CurlTalk

August Hits and Misses

caracara01caracara01 Posts: 119Registered Users
My birthday month and BC anniversary month is here!

What worked and what didn't?


Hit: Hairitage Hydrationation Marshmelloe fluff-as a leave-in/styler
Prelim hit: EcoCustard Argan Oil-so far so good!

Miss: Hairitage Hydration Twist Gel-the scent is stank. Couldn't get past the perfumery flowery lingering scent.
Miss: HE Hello Hydration-this still doesn't work for me. Made my hair hard.
Miss-Biotera gel-used as a styling serum for this humidity. Flakes, crust. Awful.
Coily/low porosity/fine
BC 08*14*09

Comments

  • naturalyogininaturalyogini Posts: 430Registered Users
    Miss:
    Profolla Silk Moisturizing conditioner. Made my hair hard, squeaky and rough. Plus the bottle label didn't match the ingredients on the web site. Sending it back for a refund.

    Hello Hydration made my hair hard. Throwing it away.

    NBD Cosmetics Avocado/honey conditioner. Made my hair rough and squeaky.

    Hit. Yes there is one.
    Botanical Spirits avocado butter with coconut oil added to it. Divine.
    Coconut oil. My hair loves this oil, better than castor oil. What took me so long to figure this out??
    _______________
    3c/4a Very high porosity, fine, thin hair
  • uwagwejuwagwej Posts: 10Registered Users
    I've tried plenty this summer so here we go!

    Hits:
    -Paul Mitchell's Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratin Intensive treatment
    This stuff rocks !!! My hair was left so soft and strong and not crazy brittle or dry or anything, I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone in need of protein ! & it smells pretty good as well I might add

    -Paul Mitchell's Curls full circle leave in conditioner
    I went to Armstrong McCall with a friend whose a hair dresser so I got this for like 5 bucks & I am in love ! It feels great and had the perfect amount of slip! However it has a super fake perfumey scent. I use it with Taliah Waajid Great Detangler

    -Jane Carter Nourish and Shine
    My hair is naturally extremely thick and dry and my hair melts when I use this stuff . I recommend it ! Smells of citrus fruit.


    Miss:
    - Curls: Coconut Curlada Conditioner
    Yikes... My hair did not respond well to this at ALL . My hair felt extremely filmy after using this which I found strange...

    - Beautiful Textures: moisture butter
    I've used this about 4 times, to see if my result would change, nope. Too many silicones . It dries my hair out, so I will definitely be donating this product to a friend. Smells good though !


    Hair Type:
    - 4a in Back
    - 4b on top and at crown
    - 4c above ears
    -High density, fine strands
    -Last relaxer: 12/28/2012
    -Big Chop: 03/30/2013
  • lady_mlady_m Posts: 254Registered Users
    Hit: DB sweet cocoa bean smoothing cream, coconut oil, and ST murumuru moisture guru for twisting (in that order)! Such a moisturizing combo.
  • auntcurlyauntcurly Posts: 234Registered Users
    Hit:

    iii Sisters of Nature Lengthening Crème. I got a sample and purchased. It does help with shrinkage. Not 100% but it has helped. In the areas that shrink the most, 30%, and in the areas that don't, 40%. Softens my edges, too and nothing does that. I'll probably always buy it for that.

    My hair is coarse and porous and wiry. I can handle a lot of products. My only con is that the shine value is low.
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    Hit
    Bronners Castile hemp and peppermint shampoo. Gives what scalp need without drying out my hair.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • itsKelCeeEeeitsKelCeeEee Posts: 1,084Registered Users
    Happy birthday caracara! Mine was Tuesday :)

    Hit: Yes to Blueberries Hair Repair Shampoo
    -Cleans very well and I was confused at how not stripping it was.

    Hit/miss: Yes to Blueberries Hair Repair conditioner
    -very moisturizing when used in conjunction with other conditioners, but offers little to no slip on it's own. And I like my conditioners to have slip.


    Apple now owns my soul...sent from my iPhone.
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    Big Chop: 11/25/09
    Cottony/fluffy, medium/coarse, high density & porosity
    SL - APL - BSB - BSL - MBL - WL - HL
  • naturalyogininaturalyogini Posts: 430Registered Users
    Miss:
    Healthy Hair Plus Nourish deep conditioner
    I've tried 2 conditioners from this company and I'm done. This was one of the worst conditioners EVER. This and the Profolla line are horrible products. Sent it back for a refund.

    Curl Junkie Daily Fix

    I really need to stop buying this stuff. I tried adding aloe vera juice to it, but that didn't work. Make my hair hard and tangled.
    _______________
    3c/4a Very high porosity, fine, thin hair
  • SistapopdemcurlSistapopdemcurl Posts: 225Registered Users
    Hit: Deep conditioning with SM purification mask with coconut oil on top. My hair felt like silk when I rinsed it out.
  • caracara01caracara01 Posts: 119Registered Users
    Hit: using a leave-in that is drenched with silicones. My frizz is gone bye bye. I have been using Curls Unleashed leave-in.
    Coily/low porosity/fine
    BC 08*14*09
  • lashon20lashon20 Posts: 1,150Registered Users
    Hits:

    Hairitage Hydration Soft Coconut Marshmallows

    Hairitage Hydration Pink Grapefruit Punch Conditioner

    Miss:

    Soultanicals Wrapper's Delight Hydrating Kink Drink

    Surprisingly this is not as moisturizing as the Hair Sorrell spray. Plus the bottle doesn't have a trigger spray which makes it hard to spray out.

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    Shampoos: Ion Hard Water Shampoo
    Conditioners: Curl Junkie
    Stylers: As I Am Smoothing Gel, Jane Carter Incredible Curls, Camille Rose Almond Jai Twisting Butter, Hairveda Whipped Gelly
    Moisturizers: Camille Rose Moisture Milk, Camille Rose Fresh Curl
    Leave-Ins: KBB Sweet Ambrosia
    Pomades: Hairveda Almond Glaze
  • SistapopdemcurlSistapopdemcurl Posts: 225Registered Users
    Hit: Adding tresemme natural to my rhassoul clay mix.

    Semi hit: Beija Flor naturals Creme brulee for kinks,curls,and coils and the Maracuja Milk leave in/ moisturizer. These products are very oily and they will be excellent to use during winter time. I need more time to use them to rate whether I really like it or not. But if you like qhemet biologics alma and olive heavy cream you may like these products. My hair was very soft and fluffy.
  • ReekyReeky Posts: 1,323Registered Users
    Hit: Mixing Olive Oil with Curl Junkie Curl Rehab (in the jar & letting it sit.. not during application)
    man, somehow makes it even more. Ive been getting such consistently good hair & long lasting moisture using it these past few weeks.
    Im gonna try that with some of my other lesser than products I need to use up.
    dense, fine & porous curls |

    Poo/Cowash| Bobeam, V05 Shea Cashmere
    DC| AOGPB, CJ Repair Me, BrownButterBeauty
    RinseOut| Mill Creek Keratin Conditioner, Ology Moisturizing Conditioner
    Leave In| Curl Rehab, Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Moisturizer, CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Moisturize|Oyin Hair Dew, CR Moisture Milk
    Gel| Kiss My Face UMG, Trader Joes Aloe Vera, KCCC
    Sealants| Aloe Juice, Whipped Shea, Cocoa & Mango Butters, Castor, & my Peanut Oil Blend =)
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users
    Hits: Softee aloe Vera curl activating gel, suave tropical coconut co, garnier fructis strength/length co (HGs for me)

    Misses: la looks sports gel (leaves hair hard) , Softee olive oil conditioning gel (leave hair mushy) Softee coconut oil (thrown out. Gave me a headache when left in hair overnight), Softee castor oil (thrown out. Gave me a headache when left in hair overnight)
  • IheartSummerIheartSummer Posts: 28Registered Users
    uwagwej wrote: »
    I've tried plenty this summer so here we go!

    Hits:
    -Paul Mitchell's Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratin Intensive treatment
    This stuff rocks !!! My hair was left so soft and strong and not crazy brittle or dry or anything, I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone in need of protein ! & it smells pretty good as well I might add

    -Paul Mitchell's Curls full circle leave in conditioner
    I went to Armstrong McCall with a friend whose a hair dresser so I got this for like 5 bucks & I am in love ! It feels great and had the perfect amount of slip! However it has a super fake perfumey scent. I use it with Taliah Waajid Great Detangler

    -Jane Carter Nourish and Shine
    My hair is naturally extremely thick and dry and my hair melts when I use this stuff . I recommend it ! Smells of citrus fruit.


    Miss:
    - Curls: Coconut Curlada Conditioner
    Yikes... My hair did not respond well to this at ALL . My hair felt extremely filmy after using this which I found strange...

    - Beautiful Textures: moisture butter
    I've used this about 4 times, to see if my result would change, nope. Too many silicones . It dries my hair out, so I will definitely be donating this product to a friend. Smells good though !


    Hair Type:
    - 4a in Back
    - 4b on top and at crown
    - 4c above ears
    -High density, fine strands
    -Last relaxer: 12/28/2012
    -Big Chop: 03/30/2013

    I just had to comment that I thought I was the only one with 4c texture in the oddest place. Mine is right in front where my edges are above my ears. Two spots in front and I think a couple small spots in the back. I'm guessing I'm 4b everywhere else but I still can't pinpoint my texture. You might be my hair twin! Maybe I should try your hits!
  • tabbysuetabbysue Posts: 122Registered Users
    Hits: curl junkie coffee-coco curl creme lite - on clean, towel-dried hair

    On the fence: curl junkie curls in a bottle! over CJCCCL - I think it weighs down my fine hair but I like the softness when it dries

    Miss: curl junkie curl queen gel - made my hair super hard and dry
    Shampoo: TJ Tea Tree Tingle (only to remove buildup)
    Co-wash/Detangler: Suave Naturals Conditioner
    Leave-in/Styler: Uncle Funky's Curly Magic
    2nd day refresher: Uncle Funky's Thirsty Curls
    Routine: Wash and Go
    Porosity: Normal-High
    Texture: Fine/Thin and Kinky
  • lashon20lashon20 Posts: 1,150Registered Users
    Hits:

    Keravada Amla, brahmi, fenugreek, ayurvedic oil

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    Shampoos: Ion Hard Water Shampoo
    Conditioners: Curl Junkie
    Stylers: As I Am Smoothing Gel, Jane Carter Incredible Curls, Camille Rose Almond Jai Twisting Butter, Hairveda Whipped Gelly
    Moisturizers: Camille Rose Moisture Milk, Camille Rose Fresh Curl
    Leave-Ins: KBB Sweet Ambrosia
    Pomades: Hairveda Almond Glaze