Curl Junkie and Jessicurl

I just commented on another post and thought i would throw it out there on a separate post. In my journey of finding products I am realizing more and more about how important ingredients are. Im noticing that curl junkie is very rich and filled with oils and butters, which I LOVE. However, i have low porous, fine hair and tons of it. I am also very heavy handed when applying products (im working on using less product). Is it possible that curl junkie may be too rich for my hair or is it me applying too much? Or do I need to alternate curl junkie? The products are not absorbing well and maybe the oils and butters are coating my hair rather then absorbing, i dont know but i can see beads of products on the hair strands.... Also, I noticed jessicurls products absorb pretty good in my hair but its not as rich as curl junkie. Is it me or is this common for my hair properties? Anyone else run into this?

BTW, Daily Fix is awesome!
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

Last edited by nibrahim; 05-18-2011 at 06:34 AM.
I'm kind of new to this, but in general I would say less is more. Over-conditioning is the worst. At one point, I was using about three different CJ conditioners (because I co-wash) and gel. I could see excess beads of product on my hair while it was air drying (which was slightly embarrassing). My hair felt incredibly soft and smelled like heaven, but it was also incredibly frizzy.

Our hair types sound kind of similar. I think my hair is low-porosity too. I'm doing much better now with minimal amounts of product and a weekly routine that includes deep conditioning and natural oils when needed.

That being said, I haven't tried Jessicurl. I did find that Jason Natural conditioner was a good daily condish, but I'm still really pleased with Curl Junkie. I guess it all depends on what your routine is like.
Hair Type: Low Porosity 3B/C
Relaxer-free since March 2010
GC since March 2011

Cleanser: CJ Daily Fix, Deva Care No-Poo, ACV Rinse
Conditioner: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion, Deva Care One Condition, Jason Natural Lavender Conditioner
Styling: KCCC, Apricot Kernel Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Deva AnGell, Oyin Handmade Juices and Berries
yea,im still new as well. my hair is hurting from all the experimenting im doing, lol. i noticed you use CJ assurance lotion as a conditioner. I tried to use it as a leave in but it turns into a creamy mess. maybe i will try it as a conditioner only. since we may have similar hair, what kind of stylers do you combine with leave ins? i have devacurl products im using up.
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

Last edited by nibrahim; 05-18-2011 at 05:53 PM.
My hair properties are completely different but I too tend to be heavy handed with products. I've cut way back on leave-in and the amount of gel. I hate when my hair gets that super producty feeling, plus it just looks weighed down.

I do find CJ products to be more moisturizing. The only Jessicurl product I like is the Rockin' Ringlets. Didn't really like the Too Shea condish because it felt like it never absorbed into my hair.

The only line I'm not sure about is Marie Dean. Most of her products seem to be way too heavy for my hair, which is not easy to do!
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Repair Me, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC, UFD Curly Magic
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

My hair is fine and low porosity, too. I use minute amounts of any product and it takes HOURS for it to absorb. You really do need to cut down on the amount of product you use.

My hair didn't care for Jessicurl, it made it limp and lifeless in only a week. On the other hand, Marie Dean is one of my favorite lines. I've use at least 24 of them and there are only two I wouldn't repurchase.
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
this is good, glad to know im not the only one heavy handed with products. i have heard about marie deans products. i may give those a try 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

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