Curl trigger + recoil = my HG??

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Finally after years of searching and buying, I found what I think might be my combo I'm hesistant to declare them my outright holy grails because I've been fooled in the past with other products but I'm so excited! I had to share with my fellow curlies I used AG conditioner today, then after I got out of the shower I used re:coil and then flipped over and sprayed curl trigger a few times (about 5) in my hair and then plopped. I used both because recoil makes my curls defined but frizzy while curl trigger gives hold and frizz control but not as much curl definition (careful though too much makes for hard hair) and after diffusing a bit I got these results! So happy today!

Curl trigger + recoil = my HG??-imageuploadedbycurltalk1360254762.675766.jpg
Curl trigger + recoil = my HG??-imageuploadedbycurltalk1360254773.341267.jpg
Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
Finally after years of searching and buying, I found what I think might be my combo I'm hesistant to declare them my outright holy grails because I've been fooled in the past with other products but I'm so excited! I had to share with my fellow curlies I used AG conditioner today, then after I got out of the shower I used re:coil and then flipped over and sprayed curl trigger a few times (about 5) in my hair and then plopped. I used both because recoil makes my curls defined but frizzy while curl trigger gives hold and frizz control but not as much curl definition (careful though too much makes for hard hair) and after diffusing a bit I got these results! So happy today!

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Originally Posted by sKorpio1190
Ooh, looks beautiful! My hair didn't care for re:coil, but I have to admit I've been eyeing Curl Trigger (& Beach Bomb, to a lesser extent).

And just to up the ante, Ulta has a B2G1 on AG styling products. What to do, what to do ...

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When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi
2c/3a, BSL, medium, low porosity
Low-poo: Bobeam and CV poo bars; Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell
Conditioner: Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell; Desert Essence Shea
Stylers: Sweet Curls Elixir Curl Cream; SM CES
PT: BASK Whiskey Soak
The curl trigger definitely has more hold then the re coil. And it's not as oily. The curl trigger I got from Ulta with a coupon for $3.50 that the sales woman gave me and the conditioner I got online (a liter) size for $22 :-) so glad I took the risk and got them. Finally, after years of looking lol
Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
I would say try them since Ulta has a good return policy good luck
Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
so, curl trigger, eh? I'll give it 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.
Yeah!!!
JulesOnline

3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
RO/LI:
YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



Absolutely gorgeous!
Medium/coarse, low porosity, dense, mix of 3s
CG (again) since Nov. 2012

Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention, Elucence MBC, KC Come Clean
Condish: Giovanni DL, Cure Care, Ion Treatment, GVP Balm, AOHR
Protein: AOGPB, CNPF, SSRPT
Stylers: KCCC, SM Souffle, AOMM, SS CEJ, JCRR, JCCC


Trying out steaming!
Thanks guys! I like the way the curl trigger smells a lot more than the conditioner or recoil. Am I the only one who thinks they smell soapy? But not a good soapy
well, with this snow storm coming tomorrow i'll either just not do my hair or start experimenting out of boredom
Thanks guys! I like the way the curl trigger smells a lot more than the conditioner or recoil. Am I the only one who thinks they smell soapy? But not a good soapy
Originally Posted by sKorpio1190
I actually like the smell of the AG re:coil conditioner, more of a fresh scent. The curl activator, OTOH, had a chemical smell to it which I did not care for. I would have continued to use it anyway if it had worked for my hair, but it felt heavy no matter how little I used and did nothing for my frizz. I don't know if it was the mag sulfate or the polyquats (or both) but it was not for me. Looking over the Curl Trigger ingredients, I see that it has them too, so I wonder if I'd have the same issues

FYI, Ulta has a huge annual liter sale around July. I was able to get liters of AG recoil poo and condish for $14.99 each, minus the $3.50 coupon - $100 worth for $23! There's also a website, Beauty Brands: Beauty, Skincare, Makeup, Hair, Nails, Salon and Spa, that also has a huge liter sale timed to coincide with Ulta's, So you should have no problem stocking up inexpensively
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi
2c/3a, BSL, medium, low porosity
Low-poo: Bobeam and CV poo bars; Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell
Conditioner: Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell; Desert Essence Shea
Stylers: Sweet Curls Elixir Curl Cream; SM CES
PT: BASK Whiskey Soak
Hmm well at least Ulta has a good return policy in case u decide to try the curl trigger. And uea the recoil curl activator can be heavy and didn't help my frizz either. Weird that it works with the trigger. I hate that the smell of the activator is so strong that i smell it through the bottle. the bottle itself stinks to me. But, thankfully the trigger can mask the smell. Did u like the conditioner? Also, thanks so much for the info on the sale! I hope they do it this year too. I can't wait!
Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
HOLY MOLY! I tried the curl trigger! Um, HG! I will never be w/o it again.
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.
HOLY MOLY! I tried the curl trigger! Um, HG! I will never be w/o it again.
Originally Posted by Houseofcurls
Isn't it great?! I'm so glad u liked it too!
Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
Ok, looks like i may be trying this curl trigger now...

Eta: oh NM. I just saw the price. :/
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

Last edited by Jas76; 02-10-2013 at 03:21 PM.
Ok, looks like i may be trying this curl trigger now...
Originally Posted by Jas76
Jas, you're not alone in your temptation. Skorpio and HouseofCurls are wearing down my resistance!

The reviews are great, if only it was a bigger bottle or a smaller price. But who's kidding who - it's just a matter of time before I find myself in Ulta to track this down
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When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi
2c/3a, BSL, medium, low porosity
Low-poo: Bobeam and CV poo bars; Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell
Conditioner: Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell; Desert Essence Shea
Stylers: Sweet Curls Elixir Curl Cream; SM CES
PT: BASK Whiskey Soak
I know, the price is CRAZY! I bought it at Ulta, with a coupon, but I am hoping I can just purchase it when I have coupons. It's crazy it's $20 for that small bottle. ugh. BUT, it's amazing.
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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.
Okay, I tried it yesterday and I got great curl formation, but I also ended up a little too dry for my taste by the end of the day. I think it's a great product, and I'm gonna give it another go, but if it doesn't work out, I'll sell it to any of you ladies for half price, $10 (even though I've only used a few squirts). So you'd better start hoping I hate it again. Lmao!
Medium/coarse, low porosity, dense, mix of 3s
CG (again) since Nov. 2012

Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention, Elucence MBC, KC Come Clean
Condish: Giovanni DL, Cure Care, Ion Treatment, GVP Balm, AOHR
Protein: AOGPB, CNPF, SSRPT
Stylers: KCCC, SM Souffle, AOMM, SS CEJ, JCRR, JCCC


Trying out steaming!
Okay, I tried it yesterday and I got great curl formation, but I also ended up a little too dry for my taste by the end of the day. I think it's a great product, and I'm gonna give it another go, but if it doesn't work out, I'll sell it to any of you ladies for half price, $10 (even though I've only used a few squirts). So you'd better start hoping I hate it again. Lmao!
Originally Posted by Hootenanny
I'll take you up on that! I've got my fingers crossed
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi
2c/3a, BSL, medium, low porosity
Low-poo: Bobeam and CV poo bars; Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell
Conditioner: Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell; Desert Essence Shea
Stylers: Sweet Curls Elixir Curl Cream; SM CES
PT: BASK Whiskey Soak
Okay, I tried it yesterday and I got great curl formation, but I also ended up a little too dry for my taste by the end of the day. I think it's a great product, and I'm gonna give it another go, but if it doesn't work out, I'll sell it to any of you ladies for half price, $10 (even though I've only used a few squirts). So you'd better start hoping I hate it again. Lmao!
Originally Posted by Hootenanny
Did you use a leave in with it?
Yes, I used the Giovanni leave in. Could you recommend a different one? I really want it to work; it seems like a cool product! I can't use KCKT, but I'm open to any other leave ins!
Medium/coarse, low porosity, dense, mix of 3s
CG (again) since Nov. 2012

Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention, Elucence MBC, KC Come Clean
Condish: Giovanni DL, Cure Care, Ion Treatment, GVP Balm, AOHR
Protein: AOGPB, CNPF, SSRPT
Stylers: KCCC, SM Souffle, AOMM, SS CEJ, JCRR, JCCC


Trying out steaming!

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