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Newer 3A, Product Recommendations, Pretty Please

shiregirlshiregirl Posts: 5Registered Users
I hope this isn't a tall order. It probably is. :)

I have mostly 3A hair, with some 3B
Texture: Medium-Fine
Porosity: Normal
Elasticity: Normal

I'd like natural/organic products
I'd like frugal products, where possible
I am perfectly happy to order online or buy in store

I'm looking for a co-washing conditioner
A regular conditioner to leave in
Gel
Recommendations on what to put in for second-day hair.

:flower:
Started CG 04/12
3a?
Texture: Medium-Fine
Porosity: Normal
Elasticity: Normal

Co-Washing 2-3 times/week
Plopping

Trying to keep things organic, simple and inexpensive. :blob2: Seeking product and method recommendations. Tends to dry/frizz.

Comments

  • jsuzkelleyjsuzkelley Posts: 610Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Some of my favorite natural/organic lines are Curly Kinks, Darcy's Botanicals and Shea Moisture. CK and DB you have to order online, but the SM is available at Target, Walgreens, and several other drugstores. SM is probably slightly less expensive, but they are all in about the same price range. Here are my favorite products from these lines:

    DB pumpkin seed condish (super moisturizing - I like it as a RO or DT)
    DB cream gel
    DB curl styling cream (more like a butter - I use this as a sealer/finishing product)
    DB also makes a cleansing conditioner, but I haven't tried this yet

    CK clean cream (cleansing condish)
    CK satin roots LI/detangler
    CK coil jam (natural gel)
    CK curlycue renew (deep condish)

    SM curl control low poo
    SM curl and style milk (LI)
    SM also makes a curl enhancing smoothie (curl cream) and souffle (gel type product) but I haven't tried these.

    My favorite no-poo is Curl Junkie Daily Fix, and I also love their conditioners, but it's a little pricier. I also like to use SN for a co-wash (not really natural, I know, but so cost effective and works well for me).

    Many people also like the Kinky Curly Line (also available at Target). I like the KCCC, but the KCKT was not moisturizing enough for me and I found the sulfate free shampoo really stripping.

    HTH :)
    2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
    fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate
    My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    CG since 12/29/2011 :laughing6:
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My hair likes the more natural products from the online, boutique type companies. Like many, I rotate products. My hair has always satiated on products--even back in my shampoo/conditioner only days. I wet, use a rinse out and style every day. Seldom let myself use any one product more then once in five days, it that. My current favorites (like many of us) are listed in my signature.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Kaptiv8ncurlsKaptiv8ncurls Posts: 7Registered Users
    My curls are 3A

    Garnier Frutis Sleek & Shine...my hair seems to like a weekly shampoo
    Tresemme Naturals conditioner- Co Wash & Leave In
    Garnier Frutis Pure Hold Gel
    I love grapeseed , apricot, jojoba oils to seal with (bought these at GNC store)
    My Hair
    Tresemme Naturals Conditioner - Cowash and Leave In
    Garnier Frutis Sleek & Shine Shampoo (once a week)
    Garnier Pure Clean Gel
    Fave Oils- Grapeseed, Jojoba, Apricot
  • curlyevcurlyev Posts: 246Registered Users
    My hair is also 3a/3b. Check out my signature...everything on there is pretty inexpensive and the giovanni and aubrey organics are organic.
    -3A, fine, very thick, normal por., normal elast., long, dye- free (CG since Nov. '11)
    -Low poo (As needed): CVS Argan Oil Renewing Shampoo
    -RO: GVP The Detangler
    -Styling: LALSG
    -PT: ION Effective Care (seldom)
    *I have learned that sometimes less is more when it comes to my hair*
    :love6:



  • gardencurlsgardencurls Posts: 573Registered Users
    See my signature as well :sunny:

    For "all-natural" you may want to try some products from Jessicurl, SheaMoisture, Curl Junkie, and As I Am. I really want to try some Darcy's Botanicals, but haven't had the chance yet. The all-natural products tend to be more costly than run-of-the-mill drugstore or Sally's products, so I pick which ones are most worth the splurge for my hair.
    3b/c, Coarse, Low Porosity, Desert Climate
    CG since August 2011/Occasionally Minimally Modified since 2013
    Favorites: Beautiful Nutrition Cocoa Curl Cleansing Conditioner, Beautiful Nutrition Cocoa Curl High Definition Moisture Gel, Beautiful Nutrition UltraLight Lime Jel Control Serum, Beautiful Nutrition Lemon Rinse Clarifying Treatment
  • seamelody14seamelody14 Posts: 282Registered Users
    jsuzkelley wrote: »
    Some of my favorite natural/organic lines are Curly Kinks, Darcy's Botanicals and Shea Moisture. CK and DB you have to order online, but the SM is available at Target, Walgreens, and several other drugstores. SM is probably slightly less expensive, but they are all in about the same price range. Here are my favorite products from these lines:

    DB pumpkin seed condish (super moisturizing - I like it as a RO or DT)
    DB cream gel
    DB curl styling cream (more like a butter - I use this as a sealer/finishing product)
    DB also makes a cleansing conditioner, but I haven't tried this yet

    CK clean cream (cleansing condish)
    CK satin roots LI/detangler
    CK coil jam (natural gel)
    CK curlycue renew (deep condish)

    SM curl control low poo
    SM curl and style milk (LI)
    SM also makes a curl enhancing smoothie (curl cream) and souffle (gel type product) but I haven't tried these.

    My favorite no-poo is Curl Junkie Daily Fix, and I also love their conditioners, but it's a little pricier. I also like to use SN for a co-wash (not really natural, I know, but so cost effective and works well for me).

    Many people also like the Kinky Curly Line (also available at Target). I like the KCCC, but the KCKT was not moisturizing enough for me and I found the sulfate free shampoo really stripping.

    HTH :)
    +1 these are all great recs :) The DB pumpkin conditioner is one of my faves too. I love, love, love curl junkie, but like said above, it is pricey.
    2a/b
    medium/thick
    high porosity (from coloring)

    Shampoo: Mop Top Gentle Shampoo
    Co-wash: Chistophe Robin Lemon Cleansing Cream
    RO: CJ strengthening, Kenra moisturizing
    LI: Jessicurl Aloeba
    DT: CJ rehab, Christophe Robin Prickly Pear Mask
    PT: SS protein treatment, Ouidad 12 minute
    Stylers: Jessicurl RR, SS Firm Hold Gel
    Oils: caudalie, sweet almond

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