#1: Can anyone help me? I'm about ready to quit!
I'm so frustrated. I feel like I'm stuck right now. I've only been cg maybe a little over a week. I LOVE the way my hair feels when I co wash (Suave coconut and GVP CB). It feels soo much better than it has in years. BUT, I can't do anything with my hair. The curl is too tight and the cut is too short. Nothing I do that's curly looks good right now. I can't take it!! I'm trying different products but I'm also trying not to spend to much. I have two small children and I'm a stay at home mom, with the economy the way it is, I can't splurge on anything right now. I'm just so frustrated. I don't want to go back to using shampoo all the time, but I really feel that the only thing making my hair look even decent is using cones and either blowing it out or flat ironing it. I hate my flat iron so I've been blowing it out for the last six months or so instead. Which is ok, but I need to use cones and co washing isn't going to remove the heavy cones I need to use. My hair is fine but coarse - I still can't figure out porosity. But, I live in Central Florida where the humidity is ridiculous and my hair frizzes if you look at it wrong. I mean seriously frizzes. Is there anything I can do? Or is now just not the right time for me to start a cg routine and maybe I should just wait til it's a little bit longer and I'm a little happier with it? Any suggestions at all? I'm desperate. I love how it feels with the co wash, but I can't do anything with it that makes me happy.