WHICH personal lube =Curl keeper??

MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,380Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
question posted in general discussion.

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  • cookiepiecookiepie Posts: 12Registered Users
    Any generic brand liquid personal lube. CVS, Target, WalMart...
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,380Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I think what is missing from the lubes is PVP, and that is the ingredient, I believe, that gives styling products hold.
  • cookiepiecookiepie Posts: 12Registered Users
    That may be why it is best to layer it under your gel...?
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,204Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    The lube is definitely best under gel an works well as a Curl Keeper substitute. There was a lot of discussion a few months ago on the FB WHC group. Consensus seemed to be that jellies worked well, but the liquids did not. I've only tried using KY a few times and I want to wait until dews go up a bit before I experiment anymore because it does seem to give me some signs of glycerin overload/sensitivity, where I've never had issues with Curl Keeper in any dews. I might also need to be more conservative in my application since I tend to be very heavy handed in general because my hair is so thick. But I definitely thought it had potential.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3a/f/iii
    Modified CG since 11/5/11
    CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
    RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
    STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
  • cookiepiecookiepie Posts: 12Registered Users
    Very interesting I have not tried the jelly, only the liquid & I love it! The only reason I have not tried the real Curl Keeper is because I read that it is perfume smelling & I'm sensitive to fragrance. I love that I can get the lube anywhere & there is no scent!

    Please tell me the difference that jelly makes!!!
  • TrickTrick Posts: 140Registered Users
    cookiepie wrote: »
    Very interesting I have not tried the jelly, only the liquid & I love it! The only reason I have not tried the real Curl Keeper is because I read that it is perfume smelling & I'm sensitive to fragrance. I love that I can get the lube anywhere & there is no scent!

    Please tell me the difference that jelly makes!!!

    I've only used the liquid, too! CurlKeeper seems pretty runny from what I've seen, so I figured the liquid was closer to the "real thing" than the gel would be. Unfortunately, my dews are almost in the single digits right now and they all have glycerin, so I'm avoiding until spring. lol

    2c/3a, fine, low porosity.

    Poo: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean (yes, it has A Sulfate!!, but I have Teflon hair)
    Co-wash (when I feel so inclined, which isn't often!): VO5 Kiwi Lime Clarifying Conditioner
    Conditioner/LI:
    same for both -- whatever I have in the shower at the time (I experiment a lot)
    Style: EcoStyler Olive Oil <3
    Dry: Diffuse or air dry, or both...depends on my mood

  • creativelicensecreativelicense Posts: 422Registered Users
    I've tried the jelly and it didn't work nearly as well as the liquid. It was much harder to distribute and just didn't do much for my hair.

    Typing on a giant phone - there will be funky grammar and typos.
    Curl Style: 3b/3c
    Texture: Fine
    Porosity: Normal

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
    RO: GVP CB
    Styling: As I Am Leave In, Jessicurl Rockin' Ringlets & Confident Coils, DevaCurl Set Me Up, Curl Keeper
    Gel: Ecostyler Olive Oil, BioSilk RHG

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