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Joico K-Pak Reconstruct Conditioner (regular not the treatment)

redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
So, as I have found myself being able to tolerate more and more protein this summer, I wondered if I could take some keratin in my regular routine.

I have the Sally's version of the K-Pak reconstructor. But, I like to keep my mineral oil usage as low as possible.

Joico has a regular K-Pak conditioner, and I tried out the airline carry-on size and liked it. Then I used the regular bottle, and I still like it. So today, I bought the jumbo bottle.

Here are the ingredients:

Deionized water (aqua), stearamidopropyl dimethylamine, cetyl alcohol, glycol stearate, ceteth-2, cetearyl alcohol, ceteareth-20, hydrolyzed human hair keratin (quadramine complex), laurdimonium hydroxypropyl hydrolyzed human hair keratin, hydrolyzed keratin PG-propyl methylsilanediol, thioctic acid, psidium guava fruit extract, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, tocopherol acetate, oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil, aleurties moluccana (kukui) seed oil, glycolipids, allantoin, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, benzophenone-4, hyaluronic acid, cetrimonium bromide, disodium edta, PEG-20 almond glycerides, sodium chloride, myristyl myristate, citric acid, glyceryl stearate, fragrance (parfum), sorbic acid, keratin amino acids, PEG/PPG-20/23 dimethicone, glycerin, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, methylparaben, polyparaben

The bolded are silicones.

Here are what some of the other things do in case anyone asks

stearamidopropyl dimethylamine - conditioning. This link talks about how it maybe chosen because it does not build up the way polyquats can.

glycol stearate - produces a pearly effect

ceteth-2 - emollient, conditioning agent, emulsifier

ceteareth-20 - emulsifier

butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane - aka avobenzone - sunscreen

I usually avoid myristyls and glycerin. But, they seem to be low enough down to not bother me at present.

I have been using this stuff all summer to an increasing degree and now am using it just about every time I condition. I have not been having buildup issues from the two cones. The one is PEG/PPG modified, so I know it won't be a problem. I'm not sure of the status of the keratin 'cone. I use [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] twice a month.

I am really enjoying the sleek feel and the curl perk I've been getting with this conditioner. My hair does seem to respond really well to keratin. I have had no curl droop at all with this.

Now I wonder if I need to call my hair medium instead of medium coarse, lol.
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
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  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    Great and thorough review RCC!! Yes you apparently love Keratin. This is funny too because last time I did my K-pak treatment was not good. It was still during our high dews but my hair was all freaked out for days. That was going 2wks between treatments. I do get protein from other sources though and I've had bad reactions to Keratin in the past. So, I won't be trying this conditioner :lol: I don't necessarily think that you aren't Med Coarse because your hair likes Keratin. I use conditioners with mild proteins like Amino Acids and I use BRHG regularly. My hair is most definitely without a doubt Coarse and I don't have issues.
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Funny, I still can't handle other proteins, but my hair does love the keratin. Loves it.

    I guess you have been using more aminos than I realized!

    The two silicones do not seem to be causing an issue either, and that is a relief. I couldn't find much out about the solubility of the first one. But, since my hair has tolerated it so much this summer, I figure it will work for me, whatever type it is.

    This is *not* for the all-natural crowd, lol. I had to look up what many of the things were, so I figured I'd better put it in the review because someone will probably ask.

    We'll see how it works as we work into fall and then winter. But, I sure do love this in the summer.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • OnduleeOndulee Posts: 1,264Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    thanks for the review RCC, I was looking at this the other day and really wanted to buy it,but I didn't know what most of the ingredients were. My hair loves keratin too so I will be picking this up to go along with my occasional K-Pak treatment.
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Frizzly wrote: »
    thanks for the review RCC, I was looking at this the other day and really wanted to buy it,but I didn't know what most of the ingredients were. My hair loves keratin too so I will be picking this up to go along with my occasional K-Pak treatment.


    Yeah, I didn't know what half of them were either, and I am usually pretty up on that type of thing. I had to do lots of googling, lol. I figure I'd better explain some of the ingredients.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • MagooMagoo Posts: 2,173Registered Users
    Thanks for posting about this RCC! I've been wondering about other Joico products since my hair also seems to respond well to keratin.
    I will have to give it a try.
    3b/c fine, thick, porous, protein sensitive
    Modified CG, CJ Rehab, JCWDT, KCKT, VO5 Chamomile Tea Therapy, CJDF, HEBE Gel/Mousse, Bioinfusion Rosemary Mint shampoo, occasional protein

    Experimenting with BRHG

    "If you want the rainbow, you've gotta put up with the rain"
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    Funny, I still can't handle other proteins, but my hair does love the keratin. Loves it.

    I guess you have been using more aminos than I realized!

    The two silicones do not seem to be causing an issue either, and that is a relief. I couldn't find much out about the solubility of the first one. But, since my hair has tolerated it so much this summer, I figure it will work for me, whatever type it is.

    This is *not* for the all-natural crowd, lol. I had to look up what many of the things were, so I figured I'd better put it in the review because someone will probably ask.

    We'll see how it works as we work into fall and then winter. But, I sure do love this in the summer.

    How'd you even know it was a silicone?! Just generally investigating the ingredients? It sure doesn't fit the usual rules/tips for recognizing them.
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    auntnett wrote: »
    Funny, I still can't handle other proteins, but my hair does love the keratin. Loves it.

    I guess you have been using more aminos than I realized!

    The two silicones do not seem to be causing an issue either, and that is a relief. I couldn't find much out about the solubility of the first one. But, since my hair has tolerated it so much this summer, I figure it will work for me, whatever type it is.

    This is *not* for the all-natural crowd, lol. I had to look up what many of the things were, so I figured I'd better put it in the review because someone will probably ask.

    We'll see how it works as we work into fall and then winter. But, I sure do love this in the summer.

    How'd you even know it was a silicone?! Just generally investigating the ingredients? It sure doesn't fit the usual rules/tips for recognizing them.

    Lol!

    I googled it along with half of the ingredients list. The "silane" part of that ingredient made me curious.

    I found it here.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    You're a better [wo]man than me, Gunga Din!
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    auntnett wrote: »
    You're a better [wo]man than me, Gunga Din!

    Nah, I'm just sorta nerdy that way.:read2:
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • MagooMagoo Posts: 2,173Registered Users
    RCC, when you say the airline size bottle do you mean a sample size bottle? Where did you buy it?
    The Rite Aid near me only carries the big bottle and I'd rather start off small in case my hair doesn't like it.
    3b/c fine, thick, porous, protein sensitive
    Modified CG, CJ Rehab, JCWDT, KCKT, VO5 Chamomile Tea Therapy, CJDF, HEBE Gel/Mousse, Bioinfusion Rosemary Mint shampoo, occasional protein

    Experimenting with BRHG

    "If you want the rainbow, you've gotta put up with the rain"
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Magoo wrote: »
    RCC, when you say the airline size bottle do you mean a sample size bottle? Where did you buy it?
    The Rite Aid near me only carries the big bottle and I'd rather start off small in case my hair doesn't like it.

    Yes, it was about a 2oz size or so. I got it at Ulta.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • MagooMagoo Posts: 2,173Registered Users
    Thanks! :hello2:

    Ooh, I'm excited! A new product to try! With my picky hair, it's not often I get to experiment these days. It does curb the PJ though.
    3b/c fine, thick, porous, protein sensitive
    Modified CG, CJ Rehab, JCWDT, KCKT, VO5 Chamomile Tea Therapy, CJDF, HEBE Gel/Mousse, Bioinfusion Rosemary Mint shampoo, occasional protein

    Experimenting with BRHG

    "If you want the rainbow, you've gotta put up with the rain"
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    RCC, thanks for the thorough review. I think I'll try this. I finished my Nexxus Emergencee and since I'm tolerating protein better these days too, this may be a good thing. I'm also prudently using cones as well.

    It's a regular conditioner right, since you use it every time? I think rather than protein sensitivity last year, I experienced a protein overload. If I recall it happened after I had used Sebastian Penetraitt twice, and then tried Magic Botanicals conditioner which had keratin. I think a combination in those 2 were the tipping point.

    I think the amount of protein is also key. I use Robert Craig, Mop Top, Loma, etc. and they all have some protein content, but not as a first 5 ingredient.

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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Thanks SBB! :)

    Yes, this one is a regular conditioner. It's sort of confusing because the name is similar to the treatment.

    For whatever reason, as instantly straw as other proteins get me, keratin is as well and good for me. The cones in this haven't given me an issue as of yet either.

    Magoo, I hear ya on the PJ curbing! I should be thankful I guess, lol.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    bumping for MirCurls
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    Oooh, for me??? :)

    Yeah, me gonna get. There's a GBS Beauty customer appreciation day coming up, and I was gonna drop by anyway, so I'll pick it up then. I only like to buy Joico and stuff at places that are salons or authorized, just to be safe. I learned the hard way that ebay is NOT a good place to try to save on pricey products. Asia-created fakes abound. So, now I'm suspicious of any unauthorized seller, be it one on amazon or online or not.

    My hair likes protein. I'm not experienced enough to know if one protein is iffy and another bad for my hair or not, but whatever is in K-Pak has always made my hair feel dreamy (though I used to only get it sporadically in the salon/my hairdresser's and didn't until this month buy to do at home in regular intervals.)

    I am mostly "natural", but after trying multiple natural deep treatments, I got tired of not having the ragingly good results K-Pak gives me, so I caved. And, yes, great result. So, I'm willing to try the rinse conditioner and add it to my toolkit full of the natural stuff. As someone with multiple sensitivities, natural is not always better (ie, I have many food and plant allergies).

    Definitely a "must try" for me.
    3a3b
    Natural since 11/25/09
    Then: fine, superdry, non-elastic, porous
    Now: medium, dry, elastic, lower porosity, BSL

    Curl Junkie Conditions!
    Eden BW Cleansing Condish Rocks!

    ~CJ Protein Tx
    ; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
    ~SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
    Dumped clumps for VOLUME!

    Marchioness Mir, Magister of Moisturization & Mystic of the Lofty Crown in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    The ingredients list is intimidating, but hey, if it works for me, it works for me, lol.

    I'm glad that I found out that one was just a different name for avobenzone, since some people have skin sensitivities to it in sunscreens.

    I have seen the airline sized bottles at Ulta, so that may be worth a look too if you have an Ulta near you. I think it was a 2oz size?
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    Well, I do have a bit of a rash on the back of my neck since Friday, so I actually MAY be sensitive to something in the K-PAK. I do it so infrequently, that I'm not overly concerned about the DT, but I may worry if I use something like it frequently. However, I did use heat, as well, and the combo of product and heat may be the reason I got the rash (which is now Benadryl-ed and Aveeno-ed) :) Since I never got the rash at my hairdresser's, it could also be a reaction to the new hair bonnet dryer (the plastic bonnet or having it tied tieghtly around my head). At this point, don't know. Could be the sweater I wore out, could be my menopausal sweats (which we've been having a chilly front, so why the heck am I sweating at night???) haha.

    I did the strand test, and I'm MUCH MUCH less rough going ends-to-root, so this protein treatment stuff is amazing. The rinse out condish--hope I don't get rashie, but I do want to give it a shot.
    3a3b
    Natural since 11/25/09
    Then: fine, superdry, non-elastic, porous
    Now: medium, dry, elastic, lower porosity, BSL

    Curl Junkie Conditions!
    Eden BW Cleansing Condish Rocks!

    ~CJ Protein Tx
    ; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
    ~SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
    Dumped clumps for VOLUME!

    Marchioness Mir, Magister of Moisturization & Mystic of the Lofty Crown in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    You ladies may not know about Spiral Solutions by our own Runnerchicki since it's mostly been discussed in the 2 forum. She has a wonderful protein treatment with keratin that you might be interested in. Check out her Etsy site:

    www.etsy.com/shop/SpiralSolutions

    Only those products that have photos at the bottom of the page are available at the moment, but you can read about all of them above. I love both her protein treatment and her deep treatment. I got a bottle of Curl Enhancing Jelly that is hyperscented, but I otherwise like it and will still order it again, I think. Haven't tried Emollience or the Firm Hold Gel yet - they were both out of stock when I placed my order.
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett
  • empressriempressri Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    I've been using this on and off for awhile. Good stuff!! I follow it with the hydrating something or another by joico.

    My bff is relaxed and I used it on her hair also...man oh MAN it was like her hair was brought back to life.
    Lady Hasytal in the Land of Product in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
    "Trust is knowing your SO would do the right thing in the face of strange vagina." Nej
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  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    Empress, do you mean the treatment, though. I use the treatment with the intense hydrator (and nothing makes my hair supersoft and lively again like that combo). Really good duo for dry, damaged, protein-happy hair.
    3a3b
    Natural since 11/25/09
    Then: fine, superdry, non-elastic, porous
    Now: medium, dry, elastic, lower porosity, BSL

    Curl Junkie Conditions!
    Eden BW Cleansing Condish Rocks!

    ~CJ Protein Tx
    ; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
    ~SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
    Dumped clumps for VOLUME!

    Marchioness Mir, Magister of Moisturization & Mystic of the Lofty Crown in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • empressriempressri Posts: 4,812Registered Users
  • empressriempressri Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    oh DANG im blind!! rcc surely said the conditioner not the treatment heeee!!!

    yes mircurls i meant the treatment, didnt try the conditioner.

    i misread and thought she said TREATMENT not CONDITIONER
    Lady Hasytal in the Land of Product in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
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    [/B]
  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    Yeah, the Treatment/IntHydrator combo is beyond the bomb. I do plan to get the other Joico stuff I haven't tried--the JoiWhip, JoiGel, and Kpak Conditioner on RCC's recommendation.
    3a3b
    Natural since 11/25/09
    Then: fine, superdry, non-elastic, porous
    Now: medium, dry, elastic, lower porosity, BSL

    Curl Junkie Conditions!
    Eden BW Cleansing Condish Rocks!

    ~CJ Protein Tx
    ; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
    ~SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
    Dumped clumps for VOLUME!

    Marchioness Mir, Magister of Moisturization & Mystic of the Lofty Crown in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    empressri wrote: »
    oh DANG im blind!! rcc surely said the conditioner not the treatment heeee!!!

    yes mircurls i meant the treatment, didnt try the conditioner.

    i misread and thought she said TREATMENT not CONDITIONER

    It doesn't help that the treatment and the conditioner have such similar names.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • angel29ishangel29ish Posts: 800Registered Users
    empressri wrote: »
    oh DANG im blind!! rcc surely said the conditioner not the treatment heeee!!!

    yes mircurls i meant the treatment, didnt try the conditioner.

    i misread and thought she said TREATMENT not CONDITIONER

    It doesn't help that the treatment and the conditioner have such similar names.

    +1 on this. The other day I used what I thought was my usual K-Pak PT. Turns out it was the Intense Hydrator. I had grabbed a tube I found on sale for $12 and didn't pay attention. Oh well, it did a good job anyway...lol.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3B, fine, low/normal porosity
    CG - July 2009
    CO/RO/Trt.-Suave, BCB, Tigi OH & MM, EO, CJRehab, SG, DF & CF, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Darcy's, K-Pak, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin, JCWDT, CurlQ
    LI-GDLI, Abba PGC, CJRehab, CF,SG & BCLI, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin
    Styler-FSG, Re:coil, CJCCCC lite & CIAB, Komaza CCP & CS, DB, BRHG, Joiwhip/gel, Ecostyler, Boots, SS, Gel-les'c, DMMCG, KCSS
    Too many others to list!
  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    Yeah, their line names are confusing as heck. They need to change the bottle of the reconstructor to some other color or put stripes on it or something. haha
    3a3b
    Natural since 11/25/09
    Then: fine, superdry, non-elastic, porous
    Now: medium, dry, elastic, lower porosity, BSL

    Curl Junkie Conditions!
    Eden BW Cleansing Condish Rocks!

    ~CJ Protein Tx
    ; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
    ~SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
    Dumped clumps for VOLUME!

    Marchioness Mir, Magister of Moisturization & Mystic of the Lofty Crown in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,677Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I got this one in the Allure Beauty Box -- the Deep Penetrating Reconstructor. I have not tried it yet, but was planning to tomorrow.

    The instructions on the product say to leave it on for 5 minutes. I usually leave my DTs on for 30-40 minutes while I treadmill (using no heat, just a shower cap on top). Is it possible that 30-40 minutes with the Deep Penetrating Reconstructor would be too long? I find it hard to believe that 5 minutes will do much.
    Location: Texas
    Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
    CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Desert Essence Coconut, Oribe Silverati
    Leave-ins: Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls, KCKT, cno overnight
    Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
    DT: Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
  • angel29ishangel29ish Posts: 800Registered Users
    Spiralli wrote: »
    I got this one in the Allure Beauty Box -- the Deep Penetrating Reconstructor. I have not tried it yet, but was planning to tomorrow.

    The instructions on the product say to leave it on for 5 minutes. I usually leave my DTs on for 30-40 minutes while I treadmill (using no heat, just a shower cap on top). Is it possible that 30-40 minutes with the Deep Penetrating Reconstructor would be too long? I find it hard to believe that 5 minutes will do much.

    Hi Spiralli! I always use the K-Pak Reconstructor for at least 30 minutes. Sometimes with 10 min. of heat. It's never caused me a problem. It leaves my hair feeling so soft. Enjoy! :smile:
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3B, fine, low/normal porosity
    CG - July 2009
    CO/RO/Trt.-Suave, BCB, Tigi OH & MM, EO, CJRehab, SG, DF & CF, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Darcy's, K-Pak, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin, JCWDT, CurlQ
    LI-GDLI, Abba PGC, CJRehab, CF,SG & BCLI, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin
    Styler-FSG, Re:coil, CJCCCC lite & CIAB, Komaza CCP & CS, DB, BRHG, Joiwhip/gel, Ecostyler, Boots, SS, Gel-les'c, DMMCG, KCSS
    Too many others to list!
  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,677Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    angel29ish, thanks for that encouragement!

    I used the Deep Penetrating Reconstructor today and it was on my head for about 30-40 minutes under a processing cap with no heat. My hair felt great when I was rinsing it out in the shower. I've read posts and reviews saying that this is not a conditioner at all, recommending that a conditioner is necessary for detangling. I just used my normal leave-in when I got out of the shower, gently raking it through my hair; I didn't add any conditioner after I rinsed out the Joico. I had no trouble detangling that way. Then I used MGASG and air-dried. My hair was so soft. I like it enough to try it again. May sound odd, but I want to see what my hair feels like in the morning.
    Location: Texas
    Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
    CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Desert Essence Coconut, Oribe Silverati
    Leave-ins: Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls, KCKT, cno overnight
    Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
    DT: Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
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