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Does anyone seal with SM Coconut Hibicus shine spray?

MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
If so, how do you use it, and how much?

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  • mhen76mhen76 Posts: 813Registered Users
    I use it to SOTC. I spray a pump or two in my hand, rub my palms together to distribute the product on my hands, then scrunch. Any more than that is too much for my fine hair.
    3B, fine, normal to low porosity
    Modified CG since June 2010
    HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I use the Elixir spray, and I've thought about trying the curl one, but I'm afraid the fragrance will not be to my liking. Just the name "coconut and hibiscus" sounds like I won't like the smell.

    I've also wanted to try one of their gels but have held back for the same reason.

    I use the elixir in multiple ways, sealing being one. (I also use it to SOTC, and for refreshing.)
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    Jas76 wrote: »
    I use the Elixir spray, and I've thought about trying the curl one, but I'm afraid the fragrance will not be to my liking. Just the name "coconut and hibiscus" sounds like I won't like the smell.

    I've also wanted to try one of their gels but have held back for the same reason.

    I use the elixir in multiple ways, sealing being one. (I also use it to SOTC, and for refreshing.)

    Jas, the whole line smells awesome to me. Did you know if you purchase at Walgreens or Target, you can take it back if you don't like it?

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
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  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Walgreens will, Target wont.
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    What is the elixer spray? I have the shine and moisturize spray.
  • curry curlscurry curls Posts: 972Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I use it to seal. It works pretty well. I use at least 20 or so sprays of it.
    Started CG July 8, 2008


    3B

    Co-wash: Deva Decadence No Poo
    Rinse out: Deva Decadence One Condition
    Leave-in/Styling: Deva Decadence One Condition, Deva Supercream, and Deva B'leave-in
    Others: ACV rinses and protein treatments


  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    Thanks Myrna. I didn't know they changed their policy.

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
    .


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  • ss40ss40 Posts: 1,790Registered Users
    The elixer works well for sealing. The curl must is more of a finisher or refresher imo. I like both though.

    Every teardrop is a waterfall
    :nike:About my hair:
    weekly shampoo-HE Honey I'm Strong
    daily conditioner-HE Honey I'm Strong (use as li)
    go to style-Pocahontas braids
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    The moisture spray is the Elixir, Myrna. Unless... Is there another one I don't know about? Lol! It's the one in the Moisture Retention line.

    Good to know about Walgreens - or bad to know on account of my inner PJ - lol!!!
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • bookgirlbookgirl Posts: 128Registered Users
    I like using it as a mid-day refresher and to add some shine. I get some defrizzing help if I smooth my hair down a little with my hands after spraying it, but the holding properties are mild. I will try using it as a sealer when the weather and dew points get colder/lower. Overall, I do love the product and intend to continue buying it. Love the scent!
    2c, fine, extremely dense, color-treated, high porosity.

    CG since 10/12
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    I have some shine spray that I have had forever because I rarely use more than two sprays. I find it makes my hair greasy if I use more. The scent is divine. Actually I use it as a hair perfume rather than a hair product. I tried Elixer and didn't like it as a sealer. I used it up mixing it in my dc's and it worked well.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yeah, I am afraid to "seal" my hair because the last thing I want is greasy curls...
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I always was afraid, too. The important thing is to find an oil light enough, and to use a small enough amount. Start really light - jojoba is a good one. Then start with 3 drops. Then go up to 5.

    The best thing I've found to seal with is mineral oil. I don't always use it, but i get the best and most consistent results when I do. It doesn't make me greasy at all - but then I typically use 5-7 drops on my long dense (porous) hair, when it's very wet.

    Just give it a shot. Be conservative, and maybe do it on a Saturday when you don't have to go to work just in case. ;)
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I have coconut oil, since it was so highly recommended here, but it is the consistancy of candle wax now; in the summer, it was pure liquid. I find it difficult to work with.
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Lol! Well, it will melt in your hand, of course! ;)

    I can't seal with that or EVOO. Since they penetrate the shaft, they are too heavy for me, and don't seal for very long at all. I do use both in DT's, however, and they do very well for me in that respect.
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing