Documenting my journey using the CG Method!!

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I'm half way through week 6!!! I'm noticing that my hair is shinier even without using oils.

When I separate my curls like in the "tightly curly method" my hair is beginning to curl more like
spirals/shingles. It's starting to grow on me. I co washed last night after deep conditioning for about 6 hours. I let my hair air dry.

This morning I sprayed my hair with water and shook after about 10 minutes. I decided to leave my curls as is without scrunching out the crunch to see if I can get an extra day of fresh curls for tomorrow!

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Last edited by tots5678; 03-17-2012 at 07:45 PM.
Pics of my hair today without scrunching out the crunch! You can see how curly my hair is getting & how it is starting to spiral/shingle:

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Last edited by tots5678; 03-17-2012 at 07:45 PM.
Your hair looks fabulous!

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CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
@Corrina777

Thank you!

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I'm transitioning to natural hair. I want to begin the CG method. Can I clarify my hair with a sulfate free shampoo like Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Threat and Kinky Curly's Come Clean. Will these two shampoos remove build up from silicones?


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  • Karen's Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia (Vanilla Latte scent)
  • Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk
  • Certified Organic Coconut Oil
  • Karen's Body Beautiful Heavenly Jojoba Oil
Staple Deep Conditioners: Giovanni Direct Leave-in and Karen's Body Beautiful Luscious Locks Hair Mask

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6 months post relaxer. I will be 7 months post September 17 !!
@hippiedoll

According to the CG method you should use a sulfate shampoo to remove the silicones. However, I was told that you could use some shampoos with less harmful sulfates.

Because I had already given up sulfates I used Renpure Organics shampoo & then followed up with She Moisture Black Soap Purification Mask to remove anything left on my hair.

To directly answer your question... I believe that the shampoos that you listed are too gentle to remove the silicones.

I hope this helps!


I wish you great success on your healthy hair with CG journey!! :-)


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Last edited by tots5678; 03-19-2012 at 02:35 AM.
Pics of my hair today (3 days old) after finally scrunching out the crunch & fluffing my curls!

I pinned one side back with 3 bobby pins and added flowers.

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I don't mind using a sulfate shampoo to remove build up from silicones. However, I've notice a lot of the sulfate shampoos I have laying around contain silicones. How can I wash away silicones when they're being placed back into my hair. I haven't used a sulfate shampoo in almost 2 years. I haven't noticed any dulling effects to my hair only recently.


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  • Certified Organic Coconut Oil
  • Karen's Body Beautiful Heavenly Jojoba Oil
Staple Deep Conditioners: Giovanni Direct Leave-in and Karen's Body Beautiful Luscious Locks Hair Mask

Recent newbie to the Curly Girl Method
6 months post relaxer. I will be 7 months post September 17 !!
Hippiedoll, as long as the shampoo you're using has Cocamidopropyl Betaine, or Cocobetaine, it will remove any and all silicones from your hair. No need to use a sulfate shampoo.
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

Summer Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, VO5 SC, Cure Care
Stylers: FSG, AIF,
Tresemme Flawless Curls Bouncy Curls gel
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Thank you!! 😊


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Staple Deep Conditioners: Giovanni Direct Leave-in and Karen's Body Beautiful Luscious Locks Hair Mask

Recent newbie to the Curly Girl Method
6 months post relaxer. I will be 7 months post September 17 !!
So... I am amazed! I have this phony pony that I wore faithfully while I was transitioning. The phony pony looks like a straw set pony. I've worn it maybe twice since I big chopped.

I decided to put my hair in a ponytail & wear my phony pony today. I wanted to see what it would look like with some bangs out... This CG method has caused my curls to match the straw set type curls in my "old faithful phony pony".

Here are pics... Other than my bangs being a bit more shiny, my hair really matches & I can wear bangs with it when I want to wear a protective style!



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I'm in week 8 & still loving CG METHOD!!! Here are some updated pics on second day hair:



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Pics of my hair today (3 days old) after finally scrunching out the crunch & fluffing my curls!

I pinned one side back with 3 bobby pins and added flowers.

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Originally Posted by tots5678

Your hair looks great! Love the flower idea too.


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Thank you! :-)

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WOW! Your hair looks amazing and I can TOTALLY see a difference between when you started and now. I thought your curls looked pretty good in the beginning so I was sure there wasn't going to be much change but wow... your hair is even more gorgeous. Thank you so much for doing this. I started CG this month and have been looking for a thread just like this. I can already see (and feel) a difference in my hair after only 2 weeks. I wasn't sure it could get much better but your journey has me extremely excited to see where my hair will be by this time next month!
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@testimony777

Thank you soooo very much!!! Keep me posted on your journey! I would love to see pics!!

I wish you great success on you CG journey!!

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Excited!!! I can tell that my hair is growing!!

In the CG handbook Lorraine Massey says that once your hair retains moisture it will grow!!



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My first twist out... I'm thinking that I need to try a blow out then twist on dry hair for better definition. I think I may make the twist a bit more chunky also.

I put on a goody elastic headband & pinned the sides back. Then added a flower to jazz it up.


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Last edited by tots5678; 04-14-2012 at 12:14 PM.
you and your hair are absolutely gorgeous!
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Than you so much!! :-)

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