Curl cream or cream styler with high shine?

csjcsj Registered Users Posts: 246 Curl Connoisseur
I usually use Aveda Be Curly plus some gel (Phomollient, Confixtor, MGA gel) but it does tend to dull the shine of my hair some.

I am looking for another curl cream or an similar cream style product for my waves and new short hair that would give more shine.

ps I did not like AG Re:Coil- I dont do well with mag. sulfate.
~Chiara~
Using FIA: 2b/2a mix with a few ringlets in the canopy, straighter in the under layer by my neck. Thin in density, fine strands. Normal porosity. Hennaed.

Go To's: Aveda, Lush

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  • plunkybugplunkybug Registered Users Posts: 2,526
    I always found the Phomolient made my hair shiny. Everything from Spiral Solutions makes my hair shiny. I also can't use Re:coil.


    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

  • CheetaraCheetara Registered Users Posts: 2,182 Curl Neophyte
    CJCIAB makes me shiny.
    Sort of CG sometimes, but not really
    2B, medium? normal porosity and elasticity?

    Cleansers -
    Suave Clarifying, Philosophy Happy Birthday Beautiful

    Stylers - BRHG, re:coil, Ion Hairspray

    I live in the NYC area.


  • csjcsj Registered Users Posts: 246 Curl Connoisseur
    I am thinking the CJ stuff might work with the shorter hair, I'll have to try it again.

    The SS CEJ did not work for me, but it has salt which I am guessing is the issue for me.
    ~Chiara~
    Using FIA: 2b/2a mix with a few ringlets in the canopy, straighter in the under layer by my neck. Thin in density, fine strands. Normal porosity. Hennaed.

    Go To's: Aveda, Lush
  • plunkybugplunkybug Registered Users Posts: 2,526
    csj wrote: »
    I am thinking the CJ stuff might work with the shorter hair, I'll have to try it again.

    The SS CEJ did not work for me, but it has salt which I am guessing is the issue for me.

    The salt in CEJ is a different form than regular...I think it is an oil which tends to react better. I have salt issues but no issues with CEJ. To each his own, as they say.


    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

  • curlypearlcurlypearl Registered Users Posts: 12,231 Curl Connoisseur
    I've been using AG: Recoil a lot, but my hair does look dull. I'd love to find a product that gives more shine. I'm going to try KCCC again. My problem with it when I have used it in the past is that it seems to take forever to dry.

    What about a shine pomade?

    I'm going to try CJ CIAB. I so wish I could just find a consistent HG!
    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:
  • MountaincurlMountaincurl Registered Users Posts: 571
    Recoil always made my hair look dull. I would suggest CIAB or spiral solutions FHG.
    Wyoming, mod CG since 08/2010
    2cFii (fia), normal/normal, bleached, loves protein.
    Seborrheic dermatitis diagnosed 02/2016

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