hi stacie lee.. im also a young mother of a 2 year old and to be again in February
I have been CG since september 2010 but just recently only made an account here. apparently aussies have a facebook page where they pretty much are, but i am constantly on this website as i dont have facebook
i can def tell you that you will find the "transformation" era either a good or bad experience.. it took me i think 4 weeks for my hair to actually transition (i guess) from my old frumpy gross hair to nicer fresher healthier hair.. this will vary to different people and of course different hair types..
i think the first thing you need to figure out is what your hair likes, protein/moisture balance.. or just protein or moisture..
dont know if you've been on this site yet but here is a useful link to get you started:
low poo (shampoo):
i havent had much luck finding low poo products.. i usually just use my daughters shampoos to be honest.. the one i use most is curash oatmeal conditioning shampoo
or gaia shampoo
for babies.. i think al'chemy have sls free shampoo as well but never tried it, also i've read people have been using organix shampoos
, they do have silicone in it, but it is water soluble
have a silicone free hair conditioner, as does garnier fructis
which you can find at your local woolies, coles or priceline.. anywhere really. (the garnier one is triple nourishment nutri repair).. these are very good CG products ..these 2 will be very good to start you're CG journey as they're both very good quality, cheap and easy to find..
might not be bad for your hair and might help your hair become conditioned.. i have read people use herbal essences
hello hydration for this reason.. i cant wear any type of silicone on my hair so its all about experimentation
priceline have a bigger line of CG products as i am aware, al'chemy hair
have some products but some will contain protein, my hair wont work well with protein so, something to keep in mind.. i know natures gate
is also CG friendly and can be found at priceline but have personally never tried them myself. i know also at coles you can get natralia nourish hair care
but also never tried them myself, pears
is also pretty available and their CG.
you can find giovanni hair products
as well, i think ive seen it at a health food store, i could be wrong but i have also seen in at priceattack.. tigi moisture maniac
is also found at hairhouse warehouse and thats CG friendly too..
(i know there is heaps more CG friendly products available here at shops but i cant name them all)
as for styling goes, im more of a oil person, i dont use gel on my hair at all so i wont be much help there but i will recommend some products.
at priceline you will be able to get these..
Sunsilk Hair Curl Boost Balm
, this is CG friendly so is fruit of the earth?? aloe vera gel (this is meant for sunburns i think but i know a lot of people use this for their hair)
also ky jelly
is also used as a styling aid, and people use this on their hair for humectant properties..
herbal essences tousle me softly mousse
is also cg friendly as well and might be able to help with styling..
im sure others may be able to help you with your CG product find journey.. i managed to stumble across a website
that sell a lot of stuff they sell at curlmart but its in australia.. (some of these however, do contain silicones)