You have probably also noticed that you now use many different products with the CG-Method. From shampoo, conditioners, leave-in's to gel or mousse. Despite avoiding bad ingredients, there can be certain ingredients that go wrong pile up on your scalp and/or on your hair. We also call this in CG terms: build up. 

Build-up 

Because you use different products, you can suffer from build-upDue to this accumulation of certain ingredients, other caring ingredients and moisture that are in your products can no longer reach your hair. Of course you don't want that! A buildup can arise faster than you think. 

Do you have curl type 1 or 2?
Then you can suffer from build up faster. Even if you have fine/thin hair, you will have to deal with build up faster. 
What are the signs of build up with the cg method?

- limp/ lifeless hair
- Fluff
- No/less shine
- Itching on your scalp
- A greasy layer on your scalp
- No more getting a cast 

I'm having trouble with buildup, what should I do now?

Do you suffer from build up? No worries, because we will help you. Because did you know that you can get rid of this very easily? It's good that you noticed because with a few handy tips you'll be done with the buildup in no time and you can start fresh again. It can happen to anyone. Choose 1 of the options below, this is what you can do against buildup:

  1. Do another finalwash. Or in other words also called a reset wash. A final wash contains sulfates, is a strong cleaner. But if you wash your hair with this and then use a mask, this is just applicable. Attention, do not do too often a final-wash because it can dry out your hair! 
  2. One clarifying shampoo use. A clarifying shampoo is a CG Shampoo that contains slightly more effective cleaners than an average or mild shampoo. They do not contain sulfates, but variants that do resemble this. We also advise you to limit the use of this shampoo, so use it once every 1 to 3 weeks if you often suffer from build-up. Do you monitor her carefully, what happens to your hair? Will it be drier? Then limit its use even more. 

Did you know that you can easily search for these products in our webshop? You can go to the shampoo collection, and then use the filter product feature to clarifying shampoos of our range in no time. 

  1. Rinse with apple cider vinegar. Yep, apple cider vinegar. This natural remedy can help you get rid of buildup on your hair and scalp. We refer to this variant as the third. It is effective, but we prefer point 1 or 2 because these products are specially formulated to wash our hair. When rinsing your curls with apple cider vinegar, it is useful to read the explanation below carefully. 
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How do you rinse with apple cider vinegar?

Apple cider vinegar is widely used as a natural conditioner and is a wonderful addition to your CG range. This is also called a AVC rinse called. 

Buy a cloudy apple cider vinegar and dilute it with water. The following applies: 1 part apple cider vinegar to at least 2 parts water. Be careful not to get it in your eyes as it will sting. Use it instead of or before your conditioner for optimal results! Apply it to your hair and especially your scalp and leave it on for a few minutes. And finished! 

How do I prevent build-up?

Use the right products and ingredients that suit your hair. How do you know which products suit your hair? We explain that to you in, among other things our blog† Do you have fine/thin hair? And do you therefore need, for example, lighter shampoos, conditioners and masks? Then it is useful to use our filter for fine hair or select 'light products'. You can enter the filter any collection from our webshop. 

So in short, make sure that your hair products are not too heavy. Also be careful when using a leave-in conditioner and cream. Use small amounts first and then see how your hair reacts to this. And another good tip? Use a water filter on your shower head, this will also prevent the build-up problems! 

Good luck, we're sure you'll get a long way with these tips. Still not quite sure? Then you can message us via the contact page


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