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Hi - New here...advice?

ahappydebahappydeb Posts: 3Registered Users
Hi everyone-
I am new to these boards but have been a convert to the cg routine since July. I'm 47 and have been coloring my hair for a few years now, used to be curly-frizzy as an adolescent and hated my hair back then. At 19 I got a short cut and went natural and LOVED it. But after having four babies most of my curl fell out SO for the last 20+ years I used a blow dryer and went straight and short. I learned about the curly-girl routine on the T-tapp forums and found a great stylist - she's really working with me but I am just really wishing I could be a little happier with my hair. Yes, it is softer and shinier but I WANT more CURLS! They are slowly coming back but nothing like they were when I was younger - I need to ask my stylist but I think I am prob. a 2a. I am using the deva curl products but am not really happy with them. Any suggestions on some other products to try?
Thanks!
Deb

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  • hairdiarieshairdiaries Posts: 61Registered Users
    ahappydeb wrote:
    I am using the deva curl products but am not really happy with them. Any suggestions on some other products to try?
    Thanks!
    Deb

    It would be helpful to know what about the Deva products you dislike - too thick, too thin, too much frizz, too expensive, too scented... as well as which Deva products you're using. :)

    As far as styling products are concerned, many people like Herbal Essences gels (Set me Up, Totally Twisted and Body Envy). Some really like Garnier Fructis Soft Curl Cream as well as dozens of other products, some drugstore, some salon. When you're looking at conditioners, I highly recommend laurabeth's Conditioner Chronicles. You can search for the thread and it should be due for a bump soon.

    HTH some,

    ~g
    just call me 'g'
    2b?
    mostly-almost-definitely CG, definitely a PJ
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    updated pics Dec 2006
  • WavingNotCurlingWavingNotCurling Posts: 150Registered Users
    Hi and Welcome!

    First of all, being a wavy on the CG routine can be frustrating because we are dealing with (sometimes) a whole different set of issues. While others are trying to "tame" crazy curls, we are trying to create them. It can also be tempting to "try" everything you read about on this forum. And trying too many things at once can lead to problems.

    I found it helpful to keep a "hair journal" and each day I jotted notes on what products I used and what techniques I tried and what the end result was. That helps you to zero in on what your hair likes and dislikes.

    You may want to check out the "Swaps" board for samples and start trying new things. I really like the Jessicurl line, but it didn't really work for me until I watched the "how-to" videos on her site.

    Hang in there!
    *CG for wavies. Type 2/3ab mix.
    (overgrown) Inverted bob.
    *Conditioner - VO5, Oyin, Goth Rosary
    *Gel - Origins, Jessicurl or Lush
    *Lo-Poo - Carols Daughter
  • WavingNotCurlingWavingNotCurling Posts: 150Registered Users
    Hi and Welcome!

    First of all, being a wavy on the CG routine can be frustrating because we are dealing with (sometimes) a whole different set of issues. While others are trying to "tame" crazy curls, we are trying to create them. It can also be tempting to "try" everything you read about on this forum. And trying too many things at once can lead to problems.

    I found it helpful to keep a "hair journal" and each day I jotted notes on what products I used and what techniques I tried and what the end result was. That helps you to zero in on what your hair likes and dislikes.

    You may want to check out the "Swaps" board for samples and start trying new things. I really like the Jessicurl line, but it didn't really work for me until I watched the "how-to" videos on her site.

    Hang in there!
    *CG for wavies. Type 2/3ab mix.
    (overgrown) Inverted bob.
    *Conditioner - VO5, Oyin, Goth Rosary
    *Gel - Origins, Jessicurl or Lush
    *Lo-Poo - Carols Daughter
  • ahappydebahappydeb Posts: 3Registered Users
    Thanks!
    Today was a GREAT day - just used condish this am followed by angell and then air dried; last of all I applied a few spritzes of tressame spray. I even had a few cute little spirals on the sides!! AND they pretty well lasted all day! But - I KNOW I will not be able to revive this in the morning as when I use the tressame spray I get flat and frizzy on the second day. I am getting excited. My hair is now longer than it has been in close to twenty years and it is really looking healthy :D