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Hate to say it but...

NottyNotty Posts: 1,456Registered Users
I used just CK this morning, over their leave-in and I've got the most beautiful hair in the whole world!!! Don't know why it's taken me so long to realize what works and doesn't. I've tried everything suggested and by trial and error..........voila..........my thick head finally came to a realization that CK does it everytime. I recently tried Deva and am not unhappy with it. Will definately use it again, but for my guaranteed good hair...........I'll definately have to stick to CK!!!:argue: (This is me talking to myself to realize CK does it for me).

And no..........I'm not being paid by JT:(
:toothy7:between Botticelli & Corkscrew curly-very thick, coarse hair
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When I get to be 'Queen of the World', I will absolish WIND!!!:queen:

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  • SunderellaSunderella Posts: 89Registered Users
    CK was the only styler that made me finally like the curly hair!! I have never had consistant hair before! I cleaned out more creams. gels & mousse than any one person should own!

    I use Ck all by itself over a leave in, got to love itm soft frizz free curls and waves!
    2c/3a Fine Blonde/Silver
  • BoomygrrlBoomygrrl Posts: 4,940Registered Users
    Now don't you make my PJ jones for this stuff! I already have too much other stuff. LOL
    That's right, I said it! I wear scrunchies!!

    I am a sulfate washing, cone slabbing, curly lovin' s.o.b. The CG police haven't caught me yet.
    :blob8:

    3a/3b
  • SoaringSirenSoaringSiren Posts: 765Registered Users
    ARGH!!! Don't tempt me! I've been doing so well lately! I haven't bought a product in a few weeks!

    I think this is the only product I want to try right now though. Man...just when I thought I had my PJ under control... :sad8:
    3a locks!
    Daily Products!: Suave Naturals Coconut, Jessicurl WDT, MOP-C, Biotera Curl Creme, & LA Looks Sports Gel!
    ^^^Proof that you can be CG without spending tons of money! =) ^^^

    CG since April 5th, 2008!

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    pw: lotsofcurls
    jillipoo wrote: »
    Boy, it really depends on the gel (and the weather, and the position of the stars, and what kind of mischief Britney Spears has gotten into).
  • comebackcurlscomebackcurls Posts: 43Registered Users
    Is [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] gel-like, or is it more similar to the John Frieda Frizz ease serum? I've read so many great things about it here from people with hair similar in texture to mine.
  • ringletmama2ringletmama2 Posts: 321Registered Users
    I used [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] today and put a gel on top because it was super rainy here. I think I understand how to use this stuff now. For me, it has to be either extremely rainy and/or humid outside for this stuff to work. Without the humidity it doesn't do much, if anything that I can tell anyhow. Today is the first time this season I've been happy with my hair on a rainy day. This stuff is good, but it sounds like it works differently for each person. I know Notty can use it practically every day, winter or humid temps.
    3B: very thick, fine, easily weighed down by products

    Current styling products:
    Biolage Gelee or BRHG on top of
    KCKT as a leave in or CK when humid
    or just Joiwhip alone for moderate weather conditions
  • KitaraKitara Posts: 1,224Registered Users
    Is [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] gel-like, or is it more similar to the John Frieda Frizz ease serum? I've read so many great things about it here from people with hair similar in texture to mine.
    It's a different texture than both. It's sorta like if you put water in your gel. It's not sticky like serum, but it's thin like that. It's not typical gel-like.
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Wow, I'm kind of surprised to see someone with coarse hair who can handle all of that protein. I'm glad that it works for you though.

    Is this the Silk Leave-In? Does the mineral oil in it bother you?
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • SoaringSirenSoaringSiren Posts: 765Registered Users
    Wow, I'm kind of surprised to see someone with coarse hair who can handle all of that protein. I'm glad that it works for you though.

    My hair is quite coarse and seems to like protein just fine. Is protein sensitivity usually connected to the texture of your hair? If so, I didn't know that!

    This makes me even more tempted to try CK now!
    3a locks!
    Daily Products!: Suave Naturals Coconut, Jessicurl WDT, MOP-C, Biotera Curl Creme, & LA Looks Sports Gel!
    ^^^Proof that you can be CG without spending tons of money! =) ^^^

    CG since April 5th, 2008!

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    jillipoo wrote: »
    Boy, it really depends on the gel (and the weather, and the position of the stars, and what kind of mischief Britney Spears has gotten into).
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Wow, I'm kind of surprised to see someone with coarse hair who can handle all of that protein. I'm glad that it works for you though.

    My hair is quite coarse and seems to like protein just fine. Is protein sensitivity usually connected to the texture of your hair? If so, I didn't know that!

    This makes me even more tempted to try CK now!

    The CK is protein free, thank all the Hair Gods, I was curious about the CHS leave-in that was also used.

    There are exceptions, but StruttsWife posted a thread about how, in general, fine hair needs more protein than coarse hair. I think that coarse hair naturally contains more protein, and that is part of what makes the strand so thick.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • QuirkyYoginiQuirkyYogini Posts: 569Registered Users
    Notty, I'm so glad that you found out what works for your hair! I'm going to have to give this "CK" a try. I've found great products that work almost every time, but I'm always looking for something better! :wink:
    The CK is protein free, thank all the Hair Gods, I was curious about the CHS leave-in that was also used.

    There are exceptions, but StruttsWife posted a thread about how, in general, fine hair needs more protein than coarse hair. I think that coarse hair naturally contains more protein, and that is part of what makes the strand so thick.

    I guess I need to add this to my post in the "what have you learned" thread. :tongue5: Thanks! I'm going to have to find that "strand test" thread here. I think I should be OK because my hair is actually soft and fine, but it doesn't hurt to check!
    I have 3c hair that I haven't straightened in over 5 years. It's just past shoulder length when dry, and almost waist length when pulled straight.

    Products:
    9/02/08 Went CG
    05/12/09 Still CG. Cowashing with VO5 Lavender Luster. I then condition with Giovanni Smooth as Silk. Styling with VO5 Lavender Luster conditioner with my wide-toothed comb.

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  • KitaraKitara Posts: 1,224Registered Users
    Notty, what leave-in do you use?

    uh.gif Just wonderin'.

    ETA: Duh, nevermind. You said it right in the OP.
  • CurlyGioCurlyGio Posts: 66Registered Users
    Notty wrote: »
    I used just CK this morning, over their leave-in and I've got the most beautiful hair in the whole world!!! Don't know why it's taken me so long to realize what works and doesn't. I've tried everything suggested and by trial and error..........voila..........my thick head finally came to a realization that CK does it everytime. I recently tried Deva and am not unhappy with it. Will definately use it again, but for my guaranteed good hair...........I'll definately have to stick to CK!!!:argue: (This is me talking to myself to realize CK does it for me).

    And no..........I'm not being paid by JT:(

    Ditto CK-Sister....I mean....Notty-
    I have a bunch of other products too (deva, ouidad) and for me CK definitely works the best!
    Definitely will stick to CK, Leave-in & gel.
    Will never buy other brands again......I hope.
    Gio
    Giovanna
    3B
    CG since 7/07
    Alternating between Giovanni Shampoo/Conditioner
    and Real Solutions Shampoo/Conditoner
    and
    Alternating between CK Leave-in Conditioner, Curl Keeper & Gel and Deva Gel and Set it Free & Ouidad Products
    My Fotki Album
  • FrizzBgoneFrizzBgone Posts: 2,678Registered Users
    I was able to use a little CK today (after leave-in and before [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]), but there is no way I could ever use it on its own.

    If I use too much or if I use it too often, it makes me itchy ... glycerin is something that I have a love hate relationship with ... love the frizz free curls ... hate the itching that comes with it if I overdo it. :wink:
    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 !!!
  • janeylizjaneyliz Posts: 777Registered Users
    After hearing you all rave about CK I have bitten the bullet and ordered some to be shipped over to the UK despite the shipping cost being over $30 (gulp).
    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
  • jillipoojillipoo Posts: 3,795Registered Users
    I
    AM
    SO
    JEALOUS

    Why, oh why, can't I use CK? For those of you it works for, it seems to be the holy grail product. You all are so lucky! I don't have good luck with this stuff. And it's rarely humid where I live, so I can't even test out that particular circumstance.

    Very sad. :(
    3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
    CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
    CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
    CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
    GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


    Fotki password: chuckle
    Blog: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fjillipoo.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup
    Twitter: nopoojillipoo
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    Is this the Silk Leave-In? Does the mineral oil in it bother you?

    I have it and wasn't going to use it again when I saw that it has mineral oil. I will admit that I used it once and didn't seem to have a problem--don't know if it's cumulative? On the website, it says it says that the leave in doesn't build up. So I tried it again. I will say that it's not moisturizing enough for my canopy. It's dry and straight with it. The rest of my hair was great. But I won't use it again.

    If anyone's interested, I have it on the swap board with a bunch of other stuff.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • NottyNotty Posts: 1,456Registered Users
    Is [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] gel-like, or is it more similar to the John Frieda Frizz ease serum? I've read so many great things about it here from people with hair similar in texture to mine.
    CK is more like a very watery gel..........so unlike any serum I've ever seen!
    :toothy7:between Botticelli & Corkscrew curly-very thick, coarse hair
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    When I get to be 'Queen of the World', I will absolish WIND!!!:queen:
  • NottyNotty Posts: 1,456Registered Users
    janeyliz wrote: »
    After hearing you all rave about CK I have bitten the bullet and ordered some to be shipped over to the UK despite the shipping cost being over $30 (gulp).
    Good Luck to you - go on the website www.frizzoff.com and then see how much to use. They do (as do I) use a lot of it. Golfed twice today and had a hair compliment at 7 p.m.

    I LOVE THIS STUFF!
    :toothy7:between Botticelli & Corkscrew curly-very thick, coarse hair
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    When I get to be 'Queen of the World', I will absolish WIND!!!:queen:
  • curly01curly01 Posts: 284Registered Users
    Does anyone know how CK works under Deva's ArcAngell?
    (Or any other gels for that matter?)
  • NottyNotty Posts: 1,456Registered Users
    Wow, I'm kind of surprised to see someone with coarse hair who can handle all of that protein. I'm glad that it works for you though.

    My hair is quite coarse and seems to like protein just fine. Is protein sensitivity usually connected to the texture of your hair? If so, I didn't know that!

    This makes me even more tempted to try CK now!

    The CK is protein free, thank all the Hair Gods, I was curious about the CHS leave-in that was also used.

    There are exceptions, but StruttsWife posted a thread about how, in general, fine hair needs more protein than coarse hair. I think that coarse hair naturally contains more protein, and that is part of what makes the strand so thick.
    Honestly I really don't know about the protein in the leave-in - I've always used it and seems to work fine for me. I just tried Shea [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/DevaCurl-BLeave-In-p-434.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=devacurl-bleavein]B-leavin[/buylink] and it is way, way to thick for my hair - which is very, very thick and coarse - so haven't really tried another leave-in.....do you honestly think this would make a big difference in my hair...............that being said I do use a ton of CK?
    :toothy7:between Botticelli & Corkscrew curly-very thick, coarse hair
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    When I get to be 'Queen of the World', I will absolish WIND!!!:queen:
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Hey, whatever works for ya, works for ya!

    I'm just interested in seeing a coarse haired curly who can tolerate protein, especially wheat. I'm just jellis.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • amy51373amy51373 Posts: 1,204Registered Users
    curly01 wrote: »
    Does anyone know how CK works under Deva's ArcAngell?
    (Or any other gels for that matter?)

    I use it under gel every day and it works great. It was a rainy day today and no frizz. I don't use much under my gel, maybe a pea sized amount and grab my hair like i'm putting it into a pony tail and rake it through as much of my hair as I can.
    mostly 3a/fine/high porosity/low density
    Cleanse: Bosley shampoo and conditioner
    Stylers: Boots Curl Cream, Uncle Funky's Daughter, Curl Keeper
    Gels: Volumax, Biolage, EcoStyler, BRHG
    Shea butter to scrunch out the crunch and seal
    Modified CG since Feb 2008
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,571Registered Users
    jillipoo wrote: »
    I
    AM
    SO
    JEALOUS

    Why, oh why, can't I use CK? For those of you it works for, it seems to be the holy grail product. You all are so lucky! I don't have good luck with this stuff. And it's rarely humid where I live, so I can't even test out that particular circumstance.

    Very sad. :(
    So sorry it doesn't work for you. It works great for me. :) And our weather is the same, but I guess our hair is different enough.



    I use a leave-in then the CK. Usually just that, sometimes a gel over that if I want a strong hold. Love the stuff! :D
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • vegas_curlsvegas_curls Posts: 857Registered Users
    I'm certainly glad to hear of your results!!! I ordered the starter kit yesterday afternoon and am already anxiously awaiting its delivery. Hopefully I'll be back on this thread raving about having great hair too!