I started CG with my DD, actually, and have had good success using Jessicurl and California Baby products with her. I love that they don't make her smell like a grown-up (no fragrance) and seem pretty safe/non-toxic for her young skin!

I tried the JC products on myself, though, and although my hair looked better than when I blow-dry it (which I've done daily for the last 15 years or so), my hair felt weighed down and sort of "wet", and the waves went flat and undefined by the end of the day.

I've always known my hair was fine, but after doing a hair analysis I'm pretty sure I'm quite porous and dry and clearly there is no elasticity. Obviously I get weighed down, and it's very humid here in TX where I live! Here are some products I'm thinking about trying (I already have the JC stuff):

Co-wash: Suave Coconut, JC HCC
Rinse-out and/or leave-in: Jessicurl Aloeba, Renpure Organics Red, Yes to Cucumbers
Curl enhancer: Eco-Styler Krystal, Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel
Gel: BRHG, LALSG
DT/Pre-wash: Coconut oil, JC Too Shea!
PT: ION effective hair care, GVP K-Pack
Low-poo: JC GLS, Giovanni TTTT


How does that sound? Is there anything else I should try or is anything on here likely to give me trouble? I've thought about the SS products, but they seem hard to get, so I'm not sure about that.

In any case, I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Alexa
Fine, normal elasticity, normal porosity. Easily weighed down. I don't think my hair likes glycerin or too much aloe.

Current rotation:
SS CC, SS CEJ, SS RPT, CJ GCS, CJ BSC, CJ CCCCL, CJ CIAB, CJ RM, KKKT, KKSS, AO GPB, AO MM

Proud wavy and even more proud of my little wavy girl!