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UPDATED! Curl Junkie Pattern Pusha Hair Gel-first thoughts

justajesuschickjustajesuschick Posts: 1,657Registered Users
Just got my GIANT tub of CJ Pattern Pusha Hair Gel.
Since it is 16 oz., it makes the tub of Deep Fix it came with look miniature!

Opened the jar and saw milky white, thick, goopy deliciousness! My hair (2B) is a fool for the most globby, grabby gel and there should be NO WAY my hair will be anything less than in thick gel heaven with this stuff!

It has a consistency that seems what it would be if I combined SS FHG and either KCCC or home made FSG.
It is thickened by gums but slippery elm gives it the slimy feel of KCCC and FSG that some of us really love.

This is thick, but it had the ability to pour when I tipped the container. I took some pics but they did not come out as clear as I hoped so I did not post them here.

Since I am a germaphobe and loathe digging into jars, this, like all my another jarred product, will be dumped into a ziploc bag and "piped" into an 8 ounce squeeze bottle. I get those on etsy or ebay or other online stores that sell essential oils and such.

I have just gotten home from work so my hair is dry and already had product in. I still could not resist scrunching a bit of this in. Now that it dried, I SOTC to soft curls. I will have to add Alba Strong Hold gel or BRHG on top because again, I am a 2 and need stronger hold.

The scent is wonderful. Not too strong at all. It is a light, clean smell. I definitely get clean more than floral or fruity.

I am eager to use this in the morning on freshly lowpoo'd hair. I would be shocked if my hair does not do beautifully with it given the texture/consistency and ingredients. While all the gums, corn starch and such make me happy, what this gel does NOT have-silicone, glycerin and ALOE (which for me is a curl killer) makes me even happier.

I will report back when I have used it tomorrow. I will likely use Beauticurls LI underneath and one of my harder hold gels on top as indicated.
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
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  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,095Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    mine is coming thurs, so i'll try it (again, altho the 'tweaked' version) on friday. i plan on trying it without a leave in first. i will post.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab.
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    Is it supposed to have curl enhancing properties as well? I got mine today but probably won't use until later this week when I get bottles to pour it into like JAJC. It definitely doesn't look like your typical gel at all and more like a jelly product!
    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

  • ClaritaClarita Posts: 198Registered Users
    justajesuschick, I'm going to steal your ziploc bag piping method! It's genius! I've been using one of those jumbo plastic syringes to transfer products into bottles but it's such a pain that I sometimes even avoid buying products in jars. :(
    Your method seems soooo much easier!
    Texture: Fine
    Porosity: Low
    Elasticity: Low
    Density: Medium/High...I think


    ~~Lots of Little S-Curls and Corkscrews~~
  • NaturalistaNaturalista Posts: 5,491Registered Users
    Is it supposed to have curl enhancing properties as well? I got mine today but probably won't use until later this week when I get bottles to pour it into like JAJC. It definitely doesn't look like your typical gel at all and more like a jelly product!

    No it's not meant to enhance curls. It's called pattern pusha bc it's meant to define what you have. It's unlike it's precedessors that enhance (or encourage curl formation). This one is about rocking what you got. ;)
    Type: 3c with some 4a highlighted
    Low porosity thick/coarse texture. nml elasticity
    Routine: No rules, just happy hair

    Cleanse: CJDF, Prell, LUSH Curly Wurly, Bobeam
    LI/RO:BBB, CJ, SheaM, HEHIS, Garnier, KBN Shealoe, CD Chocolat, Oyin HH
    Styling: CJ, CR, UFD, Zuresh, Ecostyler,MJ
    PT/DT: BBB, CJ, Lather, MJSSB

    HUGE PJJJJJJJJ!!!!:love4:

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  • CurlyHairedFarmerCurlyHairedFarmer Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    I was pretty surprised when I went to use this gel. I was expecting the consistency to be like that of the Aloe Fix so you can imagine the shock when it slimed more like KCCC.

    It distributed pretty easy, but with the consistency I had a hard time deciding how much to put in. I currently have it in wet hair. I don't have much hope for today because I did my plop all wrong and I am really pressed for time before going into work. My hair does feel soft so far though!

    I am guilty of using 2 other new products this morning though, so that may mess up my results. I just couldn't resist, I am a CJ junkie!
    Currently Loving:
    Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50

    Conditioners - CJ Strengthening, CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, CJ Rehab, CJ Curl Fix

    Leave-in: CJ Smoothing

    Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix

    Stylers - Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier, AG:Recoil, KCCC, Mop-C Curling Cream, Paul Mitchell Sculpting foam
  • rymorg2rymorg2 Posts: 2,571Registered Users
    While it's not meant to enhance, I did get some enhancement with it due to the jelly consistancy. I can't wait to get my tweaked version on Thursday! I'll be using this Friday for sure!
    Cosmetology Educator with sensitivities, eczema and Seborrheic Dermatitis.
    Low poo: looking
    COWash: Eden, cheapo condish, CJDF
    RO: varies
    Protein: CJCF or CJRM
    DT: CJHBDF, CJCR, DBPC
    LI: varies, usually KCKT
    Stylers: KCCC, CRNCM, UFDCM, Curls gel, ecostyler

    Lady Karaan, High Priestess of Hayr Tretements in the Order of Curly Crusaders
    Fotki updated 10/12/10 Password: wavy
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  • justajesuschickjustajesuschick Posts: 1,657Registered Users
    Well... I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

    Definitely scrunched in and distributed like KCCC.

    I was worried at first because it felt so moisturizing (I do not need extra moisture) and squishy that I feared that I would lose volume and definition.

    It looked a bit less spirally when wet until I scrunched again with a flour sack towel and added the harder hold gels.

    Farmer!! I used to try everything at once but now use other "control" products for my testing so that I know the results of just the one variable used.

    So, I used Beauticurls LI, scrunched some water out with a thick white t-shirt then added the PP and topped with Alba Strong Hold Gel and BRHG. I actually used less of the hard hold gels because I used quite a bit of the PP.

    Well, I got great results. I have volume and definition! The light scent dissipated quickly and my hair scrunched out to soft waves and big curls. I have to say that I am pleased how it does not leave a wet or greasy look. I can get that with KCCC. My hair looks nicely moisturized but like I really do not have much product in it at all. I am impressed so far. Very touchable.

    Even as much as it appeared that I used, the 16 ounce container looks unused. Because it distributes so easily, it would seem that this jar should last some time. For those concerned about cost, I know many pay $30 for 16 ounces of KCCC and this is the same quantity for less. One reason I love the ziploc method of getting jarred product into bottles is that you seal, snip off an end and use your hands (cleanly, outside the bag) like a squeegee to get all of it in the bottle. Very little waste. This hair stuff is precious commodity, you know!

    Provided my hair does not flop or drop shortly, this product will be a regular in my line up.
    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
  • CurlyHairedFarmerCurlyHairedFarmer Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    I am usually good at practicing control, but I just couldn't! The rehab was calling my name.

    My hair dried perfectly fine. I didn't use any other gel on top, so I think that will be my next thing to try. My curls tend to droop by the end of the day.
    Currently Loving:
    Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50

    Conditioners - CJ Strengthening, CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, CJ Rehab, CJ Curl Fix

    Leave-in: CJ Smoothing

    Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix

    Stylers - Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier, AG:Recoil, KCCC, Mop-C Curling Cream, Paul Mitchell Sculpting foam
  • NaturalistaNaturalista Posts: 5,491Registered Users
    As someone who tested this gel, IA that in my looser areas I did not need nearly as much as my denser, coilier areas. I also found that my hair preferred it without a leave-in, so I'm eager to have a full size to really drive this baby round town!
    Type: 3c with some 4a highlighted
    Low porosity thick/coarse texture. nml elasticity
    Routine: No rules, just happy hair

    Cleanse: CJDF, Prell, LUSH Curly Wurly, Bobeam
    LI/RO:BBB, CJ, SheaM, HEHIS, Garnier, KBN Shealoe, CD Chocolat, Oyin HH
    Styling: CJ, CR, UFD, Zuresh, Ecostyler,MJ
    PT/DT: BBB, CJ, Lather, MJSSB

    HUGE PJJJJJJJJ!!!!:love4:

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  • justajesuschickjustajesuschick Posts: 1,657Registered Users
    Well now rbb and Naturalista, you make me want to try it without a leave in. That has not normally worked well for me but this is very moisturizing. I think I will try it this weekend.
    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
  • CurlyHairedFarmerCurlyHairedFarmer Posts: 3,073Registered Users
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    Currently Loving:
    Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50

    Conditioners - CJ Strengthening, CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, CJ Rehab, CJ Curl Fix

    Leave-in: CJ Smoothing

    Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix

    Stylers - Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier, AG:Recoil, KCCC, Mop-C Curling Cream, Paul Mitchell Sculpting foam
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    CHF your hair is beautiful!!

    Well this is an interesting product. I couldn't wait for my bottles to get here so I sort of tipped the jar and had minimal contact with the gel.

    Today I did a brown sugar scrub, low poo'd w/ Mop C, raked and combed through CJ Beauticurls Strengthening condish and rinsed upside down. Scrunched in a huge blob (came out faster than I thought) of the Pattern Pusha gel. This is very interesting at first because it seemed to pull out my waves but the more I pumped and scrunched the more my hair clumped together!

    Then I plopped. Scrunched in a little AIF mixed with a tiny bit of BRHG and plopped again. My hair was definitely a different kind of wavy today. The wavy parts were wavier and the straighter parts were straighter. But my waves did stay all day!

    I think tomorrow I might try to mix it w/ a bit of either Rockin' Ringlets or UFD's Curly Magic since they are my fav winter wave enhancers.
    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

  • justajesuschickjustajesuschick Posts: 1,657Registered Users
    farmer-Your hair is nothing short of STUNNING!!!!!!!
    This is very interesting at first because it seemed to pull out my waves but the more I pumped and scrunched the more my hair clumped together!
    EXACTLY my experience. Eager to hear how your other pairings work.

    I lost some root curl but I really think that is because before running out the door I added more Alba gel and water at the root. Why do I do that when I see an area that I did not get as complete product distribution?? Likely a bad idea. The bottom of my hair is still really curly. I am going to try it next mixed with just BRHG and skip the Alba which has glycerin.
    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
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    oh and JAJC I think you could get by w/o a leave-in! I sometimes use one and didn't today and my hair still felt well moisturized!
    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

  • CurlyHairedFarmerCurlyHairedFarmer Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    I found that it didn't necessarily enhance, it just defined the curls I have. I am definitely going to try with a harder hold gel over the top. Maybe BRHG, or Beyond the Zone Bada Bing.

    I am also going to try without a leave-in underneath. My hair doesn't tend to dry out so I am assuming it would work out fine.
    Currently Loving:
    Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50

    Conditioners - CJ Strengthening, CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, CJ Rehab, CJ Curl Fix

    Leave-in: CJ Smoothing

    Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix

    Stylers - Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier, AG:Recoil, KCCC, Mop-C Curling Cream, Paul Mitchell Sculpting foam
  • NaturalistaNaturalista Posts: 5,491Registered Users
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    Pretty!

    Yay to team no LI!
    Type: 3c with some 4a highlighted
    Low porosity thick/coarse texture. nml elasticity
    Routine: No rules, just happy hair

    Cleanse: CJDF, Prell, LUSH Curly Wurly, Bobeam
    LI/RO:BBB, CJ, SheaM, HEHIS, Garnier, KBN Shealoe, CD Chocolat, Oyin HH
    Styling: CJ, CR, UFD, Zuresh, Ecostyler,MJ
    PT/DT: BBB, CJ, Lather, MJSSB

    HUGE PJJJJJJJJ!!!!:love4:

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  • riotkittyriotkitty Posts: 1,307Registered Users
    I just got mine, haven't tried it yet but I did open it and smell it. To me, it smells kind of Bath and Body Works cucumber melon. It has a white cast to and is very lumpy and jiggly, a little like KCCC. Its smooth to the touch and not sticky but if you spread it on a surface (I spread it on my arm) it has a kind of lumpy appearance. My biggest concern with this one is flaking. I will post more after I try it.
    Have several allergies and sensitivities.
    Current products
    Low Poo/Cowash: Rio Grande Herb Co Negrita and Amole Deep Treatment Concentrate, Magick Botanicals (MB) Shampoo (diluted)
    Rinse out/Leave in: MB with apricot kernel and jojoba oils added
    Protein Treatment: MB Conditioner for Thinning Hair, IAgirl's protien treatment
    Style: MB Gel mixed with LOTD Aloe Vera Gelly


    2b-c, need lots of moisture, likes protein in moderation.
  • justajesuschickjustajesuschick Posts: 1,657Registered Users
    kitty-I got no flaking. Hope you will not either.

    Well, second day hair is better than first! That is the true test for me. Today my hair was really curly. I misted, scrunched in a touch more PP and BRHG, then diffused. My curls are soft and touchable and even more defined than yesterday.
    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
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    Ok so I tried mixing it w/ a bit of UFD's Curly Magic. Scrunched it all in and plopped.

    And I totally got those weird waves again! I feel like the waves are big and exaggerated and don't look really natural if that makes sense. It doesn't help that I have to rush off to school so I can't mess with my hair too much.
    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

  • riotkittyriotkitty Posts: 1,307Registered Users
    So I tried this first with a little leave in (Curl Fix), Lots of little waves and curls, but very separated, not as much clumping as I like. So I rinsed it out to try again. As I was rinsing I noticed my hair felt smooth, which is probably because of the slippery elm and xanthan. I started again but this time used CCCC lite as my leave-in.

    I scrunched it into sections like the mysteryflavor KCCC video. The CCCC lite added a bit of clumping as its the clump master for me but there was still a lot of separation which is ok. As it was air drying I could definitely feel that this has a little hold to it.

    Diffusing yielded a great deal of spirals and formed a light crunch that when scrunched out left the hair extremely soft. The dry time was a little on the long side too, though not at as bad as KCCC. I had to kind of rush it and that caused some surface frizz. We are also expecting a snow storm tonight which can cause my hair to frizz up too.

    End result, lots of curls, and lots of shine, and very soft hair. However my stubborn straighter areas are acting weird. Its enough hold for me, but I prefer a soft feel, even if I get some frizz.

    Has promise but the jury is still out. I need to experiment a little more.
    Have several allergies and sensitivities.
    Current products
    Low Poo/Cowash: Rio Grande Herb Co Negrita and Amole Deep Treatment Concentrate, Magick Botanicals (MB) Shampoo (diluted)
    Rinse out/Leave in: MB with apricot kernel and jojoba oils added
    Protein Treatment: MB Conditioner for Thinning Hair, IAgirl's protien treatment
    Style: MB Gel mixed with LOTD Aloe Vera Gelly


    2b-c, need lots of moisture, likes protein in moderation.
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,095Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Ok so I tried mixing it w/ a bit of UFD's Curly Magic. Scrunched it all in and plopped.

    And I totally got those weird waves again! I feel like the waves are big and exaggerated and don't look really natural if that makes sense. It doesn't help that I have to rush off to school so I can't mess with my hair too much.

    maybe if you just used a little leave in with it instead of a styler?

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab.
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • riotkittyriotkitty Posts: 1,307Registered Users
    Yeah I'm thinking this isn't a keeper for me. The frizz just kept getting worse and worse for me with individual hairs sticking out and that felt coarse and were bending each way. As for hold it had just slightly more than CIAB and none of the frizz control. Also that cucumber scent is nice in the jar but very strong in my hair. I was smelling it all night. And for second day hair, forget it. my hair was the most frizzy I've seen in a really long time and I sleep on a satin pillowcase.

    I blamed it on the weather but when I styled with just CCCC lite my pattern looks more uniform and I have none of the frizz. I think this climate just like creme's in the winter more than gels (exception being KCCC, but I can't stand that dry time anymore).

    I also had this weird flaking where there were very few, but kind of large flakes that kind of looked like snowflake or a piece of really tiny hail ice(for instance I found just one in my bang area). It wasn't super conspicuous, and wasn't a deal breaker had everything else worked for me.
    Have several allergies and sensitivities.
    Current products
    Low Poo/Cowash: Rio Grande Herb Co Negrita and Amole Deep Treatment Concentrate, Magick Botanicals (MB) Shampoo (diluted)
    Rinse out/Leave in: MB with apricot kernel and jojoba oils added
    Protein Treatment: MB Conditioner for Thinning Hair, IAgirl's protien treatment
    Style: MB Gel mixed with LOTD Aloe Vera Gelly


    2b-c, need lots of moisture, likes protein in moderation.
  • lj2lj2 Posts: 125Registered Users
    I have to say, this is my favorite of all the CJ gels....but I could see how it would not be right for everyone. My hair LOVES the absence of protein, glycerin and aloe. I don't need much help with curl formation so I get REALLY natural definition and hold with shiny bouncy curls. My hair feels sooo healthy. I used to use CIAB and Curl Queen. The CIAB is good but no hold and the Curl Queen is great for hold but the protein makes my hair hard and dry after awhile. So this is just perfect. I have used Beauticurls as a leave in a few times and today I used Curl Rehab as a leave in. Both work great. I do find that I use more of this gel than I would of the CIAB and Curl Queen. I had to experiment a bit. I hope it works for others as well. I just LOVE it.

    By the way, my hair is 3A, spiral curls, very fine and tends to be dry and frizzy. (if that helps anyone)
    3A, fine, low porosity. Hair tends to be dry/frizzy

    Favorite product lines: Curl Junkie, Sevi Organics
    Shampoo: Curl Junkie Daily Fix, CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, All Sevi Shampoos
    Conditioner: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab, Smoothing Conditioner, Repair Me (really all CJ conditioners), All Sevi Conditioners
    Styling: Curl Junkie CCCC & Pattern Pusha, CJ Smoothing Lotion, CJ CIAB, Anything Sevi
  • justajesuschickjustajesuschick Posts: 1,657Registered Users
    I agree, lj2.
    Today I used KCKT, KCCC and topped with a mix of Alba Strong Hold and BRHG. My hair looks good but all I could think is how I wished I had used SS FHG or this new gel instead! I also had to use a lot of it and top it with something stronger. Curl Queen (my hair does better with thicker gels) did nothing for my definition and AFL was awful for me.
    For fun, I plan to try PP with CQ on top.
    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
  • CurlyHairedFarmerCurlyHairedFarmer Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    Today I used beauticurl leave in, then scrunched in a good amount of the PP. I then plopped for 10 minutes and started diffusing upside down. Then I scrunched in some CIAB and kept diffusing. I got FABULOUS hair that lasted all day.

    So happy!
    Currently Loving:
    Shampoo: Giovanni 50:50

    Conditioners - CJ Strengthening, CJ Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil, CJ Rehab, CJ Curl Fix

    Leave-in: CJ Smoothing

    Deep Conditioner: CJ Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix

    Stylers - Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier, AG:Recoil, KCCC, Mop-C Curling Cream, Paul Mitchell Sculpting foam
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,095Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    my order came in today and i could not not try out the pp. was having a sort of bad hair day, my hair was very lifeless -- i had used lalsg, and i think it tends to be drying on my hair.
    so along comes ups :-) dropping a package at my door. i tried it on dry hair -- my hair was very happy and still is. i'm not sure i'm going to give it a real try tomorrow as i have to be out very early in the am, but i might. but i am pleased to see how well it worked on dry hair. it brought out curls, volume, and no frizz.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab.
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    I stocked up for the year at the AveYou flash sale (like 300 bucks in CJ products, woo), so I don't see myself buying soon....but the next time, I"ll buy and try, just cause Marsha is a fricken HAIR WIZARD SUPREMO.

    And I want to go back in time, have a son, have them get married, and get free CJ as the doting Mother in Law. Snarf. :D

    Anyway, glad some of you are loving it....it's good that the line is expanding so everyone can have CJ holy grails.

    Curlqueen is still my fave gel in her line. That and SS FHG make me happy....
    3a3b
    Natural since 11/25/09
    Then: fine, superdry, non-elastic, porous
    Now: medium, dry, elastic, lower porosity, BSL

    Curl Junkie Conditions!
    Eden BW Cleansing Condish Rocks!

    ~CJ Protein Tx
    ; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
    ~SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
    Dumped clumps for VOLUME!

    Marchioness Mir, Magister of Moisturization & Mystic of the Lofty Crown in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • lj2lj2 Posts: 125Registered Users
    My hair is lasting all day too! It is so natural looking and feeling.....I just love this stuff. You do have to use quite a bit more than typical gel.
    3A, fine, low porosity. Hair tends to be dry/frizzy

    Favorite product lines: Curl Junkie, Sevi Organics
    Shampoo: Curl Junkie Daily Fix, CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, All Sevi Shampoos
    Conditioner: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab, Smoothing Conditioner, Repair Me (really all CJ conditioners), All Sevi Conditioners
    Styling: Curl Junkie CCCC & Pattern Pusha, CJ Smoothing Lotion, CJ CIAB, Anything Sevi
  • justajesuschickjustajesuschick Posts: 1,657Registered Users
    MirCurls wrote: »
    Curlqueen is still my fave gel in her line. That and SS FHG make me happy....

    I know we have very different hair. You actually have the hair I dream of for myself, but back to my question...how do you use (amount, order of use, o or over what, wet hair, damp hair, etc.) CQ??
    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
  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    MirCurls wrote: »
    Curlqueen is still my fave gel in her line. That and SS FHG make me happy....

    I know we have very different hair. You actually have the hair I dream of for myself, but back to my question...how do you use (amount, order of use, o or over what, wet hair, damp hair, etc.) CQ??

    You dream of my hair? Like, girl, I gots nice hair, but what's wrong with yours? If you're gonna have dream hair, get some about 3x as thick as mine and less naturally dry, hahahah.

    Um, I just use a wee bit, depending--maybe a nickel sized blob to a quarter sized blob. If it's summer and rainy, more. If it's clear and nice, less. I don't like producty hair. I hate hair that doesn't feel...clean and touchable..so less gel is more for me, and most days I don't bother with gel at all except for my crown (to stiffen the roots a bit for minor lift).

    I add leave in moisturizer (usually Beauti-curls) and then whatever gel I use. I rub it between my palms, go upside down, and smooth it from middle to bottom, then crown to bottom, then I stand up and just scrunch in the residue and, if I want more, add a scosh to my less curly spots and crown.

    Nothing special. For me, moisture and curl enhancers are more important than gel...cause I don't care if my curls loosen, but I do care if my hair looks dry or frizzled. Moisture matters more than tight curls.

    I tend to run my fingers through my hair to demat/get loose hairs on 2nd and other subsequent days, so if I need to reclump, I might use CJ Smoothign Lotion or SS CEJ and then a bit of CurlQueen. But most times, just smoothing lotion of CEJ, cause I just need a bit of reclumping after dematting.

    I like 2nd and 3rd day hair cause it looks fluffier and longer...as the curls sort of relax a bit.
    3a3b
    Natural since 11/25/09
    Then: fine, superdry, non-elastic, porous
    Now: medium, dry, elastic, lower porosity, BSL

    Curl Junkie Conditions!
    Eden BW Cleansing Condish Rocks!

    ~CJ Protein Tx
    ; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
    ~SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
    Dumped clumps for VOLUME!

    Marchioness Mir, Magister of Moisturization & Mystic of the Lofty Crown in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
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