When it comes to a TWA it's all about learning as you go. One thing that you learn about with hair whether you have a TWA or not is products and what works for you or doesn't work for you. I know i have never fully listed out all the products i use and reviewed them, so i'm going to start by finally making a list of staples.
Shampoo - Yes! To Carrots C Daily Moisturizing shampoo, Roux Porosity Control
Conditioner- Herbal Essences Hello Hydration, Giovanni Smooth As Silk Triple Moisture, Aussie Moist
Stylers & Moisturizers- Shea Moisture Curl & Hold Smoothie, IC Fantasia Aloe Vera Gel, Kinky Curly Curling Custard, Carefree Curl Instant Moisturizer (summer), Garnier Fructis Leave -in creme, Natural raw Shea Butter
Heat Protectors- CHI 44 Iron Guard, CHI Silk Infusion
Oils- Jamaican black castor oil (edges), Vatika Coconut Oil, Alma oil, Jojoba oil, Shea oil
I have a million other products in my stash which i shall let you into later, but these are the ones that i use all the time and feel like i will always need to re-up on; That's how i knew they were my staples. It's going on 2 years natural for me and i could say it took me about a year and some change to set staples and feel like i'm done looking for new products for a little while
How long did it take you to realize what were the best products for you? Have you set your staples yet?