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YOU'VE GOT TO TRY THIS!

DocDoc Posts: 367Registered Users
For those of you still looking for a moisturizing leave in, I would like to refer you to Shygirl's post on the 3c board "I think I've found the perfect leave in"
My 4a sisters I tried this stuff yesterday and it is awesome! I have never had a leave in leave my hair so moist and my curls so frizz free and well defined. The compliments are off the charts!!
The name of the conditioner is "Jamaican Mango and Lime Cactus Leave in". I got mine at a generic beauty supply store, and it cost $4.99 for an 8 ounce bottle. I use it mixed with water as my nightly spritz, but on washday I'm planning to use it undiluted as my leave in. All I can say is, you've got to try it to believe it !!!! :D
Dense kinky-curly; healthy and growing strong!

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  • msjokermsjoker Posts: 1,658Registered Users
    I hear a lot of raves about this product. Hopefully, I can find this in my area but I highly doubt it :(
    "It moisturizes my situation... preserves my sexy."
  • Joy2BNappyJoy2BNappy Posts: 50Registered Users
    msjoker wrote:
    I hear a lot of raves about this product. Hopefully, I can find this in my area but I highly doubt it :(
    Hear you go....
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  • knatural31knatural31 Posts: 60Registered Users
    Have you ordered from them before because I have been looking for a good beauty supply store on-line? I want to try this stuff also. Is it creamy or watery?
  • foxycus02foxycus02 Posts: 918Registered Users
    I have seen that at Sally's Beauty Supply

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  • CanocurlsCanocurls Posts: 170Registered Users
    msjoker,

    I live in Quebec and I couldn't find I anywhere online in canada. :evil: sold out :!:

    So I ordered it directly from the website at:

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    I haven't received it yet since I just ordered it on the 4th so I'll let you know when it arrives. That way you'll know how long it takes to get here. :wink:
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  • AsjaChyldAsjaChyld Posts: 111Registered Users
    SO THATS WHAT IT'S CALLED!

    I went hunting for the Jamacian product that had been praises and I forgot the name. I ended up buying the Mango and Lime Protein Conditioner. I'll have to look around for the Leave-in. :) The Protein Con. left my 4a hair singing! (The 3c jury is still out)
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  • msjokermsjoker Posts: 1,658Registered Users
    Thanks Canocurls!
    "It moisturizes my situation... preserves my sexy."
  • DocDoc Posts: 367Registered Users
    knatural 31 asked:

    Is it creamy or watery?

    It's a thick liquid think of a jelly like consistency, but it's definitely water based, and if you use Curling Custard by Kinky Curly, it works wonderfully along with it. I just tried the two together tonight! :)
    Dense kinky-curly; healthy and growing strong!
  • DocDoc Posts: 367Registered Users
    let me correct my last response. It's a liquid, but it's not as thick as jelly. It's kind of runny but a little thicker than water. :)
    Dense kinky-curly; healthy and growing strong!
  • knatural31knatural31 Posts: 60Registered Users
    Thanks Doc, I still want to try it, never know, my hair might actually like it.
  • cheleskilovecheleskilove Posts: 79Registered Users
    well,the quiet voice in my head tried to tell me that this would not work as lovely as shygirl's 3c hair. My 3c/4a/4b hair has a mind of it's own-still the afro tight curls going on here,did not relax them jokers to hang like hers.but ,oh,i do so like the setting lotion spray!!used it for my pony puffs and my hair slicked back really easily.cant wait to see my hair dry with this stuff.

    thought Id be able to rock my 6-10inches of curls but it still shrinks down to 1-2.
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  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Posts: 4,144Registered Users
    well,the quiet voice in my head tried to tell me that this would not work as lovely as shygirl's 3c hair. My 3c/4a/4b hair has a mind of it's own-still the afro tight curls going on here,did not relax them jokers to hang like hers.but ,oh,i do so like the setting lotion spray!!used it for my pony puffs and my hair slicked back really easily.cant wait to see my hair dry with this stuff.

    thought Id be able to rock my 6-10inches of curls but it still shrinks down to 1-2.

    Since it's a leave in(not necessarily a styling product), I didn't expect it to pull/elongate the curls. It's too light for that. I use it to mostly moisturize, but the added bonus is that my hair doesn't look bad with this alone. The only reason my hair hangs in the front is because of my old dye job. Certain pieces fall more than others. I still have 5+ inches of shrinkage. :)

    As far as the setting lotion, what are the ingredients(if you don't mind posting)?
    A wonderful mix of coils, curls, corkscrews, and kinks.

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  • cheleskilovecheleskilove Posts: 79Registered Users
    maybe you could give your tips,again? I have the IC gel...but I'm not liking the length of drying time and the tacky feeling afterwards-like a heavy jerry curl,yuk...then my acne flares up from oil contact etc...

    I'm trying to figure out how many inches of hair I'll need to have to satifsfy my desired "hangtime" It's a lil' passed my shoulders in the back.Anywho..the setting lotion...

    rasta locks twist jamaican mango and lime lock and set styling lotion:(now THAT'S a name!!)

    (budgegum extract,essence of mango n lime,cactus root extract,shea buttr extrct,tea tree,aloe,napt preservative,fragrance)

    Once again, very nice "slick" to hair. My hairs almost dry now, and there's nice ringlets in the pony puff and its quite moisturized, not heavy. I'm liking..
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    chemical free journey began 1/05 with BC AT 2-4 INCHES
    as of August 6-10inches..making progress
  • cheleskilovecheleskilove Posts: 79Registered Users
    well,the quiet voice in my head tried to tell me that this would not work as lovely as shygirl's 3c hair. My 3c/4a/4b hair has a mind of it's own-still the afro tight curls going on here,did not relax them jokers to hang like hers.but ,oh,i do so like the setting lotion spray!!used it for my pony puffs and my hair slicked back really easily.cant wait to see my hair dry with this stuff.

    thought Id be able to rock my 6-10inches of curls but it still shrinks down to 1-2.

    Since it's a leave in(not necessarily a styling product), I didn't expect it to pull/elongate the curls. It's too light for that. I use it to mostly moisturize, but the added bonus is that my hair doesn't look bad with this alone. The only reason my hair hangs in the front is because of my old dye job. Certain pieces fall more than others. I still have 5+ inches of shrinkage. :)

    As far as the setting lotion, what are the ingredients(if you don't mind posting)?

    oh,how is it that a dye job helps curls to hang?
    IN HIM

    Michele

    transition journey began 3/04
    chemical free journey began 1/05 with BC AT 2-4 INCHES
    as of August 6-10inches..making progress
  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Posts: 4,144Registered Users

    oh,how is it that a dye job helps curls to hang?

    Hair coloring tends to loosen the curls. I think it has something to do with either the peroxide and/or ammonia in the mixture. When I didn't have any color in my hair, I had uniform corkscrews. But when I colored, some parts loosened into deep s-waves. Luckily it doesn't look too bad, but I can tell the difference, especially in the front(or when I put my hair into a ponytail-- my hair looks like it has straight pieces when pulled back).
    A wonderful mix of coils, curls, corkscrews, and kinks.

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  • cheleskilovecheleskilove Posts: 79Registered Users
    what did you use to color your hair?henna or something else?did it cause sever drying?
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  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Posts: 4,144Registered Users
    what did you use to color your hair?henna or something else?did it cause sever drying?

    I've used everything under the sun, but the last one I used was Ganier 730 Golden Blonde(April '04). My hair didn't appear to be dry(at this time, I didn't really pay attention to how dry my hair was and what products I used), but after a week, I started to notice the change. I don't believe that henna can change you natural texture, since it's natural based, unless someone overlaps it with an ammonia/peroxide laden dye. In about a week, I'm going to try Naturtint. So far, no one has reported a change in there hair texture, damage, or dryness.
    A wonderful mix of coils, curls, corkscrews, and kinks.

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  • cheleskilovecheleskilove Posts: 79Registered Users
    just wanted all to know. I AM LOVING THE CACTUS LEAVE IN PLUS THE SETTING LOTION.

    I am not arm wrestling with my herr anymore! It causes a nice slick glide and sets up some nice waves! and it moisturizes,without the heaviness. I think I"m in love! I've found a keeper!!!

    I still cant leave my hair out yet-Im not comfortable with the length yet; but my afropuffs are loving this!
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    transition journey began 3/04
    chemical free journey began 1/05 with BC AT 2-4 INCHES
    as of August 6-10inches..making progress
  • spiral-ncspiral-nc Posts: 716Registered Users
    Darn it Doc! I was trying to be disciplined about hair products. I'm already ordering stuff this week. But I took a walk downtown and bought the Cactus Leave-in - I just had to try it! I'm washing my hair tomorrow. So I'll report back. I put a little on my hand though. The texture is interesting.
    spirals, kinks, s-shapes and coils.

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  • frizzybarbiefrizzybarbie Posts: 483Registered Users
    Added to my list of "to buy and try products" :)
    4a pencil-sized corkscrews that are low porosity, fine, thick, & layered
  • CheleighCheleigh Posts: 552Registered Users
    Based on the recommendations from this and the 3c board (although I have no 3c hair), I bought the Jamaican lime & mango catctus leave-in moisturizer to use as...well... a leave in.

    First, I do have to say that I love the smell. It smells okay in the bottle, but really smells good in your hair (and long lasting too).

    I have real tangle problems w/my transitioning hair, so I was hoping that this would give me the slip I need. I think after I am fully natural, this will be the perfect leave-in for my hair. Currently, it helped a lot, but I did have to also use Organics leave-in mayo (which actually had better slip, I suspect it's has a bunch of cones to do it though). I would definately encourage people to try the product though. I will buy again (and hopefully will be fully natural by that point). My hair also has incredible softness (from which products, I cannot tell you).
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  • niclarniclar Posts: 110Registered Users
    The PJ in me is making a mental note of this product :wink:
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    Thought I found my HG (KKCC)..its good but Im sure there's better:wink:

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  • spiral-ncspiral-nc Posts: 716Registered Users
    Okay. I finally tried the Mango and Lime leave-in. However, I clarified my hair before using it and I think it may take a few days for my hair to recover. So, I'll give it a few days before I give my final opinion. When I first applied it to my wet hair, it provided instant slip. I was able to finger comb my hair. When my hair dried, it was very soft and full. But, this leave-in does absolutely nothing for frizz or definition - this is strictly a moisturizer. I think I would use this under a gel. I'm wearing my hair in two pocohantas braids right now because I couldn't do anything with it! But, again, that could just be my hair reacting to being harshly shampooed. By the end of the week I should have a more accurate idea of how my hair likes this stuff.
    spirals, kinks, s-shapes and coils.

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  • AsjaChyldAsjaChyld Posts: 111Registered Users
    *sighs* My PJ nature is writhing in excitement. I'll probably spend the majority of the evening hunting this down....danggit. I'll report it later ^_^

    I'm hoping to find this because I havent detangled (like SERIOUSLY) in a long time and I worry that without something with great slip to prevent me from wiggin' out.
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    Hair:
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    Thick, coarse, & UTTERLY unruly
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