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What are some sticky, "grabby" leave-ins?

purplypurplepurplypurple Posts: 16Registered Users
I've decided my hair likes sticky, grabby leave-ins. What are some NC favorites? THANK YOU!


  • gcbgcb Posts: 96Registered Users
    I'm interested in this, too -- especially in any conditioners/leave-ins that are available on ground. Any suggestions out there? (If it helps, my hair is fine and wavy, with normal porosity and elasticity. It hates glycerin, aloe, and propylene glycol -- likes protein.) Thanks!

    (Edited to mention this: Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner works well for me as a "grabby" product, but I'm always interested in others!)
    Fine, normal porosity/elasticity/density
  • plunkybugplunkybug Posts: 2,526Registered Users
    There is a post on Alex's blog, The Wavy Tales, that breaks conditioners down into slip and grab.

    The Wavy Tales: The Conditioner Scales

    Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

    2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

    Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

    Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showpost.php?p=1252125&postcount=59

  • gcbgcb Posts: 96Registered Users
    Thank you! I'll take a look.

    Any other suggestions out there for items that aren't on that list?
    Fine, normal porosity/elasticity/density
  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Here is the big thread on grabby vs slip. It mentions lots of products along the way. Post #2 mentions a few grabby leave ins.

    Not a grabby leave in, but Ecostyler Krystal is a grabby gel that magically makes my hair clump. I also like BRHG.
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpedaheh.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
    2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
    Cowash: Tresemme naturals
    Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
    Curl enhancer: FSG
    Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
    PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
    Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
    This isn't technically a leave-in, but KMFUM is (for me) kinda sticky and grabby and leaves my hair in good condition (it's moisturizing). When I mix it with FSG it is absolutely the best. Sometimes I add a teeny dab of conditioner.

    I get great curl enhancement and clumps from this mix, although my hair is very different from yours, it's not expensive so good for a trial.
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,983Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    What is KMFUM? I couldn't find it in the acronyms, abbreviation list.

    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • gcbgcb Posts: 96Registered Users
    Thank you!
    Fine, normal porosity/elasticity/density
  • justajesuschickjustajesuschick Posts: 1,657Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    KMFUM=Kiss My Face Upper Management Gel
    I'm 47. Straight hair until 6/2010. THANKS, thyroid!
    2b, medium-fine, normal-low porosity, medium density and elasticity
    CG since 7/1/2010

    Cleanse: Abba Color Protect
    Condition: DevaCurl OC
    LI: CJ-Deep Fix, Beauticurls LI
    Curl Enhancer: CHS Curl Keeper, KCCC
    Gel: Alba Strong Hold Gel, BRHG, Hugo Naturals Gel, SS FHG, CJPP
    Trying/Maybe: Ecostyler, CJRM
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    I can't think of any grabby leave-ins. The only grabby products I know of are Ecostyler, CJ Aloe Fix (and the lite version as well), Mop C defining cream and HESMU.
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

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