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Any recommendations for curl creams or non crunchy gels?

DelmaDelma Posts: 1,121Registered Users
I love all the products I'm currently using except the only styling product that seems to work for me is kccc and being as its kind of pricey I'm trying to find alternatives.


  • DelmaDelma Posts: 1,121Registered Users
    And yes I know that some people find kccc crunchy but for me if it does get crunchy it's an easily scrunched out crunch that ends up soft and not dry and tacky like other gels .
  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    Kiss My Face styling gel ( Kiss My Face, OHC, Upper Management, Styling Gel, Grapefruit, 8 fl oz (236 ml) - iHerb.com ) is not crunchy at all and REALLY good. However, the hold may be too light for you if you like KCCC.
    Current length: tailbone
    Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
    3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

    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

    www.iherb.com 5-10$ discount code:
    VHT541 Many natural hair products! :D
  • crazywavescrazywaves Posts: 582Registered Users
    Darcys Botanicals curl cream gel.
  • Laura LeeLaura Lee Posts: 1,828Registered Users
    I really like Boots Curl Creme if you can find it (check the swap board or ask around). No crunch/hold but helps with definition.

    Flaxseed gel might be a good option for you. It's super easy and cheap to make at home. All you need is a pan and a fine mesh strainer and some flax seeds. Oh and a bottle to put it in when it's done. I find that it has hold with very easy to get rid of crunch.
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    FSG like LL mentioned is good since you can customize it. I have other suggestions but they're a little pricey too. Spiral Solutions Firm Hold Gel and Curl Junkie Pattern Pusha are good gels. If you decide to go the CJ PP route, you can usually find a 20% coupon for aveyou.com.
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • DelmaDelma Posts: 1,121Registered Users
    Thank you ladies :)
  • rmc2rmc2 Posts: 349Registered Users
    aloe Vera gel is an excellent curl definer but my hair is different. I have 4a hair, thus probably drier than yours. I uses 3 tbsp avg mixed with 1 tbsp jojoba oil. It defines and moisturizes my hair. There is no crunchy hold either. I have midneck length hair (if stretched with fingers) so you may have to adjust #. Also, a bit less oil may be better for you but in my case it does not leave my hair greasy but just perfectly moisturized. This combination serves as both a leavein and curl styler/gel.
  • DelmaDelma Posts: 1,121Registered Users
    Thank you I will try that :), my hair is actually quite dry despite my curl pattern . So I will try your recipe first and then make any adjustments after.
  • wholelottalovewholelottalove Posts: 168Registered Users
    I really like AG recoil.
    Loves protein and oils

    Low-poo: MopTop gentle shampoo
    Co-wash: CJDF, Jessicurl Aloeba
    RO: Jessicurl Too Shea, MopTop daily conditioner, CJ rehab, CJ strengthening
    LI: ^^^
    DT: Jessicurl WDT, SS Deeply Decadent
    PT: SS protein treatment, Ouidad 12 min
    Oils: argan, sweet almond, jessicurl oil blend
    Stylers: SS firm hold, SS curl enhancing jelly, Kiss My Face Upper Management gel, AG Recoil
  • anonymous_135172anonymous_135172 Posts: 75Registered Users
    I have just used soft sheen beautiful beginnings curl cream by Carson. Gave me 2b-2c, and my daughter 3b-3c great definition and soft "bouncy" curls. Found it at Fred's super dollar for $1.99
    cg 01/10/13

    Hair Properties: normal / high porosity, medium density, fine/medium texture
    Climate : hot humid summer, coastal GA

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals everlasting sunshine
    Rinse out :Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, GVP, Garnier Fructis Pure and Clean
    LI: SMCHM ,
    Gel: Biosilk Rock Hard gel my HG
    Mousse : HETT, 3 in 1

    Love ACV , pedaheh's gelatin treatment
    My hair hates flax seed gel, everything Deva curl and Curl Keeper,
  • rmc2rmc2 Posts: 349Registered Users
    Delma let me know if/when you try and how you liked my AVG/jojoba oil recipe!

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