I'm a newbie to CG & recently bought my products & started a routine. I understand that it's typical for your hair to do some strange things while adjusting to the CG method, but I didn't expect what's currently happening.
I do a CO-wash and RO in the shower, scrunch my hair with a cotton t-shirt until it's soaked instead of dripping, put my LI in, plop for 15-30 minutes, then scrunch with gel. I've done this three times now. After the first two times, things were looking good. Noticeably less frizz & more defined curls. But after the third time, which was yesterday, my hair felt limp and just... dirty? I'm not sure how to describe it. It doesn't feel straw-like and it's not oily/greasy, but it definitely feels dirty. Within 6 hours after washing it, the curl was almost all gone and now just the last 3 or 4 inches of my hair has some wave. :\ Is this 'normal' behavior or could one of the products I'm using have ingredients that my hair doesn't like?
For those of you on the curltalk app, here's my info
2B/2C. Medium/coarse texture, high porosity, low elasticity, normal density.
CO-Wash: Suave Naturals Clarifying Co
RO: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Co
LI: Regis Design Line Olive Oil Leave In
Styler: Herbal Essences Set Me Up Gel
I'm just worried that I could be using a product my hair doesn't like & will be suffering with 'weird' hair when it could be improving lol. Any input is welcome.