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Need recommendations for stronger hold curl cream or pudding

I have been using jellies but they just aren't cutting it, and gel seems to dry me out. Ideally I'd like a cream with strong hold, no cones or the kind that wash out easily (I do a low poo once a week) Thanks!

Jenn
Proud momma to 8!!! :love3:
Hair Type: Used to be 3a/b, now 2b/c Wavy/Whurly
Style: cirly pixie, growing out from a buzzcut. Aiming for at least a jaw length bob
Routine: Figuring that out since my hair has changed... so far:
Wash: CJ Daily Fix
LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion, CJ Curl Fix
Curl Enhancer: SS CEJ
Styler: KCCC, CK Coil Jam, SS FHG
Deep Conditioner: CK Curlycue Renew, CK Curl Fix
Color: I use henna to achieve a rich black cherry/deep burgundy

Comments

  • sus811sus811 Posts: 98Registered Users
    I use one from Sally's called Noodle Head (probably other places have it too). Biotera has a good one too, but made my 3a curls feel heavy. May work for you, don't know your hair of course :-) good luck!
  • curlymommacurlymomma Posts: 296Registered Users
    did the noodlehead leave crunch at all? I don't mind that, I can always scrunch it out. I just need something with a firm hold. Thanks :)

    Jenn
    Proud momma to 8!!! :love3:
    Hair Type: Used to be 3a/b, now 2b/c Wavy/Whurly
    Style: cirly pixie, growing out from a buzzcut. Aiming for at least a jaw length bob
    Routine: Figuring that out since my hair has changed... so far:
    Wash: CJ Daily Fix
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion, CJ Curl Fix
    Curl Enhancer: SS CEJ
    Styler: KCCC, CK Coil Jam, SS FHG
    Deep Conditioner: CK Curlycue Renew, CK Curl Fix
    Color: I use henna to achieve a rich black cherry/deep burgundy
  • abstractcurlsabstractcurls Posts: 380Registered Users
    You might consider trying Fairy Tales Curly Q gel... I know you said gels tend to dry you out but this one has shea butter, almond oil, and meadowfoam oil in it among other moisturizing ingredients and it gives me awesome hold. I've been using it for years with success.

    Water/eau/aqua, steareth-10 allyl ether/acrylates copolymer, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, prunus serotina (wild cherry) bark extract, panax ginseng root extract, propylene glycol, glycerin, cinnamidopropyltrimonium chloride, tocopheryl acetate, retinyl palmitate, potassium sorbate, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, hydroxyethylcellulose, tetrasodium EDTA, polysorbate 20, fragrance (parfum), sodium hydroxide, diazolidinyl urea.
  • curlymommacurlymomma Posts: 296Registered Users
    Ooooo that does look promising... thanks for the idea! & I think I have seen that one at ULTA - would be awesome if I could get it on the ground! What's the scent like?

    Jenn
    Proud momma to 8!!! :love3:
    Hair Type: Used to be 3a/b, now 2b/c Wavy/Whurly
    Style: cirly pixie, growing out from a buzzcut. Aiming for at least a jaw length bob
    Routine: Figuring that out since my hair has changed... so far:
    Wash: CJ Daily Fix
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion, CJ Curl Fix
    Curl Enhancer: SS CEJ
    Styler: KCCC, CK Coil Jam, SS FHG
    Deep Conditioner: CK Curlycue Renew, CK Curl Fix
    Color: I use henna to achieve a rich black cherry/deep burgundy
  • SaraNoHSaraNoH Posts: 827Registered Users
    You can always make your own curl creme :). Just mix a hard hold gel with some LI and presto, curl creme.
    CG Birthday: 7/25/11
    Type 3a/2c
    Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
    Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
    Leave In: ^^^^
    Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
    *Desert Curly*
  • sus811sus811 Posts: 98Registered Users
    curlymomma wrote: »
    did the noodlehead leave crunch at all? I don't mind that, I can always scrunch it out. I just need something with a firm hold. Thanks :)

    Jenn

    There is a little crunch, but nothing major and yes, it scrunched out.
  • sus811sus811 Posts: 98Registered Users
    SaraNoH wrote: »
    You can always make your own curl creme :). Just mix a hard hold gel with some LI and presto, curl creme.

    What is Ll?
  • SaraNoHSaraNoH Posts: 827Registered Users
    sus811 wrote: »
    SaraNoH wrote: »
    You can always make your own curl creme :). Just mix a hard hold gel with some LI and presto, curl creme.

    What is Ll?

    Oh sorry, dang abbreviations. LI = Leave In. Which really is just any conditioning product you leave in your hair after a shower. It doesn't have to be a LI specific product, even plain, regular conditioner works.
    CG Birthday: 7/25/11
    Type 3a/2c
    Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
    Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
    Leave In: ^^^^
    Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
    *Desert Curly*
  • greencup13greencup13 Posts: 596Registered Users
    SaraNoH wrote: »
    You can always make your own curl creme :). Just mix a hard hold gel with some LI and presto, curl creme.

    Wow... So simple. Great idea!!! I have gels lingering around because I don't use them and now I know what I'll do!!!
    3A 3B mix
    Colored treated
    Combo Low and High porosity
    Medium coarse texture

    Goosefootprints hair analysis
    Co-wash- As I Am Co-wash
    RO-GVPCB[/COLOR
    LI- As I Am leave in,
    [/COLOR][/COLOR]
    Style- la looks sport gel
  • dresdendolldresdendoll Posts: 435Registered Users
    curlymomma wrote: »
    Ooooo that does look promising... thanks for the idea! & I think I have seen that one at ULTA - would be awesome if I could get it on the ground! What's the scent like?

    Jenn

    +1 for the Fairy Tales! I used that one a while ago and really want to revisit it! It smells lovely, like cherries or something fruity. I remember it really separated my curls a lot, so not the best for clumping, but excellent when you want a ton of tighter curls.
    2c/2b with some 2a, coarse, dense, thick, low porosity
    Growing out a CL bob. Currently at APL.
    CG again as of 7/20/12 :laughing5:


    Cleanser: BRÖÖ Smoothing I.P.A. Shampoo
    RO: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
    LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Styler: Beautiful Curls Gel for Wavy to Curly Hair

    :love4: all-natural products, light moisture, humectants, argan oil
    :pukeright:silk protein, synthetic ingredients, heavy oils/products, cowashing

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