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Old 11-30-2012, 08:21 AM   #1
 
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Default Cheap products for a first time transitioner?

I posted before but I'm looking for alittle more info ... I'm planning on starting the transition process into the CG method and my hair is damaged pretty badly. I'm a mixed west indian(Trinidad) and African American girl with 3b-3c hair and I was looking for a few ways to get me started into the process. What are good products that have ALOT of moisture and ALOT of hold? My hair is very dry and is in a loose state currently.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:51 AM   #2
 
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:47 PM   #3
 
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Creme of nature argan oil collection
Herbal essences honey I'm strong and hydralicious reconditioning collection
Aussie moist collection
These products work for me and keep my hair clean and moisturized
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:52 PM   #4
 
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Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner. I don't know about hard hold gels.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:06 PM   #5
 
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I'm doing no sulfates, silicones of parabens to nurse my hair back to health. Do those products have any in them? I'm looking for something with really good hold.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:54 PM   #6
 
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for a cg friendly gel with good hold, the best I've had was fantasia ic gel with sparkle lites(dosen't actually sparkle lol) for conditioner I second tresemme naturals(but WITH olive oil)for shampoo loreal evercreme (nourishing) or creme of nature argan oil shampoo
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:05 AM   #7
 
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Thanks!
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:02 PM   #8
 
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i would second the tresemme naturals as a rinse out conditioner. it is really effective.

I would also suggest ultrasheen duo tex as a protien treatment(you get a huge bottle for about $5)

as for hold it would depend on the style. if youre talking braid/twist outs i find that a setting lotion is really effective. i would recommend elasta qp design foam for a really strong hold

if you want something to slick your hair/define waves i would say wet line xtreme gel. that gel is some serious stuff. i no longer use gel but this was the stongest holding gel ive ever used. it is also very drying but i suppose if you found a decent leave in it would work well.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:41 AM   #9
 
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Ecostyler gel is great! I use the clear one which I think is the strongest hold, but a lot of people on here use other ones (I kind of want to try the olive oil, but I feel like you shouldn't mess with a good thing). Ecostyler seems to work w/ almost any hair type and it is very cheap (I also want to try SM curling souffle, but can't justify replacing my $3 gel with a $10 one....)

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:24 AM   #10
 
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Aussie instant freeze gel. Super cheap, super hold. Free of just about everything!
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