How much product should you use
My hair is 3a-3b — straighter/wavy and frizz-prone on top layer and curlier underneath. My hair is about medium thickness. When dry, my length varies from mid-neck and mid-ear level.
I have been using about 4-5 quarter-size puddles of the CCSS with RR lately. I usually put RR on to cover all of my hair (4-5 quarter size puddles of RR, too), to the point that it feels smooth when wet. Perhaps I need to cut back on the CCSS? It distributes easier than it looks like it will, so maybe I have been using too much…?
Answer: Yep, it sounds to me like you’re using WAY too much of both RR and CCSS. I would cut back to 3 puddles of RR and 2 puddles of CCSS – and even THAT might be too much for your length – you might only need one puddle of CCSS. You’ll need to try it both ways and see.
For perspective, here’s how much I use. I make a mixture of CCSS and RR – about 3/4 RR and 1/4 CCSS. I use about 3 puddles of that in total, plus an additional quarter sized amount of CCSS. My hair sounds longer than yours and my hair is also VERY coarse and VERY thick.
So you have some experimenting to do. 😉 I’d suggest that tomorrow you try it with 3 puddles of RR and 2 puddles of CCSS. The next day try 2 puddles of RR and 1 puddle of CCSS, just to compare the differences.
NB An American quarter is bigger than an Aussie 10 cent but smaller than an Aussie 20 cent.