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Forum: 2 12-13-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,358
Posted By dinoRAWRSyou
CG Method Made My Hair Worse?

I'll make this as non-ranty as possible (no guarantees).

My hair was great before I tried CG. It was soft, shiny, tame, and a little bit wavy. After reading all about CG, I figured it would make...
Forum: Protein-sensitive 10-19-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,279
Posted By dinoRAWRSyou
Unhappy I'm So Confused!

Alright, apologies in advance since I can already tell this is going to be a novel. For those of you who stick it out to the end -- I appreciate it.

So here's the deal: how do you know for sure if...
Forum: 2 09-22-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,055
Posted By dinoRAWRSyou
So I showered again today and started fresh....

So I showered again today and started fresh. Cowashed with SN Coco, DT'ed with GVPCB and JM for 30min in the shower with a shower cap. I used GVPCB and SN as a L/I. Applied a light gel while soaking...
Forum: 2 09-21-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,055
Posted By dinoRAWRSyou
Unhappy Protein/Moisture Conundrum

Okay, so, I really have no idea what to do at this point because everything I've researched seems contradictory to what's actually happening. Hopefully someone can answer this because I'm at a...
Forum: 2 08-24-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By dinoRAWRSyou
Thank you so much to everyone! I got more careful...

Thank you so much to everyone! I got more careful with looking at ingredients and switched out the products I was using... wow! After 1 shower I could immediately see a difference in my hair.

I...
Forum: 2 08-20-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By dinoRAWRSyou
About Ready to Give Up?

So, I've been at this whole CG thing for almost five months now and I'm just still no sure if I should even bother... perhaps some of you could help me out.

I believe at this point I'm mod-CG due...
Forum: 2 08-06-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,388
Posted By dinoRAWRSyou
The one I used was Yes To Carrots. also, I...

The one I used was Yes To Carrots. also, I started using my Salon Care as a RO rather than GVPCB; it has protein and is lighter, plus I added a little NPF. I also low-pooed with SM rather than...
Forum: 2 08-03-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,388
Posted By dinoRAWRSyou
Okay, post-shower update. I did a sulfate wash...

Okay, post-shower update. I did a sulfate wash with YTC and followed up with GVPCB. Went back to KCCC topped with the Garnier gel and pixie diffused. Waves seemed happier and the frizz looks a bit...
Forum: 2 08-03-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,388
Posted By dinoRAWRSyou
@wavydaze; Thank you so much! I think then I'll...

@wavydaze; Thank you so much! I think then I'll probably do a sulfate wash today, then switch to my SheaM low-poo instead of cowashing. I'm thinking for a protein-rich RO I might try the AO GPB...
Forum: 2 08-02-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,388
Posted By dinoRAWRSyou
Which one are you talking about? Most of the YTB...

Which one are you talking about? Most of the YTB things I've seen are skin care :/
Forum: 2 08-02-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,388
Posted By dinoRAWRSyou
I was kind of wondering if overconditioning was...

I was kind of wondering if overconditioning was the culprit... I've noticed that when I tend to use richer conditioners/styling products, my hair and my curl pattern seem to suffer a bit.

I have...
Forum: 2 08-02-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,388
Posted By dinoRAWRSyou
@Firefox; So, you're saying it's most likely the...

@Firefox; So, you're saying it's most likely the protein that's causing the frizz? Could doing a coconut oil treatment possibly help with some of the frizz? And if protein is the culprit, should I...
Forum: 2 08-02-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,388
Posted By dinoRAWRSyou
I Can't Escape My Frizz!

So I think I'm figuring out this whole CG thing and I've gotten past wanting to give up on my hair because, yes, it actually *is* wavy (yay!). Prepare in advance for a slight diatribe but I promise,...
Forum: 2 05-24-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,103
Posted By dinoRAWRSyou
So, I've tried some things and I'm still on the...

So, I've tried some things and I'm still on the fence. I got rid of the Organix and got a YTC low-poo instead -- it has a sulfate, but as far as I understand it's coconut-based so it's not that bad?...
Forum: 2 05-17-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,103
Posted By dinoRAWRSyou
@Firefox; Maybe I misunderstood, then. I've...

@Firefox; Maybe I misunderstood, then. I've looked a variety of different places and it turns out that the comparison between coconut and protein normally comes in the ability to penetrate the hair...
Forum: 2 05-17-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,103
Posted By dinoRAWRSyou
@Firefox: The PT was kind of just the final...

@Firefox: The PT was kind of just the final determinant for me... I *might* play around a bit more but as far as I can understand my hair dislikes protein the the point that even things that are...
Forum: 2 05-14-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,103
Posted By dinoRAWRSyou
Protein Balance & Frizz?

So about 2 weeks ago I found out the hard way that I'm very protein-sensitive... at the recommendation of several others plus lurking signatures here, I decided to try a PT. The best way I can...
Forum: 2 05-01-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By dinoRAWRSyou
So, over-scrunching and too-wet hair... I may...

So, over-scrunching and too-wet hair... I may have found some of the culprits then! Thank you! I'll try switching up the methods and easing up on the products and we'll see how it goes
Forum: 2 05-01-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By dinoRAWRSyou
Too Much Product?

Hey everyone! So I'm still pretty new to CG and am trying to figure everything out but I wanted to see if I could get some advice for this.

I've found out I'm rather protein-sensitive so I've been...
Forum: 2 04-06-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By dinoRAWRSyou
Thanks so much ladies! Everything turned out...

Thanks so much ladies!

Everything turned out pretty good with the Suave Coconut for co-wash and the GF gel for styling, but I splurged and got a few more things to try. I'll be doing a PT (GVP...
Forum: 2 04-03-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By dinoRAWRSyou
Red face New 2A Looking for Help! :)

Hi everyone! First time posting instead of just lurking ;)
(Sorry if this is in the wrong spot)

So I'm looking for help getting started on a new hair-care regimen. I've been basically...
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