Is it really the products that make the difference?

I'm new to letting my hair go wavy...I'm a 2c, very thick hair, very loose waves. I am following CG, conditioning the ends, then shampooing the scalp, then rinsing, then conditioning everything. I scrunch in some loreal melting gel, which my hair seems to like.

I don't want to go broke buying products. I also need to know that the products I use are available at the drugstore. Does anyone have any luck using drugstore products? If so, what do you use?

I'd rather find a cheaper, more readily available alternative than order all kinds of products online that may or may not work.
A lot of us use drugstore products such as LVPNG, HESMU, Suave naturals, LOOB, Giovanni is found at Target, Lustrasilk and GVP conditioning balm are found at Sally's. I'm sure there are more. A lot of the products that are ordered on-line are more natural and that's why they are liked so much. If you want to try some of them go to the swap boards. KathyMack has tons of samples. I did that and it's been great. I have found I liked some things and didn't like others and I didn't break the bank or end up with a bunch of stuff that didn't work.
High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

A lot of us use drugstore products such as LVPNG, HESMU, Suave naturals, LOOB, Giovanni is found at Target, Lustrasilk and GVP conditioning balm are found at Sally's. I'm sure there are more. A lot of the products that are ordered on-line are more natural and that's why they are liked so much. If you want to try some of them go to the swap boards. KathyMack has tons of samples. I did that and it's been great. I have found I liked some things and didn't like others and I didn't break the bank or end up with a bunch of stuff that didn't work.
Originally Posted by Jess the Mess
I'm a 2c/3a, leaning more to 3A . . . .

Giovanni's also at Rite-Aid ,and they sometimes have it BOGO.

LA Looks Sports Gel is a good, cheap strong-hold gel, pretty comparable to Biolage Rock Hard Gelee. I actually like it better.

Bioinfusion conditioning balm at Walgreen's is comparable to GVP and Biolage.

L'Oreal Tightly Wound is a light spray gel that some like.

Bioterra curl creme and gel at Sally's are a favorite around here. GVP Reconstructing Conditioner is a good protein treatment from Sally's.
2C/3A/3B - modified CG - med./fine, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, YTCarrots or Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite, KCCC, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

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Last edited by auntnett; 04-29-2009 at 01:22 PM. Reason: Correct Totally Twisted to Tightly Wound

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