The IYO Post!

IYO = In Your Opinion

This is the post where I ask people's opinion on a styling routine I'm formulating in my head to try in the not-super-close-but-close future. My planning is driving me bonkers, but here's the gist of it:

Right now, I'm using suave's healthy curls shampoo and condish. Sulfates and 'cones. I wash...um...I think twice a week. Definitely not more often than that. And I mostly use a bit of Pantene's curl mousse which has started to come out liquidy (argh) and be useless - except for last night when I put in bedhead control freak and tried to straighten and...let's just say straightening in a room that's steamy from a shower is not fun times.

Anyway, so I'm thinking of getting:

Trader Joe's Nourish Shampoo
Umberto Giannini Curl & Twirl Condish (I pray I'll find it)
AG Re:coil

The idea is a gentler, more conditioning routine without the CG-jump.

Question #1: Would the re:coil work as a styler when I still have whatever damage I've put my hair through from my old ways? Is it one of those things that will only look good if your hair is already really healthy?

Question #2: In general, what do you think of my imaginary routine? Give your opinions, one and all!

Thanks, curlies!!!
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Burts Bees Grapefruit and Beet Shampoo and Conditioner.
The shampoo is moisturizing and the conditioner is light but detangling. They use milder cleansers so it'll be a gentler alternative to the Suave. If you need a richer conditioner, I would suggest Devacurl One Condition..You could then also always try Devacurl Low Poo if you wanted to pair the two.
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Burts Bees Grapefruit and Beet Shampoo and Conditioner.
The shampoo is moisturizing and the conditioner is light but detangling. They use milder cleansers so it'll be a gentler alternative to the Suave. If you need a richer conditioner, I would suggest Devacurl One Condition..You could then also always try Devacurl Low Poo if you wanted to pair the two.
Originally Posted by JolieCurls
Thanks, but I don't think I'll have much access to or funds for that stuff, and I'm really only asking about the products I named for my new routine. Thanks anyway!
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the shampoo and conditioning sound good. I tried re:coil months ago and hated it. It didn't work for me. Also I don't think anyone really uses just re:coil. It is the kind of product you use in conjunction with something else. It is supposed to help with curl definition. It was very thick, producty and hard to distribute for me and it always made my hair look like crap. Everyone raves about it so I thought it would be great, I tried it so many different ways, following many tips on the boards for its application. SO I would suggest to you to use the shampoo and condish you listed.... but think of a different styling product. There are some great drugstore gels out there. Such as Aussie Tizz No Frizz, I know it has another name added to it now that they changed the packaging. Also Herbal Essences Set Me Up or Totally Twisted Gel. Those 3 gels are CG safe. Also You mentioned the Umberto Giannini Curl & Twirl Condish, so why not try their gel, I've heard people talk about it on here. And if you can't find that conditioner try the trader joe's nourish since you'll be using that shampoo.... and I've heard people rave about that condish. hope this helps and good luck! it is going to be a ot of trial and error. not everything works for everybody.
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trader joe's nourish spa s&c, giovanni la natural gel
Thanks, LizaMarz! Hm, re:coil seems to be a love/hate product on here. And I have mostly read of it as a first layer product, but then there was one poster who could use it by itself, and I wanted to test it on its own first. It is a good point you bring up, though - and it would be better to try a cheaper product first. Thanks for the recs!
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IYO = In Your Opinion

Anyway, so I'm thinking of getting:

Trader Joe's Nourish Shampoo
Umberto Giannini Curl & Twirl Condish (I pray I'll find it)
AG Re:coil

Question #1: Would the re:coil work as a styler when I still have whatever damage I've put my hair through from my old ways? Is it one of those things that will only look good if your hair is already really healthy?
Originally Posted by wild_sasparilla
Yes. No. I really like re:coil and my hair is pretty damaged. I use it under other products though - currently a mix of HE totally twisted and set me up.

Question #2: In general, what do you think of my imaginary routine? Give your opinions, one and all!
Originally Posted by wild_sasparilla
I'm not a huge fan of the UG condish but I think I've got funky hair that way, (many of the highly rec'd conditioners don't work for me). Have you tried the garnier fructis soft curl cream? If it works for you, it could be a low-cost alternative to the re:coil. If not, you should be able to return it. I haven't been able to use re:coil by itself successfully, I've always needed something with more hold over the top of it.

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And thanks to you, hairdiaries! (Great username, BTW, I can totally imagine something like Princess Diaries but shiny and spiral-bound. lol) Yep, re:coil is definitely love/hate. In my replies there's a love and a hate!

Do you think the sulfate-free nourish shampoo would get rid of the dimethicone in the SCC? That makes me uneasy...as does the fact that the stuff kinda scares me. I'll start with water-soluble stuff to check things out, but now the SCC is in my brain to try once I've seen how gel works in my hair.
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And thanks to you, hairdiaries! (Great username, BTW, I can totally imagine something like Princess Diaries but shiny and spiral-bound. lol) Yep, re:coil is definitely love/hate. In my replies there's a love and a hate!

Do you think the sulfate-free nourish shampoo would get rid of the dimethicone in the SCC? That makes me uneasy...as does the fact that the stuff kinda scares me. I'll start with water-soluble stuff to check things out, but now the SCC is in my brain to try once I've seen how gel works in my hair.
Originally Posted by wild_sasparilla
As I understand it, everyone's hair has different abilities to grab on and hold on to stuff so as always, YMMV. But, yeah, I think that that shampoo would get rid of any potential build-up. this and this seem to support that. Wasn't there also an article on this site recently that indicated that 'cones weren't that difficult to remove after all? Here.

I'm not pushing the stuff, don't get me wrong , I've not had any great success with it but for many, it's been a hit.
Good luck!

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just call me 'g'
2b?
mostly-almost-definitely CG, definitely a PJ
photo journal
password: curls
updated pics Dec 2006
Ooh, links to stare at!

...But why do I still feel the incredible urge to splurge on a tube of re:coil?
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I don't need additional gel over Re:coil. And I usually like strong-hold products. For me, the trick with Re:coil was to comb it through with a wide-toothed comb, then scrunch the curl back in. Good distribution seemed to be the important thing.
Ooh, links to stare at!

...But why do I still feel the incredible urge to splurge on a tube of re:coil?
Originally Posted by wild_sasparilla
'cuz it's goooooooood!

Seriously though, it's not a bad bet. It's highly popular with many different hair types so even if it doesn't work for you, it'll last about 3 minutes on the swap board.

~g
just call me 'g'
2b?
mostly-almost-definitely CG, definitely a PJ
photo journal
password: curls
updated pics Dec 2006
And now I will set off on my product quest! *dramatic music plays, I pull Excalibur out of nowhere and point it meaningfully at the horizon*

Through the use of very casual joking conversation and good prices I've managed to get my mom to think she should take me to Trader Joe's soon after I finish my old shampoo and condish, so I can get that Nourish. Mmm, that mango shaving cream looks good too...anyway. Rite Aid is a bit out of the way, so I'll have to be really good to get a ride there, but it's the only place in the US that I've heard legally sells Umberto Giannini. (BTW, they have gorgeous hairclips; I have one and love it!) I'll just get whichever gel looks good at one of those places.

My planning will soon go into effect! I will now use heinous amounts of my shampoo and condish because I've seen that she has a bottle of each as backup, and I want my Nourish and UG ASAP.

Thanks for your help, everyone!

And now a prediction: This re:coil vs. SCC thing will probably culminate in a dramatic standoff between two stores. The salon near me that I found out sells re:coil is right next to Target, where I've seen the SCC. I will probably stand between the two for quite some time in mental debate.
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New update - I've been researching like mad and thinking back to old threads and have found that L'oreal's OOB is better liked than SCC, so if I get something like it, that's what I'll get. Otherwise, if I decide to get a creme, I wants me some re:coil!

Just givin' some FYI on that OOB. Eilonwy has a great post about it if anybody is curious.
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