Any 2C girls using CK???

I was 2c when I started CG. I love CK - I think its great for ANY hair that frizzes. I wouldnt dream of skipping it - the ONLY products I DONT use it under are KCKT/KCCC combo.
Originally Posted by rudeechick
I was looking at your fotki was there a hair cut from the 1st pic to the last?? Your hair transformed and shrunk a little to form those spirals. Beautiful! Do you alter your routines depending on the weather?? I ask because you have 3 things listed but you also said you don't layer the CK under anything? Forgive me with the abbrevs. still learning them! What is QCCC/BRHG? Thanks for taking the time to explain these things!
I was 2c when I started CG. I love CK - I think its great for ANY hair that frizzes. I wouldnt dream of skipping it - the ONLY products I DONT use it under are KCKT/KCCC combo.
Originally Posted by rudeechick
Wow! SO CK transformed you from a 2C to a 2C/3A? That's my hair dream come true!! Maybe I should start a new thread entitled looking for 2C transformations, because frankly I'm not in love with my hair at the moment I'm extremely frustrated with it and at my wits end!!!! If I thought cutting it short would solve my problem I would, but that will just take the curl out and leave me a gigantic POOOOOOF, been there done that don't want to go down that road again.
Thanks for your input!
Originally Posted by DEL2C
Well, not exactly.... CG is gradually transforming me back to what I used to be years ago before Flat Irons and crappy products, etc.

I am fully CG - no poos no cones etc. As for the CK it HAS helped tremendously with frizz, but my curls themselves are coming back gradually as my hair gets healthier.

Hang in there and learn what works best for your hair. It took a few months and MANY products til I learned what does and doesnt work for my hair. But it is SO worth it.
Curls,Coils,Waves & WhatKnot
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I was 2c when I started CG. I love CK - I think its great for ANY hair that frizzes. I wouldnt dream of skipping it - the ONLY products I DONT use it under are KCKT/KCCC combo.
Originally Posted by rudeechick
I was looking at your fotki was there a hair cut from the 1st pic to the last?? Your hair transformed and shrunk a little to form those spirals. Beautiful! Do you alter your routines depending on the weather?? I ask because you have 3 things listed but you also said you don't layer the CK under anything? Forgive me with the abbrevs. still learning them! What is QCCC/BRHG? Thanks for taking the time to explain these things!
Originally Posted by DEL2C
Cut 2 inches between the first and last pics. I am growing out the tail end of a Japanese thermal reconditioning, thats why the ends are so straight. Between that and the Flat Iron the roots daily, my curls were no where to be seen! You should see them now - I havent update my Fotki in 2 months - I have much more of my organic curls and volume back When I was in my 20s I was a full on 3c. Time and babies have changed that... but when I started CG my hair was 2a/b with a few areas of C. Now I am a 3a with spots of 2c and 3b.

I ABSOLUTELY alter products according to weather conditions and what look I'm in the mood for. And I use the CK under ALL my products EXCEPT the KC ones. I mix and match from my list of HGs when I want to "play".

QCCC/BRHG are Innersense Quiet Calm Curl Control/Biosilk Rock Hard Gel - they are my go to combo for really humid days. The KCKT/KCCC give me gorgeous hair but no help with humidity.
Curls,Coils,Waves & WhatKnot
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CK works great for me, and i'm a combo with plenty of 2C. I actually consider CK to have hold--I think it's like a watery gel. I tend to be pretty generous with it--about five quarter-sized amounts raked into five different sections of my head, and then scrunch, scrunch, scrunch. If my dry hair is too frizzy on the canopy, I also use CK on my palms--maybe a nickel-size--and run it over the outside of my hair. This can be a real miracle sometimes, though it's less consistent.

HTH!

p.s. a column from last year by a 'curly on a budget' that you can find by searching the old articles was by a wavy who used CK alone also. she also had a lot of different product recs. a lot of us on these boards prefer other products to Deva, so feel free to experiment. Deva can be great, but i've found a lot of good ones once i started to experiment, and my hair is less frizzy as a result.
2b/3a, fine, "naturally frizzy", non-porous, above shoulders, brunette
Low-poos--faves are Deva and JC, experimenting with CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo
Conditioners: faves are Devacare One-C, Jessicurl Too Shea
Leave Ins: Conflicted relationship--no fave
Fave stylers: Aveda Flax Seed & Aloe over Aveda Phmollient mousse, KCCC over anything, Biolage Firm Hold Gelee (HG for spring/summer), CK


CK works great for me, and i'm a combo with plenty of 2C. I actually consider CK to have hold--I think it's like a watery gel. I tend to be pretty generous with it--about five quarter-sized amounts raked into five different sections of my head, and then scrunch, scrunch, scrunch. If my dry hair is too frizzy on the canopy, I also use CK on my palms--maybe a nickel-size--and run it over the outside of my hair. This can be a real miracle sometimes, though it's less consistent.

HTH!

p.s. a column from last year by a 'curly on a budget' that you can find by searching the old articles was by a wavy who used CK alone also. she also had a lot of different product recs. a lot of us on these boards prefer other products to Deva, so feel free to experiment. Deva can be great, but i've found a lot of good ones once i started to experiment, and my hair is less frizzy as a result.
Originally Posted by kiniha
Thanks kiniha! I also got a reply from another 2C who uses Astroglide on occasion since it's a similar consistency to CK!! I actually used this cuz my patience in waiting for the CK to show up is very thin and my FRIZZ is making me MENTAL. I also picked up the BRHG and I can see a difference already!
Discovered CG 2007

2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

Link-Spritz & Condish Washing

I'm aCurlJunkieJunky

My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars


CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
If you're able to get past what it is, KY Lotion is also supposed to be a good substitute (non-heating of course.) I bought the giantico bottle of CK so I won't have the need to even try it out for some time.
Current Products: CJ Products: CF, DF, CT, SG, AFG, CIAB AND CK is back!
Current Experiment: S&C by D

Curl Fix and Daily Fix are my HGs


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wavy/curly fine texture/medium porosity/medium-low density

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Just have to say, whatsercurl, your ringlets are amazing!
I use CK and a ton of it at that. My hair was very poufy pre-CK and the only way I could keep the pouf down was a lot of gel, a lot of conditioner left-in, or both.

It's pretty much the only product I use in the summer. I expect I'll be back to it and gel in the fall/winter.
Originally Posted by whatsercurl
Hi there whatsercurl & Rudee

I was curious when you use gel with the CK at what point do you put it in? Do you find that all that scrunching leads to frizz or no?
Discovered CG 2007

2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

Link-Spritz & Condish Washing

I'm aCurlJunkieJunky

My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars


CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
anyone else with suggestions on when is the best time to put Gel after applying CK please let me know! I've gottten the CK and have tried it a couple of times and I'm trying to decide whether the Gel helps or not? I definitely LOVE CK and can see a huge difference in Poof and Frizz. When I used the Gel I wasn't sure if I should wait, scrunch out some CK b4 Gel or use it right on top while sopping wet? I'm not 100% convinced I even need the gel during the Summer so I still have a lot more experiementing to do!
Discovered CG 2007

2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

Link-Spritz & Condish Washing

I'm aCurlJunkieJunky

My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars


CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
I use CK and a ton of it at that. My hair was very poufy pre-CK and the only way I could keep the pouf down was a lot of gel, a lot of conditioner left-in, or both.

It's pretty much the only product I use in the summer. I expect I'll be back to it and gel in the fall/winter.
Originally Posted by whatsercurl
Hi there whatsercurl & Rudee

I was curious when you use gel with the CK at what point do you put it in? Do you find that all that scrunching leads to frizz or no?
Originally Posted by DEL2C
I always put my CK in in the shower. I do my thing, then turn off the water, geeeeeently squeeze a bit of water out so its not soaking but still dripping wet. I work thru a palmful or 2 of CK, brush or comb thru.

If I am using a curl creme I scrunch that in next, then plop, then scrunch in gel. Otherwise, I plop right after the CK, then scrunch in gel.

I hope you love the CK as much as I do!
Curls,Coils,Waves & WhatKnot
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Hmmm, what do I do with gel? I shower and then I squeeze most of the water out of my hair with my hands in the shower. It's still dripping down my back though because it's just so thick and I have a lot of it.

Anyway ~ I put in CK upside down and then right side up and I comb it through and then scrunch, scrunch, scrunch it. Then I put in the gel. So I guess my hair is at the wet, but not sopping stage? After I put the gel in then I squeeze any extra moisture out with the Curlese and then air dry.
Thanks kiniha! I also got a reply from another 2C who uses Astroglide on occasion since it's a similar consistency to CK!!
Originally Posted by DEL2C
I can't believe you just outed me just like that. I thought we were friends!



Oh hold on. I did it didn't I?
I use CK and a ton of it at that. My hair was very poufy pre-CK and the only way I could keep the pouf down was a lot of gel, a lot of conditioner left-in, or both.

It's pretty much the only product I use in the summer. I expect I'll be back to it and gel in the fall/winter.
Originally Posted by whatsercurl
Hi there whatsercurl & Rudee

I was curious when you use gel with the CK at what point do you put it in? Do you find that all that scrunching leads to frizz or no?
Originally Posted by DEL2C
Hia Del2C,

My gel definitely goes on after CK. I don't put mine on in the shower like Rudee but my hair is dripping wet when I do. As bizarre as this sounds, I don't take any excess water out of hair. I then get out of the tub and slowly edge my way to products while standing on a towel - SURFER STYLE!

After that my fall/winter routine is identical to Rudee, except I use 3 handfuls of CK instead of 2 - 2 raked in, 1 scrunched in.

I really should just take the shtinkin' product in the shower with me. LOL

And as long as I still hear the squishing I can scrunch as long and as hard as I like without frizz.

OTOH No squishing=frizz
Current Products: CJ Products: CF, DF, CT, SG, AFG, CIAB AND CK is back!
Current Experiment: S&C by D

Curl Fix and Daily Fix are my HGs


Sulphate and cone free since July 2007

wavy/curly fine texture/medium porosity/medium-low density

http://public.fotki.com/whatsercurl/

PW: wavycurly

Seek not to change the world. Rather seek to change your mind about the world.
I use CK and a ton of it at that. My hair was very poufy pre-CK and the only way I could keep the pouf down was a lot of gel, a lot of conditioner left-in, or both.

It's pretty much the only product I use in the summer. I expect I'll be back to it and gel in the fall/winter.
Originally Posted by whatsercurl
Hi there whatsercurl & Rudee

I was curious when you use gel with the CK at what point do you put it in? Do you find that all that scrunching leads to frizz or no?
Originally Posted by DEL2C
Hia Del2C,

My gel definitely goes on after CK. I don't put mine on in the shower like Rudee but my hair is dripping wet when I do. As bizarre as this sounds, I don't take any excess water out of hair. I then get out of the tub and slowly edge my way to products while standing on a towel - SURFER STYLE!

After that my fall/winter routine is identical to Rudee, except I use 3 handfuls of CK instead of 2 - 2 raked in, 1 scrunched in.

I really should just take the shtinkin' product in the shower with me. LOL

And as long as I still hear the squishing I can scrunch as long and as hard as I like without frizz.

OTOH No squishing=frizz
Originally Posted by whatsercurl
SURFER STYLE!
LOL - Thats classic - what a visual!
Curls,Coils,Waves & WhatKnot
3miii/My HGs tame bulk&frizz/Give definition w/o crunch
My Photobucket Album
Hi there whatsercurl & Rudee

I was curious when you use gel with the CK at what point do you put it in? Do you find that all that scrunching leads to frizz or no?
Originally Posted by DEL2C
Hia Del2C,

My gel definitely goes on after CK. I don't put mine on in the shower like Rudee but my hair is dripping wet when I do. As bizarre as this sounds, I don't take any excess water out of hair. I then get out of the tub and slowly edge my way to products while standing on a towel - SURFER STYLE!

After that my fall/winter routine is identical to Rudee, except I use 3 handfuls of CK instead of 2 - 2 raked in, 1 scrunched in.

I really should just take the shtinkin' product in the shower with me. LOL

And as long as I still hear the squishing I can scrunch as long and as hard as I like without frizz.

OTOH No squishing=frizz
Originally Posted by whatsercurl
SURFER STYLE!
LOL - Thats classic - what a visual!
Originally Posted by rudeechick
Yeah my b/f walked in on it one day, raised an eyebrow, said "I don't even wanna know" and walked out.
Current Products: CJ Products: CF, DF, CT, SG, AFG, CIAB AND CK is back!
Current Experiment: S&C by D

Curl Fix and Daily Fix are my HGs


Sulphate and cone free since July 2007

wavy/curly fine texture/medium porosity/medium-low density

http://public.fotki.com/whatsercurl/

PW: wavycurly

Seek not to change the world. Rather seek to change your mind about the world.

Hia Del2C,

My gel definitely goes on after CK. I don't put mine on in the shower like Rudee but my hair is dripping wet when I do. As bizarre as this sounds, I don't take any excess water out of hair. I then get out of the tub and slowly edge my way to products while standing on a towel - SURFER STYLE!

After that my fall/winter routine is identical to Rudee, except I use 3 handfuls of CK instead of 2 - 2 raked in, 1 scrunched in.

I really should just take the shtinkin' product in the shower with me. LOL

And as long as I still hear the squishing I can scrunch as long and as hard as I like without frizz.

OTOH No squishing=frizz
Originally Posted by whatsercurl
SURFER STYLE!
LOL - Thats classic - what a visual!
Originally Posted by rudeechick
Yeah my b/f walked in on it one day, raised an eyebrow, said "I don't even wanna know" and walked out.
Originally Posted by whatsercurl
LOL. We've all been there, I'm sure. I was cooking an herbal rinse on the stove one night. It's to enhance dark hair. DH had a similar reaction to your BF before he had to ask what it was (it actually smelled good!).
Loose botticelli curls and waves
No silicones/no sulfates since March 2008


LOL - Thats classic - what a visual!
Originally Posted by rudeechick
Yeah my b/f walked in on it one day, raised an eyebrow, said "I don't even wanna know" and walked out.
Originally Posted by whatsercurl
LOL. We've all been there, I'm sure. I was cooking an herbal rinse on the stove one night. It's to enhance dark hair. DH had a similar reaction to your BF before he had to ask what it was (it actually smelled good!).
Originally Posted by LoloDSM
I, for one, have perfected the swift karate chop arm block, coupled with the "donttouchmyhair!" My boyfriend really appreciates THAT one....

But in return I have finally let him witness me in full-plop mode. And yet he stays. Now thats true love.
Curls,Coils,Waves & WhatKnot
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Well Girls I'm happy to report that CK is a GOD SEND trying new products can be so incredibly frustrating!! You guys are great and I want to hug all of you for your help! Thanks so much! Now I just need to accept what my own hair can do and stop wishing I was a 3B, as long as I'm not a frizz ball I should be content! I tried CK by itself and it worked pretty well, but the next day I tried CK with Recoil and that worked much better. I was gonna toss the Recoil but when I used it under the CK I didn't get "IckY" so I'll stick with this for a while!
Discovered CG 2007

2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

Link-Spritz & Condish Washing

I'm aCurlJunkieJunky

My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars


CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
Well Girls I'm happy to report that CK is a GOD SEND trying new products can be so incredibly frustrating!! You guys are great and I want to hug all of you for your help! Thanks so much! Now I just need to accept what my own hair can do and stop wishing I was a 3B, as long as I'm not a frizz ball I should be content! I tried CK by itself and it worked pretty well, but the next day I tried CK with Recoil and that worked much better. I was gonna toss the Recoil but when I used it under the CK I didn't get "IckY" so I'll stick with this for a while!
Originally Posted by DEL2C

Just to chime in -- I used CK for the first time yesterday and I was pretty impressed! Of course, I have to wait and see, because sometimes I have good hair days whenever I try something new, but the effects don't last.

I have to laugh at the descriptions of surfing, plopping, etc. in view of boyfriends/significant others. I resisted pineappling because I was sure my husband would laugh at me (not cruelly; he's very supportive....) But I just tried it last night, anyway, and he didn't (it doesn't look as ridiculous as I'd feared). And whoa, it works! No rat's nest hair! Who knew????

Wurly and proud!
Modified CG since 2008.
Well Girls I'm happy to report that CK is a GOD SEND trying new products can be so incredibly frustrating!! You guys are great and I want to hug all of you for your help! Thanks so much! Now I just need to accept what my own hair can do and stop wishing I was a 3B, as long as I'm not a frizz ball I should be content! I tried CK by itself and it worked pretty well, but the next day I tried CK with Recoil and that worked much better. I was gonna toss the Recoil but when I used it under the CK I didn't get "IckY" so I'll stick with this for a while!
Originally Posted by DEL2C

Woohoo! Another convert!!!
Current Products: CJ Products: CF, DF, CT, SG, AFG, CIAB AND CK is back!
Current Experiment: S&C by D

Curl Fix and Daily Fix are my HGs


Sulphate and cone free since July 2007

wavy/curly fine texture/medium porosity/medium-low density

http://public.fotki.com/whatsercurl/

PW: wavycurly

Seek not to change the world. Rather seek to change your mind about the world.

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