Thanks for sharing your experiences. I still can't get over the lingering smell. I've decided that ill try one of the Devacurl products at a time with what I know already works. It's all about experimenting!
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2 months into this... Still experimenting...
Sporadic shampoo (usually 1 to 2 times a week): Kinky Curly Come Clean
Co-wash or Rinse Out (in rotation): Suave clean breeze, V05 Strawberries & Cream, Tresseme naturals
Leave in: CHS Curl Keeper, or Coconut oil
Style: LA Looks Gel (the blue one), GF curl shaping spray gel