Tips on fixing this routine?

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So, I'm trying super hard to grow my hair out for my wedding in June. I haven't used any heat on it since May and have been washing ever other day.
I use suaves natural cherry blossom conditioner to clean my scalp, then treseme naturals to condition and then, after putting in a bit of the suave for a leave in, use either LA looks gel (which im finidng is drying) or HE set me up.

Is there anything I can do to better this? I feel like my hair is still dry and slightly breaking =/
If you feel your hair is still dry, you could try using a deep conditioner. This will help moisturize your hair, just make sure there arent cones in it if you're cowashing. Hth
curl type: 2c/3a
porosity: low
hair strand width: medium
density: thick
elasticity: low-normal
Shoulder length

Ready to get back on the CG bandwagon!
You could try leaving in a little more leave in, or using oil to seal between the leave in and the gel.
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Experimenting with too many products to name here. All this great info keeps my head spinning.
-Use a deep conditioner at least once a week
-Consider using a moisturizing curl cream
-Consider a more moisturizing leave in
Currently Loving:
Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50

Conditioners - CJ Strengthening, CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, CJ Rehab, CJ Curl Fix

Leave-in: CJ Smoothing

Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix

Stylers - Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier, AG:Recoil, KCCC, Mop-C Curling Cream, Paul Mitchell Sculpting foam
Do you know your hair properties (texture, porosity, etc)? If your hair is damaged from previous heat or straightening, you might need some protein to try to help salvage some of the more damaged hair. Because your hair is also dry, definitely still incorporate lots of moisture. But breakage can come from multiple causes and if it's due to damaged hair, all the moisture in the world won't really fix it without some protein.

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Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
Neither of the conditioners you're using seem especially rich (I've used both for cowashes). Maybe try something a little heavier?
Have you tried anything other then gel for styling. Some of us find gel very drying. (including myself) If what the above comments suggest don't work I would try a different styler.
3A 3B mix
Colored treated
Combo Low and High porosity
Medium coarse texture

Goosefootprints hair analysis
Co-wash- As I Am Co-wash
LI- As I Am leave in,
Style- la looks sport gel
I just can't put Suave in my hair...and the tressemme is only going in my daughters. I need richer more quality ingredients. Try deeper conditioners.

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3b-ish... normal to low texture
Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
hemp oil, jojoba oil
All excellent suggestions. Have you considered using a curl creme like Curl Junkie Coffee Cocoa Curl Creme Iite under a gel so that you can use less gel? The CCCL is moisturizing.

I especially suggest a protein treatment followed by deep conditioning. (Corinna's suggestion).

Best of luck with this and congrats on the upcoming wedding!
2/c Coarse hair med. density.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
Every day is a gift

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