3 A favorite products?

salsa75salsa75 Posts: 6Registered Users
What are your favorite natural products for 2C 3A hair? I used to love Deva Care Archangel but I am trying to stay away from carcinogenic ingredients that I noticed it had. I've used Kinky Curly Curling Custard for a while now, but I feel like it weighs my hair down too much and it gets straw like frizz as soon as I apply it (that would never happen with Deva Archangel---my hair would clump right away). I'd love to find something more natural that can help me clump and give me the same shine that Deva would.


  • BeinDebBeinDeb Posts: 583Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Have you tried DIY flaxseed gel? I'd gotten lazy and was using mostly store-bought goodies, but have recently revisited it. My 3A hair adores it. It's well worth the trouble and easy on the pocket book to boot!
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    Hair typing doesn't really have anything to do with choosing products. So many of us 2c/3a's use totally different products based on our hair properties like porosity and width. You may want to look into those before choosing products.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    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
  • salsa75salsa75 Posts: 6Registered Users
    Ok, well per my research I have low porosity, medium density hair texture. I'll try the DIY FSG. Thanks!
  • SereneCurlsSereneCurls Posts: 1,145Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I love Curl Junkie Pattern Pusha. I still prefer to use a hard hold gel over it, but it acts as a great curl enhancer for me. A tiny bit of Recoil scrunched in over my leave in also works really well.
    3a, dense, fairly coarse, normal porosity and elasticity, just below shoulder
    Low poo: Giovanni 50 50
    Co-wash: aia, suave coconut, salon care
    R O: Tresume Naturals, gvpcb
    L I: KCKT, gvpcb
    Stylers: cjpp, re : coil, kccc, brhg
    Oils: coconut, argan
    Experimenting with: curls rock amplifier, pantene mousse
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Just out of curiosity, how did you determine your hair was low porosity? I only ask because some of the 'DIY' tests floating aren't much use :)

    Some products I've loved for a while:
    Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus shampoo
    Jason Naturals Aloe Conditioner
    Ouidad Climate Control gel

    Aaaand more recently the Aunt Jackie's Curls and Coils Quench leave-in, which I've just bought three more bottles of!
    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
    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:

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