CJ Curl Queen Gel

I use very little of the CQ, too. Haven't experienced any crunch and have used it 3 times--always with a product underneath (Rehab, new Smoothing Lotion and Marie Dean Yogurt Smoothie.) Really good hair all three times.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

SE PA

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
3 quarters worth is about what I need of most other gels in order to get it really distributed, so that's how I tried the CQ first. But this last experiment was much more of a success! Seems like with CQ less is more for me. 1 quarter sized blob and the crunch was super easy to scrunch out. Nice curls, too!
2c/3a, A range of fine to coarse texture (mostly medium, sprinkling of coarse and fine), medium density, low-medium porosity.

About 5% of my hair is randomly fine 4a!

My hair seems to love protein, I use Nexxus Emergencee weekly.

Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
Low-poo: CJ Daily Fix, Mop-C
Rinse out: Jasmine's Shea
Leave in: KCKT
Styling: Playing with: KCCC, Re:Coil, SS CEJ, CJ CCCC-lite, CIAB, homemade FSG

Very new, pretty lost, but having fun!
Mir, I've used a clear laminate (I think it was Sebastian's, too) before but its been a while. You have it done, right? Not do it yourself? When you say glaze, you mean a celophane laminate? If it gives you that kind of shine, I think I may do one again!
I've been using CIAB and I like it but it doesn't give me shine like that
Is the SS CEJ only available online? I thought it was available at Whole Foods, but is that only certain ones?
Originally Posted by Auntie Bubbs
Yes, Sebastian cellophane laminate--I have it done in a salon. I do the BRUNETTE (deep). But I've had clear done mostly in the past over color.

SS CEJ is available at Etsy direct from runnerchicki and from CurlMart. I think those are the only places.

I stocked up during a coupon thing when it was available at CurlMart. except they were out of the deeply decadent.
3a3b dry, dyed --newly "banged"
Natural since 11/25/09 (Miami)

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~CJ Protein Tx
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~S&C; SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
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MirCurls -

My Curl Junkie package (w/ Curl Queen inside!) is due to arrive on Monday. Is there a way you can call UPS and manipulate/bribe/coerce them into getting it here sooner? Um, maybe today. Only joking, but I am getting antsy.
3a/3b, Fine, low porosity.
MirCurls -

My Curl Junkie package (w/ Curl Queen inside!) is due to arrive on Monday. Is there a way you can call UPS and manipulate/bribe/coerce them into getting it here sooner? Um, maybe today. Only joking, but I am getting antsy.
Originally Posted by Fairewood
Aw, poor thing. Ya gotta wait sooo long. ; )
3a3b dry, dyed --newly "banged"
Natural since 11/25/09 (Miami)

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Curl Junkie Conditions!
Re:coil ROCKS!

~CJ Protein Tx
; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
~S&C; SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
Dumping clumps for VOLUME!
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MirCurls -

My Curl Junkie package (w/ Curl Queen inside!) is due to arrive on Monday. Is there a way you can call UPS and manipulate/bribe/coerce them into getting it here sooner? Um, maybe today. Only joking, but I am getting antsy.
Originally Posted by Fairewood
Aw, poor thing. Ya gotta wait sooo long. ; )
Originally Posted by MirCurls
Hey, I've been waiting since last Friday. That's a long wait in "curl time."
3a/3b, Fine, low porosity.
I just washed my hands clean of the AFL room because my hair acted like it was Armageddon and showed me it was boss. The boss despised AFL...

but it loves Curl Queen. ALONE. It wants to be nekkid under its clothes with CQ. The kicker is, its so good at what it does that you can see exactly how I'm going through texture battles with my highlights growing out. LOLOL!!!

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Type: 3c with some 4a highlighted
Low porosity thick/coarse texture. nml elasticity
Routine: No rules, just happy hair

Cleanse: CJDF, Prell, LUSH Curly Wurly, Bobeam
LI/RO:BBB, CJ, SheaM, HEHIS, Garnier, KBN Shealoe, CD Chocolat, Oyin HH
Styling: CJ, CR, UFD, Zuresh, Ecostyler,MJ
PT/DT: BBB, CJ, Lather, MJSSB

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My hair never loved AFL. I was tempted to try it again--but not that tempted. I may just give my bottle away to curly-niece.
3a3b dry, dyed --newly "banged"
Natural since 11/25/09 (Miami)

Shine & Spring w/ Sweet Curls Elixirs!
Curl Junkie Conditions!
Re:coil ROCKS!

~CJ Protein Tx
; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
~S&C; SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
Dumping clumps for VOLUME!
http://public.fotki.com/MirCurls/


Marchioness Mir, Magister of Moisturization & Mystic of the Lofty Crown in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
My hair never loved AFL. I was tempted to try it again--but not that tempted. I may just give my bottle away to curly-niece.
Originally Posted by MirCurls
I'm grateful to my sample angel, but also grateful it was just a sample. Still haven't mastered not getting crunchy! Still have a few spots... Grr...

maybe I should do a final water down to distribute better?
Type: 3c with some 4a highlighted
Low porosity thick/coarse texture. nml elasticity
Routine: No rules, just happy hair

Cleanse: CJDF, Prell, LUSH Curly Wurly, Bobeam
LI/RO:BBB, CJ, SheaM, HEHIS, Garnier, KBN Shealoe, CD Chocolat, Oyin HH
Styling: CJ, CR, UFD, Zuresh, Ecostyler,MJ
PT/DT: BBB, CJ, Lather, MJSSB

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According to the UPS website my new CJ stuff (Curl Queen and AF lite) are due on Monday as well! We'll have to wait in agony together.

MirCurls -

My Curl Junkie package (w/ Curl Queen inside!) is due to arrive on Monday. Is there a way you can call UPS and manipulate/bribe/coerce them into getting it here sooner? Um, maybe today. Only joking, but I am getting antsy.
Originally Posted by Fairewood
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: CJ Beauticurls, CJ A&OO, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: Mop C, KCCC, SCE FSG
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

According to the UPS website my new CJ stuff (Curl Queen and AF lite) are due on Monday as well! We'll have to wait in agony together.

MirCurls -

My Curl Junkie package (w/ Curl Queen inside!) is due to arrive on Monday. Is there a way you can call UPS and manipulate/bribe/coerce them into getting it here sooner? Um, maybe today. Only joking, but I am getting antsy.
Originally Posted by Fairewood
Originally Posted by asianrunner
I just ordered mine and the wait is going to kill me!! I got Daily Fix and Curl Queen. I am also about to get protein and DT samples from Kathymack. It's a big day for me guys- my life finally feels complete and whole. Hahahah, kidding (kind of). I had to wait over a week to order because of my stupid pay schedule!! Let's all report back how we like our CQ when we finally have a chance to use it.
2's+3a/ med density/ normal-high porosity/ fine-med texture, normal elasticity (I think!):
Wash: CJ Daily Fix/Giovanni TTTT
Conditioner: Giovanni TTT
DT/PT: CJ Rehab, SSPDT
LI: Giovanni DLI, AO Mandarin Magic- Jane Carter Scalp Nourishing Serum for dry, sensitive scalp
Stylers: AG Re:coil, Mop C Curl Cream, CCClite, Spiral Solutions FHG...Sealing w/ Coconut oil
Finishing product: JC Nourish & Shine, MD Strawberry Smoothie
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I just received my samples!!!
$5 off first order at iherb use code KEY066
According to the UPS website my new CJ stuff (Curl Queen and AF lite) are due on Monday as well! We'll have to wait in agony together.

MirCurls -

My Curl Junkie package (w/ Curl Queen inside!) is due to arrive on Monday. Is there a way you can call UPS and manipulate/bribe/coerce them into getting it here sooner? Um, maybe today. Only joking, but I am getting antsy.
Originally Posted by Fairewood
Originally Posted by asianrunner
I just ordered mine and the wait is going to kill me!! I got Daily Fix and Curl Queen. I am also about to get protein and DT samples from Kathymack. It's a big day for me guys- my life finally feels complete and whole. Hahahah, kidding (kind of). I had to wait over a week to order because of my stupid pay schedule!! Let's all report back how we like our CQ when we finally have a chance to use it.
Originally Posted by BLB
I'm supposed to get my package late Monday afternoon. That's good b/c Tuesday is supposed to be seriously humid and rainy in my city and it's the perfect opportunity to see how Curl Queen will work in those conditions. I will keep you posted....
3a/3b, Fine, low porosity.
maybe i will give this stuff one more try with nothing under it and less of it.
2b/3A/ Fine/Med Porosity (i think)
Mod CG
Currently Using:
Cleanser: Kathymack soap bars, Giovannie TTTT
Rinse Out: CJ Curl Theory, Aussie 3 Min Miracle, Giovanni 50:50, Jasmine's Shea, Sevi Pumpkin Seed
Leave Ins: Jasmines Babasu Buttercream, CJ CALI (HG), Jasmines Shea, CJ BCLI
Stylers: CJ CCCC-Lite, Komaza CHP, SS CEJ, CJ SG
Gels: CJ AF (HG), HEBE (HG)

For people who've tried both the CJ curl queen gel, and the SS CEJ, how do they compare?

I really like the SS CEJ in high dews over a curl cream (like CJ CCCC), and was wondering if the CJ curl queen is a similar product? Both are glycerin-free yet contain a lot of aloe, some panthenol, and a little protein (either wheat or silk), though CEJ contains algae and agave whereas curl queen contains PVP (so it might have more hold):

CJ Curl Queen Ingredients: Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydroethylcellulose, Corn Starch Modified, Polyquaternium-4, Panthenol, PVP, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract, Wheat Protein, Wheat Starch, Polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance.

SS CEJ Ingredients: aloe vera juice, sea algae extract, hydroxyethylcellulose, organic raw agave nectar, dehydroxanthan gum, panthenol, silk amino acids, dead sea salts, phenoxyethanol (and) caprylyl glycol (and) sorbic acid, fragrance, citric acid
hair type: 2B/3A
low poo: Elucence moisture; Elucence clarifying (after swimming)
condish: CJ smoothing; CJ argan; CJ repair me; CJ curl rehab; CJ strengthening (summer only)
winter styling: CJ Beauticurls leave-in + Curly Kinks coil jam + Ouidad mongongo oil; or CJ leave-in + SpiralSolutions CEJ & FHG
summer styling: CJ CCCC lite + CJ Curl Queen
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They act totally different in my hair.

The CEJ is enhancing on its own and I can use it totally alone. CQ isn't enhancing on me at all but will add much more hold for me. I haven't tried CCCC with CEJ though I may have to give that a whirl. Just from how you say you use CEJ with CCCC I bet the CQ would work for you that way as well. I'm just looking to pare down my routine to get less dry time and better results and I'm finding that less product or the use of a do it all product does better for me. HTH....

For people who've tried both the CJ curl queen gel, and the SS CEJ, how do they compare?

I really like the SS CEJ in high dews over a curl cream (like CJ CCCC), and was wondering if the CJ curl queen is a similar product? Both are glycerin-free yet contain a lot of aloe, some panthenol, and a little protein (either wheat or silk), though CEJ contains algae and agave whereas curl queen contains PVP (so it might have more hold):

CJ Curl Queen Ingredients: Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydroethylcellulose, Corn Starch Modified, Polyquaternium-4, Panthenol, PVP, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract, Wheat Protein, Wheat Starch, Polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance.

SS CEJ Ingredients: aloe vera juice, sea algae extract, hydroxyethylcellulose, organic raw agave nectar, dehydroxanthan gum, panthenol, silk amino acids, dead sea salts, phenoxyethanol (and) caprylyl glycol (and) sorbic acid, fragrance, citric acid
Originally Posted by melaniesusan

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As Rymorg said: SS CEJ is not as sticky (well, it's not a holding gel, per se, don't think) and is more of a definer/enhancer. CurlQueen is stickier and is a medium to med-firm hold (I guess depending on how much you use).

I have used the SS CEJ UNDERNEATH the CurlQueen (as I have now, but I'm gonna wash and think I'm gonna use BB FSG today as I'm going to a party and wanna smell a certain way, hah).

I use one for enhancement and the other for final stage hold.
3a3b dry, dyed --newly "banged"
Natural since 11/25/09 (Miami)

Shine & Spring w/ Sweet Curls Elixirs!
Curl Junkie Conditions!
Re:coil ROCKS!

~CJ Protein Tx
; BEE-U-Ti-Ful Deep Condish
~S&C; SMasters Method; Pixie-curling
Dumping clumps for VOLUME!
http://public.fotki.com/MirCurls/


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So today I'm tryin just the CURL QUEEN gel on its own, much less than I have been using, to see if anything magical happens. It's not dry yet but so far its not lookin good.....limp and not very curly at all.
2b/3A/ Fine/Med Porosity (i think)
Mod CG
Currently Using:
Cleanser: Kathymack soap bars, Giovannie TTTT
Rinse Out: CJ Curl Theory, Aussie 3 Min Miracle, Giovanni 50:50, Jasmine's Shea, Sevi Pumpkin Seed
Leave Ins: Jasmines Babasu Buttercream, CJ CALI (HG), Jasmines Shea, CJ BCLI
Stylers: CJ CCCC-Lite, Komaza CHP, SS CEJ, CJ SG
Gels: CJ AF (HG), HEBE (HG)


Last edited by Chelley Mae; 10-16-2010 at 10:23 AM. Reason: FIX
So today I'm tryin just the CURL QUEEN gel on its own, much less than I have been using, to see if anything magical happens. It's not dry yet but so far its not lookin good.....limp and not very curly at all.
Originally Posted by Chelley Mae
I can't imagine fine hair like yours without LI this time of year? What is your weather like? It's been said that CQ is not enhancing it's the hold that makes it great. What do you typically do to your hair? Do you do LI/Curl Enhancer or curl cream/+Gel or LI/+Gel? When you use CClite or KCP do you normallly put a gel on top of it? I would try your Jasmines Shea as a LI then CQ or KCP with CQ.

Sometimes it's good to back off experimenting & give yourself a break too
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Last edited by DEL2C; 10-16-2010 at 12:01 PM.
Thanks for the tips! I'll order a sample of CJ Curl Queen from Kathymack and see how it goes.

I loved SS CEJ on top of CJ CCCC in the summer (tried this based on KM's curl creme + gelly recommendation), but I always had to top with a bit of Curls Gel-les'C because the CEJ wasn't quite enough hold (compared to BRHG) and always left me with some flyways.

I like the curl/hold I get with CCCC lite + BRHG, and the curl/feel I get with CCCC lite + SS CEJ...maybe the CCCC lite + CJ CQ combo will give me curl/feel/hold.
hair type: 2B/3A
low poo: Elucence moisture; Elucence clarifying (after swimming)
condish: CJ smoothing; CJ argan; CJ repair me; CJ curl rehab; CJ strengthening (summer only)
winter styling: CJ Beauticurls leave-in + Curly Kinks coil jam + Ouidad mongongo oil; or CJ leave-in + SpiralSolutions CEJ & FHG
summer styling: CJ CCCC lite + CJ Curl Queen
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