CG method help

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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!
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/ Salt & Pepper
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
Thanks! All of those are sulfate and silicone free?
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".
Originally Posted by chloe92us


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

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

-wishing for waist length eventually!


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.
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!
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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CoWash: VO5 Moisture Milk Strawberry and Creme
Oil: Olive or Coconut
Mousse:Suave Volumizing Mousse

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

-wishing for waist length eventually!


But don't throw away your shampoo. You will need to clarify with a clarifying shampoo once a month.
Originally Posted by curlicious13
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.
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2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
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
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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CoWash: VO5 Moisture Milk Strawberry and Creme
Oil: Olive or Coconut
Mousse:Suave Volumizing Mousse

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

-wishing for waist length eventually!


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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Originally Posted by samanthajenalyn
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.
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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CoWash: VO5 Moisture Milk Strawberry and Creme
Oil: Olive or Coconut
Mousse:Suave Volumizing Mousse

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

-wishing for waist length eventually!


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

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

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

-wishing for waist length eventually!


I've seen Shea moisture stuff at Target
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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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CoWash: VO5 Moisture Milk Strawberry and Creme
Oil: Olive or Coconut
Mousse:Suave Volumizing Mousse

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

-wishing for waist length eventually!


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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Originally Posted by samanthajenalyn
The Shea Moisture & As I Am products are sold at Walgreens, Wal Mart, Rite Aid, and CVS (only the Shea Moisture line is there).
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.
3a/b, F, normal porosity

I've gotten my routine down to the bare essentials, finally
Wash: Suave Tropical Coconut
Leave-in: Suave Everlasting Sunshine, detangle with Denman brush
Gel: LAL Sport or Wet Look
Scrunch with flour sack towel, plop 10 minutes, air dry
Refresh with either plain water or Suave/water mix
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

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

-wishing for waist length eventually!


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?
Originally Posted by samanthajenalyn
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.
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Ive heard it comes in a solid and a liquid. Which one would be best?
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?
Originally Posted by samanthajenalyn
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.
Originally Posted by anissafersure
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!


Ive heard it comes in a solid and a liquid. Which one would be best?
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?
Originally Posted by samanthajenalyn
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.
Originally Posted by anissafersure
Originally Posted by samanthajenalyn
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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