I have days like this!! Sometimes because of bad hair, sometimes because of time consumption, inconsistency, products...
I use only drugstore products. I've been tempted to try some boutique stuff, but I've managed to hold off.
All my good hair days have come from drugstore stuff.
The biggest thing is - if CG doesn't work for you, don't do it! You may try clarifying first, and a couple new techniques, but if you decide to "give it up", you can always keep some of the concepts. Maybe you shampoo less often, use sulfate free shampoo, but one with coco betaine since it will still take the cones out.
Did you have better results pre-CG? What made you decide to go CG? Maybe you need to give it more time, maybe you need to try new techniques, maybe you need to find a happy medium between cg and non - point is, do what works for you and your hair!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.
Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing