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sagittmama 11-14-2012 11:43 AM

New progress...
Hmm, a potential progress here!

I have been doing this about two months now (not sure if I should say CG or modified CG) but still open to options since I am still experimenting one product at a time.

This morning I used my Aveeno Baby Wash/Shampoo since I was experiencing some build up (thanks hard water!) although I have been eyeing the CJDF. Conditioner is still the same although that may change soon since it seems so $$ for that small bottle (I WAS going to get Deva No Poo but didn't because of the $$ once my samples were up). Not sure if the conditioner is working for me though.

However, recent product change was hair gel (I was running low and nearly out of the sample sized gel). I went from DevaCurl light gel to Aussie Instant Freeze and used the new gel this morning. First thing I noticed was the frizz was nearly gone or not as wild as it would have been once I finished with the gel. I struggled with the frizz for a while now. So I looked up what the difference between the two gels. I have concluded that:

*Aussie Instant Freeze is glycerin free and protein free
*DevaCurl Light Gel contains glycerin and protein

The curls are still kinda blah, I've seen it curl more than that before.

Could this be that my hair doesn't like glycerin? I also read somewhere that if the curls seem to be droopy to add protein? Help me analyze this new progress?

Corrina777 11-14-2012 12:08 PM

It could be glycerin, especially as we enter colder weather (many people do best with glycerin in moderate dews about 40-60). It could also be the difference in hold. I know many ladies who prefer harder hold gels (myself included) and Deva Light Defining Gel just doesn't work for that.

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sagittmama 11-14-2012 12:25 PM

Hmm, I looked at the dew points since my accident (pinky nail is better now and can comfortably use my right hand again yay!!). Looks like since mid-September to now has been below 35 while the past week or so just dropped off to around 15.

Hmm, I think the hold could be better to pull up the curls. What's odd is that the AIF says the hold is high (believe it was 3 out of 4 dots on the label). So I suppose from going light hold to what I thought was higher hold would confirm I am probably looking for a stronger hold (I also don't like it crunchy so I scrunch it out too once my hair dries). My logic is once the hair dries and the gel basically hold it in place as it dries, I would then scrunch it out. Hopefully that logic I have is correct. :icon_smile:

Corrina777 11-14-2012 01:55 PM

That sounds about right. And I'm glad your pinky is feeling better!

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