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cgsamco 12-17-2006 09:15 PM

Curlkeeper make anyone else's hair crunchy?
 
I bought some curlkeeper because It seemed very poplular but I'm not having luck with it. I used it one night by itself and had semi-crunchy hair then the next night I used it with Re:coil and horribly crunchy hair. I hate that look. :(

Does anyone else have this problem with curlkeeper?

Kaia 12-17-2006 09:17 PM

Everything makes my hair crunchy. Have you tried scrunching it out when dry?

cgsamco 12-17-2006 09:23 PM

Yep and I scrunched and scrunched and scrunched!! Nothing took out the crunch. It even looked super greasy and wet but It wasn't.

Kaia 12-17-2006 09:25 PM

Hmmm, CK does give a lot of shine, and some people get a "fake-shine" from it that they don't like. How much did you use?

cgsamco 12-17-2006 09:27 PM

2 or 3 quarter size amounts? Too much?

Kaia 12-17-2006 09:36 PM

That's about what I used. This may not be the season for it. I loved CK in the summer, but I've cut it out completely for the winter. If you can't get it to work now, I would save it and try again in the summer. I don't really have any other advice, but hopefully someone else will chime in.

curlsofny 12-18-2006 05:03 AM

Yes, I always get crunch with it!!

SuZen 12-18-2006 07:33 AM

I don't get crunch, but I use much smaller amounts and never by itself. Try using less -- as if it were a serum.

medusahair 12-18-2006 07:41 AM

I get crunch with it too. I just wait until it dries fully and scrunch it out. It does gives a freaky plastic shine. I live in a humid state so the humidity in the summer (that's when I use CK) will soften up CK

cgsamco 12-18-2006 08:47 AM

Thanks. I'll try again in the summer. I live in Georgia so it'll be super humid there.

Snarls 12-18-2006 08:52 AM

Huh. As usual, I am the reverse of everyone! I like CK in the winter, especially when it's cool & dry & not humid at all. CK doesn't do much for me when it's humid. When it's dry & cool, it holds down frizz & works like a gel for me.

I usually use it over a leave-in, which eliminates some of the crunch. Also, if I use too much, my hair gets really limp and greasy-looking. I use a quarter-size blob or 2 for barely-shoulder length hair (when dry). It dries crunchy but I can usually work that out...also, wearing a winter hat seems to kill the crunch.

curlsofny 12-18-2006 08:55 AM

Castella, I love your dog!! It is like the dog I had for 17 years! Is it a scotch terrier??

Snarls 12-18-2006 10:00 AM

He is a Bouvier trying to pass himself off as a terrier!

He is often called: Wookie? Grizzly cub? Orangatang? (ok it's spelled wrong) Hairy sheep? Giant schnauzer?

All because I'm too cheap to pay a groomer & I can't do the professional bouvier hairstyle. Oh, and he is product-free in the photo!

memes 12-18-2006 10:05 AM

I've been using CK between my leave in and my curl cream and I don't get any crunch or any freaky plasticy shine. I think it helps with frizz but I'm not entirely sure it's a must yet.

Michelle

cgsamco 12-18-2006 10:40 AM

Castella, I guess its just my hair that doesn't like it. I use 2 or 3 little quarter size amounts and my hair is past my bra strap and its still makes my hair look greasy. I also use a leave in before it.

I have a liter of it. IS there anywhere I can sell this?

mrfhnl 12-18-2006 11:00 AM

Have you tried using it under a gel instead of Re:coil?
I thought I'd have to change to a cream again this winter but I've been having tons of luck with a lot of CK (5 or 6 puddles), smoothing it on soaking soaking soaking wet hair upside down and then scrunching in my gel first to my crown and then more everywhere else. Then I scrunch about 30 times! Clip, squeeze out water, and either air or diffuse dry.
Try once more, you never know!

cgsamco 12-18-2006 01:31 PM

Yeah, I tried with HETT gel last night and got the same thing. I always apply curl keeper in the shower to soaking wet hair. I don't like to scrunch though because it makes my hair too curly :( I don't know how else to try it.


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