I like the jessicurl awe inspiring. It is supposed to be a pick-me-up but gives me ringlets. Have been using with aloe gel while my hair is still wet. Haven't tried sample size of jessicurl gelebration yet.
Modified CG since 9/03. 2B/3A. JESSICURL!!! Gentle Poo, Aloeba, Gelebration, Awe; or Mop Top Poo & Condish; Curlisto Mousse & Gel I. Winter: Elucence MB Clarify, Shampoo & Conditioner. ACV & honey rinses. Plop & Pixiecurl diffuse. Password: curls
I just bought Jessicurl RR and CCSS and at first I didn't like them. My hair is more 3aish but I consider myself a cross with 2c. I really am loving the RR now! It gives me corkscrews! I have been scrunching it into soaking wet hair while flipped over then scrunching with a tshirt then scrunching in ICE Whip. This worked better for me than the CCSS. I think overall the opinion on Jessicurl is that the HCC and Too Shea are great but the styling aids are tricky until you find a good routine. I haven't tried the HCC and Too Shea yet. Hope you find ones that work for you!
Starting my curly resolution! 3a/3b with some waves thrown in. Haven't been CG in a while. Need product suggestions.
Most of my hair is 3a, but the hair underneath in the back of my head is almost straight. I spray a good hefty dose of Gelebration on it, and it really increases the curl. That's under whatever styling product I'm using. I'd really recommend it to any wavies.
I think I have 2C hair... just managed to get a pic of the back of my head.
I use Jessicurl's rockin' ringlets and cc. After shampooing and conditioning when the hair is completely wet, I usually rake in about 3 puddles worth of RR and then finish off with 1 puddle of CC. Then its plopping and scrunching with the microfiber towel. I can't use either products on its own or else the hair ends up looking either too frizzy or stringy. Still haven't quite figured out how to increase hold because the weather where I live is incredibly humid all year round. Perhaps a change in proportions is needed.... Have also tried the Gelebration spray in a sample, its pretty good, helps to create tighter curls.
other than the conditioners (which i love!) i have the rr and ccss. i wasn't loving them as much as i thought i would. i tried using just the rr yesterday with a teeny bit of aloeba scrunched onto my ends and the results were amazing.
chin length and slowly growing
I really wanted to try some RR tonight and experiment since I actually have a free day, but it didn't come. I ordered it Tuesday and was excited when someone said that it could be as short at 3 days, but nope...not tonight. I hope it comes tomorrow!
I haven't really met a Jessicurl product yet that I didn't like. I don't use the CCSS as much anymore, but when I do it's mixed with RR. I think the RR, Gelebration, Awe-Inspiralling, and CCSS are all great for scrunching in curls. But I only use the Awe on second or third day hair since it's more of a refresher for your curls. I love Too Shea, and I use Aloeba as a leave-in sometimes. I use HCC, but alternate it with co-washes and Devacurl Low-Poo or No-Poo, so I don't use it that often. The Stimulating Scalp Massage Oil is excellent too, and I'm convinced that it really does help with hair growth!.
I didn't want to start a new thread on the Jessicurl topic, so I just thought I'd add here. I just received my Jessicurl yesterday, and I'm confused. I know I must be doing something wrong. First off, I felt like I could never get enough in...the consistancy is so thin and my hair is so thick. Secondly, it helped add some curl up front but didn't help the back at all. Lastly, my hair never dried...it looks wet and feels greasy and gross.
I put it in soaking wet hair and tried to follow the directions?!
Also, I've heard a lot about Re:coil. Does anyone use it in combination with RR?
I tried RR by itself the first time. The next time, I did it a little differently and used gel as well and it looked a LITTLE better. I want to try Re:coil too, and I got the PM and want to try some Low Poo and One Condition. But it's just a matter of time and money right now...I guess. Thanks for the directions...very helpful.