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Old 03-03-2013, 03:00 AM   #1
 
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Hey ya'll. So my hair is 2C and I love when it is super curly. I generally don't have problems with frizz, but my problem is that sometimes it just doesn't curl enough and I'd like my curls to have more spring. Because of that, I twist sections all over my head with my fingers and then scrunch the twists which gives me much more defined curls. I was wondering if there was a product that you have tried that will make my hair have more defined curls instead of blah? I currently use Deva Curl spray and gel (for a few years) but I don't see them as giving me any more spring to my curls than already exists.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:08 AM   #2
 
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Try AG: Recoil -that worked wonders for my curls. it's pricey but a little goes a long way.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:18 AM   #3
 
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Try AG: Recoil -that worked wonders for my curls. it's pricey but a little goes a long way.
Absolutely this! And other products with magnesium sulfate
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:21 AM   #4
 
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Yup. Ag recoil is great. As u apply it u can see it separating ur curls already
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:36 AM   #5
 
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You'll probably want a curl enhancer of some sort. Popular ones on the board are Spiral Solutions Firm Hold Gel/Curl Enhancing Jelly, KCCC, Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic, Curly Kinks Coil Jam, As I Am Curling Jelly, etc.
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:27 PM   #6
 
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The best way to choose ingredients/products is by hair properties. Here's a link to help you with yours Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics Once you determine your properties, look for people with hair like yours and see what they use (in signatures.) It's the best place to start.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:06 AM   #7
 
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I just started over & replaced all my products, so I'm still experimenting to get it just right. I was in a vicious cycle where my hair was dry & tangly, so I drowned it in moisture, wilting my curls. Three products I'm extremely happy with at the moment are:

Blended Cutie Silky Swirls Shampoo
(really cleans my hair, but leaves it soft & tangle free)

Giovanni Nutrafix
(a few times a weeks, the protein revives my curl pattern but I have to mix or follow it with moisture)
Spiral Solutions Curl Enhancing Jelly
(this leaves my hair soft & springy, but I need to find the right partner product for hold that doesn't make my hair feel gross & unnatural, because without one, the curls still eventually fall throughout the day)


...hope this is somewhat helpful,

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Old 03-04-2013, 12:27 PM   #8
 
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I have been sprinkling a tiny bit of Epsom Salts into my leave-in and mixing it in the palm of my hand. It kind of dissolves, and then I scrunch it in. Works well for me, but a lot of curlies report dryness from using magnesium sulfate products. I haven't tried any other curl enhancer, no money, so tough
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