Ok, so yesterday I went and checked out all of my products, and all of them, except the Curls brand, and my One n' Only argan oil curl creme had cones or sulfates. So, I went and bought the L'oreal Ever Pure Smoothing Conditioner as my leave in, the Ever Pure defining creme, and the Ever Style defining curl gel. I wasn't 100% sure if the gel was cone free, although it didn't list any cones, but a quick google search at walgreens prompted some testimonials of others doing CG with the gel and having good results. I disposed of all my other products (per my bf's orders of me buying more-so much trial and error recently!) and this morning I used my sulfate clarifying shampoo for the last time to get all the products out, co-washed with Curls brand pre wash creme, applied Curls band Curladd, rinsed, raked the LI in upside down, applied the creme and gel 50% (smasters method, I believe?) and plopped for 20 mins. After, I pixie-dryed my hair-probably only 45-50% dry-b/c I was running out of time. This new method might require me getting up earlier!
Let me tell you: the frizz has DRAMATICALLY improved! My hair is looking pretty good today, except a few spots that could be a little curlier. I had a really hard time not touching it this morning-so maybe that's part of my frizz problem.
I've read before that after your hair has dried, you can bend over and gently shake your curls out with your fingers at your scalp..does anyone do that/recommend/unrecommend that? My hair is pretty crunchy right now, so I would like for it to be softer.