09-04-2012, 04:38 PM
Join Date: Aug 2012
1 Month CG Method!! Recommendations Please
So I have been experimenting with the Curly Girl Method for about a month now. While I am still working on my routine, I am getting more spirals in my hair than I ever thought was possible! They are very big and loose, but there nonetheless:
This was where I started:
It is a vast improvement!! VERY happy with my results! I have added a few new products into my arsenal: GVP Conditioning Balm (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!), Kinky Curly Knot Today, Kinky Curling Curling Custard, Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner and Giovanni More Body Hair Thickener.
I am not a fan of the Giovanni products in general, but I think that is mostly due to the fact that I am not using the correct methods/amount of product that is optimal for my hair. The Kinky Curly products are fun so far and I have found that a little goes a long way in my hair. I comb product through my wet hair, flip my hair and scrunch in gel until I see uniform clumps. Sometimes my plop is for 30 minutes, sometimes I plop overnight, but my hair is still soaking wet in the morning. Waves wilt after 3 - 4 hours.
I still have no clue what my hairtype is, though. Right now, I think I am a 1c/2a, but I think I may have greater curling potential. Any recommendations (products/technique/styling tools) that will help me motivate MORE curl out of my waves?
CG Journey Start Date: 08.21.12
F/M texture, Med Density, Normal Porosity, Hennindigo
Current Routine (Still working out the kinks):
Low-Poo: SMMR, OMAO
CO-Wash: IEC, VO5VMT, TNRV
Rinse Out: DLOO, Renpure Red, GVPCBLI: KCKT, CCC
PT: NPF Styler: AG:RC, KCCC, LALNC, FSG
Gel: BRHG, HESMU, AIF