Is this a good start?

Hi all!!! I've been researching CG for a few months now and feel that I'm as prepared as I'm gonna be. I just want to post the products that I am thinking of using (before I actually go and buy them)and see if they look like a good place to start.

CO/Wash: As I Am Coconut Cowash Cleansing Conditioner
R/O & L/I: GVP Conditioning Balm

Oh and also a quick ? I work in a deli and I have to work a baseball hat everyday, how to I avoid breakage around the forehead?
2c/3a long,thick and layered
Normal porosity
Normal elasticity
Started CG May 31,2012


  • dresdendolldresdendoll Registered Users Posts: 435
    Sounds great! I'd be careful with the GVP Balm as a leave-in, though, because I heard it's rich, so a little goes a longgggg way.

    Maybe you could plop into the cap?
    2c/2b with some 2a, coarse, dense, thick, low porosity
    Growing out a CL bob. Currently at APL.
    CG again as of 7/20/12 :laughing5:

    Cleanser: BRÖÖ Smoothing I.P.A. Shampoo
    RO: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
    LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Styler: Beautiful Curls Gel for Wavy to Curly Hair

    :love4: all-natural products, light moisture, humectants, argan oil
    :pukeright:silk protein, synthetic ingredients, heavy oils/products, cowashing
  • SaraNoHSaraNoH Registered Users Posts: 827
    if you don't want to use GVPCB as a RO since it's so heavy I highly suggest Giovanni Direct Leave In. That stuff is the shiiiiiz :)
    CG Birthday: 7/25/11
    Type 3a/2c
    Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
    Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
    Leave In: ^^^^
    Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
    *Desert Curly*
  • Jazzybeth9801Jazzybeth9801 Registered Users Posts: 2
    Thanks for the feedback, I'll try out the GVPCB first and if I find it too heavy I'll try the other.

    As for plopping my hair into the hat, its definetly too long for that. My hair is about 4inches past bsl, and obviously curly and big. I have tried wearing a silk headband under the hat but then the hat slips off.
    2c/3a long,thick and layered
    Normal porosity
    Normal elasticity
    Started CG May 31,2012
  • Curly_LynCurly_Lyn Registered Users Posts: 116
    I wonder if you could add a tiny bit of oil or extra LI to the spots where your hat rubs? It might look greasy after you take the hat off tho...
    2B/fine to med texture/med porosity

    Started CG on 5/5/12!
    Battling dry/itchy scalp since April 2010.... Starting to WIN! :)
    Low Poo: Nature's Gate Tea Tree Shampoo
    Cowash: GTTTT or GVPCB
    RO : Ion Effective Care
    LI : KCKT or GVPCB
    Stylers : FSG
    PT : IAgirl's PT w/ acv, coconut oil, GVPCB, herbs, green tea
  • guthak01guthak01 Registered Users Posts: 195 Curl Novice
    You may need to be prepared to deal with KCCC as it can be a fickle friend. For some it takes awhile to figure out how to apply it and how much to apply ( i was one of those "lucky" people). It also does not always mix well with other products.
    3a/3b, Low porosity, Medium Density
    Low-poo: Devacurl Low Poo
    RO: GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave-in: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Styler: Cantu Curl Activating Cream, LALSG, Pantene Curl Gel
  • stacyw71stacyw71 Registered Users Posts: 75
    I use the GVP Conditioning balm as both a rinse out and a leave-in but my hair can take a lot of product without getting weighed down or looking greasy.
    [FONT=&quot]CG since 9/2011[/FONT][FONT=&quot] - 3b/Coarse/Medium thickness

    [/FONT]Low Poo: Shea Moisture Retention, Loreal Everpure Sulfate-Free (ocassionally)
    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut Conditioner
    RO: GVP Conditioning Balm, AOHR
    LI: GVP Conditioning Balm
    DT: Shea Moisture DT Hair Masque, AOHR
    Gel: Dep Endurance Styling Gel, HE Set Me Up Spray Gel
    Password: embracecurls


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