What products do you use for 2c/3a?

jle323jle323 Registered Users Posts: 37
I've been using JC RR and [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] for a couple months now. I absolutely loved it when I started, but now my hair is so so. I think my hair's getting used to it, so I need to start rotating products. But I'm not sure what next to buy. JC is one of the more popular products on this site, which I why I went to it first. (I do have [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/DevaCurl-Angell-p-57.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=devacurl-devacurl-angell]Devacurl Angel[/buylink]l, which I bought when I first went CG, but I hate it).

I have mostly 2c hair, some areas 3a. What do you think I should buy next? Thanks!
~Jaime

CG since 10/07
2c/sometimes 3a

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  • scarriecarriescarriecarrie Registered Users Posts: 382
    I have very thick 2B/3A shoulder length hair. I love, love, love :love5:Healthy Sexy Hair Chocolate Soy Milk shampoo and the Pumpkin rinse out conditioner and leave in conditioner. I get spiral curls all over my head. My 11 year old son even notices and says, "Wow your hair is really curly today", whenever I use this in my rotation.
    Mostly 3A/Some 3B Thick/Dry/Colored/SL
    Loving natural products. Some of my favorites are:
    MHC Scalp Cleanser, Donna Marie Miracurl Gelly, Robert Craig Conditionerloveshower.gif
  • agoldenloveragoldenlover Registered Users Posts: 64
    I also have loved my JC RR and [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 they are still my "go to products" whenever I need them. It seems like my hair got really healthy and shiny from using them and then my hair just didn't have enough curl and bounce after using them for a few months- does that make sense?

    Now I am a fledgling product junky! I use the curl enhancers under some kind of gel on wet hair, followed by micro fiber towel plunking, then diffusing or air drying without touching it until it's totally dry. Here's what I've tried so far:

    JC Gentle Lather shampoo- Love It!
    JC Aloeba cond.- Love it, but not moisturizing enough for the winter, good as a leave in
    JC Too Shea! - Love it! Love It! Use every day now! Great product! Even better if I let it soak in for 5 minutes in the shower
    JC Deep Weekly Treatment- Love it, use it every week with heat, also use as a leave in, Great product!!

    Deva Curl One C- too heavy, don't like it
    Deva Curl Angell- not enough hold, don't like it

    [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]- I haven't noticed any difference when I use it or not use it- maybe it will be useful when it gets humid outside again? Not sure about this one, I need to try it again

    [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]- Absolutely Love it, makes more ringlets and curls than RR, use it in place of RR about 2-3 times a week, I have to be careful to use only a tiny pea size amount, can't use it too often or my hair gets coated-dry-weird!

    Alagio Crazy Curl- Super-Duper-Great! I need to use a good leave in ([buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Weekly-Deep-Conditioning-Treatment-p-106.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-weekly-deep-conditioner-treatment]JC WDT[/buylink]) before I put it on my hair and also use a strong gel after I put it in, but I get bounce and nice curls with it, also I don't have any of the wet look after I scrunch/pick out the slight crunch with a wide tooth comb, but it seems kind of drying/coating, so I only use it 2- 3 times a week

    FX Curl Booster Fixative Gel- Really Like it! Pretty strong hold, not sticky, I can use it by itself with no other products and look pretty wavy or I can layer it over other products

    Herbal Ess. Set Me Up Gel- Really like it! Strong hold, not sticky, works well after applying other products, not sure if it is making my hair feel dry or if it's the Recoil or Crazy Curl.

    Whenever my hair starts to feel dry or product-y, I use JC for a few days and I'm ready to experiment again!

    I really would like to have more curls, but I'm having so much fun playing with my wavy hair! It seems like it is getting curlier!

    Hope this helps!
    Linda From Illinois
    2B
    _______________________________________
    2B-3A fine hair with waves and ringlets
    co-wash with Suave Coconut or Vo5 Vanilla Mint Tea, condition with AOHR, HE BE or TT gel, and once a week Jessicurl WDT

    A happy life is just a string of happy moments. But most people don't allow the happy moment, because they're so busy
    trying so hard to get a happy life.
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  • su3926su3926 Registered Users Posts: 50
    I use a VO5 condish to wash (like coconut). Then I rinse and use Burts bees sugar beet condish. This is an awesome condish for CG'ers. I let it sit for a few minues. Then I rinse out (not all of it) and do a honey rinse. Then I apply Biosilk rock hard get to dripping wet hair upside down. Then I plop, take t-shirt off my head, scrunch in a bit more Biosilk rock hard gel and diffuse.

    This is the routine that currently works the best for me.
    2c

    My HG products: BSRG, HE Totally Twisted Mousse, Burts Bee's green tea condish, Burts Bee's Super Shiney grapefruit condish
  • quthrt17quthrt17 Registered Users Posts: 69
    I use:

    - Aussie moist shampoo (every other day or 2 days)
    - Aussie moist conditioner (finger comb through in shower then rinse 75% out)
    - Garnier Fructose sleek and shine leave in ( the only difference from Curl and shine is that this has no glycerin but seems to work for me)
    - FX Curl Booster Fixative Gel ( this works well for me but might try Herbal essence set me up gel because its cheaper)

    After all that I diffuse my hair until 75% dry. This all is working good for me and have been doing this routine for about a week now.
    *quthrt17*


    Step 1: Shampoo every day or every other day with either Graham Webb Making Waves or Herbal Essences Hello Hydration

    Step 2: Condition every day with either Graham Webb Making Waves or Herbal Essences Hello Hydration. Finger comb through and let sit for the rest of my shower

    Step 3: Rake in one pump of TIGI Curls Rock Amplifier and then scrunch.


    This routine is working pretty well for me...... and it is simple
  • FrizzBgoneFrizzBgone Registered Users Posts: 2,678 Curl Neophyte
    I have very thick 2B/3A shoulder length hair. I love, love, love :love5:Healthy Sexy Hair Chocolate Soy Milk shampoo and the Pumpkin rinse out conditioner and leave in conditioner. I get spiral curls all over my head. My 11 year old son even notices and says, "Wow your hair is really curly today", whenever I use this in my rotation.

    Hey Carrie,

    I've never heard of this stuff ... where do you get it?
    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 !!!
  • scarriecarriescarriecarrie Registered Users Posts: 382
    Hi FrizzBgone,

    You can find the Healthy Sexy Hair line at Ulta. I also saw some of their items at a CVS drugstore. :toothy7:
    Mostly 3A/Some 3B Thick/Dry/Colored/SL
    Loving natural products. Some of my favorites are:
    MHC Scalp Cleanser, Donna Marie Miracurl Gelly, Robert Craig Conditionerloveshower.gif
  • FrizzBgoneFrizzBgone Registered Users Posts: 2,678 Curl Neophyte
    Hi FrizzBgone,

    You can find the Healthy Sexy Hair line at Ulta. I also saw some of their items at a CVS drugstore. :toothy7:

    Thank you ! Unfortunately, both stores are American ... was hoping to find it locally.

    I live in Canada ... if anyone knows whether we can get it up here, please advise !!!
    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 !!!
  • jle323jle323 Registered Users Posts: 37
    Thanks everyone! I just placed a large order at curlmart. Hopefully I can find something that works for me!
    ~Jaime

    CG since 10/07
    2c/sometimes 3a

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