Good Curl Creams/Lotions?

I am looking for a good curl cream or lotion. I am no longer CG, so don't worry about silicone. My hair HATES all gels and mousses.

My hair is fine, med porosity, medium thickness, and type 2C/3A

Oh, and not like it matters too much, but I am told my hair looks EXACTLY looks like Taylors Swift's when not curled with an iron like in this photo, but shoulder length.
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If you're not CG, try Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier! It has a cone. Others I like are Alba soft hold cream and AG recoil.
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip
If you're not CG, try Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier! It has a cone. Others I like are Alba soft hold cream and AG recoil.
Originally Posted by chloe92us
Actually, the cone in Curls Rock Amplifier evaporates off of the hair during the drying process, so this can be used even with co-washing.

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
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 939
If you're not CG, try Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier! It has a cone. Others I like are Alba soft hold cream and AG recoil.
Originally Posted by chloe92us
I loved the Tigi stuff pre-CG.

Last edited by Jessiebanana; 05-28-2013 at 09:53 AM.
If you're not CG, try Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier! It has a cone. Others I like are Alba soft hold cream and AG recoil.
Originally Posted by chloe92us
Actually, the cone in Curls Rock Amplifier evaporates off of the hair during the drying process, so this can be used even with co-washing.
Originally Posted by Corrina777
How do you use the curls rock amplifier?
3a (normal-porosity/elasticity/density)
Cleanse: CHS TS+oil, poo bars, Sevi pumpkin poo, Co-wash
LI/RO:MD RCLI, GDLI-GVPCB, DB pumpkin, Tresemmé Naturals
Stylers: LALSG, Volumax styling, CHS CK, BRHG, KCCC, Gel-les'C, JC Spiralicious, AOMM, FSG, SSCEJ

$5 off 1st order under $40, $10 off over $40...at iherb use code KEY066
This one?

3a (normal-porosity/elasticity/density)
Cleanse: CHS TS+oil, poo bars, Sevi pumpkin poo, Co-wash
LI/RO:MD RCLI, GDLI-GVPCB, DB pumpkin, Tresemmé Naturals
Stylers: LALSG, Volumax styling, CHS CK, BRHG, KCCC, Gel-les'C, JC Spiralicious, AOMM, FSG, SSCEJ

$5 off 1st order under $40, $10 off over $40...at iherb use code KEY066
This one?

Originally Posted by Curlsnswirls
Yes- that one. When I use a curl cream instead of gel, I normally don't use a leave-in. I apply about a kidney bean sized dollup in my hands, emulsify well so my hands are all covered, rake it all in until it's evenly distributed, and then top with a small amount of gel- any will do. Just for a little more hold. This is curl enhancing for me, and feels nice on, where Ag Recoil (which I also like) tends to make it feel more producty. If you prefer a more wind-blown soft look you could use it alone. I like my hair to be a little more contained, so I use a gel on top.
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip
This one?

Originally Posted by Curlsnswirls
Yes- that one. When I use a curl cream instead of gel, I normally don't use a leave-in. I apply about a kidney bean sized dollup in my hands, emulsify well so my hands are all covered, rake it all in until it's evenly distributed, and then top with a small amount of gel- any will do. Just for a little more hold. This is curl enhancing for me, and feels nice on, where Ag Recoil (which I also like) tends to make it feel more producty. If you prefer a more wind-blown soft look you could use it alone. I like my hair to be a little more contained, so I use a gel on top.
Originally Posted by chloe92us
Thank you! I was curious too about the mousse from this line, the strong hold one...
I do have some recoil just can't seem to figure out a good combo.
3a (normal-porosity/elasticity/density)
Cleanse: CHS TS+oil, poo bars, Sevi pumpkin poo, Co-wash
LI/RO:MD RCLI, GDLI-GVPCB, DB pumpkin, Tresemmé Naturals
Stylers: LALSG, Volumax styling, CHS CK, BRHG, KCCC, Gel-les'C, JC Spiralicious, AOMM, FSG, SSCEJ

$5 off 1st order under $40, $10 off over $40...at iherb use code KEY066
Corrina uses the cream and mousse so maybe she will pop back in and tell you how she uses them. I haven't tried the mousse.

As for the recoil; I only like it when the dews climb. Since you live in a dry climate, maybe that's why it hasn't worked for you?
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip
I'm modified cg but I ❤❤❤the Shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie, milk & hold/shine spray. While they're organic products, they make my curls pop.
Corrina uses the cream and mousse so maybe she will pop back in and tell you how she uses them. I haven't tried the mousse.

As for the recoil; I only like it when the dews climb. Since you live in a dry climate, maybe that's why it hasn't worked for you?
Originally Posted by chloe92us
Hmmm I'll keep that in mind. Thank you.
3a (normal-porosity/elasticity/density)
Cleanse: CHS TS+oil, poo bars, Sevi pumpkin poo, Co-wash
LI/RO:MD RCLI, GDLI-GVPCB, DB pumpkin, Tresemmé Naturals
Stylers: LALSG, Volumax styling, CHS CK, BRHG, KCCC, Gel-les'C, JC Spiralicious, AOMM, FSG, SSCEJ

$5 off 1st order under $40, $10 off over $40...at iherb use code KEY066
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 939
I was thinking of this one:



Though I'm sure they're similar.
I was thinking of this one:



Though I'm sure they're similar.
Originally Posted by Jessiebanana
That is the previous formula, although you can still find it. The one posted prior is the "new" formula.
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 939
I was thinking of this one:



Though I'm sure they're similar.
Originally Posted by Jessiebanana
That is the previous formula, although you can still find it. The one posted prior is the "new" formula.
Originally Posted by chloe92us
Ahhh gotcha...college was a while ago I guess. I suddenly feel so old .

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