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LalaCntHearULalaCntHearU Posts: 36Registered Users
Hi, I've been trying to find the perfect leave-in/moisturizer. I've been trying shea moisture curl enhancing smoothies but its a bit to heavy, and doesn't feel as moisturizering. I want something preferably silicone free, not a cream or butter, and possibly easy to find?

Thanx in advance!
3c/4a I Think. Trying to grow long, strong, beautiful curls.:D
Transitioning from heat damage:angry3:

Lo Poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo, Curl Junkie Daily Fix
R/O: Shea Moisture Conditioners, Tresemme Naturals
LI/Stylers: Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Transitioning Milk, Cantu Coconut Curling Cream, Cantu Curl Activator Kinky Curly Knot Today, Eco Styler
Others: Curls Rehab, Shea Moisture Purification Mask, Jojoba oil, JBCO, Dominican DCs

Comments

  • SandiSandi Posts: 364Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Can we have a little bit more information?

    Does your hair like protein? Hate it? Is it fine (and therefore in danger of over conditioning)? Is it thick? What other products have you used?
    Hair Type: 3c/4a, Coarse, Med-High Density, Med-Low Porosity
    Curly since '09
  • LalaCntHearULalaCntHearU Posts: 36Registered Users
    Yes, I think my hair likes protein such as hydrolized silk and keratin. And my hairs in the middle not too thick and not to thin, but fine. I've tried shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie but it seems too heavy and makes my hair feel dry in areas but with greasy film. And neutrogena triple moisture silk leave in, which i liked but it has cones.
    3c/4a I Think. Trying to grow long, strong, beautiful curls.:D
    Transitioning from heat damage:angry3:

    Lo Poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo, Curl Junkie Daily Fix
    R/O: Shea Moisture Conditioners, Tresemme Naturals
    LI/Stylers: Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Transitioning Milk, Cantu Coconut Curling Cream, Cantu Curl Activator Kinky Curly Knot Today, Eco Styler
    Others: Curls Rehab, Shea Moisture Purification Mask, Jojoba oil, JBCO, Dominican DCs
  • allnaturalchickallnaturalchick Posts: 201Registered Users
    I live Giovanni as a leave in. I have tried many leave and I always end back with Giovanni.
  • allnaturalchickallnaturalchick Posts: 201Registered Users
    I so did my make sense on that last post lol....... I love Giovanni !!! My hair craves moisture so I use Giovanni and a little bit if curl junkie coffee coco curl creme
  • LalaCntHearULalaCntHearU Posts: 36Registered Users
    I so did my make sense on that last post lol....... I love Giovanni !!! My hair craves moisture so I use Giovanni and a little bit if curl junkie coffee coco curl creme

    Lol its ok. But thanx. I've heard good things about both brands! I plan on checking out curl junkie products so i think ill try giovanni too. Do you use the direct leave-in?
    3c/4a I Think. Trying to grow long, strong, beautiful curls.:D
    Transitioning from heat damage:angry3:

    Lo Poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo, Curl Junkie Daily Fix
    R/O: Shea Moisture Conditioners, Tresemme Naturals
    LI/Stylers: Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Transitioning Milk, Cantu Coconut Curling Cream, Cantu Curl Activator Kinky Curly Knot Today, Eco Styler
    Others: Curls Rehab, Shea Moisture Purification Mask, Jojoba oil, JBCO, Dominican DCs
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Here's a link to help you determine your hair properties Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics. It's the best way to determine what ingredients/products to use. Once you determine your properties, you can look with people with hair like yours and see what they use (in signatures.)
    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]
  • LalaCntHearULalaCntHearU Posts: 36Registered Users
    kathymack wrote: »
    Here's a link to help you determine your hair properties Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics. It's the best way to determine what ingredients/products to use. Once you determine your properties, you can look with people with hair like yours and see what they use (in signatures.)

    Thank you
    3c/4a I Think. Trying to grow long, strong, beautiful curls.:D
    Transitioning from heat damage:angry3:

    Lo Poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo, Curl Junkie Daily Fix
    R/O: Shea Moisture Conditioners, Tresemme Naturals
    LI/Stylers: Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Transitioning Milk, Cantu Coconut Curling Cream, Cantu Curl Activator Kinky Curly Knot Today, Eco Styler
    Others: Curls Rehab, Shea Moisture Purification Mask, Jojoba oil, JBCO, Dominican DCs
  • poemaXXpoemaXX Posts: 456Registered Users
    What about Shea Moisture Milk leave ins? Those aren't as heavy since they don't have butters in them.
    || 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD/dandruff prone

    Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
    Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ – Kept for troubleshooting.
    Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength

  • LalaCntHearULalaCntHearU Posts: 36Registered Users
    poemaXX wrote: »
    What about Shea Moisture Milk leave ins? Those aren't as heavy since they don't have butters in them.

    I've tried the curl enhancing smoothie, but I didn't like it. left my hair feeling dry. I also tried the yucca and aloe growth milk which I like, but its like my hair eats it up lol. after a few hours its not as moisturized
    3c/4a I Think. Trying to grow long, strong, beautiful curls.:D
    Transitioning from heat damage:angry3:

    Lo Poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo, Curl Junkie Daily Fix
    R/O: Shea Moisture Conditioners, Tresemme Naturals
    LI/Stylers: Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Transitioning Milk, Cantu Coconut Curling Cream, Cantu Curl Activator Kinky Curly Knot Today, Eco Styler
    Others: Curls Rehab, Shea Moisture Purification Mask, Jojoba oil, JBCO, Dominican DCs
  • madicaprimadicapri Posts: 23Registered Users
    My hair felt so dry with the curl enhancing smoothie & Giovanni only let me moisturizer for a day or so. Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion is my holy grail leave in. I don't have to use a lot & my hair is always moisturized until the next wash!
  • allnaturalchickallnaturalchick Posts: 201Registered Users
    The Shea Moisture smoothie leaves a weird feeling to my hair hours after . When I BC it worked really well but as my hair grows and thickens it dies not like it anymore. Yes I use the direct leave in but now I want to try that curl junkie smoothing lotion
  • madicaprimadicapri Posts: 23Registered Users
    Allnaturalchick let me know if you try it out. I can't say enough good things about it. I'm going abroad in January & I'm scrambling to figure out how I can get ahold of it overseas.
  • LalaCntHearULalaCntHearU Posts: 36Registered Users
    I tried to shea moisture leave ins both made my hair feel weird. But i broke down and recently ordered some curl junkie products since i did a semi big chop. Omg best stuff i"ve been able to find yet. I got the olive and argan oil conditioner, smoothing lotion, curl rehab, and daily fix. All great
    3c/4a I Think. Trying to grow long, strong, beautiful curls.:D
    Transitioning from heat damage:angry3:

    Lo Poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo, Curl Junkie Daily Fix
    R/O: Shea Moisture Conditioners, Tresemme Naturals
    LI/Stylers: Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Transitioning Milk, Cantu Coconut Curling Cream, Cantu Curl Activator Kinky Curly Knot Today, Eco Styler
    Others: Curls Rehab, Shea Moisture Purification Mask, Jojoba oil, JBCO, Dominican DCs
  • pinkwolfpinkwolf Posts: 430Registered Users Curl Novice
    The best moisturizing leave-in I've ever used is KCKT. :-) I have tried the Sheamoisture leave-ins but they seem to just coat my hair!

    Sent from my N861 using CurlTalk App
    *Natural 3C/TWA* :toothy7:
    Wash: BS/ACV, ABS, KC Come Clean
    Conditioner: Garnier WB Honey Treasures
    , Garnier WB Apple & Green Tea
    Pre-Poo: Oils & Honey Mix
    DC: Garnier WB Honey Treasures Mask, SM 10-N-1

    PT: Super Mayo Deep Conditioning Treatment
    Styler:
    KCCC
    Leave-In: KCKT
    Moisturizer:
    Whipped Shea Butter
    Oil/Sealant:
    EVCO, Jojoba

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