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Is it just me, or do more of us use Curl Junkie than Jessicurl?

I have both CJ and Jessicurl in my supply box, but I haven't tried the Jessicurl yet-am going to try it tomorrow. I noticed, looking at a lot of signatures, that not a lot of us use Jessicurl cleansing or styling products. Can some of you enlighten me as to why you prefer CJ over JC? Thanks.
Armpit length (dry), middle of back wet, 2c/3a, fine, porous, color-over-gray, normal elasticity. Trying so hard to grow it out.
CG since June 2011 and loving it so far.
Product Junkie-love anything CJ. Used to love KT and KCCC, but lately doing nothing for my hair but flattening it.
Am experimenting with products to see what works for me. Seems like I get different results every day even if I use the same products!

Comments

  • justajesuschickjustajesuschick Posts: 1,657Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My hair just likes CJ products better. My guess would be mag sulfate in Jessicurl that is an issue. My hair looked stringy and dry-greasy with it.
    It made me wonder if it did better on 3 and 4 hair better than my waves.
    I have tried Jessicurl twice and could not get it to work either time.
    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
  • wavynwild16wavynwild16 Posts: 2,121Registered Users
    Hmm...well, I personally have never really tried any boutique-type products, but I did get a couple of samples of Jessicurl once from a salon (the Hair Cleansing Cream). I LOVED it, but I can't compare it to CJ because I've never tried that line. To add to JaJC's opinion, which is a valid point, I think lots of curlies in general have finer hair -- more people on here have fine hair as opposed to coarse hair (or at least that's what I've noticed). I've heard that Jessicurl is super moisturizing and has "heavy" ingredients (oils and butters and conditioners), and CJ is supposedly lighter and has some protein. I'm not sure as many JC products have protein. So, if fine hair is kinda the "majority", then I'd assume most people would opt for CJ. I'm sure lots of people have their own personal reasons and likes/dislikes, though! :)
    Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

    Favorite...
    Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
    RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
    Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
    Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
    Mod-CG since 12/1/10! :happy7:
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    I agree, more people use CJ on these boards than Jessicurl. I think the mag sulfate in the Jessicurl line can trip up many a curly.

    Although I think the CJ line in general has way more products than Jessicurl so there's a greater chance a person will find something they like. I personally like CJ way more than Jessicurl; the only product I really like is the Rockin' Ringlets. Confident Coils made my hair droopy and Too Shea was nothing to write home about!
    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

  • empressriempressri Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    my hair felt like straw using jessicurl. the wdt is nice but even so, the curl junkie is better on my hair.
    Lady Hasytal in the Land of Product in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
    "Trust is knowing your SO would do the right thing in the face of strange vagina." Nej
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  • angeluvangeluv Posts: 34Registered Users
    i tried both..at the time i thought i liked jessicurl..i thought it was okay...until i tried curl junkie..it was so much better. the jessicurl made my hair stringy and feel gross..i cant put my finger on why..it just felt gross and greasy. I like curl junkie waaaay better. but I'm not sure how often i will use it because of the price plus its a B*tch to get out of the bottle.
  • kellysmumkellysmum Posts: 167Registered Users
    I agree about the CJ being impossible to get out of the bottle, especially the Daily Fix. But it's still one of my favorite products.
    Armpit length (dry), middle of back wet, 2c/3a, fine, porous, color-over-gray, normal elasticity. Trying so hard to grow it out.
    CG since June 2011 and loving it so far.
    Product Junkie-love anything CJ. Used to love KT and KCCC, but lately doing nothing for my hair but flattening it.
    Am experimenting with products to see what works for me. Seems like I get different results every day even if I use the same products!
  • abstractcurlsabstractcurls Posts: 380Registered Users
    I mix a small amount of Confident Coils with my other products to give it more hold. I used to love Jessicurl but it seems like something changed and the conditioners made my hair puffy.

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