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We can recommend the following product types for highly porous hair. You will be linked to the page if you click on the product types below.

Gel provides a cast and hold for your curls. If you don't like a hard cast, use a cream or mousse without protein in your styling routine.

These products are an advice and may work well for 1 but not for the others. The CG process is very personal and can differ per person. These products help you to start or restart. Feel and see how your curls fare on these products. If you are not satisfied after using 1 or more products, try replacing it with another product with or without protein.

TIPS:

  • don't clarify too often, only if you experience a lot of build-up or if curls no longer cooperate well
  • try to regularly use Olaplex nr. 3 or Bond Curl from Curlsmith, this is a repairer and not a mask, always use nourishing products such as mask or shampoo / conditioner afterwards.
  • high porosity hair can often appreciate a co-wash
  • do not leave products such as a mask on for too long, max. 10 minutes
  • use protein products with medium to large proteins, such as Wheat, Oat, Soy, Quinoa
  • rinse your hair with lukewarm to cold water to seal your hair cuticles
  • if you have fine hair, try to diffuse your hair instead of letting it air dry, water can weigh down the hair the longer it stays in it, resulting in sagging curls.
  • If you have thick hair, you can also use heavier products (with butters and oils such as castor / avocado oil in the first 10 ingredients)
  • If you have fine hair, avoid the heavier products
  • If you experience coarse hair after using protein, replace it (temporarily) with a protein-free product
  • Experience sagging curls, and your hair feeling very soft, try adding a little more protein

STARTING THE CD METHOD, washing schedule:

If you start with the CG method, we would like to keep it simple for you. After a while you will read more and more that others do things differently, but we advise you to experiment with that if you are in the process a little longer.

  • start with a final wash (Elke Dag shampoo from Jumbo, or Daily Mild Shampoo from Kruidvat). Do not use this again unless you have used the wrong products, or are experiencing build-up, or have dyed your hair.
  • follow up with a mask (max. 1x per week)
  • leave-in conditioner
  • gel, cream or mousse

Next wash day within a week:

  • co-wash or shampoo with conditioner
  • leave-in conditioner
  • gel, cream or mousse

You can refresh your curls between wash days if necessary:

  • make your hair slightly moist with a spray bottle and activate your products in your hair again
  • wet your hands, put a little gel, cream on your hands and go over your curls with praying hands, scrunch and let it dry
  • refresh with a mousse on dry hair
  • refresh with a gel, cream or mousse on damp hair