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kupo 07-15-2012 11:20 AM

Amazing difference after just 1 day of CG
Unfortunately I don't have pics because I wasn't expecting the change to be so drastic.

I am a (white) mother to two biracial girls. When my oldest was a baby I did try co-washing for awhile but her hair seemed nicer when I shampooed so I stopped. Recently (my oldest is 4 & youngest is 2) I realized how dry their hair felt & looked into the Curly Girl method again. After just 1 CG wash, my oldest's hair went from being maybe 2B to 3A/B. It's so pretty now! My youngest is 3C & its still quite short (maybe 6" stretched) but her hair looks so much nicer, w/a lot less frizz.
I still have a lot to figure out but I'm planning to do mostly CG with occasional gentle shampooing.

Products I'm using so far:
Suave coconut cowash for both
Tresemme Naturals Nourishing conditioner for both
Garnier Sleek & Shine leave-in for both
Garnier Curl Sculpting Cream Gel for 3C
La Bella gel for 3A/B (going to look for the pink curl one)

I still need to find a gentle SLS-free shampoo and figure out the best method for deep conditioning (thinking of trying coconut oil). I am a total product junkie so I'm sure I will be changing what I use on them before too long.

anonymous_114091 08-22-2012 06:22 PM

So glad you had such great results! My favorite sulfate free shampoo is Everyday Shea Moisturizing Shampoo. They usually sell it in health food supermarkets. It's very gentle yet cleansing.

Children tend to do well when the deep conditioner is applied to their hair and allowed to sit while they are playing in the tub (that's approximately 15 minutes, which is a good amount of time for a deep condition). Thick, creamy, cone-free conditioners are my favorite to deep condition with, but there are a variety of methods. If you use coconut oil you will definitely have to apply it before shampooing and perhaps cover her hair with a plastic cap so the oil doesn't get on everything.

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