04-28-2013, 11:17 PM
Join Date: Nov 2011
I suggest starting here
and figuring out your hair properties (texture, porosity), then reading through at least the rest of the Curly Hair Education articles. Knowing your properties helps in choosing products that will better work for your hair. People often list their fave products in their siggies, so once you know your properties, you can watch siggies for others with similar hair and see what they like. Products used by someone with similar properties should work better for you than products used by someone with opposite properties.
If you've decided to go CG (eliminate silicones and sulfates), you can start off with a silicone free sulfate shampoo for your final sulfate wash (Suave Naturals, VO5, or Garnier Fructis Pure Clean are all silicone free), a light cowash conditioner (Suave Naturals or VO5 are both cheap options you can find most anywhere), a thicker /richer one for your rinse out conditioner (Tresemme Naturals is a decent choice), and a styler (mousse, gel, curl cream, whatever you prefer).
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity
Spring Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, Cure Care
Stylers: HESMU, LALSG
PT: IAGirl's (every 2 weeks or as needed)
Trying: Tresemme Flawless Curls Bouncy Curls gel