Go Back   CurlTalk > Announcements and introductions > Newbies info/introductions

Like Tree4Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-29-2013, 05:03 PM   #1
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 32
Question 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!
samanthajenalyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 06:15 PM   #2
 
chloe92us's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,186
Default

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".
__________________
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Transitioning to gray
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip
chloe92us is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 07:22 PM   #3
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 32
Default

Thanks! All of those are sulfate and silicone free?
Quote:
Originally Posted by chloe92us View Post
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".


Sent from my LGL75C using CurlTalk App
__________________
CoWash: VO5 Moisture Milk Strawberry and Creme
Oil: Olive or Coconut
Mousse:Suave Volumizing Mousse

------------------------------------------------------------
1c-2b
High Porosity
Medium Density
Medium Width
Collar bone length

-wishing for waist length eventually!


samanthajenalyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 07:24 PM   #4
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,162
Default

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.
curlicious13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 07:27 PM   #5
 
anissafersure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 171
Default

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!
anissafersure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 08:53 PM   #6
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 32
Default

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?

Sent from my LGL75C using CurlTalk App
__________________
CoWash: VO5 Moisture Milk Strawberry and Creme
Oil: Olive or Coconut
Mousse:Suave Volumizing Mousse

------------------------------------------------------------
1c-2b
High Porosity
Medium Density
Medium Width
Collar bone length

-wishing for waist length eventually!


samanthajenalyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 09:36 PM   #7
 
chloe92us's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,186
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by curlicious13 View Post
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.
wavydaze likes this.
__________________
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Transitioning to gray
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip
chloe92us is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 10:22 PM   #8
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 32
Default

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?

Sent from my LGL75C using CurlTalk App
__________________
CoWash: VO5 Moisture Milk Strawberry and Creme
Oil: Olive or Coconut
Mousse:Suave Volumizing Mousse

------------------------------------------------------------
1c-2b
High Porosity
Medium Density
Medium Width
Collar bone length

-wishing for waist length eventually!


samanthajenalyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 10:33 PM   #9
 
anissafersure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 171
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by samanthajenalyn View Post
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?

Sent from my LGL75C using CurlTalk App
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.
anissafersure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 11:03 PM   #10
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 32
Default

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.

Sent from my LGL75C using CurlTalk App
__________________
CoWash: VO5 Moisture Milk Strawberry and Creme
Oil: Olive or Coconut
Mousse:Suave Volumizing Mousse

------------------------------------------------------------
1c-2b
High Porosity
Medium Density
Medium Width
Collar bone length

-wishing for waist length eventually!


samanthajenalyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2013, 12:40 AM   #11
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 55
Default

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.
__________________
Last relaxer: May or June 2007
BC: May 10, 2013
Type: 3b/3c
Hair properties: curly, wavy & fine texture; medium thick to thick density; normal porosity; normal elasticity

Current Loves:
Shampoo: Shea Moisture Black African Soap Deep Cleansing, Shea Moisture Moisture Retention, Carol's Daughter Rosemary Mint Clarifying, Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla
Conditioner: Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque
Leave-In: Design Essentials HCO Leave-In Conditioner and Blow Drying Lotion
naturallyjaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2013, 09:34 AM   #12
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 32
Default

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

Sent from my LGL75C using CurlTalk App
__________________
CoWash: VO5 Moisture Milk Strawberry and Creme
Oil: Olive or Coconut
Mousse:Suave Volumizing Mousse

------------------------------------------------------------
1c-2b
High Porosity
Medium Density
Medium Width
Collar bone length

-wishing for waist length eventually!


samanthajenalyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2013, 11:19 AM   #13
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 69
Default

I've seen Shea moisture stuff at Target
CurlyInTheFog likes this.
Pookarina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2013, 11:48 AM   #14
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 32
Default

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.

Sent from my LGL75C using CurlTalk App
__________________
CoWash: VO5 Moisture Milk Strawberry and Creme
Oil: Olive or Coconut
Mousse:Suave Volumizing Mousse

------------------------------------------------------------
1c-2b
High Porosity
Medium Density
Medium Width
Collar bone length

-wishing for waist length eventually!


samanthajenalyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2013, 12:44 PM   #15
 
anissafersure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 171
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by samanthajenalyn View Post
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.

Sent from my LGL75C using CurlTalk App
The Shea Moisture & As I Am products are sold at Walgreens, Wal Mart, Rite Aid, and CVS (only the Shea Moisture line is there).
anissafersure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2013, 03:24 PM   #16
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 560
Default

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.
__________________
Former longhair, now CG, living in N. California where the fog meets the wind

3a/b, fine, normal porosity/elasticity, high density

Conditioner wash and style, sometimes with a dab of BRHG.
CurlyInTheFog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2013, 03:42 PM   #17
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 32
Default

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?
__________________
CoWash: VO5 Moisture Milk Strawberry and Creme
Oil: Olive or Coconut
Mousse:Suave Volumizing Mousse

------------------------------------------------------------
1c-2b
High Porosity
Medium Density
Medium Width
Collar bone length

-wishing for waist length eventually!


samanthajenalyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2013, 03:49 PM   #18
 
anissafersure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 171
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by samanthajenalyn View Post
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.
Hootenanny likes this.
anissafersure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2013, 03:59 PM   #19
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 32
Default

Ive heard it comes in a solid and a liquid. Which one would be best?
Quote:
Originally Posted by anissafersure View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by samanthajenalyn View Post
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.
__________________
CoWash: VO5 Moisture Milk Strawberry and Creme
Oil: Olive or Coconut
Mousse:Suave Volumizing Mousse

------------------------------------------------------------
1c-2b
High Porosity
Medium Density
Medium Width
Collar bone length

-wishing for waist length eventually!


samanthajenalyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2013, 04:23 PM   #20
 
anissafersure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 171
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by samanthajenalyn View Post
Ive heard it comes in a solid and a liquid. Which one would be best?
Quote:
Originally Posted by anissafersure View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by samanthajenalyn View Post
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.
anissafersure is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Trending Topics[-]hide

Thread Tools
Display Modes



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com