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Tweek-anyone?

SnarlsSnarls Posts: 2,537Registered Users
Anyone tried Tweek from Curly Hair Solutions?

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I'm tempted, but holding back because I have a skin allergy to benzophene-4 (an ingredient used as a sun screen and preservative).

It looks really interesting!
formerly Castella
(my dogs aren't snarly, my hair is)
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  • CalamityMCalamityM Posts: 540Registered Users
    Hey! I was just at Jonathan's salon the other day, and he gave me a free sample of this stuff. I wasn't sure how much to use, so I tried a teeny tiny amount yesterday. I don't think I used enough to make a big impact. I used a bit on a frizzy peice of hair that was sticking out of my canopy. It helped it stick together a bit more, but nothing miraculous. I honestly don't think I used enough to give the product any kind of fair trial. I'll play around with my sample over the next few days, and report back to you though! From what I can tell so far, I think it would work to help reduce a bit of frizz, but I don't think it will revitalize a limp hairstyle. Again....I'll know more after some experimentation!
  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    I just ordered some, so I'll post results after it arrives and I get a chance to try it out.
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  • amy51373amy51373 Posts: 1,204Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Ooh please do Calamity and MsG. I've got to order some more CK soon and was going to order some of the Tweek to try myself. Would be great to see some reviews of how it works before hand.
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  • curly2curly2 Posts: 320Registered Users
    I am having great, great success with the Deva products, but this Tweek is getting the PJ juices in me flowing again......it really sounds like a product that I have been dreaming about for 2nd and 3rd day hair. I will be waiting for the reviews. Thanks!
  • CalamityMCalamityM Posts: 540Registered Users
    Well, I used significantly more yesterday. My hair came out kind of bla, so I decided it wouldn't hurt to play around with the product. I rubbed a quarter sized amount into my palms, and then kind of scrunched it into my hair. It's kind of cool actually. It helped my hair look a bit better. I got a free sample sized bottle, and it's great to keep in my purse. I think I will tote this stuff around with me, incase I need something to fix my hair. I think it would be cool if you're stuck out in the wind, and then come inside and need to help tame your hair again. I will probably buy a larger bottle when I am next at Jonathan's salon.

    I wash and re-style my hair every day, so I can't comment on how it would work to revitalize limp hair that's been slept on. I plan to use it as a fixer upper tool when I am on the go.

    What I don't think it will do: 1) Fix your hair if it's a total frizzy mess. If you have decent curl's going on, and then get a bit toussled looking, or your hair needs a a little oomph, or your hair comes out so-so and you want to encourage your curls more, then it's useful...for me at least. My verdict is that I like it!
  • live2dream88live2dream88 Posts: 98Registered Users
    CalamityM- what other products do you use? I love your hair- it's gorgeous!!

    3a or 2C
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  • CalamityMCalamityM Posts: 540Registered Users
    Thanks so much. :) If you do a search though, you will find a a thread where I list my routine. I have temporarilly changed things up a bit though. I got back from Jonathan's salon, and he really helped breath new life into my hair. A few weeks ago I used some weird products and totally messed up my hair, so it's taking a break from all the junk I was experimenting with before. Right at this moment, I am using just his treatment shampoo, and then his Slip detangler, followed by a generous amount 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]. I can't decide if I will go back to my old routine, or try his stuff again. My hair has always done well with his products (frizzoff.com), so I'm going to experiment with his stuff, vs my old stuff, and see which my hair likes better!
  • sessac81sessac81 Posts: 690Registered Users
    I am really wanting to try this. Any other reviews? I may have to cave and go ahead and order it.
    :) Vanessa :)
    CG since 9/2007
    medium texture; slightly porous

    Currently loving:
    anything from CJ, KBB Luscious Locks Hair Mask, Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
  • SnarlsSnarls Posts: 2,537Registered Users
    Sounds good so far. I shower at night and depending on how dry my hair is when I sleep, I can wake up with some wonky hair. I don't really need complete hair rehab in the morning. This looks promising.
    formerly Castella
    (my dogs aren't snarly, my hair is)
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    ......it really sounds like a product that I have been dreaming about for 2nd and 3rd day hair. I will be waiting for the reviews. Thanks!

    It really does sound like that. I watched the video and he's doing a lot of root-scrunching, so I may give a little lift there. I wish they had trial sizes. The DMDM Hydantoin doesn't really thrill me either. I'm giving up Angell because of that ingredient.
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  • CalamityMCalamityM Posts: 540Registered Users
    What's wrong with DMDM Hydantoin? Is it bad for hair? I haven't read anything on it, so I'm curious! :)
  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    Sounds very interesting. I used to use PM Round Trip for the same 2nd day hair purpose, but stopped do to some ingredient issue (magsulf??)

    ANyone else wanna chime in with a review?
    Curls,Coils,Waves & WhatKnot:geek:
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  • a.l.i.c.e.a.l.i.c.e. Posts: 673Registered Users
    The model in the ad is too gorgeous. I have major hair envy. I hate her.:evil1: Therefore, I refuse to purchase Tweek.

    (Actually, I probably will, as I like to get second day hair, and I am for any product that can help with that, but I'm loving aloe vera gel too much at the moment to mess with my current routine)
    botticelli-ish bob.

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    -Suave Aloe & Waterlily cowash/leave-in
    -Giovanni Direct Leave-In
    -FOTE aloe vera gel
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    CalamityM wrote: »
    What's wrong with DMDM Hydantoin? Is it bad for hair? I haven't read anything on it, so I'm curious! :)

    It releases formaldehyde.
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  • CalamityMCalamityM Posts: 540Registered Users
    Ewwww. Not so good then. :(

    Just to update everyone, this weekend I was forced to attempt second day hair. My friend was heading down to the lake to go shopping, and if I wanted to go also she said I had to be ready in 10 minutes!! It takes my hair a few hours to get ready, so I showered quickly, and then grabbed my bottle of tweek. I think Jonathan needs to go into more detail about how to use it. I watched the video the other day, so I attempted to mimic what he did.

    I poured a generous amount into my palms, and kind of ran it over my hair. Then I tried scrunching from the bottom and worked my way up. NOW I realise that I am supposed to scrunch from the roots. This was a challenge though, because when I tried this I couldn't detect anything happening. I wasn't sure how I should be distributing the product best at the roots.

    My hair was kind of frizzy from having slept on it. This didn't exactly go away with the Tweek, so I ended up having to spritz a bit of water into my hair, and then scrunched a bit. I DID manage to get hair that I could walk out the door with though! I can't figure out if it was the Tweek that made a huge difference, or if it was spritzing my hair with some water first. My hair in the end had a bit of surface frizz at the very top, but I think it looked good overall. I'd like to hear from someone else who has had more experience playing around with this stuff though! I need some tips on how to use it properly!
  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    I'll be glad when mine arrives so I can play with it!
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  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    Well, surprise, surprise! I received an order from CurlMart today that I had placed before I ordered the Tweek and guess what sample they so nicely threw in? Yep, a 1-oz sample of Tweek! So, since I didn't have a great hair day today (I used a lighter hold gel and didn't use near enough of it) and ended up sticking my hair up in a scrunchie by this afternoon and clipping my bangs back, so my hair was pretty bad when I got home. I decided to try the sample. I had to keep adding more and more, so you do evidently need to use a generous amount. It did make my hair look a little more presentable and finished and it's starting to look a little better the more it's been sitting in my hair. I guess it is basically like a hairspray, just as advertised -- doesn't do much but provide some hold and finish, but without any weight. Most definitely not greasy or oily and doesn't leave your hair feeling producty, which is a good thing. I don't think it's going to perform any miracles, but I can see where it might make 2nd day or messed up, windblown hair look more finished, calm it down and provide some hold. I'm definitely going to keep playing with it -- I can possibly see it becoming a keeper!

    ETA: Calamity, I first applied it while upside down and ran my fingers up into the roots and then kind of massaged all through the roots. When I felt like I had gotten the roots thoroughly, I scrunched some and then flipped back up and scrunched more in just as I would a gel.
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  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    Anyone? I really want a good excuse to try this product....:toothy7:
    Curls,Coils,Waves & WhatKnot:geek:
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  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    Well, I used it this morning on 2nd day hair and I'm still not sure what I think about it. It did seem to "neaten" my hair up a bit so it's a little more presentable than my normal 2nd day hair and gave it some lift up off the scalp, but other than that, not much. I think you have to have pretty good 2nd day hair to begin with because it doesn't really change anything or perform any miracles. Where I think it will help me is with 2nd or 3rd day updos. Since my hair is on the soft side, it's sometimes hard to get my hair up and this stuff does stiffen it up a wee bit and I think it would make it much easier to get my hair up. I think it's just what it says it is -- a light hairspray in cream form. I'll have to keep playing with it. Also, I had to use quite a bit of it and since it comes in a 4-oz. bottle, I don't see it lasting very long.
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    If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!

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  • sessac81sessac81 Posts: 690Registered Users
    I got my order today that I ordered on the second and it had a sample of the Tweek in it. My hair wasn't really great today and I ended up putting it in clips. When I got home and opened my box, I couldn't wait to try out the Tweek. I took my hair out of the clips and scrunched about a nickel sized amount into my hair. I massaged a little bit on my roots, scrunched the rest, then flipped over and fluffed a bit. I could tell a difference immediately. I only used about a nickel sized amout. I wonder if I'd get better results if I used more? I like the results so far, and I do plan on buying a full sized bottle. Will I get another sample with my order if I order this month? I'd like to keep one in my purse...

    Anyhow, I put a before and after pic in my blog. Here is the link:
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    :) Vanessa :)
    CG since 9/2007
    medium texture; slightly porous

    Currently loving:
    anything from CJ, KBB Luscious Locks Hair Mask, Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    Well, I've heard (and waited) enough. AM going to place an order for [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Come-Clean-Moisturizing-Shampoo-p-844.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Kinky-Curly-Come-Clean-Moisturizing-Shampoo]Kinky Curly Come Clean[/buylink] (my kids need a new poo and I have always wanted to try it....).

    Hopefully it will come with a sample of the Tweek.
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  • mysteryflavoredmysteryflavored Posts: 1,271Registered Users
    Used this today on second-day bed hair. I like! Scrunched a pea-size blob into my roots, then another one into the rest of my hair. Curl bounced back (I've never had this happen on my hair) and I've got nice root lift and shine. Plus my hair smells nice now. (: I'm going to the beach in a few minutes, so I won't be able to report on its staying power just yet.
    Location: North NJ or NYC
  • SnarlsSnarls Posts: 2,537Registered Users
    What's the consistency like? It is thick, or more liquid-y?

    I find it hard to apply thick products to my hair, especialy when my hair is dry, but scrunching might work.
    formerly Castella
    (my dogs aren't snarly, my hair is)
  • sessac81sessac81 Posts: 690Registered Users
    Castella wrote: »
    What's the consistency like? It is thick, or more liquid-y?

    I find it hard to apply thick products to my hair, especialy when my hair is dry, but scrunching might work.


    It's definately not liquidy. It's creamy, not too thick though... almost like a hand cream.
    :) Vanessa :)
    CG since 9/2007
    medium texture; slightly porous

    Currently loving:
    anything from CJ, KBB Luscious Locks Hair Mask, Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
  • kat180kat180 Posts: 6,280Registered Users
    I've never had any luck putting stuff in dry hair, it frizzes and messes up the curl, and leaves a greasy, producty feel. But this was before cg, Im so paranoid about it that I haven't tried applying products to dry hair for a couple of years. Does it smell as awful as [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]? That made me gag! :puker:
  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    kat180 wrote: »
    I've never had any luck putting stuff in dry hair, it frizzes and messes up the curl, and leaves a greasy, producty feel. But this was before cg, Im so paranoid about it that I haven't tried applying products to dry hair for a couple of years. Does it smell as awful as [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]? That made me gag! :puker:
    Could your CK have gone bad?? Mine has no smell.
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  • KitaraKitara Posts: 1,224Registered Users
    Mine has a smell. It smells like some nasty plasticy something or 'nother. I can't explain it. It doesn't stay though so I haven't ever noticed it after putting it in my hair especially because I always put something else over it.
  • SnarlsSnarls Posts: 2,537Registered Users
    I've gotten at least 3 liters of CK over the last two years and it's always had a very industrial chemical odor to me. I don't notice it much when I'm using it, but I don't use it in the summer. I always notice the smell when I go back to using it. It doesn't bother me, but it's not appealing, either. I don't notice an odor after I apply it.

    I think I would have a hard time applying Tweek to dry hair. Usually I only have success with liquid spray products on dry hair, otherwise I don't get good distribution and I tend to overapply. I don't use traditional hair sprays though.
    formerly Castella
    (my dogs aren't snarly, my hair is)
  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    Ok, so I just tried the Tweek sample I got; so far, not loving it.

    My 2nd day hair looks slightly better; more piecey, but very unc-clumpy. My hair also feels slightly sticky in some areas, altho that might absorb in in a while. But as of now, I still prefer the PMRT for reviveing 2nd day curls.
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  • mysteryflavoredmysteryflavored Posts: 1,271Registered Users
    It smells SO much better than CK. I hated the smell of CK, and this smells nice.

    It's creamy, but not thick. And it isn't sticky when applied to dry hair, surprisingly.
    Location: North NJ or NYC
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