3a/3b Product Help - Semi Newbie

kercattkercatt Registered Users Posts: 1
Hello all,

3a on top, mostly front and sides and 3b underneath and the back of my hair. For a few months now I've attempted the curly girl method and my hair was nicer - less frizz more definition, but now it's just meh.

Products I am using/have used (please excuse if I get terms wrong lol):
Wash - Loreal Eversleek shampoo (Still using)
Co-wash - Suave coconut conditioner
Co-wash - Suave apple something or other (Using instead of the coconut one)
Condition - Tresemme Naturals (stopped using because I thought it might be breaking me out)
Gel - Devacurl (Still using)
Gel - Herbal Essence Set Me Up
Gel - Herbal Essence Totally Twisted (Still using)


Issues:
I really really really do not like the herbal essence gels - too drying.
Hair has become dry and frizzy again (maybe I need to go back to the tresemme conditioner?). Also my scalp is fairly itchy and my hair comes out in clumps!
I know not a thing about leave -ins or mousse (I've always felt gel worked better for my hair - should I mix?)

Anyhow, I would greatly appreciate any recommendations for soft frizz free curls!! :)
* in the $5-$10 price range please - just moved into my first apt., so I'm broke haha!

Comments

  • FraenzyFraenzy Registered Users Posts: 48
    Hey,
    Id recommend u to try the Eco styler!
    2c/3a curls
    low porosity, medium/high density, medium width (as far as I see now ;) )
    CG since March 2014

    Still searching for the best products!

    Routine now:

    Cleanse/shampoo with YTC Nourishing Shampoo
    Cleanse with SM Yucca Baobab Conditioner/Rainforest Moisture Conditioner
    YTC Pampering Conditioner/Loreal Everpure Moisture RO or LI
    For styling I use any Eco styler gel (do not like the Argan oil that much)
    For DC I mix SM Condi+Honey+Olive Oil
  • CurlyInTheFogCurlyInTheFog Registered Users Posts: 876
    Are you using leave in? If you like how the gels work, you may be able to mitigate the drying with some (or more) leave in. I use LA Looks and it can be a bit drying, but fine with the right amount of leave in. I also get better definition and less frizz. I use either Tropical Coconut or Everlasting Sunshine, which is a little thicker and more moisturizing.
    3a/b, F, normal porosity

    Suave conditioner, LAL gel
  • amandarobotsamandarobots Registered Users Posts: 1
    Are you using leave in? If you like how the gels work, you may be able to mitigate the drying with some (or more) leave in. I use LA Looks and it can be a bit drying, but fine with the right amount of leave in. I also get better definition and less frizz. I use either Tropical Coconut or Everlasting Sunshine, which is a little thicker and more moisturizing.
    Leave-In would help this. In addition to leave-in, try only rinsing out 80% of your regular in-shower rinse-out conditioner. This will help keep some moisture too. If you're looking to try a non-drying gel, the Aussie Aussome Volume one is fantastic - not drying, doesn't flake, and only costs a few dollars.
    Curl Pattern: 3A/B
    Wash: DevaCurl No Poo
    Condition: Organix Coconut Milk Conditioner
    Clarify: Lush I Love Juicy Shampoo
    Leave-In: Kinky Curly Knot Today
    Curl Cream: Miss Jessie's Pillow Soft Curls
    Gel: Aussie Aussome Volume Texturizing Gel
    Oils: Coconut Oil, Argan Oil

    :cat:

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