Products that fly under the radar?

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We hear all the time about KCKT, KCCC, LALSG, BRHG, etc. What products have you found that you believe are under-represented in the nc community?
Good question! Ill be watching this thread!
All bets off on finding the perfect products for the curls - focusing on regrowing (50%) hair loss due to
A) Depo Provera (injectable birth control)
B) seborrheic dermatitis
C) stress/diet
Like everything else, products seem to "come and go." If you can believe it, KCCC is no where near as popular as when I first joined. I think it's because it's more "available," so it doesn't seem as elusive or special.

Some products are "hot" when they are first "discovered" and reviewed by a member. Some lines get a lot of "hype" when they come out with a new product. It's all about staying power. There don't seem to be a lot of products that are popular several years later.

As an admitted product strumpet, I rotate products. I wet, use a rinse out and style everyday. I seldom use a product twice in a week (try to keep it to every five days.) I probably have 40 or 50 products in my rotation, so there is always room for one more, LOL! I always looking for something to peak my interest. My hair prefers the more natural products from the online boutique type companies.

I'm happy to buy something new. At this point, I'm a little jaded. Products have to be really great for me to love them and keep using them.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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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 don't know whats flying but I will say that I don't see the kynx line getting much hype.

I love MOP c-system products. They are ultra moisturizing and pretty old from what I've read but I love them.
About my hair:
weekly shampoo-HE Honey I'm Strong
daily conditioner-HE Honey I'm Strong (use as li)
go to style-Pocahontas braids
I don't know whats flying but I will say that I don't see the kynx line getting much hype.

I love MOP c-system products. They are ultra moisturizing and pretty old from what I've read but I love them.
Originally Posted by sienna40
Agree about Mop C. I used the hydrating shampoo for the longest time but now rotate in Jessicurl cleansers. I tried the Mop C defining cream but didn't like it very much.

Also love Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic. Not many use it but I love it as a curl enhancer in low dews!
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: CJ Beauticurls, CJ A&OO, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: Mop C, KCCC, SCE FSG
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

I don't know whats flying but I will say that I don't see the kynx line getting much hype.

I love MOP c-system products. They are ultra moisturizing and pretty old from what I've read but I love them.
Originally Posted by sienna40
MOP C was popular when I was first on the boards. There's a thread about the Curl Defining (was enhancing) Creme being discontinued.

I just checked out the KYNX line. I suspect they aren't popular because of the ingredients--lots of cones.
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 liked Herbal Essence Tousle me Softly mousse. I know a lot of curlies like the Set me Up and Totally Twisted lines; I have used the HETT, and dont like it. I just dont. I gave mine away. I like the Tousle mousse.
DermOrganics Hydrating Shampoo (low-poo) and Masque. This combo is amazing! The shampoo cleans fabulously well, but leaves my hair feeling super soft, especially when I follow with the Masque as my RO. I know they're not always easy to find on the ground (they are available online), but definitely worth trying.

3a/f/iii
Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
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Hair Texture: Fine
Hair Porosity: Low to Normal
Hair Density: Medium
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I don't know whats flying but I will say that I don't see the kynx line getting much hype.

I love MOP c-system products. They are ultra moisturizing and pretty old from what I've read but I love them.
Originally Posted by sienna40
Agree about Mop C. I used the hydrating shampoo for the longest time but now rotate in Jessicurl cleansers. I tried the Mop C defining cream but didn't like it very much.

Also love Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic. Not many use it but I love it as a curl enhancer in low dews!
Originally Posted by asianrunner
ar, what texture is the Curly Magic?

TIA
I don't know whats flying but I will say that I don't see the kynx line getting much hype.

I love MOP c-system products. They are ultra moisturizing and pretty old from what I've read but I love them.
Originally Posted by sienna40
Agree about Mop C. I used the hydrating shampoo for the longest time but now rotate in Jessicurl cleansers. I tried the Mop C defining cream but didn't like it very much.

Also love Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic. Not many use it but I love it as a curl enhancer in low dews!
Originally Posted by asianrunner
ar, what texture is the Curly Magic?

TIA
Originally Posted by ninja dog
I like the UFD Curly Magic, too. The texture is a little like homemade FSG or a jelly.

I like the Hugo Naturals line. It is found at Whole Foods and online. My most frequently used product is the shampoo.
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2?/3a ??? ; fine; high density; normal porosity and elasticity
color treated

CURRENTLY USING:
cleanse:Organix Vanilla Silk, Use Me Cleansing Cream
rinse out/li:Ion Effective Care, Tresseme Naturals Radiant Volume (both with NPF added)
stylers:Curl Keeper, UFD Curly Magic, & Alba Botanicals Strong Hold Gel
PT:CJ Repair Me

mod CG since August 2010
@Corrina, where have you found DermOrganics Hydrating Shampoo (low-poo) and Masque on the ground and about how expensive is it?
2b, fine texture, normal porosity & elasticity (CG as of 12/2011)

Low-poo: UFD Rich & Funky
Cowash: VO5 Kiwi Lime
RO: Tresemme Naturals, Aubrey Organics GPB, Ion Effective Care, MillCreek Keratin
PT/DT: IAgirl's PT, GVP CB
LI: KCKT, Cure Care, CJ CCCC Lite
Styling: Curl Keeper, As I Am Jelly, UFD Curly Magic, CJ Curl Queen, TIGI Strong Hold Mousse


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@Corrina, where have you found DermOrganics Hydrating Shampoo (low-poo) and Masque on the ground and about how expensive is it?
Originally Posted by kimmidawn

I have a semi-local chain of discount hair & make-up products near me (it's also where I always got my Deva products when I used them). I saw once on a thread here that someone found them at TJ Maxx or Marshalls, but I don't know if that's still the case. Price wise- they fall in between Shea Moisture and Deva.


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3a/f/iii
Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
I had an incredible appt. with a curly hair specialist who gave me a fantastic cut and went over all kinds of tips with me. I learned so much!

She also used this curl enhancer on me--Pravana Curves Curl Enhancer--and I bought it and love it so far. I was surprised that I had not heard of it on NC.com. It is a watery gel that really offers hold (at first I thought that it was like CJ CIAB, but it has more hold than that). I don't need to use my BRHG over it, and that is amazing. It does dry a bit stiffly, but it is very easy to SOTC and then it looks fantastic. This works so well on my hair thus far.
2a or b, highlighted, fine hair but lots of it
Modified CG since 6/11

Low Poo: CJ Daily Fix
Co-Wash: DevaCurl No Poo
Rinse Out: CJ Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner or Deva One C
DT: CJ Rehab
Stylers: Deva Heaven in Hair as a Leave-in, followed by Arc Angel
SOTC: CJ CIAB
I don't know whats flying but I will say that I don't see the kynx line getting much hype.

I love MOP c-system products. They are ultra moisturizing and pretty old from what I've read but I love them.
Originally Posted by sienna40


i've been trying to find the mop c curl defining cream...do you know if it got discontinued? I've been wanting to try a cream b/c I am new here and really not liking gel too much. I want to stay away from protein, glycerin and aloe in addition to the regular CG no-no's.. Any recommendations to a mop c alternative if it was discontinued?
I had an incredible appt. with a curly hair specialist who gave me a fantastic cut and went over all kinds of tips with me. I learned so much!

She also used this curl enhancer on me--Pravana Curves Curl Enhancer--and I bought it and love it so far. I was surprised that I had not heard of it on NC.com. It is a watery gel that really offers hold (at first I thought that it was like CJ CIAB, but it has more hold than that). I don't need to use my BRHG over it, and that is amazing. It does dry a bit stiffly, but it is very easy to SOTC and then it looks fantastic. This works so well on my hair thus far.
Originally Posted by wavyone
I am always keen to try something new. The ingredients don't look too bad - polyquat is at the top but I'm okay with that. No cones or mineral oil. Can you tell me what the fragrance is like. If it is really strong smelling or floral, I have to stay clear. TIA




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Type: 3a fine & dense,with normal porosity, terrible product junkie
ROUTINE: LI, enhancer, gel, plop with Curlease towel, serum product (either CIAB or Gel-les'c), clip & diffuse.
Too many favourite products to list ... I finally have my routine that works and alot of products to choose from. My product stash is huge, but well loved !!!
The Pravana has a scent but I am having trouble placing it. To me, it is not strong at all and definitely fades away fast..but I know everyone is different when it comes to scents.
2a or b, highlighted, fine hair but lots of it
Modified CG since 6/11

Low Poo: CJ Daily Fix
Co-Wash: DevaCurl No Poo
Rinse Out: CJ Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner or Deva One C
DT: CJ Rehab
Stylers: Deva Heaven in Hair as a Leave-in, followed by Arc Angel
SOTC: CJ CIAB
It MIGHT be what you would consider floral. Like I said, it's hard to place.
It works well as a 2nd day refresher (which I rarely have luck with).
2a or b, highlighted, fine hair but lots of it
Modified CG since 6/11

Low Poo: CJ Daily Fix
Co-Wash: DevaCurl No Poo
Rinse Out: CJ Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner or Deva One C
DT: CJ Rehab
Stylers: Deva Heaven in Hair as a Leave-in, followed by Arc Angel
SOTC: CJ CIAB
I don't know whats flying but I will say that I don't see the kynx line getting much hype.

I love MOP c-system products. They are ultra moisturizing and pretty old from what I've read but I love them.
Originally Posted by sienna40
Agree about Mop C. I used the hydrating shampoo for the longest time but now rotate in Jessicurl cleansers. I tried the Mop C defining cream but didn't like it very much.

Also love Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic. Not many use it but I love it as a curl enhancer in low dews!
Originally Posted by asianrunner
ar, what texture is the Curly Magic?

TIA
Originally Posted by ninja dog
Hmmm I'd say it reminds me of SS CEJ. Not watery or liquidy at all. Not sticky but can be a bit goopy if you get too much.
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: CJ Beauticurls, CJ A&OO, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: Mop C, KCCC, SCE FSG
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

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