08-13-2013, 02:23 PM
Join Date: Jun 2013
I 2nd FSG! Seriously, out of all the products I've tried so, FSG is still one of the BEST things I've put in my hair. It's a gelly-gel so it won't weigh your hair down and has a product-less feel. All natural and cheap. And it's not a humectant, which means you can use it in high dews. I love gelly-gels (film-former gels) but most of the storebought ones are aloe or glycerin based (KCCC, UFD CM, DM Miracurls, EO Tame gel etc.), meaning I can't use them in high dews unless I top them off with hard hold gels. FSG is customizable and will work with all hair properties.
Still haven't tried okra but I'm sure will be worthwhile.
Unfortunately, the all-natural purchasable styling products are going to not be the cheapest as the ingredients themselves are often more expensive. The DIY route will be the best way to go all-natural and cheap.
You can look into conditioner-only styling. That's definitely easy on the wallet and you can use a mostly-natural conditioner. iherb.com has good prices on natural products; free shipping on orders over $40 & discount codes (check my siggie).
I think your hair is more 2b with some 2a bits, but it doesn't matter that much. Figuring out your hair properties and knowing your dew points will save you money as it will help you narrow down your selection. Check out the Live Curly Live Free Basics website.
fine - low porosity - medium density - normal elasticity
Hot & humid tropical climate. Soft water.
Cowash: CJ Daily Fix
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni 2chic BK&AO
RO: JMO Bare detangler, Giovanni SaS, SheScentit Okra
Styler: FSG with CNPF, CJ Pattern Pusha, Volumax Mega, Ouidad Climate Control
PT: IAgirl's gelatine, CJ Repair Me
Experimenting with: reincorporating cones
iherb discount code: CFN646