Bought Curl Q Moist Curls today- hated texture of product

So I broke down and tried the Curly Q line again today since it had been a year and a half sine the last time and I kept reading good things on NC

Well, the end result was awesome, very defined, frizz free ringlets. BUT I hated the way it felt going onto the hair. The best way I can think of to describe it was, it was a gritty feeling, almost like the opposite of "slip". Like nails on a chalkboard.

anyone else know what I'm talking about? Is it the end result that matters, really? Maybe I need to mix it with another product, like a leave-in first and then the moist curls 2nd? I also felt like a lot of hair was coming off into my hands as I worked it through because there was no slip.

Comments?
Barely wavy mommy to a fine, silky with thready corkscrew 4 1/2yr old girl. HG's Moisture Maniac, PM The Conditioner, Cactus leave-in (original formula)"Mommy I want to look like a lion!" = hair loose and flowin'.
I use the Curly Q Moist Curls as a finisher. Right out of the bottle it feels liquidy. It almost seems to evaporate on the hair though, but as you said, it leaves the curls looking beautiful and hydrated. Because it's so runny coming out of the bottle and I don't actually work it into the hair -- just smooth it over -- I kinda feel like it should be in a spray or pump bottle. I've heard Mahisha mention in her column that Moist Curls for fine/med curlies and Curly Qs Potion was for med/coarse. Maybe the latter is heavier and has more slip? I like this line enough to try it next.

Right now though, I've been using a separate detangler (one time only after a wash) and applying this stuff on a finished style. I also like using a couple of drops of a light oil such as jojoba or apricot kernel for effect. The big plus to all this is that it co-exists on the hair without becoming the least bit greasy. I also remember a curly associate of mine with a very good hairdresser recommending that she always keep her hands damp when working with her hair, because the friction of the hands dry it out. I haven't been religious about it, but it does make a difference when you're going to be working in the hair awhile.
3c representative of a 2c-4a curly clan.
Keeping it simple, natural & sulfate free. Fan of pure oils, butters & glycerin to moisturize.
Hi Enrica-

What detangler are you using? My Elucense MBC should be arriving any time now (my first bottle) but I think I may need an additional detangler. I had to cut out three very small knots yesterday because they just weren't going to budge and her hair had been "out" for three days.
Barely wavy mommy to a fine, silky with thready corkscrew 4 1/2yr old girl. HG's Moisture Maniac, PM The Conditioner, Cactus leave-in (original formula)"Mommy I want to look like a lion!" = hair loose and flowin'.
I use Africa's Best Kids Organics Shea Butter Detangling Moisturizing Hair Lotion. Talk about slip... You'll definitely like this one. I don't have to use more than a dime size amount. You'll probably have to go to an ethnic beauty supply to find it though (my Sally's doesn't carry it). I found this page here so you can see what it looks like.

ETA: I love Elucence, but it's soooo moisturizing I have to go easy with it on my daughter. Her hair puffs up if I use too much, which is why I've never tried to leave it in. The product recommends that for desert-heads such as myself, which is who I really bought it for. :P
3c representative of a 2c-4a curly clan.
Keeping it simple, natural & sulfate free. Fan of pure oils, butters & glycerin to moisturize.

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