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Need advice on which CJ condish's to buy

Ok, you CJ product junkies, here is my dilemma. I have fine hair and wish to buy some conditioning products from Curl Junkie. The problem....which ones to buy.

I was going to send for a sample packet from their website, but upon noting the price, for approx. 5.5 oz of product, + the outrageous shipping expense, I decided I was just going to pick a few items that looked appropriate for me.

So for those of you who love CJ, and have any input, what are your suggestions? I would like to invest in products both with and without protien, and am looking for rinse-outs (which I use as LI's as well), and DT/PT. She has so many that meet those criteria, and they all look good.

Any suggestions?
Shannon
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CG since Oct 2010
3a, fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


Most frequently used cleansing/conditioning products:
  • BioInfusion Cond. Balm
  • Shea Moisture Restorative Cond.
  • V05 Cond.(moisture milks)
Most frequently used styling products:
  • Shea Moisture Curl Enhansing Smoothy
  • Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
  • Shea Moisture Curling Souflee
  • Curl Keeper
  • Design Essentials Naturals Moisturizing Lotion
  • AG:Recoil
  • CJ CCCL
HG: None as of yet :-(

Comments

  • Lucky CharmLucky Charm Posts: 1,250Registered Users
    I would order samples from KathyMack. Check out her Fotki link in her signature for a list of samples. Her rates are fantastic, even the shipping! PM her with what you want to try and your zipcode. Shes FAST, great communication, and as stated, her prices are very, very fair.
    - 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
    - MOP C Hydrating 'poo
    - LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
    - treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
    - plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots
  • DevushkaDevushka Posts: 1,080Registered Users
    I like various CJ products (and plan to try more because I've had such good results with this line of hair products). Two of my favorite are CJ Beauticul Argan & Olive Oil Daily Conditioner and the CJ Curl Rehab.

    I've used the Argan & OO as a co-wash, rinse out, leave-in and even as a DC with my heat therapy wrap. I've used the Curl Rehab as a DC, of course, but also as a leave-in (<-- Picked up that tip about using it as a leave-in from a curly blogger.)

    I really don't use products with protein very often, so I can't help you with any suggestions there.

    HTH
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity
    Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
    Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
    Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
    Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
    LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
    DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
    Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*
    Goal: APL Hair
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    My favorite condishes are the Beauticurls strengthening (protein, glycerin high on the list), Smoothing Daily (no protein, glycerin low on the list), Curl Rehab (DT can be used as a RO as well), and Repair Me (PT).
    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

  • lj2lj2 Posts: 125Registered Users
    My favorites are Curl Rehab (as RO and LI), Smoothing Conditioner and Strengthening Conditioner (when I want a little protein).
    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
  • kimmidawnkimmidawn Posts: 900Registered Users
    Okay I'm not so much a PJ when it comes to Curl Junkie, but I just had to throw my two cents in on how much I love CCCC Lite for a leave in. It makes my fine hair feel silky and smooth and I love it.
    2b, fine texture, normal porosity & elasticity (CG as of 12/2011)

    Low-poo: UFD Rich & Funky
    Cowash: VO5 Kiwi Lime
    RO: Tresemme Naturals, Aubrey Organics GPB, Ion Effective Care, MillCreek Keratin
    PT/DT: IAgirl's PT, GVP CB
    LI: KCKT, Cure Care, CJ CCCC Lite
    Styling: Curl Keeper, As I Am Jelly, UFD Curly Magic, CJ Curl Queen, TIGI Strong Hold Mousse


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