What does what??

I am about to give up on my wavy, curly-in-some places hair. I have purchased TONS of products after reading about them here. When they arrive or I get home from with them in my hot little hands, I can't wait to wash my hair and try them. However, after I take my shower, I stand in the bathroom in my birthday suit, afraid to touch my hair and staring at all my tubs & jars & bottles of "stuff" and wonder what does what? what goes on 1st? then what? and after that, what do I srunch in? etc!
I am so confused! Can someone please categorize the products so newbies know what is a curl enhancer, what is a frizz fighter, what is a humectant, what is a moisturizer, etc.? I am looking at my purchases during the past month or so and have DMCCB, DML&T, HE Set me up, Deva AnGel, DM Honey & Aloe Jelly, AOMM, Lustrasilk Olive Oil Cholesterol & Shea Butter/Mango Cholesterol (just bought them yesterday after the rave reviews on the type 2 board), KCCC, LOOB, DM Cocoa Hemp Buttercream, CK, and on and on and on. Can anyone help explain what does what and what order to use them? Thanks - sorry to sound like a dunce but it is so overwhelming I'm thinking of just cutting it all off.
Back - 2c/ sides -3a , highlighted
CG since 4/11/08 (this time around)
HGs: DM L&T, DM CCB, FOTE, Deva AnGel, Giovanni 50/50 Shampoo 1 x week, Burt's Bees Grapefruit & Pomagrante Conditioner
Trying: DM Aloe & Honey Jelly
I'm glad I'm not the only one who has this issue. I have a bunch of Afroveda samples I got from Kathymack and I'm not quite sure how some of them are supposed to be used so I've kind of experimented some.
My product order is usually a leave in, curl cream and then gel. I do have some other stuff that I sometimes use sometimes not - like the Paul Mitchell Thickener since my hair is thin and CK in the summer - both of which I apply . before my leave in.

As for the stuff you've listed lets see:

Curl Creams:
DMCCB - I can't use it so some might be using it a different way. That's how I tried it.
DML&T
LOOB

Gels:
HE Set me up
Deva AnGel
AOMM
KCCC - but can also be used as a curl cream type product. I can use it alone in winter but need a gel with it in the summer.
DM Honey & Aloe Jelly - I use this more to scrunch in after my hair is dry and if I've missed any spots...not enough hold for me as a gel.

Leave ins:
Lustrasilk Olive Oil Cholesterol & Shea Butter/Mango Cholesterol
DM Cocoa Hemp Buttercream

Not sure how much help I'll be but hopefully that gives kind of an idea.
mostly 3a/i/F
Modified CG since Feb 2008
Rotating a lot!
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Thank you so much. That definitely helps. I can't take the not knowing from day to day what my hair will look like and I don't have time to experiment like this. I may just chop it off and give up.
Back - 2c/ sides -3a , highlighted
CG since 4/11/08 (this time around)
HGs: DM L&T, DM CCB, FOTE, Deva AnGel, Giovanni 50/50 Shampoo 1 x week, Burt's Bees Grapefruit & Pomagrante Conditioner
Trying: DM Aloe & Honey Jelly
Thank you so much. That definitely helps. I can't take the not knowing from day to day what my hair will look like and I don't have time to experiment like this. I may just chop it off and give up.
Originally Posted by ladybug1
DON'T despair!!! Try one combo for now and see how it goes. I would start with DM HJ just a dime size work it through like you were putting it into a pony tail on Wet but not dripping wet hair. Scrunch it in and then add your HESMU. You could try it the same way with DMCCB.

Another combo could be either DM Hemp Buttercream or Lustrasilk as your LI then add one of your Gels like KCCC, Angel or LOOB.
Discovered CG 2007

2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

Link-Spritz & Condish Washing

I'm aCurlJunkieJunky

My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars


CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
Thank you so much. That definitely helps. I can't take the not knowing from day to day what my hair will look like and I don't have time to experiment like this. I may just chop it off and give up.
Originally Posted by ladybug1
DON'T despair!!! Try one combo for now and see how it goes. I would start with DM HJ just a dime size work it through like you were putting it into a pony tail on Wet but not dripping wet hair. Scrunch it in and then add your HESMU. You could try it the same way with DMCCB.

Another combo could be either DM Hemp Buttercream or Lustrasilk as your LI then add one of your Gels like KCCC, Angel or LOOB.
Originally Posted by DEL2C
Thanks Del2C. I always admire your avatar - your hair is gorgeous. I'd love for mine to look like yours. I will give your suggestions a try tomorrow morning.
Back - 2c/ sides -3a , highlighted
CG since 4/11/08 (this time around)
HGs: DM L&T, DM CCB, FOTE, Deva AnGel, Giovanni 50/50 Shampoo 1 x week, Burt's Bees Grapefruit & Pomagrante Conditioner
Trying: DM Aloe & Honey Jelly
Thank you so much. That definitely helps. I can't take the not knowing from day to day what my hair will look like and I don't have time to experiment like this. I may just chop it off and give up.
Originally Posted by ladybug1
DON'T despair!!! Try one combo for now and see how it goes. I would start with DM HJ just a dime size work it through like you were putting it into a pony tail on Wet but not dripping wet hair. Scrunch it in and then add your HESMU. You could try it the same way with DMCCB.

Another combo could be either DM Hemp Buttercream or Lustrasilk as your LI then add one of your Gels like KCCC, Angel or LOOB.
Originally Posted by DEL2C
Thanks Del2C. I always admire your avatar - your hair is gorgeous. I'd love for mine to look like yours. I will give your suggestions a try tomorrow morning.
Originally Posted by ladybug1
awww thanks ladybug, it can be a real PAIN believe me I KNOW. You wouldn't believe the amt. of combos I've tried. One thing I do know is when I try to get away with LESS it just doesn't work at least right now in the Winter. I need a LI, Curl Enhancer, Gel to get any kind of hold. How much hold do you normally need? The only time I don't need a LI is with DMHJ but 2nd day is a lot softer.
Discovered CG 2007

2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

Link-Spritz & Condish Washing

I'm aCurlJunkieJunky

My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars


CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
I need hold or my curls droop by lunchtime. I've been afraid to use so many different products at one time. I think that has been my problem. I would condish/wash and then go straight to a gel or a curl enhancer - never a LI also. I see that I need to definitely need to try more combos. I'm going to try these suggestions tomorrow.
Back - 2c/ sides -3a , highlighted
CG since 4/11/08 (this time around)
HGs: DM L&T, DM CCB, FOTE, Deva AnGel, Giovanni 50/50 Shampoo 1 x week, Burt's Bees Grapefruit & Pomagrante Conditioner
Trying: DM Aloe & Honey Jelly

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