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shellyRN07swavy 01-15-2013 02:54 PM

Curl enhancing product for wavy/fine hair
 
So I have been CG for several months, and would like to use more natural products for my hair. I have fine/low porosity/med density hair that can get easily weighed down. I want to use some sort of curl enhancing products, but not of “cream” consistency. I fell creams are too heavy for my fine hair and can leave me over conditioned if use frequently. I was previously using Deva foam, but am experimenting using products without polyquats in them. I did like the airiness of the foam, but did leave my hair coated and tangley after few uses. I have also tried recoil, which was amazing the very first use, but every time after has been a disaster. I am currently using KCCC for my enhancer and jelly with BRHG for hold. I like the product, but it adds another 1-2 hours of drying time to me regime I have searched the site, but really haven’t seen any other products being mentioned, that are not cream based. I have done couple heavy duty PT treatments and feel my moisture/protein balance is pretty good. So any ideas would be great...thank you again for your input

Aqua_Lily 01-15-2013 09:48 PM

Have you ever tried light to medium hold gel? My hair is easily weighed down too. I have tried two kinds of strong hold gels and they both gave me 2b/c hair instead of my usual 3a... Light and medium gels work fantastically for me though and i never feel that it coats

FoxyEmpress 01-15-2013 09:56 PM

Have you tried deva curl: light defining gel, angel. ? I don't have the same texture as you but I also can not use heavy creams. However, I love deva angel it is my go to for gel. Other gels are to heavy or leave a cast which I don't like.

shellyRN07swavy 01-17-2013 10:42 AM

Thanks for your suggestions aqua_lily and foxyempress...I have unfortunately tried several kinds of gel...I have always felt gel just coats my hair...doesn't really enhance my waves/curls...I actually have been experimenting with using "jelly" products instead of gel...and im really liking the results...I guess there is no other options...it seems like either gels or creams...hmm maybe I should event a curl enhancer for the fine hair curlies. ..;)

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Jas76 01-17-2013 10:52 AM

I can recommend SM's soufflé!!! It's a thick jelly, and you don't need a lot of it.

SM also makes a curl enhancing smoothie - I've yet to try it, but I hear its somewhat heavy, and that their curl and shine milk is the same thing basically, just thinner. You might give those a shot!

Jas76 01-17-2013 10:54 AM

Btw... Have you tried a mousse instead of a gel?

shellyRN07swavy 01-17-2013 05:54 PM

jas76....I have tried mousse and I like that is dosen't weigh my hair down...but still leaves my hair feeling coated....May need to look into the SM products....Thanks...

CurlyJulie81 01-17-2013 10:04 PM

I find that if I leave enough conditioner in my hair, then scrunch in some mousse, that I usually don't get that coated feeling. I can only pull off mousse in the winter-time though. Not sure why...

Hootenanny 01-17-2013 10:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Jas76 (Post 2103541)
I can recommend SM's soufflé!!! It's a thick jelly, and you don't need a lot of it.

SM also makes a curl enhancing smoothie - I've yet to try it, but I hear its somewhat heavy, and that their curl and shine milk is the same thing basically, just thinner. You might give those a shot!

I would second Jas's SM souffle suggestion. I bought the souffle recently because it said on the tub that using it on wet hair would produce "riotous" curls, and I wanted to see what the heck that would mean. Well, after using it, my curls were extreme (tighter and wilder than usual), which sometimes is exactly what I want. I was surprised by how much I liked this product, given some of the negative reviews.

The SM mousse might also be a good option for you. I don't know if there are any reviews here yet, but I just bought some and plan to post a review as soon as I try it. It might be a little harder to find than the souffle though, since it just came out, but SM has a list on their FB page of where you can find it.


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