new to CG method... help!

My name is kat and i've always been clueless about what to do with my curls! i recently found out about the CG method and i could use some help and advice about products and my hair type.

I dont know if i'm type 2c, 3a or 3b. My hair is naturally extremely thick. when i was younger it used to be really curly and healthy. i started straightening it a LOT and i noticed that when my hair wasnt wet, it was stick straight (except for the roots), really dry and unhealthy. i've basically given up straightening it so i havent put heat on it in a while, but it's still really dry and frizzy, and theres absolutely no spiral curls, mostly just very tight waves. Whats my hair type?

before i knew about the CG method i used some really damaging products. Now that i know to avoid silicons and sulfates, i need some suggestions for,
a shampoo/ cleanser,
a rinse out conditioner,
a co-wash,
and a leave-in
basically i just need a whole new routine. preferably products that are cheap and easy to find.

Last edited by; 01-03-2013 at 02:13 AM.
I am not good with hair typing. My texture changed after going CG (curls got tighter).

You will need to clarify your hair and remove any silicones. I did that by using VO5 shampoo. It had sulfates to remove the silicones (silicone free).

Conditioners I have used are Tresseme Naturals (love it for cowashing but not as a leave in...doesn't play friendly with Eco Styler gel which I use as my styler). I love Suave Naturals as a leave-in (coconut is my favorite but it has protein so avoid if you're protein sensitive). I also love Ology Moisturizing Conditioner by Walgreens.

I have watched several YouTube videos. Several on there love Trader Joe's conditioner and Giovanni Direct leave-in. I can't find them local so I haven't tried them.

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3C, CG Method, Low porosity, Low density, Medium Width

when i was little i had cork srew ringlets i was a bout 3c/3b but i straightened it lots and lots then it got brittle and it was to my hips when wet and i had to get it chopped to my jaw line and i need help to look after it please HELP !!!!!!!!! x
First thing is to find out your hair properties. It's the best way to choose ingredients/products. Here's a link to help Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics Once you determine your properties, look for others with hair like yours and see what they use (in signatures.)
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix

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