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Curl trigger + recoil = my HG??

Finally after years of searching and buying, I found what I think might be my combo :D I'm hesistant to declare them my outright holy grails because I've been fooled in the past with other products but I'm so excited! I had to share with my fellow curlies :) I used AG conditioner today, then after I got out of the shower I used re:coil and then flipped over and sprayed curl trigger a few times (about 5) in my hair and then plopped. I used both because recoil makes my curls defined but frizzy while curl trigger gives hold and frizz control but not as much curl definition (careful though too much makes for hard hair) and after diffusing a bit I got these results! So happy today!

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Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
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  • yossarianyossarian Posts: 967Registered Users
    Finally after years of searching and buying, I found what I think might be my combo :D I'm hesistant to declare them my outright holy grails because I've been fooled in the past with other products but I'm so excited! I had to share with my fellow curlies :) I used AG conditioner today, then after I got out of the shower I used re:coil and then flipped over and sprayed curl trigger a few times (about 5) in my hair and then plopped. I used both because recoil makes my curls defined but frizzy while curl trigger gives hold and frizz control but not as much curl definition (careful though too much makes for hard hair) and after diffusing a bit I got these results! So happy today!

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    Ooh, looks beautiful! My hair didn't care for re:coil, but I have to admit I've been eyeing Curl Trigger (& Beach Bomb, to a lesser extent).

    And just to up the ante, Ulta has a B2G1 on AG styling products. What to do, what to do ...

    Sent from my SPH-D600 using CurlTalk App
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi
    2c/3a, BSL, medium, low porosity
    Low-poo: Bobeam and CV poo bars; Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell
    Conditioner: Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell; Desert Essence Shea
    Stylers: Sweet Curls Elixir Curl Cream; SM CES
    PT: BASK Whiskey Soak
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    The curl trigger definitely has more hold then the re coil. And it's not as oily. The curl trigger I got from Ulta with a coupon for $3.50 that the sales woman gave me and the conditioner I got online (a liter) size for $22 :-) so glad I took the risk and got them. Finally, after years of looking lol
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    I would say try them since Ulta has a good return policy :) good luck
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • HouseofcurlsHouseofcurls Posts: 322Registered Users
    so, curl trigger, eh? I'll give it a try.
    Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
    Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
    Mom to a straight and a curly.


    "The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

    Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
    CoWash: Tressemee naturals
    RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
    LI: Tresemee
    Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
    Always wash upside down.
  • JulesonlineJulesonline Posts: 444Registered Users
    Yeah!!!
    JulesOnline
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
    Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


    Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
    Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
    Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
    RO/LI:
    YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
    Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



  • HootenannyHootenanny Posts: 300Registered Users
    Absolutely gorgeous! :)
    :cat: Medium/coarse, low porosity, dense, mix of 3s :cat:
    CG (again) since Nov. 2012

    Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention, Elucence MBC, KC Come Clean
    Condish: Giovanni DL, Cure Care, Ion Treatment, GVP Balm, AOHR
    Protein: AOGPB, CNPF, SSRPT
    Stylers: KCCC, SM Souffle, AOMM, SS CEJ, JCRR, JCCC

    :cat: Trying out steaming! :cat:
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    Thanks guys! I like the way the curl trigger smells a lot more than the conditioner or recoil. Am I the only one who thinks they smell soapy? But not a good soapy :pukel:
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    well, with this snow storm coming tomorrow i'll either just not do my hair or start experimenting out of boredom :)
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • yossarianyossarian Posts: 967Registered Users
    Thanks guys! I like the way the curl trigger smells a lot more than the conditioner or recoil. Am I the only one who thinks they smell soapy? But not a good soapy :pukel:

    I actually like the smell of the AG re:coil conditioner, more of a fresh scent. The curl activator, OTOH, had a chemical smell to it which I did not care for. I would have continued to use it anyway if it had worked for my hair, but it felt heavy no matter how little I used and did nothing for my frizz. I don't know if it was the mag sulfate or the polyquats (or both) but it was not for me. Looking over the Curl Trigger ingredients, I see that it has them too, so I wonder if I'd have the same issues :dontknow:

    FYI, Ulta has a huge annual liter sale around July. I was able to get liters of AG recoil poo and condish for $14.99 each, minus the $3.50 coupon - $100 worth for $23! There's also a website, Beauty Brands: Beauty, Skincare, Makeup, Hair, Nails, Salon and Spa, that also has a huge liter sale timed to coincide with Ulta's, So you should have no problem stocking up inexpensively :iconbiggrin:
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi
    2c/3a, BSL, medium, low porosity
    Low-poo: Bobeam and CV poo bars; Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell
    Conditioner: Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell; Desert Essence Shea
    Stylers: Sweet Curls Elixir Curl Cream; SM CES
    PT: BASK Whiskey Soak
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    Hmm well at least Ulta has a good return policy in case u decide to try the curl trigger. And uea the recoil curl activator can be heavy and didn't help my frizz either. Weird that it works with the trigger. I hate that the smell of the activator is so strong that i smell it through the bottle. the bottle itself stinks to me. But, thankfully the trigger can mask the smell. Did u like the conditioner? Also, thanks so much for the info on the sale! I hope they do it this year too. I can't wait!
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • HouseofcurlsHouseofcurls Posts: 322Registered Users
    HOLY MOLY! I tried the curl trigger! Um, HG! I will never be w/o it again.
    Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
    Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
    Mom to a straight and a curly.


    "The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

    Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
    CoWash: Tressemee naturals
    RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
    LI: Tresemee
    Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
    Always wash upside down.
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    HOLY MOLY! I tried the curl trigger! Um, HG! I will never be w/o it again.

    Isn't it great?! I'm so glad u liked it too!
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Ok, looks like i may be trying this curl trigger now...

    Eta: oh NM. I just saw the price. :/
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • yossarianyossarian Posts: 967Registered Users
    Jas76 wrote: »
    Ok, looks like i may be trying this curl trigger now...

    Jas, you're not alone in your temptation. Skorpio and HouseofCurls are wearing down my resistance!

    The reviews are great, if only it was a bigger bottle or a smaller price. But who's kidding who - it's just a matter of time before I find myself in Ulta to track this down :mrgreen:
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi
    2c/3a, BSL, medium, low porosity
    Low-poo: Bobeam and CV poo bars; Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell
    Conditioner: Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell; Desert Essence Shea
    Stylers: Sweet Curls Elixir Curl Cream; SM CES
    PT: BASK Whiskey Soak
  • HouseofcurlsHouseofcurls Posts: 322Registered Users
    I know, the price is CRAZY! I bought it at Ulta, with a coupon, but I am hoping I can just purchase it when I have coupons. It's crazy it's $20 for that small bottle. ugh. BUT, it's amazing.
    Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
    Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
    Mom to a straight and a curly.


    "The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

    Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
    CoWash: Tressemee naturals
    RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
    LI: Tresemee
    Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
    Always wash upside down.
  • HootenannyHootenanny Posts: 300Registered Users
    Okay, I tried it yesterday and I got great curl formation, but I also ended up a little too dry for my taste by the end of the day. I think it's a great product, and I'm gonna give it another go, but if it doesn't work out, I'll sell it to any of you ladies for half price, $10 (even though I've only used a few squirts). So you'd better start hoping I hate it again. Lmao! :)
    :cat: Medium/coarse, low porosity, dense, mix of 3s :cat:
    CG (again) since Nov. 2012

    Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention, Elucence MBC, KC Come Clean
    Condish: Giovanni DL, Cure Care, Ion Treatment, GVP Balm, AOHR
    Protein: AOGPB, CNPF, SSRPT
    Stylers: KCCC, SM Souffle, AOMM, SS CEJ, JCRR, JCCC

    :cat: Trying out steaming! :cat:
  • yossarianyossarian Posts: 967Registered Users
    Hootenanny wrote: »
    Okay, I tried it yesterday and I got great curl formation, but I also ended up a little too dry for my taste by the end of the day. I think it's a great product, and I'm gonna give it another go, but if it doesn't work out, I'll sell it to any of you ladies for half price, $10 (even though I've only used a few squirts). So you'd better start hoping I hate it again. Lmao! :)

    I'll take you up on that! I've got my fingers crossed :D
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi
    2c/3a, BSL, medium, low porosity
    Low-poo: Bobeam and CV poo bars; Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell
    Conditioner: Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell; Desert Essence Shea
    Stylers: Sweet Curls Elixir Curl Cream; SM CES
    PT: BASK Whiskey Soak
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    Hootenanny wrote: »
    Okay, I tried it yesterday and I got great curl formation, but I also ended up a little too dry for my taste by the end of the day. I think it's a great product, and I'm gonna give it another go, but if it doesn't work out, I'll sell it to any of you ladies for half price, $10 (even though I've only used a few squirts). So you'd better start hoping I hate it again. Lmao! :)

    Did you use a leave in with it?
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • HootenannyHootenanny Posts: 300Registered Users
    Yes, I used the Giovanni leave in. Could you recommend a different one? I really want it to work; it seems like a cool product! I can't use KCKT, but I'm open to any other leave ins!
    :cat: Medium/coarse, low porosity, dense, mix of 3s :cat:
    CG (again) since Nov. 2012

    Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention, Elucence MBC, KC Come Clean
    Condish: Giovanni DL, Cure Care, Ion Treatment, GVP Balm, AOHR
    Protein: AOGPB, CNPF, SSRPT
    Stylers: KCCC, SM Souffle, AOMM, SS CEJ, JCRR, JCCC

    :cat: Trying out steaming! :cat:
  • HootenannyHootenanny Posts: 300Registered Users
    And yossarian has first dibs if it still doesn't work for me. Lol! :)
    :cat: Medium/coarse, low porosity, dense, mix of 3s :cat:
    CG (again) since Nov. 2012

    Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention, Elucence MBC, KC Come Clean
    Condish: Giovanni DL, Cure Care, Ion Treatment, GVP Balm, AOHR
    Protein: AOGPB, CNPF, SSRPT
    Stylers: KCCC, SM Souffle, AOMM, SS CEJ, JCRR, JCCC

    :cat: Trying out steaming! :cat:
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    Ion Miracle LI spray made my hair super soft, but it was just a bit too heavy for me. BUT, take for granted that 9.5/10 things weigh my hair down. I liked the way it made my hair feel but it was just too heavy no matter how little I sprayed. So, I returned it to Sally's. With the club card it was like $7 and change.
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    I used the recoil with it the other day but since the curl trigger was drying for u i figure the recoil would be too :-/
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • HouseofcurlsHouseofcurls Posts: 322Registered Users
    I used it with tresemee as a leave in
    Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
    Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
    Mom to a straight and a curly.


    "The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

    Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
    CoWash: Tressemee naturals
    RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
    LI: Tresemee
    Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
    Always wash upside down.
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    I've never used that. Sorry I'm not much help
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • HootenannyHootenanny Posts: 300Registered Users
    Okay I'll try it with my Tresseme next time. Gonna give it one more go! Really hoping it works out!
    :cat: Medium/coarse, low porosity, dense, mix of 3s :cat:
    CG (again) since Nov. 2012

    Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention, Elucence MBC, KC Come Clean
    Condish: Giovanni DL, Cure Care, Ion Treatment, GVP Balm, AOHR
    Protein: AOGPB, CNPF, SSRPT
    Stylers: KCCC, SM Souffle, AOMM, SS CEJ, JCRR, JCCC

    :cat: Trying out steaming! :cat:
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    me too!
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I used my SM soufflé today, but added it to a small dollop of gel with a small pinch of Epsom - WOW SHRINKAGE!!

    Still plopping, but we'll see how it turns out!! Hoping this can sub for the curl trigger. :( Being poor sucks.

    Watch - it'll be great today, bc I have to go run a dance rehearsal (so nowhere special to go) and we have a wind advisory today, which means it will get blown out anyhow. Lol!
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • HouseofcurlsHouseofcurls Posts: 322Registered Users
    aw Jas. I tried the trigger hoping that if it works I can just do the epsom salt. man. It's amazing so let me know how the epsom turns out.

    As far as dryness, I dont have any dryness this morning, but my 2nd day hair is not fantastic. It might be that I had it up a LONG time and then worked out in my pineapple though. We'll see after I fix it up.
    Can you spritz with water to reactivate it? or do you need to re-apply?
    Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
    Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
    Mom to a straight and a curly.


    "The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

    Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
    CoWash: Tressemee naturals
    RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
    LI: Tresemee
    Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
    Always wash upside down.
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    I have to wash my hair everyday anyway, so I don't know if it can be reactivated :-/
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    aw Jas. I tried the trigger hoping that if it works I can just do the epsom salt. man. It's amazing so let me know how the epsom turns out.

    As far as dryness, I dont have any dryness this morning, but my 2nd day hair is not fantastic. It might be that I had it up a LONG time and then worked out in my pineapple though. We'll see after I fix it up.
    Can you spritz with water to reactivate it? or do you need to re-apply?

    I know... It's a sad story, right? Lol! I'm just whining. I could afford a bottle - but if I fell in love with it, that would be a problem. That's why I don't even try those expensive products. I'm more afraid that they WILL work! Lol!
    And I'm a dance teacher, husband's a music teacher, and we have 2yr old twins. So loving an expensive product, especially given my hair is very long and dense, is not an option! ;)

    So far so good with the Epsom and soufflé! If it works out well I'll fill you in on the details!
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
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