Join Date: Nov 2012
Ah that's so kind! I'm still figuring out my properties but I do think we're very much alike indeed :-) I thought my hair was low porosity as well but I do have the occasional minor bump. It feels as if it's just the structure of my hair so I'm not sure whether I still have low porosity or not.
I use the Curl Junkie Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil which I ordered because I thought my hair was coarse. The fact that my hair is constantly overconditiond and actually seems to like Curl Junkie Curl Queen (with quite some protein, yet not turning into straw as coarse hair is supposed to do), I figured that my hair might be fine. I realised that it is quite flimsy and fly away.
Anyway, the ingredients:
Water, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Esters, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Virgin Coconut) Oil, Panthenol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Yucca Leaf Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Melissa Officinalis (Melissa) Leaf Extract, Propylene Glycol, Iodopropylnyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance, Citric Acid.
It is glycerin free, paraben free, protein free, silicone free and sulfate free.
I'm also going to put down the ingredients of my stylers, just to be sure.
Curl Junkie Curl Queen:
Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydroethylcellulose, Corn Starch Modified, Polyquaternium-4, Panthenol, PVP, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract, Wheat Protein, Wheat Starch, Polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance.
It's glycerin free, paraben free, silicone free and sulfate free.
Curl Junkie Coffee-CoCo Curl Creme:
Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Camellia Sinesis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, PVP/VA Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Gardenia Tahitensis Extract, Mangifera indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, PEG-100 Stearate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Silk Amino Acids, PPG-5 Ceteth-20, Cetrimonium Chloride, Butylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-7, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Algae Extract, Hydroethylcellulose, Polyquaternium-10, Lactobacillus/Wasabia Japonica Root Ferment Extract, PEG-8 Dimethicone*, PEG-8 Raspberriate, Agave Nectar Extract, (Vegetable) Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance. *Water soluble-rinses clean!
It's paraben free, silicone free and sulfate free.
So far I haven't really had any magical hair days with any of these products. I find that CCCL does help shaping my curls but it doesn't really hold that long. CQ is confusing because it adds immense shine but I don't get consistent results.
I wash my hair once a week, refresh daily by spraying it soaking wet with my spray bottle (really, I think that thing is my HG instead of a product :-P). I tried plopping for a while but that seems to have lost its charm for my hair.
Curious to hear your thoughts! :-)
F - LP - HD - NE
Fine, low porosity, high density, normal elasticity
Natural & CG since 2010
Low poo: De Tuinen Mexican Cactus Shampoo
Rinse-out: Aubrey Organics GPB
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