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Old 02-25-2012, 04:09 PM   #1
 
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Default Is CJ Daily Fix any good? Any alternatives yet?

I'm really intrigued by CJ Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner because my hair needs all the moisture it can get, but it also accumulates build up very quickly. Dry and fine is a strange combination... it also decides whether it wants to be voluminous or flat, and it's often a combination of the two. Smh. I'm really sick of buying products that don't work. (I've been natural for a long time, but all the products that I used to use keep getting reformulated or discontinued.) Anyway, from the description, it sounds like it would work for me since I often find myself wanting to shampoo every other day but I can't do so without drying my hair. The only shampoo that I could do that with was Creme of Nature (red label), and that has since been discontinued. HELP, I need your input! Lol. I don't want to spend $19 on 12oz of conditioner if a different product will work just as well.

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Old 02-26-2012, 08:20 PM   #2
 
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DF is FABULOUS! The key is after youve applied it, quickly run your head under the water then massage it in. The water 'activates' it. I always use conditioner after. I usually have at least 3 bottles in my stash. I get it from aveyou because theres always a coupon code to use and free shipping over $49 and my stuff ships fast!!


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Old 02-27-2012, 02:27 PM   #3
 
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Cool! I wonder if it would be ok to use alone... I always have issues with my hair being overconditioned and poofy so I'm looking for stuff without so much glycerin and heavy moisture... but I still do need moisture very much. Is there still moisture there before you put in the other conditioner? I really need to learn to minimize my time in the shower... less products = better.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:16 AM   #4
 
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I wouldnt use it alone. It does not strip my hair, but I still need to condish after. It is not just 'conditioner' that people use to co-wash. It really does cleanse but doesnt strip. Last summer when I was washing daily i rotated between Wen and Daily Fix, always conditioning after. My hair grew like a weed.

I also like Hairveda Amala Cream Rinse. Have used that for years too but it doesnt 'cleanse' as well as Wen or Daily Fix. Its more 'comditioning'.


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Old 02-28-2012, 08:32 AM   #5
 
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I agree. The Daily Fix is a cleanser. If you want you could use it without doing another rinse out conditioner and just using a bit of leave-in. What (if anything) are you using as a styler? That should really determine what kind of cleanser you use (depending on whether your styler has a cone or not).
also the Daily fix is available in a huge 32 oz size on the curl junkie website (but not anywhere else)
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:51 AM   #6
 
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I agree. The Daily Fix is a cleanser. If you want you could use it without doing another rinse out conditioner and just using a bit of leave-in. What (if anything) are you using as a styler? That should really determine what kind of cleanser you use (depending on whether your styler has a cone or not).
also the Daily fix is available in a huge 32 oz size on the curl junkie website (but not anywhere else)
I'm using Shea Moisture products right now, either the Smoothie (very small amt) or Curl & Style Milk. Also using the SM Leave-in and Softee Gel (same consistency as Ecostyler but without the glycerin). I'm thinking of returning the SheaMoisture because I love the way it keeps my hair moisturized, but my hair is always too soft after it dries, which results in ... then I have to put my hair away in a ponytail/bun.
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if you find your hair is too soft after your sm stylers, you might try a styler with more hold that is aloe based. I tend to think puffiness isn't from too much conditioner but from your moisture not being sealed in enough by a styler. What would you say your porosity is? Have you tried KCCC?
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:57 PM   #8
 
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I don't use SM as a styler though, I seal my mist with the cream, then put gel on top. My understanding of a styler is a standalone product that isn't gel? Maybe I'm mistaken. I don't know what my porosity is, that strand test in a glass of water thing doesn't work for me. Maybe the problem lies in what I'm using to seal? If I use shea butter, puffball. SM, puffball. Nothing, crunchy tangly puffball. Not to mention my hair doesn't particularly do well with glycerin. I don't know what to seal with. I was thinking oil? I have not tried KCCC, I'm trying to avoid it for as long as possible, considering I'm a college student in Louisiana (broke AND shipping costs an ishload from most unless it's Amazon --Curl Junkie tried to charge me $18 dollars for standard shipping on an $18 bottle of leave-in. Uh...yeah, no.) I did try a bit of KCCC from the tester in Whole Foods and the little piece I did apply it to felt nice. I need to figure this out because the weather combined with the condition of my hair right now is pissing me off.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:01 AM   #9
 
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also the Daily fix is available in a huge 32 oz size on the curl junkie website (but not anywhere else)
You can buy 36oz of Daily Fix buy purchasing three (3) 12oz bottles from AveYou (www.aveyou.com), at $19 each, with $1 shipping ($1 shipping over $49), and use a 15% off coupon code that they always have laying around somewhere. The total including shipping would be $49.45.

Vs buying the 32oz size on the CJ website for $46 plus $8.95 shipping for a total of $54.95.

You get 4oz more product for less $ at AveYou.
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