CURLS anyone?

dmiller311dmiller311 Registered Users Posts: 122
Hey all!

Has anyone ever used CURLS hair products? I currently use [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] and it's just not working the way it used to. Or perhaps I've gotten tired of it. I'm looking to try something new.
3c with some 3b in there
Current Faves:
Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave In
Kinky-Curly Curling Custard
HE none of your frizzies
Fantasia Hair Polisher Styling Gel
Diez en Uno Super Conditioner

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  • SpiralliSpiralli Registered Users Posts: 3,684 Curl Connoisseur
    I recently discovered that my hair didn't need a curl enhancer product during the winter months. Prior to that, I was using [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] to help with curls. I alternated days of using [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] with Curls Gel-les'c. For both of these, I followed with a firm hold gel.

    I recently started using a bit of Curls Gel-les'c to revive 2nd day hair (applied to dry hair). The only thing I didn't like about doing this was that it made my hair feel glued together on some clumps of curls and when I tried to put my hands through I would actually pull my hair -- the hold was that strong on dry hair. I really like Gel-les'c (except for having to spell it!) and will probably buy again. Oh, and I use the Curly Q (kids line) product of this -- cheaper!
    Location: Texas
    Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
    CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Desert Essence Coconut, Oribe Silverati
    Leave-ins: Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls, KCKT, cno overnight
    Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
    DT: Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Registered Users Posts: 6,446 Curl Neophyte
    I've tried their Souffle & the Goddess Glaze...my hair isn't really a fan.
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  • ljb415ljb415 Registered Users Posts: 6
    i did the big chop a month ago and i am so bored with it , I bought [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] and it does what it's supposed to do, didn't buy conditoner and all that , just the custard. I am tired if curly look, and when i wear it just natural with no custard in it , it looks dry lol. I my hair is growing like crazy but this fro is getting boring, looking forward to longer hair . Just so i can do some different styles. Ready to get some kinky twist, but the look is the same LOL
  • ljb415ljb415 Registered Users Posts: 6
    I don't think it works the same with longer hair, i think it may be too heavy? maybe lighter products like miss Jessies baby butter cream or carols daughters products?
  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Registered Users Posts: 6,446 Curl Neophyte
    ljb415 wrote: »
    I don't think it works the same with longer hair, i think it may be too heavy? maybe lighter products like miss Jessies baby butter cream or carols daughters products?

    The OP was asking about Curls brand products (www.curls.biz). If you haven't tried, you may want to check them out as well! My hair doesn't really like their stuff, but the ingredients are good.
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  • NaturalistaNaturalista Registered Users Posts: 5,491 Curl Neophyte
    I've been playing with the Gelles-C on my three textured hair as well as my grandmother's 3c hair and its a great frizz buster when used over top your styling products to bust those last frizzies (wet or dry hair). I even used it this morning to refresh my grandmother's curls after a water spritz and she looked awesome (and she HATES her curls, but she likes them with this combo I've been hooking her up with). I got the styling tip from FrizzBeGone, a type 3 curly. Anyways...

    I bought the kid version which is cheaper and the EXACT same thing as the adult version, so if you have frizz issues its worth looking into.
    Type: 3c with some 4a highlighted
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  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Registered Users Posts: 1,784 Curl Connoisseur
    The only CURLS product that works for me (and I love it!) is the Gel-les'c.
    Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
     *This list is not exhaustive...
    CoWash: various
    DT: various
    Leave-in: 100% Mafura butter, Shima Hair Leave-in 
    Stylers: MoroccanOil Curl Defining Cream, various
    Spritz/Sealant:not now
    *experimenting and loving it!
  • CDRWCDRW Registered Users Posts: 177
    Mostly 3B/C with a multiple personality disorder! :)
    CO-Wash: Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream, Suave, Coconut Sublime
    Leave In: My own mix,
    Curls Milkshake, Curls Souffle

    Stylers: My own mix
    -great results with Aussie IF gel
    -Curls Goddess Glaze
    DT: Lekair Cholesterol, my own mix
    Curls Ecstasy Hair Tea

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  • curlsgirlbrazilcurlsgirlbrazil Registered Users Posts: 234
    :thumright::love1:
    3b/a


    I like my microfiber towel and plopping

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  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Registered Users Posts: 6,446 Curl Neophyte
    LOL, I really don't want to hate on Curls...but I brought my Souffle with me to Tampa b/c of the humidity here...used it with a bit of Darcy's Curling Jelly on top and my hair HATED it. There is something in this product that my hair absolutely despises, and I don't know why!! :( My curly fro was a billion times better when I used my leave-in/oil, then just used the jelly. I'm definitely going to retire it to a foot cream...
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  • dmiller311dmiller311 Registered Users Posts: 122
    hi ladies!

    Thanks for all your input. I tried the CURLS Curl Souffle and my hair hated it as well. My curls were defined however they were extremely dry and had a few stray pieces that were super frizzy. I was really disappointed, but am willing to try the Gel-lesc's (sp?)

    btw, I tried [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] again today and it seems to worked perfectly! my hair is in love again!
    3c with some 3b in there
    Current Faves:
    Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave In
    Kinky-Curly Curling Custard
    HE none of your frizzies
    Fantasia Hair Polisher Styling Gel
    Diez en Uno Super Conditioner

    http://www.crownnglory.blogspot.com/

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  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Registered Users Posts: 6,446 Curl Neophyte
    Hey dmiller, before you try the Gel-les'c, perhaps you should check out [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curl-Junkie-Curls-in-a-Bottle-p-995.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curl-Junkie-Curls-in-a-Bottle]Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle[/buylink]. Many users on here have said the two are comparable to one another, but the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curl-Junkie-Curls-in-a-Bottle-p-995.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curl-Junkie-Curls-in-a-Bottle]CIAB[/buylink] is $18 for 12 oz. I have it and I love it! I can use it alone on my TWA (with a good leave in) and my hair comes out non-frizzy and super curly every time!
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  • dmiller311dmiller311 Registered Users Posts: 122
    btw, how do you guys use the Gel-lesc in your hair? Do you apply it post wash and conditioning, or on top of something else?
    3c with some 3b in there
    Current Faves:
    Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave In
    Kinky-Curly Curling Custard
    HE none of your frizzies
    Fantasia Hair Polisher Styling Gel
    Diez en Uno Super Conditioner

    http://www.crownnglory.blogspot.com/

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  • CDRWCDRW Registered Users Posts: 177
    I just tried the souffle last night. I braided my hair with it and let it out this morning. Dried really nice and soft. I can't tell which one I love the best the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/CURLS-Curls-Milkshake-p-884.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curls-Curls-Milkshake]milkshake[/buylink] or the souffle.

    The thing is I need more hold for my curls to clump and stay clumped. I already know [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/CURLS-Curls-Milkshake-p-884.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curls-Curls-Milkshake]milkshake[/buylink] works wonders under my usual gel. I haven't tried it under gel-les'c. Goddess Glaze works awesome with the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/CURLS-Curls-Milkshake-p-884.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curls-Curls-Milkshake]milkshake[/buylink]. I'll be experimenting with the souffle on its own without braiding or bunning, and under a styler soon.

    As for the gel-les'c I've so far only used it over a spray in leave-in.

    You're really making me want to wash tonight and redo my hair!!! Did I mention all the products smell yummy in an almost good to eat kind of way!!!
    Mostly 3B/C with a multiple personality disorder! :)
    CO-Wash: Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream, Suave, Coconut Sublime
    Leave In: My own mix,
    Curls Milkshake, Curls Souffle

    Stylers: My own mix
    -great results with Aussie IF gel
    -Curls Goddess Glaze
    DT: Lekair Cholesterol, my own mix
    Curls Ecstasy Hair Tea

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  • NaturallyCurlyEnnovyNaturallyCurlyEnnovy Registered Users Posts: 992 Curl Neophyte
    My son and I have been using Curls Products for almost three years. They work for the both of us. We range from 3a to 3c. My son prefers Souffle or the kids version (Curly Q Custard). I will use either the Souffle (or kids version) or the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/CURLS-Curls-Milkshake-p-884.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curls-Curls-Milkshake]Milkshake[/buylink]. Just depends if I need a little more hold or not. Souffle has a little bit of hold while the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/CURLS-Curls-Milkshake-p-884.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curls-Curls-Milkshake]Milkshake[/buylink] has none at all. IMHO!
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  • NaturallyCurlyEnnovyNaturallyCurlyEnnovy Registered Users Posts: 992 Curl Neophyte
    ellepixie wrote: »
    LOL, I really don't want to hate on Curls...but I brought my Souffle with me to Tampa b/c of the humidity here...used it with a bit of Darcy's Curling Jelly on top and my hair HATED it. There is something in this product that my hair absolutely despises, and I don't know why!! :( My curly fro was a billion times better when I used my leave-in/oil, then just used the jelly. I'm definitely going to retire it to a foot cream...

    Oh wow.....I can't imagine mixing those products together. Gels and creams don't seem to mix. JMHO. I tend to use one or the other. With creams I don't have to use a leave-in (have only tried Curls Products). For instance, I use the Curls products alone and just one product. While with gel (only tried [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], DM Miracurl Curling Jelly Komaza Coconut Pudding) I use a leave-in. I've never actually tried [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] alone since the majority of people say it causes crunch if you don't use one. So far so good for me cause I've never gotten crunch with [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].

    I dont have much experience with other styling products since I stay with the one that works for me.

    But, I recommend both Kinky-Curly and Curls to everyone I know!!

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  • CDRWCDRW Registered Users Posts: 177
    . Just depends if I need a little more hold or not. Souffle has a little bit of hold while the has none at all. IMHO!

    Nice to hear that the souffle has a bit of hold. Will try it on its own soon. The [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/CURLS-Curls-Milkshake-p-884.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curls-Curls-Milkshake]milkshake[/buylink] on its own just makes my hair soft and not much of anything else.
    Mostly 3B/C with a multiple personality disorder! :)
    CO-Wash: Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream, Suave, Coconut Sublime
    Leave In: My own mix,
    Curls Milkshake, Curls Souffle

    Stylers: My own mix
    -great results with Aussie IF gel
    -Curls Goddess Glaze
    DT: Lekair Cholesterol, my own mix
    Curls Ecstasy Hair Tea

    Fotki
    PW: curlies



  • rhiannonrhiannon Registered Users Posts: 80
    I recently bought Curls Gel-les'c and [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/CURLS-Curls-Milkshake-p-884.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curls-Curls-Milkshake]Curls Milkshake[/buylink] at the health food store, and I ****LOVE**** Curls Gel-les'c! I've been using it after a leave-in, with no other product. It works so amazingly on my hair. Great curl definition, perfect weight - not too heavy or too light. Not drying, not gloopy. Doesn't take forever to dry. I could go on. :) (The only downside is the price so I will definitely be looking for the kid version in the future.) I haven't really tried the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/CURLS-Curls-Milkshake-p-884.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curls-Curls-Milkshake]Curls Milkshake[/buylink] very much yet -- I still need to try it by itself (well, over a little leave-in) to see what it will do like that. But I'm pretty sold on the Gel-les'c. For some reason, [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] has never been good for me. It takes forever to dry, and it seems to shrink my hair tremendously when it finally does dry. Maybe I haven't been using it correctly.

    BTW does anyone know whether Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (the stuff in Curls Gel-les'c) is the same as Aloe Vera leaf juice? (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])

    update: I tried the Curls Milkshake this morning, after a leave-in, with no other styling product. It's quite nice and leaves my hair feeling good, but doesn't have the right kind of hold for me. Might be good mixed with gel perhaps.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Curl Type: 3c
    Fine, low density, not sure about porosity.

    Products / Routine:
    Daily shampoo & rinse-out conditioner: Currently using Tresemme Naturals.
    Styling: Curls Milkshake as a leave-in conditioner, followed by Curls Gel-les'c (the kids version - it's cheaper) for hold.
    Usually I air-dry, SOTC, and fluff from roots, or smooth it down. For faster drying I use a Belvedere salon hood dryer for about 20 minutes.
  • CDRWCDRW Registered Users Posts: 177
    rhiannon wrote: »

    update: I tried the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/CURLS-Curls-Milkshake-p-884.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curls-Curls-Milkshake]Curls Milkshake[/buylink] this morning, after a leave-in, with no other styling product. It's quite nice and leaves my hair feeling good, but doesn't have the right kind of hold for me. Might be good mixed with gel perhaps.

    Do try it with gel. There's one out there that will play nice with the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/CURLS-Curls-Milkshake-p-884.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curls-Curls-Milkshake]milkshake[/buylink]. I use my favourite Aussie gel over the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/CURLS-Curls-Milkshake-p-884.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curls-Curls-Milkshake]milkshake[/buylink] and I can always count on a perfect hair day with this combo.
    Mostly 3B/C with a multiple personality disorder! :)
    CO-Wash: Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream, Suave, Coconut Sublime
    Leave In: My own mix,
    Curls Milkshake, Curls Souffle

    Stylers: My own mix
    -great results with Aussie IF gel
    -Curls Goddess Glaze
    DT: Lekair Cholesterol, my own mix
    Curls Ecstasy Hair Tea

    Fotki
    PW: curlies



  • CurlykeyCurlykey Registered Users Posts: 1,540 Curl Novice
    rhiannon wrote: »
    I recently bought Curls Gel-les'c and [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/CURLS-Curls-Milkshake-p-884.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curls-Curls-Milkshake]Curls Milkshake[/buylink] at the health food store, and I ****LOVE**** Curls Gel-les'c! I've been using it after a leave-in, with no other product. It works so amazingly on my hair. Great curl definition, perfect weight - not too heavy or too light. Not drying, not gloopy. Doesn't take forever to dry. I could go on. :) (The only downside is the price so I will definitely be looking for the kid version in the future.) I haven't really tried the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/CURLS-Curls-Milkshake-p-884.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curls-Curls-Milkshake]Curls Milkshake[/buylink] very much yet -- I still need to try it by itself (well, over a little leave-in) to see what it will do like that. But I'm pretty sold on the Gel-les'c. For some reason, [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] has never been good for me. It takes forever to dry, and it seems to shrink my hair tremendously when it finally does dry. Maybe I haven't been using it correctly.

    BTW does anyone know whether Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (the stuff in Curls Gel-les'c) is the same as Aloe Vera leaf juice? (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])

    update: I tried the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/CURLS-Curls-Milkshake-p-884.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curls-Curls-Milkshake]Curls Milkshake[/buylink] this morning, after a leave-in, with no other styling product. It's quite nice and leaves my hair feeling good, but doesn't have the right kind of hold for me. Might be good mixed with gel perhaps.

    I use the Curly Q Gel-les'C and find it works the same for me as the grown ups. I also love Gel-les'C! I bought mine at aveyou.com in a liter size bottle with 15% discount and $1 shipping :). The code is myaveyoureward...if it doesn't work for some reason, you can google for another code. Just thought I'd share ;).
    $5 off first order at iherb use code KEY066
  • rhiannonrhiannon Registered Users Posts: 80
    curlykey wrote: »
    I use the Curly Q Gel-les'C and find it works the same for me as the grown ups. I also love Gel-les'C! I bought mine at aveyou.com in a liter size bottle with 15% discount and $1 shipping :). The code is myaveyoureward...if it doesn't work for some reason, you can google for another code. Just thought I'd share ;).

    ooh, thanks very much, CurlyKey! that sounds like just what I need. :) I looked at the aveyou.com site and saw that they have 32 oz bottles of the Curly Q Gel-les'C for $65, which is way less than the 32 oz bottle of grownup Gel-les'c ($95). An extra 15% off and cheap shipping and that's actually getting close to reasonable. I'm really tempted to just go for it and buy the 32 oz Curly Q Gel-les'c but I probably should at least try it first, to make sure it works the same for me as the grown up one, before spending $60 on a big jar of hair product ....

    For some reason the curls.biz site doesn't sell the 32 oz value size jars of Curly Q Gel-les'c, have you noticed that?

    Also, has anyone found an equivalent to the Gel-les'c in the Target line?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Curl Type: 3c
    Fine, low density, not sure about porosity.

    Products / Routine:
    Daily shampoo & rinse-out conditioner: Currently using Tresemme Naturals.
    Styling: Curls Milkshake as a leave-in conditioner, followed by Curls Gel-les'c (the kids version - it's cheaper) for hold.
    Usually I air-dry, SOTC, and fluff from roots, or smooth it down. For faster drying I use a Belvedere salon hood dryer for about 20 minutes.
  • rhiannonrhiannon Registered Users Posts: 80
    CDRW wrote: »
    rhiannon wrote: »

    update: I tried the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/CURLS-Curls-Milkshake-p-884.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curls-Curls-Milkshake]Curls Milkshake[/buylink] this morning, after a leave-in, with no other styling product. It's quite nice and leaves my hair feeling good, but doesn't have the right kind of hold for me. Might be good mixed with gel perhaps.

    Do try it with gel. There's one out there that will play nice with the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/CURLS-Curls-Milkshake-p-884.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curls-Curls-Milkshake]milkshake[/buylink]. I use my favourite Aussie gel over the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/CURLS-Curls-Milkshake-p-884.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curls-Curls-Milkshake]milkshake[/buylink] and I can always count on a perfect hair day with this combo.


    Have you tried the Curls Souffle on its own yet, like you were planning to? I'm curious to hear about it. I'm tempted to try it, although I don't need to since I'm happy with the Gel-les'c so I should really just stop already with the new products.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Curl Type: 3c
    Fine, low density, not sure about porosity.

    Products / Routine:
    Daily shampoo & rinse-out conditioner: Currently using Tresemme Naturals.
    Styling: Curls Milkshake as a leave-in conditioner, followed by Curls Gel-les'c (the kids version - it's cheaper) for hold.
    Usually I air-dry, SOTC, and fluff from roots, or smooth it down. For faster drying I use a Belvedere salon hood dryer for about 20 minutes.
  • CDRWCDRW Registered Users Posts: 177
    Update on the Souffle on its own: I'm totally in love with this curl cream. I plopped with it after applying it. Soft defined curls. I don't think it will stand up to the humidity so I am thinking of ordering a full size bottle of the Goddess Glaze to layer over it.

    Between the above combo and the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/CURLS-Curls-Milkshake-p-884.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curls-Curls-Milkshake]Milkshake[/buylink] + gel......I have my perfect hair day after day.

    I haven't played enough with the gel-les'C. I have almost straight hair right at the back of my head in the crown area. I have to work at making my hair clump together back there and coax it into blending it with my 3b/c curls in the back. GARRH

    Do you just apply and finger through your hair? Run a denman or just scrunch with it?
    Mostly 3B/C with a multiple personality disorder! :)
    CO-Wash: Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream, Suave, Coconut Sublime
    Leave In: My own mix,
    Curls Milkshake, Curls Souffle

    Stylers: My own mix
    -great results with Aussie IF gel
    -Curls Goddess Glaze
    DT: Lekair Cholesterol, my own mix
    Curls Ecstasy Hair Tea

    Fotki
    PW: curlies



  • CDRWCDRW Registered Users Posts: 177
    Well I broke down and just ordered the full liter sizes of the Coconut Sublime, Souffle, and Goddess Glaze.

    It's going to be a happy week next week! :tongue3:
    Mostly 3B/C with a multiple personality disorder! :)
    CO-Wash: Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream, Suave, Coconut Sublime
    Leave In: My own mix,
    Curls Milkshake, Curls Souffle

    Stylers: My own mix
    -great results with Aussie IF gel
    -Curls Goddess Glaze
    DT: Lekair Cholesterol, my own mix
    Curls Ecstasy Hair Tea

    Fotki
    PW: curlies



  • CDRWCDRW Registered Users Posts: 177
    Here is my final concensus on the Curls Gel-les'c:

    It holds and defines just like flax seed gel.
    In other words it's a nice product. Just not the look that I'm going for. Both FSG & CGLC do not provide me with enough hold and do not clump my hair. Good enough for updos and braids for my hair.

    I think if your hair is finer, and/or clumps together nicely this product is great. It works awesome on my daughter's sausage curls. She's 3a with med/fine hair. Where my hair is med/coarse.
    Mostly 3B/C with a multiple personality disorder! :)
    CO-Wash: Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream, Suave, Coconut Sublime
    Leave In: My own mix,
    Curls Milkshake, Curls Souffle

    Stylers: My own mix
    -great results with Aussie IF gel
    -Curls Goddess Glaze
    DT: Lekair Cholesterol, my own mix
    Curls Ecstasy Hair Tea

    Fotki
    PW: curlies



  • rhiannonrhiannon Registered Users Posts: 80
    CDRW wrote: »
    Here is my final concensus on the Curls Gel-les'c:

    It holds and defines just like flax seed gel.
    In other words it's a nice product. Just not the look that I'm going for. Both FSG & CGLC do not provide me with enough hold and do not clump my hair. Good enough for updos and braids for my hair.

    I think if your hair is finer, and/or clumps together nicely this product is great. It works awesome on my daughter's sausage curls. She's 3a with med/fine hair. Where my hair is med/coarse.

    I've been using the CGLC as if it were a curl cream. On wet hair, I first apply a small amount of leave-in conditioner. Then I apply a medium amount of CGLC and finger-comb it through, or use a wide-tooth comb. Then I "wring" my hair in sections, to get rid of excess water and promote clumps. (Thanks to a tip on another thread! this works really well for me. Plopping doesn't work so well since my hair isn't that long, and drying with a T-shirt causes frizz.)

    Anyway, the CGLC is much more lengthening for me than any other product, that's probably why I like it so much. My hair dries more "down" and less short and puffy than with anything else I've tried. But it doesn't get stringy or crispy, which is what happens to me with many "regular" gels. It's true that my hair is fine and pretty thin (low density). It's easy for my hair to get very fluffy and look huge, even though it's so thin, because it frizzes and floats up easily. But that said, I really like the stronger hold of the CGLC compared to "light" products like CJ Curls in a Bottle, or CJ CCCCL, both of which I tried recently in a sample pack.

    So anyway, it's interesting to me that you didn't find the CGLC to have enough hold. For me, I felt like the milkshake had a lot less hold than the CGLC, and made my hair shrink a little too - maybe because it's more moisturizing. Do you think that medium/coarse hair is less likely to shrink than fine hair?

    BTW where do you buy flax seed gels? I feel like I've only heard of home made versions. Do any people / brands sell them? just curious ....
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Curl Type: 3c
    Fine, low density, not sure about porosity.

    Products / Routine:
    Daily shampoo & rinse-out conditioner: Currently using Tresemme Naturals.
    Styling: Curls Milkshake as a leave-in conditioner, followed by Curls Gel-les'c (the kids version - it's cheaper) for hold.
    Usually I air-dry, SOTC, and fluff from roots, or smooth it down. For faster drying I use a Belvedere salon hood dryer for about 20 minutes.
  • CurlykeyCurlykey Registered Users Posts: 1,540 Curl Novice
    rhiannon wrote: »
    curlykey wrote: »
    I use the Curly Q Gel-les'C and find it works the same for me as the grown ups. I also love Gel-les'C! I bought mine at aveyou.com in a liter size bottle with 15% discount and $1 shipping :). The code is myaveyoureward...if it doesn't work for some reason, you can google for another code. Just thought I'd share ;).

    ooh, thanks very much, CurlyKey! that sounds like just what I need. :) I looked at the aveyou.com site and saw that they have 32 oz bottles of the Curly Q Gel-les'C for $65, which is way less than the 32 oz bottle of grownup Gel-les'c ($95). An extra 15% off and cheap shipping and that's actually getting close to reasonable. I'm really tempted to just go for it and buy the 32 oz Curly Q Gel-les'c but I probably should at least try it first, to make sure it works the same for me as the grown up one, before spending $60 on a big jar of hair product ....

    For some reason the curls.biz site doesn't sell the 32 oz value size jars of Curly Q Gel-les'c, have you noticed that?

    Also, has anyone found an equivalent to the Gel-les'c in the Target line?

    PM me and I can get a sample to you of the Curly Q Gel-les'C. :)
    $5 off first order at iherb use code KEY066
  • CDRWCDRW Registered Users Posts: 177
    Thanks rhiannon. I think porosity, coarseness etc as well as length in some instances.....will have an effect on product outcome. If it didn't then we'd all be using the same thing and we'd be happy with it! :)

    I did find another woman on YouTube that has coarse hair and the gel-les'c didn't provide her with the hold she was looking for.

    I make some flax seed gel from time to time. I ended up with a full 32 ounces with my last batch.......so I have to use it up somehow. The gel-les'c and flax seed gels are great for a frizz free base.
    Mostly 3B/C with a multiple personality disorder! :)
    CO-Wash: Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream, Suave, Coconut Sublime
    Leave In: My own mix,
    Curls Milkshake, Curls Souffle

    Stylers: My own mix
    -great results with Aussie IF gel
    -Curls Goddess Glaze
    DT: Lekair Cholesterol, my own mix
    Curls Ecstasy Hair Tea

    Fotki
    PW: curlies



  • rhiannonrhiannon Registered Users Posts: 80
    CDRW wrote: »
    Here is my final concensus on the Curls Gel-les'c:

    It holds and defines just like flax seed gel.
    In other words it's a nice product. Just not the look that I'm going for. Both FSG & CGLC do not provide me with enough hold and do not clump my hair. Good enough for updos and braids for my hair.

    I think if your hair is finer, and/or clumps together nicely this product is great. It works awesome on my daughter's sausage curls. She's 3a with med/fine hair. Where my hair is med/coarse.

    Hi CDRW -- So, after your post about flax seed gel being similar to CGLC I got very curious about FSG, found a really basic recipe, and tried it out. Very interesting! It *is* rather similar to CGLC! I've been playing around with the FSG the last couple days and found it has pretty amazing hold on my hair (although I may have also put a bit too much on because it's so runny.) Anyway, now I'm thinking if I just experiment with the recipe a little, I might be able to create my own version of CGLC. That would be fun! The FSG just seems to need a bit of moisturizer added to it, or something like that. Anyway thanks so much for turning me on to FSG -- I've seen references to it, but never had any interest in trying my hand at doing my own concoctions until your post about. I'm glad I did!

    I think your comment about FSG and CGLC working well on fine hair that clumps easily sounds accurate. My hair is fine and I guess it does clump pretty easily -- and the FSG and CGLC both seem to kind of glue the clumps together. For me that works pretty well - better than more moisturizing curl creams that seem to encourage shrinkage, despite the fact that more moisture would, one would think, "weigh the curls down" more. At least that's my current analysis, I'm not sure I've really got it figured out.

    The FSG is pretty cool because I can add it to *dry* hair and restyle it. That's a neat feature. One thing weird is that I think I added too much today, and it made my hair pretty straight looking, like it had been relaxed. So I'm thinking I need to cut it with something more moisturizing to offset this straightening effect (it also had a lot of "stiff" bits today.)

    ~ Rhiannon
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Curl Type: 3c
    Fine, low density, not sure about porosity.

    Products / Routine:
    Daily shampoo & rinse-out conditioner: Currently using Tresemme Naturals.
    Styling: Curls Milkshake as a leave-in conditioner, followed by Curls Gel-les'c (the kids version - it's cheaper) for hold.
    Usually I air-dry, SOTC, and fluff from roots, or smooth it down. For faster drying I use a Belvedere salon hood dryer for about 20 minutes.
  • CDRWCDRW Registered Users Posts: 177
    rhiannon wrote: »
    Hi CDRW -- So, after your post about flax seed gel being similar to CGLC I got very curious about FSG, found a really basic recipe, and tried it out. Very interesting! It *is* rather similar to CGLC! I've been playing around with the FSG the last couple days and found it has pretty amazing hold on my hair (although I may have also put a bit too much on because it's so runny.) Anyway, now I'm thinking if I just experiment with the recipe a little, I might be able to create my own version of CGLC. That would be fun! The FSG just seems to need a bit of moisturizer added to it, or something like that. Anyway thanks so much for turning me on to FSG -- I've seen references to it, but never had any interest in trying my hand at doing my own concoctions until your post about. I'm glad I did!

    I think your comment about FSG and CGLC working well on fine hair that clumps easily sounds accurate. My hair is fine and I guess it does clump pretty easily -- and the FSG and CGLC both seem to kind of glue the clumps together. For me that works pretty well - better than more moisturizing curl creams that seem to encourage shrinkage, despite the fact that more moisture would, one would think, "weigh the curls down" more. At least that's my current analysis, I'm not sure I've really got it figured out.

    The FSG is pretty cool because I can add it to *dry* hair and restyle it. That's a neat feature. One thing weird is that I think I added too much today, and it made my hair pretty straight looking, like it had been relaxed. So I'm thinking I need to cut it with something more moisturizing to offset this straightening effect (it also had a lot of "stiff" bits today.)

    ~ Rhiannon

    It is fun to play around with isn't it?? :)
    Try a bit of aloe vera juice (the kind you buy at a natural food store and is edible) it has some softening properties (humectant). Also, try it with a bit of jojoba oil, which is most like your natural hair sebum. Any oil that your hair likes will do too. You have to play around with the ratio though.

    I used to make my own hair cream many eons ago. I quit when I went back to university due to time constraints. When it turns out nice and works for you it's very much worth it!!

    Let us know what you end up with that worked for you :)
    Mostly 3B/C with a multiple personality disorder! :)
    CO-Wash: Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream, Suave, Coconut Sublime
    Leave In: My own mix,
    Curls Milkshake, Curls Souffle

    Stylers: My own mix
    -great results with Aussie IF gel
    -Curls Goddess Glaze
    DT: Lekair Cholesterol, my own mix
    Curls Ecstasy Hair Tea

    Fotki
    PW: curlies



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