#1: Ouidad softening alternative
I have been getting the Ouidad carve and slice and softening on my 3c curls for about 3 years now. I love the results, but It is REALLY expensive. I simply can't keep it up. I can manage to buy her products and get a carve-and-slice but the softening...way too much money (and time, and distance). It's the only relaxer-like-thing that I've ever gotten so I don't have a lot of experience with asking salons the right questions, or knowing what is market-rate and what is just exhorbitant. Are there at-home products that can mimic the results? I understand that the Ouidad softening is a much lower percent solution mixed with the deep treatment. Can I do this myself? Has anyone tried? I am looking for product recommendations, technique advice, and reports on results. Thanks!