I went about a month without any styling aids. I used alot of conditioner and did many braid outs. The problem was my hair was more prone to tangles this way, mainly at the nape of my neck. I liked the really "natural" look I achieved but it was too much work trying to detangle without damaging it. So I went back to gel. I also like the more polished look I get from product. It depends on my mood. I use Nexxus Styling Gel-my staple...I looove this gel!! I've been using it for a while now and no drying out...consistent good hair days. I think I may be the only one who loves this gel!
But it's good to know that I won't be lost without styling aids...say if I were stranded on a deserted island. Now...conditioner is different thing...hopefully the island will have coconuts, aloe vera....
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CG Routine since 02' and still lovin it.