02-20-2013, 01:29 PM
Join Date: Jan 2013
I used to use Wen and I thought it was a miracle worker. I was like, "Wait. . . I can actually detangle my hair now? Alert the media!" Little did I know. My hair is much happier and more manageable since going CG. I recommend looking up the CG method. (Or at least learning how decreasing shampoo and/or sulfate use might work for you. Wen is a great product in that sense.)
How to Follow the Curly Girl Method for Curly Hair: 15 steps
I also learned a lot from watching waterlily716 on youtube my first few weeks of CG. That was great for my type of curl and properties. (Thick, porous hair with a 3A curl type.) I recommend looking up someone with a hair texture similar to yours. I think I might have one. I looked up a review on a gel I bought last week and landed on this chick:
In Review: Curl Junkie Pattern Pusha - YouTube
Ignore that that's a product review. She obviously has other videos and she seems very funny and helpful. And she looks like a 3C to me. My best recommendation is research. It takes a few weeks for everything to come together but my hair started looking much better right away. It was like night and day. It used to be too frizzy and ill defined to wear naturally. I always had to straighten it. Now I wouldn't dream of straightening my hair! That seems so boring when I have all these bouncy shiny curls around me.
Also do you know your hair properties yet? How porous or thick the stands are? How elastic? Check out livecurlylivefree.com for that. It's a great website.
Okay here's the main channel. Sorry I spazzed and was so lazy:
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)
CG since Nov. 2012
Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil
* = HG