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Recs for a product that will make my hair shiny?

Maybe something like morrocanoil but curly girl approved? Oils like jojoba and coconut oil don't really give me the shine I'm looking for. TIA:)


For reference I started CG method about a month ago so I always try to keep my hair moisturized, do deep treatments, etc.. also, I have low porosity hair.

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  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    Devacurl set it free adds nice shine and tames frizz. But I don't have to use it anymore because I have amazing shine with kinky curly curling custard and the knot today leave in. Seriously my hair is even shinier now that I wear curly than it was when I wore it straight. Not sure if kinky curly will work with your hair type but it's worth a try.
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    Desert essence red raspberry conditioner gave me extra shine. You can easily order it on iherb.com with cheap shipping costs. A discount code can be found in my signature.

    Rinsing your with icy cold water after rinse out and before your leave in, also gives great shine. You can do that in the sink.
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    Current length: tailbone
    Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
    3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

    HGs:
    Clarify: Nivea
    Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
    CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
    RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

    LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
    Seal: Grapeseed oil
    Gel: Studioline

    PT: EO Keratin co
    DT: RO+oils
    Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


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  • RusycurlyRusycurly Posts: 717Registered Users
    Try original Moxie's hair bling. This product is aptly named. The shine is ridiculous.
    Hair: 3a, normal porosity and elasticity
    My hair loves: Vatika and Bhringraj oils, adores henna.
    My HGs: Bobeam's shampoo bars, CJAO, CJRM, Original Moxie's Hair Bling, Terressentials,
    :wav:
    Let's hear it for beautiful curls!!!
  • JrjrrJrjrr Posts: 23Registered Users
    dusalocks yes i have KCCC and it works ok in my hair but it probably would work better with the knot today. I will probably just go ahead and buy the knot today and give them a try together
    @Aqua_Lily Thank you for the discount code:) I'm such a product junkie I will probably place an order and by the way you have beautiful hair
    @ Rusycurly thanks for the rec. I will definitely look into all of the recs

    :blob2:
  • shellyRN07swavyshellyRN07swavy Posts: 309Registered Users
    not sure if you can use protein or not...but when I PT I get tons of shine...also when I use flax seed gel...
    2b/c CG since 8/12
    I have low porosity and fine/med texture. Easily weighed down and VERY frizzy crown, with straighter under layers

    Low-poo:TJ TTT, CJ GCS
    LI/RO/DC: CK Satin Roots,Sevi Pumpkin, SSI Okra reconstructor, CJ SAC,CJ RM
    Stylers: AG Recoil, JC SS
    Jellies: CK Coil Jam, Okra gel(HG)
    Gel: JC CC, Ouidad H&H gel, Ouidad moisture lock gel

    Hair loves moisture:love3: protein.
    MUST Pixie diffuse.

    My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats:twisted: Or glycerin in high dews
  • JrjrrJrjrr Posts: 23Registered Users
    @ shellyRN07swavy
    Yes I can use a protein treatment so ill try that and see if it gives me better results

    also do you make your own flax seed gel? If so what do you add? Thanks:)
  • shellyRN07swavyshellyRN07swavy Posts: 309Registered Users
    @Jrjrr I don’t make my own...I bought BotticelliBabe(BB) FSG off someone...Its pretty basic recipe..Its her "no fail" FSG...I have emailed her for a customized recipe...I would like to add her silk protein and slightly more hold...but if you Google BB "no fail" flax seed gel...there is like 20-30 pages of info and what people use...
    2b/c CG since 8/12
    I have low porosity and fine/med texture. Easily weighed down and VERY frizzy crown, with straighter under layers

    Low-poo:TJ TTT, CJ GCS
    LI/RO/DC: CK Satin Roots,Sevi Pumpkin, SSI Okra reconstructor, CJ SAC,CJ RM
    Stylers: AG Recoil, JC SS
    Jellies: CK Coil Jam, Okra gel(HG)
    Gel: JC CC, Ouidad H&H gel, Ouidad moisture lock gel

    Hair loves moisture:love3: protein.
    MUST Pixie diffuse.

    My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats:twisted: Or glycerin in high dews
  • seamelody14seamelody14 Posts: 282Registered Users
    not sure if you can use protein or not...but when I PT I get tons of shine...also when I use flax seed gel...

    Agree on both points! Also, when I do an oil treatment my hair seems shinier, but not when I leave it in.


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    2a/b
    medium/thick
    high porosity (from coloring)

    Shampoo: Mop Top Gentle Shampoo
    Co-wash: Chistophe Robin Lemon Cleansing Cream
    RO: CJ strengthening, Kenra moisturizing
    LI: Jessicurl Aloeba
    DT: CJ rehab, Christophe Robin Prickly Pear Mask
    PT: SS protein treatment, Ouidad 12 minute
    Stylers: Jessicurl RR, SS Firm Hold Gel
    Oils: caudalie, sweet almond
  • KorkscrewKorkscrew Posts: 1,834Registered Users
    Any kind of oil makes my hair shine. Gels make it shine too. Certain conditioners (including KCCC) do it too. But shine is one of those weird things for me. I don't actually like mine very shiny lol ... for some reason I'm into a less polished look. Guess I'm more of a volume seeker (I'm fascinated by root volume) :icon_smile:

    [Tangent]Something to consider in the quest for shine: not all hair shines, and some only achieve shine when the hair is forced into it kicking and screaming. Some ppl don't see their hair shine unless they stretch it out (straighten), and/or set it in some kind of curl set. It can also depend on things like hair type, texture and porosity.[/End tangent]
  • JrjrrJrjrr Posts: 23Registered Users
    Great. Thank you so much ladies! You all are so helpful and wonderful:)
  • dianemary126dianemary126 Posts: 184Registered Users
    Deva mirror curls. A little goes a long way and I get shine like no other. I like to apply on dry hair
    Diane
    NYC/NJ
    2c/3a..fine/regular texture..normal porosity..low elasticity..high density..cherub curls

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  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    Dianemary, is the mirror curls like a serum? I remember seeing it at the store but choosing the Set It Free instead. Some of the deva styling products are so kinda of wishy washy I'm not sure how to use them.
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG