New to no poo

Hello! I am new to this forum and the no poo method. About a year ago I tried the no poo (or cg method) for the first time. I did it for a little over a month with inconsistent results. Some days it looked great, most days, not so much. After a little over a month, I still had not found the holy grail of products and technique and got discouraged. (It was around my birthday so I decided to straighten my hair for pictures and almost all of my friends and family commented how great my hair looked :( ) So, now I am starting all over again. Determined to find a way to tame this hair of mine. My hair is definitely wavy, but I have yet to find a way to have it dry and look nice. I just started today. Did a clarifying wash with Neutrogena Anti-Residue. Followed with a co-wash with Devacurls No poo, and conditioned with Deva curls One condition. Used IOS Bounce creme and La looks gel and let air dry. I get decent definition, but a lot of frizz. Is this just because I am new to the no poo method? Or because I need to experiment with other products? Thank you! :)
Fine/Med texture, normal porosity and elasticity (I think)
2a(maybe 2b on a good day?)
Current routine:
Shampoo: Tresemme Smooth & Silky
Conditioner: Tresemme Smooth & Silky
Leave-In: Kinky Curly Knot Today
Gel: Herbal Essence Set Me Up
Mousse: Herbal Essence Totally Twisted


  • CGSince2002CGSince2002 Posts: 1,073Banned Users
    I was browsing around here and noticed your question didn't get an answer... I was not here then but I'm wondering what happened, if you continued with CG or gave it up. Perhaps after the straightening what your hair really needed was some protein, but it could've been over-moisturized. I see that you started out using several products but IMO it's best to keep it simple at the beginning as one can overdo things, it's also harder to tell why the routine is not working if you use too many products at once.
    Joined Curltalk 1st time in early '02 shortly after starting CG. I'm a non-practicing Cosmetologist.
    Hair: color-treated, mostly 3A.
    CO-wash: VO5 K&L
    RO: SpaHaus Salon w/OO, VO5 Shea Cashmere, W.R. Trop. Coconut, Daily Defense Moisturizing & others.
    LI: Beautiful Curls w/Shea Butter & C.O., Hollywood Beauty OO Creme, VO5 K&L, Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer.
    Gels: LAL Wet Look, ORS Lock & Twist.
    Oils: Jojoba, EVCO & Africa's Best Ultimate Herbal Oil

  • russianprncssrussianprncss Posts: 450Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Idk how much straightening you've been doing but it takes a while for your hair to bounce back. I'd go get a good deep conditioner (maybe Shea Moisture one) and leave that on for a few minutes in the shower and then rinse out.

    As far as products go, Shea Moisture has some really nice ones with clean ingredients. Also, I've been loving the DevaCurl light defining gel.

    It takes a bit of experimentation. I myself just started CG as well and so am finding myself on the hunt for new products as well!
    2C/3A; very, very thick fine to medium hair; low porosity.

    Current Products:
    Co-Wash: As I Am Cleansing Co-Wash
    Conditioner: Shea Moisture Tahitian Masque, Aubrey Organics GPB, Shea Moisture
    Leave-In: Coffee Coco Curl Creme, Coffee Coco Curl Creme Lite
    Stylers: Mop Top Curl Custard, Shea Moisture Curl Custard[/FONT]

    "Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." -Khalil Gibran

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