp. A little goes a long way.

samanthajenalyn 06-30-2013 04:59 PM

Ive heard it comes in a solid and a liquid. Which one would be best?
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Originally Posted by anissafersure (Post 2186007)
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Originally Posted by samanthajenalyn (Post 2186006)
Thanks! I'll be sure to get some of that. Would coconut oil help with the frizz and damaged ends? If so, is there a certain kind I should get?

Coconut oil will definitely help with that. You should purchase Extra Virgin Coconut Oil that's 100% natural. You can find it any health food store. They also sell it at Wal Mart in the Vitamins aisle. Make sure you don't use too much though, or else it'll make your hair very greasy and limp. A little goes a long way.


anissafersure 06-30-2013 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by samanthajenalyn (Post 2186011)
Ive heard it comes in a solid and a liquid. Which one would be best?
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Originally Posted by anissafersure (Post 2186007)
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Originally Posted by samanthajenalyn (Post 2186006)
Thanks! I'll be sure to get some of that. Would coconut oil help with the frizz and damaged ends? If so, is there a certain kind I should get?

Coconut oil will definitely help with that. You should purchase Extra Virgin Coconut Oil that's 100% natural. You can find it any health food store. They also sell it at Wal Mart in the Vitamins aisle. Make sure you don't use too much though, or else it'll make your hair very greasy and limp. A little goes a long way.


When you buy the jar, the coconut inside is solid. You have to scoop it out with a spoon. As soon as you put it in your hands it melts into a liquid. You can't get organic coconut oil already as a liquid.


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