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Paul Mitchell Round Trip

wysiwyg99wysiwyg99 Posts: 36Registered Users
Hi There...I don't usally post very much, but I have to rave about this leave-in. I have 3c/4a hair (chin length when straight) and it's ridculously thick...I only need 2 small palmfuls of this leave-in to smooth out frizzies...plus it works in the major heat and humidity of summer in South FL! It really does reduce dry time also...I usually sit under a hood dryer each am for 20-30 min, but now instead of leaving the house with my hair 40-50% dry it's 70-80% dry! I've had consistently good hair for the last 5 days using this product in my routine...I hope it continues! :D

I'll be posting the full routine in the 3c area if anyone is interested...
3b/c - Thick coarse hair that doesn't like protein or shea butter. Current routine: Wen Cleansing Conditioner, Yes to Cucumbers for daily co-wash, IC Fantasia Gel (blue)/CJ Aloe Fix to style, CIAB to finish/refresh curls :thumbleft:
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    Good to know; I just got this in a swap. Do you use a leave-in beneath it? Any pictures?
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  • wysiwyg99wysiwyg99 Posts: 36Registered Users
    I leave some conditioner in, use this as a leave-in, then small amount of CK and gel...I'll try to post some pics tonight...provided I can figure out the Fotki thing... :lol:
    3b/c - Thick coarse hair that doesn't like protein or shea butter. Current routine: Wen Cleansing Conditioner, Yes to Cucumbers for daily co-wash, IC Fantasia Gel (blue)/CJ Aloe Fix to style, CIAB to finish/refresh curls :thumbleft:
  • LieselLiesel Posts: 189Registered Users
    I just have to say I love your username :D


  • wysiwyg99wysiwyg99 Posts: 36Registered Users
    Apologies for the late reply! Thanks Liesel!

    I've FINALLY set up a FOTKI and I'll post my routine here instead of 3c:

    1. Daily condition with 2 conditioners: DevaCare One C with castor oil then rinse...next, Nature's Gate Chamoile mixed with jojoba oil...rinse out 25% and leave the rest in

    2. Squeeze out excess water and scrunch in mixture of 4 pumps of PM Round Trip + quarter-size amt of IC Fantasia Blue gel...flip head upside down and scrunch out more water with microfiber towel

    3. Repeat step 2 and use paper towels instead of microfiber towel

    4. Use a palmful of [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curly-Hair-Solutions-Curl-Keeper-p-28.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=curly-hair-solutions-curl-keeper]Curl Keeper[/buylink] to smooth over hair right side up and upside down then hood dry for 20 - 30 minutes

    I also moisturise at night using Ebene Shea Butter lotion and DT once a week with the OneC. Just wanted to say a big THANKS to all on this hair board for helping me develop a routine! :cheers:
    3b/c - Thick coarse hair that doesn't like protein or shea butter. Current routine: Wen Cleansing Conditioner, Yes to Cucumbers for daily co-wash, IC Fantasia Gel (blue)/CJ Aloe Fix to style, CIAB to finish/refresh curls :thumbleft:
  • VanedaVaneda Posts: 402Registered Users
    I have used this stuff for the past 5-6 days and *LOVE* it. I can't believe more people aren't talking about this stuff.

    For curl enhancement I had been using Recoil or Jessicurl RR....but I think this one has been outperforming them both!


    I have been using the Round Trip under B&A gel - nothing else.
    2/b-2/c - I shampoo daily with non-sulfate shampoos - right now am *loving* L'Oreal Everpure shampoo and conditioner
    For styling: homemade flax seed gel, Curl Keeper, and/or KCCC
    Current favorite product: *KCCC*!!

  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    Wysiwig, glad you have a routine that works. I looked at your photos and I bet you can get 2nd day hair with that combo.

    I've been using the PM Round Trip over Alagio Crazy Curl (with a leave-in condish or cream) and like it a lot. On wrung-out wet hair I use a creamy leave-in ([buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Knot-Today-p-207.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-knot-today-leaveindetangler]Knot Today[/buylink] or Sheamoisture or something), then the Alagio, and then I plop for 5 minutes or so with a t-shirt or microfiber towel. After plopping I apply the PM, then scrunch a very thin film of castor oil on ends. I love its consistency and it really does hold. With the plopping etc. I cut off 10 minutes of total dry time. Hair is dry in 1/2 hour instead of 40-45 minutes.
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  • wysiwyg99wysiwyg99 Posts: 36Registered Users
    SBB, I'm actually still working on getting 2nd day hair that I'm happy with....at night I use a satin scarf on my hair but in the AM its half straight in the front and sticking off in crazy curl patterns in the back and I have yet to find a product or product combo that works to make it all look decent. (tried a satin pillowcase but it made me sweat and I woke up with hair that looked like something out of Bride of Frankenstein...half fro, half sticking straight up and smashed to one side of my head) All roads lead to frizz so far...I'm hoping that the longer it gets, it may be easier to figure out a 2nd day routine that works...
    And of course, once I found my hair routine the weather changed! I've been using the AO Honeysuckle Rose condish as a rinse out and leave-in for the last week or so and it works very well! (OneC is so expensive and I have to use a lot!) Then instead of the Fantasia IC blue gel, I've been using a combo of the Sisters Smith Wet Set Pudding with a light glaze of [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] over it. I still use the RoundTrip and CK also...3 pumps of RT first, then the combo, then a light glaze of CK at the end. Still liking the RT for the dry time!
    3b/c - Thick coarse hair that doesn't like protein or shea butter. Current routine: Wen Cleansing Conditioner, Yes to Cucumbers for daily co-wash, IC Fantasia Gel (blue)/CJ Aloe Fix to style, CIAB to finish/refresh curls :thumbleft:
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    (tried a satin pillowcase but it made me sweat and I woke up with hair that looked like something out of Bride of Frankenstein

    Had the same experience with a polyester satin pillowcase. Tried a silk charmeuse one and it works. What about a bonnet?
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  • wysiwyg99wysiwyg99 Posts: 36Registered Users
    I need to try a bonnet...I tried a silk pillowcase too and while I didn't sweat to death, I still woke up with the same crazy 'do. I think I've seen bonnets at Sally's, so that will be my next purchase...with some clips to make sure it stays on!
    3b/c - Thick coarse hair that doesn't like protein or shea butter. Current routine: Wen Cleansing Conditioner, Yes to Cucumbers for daily co-wash, IC Fantasia Gel (blue)/CJ Aloe Fix to style, CIAB to finish/refresh curls :thumbleft:
  • Oregano  (formerly babywavy)Oregano (formerly babywavy) Posts: 5,297Registered Users
    Vaneda wrote:
    I have used this stuff for the past 5-6 days and *LOVE* it. I can't believe more people aren't talking about this stuff.
    For curl enhancement I had been using Recoil or Jessicurl RR....but I think this one has been outperforming them both!


    I have been using the Round Trip under B&A gel - nothing else.


    I used it a few times, and I loved it, until I noticed it was drying my hair out.
    ~ the artist formerly known as babywavy ~

    Please excuse any typos. For the time being, we are blaming it on my computer.
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    I used PM Round Trip on dry hair today. I think Babywavy posted about the dryness before so I've been watching carefully. Since I used aloe vera/coconut oil/glycerin mix to twist my hair the night before, I didn't think the PMRT would dry it out and it didn't. It toned down the frizz and brought some curl back.
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  • wysiwyg99wysiwyg99 Posts: 36Registered Users
    I've gone through two bottles so far and no dryness...but I always have some conditioner left in before using it.
    3b/c - Thick coarse hair that doesn't like protein or shea butter. Current routine: Wen Cleansing Conditioner, Yes to Cucumbers for daily co-wash, IC Fantasia Gel (blue)/CJ Aloe Fix to style, CIAB to finish/refresh curls :thumbleft:
  • earcmraearcmra Posts: 146Registered Users
    I'm interested in trying this, but my hair is a 3A/occassional weak 3B. Do you think that it would be too heavy? I need things that define the curls but don't weigh them down! Also, CK made my hair look super greasy all the time, even when I just used small amounts. Has anyone noticed that with the Round Trip?
  • VanedaVaneda Posts: 402Registered Users
    I have been using it for a couple of weeks now, every day, and have thus far had no problem with dryness (thank goodness, because I really am loving this product).

    I have been mixing just a little bit of shampoo with a ton of conditioner and "washing" my hair this way, so it is super soft and conditioned before putting the round trip in my hair.

    These past two weeks, since discovering round trip, have been great....I have had good hair days every single day. This is a personal record for me!
    2/b-2/c - I shampoo daily with non-sulfate shampoos - right now am *loving* L'Oreal Everpure shampoo and conditioner
    For styling: homemade flax seed gel, Curl Keeper, and/or KCCC
    Current favorite product: *KCCC*!!

  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    earcmra wrote:
    I'm interested in trying this, but my hair is a 3A/occassional weak 3B. Do you think that it would be too heavy? I need things that define the curls but don't weigh them down! Also, CK made my hair look super greasy all the time, even when I just used small amounts. Has anyone noticed that with the Round Trip?

    It's not a heavy gel, more like a heavy glaze. But it has great holding properties and seems to work well on dry or damp hair.
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  • mailgirlmailgirl Posts: 451Registered Users
    wahhh!!! I haven't been too impressed with this yet... but, I won't give up!
    3a/3b/3c/36D


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  • RoRo Posts: 150Registered Users
    I used PM Round Trip on dry hair today. I think Babywavy posted about the dryness before so I've been watching carefully. Since I used aloe vera/coconut oil/glycerin mix to twist my hair the night before, I didn't think the PMRT would dry it out and it didn't. It toned down the frizz and brought some curl back.

    Hi SBB -- I used this product for the first time yesterday and I think I'm in love!! :love1:

    Anyway, I woke up this morning to find really good 2nd day hair!! I need to refresh a couple of spots. How did you apply to dry hair??

    Thanks! :wink:
    3A (I think)

    Loving my curls after all these years -- but still trying to figure out what works for me...
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    Ro wrote:
    I used PM Round Trip on dry hair today. I think Babywavy posted about the dryness before so I've been watching carefully. Since I used aloe vera/coconut oil/glycerin mix to twist my hair the night before, I didn't think the PMRT would dry it out and it didn't. It toned down the frizz and brought some curl back.

    Hi SBB -- I used this product for the first time yesterday and I think I'm in love!! :love1:

    Anyway, I woke up this morning to find really good 2nd day hair!! I need to refresh a couple of spots. How did you apply to dry hair??

    Thanks! :wink:

    Smoothed it in? Maybe raked? Probably raked.
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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    I like this product on dry hair better than wet which is SOOOO strange for me. This is the first product that has ever worked for me on dry hair. I get freaking ringlets on one side of my head (of course only one side but that's my hairs fault not the product).
    Central Massachusetts

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  • RoRo Posts: 150Registered Users
    So, SBB and xcptnl, to be perfectly clear, you're not dampening your hair at all, right??

    Sorry to be so elemntary, but I get curlfused easily... :confused2:

    Thanks again!! :happy2:
    3A (I think)

    Loving my curls after all these years -- but still trying to figure out what works for me...
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    When I use it my hair is completely dry. I sorta scrunch it in. I also flip upside down and do some scrunching as well.
    Central Massachusetts

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  • FrizzBgoneFrizzBgone Posts: 2,678Registered Users
    dble post .. sorry
    Type: 3a fine & dense,with normal porosity, terrible product junkie
    ROUTINE: LI, enhancer, gel, plop with Curlease towel, serum product (either CIAB or Gel-les'c), clip & diffuse.
    Too many favourite products to list ... I finally have my routine that works and alot of products to choose from. My product stash is huge, but well loved !!!
  • cmartin1cmartin1 Posts: 152Registered Users
    Hi there...I am in need of a lightweight gel too, but short on cash. Would Loreal's Absent Minded Liquid Gel or Melting Gel be comparable? Is there a Sally version of this? Or maybe I should just mix one of my many leftover gels with some water to lighten them up?

    Thank you for any insight!
  • Chelley MaeChelley Mae Posts: 359Registered Users
    I bought some of this yesterday from Ace when I went with my friend (who has a card) to get my hair color. I had seen it mentioned several times on this site, just in passing as something that some of you use, so I figured, why not, plus it's a lot cheaper in Ace.

    Well, I washed with non-sulfate poo last night after the coloring, then did a DT overnight with Joico Recovery something or other....and then rinsed this morning, put in 3 pumps of PM Round Trip head flipped over and 2 more flipped up on the crown, raking and scrunching, and that's it! I try to stick to trying one thing at a time by itself to see how it REALLY works. Well I really really love the results, curl definition with volume (which is what i love)! I think I may try this with some Mop C once and then again under some Biotera gel.....I'm assuming I put this under those things right?
    2b/3A/ Fine/Med Porosity (i think)
    Mod CG
    Currently Using:
    Cleanser: Kathymack soap bars, Giovannie TTTT
    Rinse Out: CJ Curl Theory, Aussie 3 Min Miracle, Giovanni 50:50, Jasmine's Shea, Sevi Pumpkin Seed
    Leave Ins: Jasmines Babasu Buttercream, CJ CALI (HG), Jasmines Shea, CJ BCLI
    Stylers: CJ CCCC-Lite, Komaza CHP, SS CEJ, CJ SG
    Gels: CJ AF (HG), HEBE (HG)

  • FrizzBgoneFrizzBgone Posts: 2,678Registered Users
    earcmra wrote: »
    I'm interested in trying this, but my hair is a 3A/occassional weak 3B. Do you think that it would be too heavy? I need things that define the curls but don't weigh them down! Also, CK made my hair look super greasy all the time, even when I just used small amounts. Has anyone noticed that with the Round Trip?

    I use Round Trip as well. I'm mostly 3a with some 3b ... I have very fine hair.

    When I use Round Trip, I use it as if it were CK. I find it does the same thing .... and no itchies! The glyercin in CK makes me itchy if I use it too often. I use Round Trip after leave-in and before my other styling products.

    When I use RT, I don't normally use a creme curl enhancer, just gel (after RT). The RT is a big curl enhancer, so I only need the gel for hold.
    Type: 3a fine & dense,with normal porosity, terrible product junkie
    ROUTINE: LI, enhancer, gel, plop with Curlease towel, serum product (either CIAB or Gel-les'c), clip & diffuse.
    Too many favourite products to list ... I finally have my routine that works and alot of products to choose from. My product stash is huge, but well loved !!!
  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    wysiwyg wrote: »
    Hi There...I don't usally post very much, but I have to rave about this leave-in. I have 3c/4a hair (chin length when straight) and it's ridculously thick...I only need 2 small palmfuls of this leave-in to smooth out frizzies...plus it works in the major heat and humidity of summer in South FL! It really does reduce dry time also...I usually sit under a hood dryer each am for 20-30 min, but now instead of leaving the house with my hair 40-50% dry it's 70-80% dry! I've had consistently good hair for the last 5 days using this product in my routine...I hope it continues! :D

    I'll be posting the full routine in the 3c area if anyone is interested...
    I tried this product before I went CG. I might have to try it again... but my main issue with it was that my hair started drying SO fast, I didnt have time to shape it the way I usually do (twisting, etc).

    I will try it again, my hair is thick and we are humid where I am; What did you use with it?
    Curls,Coils,Waves & WhatKnot:geek:
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  • janeylizjaneyliz Posts: 777Registered Users
    Ooooooooooh! I never thought of using this (am I right in thinking they are all water soluable 'cones?).

    I used to use it pre-CG under Aveda Be Curly and Confixor, but only ever a teeny pump as instructed by the hairdresser (I also used PM Super Skinny in the straight hair days and it used to dry really fast).

    So tomorrow I will use it like CK, followed by Aveda Flax seed gel and see what happens. It would certainly be cheaper for me at £9 a bottle ($18 ) than getting CK shipped over at £23 (or $44, total cost inc. shipping).
    Marchioness Chinoise in the land of Mancunia Productia Junkia in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

    DT: AOHR
    Wash: Anita Grant babassu bar
    Leave-in: Body Shop cotton seed curl boost with manuka honey mixed in
    Gel: Umberto Giannini Curl Friends scrunching gel
    Odds & ends Lime juice, honey, Anita Grant cafe latte
    I brush with a Tangle Teezer & love Flexi-8's
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  • Chelley MaeChelley Mae Posts: 359Registered Users
    I can't wait to try this stuff tomorrow under my new HETT gel! Or maybe I'll try the Biotera curl cream and gel thing again (now that I'm not using the dreaded Jessicurls cond, which was WAY too oily and making everything be poo in my hair). Or maybe I'll try the CK w/ the Mop C....Or maybe I'll try the CK alone, but more of it....or maybe the CK under HETT gel....Or maybe the CK under biotera gel....OMG! So so so many combos to try!

    *I will not buy any more products, I will not buy anymore products*:evil1:
    2b/3A/ Fine/Med Porosity (i think)
    Mod CG
    Currently Using:
    Cleanser: Kathymack soap bars, Giovannie TTTT
    Rinse Out: CJ Curl Theory, Aussie 3 Min Miracle, Giovanni 50:50, Jasmine's Shea, Sevi Pumpkin Seed
    Leave Ins: Jasmines Babasu Buttercream, CJ CALI (HG), Jasmines Shea, CJ BCLI
    Stylers: CJ CCCC-Lite, Komaza CHP, SS CEJ, CJ SG
    Gels: CJ AF (HG), HEBE (HG)

  • janeylizjaneyliz Posts: 777Registered Users
    So last night I did a deep condish (olive oil, honey and conditioner), then co-washed. Followed this with AOHR as a leave-in then worked in three good sized puddles of Round Trip followed by Aveda Flax. I then plopped overnight.

    The results aren't bad. I've had a 10-minute drying session so it's still damp, but there's very little frizz, and curls are well defined. I will have to try this again one morning without the 9 hour overnight plop.
    Marchioness Chinoise in the land of Mancunia Productia Junkia in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

    DT: AOHR
    Wash: Anita Grant babassu bar
    Leave-in: Body Shop cotton seed curl boost with manuka honey mixed in
    Gel: Umberto Giannini Curl Friends scrunching gel
    Odds & ends Lime juice, honey, Anita Grant cafe latte
    I brush with a Tangle Teezer & love Flexi-8's
    www.public.fotki.com/janeyliz
    www.thelilyfoundation.org.uk
  • Chelley MaeChelley Mae Posts: 359Registered Users
    So I con washed and condished w/ Nexuss Humectress. Then applied PMRT to wet hair bent over, then again upright, and layered the HETT over that. Then I clipped and diffused...and right now I have good curl definition, great clumpage, and no frizz...oh, and my hair is shiny (and I have an issue with dullness). :blob7:
    2b/3A/ Fine/Med Porosity (i think)
    Mod CG
    Currently Using:
    Cleanser: Kathymack soap bars, Giovannie TTTT
    Rinse Out: CJ Curl Theory, Aussie 3 Min Miracle, Giovanni 50:50, Jasmine's Shea, Sevi Pumpkin Seed
    Leave Ins: Jasmines Babasu Buttercream, CJ CALI (HG), Jasmines Shea, CJ BCLI
    Stylers: CJ CCCC-Lite, Komaza CHP, SS CEJ, CJ SG
    Gels: CJ AF (HG), HEBE (HG)

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