A CG Shampoo is a cleanser to clean your hair and scalp. CG Shampoos are free of harsh ingredients, so they are safe to use without drying your hair. CG Shampoo contains milder cleansers and is very important for good looking and healthy curls.

 
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What is a CG Shampoo?

How do I choose the right curly girl shampoo?

How often do you use a CG Shampoo?

Is there a special shampoo for dandruff, itching and/or sensitive scalp?

How often do you use a curly hair shampoo?

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What is a CG Shampoo?

How do I choose the right curly girl shampoo?

How often do you use a CG Shampoo?

Is there a special shampoo for dandruff, itching and/or sensitive scalp?

How often do you use a curly hair shampoo?

A CG Shampoo is used to clean your hair and scalp. All CG shampoos contains mild cleansers so it is very safe to use. CG Shampoos are free of harsh ingredents like silicones, sulfates and drying alcohol. All shampoos you can find on our webshop, are CG Proof. 

To make a good choice for a shampoo it is important to know that there are different types. Curly girl shampoos can be divided into 3 groups: clarifying cg shampoo, mild shampoos and extremely mild shampoos. 

  1. Clarifying shampoo: A clarifying shampoo contains stronger cleanser to cleans your hair and scalp really good. We would like to give you a small note when using these shampoos. It is really important that you do not use the shampoo too often. Use it no more than 1 or 2 times every 2 weeks. It is best to have an extremely to extremely mild shampoo in addition to a clarifying shampoo to alternate them with each other. The clarifying shampoos within our range almost all contain the ingredient: Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate. Opinions on this product are strongly divided. The 1 thinks it is out of the question to use this ingredient. Others find it very pleasant to use it occasionally. We have decided to include shampoos with this ingredient in our range because many curlies like to use these shampoos. You can find all clarifying shampoos here.
  2. Mild or 'regular' CG shampoo: Mild shampoos are cleansers that clean your hair well but are free of the extremely strong cleaners. The cleaners within this shampoo are therefore milder and are often combined with extremely mild cleaners. This mix makes the mild shampoos extra suitable for curly hair. You can find all mild cg shampoos here. 
  3. Extreme mild shampoos: Extremely mild shampoos are shampoos that are ideal for daily use. They are perfect for curly hair as they do not dry out your hair. Note, do you use extremely mild shampoos? Then it is useful to use a clarifying shampoo or a final wash shampoo once or twice a week in addition to this shampoo. You can find all extreme mild shampoos here. 

Do you like a really clean feeling? Then you can choose fore a clarifying shampoo. Do you hesitate? choose for a mild/regular shampoo. Would you like to daily wash your hair? Choose for the extreme mild variant.

There is no direct rule on the use of a shampoo. It is always important to check with yourself whether it is time to wash or not. In addition, it is very important to know which shampoo you have at home. For example, do not wash every other day with a clarifying shampoo. Do you have a mild shampoo at home? Then you can safely use it more often. It is important to always use a shampoo within your routine. Are you not doing this? Then you will suffer from itching, flakes or other complaints. In any case, it has no positive effects on your hair. A shampoo is really indispensable in your curly girl routine.

 

What do you do if you want to wash your hair more often?

If you want to wash your hair more often or if you like the clean feeling of a shampoo, you might want to look into co-wash. You can use a co-wash and conditioner more often in your routine. Please note, in both cases always use a shampoo every week to prevent product build up.

There are certainly shampoos that are suitable for a sensitive scalp. Within the filters of the webshop you can choose 'suitable for: Sensitive scalp'. Products for a sensitive scalp contain ingredients that not only immediately solve problems, but also prevent them.

 

Difference anti-dandruff shampoos and normal shampoos

Anti-dandruff shampoos have been specially developed for complaints such as an itchy scalp, flakes and sensitivity. Many anti-dandruff shampoos contain mild cleansers. Mild cleansers in the shampoo ensure that your scalp does not irritate during and after washing.

 

Fragrance-free shampoos

You can also search for perfume-free variants within the shampoo collection.

Wash your hair 1 to 2 times a week. Compare it, for example, with your favorite pants: you don't wash them every day either, because they will fail. The same goes for your hair. Did you wash it every day with a shampoo? Then your hair won't get any better. Of course it is possible that you work in an environment where there is no other option: then we advise you to use a mild shampoo. But why do we advise you not to wash it every day? This is mainly because certain shampoos are CG and are mild, but if used excessively, it can drain your natural oils from your scalp. The result? Your oil glands will produce more oil and that in turn ensures more oily hair and faster.

 

How does a foaming shampoo work?

It doesn't really matter whether a shampoo lathers or not. It may feel nicer if a shampoo foams because we are used to it, but if a shampoo foams less well, this says nothing about how clean your scalp becomes. So even without or with a less foaming shampoo your scalp will be clean. It may take some getting used to, but it's true! Extremely foaming shampoos often contain sulfates. And those sulfates then ensure that extreme foam is created. Within the CG Method we avoid this ingredient because it is extremely drying.

 

Do CG Shampoos Foam?

The CG Shampoos sometimes foam a lot less than the shampoos with sulfates. But as indicated, it says nothing about the quality, so focus - although it takes getting used to - on other characteristics rather than on a foaming shampoo.

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