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momtocurlyred 12-22-2011 10:54 PM

Curl Enhancer is staining daughters clothes
I have been using a curl enhancing creme on my daughter's curly 3a hair for several years now. For some reason, the product is causing blue/gray stains on her white and light colored clothing. Nothing will remove these stains. I have tried 3 different products with no success to stop this. Any ideas on what this could be?? I have only had one suggestion: switch to an organic product. This person said it was caused by silicone residue on the clothing. I will take any suggestions since I really need to use a curl creme on her hair, but do not want to continue ruining her clothes! Thanks!

CaseyGoNatural 12-23-2011 10:15 AM

What curl enhancer is it? Does it contain mimeral oil and is it very greasy?

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momtocurlyred 12-23-2011 02:44 PM

I have used Ringlet, a Matrix product and am currently using Catwalk's Curls Rock. None of them I would call particularly greasy and I do not believe they have contained mineral oil, but am not 100%.

kathymack 12-23-2011 04:33 PM

Why don't you try one of the more natural lines?? Depending on what you're trying to do with the product, I'd be happy to make suggestions.

CaseyGoNatural 12-23-2011 04:54 PM

Try using something that isn't a creme.. That might work buut i'm not sure because i've never had this problem.

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momtocurlyred 12-24-2011 12:30 AM

I would love some suggestions on what to use-something that is similar to the products that I mentioned above. I really feel like the cremes do best in her hair, but need something organic to see if the staining will stop. Anyone ever seen this or heard of it? It's baffling!

kathymack 12-24-2011 05:44 AM

Never had a hair product stain, just body creme that had a "chocolate" scent and was colored brown. It wasn't hard to imagine why?? there were brown stains on my tennis socks.

I don't use salon products, so can't recommend anything like what you're using--my hair doesn't care for the chemicals that are usually found in them. I'm not sure you need to go organic, there are lots of lines with more natural ingredients. My hair prefers the products from the online, boutique type companies such as Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, Spiral Solutions, Komaza, Marie Dean, Donna Marie.

I was going to suggest using a "jelly" type product. Most are moisturizing, provide some curl enhancement and hold. There are a lot of very good ones out there.

My hair satiates on products, so I rotate what I use. Seldom use any one thing more then twice a week. Depending on where you live and what the weather is like (if it's dry and cold, you may want to use a leave in for the winter) would possibly make a difference in what I'd suggest as a start. Many folks stay away from glycerin when the dewpoint is very high or very low. My hair doesn't seem to mind.

I just started to use the Curly Kinks products last week and had great hair. Did a review in the review sections. The Coil Jam might be just right for her. I'd also recommend the Satin Roots LI, if you're going to use a second product. Don't know what you use to cleanse, but the Twirly Curl Cleanse is really mind with a coco b low on the list. That will also enhance her curls depending on what you were using previously.

The Donna Marie Curling Gelly might also be good for her, but it does have glycerin. Her shampoo is the only one I use on my hair, if I need something a little stronger then a cleansing conditioner. I don't use the detangler/leave in because it doesn't provide me with enough moisture. I do use most of the other products. Depending on the length of your daughter's hair, the detangler may be of use for you--if she does tangle.

wholelottalove 12-24-2011 08:32 AM

It could be artificial colors in the product. I agree that you should try more natural products, they are better for your daughters hair and health and they probably won't stain.

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CaseyGoNatural 12-24-2011 08:37 AM

Have you tried the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie?

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momtocurlyred 12-31-2011 12:54 PM

Thank everyone so much for the comments and suggestions! Hopefully I will find something soon with your suggestions to solve this mystery! Is the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie all natural? I really think that is where I want to go next with this.

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