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What clumps like OneC, but is available in the EU?

frankcescafrankcesca Posts: 26Registered Users
Hey all,
I'm starting to run low on my One Condition. Darcy's Pumpkin Seed smells lovely and does great for moisture and slip, but it does not give me straight-outta-the-shower clumps the way OneC does. I read up on the boards' favorite alternatives, and went looking for Tresemme & GFTN today at the drugstore. Surprise - one isn't sold here and the other has cones...

First off, does anyone know what is in the OneC that could be giving me clumps that Darcy's doesn't have? (Is it as simple as glycerin?) If I knew, I could look for something else that has it. Other things that clump my hair well are KCCC and JCRR, if that helps.

Second, can anyone recommend a substitute for this side of the Atlantic? I'm putting in an order with Curly Emporium soon, so while I prefer cheaper stuff, I could also order something there.

Thanks!
2c, med-coarse, dense, high-med elasticity and still working out my porosity. Living in hard-water Germany.

Still learning the HGs. Latest faves:
Washing with KC Come Clean or CJ Daily Fix
Conditioner Deva OneC, Darcy's Pumpkin Seed
Goin' Deep: CJ Curl Rehab
Loving a good prepoo with coconut oil
Styling with CJ CCCC Lite, KCCC, BRHG, and a spray gel (Fructis, JC Gelebration)

Second-third-day savers: Curl Fuel overnight and KCSS in the morning!

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  • NvmbrCurlssNvmbrCurlss Posts: 732Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Not from the UK buuuut, I've heard Herbal Essences "TotallyTwisted" (lavender or wild orchid varieties) is a doppelgänger. The reason for such a comparison would be the similarities in the first 5 ingredients (known to be the most important/potent). It has a mild cone (did not build up quickly in my own hair), but it is a great product and it smells delish:) worth a shot!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3B, Fine, Normal P, Normal E, Low-Med D
    LowP: Kinky Curly Come Clean (50% EVOO)
    NoP: As I Am CC
    RO: Suave Coconut, VO5 Shea Cashmere
    LI: KCKT or CJBCLI or HETT/HENOYF (w/ 8 drops GSO)


    "To much is given, much is expected"
  • NvmbrCurlssNvmbrCurlss Posts: 732Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Correction: EU
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3B, Fine, Normal P, Normal E, Low-Med D
    LowP: Kinky Curly Come Clean (50% EVOO)
    NoP: As I Am CC
    RO: Suave Coconut, VO5 Shea Cashmere
    LI: KCKT or CJBCLI or HETT/HENOYF (w/ 8 drops GSO)


    "To much is given, much is expected"
  • frankcescafrankcesca Posts: 26Registered Users
    Thanks for the suggestion! Unfortunately, it's not sold in Germany. If no one has closer suggestions, I may give in and order from amazon.co.uk.
    2c, med-coarse, dense, high-med elasticity and still working out my porosity. Living in hard-water Germany.

    Still learning the HGs. Latest faves:
    Washing with KC Come Clean or CJ Daily Fix
    Conditioner Deva OneC, Darcy's Pumpkin Seed
    Goin' Deep: CJ Curl Rehab
    Loving a good prepoo with coconut oil
    Styling with CJ CCCC Lite, KCCC, BRHG, and a spray gel (Fructis, JC Gelebration)

    Second-third-day savers: Curl Fuel overnight and KCSS in the morning!
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Can't really help you with product recommends unfortunately BUT, just so you know, if you ever can't find something on the Curly Emporium, Beauty by Zara has a lot of products that aren't available on CE.

    I'm from the UK, so normally I order half my stuff from the CE and the other half from Beauty by Zara. So yeah, for future reference, if you ever can't find something on CE and want to know of another good site for an EU curly:
    Beauty by Zara

    :)
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    DC:
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    There's a thread somewhere on this that the Yes to Carrots conditioner has very similar ingredients to the One Condition. I personally use Yes to Blueberries and love it. Not sure if you can get it there?
    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
  • frankcescafrankcesca Posts: 26Registered Users
    Hey all, thanks for the helpful suggestions. I haven't found a cheap, locally available, comparable conditioner yet, but I did just find 1/4 of a big pump bottle of OneC lying around the house. I emptied it into a smaller bottle - the day is saved for another little while! I also found a super-cheap protein conditioner and some conditioner samples in the local organic-products stores and finally tried the Super Soaker method, too. Oh yeah and I found myself a Denman! That is going to save me sooo much product! With all those factors, my clumps are doing OK again!
    2c, med-coarse, dense, high-med elasticity and still working out my porosity. Living in hard-water Germany.

    Still learning the HGs. Latest faves:
    Washing with KC Come Clean or CJ Daily Fix
    Conditioner Deva OneC, Darcy's Pumpkin Seed
    Goin' Deep: CJ Curl Rehab
    Loving a good prepoo with coconut oil
    Styling with CJ CCCC Lite, KCCC, BRHG, and a spray gel (Fructis, JC Gelebration)

    Second-third-day savers: Curl Fuel overnight and KCSS in the morning!
  • FraenzyFraenzy Posts: 48Registered Users
    Hey Frankceska,

    if ud ever like to try the Yes to carrots (also on my "need to try it" list) condi, go to the website of ecco verde, its located in Germany and they have it and most of the other stuff from the "Yes to" line.

    Greetz :blob4:
    2c/3a curls
    low porosity, medium/high density, medium width (as far as I see now ;) )
    CG since March 2014

    Still searching for the best products!

    Routine now:

    Cleanse/shampoo with YTC Nourishing Shampoo
    Cleanse with SM Yucca Baobab Conditioner/Rainforest Moisture Conditioner
    YTC Pampering Conditioner/Loreal Everpure Moisture RO or LI
    For styling I use any Eco styler gel (do not like the Argan oil that much)
    For DC I mix SM Condi+Honey+Olive Oil

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