So I've been doing the CG thing for about a week, and I'm definitely getting curlier and healthier tresses, but I'm still having some problems and was wondering if I was missing anything...
More even curls-- some areas, like the underlayers and sideburns wind up straight I'm kind of a wavy (2c/3a), but unlike most wavies, my curls don't start on the ends/longer layers. Instead, my shorter layers spring up in ringlets and my longer layers are s-shaped.
Less frizz and fluffiness! In general, my curls are pretty fluffy, and not shiny. I have to admit, I really miss my shine serum! There's also LOTS of frizz going on and I'm not really getting the best clumping.
-cowash with Sauve Naturals Waterlily and Aloe
-when still soaking wet, add Deva One Condition
er and Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Gel (or some combination of HETT and Deva AnGell
and KY Jelly) and scrunch in shower, leave in
-plop with t-shirt for about 15 minutes
-diffuser... still learning how to use this well!
-usually at some point in the process, add more gel and/or KY jelly
-when dry, smooth on a tiny amount of olive oil or spritz with Deva Set it Free
to add shine
For evenness, I was thinking I could try to use more gel and less leave-in on the longer areas and then try to pixie curl them? Maybe try plopping overnight?
For frizz/bushiness, more gel in general (I'm not getting any crunch at all even before the Set it Free)? Getting better at diffusing? Plopping longer? Trying to touch it less (though I don't think I do touch it a lot, really)? More time letting my hair adjust to CG?
Any suggestions would be deeply appreciated!