Stringy Curls

I've been lurking around nc.com for the last two months, and recently had my first CG haircut! I've learned so much from y'all about taking care of my curls--started with the Deva products, but was getting too much frizz; I'm now using CJ shampoo and condish, scrunch w/mf towel, then apply CK, CJ leave in, [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] & mix a bit of ArcAngell with FOTE on tope--scrunching like mad in between everything. Air dry till almost done, then diffuse till dry. My hair has improved so much in just a week--I have 3a thick hair, very soft curly, but the curls seem thin and stringy right now. Is this a product problem or technique? I'd really like to try and get them to clump more.
3a/b
Wash: CJ Daily Fix, KM shampoo bars, Giovanni 50:50 Clarifying
Co-wash/Condish: Curls Coconut Sublime Moisturizing Conditioner
LI & Styling: KBB milk, CJ Beauticurls LI, CJ Coffee-Coco Curl Lite cream, CJ CIAB
DT: CJ Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix, Shea Butter

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  • violetcurlsvioletcurls Registered Users Posts: 434 Curl Neophyte
    Most of the time it takes a two to three weeks to really have your hair adjust to the CG method. And in the winter hair can get stringier. Give your hair a little more time with CG, and it might get better.
    3a/b ?

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  • curlyjenn10curlyjenn10 Registered Users Posts: 2,034
    That sounds like a lot of product to me. Especially if you're just starting out. I'd cut it down to one gel and either CK or FOTE and see if that helps.
    CG since 6/15/08!
    Medium-Fine/Normal Porosity

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  • lyralyra Registered Users Posts: 28
    I would guess it's a product problem as well, though plopping before diffusing has definitely helped me with clumping!
    [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] can give you stringy curls if you use too much, especially with all those other products you have there.
  • kathymackkathymack Registered Users Posts: 9,999 Curl Neophyte
    First thing I thought when I read that list was "all that product!" Especially if you aren't applying minute amounts. I think we all got to stages where we did a ton of stuff, but most of the time it just isn't necessary.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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  • sharon5152sharon5152 Registered Users Posts: 207
    thanks for your help, y'all! I'll try cutting down on some products and add the plopping...
    3a/b
    Wash: CJ Daily Fix, KM shampoo bars, Giovanni 50:50 Clarifying
    Co-wash/Condish: Curls Coconut Sublime Moisturizing Conditioner
    LI & Styling: KBB milk, CJ Beauticurls LI, CJ Coffee-Coco Curl Lite cream, CJ CIAB
    DT: CJ Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix, Shea Butter

    http://public.fotki.com/sharon5152/

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