Curl keeper

Has anyone found anything similar to this? Any alternatives? TIA
I find Jane Carter Condition & Sculpt to be very similar as a frizz-reducing serum, without the gycerin:

Deionized water, camomile flower, comfrey leaf, horstail, nettle, rosemary, hops, henna, certified organic essential oils, lemon, vanilla extract, panthenool, polyquat 11, phenoxyethanol.

Jane Carter also gives me clumpier curls than CurlKeeper which is nice. In terms of hold CK may have an edge since it has a copolymer. I don't use the JCarter without a gel. I bought mine at Whole Foods

Another CK doppelganger is Curls Quenched Curls moisturizer (right down to the peachy smell). Different ingredients though and it also contains glycerin and a peg (water soluble) dimethicone. I bought a sample from www.sistasplace.biz
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Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
I find Jane Carter Condition & Sculpt to be very similar as a frizz-reducing serum, without the gycerin:
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
Interesting- I was thinking about trying this, the way it's described in CurlMart, it sounded quite similar to CK. How much of it do you use, would it be a similar amount to CK? And does it hold up as well against the humidity?

heavengirl410- Some people have compared Aura Hypoallergenic gel to CK. I would say they're similar-ish, but the CK is definitely better. Aura would be an adequate replacement if you couldn't/wouldn't pay for CK.
Brooklyn, NY

Hair: 3A/B, Underlayer of 2B
HG products:
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!!!

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I find Jane Carter Condition & Sculpt to be very similar as a frizz-reducing serum, without the gycerin:
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
Interesting- I was thinking about trying this, the way it's described in CurlMart, it sounded quite similar to CK. How much of it do you use, would it be a similar amount to CK? And does it hold up as well against the humidity?

heavengirl410- Some people have compared Aura Hypoallergenic gel to CK. I would say they're similar-ish, but the CK is definitely better. Aura would be an adequate replacement if you couldn't/wouldn't pay for CK.
Originally Posted by Gemini13
Same amount. I don't it was raining when I tried it, but it didn't frizz later in the day.
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Hi, is curl keeper like a gel? how is it used?
Originally Posted by 3cCurly
It can be used as a gel since that's how it was formulated to work, but from other curlies using it as such, it takes alot to use as a sole styler. Seeing how expensive it is, most of us use it to fight frizz underneath a gel, cream or mousse.
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Curl Keeper isn't as thick as a gel - its really like a thick water if that makes sense. I'm sure you could drink it through a straw!!
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I just tried the Jane Carter Condition & Sculpt with B&A gel this morning and really liked it. CurlKeeper really did much for me in terms of frizz control so I was plesantly surprised with the results I got with the Condition & Sculpt.
Great- now I'm going to have to try this Jane Carter stuff. Thanks a lot guys! :P
Brooklyn, NY

Hair: 3A/B, Underlayer of 2B
HG products:
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!!!

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Suburban- Where did you purchase this Jane Carter stuff from? A health food sture? Online?
Suburban- Where did you purchase this Jane Carter stuff from? A health food sture? Online?
Originally Posted by heavengirl410
I get it at Whole Foods. I gotta stay away from the health and beauty aisle.
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Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
No Whole foods here, I will have to check the other health food stores here, thanks for letting me know!!
Suburban- Where did you purchase this Jane Carter stuff from? A health food sture? Online?
Originally Posted by heavengirl410
I get it at Whole Foods. I gotta stay away from the health and beauty aisle.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
I am with you - Whole Foods is just bad for me overall - I am a foodie in addition to being a hair product junkie - it brings out the worst in me for EVERYTHING!!!
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Suburban- Where did you purchase this Jane Carter stuff from? A health food sture? Online?
Originally Posted by heavengirl410
If you can't find it, and you make online purchases, it's on Curlmart for $8.00
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Med/Coarse, porous curly.
What scent is the Jane Carter Condition and Sculpt? I tried the Nourish and Shine, which is a lemon scent, and really didn't care for it...the scent or what it did to my hair (heavy / greasy).
Ya know, this board is going to make me go bankrupt!

I bought a bottle of this today, along with a shea butter leave in that was mentioned in another thread that I have been eyeing for a very long time.



Concerning the scent, it has a clean almost soapy smell to my nose. I don't mind it, as long as it's not cloying or fake flower scented, I'm okay with it. Can't wait to see how my hair reacts with this, it's supposed to be a hot weekend.
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.
Suburban- Where did you purchase this Jane Carter stuff from? A health food sture? Online?
Originally Posted by heavengirl410
I get it at Whole Foods. I gotta stay away from the health and beauty aisle.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
I am with you - Whole Foods is just bad for me overall - I am a foodie in addition to being a hair product junkie - it brings out the worst in me for EVERYTHING!!!
Originally Posted by xcptnl
Is whole foods a natural food place? I dont think we have one where I live.
We got a tj's tho.
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Suburban- Where did you purchase this Jane Carter stuff from? A health food sture? Online?
Originally Posted by heavengirl410
I get it at Whole Foods. I gotta stay away from the health and beauty aisle.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
I am with you - Whole Foods is just bad for me overall - I am a foodie in addition to being a hair product junkie - it brings out the worst in me for EVERYTHING!!!
Originally Posted by xcptnl
Is whole foods a natural food place? I dont think we have one where I live.
We got a tj's tho.
Originally Posted by chelseacharms
Yep it is. Not sure if TJ sells this product line...worth checking out though!
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.
I find Jane Carter Condition & Sculpt to be very similar as a frizz-reducing serum, without the gycerin:

Deionized water, camomile flower, comfrey leaf, horstail, nettle, rosemary, hops, henna, certified organic essential oils, lemon, vanilla extract, panthenool, polyquat 11, phenoxyethanol.

Jane Carter also gives me clumpier curls than CurlKeeper which is nice. In terms of hold CK may have an edge since it has a copolymer. I don't use the JCarter without a gel. I bought mine at Whole Foods

Another CK doppelganger is Curls Quenched Curls moisturizer (right down to the peachy smell). Different ingredients though and it also contains glycerin and a peg (water soluble) dimethicone. I bought a sample from www.sistasplace.biz
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
I stopped at WF on the way to work for the Condition & Sculpt based on what you said. I'll test it tomorrow!
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
Suburban- Where did you purchase this Jane Carter stuff from? A health food sture? Online?
Originally Posted by heavengirl410
I get it at Whole Foods. I gotta stay away from the health and beauty aisle.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
I am with you - Whole Foods is just bad for me overall - I am a foodie in addition to being a hair product junkie - it brings out the worst in me for EVERYTHING!!!
Originally Posted by xcptnl
Is whole foods a natural food place? I dont think we have one where I live.
We got a tj's tho.
Originally Posted by chelseacharms
Yep it is. Not sure if TJ sells this product line...worth checking out though!
Originally Posted by DominicanaHeat
My TJ's doesn't carry it. We have no hair care products outside of shampoo and conditioner.
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.

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