Curly Match Making Service!!

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Sometimes it's hard finding good products, and it would be nice to find a curl twin who has similar properties to help compare products and results. I guess bold whatever applies to you and look for others with the same(:

POROSITY:
low
medium
high

THICKNESS:
thick/coarse strands
medium strands
thin/fine strands

DENSITY:
high density/lots of hair
normal density/normal amount of hair
low density/lower amount of hair

CURL TYPE:
2a
2b
2c
3a
3b
3c
4a
4b
4c

SENSITIVITIES/DISLIKES:
protein
glycerin
silicones
sulfates
oils/butters

LIKES/PRODUCT EXPECTATIONS:
protein
glycerin
frizz control
volume
definition
curl enhancement
moisture
organic/all natural

PRICES:
only drugstore products
$15 at most for a product
salon
boutique
anything that works

Hope this helps anyone!
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
Here is mine first...

POROSITY:
low*
medium
high

THICKNESS:
thick/coarse strands*
medium strands
thin/fine strands

DENSITY:
high density/lots of hair*
normal density/normal amount of hair
low density/lower amount of hair

CURL TYPE:
2a
2b*
2c*
3a*
3b
3c
4a
4b
4c

SENSITIVITIES/DISLIKES:
protein*
glycerin
silicones*
sulfates
*
oils/butters

LIKES/PRODUCT EXPECTATIONS:
protein
glycerin
frizz control
volume
definition*
curl enhancement*
moisture
organic/all natural
*

PRICES:
only drugstore products
$15 at most for a product*
salon
boutique
anything that works
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

Last edited by dresdendoll; 09-30-2012 at 01:24 PM.
POROSITY:
low
medium*
high

THICKNESS:
thick/coarse strands
medium strands*
thin/fine strands*


DENSITY:
high density/lots of hair*
normal density/normal amount of hair
low density/lower amount of hair

CURL TYPE:
2a
2b
2c
3a
3b*
3c
4a
4b
4c

SENSITIVITIES/DISLIKES:
protein
glycerin
silicones*
sulfates*

oils/butters
---- propylene glycol*

LIKES/PRODUCT EXPECTATIONS:
protein*
glycerin
frizz control
volume
definition*
curl enhancement
moisture*
organic/all natural*

PRICES:
only drugstore products
$15 at most for a product*
salon
boutique
anything that works*
|| 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD/dandruff prone

Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ – Kept for troubleshooting.
Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength


Last edited by poemaXX; 09-30-2012 at 04:05 PM. Reason: adding asterisks for phone users
POROSITY:
low
medium *
high

THICKNESS:
thick/coarse strands
medium strands *
thin/fine strands

DENSITY:
high density/lots of hair
normal density/normal amount of hair *
low density/lower amount of hair

CURL TYPE:
2a
2b
2c
3a *
3b *
3c *
4a
4b
4c

SENSITIVITIES/DISLIKES:
protein
glycerin
silicones *
sulfates *
oils/butters *
Sensitive to some oils, like EVOO and too much of any oil. It likes coconut.

LIKES/PRODUCT EXPECTATIONS:
protein *
glycerin
frizz control *
volume
definition *
curl enhancement *
moisture *
organic/all natural *
I don't need the definition or curl enhancement or organic all natural but it's nice to have those. I try.

PRICES:
only drugstore products
$15 at most for a product *
salon
boutique
anything that works * Occasional splurge if it's worth it.

I starred them because I can't bold from my phone!

Last edited by DepressedCurls; 10-04-2012 at 12:06 PM.
POROSITY:
low
medium
high

THICKNESS:
thick/coarse strands
medium strands
thin/fine strands

DENSITY:
high density/lots of hair
normal density/normal amount of hair
low density/lower amount of hair

CURL TYPE:
2a
2b
2c
3a
3b
3c
4a
4b
4c

SENSITIVITIES/DISLIKES:
protein
glycerin
silicones
sulfates
oils/butters

LIKES/PRODUCT EXPECTATIONS:
protein
glycerin
frizz control
volume

definition
curl enhancement
moisture

organic/all natural

PRICES:
only drugstore products
$15 at most for a product
salon
boutique
anything that works
This confused me because at first I thought people weren't replying but then I realized the issue is that bold doesn't show up on my phone. Better to use asterick like Depressed Curls.

Actually the headline had me thinking you'd help me find a man. LOl
POROSITY:
low *
medium
high

THICKNESS:
thick/coarse strands
medium strands
thin/fine strands *

DENSITY:
high density/lots of hair *
normal density/normal amount of hair
low density/lower amount of hair

CURL TYPE:
2a
2b
2c
3a
3b
3c*
4a*
4b
4c

SENSITIVITIES/DISLIKES:
protein *
glycerin
silicones *
sulfates *
oils/butters

LIKES/PRODUCT EXPECTATIONS:
protein
glycerin
frizz control *
volume*
definition*
curl enhancement
moisture*
organic/all natural

PRICES:
only drugstore products
$15 at most for a product
salon
boutique
anything that works *
POROSITY:
low
medium *
high

THICKNESS:
thick/coarse strands
medium strands
thin/fine strands *

DENSITY:
high density/lots of hair
normal density/normal amount of hair *
low density/lower amount of hair

CURL TYPE:
2a
2b
2c
3a *
3b *
3c
4a
4b
4c

SENSITIVITIES/DISLIKES:
protein
glycerin
silicones *
sulfates *
oils/butters

LIKES/PRODUCT EXPECTATIONS:
protein *
glycerin
frizz control *
volume
definition *
curl enhancement *
moisture *
organic/all natural *

PRICES:
only drugstore products
$15 at most for a product
salon
boutique
anything that works *
Hair type-3A/B fine ,dense,normal porosity..
LOW POO : SM Moisture Retention,TBS Rainforest Moisture shampoo
NO POO-DevaCurl No poo
COWASH-Suave coconut,Tressemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture,Vo5 kiwi Lime
RO -DevaCurl One Condish,Shea moisture condish,Matrix Biolage CB
LI- AO GVP protein balancing condish,SM thickening Yucca growth milk,SM Shea Butter Leave in
Stylers - SM smoothie,Aveda Flaxseed Aloe Gel,Eco Styler (Protein and Olive oil),Deva Arc Angel

Last edited by curlypriya; 09-30-2012 at 01:34 AM.
POROSITY:
low
medium
high

THICKNESS:
thick/coarse strands
medium strands
thin/fine strands

DENSITY:
high density/lots of hair
normal density/normal amount of hair
low density/lower amount of hair

CURL TYPE:
2a
2b
2c

3a
3b
3c
4a
4b
4c

SENSITIVITIES/DISLIKES:
protein
glycerin
silicones
sulfates
oils/butters

LIKES/PRODUCT EXPECTATIONS:
protein
glycerin
frizz control

volume
definition
curl enhancement
moisture

organic/all natural

PRICES:
only drugstore products
$15 at most for a product
salon
boutique
anything that works
Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity. Dyed to brown a few months ago.
Lowpoo:
Trader Joe's TTT Shampoo
Rinse Out:
Yes to Carrots, AOHR, Aubrey Organics Rosemary Peppermint
LI: Yes to Carrots
Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, LA Looks Sports, Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Whipped Mousse
POROSITY:
low
medium*
high

THICKNESS:
thick/coarse strands*
medium strands
thin/fine strands

DENSITY:
high density/lots of hair*
normal density/normal amount of hair
low density/lower amount of hair

CURL TYPE:
2a
2b
2c
3a
3b
3c
4a*
4b
4c

SENSITIVITIES/DISLIKES:
protein*
glycerin* in high dews
silicones*
sulfates*
oils/butters

LIKES/PRODUCT EXPECTATIONS:
protein
glycerin* normal-low dew points
frizz control
volume
definition*
curl enhancement*
moisture*
organic/all natural*

PRICES:
only drugstore products
$15 at most for a product
salon
boutique
anything that works*

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Great post!

POROSITY:
low
medium*
high

THICKNESS:
thick/coarse strands
medium strands*
thin/fine strands

DENSITY:
high density/lots of hair
normal density/normal amount of hair*
low density/lower amount of hair

CURL TYPE:
2a
2b
2c
3a
3b*
3c
4a
4b
4c

SENSITIVITIES/DISLIKES:
protein*
glycerin
silicones*
sulfates*
oils/butters

LIKES/PRODUCT EXPECTATIONS:
protein
glycerin*
frizz control*
volume
definition*
curl enhancement
moisture*
organic/all natural*

PRICES:
only drugstore products
$15 at most for a product
salon
boutique
anything that works
Depends on my mood and pocket book*
3b-ish... normal to low porosity....med. texture
Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
hemp oil, jojoba oil
www.naturesnectars.net

Last edited by kurlygurly; 11-03-2012 at 07:32 PM.
POROSITY:
low
*medium*
high

THICKNESS:
thick/coarse strands
medium strands
*thin/fine strands*

DENSITY:
*high density/lots of hair*
normal density/normal amount of hair
low density/lower amount of hair

CURL TYPE:
2a
2b
2c
*3a*
3b
3c
4a
4b
4c

SENSITIVITIES/DISLIKES:
protein
glycerin
silicones
sulfates
oils/butters
*None- very agreeable hair*
LIKES/PRODUCT EXPECTATIONS:
protein
glycerin
*frizz control*
*volume*
*definition*
*curl enhancement*
*moisture*
organic/all natural

Open to any of the options that I didn't select as well, but they are not necessary product requirements

PRICES:
only drugstore products
$15 at most for a product
salon
boutique
*anything that works*
I try to balance lower priced and higher priced items so my hair budget doesn't get completely out of control.

Great idea to start this on the general hair board!




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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
POROSITY:
low
medium*
high

THICKNESS:
thick/coarse strands
medium strands
thin/fine strands*

DENSITY:
high density/lots of hair*
normal density/normal amount of hair*
low density/lower amount of hair

I'm right on the border between normal and high density according to the Fia typing system (exactly 4" ponytail).

CURL TYPE:
2a
2b
2c*
3a*
3b
3c
4a
4b
4c

SENSITIVITIES/DISLIKES:
protein
glycerin*
silicones*
sulfates*
oils/butters

I live in a dry climate, so I avoid glycerin in my LI and styling products during most of the year.

LIKES/PRODUCT EXPECTATIONS:
protein
glycerin
frizz control*
volume
definition*
curl enhancement*
moisture*
organic/all natural*

PRICES:
only drugstore products
$15 at most for a product
salon
boutique*
anything that works*
2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate

My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!

CG since 12/29/2011

Last edited by jsuzkelley; 10-01-2012 at 10:57 AM.
POROSITY:
low
medium
high

Not Too Sure ! :/

THICKNESS:
thick/coarse strands
medium strands
thin/fine strands

DENSITY:
high density/lots of hair
normal density/normal amount of hair
low density/lower amount of hair

CURL TYPE:
2a
2b
2c
3a
3b
3c
4a
4b

4c

SENSITIVITIES/DISLIKES:
protein
glycerin
silicones
sulfates

oils/butters

LIKES/PRODUCT EXPECTATIONS:
protein
glycerin
frizz control
volume
definition
curl enhancement
moisture
organic/all natural

PRICES:
only drugstore products
$15 at most for a product
salon
boutique
anything that works

My Hair- YIKES !





Best friend/ Future Husband that is



POROSITY:
low
medium
high

THICKNESS:
thick/coarse strands
medium strands
thin/fine strands

DENSITY:
high density/lots of hair
normal density/normal amount of hair
low density/lower amount of hair

CURL TYPE:
2a
2b
2c
3a

3b
3c
4a
4b
4c

SENSITIVITIES/DISLIKES:
protein
glycerin
silicones
sulfates

oils/butters

LIKES/PRODUCT EXPECTATIONS:
protein
glycerin
frizz control
volume
definition
curl enhancement
moisture
organic/all natural

PRICES:
only drugstore products
$15 at most for a product

salon
boutique
anything that 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*
Actually, I think finding a true match has a lot to do with ethnicity.
Mulatto, Long 3B Hair
Actually, I think finding a true match has a lot to do with ethnicity.
Originally Posted by InaEva
That's the biggest myth in hair care. It has nothing to do with what you need.
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
Actually, I think finding a true match has a lot to do with ethnicity.
Originally Posted by InaEva
That's the biggest myth in hair care. It has nothing to do with what you need.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
What makes you think that?
Mulatto, Long 3B Hair
Hair care is done by things like coarse vs fine and porosity. To a lesser extent, numerical type plays a role. I use 'black' products. Are they not supposed to work on me because I'm White with type 3 hair? There are Black type 4s who use 'white' products. Being shunted into product based on race or ethnicity isn't going to necessarily give you the best hair care options.
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
Hair care is done by things like coarse vs fine and porosity. To a lesser extent, numerical type plays a role. I use 'black' products. Are they not supposed to work on me because I'm White with type 3 hair? There are Black type 4s who use 'white' products. Being shunted into product based on race or ethnicity isn't going to necessarily give you the best hair care options.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
ITA, your hair properties are what determines what is best for hair, not ethnicity. Which is why there is no such thing as "bi-racial hair".
poemaXX and Knotty_Maddy like this.

texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
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