View Poll Results: Do you rotate your products?
I almost always use a few tried-and-true products 10 30.30%
I constantly rotate a lot of different products 9 27.27%
I constantly rotate a few different products 11 33.33%
I rotate using products and not using products 0 0%
I'm still searching for products that work 3 9.09%
Other (explain) 0 0%
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do you use the same products or rotate?

I have a lot of products and some work better than others so I'm trying to figure out if it's better to just stick with the ones that work the best or is it better to rotate them? Is it true or a myth that some products stop working? Any advice?
Attempting to grow out years of tight spiral perms, so not sure of my hair type? Multiracial medium texture but very thick spirals, maybe 3B, maybe 3A/B? It's chestnut brown and down to my shoulder blades, bra strap length when wet or straight.
I like to stick to the same few that I know work well for me. Basically, 1 shampoo, 2 co-washes, 2 leave-ins, 2 gels. I also have a few pre-CG products that I throw in now & again.
Actually when I write it down there are more products than I thought!
But I know there are a lot of PJs' out there......................
U.K curly

2C/3A Wavy Whirly & Curly Twirly.
Golden brown with highlights.
Low poo: Dr Organic, L'Oreal Everpure.
Conditioner: Dr Organic Argan Oil, Boots Coconut & Almond.
Leave In: Dr Organic, Boots,.
Gel: JF Frizz Ease, Umberto Gianni.
I stick to Aloeba/Too Shea and Elucence as conditioners, with an occasional use of Low-Poo. And I always use Curl Keeper under my styler, plus Gelebration spray on the straight part in back of my neck.

But when we get to styling products, I have a lot in rotation, according to the weather and my mood. Also, a few of my stylers have protein, so I can't use them daily.
I mostly rotate conditioners, depending on what my hair needs, but rarely do I use something totally new:

Suave Milk & Honey
Nature's Gate Jojoba
Nature's Gate Rainwater with Sea Kelp and Aloe (excellent DT)

I add honey to my leave- in (Suave M&H) and I am trying to wean off CK, so actually I am looking for a new anti-frizz/no cone gel.
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Last edited by goldencurly; 08-30-2011 at 08:39 AM.
I constantly rotate my favorite styling products, as well as cleansers and conditioners. But definitely more between the styling products just because I like to try different ones each time or just to try different combinations of them.
3a/2c f/mii. pics added 2/3/07
As far as styling goes, I am now sticking with a few things that I know work -- AG re:coil, Boots Curling Cream and Jessicurl Rockin' Ringlets. The same basically goes for washing and conditioning. I'll use Elucence s&c and Jessicurl conditioners. Those are my hg products and I'm not searching for new ones at all. That said, I've been deviating from my CWC routine to CO wash just because it's hot and my hair needs to be washed more often. Elucence shampoo is very gentle but I would need Mastey Traite to shampoo daily. Mastey is pricey so I'm alternating CWCs with CO washes. Somehow, it's working for me and there's no greasy hair like I've had with CO washing in the past.
3a/b, fine, lots of it
I made 2 orders at Curlmart and I will be using those until I run out. I find that within one product there is a lot to experiment as far as portions/mixing is concerned.
I used KC CC the first time and was like Ugh, this is not good. SEcond time, I put in so little it did nothing. Few other times no luck. Today I got just the right amount.
Even though I've finally found what really works for me, I've been rotating a lot - poos, conditioners, & styling products. I have a HUGE stash, but since I'm now officially in PJ jail, I WILL NOT buy anything more until I make a dent in some of my stuff
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2b~~fine texture~~normal porosity (except for highlights, which are high)~~normal elasticity~~medium density


Shampoo: Still use sulfates, but only on roots
Rinse out: Deva One C, JC Too Shea, Original Sprouts Deep Conditioner
Curl Enhancers: KCCC; JC Rocking Ringlets, JC Spiralicious, & Confident Coils
Styler: BRHG (over any and all curl enhancers) - this is the one product that I never change - absolute HG!!


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I have a huge stash that I rotate depending on weather/season.
Mainstays:
Carrot cream
shea leave-in conditioner
Suave Biolage rip-off conditioner (detangler)
Suave M&H, Coconut, Vanilla Floral for CO wash
Jane Carter's condition and Sculpt
Olive and coconut oils
Shea butter
distilled water
I constantly rotate my favorite styling products, as well as cleansers and conditioners. But definitely more between the styling products just because I like to try different ones each time or just to try different combinations of them.
Originally Posted by lushaholic
Agreed
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I constantly rotate a few different products. I use Jessicurl, Devacurl and Elucence MBC for all my washing/ conditioning needs. The only thing I rotate outside of those lines are my gels/ styling products. Those are all over the board with favorites being B&A gel, Angell, Nexxus POTAR, Suave Biolage knock-off. (but I always use RR under my gel )
2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.
I constantly rotate because my hair has a tendency to get used to products after a while and they won't be as effective. It also depends on the "look" I want that day. I'm the only one who can tell, but then my opinion is the only one who matters when it comes to my curls
Free your Mind and your Hair will Follow
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I use whatever my hair seems to need at that moment and mix up my own concoctions...

Poos-
Aubrey Organics Mango Awaphui
CoN

Washing Cos-
NoPoo
American Crew Daily Co
Suave Milk and Honey
Suave Citrus Smoothie

Cos-
Giovanni 50/50
Suave Milk and Honey
Elucence MBC

Leave-in/Stylers:
Elucence MBC
Giovanni Direct Leave-in
KPak Foam Leave-in
Proclaim Aloe Styling Gel
Aussie Tizz No Frizz Gel
Aussie Gel + Water
HE Humidity Defying Gel
Aura Hypoallergenic Gel


Other-
KPak protein treatment
Aveda Clove Co
Goldwell Love Brown Co
honey
sweet almond oil
grapeseed oil
jojoba oil
lavender oil
rosemary oil
coconut oil
coconut milk
aloe gel


I'm sure I'm forgetting some things. Lol.
2/f/i, waist length w/ long layers

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~a wave in a sea of curls
I know what I forgot... J/A/S/O/N alcohol free hairspray and Garnier Fructise curl spray gel. I also got some glycerin but haven't tried it yet.
2/f/i, waist length w/ long layers

http://public.fotki.com/thekittenavenger
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~a wave in a sea of curls
Even though I've finally found what really works for me, I've been rotating a lot - poos, conditioners, & styling products. I have a HUGE stash, but since I'm now officially in PJ jail, I WILL NOT buy anything more until I make a dent in some of my stuff
Originally Posted by kjwavy
What she said

Kathy, I could have written your post!!
CG-modified since 4/05
2b/3a and 3b on occasion!
Products: The hair aisle in my own cabinets.
Best definition winner: KCCC
Best volume winner: LOOB
Even though I've finally found what really works for me, I've been rotating a lot - poos, conditioners, & styling products. I have a HUGE stash, but since I'm now officially in PJ jail, I WILL NOT buy anything more until I make a dent in some of my stuff
Originally Posted by kjwavy
What she said

Kathy, I could have written your post!!
Originally Posted by LavenderCurls

haha... me too
2/f/i, waist length w/ long layers

http://public.fotki.com/thekittenavenger
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~a wave in a sea of curls
I constantly rotate a few different products. My staples are:

POO/CONDISH
Suave Humectant
Suave Milk & Honey
Goldwell D&P

STYLING
CHS Curl Keeper
Volumax gel
Aura Hypo gel
3a, BSL, color treated/highlighted, fine strands (but lots of them), high porosity
Routine: Modified CG, protein lover
Location: South Florida


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