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Is there a curl cream that provides strong hold or is it always necessary to follow up with a hard hold gel? Sorry if this question has been answered a million times before - I don't know how to do a search specifically for that.

If you must use a gel on top of your curl cream on high dew days is there any particular one you recommend? My gels do the job but they make my hair stiff and crispy, even with a leave in underneath. Dews in NYC are 75 today (moan).
2/c-3a Coarse hair med. density.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
Every day is a gift
CP,

I've been using a gel that makes my hair super soft (not too soft). There's barely any crunch. It's Jäson hi shine flax seed gel. The bonus is it's relatively cheap (~$8-9 a tube). I don't need to add anything for hold.



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Perri, thanks! That's just what I needed to know. Also, I've always wanted to try something with flax seed gel but I'm so astoundingly lazy (in certain ways) that I don't want to have to cook up a batch.
2/c-3a Coarse hair med. density.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
Every day is a gift
Perri, thanks! That's just what I needed to know. Also, I've always wanted to try something with flax seed gel but I'm so astoundingly lazy (in certain ways) that I don't want to have to cook up a batch.
Originally Posted by curlypearl
This is exactly why I tried it! I do not cook!

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I think Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier fits that description. It can be a harder hold and it is a creamy product.
3a/3b Normal-high porosity, Medium texture, High density
Live in Canada- hot summers, freezing winters- dry dry dry
Various shampoos and condish- lately Aussie moist, JBCO leave in, different shampoos
Trying out small amounts of Shea moisture CES
MGA sculpting gel/ Jessicurl Spiralicious/ Original Moxie Hold Up Defining Serum/ Curl Queen
Plop or scrunch, then diffuse
Protein- CJ Repair Me
Curls 80, I've heard a lot about Tigi Curls Amplifier and it is used in a Youtube video that I like a lot. I'm glad you mentioned it. I really am going to have to break down and try it, and also probably will try Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and maybe the gel mentioned in the first response.

I need a sugar daddy.
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2/c-3a Coarse hair med. density.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
Every day is a gift
Hi Spider, I have been afraid to try AG Recoil because I've heard it has some sort of salt in it which is drying. My hair is dry from dyeing it so I don't want to worsen that, but thanks for the suggestion.
2/c-3a Coarse hair med. density.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
Every day is a gift
Hi Spider, I have been afraid to try AG Recoil because I've heard it has some sort of salt in it which is drying. My hair is dry from dyeing it so I don't want to worsen that, but thanks for the suggestion.
Originally Posted by curlypearl
I think most ppl are fine with re:coil for several months at a time, then need a short break.

DevaCurl's Styling Cream is another cream that gives hold and definition.
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I definitely can't use recoil often, myself.
3a/3b Normal-high porosity, Medium texture, High density
Live in Canada- hot summers, freezing winters- dry dry dry
Various shampoos and condish- lately Aussie moist, JBCO leave in, different shampoos
Trying out small amounts of Shea moisture CES
MGA sculpting gel/ Jessicurl Spiralicious/ Original Moxie Hold Up Defining Serum/ Curl Queen
Plop or scrunch, then diffuse
Protein- CJ Repair Me
Recoil contains magnesium sulphate, which is a curl enhancer. I dont find this drying at all, and also add it to my refresher spray (you will fnd it sold as Epsom Salts).

Im currently using Living Proof curl cream with a bit of their curl mousse over the top and find it has enough hold.
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3 ab Baby fine, Low density, high porosity, naturally pale blonde. And a UK Curly Girl
No/Low Poo: Palmers Olive Oil Cowash
LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion

DT/PT: CJ Repair Me!, SM Fruit Fusion
Stylers: Palmers Olive Oil Glossing Mousse


PerriP, I have the Jason gel and have not used it yet. Do you use it by itself? just the gel? what kind of curls do you have?

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