We’d like your help getting CurlTalk back on its feet!

By participating on CurlTalk — posting, commenting, liking — in the next few weeks, you will automatically be entered to win amazing prizes.

Our latest winner is Savagegirl!

CurlyCanadian, Bomega and EllaJ have also won wonderful prizes! Will you be next? Post, like, comment, GET ACTIVE and help us get CurlTalk ENERGIZED again!

Learn more!

Product help.

squigglytwigssquigglytwigs Posts: 6Registered Users
My daughter has waist length 3b curls. We've done well w/Deva Curl (no-poo, one condition, and angel) for the past year with Coconut oil the night before the wash for a deep condition. We've had two difficulties: constant fight of dryness, and now we are getting sticky hair too. We do use One condition w/water as an "in between shampoos" detangler.
We've also tried Texture My Way, not enough slip in the conditioner. And, Curl Keeper, had to use too much to keep the curls (nearly 1/2 a small bottle). We wash once a week.
Suggestions please. I'm open to products, silicone and sulfate free please, or homemade. Low poo, co poo, or no poo...we're open.
I'm looking for cleaning, conditioning, detangling, and curl keeping.
Thank you.


  • smithjmoniquesmithjmonique Posts: 84Registered Users
    I would try tresemme naturals conditioner for Co washing and regular conditioner. Shea moisture products, and a gel to hold hair alcohol free like ecostyler or flaxseed gel. Stay away from silicones and sulfates if you want total moisture you do need to use a sulfate shampoo to strip the hair of silicones one last time before you use the conditioners

    Sent from my VS920 4G using CurlTalk App
    *Curly Girl Method*
  • turquoisecurlsturquoisecurls Posts: 134Registered Users
    If she gets the sticky feel in her hair in addition to dryness it could be that her has low porosity ( do you know her hair properties?) , my daughter has the same kind of hair.
    The best way for her is to do DT with heat so the conditioner can penetrate , I don't have a heat cap so we use a shower cap and over it a moist towel that I heat in the microwave and wrap it around her head for 1h. Tresemme works well and the GVP conditioner from Sallys . If her hair like curlkeeer for frizz control you can get the same effect with personal lubricant ( like KY jelly or store brand lube from CVS /Walmart ) but much cheaper, her hair did not like the polyquats in CK but the lube works well.
    We keep products to a minimum to prevent the sticky hair, right now Shea moisture curling souffle works really well encouraging her curls, no leave in and maybe a little la looks over the Shea moisture.
    V05 conditioner and Suave naturals ( not the coconut )work well for co wash and as a light leave in
    2c/3a cg 01/10/13

    Hair Properties: low( first 4 inches) / high porosity, medium density, fine/medium texture Climate : hot humid summer, coastal GA

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut / Everlasting Sunshine, V05
    Rinse out :Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, VO5 ocean refresh
    Gel: La Looks sport, Volumax mega gel,Biosilk Rock Hard gel my HG

    Love ACV , pedaheh's gelatin treatment
    My hair hates everything Deva curl and Curl Keeper,
  • squigglytwigssquigglytwigs Posts: 6Registered Users
    Thank you both for the suggestions. We'll give these things a try.

Leave a Comment

BoldItalicStrikethroughOrdered listUnordered list
Align leftAlign centerAlign rightToggle HTML viewToggle full pageToggle lights
Drop image/file