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Bumping Up the Curl

I got back on the CG train about a week ago. I'm waiting for some product from the Gray Friday sale to get here (that couldn't have been better timed). While waiting I have done a couple of DT/PT with home made recipes and Deva's Heaven-In-Hair. The good news, my hair is already showing signs of improved damage (hoorah!). My hair is of medium texture and medium porosity (from what I can tell- might try the LiveCurlyLiveFree analysis?).

However, I'm wondering if there is a "curl booster" product or home remedy of some sort. My hair is still limper than it was, even if improved, and I'm eager to get back what I had and maybe more. Any suggestions?

Current Products I'm Experimenting with:
SheaMoisture Raw Organic Shea Shampoo (every 2-3 days, twice a week)
Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle (for clarifying, have not used it yet)
SheaMoisture Smoothie
DevaCurl Cond. (use as a co-wash most days and leave in)

I ordered a lot of CJ, including the Deep Fix, Smoothing Lotion, Daily Fix, CiaB, Rehab...

Asl always, thank you Curlies. :)

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  • mhen76mhen76 Posts: 813Registered Users
    Welcome back, SeasideCurls! Many curlies here have had good luck with using epsom salts in products to enhance curls. I make my own FSG and have added the salts to that. My hair is 3B already so I'm not sure the epsom salts really do much for me. Here's a thread about making your own salt spray to enhance curls: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/2/106751-home-made-sea-salt-spray-curl-enhancement.html
    You may want to search epsom salts or magnesium sulfate to find other info.
    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.
  • SeasideCurlsSeasideCurls Posts: 15Registered Users
    Awesome! I will have to give it a whirl. I have some Lavender Epsom salts... Do you think that would be alright?
  • KeihsKeihs Posts: 435Registered Users
    I have also heard some people using sea salt, epsom salt, and even table salt! Which one do you guys think work the best and and the least drying? Has anyone tried at least two of those?
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I find Epsom to be the least drying. It's not even technically a salt, it's just called that because of its appearance, I learned.

    If I use Epsom, it has to be in a product, or if I do a spray, I have to mix LI and oil in there to help balance the drying effects.

    Some people use magnesium oil (mag chloride), and say it's less drying than Epsom, even.
    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
  • SeasideCurlsSeasideCurls Posts: 15Registered Users
    I was thinking of making a paste out of it with some olive oil by heating it up, then mixing it into some mayo and honey. Thought about adding an egg or an avocado too. Then doing a DT/PT with the mix. Think that would work?

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