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Old 05-20-2011, 04:49 PM   #1
 
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Default Help with CJ - which one AF or CCCC/CCCCL

I love CIAB (no frizz on a very humid day!), but I need to pair it with something for the curls (using just CIAB is too light on my hair). I have been pairing it using AGRecoil, but I would like to try a CJ product instead. I think that the AGRecoil is a little drying for me.

I have mixed 3a/3b, coarse, low porosity hair.

I am trying to decide between the AF, CCCC, and CCCCLite. I'm leaning towards CCCC, but the AF is confusing me - why would I need it or not need it? From what I understand, I generally need a leave in conditioner (I just use my regular conditioner), something for frizz (CIAB), and something for curls (?).

I usually just search the message board, but I am not finding an answer very easily.

Thanks!
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Old 05-20-2011, 05:01 PM   #2
 
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I love CIAB (no frizz on a very humid day!), but I need to pair it with something for the curls (using just CIAB is too light on my hair). I have been pairing it using AGRecoil, but I would like to try a CJ product instead. I think that the AGRecoil is a little drying for me.

I have mixed 3a/3b, coarse, low porosity hair.

I am trying to decide between the AF, CCCC, and CCCCLite. I'm leaning towards CCCC, but the AF is confusing me - why would I need it or not need it? From what I understand, I generally need a leave in conditioner (I just use my regular conditioner), something for frizz (CIAB), and something for curls (?).

I usually just search the message board, but I am not finding an answer very easily.

Thanks!
I would vote for CCCCLite, it's a lotion not a heavy cream, smells fantastic, moisturizing not drying. Not as much curlingness or hold as Re:Coil, but yes not as drying. My hair is coarse 2C.
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:25 PM   #3
 
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why dont you buy the sample thingie and try them all first. that helped me realize what definitely doesnt work for me. I liked CCCC better then the lite for my hair. AF was a flop for me.
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:39 PM   #4
 
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CCCC!! My hair loves it! Unfortunately the CCCC lite didn't work out for me. You could try and purchase some samples from the swap board. If you purchase a full size jar/bottle and find you don't like it, you can always sell it on the swap board here. HTH.
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:15 AM   #5
 
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You could also contact Marsha from Curl Junkie directly at info@curljunkie.com. Tell her what kind of hair you have and what kind of product you are looking for. She has wonderful suggestions and usually responds very quickly.
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:28 AM   #6
 
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You could also contact Marsha from Curl Junkie directly at info@curljunkie.com. Tell her what kind of hair you have and what kind of product you are looking for. She has wonderful suggestions and usually responds very quickly.
Agreed! Marsha is amazing - her customer service is unbeatable!
You can also order samples of many popular products from KathyMack here om the boards. Check out the Fotki link in her signature for what she has available.
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Old 05-22-2011, 11:27 AM   #7
 
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You could also contact Marsha from Curl Junkie directly at info@curljunkie.com. Tell her what kind of hair you have and what kind of product you are looking for. She has wonderful suggestions and usually responds very quickly.
Agreed! Marsha is amazing - her customer service is unbeatable!
You can also order samples of many popular products from KathyMack here om the boards. Check out the Fotki link in her signature for what she has available.
This is great advice. I highly recommend buying samples from Kathymack. It is an economical way to try out a number of things. I love CJ's cleansers & conditioners but the styling products were always a challenge for me. After trying all of them, the ones I use are Aloe Fix Lite, CQ & CIAB. CIAB is one I use as a serum to protect against frizz. CCCC, CClite & Aloe Fix were all a bust, but the AFL works really well.


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