Calamity I LOVE LOVE LOVE your hair!!! Oh so gorgeous!!! I do find the AG:Recoil a bit drying (my hair is course) and I also found that if I don't rotate it, it stops working well, which REALLY bums me out as I have found nothing that works as well as it does. So, I save it for special times when I need great hair.
I wish I knew what to try on the "non ag:recoil" days. I like CJ CIAB but it doesn't do for me what the AG Re:coil does. I also use Mag Oil in my homemade FSG -- I might try upping the amount in there as that doesn't seem to dry me. Have you used Mag Oil at all?
There was also a product by SS that uses Dead Sea Salt -- which I think is also Mag Sulfate. Maybe I'll try that. I really like the idea of using it OVER my gel, to help prevent dryness. I'm going to try that.
I just SO wish this wasn't so hard and at times a bit frustrating. When I did my BB, my hair looked predicable, and I could count on how it would look when it was straight. With curls it's such a crap shoot. I never know from day to day what type of curls I'm going to get.
Also, being new to CG, I don't know what to make of Winter Hair vs Summer Hair products. Sigh. Guess I'll have to do more research, lol.
Thanks again -- I'm going to try the gel first, then the re:coil!
CG since Oct. 5, 2011
Had two Brazillian Blowouts (last one on 6/30/11)
Curly all of my life but I don't know if I"m a 3a or 3b or both?
I love plopping.
CJ CIAB is a HG for me
Trying out CJ conditioners.
Make my own FSG using honey, fote, and mag oil.
Deva Curl "No Poo" "One Conditioner" "Heaven In Hair" "Bleaven" "AnGel" and "Set up and above"
Need more CURL ENHANCEMENT and HOLD and FRIZZ CONTROL!