Welcome! I agree that searching the website/forums is key, gather as much information as you can because you may need to try several different techniques and products to find whats right for you. This thread
is very helpful for newbies. And this thread
is great for techniques.
Sulfate free shampoo- my favorites are Desert Essence Coconut Shampoo and Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo. Both are under $10. Giovanni can be found at Walgreens, Target and Walmart, Desert Essence I bought at Whole Foods but can be found at health food stores and online. I like Giovanni a bit more cause I like the tingly feel.
Conditioner- I went through a few different varieties before I found what worked for me. Right now I am using Suave Naturals Juicy Green Apple. I got for $1 at Walgreens and I love it-smells great and I use it for co-washing AND as a rinse out and leave in. I have also used Tresemme Naturals with good results. I also have Garnier Pure Clean Conditioner, which I find works OK but can be heavy.
Honestly, routine comes with trial and error and practice. To start, look for CG method articles as mentioned above. I am constantly trying new things with my routine.
Basically, you want to low poo only a few times per week, co-wash a few times per week and re-wet your hair and add conditioner on all other days. I shower daily and either co-wash, low poo or just rewet and add conditioner. Then I get out of the shower, blot my hair with a flour sack towel, and scrunch in some gel. This can change day to day for me, some times I add other products. Then I either clip my hair at the roots or I plop with another flour sack towel.
I definitely recommend plopping: heres how to do it How to Plop
Ok, that was a lot, hope that helps. PM if you have questions and search the forums to gather as much info as you can.
Curl Style: 3b/3c
: Giovanni TTTT (my hair loves this)
: GVP CB or DevaCurl One Condition, occasionally with honey
: Biotera Styling Gel, BioSilk RHG
: AG Re:coil, CJ Beauticurls, Lube
Hair hates Aloe Vera & Avocado