Curls in a Bottle question

MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
What do you use with this product, and what is your hair type? I am 2C/3A and have been using Aveda Curl Prep and a mousse.


  • allie95allie95 Posts: 74Registered Users
    I've had good results raking then scrunching it into dripping wet hair on top of Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing leave-in. After plopping, I used some Got2Be Spiked Up on top. Not a lot of crunch but it did take a while to dry.
    2c who can't seem to find enough moisture! Trying to figure this out once and for all 7 years after going CG!
  • kady05kady05 Posts: 69Registered Users
    I used to use it on soaking wet hair as my styler, but found that it left my hair too limp. Recently I've been using it after my hair is almost completely dry, and I really like the hold it's given me!
  • SegBSegB Posts: 692Registered Users
    Last summer I got great results after raking CCCL in my hair. I would then scrunch in CIAB. From the fall on, I use it to smooth any frizzies down after diffusing. If I over-dry a section, I smooth some CIAB over it, and the curl pops back, and looks smooth and defined.
    2b/3a, normal/high porosity, fine/medium texture, medium density, low elasticity

    Low Poo- Tigi Colour Goddess, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT (clarify 1X/week)
    Condish- CJ Curl Rehab, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT
    Leave In- Slip Detangler, KCKT, Redken Curl Refiner
    Style- KCCC, SS CEJ, SS FHG
    Treatment- CJ Repair Me! and CJ CR

    Dislikes: Too much protein, high glycerin content, and heavy oils
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I just discovered CIAB. I am using it over a LI and gel. It adds shine - I love it for that! - and a little extra definition. It also smooths some errant twirls, if they pop up after my hair is dry which is what SegB suggested.

    I've tried it all by itself and I liked the look which gave me very loose, soft waves, but it didn't hold up at all. Not enough definition - need a gel underneath. Let us know if you get it, how it is working for you.
    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: