Join Date: May 2008
I second the QCCC recommendation. For my 3A hair, I need a hard hold gel on top, because it doesn't have any hold of its own. But its a very nice curl cream. Also, on the heavier side (for low dews), I love using either Komaza coconut pudding or Ohm sweet hair pudding.
I store QCCC, Komaza, and Ohm in my refrigerator, and keep small containers in my bathroom cabinet to prolong shelf life since they don't have a lot of preservatives.
Here are the various ingredient lists:
Purified Water (Aqua/eau),Glycerin 1), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride 2), Stearyl Alcohol 1), Cetyl Alcohol 1), Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Glyceryl Stearate 1), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract ***, Nelumbium Speciosum (Lotus) Flower Oil **, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)** , Sorbitol 3), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil**, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed extract, Cetrimonium Chloride, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Oil** , Aspalathus Linearis Extract ** 4), Nelumbium Speciosum (Lotus) Flower Exttract** , Echinacea Angustifolia Extract ** 5), Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil **, Plumeria Alba (Frangipani) Flower Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Extract *** , Agropyron (Wheatgrass) Extract ***, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Parfum of Natural Oils
Komaza coconut pudding:
Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Sunflower Oil Dipalmitoylethyldimonium Chloride (A derivitive of Palm Oil) aloe vera, acrylates, alkyl acrylates, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Polysorbate 20, Cinnamom Cassia. Sorbate, cinnamon cassia.
Aloe Gel, Distilled water, Shea butter, Honey, Avocado Oil, Castor Oil, Pantheon (Vitamin B5), Yarrow, Sage, Natural Thickener, Nettle, Lavender, Horsetail. Emulsifying Wax, Vitamin E, Potassium Sorbate- Preservative, Colored with Wild Cherry Extract and Fragrance Blend.
hair type: 2B/3Alow poo: Elucence moisture; Elucence clarifying (after swimming)
condish: CJ smoothing; CJ argan; CJ repair me; CJ curl rehab; CJ strengthening (summer only)
summer styling: CJ CCCC lite + CJ Curl Queen; or CJ Beauticurls leave-in + Curly Kinks coil jam
straightening: Giovanni ultra sleek poo & condish, CHI straight guard + iron guard, Ouidad mongongo oil
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