I don't really have any must haves in terms of brands of products, but I do need certain types of products.

For instance:

A really good detangling conditioner, otherwise combing out my hair is a miserable experience.

A moisturizing leave-in

Gel

Of all the types of products listed, I have about 2-4 of each that I know work really well with my hair. None of them are Deva products though. I've never tried that brand.
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3B that is no longer CG, but still endeavors to have healthy hair by not using sulfates.