Aveda Be Curly... ?? similar less expensive product

I ADORE Aveda Be Curly, but just can't afford to spend $18 on it right now and am nearly out of it. Want to try something that works just like it.... great curls formation, never sticky, never crunchy etc... but is less expensive. I have tried some creams and gels over the years but they are always leaving my hair crunchy or wet looking or sticky. YUCK. Sadly the costly Aveda Be Curly is perfect!

BUT will try something new.. with recommendations. My hair is long and I am guessing a 3... something.

Any suggestions would be SO appreciated. Thanks SO much
Hmmm I'm not sure. I can tell you though that I've been in the same boat before- looking for a cheaper alternative to something costly that I know works. I usually end up spending more money on cheaper products trying to find something that will work just like it only to never find a decent replacement and go back to the original lol.

I think there may have been other threads on this topic before, you may want to try doing a search. I'm curious because I've wanted to try the curl cream (pretty sure last time I checked it was CG) in this line but don't want to try it for the price of a full bottle.
Wurly, fine, thin, moderately to heavily porous. Mod CG.

I think there may have been other threads on this topic before, you may want to try doing a search. I'm curious because I've wanted to try the curl cream (pretty sure last time I checked it was CG) in this line but don't want to try it for the price of a full bottle.
Originally Posted by aislin
If you want to try the Be Curly curl enhancer or any other Aveda product, for that matter, you can buy it and if you don't like it, return it with the receipt. It is expensive but I use so little each time I have yet to buy a second tube!
2b/3a in Vancouver, Canada
HG's
Poo/Condish:Desert Essences shampoo and conditioner, Biolage Deep Treatment, LiveClean moisturizing low 'poo/condish, Loréal NutriGloss Treatment
Leave in: BWC, HSH pumpkin potion, Aveda Be Curly style-prep
Stylers:
my own homemade Satsuma scented agave spiked FSG; Aveda Phomollient + BeCurly curl enhancer; Biolage Gelée + AOMM, AG mousse gel

yup, I'm an unabashed PJ!
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I have never been able to find an alternative to that product. It's really unique. When Clinique sold hair care they had a similar product that i liked better tham Aveda's but they discontinued it. The Be Curly gave me too much volume. I looked high and low and couldn't find a replacement at any price.

My suggestion is to search EBay. Sometimes people are selling products at cheaper prices and including shipping too.
4a/b Texlaxed hair w/ highlights. Medium texture & high porosity.

HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils

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I think yall are correct. I should just stick with what I KNOW works, Aveda Be Curly. As your right, I would spend just as much money, if not more in the end trying to find a less expensive alternative. Guess in the long haul $18 is worth it. Not like we are talking a $200 tiny bottle of face cream or something!!! Thanks everyone!!!
The only other curl cream I used to like in lieu of be curly was Redken ringlet 07. But while it is less expensive, it isn't significantly cheaper, has lots more chemicals it in (parabens, etc) and I need to use a lot more of it for the same results (1 1/2 pumps of ringlet verses a pea-dime size of be curly). Even though Aveda is pricey, their products last so long. BTW, you might want to try to find a sample of their new be curly style prep- even more curl enhancing with a touch of hold but never sticky or crunchy.

3a (
with 3b)
Fine texture/
Normal porosity/Medium density
Low Poo
(Aveda's damage remedy); Styling: Aveda's: Color Conserve Daily leave in+ Be Curly Style Prep+ Phomollient (mixed w/ Defining Whip)
Finishing: Aveda's Texturizing Creme or Defining Whip; Eufora Pure Polish Drops
Color
Maintenance:
Aveda's Madder Root condish+Clove condish
I forgot to add that for those of you wanting to try some of these aveda products, go to a salon with "Aveda" signs in the window and ask if they have a sample you could try or would be willing to give you a little bit to take home (maybe even bring a few tiny containers with you just in case they agree.) The salon near me doesn't have samples from aveda, but they have little tiny condiment take out containers that they use to make samples. Also, ask their return policy- some are really good about it. Aveda.com accepts returns and you can get free shipping offers but you do have to pay for the return shipping though.

Also, a lot of people trade aveda samples at makeupalley's website.

3a (
with 3b)
Fine texture/
Normal porosity/Medium density
Low Poo
(Aveda's damage remedy); Styling: Aveda's: Color Conserve Daily leave in+ Be Curly Style Prep+ Phomollient (mixed w/ Defining Whip)
Finishing: Aveda's Texturizing Creme or Defining Whip; Eufora Pure Polish Drops
Color
Maintenance:
Aveda's Madder Root condish+Clove condish
Aveda uses humans for their product testing. See if you can get on their testing list (contact the company in Blaine, MN directly). Also, their employee discount is fantastic--see if you can friend an employee or get a job at a salon.

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