What should I order from Curl Mart?

CappuccinoCurlsCappuccinoCurls Posts: 19Registered Users
As you can see in my signature, I am lacking in the gel/leave in department. I can't find anything I love right now. What would you suggest for me? How about the curlisto gels?

What I have tried:

*DEVA Angel (not enough hold)
*Garnier Fructis gel and cream from the "clean" line (great for winter, but not summer)
*AG foaming mousse/gel (not enough hold)
*Curl Keeper, curly hair solutions leave in (I am on the fence with whether this does anything for my hair)
ULTA, medium hold gel, (works great, sometimes, but not enough hold for summer)
Current routine:
DEVA No Poo, as a shampoo and conditioner in one (can be used on dry hair to remove build up, then wet hair and complete washing process).

DEVA One Conditioner or TJ Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner as a co-wash (1 - 2X a week)

DEVA light gel & volumizing mousse on very wet hair, scrunch with a microfiber towel

Diffuse with duck clips

HAIR STATS

*3a

*Low porosity
*Low hair density
*Fine hair, but lots of it

Comments

  • guthak01guthak01 Posts: 195Registered Users Curl Novice
    If I knew your hair properties I could help you out a bit more.
    3a/3b, Low porosity, Medium Density
    Low-poo: Devacurl Low Poo
    RO: GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave-in: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Styler: Cantu Curl Activating Cream, LALSG, Pantene Curl Gel
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,840Moderators Curl Virtuoso

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • CappuccinoCurlsCappuccinoCurls Posts: 19Registered Users
    I think I figured it out...my DEVA stylist said I have Botecelli curls, but i think it looks more like 2c, although I can get it to 3a sometimes.

    Low porosity
    Low hair density
    I am guessing medium hair width, but it may be fine...I have very dark hair so it was hard to tell

    Any good reecs for me?
    Current routine:
    DEVA No Poo, as a shampoo and conditioner in one (can be used on dry hair to remove build up, then wet hair and complete washing process).

    DEVA One Conditioner or TJ Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner as a co-wash (1 - 2X a week)

    DEVA light gel & volumizing mousse on very wet hair, scrunch with a microfiber towel

    Diffuse with duck clips

    HAIR STATS

    *3a

    *Low porosity
    *Low hair density
    *Fine hair, but lots of it
  • guthak01guthak01 Posts: 195Registered Users Curl Novice
    I love curl keeper. It has done wonders in my hair. It eliminates almost all frizz. Also AG hair cosmetics Re:coil curl activator. Jessicurl rockin ringlets was also good in my hair. But the re:coil and rockin ringlets both have magnesium sulfate which some find drying. I have never had a problem, but I do use a leave in with these products. The leave in I love is kinky-curly knot today. Kinky-curly also makes a custard I like. The custard elongates my curl and will sometimes give me waves, but I have to rake it through. A pomade-y type product I use for definition on second day hair is Jane Carter Nourish & Shine.

    List:
    Curly hair solutions curl keeper
    AG Hair cosmetics Re:coil curl activator
    Jessicurl rockin ringlets
    Kinky curly knot today
    Kinky curly curling custard
    Jane carter Nourish & Shine

    I also like some of the devacurl products but not as much as those above.
    If you want recs on drugstore products let me know. :)
    3a/3b, Low porosity, Medium Density
    Low-poo: Devacurl Low Poo
    RO: GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave-in: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Styler: Cantu Curl Activating Cream, LALSG, Pantene Curl Gel
  • guthak01guthak01 Posts: 195Registered Users Curl Novice
    Also kathymack has similar hair properties and sells samples/ can give you good recommendations. If you want to try a product without fully committing to a large purchase from curlmart you could pm her.
    3a/3b, Low porosity, Medium Density
    Low-poo: Devacurl Low Poo
    RO: GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave-in: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Styler: Cantu Curl Activating Cream, LALSG, Pantene Curl Gel
  • CappuccinoCurlsCappuccinoCurls Posts: 19Registered Users
    Thanks! I bought KCCC and may go back for Knot Today. Any other recs for drugstore products?
    Current routine:
    DEVA No Poo, as a shampoo and conditioner in one (can be used on dry hair to remove build up, then wet hair and complete washing process).

    DEVA One Conditioner or TJ Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner as a co-wash (1 - 2X a week)

    DEVA light gel & volumizing mousse on very wet hair, scrunch with a microfiber towel

    Diffuse with duck clips

    HAIR STATS

    *3a

    *Low porosity
    *Low hair density
    *Fine hair, but lots of it
  • guthak01guthak01 Posts: 195Registered Users Curl Novice
    Thanks! I bought KCCC and may go back for Knot Today. Any other recs for drugstore products?
    I just recently fell in love with IC fantasia styling gel with sparkle lites. It is very sticky when going on but after I scrumuch my hair and what not it dries feeling like I have nothing in my hair. Sometimes I have a crunch, but it scrunches out extremely easily. It has seriously given me the best hair I have every had.

    I also love the yes to carrots pampering conditioner. I found it to be pretty moisturizing and to have good slip.

    I do use LALSG sometimes, but after trying the IC fantasia gel, it just doesn't compare for me.

    Also I love love love Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo and Conditioner. I can only use a nickel to quarter side amount of the conditioner and my hair is extremely moisturized and it has very good slip for me. The shampoo is extremely gentle, is sulfate free, and leaves my hair softer and in better condition than any co-wash I have tried.
    3a/3b, Low porosity, Medium Density
    Low-poo: Devacurl Low Poo
    RO: GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave-in: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Styler: Cantu Curl Activating Cream, LALSG, Pantene Curl Gel

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