I'd go for the Garnier Fructis conditioners and leave-ins (Sleek-n-Shine and/or Curl-n-Shine), the Soft Curl Cream or the Brilliantine Cream/Gel. Some of this stuff has a cone, so if you're strict CG it's a no-no.
Herbal Essence has some good gels: Body Envy, Totally Twisted and Set Me Up.
Aussie's Tizz No Frizz is good, too.
All this stuff is pretty inexpensive and a good place to start .
CG-modified since 4/05 2b/3a and 3b on occasion! Products: The hair aisle in my own cabinets.
Best definition winner: KCCC
Best volume winner: LOOB
Thank you. Today I bought Garnier (soft curl cream and Sleek and Shine) and also Herbal Essence set me up gel. My hair is drying now but the cream is wonderful. I use low poo from devacurl every week. Tomorrow I am going to try set me up. Mariana.
I am from Argentina, but I have lived in USA for 3 years. My hair is different here and I had to learn everything again.
CG from 1/16/04