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Queen Helene Royal Curl

CurlyVeeCurlyVee Posts: 340Registered Users
Omg I'm in Whole Foods and just saw this. Anyone knows this product??
Hyper Sensitive to many things !!!
2017 Routine: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Cond as co-wash; 365 Fragrance Free Shampoo; Aloe Vera Juice , Water and Apricot Seed Oil as leave in. :blob3:When all else fails, I run back to KCKT and KCCC :thumright: Shampoo weekly - co-wash every 2/3/4 days - just depends :compress:

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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    If you do a search for Queen Helen Royal Curl, you'll come up with several threads. It's a whole line of products. I've only used the Curl Shaping Creme.

    Here's the a huge thread: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/general-discussion-about-curly-hair/125629-new-product-alert.html It doesn't have Queen Helene Royal Curl in the title.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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  • CurlyVeeCurlyVee Posts: 340Registered Users
    [QUOTE=kathymack;1891095

    Here's the a huge thread: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/general-discussion-about-curly-hair/125629-new-product-alert.html It doesn't have Queen Helene Royal Curl in the title.[/QUOTE]


    thanks will check it out
    Hyper Sensitive to many things !!!
    2017 Routine: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Cond as co-wash; 365 Fragrance Free Shampoo; Aloe Vera Juice , Water and Apricot Seed Oil as leave in. :blob3:When all else fails, I run back to KCKT and KCCC :thumright: Shampoo weekly - co-wash every 2/3/4 days - just depends :compress:
  • CurlyVeeCurlyVee Posts: 340Registered Users
    Update- love it; been using it for 2 weeks- great for humidity and best of all NO FRIZZ. Just make sure the cover hair evenly !!
    Hyper Sensitive to many things !!!
    2017 Routine: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Cond as co-wash; 365 Fragrance Free Shampoo; Aloe Vera Juice , Water and Apricot Seed Oil as leave in. :blob3:When all else fails, I run back to KCKT and KCCC :thumright: Shampoo weekly - co-wash every 2/3/4 days - just depends :compress:
  • beeduhbeeduh Posts: 684Registered Users
    Would you say this is a heavy product? I've seen it at my health food store, along with a line just for curly hair. I eyeball it just about everytime I go in there, but I haven't tried any of them yet.
    CG as of Feb. 2012
    combination hair.
    2c on top - low elasticity
    3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
    fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
    porosity: normal to high.
    loves protein and moisture.
    BSACV as needed.

    products may vary. i'm a PJ.
    loving Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks, and AS I Am.
  • Auntie BubbsAuntie Bubbs Posts: 1,068Registered Users
    Ok, just picked some up today, and I'll be using it tomorrow. I'd say it has the consistency of KCCC and it smells yummy. So it'll replace FSG in my routine, which means I'll layer it under a hard hold gel. It'll be nice if it works well for me, because FSG is great, but my Aussie is flaking when I layer it over FSG. So something to rotate in with FSG is good.

    Can't beat the price. $7.99 for a 15oz tub is great. I can afford that.

    They have a conditioner I almost broke down and got, it's also $7.99. But I don't need conditioner yet. I just wanted it :D
    That's me with FSG as my styler!!

    3b. fine & thick, coarse, dry, medium porosity. Sucks up product and loves ACVs! FSG is my HG!

    Currently using:
    Low Poo: TJ's Refresh No Poo: CoWash w/VO-5; Sonoma Soap Company sulfate-free poo
    RO: Yes to Cuc; SSC Lavender Condish; Sally GVP LI: Donna Marie Miracle D&C
    Style: FSG w/Aussie Instant Freeze & CIAB
  • beeduhbeeduh Posts: 684Registered Users
    Ok, just picked some up today, and I'll be using it tomorrow. I'd say it has the consistency of KCCC and it smells yummy. So it'll replace FSG in my routine, which means I'll layer it under a hard hold gel. It'll be nice if it works well for me, because FSG is great, but my Aussie is flaking when I layer it over FSG. So something to rotate in with FSG is good.

    Can't beat the price. $7.99 for a 15oz tub is great. I can afford that.

    They have a conditioner I almost broke down and got, it's also $7.99. But I don't need conditioner yet. I just wanted it :D

    Definitely let me know how it goes. :]
    CG as of Feb. 2012
    combination hair.
    2c on top - low elasticity
    3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
    fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
    porosity: normal to high.
    loves protein and moisture.
    BSACV as needed.

    products may vary. i'm a PJ.
    loving Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks, and AS I Am.
  • CurlyVeeCurlyVee Posts: 340Registered Users
    I use less than KCCC but the distribution is important. Took me 2 tries
    Hyper Sensitive to many things !!!
    2017 Routine: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Cond as co-wash; 365 Fragrance Free Shampoo; Aloe Vera Juice , Water and Apricot Seed Oil as leave in. :blob3:When all else fails, I run back to KCKT and KCCC :thumright: Shampoo weekly - co-wash every 2/3/4 days - just depends :compress:
  • Auntie BubbsAuntie Bubbs Posts: 1,068Registered Users
    Ok, good to know. Does it need to be heavily distributed (like FSG), i.e., saturated in the hair? I read somewhere else that sectioning the hair and distributing it in that way works well. I don't normally section my hair, but I apply FSG in sections, if that makes sense. I apply it into the ends first, then flip rightside up and apply it into each side, into the back part, and into the crown, then back over and into the ends again.
    I wonder if this method will work with QH jelly?
    That's me with FSG as my styler!!

    3b. fine & thick, coarse, dry, medium porosity. Sucks up product and loves ACVs! FSG is my HG!

    Currently using:
    Low Poo: TJ's Refresh No Poo: CoWash w/VO-5; Sonoma Soap Company sulfate-free poo
    RO: Yes to Cuc; SSC Lavender Condish; Sally GVP LI: Donna Marie Miracle D&C
    Style: FSG w/Aussie Instant Freeze & CIAB
  • SegBSegB Posts: 692Registered Users
    The low poo is great. The conditioner does not detangle well and I returned it. The styler I have only used once and my hair came out awesome but it has glycerin and I can only use it if the dews are right
    2b/3a, normal/high porosity, fine/medium texture, medium density, low elasticity

    Low Poo- Tigi Colour Goddess, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT (clarify 1X/week)
    Condish- CJ Curl Rehab, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT
    Leave In- Slip Detangler, KCKT, Redken Curl Refiner
    Style- KCCC, SS CEJ, SS FHG
    Treatment- CJ Repair Me! and CJ CR

    Dislikes: Too much protein, high glycerin content, and heavy oils
  • SegBSegB Posts: 692Registered Users
    Actually I think I used the styler in my avatar.
    2b/3a, normal/high porosity, fine/medium texture, medium density, low elasticity

    Low Poo- Tigi Colour Goddess, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT (clarify 1X/week)
    Condish- CJ Curl Rehab, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT
    Leave In- Slip Detangler, KCKT, Redken Curl Refiner
    Style- KCCC, SS CEJ, SS FHG
    Treatment- CJ Repair Me! and CJ CR

    Dislikes: Too much protein, high glycerin content, and heavy oils
  • Marci PieMarci Pie Posts: 622Registered Users
    I have to say that I love this Queen Helene. It is a cheaper alternative to KCCC. I did buy my first jar at Whole Foods, but was estactic when I found it at Food 4 Less (Kroger Company) for $4.88.
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    3b, Medium-Coarse (slight coarse charactericstics), Normal porosity & Low elasticity per Curl Wizard Profile.
    Low-poo: Nourish Shampoo
    Co-wash: Suave, Vo5, HE, Aussie Moist
    Deep Conditioner: GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave-in: Nourish Conditioner (Trader Joe's)
    Stylers: LA Looks Sports, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil.
    Methods: Wet plop or pineapple at night, diffuse in the morning. Scrunch w/joboba, coconut or almond oil.
  • Auntie BubbsAuntie Bubbs Posts: 1,068Registered Users
    Marci, you found it at Food 4 Less? Damn!!! :D I have one of those, I think I'll check.

    Anyway, the first time I used it, I thought it was ok. I couldn't get 2nd day hair though, my hair lost allot of definition by the end of the day. I did use a medium/light hold gel over it though, not my typical hard hold gel.

    The 2nd time, I layered it with my FSG, and used a hard hold gel over it, but lightly. I got fabulous results! I put it the normal amount of FSG (maybe a tad less), then a decent amount of QHRJ, then a couple of palmfuls of my hardhold gel. Mainly in the ends and a blob evenly scrunched into the crown. After I diffused dry, I had a great hair day. Some crown frizz, but minimal, typical for me. When I use only FSG I do have less frizz, but not as much volume. I had good volume and body with this combo.
    I like it alot.

    I find the QHRJ to be a bit drying on it's own, and I frizz a bit more. But this combo is nice, and still pretty cheap. :) Looks good for those of us who are growing out our hair too, gives good coverage. And I got 2nd day hair. It was a more pouffy, but still wearable.
    That's me with FSG as my styler!!

    3b. fine & thick, coarse, dry, medium porosity. Sucks up product and loves ACVs! FSG is my HG!

    Currently using:
    Low Poo: TJ's Refresh No Poo: CoWash w/VO-5; Sonoma Soap Company sulfate-free poo
    RO: Yes to Cuc; SSC Lavender Condish; Sally GVP LI: Donna Marie Miracle D&C
    Style: FSG w/Aussie Instant Freeze & CIAB
  • CurlyVeeCurlyVee Posts: 340Registered Users
    Ok, good to know. Does it need to be heavily distributed (like FSG), i.e., saturated in the hair? I read somewhere else that sectioning the hair and distributing it in that way works well. I don't normally section my hair, but I apply FSG in sections, if that makes sense. I apply it into the ends first, then flip rightside up and apply it into each side, into the back part, and into the crown, then back over and into the ends again.
    I wonder if this method will work with QH jelly?

    I do rough sections like just in 3 - the back then the split in thr front (2 sections). Still like it although did have the same luck with the conditioner...:angry7:
    Hyper Sensitive to many things !!!
    2017 Routine: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Cond as co-wash; 365 Fragrance Free Shampoo; Aloe Vera Juice , Water and Apricot Seed Oil as leave in. :blob3:When all else fails, I run back to KCKT and KCCC :thumright: Shampoo weekly - co-wash every 2/3/4 days - just depends :compress:
  • Auntie BubbsAuntie Bubbs Posts: 1,068Registered Users
    Ok, I'm now giving this a big thumbs down :(
    It looks good layered with my FSG, but the flakes are not to be believed. I switched out my hard hold gel in case it was the gel, not the Queen Helene, and nope, it's not the gel.

    Bummer. Major flaking, like - I look like I have dandruff, flaking. Very nasty. It did it twice now, too. I had to low poo to get the flakes out. I have a jar about 40% full still that I don't know quite what to do with, I can't use it, really, because of the flaking, and I don't want to give it to my sister, who I usually give the products that don't work for me to (she's 3a and very fine, and I'm 3b and medium/fine, so I usually pass stuff on to her) because she won't appreciate the flaking either.

    Oh well, it was a nice try! Back to FSG and gel. Its a nice combo.
    That's me with FSG as my styler!!

    3b. fine & thick, coarse, dry, medium porosity. Sucks up product and loves ACVs! FSG is my HG!

    Currently using:
    Low Poo: TJ's Refresh No Poo: CoWash w/VO-5; Sonoma Soap Company sulfate-free poo
    RO: Yes to Cuc; SSC Lavender Condish; Sally GVP LI: Donna Marie Miracle D&C
    Style: FSG w/Aussie Instant Freeze & CIAB