Curly Girl Vs Tightly Curly

chk86chk86 Posts: 15Registered Users
In this other informative website '', there is an exhaustive ingredient list, which claims that PVP builds up and should be avoided altogether. However, I found this article The Nitty-Gritty Details About Hair Gel in this website which claims PVP is water soluble. Also the CG routine doesn't talk about avoiding PVPs and many CGs swear by products like Organix Moroccon Styling Perfection Cream which has PVPs.

Again, in 'tightly curly' , Dimethicones are considered good, as build up of over 1-2 years can be removed with one mild wash of cocobetaine. :shaking:
There are lots of curlies who swear by either of the methods (CG vs TC), so what are your opinions on PVPs?
CG since 27th June 2012! loving it!

Co-wash: TBS Rainforest Moisture Conditioner
RO: TBS Rainforest Moisture Conditioner, TBS Banana Conditioner
LI: TBS Banana conditioner, TBS Rainforest Moisture Butter
DT: Olive oil, Coconut Oil, TBS Rainforest Moisture butter
Styling: Organix Moroccan Styling Cream, TBS Cottonseed Curl Boost, Nature Republic Hair Gel:toothy10:

Why so many TBS in my list? Coz I live in a country where only TBS has english labels, wish I had access to more products!


  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    personally i avoid silicones altogether. I get too confused about it, whats good n whats not, i always read different things for different cones, so i just dont use them at all. my hair spray does have a mild cone in it, though i know i can easily wash it out with my low poo. and i might use it once every 2 months.

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,204Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    In the end it comes down to what makes your hair look and feel its best. I also learned that technique is just as important as product. I was technically CG for two years before I found this site, but didn't know about things like plopping or not using a regular towel and my hair looked okay. I found this site, learned techniques and read up more on ingredients and tried a few products with cones that had very good reviews. Even with my occasional cone use my hair looks much better now because my technique has improved and I understand how to take care of my hair based on the types of products that I use.

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    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
  • suns4i6esuns4i6e Posts: 77Registered Users
    I personally steer clear of PVP, along with polymers (copolymers, crosspolymers, polyquats) and carbomer. I believe all of these are CG, but they present a flash drying, yuck feel to my hair.

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