Need recommendations for stronger hold curl cream or pudding

I have been using jellies but they just aren't cutting it, and gel seems to dry me out. Ideally I'd like a cream with strong hold, no cones or the kind that wash out easily (I do a low poo once a week) Thanks!

Jenn
Proud momma to 8!!!
Hair Type: Used to be 3a/b, now 2b/c Wavy/Whurly
Style: cirly pixie, growing out from a buzzcut. Aiming for at least a jaw length bob
Routine: Figuring that out since my hair has changed... so far:
Wash: CJ Daily Fix
LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion, CJ Curl Fix
Curl Enhancer: SS CEJ
Styler: KCCC, CK Coil Jam, SS FHG
Deep Conditioner: CK Curlycue Renew, CK Curl Fix
Color: I use henna to achieve a rich black cherry/deep burgundy
I use one from Sally's called Noodle Head (probably other places have it too). Biotera has a good one too, but made my 3a curls feel heavy. May work for you, don't know your hair of course :-) good luck!
did the noodlehead leave crunch at all? I don't mind that, I can always scrunch it out. I just need something with a firm hold. Thanks

Jenn
Proud momma to 8!!!
Hair Type: Used to be 3a/b, now 2b/c Wavy/Whurly
Style: cirly pixie, growing out from a buzzcut. Aiming for at least a jaw length bob
Routine: Figuring that out since my hair has changed... so far:
Wash: CJ Daily Fix
LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion, CJ Curl Fix
Curl Enhancer: SS CEJ
Styler: KCCC, CK Coil Jam, SS FHG
Deep Conditioner: CK Curlycue Renew, CK Curl Fix
Color: I use henna to achieve a rich black cherry/deep burgundy
You might consider trying Fairy Tales Curly Q gel... I know you said gels tend to dry you out but this one has shea butter, almond oil, and meadowfoam oil in it among other moisturizing ingredients and it gives me awesome hold. I've been using it for years with success.

Water/eau/aqua, steareth-10 allyl ether/acrylates copolymer, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, prunus serotina (wild cherry) bark extract, panax ginseng root extract, propylene glycol, glycerin, cinnamidopropyltrimonium chloride, tocopheryl acetate, retinyl palmitate, potassium sorbate, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, hydroxyethylcellulose, tetrasodium EDTA, polysorbate 20, fragrance (parfum), sodium hydroxide, diazolidinyl urea.
Ooooo that does look promising... thanks for the idea! & I think I have seen that one at ULTA - would be awesome if I could get it on the ground! What's the scent like?

Jenn
Proud momma to 8!!!
Hair Type: Used to be 3a/b, now 2b/c Wavy/Whurly
Style: cirly pixie, growing out from a buzzcut. Aiming for at least a jaw length bob
Routine: Figuring that out since my hair has changed... so far:
Wash: CJ Daily Fix
LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion, CJ Curl Fix
Curl Enhancer: SS CEJ
Styler: KCCC, CK Coil Jam, SS FHG
Deep Conditioner: CK Curlycue Renew, CK Curl Fix
Color: I use henna to achieve a rich black cherry/deep burgundy
You can always make your own curl creme . Just mix a hard hold gel with some LI and presto, curl creme.
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*
did the noodlehead leave crunch at all? I don't mind that, I can always scrunch it out. I just need something with a firm hold. Thanks

Jenn
Originally Posted by curlymomma
There is a little crunch, but nothing major and yes, it scrunched out.
You can always make your own curl creme . Just mix a hard hold gel with some LI and presto, curl creme.
Originally Posted by SaraNoH
What is Ll?
You can always make your own curl creme . Just mix a hard hold gel with some LI and presto, curl creme.
Originally Posted by SaraNoH
What is Ll?
Originally Posted by sus811
Oh sorry, dang abbreviations. LI = Leave In. Which really is just any conditioning product you leave in your hair after a shower. It doesn't have to be a LI specific product, even plain, regular conditioner works.
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*
You can always make your own curl creme . Just mix a hard hold gel with some LI and presto, curl creme.
Originally Posted by SaraNoH
Wow... So simple. Great idea!!! I have gels lingering around because I don't use them and now I know what I'll do!!!
3A 3B mix
Very thick hair
Colored
Low porosity
Medium coarse texture

Lo-Poo- Yes to Cucumbers
Co-wash- Yes to Cucumbers, As I Am Co-wash
RO-Yes to blueberries, GVPCB, CJ curl assurance conditioner
DT- CJ curl rehab
LI- As I Am leave in, KCKT

Style- Sauve Everlasting Sunshine
Misc- CJ Smoothing lotion
Ooooo that does look promising... thanks for the idea! & I think I have seen that one at ULTA - would be awesome if I could get it on the ground! What's the scent like?

Jenn
Originally Posted by curlymomma
+1 for the Fairy Tales! I used that one a while ago and really want to revisit it! It smells lovely, like cherries or something fruity. I remember it really separated my curls a lot, so not the best for clumping, but excellent when you want a ton of tighter curls.
2c/2b with some 2a, coarse, dense, thick, low porosity
Growing out a CL bob. Currently at APL.
CG again as of 7/20/12


Cleanser: BRÖÖ Smoothing I.P.A. Shampoo
RO: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Styler: Beautiful Curls Gel for Wavy to Curly Hair

all-natural products, light moisture, humectants, argan oil
silk protein, synthetic ingredients, heavy oils/products, cowashing

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