thanks for all the advice! i'm actually having a decent hair day today - following some advice from mayim!
she suggested i was just going through too many products, and that i should try to stick with one product/one line, so i'm going to try to only use deva products for a month, see what happens.
i co-washed with one-c this morning and used a teeny bit of angell and 5 sprays of SIF to style, and my hair is already acting and feeling sooo much better!!! which is weird because angell hasn't ever worked for me before... and i've tried it with SIF before too.
but i'm NOT complaining, not at all!!!!
i do still so want to try curls products, though - so maybe in feb/march after my hair has settled down from whatever trama it's going through for the moment, it will be able to handle something fun and new.
oh, one more thing i did - plopping never works for me, and i missed putting my hair in a turban like i did pre-CG. so i put it in a turban, using a t-shirt! it worked well for me, got out the drips, didn't remove any product, didn't give me any frizz, and also didn't make the crown of my hair all checker-board weird looking like regular plopping does (i have thin hair
). i've never tried this before, but since the t-shirt doesn't have the weight of a terry cloth towel, i don't think it will stress or hurt my hair at all - i didn't even notice it tugging in the least. plus it was only on for about 5 minutes - enough time to put on face lotion and get dry and partially dressed!