Update just in case anyone happens to care: I washed my hair using my regular garnier fructise triple nutrition conditioner- left quite a bit in-, flour sack towel dried my hair and then put in the curl milk, let dry and then added some more curl milk and the Shea moisture smoothie...and voila: bouncy, natural looking and feeling, soft and shiny, beautiful curls!!! I'm gonna keep it up adios gel!!!!!

3a, s curly, fine hair that hates sulfates, silicones, and Protiens!

I have finally found affordable and attractive contentment using:

Shampoo- l'oreal eversleek reparative smoothing shampoo
Conditioners- garnier fructis triple condition and l'oreal eversleek reparative smoothing conditioner
Kinky curly spiral spritz
LA looks gel
Hair that freely borrows from 3a/ 3b texture schools. These are the things I use to care for it:
  • Apple Cider Vinegar rinses weekly
  • shampoos occasionally that do not contain sulfates
  • conditioners without silicones or proteins (or so I think- Keratin seems to do ok)
  • Flour sack towel
And I dont even know what else right now...thinking I may need to drop gels altogether...

Currently have Shea Moisture and DevaCurl products that I may just need to give up on and cut as a loss...