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Light products that can give volume?

So, everything weighs my hair down. I hate it. Does anyone know of any product I can use alone that will control frizz and not weigh my hair down? I don't like using more than one product because it weighs me down. Lately I have been using AG re:coil but it doesn't control my frizz. It does define my curls though. If it helps, I have 2c/3a fine hair with low porosity and a high density of it.
Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
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  • CurlyIndianGirlCurlyIndianGirl Posts: 161Registered Users
    Winter has been giving me droopy curls + longer hair = absolutely no volume. SO what I have been doing is, cut down on leave in conditioner, no matter what I use weights my hair down and started using Curl Keeper. I used to hate that product, but now its like Magic. It gives me clumps, curl definition and it doesnt weigh my hair down. HTH
    3a with some 2a-2c, Medium/Low Porosity
    Co-wash:deva no-poo/Vo5 kiwi
    Detangle:Suave
    Leave-in:Shea Moisture/GVP conditioning Balm/AOHSR

    Since long hair- I finger twist in big chunks, which helps till 5th day hair:farao:
    Gel:LA sports
    Plop: Old T-shirt for 15 minutes ,diffuse
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    I've been wondering too if a filter for my shower would help. Where I live 85% of the water in this area is hard water. I was looking at homedepot.com and saw that I can get a sprite shower filter for $40. I'm wondering if I should try it or keep trying products :dontknow::scratch:
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    See, I can only ever get volume when my hair is one big poof ball -___-

    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1362381245.705340.jpg
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    I just bought the CHS CK can't wait to try it. It's water based so it doesn't weigh your hair down. There's a review on YouTube and that's all she used and her hair came out really pretty she added volume by using the root clips which are not too pricey from the same company.

    Here's the video
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2F9xZ1eco6GSs" class="Popup

    Also you can try mousse. I don't think it'll weigh your hair down but still help with the frizz and give you volume.

    PS: Hilarious photo LOL
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  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    Wow her hair is gorgeous! As u can see from my pic I def wish I had her hair lol
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • rapunzel4everrapunzel4ever Posts: 557Registered Users
    You could try a gelmousse, it has the hold of a gel and the airyness of a mousse. I use that when dews are +40F. (Below that dp I find any kind of mousse drying on my hair.)
    2B/C-3A) fine - low porosity
    Routine:
    Wash: Daily Fix,SMT, Kesham, Urtekram
    RO: Motions CPR Li, Inecto Cocos co, AO GPB, KCTT
    acv-rinse, sometimes honey-rinse
    LI: coconut oil (winter), CJBC-LI
    Styling: AVG, Etos Solid Power Gel, Taft gel, CJPP, JCCC, BRHG
    Plopping~Pixiecurl diffuse~clipping
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  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    I'm dying to try the curl keeper but I want to see if someone will be selling theirs in the swap board so I don't have to risk paying full price and not liking it. That happens to me all the time and I can't afford it anymore lol
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • sammyanthasammyantha Posts: 77Registered Users
    I second the curl keeper suggestion, I have 2c/3a too and ck is now a must have for me! Frizz free curls that aren't weighed down, can't rave about it enough!! I combine it with the sm curl smoothie for definition and moisture but you may find that too heavy.
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    Wow her hair is gorgeous! As u can see from my pic I def wish I had her hair lol

    You and I both lol my hair is too heavy to ever look that big at the roots :(

    I had the same problem I kept looking at the swap boards for a while before I found one at a decent price. You can always purchase the smaller bottle at curlmart whenever you buy another product.
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    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



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  • tiara98tiara98 Posts: 24Registered Users
    You could try a gelmousse, it has the hold of a gel and the airyness of a mousse. I use that when dews are +40F. (Below that dp I find any kind of mousse drying on my hair.)

    any in particular that you recommend?? i've been having good results with SSCEJ, but I need another product for hold, I like the Giovanni Magnetic Styling Gel for adding shine & taming frizz/flyaways but when I've been using gel to scrunch, my hair feels icky.
    2B/3A: fine, dry hair that "wilts"
    but seems to love protein!!
    :love2: Blended Cutie Silky Swirls Shampoo, Eden BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree Conditioner, Giovanni Nutrafix, Nutress Protein Pack (PT), Fairy Tales Coco Cabana Leave-In Sun Spray, Nutress Stop Break (LI), SSCEJ, Giovanni Magnetic Gel (styling), Turbie Twist (for plopping)
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,682Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Have you tried CIAB? My hair is nothing like yours but CIAB is good at taming frizz and giving my curls definition.
    3b in South Australia.
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    Wow her hair is gorgeous! As u can see from my pic I def wish I had her hair lol

    You and I both lol my hair is too heavy to ever look that big at the roots :(

    I had the same problem I kept looking at the swap boards for a while before I found one at a decent price. You can always purchase the smaller bottle at curlmart whenever you buy another product.

    I can never get that much volume in my roots either. My hair is fine but I have a lot of it (so I've been told my whole life lol I just came to the realization recently) so it gets weighed down. I just bought a bottle of curl keeper for $9 and change (including shipping) so I can't wait to try it! I'll try it alone first then with re:coil :smilebox:
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • CurlswirlCurlswirl Posts: 526Registered Users
    Will Curl Keeper work alone or for hold do I also need to use gel?
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Good question. I cant use it alone.
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    I wanted to try curl keeper and ordered it but it arrived tampered with (some of the product missing) and I just never bothered to reorder it or threw out the bottle. I'm very paranoid about stuff like that. . . Although now from my limited experience I'd say my hair doesn't like hard hold gels, loves gellies and creams, and serums have potential. So maybe I should reorder it. . . I prefer a light hold too because there's nothing worse than a producty look or a cripsy curl. Except maybe a crispy droopy curl.

    Oh Skorpio, I am dying of laughter thanks to that photo.
    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

  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    I just bought the CHS CK can't wait to try it. It's water based so it doesn't weigh your hair down. There's a review on YouTube and that's all she used and her hair came out really pretty she added volume by using the root clips which are not too pricey from the same company.

    Here's the video
    Curly Hair Routine feat. Curl Keeper - YouTube

    Also you can try mousse. I don't think it'll weigh your hair down but still help with the frizz and give you volume.

    PS: Hilarious photo LOL

    Hey! Those are the clips I bought at the salon that I have no idea what to do with! So I have to grab at the root? Won't that kill whatever little root curl I do get though? Do you have those clips already LLC? If so please tell me 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

  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    Good luck skorpio can't wait to try mine. Should arrive Thursday or Friday :)

    Curlswirl - I think it depends on your curl type and hair texture. If you have thick hair that needs a lot of hold or a curl type that loosens up easily you will need another styling product over it like a gel, jelly or mousse. The girl in the video has fine hair so I know I will definitely need a gel lol. I am purchasing CHS gel so will see how that works out.
    CG NEWBIE :afro:
    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



    GOING STRONG!!! SAY NO TO HEAT!!!
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  • theresa.bedftheresa.bedf Posts: 11Registered Users
    I tried applying products with my head hanging down, plopping for 15 minutes, and then clipping hair at roots this weekend. I loved the volume it gave me at the crown. The plopping helped the hair begin drying away from the scalp. With clipping be sure the clip goes in vertical and not horizontal. It's all interesting and worth a try.
    3C, normal/high porosity, normal elasticity, normal density
    Natural since January 2009. No hair coloring or flat irons.
    Hair Diffuser-sometimes
    No-Poo-DevaCurl No Poo, Kinky Curly Come Clean
    Leave In-Kinky Curly Knot Today, Jessicurl Condition (ordered)
    Protein-Aphogee 2 step (I don't think my hair needs much)
    DT-DevaCurl Heaven in Hair, Curl Junkie
    Stylers-Kinky Curly Curling Custard, FSG, Curl Junkie

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  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    dusalocks wrote: »
    I just bought the CHS CK can't wait to try it. It's water based so it doesn't weigh your hair down. There's a review on YouTube and that's all she used and her hair came out really pretty she added volume by using the root clips which are not too pricey from the same company.

    Here's the video
    Curly Hair Routine feat. Curl Keeper - YouTube

    Also you can try mousse. I don't think it'll weigh your hair down but still help with the frizz and give you volume.

    PS: Hilarious photo LOL

    Hey! Those are the clips I bought at the salon that I have no idea what to do with! So I have to grab at the root? Won't that kill whatever little root curl I do get though? Do you have those clips already LLC? If so please tell me how to use them.

    From the video she says you have to be gentle and clip it really close to your scalp so I don't think it'll disrupt your root curl, but unfortunately I don't have them so I really don't know. I'm wondering if they sell them at beauty stores. I would like to purchase them. Dusa how much did they cost at the salon?
    CG NEWBIE :afro:
    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



    GOING STRONG!!! SAY NO TO HEAT!!!
    :wav:
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    I got 6 of them for $3.50. Very inexpensive. And it's a nice salon. I was surprised they were so cheap. Maybe I'll just keep the clips away from the front. I tend to get root curl around the face on good day. And whatever height I'd want to add would look good in the back. Oh well. If I get the hang of them I'll be sure to let you know. Maybe I'll check out more youtube videos and experiment.
    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

  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    I tried the CHS gel last year and I remember having really hard hair. It was beyond crunchy. And dusa, I'm glad someone can enjoy my stay-at-home hair! Lol
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    dusalocks wrote: »
    I got 6 of them for $3.50. Very inexpensive. And it's a nice salon. I was surprised they were so cheap. Maybe I'll just keep the clips away from the front. I tend to get root curl around the face on good day. And whatever height I'd want to add would look good in the back. Oh well. If I get the hang of them I'll be sure to let you know. Maybe I'll check out more youtube videos and experiment.

    That is really cheap. I'm going to look around and see if I can find them. Yea my face framing pieces are ok but the rest of the crown could use some help. If you try them out let me know if it works.
    CG NEWBIE :afro:
    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



    GOING STRONG!!! SAY NO TO HEAT!!!
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  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    I tried the CHS gel last year and I remember having really hard hair. It was beyond crunchy. And dusa, I'm glad someone can enjoy my stay-at-home hair! Lol

    Was that after you SOTC? Maybe it was too much hold for your fine hair.
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    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



    GOING STRONG!!! SAY NO TO HEAT!!!
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  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    Yea, after. It probably was just too strong for my hair, ur right
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    I second CJ CIAB. I tried a sample of CK and it made my scalp insanely itchy so I couldn't even see how it worked in my hair! I had to wash it out almost immediately.

    But I have certain products that make me itchy and I don't think I've heard of anyone else here have the same reaction.
    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

  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    I second CJ CIAB. I tried a sample of CK and it made my scalp insanely itchy so I couldn't even see how it worked in my hair! I had to wash it out almost immediately.

    But I have certain products that make me itchy and I don't think I've heard of anyone else here have the same reaction.

    I'm allergic to CK. I pretty sure it's a pretty common. Possibly the Propylene Glycol.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    Yea, after. It probably was just too strong for my hair, ur right

    My thick hair can take a stronger gel so I hope it works well and doesn't leave a nasty crunch. It should be shipping out no later than Wednesday I hope. I bought samples of CJ CQ and AIA CJ and they seemed to work well but they have a lighter hold so it might work for your fine hair.
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    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



    GOING STRONG!!! SAY NO TO HEAT!!!
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  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    For some reason my hair doesn't like CJ. I've tried shampoo, conditioners, DT and styling products from them with no luck.
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • longlivecurlslonglivecurls Posts: 271Registered Users
    Are they too heavy? I heard really good things about the PT & DT, but their products are a bit pricey. I want to try the SS RPT and I am considering the AIA CJ. I like that it's not as sticky as a gel since its a jelly and I can find it at Sally's but its more than curlmart.
    CG NEWBIE :afro:
    curl type: 2c/3a on a good day :love5:
    med/high porosity & high density
    hair strand width: med/coarse
    BSL hair & growing



    GOING STRONG!!! SAY NO TO HEAT!!!
    :wav:
  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    Are they too heavy? I heard really good things about the PT & DT, but their products are a bit pricey. I want to try the SS RPT and I am considering the AIA CJ. I like that it's not as sticky as a gel since its a jelly and I can find it at Sally's but its more than curlmart.

    Not heavy but they just didn't do anything for my hair. I tried the As I Am curling jelly (abbreviations confuse me lol) and it was not bad but it weighed my hair down over time. Maybe cuz I was using the coconut cowash only in the shower too. I gave it away tho so I can't try it again and see what happens. Also, from what I remember their stuff elongated my curls and I need shrinkage. That's why I like AG recoil. I'm hoping the Curl keeper over the recoil will control frizz because other than that issue I love that stuff. I only used recoil today:

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    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
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