spiral solutions verdicts

just did the DT. ill be showering soon. is it best to caitlins conditioner then mix 2 gels (firm and light) together or use them separately. Also, whats everyones verdict on SS.
I just tried the SS FHG for the first time yesterday. I have used the SS CEJ for months and it is definitely a go-to product. Yesterday I put them on separately. I had good results, but nothing spectacular. The FHG seemed to not hold enough for my fine hair and weak wave pattern. Today I mixed them together, but also added a bit of Aveda Defining Whip with some FHG for a second application after I had diffused to about 75% dry. It still needs to dry some before I SOTC, but it seems curlier than yesterday. We'll see how it holds up throughout the day!

I tried the Caitlin's Conditioner, but my hair doesn't like the oat protein in it, so I swapped it.

I've been interested in the DD. How did you like it?

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i love the dd! i use it as a daily/leave in. or, i use cj a/o as my daily/leave in, then use ss dd as a curl cream.
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
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oh, interesting uses for it. I like DD and I especially love the firm gel. So far im impressed. However, I may try it as a leave in or daily. I think my hair might like CJ and Jessicurl DT better.
tried DD as leave in. Its nice and i also love the jelly as well as the firm gel. im still experimenting so we will see.
SS is one of my favourite products. If I 'need' a good hair day, SS are the products I use. I use Caitlin's conditioner as my RO and DD as my LI. I finger comb and then scrunch the CEJ on its own. I then scrunch in the FHG. I don't need to use an extra gel; the FHG has enough hold on its own.

I always scrunch in a small amount of either CIAB or Curls Gel-les'c to prevent frizz from forming. I use it asd a serum, not as a styler. I always get lots of soft curls and 2nd day hair. I often get 3rd day hair with SS.
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ROUTINE: LI, enhancer, gel, plop with Curlease towel, serum product (either CIAB or Gel-les'c), clip & diffuse.
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i think the protein in it will be best for DT's for me. However, I do love the gels, the firm hold one seems to work better on my hair but i may try mixing the jelly and the firm hold together. Read somewhere that that works great too.
Thick 3C, some 4a, normal porosity, medium-fine texture and medium elasticity.

cleansers- CJ Daily Fix, Deva No Poo
conditioners-Curl Rehab, Natures Gate Asian Pear and Red Currant.
stylers-Bioterra gel
leave-ins-Natures Gate Lavender and Aloe condish
I can get five and sixth day hair with SS CEJ with very little FHG. Then I use a bit of CJ Smoothing lotion and more SS CEJ for subsequent days as refreshers/frizz calmers/curl enhancers (since my hair will loosen/stretch/frizz a bit while I sleep, despite the pineapple).

I've been using it steadily since...February? And it's doing great for me this spring.

I have both the CC and the DD, and I like the DD better. CC can give me a tad bit of frizz (is there glycerine in there?)

I tried the DD as a curl cream, seeing it recommended on another thread. Naw. My hair felt too....heavy. CEJ works better for me.
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Spiral solutions CEJ and FHG are my absolute faves! I've only been using them for about a 2 weeks or so but I am in love. I have never gotten anything close to decent second day hair and this gives me great second day hair. The CEJ goes in so easily and I don't need a lot, the same with the FHG. I use Kinky Curly Knot Today as my leave in then I put on a bit of the CEJ then I top it off with FHG. Lovely! I want to try more of SS products soon!

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SS is one of my HG lines. I can use pretty much every product she has with little problem. CC didn't do much for my hair but RPT, The protein spray, and DD are in use mostly daily. CEJ is my HG jelly product, and I use FHG in summer for extra help with frizz. I love that I can get the products unscented. The only one I get with fragrance is RPT, since proteins smell off and need a bit of masking, but since it's the only thing I use with fragrance it doesn't bother me.

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i agree all, i think the gels are the best for me. i may need to give the conditioners another try.
Thick 3C, some 4a, normal porosity, medium-fine texture and medium elasticity.

cleansers- CJ Daily Fix, Deva No Poo
conditioners-Curl Rehab, Natures Gate Asian Pear and Red Currant.
stylers-Bioterra gel
leave-ins-Natures Gate Lavender and Aloe condish
I love the SS CEJ/FHG combo! I think I even like just using the FHG alone...it gives me a huge boost in my curl and holds all day plus leaves it very shiny. I tried the FHG alone on my daughters wavy hair the past two times and her hair looks beutiful! She's just learning to embrace what God gave her in waves and curls and it's getting curlier! If she approves, it must be good and it takes away all our frizzy hairs on our crown.
I'm placing an order tomorrow for more of the SS products since they are so wonderful plus all natural, yea! Does anyone else use the FHG only? I find when I use the CEJ my hair feels thicker and my curls are a little more stiff with a tiny bit of frizz. I think I like the softer more natural feel and look.
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Wash-Giovanni 3-in1 tropical, Everyday shea vanilla mint, Desert essence italian red grape & coconut
Cond.- Yes to Carrots, Tresemme Nat., Desert essence italian red grape
Leave In- Conditioner pea size
Stylers-Bioterra gel, condition 3-in-1 mousse, AOMM with Shaper hairspray for extra hold.
I love the SS CEJ/FHG combo! I think I even like just using the FHG alone...it gives me a huge boost in my curl and holds all day plus leaves it very shiny. I tried the FHG alone on my daughters wavy hair the past two times and her hair looks beutiful! She's just learning to embrace what God gave her in waves and curls and it's getting curlier! If she approves, it must be good and it takes away all our frizzy hairs on our crown.
I'm placing an order tomorrow for more of the SS products since they are so wonderful plus all natural, yea! Does anyone else use the FHG only? I find when I use the CEJ my hair feels thicker and my curls are a little more stiff with a tiny bit of frizz. I think I like the softer more natural feel and look.
Originally Posted by Beebop
I do sometimes. I use CEJ by itself, FHG by itself, both of them mixed in my hands as well as CEJ topped with FHG. It works each of those ways in my hair!

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Ingredients Maven
Products: Free and Clear sulfate free poo and condish, Theraneem Sulfate Free Shampoo/Condish, Unscented SSCEJ, Coconut oil, Camellia oil, Argan oil
Lady Karaan, High Priestess of Hayr Tretements in the Order of Curly Crusaders
Fotki updated 10/12/10 Password: wavy
I need to place an order today and didn't know if I should just order the FHG or both the FHG/CEJ since the FHG seems to work great on it's own even on my daughters wavy hair.
Curly in AZ-2c-3a/Cherub/fine-med. texture/high porosity/normal elasticity/highlighted
Wash-Giovanni 3-in1 tropical, Everyday shea vanilla mint, Desert essence italian red grape & coconut
Cond.- Yes to Carrots, Tresemme Nat., Desert essence italian red grape
Leave In- Conditioner pea size
Stylers-Bioterra gel, condition 3-in-1 mousse, AOMM with Shaper hairspray for extra hold.
i actually prefer the firm hold gel over the jelly. but my hair is weird too. the firm hold gel is a cream gel and my hair likes cream based styling products.
Thick 3C, some 4a, normal porosity, medium-fine texture and medium elasticity.

cleansers- CJ Daily Fix, Deva No Poo
conditioners-Curl Rehab, Natures Gate Asian Pear and Red Currant.
stylers-Bioterra gel
leave-ins-Natures Gate Lavender and Aloe condish

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