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Old 01-04-2007, 06:16 PM   #1
 
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I actually do not mind my hair getting weighed down because I have so much of it & a lot of volume. Are there any conditioners I can use that might help weight my hair down - I prefer to leave my conditioner in. Are the V05 conditioners I use for co-washing good for leaving in? Or should I try & use the Activate or Trader Joe's conditioner that I have been experimenting with? I stopped using the Deva line as I think it has been drying my hair out.

Also, I am having a hard time finding a good styler that will not leave crunch, but will hold all of my hair without frizz. I have samples of Curls Whipped Cream & Souffle coming & am hoping I like one of them. I am also contemplating buying White Boots, but am unsure how that will work in my hair. I have heard that Boots gives some shrinkage - if anything I want to elongate my curls. I have 3B (maybe some 3C also, not sure) curls & a lot of hair.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.
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Hello! I have been using the souffle and I need to pair it with a decent gel (or maybe a mousse?) to get it to hold the way I like it. I'm still playing with the combo's. I think it has a lot to do with being in the Houston humidity tho. Keep at it....I understand the Milkshake is also a good leave-in for weighing down the curls too.
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Hello! I have been using the souffle and I need to pair it with a decent gel (or maybe a mousse?) to get it to hold the way I like it. I'm still playing with the combo's. I think it has a lot to do with being in the Houston humidity tho. Keep at it....I understand the Milkshake is also a good leave-in for weighing down the curls too.

Thanks so much. I tried the Milkshake & could not get it to work for me. I don't know why?? I figured it would be the perfect product for me. I have had trouble with Spiral Curls Cream as well, so I hope the Souffle or Whipped Cream work better. It is very dry here now, although very warm for January (60's!), so I've needed less gel & have been using a lighter hold gel from the drugstore with Set it Free. Thanks again.
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Seriously, try the whipped cream. it's heavier than souffle and a lot more moisturizing, as far as I can tell. I can't use much of it because of my thin hair! Good luck!
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Curls Souffle and Whipped Cream are both worth a try.

And I don't find that Boots Cream causes shrinkage for me. It's very moisturizing and could contribute some weight. Not at all crunchy.
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I like to weigh my hair down too... thick/coarse/dry 3ab mix (c is creeping in since I started CG). I condition with Too Shea don't really rinse, put a palm-full of Aloeba as a leave-in & then accordion in a blob of Boots mixed with gel.
No shrinkage with Boots-- possibly because I put so much other weight in?

It a bit producty & dries crunchy but I can accordion it out easily (scrunching frizzes me out.) and by mid day, the product has soaked in completely.

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Thanks all! I am waiting for my samples of Souffle & Whipped Cream to arrive. Unfortunately, the post office was closed Tues, so apparently everything is backed up!! I was hoping to do some Saturday experimenting!!
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I like to weigh my hair down too... thick/coarse/dry 3ab mix (c is creeping in since I started CG). I condition with Too Shea don't really rinse, put a palm-full of Aloeba as a leave-in & then accordion in a blob of Boots mixed with gel.
No shrinkage with Boots-- possibly because I put so much other weight in?

It a bit producty & dries crunchy but I can accordion it out easily (scrunching frizzes me out.) and by mid day, the product has soaked in completely.

HTH!!

What is the accordion - is that what they show in the CG book? I might buy the White Boots from Banjo. I feel like such a PJ lately, I am trying EVERYTHING
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Accordioning is just scrunching by folding the curls upward in the palms like an accordion. It's a good way to scrunch out crunch once your hair is dry.
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Accordioning is just scrunching by folding the curls upward in the palms like an accordion. It's a good way to scrunch out crunch once your hair is dry.
Thanks Suzen!!
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