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Old 04-03-2013, 05:50 PM   #1
 
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Hi guys, I'm new to the forum, so I'm sorry if I'm posting in the wrong place or something. So here's the story: I recently bought Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper, and I'm reading a bunch of reviews now of people saying that it doesn't work unless they use a leave-in underneath (I thought Curl Keeper was supposed to be a leave-in...?). I'm sort of new to all the CG products, so I don't have any other leave-ins. I do, however, have Jessicurl Deep Conditioning Treatment... Would that work as a leave-in if I used a really small amount? Or maybe someone has a homemade leave-in recipe? Am I freaking out too much and I just don't need a leave-in at all? I'd really appreciate anyone's thoughts. My hair details should be in my signature.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:55 PM   #2
 
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I wouldn't freak out prematurely. If it works for you without a leave-in, go for it. I use the CJ Smoothing Lotion and many people use a gel product after it, but for me it works as a leave-in and styler.

Review logic goes something like this. Reviews are there to help guide you in the unknown, once you know a product it's all irrelevant. At that point, your opinion is the only one that matters...unless you suspect there is some hidden long term side effect.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:14 PM   #3
 
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Thanks a bunch!!
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:27 PM   #4
 
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I've used it with or without a leave-in. You can simply do a very light rinse on your regular conditioner (like just sprinkle some water on your crown to rinse that area and let it gently run down your length). Any conditioner can be used as a leave in, really. Good luck! I heart curl keeper.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:28 PM   #5
 
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You can use any kind of conditioner as a leave-in. It really just depends on how much moisture you need. I put some of my normal conditioner in as my leave-in. I wouldn't consider CK as a leave-in, because it's more of a serum and I don't think it would help moisturize my hair.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:17 PM   #6
 
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Thanks a lot guys!
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:43 PM   #7
 
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I just bought this too and I'm going to do a review on my blog after I've tried a few more ways to use it. It does say on the bottle that it is mostly to help tame frizz, it doesn't say anything about providing hold or being a styling product. It also says that for more frizz control you should apply other products.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:55 PM   #8
 
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I posted the review but after using it for a while I thought I'd give you an update.

I thought the Curl keeper was terrible. It did the opposite of what it was suppose to do and I found that it made my hair feel dry the next day. I also found that it made my hair dry a bit faster, it was rather strange but if you touch your hair while it is drying it makes it more frizzy! I really think the Curl Keeper is pointless.
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