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SmallFry 01-22-2007 04:46 PM

Do you have ONE?
 
I've noticed that many curlies use a combination of styling products at once. And I'm guilty of the same thing. Does anyone have ONE product that gets the job done? I'm so tired of using a combo of stuff to get a good hair day. It would be nice to have a simple routine... I don't want to have to decide what goes together, what order to apply it, etc. I'd love to just use ONE product (leave-in not included cuz I don't rinse all my condish).

If you have ONE, please post what you use, how you use it and what it does for you.

thanks!

medusahair 01-22-2007 04:49 PM

I just use one thing, other than a leave in that is.
I just use the Suave smoothing antifrizz gel with aloe extract.

The gel helps with clumping and curl and holds my hair just enough all day long and best of all it's cheap. yay!

JolieCurls 01-22-2007 04:51 PM

I can use HE Body Envy Mousse to get a really nice result - clumpy curls, enough volume, moisture, hold...I also enjoy Curl Keeper alone
(I too leave in conditioner in my hair so this is over a little conditioner)

curlsofny 01-22-2007 04:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by medusahair
I just use one thing, other than a leave in that is.
I just use the Suave smoothing antifrizz gel with aloe extract.

The gel helps with clumping and curl and holds my hair just enough all day long and best of all it's cheap. yay!


Medusa, is that the exact name of the gel? I can never find the right one! Does it have a lot of crunch?

medusahair 01-22-2007 05:50 PM

Yes that's the name of it. I got it at Walmart, they have it at Walgreens here too. It's a whole 1.57
I get a tiny bit of crunch if I don't use a leave in but it scrunches right out. If I use a leave in generally get no crunch.

I wish I had tried this back when everyone first mentioned it I could have been having great hair days all along.

curlsofny 01-22-2007 06:15 PM

Thanks Medusa - glad you found something you love!

katethegreat 01-22-2007 06:18 PM

right now ALL I am using is HE Body Envy...unless you count the fact that I don't rinse out any of my V05 condish.....but since that isn't really a styling product......

fragglehead 01-22-2007 06:31 PM

Lately I have been using Aura Hypo Gel only. I am loving my hair. It is getting much longer and more spirally (is that a word??) :lol: I find the more products I use, the more producty and crunchy my hair is. I find the less products I use the better. :D

vanek07 01-22-2007 07:41 PM

I mostly just use Angell and it works! (But now that the weather's so cold and windy I use a cream too.)

orangeserendipity32 01-22-2007 07:52 PM

Graham Webb Making Waves gel is the only product I had true success with all on its own. It adds tons of shine (contains mica), makes curls bouncy and weightless, and my hair always felt really soft and touchable with it. I think it is a good cool/cold weather gel-it has a medium hold. It actually seemed to perform better on it's own then w/ other products. I prefer max. holds gels in warmer weather though.

Ab-star 01-22-2007 08:34 PM

I could use just JoiWhip Mousse and get good results (with a leave-in but that doesn't count, right?) but my hair wouldn't be as curly as I like it...I think. In fact I might try that tomorrow...not using the re:coil that is. I've wanted to try looser curls but every combo I try makes my hair stringy. It never occured to me to NOT use something!!

(I totally typed out everything that was running through my head just now...lol!)

mayim 01-22-2007 09:14 PM

i'll go you one better - i use no products.

(to be fair, sometimes i will use a smidge of pomade, and i'll do a quick rinse depending on how much moisture my hair needs on a given day).

:D

m

godgivenperm 01-22-2007 09:19 PM

I really don't like to layer up or combo products.

My #1 favorite product is Curls Rock Amplifier.
#2 is KCCC that I bought on the swap board. It's good but I wouldn't pay full price for it.
#3 is probably Garnier Soft Curls Cream.

I rotate around which product I'm going to use and only use one at a time. I'm a simple person: after squeezing out the extra water in my hair, I rake or comb through product. Sometime I diffues, usually I just air dry.
If I don't touch my hair, get it caught in my purse, or hung on the seatbeat, then my curls stay pretty defined all day.

sfisher323 01-22-2007 11:19 PM

What I wouldn't do to find that ONE product! Until then, I remain a PJ . . . always trying new products, new combinations, and new quantities. I guess I'm still kind of new at the game, however. :)

embudini 01-23-2007 05:15 AM

I just condish with AHC and I'm done, unless its my weekly shampoo day. Lately I've sometimes been scrunching in aloe vera gel after my shower, it defines my curls a little more.

tgreyz 01-23-2007 07:18 AM

I pretty much only use one product, its pretty cheap too. Beyond the Zone Noodle Head from Sally's. I layer that on top of a combination of cheap conditioner and honey.

toosweet118 01-23-2007 08:54 AM

Products
 
I use the Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine as my Leave In. Then I use my homemade Flaxseed gel (Boil 1cup water + 2tbsp Flax seed, strain & keep in fridge). This gel gives definition and light hold, but it is sooooooo moisturizing, when I wet my hair before my CO wash, it is sooooooo soft. :shock: But let me warn you the gel is a bit on the runny side so I mix it in with my leave-in. For my second day hair I use a little Fantasia IC gel (clear) to smooth things out. I will post some pics of my second day hair today.

SmallFry 01-23-2007 02:55 PM

Yes! There is hope! Thank you for all the responses; I'll be looking into some of those.
Toosweet, that flax seed gel sounds good and your hair is lovely.
Godgivenperm, how do you use Curls Rock? How much do you use? and what kind of hold?
Tgreyz, how do you use noodlehead? How much do you use? and what kind of hold?

Thanks ladies

kimmyc 01-23-2007 05:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fragglehead
Lately I have been using Aura Hypo Gel only. I am loving my hair. It is getting much longer and more spirally (is that a word??) :lol: I find the more products I use, the more producty and crunchy my hair is. I find the less products I use the better. :D

If I use one product, Aura Hypo Gel is my favorite too. The 2nd choice would be B&A's biomineral gel. These are probably the one gels I use by themselves. I do use Angell by itself but I always leave One C in first.

All of the above provide good hold and no frizz for me. If I want 2nd day hair I usually go for the Aura gel or the B&A gel.

Kurlee 01-23-2007 07:49 PM

I have never used anything but one styler in my hair. Right now I only use my leave in, which I don't count really, and sometimes shea butter as a pomade.

I have had the most luck with ArcAngell and Magick Botanicals Gel.


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