Now that the products have been out for almost 2 weeks I figured this would be a good time to post some hints about using the new products based on feedback that I've received from customers as well as my own experiences with them.
1)Aloe Fix Lite - This is best for three distinct hair types for different reasons. One is wavy-curly hair that is normal-coarse and is looking for definition and hold. Another is wavy-curly hair that is normal - fine and looking for volume (it will not give you frizz control per say as that is part of the volumizing effect on this hair type). I think that for these hair types, the product works best alone with no Leave-in product underneath. This would produce the most hold in this product. The last hair type is very curly-coily normal-fine hair that is looking for definition and frizz control. To aid with the frizz control, try using the CoffeeCoco Curl Creme-Lite(for more hold) or BeautiCurls Leave-in (for more moisture) under the Aloe Fix Lite as they seem to really have a great synergy and work well together. If you are in a dry climate (low dew points), you can try topping with Curls in a Bottle! to add extra protection against dryness and frizz.
2)Curl Queen Gel - This gel is best for wavy-curly, normal-fine hair types looking to smooth frizz, add shine and humidity protection to their hair. Again, I think this gel works best alone, but also has a nice synergy with the new Smoothing Lotion Leave-in Conditioner. This glycerin-free gel is great for use in high and low dew point (very humid or dry areas) conditions.
3)Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion - This Leave-in conditioner has a lot of slip and is great for detangling. It can be used as a rinse-out as well, although it is best suited towards use as a leave-in. Only a small amount is needed so don't overdo it! You can also use this conditioner on dry hair to add moisture and smooth frizz.
4)BeautiCurls Strengthening Conditioner - This lightweight rinse out conditioner provides a healthy dose of Keratin Amino Acids to help support fine, fragile hair without weighing them down. This conditioner has a lot of slip/detangling and is light on moisture so is best for normal-oily hair types looking to perk up curls and cut frizz. All hair types can use this when looking to help revive curls and generally maintain hair strength.
If you have any new combos or suggestions for using the new products, feel free to post/comment and I'll add them below. Thanks to everyone for their support and I hope you enjoy the new products! :-)
Oh, and BTW-when I was redoing the website, I came across a pic of my hair length from Dec. 2008(see pics below). The last time I cut my hair that short was Feb. 2009 and then I decided to start growing out my hair and see how long I could get it. So now a little over a year and a half later, look at the difference! I can't wait to see it in another year! :-)