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Curlkeeper make anyone else's hair crunchy?

I bought some curlkeeper because It seemed very poplular but I'm not having luck with it. I used it one night by itself and had semi-crunchy hair then the next night I used it with [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]Re:coil[/buylink] and horribly crunchy hair. I hate that look. :(

Does anyone else have this problem with curlkeeper?
2c, 3a and 3b combined. I think anyway
Love Activate poo, Jessicurl too shea and aloeba as a leave in, Curls spiral cream(old version) and milkshake!!

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  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    Everything makes my hair crunchy. Have you tried scrunching it out when dry?
    *Poster formerly known as Bailey422*

    Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid. ~ George Carlin
  • cgsamcocgsamco Posts: 129Registered Users
    Yep and I scrunched and scrunched and scrunched!! Nothing took out the crunch. It even looked super greasy and wet but It wasn't.
    2c, 3a and 3b combined. I think anyway
    Love Activate poo, Jessicurl too shea and aloeba as a leave in, Curls spiral cream(old version) and milkshake!!
  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    Hmmm, CK does give a lot of shine, and some people get a "fake-shine" from it that they don't like. How much did you use?
    *Poster formerly known as Bailey422*

    Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid. ~ George Carlin
  • cgsamcocgsamco Posts: 129Registered Users
    2 or 3 quarter size amounts? Too much?
    2c, 3a and 3b combined. I think anyway
    Love Activate poo, Jessicurl too shea and aloeba as a leave in, Curls spiral cream(old version) and milkshake!!
  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    That's about what I used. This may not be the season for it. I loved CK in the summer, but I've cut it out completely for the winter. If you can't get it to work now, I would save it and try again in the summer. I don't really have any other advice, but hopefully someone else will chime in.
    *Poster formerly known as Bailey422*

    Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid. ~ George Carlin
  • curlsofnycurlsofny Posts: 478Registered Users
    Yes, I always get crunch with it!!
  • SuZenSuZen Posts: 1,595Registered Users
    I don't get crunch, but I use much smaller amounts and never by itself. Try using less -- as if it were a serum.
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    I get crunch with it too. I just wait until it dries fully and scrunch it out. It does gives a freaky plastic shine. I live in a humid state so the humidity in the summer (that's when I use CK) will soften up CK
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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  • cgsamcocgsamco Posts: 129Registered Users
    Thanks. I'll try again in the summer. I live in Georgia so it'll be super humid there.
    2c, 3a and 3b combined. I think anyway
    Love Activate poo, Jessicurl too shea and aloeba as a leave in, Curls spiral cream(old version) and milkshake!!
  • SnarlsSnarls Posts: 2,537Registered Users
    Huh. As usual, I am the reverse of everyone! I like CK in the winter, especially when it's cool & dry & not humid at all. CK doesn't do much for me when it's humid. When it's dry & cool, it holds down frizz & works like a gel for me.

    I usually use it over a leave-in, which eliminates some of the crunch. Also, if I use too much, my hair gets really limp and greasy-looking. I use a quarter-size blob or 2 for barely-shoulder length hair (when dry). It dries crunchy but I can usually work that out...also, wearing a winter hat seems to kill the crunch.
    formerly Castella
    (my dogs aren't snarly, my hair is)
  • curlsofnycurlsofny Posts: 478Registered Users
    Castella, I love your dog!! It is like the dog I had for 17 years! Is it a scotch terrier??
  • SnarlsSnarls Posts: 2,537Registered Users
    He is a Bouvier trying to pass himself off as a terrier!

    He is often called: Wookie? Grizzly cub? Orangatang? (ok it's spelled wrong) Hairy sheep? Giant schnauzer?

    All because I'm too cheap to pay a groomer & I can't do the professional bouvier hairstyle. Oh, and he is product-free in the photo!
    formerly Castella
    (my dogs aren't snarly, my hair is)
  • memesmemes Posts: 785Registered Users
    I've been using CK between my leave in and my curl cream and I don't get any crunch or any freaky plasticy shine. I think it helps with frizz but I'm not entirely sure it's a must yet.

    Michelle
    3A, fine but thick, low porosity, low to medium resilience, protein sensitive but not to silk

    Favorites: Anything from Curly Kinks...their system is my new holy grail. Still liking Juice Organics Orange and TJ Refresh Conditioners as all purpose co-wash and rinse outs.
  • cgsamcocgsamco Posts: 129Registered Users
    Castella, I guess its just my hair that doesn't like it. I use 2 or 3 little quarter size amounts and my hair is past my bra strap and its still makes my hair look greasy. I also use a leave in before it.

    I have a liter of it. IS there anywhere I can sell this?
    2c, 3a and 3b combined. I think anyway
    Love Activate poo, Jessicurl too shea and aloeba as a leave in, Curls spiral cream(old version) and milkshake!!
  • mrfhnlmrfhnl Posts: 276Registered Users
    Have you tried using it under a gel instead of [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]Re:coil[/buylink]?
    I thought I'd have to change to a cream again this winter but I've been having tons of luck with a lot of CK (5 or 6 puddles), smoothing it on soaking soaking soaking wet hair upside down and then scrunching in my gel first to my crown and then more everywhere else. Then I scrunch about 30 times! Clip, squeeze out water, and either air or diffuse dry.
    Try once more, you never know!
    3B, normal porosity, med to coarse texture
    Deva Inspired, LiveCurlyLiveFree Trained Stylist
  • cgsamcocgsamco Posts: 129Registered Users
    Yeah, I tried with HETT gel last night and got the same thing. I always apply [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curly-Hair-Solutions-Curl-Keeper-p-28.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=curly-hair-solutions-curl-keeper]curl keeper[/buylink] in the shower to soaking wet hair. I don't like to scrunch though because it makes my hair too curly :( I don't know how else to try it.
    2c, 3a and 3b combined. I think anyway
    Love Activate poo, Jessicurl too shea and aloeba as a leave in, Curls spiral cream(old version) and milkshake!!