Does curl cream prevent anyone else's hair from drying?

katherineviolinistkatherineviolinist Posts: 26Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Novice
So I have tried 2 curl creams, the sm coconut and hibiscus smoothie and eden body works coconut curl cream, and both times, it doesn't matter how much I use, my hair will. not. dry. Or when it finally dies, it's greasy. Now before you say it's the coconut oil, my low po hair for some reason loves coconut oil. I use coconut curlada conditioner and sm virgin coconut oil deep conditioner and even just coconut oil on my ends for a pre poo. I just don't know if I should keep looking for better curl creams or just live without them? I sm coconut and hibiscus style milk and it work pretty well, but it's not a curl cream. Any suggestions for lighter curl creams/ enhancers or do any of you just not use a curl cream?

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  • Therese1Therese1 Posts: 2,563 Curl Virtuoso
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    I'm not positive, but I wonder if it's the silk protein in the products. Silk protein is a moisturizing protein (it's very small and does a good job at penetrating the hair shaft). This will have the effect of lowering your hair's porosity, which might account for why your hair doesn't dry. I would try looking for a curl cream that has no protein in it. 
    Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonic; Oribe Cleansing Creme
    RO: IN Harmonic
    LI: CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
    DC: JC Deep Conditioning Treatment; Weleda Rosemary Conditioning Oil
    Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel; Kenra Firm-Hold Gel; Sevi Blue Yarrow Sea Salt Spray
    Low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair
  • katherineviolinistkatherineviolinist Posts: 26 Curl Novice
    Accepted Answer
    @Therese1 Okay, I'll try that. Thanks!
  • Therese1Therese1 Posts: 2,563 Curl Virtuoso
    Accepted Answer
    I've never actually used KCCC. I think it is more akin to a gel than a curl cream. Camille Rose Naturals might have a curl cream that is protein free.

    Based on your other thread (I left a response there too), I do think that you are low porosity and that you are sensitive to protein. I would recommend going without protein for a week or two and seeing what happens.
    Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonic; Oribe Cleansing Creme
    RO: IN Harmonic
    LI: CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
    DC: JC Deep Conditioning Treatment; Weleda Rosemary Conditioning Oil
    Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel; Kenra Firm-Hold Gel; Sevi Blue Yarrow Sea Salt Spray
    Low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair

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  • WavyKfromNJWavyKfromNJ Posts: 853Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    edited May 2018
    I tried Kinky Curly Curling Custard man years ago.  (I don't use it now, but my problem may have been technique since it was when I first went CG)  There is also a curl cream by MopTop, which you can usually find on Amazon.  Also Curls (curls.biz) makes curl creams.

    Sorry I can't offer more information about each product.  I just know they exist.

    Are you sure you are not high porosity?  
    2b, 2c,
    High Porosity - Very Fine Hair

    Low Poo: Living Proof Restore Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Living Proof Restore Conditioner
    Leave In: Living Proof Curl Leave-In or Garnier 1 Minute Mask - Papaya
    Treatments: Restore Repair Leave-In, 
    Styling: Living Proof In-Shower Styler with Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Gel Stronger Hold
  • katherineviolinistkatherineviolinist Posts: 26Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Novice
    @Therese1 the kccc is a gel though, correct?
  • katherineviolinistkatherineviolinist Posts: 26Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Novice
    edited May 2018
    @Therese1 I saw your other response. I'm gonna try no proteins and see what my hair does. I'm really hoping it works and that hair isn't just randomly straight lol. Especially with the rest of my hair being 2b, it just doesn't look right.
  • Guide 65Guide 65 Posts: 1,984Registered Users, Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    I would guess it's the shea butter that's causing that problem.  Try looking for one without shea.  It's heavy and builds up in your hair.  I would suggest trying Deva Curl Styling Cream, but only if you're ok with protein. 
    Formerly known as Janiegirl
    2B/2C, fine hair, low density, mixed porosity, protein loving hair
    Current products:
    Changing up my shampoos because I can't find one I like
    Deva Curl One Condition (original formula)
    Innersense I Create Volume
    Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel

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