I asked my few more questions yesterday and started today.
I used in order, all in the shower with my head upside down (just b/c I feel it works better for me):
Suave Shampoo to do my last clarify- I did it twice because I wanted to make sure I really got everywhere.
V05 Kiwi Lime for the Co Wash
Garnier Triple Nutrition for the Rinse Out.
Tried just a bit of Deva Curl One condition for the leave in but it almost retangled my hair, so I added just a drop of the Garnier back in.
Then I used a little bit of HE Totally Twisted Gel, thought I didn't use nearly enough and used a bit more.
I felt like my hair was still feeling kinda tangled (it wasn't as tangled during the co wash) so I added some of my HG mousse which I was really happy to find out was CG friendly b/c I love how well it helps me detangle my hair and it worked! It's Condition 3-in-1 max hold in case anyone is interested. Found out about it when I saw a girl at marshalls w/ gorg hair and asked her what she used. Been converted since, more than a year now I think.
Then I plopped my hair w/ a t shirt (I've been doing this for a lot of years now as well as using a sulfate free shampoo most of the time)
Then I got a phone call so my hair stayed plopped way longer than I intended.
Once I got off the phone about an hour later, I took my hair down, still wet wet but not dripping and diffused it. I use an old school pancake diffuser and have for a long long long time, lol- like 20 years. I love it way more than the finger kind of diffusers.
So. My hair was very shiny but I did finger it apart too much because I didn't want to over clump, lol. I will do that less next time for sure.
It felt a bit too soft though, like it wasn't going to stay frizz free or hold. So, since it was almost dry, I looked up CG hairsprays and luckily, I already had one! Garnier (sp? oh well) Anti Humidity. So I used that all over it and diffused a bit more.
It is SO shiny and nice even after just one day! I know that I need my ends trimmed b/c they didn't really spiral like they do once I have it trimmed and I will do that in the next few days. I really hope that it continues to get curlier again, it hasn't been super curly in a long while.
Should I go ahead and try a harder hold gel? I picked up the LALSG tonight w/ that intention.
If I finger comb less, do you think it will still get curlier? I know this is just a wait and see kind of thing but I was just wondering about thoughts on that part.