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KCCC and Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion?

Hi All!

I'm a 3C/4A. I recently did a semi-big shop and I'm new to the world of curly haircare. That being said, I quickly discovered that I LOVE LOVE LOVE Curl Junkie products.
I want to know if the KCCC I just purchased will work well using CJ Curl Assurance as a leave-in (or even a rinse out)? Am I setting myself up for a head full of chunks? I love the moisturizing properties of CJ conditioners, but KCCC also seems like the business...
Does anyone have any experience using the two together?
Hair Type: Low Porosity 3B/C
Relaxer-free since March 2010
GC since March 2011

Cleanser: CJ Daily Fix, Deva Care No-Poo, ACV Rinse
Conditioner: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion, Deva Care One Condition, Jason Natural Lavender Conditioner
Styling: KCCC, Apricot Kernel Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Deva AnGell, Oyin Handmade Juices and Berries

Comments

  • nibrahimnibrahim Posts: 144Registered Users
    im still trying to figure it out myself. curl junkie products go a long way, im seeing you dont need much of these products and i have become heavy handed with products unfortunately. when i put assurance in my hair, it seems like it grows and i end up with, what appears to be, too much product. so, im not sure if im putting too much in or if its too heavy for my hair. would love to hear from others on this.
    Thick 3C, some 4a, normal porosity, medium-fine texture and medium elasticity.

    cleansers- CJ Daily Fix, Deva No Poo
    conditioners-Curl Rehab, Natures Gate Asian Pear and Red Currant.
    stylers-Bioterra gel
    leave-ins-Natures Gate Lavender and Aloe condish
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,205Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    are you talking about the curl asssurance leave in that has an orange smell? i found that when i used the right amount, it was perfect. too much, and not good.
    do you know that this has been discontinued?

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • nibrahimnibrahim Posts: 144Registered Users
    not sure which one the original poster is posting on but I am referring to the curl assurance lotion. I think its new. it smells like vanilla
    Thick 3C, some 4a, normal porosity, medium-fine texture and medium elasticity.

    cleansers- CJ Daily Fix, Deva No Poo
    conditioners-Curl Rehab, Natures Gate Asian Pear and Red Currant.
    stylers-Bioterra gel
    leave-ins-Natures Gate Lavender and Aloe condish
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,205Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    oh, do you mean the smoothing lotion? i love it!
    it does say curl assurance smoothing lotion on it. here, we refer to it as smoothing lotion, otherwise it gets confusing with the old curl assurance leave in.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • nibrahimnibrahim Posts: 144Registered Users
    how much are you using? It seems to get get more creamy and expands if i put too much in
    Thick 3C, some 4a, normal porosity, medium-fine texture and medium elasticity.

    cleansers- CJ Daily Fix, Deva No Poo
    conditioners-Curl Rehab, Natures Gate Asian Pear and Red Currant.
    stylers-Bioterra gel
    leave-ins-Natures Gate Lavender and Aloe condish
  • CurlAcademeCurlAcademe Posts: 7Registered Users
    Hi Ladies :hello2:,

    I *was* referring to the smoothing lotion. I've been meaning to try this combo all week, but I haven't had the chance. I gave KCCC a try on Monday after rinsing out some CJ Curl Rehab and I've had the best hair days of my life. I'm on to 3rd Day hair, which is something that I've really never had before, either curly or straight.
    Can't wait to see what happens with the Smoothing Lotion, but I'm not even sure I'll need it. My hair still feels really moisturized.
    Hair Type: Low Porosity 3B/C
    Relaxer-free since March 2010
    GC since March 2011

    Cleanser: CJ Daily Fix, Deva Care No-Poo, ACV Rinse
    Conditioner: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion, Deva Care One Condition, Jason Natural Lavender Conditioner
    Styling: KCCC, Apricot Kernel Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Deva AnGell, Oyin Handmade Juices and Berries
  • CurlAcademeCurlAcademe Posts: 7Registered Users
    P.S. Thanks for clearing up some of the terminology, rbb. It's hard to keep track around here sometimes!
    Hair Type: Low Porosity 3B/C
    Relaxer-free since March 2010
    GC since March 2011

    Cleanser: CJ Daily Fix, Deva Care No-Poo, ACV Rinse
    Conditioner: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion, Deva Care One Condition, Jason Natural Lavender Conditioner
    Styling: KCCC, Apricot Kernel Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Deva AnGell, Oyin Handmade Juices and Berries
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,205Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    you're welcome! it is hard to keep track, especially amongst some of us who have been here a bit!! lol
    (actually, don't know why marsha kept the 'curl assurance' and 'beauticurls' names on the newer products. i guess it's meant to kind of keep them in a group, similar????

    as far as how much smoothing lotion i use, hahaha! every day is different. but for the most part i first use a leave in, then use the sl as a styler. i use about an inch diameter in my hand on underneath bottom part, then another inch diamter on top. i scrunch it into my hair after i blot the excess water out. i have also used it on dry hair, works well. we all use products differently, you have to find what works for you. and, most of us even change it around from day to day.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • nibrahimnibrahim Posts: 144Registered Users
    Oh ok, that is very good to know. its not good for me as a leave in but i may try it as a conditioner and maybe even see what it does as a styler too. thanks!
    Thick 3C, some 4a, normal porosity, medium-fine texture and medium elasticity.

    cleansers- CJ Daily Fix, Deva No Poo
    conditioners-Curl Rehab, Natures Gate Asian Pear and Red Currant.
    stylers-Bioterra gel
    leave-ins-Natures Gate Lavender and Aloe condish

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