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2cs help me!!

carmelwavescarmelwaves Posts: 68Registered Users
Can any 2cs tell me some products that they like? preferably cheap ones?
~A proud 2c who is so thankful to have stumbled across this site over a year ago!


  • kibskibs Posts: 41Registered Users
    I'm a fan of the LA looks sports gel, and its 2 or 3 bucks at my grocery store.
    I also like the V05 conditioners for co-wash, except that after a while doing that its just too heavy for my fine/dense/fluffy hair, so I have to no-poo or low-poo. I also like the DT and protein treatments from the grocery store which were maybe a buck or two per pack. I've used a few different brands and they were all fine. I can't offer much advice on other stuff though since I'm currently using up my Deva products (which aren't very cheap) and just started experimenting with curl keeper and AG recoil, neither of which i'd call cheap either. I know suave naturals has been mentioned on here a lot.
    CG since 1/3/13
    Fine, Dense, Med/high porosity
    prone to fluff
    years of straightening and coloring damage currently being repaired!

    Wash:Deva No-poo
    Co-wash:V05 Free me Freesia
    LI/RO/DC: Deva one conditioner
    Stylers: LA Looks sport, Deva light hold, CSCK, AG recoil

    experimenting with protein and moisture
  • kaj1212kaj1212 Posts: 98Registered Users
    I use suave naturals coconut conditioner.
    $1-$2 at any store.
    And tresseme naturals conditioner. $3-5.

    The rest is expensive. I use devacurl products, curl keeper, and KCCC.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using CurlTalk App
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    Yes to Carrots.
    Dogs and nature abhor a vacuum.
  • anonymous_135172anonymous_135172 Posts: 75Registered Users
    I got a lot of cheaper product ideas from waterlily716 YouTube channel.
    She has some videos about drugstore alternatives which helped me stay in budged , although I am afraid I am becoming a product junkie already :-)
    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,
  • bluebonnetbluebonnet Posts: 82Registered Users
    It looks like we have the same properties. My favorite products are in my signature. HETT mousse if my favorite product if I had to pick one. I've tried more expensive brands and always have my best, curliest, hair days with HETT.
    CG 4/13/2012
    med-coarse texture/med density/low porosity
    Clarifying: TJ TTT shampoo
    Cowash: VO5 clarifying kiwi lime, Suave daily clarifying
    RO: SN or Tresemme naturals, TJ TTT
    LI: SN or VO5
    Styling: Gels - HESMU, AAV; John Frieda & HETT mousse; TIGI Curl Booster, FX Curl Booster * Fan of plopping & diffusing
  • AKgirlAKgirl Posts: 341Registered Users
    Suave natural coconut conditioner is cheap and one I love.

    Sent from my KFJWI using Tapatalk HD
    2a-2bFii NP?

    Low poo: Deva Low-Poo, Jessicurl GLS, Moroccanoil Volumizing Shampoo, Aveda Be Curly
    Condish: Cure Care, Redken Body Full, Deva One C, and Jessicurl Aloeba
    LI: Aveda Be Curly Style Prep <3
    Products: Deva FFVF & Jessicurl Spiralicious (LOVE), TRESemme Curl Boosting Mousse
    Hairspray: Aussie Sprunch, TRESemme Curl
    locking Spray
    Experimenting with lots of products in my cabinet...

    My hair loves protein, plopping, and diffusing! Trying to find a way to style and air dry.
  • carmelwavescarmelwaves Posts: 68Registered Users
    Wow thanks guys! I will definatley try some of these when i go to the drugstore! its good to know there are other people who use drugstore products, too!
    ~A proud 2c who is so thankful to have stumbled across this site over a year ago!
  • KinkybytchKinkybytch Posts: 7Registered Users
    Bwc leave in conditioner , as I am coconut Cowash, pure argan oil, generic reconstructor joico
  • Cristy_amkCristy_amk Posts: 171Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I try new products but keep going back to my two faves...

    Curl Keeper. It's expensive but I only use a modest amount to lightly coat my wet curls prior to plopping.

    Pantene Mousse for curly hair. I lightly scrunch this in when my hair is semi dry. Again, I don't use a ton of product. Just coat my curls. It's cheap but you go through cans fast!
  • morganrcmorganrc Posts: 86Registered Users
    garnier fructis pure clean conditioner
    la looks nutra curl gel
    macademia natural oils reviving curl cremem
    all cheap :)

    The only expensive that I have found that is worth the money for me is the deva no poo.
    2B, Coarse, Low-Medium Porosity, Dense.
    -Cowash - Kiss My Face Whenever.
    -Rinse Out/Leave in - Nature's Gate Biotin.
    -No stylers.:thumbright:
  • curleeangelcurleeangel Posts: 53Registered Users
    Carmelwaves you seem to have the same hair properties as me. Except mine is only to my ears, but growing out. Are you protein sensitive?

    Sent from my MB860 using CurlTalk App
    2b/c low porosity, coarse, high density and protein sensitive.

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