Hi. I had tried CG a couple years ago. I didn't do too well.I have a better internet I can read more of these forms to help me out.I washed my hair with baking soda yesterday and made the olive oil lavender conditionerlast night and put it on my hair for 30 minutes. My question now is ydo I need to use a clarifying shampoo or will the baking soda mixture surffice? really want this to work out this time I spent too much money at the salon 2 weeks ago for straight ugly hair. I just bought the Curly Girl book on Sunday and I'm learning a lot. I love the homemade recipe sections!Thank You curly girls!