Leave-ins

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What kind do you all use? I haven't used any in a long time. I used to love this one by the hair place called "cost cutters" they had this leave in spray that was great, it was some kind of "sea" something-wish I could remember. It worked great for touch ups etc. Wish I lived near a Cost Cutters, closest one is about 2 hours away.
Garnier Fructis curl 'n shine or sleek 'n shine. I honestly don't know if there's a difference. I use the sleek 'n shine when it's humid/rainy and the curl 'n shine when it's dry. Available at drugstores, groceries, WalMart, etc. etc.
Couple of inches past shoulder length 3A. Shampoo every 3rd or 4th day w/ baby shampoo; Tigi Fashionista conditioner; back to Condition 3-in-1 mousse . Alternate days water rinse, conditioner and mousse.
I currently use coconut oil.
3b-3c CG
I use JC's Too-Shea. Even though my hair is baby fine, it doesn't weigh it down as long as I don't use too much.
KurlyKarenLee

You can say what you want about the South, but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving North.
Right now I am not using a leave-in, but am going to try it. I read in another thread that you can still leave some of your CO in from the shower an still use a leave-in for extra moisture.

Right now I am raking/scrunching products into soaking wet hair and plopping. Should I apply the leave-in after plopping? That makes the most sense to me, but thought I'd ask since I love all the feedback I get from everybody!!
3A (I think)

Loving my curls after all these years -- but still trying to figure out what works for me...
I'm just a leave-in fool, I rotate several, usually under a light gel. Right now I have Robert Craig Conditioner as a leave-in under Alagio Crazy Curl Balm. I also like Aveda Elixir (what I have left of it), SheaMoisure Sheabutter leave-in, Beauty Without Cruelty, Knot Today, Paul Mitchell the (genuine or generic) Conditioner, Abba Nourishing.
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Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
I currently use coconut oil.
Originally Posted by JuicyTube
Hey, juicy, where do you get this? I looked at Genaurdi's today and couldn't find it. Do I have to go to somewhere like Whole Foods or can I even go to Shop Rite?

CoN green, HE hello hydration, burt's bees super shiny condish, & KCCC.

mostly 3b, mod CG


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SBB, I'm turning into a leave in whore too cause I keep reading your posts! I just picked up some of the Shea leave in today that you were raving about on the review boards. Can't wait to try it tomorrow! I also like PM and Knot Today as leave ins.

ATA, I found some coconut oil at my local Shoprite. It was at the end of the haircare aisle with some ethnic/African American hair care products.
3b/c fine, thick, porous, protein sensitive
Modified CG, CJ Rehab, JCWDT, KCKT, VO5 Chamomile Tea Therapy, CJDF, HEBE Gel/Mousse, Bioinfusion Rosemary Mint shampoo, occasional protein

Experimenting with BRHG

"If you want the rainbow, you've gotta put up with the rain"
ATA, I found some coconut oil at my local Shoprite. It was at the end of the haircare aisle with some ethnic/African American hair care products.
Originally Posted by Magoo
Thanks! Guess I'll be trying to go there soon.

CoN green, HE hello hydration, burt's bees super shiny condish, & KCCC.

mostly 3b, mod CG


Smiles are free, so give them away.

Celebrate we will, 'cause life is short but sweet, for certain.
SBB, I'm turning into a leave in whore too cause I keep reading your posts! I just picked up some of the Shea leave in today that you were raving about on the review boards. Can't wait to try it tomorrow! I also like PM and Knot Today as leave ins.

ATA, I found some coconut oil at my local Shoprite. It was at the end of the haircare aisle with some ethnic/African American hair care products.
Originally Posted by Magoo
I originally typed "whore" instead of "fool" but want to believe I'm still a lady. But I'm not.... Make sure the coconut oil you got is 100% pure; most (90%) of the ethnic/AA hair products contain mineral oil/paraffinum as a top ingredient.
My blog - http://suburbanbushbabe.wordpress.com/
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Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
I currently use coconut oil.
Originally Posted by JuicyTube
Hey, juicy, where do you get this? I looked at Genaurdi's today and couldn't find it. Do I have to go to somewhere like Whole Foods or can I even go to Shop Rite?
Originally Posted by asleep to audio
I get mine at a local natural food store. I'm pretty sure it could be found at Whole Foods, just make sure it's unrefined and pure like suburbanbushbabe said.
3b-3c CG
I currently use coconut oil.
Originally Posted by JuicyTube
Hey, juicy, where do you get this? I looked at Genaurdi's today and couldn't find it. Do I have to go to somewhere like Whole Foods or can I even go to Shop Rite?
Originally Posted by asleep to audio
I get mine at a local natural food store. I'm pretty sure it could be found at Whole Foods, just make sure it's unrefined and pure like suburbanbushbabe said.
Originally Posted by JuicyTube
Thanks, I will. This is a natural curl relaxer, right? I've been having volume/shrinkage issues lately.

CoN green, HE hello hydration, burt's bees super shiny condish, & KCCC.

mostly 3b, mod CG


Smiles are free, so give them away.

Celebrate we will, 'cause life is short but sweet, for certain.
I currently use coconut oil.
Originally Posted by JuicyTube
Hey, juicy, where do you get this? I looked at Genaurdi's today and couldn't find it. Do I have to go to somewhere like Whole Foods or can I even go to Shop Rite?
Originally Posted by asleep to audio
I get mine at a local natural food store. I'm pretty sure it could be found at Whole Foods, just make sure it's unrefined and pure like suburbanbushbabe said.
Originally Posted by JuicyTube
Thanks, I will. This is a natural curl relaxer, right? I've been having volume/shrinkage issues lately.
Originally Posted by asleep to audio
I wouldn't say there's a dramatic difference, but it won't enhance them. There is a very slight relaxation.
3b-3c CG
Right now I am using Eulucence Moisture Balance for my leave-in. When I use it up (or sooner!) I would love to try the Sheamoisture Sheabutter. Can you get it locally or just by ordering it?
3b/c ~ CG
current favorites ~ TJ's Refresh, AOHR, SheaMoisture Shea Butter leave-in, AVG, FSG
Right now I am using Eulucence Moisture Balance for my leave-in. When I use it up (or sooner!) I would love to try the Sheamoisture Sheabutter. Can you get it locally or just by ordering it?
Originally Posted by azcurly
Unfortunately, right now the only place you can buy it is in New York City. Stinks, right? However, there are several places you can order it online, like Health Life Line (although Echokitten has had bad experiences with them and strongly advises you not to order from them) or Sistas Place, which I recommend. Their shipping is pretty cheap, and you can get travel-sized items or sample sizes of many of their products, including the SheaMoisture. In fact, I have an order coming from them right now.

CoN green, HE hello hydration, burt's bees super shiny condish, & KCCC.

mostly 3b, mod CG


Smiles are free, so give them away.

Celebrate we will, 'cause life is short but sweet, for certain.
I currently use coconut oil.
Originally Posted by JuicyTube
Hey, juicy, where do you get this? I looked at Genaurdi's today and couldn't find it. Do I have to go to somewhere like Whole Foods or can I even go to Shop Rite?
Originally Posted by asleep to audio
I get mine at a local natural food store. I'm pretty sure it could be found at Whole Foods, just make sure it's unrefined and pure like suburbanbushbabe said.
Originally Posted by JuicyTube
Thanks, I will. This is a natural curl relaxer, right? I've been having volume/shrinkage issues lately.
Originally Posted by asleep to audio
I wouldn't say there's a dramatic difference, but it won't enhance them. There is a very slight relaxation.
Originally Posted by JuicyTube
Okay, thanks. So what other attributes does it have? Smoother? Frizz reducer?

CoN green, HE hello hydration, burt's bees super shiny condish, & KCCC.

mostly 3b, mod CG


Smiles are free, so give them away.

Celebrate we will, 'cause life is short but sweet, for certain.
SBB, I'm turning into a leave in whore too cause I keep reading your posts! I just picked up some of the Shea leave in today that you were raving about on the review boards. Can't wait to try it tomorrow! I also like PM and Knot Today as leave ins.

ATA, I found some coconut oil at my local Shoprite. It was at the end of the haircare aisle with some ethnic/African American hair care products.
Originally Posted by Magoo
I originally typed "whore" instead of "fool" but want to believe I'm still a lady. But I'm not.... Make sure the coconut oil you got is 100% pure; most (90%) of the ethnic/AA hair products contain mineral oil/paraffinum as a top ingredient.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe™
Yeah, I thought twice about typing "whore" but then I said ah, what the heck!

Azcurly, I don't know where you are located but I got mine at a beauty supply store in Jersey.
3b/c fine, thick, porous, protein sensitive
Modified CG, CJ Rehab, JCWDT, KCKT, VO5 Chamomile Tea Therapy, CJDF, HEBE Gel/Mousse, Bioinfusion Rosemary Mint shampoo, occasional protein

Experimenting with BRHG

"If you want the rainbow, you've gotta put up with the rain"
I am in Arizona so I guess I will have to order it. I haven't seen it anywhere here and I ALWAYS check the hair care section wherever I go!
3b/c ~ CG
current favorites ~ TJ's Refresh, AOHR, SheaMoisture Shea Butter leave-in, AVG, FSG
Azcurly, I don't know where you are located but I got mine at a beauty supply store in Jersey.
Originally Posted by Magoo
Which one? I'm in SE PA and so Jersey isn't too far away...

CoN green, HE hello hydration, burt's bees super shiny condish, & KCCC.

mostly 3b, mod CG


Smiles are free, so give them away.

Celebrate we will, 'cause life is short but sweet, for certain.
I like Jessicurls's Aloeba as a leave-in when it is humid and Too Shea or TIGI's Oatmeal and Honey Co. as a leave-in when the weather is drier. I just received AG's Fast Food in a swap and so far like it too.
3a bsl highlted hair ; mod CG since 6/4/07
current favs: JC's HCC and GLS, B2B Pom Co (old form.), Alagio Crzy Crl Balm

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