Check out the swap boards for some good deals on stuff to try and their is a board member (name escapes me but someone will know) who does samples of a lot of popular products. It really is just a game of trial and error.
Originally Posted by kat180
Kat, you're probably thinking of Kathymack. Ash, she's posted in this thread, and her siggy has a link to her fotki where she lists all the available products. Then you can pm her with your zip code and a list of the stuff you want.
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

Autumn Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, VO5 KLS, Cure Care
Stylers: FSG, L'Oreal Studio Clean gel, Tresemme Flawless Curls Bouncy Curls gel
PT: IAGirl's as needed