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1 Month CG Method!! Recommendations Please

tambalinatambalina Posts: 64Registered Users
So I have been experimenting with the Curly Girl Method for about a month now. While I am still working on my routine, I am getting more spirals in my hair than I ever thought was possible! They are very big and loose, but there nonetheless:
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This was where I started:
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It is a vast improvement!! VERY happy with my results! I have added a few new products into my arsenal: GVP Conditioning Balm (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!), Kinky Curly Knot Today, Kinky Curling Curling Custard, Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner and Giovanni More Body Hair Thickener.

I am not a fan of the Giovanni products in general, but I think that is mostly due to the fact that I am not using the correct methods/amount of product that is optimal for my hair. The Kinky Curly products are fun so far and I have found that a little goes a long way in my hair. I comb product through my wet hair, flip my hair and scrunch in gel until I see uniform clumps. Sometimes my plop is for 30 minutes, sometimes I plop overnight, but my hair is still soaking wet in the morning. Waves wilt after 3 - 4 hours. :confused1:

I still have no clue what my hairtype is, though. Right now, I think I am a 1c/2a, but I think I may have greater curling potential. Any recommendations (products/technique/styling tools) that will help me motivate MORE curl out of my waves?
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CG Journey Start Date: 08.21.12 Now modified CG
F/M texture, Med Density, Low/Normal Porosity, Hennindigo
Current Routine (Still working out the kinks):
Sulfate wash: CHSTS
Low-Poo: OMAO
CO-Wash: IEC, VO5VMT, TNRV
Rinse Out: YTCarrots, DLOO, Renpure Red, GVPCB
LI: YTCarrots, CCC
PT: NPF
Styler: AG:RC, KCCC, LALNC, FSG
Gel: BRHG+Biotera

Comments

  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    I think our hair looks similar in that it can go straight very easily.

    Have you thought about trying a gel on top of your curl enhancer? Aussie Instant Freeze, LALSG and GF Pure Clean gel are a few that come to mind.
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • tambalinatambalina Posts: 64Registered Users
    Thank you, asianrunner! Right now I use a dab of LALMMH gel to seal in the KCCC, but I may need to break down and start using a hair dryer again. Since I am growing out my hair, I try to stay away from heat styling if I can. Now I'll have to see if there is a better (gentler) way of using a hair dryer. Appreciate your help!!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    CG Journey Start Date: 08.21.12 Now modified CG
    F/M texture, Med Density, Low/Normal Porosity, Hennindigo
    Current Routine (Still working out the kinks):
    Sulfate wash: CHSTS
    Low-Poo: OMAO
    CO-Wash: IEC, VO5VMT, TNRV
    Rinse Out: YTCarrots, DLOO, Renpure Red, GVPCB
    LI: YTCarrots, CCC
    PT: NPF
    Styler: AG:RC, KCCC, LALNC, FSG
    Gel: BRHG+Biotera