Recently, I tried CJ CQ + BRHG as a substitute for CJ CIAB + SS FHG and had very nice results. My combo: CJ CCCC lite + CJ CQ + BRHG...Next time, I want to try this combo without the BRHG (since I just used a dab anyway), and see how my hair holds up. The added aloe fix gel to seal might suffice for the extra hold I need.
Originally Posted by melaniesusan
I discovered that BRHG is unnecessary if I just use more CQ rather than less. Foregoing the BRHG makes my hair much less producty.

So the final result: CJ CCCC lite + CQ gives me better hold than CJ CCCC lite + SS FHG + CJ CIAB. (It's probably due to the protein and PVP in CJ CQ which SS FHG doesn't have.) I'll probably switch back to SS FHG once the dews drop, but for now, I'm definitely preferring CJ CQ.
hair type: 2B/3A
low poo: Elucence moisture; Elucence clarifying (after swimming)
condish: CJ smoothing; CJ argan; CJ repair me; CJ curl rehab; CJ strengthening (summer only)
winter styling: CJ Beauticurls leave-in + Curly Kinks coil jam + Ouidad mongongo oil; or CJ leave-in + SpiralSolutions CEJ & FHG
summer styling: CJ CCCC lite + CJ Curl Queen
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