My advice is to use CQ all by itself at first so you can get a sense of how your hair likes it and what it will do to your hair. From there you can decide if your other stylers might work well with it. For example, people kept telling me to mix CIAB with CCCC-Lite, but I had no idea how CCCC-Lite would behave on my hair b/c I had never tried it before. When I first tried it last week I realized that CCCC-Lite alone was good enough for me and that adding CIAB to the mix would only cause problems. So, personally, I would try Curl Queen alone at first just to see how it behaves on your hair.You guys have me worried! I finally received my CQ today and am planning on using it tonight. The reason I bought it was to use a bit to scrunch after applying re:coil because I want just a little extra hold and definition. Now I'm scared it's not going to work! Oh well, nothing to do but try right? I'll report back tomorrow. Thanks for all the usage tips!Okay, I tried CQ for the second time this morning, but I followed Marsha's directions and used it alone without any other styler. So far this morning my hair looks a TRILLION times better than it did when I used CQ with BeautiCurls Leave-In! My hair curls better and is not limp and weird like it was. It has some hold, is soft, shiny and looks the way its supposed to. I think I'll try CQ a couple more times without any other stylers and if I get really good results again then I'll declare it a keeper. I do, however, think that I might need to use a nickel-size amount instead of a dime-size, so I'll play around with that some.
3a/3b, Fine, low porosity.