Product recommendation. something similar to KCCC results minus drying time

stormstorm Posts: 204Registered Users Curl Neophyte
Hey curlies. Long time! So i got married and have a 9 month old now and have just been able to care for my curls again after a whopping year. I am currently using Kinky curly Custard which is not available in Pakistan but had to order it online wirh a hefty shipping. I love the results and hols plus the fact that it is all natural.

During pregnancy i developed a really bad allergy on my face and neck which manifested as dry red itchy eczema. I was using Herbal essences hello hydration condish plus EO curl gel at the time. After a lot of blood tests for foos allergens everything came out negative i decided do a trial test on my hair products. Turns out i am sensitive to FRAGRANCE AND DYES in all hair products. Currently using a Shea moisture raw shea conditioner conbo with KCCC. I alternate the conditiiner with the newTresemme naturals vibranty smooth conditioner which btw kills my skin too because its laden with perfume but i dont want to go through my Shea moisture too quickly as the shoppong on that cost me a hefty buck too. Btw the new Tresemme naturals is terribly coaty and filmy too. I am mildly protein sensitivr but have had no issues or buildup with Shea moisture.

So BASICAlly I need a recommendation for a gel/cream like KCCC with almost or no chemicals including artificial fragrances and LESS DRYING TIME. In capital because my 9 month old loves playing with and pulling my below shoulder length curls and while threy dry i end up frizzy tangles. Please advise me. Btw i dont mind a softer hold cream or gel as long as it is mostly natural like Shea moisture products and takes care of the frizz.
Thanks.

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  • stormstorm Posts: 204Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    *bump*anyone?
  • RimiRimi Posts: 2,001Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Have you considered making your own flax seed gel?
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  • stormstorm Posts: 204Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yep plenty of times. Flax seed gel left my hair squeaky and dry for some reason at the end of the day. . I just kept the recipe too simple maybe? The baby keeps me busy basically so i would love something readily avilable in case i dont have time.
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Can you do natural products? You can try Jane Cater curl cream. To my knowledge it doesn't have a smell.
  • frcklsfrckls Posts: 528Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    storm wrote: »
    Yep plenty of times. Flax seed gel left my hair squeaky and dry for some reason at the end of the day. . I just kept the recipe too simple maybe? The baby keeps me busy basically so i would love something readily avilable in case i dont have time.
    FSG left my hair feels rather dry as well. What about okra? On my hair, it feels softer and has better curl enhancement/definition, plus pretty shine, too.

    What's simpler is aloe vera. You can skip cooking with this one.
    2B/C canopy & 2A/B underlayer
    coarse | low-normal porosity | normal elasticity | low-med density
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    Clarify: Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo, Citric acid rinse
    RO/LI: Jason Moisturizing 84% Aloe Vera / Paul Mitchell The Conditioner
    Styler: DIY Okra Jelly / Paul Mitchell Thicken Up / Shu Uemura Cotton Uzu Flexible Defining Cream
    Treatment: H&B Wonder Oil + VCO, Honey-Cardamom-EVOO-Chamomile
  • stormstorm Posts: 204Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Aloe alone leaves me dry too. I will try Jane carter but ive heard all the have strong fragrances. Any other more organic products out there?
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    I know of a couple lighter jellies that have similar ingredients, but they don't give as much hold.

    Sevi Blue Yarrow gel
    Spiral Solutions Curl Enhancing Jelly

    Hello Curly Curl Stimulator (the original recipe of Uncle Funky's daughter stuff) is almost identical to KCCC, but I've never used it so I can't say anything about drying time.
    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
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,065Registered Users Curl Novice
    I know Jessicurl has fragrance-free options, as does Alba Botanica. If you're looking for a nice, creamy leave-in, the Alba Botanica leave-in is actually great. I know they make a fragrance-free gel, curl cream as well shampoos and conditioners but I haven't tried those. I would see if iherb ships to Pakistan, they have the most reasonable shipping rates. They do carry Alba Botanica. Jessicurl is available for shipping from curlmart, aveyou and their website.

    Have you considered the Kinky Curly Tiny Twirls styler? It might not have fragrance. What about Curly Kinks Coil Jam? I would look into both options.

    Otherwise I don't think Hello Curly Stimulator has fragrance, but always check the ingredients.
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    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
  • stormstorm Posts: 204Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    wavydaze wrote: »
    I know Jessicurl has fragrance-free options, as does Alba Botanica. If you're looking for a nice, creamy leave-in, the Alba Botanica leave-in is actually great. I know they make a fragrance-free gel, curl cream as well shampoos and conditioners but I haven't tried those. I would see if iherb ships to Pakistan, they have the most reasonable shipping rates. They do carry Alba Botanica. Jessicurl is available for shipping from curlmart, aveyou and their website.

    Have you considered the Kinky Curly Tiny Twirls styler? It might not have fragrance. What about Curly Kinks Coil Jam? I would look into both options.

    Otherwise I don't think Hello Curly Stimulator has fragrance, but always check the ingredients.

    Thankyou. ill give Tiny twirls a go and also checkout iherb shipping options. Thanks for your help everyone!

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