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Should I buy Curl Keeper?

I have 3a/b fine/medium hair and I saw that Curl Keeper was buy one get one at CurlMart. I've seen people talking about it and was just wondering if I ought to shell out the $10 plus shipping for it?

Oh, and my hair is normal porosity and seems fairly elastic if that helps.
CG since Mar 2, 2012! :)

Routine:
CoWash: V05 Tea Therapy in Vanilla Mint Tea
RO:Tresemme Naturals: Nourishing Moisture
LI: Kinky Curly Knot Today
Gel: CVS Sport Gel or Xcess Sport Hold Gel
Mouse: Pantene Curl-Defining Mousse

Product Application:
Scrunch out water with random t-shirt
Apply products
Long sleeve shirt plop.

Comments

  • jaclyn15jaclyn15 Posts: 227Registered Users
    I tried Curl Keeper a couple months ago, and I have mixed feelings about it. For the record, I am mostly type 3b (some 3a), normal porosity, med/thick density. I used CK underneath my gel (so I put it on in between leave-in and gel). I bought it to get some extra frizz control, and I honestly didn't think it made a difference in my frizz. It did cause me to lose some volume also (I think it's the ingredient hydrocellulose that causes the volume loss). I personally like volume so I was sad to lose it, plus I was disappointed that my frizz seemed no different.

    I've only tried it in the fall/winter months, so I am going to give it another try in summer when the dew point is higher. Many curlies swear by it in humid climates, so maybe it will show its value then. But in my limited experience, it really accomplished nothing for me.
    My hair: 3b, corkicelli, medium porosity, medium texture, medium/thick density

    Co-wash: DevaCurl NoPoo
    Rinse-out: GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave-in: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut, or my rinse-out!
    Gel: SS FHG (my new HG!!)... I also like HESMU, AIF, CJ CQ, BRHG, CJ PP and the occasional LALSG

    Likes: Plopping!
    Dislikes: Glycerin

    CG and loving it! :hello1:
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 8,454Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    Curl Keeper is totally my go product. By itself in winter, mixed with AG Re:coil in summer.

    Here are some reviews of Curl Keeper.

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • CurliniCurlini Posts: 258Registered Users
    I love CK in the summer months - like Jaclyn says, a lot of us like it in humid weather to control frizz and provide definition.
    Medium Texture/Normal Porosity
    Conditioners: Curl Junkie conditioners, Elucence moisture balancing, Darcy's pumpkin seed, Mop Top Daily
    Gels: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ Curl Queen, UFDCM, Mop Top Curly Custard, KCCC (wish it didn't take so long to dry!), CJ Aloe Fix Lite
    Weekly PT (CJ Repair Me) & DT
    Icequeen method
    CG since Aug. 08, still a lot to learn

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • GettinControlGettinControl Posts: 828Registered Users
    I just ordered a bottle of CK myself and if it helps lose volume than hooray I am all for it. I tried it yrs ago and wanted to retry it so I can't wait to try it again!
    3a/b medium/coarse combo(w/some fine strands), normal porosity, normal elasticity(strong)
    Komaza analysis 2015: medium to coarse combo(some fine strands), normal porosity, strong elasticity, healthy hair
    Goosefootprints 2013: moderately coarse with some medium; low porosity at roots, normal thru shaft, porous ends, normal elasticity
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    CK is part of my HG routine for awesome night out curls. I apply re:coil, comb in CK, scrunch in gel and diffuse. I haven't tried it when I air dry my hair, so I'm not sure if I would feel differently about it if I wasn't diffusing. I'm a 3a/2c combo with fine texture and thick density. I've actually seen more volume with this combo, but it could just be the diffuser.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3a/f/iii
    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
  • CurlyFireHorseCurlyFireHorse Posts: 350Registered Users
    A lot of curlies post that they get the same results with KY jelly.
    CurlyFireHorse
    Hair: 2a or 3a (not sure), very porous and fine as frog hair
    Day 1: Cowash and condition with AO GPB, ACV Rinse,
    Co-Kra gel (this stuff is fantastic)

    Day 2: KCKT, KCCC, plop, KCCC, plop again, air dry
    Day 3: Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Coil Jam
    Day 4: IAGirl's PT, KBB DT, FSG

    Co-Kra gel is my own concoction of okra boiled in coconut milk. It is a cross between FSG and KCCC and leaves my hair very soft and shiny
  • bcody09bcody09 Posts: 115Registered Users
    Thanks everyone! I went to go buy it and then realized shipping costs more than the price of the product, and as a starving college student I can't justify that much money haha. If I come into some cash I'll definitely look into buying it though!
    CG since Mar 2, 2012! :)

    Routine:
    CoWash: V05 Tea Therapy in Vanilla Mint Tea
    RO:Tresemme Naturals: Nourishing Moisture
    LI: Kinky Curly Knot Today
    Gel: CVS Sport Gel or Xcess Sport Hold Gel
    Mouse: Pantene Curl-Defining Mousse

    Product Application:
    Scrunch out water with random t-shirt
    Apply products
    Long sleeve shirt plop.
  • tonsofcurlztonsofcurlz Posts: 323Registered Users
    The best place to buy CK is AveYou.com with their discount codes and $1 shipping over $50. They carry many other popular brands, too.
    3b, fine texture, low to normal porosity
    Low Poos:
    MOP C Hydrating, JC HCC, Ion Swimmer's Poo
    Condish: GVP Balm, Kenra, Tigi Oatmeal/Honey, DE Coconut
    Leave-In: BWC, Abba Gentle, KBB Nectar, GFTN
    Stylers: CJ AF/CIAB, SS CEJ/FHG, QCCC, Komaza Puddings, EW SAJ or Alba Soft Curl w/KKSS, Kenra, Homemade FSG, AOMM, CK/QB HTSG

    Save $5 off your first order at /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.iherb.com" class="Popup. Use discount code: SOF540.