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Let's get this party started! Fave products and routine

meegsmeegs Posts: 354Registered Users
Home sweet 2b home! I'm claiming this as my home even though I have more than one type. I consider myself more of a wavy than a curly.

So this seems like as good a place to start as any. Let's get to know you and your hair. HG products? Miracle routines?

Do spill. I'll be back to post mine in a jiff.
2b-ish--embracing my waves this summer
Aussie Catch the Wave condish, L'Oreal NutriGloss condish; Nexxus Designing Texxtur Cream, Rusk Radical Creme, Pantene Curl Defining Mousse, Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam; coconut oil for DTs
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I am in the same boat as you. I am not sure if this is where I belong, but, close enough so here I am.

    Getting to know me: (I copied and pasted some of this from the Getting to Know you Board....what a cheat!) :P

    Hi my name is Kimberly and I am rapidly becoming a curloholic. I am fairly new to NC and would like to take this oppurtunity to introduce myself. I am almost 32 years old, married, have 10 year old boy/girl twins and work as a staff accountant.

    My hair has been an issue for me for most of my life and I am very happy that I found this site and such a wonderful community that is so helpful and lets me share with them (even when I am a hair dunce).

    My hair is bra-strap length with long layers and a few face framing layers. I would say that my hair is about a 2b/c, but, it seems to be changing since I have started following advice here. I will be posting pictures soon so that I can get even better advice from all those helpful people I have met here.

    I am currently using Jessicurl and having a difficult time adjusting to it, but, I am keeping at it. :? Right now I am using HCC, TooShea, RR, [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Confident-Coils-Styling-Solution-p-116.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-confident-coils-styling-solution]CCSS[/buylink] and [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Awe-Inspiraling-Spray-p-102.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-awe-inspiraling-spray]Awe Inspiraling Spray[/buylink]. I have emailed Jess and I am waiting for a reply before I give up. I am also trying to follow her routine on her website. Although, I plop and if I diffuse I only use the cool button.

    No HG for me yet, but, hopefully someday (sigh)

    My hair seems to really like leave-in conditioners. Any advice on which ones? My hair also seems to like coconut oil and honey. I never thought I would be starting so many sentences with "My hair" :lol:

    Can't wait to get to know all the other 2b's out there.


    Tag your it

    Kimberly
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Hi there. I'm a 2b and I love Jessicurl and Devacurl products. And [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Elucence-Moisture-Balancing-Conditioner-p-39.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=elucence-elucence-moisture-balancing-conditioner]Elucence MBC[/buylink]. And Batia & Aleeza gel. :lol:
    I wash with either Suave coconut condish or a sulfate free 'poo (Jessicurls or one of the Deva ones) every 3-5 days or so. Usually about 3 days in the summer and up to 5 in the winter.
    I rinse and either leave some condish in or put a little leave-in on there. I then rake 2-3 puddles of RR into soaking wet hair, scrunch out the drips with a microfiber towel and then I scrunch in a gel or [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Confident-Coils-Styling-Solution-p-116.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-confident-coils-styling-solution]CCSS[/buylink] over that.
    I plop into a t-shirt for a little while and then diffuse for a few minutes. After that I air dry and put some clips in at the roots for volume.
    This has been working pretty well for me for over a year and I now have to wash less often. Sometimes I get lucky and can get 2nd or 3rd day hair, more often when it's cooler.
    I usually wash at night because letting it dry almost completely and then having it up all night gives me more volume and taking the weight off of the hair gives me better curls.
    I think I may have some 3a curls in the front but I'm mostly what I consider a 2b. More wavy than curly and it's a couple inches past my shoulders.
    Who's next?
  • kimmyckimmyc Posts: 551Registered Users
    Hi there. I'm a 2b and I love Jessicurl and Devacurl products. And [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Elucence-Moisture-Balancing-Conditioner-p-39.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=elucence-elucence-moisture-balancing-conditioner]Elucence MBC[/buylink]. And Batia & Aleeza gel. :lol:
    I wash with either Suave coconut condish or a sulfate free 'poo (Jessicurls or one of the Deva ones) every 3-5 days or so. Usually about 3 days in the summer and up to 5 in the winter.
    I rinse and either leave some condish in or put a little leave-in on there. I then rake 2-3 puddles of RR into soaking wet hair, scrunch out the drips with a microfiber towel and then I scrunch in a gel or [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Confident-Coils-Styling-Solution-p-116.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-confident-coils-styling-solution]CCSS[/buylink] over that.
    I plop into a t-shirt for a little while and then diffuse for a few minutes. After that I air dry and put some clips in at the roots for volume.
    This has been working pretty well for me for over a year and I now have to wash less often. Sometimes I get lucky and can get 2nd or 3rd day hair, more often when it's cooler.
    I usually wash at night because letting it dry almost completely and then having it up all night gives me more volume and taking the weight off of the hair gives me better curls.
    I think I may have some 3a curls in the front but I'm mostly what I consider a 2b. More wavy than curly and it's a couple inches past my shoulders.
    Who's next?
    2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.
  • Italiana87Italiana87 Posts: 5Registered Users
    Hi, My name is Michelle, I'm 18 and about to start college in Galveston, Tx.
    My hair routine is as follows: I wash with Suave Milk and Honey Shampoo (every other day), I then condition with Suave Milk and Honey conditioner, comb through, leave in for 3 minutes, and then rinse. I towel dry, put in some leave in from Visible Changes(that I don't like very much, by the way, then I scrunch in some suave Aloe Vera Gel, then I let it air dry.
    I tried the CG routine, but it was not compatible with my wavy hair, without shampooing, it was like an oil spill had occured on my scalp! I gave up after 2 days.
    Oh, by the way, my hair has a definite S-pattern and its length is to the top of my bra band in the back. I tend to get the "frizz halo" a lot because I live in such humid conditions.
  • Ava79Ava79 Posts: 159Registered Users
    I am mostly 2b. :( Wish I was more! CG routine drop out. Doesn't work well with my hair. I cannot refuse the diffuse.

    PRODUCTS and ROUTINE:

    Shampoo: Moist Shampoo (nearly everyday)
    Conditioner: Moist Conditioner (nearly everyday)
    Deep Treatment: Any of my left over reject conditioners (full strength) with a bit of honey. SATURATE hair and wrap in saran wrap for 4 hours. (2 times a week)
    Gel: Tizz no Frizz and Dual Personality Gel + Water (layered on dripping wet hair. LOTS of "Dual" and finished with Tizz no Frizz)

    I diffuse my hair, but only to the point of 80% dry.

    Born again wavy. My siggy and avatar explains it all. :wink:
  • lushaholiclushaholic Posts: 2,180Registered Users
    ha! kimmyc, I knew that certain 'guest' was you! :)
    3a/2c f/mii. pics added 2/3/07
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  • meegsmeegs Posts: 354Registered Users
    OK, my turn!

    I have mostly 2b hair. It's fairly thick and even a bit coarse, so I call it 2b/c and I have some curlier 3a-ish parts near the front. But overall, I think 2b is the closest. It's a tad past my shoulders when dry & curly.

    My general routine is to shampoo every three days or so (2 times a week generally, but sometimes 3). I do use CoN, but I'm presently experimenting with a shampoo that does have a sulfate (not SLS). My hair is dry but not that dry. I do wet my hair and condition pretty much everyday (except on rare days when I can do second day hair). Right now, the condish is Trader Joe's Nourish.

    Fresh out of the shower, I blot my hair a bit so it is still pretty wet but not as drippy. I then rake in a curl enhancer, usually either RR or [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]Re:coil[/buylink] (sometimes even a dab of both mixed together!). I scrunch a bit with my hands, then flip my head over and scrunch some more with a microfiber or t-shirt.

    Then it's time to scrunch in the gel du jour. Right now, my gels in rotation are: B & A gel, HE HDG, Aura Hypoallergenic, Aquage Defining Gel. I don't necessarily rotate them evenly, it's just whatever I feel like that particular day.

    Then I plop for about 15 minutes, diffuse via the Pixiecurl technique until the hair is about 80% dry and I'm off to work. I also have a honey/lavender/glycerin spray that I sometimes use to refresh. And I'll occasionally mix my conditioner 50/50 with honey. Or mix a dab of diluted glycerin in with my curl enhancer.
    2b-ish--embracing my waves this summer
    Aussie Catch the Wave condish, L'Oreal NutriGloss condish; Nexxus Designing Texxtur Cream, Rusk Radical Creme, Pantene Curl Defining Mousse, Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam; coconut oil for DTs
  • kimmyckimmyc Posts: 551Registered Users
    lushaholic wrote:
    ha! kimmyc, I knew that certain 'guest' was you! :)

    :lol:!!! Apparently I have to make sure I'm logged in first so I can post now! I looked back and was like GUEST!?!? :) Of course once I did log in and quote myself I just made a double post. :oops:
    2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.
  • LavenderCurlsLavenderCurls Posts: 1,477Registered Users
    Hello all,

    I belong in two boards like most of you. My hair can be curly when wet and wavy when dry. It looks thin but feels thick (to me anyway as I always wished it was as thick as it felt!).

    After going through the product junkie stage, of which I'm still partly in, I'm beginning to find my favorites. Although I consider myself mostly CG, my hair does respond well to cones, so some of the stuff I use does have a stray cone but I generally try to make sure it's not at the beginning of the list.

    Conditioners (wash and leave-ins): (no particular order)
    *VO5 Moisture Milk Strawberries and Cream w/honey
    *Suave Professionals Humectant w/jojoba oil
    *Potion #9 (Sally's version)
    *Giovanni 50:50 Remoisturizer

    Gels: (no particular order)
    *Herbal Essence Humidity Defying Gel
    *Aura Hypo-allergenic Gel
    *Aussie Tizz No-Frizz
    *Suave Biolage
    *ABBA Weightless Gel
    *Garnier Fructis XXL Volumizing Gel (this is rapidly becoming my HG even though it has a cone :roll: )

    Mousses:
    Joico Ice Whip
    J/A/S/O/N pump mousse (not sure about this one)

    Other "stuff":
    FOTE
    Honey
    Jojoba oil

    DT:
    Sally's verion of Joico K-Pak

    Second day hair is unheard of for me, so I usually end up co-washing every morning with Suave Humectant w/jojoba oil. Condition with VO5 MM Strawberries and Cream (LOVE the scent!). Blot dry with a microfiber towel. Put the leave-in de jour. Mix a little FOTE with the gel de-jour. Maybe put in a little mousse on the top of my (I NEED volume and will take anybody's leftovers!), then a little more FOTE and gel and scrunch. Try to see if I can use clips that day (hair is usually too thin :cry: ) ala Mayim's pics. Diffuse upside down 80% dry, then air dry.

    Then the frustrating part comes ... trying to arrange my hair. The bottom of my hair usually gets sacrificed because it's so difficult to the the top of my head/crown area to behave (gotta make sure my scalp is covered). My curls end up being wavy because of the top of my head. As long as there's no frizz, that's okay though! But, with the Garnier Fructis gel, I've found that I can blow dry my bangs straight, then blowdry just the top for a few seconds to give it some lift before diffusing. Then I can do more of the scrunch out the little bit of crunch and go.

    I am waiting on my order 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] and Elucence to come in and I'm hoping the CK will help with some of the other cone-free gels. I'm just finding more and more that when I use the GF, I'm very pleased with the way my hair looks.

    Did I write a book? :shock:

    I'll have to cut and paste for the 3/a section of my hair :lol:
    CG-modified since 4/05
    2b/3a and 3b on occasion!
    Products: The hair aisle in my own cabinets. :roll:
    Best definition winner: KCCC
    Best volume winner: LOOB
  • DancingbadgerDancingbadger Posts: 136Registered Users
    Yes me too, I don't know what I am. Definitely wavy. Very thick hair, but it's very silky. (is this fine? I don't know) It sometimes gets curly but was way more curly when I was little. Best curls recently was when I pin curled my whole head let it dry all day. (6 hours my hair never dries) When I took out the pins I looked like shirley temple! :)

    I definitely need wavy support I think us wavies have the most complicated hair. I used to think I was the only one with this kind of hair!

    I love you guys!!! :love:love.gif
    My hair is a mix of 2b/3a and even a bit of 3b thrown in! I would call my hair wavycelli. It curls most when I leave it alone after wet scrunching. My hair has a spring factor of about 2 or 3 inches and has a very silky, medium texture.
  • susan9800susan9800 Posts: 22Registered Users
    I'm Susan, currently in Md with dh and two boys, 7&4. But we are on our way to Germany in about a month or so. I have I think 2b/c hair. Depends on how good a hair day I'm having. I will try to post some pictures later and maybe ya'll can give me some insight into what I am. :lol:

    Shampoo: Elucence MBS every other day, but lately trying to stretch out to every 3rd day.

    Condition: Suave coconut with a little ov mixed in to CO wash in between shampoo days, then either Deva One or [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Too-Shea-Extra-Moisturizing-Conditioner-p-105.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-too-shea-extra-moisturizing-conditioner]Too shea[/buylink] or VO5 honey & almond (still testing this one out).

    Deep Condition: none really, I never seem to have the time or when I do I forget. :? But I usually put shea butter on the length and ends at night. Not alot, just enough so my hair feels moisturized.

    Gel: B&A and dep sports gel. Sometimes Biosilk RHG gets mixed in with the dep for added hold on the canopy area.

    After shower I wrap hair in a microfiber towel, just to get the drips out, then I take down, run comb through it once on each side and back. Before I was using Aveda BE-Curly + B&A + stronger hold gel, and totally loving it, but since last week the humdity was horrible and I was frizzing like crazy I decided to try a new routine. So now I put in 2 puddles of RR+[buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Confident-Coils-Styling-Solution-p-116.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-confident-coils-styling-solution]CCSS[/buylink] and CK. Then the B&A, then the dep or whatever other strong hold gel. Scrunch with the microfiber towel and put it up in a wet pineapple and wrap the towel back around to absorb any extra water or gels. I seem to get better volume and more curls this way than just straight plopping. After I finish makeup and stuff I diffuse until almost completely dry, clip the roots and spray. After getting dressed I unclip the roots and hope for the best! Lately though this seems to work ok. Now I am just waiting for my curlmart order of B&A and recoil. I have never tried the recoil, so any tips on it would be great.

    I am so glad there is a board specific to hair types now. I love this!
    Susan
    2b color treated red hair.
    Current routine: Oh honestly it changes so much I'd have to rewrite this daily!
    Password: Curls
  • kjwavykjwavy Posts: 362Registered Users
    I'm pretty sure that this is where I belong :). Here is my routine:

    During the summer, I generally wash every day. I apply conditioner to the lower 2/3 of my hair, comb out the tangles with a wide tooth comb, then apply shampoo mainly at the roots, then massage my scalp for about 15-30 seconds. I then pile it all on top of my head while I wash, shave, etc. I rinse everything out of my hair upside down, gently scrunch out the water, put it up in a t-shirt, then get dressed.

    When I take down my hair, I always use Abba Weightless Gel at my roots & use Rusk Calm Leave-In/Detangler on the lower 1/2 of my hair. The Abba helps hold up the volume in my hair so it doesn't fall flat during the day. Then I scrunch in whatever gel I happen to be using that day. I have several in my rotation - Back to Basics Curl Catalyst, Aura Hypo, Kenra Styling 17, Biolage Gelee, Aussie Gel & Water, L'Oreal Curl Vive Spray Gel (not sprayed - I just apply like every other gel), etc. I apply enough gel so that I get the "squishing" sound. I then diffuse my bangs over a round brush, & diffuse my hair using the pixiecurl method until about 70% dry. I'll spray the top/bang area with hairspray, then let it air dry for about an hour, until I get to work.

    When dry, I bend over, run my fingers under my hair against my scalp & loosen everything up. This gives me great body & gets rid of the crunch.

    In the winter I can do 2nd day hair - same routine as above for 1st day, then the next day, I'll put a quarter sized blob of Boots in my hand, add a bit of water, rub my palms together, then run them over my hair as if pulling it back into a ponytail. I then spray on Jessicurl Awe Inspiralling, scrunch upside down, & sometimes diffuse it just to spring the wave back up. As the day goes on, my hair will usually get curlier, but the only time this happens is with this combo :)

    I'm a product junkie & have many products in my closet that I haven't even tried yet :oops: But I love experimenting!! My hair does get weighed down easily (that's the reason for washing out the conditioner), & I can't use silicones (unless they're way down at the end of the list) for that reason.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Discovered nc.com in 09/2003

    2b~~fine texture~~normal porosity (except for highlights, which are high)~~normal elasticity~~medium density


    Shampoo: Still use sulfates, but only on roots
    Rinse out: Deva One C, JC Too Shea, Original Sprouts Deep Conditioner
    Curl Enhancers: KCCC; JC Rocking Ringlets, JC Spiralicious, & Confident Coils
    Styler: BRHG (over any and all curl enhancers) - this is the one product that I never change - absolute HG!!


    I




  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    So far our party is pretty lame :lol:

    Where to start.....

    Well, it's nice to meet everyone. I hope that we can all learn a lot and come up with some really cool solutions if we combine all of our 2b knowledge. :D Unfortuantely, we might enable the PJ in each other :shock:

    Now, let me say that my knowledge is limited :lol:

    But, I will contibute what I can, where I can.


    I am having decent results with Jessicurl products right now. I really love HCC and TooShea. I also am using EMB for a leave-in. I like RR too, but, my hair does not like [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Confident-Coils-Styling-Solution-p-116.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-confident-coils-styling-solution]CCSS[/buylink] at all. Can anyone recommend another product that will work well for hold in this scenario? My ideas or B&A gel or CK?

    Does anyone have any thoughts on Silk leave-in? I have some to try and I am just wondering your thoughts.

    I have found one thing that has helped my hair a lot this week. Rinsing with honey as Jess describes it on her website. My hair loves honey & Coconut Oil . I am not quite sure how to incorporate the oil into my line-up.

    Also, I have been keeping a small piece of microfiber towel in my purse to scrunch my hair with after applying Awe Inspiralling mid day. My hair is a lot less frizzy than when I used my hands!

    I can't wait to hear your replies. Have a great weekend too :D

    Kimberly


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  • kimmyckimmyc Posts: 551Registered Users
    I have found one thing that has helped my hair a lot this week. Rinsing with honey as Jess describes it on her website. My hair loves honey & Coconut Oil . I am not quite sure how to incorporate the oil into my line-up.

    Also, I have been keeping a small piece of microfiber towel in my purse to scrunch my hair with after applying Awe Inspiralling mid day. My hair is a lot less frizzy than when I used my hands!
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    I'm going to have to try the honey rinse and what a great idea about the towel!! I think you're a genius!! :dance:dance.gif

    Thanks for sharing that. Oh, and I agree our party is a little lame. Where are all the 2b's!?!? I'm leaning more and more towards 3a (hopefully my hair will follow :lol:).
    2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    kimmyc wrote:
    I'm going to have to try the honey rinse and what a great idea about the towel!! I think you're a genius!! :dance:dance.gif

    Thanks for sharing that. Oh, and I agree our party is a little lame. Where are all the 2b's!?!? I'm leaning more and more towards 3a (hopefully my hair will follow :lol:).

    Why, thank you, now, if I can just convince my hubby and kids I am a genius, life in my world, would go so much smoother :wink:

    I wish my hair would follow to 3a also, not going to happen though :cry:

    Kimberly
  • kjwavykjwavy Posts: 362Registered Users
    Wow, Kimberly, that is a great idea about scrunching with the towel after spraying Awe Insp midday!! I have a small towel & several bottles of Awe Insp, so I think I'll bring some to work & keep in the restroom cabinet (I'm the only female in the office)!! As far as using CK, my experience has been that it has NO hold whatsoever!! I use it as more of a leave-in type product under my Abba Weightless gel. I'd probably go with the B&A, although I haven't tried it personally - yet :twisted:

    I've never tried coconut oil, but the honey mixed with conditioner has worked great!! I'm definitely going to give the honey rinse a try, too :)

    I would LOVE to be more of a 3A, but I've come to love my waves just as they are! My main concern is volume - there is absolutely no way I can have "flat" hair! One time, my stylist flat ironed my hair just for grins, & I thought "EEK!!" I drove home, praying that no one would be home when I got there for fear of scaring the living daylights out of someone :roll:
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Discovered nc.com in 09/2003

    2b~~fine texture~~normal porosity (except for highlights, which are high)~~normal elasticity~~medium density


    Shampoo: Still use sulfates, but only on roots
    Rinse out: Deva One C, JC Too Shea, Original Sprouts Deep Conditioner
    Curl Enhancers: KCCC; JC Rocking Ringlets, JC Spiralicious, & Confident Coils
    Styler: BRHG (over any and all curl enhancers) - this is the one product that I never change - absolute HG!!


    I




  • californiawavescaliforniawaves Posts: 55Registered Users
    Hi 2b's! I have been gone from NC.com for a couple months and it's so great to see the separate boards for the separate hair types - so cool! I have actually been straightening my hair a lot lately, and have slowly been getting rid of my product graveyard (hooray!). I don't have a specific product I use right now, but I have been eying Ojon. Have any of you ever tried this line? I am interested in the Restorative Treatment and the s/c. Looks like good stuff! :D
    2c with some 3a thrown in for fun!
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Hi 2b's! I have been gone from NC.com for a couple months and it's so great to see the separate boards for the separate hair types - so cool! I have actually been straightening my hair a lot lately, and have slowly been getting rid of my product graveyard (hooray!). I don't have a specific product I use right now, but I have been eying Ojon. Have any of you ever tried this line? I am interested in the Restorative Treatment and the s/c. Looks like good stuff! :D

    I like the new sections too! Makes it easier for us to swap information!

    I have tried the smoothing cream. It worked really well on my hair, but, I just swapped it. The only reason I swapped it was because I just had too many things stacking up in my bathroom and it I was having difficulty working it into my routine :wink:

    I am loving Jessicurl right now. It took me over a week to figure it out, but, I am slowly beginning to love her products. I also love the Devacurl line, EMB conditioner, CK, B&A gel, AG re-coil, and Sauve M&H as a conditioner wash. I really want to try [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Aloeba-Daily-Conditioner-p-104.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-aloeba-daily-conditioner]Aloeba[/buylink] and [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Gelebration-Spray-p-101.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-gelebration-spray]Gelebration[/buylink], but where on earth would it fit in my bathroom? :oops:

    Kimberly
  • susan9800susan9800 Posts: 22Registered Users
    Susan
    2b color treated red hair.
    Current routine: Oh honestly it changes so much I'd have to rewrite this daily!
    Password: Curls
  • kjwavykjwavy Posts: 362Registered Users

    I am loving Jessicurl right now. It took me over a week to figure it out, but, I am slowly beginning to love her products. I also love the Devacurl line, EMB conditioner, CK, B&A gel, AG re-coil, and Sauve M&H as a conditioner wash. I really want to try [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Aloeba-Daily-Conditioner-p-104.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-aloeba-daily-conditioner]Aloeba[/buylink] and Gelebration, but where on earth would it fit in my bathroom? :oops:

    Kimberly

    Kimberly - I really want Jessicurl to work for me, but I seem to get frizz with NO curl enhancement whatsoever!!! The Awe Inspiralling is the only styling product that I have consistently good results with (used over Boots for 2nd day hair), & her [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Aloeba-Daily-Conditioner-p-104.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-aloeba-daily-conditioner]Aloeba[/buylink] condish works well for my hair, too. What did you learn to do in order to make them work for you? I would love to get the curl enhancing benefits of the RR or [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Gelebration-Spray-p-101.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-gelebration-spray]Gelebration[/buylink] that everyone else seems to be getting :(

    Thanks,
    Kathy :)
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Discovered nc.com in 09/2003

    2b~~fine texture~~normal porosity (except for highlights, which are high)~~normal elasticity~~medium density


    Shampoo: Still use sulfates, but only on roots
    Rinse out: Deva One C, JC Too Shea, Original Sprouts Deep Conditioner
    Curl Enhancers: KCCC; JC Rocking Ringlets, JC Spiralicious, & Confident Coils
    Styler: BRHG (over any and all curl enhancers) - this is the one product that I never change - absolute HG!!


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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    kjwavy wrote:
    Kimberly - I really want Jessicurl to work for me, but I seem to get frizz with NO curl enhancement whatsoever!!! The Awe Inspiralling is the only styling product that I have consistently good results with (used over Boots for 2nd day hair), & her [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Aloeba-Daily-Conditioner-p-104.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-aloeba-daily-conditioner]Aloeba[/buylink] condish works well for my hair, too. What did you learn to do in order to make them work for you? I would love to get the curl enhancing benefits of the RR or Gelebration that everyone else seems to be getting :(

    Thanks,
    Kathy :)

    Let's see.....where to begin. First of all, I have had a lot of input from some really great girls here and Jess herself. Their collaboration mixed with mine has come up with this. Please note this changes daily :wink:

    Wash with a rotation of HCC and Suave M&H conditioner

    Rinse with Honey (2 tablespoons in 4 cups of water) and condtion with Too Shea before I rinse out the honey. Finger comb my hair. I leave all of this on until I am ready to get out of the shower.

    Rinse upside down with cold water. Leave my head upside down as I do the following:

    Gentley squeeze excess water out. Use about 1 dime size of EMB as a leave-in

    Rake in 1 puddle of RR mixed with [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Confident-Coils-Styling-Solution-p-116.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-confident-coils-styling-solution]CCSS[/buylink] (I mixed two-three tablespoons of [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Confident-Coils-Styling-Solution-p-116.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-confident-coils-styling-solution]CCSS[/buylink] into the bottle of RR and shook the heck out of it).

    Scrunch with microfiber towel and add three more puddles.of RR/[buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Confident-Coils-Styling-Solution-p-116.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-confident-coils-styling-solution]CCSS[/buylink] combo. Some upside down, some with hair shaken to each side and make sure I get the halo area too. Scrunch with towel again.

    This is the part I am still working on; all three give me good results.

    Use CK before the above routine

    Use B&A gel or Re-Coil after the above routine.

    I also DT once a week with Jessicurl DT mixed with honey and Coconut oil on wet hair. I use heat with DT.

    Key things for me are to not touch my hair with my hands. I even keep a little piece of microfiber towel in my purse for when I use Awe spray to refresh. At first I loved plopping, but, the above routine gives me less frizz and encourages the curl.

    I also was not using enough product according to Jess. Using more helped, but, I can NOT use [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Confident-Coils-Styling-Solution-p-116.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-confident-coils-styling-solution]CCSS[/buylink] except for the little bit mixed with RR or I get frizzy. A little helps out, but a lot makes a mess for me. :?

    HTH,

    Kimberly
  • kjwavykjwavy Posts: 362Registered Users
    Thanks so much! I'm going to give this a try. I was using 2 parts RR to 1 part [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Confident-Coils-Styling-Solution-p-116.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-confident-coils-styling-solution]CCSS[/buylink], but it still wasn't working for me. I think part of my problem is not using enough product, too, although I've read where the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Confident-Coils-Styling-Solution-p-116.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-confident-coils-styling-solution]CCSS[/buylink] can be kind of finicky.

    I like the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]AG Re:coil[/buylink], too. Yesterday I used it underneath the Kenra Styling Gel (hold 17) & had great hair. I like using the CK under my Abba Weightless, but lately the CK has been almost too much moisture under some of my other gels.

    I usually don't use (or need) leave-ins, as I get so easily overconditioned, but I've been loving the Rusk Calm Leave In/Detangler sprayed onto the lower 1/2 or so of my hair. It's like water, so it needs to be sprayed on, but it's really helped any frizz that I might get.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Discovered nc.com in 09/2003

    2b~~fine texture~~normal porosity (except for highlights, which are high)~~normal elasticity~~medium density


    Shampoo: Still use sulfates, but only on roots
    Rinse out: Deva One C, JC Too Shea, Original Sprouts Deep Conditioner
    Curl Enhancers: KCCC; JC Rocking Ringlets, JC Spiralicious, & Confident Coils
    Styler: BRHG (over any and all curl enhancers) - this is the one product that I never change - absolute HG!!


    I




  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    kjwavy wrote:
    Thanks so much! I'm going to give this a try. I was using 2 parts RR to 1 part [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Confident-Coils-Styling-Solution-p-116.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-confident-coils-styling-solution]CCSS[/buylink], but it still wasn't working for me. I think part of my problem is not using enough product, too, although I've read where the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Confident-Coils-Styling-Solution-p-116.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-confident-coils-styling-solution]CCSS[/buylink] can be kind of finicky.

    I like the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]AG Re:coil[/buylink], too. Yesterday I used it underneath the Kenra Styling Gel (hold 17) & had great hair. I like using the CK under my Abba Weightless, but lately the CK has been almost too much moisture under some of my other gels.

    I usually don't use (or need) leave-ins, as I get so easily overconditioned, but I've been loving the Rusk Calm Leave In/Detangler sprayed onto the lower 1/2 or so of my hair. It's like water, so it needs to be sprayed on, but it's really helped any frizz that I might get.


    Your welcome :D

    You know, I am beginning to think I am a weird wavy girl. Am I the only one whose hair loves condioners of any kind all the time :?: :? Have I destroyed my hair that much in recent straightening/highlighting years? :shock:

    Kimberly
  • B-wavyB-wavy Posts: 1,733Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    You know, I am beginning to think I am a weird wavy girl. Am I the only one whose hair loves condioners of any kind all the time :?: :? Have I destroyed my hair that much in recent straightening/highlighting years? :shock:

    You're not alone!! My hair is actually pretty healthy since I stopped torturing it, but it's extremely porous and just drinks up as much moisture as I can give it. Now that it's summer and very hot & humid here, I've changed my routine & stopped using gels in favor of products that add moisture.

    Currently, I shampoo roughly every 3 days or so either with [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Hair-Cleansing-Cream-p-103.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-hair-cleansing-cream]Jessicurl's HCC[/buylink] or Giovanni's 50:50 shampoo or Giovanni's Smooth as Silk conditioner (whatever seems right that day). I usually condition with Jessicurl's TooShea! in the shower & rinse most but not all of it out. After showering I blot most of the moisture out with a regular towel, then take about a pea-sized amount of [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Elucence-Moisture-Balancing-Conditioner-p-39.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=elucence-elucence-moisture-balancing-conditioner]Elucence MBC[/buylink], smooth it in my hands & rake it throughout the length of my hair. Last step is to smooth a small amount 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]Kinky-Curly Curling Custard[/buylink] through the length of my hair, then let it either air-dry or blow dry on low speed / low heat if I'm in a hurry.

    This combination seems to be exactly what my hair needs right now -- I get soft, shiny, touchable, fairly frizz-free waves -- and best of all, the results are very consistent.

    Glad we have a 2b gathering place!! :D
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    B-wavy wrote:
    You know, I am beginning to think I am a weird wavy girl. Am I the only one whose hair loves condioners of any kind all the time :?: :? Have I destroyed my hair that much in recent straightening/highlighting years? :shock:

    You're not alone!! My hair is actually pretty healthy since I stopped torturing it, but it's extremely porous and just drinks up as much moisture as I can give it. Now that it's summer and very hot & humid here, I've changed my routine & stopped using gels in favor of products that add moisture.

    Currently, I shampoo roughly every 3 days or so either with [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Hair-Cleansing-Cream-p-103.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-hair-cleansing-cream]Jessicurl's HCC[/buylink] or Giovanni's 50:50 shampoo or Giovanni's Smooth as Silk conditioner (whatever seems right that day). I usually condition with Jessicurl's TooShea! in the shower & rinse most but not all of it out. After showering I blot most of the moisture out with a regular towel, then take about a pea-sized amount of [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Elucence-Moisture-Balancing-Conditioner-p-39.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=elucence-elucence-moisture-balancing-conditioner]Elucence MBC[/buylink], smooth it in my hands & rake it throughout the length of my hair. Last step is to smooth a small amount 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]Kinky-Curly Curling Custard[/buylink] through the length of my hair, then let it either air-dry or blow dry on low speed / low heat if I'm in a hurry.

    This combination seems to be exactly what my hair needs right now -- I get soft, shiny, touchable, fairly frizz-free waves -- and best of all, the results are very consistent.

    Glad we have a 2b gathering place!! :D

    We seem to have the same kind of routine with washing/conditioning. My hair loves Too Shea & EMB too. I don't think I will ever be caught without them :D

    I am just now getting the hang of Jessicurl products and I am loving them; so, I better hold off on trying the [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]Kinky-Curly Curling Custard[/buylink]. Although, now I really want to try that too :wink:

    :idea: Maybe what we 2b's need to do is swap each other samples of the products we want to try before we buy them. Anyone have any thougts on this? If there is interest maybe we could start a new "swap" thread here.

    Kimberly
  • sweetmelissasweetmelissa Posts: 1Registered Users
    Hi!

    I am another 2b wavy! I am not really doing the CG thing. I am currently washing every few days with diluted Aquage shampoo and follow with Aquage detangler. I have tried Jessiecurl but I found it to be too oily for my hair. Maybe I am using too much. I do like her microfiber towel though.

    Currently, for styling I am using a very small amt of paul mitchell's "the cream" as a leave in after towel drying with micro towel. I then scrunch and then finish with Paul Mitchel's sculpting foam and air dry. So far, I am doing pretty well with the foam. Before that I was using KMS curl up which I also like.

    Thanks for all of the great ideas. I want to try the honey rinse and I am considering trying the Jessiecurl again. The main problem I have is a lack of volume at the roots. I will try using clips as some of you have suggested. Any additional input is greatly appreciated.

    For those of you that have used the deva clips....... what are they exactly? Are they different from other clips you can get at the drug store?
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Hi!

    I am another 2b wavy! I am not really doing the CG thing. I am currently washing every few days with diluted Aquage shampoo and follow with Aquage detangler. I have tried Jessiecurl but I found it to be too oily for my hair. Maybe I am using too much. I do like her microfiber towel though.

    Currently, for styling I am using a very small amt of paul mitchell's "the cream" as a leave in after towel drying with micro towel. I then scrunch and then finish with Paul Mitchel's sculpting foam and air dry. So far, I am doing pretty well with the foam. Before that I was using KMS curl up which I also like.

    Thanks for all of the great ideas. I want to try the honey rinse and I am considering trying the Jessiecurl again. The main problem I have is a lack of volume at the roots. I will try using clips as some of you have suggested. Any additional input is greatly appreciated.

    For those of you that have used the deva clips....... what are they exactly? Are they different from other clips you can get at the drug store?

    Welcome to 2b land :D

    I pretty much just try to do what seems best for my hair too. Some of that has to to with the CG thing, some doesn't.

    I hope you do try the honey rinse. It is such a natural, cheap thing to do that is wonderful for your hair all around. Let us know how it works for you. You might want to try the Apple Cider Vinegar rinse too.

    Somewhere on this board I think I posted how I get lift at my roots. Take a look at that sometime for ideas on lift from several curlies. I do have clips; but, not the deva clip. I can't use them or I get dents in my hair :shock: . My understanding is that they are pretty much the same thing. Hopefully someone that has them can anwer that question for us.

    I would like to know more about your hair as well as your routine. :D
  • kimmyckimmyc Posts: 551Registered Users
    For those of you that have used the deva clips....... what are they exactly? Are they different from other clips you can get at the drug store?

    The duckbill clips that I have are about 3" long and curved slightly; the Deva clips are about 1 1/2" long and straight. I tend to use the Deva ones more because you can put them in more random areas due to the fact that they are small. hth. :)
    2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.
  • csbcsb Posts: 225Registered Users
    I haven't had time to go through everyone's responses yet, but my hair sounds like kjwavy's. I need to shampoo every day in the summer. CG did not work for me (despite many attempts), and the only jessicurl product that works for me is the awe inspiralling spray. The only product that works for me consistntly is Ouidad's Climate Control, but I still get some frizz at this time of year.

    I would love to get some advice on how to make things work better.

    kjwavy: when you shampoo and condition, what do you use?
  • kjwavykjwavy Posts: 362Registered Users
    Hi csb :) I change my routine a lot as far as my products, but I usually poo/condition the same way every day.

    For my first lather, I use a poo like Nizoral, Head & Shoulders, Kenra Clarifying, or Nexxus Biotin. I massage my scalp with my fingertips for a good 30 seconds or so. I then rinse really well standing under the shower head.

    I mainly use conditioner as a detangler, so I pretty much use whatever I have in the shower at the time. I've been loving a shea conditioner & shampoo from an etailer (Soaps & Scrubs), so after I've rinsed the first poo out of my hair, I use about a quarter sized blob of shea conditioner mixed in my palm with a quarter sized blob of honey. I apply this to the lower 3/4 to 1/3 of my hair. I then lather up my scalp & roots with some of the shea poo, again massaging for maybe 15 seconds or so, then pile the whole mess on top of my head while I finish my shower.

    I then rinse all of the shea poo, conditioner, & honey out of my hair. I gently squeeze the water out with my hands, then apply a dime sized blob of [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Elucence-Moisture-Balancing-Conditioner-p-39.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=elucence-elucence-moisture-balancing-conditioner]Elucence MBC[/buylink] to the length of my hair as a leave-in.

    I've never been one to use a leave-in AT ALL, but I'm finding the Elucence to be wonderful!! I think with the heat & humidity we're having here in TX, along with the highlights I had done in the spring, my hair really needed some moisture :D
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Discovered nc.com in 09/2003

    2b~~fine texture~~normal porosity (except for highlights, which are high)~~normal elasticity~~medium density


    Shampoo: Still use sulfates, but only on roots
    Rinse out: Deva One C, JC Too Shea, Original Sprouts Deep Conditioner
    Curl Enhancers: KCCC; JC Rocking Ringlets, JC Spiralicious, & Confident Coils
    Styler: BRHG (over any and all curl enhancers) - this is the one product that I never change - absolute HG!!


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