Great hair day with sulfates & KCCC!

cubancurlscubancurls Posts: 101Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
Been so depressed lately about my hair color, sort of growing out my natural color, medium brown, after many nears of bleached highlights. THe darker roots makes me look so old, then I realized, maybe it's because I am old! (40) AND I never realized I have so much gray! It stands out against the brown. Anyway....

I figured if my hair color is going to look like s---, I might as well try to camouflage it by making my curls spectacular.

I went ahead and used suave clarifying shampoo which I never use sulfates because I needed to try something drastic to my hair, I then applied my newly arrived KCCC and sprayed my usual Suave captivating curls spray.

Oh my God!!!! One of my best hair days. Thick, shiny, healthy corkscrew curls with lots of volume at the roots! My hair never really curls, just halfway loops that are more wavy. Not a bit dry or frizzy from the shampoo.

So what did it? clarifying or the KCCC? Or maybe both. Next time I wash, I will use sulfate shampoo and KCCC to see if I get the same results.

Honestly, I think my good hair days are the result of a good conditioner and the right styling product. I had more good hair days years ago when I used sulfates because my hair wasn't so weighed down and 'dirty'.

I'm going to continue to use shampoo and see what happens. If my hair does begin to look dry and my curls/waves straighten out, then I will jump back on the CG wagon.


  • jlpmom23jlpmom23 Posts: 755Registered Users
    I am totally with you, I have my absolute best hair days when I use a sulfate shampoo! I am now alternating sulfate washes w/ low-poo washes and it is working great for me. My hair is color treated and I don't notice my hair fading any quicker than it did when I was strict CG. I also have very, very hard water and even when I use cg friendly styling products, my hair still feels kind of gunky.

    I also agree that a good conditioning and right use of styling product go a long way in creating a good hair day!!!
  • hippiechic81hippiechic81 Posts: 1,239Registered Users
    Hooray for good hair days!!!!!!!!!
    2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

    [FONT=Going back and forth between Herbal Essence Don't Fade On Me shampoo and condish and L'oreal Sulfate Free shampoo

    - Not Your Mother's Curl Cream, La Bella Sports Gel, Aussie Sprunch Spray

    [/COLOR][/FONT] My waves are finally getting stronger thanks to weekly PTs and longer hair in general. Still trying to grow it out though!:headbang:

    mod-CG since December '10

    I have Celiac's Disease so no gluten please!

    My hair is basically my hobby!!
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Hey, whatever works for you and your hair. Just condition and DT well to counteract any dryness the sulfates might cause.

    Conditioning, methods, and stylers definitely make a difference.
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,204Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I've also been doing very well rotating in a sulfate shampoo. I still co-wash as much as possible- my situation requires almost daily cleansing, so I won't abandon co-washing completely. But I'm liking the results from once a week sulfate washes.
    Modified CG since 11/5/11
    CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
    RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
    STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
  • mamis3mamis3 Banned Posts: 47Banned Users
    Has anyone used Shea moisture curling souffle????? How do you apply it? do you apply other products as well? I tried it buy didn't have good results I shampooed with Shea moisture coconut &hibiscus then applied the coconut milk then the enhancing smoothie then the souffle. Was that too many products or did I not use enough it had no instructions on it and their website had nothing on how to use it ..

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  • mamis3mamis3 Banned Posts: 47Banned Users
    To cubancurls, I use both the kinky curly knot today and the kinky curly curling custard and my curls are gorgeous, I use that when im going somewhere plus the hold is amazing buy yet silky never hard or crunchy I use alot of stuff im a hair product super junkie ;)

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