I am glad to hear about the video taping that was done, while your cousin was getting her hair done, in the same way that the stylist did yours. As that was a very smart thing to do. And, it was great of the stylist to provide a listing of what products she used and instructions on how she used them as we
I have never tried the Regis Desigine Line Olive Oil Shampoo and Regis Design Line Olive Oil Conditioner before. However this is what your hair stylist recommended that you use to cleanse and condition your curls with.
Thanks for letting me know that you have tried the CG Method, which consisted of your cowashing your hair. And, that it didn't work well for you.I honestly would never force you to go back to something that didn't work for you. If you wish, it it is something you can try again and see if you get better results this time around. As, the CG method does work for a number of curlies. But, there are curlies out there that the CG Method simply doesn't work for at all. However, if you do decide to try the CG Method again, I would highly recommend that you get Lorraine Massey's Curly Girl book. As it provides a wealth of information towards the Curly Girl Routine.
To style your hair, you have been using the Quidad Whipped Curls Daily Conditioning & Styling Primer, followed by the Quidad Climate Control Gel. And, the next step is drying your hair. With the conditioning &styling primer, you are to apply to damp hair and then comb through. With the gel, you are to use Quidad's Rake and Shake Technique. While hair is still damp, divide it into 4-6 sections. Spread a nickel sized dollop through each section, with your fingers separated like a rake. Rake section from scalp to ends, then holding the ends shake hair back and forth to create curls. Repeat process for each section. You can let your curls dry naturally or diffuse them. On Quidad's website, they offer videos on how to use their products correctly. So, that should be of great help to you.
Quidad does sell a cowash within their line. So, it is worth trying if you would like to stick with using products all from the same line. It is sulfate free, paraben free, and silicone free. Because you work and don't have time to rewash your hair daily in the mornings. There is an alternative to such. Quidad does offer a product called Botanical Boost. It is great for refreshing your curl pattern in the morning without the need to rewash. It can also be used throughout the day as well. So this would save you from having to wash your hair daily. And, i would recommend (if your not already doing so) sleeping on satin pillowcases or wearing a satin bonnet at night, for preservation of your curls overnight.