I could never use the copious amounts of product they use in the CG book, either. However, the DVD really helps you with how to "handle" your hair.
My hair if fine/low porosity. Our dewpoint was -6 this week. I use a minute amount of most products, but when it's that dry--I use a DT as my leave in. If the air doesn't have the moisture, you need to supply it to your hair.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08
HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me