European/Canadian LOOB: anyone still using it?

stingostingo Posts: 124Registered Users
Hi, I have a question for curlies from Europe or Canada, where they sell LOOB that contains alcohol denat.

I've just bought it today (found myself in front of it in the store and sort of grabbed it in a haze) and now I'm wondering why, since my hair tends to be porous and alcohol is probably the last thing that it needs.

Does anyone in Europe or Canada (still) use this formulation, and if yes, how is it working for you? How long before it starts turning on you (if ever)?

THANKS!
Fia 2c?, F/Mii, porous, below shoulder; Mod.CG since 08/08
Location: Poland
Occasional no/low-poo: Jessicurl Gentle Lather; KBB Juicy bar; Soap of Alep
Co-wash: Inecto Coconut; Enliven Raspberry; other local cond.
Rinse-out & leave-in: KBB Milk
[If] Styling: KCCC; avocado oil or KBB Butter to STCO
2nd day: pineapple; KBB Milk+water spray
Deep Cond.: Inecto Coconut; KBB LLHMask
Scalp massages: Jessicurl Scalp Oil; avocado+rosemary oils
Daily battle: my fussy scalp (just started Nizoral :()

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  • stingostingo Posts: 124Registered Users
    ...uhm... anyone?

    :sad5:
    Fia 2c?, F/Mii, porous, below shoulder; Mod.CG since 08/08
    Location: Poland
    Occasional no/low-poo: Jessicurl Gentle Lather; KBB Juicy bar; Soap of Alep
    Co-wash: Inecto Coconut; Enliven Raspberry; other local cond.
    Rinse-out & leave-in: KBB Milk
    [If] Styling: KCCC; avocado oil or KBB Butter to STCO
    2nd day: pineapple; KBB Milk+water spray
    Deep Cond.: Inecto Coconut; KBB LLHMask
    Scalp massages: Jessicurl Scalp Oil; avocado+rosemary oils
    Daily battle: my fussy scalp (just started Nizoral :()
  • sveetiepiesveetiepie Posts: 209Registered Users
    Hi! I'm in Toronto-just looked at the ingreds of LOOB and yes! the second ingred is alcoh denat.
    Maybe that's why it looks like crap in my hair.
    So the ingreds are different in the states?


    2b/3a

    shoulder length long layered 2b/3a lots of it
    wash: Live Clean shampoo Abba pure curl Mop c hydrating
    cond: suave coconut Goldwell curly twist
    Protein: Redken Extreme Cat
    style: Ag:recoil Deva Mist-er right
  • stingostingo Posts: 124Registered Users
    oh no!... I was still hoping, I guess. Haven't tried mine yet, was reluctant to do so without any feedback.

    yep, the LOOB they sell in the US has no alcohol (not sure if anything else is different). So when you hear people raving about it, it's usually curlies located in the US, I'm afraid.

    I've no idea why it's gotta have all this alcohol here... probably a regulation thing, but not sure on which side--the American or the Canadian/European (I wonder what the ingredient list looks like in Australia or some other places).

    Well, thanks for the feedback, sveetiepie!
    Fia 2c?, F/Mii, porous, below shoulder; Mod.CG since 08/08
    Location: Poland
    Occasional no/low-poo: Jessicurl Gentle Lather; KBB Juicy bar; Soap of Alep
    Co-wash: Inecto Coconut; Enliven Raspberry; other local cond.
    Rinse-out & leave-in: KBB Milk
    [If] Styling: KCCC; avocado oil or KBB Butter to STCO
    2nd day: pineapple; KBB Milk+water spray
    Deep Cond.: Inecto Coconut; KBB LLHMask
    Scalp massages: Jessicurl Scalp Oil; avocado+rosemary oils
    Daily battle: my fussy scalp (just started Nizoral :()
  • stingostingo Posts: 124Registered Users
    Just an update, in case anyone is reading this thread and wondering about my conclusions: tried the alcoholized LOOB on 2nd-day damp hair after being in light rain. Hair was frizzy, I thought I'd tame it a bit. Yep, tamed it alright. It was like putting cement on it. After a while I scrunched the crunch and all I got was dryness and a coated, stiff hair.

    Honestly, I'm not interested in carrying the experiment any further and trying the LOOB on wet hair after washing. Why waste a potentially good hair day for what seems to be an almost sure failure?...

    But if anyone has had good results with this version of the LOOB, please let me know! I might give it another chance then.

    Thanks!!
    Fia 2c?, F/Mii, porous, below shoulder; Mod.CG since 08/08
    Location: Poland
    Occasional no/low-poo: Jessicurl Gentle Lather; KBB Juicy bar; Soap of Alep
    Co-wash: Inecto Coconut; Enliven Raspberry; other local cond.
    Rinse-out & leave-in: KBB Milk
    [If] Styling: KCCC; avocado oil or KBB Butter to STCO
    2nd day: pineapple; KBB Milk+water spray
    Deep Cond.: Inecto Coconut; KBB LLHMask
    Scalp massages: Jessicurl Scalp Oil; avocado+rosemary oils
    Daily battle: my fussy scalp (just started Nizoral :()
  • .Musical.Junkie..Musical.Junkie. Posts: 191Registered Users
    i just bought LOOB today and i used it after i put conditioner in and rinsed it out, then i put LOOB in(not very much!), then put in some gel...although my hair was crunchy, which tends to get on my nerves! It left my hair quite soft and with defined curls (minus the crunch of course), I'm from Canada too and noticed the ingredients but i though i'd give it a chance anyway...i'll let you know if anything changes!
    3B, fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity

    Starting CG over beginning June 2013

    Co-Wash: Treseme Naturals
    Cleanse: Waiting on DB and CJDF
    Rinse out: Biolage CB, Yes to Carrots, Giovanni 50:50
    LI: Treseme Naturals, Yes to Carrots
    Stylers: KCCC
    PT: IAgirl's PT

    No: Polyquats, BTMS in leave-ins/stylers
    Yes: Protein, ACV, Oils
  • lebanesecurlylebanesecurly Posts: 161Registered Users
    If you're interested in trying the US version, go on the swap boards. I'm pretty sure there are a couple of people who would be willing to ship the US version to you.
    claiming a 2c/3aMiii
    growing my hair out to BSL
    & mod-CG as of 9/1/08 :blob5:
    Low-poo: VitaminShampoo pomegranate+blackberry
    'Poo to clarify: BTZ Noodlehead
    Condish: GVP Conditioning Balm
    Stylers: LOOB! GVP Detangler, HESMU
    Put away for winter: PMRT, TW, LVPNG

    On the rare occasion that I straighten: leave-in V05 vanilla mint, 3-in-1, and Tizz no Frizz
    Pineapples, clips, diffusers, and paper towels are my hair's best friends.
    .I'm a PJ.

  • stingostingo Posts: 124Registered Users
    Hi Jennify,

    Glad it worked for you!... at least that one time. Have you tried it again since then?

    :reindeer:
    Fia 2c?, F/Mii, porous, below shoulder; Mod.CG since 08/08
    Location: Poland
    Occasional no/low-poo: Jessicurl Gentle Lather; KBB Juicy bar; Soap of Alep
    Co-wash: Inecto Coconut; Enliven Raspberry; other local cond.
    Rinse-out & leave-in: KBB Milk
    [If] Styling: KCCC; avocado oil or KBB Butter to STCO
    2nd day: pineapple; KBB Milk+water spray
    Deep Cond.: Inecto Coconut; KBB LLHMask
    Scalp massages: Jessicurl Scalp Oil; avocado+rosemary oils
    Daily battle: my fussy scalp (just started Nizoral :()
  • HillSongHillSong Posts: 27Registered Users
    Hey I'm new here and I was wondering what this LOOB stands for? I get excited when I see products that are actually sold in Canada. It seems like a lot of the stuff on these boards I have to buy online because I can't get it here
    Hair Type: 3 a
    Wash: switch between Schwarzkopf smooth poo & condish and Aveda rosemary & mint poo & condish
    Deep Condish: Pantene moisture replenishing mask
    Products: Schwarzkopf natural mousse, Aveda be curly curl control, Miss Jessie's Quick Curls, Dove unscented hairspray
    2nd day: aveda be curly curl control
    *Curly girls keep on embracing what God gave you:love5:

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  • stingostingo Posts: 124Registered Users
    Hello there HillSong,

    LOOB stands for L'Oreal Out of Bed and is a styling creme that is very popular with US curlies on this board. The European / Canadian formulation contains lots of alcohol denat. - I'm afraid very few curlies have had good results with it.

    For clarification with acronyms, you may also want to check the top of the General Discussion Board (there's a thread about that there).

    Good luck!
    Fia 2c?, F/Mii, porous, below shoulder; Mod.CG since 08/08
    Location: Poland
    Occasional no/low-poo: Jessicurl Gentle Lather; KBB Juicy bar; Soap of Alep
    Co-wash: Inecto Coconut; Enliven Raspberry; other local cond.
    Rinse-out & leave-in: KBB Milk
    [If] Styling: KCCC; avocado oil or KBB Butter to STCO
    2nd day: pineapple; KBB Milk+water spray
    Deep Cond.: Inecto Coconut; KBB LLHMask
    Scalp massages: Jessicurl Scalp Oil; avocado+rosemary oils
    Daily battle: my fussy scalp (just started Nizoral :()

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