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Advice? Thanks in advance!

First of all, happy holidays!! :)

This is going to be my first time ordering hair products online (because now they're actually affordable, haha.) I have calculated some deals, and I need advice on which to choose.

Koils by Nature is having 35% off for orders over $40, which is great! Right now, I'm using their Herbal Curl Defining Gel, and it might be an HG. If I order a 16oz jar, that's $16. I am using the rinse-out conditioner, but I also really want to try the leave-in because of all the great herbs it has, and that's $22. Lastly, I'll get a sample of their oil, which is $5. This totals up to $43, and with the savings, I'd end up spending about $28.

HOWEVER, Darcy's Botanicals is having a sale as well, 25% off of all purchases. I've been dying to try the Pumpkin Seed Moisturizing Conditioner, but I've been worried about it because it has oat protein, and my hair (at least from the past) has always hated protein. It's far down on the list, though, so I don't know if the protein would hurt? Hmmm...well, according to the website, I could get a 16oz bottle for $12! With the 25% off, that's only $9.

Anyway, if I could, I would just buy everything, but I need to choose either Koils by Nature or Darcy's Botanicals. If I choose Darcy's, I'm only paying $9 and for 16oz but for a product I am unsure about because of the protein. With Koils by Nature, the products look very good, but I'd be spending $28.

Which deal should I choose?
I am so bad at making decisions.

Has anyone tried these and might be able to give advice based on their performances?

Thanks!
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

Comments

  • jsuzkelleyjsuzkelley Posts: 610Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I've never used the koils by nature products, but I do have the DB pumpkin seed condish and I love it. It is extremely moisturizing, and I've never had any issues from the protein. It's a very thick consistency, but still has decent slip. And the smell is soooo yummy.

    That being said, it sounds like the other stuff may be a better deal (35% vs 25%), plus you already know you like the brand. I would go with the Koils by nature (more bang for your buck), and then wait for another CurlMart sale to pick up the DB condish. But if you do decide to get the DB pumpkin seed condish, you won't be disappointed.
    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:
  • dresdendolldresdendoll Posts: 435Registered Users
    Thank you so much for your help! I actually called Darcy's Botanicals and got the owner on the phone to ask her about the protein, and she said that the amount is really, really small, and she made it that way so as to not affect protein-sensitive curlies. Also, she said the oat protein she chose specifically helps retain moisture :). She was so nice!! I decided to get a big DB Pumpkin Conditioner and try a DB Leave-in as well!
    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
  • jsuzkelleyjsuzkelley Posts: 610Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    That's great! I really think you'll love the conditioner - it's one of my favorites. I haven't tried a LI from DB, so you'll have to report back how you like it :)
    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:

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