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San Antonio Curlies

kryseekrysee Posts: 15Registered Users
Any Curlies in the area?
3b: searching for the right product

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  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    Hi krysee! I live in San Antonio! :occasion5:
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  • kryseekrysee Posts: 15Registered Users
    Yay! Where do you get your hair products and what do you use?
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  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    I'm a bad one to ask. :) I use drugstore shampoo and "high-end" drugstore conditioner, and I can't remember the brand on either of them. I use Fructis's curling cream gel with great success. I wash/condition two to three times per week, and usually diffuse (sometimes I blow dry, gently, on cool). I almost always have some frizz, due to the horrible hard water here.

    That's my hair story. :)
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  • naturallycreolenaturallycreole Posts: 112Registered Users
    Yep. I am in the area. On the ground, WF almost exclusively, except Curls Brûlée and YT for rinsing out henna. These I get at Target on FM 78. I use JC nourish and shine and Revitalizing Leave-in. I also buy KCNT, KC Spiral Spritz, and several oils. I also buy Rosewater at WF. AOWC is my go to condish. My other products I buy online. Sun Harvest is also a place to try if you like more natural/organic options.



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  • kryseekrysee Posts: 15Registered Users
    I found some nice products at Central Market. I haven't made it to Sun Harvest yet but will soon. I usually get all my produce from there.
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  • naturallycreolenaturallycreole Posts: 112Registered Users
    Funny, I was at Central Market last night and almost bought a Jason condish, but after reading, saw it was loaded with cones. If you use aloe, they have a sale on the gel and juice in various volumes. 20 or 30 percent. Can't remember which.


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  • kryseekrysee Posts: 15Registered Users
    Haven't tried Aloe but I love the Nature's Gate products and they were on sale and they had coupons too! I love Central Market.
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  • naturallycreolenaturallycreole Posts: 112Registered Users
    I  Central Market too & WF! Those 2 stores keep my hair right and my stomach full--LOL


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  • kryseekrysee Posts: 15Registered Users
    Have you seen that Sun Harvest was bought out and is now Sprouts Farmers Market. I have not been in the store to see what the change looks like. I really like Sun Harvest, guess I'll have to see what Sprouts is about.

    I miss Trader Joes! I love that place when I was in Cali.
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  • naturallycreolenaturallycreole Posts: 112Registered Users
    I only found out about the buy


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  • naturallycreolenaturallycreole Posts: 112Registered Users
    Only found out about the buy-out Friday while trying to chase down tea for my henna. I called and the guy said the store was in disarray due to renovation resulting from the merger. I always thought the store off 410 could use some help. Anyway, WF and Central Market are still my favs.



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  • kryseekrysee Posts: 15Registered Users
    Does anybody change their hair routine when it gets cold?
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  • naturallycreolenaturallycreole Posts: 112Registered Users
    krysee wrote: »
    Does anybody change their hair routine when it gets cold?

    Last winter no, but this winter, I found I needed to seal. So, I bought Castor and unpetroleum because of their thickness. Works like a charm!


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  • Mec1976Mec1976 Posts: 210Registered Users
    I'm a wavy in San Antonio :) just happened across this thread and thought I would say hi!
    Finally have a routine that works :toothy5:

    Low Poo - 2chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra-Moist Shampoo
    Co-Wash - V05 Passion Fruit Smoothie Conditioner
    RO - Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Cure Care, GVPCB
    LI - KCNT
    Stylers - GF Pure Clean Gel, BTZ Noodle Head, LA Looks Sports Gel, Eco Styler Krystal, KCCC (I am a product junkie ;-) )

    Wash at night, add products, plop in a t-shirt overnight, then diffuse in the morning!! It is great finally getting to sleep in :sleepy2:
  • CurlyRooCurlyRoo Posts: 12Registered Users
    Hello!

    I'm in town! and currently transitioning from relaxed hair to natural! I'm excited, i have never had short hair and so i can't really see myself doing the BC yet! I have been trimming my own ends thus far! (not the greatest idea but eh i haven't the time otherwise!)

    I'm a Wen user (fig) it's expensive, but i rather enjoy it and it leaves my hair soft and it smells delightful!
  • Mec1976Mec1976 Posts: 210Registered Users
    CurlyRoo wrote: »
    Hello!

    I'm in town! and currently transitioning from relaxed hair to natural! I'm excited, i have never had short hair and so i can't really see myself doing the BC yet! I have been trimming my own ends thus far! (not the greatest idea but eh i haven't the time otherwise!)

    I'm a Wen user (fig) it's expensive, but i rather enjoy it and it leaves my hair soft and it smells delightful!

    Hi there and welcome!!

    I was just going to ask if you have ever tried Hair One from Sally's? It is their version of Wen at a much better cost. I know the location on Austin Hwy carries sample packets for about a dollar or two.
    Finally have a routine that works :toothy5:

    Low Poo - 2chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra-Moist Shampoo
    Co-Wash - V05 Passion Fruit Smoothie Conditioner
    RO - Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Cure Care, GVPCB
    LI - KCNT
    Stylers - GF Pure Clean Gel, BTZ Noodle Head, LA Looks Sports Gel, Eco Styler Krystal, KCCC (I am a product junkie ;-) )

    Wash at night, add products, plop in a t-shirt overnight, then diffuse in the morning!! It is great finally getting to sleep in :sleepy2:
  • CurlyRooCurlyRoo Posts: 12Registered Users
    Thanks for the tip Mec, i've been looking for a cheaper way to take care of my hair because 60-70 bucks every month and a half to 2 months is kind of a big financial stab. Being a student and a full time employee makes it hard to do much else, i'm trying to keep my hair healthy, i will have to check it out because i'm running low on Wen anyway and my current order for it is on BACKORDER angry9:.
  • CurlyRooCurlyRoo Posts: 12Registered Users
    I purchased Hair One (argan oil) cleansing conditioner and some cleansing pudding (i forgot which company makes it), i will let you all know if i like it or hate it!


    Thanks for the product suggestion again!
  • CurlyRooCurlyRoo Posts: 12Registered Users
    I purchased Hair one with Argan oil and I also purchased the cleansing pudding by as I am.

    Hair one- by itself and in combination with any slicking gels I use dries my hair out, it has a thick consistency even more so than Wen, but I don't really think it cuts it for my hair in this stage. It smells like men's cologne so I'm not a huge fan of it even still :-/. I'm going to do some more testing with this product to see if product usage makes a difference.

    Cleansing pudding ( by as I am)-

    It foams... HEAVILY, it's smooth a creamy and then you put it in your hair and it gets all sudsy. I was NOT expecting it to lather, mainly because I guess I relate a "pudding" to something that is moisturizing. I couldn't comb through my hair after I spent 15 minutes trying to wash all of the lather out. My first mistake was the quantity I used but the directions say to us a liberal amount.... I guess I was too liberal? I'm going to have to use this product again to see if that changes anything.

    I will certainly let ya know if there's a change.
  • Mec1976Mec1976 Posts: 210Registered Users
    Bummer on both products :( but hopefully you didn't spend too much money.
    Finally have a routine that works :toothy5:

    Low Poo - 2chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra-Moist Shampoo
    Co-Wash - V05 Passion Fruit Smoothie Conditioner
    RO - Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Cure Care, GVPCB
    LI - KCNT
    Stylers - GF Pure Clean Gel, BTZ Noodle Head, LA Looks Sports Gel, Eco Styler Krystal, KCCC (I am a product junkie ;-) )

    Wash at night, add products, plop in a t-shirt overnight, then diffuse in the morning!! It is great finally getting to sleep in :sleepy2:
  • CurlyRooCurlyRoo Posts: 12Registered Users
    It does suck that they didn't work for me. After almost a week of using it my hair is still kind of dry even with the addition of oil to my hair. So last night i folded and i slathered some intense conditioner on my tresses and they're softening up but good heavens! I suppose my hair just wasn't made for Hair One and As i am products because lawd have mercy!

    But even still i really do appreciate the suggestion, it takes trial and error to get a really good hair routine.
  • Mec1976Mec1976 Posts: 210Registered Users
    I know ... Why can't hair come with instructions!!! I just gave my cousin about $60 worth of products that just didn't work no matter how hard I tried :\
    Finally have a routine that works :toothy5:

    Low Poo - 2chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra-Moist Shampoo
    Co-Wash - V05 Passion Fruit Smoothie Conditioner
    RO - Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Cure Care, GVPCB
    LI - KCNT
    Stylers - GF Pure Clean Gel, BTZ Noodle Head, LA Looks Sports Gel, Eco Styler Krystal, KCCC (I am a product junkie ;-) )

    Wash at night, add products, plop in a t-shirt overnight, then diffuse in the morning!! It is great finally getting to sleep in :sleepy2:
  • CurlyJuliaCurlyJulia Posts: 38Registered Users
    Yet another SA curly...:blob2:
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    Dye free since 8/2/12
    CG since 6/29/12
    Type: 2c/3a, medium, thick
    Cowash: Suave TC Conditioner
    Poo: SM Coconut-Hibiscus Shampoo
    Curl Enhancment: CJCCCC!!,
    Gels: HETT, BRHG, EcoStyler
    Mousse: Deva Frizz-free Volumizing Foam
    PT: IA Girl's Gelatin PT

    Experimenting with VO5 Kiwi-Lime for Condish styling, as well as looking for an affordable substitute for Deva FFVF.
  • ShellyTxShellyTx Posts: 6Registered Users
    Another wavy here in San Antonio :) I just started CG about 3 weeks ago.