Go Back   CurlTalk > Hair > General Discussion about Curly Hair

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-22-2007, 04:46 PM   #1
 
SmallFry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 931
Default 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!
__________________
Lotsa 3c curls
Curly Journey Album
Updated 2009 and 2010 pics
Hair Journal/Products

It's not about having what you want, it's about Wanting what you have
SmallFry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2007, 04:49 PM   #2
 
medusahair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 4,449
Default

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!
__________________
2c/3a?
Low porosity, medium texture.
http://public.fotki.com/Medusahair/

If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
medusahair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2007, 04:51 PM   #3
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 820
Send a message via AIM to JolieCurls
Default

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)
__________________
2b/3a/3b botticelli curls, medium fine, medium coarse

Photos: http://www.fotki.com/joliecurls
JolieCurls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2007, 04:55 PM   #4
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 571
Default

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?
curlsofny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2007, 05:50 PM   #5
 
medusahair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 4,449
Default

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.
__________________
2c/3a?
Low porosity, medium texture.
http://public.fotki.com/Medusahair/

If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
medusahair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2007, 06:15 PM   #6
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 571
Default

Thanks Medusa - glad you found something you love!
curlsofny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2007, 06:18 PM   #7
 
katethegreat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 847
Send a message via AIM to katethegreat
Default

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......
__________________
"Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us."
-Marianne Williamson
katethegreat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2007, 06:31 PM   #8
 
fragglehead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 195
Default

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??) I find the more products I use, the more producty and crunchy my hair is. I find the less products I use the better.
__________________
2c/3a very thick!!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat are really good friends. ~Author Unknown
fragglehead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2007, 07:41 PM   #9
 
vanek07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 89
Default

I mostly just use Angell and it works! (But now that the weather's so cold and windy I use a cream too.)
vanek07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2007, 07:52 PM   #10
 
orangeserendipity32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 294
Default

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.
__________________
3a/2b

Winter Routine
Co-wash: Hair One Argan Oil or Burt's Bees GreenTea and Fennel
Low-Po: Devacurl LP or SheaMoisture Black Soap(1-2x/wk)
Condish: SheaMoisture Deep Repair Mask
Leave-in: Kinky Curly Knot Today AND
Styler: GF Curl Construct Mousse or Biotera gel
-Diffuser happy!
Treatments: Oils or butters,and trying out Aubrey Organics GPB for protein

http://public.fotki.com/orange32
pw=ringlet
orangeserendipity32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2007, 08:34 PM   #11
 
Ab-star's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,081
Send a message via MSN to Ab-star
Default

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!)
__________________
MY HAIR ALBUM
pw - jack

Going natural for the summer...just a dab of ArcAngell!
Ab-star is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2007, 09:14 PM   #12
 
mayim's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 4,687
Default

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).



m
__________________
coarse, thick 3a
modified cg







mayim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2007, 09:19 PM   #13
 
godgivenperm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,014
Default

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.
__________________
3B/3C
No more PJ tendencies. Tigi Curls Rock Curl Amplifier is the best thing to make my curls rock all day! Next best are KCCC and Re:Coil +HE TT Gel.
godgivenperm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2007, 11:19 PM   #14
 
sfisher323's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 536
Send a message via AIM to sfisher323 Send a message via Yahoo to sfisher323
Default

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.
sfisher323 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2007, 05:15 AM   #15
 
embudini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,042
Default

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.
__________________
PW: ihaveafotki
Fotki UPDATED! 12-14-2007
3A-3B layered-longer-than-shoulder-length-not-really-CG
Former Tween Scene Columnist
embudini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2007, 07:18 AM   #16
 
tgreyz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 2,435
Default

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.
tgreyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2007, 08:54 AM   #17
 
toosweet118's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 108
Send a message via Yahoo to toosweet118
Default 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. 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.
__________________
3B-C - Trader Joe Nourish CO, BB Soft Curls & Swirls ,Honey, FOTE, Jessicurl WDT.....+ Good weather = Great hair!
toosweet118 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2007, 02:55 PM   #18
 
SmallFry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 931
Default

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
__________________
Lotsa 3c curls
Curly Journey Album
Updated 2009 and 2010 pics
Hair Journal/Products

It's not about having what you want, it's about Wanting what you have
SmallFry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2007, 05:53 PM   #19
 
kimmyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 3,983
Default

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??) I find the more products I use, the more producty and crunchy my hair is. I find the less products I use the better.
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.
__________________
2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.
kimmyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2007, 07:49 PM   #20
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 5,095
Default

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.
Kurlee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Trending Topics[-]hide

Thread Tools
Display Modes



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com