What to try next?

Hi
I cut out cones several months ago, but couldn't get hold of any sulfate free shampoo until recently (I was in China now in UK). Over the past month I've been using sample packs of both Jessicurl (light) and Moptop. There's a definite improvement. My hair feels more like hair already, but there's a long way to go. The Jessicurl gives me great curls, but it makes my hair look a bit lank, especially on top where it doesn't curl or wave. The Moptop looked fabulous the first time I used it, but ever since it just dries it out big time. This week I've decided to eliminate the shampoos altogether and have been using Too Shea for my poo free washing. There's a little more body and sheen, but using the styling products makes it either dry or lank no matter how sparingly I apply - I think the salts don't suit me. What I'm really looking for now is some SHINE.

Can someone suggest what I could try next bearing in mind I'm in the UK and don't mind importing but must buy samples first.

My hair's ultra, ultra fine and now with added grey frizzy bits and hyper-sensitive to the weather. I'll go from straight to near ringletts in a day.

I've been eyeing the MOP mixed greens conditioner in the shops. Is this OK for CO washing?

Any advice appreciated.
Thanks
Have you tried checking on some of the products at naturalfrizz.com.? They sell Jessicurl, Curls products, Mop Top, Jane Carter, etc. We don't have a good of a selection of hair products here in the UK as the US but some of the ones that are suggested to use here are Aussie 3-minute miracle conditoner, the Deep Conditioning one that doesn't have the cyclopentasiloxane in it because that is the evil cone that is hard to get out of your hair, Boots Coconut & Almond Oil intensive conditioner, Umberto Giannini Curl Friends Easy Comb Super Rich Conditioner, Charles Worthington Results Moisture-Seal Leave-in Conditioner, Boots Pink Curl Creme, and Original Source Tangerine and Bergamot Body Boosting Shampoo(this has sodium laureth sulfate in it) but you may find you need to shampoo your hair with a sulfate shampoo if it gets overconditioned from using conditioner only when you shampoo if you go the CG route. I don't know anything about the Mop hair products because I have never used them but someone else in the UK may have used them and will hopefully will see your post and answer it. Good Luck!
2C-3A??? Currently using Curly Q Milkshake, 3-minute Aussie Miracle, using non-sulphate shampoos, MopTop Pomade, Boots curl creme, always looking for that next miracle product for my hair! My PJ is never satisfied.
Also, there are the Garner Fructis Sleek & Shine conditioner & leave-in that they sell here in the UK. You can also find the Curls & Shine in some stores but I think they may be discontinuing this line in the UK or repackaging it since it is harder to find than the Sleek & Shine. It has Amodimethicone in it but that can be easily removed with conditioner wash or washing with a sulfate shampoo. If I am wrong about this, please someone correct me on this.
2C-3A??? Currently using Curly Q Milkshake, 3-minute Aussie Miracle, using non-sulphate shampoos, MopTop Pomade, Boots curl creme, always looking for that next miracle product for my hair! My PJ is never satisfied.
how much hold do you need? When my (fine, 2bish) hair was shorter scrunching in aloe vera gel (the kind that's 99% aloe, commonly used for skin) did a good job of both moisturizing my ends and helping with the wave, usually leaving me with decent shine. That's probably something you could find in town, and might be worth experimenting with.
Fine Wavy (2a)
Weeklyish shampoo with CO's inbetween to keep down the grease.
Thanks Rushirb
I went round with a list from here when I first got back so I've tried the Natural Source (can't get sulfates out of my hair because of the house's water softening system), the Boots (too heavy) and the 3MM (can't remember why I didn't like that ) , but there's a few more to try. I think I saw the Curly Q Milk shake you're using on Naturalfrizz - any good?

Teela - I really like the idea of scrunching through with aloe vera and my hair isn't long so it might work quite well. How do you do that exactly? In dripping wet hair? What kind of quantity? Any pointers?
I really like the Curly Q Milkshake now but wasn't really keen on it the first time I tried it. It is really moisturizing in my hair but it doesn't leave my hair gunky. I put it into sopping wet hair before I even scrunch out any water. Curly Q Milkshake is supposed to be for children but it has the same ingredients as the Curls Milkshake plus it's cheaper so I think most people buy it. It is reasonably priced too and it comes in a pretty good sized tub so it should last you a long time. I have aloe vera gel and never thought to use it on my hair. I use it when I burn my hands(used to from straightening my hair). I bought a good sized tube of it on sale at Holland & Barrett if you want to look there. I have never tried it in my hair yet, but I might try it now from reading what that other poster said.
2C-3A??? Currently using Curly Q Milkshake, 3-minute Aussie Miracle, using non-sulphate shampoos, MopTop Pomade, Boots curl creme, always looking for that next miracle product for my hair! My PJ is never satisfied.
Aloe is tricky... some people get great results and some get frizz. I use it in 2 ways, one is to squeeze out a cherry-sized glob, rub it between my hands and then scrunch in to dripping wet hair (this was on shoulder-length hair). The other is as a curl-refereshing spray, where I mix maybe an apricot sized glob into a squirt bottle with water, shake it up and then spray on dry hair to dampen it prior to scrunching. I've actually had some of my best hair days when I was using nothing but aloe in my hair after a shower. Good luck!
Fine Wavy (2a)
Weeklyish shampoo with CO's inbetween to keep down the grease.

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