11-21-2013, 07:50 PM
Join Date: Nov 2013
My hair is so confused!
Hi guys, I'm new to this forum but I've been an unofficial curly girl since 2011. Now, with that being said, I stopped my methods over the summer due to lack of money/resources to find great CG products locally. As you all know, natural/organic/CG safe products are usually really expensive.
Since I just started the CG method again, I'm having a hard time transitioning over. I have fine, LP 2b/2c/3a hair (it's all over the place, really, it just depends on how it's feeling). I haven't quite figured out what my hair likes/dislikes. Right now, I'm experimenting with the SM products, specifically the SM Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine shampoo and the SM Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner. My hair absolutely loves the shampoo, but I feel like it's having a hard time adapting to the conditioner. I'm not sure if it's because my hair doesn't like oils or butters or because my hair is easily weighed down. Lately, I've been co-washing with One 'N Only Argan Oil Moisture Repair conditioner, rinsing it out, then scrunching in the SM conditioner. After that, I leave most of the conditioner in but I dilute it first with some water. Immediately after I get out of the shower, I apply some Herbal Essences Totally Twisted mousse into it and plop it. Usually after 2 hours I let it out and diffuse it or let it air dry. I've tried using coconut oil on my ends and it just SAT on my hair. So that leads me to believe my hair doesn't like certain oils. There's silk protein in my shampoo, and my hair seems to love it. However, there's also lots of different oils in my shampoo too. I'm so confused.
I'm not sure if my hair doesn't like it or if it's having a hard time adapting to the no 'cones, sulfates, etc. Then again, I'm not sure if it's my mousse or not. Before I started using the mousse, my hair felt extremely straw-like. I just recently started using the mousse again. I need your advice, curlies. Do you guys think it's my products? Or just the transitioning phase? Also, what are some good stylers/conditioners for those with fine, frizzy, LP hair? Please and thank you!
*Note: My hair currently looks like this. It looks better in the picture than in real life. They feel limp, dry, and frizzy. I used to have thick curls that clumped up real nice in the shower (which is why I say sometimes I'm a 3a), and now, when I condition, the clumps are super small and sometimes stringy (which makes me feel like a 2b or a 2a). Help!*
CG since 11/24/13!
APL | Fine | LP | MD | 2b&c/3a
Low-poo/clarify: Jessicurl GLS, Elucence VCS
Co-washing is not for me!
RO/LI: Elucence MBC, Y2C PC, KCKT
Styler: KCCC, BRHG, HM FSG
Protein: IAGirl's gelatin
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