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justdoingme 11-30-2012 03:19 PM

Leave Ins vs Curl Creams
 
Okay, so i know that curl creams provide a bit of hold, but does it moisture also. Here is what im planning to do...Use a curl cream, and a little bit of gel. However, will my hair be moisturised enough or should I stick to using my leave in and curl cream... ps. i can find the ingredients of the curl cream i'm using if anyone may need them to answer this question. Thanks. PLEAAAASE REPLY. I'm having such a dilemma about which products i should use on my hair.

Low porosity
Shiny loose 2c curls underneath 3a or b on top.

justdoingme 11-30-2012 03:24 PM

In fact, i have decided to put the ingredients of the curl cream...
Aqua, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, cetrimonium chloride, PVP/VA copolymer, phenoxyethanol, polyquaternium-10, parfum, benzophenone-3, citric acid, sodium hydroxide, C1 14700

Ingredient Attributes: silicone free, sulfate free, paraben free, protein free, glycerin free*

Will this moisturise my hair and leave it looking healthy and shiny, teamed with a little gel for a little extra hold, or should i just stick to using the curl cream and a leave in?!

Aqua_Lily 12-01-2012 02:36 AM

Those ingredients don't seem moisturizing to me :/ it's mostly cleansers and some preservatives, and some other stuff. I would definitely keep using the leave in.

ShubhoR 12-01-2012 04:30 AM

The first four ingredients are found in most conditioners (there may be behentrimonium chloride or stearamidopropyl dimethyle amine in place of cetrimonium chloride, but they do the same work) . They make the hair soft but I don't think they actually moisturize.
If you want moisture, maybe you can seal wet/damp hair with a good sealant and then use the curl products? I'm not sure if that will help 100% but you can give it a go and try it out. :)

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