I've been CG for a couple weeks and my hair doesn't seem any different at all, just greasier. I know there's transition, but I couldn't stand the grease without any results. It's still extremely frizzy, flat on top, and a pretty weak curl pattern(somewhere between 2c and 3a on the bottom, and a really frizzy 2a-b on top, no matter what products I use(some make it less poofy/frizzy but stringy... Its really weird). Not attractive. So I broke down and used a product with cones. I forget the name, but it was loreal ever-something curl mousse, and really didn't help anyway. So then I used a sulfate free shampoo to get that and the grease out of my hair. My hair is medium coarseness normal porosity, and I think low elasticity. It's also really thick, but really flat on top, which I hate. Nothing I do seems to help my curl pattern with definition and no frizz and still leaving it soft. My final sulfate wash had no cones, and My products are:
Cowash: suave naturals everlasting sunshine
Moisturizing conditioner: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition(old formula, I couldn't find any cones in it)
Styling: changes, but I started using CK coil jam and satin roots. Sometimes with Ag recoil. I heard a lot of good things about the CK products, but it seems to leave my hair sticky or something... I wish I could explain this better.
I'm wondering if it's over moisturized... Could this make it so frizzy and everything? It doesn't sound like it needs protein, because it's not straw like, at least I don't think... And I gave it a lot of moisture. Another reason I wonder if It's over moisturized is because it takes forever to dry. It'll still be dampish wet mid morning even after I diffuse most of the way, which takes around half an hour, and I do around 6:30. And if I don't diffuse at all, its still wet in the evening. Maybe I'm just not giving my hair enough time between cowashes. I cowash 2-3 times a week, but rinse my hair out at least once a day. Second day hair is something I have yet to achieve. So here's what I'm asking:
Why am I not seeing any CG results after a few weeks?
Will shampoo without sulfates/cones still strip my hair and put me back to where I started since I used that mousse?
Does this sound over moisturized? Or like I need protein?
Or am I just rinsing/cowashing too often?
I love the idea of going natural, and of course that far off dream of having perfect curls... Haha. I am sooo confused by some of these things, and I read all the LCLF and other websites I could find about it. I just want to see the results! What am I doing wrong? Did I just not give it enough time? Sorry this is such a long post. Thanks so