Product recs(CG) for moderately coarse 3a/b

I haven't been on NC for close to a yr and am looking for some CG recommendations for my 3a/b, thick density and moderately coarse hair(with some medium texture) which is low porosity at the roots, normal porosity midshaft, and porous on the ends. I tried the CG method back some yrs ago but never stuck with it cuz of really hard water but I am going to be trying it again very soon after I use up a few more non CG conditioners I have. Thanks!

Here are the products I have been getting gradually:

Devacurl No Poo
Devacurl Low Poo
Devacare No Poo
Devacare Low Poo
Devacurl One Condition

Jessicurl Gentle Cleansing Cream
Jessicurl Gentle Lather Poo
Jessicurl Too Shea Cond

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Poo
Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Poo

Desert Essence Coconut Cond

Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Cond Silicone Free

Leave Ins:
Beautiful Curls Curly to Kinky Shea Butter Curl Activating Leave In
Curl Junkie Beauticurls Leave In
Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave In
Paul Mitchell The Conditioner(water soluable cone)

Others:
AG Recoil
Devacurl Set It Free
Devacurl Styling Cream


Gels:
Aussie Instant Freeze Sculpting Gel
Devacurl Light Defining Gel
Garnier Fructis Curl Shape Defining Spray Gel
Herbal Essences Set Me Up Gel
Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Scrunching Gel
Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel
Pantene Curls Shaping Gel
Suave Professionals Firm Control Sculpting Gel
Sweet Curls Flax Seed Gel Elixir 5
3a/b medium/coarse combo(w/some fine strands), normal porosity, normal elasticity(strong)
Komaza analysis 2015: medium to coarse combo(some fine strands), normal porosity, strong elasticity, healthy hair
Goosefootprints 2013: moderately coarse with some medium; low porosity at roots, normal thru shaft, porous ends, normal elasticity

Comments

  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    If you have hard water I would go with a cowash with a surfactant and Tetrasodium EDTA in it (ie. CJ Daily Fix, Kiss My Face conditioners), or a low poo with citric acid in it (I really loved Yes to Cucumbers sulfate free when I had hard water). The SM products in hard water is a complete disaster, in my experience. I really like the Jessicurl Too Shea. Another conditioner you might want to consider is Sevi Pumpkin Seed. A-mazing!
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • GettinControlGettinControl Posts: 828Registered Users
    See the thing is, when Komaza did my hair analysis I was told she saw no hard water buildup on my hair.

    Also, I have done the whole distilled water thing in the past to do my hair with no difference. This is why I wanted to try to go with more gentle cleansers for a few months to see if it makes a difference in my hair. I used them in the past like JC and Deva but never stuck with it for very long cuz I always thought the water was in the way.

    I thought I would put the link for my analysis from Komaza and GooseFootPrints from 2013(2 yrs ago): http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/general-discussion-about-curly-hair/163282-komaza-hair-analysis-results.html
    3a/b medium/coarse combo(w/some fine strands), normal porosity, normal elasticity(strong)
    Komaza analysis 2015: medium to coarse combo(some fine strands), normal porosity, strong elasticity, healthy hair
    Goosefootprints 2013: moderately coarse with some medium; low porosity at roots, normal thru shaft, porous ends, normal elasticity

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