talk to me about curl enhancers.....

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I think I need one. What is your favorite? How do you use it? What gives you the most bang for your buck? Which ones do a decent job w/o breaking the bank? Can you make your own?

Thanks!!
CG since 6/2012

Hair type: 2a/2b, normal/high porosity, fine, normal density
Lo: Organix Coconut water shampoo
Co: Suave Naturals, V05 kiwi lime
RO: Loreal Total Care
LI: KCKT, V05
Style: AIA Curling Jelly, KCCC, Noodle head curling mouse, LALSG, AG Re:Coil
Methods: icequeen, scrunch n pump, smathers, diffusing

Currently dealing with learning how to style shorter wavy hair...
I use Sheamoisture curl enhancing smoothie. It's about $11 after tax for 12 oz. I dnt use a lot if i showed you the jar you would say i dnt use it and ive had it for weeks. I put it over my leave in and under a gel. It helps me maintain my curls for 4-5 days.
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I also like Shea Moisture's curl enhancing smoothie under my ecostyler gel it makes my curls/coils pop! . Tresemme naturals nourishing moisture conditioner mixed with a little coconut oil and shea butter also help to enhance my curls sometimes.

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CG since 6/2012

Hair type: 2a/2b, normal/high porosity, fine, normal density
Lo: Organix Coconut water shampoo
Co: Suave Naturals, V05 kiwi lime
RO: Loreal Total Care
LI: KCKT, V05
Style: AIA Curling Jelly, KCCC, Noodle head curling mouse, LALSG, AG Re:Coil
Methods: icequeen, scrunch n pump, smathers, diffusing

Currently dealing with learning how to style shorter wavy hair...
Leave-in mixed with EVOO, then KCCC mixed with EVOO works for me...
DC: Giovanni 50:50/EVOO
Cowash: Tresemme Naturals
Leave-in: Giovanni Direct Leave-in/EVOO
Styler: Kinky Curly Curling Custard/EVOO
Hair Type: 4a, MBL

Nightime Routine: Pineapple, scarf method on edges, bonnet

Refresher: Aloe vera juice/EVOO
Thanks!

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Originally Posted by greytmommy
I've had good luck all summer without needing much additional enhancement and have been using CJ Pattern Pusha alone. Today I added a pump of SS CEJ and have curls on top of curls!! SS CEJ has always been a great curl enhancer for me.
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Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

Countess Balashi of Divi Beach in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!

My favs are Uncle Funky's Daughter's Curly Magic (expensive), KCCC, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly (prolly the most "natural"), Curly Kinks Coil Jam (sort of creamy)

Lots of people make flax seed gel. I am not crafty nor do I have the desire to try! Here is a good place to start for FSG:

No-fail flax seed gel - I finally did it...TWICE!

and if you decide to go the route of the more expensive curl enhancers (like the ones I listed), I'd go through kathymack to get samples.
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Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Repair Me, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC, UFD Curly Magic
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

FSG is the best I've used. I add several things to it (avg, Epsom, protein, oil, etc). It's cheap, easy, and really effective, though there is some trial/error as far as getting the hang of making it and what/how much to add to it.
But I get the best enhancement and clumping with it!
I'm actually out right now and haven't had time to make more. When that happens I use some GFPC mixed with some LAL beach waves (or whatever it's called), and sometimes some avg mixed with it.

Also, if your hair likes protein, that can be very curl enhancing. CNPF from Sally's is great and can be mixed with condish or even made into a spray.

HTH!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing

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