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Old 09-26-2012, 02:53 PM   #1
 
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Default A good curl enhancer?

What's your favorite curl enhancer?

Before CG I used one called Sexy Curly Hair creme, LOVED it! It's full of cones though so I can't use it anymore. Lately i've been trying one called Curly Curl Creme by Tahlia Waajid and I really like it but I'd like to find a lighter, runnier curl enhancer that's easier to put in my hair. Preferably one I can get at Sallys or a drugstore.
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2(I have no idea what pattern), low porosity, mix of medium and coarse, dense

*Have just discovered the amazingness that is the "Spritz and Condish" routine*

Shampoo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
Co-wash: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying Conditioner
RO: GVP CB, Garnier Triple Nutrition
LI : Whatever conditioner I used + EVOO or Argon oil
Stylers: Organix Moroccan Curling Perfection Defining Creme, EcoStyler Gel (krystal)

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Old 09-26-2012, 07:50 PM   #2
 
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I like KCCC (Target) and As I Am Curling Jelly (Sallys). Both are on the more expensive side but are good curl enhancers. I think Sally's also has a lighter, runnier curl enhancer by Bioterra (or something like that).
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cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: CJ Repair Me, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Smoothing

leave-in: SCE Curl Cream
jellies/creams: UFD's CM, CJ CCCC, SCE FSG
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

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Old 09-26-2012, 07:59 PM   #3
 
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+1 KCCC
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My hair:
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
My routine:
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
LI: KCKT or CJSL
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:06 AM   #4
 
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Uhh.. Does sea salt or epsom salt count? Or just plain flax seed gel?
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:20 AM   #5
 
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- a tiny bit of plain coconut oil in soaking wet hair squish/scrunched in
- honey (I put a teaspoon in 200ml water and use that as my last rinse before stepping out of the shower)
- Aloe Vera Gel
- products with silk protein
- KMS California Curl Up wave mousse (has a bit of protein and amino acids, but I can handle it quite well)
- Jessicurl Gelebration Spray (when dews are >45F)
- Jessicurl Confident Coils with low or very high dews
- Curl Junkie CCCC Lite when I need more moisture
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Routine:
Wash: Daily Fix,SMT, Kesham, Urtekram
RO: Motions CPR Li, Inecto Cocos co, AO GPB, KCTT
acv-rinse, sometimes honey-rinse
LI: coconut oil (winter), CJBC-LI
Styling: AVG, Etos Solid Power Gel, Taft gel, CJPP
, JCCC, BRHG
Plopping~Pixiecurl diffuse~clipping
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:08 AM   #6
 
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My magic mix for curl enhancement is a blend of:

1 pump of L'Oreal EverSleek Humidity Defying Leave-Creme, 2 pumps of Redken Ringlet 07 Curl Perfecting Lotion, and about 5 spritzes of Epsom Salt/Water Spritz (mixed at 1 tsp Epsom to 1 Cup water). Put all of this in hand and rub between palms to get smooth creamy lotion and apply evenly through hair, scrunching. After fully in hair, spritz more of the epsom salt water spritz more liberally over hair and continue scrunching. Air dry and scrunch out.

This looks especially amazing after using the GVP Conditioning Balm.

The Redken Ringlet 07 Curl Perfecting Lotion does have cones, but I've never encountered any problems while using it.
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Low-poo: L'Oreal EverCreme Intense Nourishing Sulfate-Free Shampoo

Conditioner: L'Oreal Evercreme Intense Nourishing Sulfate-Free Conditioner (light condition) or Generic Value Products Conditioning Balm (deep condition)

Leave-In: L'Oreal EverSleek Humidity Defying Leave-In Creme

Styling: Epsom Salt/Water Spritz + Redken Ringlet 07 Curl Perfecting Lotion
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:47 PM   #7
 
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I'm not new at being curly but more at using products. I like the Garnier Fructis Curl Shaping Spray. I had been applying it when wet before scrunching and twirling but now I wait until it is mostly towel and air dried.

"Curls aren't just for girls."
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:01 PM   #8
 
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I am a total product junkie who has been trying to reign in my stash to a reasonable size. I can't tell you how many curl enhancers I've tried- I've lost count. If I could only choose one I would go with AG Re:Coil- it's the only fully CG-friendly curl enhancer that has consistently given me good results (admittedly I just got some Spiral Solutions Curl Enhancing Jelly to try out). My next favorite is TIGI Curls Rock Amplifier (this does have cones, but they are all cyclo-cones, which evaporate off of the hair during the drying process, so there is no buildup).

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Modified CG since 11/5/11
CO-WASH: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo
CLARIFY: CHS Treatment Shampoo (used prior to PT/DT)
RO: DevaCare One Condition, Regis Olive Oil
LI: Cure Care, As I Am Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Biotera Gel, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, GVP Liquid Sculpting Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse
PT/DT: IAGirl's PT, One n' Only Argan Hydrating Mask
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