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: Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; DM MiraCurls Curling Gelly; UFD Curly Magic; Shescentit LIs; Sevi conditioners; Botanical Spirits Puree, CJ Repair Me