More expensive =/= better

Yeah, that's right. In keeping my new-ish idea that "less is more" when it comes to hair, I went first from ~5 products in a complicated routine a few years ago to Deva OneC + NoPoo + Angell a few months ago. Now I have cut down further to just VO5 CG-friendly conditioner with lots left in and some Angell.

That's like $25 --> $3 in savings! (accounting for the fact that I use a lot more of the VO5 than the Deva stuff) And I think my hair looks even better than before with more regularity.

Huzzah for thrifty, curly hair!

3A low/medium porosity, medium texture

Current products:
Stylers: HE Tousle Me Softly, Condition 3-in-1 Mousse
Conditioners: Terax Crema, Mill Creek Botanicals Henna Conditioner
Cleanser: DevaCurl NoPoo

http://www.flickr.com/photos/theevolutionofcurl/
GUANO/

Huzzah
Originally Posted by msjanani
OK, my son says this! Where did it come from?! It obviously means something like "hurray", right?

/GUANO
GUANO/

Huzzah
Originally Posted by msjanani
OK, my son says this! Where did it come from?! It obviously means something like "hurray", right?

/GUANO
Originally Posted by lazy loops
I think it's an old-fahsioned form of "hurray". In movies at and Renaissnace fairs and stuff they say "huzzah" when they've defeated the enemy or when the it's the Queen's birthday or something.
3b/c...or thereabouts.

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Consider yourself lucky. Every time I try to use a less expensive product the results are less than stellar. It's a bit annoying...
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!!!

fotki pw= crrrls
[quote="SapphireWingstar"]
GUANO/

Huzzah
Originally Posted by msjanani
OK, my son says this! Where did it come from?! It obviously means something like "hurray", right?

/GUANO
Originally Posted by lazy loops

They say it at Colonial Williamsburg.
3A; I have HG products!
Curl enhancer: Mop-C curl cream
DT: Deva Heaven in Hair; JC WDT
Gel: B&A; Arc Angel
Conditioner: Deva OneC; JC too shea
Frizz fighters: CK, JCS C&S
PW: curlynow
huzzah is civilization!
3A low/medium porosity, medium texture

Current products:
Stylers: HE Tousle Me Softly, Condition 3-in-1 Mousse
Conditioners: Terax Crema, Mill Creek Botanicals Henna Conditioner
Cleanser: DevaCurl NoPoo

http://www.flickr.com/photos/theevolutionofcurl/
msjanani-- congrats!!! i'm doing kinda the opposite of you. i started out trying to use as few products as possible, but i just keep adding more to my routine...maybe i should control my pj!!

as for the guano, i know huzzah from pirates of the caribbean!!!
2c/3a
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"Your head is like a crown on you.
It is as beautiful as Mount Carmel.
Your hair is as smooth as purple silk.
I am captured by your flowing curls."
Song of Solomon 7:5 (NIRV)

Your hair looks really good, very shiny and healthy!
Which VO5 are you using?
My hair is to stuck up.. it is only ok with using VO5 once in a while as a co-wash. Everything else is apparently supposed to be over $10 depending on the size.
In DESPERATE need of a haircut.
thanks jlpmom23! I'm using the VO5 Herbal Escapes in Kiwi Lime Squeeze (99 cents at CVS) but I also picked up a bottle of Free Me Fresia last night. The herbal escapes line is basically the same ingredients-wise as the strawberries kind except for the smell, which I find a lot more pleasant.
3A low/medium porosity, medium texture

Current products:
Stylers: HE Tousle Me Softly, Condition 3-in-1 Mousse
Conditioners: Terax Crema, Mill Creek Botanicals Henna Conditioner
Cleanser: DevaCurl NoPoo

http://www.flickr.com/photos/theevolutionofcurl/
My hair is to stuck up.. it is only ok with using VO5 once in a while as a co-wash. Everything else is apparently supposed to be over $10 depending on the size.
Originally Posted by Fearnotsomuch
Same here! grrrrr.
2b/3a.
My hair really likes Suave...For some reason though I really have to buy all the expensive stuff.
http://public.fotki.com/one-girl-army/
pw - wavygurl

Good to see you're having good results with such a streamlined routine!

My hair is kinda split on what price-tag gets the best results:

For shampoos, co-washes and stylers, I prefer the cheap stuff (especially shampoo; I like to get the "make your own" shampoo bases as most of the "moisturizing" shampoos leave a bunch of residue on my hair.) Expensive gels tend to be so-so on my hair; BRHG, Arc-Angell, etc.

My leave ins are mid-priced, but I can't seem to find a non-pricey condish that's moisturizing enough, so the liter sized One C it must be, for frugality's sake.
My hair definitely likes the higher-end conditioners and usually the shampoos as well, but the 2 gels my hair has been lovin' lately are from the drugstore.
http://public.fotki.com/msgiblet/ - pw: gibber -- Pics Added 7/10/11
Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

Countess Balashi of Divi Beach in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!

Yep, don't sleep on the v05 Strawberries & Cream and the Trader joe's Nourish!
3b (with 3c tendencies) on modified CG

My hair definitely likes the higher-end conditioners and usually the shampoos as well, but the 2 gels my hair has been lovin' lately are from the drugstore.
Originally Posted by msgiblet
MsG - which two drugstore gels are you using these days?
2b/3a.
CurlyinColorado: Since the weather has gotten cooler, my hair has really been liking the Suave Anti-Frizz Gel w/Aloe -- which I've had stuck back in my cabinet for the past year & now is discontinued -- -- but I've got a gigantic bottle of it, so at least it will last in my rotation awhile until I can find a replacement for it.

This week I've been using FX Special Effects Curl Booster Fixative Gel. My hair loves it! I don't even have to use my diffuser. I've been air drying, which I can never do, and my hair looks just as good as if I used the diffuser. My hair is saying a great big thank you!

Got 'em both at CVS.
http://public.fotki.com/msgiblet/ - pw: gibber -- Pics Added 7/10/11
Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

Countess Balashi of Divi Beach in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!

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