Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion

So I decided to buy come CJ products to try them out, since I've heard great things. I'd rather be as natural as I can get, but this stuff just did not work for me. At all. I wanted to like it so bad, and I used it for about a week or so. It made my curls fall flat. Can't blame it on buildup from other products, because I had done a low poo right before I started using this. I went back to my YTB leave in today and I have my curls back! I wonder what my hair doesn't like. The glycerin, and sunflower oils are fine. Not sure about the rest.

Ingredients: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Vegetable Glycerin, Slippery Elm Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Panthenol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance.

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  • rbbrbb Registered Users Posts: 4,356 Curl Connoisseur
    i love cj smoothing lotion, but it does have glycerin so i never use it in low dew points. that probably happened to you.
    if you really can't get it to work, you can use it as a rinse out.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
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  • poxyfairyplumepoxyfairyplume Registered Users Posts: 85
    rbb wrote: »
    i love cj smoothing lotion, but it does have glycerin so i never use it in low dew points. that probably happened to you.
    if you really can't get it to work, you can use it as a rinse out.

    We have medium-high dew points right now here in the Chicago area. Wish I could blame it on that! It's the same flatness I got with the Shea Moisture products. I don't understand.
  • MirCurlsMirCurls Registered Users Posts: 2,660 Curl Neophyte
    So I decided to buy come CJ products to try them out, since I've heard great things. I'd rather be as natural as I can get, but this stuff just did not work for me. At all. I wanted to like it so bad, and I used it for about a week or so. It made my curls fall flat. Can't blame it on buildup from other products, because I had done a low poo right before I started using this. I went back to my YTB leave in today and I have my curls back! I wonder what my hair doesn't like. The glycerin, and sunflower oils are fine. Not sure about the rest.

    Ingredients: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Vegetable Glycerin, Slippery Elm Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Panthenol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance.


    This doesn't not work for me as a good leave-in. I use the BEauticurls leave-in by CJ all the time; it's great. This one feels kinda waxy to me and makes my hair kinda sticky. WHAT IT DOES work as great is a refresher. I know when I go 2 or 3 or 4 days and want to reclump and smooth hair a bit and add moisture, I use this. It does add that stickier feel, but maybe that's why it works to refresh curls that are going haywire after sleeping on them. REally makes for reclumping. I like to carry some in a small jar in my purse for primping after working out or on windy days, etc.

    But leave-in on wet hair: not so much.
    3a3b
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  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Banned Users Posts: 940
    Wow, I love the smoothing lotion. I absolutely couldn't be without it. It's light, it goes in super well, and it works.

    YTB was super heavy and build up-y on my hair as a RO. I can't imagine it as a leave in. The YTB does have protein in it. So maybe your higher porosity and need the protein in your conditioners/stylers.
  • LauraimesLauraimes Registered Users Posts: 882 Curl Novice
    I agree with Jessiebanana. Also, the oils in it would be far too heavy for my fine, low porosity hair. SheaMoisture is likely to be a disaster for me as well and will make my hair fall flat. YTB is not available here, but protein works miracles for me.
    F - LP - HD - L/NE
    Fine, low porosity, high density, low/normal elasticity
    Hairtype 2c

    Low poo: SheaMoisture Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Weightless Shampoo
    Detangler/RO: KCKT with 
    Colorful Neutral Protein Filler
    Styling: KCCC

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