Going to Sally's tomorrow - any good recommendations?

I would like to find a new styling cream. I think I am done with gels, just cannot stand the crunch. I do need hold, but don't want the crunchy look. If anyone has any suggestions for a cone-free, alcohol-free styling cream (or gel if it's not too hard of a hold) that will define & hold all day without crunch, that would be great! Thanks...

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  • BrioBrio Posts: 1,432Registered Users
    no suggestions, but see if this coupon link will work. It's $5 off if you spend $25 or more.

    http://www.sallybeauty.com/newsletter/0612/thanks.asp
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    Frizz Happens!
    my Fotki hair journey/experiment diary PW is brio (and I really need to update it!)

    3A hair; coloring with henna/indigo since July 2009; normally follow the CG method. Still searching for my HG products!
  • curlsofnycurlsofny Posts: 478Registered Users
    Brio wrote:
    no suggestions, but see if this coupon link will work. It's $5 off if you spend $25 or more.

    http://www.sallybeauty.com/newsletter/0612/thanks.asp


    Awesome, thank you so much!!!!
  • MegaraMegara Posts: 424Registered Users
    Aura Naturelle Hypo Allergenic Gel! My HG gel!!!
    This stuff is a-mazing!
    Have fun!! :twisted:
    pw:curls

    To quote wild_sasparilla:
    'Thou shaketh it a little and it feeleth alright.'
  • curlsofnycurlsofny Posts: 478Registered Users
    Megara wrote:
    Aura Naturelle Hypo Allergenic Gel! My HG gel!!!
    This stuff is a-mazing!
    Have fun!! :twisted:


    and no crunch with this? thanks for the suggestion
  • missy60missy60 Posts: 351Registered Users
    I just bought that gel also from Sallys and I love it. Its so easy to apply also and I dont get any crunch
  • SuZenSuZen Posts: 1,595Registered Users
    Aura is what I was going to suggest too. A great gel, minimal crunch.
  • curlsofnycurlsofny Posts: 478Registered Users
    I am going to give it a shot; tried it months ago, but might have been using too much. Also need a new conditioner!!
  • UP LisaUP Lisa Posts: 98Registered Users
    I like the Aura Cherry Almond Conditioner.
    2b. Dark Golden Blond. Very fine texture. Medium thickness. Thrilled to find waves!!!
  • jennyfurrensjennyfurrens Posts: 708Registered Users
    Wella Back to Basics Green Tea Gel.

    It has one water-soluble cone which doesnt bother me at all (and i am very suseptible to cone buildup) and no protein.

    It is very strong hold gel, that dries with a lot of crunch and tight curls BUT once it's scrunched out it gives me 3rd day hair, as the hold is so good. Works great with a cream styler underneath, and if you apply it then wait 2 hours airdrying before going to bed with damp hair, you could probably wake up with great curls!

    It's my frequently used gel.

    cleanse: OS shampoo. PureNuffStuff cleanser.
    condition: Aussie 3MM. Jessicurl Aloeba.
    style: B2Basics GreenTeaGel. T&G Curl Balm. JCarter Nourish&Shine.


    pw: curlywurly
  • CsaracCsarac Posts: 861Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I gave up on gel too, I use Curls Spiral Curls cream (I don't think you can get it at Sally's but you can order it or buy it at Ricky's in NYC, if that is where you are).

    Anyway, I get softness, hold, shine, volume and great curl definition without any crunch at all from the Spiral Curls Cream. It's my new HG!

    Good luck finding something that works for you.
    HG: Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee (always and forever)
    Cantu Naturals s & c (shampoo 1x a week), use conditioner as a co-wash every day and LI under my gel.


    Air dry then diffuse canapy layers only for volume
    Coconut oil before/after coloring grays and on ends.

    2b/c mix waves/curls - coarse, frizz prone, med. thick, porous, at-home color, protein sensitive but I still need it sometimes, glycerin-sensitive (I think) in high humidity. After 16 years on NC.com I FINALLY figured it out..

  • curlsofnycurlsofny Posts: 478Registered Users
    Csarac wrote:
    I gave up on gel too, I use Curls Spiral Curls cream (I don't think you can get it at Sally's but you can order it or buy it at Ricky's in NYC, if that is where you are).

    Anyway, I get softness, hold, shine, volume and great curl definition without any crunch at all from the Spiral Curls Cream. It's my new HG!

    Good luck finding something that works for you.


    I did not have much luck w/ spiral curls cream - I might give it another try though. I think I was using it wrong or mixing it with products that do not work. If you have any tips on using it, that would be great!!! I have [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/CURLS-Curls-Milkshake-p-884.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curls-Curls-Milkshake]Milkshake[/buylink] & Goddess Glaze. I put the GG aside also for the same reason, but might try it w/ the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/CURLS-Curls-Milkshake-p-884.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curls-Curls-Milkshake]milkshake[/buylink] this week.
  • CsaracCsarac Posts: 861Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I don't use anything with it. I use my regular conditioner (Suave Ocean Breeze - it's blue) as a leave in, just a drop. Then I plop my hair in a towel for 5 minutes or so while I moisturize etc. Then I add in the Spiral Curls Cream and let it air dry for 30 minutes or so, then I blow it dry.

    I have the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/CURLS-Curls-Milkshake-p-884.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curls-Curls-Milkshake]Milkshake[/buylink] but I only use it, like the Souflee, on days when I am putting my damp hair up in a bun. Those two products make my hair TOO soft and it looks flat with no curl definition (on their own and under products), so I only use them on days I want extra moisture and to give my hair a "break" (like today :D).

    Hope that helps!
    HG: Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee (always and forever)
    Cantu Naturals s & c (shampoo 1x a week), use conditioner as a co-wash every day and LI under my gel.


    Air dry then diffuse canapy layers only for volume
    Coconut oil before/after coloring grays and on ends.

    2b/c mix waves/curls - coarse, frizz prone, med. thick, porous, at-home color, protein sensitive but I still need it sometimes, glycerin-sensitive (I think) in high humidity. After 16 years on NC.com I FINALLY figured it out..

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