I'm about a week into CG, and it's going pretty well. I've gone from day 2 (morning):
to day 6 (afternoon):
and I'm doing okay with it, but my hair feels pretty weighed down and gross by the end of the day. I think my porosity is low (hair floats in the water test, but the cuticle feels rough-ish), and it was keratin treated at the end of October (but I was told that it shouldn't significantly impact the curl pattern?).
Currently, I'm shampooing and conditioning (no silicones or sulfates) it every day, and then co-washing it on the off days. I scrunch in some KCKT (2 quarter-sized dollops?) and a few drops of argan oil, plop it, sleep on it, then spritz it in the morning, work in some AG: recoil gel (1 quarter-sized dollop), and leave for work. Once it's dry, I scrunch it to get the crunch out. It'll be bouncy and nice until about noon, at which point it gets limp and sad. On the co-wash days, it's significantly worse.
So...ideas? I'd love to get slightly tighter curl (it was more 3aish when I did this a few years ago, wondering if the keratin has anything to do with it), but mostly I'd just love it to not be limp and blah as soon as I've finished my lunch.
Thanks in advance for your help!