It is that time: Humor me

alguma pessoaalguma pessoa Registered Users Posts: 619
All of you who know me know that almost every three months since I started posting I get the impulse to shake up my routine.

Here we go again!

I want a new look.

I was just using leave-in conditioner (and am very happy with it) and now I have this overwhelming desire to try a new styling product.

So far I have used the following: Kerasoft Gel, KK's Curling Custard, Miss Jessie's CP and CM, PM Sculpting Foam, Barry Fletcher products, ORS lock and twist, S curl (did not like) and Fantasia Gels (also did not like).

I was thinking of using a setting lotion but am afraid that it may dry my hair out.

So, what is new for defining/weighing down 3c curls? It is a new semester and I want to play around with my curls.

Salon, drugstore, and Curlmart products are all fine.

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We're all born mad. Some remain so.

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  • Pacific PoppyPacific Poppy Registered Users Posts: 253
    Mix Suave green gel with a little jojoba oil. Like a 10 to 1 ratio. I loooooove it!
    3c, CG Fine hairs, med growth.
    Formerly "Rainyday"
  • alguma pessoaalguma pessoa Registered Users Posts: 619
    rainyday wrote:
    Mix Suave green gel with a little jojoba oil. Like a 10 to 1 ratio. I loooooove it!


    I tried that with coconut oil and glycerine and it made my hair HARD.

    I was following the jojoba jelly recipe. Perhaps I should have left out the glycerine.

    I am going to try it again with your ratio but with coconut oil (jojoba does weird things to my hair lol). Thanks :D

    Heehee, I am tempted to do it now since I am about to shower. :oops:
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  • Pacific PoppyPacific Poppy Registered Users Posts: 253
    Cehua wrote:
    rainyday wrote:
    Mix Suave green gel with a little jojoba oil. Like a 10 to 1 ratio. I loooooove it!


    I tried that with coconut oil and glycerine and it made my hair HARD.

    I was following the jojoba jelly recipe. Perhaps I should have left out the glycerine.

    I am going to try it again with your ratio but with coconut oil (jojoba does weird things to my hair lol). Thanks :D

    Heehee, I am tempted to do it now since I am about to shower. :oops:

    Ooo, try it again, there should hardly be even any crunch, definitly not hard. I do put it on top of my left-in TJ nourish cond...
    3c, CG Fine hairs, med growth.
    Formerly "Rainyday"
  • alguma pessoaalguma pessoa Registered Users Posts: 619
    Any more ideas?

    So, tell me what styling products are you currently using on your hair?

    I like options. :D
    We're all born mad. Some remain so.

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  • LadydncingLadydncing Registered Users Posts: 964
    Same idea as Rainyday, except that instead of using Suave AVG,
    I use LOTD AVG from the healthfood store.
    I mix about a quarter size gel with a drop of oil.
    Hair looks shiny and defined! 8)
    Maya
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  • Pacific PoppyPacific Poppy Registered Users Posts: 253
    Hey, btw, I just noticed that I actually use LA looks green gel. It has a little more hold than the suave green gel.
    3c, CG Fine hairs, med growth.
    Formerly "Rainyday"
  • st. louis bluest. louis blue Registered Users Posts: 404
    Did you ever try the [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? Maybe the Set it Free would work for you alone, it seems to work for Urbancurl with no other styler but leave-in.
  • AmnerisAmneris Registered Users Posts: 15,117
    when I use products, which is rarely these days, I've been playing with Biolage Gelee and My Honeychild type 3 creme - have you tried either of those? I also love Qhemet and ORS and I think you might, too.
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  • PortaePortae Registered Users Posts: 337
    I'm really enjoying Herbal Essences Humidity Defying gel. It seems to weigh my hair down and stretch out the curls a bit. I've also discovered Aura Hypo-allergenic Gel, which is quite moisturizing, but doesn't have a ton of hold.
    ~Break the Chains of Your Mind and Your Body will Follow~

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  • AmnerisAmneris Registered Users Posts: 15,117
    Portae wrote:
    I'm really enjoying Herbal Essences Humidity Defying gel. It seems to weigh my hair down and stretch out the curls a bit. I've also discovered Aura Hypo-allergenic Gel, which is quite moisturizing, but doesn't have a ton of hold.

    I HATE those ... (just kidding - I read your pet peeves post on the non - hair "bored.")
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  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Registered Users Posts: 4,151 Curl Connoisseur
    Cehua, have you tried Barry Fletcher's Custard Style Gel? It's moisturizing without putting too much weight on the hair, and gives me natural looking curls. It doesn't necessarily cut out frizz or minimize it, but I liked the natural look that I had after using.
    A wonderful mix of coils, curls, corkscrews, and kinks.

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  • alguma pessoaalguma pessoa Registered Users Posts: 619
    Thanks you guys!!!

    I have options. I do not know what is wrong with me. At the beginning of every semester I get impulsive about my hair and so far you guys have never let me down.

    Rainyday: I fell asleep and did not do the suave thing. I will try it later.

    Shyygirl: tried Barry Fletcher (maybe a month or two ago). I liked it but did not want to depend on it because it was expensive for just a 4 ounce jar. Also, did you find the protein to be drying? I think it has protein high up on the list. If you did not find it drying and you know where I can get it cheap/bulk I would definitely buy it. Let me know please.

    Portae: I love HE and use it on high humidity days. I have to be careful because too much makes my hair greasy. I think it works better than the Miss Jessie's CP. Also, where do you buy Aura?

    Amneris: I have tried everything on your list. I got a free bottle of Biolage here and every time I use it my hair gets too crunch. What do you use with it? Do you put oil in it? Type 3 creme did not work well for me and Qhemet was too greasy (too bad because I really wanted it to work).

    St. Louis blue: Devachan? I am mixed about that. I got my hair done by a Devachan stylist and she put Angel and Set if Free in my hair but my hair poofed out a lot. Thanks for the suggestion.

    I am going to start with Rainyday and Ladydancing's suggestions first since I have those products here. I am also going to try the Biolage again (perhaps this weekend).

    Thanks and all suggestions are still welcome. I hope by this weekend my crazy impulses will go away.
    We're all born mad. Some remain so.

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  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Registered Users Posts: 4,151 Curl Connoisseur
    Cehua wrote:
    Shyygirl: tried Barry Fletcher (maybe a month or two ago). I liked it but did not want to depend on it because it was expensive for just a 4 ounce jar. Also, did you find the protein to be drying? I think it has protein high up on the list. If you did not find it drying and you know where I can get it cheap/bulk I would definitely buy it. Let me know please.

    I figured the protein was acting as a humectant. My hair hasn't been dryer than normal, considering I just colored my hair.

    As for where to purchase it cheaper.......Behind Bowie Town Center, there is alittle mini-mall section with an Off-Broadway(shoe store). Right beside it, or two doors down is a beauty supply store. They have a 16 oz jar for $10. I wish I would have known that place was there before spending $7.50 for a 4 oz jar. I've also heard that Walmart sells his line(just in our area, I think). I haven't checked, but I would think that their pricing wouldn't be too expensive.

    Also, if you go to his website, they have a listing of who sells his products and their numbers. You could probably call them and ask what their pricing is to save yourself from driving around.

    HTH
    A wonderful mix of coils, curls, corkscrews, and kinks.

    http://s211.photobucket.com/albums/bb133/shyygirl_2007/
    PW: curlyhair

    I have a blog now. Follow meeeee! :)

    http://naturalurbanista.blogspot.com/

    "You see, when it comes to language competence, a true patriot must hit that sweet spot between "job-stealing immigrant" and "liberal elitist." ~Eilonwy

    Wanna have access to the top names in fashion and luxury at up to 70% off retail? Sure you do. http://tinyurl.com/3yxneol

    DC metro area
  • alguma pessoaalguma pessoa Registered Users Posts: 619
    Cehua wrote:
    Shyygirl: tried Barry Fletcher (maybe a month or two ago). I liked it but did not want to depend on it because it was expensive for just a 4 ounce jar. Also, did you find the protein to be drying? I think it has protein high up on the list. If you did not find it drying and you know where I can get it cheap/bulk I would definitely buy it. Let me know please.

    I figured the protein was acting as a humectant. My hair hasn't been dryer than normal, considering I just colored my hair.

    As for where to purchase it cheaper.......Behind Bowie Town Center, there is alittle mini-mall section with an Off-Broadway(shoe store). Right beside it, or two doors down is a beauty supply store. They have a 16 oz jar for $10. I wish I would have known that place was there before spending $7.50 for a 4 oz jar. I've also heard that Walmart sells his line(just in out area, I think). I haven't checked, but I would think that their pricing wouldn't be too expensive.

    Also, if you go to his website, they have a listing of who sells his products and their numbers. You could probably call them and ask what their pricing is to save yourself from driving around.

    HTH

    I will check out that store in Bowie. I have bought his products in my neighborhood (had a tough time finding it) and it was sort of expensive. I checked Walmarts too but the closest one to me is the Bowie one (which is not that close) and they did not have it.

    I will have to make a special trip to Bowie one day soon. :wink:

    Oh, and don't you love the smell. It was quite yummy. It reminded me of Miss Jessie's CM.


    Thanks Shyygirl. :)
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  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Registered Users Posts: 4,151 Curl Connoisseur
    No problem........ and yes the smell is quite yummy. :)
    A wonderful mix of coils, curls, corkscrews, and kinks.

    http://s211.photobucket.com/albums/bb133/shyygirl_2007/
    PW: curlyhair

    I have a blog now. Follow meeeee! :)

    http://naturalurbanista.blogspot.com/

    "You see, when it comes to language competence, a true patriot must hit that sweet spot between "job-stealing immigrant" and "liberal elitist." ~Eilonwy

    Wanna have access to the top names in fashion and luxury at up to 70% off retail? Sure you do. http://tinyurl.com/3yxneol

    DC metro area
  • alguma pessoaalguma pessoa Registered Users Posts: 619
    I went to that store after my seminar. :oops:

    Funny, a girl came up to me and asked me if I usually use Barry Fletcher stuff on my hair because it looked good. I said no but I have used it before. And get this she asked if I use the curling custard on my TWISTS. LOL (She did not say twist out!!!) Then I said no, my hair does this naturally and she then said, "oh I better get some of that." LOL


    Now it is time for hair experiments. :wink:
    We're all born mad. Some remain so.

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  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Registered Users Posts: 4,151 Curl Connoisseur
    LOL. Have fun experimenting.

    And for the record, I had never heard of the twist out/braid out terms until coming here. It was always just braids or twists. :)
    A wonderful mix of coils, curls, corkscrews, and kinks.

    http://s211.photobucket.com/albums/bb133/shyygirl_2007/
    PW: curlyhair

    I have a blog now. Follow meeeee! :)

    http://naturalurbanista.blogspot.com/

    "You see, when it comes to language competence, a true patriot must hit that sweet spot between "job-stealing immigrant" and "liberal elitist." ~Eilonwy

    Wanna have access to the top names in fashion and luxury at up to 70% off retail? Sure you do. http://tinyurl.com/3yxneol

    DC metro area
  • PortaePortae Registered Users Posts: 337
    I buy my Aura from Sally's Beauty Supply.
    ~Break the Chains of Your Mind and Your Body will Follow~

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  • alguma pessoaalguma pessoa Registered Users Posts: 619
    Portae wrote:
    I buy my Aura from Sally's Beauty Supply.

    Thanks. I am going to have to check it out.

    Is Aura one of the Sally's knock-offs or is it a real brand?


    Shyygirl: do you use a leave-in with the custard or is that too much. BTW, I do not understand how that Beauty Shop you told me about can sell a 4 ounce jar of BF Custard for $8 and a 16 ounce jar for $10. LOL
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  • PortaePortae Registered Users Posts: 337
    Aura is a knockoff of Aveda. I think the Hypoallergenic gel is a knockoff of Aveda's (now discontinued) All Sensitive gel.
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  • dandelionwinedandelionwine Registered Users Posts: 48
    MOP Leave-In and give it at least two days. Has worked wonders for me. Going to try their curly line now.
    Kinky 3C corkscrews with 4A patches.

    HG Products:
    MOP Leave-In Conditioner (This is my new all time favorite.)
    S Curl Texturizer Gel
    Suave Tropical Coconut Conditioner
  • alguma pessoaalguma pessoa Registered Users Posts: 619
    Portae wrote:
    Aura is a knockoff of Aveda. I think the Hypoallergenic gel is a knockoff of Aveda's (now discontinued) All Sensitive gel.

    Thanks. I am going to check it out the next time I am in Sallys.

    All right I think I have enough options now. I am going to do some experimenting over the next few weeks. I will update you guys and if I get a chance I will update my Fotki.
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  • werenumber2werenumber2 Registered Users Posts: 260
    Cehua wrote:
    Oh, and don't you love the smell. It was quite yummy. It reminded me of Miss Jessie's CM.

    Ooh, what does it (and CM for that matter) smell like? I'm a sucker for yummy scents.
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    3b/c fine corkscrews and spirals. Naked hair above.


    Wash: Elucence Moisture Balancing Shampoo
    Condish: Shescentit Avocado/Honey Rinse
    Moisture DT: Silk Dreams Vanilla Silk, Crece Pelo
    Protein DT: Shescentit Okra Hair Repair Reconstructor
    Leave-Ins: Shescentit Coco Creme, Darcy's Botanicals Sweet Cocoa Bean, Aubrey Organics Primrose Spray
    Stylers: Aubrey Organics B-5, Shea Moisture Curly Souffle


    Subject to change!
  • alguma pessoaalguma pessoa Registered Users Posts: 619
    Ooh, what does it (and CM for that matter) smell like? I'm a sucker for yummy scents.

    Both Barry Fletcher's Custard Creme Gel and CMi ([buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Miss-Jessies-Curly-Meringue-p-576.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=miss-jessies-curly-meringue]Curly Meringue[/buylink]) smell tropical fruit-ish but CM has more of a lemony (think lemon meringue pie) scent.

    When I used to use the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Miss-Jessies-Curly-Pudding-p-578.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=miss-jessies-curly-pudding]Curly Pudding[/buylink] I would get so many compliments on how I smelled good. For the longest time bf thought that was my natural scent. LOL
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  • AmnerisAmneris Registered Users Posts: 15,117
    Cehua - sorry, I just saw your question (I am in Miami and things are a little crazy.) I am not a gel person, but I decided to give it another shot and bought the Biolage. I took curltopia's advice and watered it down, then I also added oil, and I brushed it through wet hair and then air dried and combed the hair out carefully when damp, and it was not that crunchy. It's worth experimenting some more, though I'm still not a huge gel fan. It did give me some nice big ringlets, though.
    Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali


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  • alguma pessoaalguma pessoa Registered Users Posts: 619
    Amneris wrote:
    Cehua - sorry, I just saw your question (I am in Miami and things are a little crazy.) I am not a gel person, but I decided to give it another shot and bought the Biolage. I took curltopia's advice and watered it down, then I also added oil, and I brushed it through wet hair and then air dried and combed the hair out carefully when damp, and it was not that crunchy. It's worth experimenting some more, though I'm still not a huge gel fan. It did give me some nice big ringlets, though.


    Hmmmm

    I may try that. The Biolage (old formula) has been sitting on my shelf for about a year. Time to experiment.

    Are you at your father's family reunion? Hope you are having fun. Diverta-se muito!
    We're all born mad. Some remain so.

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  • dandelionwinedandelionwine Registered Users Posts: 48
    The [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/MOP-Leave-in-Conditioner-p-929.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=MOP-Leave-In-Conditioner]MOP Leave-In conditioner[/buylink] doesn't smell like much, I'm sorry to say.

    I've used the Biolage and find that it's a pretty good curl-rejuvenator when mixed with honey and left in for a bit.
    Kinky 3C corkscrews with 4A patches.

    HG Products:
    MOP Leave-In Conditioner (This is my new all time favorite.)
    S Curl Texturizer Gel
    Suave Tropical Coconut Conditioner
  • alguma pessoaalguma pessoa Registered Users Posts: 619
    The [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/MOP-Leave-in-Conditioner-p-929.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=MOP-Leave-In-Conditioner]MOP Leave-In conditioner[/buylink] doesn't smell like much, I'm sorry to say.

    I've used the Biolage and find that it's a pretty good curl-rejuvenator when mixed with honey and left in for a bit.

    Oh, I missed your MOP post.

    I do not need a leave-in. I found the best leave-in and use it daily. I just wanted to have fun with styling products since I do not usually use them.

    Does MOP make styling products?

    Oh, so do you use Biolage mixed with water and honey for 2nd day hair? Sort of like a rejuvenating spritz?

    Thanks
    We're all born mad. Some remain so.

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  • AmnerisAmneris Registered Users Posts: 15,117
    Cehua wrote:
    Amneris wrote:
    Cehua - sorry, I just saw your question (I am in Miami and things are a little crazy.) I am not a gel person, but I decided to give it another shot and bought the Biolage. I took curltopia's advice and watered it down, then I also added oil, and I brushed it through wet hair and then air dried and combed the hair out carefully when damp, and it was not that crunchy. It's worth experimenting some more, though I'm still not a huge gel fan. It did give me some nice big ringlets, though.


    Hmmmm

    I may try that. The Biolage (old formula) has been sitting on my shelf for about a year. Time to experiment.

    Are you at your father's family reunion? Hope you are having fun. Diverta-se muito!

    yep, that's where I am, and it's hard because relations with some members of that family have been rough, but I'm just enjoying Miami and having myself a good time...
    Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali


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  • dandelionwinedandelionwine Registered Users Posts: 48
    Oops. MOP does make styling products but I haven't tried them. I use the Leave-In for curl definition.

    Also -- the Biolage I was refering to was the Ultra-hydrating Conditioning Balm. Which I use once or twice a month to boost my curls when they start getting dull.

    No help here.
    Kinky 3C corkscrews with 4A patches.

    HG Products:
    MOP Leave-In Conditioner (This is my new all time favorite.)
    S Curl Texturizer Gel
    Suave Tropical Coconut Conditioner

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