Go Back   CurlTalk > Hair > General Discussion about Curly Hair

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-23-2012, 07:47 AM   #1
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 571
Default Conditioner / Gel to weigh hair down?

Hi, I'm looking for new products that will help weigh my hair down. By end of day, my hair is poofy and I just need something with hold. I like the LA Looks Sport Gel, but was thinking perhaps a leave in under it might help? I'm basically looking for the best of both worlds, something that has hold, but no crunch. Any suggestions? Preferably something I can buy local. Thanks!!
curlsofny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
 
InaEva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 61
Default

Oil helps weigh my hair down.
__________________
Mulatto, Long 3B Hair
InaEva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 02:11 PM   #3
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 571
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by InaEva View Post
Oil helps weigh my hair down.
Thanks - any particular kind? And how do you use it? (i.e. under gel?)
curlsofny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 02:16 PM   #4
rbb
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 2,658
Default

do you use a leave in? that will help. and if you don't use an oil, you can try an emollience butter like spiral solutions emollience butter or jane carter nourish & shine. you can get jane carter locally, go to the website and do a store locator.
__________________
[FONT="Arial Narrow"]
3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, leave in, protein tx: curl junkie products. styling:curl junkie conditioners only at times, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. trying ufdcm. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!! sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine
rbb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 08:14 PM   #5
 
SaraNoH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 817
Default

LALSG is pretty crunchy for me, unless I use an oily leave in or Mixed Silks gel underneath. You could try BRHG. It's suuuper strong and wasn't as crunchy as LALSG I thought. Plus LALSG can be drying for some because of those dang proteins.
__________________
CG Birthday: 7/25/11
Type 3a/2c
Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
Leave In: ^^^^
Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
*Desert Curly*
SaraNoH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 09:23 PM   #6
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 227
Default

I don't know if I'm the only one who finds this to be true, but the ingredient hydrocellulose or something like weighs my hair down a bit. Aussie instant freeze has the ingredient and does this to me.
__________________
My hair: 3b, corkicelli, medium porosity, medium texture, medium/thick density

Co-wash: DevaCurl NoPoo
Rinse-out: GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave-in: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut, or my rinse-out!
Gel: SS FHG (my new HG!!)... I also like HESMU, AIF, CJ CQ, BRHG, CJ PP and the occasional LALSG

Likes: Plopping!
Dislikes: Glycerin

CG and loving it!
jaclyn15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 10:53 PM   #7
 
InaEva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 61
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by curlsofny View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by InaEva View Post
Oil helps weigh my hair down.
Thanks - any particular kind? And how do you use it? (i.e. under gel?)
I use jojoba or coconut. I used to use oil underneath my gel all the time, but nowadays I don't use gel anymore & don't like to layer products.
__________________
Mulatto, Long 3B Hair
InaEva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 03:00 AM   #8
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 571
Default

Thanks ladies! Will look into something to use a leave in.
curlsofny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 11:18 PM   #9
 
NYCgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 189
Default

For added weight as well as moisture, if you do layer your products you might want to try sealing your LI with a butter instead of an oil and if you then use gel, try sealing your gel with a little oil.


Sent from my SCH-I535 using CurlTalk App
__________________
  • Oils: EVOO,Watermelon Seed,Argan, Coconut
  • Cleanse: CD Monoi Repairing Shampoo, Soultanicals Honey I Shrunk the Frizz Poo Bar
  • Detangle/RO: Soultanicals Mango Dip Detangling Slip
  • LI: DB Sweet Cocoa Bean Moisturizing Hair Whip
  • DC: Crece Pelo,MJ Super Sweetback
  • PT: CJ Repair Me,Smooth Naturals Strengthen
  • Style: CRN Aloe Whipped Butter Gel, CRN Almond Jai Twist Butter, WetLine Xtreme Gel,Cantu Coconut Curling Cream
  • Moisturize: DN Whipped Amla Frosting,CoN Argan Oil Perfect 7
NYCgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 08:49 AM   #10
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 571
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NYCgirl View Post
For added weight as well as moisture, if you do layer your products you might want to try sealing your LI with a butter instead of an oil and if you then use gel, try sealing your gel with a little oil.


Sent from my SCH-I535 using CurlTalk App
Thanks! Going to have to shop today. Heading to target and sally's
curlsofny 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 12:10 PM.


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