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Substitute for Curl Keeper

Who has tried KY Lube instead of Curl Keeper. From what I was reading the ingredients are very similar.

Comments

  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    I think this is a common substitution.
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • turquoisecurlsturquoisecurls Posts: 134Registered Users
    Curl keeper does not work for me because of the polyquat.
    As a great substitute the generic versions of Lube from CVS and Walmart work great.
    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
    LI: SMCHM ,SMCS, JCRR,
    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,
  • kaykrekaykre Posts: 314Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Do you get any hold from curl keeper/ky? Or is it just frizz control?
    2A/B. Mix of fine, medium, and coarse (mostly medium). Dense. Mix of normal and high porosity.
    Dry climate.

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  • JennyLynnJennyLynn Posts: 16Registered Users
    No hold, just frizz control with the lube. I'm going to apply it before I had the gel.
  • turquoisecurlsturquoisecurls Posts: 134Registered Users
    No hold, but clumps and frizz control
    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
    LI: SMCHM ,SMCS, JCRR,
    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,
  • JennyLynnJennyLynn Posts: 16Registered Users
    With the Curl Keeper you get hold w/frizz control. I use a gel anyway so I really don't need the extra hold so I'm going for the lube.
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    I was very curious about the CVS generic lube. Here are the ingredients:

    Purified Water; Glycerin; Propylene Glycol; Sorbitol; Hydroxyethylcellulose; Methylparaben; Benzoic Acid; Sodium Hydroxide

    Darn that glycerin!!!!!

    CVS Lubricating Liquid - CVS pharmacy
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    Hmmm I guess they make some glycerin-free lubes too. Astroglide makes one, Sliquid too. Very interesting.

    Sliquid Naturals H2O Personal Lubricant - Water based glycerin and paraben free intimate lubrication

    Hmmm I think I will try one of these. Hey at least if it doesn't work for my hair I can always uhhh.... use it for its intended use. :viking: Waste not want not.
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • JennyLynnJennyLynn Posts: 16Registered Users
    That's what I thought Wavy! LOL at least it may not go totally to waste! ;)

    Here Is another thing? Jelly or liquid. It seems the jelly ingredients has a slight difference.
  • JAJameson2010JAJameson2010 Posts: 123Registered Users
    :laughing5::laughing5: I'm def going to have to try this!
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    Okay so I ordered 2 "lube cubes" from Sliquid... its a box that has little packets of the different lubes they have. There were a few I wanted to try. They're all glycerin-free. I got the "Essentials" one and the "Organics" one.

    Organics Lube Cube: The Sliquid Shop - Natural intimate lubricants, lotions, and massage oils. Play Safe, Longer!
    Sliquid Naturals Lube Cubes - Sample collections of your favoriteglycerin and paraben free intimate lubricants.

    Anyway, so far I've tried the H2O lube, and these were the ingredients:

    Purified Water, Plant Cellulose (from Cotton), Cyamopsis (Guar Conditioners), Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid

    I used it on my hair alone with nothing under or over. It behaved in some positive ways like a jelly product like SS CEJ.... but it made my hair dull also? And the other weirder thing was that it made my hair ashy... like grayish. My hair is med-dark brown but if anything has honey or slightly auburn (not gray) undertones.

    Does anyone know what ingredient could be causing this? The plant cellulose?

    I'm not that excited to try the other lubes now.... :(
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,357Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Whether or not it holds one's hair, it does have VP/VA, which I believe is for hold and the lube does not have that, now, does it? (why would you want it to.....)

    I think most curlies use another product with CK, like I do.
  • CrazyCatLadyCrazyCatLady Posts: 63Registered Users
    Like many of you I'd seen waterlily716's YouTube video on drug store lube as a substitute for Curl Keeper. I am down to the last drops of my Curl Keeper so I went and got a tiny bottle from Rite Aid.

    It was actually not much less expensive than Curl Keeper. $4.99 for a 2.5oz bottle ($1.99 per oz.) Curl Keeper that I was ordering off soap.com was $17.15 for 8oz ($2.14 per oz.) But, i figured i'd be more convenient than having to order it online, if i get the same results.

    I usually apply my Keeper to still wet hair under my gel and rely on it only for frizz reduction, cause my gel does the hold.

    I've tried the lube in the exact same way twice and I haven't gotten much frizz reduction at all and i feel like it slowed down the dry time on my hair TREMENDOUSLY. Anyone else have this problem?

    Should I be using it differently? Today I might try only applying gel out of the shower and then adding the lube when i SOTC.
    CURLS
    2B/C

    HOLY GRAILS
    LO-POO Shea Moisture: Restorative Shampoo (2x/mnth)
    CW V05
    RO GVP Conditioning Balm
    LI Suave Naturals: Tropical Coconut
    PROD Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper and LA Looks: Anti-Frizz
    T's Shea Moisture: Deep Treatment Masque or Shea Moisture: Anti-Breakage Hair Masque, Coconut Oil (1x/wk)
  • MarciMarci Posts: 225Registered Users
    A few days ago I used about a dime size of KY brand and a pinch of epsom salts and then followed with gel. I had AMAZING curls and they lasted 3 days. Strange, considering I have always avoided glycerin in all my products. I thought glycerin in high dews would end in a frizzy disaster??? But my hair seems to like it??? Weird, stubborn, unpredictable curly hair!!!!
    2C-3A MBL layered
    Medium/fine texture, high density, normal porosity and elasticity. Dry climate.


    Cleanse: SM MR, YTC
    Hydrate: Joico Kpak,DevaCurl OC
    Style: AG reCoil, LALSG




  • anonymous_150263anonymous_150263 Posts: 773Registered Users
    Marci wrote: »
    A few days ago I used about a dime size of KY brand and a pinch of epsom salts and then followed with gel. I had AMAZING curls and they lasted 3 days. Strange, considering I have always avoided glycerin in all my products. I thought glycerin in high dews would end in a frizzy disaster??? But my hair seems to like it??? Weird, stubborn, unpredictable curly hair!!!!

    Maybe the gel sealed the glycerin?
  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Posts: 1,419Registered Users
    I've been using Adam & Eve Lube and I've had some great hair days. The only thing I noticed is my hair is stringy at times, but it curls up nice and shiny once dry.


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  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I can't help but laugh when I read this - all I can think about is someone walking into your bathrooms and wondering why it's on your sink or in your shower :laughing5:
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • MarixpressMarixpress Posts: 91Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I have a full bottle of the CVS brand liquid that I don't like to use in the bedroom. Maybe my hair will like it instead :happy7:

    -edit-

    I have TWO FULL bottles of KY brand liquid that I don't plan on using for it's original purpose. I think I just might throw them away. I can't exactly give them away :laughing8:
    Day 1 of Curly Girl method: 10/5/13
    3b Mostly Normal Porosity. Medium Density, Fine to Medium Width, Medium Texture.
    SM Y&B TS and Condish. Ecostyler with Argan oil gel.
    Daughter: Long frizzy Swavy 2a turned Wavy Curvy 2B - thanks to Devachan, Low Porosity, Medium Texture, High Density
  • kinkyreggaekinkyreggae Posts: 22Registered Users
    Interesting....very interesting. Lmao

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