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creme stylers?

DarbyDarby Posts: 1,025Registered Users
Give me some recs for some creme stylers - drugstore and non drugstore. I don't think gels are working any longer in this cold dry climate.
Today I'm using some old bumble and bumble creme. It's got the A cone in it.
Darby
PW:curlyhaired

Natural hair color - dark brunette
Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • DarbyDarby Posts: 1,025Registered Users
    Thanks. I just did a search and found a ton of older posts on styling cremes. Guess I should have searched first before starting a new one :oops:

    Last time I was at Walmart, I looked for out of bed creme by L'Oreal and couldn't find it. I'll look today.
    PW:curlyhaired

    Natural hair color - dark brunette
    Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b
  • lushaholiclushaholic Posts: 2,180Registered Users
    Another vote for Boots, and of course Recoil. I really like the Curl Junkie creams as well, and they're pretty moisturizing. Garnier Fructis Soft Curl Cream was great when I tried it, but then I found out it had dimethicone in it. If that doesn't bother you, I'd definitely go for it.
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  • curlsofnycurlsofny Posts: 478Registered Users
    I have been finding the L'Oreal Out of Bed in supermarkets more often than drugstores.
  • DarbyDarby Posts: 1,025Registered Users
    I can't find ingredients for out of bed... Does it have alot of cones that are hard to wash out? Is it good for fine, thin, easily weighted down hair?
    I tried re-coil and didn't like it. Boots - too hard to get a hold of. And I tried all the frutis line and it all still sits in my closet. Made my hair look greasy. Even the condish and leave in.
    PW:curlyhaired

    Natural hair color - dark brunette
    Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b
  • CurlieGlamourGirlieCurlieGlamourGirlie Posts: 1,198Registered Users
    Where can I find [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]Re:Coil[/buylink]? I'm going to hit Ulta soon with a coupon, and I'd love if they carry it!!

    Or any other suggestions as to creams I can get at Ulta?
  • curlsofnycurlsofny Posts: 478Registered Users
    Darby wrote:
    I can't find ingredients for out of bed... Does it have alot of cones that are hard to wash out? Is it good for fine, thin, easily weighted down hair?
    I tried re-coil and didn't like it. Boots - too hard to get a hold of. And I tried all the frutis line and it all still sits in my closet. Made my hair look greasy. Even the condish and leave in.


    I do not have the bottle anymore, but it had a dimethicone copoloyl (sp), which is water soluble - and from what I remember, it was lower on the list. It's CG friendly. I know many people on here said it helps add volume & did not weight hair down. It definitely did not weigh my hair down, but I have a lot of hair. HTH.
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Where can I find [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]Re:Coil[/buylink]? I'm going to hit Ulta soon with a coupon, and I'd love if they carry it!!

    Or any other suggestions as to creams I can get at Ulta?

    [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]re:coil[/buylink] can be bought at CurlMart or at a salon that sells AG products. There is a slaon finder option on AG's website.

    I can't be of help with Ulta though since I haven't tried any creams from there.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • lushaholiclushaholic Posts: 2,180Registered Users
    There is another cream that I am racking my brain trying to think of its name, but it comes in a pump bottle similiar to the large Recoil container. Something tells me it starts with the letter 'b'. :? Anyway, I didn't care for it at all, but some curlies quite like it. I think you can find it at some salon brand stores. Hopefully another curly will think of its name.
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  • sherry7899sherry7899 Posts: 897Registered Users
    Darby,

    I just tried Ion Curl Creme from Sally's and really liked it. It has dimethicone with Peg-8 in front of it, so it is water soluble. It's five dollars a tube. The kind in the tube is for fine hair (mine) and it comes in a tub for coarser hair.

    I can't use the garnier products either-they make my hair look greasy, and my hair never looks greasy.

    Sherry
  • lushaholiclushaholic Posts: 2,180Registered Users
    ISO Bouncy creme, that's the name of it.
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  • DarbyDarby Posts: 1,025Registered Users
    sherry7899 wrote:
    Darby,

    I just tried Ion Curl Creme from Sally's and really liked it. It has dimethicone with Peg-8 in front of it, so it is water soluble. It's five dollars a tube. The kind in the tube is for fine hair (mine) and it comes in a tub for coarser hair.

    I can't use the garnier products either-they make my hair look greasy, and my hair never looks greasy.

    Sherry

    I might have to stop by Sally's and try some since it's cheap! I just think no gel is going to work right now. I think my hair likes gels only in the summer.

    Oh yes, I've heard of ISO bouncy cream. Just never tried it.
    PW:curlyhaired

    Natural hair color - dark brunette
    Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b
  • CurlieGlamourGirlieCurlieGlamourGirlie Posts: 1,198Registered Users
    Am I a big dork for being scared to try something with a -cone in it. Is it really water soluble?

    Sherry - what do you do to cleanse your hair? I never use No Poo, I just co-wash, would this still remove it???
  • RainRain Posts: 217Registered Users
    I like Boots (pink or white), [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]re:coil[/buylink] and Curl Junkie CoffeeCoco. [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]Re:coil[/buylink] works great for me now that my hair is back to waist length. It was too producty with longer hair. I also like the vanilla smell best when I use [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Oyin-Handmade-Whipped-Pudding-p-353.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=oyin-whipped-pudding]Oyin Whipped Pudding[/buylink] on my skin. [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Oyin-Handmade-Whipped-Pudding-p-353.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=oyin-whipped-pudding]Whipped Pudding[/buylink] smells like chocolate. Yummy.

    Liked the KMS cream (whatever it was called) but couldn't stand the smell. I may have had an "off" tube. I'm not sure. I didn't repurchase.

    Don't remember if I liked ISO Bouncy Creme. The sickly sweet floral scent was too much for me.
    3a/b, fine, lots of it
  • orangeserendipity32orangeserendipity32 Posts: 312Registered Users
    I haven't actually tried these, but I've seen that they have both been mentioned favorably-Rusk Being Gutsy and Sebastian Potion 9. They are both sold at Ulta.
    2c?/low-med porosity/medium texture
    Summer Routine
    Co-wash: TJ's TTT condish
    Low-Po: SheaMoisture marine complex
    Condish: SheaMoisture marine complex
    LI: Giovanni Direct
    Stylers: Mop Top curling Custard, Curls Gel-Les'C & Biotera gel, BWC spray gel as finisher
    Refresh w/: LUSH R&B
    DT: Shea Moisture Superfruit 10-in-1 masque, Giovanni Nutrafix reconstuctor, jojoba & argan oils

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  • joeyEmmajoeyEmma Posts: 89Registered Users Curl Novice
    I think its really amusing that I have had to spend all my time trudging through American websites to find a curl product thats been under my nose for years. I got my first tub of Boots Curl Creme (pink) yesterday for £1.29 and have used it for the first time today. My hair is still very wet, so I'm not sure how it works on me yet.

    I think its one of those dirt cheap products that I've looked at and just written off as being cheap and nasty before even trying it.
    UK curly.

    3a-ish, with bits of 3b ringlets underneath and 2b/c waves on canopy. Medium coarse, normal elasticity, normal porosity (now know thanks to Curl Wizard analysis).

    No poo- Palmers conditioning cleanser
    DT- Jessicurl WDT or Darcy's Pumpkin
    Styling- John Frieda curl controller gel
    Don’t like- Deva NoPoo, JC CC, JC CQ, KCCC, plopping.
    Loves air drying gentle scrunching with microfibre towels
    Don't like plopping, pixie method diffusing
  • SuZenSuZen Posts: 1,595Registered Users
  • sherry7899sherry7899 Posts: 897Registered Users
    I've used [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Hair-Cleansing-Cream-p-103.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-hair-cleansing-cream]Jessicurl HCC[/buylink], or co-washed with Suave Aloe. It seems to get the d cone out. The D cone has PEG-8 in front of it, so it is water soluble.

    HTH-
    Sherry
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    I have some iso bouncy, I like it personally. I didn't hear much about it so I wasn't sure it was all that good but it's nice I think, at least in my hair it is :D
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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    If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    I was going to recommend Garnier Fructis Soft Curl Creme (Cream?), but see you tried it & it doesn't work for you/you don't like it.

    Have you tried Rusk Being Gutsy? I have a tube, but haven't used it yet. I can barely get anything spread through my hair with one hand (the other's in a cast with two partial fingers & the thumb poking out :roll: ).

    I too noticed my regular gel (Fx Special Effects Curl Booster Fixative Gel) hasn't been working well this winter. Although many days have been below freezing & I wouldn't want to be out in that stuff either :lol: ! I can't remember what it did last winter. :? It works (worked) great spring through fall & it better darn well do the same after the thaw!

    ETA: Have you tried Sebastian Potion 9? It's kind of like a gel & kind of like a cream or leave-in conditioner all rolled into one. It works great on my hair in this horrid climate.
  • joeyEmmajoeyEmma Posts: 89Registered Users Curl Novice
    SuZen wrote:

    Ok so my hair is dry and I really like it. Its the best curl formation I've ever had and its just such a super cheap bargain!
    UK curly.

    3a-ish, with bits of 3b ringlets underneath and 2b/c waves on canopy. Medium coarse, normal elasticity, normal porosity (now know thanks to Curl Wizard analysis).

    No poo- Palmers conditioning cleanser
    DT- Jessicurl WDT or Darcy's Pumpkin
    Styling- John Frieda curl controller gel
    Don’t like- Deva NoPoo, JC CC, JC CQ, KCCC, plopping.
    Loves air drying gentle scrunching with microfibre towels
    Don't like plopping, pixie method diffusing
  • DarbyDarby Posts: 1,025Registered Users
    I was going to recommend Garnier Fructis Soft Curl Creme (Cream?), but see you tried it & it doesn't work for you/you don't like it.

    Have you tried Rusk Being Gutsy? I have a tube, but haven't used it yet. I can barely get anything spread through my hair with one hand (the other's in a cast with two partial fingers & the thumb poking out :roll: ).

    I too noticed my regular gel (Fx Special Effects Curl Booster Fixative Gel) hasn't been working well this winter. Although many days have been below freezing & I wouldn't want to be out in that stuff either :lol: ! I can't remember what it did last winter. :? It works (worked) great spring through fall & it better darn well do the same after the thaw!

    ETA: Have you tried Sebastian Potion 9? It's kind of like a gel & kind of like a cream or leave-in conditioner all rolled into one. It works great on my hair in this horrid climate.

    I haven't tried the rusk being gutsy yet. Does it have cones or wheat protein? Where do you get it at?
    I haven't tried Sebastian either. I think that one may be too moisturizing tho. IF it's anything similar to a leave in.
    For the past two days I've used bumble and bumble styling cream (that I've had in my closet for a long time). As long as I don't put it in really wet hair, I think it's ok. It looks a little stringy today tho. My hair needs a trim pretty bad and Ann Marie can't get me in til Feb. 7th :(
    I like how she cuts it (Devachan style) but I also like having ALL my ends trimmed up. Cutting the curls to shape doesn't get all the ends and my hair doesn't feel as full. So, I don't know. I'm going to have to discuss this with her when I go in.
    PW:curlyhaired

    Natural hair color - dark brunette
    Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b
  • SuZenSuZen Posts: 1,595Registered Users
    joeyEmma wrote:
    SuZen wrote:

    Ok so my hair is dry and I really like it. Its the best curl formation I've ever had and its just such a super cheap bargain!

    It's a very good product for someone with dry hair, because it's very moisturizing.
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    Rusk being Gutsy
    INGREDIENTS

    Water (Aqua), PVP/VA copolymer,glycerin,cetyl alcohol,stearalkonium chloride.
    Peg-12 distearate, stearate,dimethiconecopolyol,hydrolyzed wheat protein,panthenol,hydrolyzed rice protein,panthenylhydroxypropylsteardimoniumchloride,peg-100 stearate,cetrimoniumbromide,dicetyldimoiumchloride,cetrimoniumchloride,arctiumlapparoot extract,hederahelix (ivy)extract,trigonellafoenum-graecumseed extract, fragrance (parfum),tetrasodium edta,propylene glycol,dmdmhydrantoin,methylparaben,propylparaben

    Lovely stuff, you only need a little. This is great during dry times to get the curl back. It's supposed to be for volume too but the only way I could tell it gave me any volume was it helped my curls which in turn gives me volume. I like the musky smell too.
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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  • lushaholiclushaholic Posts: 2,180Registered Users
    I'm sure it's fine as an ingredient, but it's ones like 'panthenylhydroxypropylsteardimoniumchloride' that make kind of go :shock:.
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  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    Darby wrote:
    I haven't tried the rusk being gutsy yet. Does it have cones or wheat protein? Where do you get it at? medusahair posted the ingredients. I got mine at Trade Secret, not Beauty Express.
    I haven't tried Sebastian either. I think that one may be too moisturizing tho. IF it's anything similar to a leave in.
    For the past two days I've used bumble and bumble styling cream (that I've had in my closet for a long time). As long as I don't put it in really wet hair, I think it's ok. It looks a little stringy today tho. My hair needs a trim pretty bad and Ann Marie can't get me in til Feb. 7th :( I'd better make an appointment soon then, though I'd need hubby to drive me there.
    I like how she cuts it (Devachan style) but I also like having ALL my ends trimmed up. Cutting the curls to shape doesn't get all the ends and my hair doesn't feel as full. So, I don't know. I'm going to have to discuss this with her when I go in.
  • SuZenSuZen Posts: 1,595Registered Users
    Ulta also carries Rusk Being Gutsy.
  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    SuZen wrote:
    Ulta also carries Rusk Being Gutsy.

    She'd have to order it on-line b/c there's no Ulta in Utah. :(
  • SuZenSuZen Posts: 1,595Registered Users
    SuZen wrote:
    Ulta also carries Rusk Being Gutsy.

    She'd have to order it on-line b/c there's no Ulta in Utah. :(

    Bummer. :cry:
  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    SuZen wrote:
    SuZen wrote:
    Ulta also carries Rusk Being Gutsy.

    She'd have to order it on-line b/c there's no Ulta in Utah. :(

    Bummer. :cry:

    Yeah, tell me about it! I'd be shopping there all the time, & getting into trouble!
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