I wish I had known sooner that hair type and weather are the best determinants of product needs. I wasted time randomly trying things that people here recommended, and I wasted a lot of money on stuff that I'd never buy now, knowing what I know about my hair.

I would read everything you can at www.livecurlylivefree.com, including her blog and now, her e-book! It helped me tremendously and took the guesswork out of product selection.
3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG

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