11-06-2013, 06:31 AM
Join Date: Sep 2013
As chupie said, I would look into the CG method. Try buying Lorraine's book from Amazon (only a few pound) and that will explain A LOT and really help you out.
Don't forget to cut out sulfates though - that's the most important step, really.
Using a deep conditioner once per week is good. As for a conditioner without silicones, a lot of curlies are mixed on this. Some prefer to use them, some prefer not to. No silicones is best if you co-wash (as they can cause build-up), but if you're a low-poo girl then you don't need to fear silicones as much.
If you're looking to elongate your curls, so they appear more wavy, then a good gel will do that - I just recently had this experience with the Argon Oil Ecostyler gel. It lengthened my curls quite a bit (which, personally, I wasn't a fan of). You may want to try it out, if that's what you're looking for though!
Curly type: 3A Botticelli curls. Medium porosity. Medium density.
Pre-poo: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Low-poo: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine
Co-wash: As I Am Coconut
Conditioner: Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative
D/C: Nothing But Intense Healing Mask
Leave-in: As I Am Leave-In Conditioner / KCKT
Styler: Umberto Giannini Scrunching Curl Friends Jelly
CG since October 2013.
APL when curly, aiming for WL (eventually)