What did you do to your hair today? April

Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
I've been experimenting with Earth Tones Naturals.  My hair hates almost everything, but this might actually work for me!  I got the lite gelly and the regular gelly, plus a refresh spray and shampoo.  I started with the lite gelly.  It left such a nice cast in hair!  I almost never get a cast, or I get one so hard I can't scrunch it out, so this is a good thing for me.  It takes a looooong time to dry though, so then I started using just a little bit underneath my UDG - much better!  I still get some cast, I get curl enhancement from the UDG, and it dries in a reasonable amount of time.

Yesterday I tried the regular gel and I wasn't crazy about it.  I think I used much too much though, so I'll give it another try on a day when I have plenty of drying time.  I did end up with a pretty good second day though!

What's happening with your hair?
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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  • BrittanyMBrittanyM Registered Users Posts: 1,218 Curl Virtuoso
    Washed and toned with JOUCO purple shampoo and used the JOICO K pak reconstructor (both are not CG friendly... shampoo has silicone and reco structor has mineral oil).
    Styled with as I am GroYogurt and SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie. Hair is barely 2a and not very soft or moisturized. But it's fine since I have a luncheon  to attend tomorrow so I'll use flexirods anyway.
  • tinksaysbootinksaysboo Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 543 Curl Virtuoso
    My day 2 hair today is a bit frizzier than it has been and just kind of meh.  I am not sure if it's the products (recently switched back to my "normal" products and having a bit of trouble readjusting) or if I need to clarify. I am pretty sure it's because I need to clarify.  I have been getting frizzier than I care for hair by this time (1.5 weeks after a sulfate wash).  I think I am just going to move to twice a week wash, once with sulfate and once with a low poo.  

    With summer rolling around I need to get back in the swing of night showing routine (the sun makes me feel so gross that I need a hot shower before bed).  I am going to start tonight with a good sulfate wash followed by a DC, than sleep with my gel cast in a buff.  I want to try overnight plopping again, but I will wait for a day I don't have to be anywhere =P
    2c/3a | low porosity | fine/medium | low/medium density| protein,coconut, and green tea sensitive | Modified CGM

    Low-Poo:  Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream
    Sulfate Wash: Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo
    Rinse Out Conditioner: DevalCurl One Condition
    Leave-In Conditioner: Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
    Deep Conditioner: DevaCurl Heaven In Hair
    Curl Enhancer: Curl Junkie Spiral Lotion
    Gel: Jessicurl Spiralicious Gel
  • tinksaysbootinksaysboo Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 543 Curl Virtuoso
    edited April 2019
    I got really drunk over the weekend and passed out on a non-satin pillow with my hair down and willy nilly.    I am paying for it with massive breakage.  Most of my frizz are broken strands with only 1-3 inches left.  

    I feel like still need a bit more moisture than what KCKT and Rocking Ringlets can provide so last night I used CJ Spiral Lotion instead of RR.  Does my hair look greasy to you guys?   Particularly on the side without the clip?  Sometimes I'm not always sure if my hair is greasy shiny or moisturized shiny. 
     
    2c/3a | low porosity | fine/medium | low/medium density| protein,coconut, and green tea sensitive | Modified CGM

    Low-Poo:  Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream
    Sulfate Wash: Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo
    Rinse Out Conditioner: DevalCurl One Condition
    Leave-In Conditioner: Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
    Deep Conditioner: DevaCurl Heaven In Hair
    Curl Enhancer: Curl Junkie Spiral Lotion
    Gel: Jessicurl Spiralicious Gel
  • BrittanyMBrittanyM Registered Users Posts: 1,218 Curl Virtuoso
    Happens to the best of us.
    I don't think it looks greasy. But I think greasy as being flat to your head and kind of chunked together.
  • Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
    I don't think it looks geasy @tinksaysboo.  It looks cute! 

    I think I'm done with the Earthtones Naturals gels.  It's yet another product that starts out working, then gets worse and worse every time I use it.  I ended up with horrible frizz and tangling last time.  I think there's too much aloe in it for me.  I still have the shampoo I haven't tried yet, so I'll try that in a few days.  I really wish I could find a gel that works as well as UDG that's cheaper.  There's been nothing that works as well and as consistently for me.
    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
  • Therese1Therese1 Registered Users Posts: 2,563 Curl Virtuoso
    @tinksaysboo, I think your hair looks good, not greasy. It looks like maybe a tiny bit of hair on the side without the clip didn't have the crunch scrunched out all the way, or maybe there was a tad too much product on one of the curls? Sometimes I get that too.

    I washed my hair today and did a deep condition. The Boucleme has not been kind to my hair. The weather here is in the 40s, and I normally don't have to DC at this temp, but my hair was so parched from all the flax in the Boucleme that I had to do it. My hair did feel really nice afterward! But then I wrecked it by experimenting with stylers, lol. I put in some mousse (Intelligent Nutrients Volumizing Foam) topped with hard-hold gel (Carina Organics mixed with Kenra Ultra Freeze Hold), and my hair didn't turn out very well. The mousse really absorbs moisture from the environment (it was muggy here today), so my hair got kind of puffy and overmoisturized. And the Carina Organics gel makes my hair feel funny too. Argh! It's tough when the dew points change.
    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
  • Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
    Therese1 said:
     Argh! It's tough when the dew points change.
    I know, that's the hardest thing for me!  It's like my hair freaks out and can't figure out what it wants.  Once it's stable my hair settles down and behaves normally.

    I went back to my regular lineup on my last wash and my hair was so much happier!  I'm starting to see ringlets forming in the ends - haven't seen those in a long time.  And now I have a haircut scheduled in the next couple weeks.  I'm not sure I really need it, but if I cancel, I might have to wait 3 or 4 months for the next open spot.  Not sure what to do.
    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
  • CurlyD24CurlyD24 Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 83 Curl Connoisseur
    I got a haircut and a blowout last week, and I just loved having my hair straight-ish for a week. It was pretty and so easy to maintain. 
    I haven't been experimenting at all in terms of products - still using Boucleme and really liking it (I'm sorry they are not working for you, @Therese1 :neutral: )
    I finally found the perfect way to refresh my hair: I use the steam from a hot shower to revive the curls, and then just use a tiny bit of curl cream mixed with water and slide that all over my hair (no scrunching). I then plop my dry hair in the Boucleme towel for 20 min. It works soo much better than spraying, scrunching or any other technique that generally results in massive frizz and tangles for me!
    2c/3a hair, with some 2b and 3b pieces. Armpit length, medium porosity, fine. Light brown with blonde and red highlights. CG since January 2018. 
    Shampoo: Camille Rose Ginger Cleansing Rinse 
    Co-wash: MopTop Co-wash 
    Conditioner: Innersense Color Radiance 
    Stylers: Innersense Quiet Calm, Innersense I Create Hold, MopTop Custard 
  • BrittanyMBrittanyM Registered Users Posts: 1,218 Curl Virtuoso
    I washed with my Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Shampoo (sulfate and one silicone). It made my hair squeak which is something I hated before going CG... it's like the opposite of ASMR to me when I hear that noise. Deep conditioned with the DIY deep conditioner from the long hair forum (4 parts GVP Conditioning Balm, 1 part honey, 1 part aloe vera juice). I love that deep conditioner. I can detangle with ease and my hair feels so soft after rinsing it out. But unfortnately I didn't rinse it all out at my crown but it didn't weigh down my hair.
    Styled with the As I Am leave in (original lightweight one) and Jessicurl Spiralicious Styling Gel.
    I don't know what to think of this gel yet. It sort of separates my hair in a way I don't like but I'll keep experimenting.
  • tinksaysbootinksaysboo Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 543 Curl Virtuoso
    edited April 2019
    I've switched back to using CJ Smoothing Lotion as my leave in.  KCKT is great for a fantastic wash day, but it doesn't give me the moisture I need for longevity. 

    I was going to return DC ArcAngel gel after it didn't work out for me, but since Ulta is super out of the way for me, I haven't got to it.  I am glad I didn't.  I had a social event this weekend and wanted super curly hair so used that paired with KCKT and JC Rocking Ringlets.  My hair turned out really great!  But the ArcAngel, like the KCKT, don't prepare my hair for refresh days.  

    When I was  researching ArcAngel a blogger compared it to an uncomfortable Stiletto.  Something that leaves your hair really nice, but not what you want to use every day.  KCKT/ArcAngel is my new hair Stiletto combo haha
    2c/3a | low porosity | fine/medium | low/medium density| protein,coconut, and green tea sensitive | Modified CGM

    Low-Poo:  Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream
    Sulfate Wash: Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo
    Rinse Out Conditioner: DevalCurl One Condition
    Leave-In Conditioner: Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
    Deep Conditioner: DevaCurl Heaven In Hair
    Curl Enhancer: Curl Junkie Spiral Lotion
    Gel: Jessicurl Spiralicious Gel
  • tinksaysbootinksaysboo Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 543 Curl Virtuoso
    When your morning refresh takes only a couple minutes and requires no water and very little product:



    Yesterday went heavy on leave in (for me that means a quarter size) and light on Rocking Ringlets then air dried.   This morning all I had to do is shake out my hair to reshape from the pineapple and praying hand some JC Awe Inspiraling Spray .


    2c/3a | low porosity | fine/medium | low/medium density| protein,coconut, and green tea sensitive | Modified CGM

    Low-Poo:  Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream
    Sulfate Wash: Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo
    Rinse Out Conditioner: DevalCurl One Condition
    Leave-In Conditioner: Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
    Deep Conditioner: DevaCurl Heaven In Hair
    Curl Enhancer: Curl Junkie Spiral Lotion
    Gel: Jessicurl Spiralicious Gel
  • BrittanyMBrittanyM Registered Users Posts: 1,218 Curl Virtuoso
    Is anyone else having issues with ntoifications and recent discussions button on the right not showing up on a tablet? I've always had to turn it horizontal to see them, but now they are gone completely. Just wondering as I can only really use the site on my laptop now which is not ideal.
    As for hair updates, yesterday my hair was less defined and curly than I like so I attempted refreshing with water and Jessicurl Spiralicious gel. It worked out well enough. But my hair has been so dry lately so I've got to figure something out. I'm getting a hair cut next Wednesday so here's hoping it goes well. It's not a curly specialist so it's always nerve-racking.
  • Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
    @BrittanyM, I only use this site on my desktop so I haven't noticed this.  Can you scroll the page sideways?  I'll make a report of your post.  I have no idea if any admins ever come here, but they might see a report if they do.
    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
  • Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
    I got my hair cut on Wednesday.  It was BSL before the cut!  But the ends were starting to feel a little dry and crispy, so I figured it would be good to get rid of those.  She took off a couple inches.  My appointment was at 5:00 and I had washed my hair that morning, so she didn't do the wash and style.  Yesterday I just refreshed, so today is my first wash day after the cut.  I can't really tell how it'll turn out until it's dry, but hopefully it'll look good.
    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
  • tinksaysbootinksaysboo Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 543 Curl Virtuoso
    I don’t think Rockin Ringlets is good for multiple days which is super disappointing because it does something super special to my hair.

    I’m back to using my “winter” products which I think will just be my normal products. 
    2c/3a | low porosity | fine/medium | low/medium density| protein,coconut, and green tea sensitive | Modified CGM

    Low-Poo:  Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream
    Sulfate Wash: Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo
    Rinse Out Conditioner: DevalCurl One Condition
    Leave-In Conditioner: Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
    Deep Conditioner: DevaCurl Heaven In Hair
    Curl Enhancer: Curl Junkie Spiral Lotion
    Gel: Jessicurl Spiralicious Gel
  • BrittanyMBrittanyM Registered Users Posts: 1,218 Curl Virtuoso
    I found it at the bottom of the page. I’m getting redirected again though.
    i washed and conditioned with SM Peace Rose shampoo and conditioners. I didn’t have time to deep conditioner. Styled with KCKT and Ouidad Texture Taffy. It’s a good combo, light and fluffy but defined hair.
  • Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
    Has anyone gone into the "trendsetter" section of this site?  It requires yet another login and password and I'm lazy and don't want to sign up again.  But I'm curious what it is.  I'm also curious about the "best of the best" products.  Supposedly "we" voted for best products, but there's been no discussion over here.  Maybe it's coming from over there.
    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
  • BrittanyMBrittanyM Registered Users Posts: 1,218 Curl Virtuoso
    No, I haven’t but this is the first day I’ve been able to use this site without being redirected to a spam site.
  • BrittanyMBrittanyM Registered Users Posts: 1,218 Curl Virtuoso
    Wait, I have seen trendsetter. I joined probably a year ago and was invited to take one survey (the Cantu txtr line before it was released), but I haven’t been invited for anything else. I’m sure they go for tighter curl patterns.
  • tinksaysbootinksaysboo Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 543 Curl Virtuoso
    Guide 65 said:
    Has anyone gone into the "trendsetter" section of this site?  It requires yet another login and password and I'm lazy and don't want to sign up again.  But I'm curious what it is.  I'm also curious about the "best of the best" products.  Supposedly "we" voted for best products, but there's been no discussion over here.  Maybe it's coming from over there.
    I've done it.  Yes they did ask you to vote on the best of the best.  Most of the time nothing is going on on it though.
    2c/3a | low porosity | fine/medium | low/medium density| protein,coconut, and green tea sensitive | Modified CGM

    Low-Poo:  Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream
    Sulfate Wash: Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo
    Rinse Out Conditioner: DevalCurl One Condition
    Leave-In Conditioner: Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
    Deep Conditioner: DevaCurl Heaven In Hair
    Curl Enhancer: Curl Junkie Spiral Lotion
    Gel: Jessicurl Spiralicious Gel
  • Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
    BrittanyM said:
    No, I haven’t but this is the first day I’ve been able to use this site without being redirected to a spam site.
    Maybe this is why there's been almost no activity lately.  It hasn't been happening to me. 
    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
  • tinksaysbootinksaysboo Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 543 Curl Virtuoso
    I’m only being redirected on my phone.  My computer blocks it
    2c/3a | low porosity | fine/medium | low/medium density| protein,coconut, and green tea sensitive | Modified CGM

    Low-Poo:  Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream
    Sulfate Wash: Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo
    Rinse Out Conditioner: DevalCurl One Condition
    Leave-In Conditioner: Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
    Deep Conditioner: DevaCurl Heaven In Hair
    Curl Enhancer: Curl Junkie Spiral Lotion
    Gel: Jessicurl Spiralicious Gel
  • BrittanyMBrittanyM Registered Users Posts: 1,218 Curl Virtuoso
    I’m getting redirected again on my iPad again. Took four tries to access the site. I would bet this is the reason for lack of activity. Is anyone actually working on this site? Why does naturally curly advertise it if they have no interest in supporting it?
  • tinksaysbootinksaysboo Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 543 Curl Virtuoso
    BrittanyM said:
    I’m getting redirected again on my iPad again. Took four tries to access the site. I would bet this is the reason for lack of activity. Is anyone actually working on this site? Why does naturally curly advertise it if they have no interest in supporting it?
    I also have to try several times on my iPhone.  I sometimes get redirected to an iPhone site, which makes me wonder if it’s an apple thing.
    2c/3a | low porosity | fine/medium | low/medium density| protein,coconut, and green tea sensitive | Modified CGM

    Low-Poo:  Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream
    Sulfate Wash: Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo
    Rinse Out Conditioner: DevalCurl One Condition
    Leave-In Conditioner: Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
    Deep Conditioner: DevaCurl Heaven In Hair
    Curl Enhancer: Curl Junkie Spiral Lotion
    Gel: Jessicurl Spiralicious Gel
  • Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
    BrittanyM said:
     Is anyone actually working on this site? Why does naturally curly advertise it if they have no interest in supporting it?
    I've been through 3 changes in ownership here, and the only person from management I've ever seen was Gretchen.  But then ownership changed again, and there's been not a single word from anyone. 
    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
  • BrittanyMBrittanyM Registered Users Posts: 1,218 Curl Virtuoso
    I’m not mad at you, Guide. Just frustrated that it is accessible but’s not maintained. I was being redirected on my Android too so I doubt it is apple specific. But not being redirected today.
    On the other hand, got my hair cut. Looks great. More layers and bangs so more volume! Washed with JOICO purple shampoo and DC with SM Yogurt,one protein treatment. Styled with a mix of KCKT and SM Curl and Style Mix (great leave in combo for high porosity hair), used OUIDAD texture taffy but accidentally used too much. However it dried very curly. Like I have 3a hair in the back. Happy this week how it turned out.
  • tinksaysbootinksaysboo Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 543 Curl Virtuoso
    I’ve also had no problems with the site today!

    @BrittanyM yay 3a curls!  

    I tried CJ Curls in a Bottle with just some CJ smoothing lotion leave in underneath and am pleasantly surprised with the results.  I got some amazing ringlets and it controlled the frizz as well as the JC Spiralicious gel.  I also liked how quick my hair diffused with almost no crunch.  Maybe a wash & go is within my reach!  I can’t wait for my next wash day so I can experiment using it while air drying.  I also want to try it with the spiral lotion underneath.
    2c/3a | low porosity | fine/medium | low/medium density| protein,coconut, and green tea sensitive | Modified CGM

    Low-Poo:  Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream
    Sulfate Wash: Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo
    Rinse Out Conditioner: DevalCurl One Condition
    Leave-In Conditioner: Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
    Deep Conditioner: DevaCurl Heaven In Hair
    Curl Enhancer: Curl Junkie Spiral Lotion
    Gel: Jessicurl Spiralicious Gel
  • Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
    @BrittanyM, totally get that frustration!  I am too.  It feels like all they want to do is sell stuff, and they're completely ignoring us over here.

    I've been using mousse to refresh recently.  It's working pretty well!  Usually I feel pretty good if I get some nice waves on day 2, but the mousse is actually encouraging some spiraling curls!  It's AG Cloud.  I should try it on wash day again to see how it works. I'm not normally a fan of mousse, but this one works pretty good for me.
    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
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Registered Users Posts: 12,231 Curl Connoisseur
    I used a sulfate shampoo to remove buildup then Deva One Condition and rinsed.  Scrunched in Ecru Curl Perfect Defining Potion which is a cg cream and then for the first time I tried Not your Mother's Curl Talk Mousse.  Love it!  It made my curls shiny.  I'll have to write a review.  Did some finger twirling but mostly just scrunched and then diffused.  Good curl day!   
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • BrittanyMBrittanyM Registered Users Posts: 1,218 Curl Virtuoso
    Can a hair cut make your hair curlier? I cowashed a couple of days ago, nd styled with my Miss Jessie’s products, I still have really curly hair. I didn’t lose any length but just had a lot of layers put in. I’m not complaining, I’m just curious why my hair is acting this way.

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