This is a really good thread! Im fairly new to all this too, and am still learning new things every day!
I've recently just started an excel sheet on which products I use and technique each day. Sooo geeky, but has been so helpful! I just clicked yesterday that I always have a bad hair day when I use a particualr conditioner! Duh!!
Good luck!
nz cg
2a/fine/medium porous/NO elasticity/medium
co-wash: ???
rinse-out: ????
HG combo: Boots curl cream, BB's fsg

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