SM curling soufflé!

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The gelatin PT is magical. Lol! My hair adores it! Basically you use a packet of unflavored gelatin, and I add some ACV (apple cider vinegar), a little coconut oil, a little Epsom, and sometimes a little honey. Put it on my cowashed and detangled hair, then put a bag over it. I run that under the hot shower for a few minutes, then rinse it out. I'll add a strong RO or DT, then rinse and style as usual.

For a DT, I typically just use my RO, and add EVOO, honey, and a splash of ACV.

Sometimes I'll use a protein heavy treatment condish, and add the EVOO, etc to that. (It's sort of my shortcut for days I know I need the PT/DT, but don't have time.)

As far as procedure for a DT - if I can add heat I will. Sometimes I'll leave it in overnight. Most often I don't have a lot of time to do that sort of thing, so I just do it in the shower while I shave or something.

Another option is a pre-poo treatment. I'll use condish and/or coconut oil and put that in my hair about 15 mins before I am going to shower. (I only do this if its a low-poo or clarify day). You can get a good treatment in that way, too! I've done that overnight, as well, and just poo'ed in the morning.
Houseofcurls likes this.
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
doing the just conditioner today. I'll try to post pics of how it turns out.
Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
Mom to a straight and a curly.


"The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
CoWash: Tressemee naturals
RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
LI: Tresemee
Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
Always wash upside down.
My hair likes FSG better, but this is convenient. I've made pectin gel that was just like this stuff, but way more time consuming and messy lol

It's not for me to use alone just like FSG. I thought it might be a KCCC dupe, but it's definitely not, KCCC has slip and I have to use way less.


Overall I like it ok, but I really hope I can find KCCC soon. Idk why my Target hasn't restocked it since summer it seems.
I'm wondering if mixing a little of this with even less of the smoothie would work well.

The smoothie is next on my list to buy - because why stop now? Lol!!
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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
Funny, my hair **hated** this stuff!! I only tried it twice, but it left my hair dry yet greasy at the same time. I don't know if my hair hates aloe (this is the first product I've used with aloe in it), or if maybe I used too much. I felt like it coated my hair and refused to dry, but at the same time left my hair feeling like straw... could that be aloe?

Either way, I'm reluctant to try it out again! It does smell lovely, though.
2b/c, high density
fine, medium porosity, normal elasticity
loves protein, hates polyquats
still searching for HGs
I definitely feel like there's a learning curve for me with this. I am also having issues with my hair feeling very dried out, but I have very agreeable hair and don't have an issue with any of the ingredients (of course the dews this morning were -7, so it could just be that my hair hates the cold). I'm not too concerned yet- I'm cutting off most of my length next weekend, so I have no idea how that will change my product choices.

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
Corinna!! Chopping it all off?? How short? What type of cut??

I thought my hair was going to feel dry, but then it was fine. Had a ton of LI and oil, though. I normally seal with MO, but the past week or so I've sealed with Vo5 hairdressing, which has MO in it, and I've had GREAT luck with it. So perhaps it's the combo of the two together.

Here again I wonder if the smoothie used with this might be beneficial? Idk.
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
I'm getting a curly bob, hopefully between lip and chin length. I'll probably start growing it out again right away, but I've been really curious about what a shorter length would do to my curl pattern.

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
I can't wait to see pics!!!

I keep wanting to do a curly bob, but I don't know how my curls would react, and I'm worried it would become higher maintenance - which I certainly don't have time for right now.

I also don't know if I'm brave enough... :/
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
OK, here it is today. Really curly, tight curls.
I did con dish, waited, co washed, some oil and conditioner on the end half. Then shea smoothie, the shea spray, and plop. I plopped for like an hour which is the longest I've ever plopped and man, I think it helped. There's just some spots where it kidn knotted up at the roots, you can see where it's a little strange if you look at the roots in the pic.
I am not sure how to add a pic, hopefully this works.

HOLY CRAP! That is HUGE! lol!
http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/...0DFC2932DC.jpg
Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
Mom to a straight and a curly.


"The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
CoWash: Tressemee naturals
RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
LI: Tresemee
Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
Always wash upside down.
Nice!! How are you plopping? What I mean is are you applying products, etc upside down first?

I don't turn upside down until I plop. I rinse, comb out, etc right side up, but leaning my hair forward slightly. When I'm out and scrunching in product I tip it slightly further forward, and side to side slightly, especially as I use a towel to scrunch out the excess water and product.

Then I gently turn it upside down onto the plopping towel.

I have found if I do other things upside down my clumps fall apart more and I tend to get more issues at the roots, like what you were describing.

I do "loosen" the roots at the end of my shower, and gently a little more just before the plop gets wrapped.
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
yes, I put everything in, then plopped. I try to run my fingers to loosen it from the scalp so I dont get hair matted to my head. However, now that I picture that in my head, I can see how that woul dbe causing the knots/weird lumps. I am probably pulling the roots out of the curl a little.
Hmm...it's funny how just talking it out or typing it out makes you realize what you may be doing wrong!

If I comb through, my hair loses all curl, and becomes crazy. Everytime I try it goes badly. I dont really know how to plop either, I just put all my hair into the towel, which is too small, and then clip it with a claw clip to hold it on. lol.
Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
Mom to a straight and a curly.


"The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
CoWash: Tressemee naturals
RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
LI: Tresemee
Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
Always wash upside down.
also, I really wish I could get my hair together, see how it is all so separate and string-like? i hate that.
Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
Mom to a straight and a curly.


"The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
CoWash: Tressemee naturals
RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
LI: Tresemee
Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
Always wash upside down.
Well, if I don't comb it out, I have frizz. (And crazy tangles.) I use a wide tooth and then a fine tooth comb, loosen the roots, run the water over it, then finger comb which makes the clumps. I then scrunch the curls back in, and until it stops dripping.

Then I get out and seal, add some gel, scrunching the curl in an maintaining the clumps. Then I scrunch with a MF towel (tho a t-shirt works ok, too. As does a normal towel, if you handle with care.)

For plopping, I use a rectangular MF towel that I fold I to a triangle (except it has 2 top points since it's a rectangle). I put my forehead down on the folded end , lay the two top points onto the back of my head, then wrap the two long side points around the back and tie in place.

If you don't have a MF towel, a large cotton t can be used the same way! Or a long sleeve t - you can put the collar by your forehead, and use the sleeves to tie it in place!
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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
I think I'll give your method a try!!
Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
Mom to a straight and a curly.


"The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
CoWash: Tressemee naturals
RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
LI: Tresemee
Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
Always wash upside down.
Hope it works! Let me know if you need more details!

Have you looked at the "supersoaker" method? Some people swear by that. It's kind of a similar concept. (That one involves re-wetting after products. I do mine after condish, BEFORE products.)
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
I LOVE it too! I watched several YouTube reviews before buying it which was not a good thing to do because the reviews aren't that great. However, I went with my own feelings about it and purchased it. A little bit goes a long way.
3C, CG Method, Low porosity, Low density, Medium Width






Well ...not really..lol. My hair is short so instead of wearing it in just a reg wash n go, I add a little flat twist in the front of my hair. I use the Souffle like a gel.Other than that, It is to sticky once it dries for me! And it makes my hair feel wire-ry..It could be bxuz of the cold weather ..so i may save it for the summer
My Hair!

  • 3c, not really coarse, not that fine either.
  • Some Frizz, Low porosity
  • Big Chop Sept 7,2012
  • Favorite Hair Style: Wash n Go
  • Favorite Conditioner: Aussie Moist
  • Favorite Leave in:Trader Joes Nourish Spa
  • Favorite Moisturizer:Grape Seed Oil
  • Favorite Styling Tools: MY HANDS !!!
The Picture from the Day of my BC
Hope it works! Let me know if you need more details!

Have you looked at the "supersoaker" method? Some people swear by that. It's kind of a similar concept. (That one involves re-wetting after products. I do mine after condish, BEFORE products.)
Originally Posted by Jas76
Jas , how much of curling souffle do u use for ur hair length??
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
Umm... It's hard to say. I just scoop some out with my finger tips, once or twice, depending on how well distributed it was.

Maybe... The size of a walnut (in the shell)?? Idk! Hard to measure that, I guess! No more than that much, I'd say. And my hair is pretty thick and long.

I do use it over LI and sealer, and then put some gel over that.

I'm REALLY wanting to try it WITH the smoothie! Hopefully I can get out to pick some up soon!

Eta: my hair is pretty long - almost elbow length, is layered, and pretty dense (even though fine in texture.)
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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