Feed My PJ!

I been cleaning out the products I don't care for and am on the hunt for some new lines to try. My hair hates castor oil, so it's a problem for me with a lot of the more natural lines. Anyone have any ideas. I've used/have a lot of the popular lines: Curl Junkie, Kinky Curly, Komaza, CURLS/Curly Q, Blended Beauty, Karen's Body Beautiful, Qhemet; AfroVeda; HairVeda; Ohm; Eulecence; Long Lovely Locks; Max Green; Donna Marie, Shescentit, Darcy's Botanicals, Loma, Giovanni, ABBA--to name a few.

Just got the Amourai Organic Curl Enhancer, the NjoiCreations pudding is on the way.

Anybody find anything new in the way of small, boutique, natural products for me to buy?? TIA
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams

Last edited by kathymack; 10-07-2009 at 01:16 PM. Reason: forgot some
I was looking at a website called Cyber Canine the other day, that has all natural shampoo, conditioner etc. for dogs and found out they own Sevi. They only have two different shampoos and conditioners.
Cleanser: Liquid Castile Soap diluted in a foaming soap dispenser
Rinse:
ACV rinse
Detangler/Conditioner:
Oyin Handmade Greg Juice or Juices and Berries
Stylers: Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd, KCCC, Honey Rinses and BRHG, Crack Leave-in Hair Cream when straightening

Tools: Silk pillowcase, Floursack towels, Jersey T-Shirts, Wide Tooth Comb, Velecta Paramount TGR-VQX Hair Dryer (for when I straighten) and BaByliss PRO Ionic Rollabout Hard Hat Dryer
I was looking at a website called Cyber Canine the other day, that has all natural shampoo, conditioner etc. for dogs and found out they own Sevi. They only have two different shampoos and conditioners.
Originally Posted by Curls=Beauty
Thanks, they look interesting. Wish they had stylers. I may have to buy them.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
OK. I'm up for living vicariously through you kam!

Here's what I come up with:

Christine Gant's etsy site:

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5275637

http://www.brownbutterbeauty.com/ (blog)

This gets high reviews on LHCF but I can't tell if they have castor oil or not.

Have you tried Verbena Custom Blends on Etsy

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6224860

Her stuff sounds so yummy! And many products don't appear to have castor oil.

I'll keep looking for you! Of course it will require countless hours of toil searching the net for hair products. I'll just consider that I'm taking one for the team o.k.?




Edit:

Here's more (thanks to redcouverte!):

NuNuLovehandmades on etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5114462

Coconut hair pudding looks good

Or Garden of Wisdom products (helloitsio speaks highly and I think it's been mentioned by others too)

And I don't know whether you tried or if they have castor oil but Oyin Handmade has some great products (probably you've tried them already )
FIA 2c/3aFi

Done experimenting! Loving Spiral Solutions products!

Blog: http://thewavytales.blogspot.com/

Last edited by Alexjoujou; 10-07-2009 at 07:02 PM.
My hair hates castor oil, so it's a problem for me with a lot of the more natural lines.
Originally Posted by kathymack

Kathymack, my hair seems to be similar to yours- do you know why your hair hates castor oil? I got some of the cv soap bars and I was thinking about trying them on my hair, but they do have that oil. What did it do to your hair? Is the only way I'll know to just try it? For people who can use it, do you know what the benefits of it are?
Thanks
No cones since 08/25/09. Occasional low poo.
Fine, normal to low porosity (still not sure which), ii, 3a/3b curls
Playing with products: HEBE Mousse, BRHG, AOMM, HESMU. Nothing blows my mind just yet.


No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt
My hair hates castor oil, so it's a problem for me with a lot of the more natural lines.
Originally Posted by kathymack
Kathymack, my hair seems to be similar to yours- do you know why your hair hates castor oil? I got some of the cv soap bars and I was thinking about trying them on my hair, but they do have that oil. What did it do to your hair? Is the only way I'll know to just try it? For people who can use it, do you know what the benefits of it are?
Thanks
Originally Posted by bergasaurus
The CV bar I tried made my hair dry, frizzy and tangled (my hair rarely tangles.) It was so bad, I gave both the bars I had away--didn't use them on my body. If I hadn't previously used a shampoo bar with great success, I would have never used another--it was that bad. It took my hair about two weeks to recover. Originally, I didn't know if it was the castor oil, avocado oil or shea butter that caused my problems. They were what was different about the CV bar and my previous bar. You won't know unless you try that or some other product with castor oil.

I found an organic bar that didn't have any of those ingredients. First I added shea butter, which my hair loved and then the avocado oil, which was fine. I've since used castor oil in another product with the same results (a product someone generously included in a swap.) Now, I look "gift horses" in the mouth and read all ingredients prior to use.

I think castor oil helps soap lather. Sorry to rant, it was that bad an experience.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
No worries on the ranting, I'd rather read a rant than go thru something similar. I have the pure castile bar that has nothing but olive oil and calendula, I might try that.
The only reason I am even thinking about doing anything but cowashing is because my head gets a bit itchy. I don't know if it's more than it was before I started cg, because I never paid this much attention to my hair/scalp before. I don't know how much, if any, itching is normal. I also am interested because I saw somewhere that soap bars made your hair curlier which I would LOVE.
I will be a while figuring all this out!
No cones since 08/25/09. Occasional low poo.
Fine, normal to low porosity (still not sure which), ii, 3a/3b curls
Playing with products: HEBE Mousse, BRHG, AOMM, HESMU. Nothing blows my mind just yet.


No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt
http://www.afrokinks.com/laboutique.html kathymack, have you tried this line? I think the only product with castor oil is the mousse but I kind of like it. So castor oil makes your dry and frizzy? I have that problem sometimes with shea butter. I have not tried the gel yet and am curious about it. This line has no pvps, polyquats; it is about as "clean" as you can get. I love the protein conditioner; it leaves my hair super soft but with some body. I think I am one of the few curlies that likes hairspray and I love this one because it is a fine mist with real hold ; it helps me get some lift in flat areas ,keeps the bounce all day and controls wild curls.
Type: 3a, fine, thin, low porosity Water/Climate: soft/ marine Washes: water w/washcloth, shikakai, clay Condition: Style:Seamollient, CurlsPFCCP, Miracurl, Gel-les'c, CK; rudeechick's super soaker method; blot, air dry 30 min; diffuse Also: coconut oil


Last edited by Heather0kay; 10-11-2009 at 11:31 AM.
No worries on the ranting, I'd rather read a rant than go thru something similar. I have the pure castile bar that has nothing but olive oil and calendula, I might try that.
The only reason I am even thinking about doing anything but cowashing is because my head gets a bit itchy. I don't know if it's more than it was before I started cg, because I never paid this much attention to my hair/scalp before. I don't know how much, if any, itching is normal. I also am interested because I saw somewhere that soap bars made your hair curlier which I would LOVE.
I will be a while figuring all this out!
Originally Posted by bergasaurus
I cowashed for six months. Took me two months to try the shampoo bar I got free with my cassia order. All I can say is WOW! If you look at my fotki pictures, you can see the difference that the soap bars have made with my hair. (Tighter curls and more volume.) I used to be a winter wavy/summer curly. Now my hair looks like my signature picture all of the time. I think the soap bars are the single most important thing I've done for my hair.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

SE PA

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
http://www.afrokinks.com/laboutique.html kathymack, have you tried this line? I think the only product with castor oil is the mousse but I kind of like it. So castor oil makes your dry and frizzy? I have that problem sometimes with shea butter. I have not tried the gel yet and am curious about it. This line has no pvps, polyquats; it is about as "clean" as you can get. I love the protein conditioner; it leaves my hair super soft but with some body. I think I am one of the few curlies that likes hairspray and I love this one because it is a fine mist with real hold ; it helps me get some lift in flat areas ,keeps the bounce all day and controls wild curls.
Originally Posted by Heather0kay
heather, I did see your post on this line. My hair usually likes the same products as yours, so I'm definitely thinking of buying some of the products. I sometimes have an issue with shea butter making my hair "hard." I've been thinking it has to do with the quality of the ingredients--it usually happens with the less expensive products.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

SE PA

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams

NuNuLovehandmades on etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5114462

Coconut hair pudding looks good
Originally Posted by Alexjoujou
Got the Coconut hair pudding yesterday. Our temps are low, but even after a night in the house (mid 60's) it's still hard. Here are the ingredients:

babassu butter, organic virgin coconut cream, shea butter, beeswax, organic aloe vera juice, vegetable glycerin, manuka honey, lavender flower, vitamin e, fragrance, potassium sorbate.

In texture, it reminds me of the HairVeda Vatika Frosting. In this state, I won't be able to use it on wet hair--I'd have to use way too much. I emulsified a little on my hands and smoothed on my canopy before running out to do errands. It's raining and my hair didn't frizz at all, it's soft and doesn't feel at all producty. (Haven't done my hair yet, today.)
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

SE PA

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams

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