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Lost!

Hi everyone - I used to frequent these boards many many years ago when I discovered TIGI Curls Rock and used it for many years (9) until I saw a girl with beautiful hair (must nicer than mine) and she said she used the DevaCurl sulfate free/cone free products. I am a 3A/3B.

I have tried the CG method using No-Poo, One-Condition, and have tried Styling Cream, Angell, ArcAngell, Light Gel etc. (starting week 2) I read that it can take up to 6 weeks to see results (already posted about this) but IDK my hair so much worse than what it used to be! I have a wedding this weekend and not sure what to do! My hair looks terrible.

I'm thinking maybe I have the right concept but the Deva products aren't for me? I have been reading a lot about protein and I'm not sure if I'm protein sensitive? Or what that even means.....not sure what I should do. Not sure what other companies make CG friendly products.



Please help!! TIA

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  • greencup13greencup13 Posts: 596Registered Users
    Honestly, it might just be the Deva products. People either love or hate them and I think the majority hate them. I also started with deva products and I stopped using them after about 3 weeks.

    There are tons and tons and tons of products you can use. I would maybe suggest trying some cheaper (in price) products and see if it is the Deva products your hair doesnt like.

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  • JRockJRock Posts: 170Registered Users
    Like you, I also started with Deva and quickly realized it's not for me. It dries my hair out horribly. If you haven't already, I'd suggest finding your hair properties (Texture, Porosity, Density, Elasticity) and then choose products based on those.

    I am a 3a with fine texture, low porosity, low elasticity and thin density. Through this process of CG, I discovered my hair loves protein! Adding protein infused products did wonders for my hair. I also do oil, protein and deep treatments as well as brown sugar scrubs weekly.

    However, your hair may loathe proteins and need heavy, rich conditioners, which would weigh my hair down. It takes awhile to find what works for you. It's A LOT of trial and error. It's taken me 8 months to finally find products and a routine which are working for me. Hang in there, it does get better.


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  • JRockJRock Posts: 170Registered Users
    I forgot to add an inexpensive product you can try to test protein sensitivity is VO5 Shea Cashmere Conditioner. It has shea protein and keratin. Plus it smells like warm vanilla so you can't go wrong. It has amazing slip! I've been using it as a RO & LI and love it. Plus, it's less than a $1.

    HTH!


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