Having a CGM routine schedule will help with the continuous progress of your hair care journey. Having an established routine will prevent disruptions on the entire CGM process which will hasten the transition phase and keep you motivated and faithful to your routine. This will allow you to see satisfactory results from your efforts, which will give you motivation to continue your routine, creating a healthy cycle of hair care habit.
Basic CGM Routine Schedule
Depending on the phase of your CGM journey and the health of your hair, your routine will need adjustments. It is up to your personal preferences what your schedule and routine will be. But if you want a simple guide that you can use as a basis for your personal schedule, use the guideline below.
- FULL WASH DAYS (once or twice a month)
- Low-Poo Wash
- Deep Con
- OUTDOOR DAYS (events and outings)
- REGULAR DAYS (work/school days)
- LAZY DAYS (weekends and holidays)
You can adjust the guideline above according to your preferences. It would be ideal to list factors that can affect your CGM routine so that you can set your schedule without it interfering with your activities and responsibilities. You work, daily chores and usual schedule should be considered when creating your own routine plan so that it won’t hinder your usual timetable. Try to incorporate it into your activities instead of shifting everything for the sake of making time for your new CGM routine. This will not only minimize the shift in your schedule but will also keep you from feeling overwhelmed with the changes on your hair care routine and daily activities.
It is also worth noting that CGM journeys are all different. Do not feel pressured if you are not achieving results as fast as your fellow curlies. Take your time and go at your own pace. Your hair’s needs might be different from people around you so do not feel frustrated if you are not seeing the results you are expecting. This is especially true if you have just started. The transition phase can take a while. This is especially true if you have previously straightened or treated your hair with chemicals and heat. Give your hair time to heal and bounce back.
Keeping a CGM diary would be ideal to keep track of your progress. It will also allow you to see which products have worked best for you and which ones you should avoid. Having a diary will also help determine the best schedule to do different types of routines since you can have your wash days coincide with certain activities in your calendar.
Keeping tabs on your CGM journey will keep you from overcrowding your schedule and will allow you to take your time in maintaining your hair.
Trial and Error
Do not be afraid to try different products and methods when it comes to CGM. It will take a lot of trial and error before you can find the perfect products that give you the results that you want.
When it comes to CGM, one size does not fit all. Different hair types need different hair care routine and products. Though there are holy grails in the CGM world, it is not 100% guaranteed that the product that worked for others will work for you. So, don’t be afraid to experiment as long as you are using products and following routines carefully and cautiously.
Always remember, though, to give products time. Do not switch immediately to other products once you noticed that they are not giving your immediate results. This is particularly true during the transition phase. You need to let the product work on your hair before you ditch it and try something else. Give it a couple of washes before deciding whether it’s giving you positive results or not.
You should also always remember to read the ingredients of every product that you want to purchase. Do not rely on the front label of the product. Many products claim to be healthy and natural when they contain ingredients that can be detrimental for your hair’s health. Make sure to double-check each product to make sure that no harmful ingredients are used in them.
Starting your CGM journey can be overwhelming. But if you have a simple guide to follow and a good schedule for your routine, it will be easier to handle. So be sure to get these ready before jumping aboard so that you will have a stress-free CGM journey.
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