Cheap products for a first time transitioner?

JayesmommyJayesmommy Posts: 29Registered Users
I posted before but I'm looking for alittle more info ... I'm planning on starting the transition process into the CG method and my hair is damaged pretty badly. I'm a mixed west indian(Trinidad) and African American girl with 3b-3c hair and I was looking for a few ways to get me started into the process. What are good products that have ALOT of moisture and ALOT of hold? My hair is very dry and is in a loose state currently.


  • JydalJydal Posts: 178Registered Users
    Qhemet is nice
  • Amethyst_KissesAmethyst_Kisses Posts: 67Registered Users
    Creme of nature argan oil collection
    Herbal essences honey I'm strong and hydralicious reconditioning collection
    Aussie moist collection
    These products work for me and keep my hair clean and moisturized
  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner. I don't know about hard hold gels.

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder

  • JayesmommyJayesmommy Posts: 29Registered Users
    I'm doing no sulfates, silicones of parabens to nurse my hair back to health. Do those products have any in them? I'm looking for something with really good hold.
  • fabdmmfabdmm Posts: 2Registered Users
    for a cg friendly gel with good hold, the best I've had was fantasia ic gel with sparkle lites(dosen't actually sparkle lol) for conditioner I second tresemme naturals(but WITH olive oil)for shampoo loreal evercreme (nourishing) or creme of nature argan oil shampoo
  • JayesmommyJayesmommy Posts: 29Registered Users
  • NappNapp Posts: 180Registered Users
    i would second the tresemme naturals as a rinse out conditioner. it is really effective.

    I would also suggest ultrasheen duo tex as a protien treatment(you get a huge bottle for about $5)

    as for hold it would depend on the style. if youre talking braid/twist outs i find that a setting lotion is really effective. i would recommend elasta qp design foam for a really strong hold

    if you want something to slick your hair/define waves i would say wet line xtreme gel. that gel is some serious stuff. i no longer use gel but this was the stongest holding gel ive ever used. it is also very drying but i suppose if you found a decent leave in it would work well.
  • leilawyatt3leilawyatt3 Posts: 10Registered Users
    Ecostyler gel is great! I use the clear one which I think is the strongest hold, but a lot of people on here use other ones (I kind of want to try the olive oil, but I feel like you shouldn't mess with a good thing). Ecostyler seems to work w/ almost any hair type and it is very cheap (I also want to try SM curling souffle, but can't justify replacing my $3 gel with a $10 one....)

    Ecoco Eco Styler Krystal Styling Gel -
  • MrsMoore78MrsMoore78 Posts: 4Registered Users
    Aussie instant freeze gel. Super cheap, super hold. Free of just about everything!

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