Marie Dean Products

Hello Curlies!

So I received some Marie Dean products in the mail today!

Ordered:

Curly Styling Cream
Coconut Vanilla Conditioner

Received samples of:

Red Clover Honey Leave In Conditioner
Amla Hair Creme

I was wondering if anyone has experience with these particular products and if so, any combinations that are working for you...Such as do you pair anything with the CSC, AHC or the Red Clover LI? What low poos work well with the conditioners?

Any general tips when using these products? I have heard to go with a lighter hand as these products are very rich...Anything else?

Thanks!
2b/3a, normal/high porosity, fine/medium texture, medium density, low elasticity

Low Poo- Tigi Colour Goddess, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT (clarify 1X/week)
Condish- CJ Curl Rehab, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT
Leave In- Slip Detangler, KCKT, Redken Curl Refiner
Style- KCCC, SS CEJ, SS FHG
Treatment- CJ Repair Me! and CJ CR

Dislikes: Too much protein, high glycerin content, and heavy oils
Hello Curlies!

So I received some Marie Dean products in the mail today!

Ordered:

Curly Styling Cream
Coconut Vanilla Conditioner

Received samples of:

Red Clover Honey Leave In Conditioner
Amla Hair Creme

I was wondering if anyone has experience with these particular products and if so, any combinations that are working for you...Such as do you pair anything with the CSC, AHC or the Red Clover LI? What low poos work well with the conditioners?

Any general tips when using these products? I have heard to go with a lighter hand as these products are very rich...Anything else?

Thanks!
Originally Posted by SegB
The Amla Creme is new, so I never used it. If you use the Coconut Vanilla Conditioner as your rinse out, you can use one of the other products as a styler. They are too rich to use more then one as a styler. You can use the Coconut Vanilla Conditioner as a styler, too. Same conditions--only one. Other then that, they "play" well with everything.
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; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
The Amla Creme is new, so I never used it. If you use the Coconut Vanilla Conditioner as your rinse out, you can use one of the other products as a styler. They are too rich to use more then one as a styler. You can use the Coconut Vanilla Conditioner as a styler, too. Same conditions--only one. Other then that, they "play" well with everything.
Originally Posted by kathymack
Thanks Kam...Used the conditioner this morning and LOVED it. So moisturizing but didn't weigh me down. I styled with KCKT and KCCC and so far it looks like a good hair day.

I know you use 'minute' amounts...For your hair, what does that mean? A pea size? Penny? Nickel?

Also, I do need something on top of any cream/LI, as for some reason, I need something that is going to give me some "crunch" after diffusing to scrunch out. Otherwise I get dry and frizzy. Any recommendations for what to top the CSC?

Also, does Adrienne always send samples like that with every order?

Thanks!
2b/3a, normal/high porosity, fine/medium texture, medium density, low elasticity

Low Poo- Tigi Colour Goddess, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT (clarify 1X/week)
Condish- CJ Curl Rehab, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT
Leave In- Slip Detangler, KCKT, Redken Curl Refiner
Style- KCCC, SS CEJ, SS FHG
Treatment- CJ Repair Me! and CJ CR

Dislikes: Too much protein, high glycerin content, and heavy oils

Thanks Kam...Used the conditioner this morning and LOVED it. So moisturizing but didn't weigh me down. I styled with KCKT and KCCC and so far it looks like a good hair day.

I know you use 'minute' amounts...For your hair, what does that mean? A pea size? Penny? Nickel?

Also, I do need something on top of any cream/LI, as for some reason, I need something that is going to give me some "crunch" after diffusing to scrunch out. Otherwise I get dry and frizzy. Any recommendations for what to top the CSC?

Also, does Adrienne always send samples like that with every order?

Thanks!
Originally Posted by SegB
I have acrylic nails that aren't really long. I use a backwards scoop (maybe a little bigger then a pea) and smooth on the canopy. Then do the same and smooth on under layers upside down. Finger comb and scrunch in. I do this with each layer. I've never found a jelly product with which they didn't work well.

She does send samples with every order. While her body products are nice (that's what I used to always get), I think the choices are made by what they have that didn't fit into the bigger jars. So, if they make a big batch of XYZ, the samples that go out are that product.
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; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
I have acrylic nails that aren't really long. I use a backwards scoop (maybe a little bigger then a pea) and smooth on the canopy. Then do the same and smooth on under layers upside down. Finger comb and scrunch in. I do this with each layer. I've never found a jelly product with which they didn't work well.

She does send samples with every order. While her body products are nice (that's what I used to always get), I think the choices are made by what they have that didn't fit into the bigger jars. So, if they make a big batch of XYZ, the samples that go out are that product.
Originally Posted by kathymack
Ok, thanks! Going to try the CSC tomorrow, maybe with a little Curl Queen on top (though CQ can be hit or miss for me)...If I order more I may ask if she is able to send me a sample of the smoothie...I heard this can be good as a finish product.

Happy Holidays!
2b/3a, normal/high porosity, fine/medium texture, medium density, low elasticity

Low Poo- Tigi Colour Goddess, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT (clarify 1X/week)
Condish- CJ Curl Rehab, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT
Leave In- Slip Detangler, KCKT, Redken Curl Refiner
Style- KCCC, SS CEJ, SS FHG
Treatment- CJ Repair Me! and CJ CR

Dislikes: Too much protein, high glycerin content, and heavy oils
I have acrylic nails that aren't really long. I use a backwards scoop (maybe a little bigger then a pea) and smooth on the canopy. Then do the same and smooth on under layers upside down. Finger comb and scrunch in. I do this with each layer. I've never found a jelly product with which they didn't work well.

She does send samples with every order. While her body products are nice (that's what I used to always get), I think the choices are made by what they have that didn't fit into the bigger jars. So, if they make a big batch of XYZ, the samples that go out are that product.
Originally Posted by kathymack
Ok, thanks! Going to try the CSC tomorrow, maybe with a little Curl Queen on top (though CQ can be hit or miss for me)...If I order more I may ask if she is able to send me a sample of the smoothie...I heard this can be good as a finish product.

Happy Holidays!
Originally Posted by SegB
I would try it with a product that works for you, before I used it with something that is hit or miss. That way, you'll know about the CSC.

I think the way that people use the smoothie as a finishing product is to SOTC, not as a gel/jelly product.
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; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
I would try it with a product that works for you, before I used it with something that is hit or miss. That way, you'll know about the CSC.

I think the way that people use the smoothie as a finishing product is to SOTC, not as a gel/jelly product.
Originally Posted by kathymack
Hmmm, maybe I will try it with KCCC, though I feel that doesn't play well with everything. I am having a hard time finding gel/jellies. Right now KCCC is my go to but I will only use it with KCKT. I may want to try Spiral Solutions CEJ and/or FHG...I used them once but never really experimented.

Off topic question- If re:coil dries me out, would the CEJ be likely to do the same since there is magnesium in there too? Or maybe not because it depends on the formulation...

Yes, I would use the smoothie to SOTC and maybe smooth flyaways, if it works for that too...Right now I use CIAB after diffusing to SOTC and smooth, but this can be a miss for me if I use too much. I end up flat and greasy. But if I use *just* the right amount, it's fine.

Thanks for all of your feedback!
2b/3a, normal/high porosity, fine/medium texture, medium density, low elasticity

Low Poo- Tigi Colour Goddess, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT (clarify 1X/week)
Condish- CJ Curl Rehab, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT
Leave In- Slip Detangler, KCKT, Redken Curl Refiner
Style- KCCC, SS CEJ, SS FHG
Treatment- CJ Repair Me! and CJ CR

Dislikes: Too much protein, high glycerin content, and heavy oils
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Originally Posted by Gretchen
Thanks Gretchen! It there a way to add some of the other products so we can review them (like the conditioners)?

Also, any thought of trying to add Marie Dean products to Curlmart?
2b/3a, normal/high porosity, fine/medium texture, medium density, low elasticity

Low Poo- Tigi Colour Goddess, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT (clarify 1X/week)
Condish- CJ Curl Rehab, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT
Leave In- Slip Detangler, KCKT, Redken Curl Refiner
Style- KCCC, SS CEJ, SS FHG
Treatment- CJ Repair Me! and CJ CR

Dislikes: Too much protein, high glycerin content, and heavy oils
So excited for you to try the CSC Segb! FYI, I tried it with queen helene cream/gel the other day and it was horrible. First day hair had to go up! I think my best results so far have been just csc with a drop of coconut oil scrunched over it. Keep me posted! P.S. My samples were a honey deep conditioner and a body butter. Did not like the dc. Jealous of your samples oh, and I use about a nickel size amount total of the csc.

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2's+3a/ med density/ normal-high porosity/ fine-med texture, normal elasticity (I think!):
Wash: CJ Daily Fix/Giovanni TTTT
Conditioner: Giovanni TTT
DT/PT: CJ Rehab, SSPDT
LI: Giovanni DLI, AO Mandarin Magic- Jane Carter Scalp Nourishing Serum for dry, sensitive scalp
Stylers: AG Re:coil, Mop C Curl Cream, CCClite, Spiral Solutions FHG...Sealing w/ Coconut oil
Finishing product: JC Nourish & Shine, MD Strawberry Smoothie
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So excited for you to try the CSC Segb! FYI, I tried it with queen helene cream/gel the other day and it was horrible. First day hair had to go up! I think my best results so far have been just csc with a drop of coconut oil scrunched over it. Keep me posted! P.S. My samples were a honey deep conditioner and a body butter. Did not like the dc. Jealous of your samples oh, and I use about a nickel size amount total of the csc.

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Originally Posted by BLB
Thanks BLB! Good to know. When you are just using the CSC, do you find you get a little crunch or no? I am finding I need some crunch when diffusing or it just frizzes out! May try it tomorrow but don't know if I will try it by itself or with some sort of jelly (but NOT the CQ creme LOL).
2b/3a, normal/high porosity, fine/medium texture, medium density, low elasticity

Low Poo- Tigi Colour Goddess, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT (clarify 1X/week)
Condish- CJ Curl Rehab, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT
Leave In- Slip Detangler, KCKT, Redken Curl Refiner
Style- KCCC, SS CEJ, SS FHG
Treatment- CJ Repair Me! and CJ CR

Dislikes: Too much protein, high glycerin content, and heavy oils

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