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JoiWhip questions!

SnarlsSnarls Posts: 2,537Registered Users
OK, I got this off the swap board (thank you, kind swapper! HUGE thanks, actually, since I can't get this anywhere locally) and tried it once. Mr. C loved it, so that's a good sign right there.

Read over some of the Whip threads, it sounds like most of you use this over a leave-in and maybe [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]re:coil[/buylink]? Does ANYone use a gel with this? Pros or cons to that? Also, does anyone use CK over or under it for frizz control?

I'm looking for fairly big curly hair. Using the JW on its own, I got big & curly, which became progressively bigger and frizzier (less curly). So I need an extra something, just not sure what. I don't use [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]re:coil[/buylink] anymore but any thoughts from the experts?

I'm fine 3b-ish, heavily frizz prone.
formerly Castella
(my dogs aren't snarly, my hair is)

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  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,681Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I use Phytodefrisant under it which helps keep the frizz at bay. Don't know how to get the big hair thing going though as it's something I avoid like the plague!
    3b in South Australia.
  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    I would think a good leave-in underneath should help you. I use it over fastfood or GF Curl & Shine and recoil. I've found that recoil cuts down frizz for me if I use enough (2-3 pumps). I have not tried using a gel with it since joiwhip has plenty of hold on its own. I imagine CK would work well under it too.
    *Poster formerly known as Bailey422*

    Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid. ~ George Carlin
  • curlyjenncurlyjenn Posts: 585Registered Users
    I love to scrunch in a titch of BRHG over joiwhip! It's giving me great volume, plus it looks very moisturized!
    I'm a 3b, with 3c underneath.

    Used to be CG, now I'm not. Using Suave Aloe & Waterlily shampoo & condish, JoiWhip, BRHG, Suave Aloe gel, Aussie Tizz No Frizz, and anything else that looks good!
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  • SnarlsSnarls Posts: 2,537Registered Users
    Thanks for the suggestions, everyone!

    Last night I tried a little CJ HB leave in, layered with a little CK and then plopped a few minutes to get hair from sopping to damp. Then small squirt JW. The result was big hair but not a lot of defined curl. I got better curl definition without the leave-in.

    I think tonight I'll try it solo, with a little BRHG on top. That'll be too much protein for daily use, but it sounds promising.
    formerly Castella
    (my dogs aren't snarly, my hair is)
  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    curlyjenn wrote:
    I love to scrunch in a titch of BRHG over joiwhip! It's giving me great volume, plus it looks very moisturized!

    I did that today, and I love it! I scrunched in 2 pea size drops on BRHG (which I hate by itself), and it gave me just a little extra definition and hold.
    *Poster formerly known as Bailey422*

    Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid. ~ George Carlin
  • catsinwatercatsinwater Posts: 37Registered Users
    hi castella,

    keep me posted as to what is working/not working for you! JW has been a part of my routine for months now but i am still finding that i want BIGGER hair! and i have the same prob; its either big and too frizzy or defined and not big enough. ahhh! the battle never ends
  • slinky1slinky1 Banned Posts: 1,612Banned Users
    I bought the JW, but haven't used it.

    Do you guys diffuse? Hot or warm or cool?
    ;)
  • ChelleChelle Posts: 131Registered Users
    I am just wondering, is this Icewhip you girls are talking about the same as the Joico Ice Whip mousse I used to use or are we talking about something totally different? I love volume too and used to love Ice Whip mousse.

    Chelle
    2a?, using MOP C system hydrating poo, Elucence conditioner, B&A Biomineral gel......off and on results....rely most on my curling iron for help
  • SnarlsSnarls Posts: 2,537Registered Users
    It's the same thing. It's JoiWhip now, formerly called Ice Whip, right? My local Trade Secret does not carry it, the bustards.

    My experiments are on hold for a few days until a new shower filter gets installed. My Sprite slimline broke and now there's another filter in there but it's not the same. I could really tell the difference when I was out of state for a few days and my hair felt smooth, then I come back and right away in the shower no matter what I do and WITH the filter, my hair feels so rough. I can't say how much I hate my water.

    So ANYway, yeah, I like the volume for sure, I just don't want a big puff of frizz.
    formerly Castella
    (my dogs aren't snarly, my hair is)
  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    I am totally hooked on the JW/BRHG combo! I definitely recommend it to anyone that doesn't get enough hold or definition from joiwhip alone.
    *Poster formerly known as Bailey422*

    Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid. ~ George Carlin
  • Ab-starAb-star Posts: 1,128Registered Users
    Yes, it was formerly IceWhip, but has the same ingredients.
    slinky1 wrote:
    I bought the JW, but haven't used it.

    Do you guys diffuse? Hot or warm or cool?

    I diffuse on low speed with high heat.
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  • curlylew66curlylew66 Posts: 1,685Registered Users
    I found it and bought it at Kroger. :D
    I was going to Trade Secret.
  • mopsymopsy Posts: 153Registered Users
    Okay, I've been wracking my brains. What's BRHG? (I sometimes use Biolage Gelee over the Joiwhip in just the areas that need a little extra hold).
  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    Biosilk Rock Hard Gellee
    *Poster formerly known as Bailey422*

    Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid. ~ George Carlin
  • mopsymopsy Posts: 153Registered Users
    Ah, thank you. No relation, then, to my Biolage (Firm Hold) Gelee. So close.
  • curlyjenncurlyjenn Posts: 585Registered Users
    Bailey422 wrote:
    I am totally hooked on the JW/BRHG combo! I definitely recommend it to anyone that doesn't get enough hold or definition from joiwhip alone.

    YAY! I'm glad you liked it! It's my HG combo so far!
    I'm a 3b, with 3c underneath.

    Used to be CG, now I'm not. Using Suave Aloe & Waterlily shampoo & condish, JoiWhip, BRHG, Suave Aloe gel, Aussie Tizz No Frizz, and anything else that looks good!
    My Myspace!