I started CG in late Feb -modified only in that I don't muck with my hair in the shower as much as they do in the book/video but otherwise true to the method. I've been using products I either already had that were OK or stuff that was inexpensive and readily available. I'm almost out of what I initially bought and am feeling the need to tweak. My waves have gone from a loose 2A with completely straight under layer to a solid 2B/C, with loose 2A under.
Overall my hair looks amazingly better, but I'm struggling with dryness (dull-looking, slightly brittle feeling hair) and canopy frizz. Now that I know the method in general is going to work for my hair, I want to invest in some good products - a better moisture conditioner and some nicer styling products/curl enhancers and would love suggestions.
Cowash with VO5 (kiwi lime or silk expressions coconut)
RO- Tresemme naturals, rake in, detangle with fingers or VERY wide tooth comb.
Blot lightly with old t shirt,
LI- rake in Giovanni DLI, flip upside down and scrunch with Giovanni LA naturals gel.
Clip roots, plop (t shirt) about 10 mins, scrunch in a little more LAN gel and air dry.
I usually do this daily but am trying to go to every other, and when I have decent looking hair on day one I do skip a day.
I have tried EVCO both as a pre"wash" treatment and to SOTC (the tiniest amt) and while I love EATING EVCO and cooking with it, I found it made my skin break out horribly (cheeks, neck, shoulders- anyplace my hair touched) no matter if I washed it out or not.
I've also tried Giovanni 2chic hair oil and it was OK but nothing special. Tried LALSG and my hair felt awful after 2 uses (dry, frizz). I've done a few deep treatments, but just random stuff- a few different foil packs from Sally. None made my hair look or feel any better.
I'm still unsure of my hair type and what it likes but from what I can gather-
Fine, semi porous, medium density, BSL. Color treated.
Also I live in CO where it is *always* dry with little ambient humidity so I'm constantly moisturizing my skin even in the summer.
ETA: Would also love a rec for something to use 2nd day to help revive curls and add moisture or at least make my hair look a little more alive on day 2.