So I consulted the 3C's and now i'm consulting the 4A's, please take a look at the pics in the below link and let me know if my hair texture appears to be a 4A. I'm just trying to get an idea so I know what kind of products I should try.
Cool, i'm going to have to try that out then. I'm still trying to find something that I like for definition as well as something I like for a deep conditioner. I've been using Kinky Curly curl pomade for definition, it's okay but i'm thinking there has to be something better out there.
I have the IC gel, but I don't care for some of the flakiness that occurs. Do you mix it with something else?
I use the gel for twists and twist outs. I put a moisturizer on my hair first.. then the gel on each twist as I am doing them.... and I never get any flakes.. you have to be careful when mixing gels with other products cause sometimes you can get flakes and goo balls (for example- Never mix IC gel with Cantu-leave in)... I like a hair milk or buttery cream to put on first under the gel to keep the moisture.. My hair comes out shiny and not crunchy at all -- I get a lot of compliments with this method..
I'll also mention that my twistouts look best after using the Giovanni 50/50 poo... I love that stuff--it gets the buildup out of your hair w/out stripping it..
So if ur getting flakes it could be a combo of buildup (meaning u may need to use a clarifying poo and start with fresh hair) OR could be too much of another product reacting badly with the gel.. Good luck :-)