CJ Curl Queen

sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
Ok, I think I really love this stuff! My curls are so defined and shiny today after the first use on wash day! The dew point is 58f, and my hair is not the least bit frizzy. It gave me reeaaally good crunch that scrunched out nicely. It reminds me a ton of the Mop Top Curly Custard, minus the frizz.

I think I will probably be purchasing this. It has the ingredients my hair adores - aloe juice and hydroethylcellulose. It has polyquat-4, but I've never had a problem with 4 (mainly 10 & 11).

The smell is pretty good too, I keep getting whiffs. It's not a scent that I'm smelling my hair over and over again, but I don't mind it.
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

Comments

  • Curls80Curls80 Posts: 526Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I've been thinking of this one for a while. Good hold you say? Hmmm...
    3a/3b high porosity, mainly coarse, medium density
    Live in Canada- hot summers, freezing winters- dry dry dry
    As I am cleansing pudding, soultanicals deep condish, curlsmith cowash, lhdc condish 
    KCCC, curlsmith soufflé, ufdcm, mga sculpting gel 
    Scrunch with hair repear towel, then diffuse or air
    Protein- Cnpf
  • sheilacurlsheilacurl Posts: 1,240Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    How are you using it? On top of anything in particular? Anything on top of it? So glad it's working well for you!
    Upper Michigan Dews
    3a ~ Fine ~ High Porosity ~ Normal Density

    NoPoo: JC Cleansing Cream
    Rinse Outs: SS:PRT, CJ Repair Me, CJ Argan
    Detangler: KCKT
    Leave-in: CJ Repair me
    Stylers: UFDCM, BRHG
    Refreshers: Batiste (dry shampoo) on the roots & UFDCM everywhere else

    iHerb Discount Code: SAF007

  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    Just on top of whatever leave in I'm using. I used CJ Argan & Olive Oil when I tried it. Nothing on top, I don't need anything else :D I love that it's glycerin free, I think that's a must for me for summer.

    It's second day hair and I usually am pretty frizzy, but it's pretty mild and looks great still!
    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
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    Dew point 63f
    2nd day hair

    Pretty darn great (for me)!! Usually my hair is puffed out twice as big.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using CurlTalk App
    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
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I love this gel! It's more liquidy than more traditional gels and spreads easily. I'd say it's medium hold gel, at least for me! It's one of the few gels I always repurchase.
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    I am definitely purchasing!!! So far this has given me 4th day hair and very successful pineapples which never worked before. I'm for sure sold.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using CurlTalk App
    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
  • sheilacurlsheilacurl Posts: 1,240Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    That's awesome, Amy! It looks amazing! Wow, it's getting so long. Just gorgeous!
    Upper Michigan Dews
    3a ~ Fine ~ High Porosity ~ Normal Density

    NoPoo: JC Cleansing Cream
    Rinse Outs: SS:PRT, CJ Repair Me, CJ Argan
    Detangler: KCKT
    Leave-in: CJ Repair me
    Stylers: UFDCM, BRHG
    Refreshers: Batiste (dry shampoo) on the roots & UFDCM everywhere else

    iHerb Discount Code: SAF007

  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    Thanks!

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using CurlTalk App
    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
  • Curls80Curls80 Posts: 526Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    So I just ordered this gel! I can't wait to see how it works for me.... Yay!
    3a/3b high porosity, mainly coarse, medium density
    Live in Canada- hot summers, freezing winters- dry dry dry
    As I am cleansing pudding, soultanicals deep condish, curlsmith cowash, lhdc condish 
    KCCC, curlsmith soufflé, ufdcm, mga sculpting gel 
    Scrunch with hair repear towel, then diffuse or air
    Protein- Cnpf
  • Curls80Curls80 Posts: 526Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Received the gel, and washed my hair immediately. I cannot wait when I get new products. So I really think this gel has potential. I was skeptical because it seemed watery and I wasn't sure if all the aloe would work for me.

    Anyways. I had tried it with some CJCCCL as a leave in/curl cream, and then I used the gel. My hair feels a bit dry right now but the hold is there! There was crunch! Laaaaaaaaaa :angel12: So I think it's a keeper. I might be actually starting to get a rotation of products??!?!? Unreal. I'm just going to experiment with my application and my underneath products to add a bit more moisture. (Lately I feel a bit protein overloaded possibly so I'll see about what I use as a leave in.)

    Woo hoo! Thanks for the rec, sixelamy!
    3a/3b high porosity, mainly coarse, medium density
    Live in Canada- hot summers, freezing winters- dry dry dry
    As I am cleansing pudding, soultanicals deep condish, curlsmith cowash, lhdc condish 
    KCCC, curlsmith soufflé, ufdcm, mga sculpting gel 
    Scrunch with hair repear towel, then diffuse or air
    Protein- Cnpf
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    I freaking LOVE the hold of this product! It hasn't failed me yet since using it. I'm glad you liked it. I hope it continues to work for you.
    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
  • SuzyQ3SuzyQ3 Posts: 52Registered Users
    How does this gel compare with Pattern Pusha, which is what I've been using? It is lighter? Stronger? Any other differences?
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,204Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    SuzyQ3 wrote: »
    How does this gel compare with Pattern Pusha, which is what I've been using? It is lighter? Stronger? Any other differences?

    I have both and Pattern Pusha is a little thicker and a bit more grabby, if that makes sense. Pattern Pusha encourages larger clumps for me, which is good for some people, but not really my thing.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3a/f/iii
    Modified CG since 11/5/11
    CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
    RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
    STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
  • DrRachDrRach Posts: 264Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I agree, I normally use PP and it gives me better clumps than CQ. MY bottle of CQ really doesn't have much scent to it at all, and the consistency and hold is very similar to Ouidad CC. I won't repurchase though, as although I like runny gels, I prefer the Ouidad gel and of course PP.
    3 b Baby fine, Low density, high porosity, naturally pale blonde. And a UK Curly Girl:thumbleft:
    No/Low Poo: Palmers Olive Oil Cowash
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    DT/PT: CJ Repair Me!, SM Fruit Fusion
    Stylers: LUS Curly 3in1 leave in


  • Wavygirl1Wavygirl1 Posts: 165Registered Users
    sixelamy wrote: »
    Dew point 63f
    2nd day hair

    Pretty darn great (for me)!! Usually my hair is puffed out twice as big.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using CurlTalk App
    sixelamy wrote: »
    I am definitely purchasing!!! So far this has given me 4th day hair and very successful pineapples which never worked before. I'm for sure sold.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using CurlTalk App
    What did you do to refreash on 2nd-4th day?
    2a/b, med/high porosity, high density, fine texture
  • Curls80Curls80 Posts: 526Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Aaaaah I'm disappointed. This seemed like it worked at first but it dried my hair our horribly. I'm thinking it was the aloe. But I will keep it to try in the future so I can verify that it was the gel that dried me out (and not the weather etc....)
    3a/3b high porosity, mainly coarse, medium density
    Live in Canada- hot summers, freezing winters- dry dry dry
    As I am cleansing pudding, soultanicals deep condish, curlsmith cowash, lhdc condish 
    KCCC, curlsmith soufflé, ufdcm, mga sculpting gel 
    Scrunch with hair repear towel, then diffuse or air
    Protein- Cnpf
  • CurlyCorCurlyCor Posts: 74Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    So I just used it to today and I am kind of bummed because it works so much like my CIAB and I was hoping it would be slightly different. I do like that my hair is soft and my curls are defined but in my tropical climate the definition gets lost as well as the hold. I mean it does do what it says its going to do but its so similar to the CIAB that I feel I don't need both. It was between this or the CCCC-lite and now I regret not getting the CCCC-Lite since the CQ is so much like what I already have. I am going to try it with a curl cream under it and/or AIF on top to see if that makes a difference. Right now I don't see myself repurchasing it.
    2c/3a in the canopy 3b everywhere else ~ Normal to High Porosity~ Fine but A LOT of hair ( So high density?)

    Poo: Jason's Dandruff Shampoo/ Elucence Moisuture Benefits
    RO: Tresemme Botanique
    Styling: CJ Curl Fix as LI, Curling jelly or CJPP or CIAB, Topped with BRHG.
    Protein Treatment: Curl Junkie Repair Me

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