3a/3b thick coarse WL dark brown hair. CG/Mod CG since: 5/4/05. Current products: Right now my hair is in such a tizzy over this winter weather we are hving that nothing really seems to be working. I need a haircut.
For me things that enhance curl have peach oil, apricot oil, aloe, glycerin in it. Oh and salt.
REcoil is curl enhancing, Garnier Fructis Curl & Shine leave in, Jessicurl's Aloeba as a leave in (salt and aloe in that one), Aveda flax seed gel (has aloe too), Paul mitchell The conditioner leave in, Beauty without cruelty revitalizing leave in.
My hair isn't the same all over but I do better if I use things in combination that help curl. I use a rinse out conditioner with peach oil, a leave in conditioner with aloe, a gel with aloe and flax or some combination of all those ingredients.
Oh and I diffuse my hair partially dry , that helps the curl and the volume.
I'll second the re:coil and GF C&S. Both, in the right combination, are curl enhancing for me.
embracing my inner curl since late Nov 2006
2b/3a (I think?)
color-treated red/brown, medium-textured hair
PJ, currently using Suave citrus smoothie, B2B pom cond, GF C&S leave-in, AG re:coil, LOOB, HE SMU, Jessicurl HCC, CC, AIS
Do either Re:Coil or GF Curl & shine have proteins in them and are they CG friendly?
The GF C&S has the A cone in it, if you are modified CG and occasionally shampoo it should easily wash out. Re:Coil is totally CG friendly. I think Re:coil has a protein in it but I'm not positive, and I don't know if the other one does.
Hair: 3A/B, Underlayer of 2B
Winter- Giovanni Tea Tree (co-wash) & 50/50 (condish); Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Leave-In; Curls Milkshake & Quenched Curls; Re:coil; BRHG
Summer: DevaCurl No Poo & OneC; CK; Re:coil; BRHG; Honey!!!
I recently tried a new product to the Dove line (at least I think it's new, I hadn't seen it before). It's Dove curl cream (not sure of the exact name), and wow, does it work! I am really having good results on my 3A hair with this.
I have 3A hair. I've discovered Jessicurl shampoo and Too Shea conditioner and I'm thrilled! Long-time LA Looks sport gel user.
Re:coil, either of the Curl Junkie curl creams, Loreal Out of Bed.....I'm not sure they are fantastically curl enhancing but they do seem to help clump and define my curls which makes them look a lot better!
I recommend using a leave in conditioner underneath any product that you use in your hair.
I love the pink boots curl cream the best.
I also love rocking ringlets by jessicurl re:coil gives me the almost identical results as the pink boots
I love the curl keeper too that you apply over top styling products.
I like the curl junkie line too it has monoi oil in thier products thier banana hibiscus conditioner leave in smells so good.