CG method approved Curl enhancing creams?

Hi! I have just started the CG method (about a month) and am not happy with the results. My hair was wavier before. What creams would be best? (Gels seem super crunchy and gave been giving me wet looking hair... And hard to scrunch out. Unless you found one that really works without the wet crunch!)

Hope you guys can help me find the perfect product!!
2C/3A wavy hair, colored roots and high fashioned color with Pravana ombre, fine width, low porosity, medium density(?), long length, CG method
(Bleached my ends and now 2B again! )

Products:
Low poo- Shea Moisture Curl & Shine
Co-Wash- As I Am Cowash
RO- TRESemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
LI- As I Am LI
Styling- ISO BouncyCreme, Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Eco Styler Krystal Gel
Shea Moisture smoothie (you only need a tiny bit), or Deva work for me but you could also try a leave in conditioner or curl cream under a gel, then it won't be so hard to scrunch out and the gel sorta seals in the moisture from the cream (for me it does, anyway).
Not sure about ingredients bc I have a small bottle and the print is too small and I'm too lazy to look it up right now, but I
totally forgot I also love TIGI Catwalk curlesque curls rock amplifier!
You could try Shea Moisture's 'Curl Enhancing Smoothie' -- it usually works great for a majority of people!

It can be heavy if your strands are finer -- so just be careful with how much you use! A little goes a long way. It reminds me of a gel mixed with a cream; it doesn't feel like a gel at all, but it does give a nice hold. It can be kind of finicky to find out how much your hair likes/needs. When I first got it, I just applied it like a leave-in with big rakes. When I realized that my hair needed some more, I started applying in smaller rakes.

I don't style with it anymore because of the protein in it (since I have coarse hair) but I use it to refresh my curls. I take 3 finger tips full of it, distribute in my hair then scrunch my curls. I do this after I dampen them with my spray bottle full of water and conditioner. It's a very versatile product! You can also use it as a leave-in. It works great for braids too!

You could also try DevaCurl's 'Styling Cream' if your hair likes their products! It didn't personally work for my hair at all. I got zero hold and no moisture, but I know a lot of people really love it. I personally really liked the 'SuperCream'. I think a few 2B/Cs even really liked it. It's very moisturizing though, so be careful about combining a lot of moisture on top of it.

I'm planning on trying Cantu's cream. I've heard nothing but great things! Another cream that I liked a lot was the Organix's 'Curling Perfection Defining Cream' which is also Curly Girl friendly (it does contain mineral oil; just as a warning). I used it and really liked it! My cousin is a mixture of 2B/2C and 3A curls. It really brings out the 3A curls in her hair.

The Cantu and OGX creams are also super cheap so if it doesn't work than it's not a big loss!

If you like the hold of gel but the non-crunchiness of cream, you can also mix them together! You can take 3 squirts of gel (for instance) and mix it with 3 squirts of cream (as an example). If the Kinky Curly 'Curling Custard' (just as an example) is too crunchy for you, you could try mixing it with your leave-in in your hand or with a cream to reduce the crunch.
Corkicelli multi-patterned 3B with 3A & 3C sections. High density, low porosity, norm-high elasticity & coarse. 3yrs without straightening. CG since 6/25/15. Methylisothiazolinone allergy. Protein sensitive. Cruelty free. BLOG
  • Giovanni: Avocado and Olive Oil (RO), Tea Tree Sham & Con (CW/RO)
  • KC: KT, CC, CC
  • CR: CM, GR, AWB, Balm
  • CJ: DF, CIAB, SL, CR
  • CURLS: Souffle
  • AV Juice
  • EVOO
You could try Shea Moisture's 'Curl Enhancing Smoothie' -- it usually works great for a majority of people!

It can be heavy if your strands are finer -- so just be careful with how much you use! A little goes a long way. It reminds me of a gel mixed with a cream; it doesn't feel like a gel at all, but it does give a nice hold. It can be kind of finicky to find out how much your hair likes/needs. When I first got it, I just applied it like a leave-in with big rakes. When I realized that my hair needed some more, I started applying in smaller rakes.

I don't style with it anymore because of the protein in it (since I have coarse hair) but I use it to refresh my curls. I take 3 finger tips full of it, distribute in my hair then scrunch my curls. I do this after I dampen them with my spray bottle full of water and conditioner. It's a very versatile product! You can also use it as a leave-in. It works great for braids too!

You could also try DevaCurl's 'Styling Cream' if your hair likes their products! It didn't personally work for my hair at all. I got zero hold and no moisture, but I know a lot of people really love it. I personally really liked the 'SuperCream'. I think a few 2B/Cs even really liked it. It's very moisturizing though, so be careful about combining a lot of moisture on top of it.

I'm planning on trying Cantu's cream. I've heard nothing but great things! Another cream that I liked a lot was the Organix's 'Curling Perfection Defining Cream' which is also Curly Girl friendly (it does contain mineral oil; just as a warning). I used it and really liked it! My cousin is a mixture of 2B/2C and 3A curls. It really brings out the 3A curls in her hair.

The Cantu and OGX creams are also super cheap so if it doesn't work than it's not a big loss!

If you like the hold of gel but the non-crunchiness of cream, you can also mix them together! You can take 3 squirts of gel (for instance) and mix it with 3 squirts of cream (as an example). If the Kinky Curly 'Curling Custard' (just as an example) is too crunchy for you, you could try mixing it with your leave-in in your hand or with a cream to reduce the crunch.
Originally Posted by bookgrdngirl
OGX curling cream doesn't contain mineral oil anymore.

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