Well, I have used a lot of products so far. I probably spent about 400 dollars trying to find the right product for my hair. None really worked for my hair at all.
Until I just recently found this great product. It's called Umberto Giannini: scrunching jelly.
It's really a WONDERFUL product! I love it. It does NOT make your hair sticky or hard if you use the right amount, and it defines your curls and makes them shine. It works wonders.When you get out of the shower, you just squeeze about a dollar size amount of the bottle into your palm, and scrunch your hair dry. Then you can diffuse it or let it dry natural. And you can find it at Boots health and beauty store. If they don't have that in Canada, maybe you could find it at a local beauty supply store.
Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, YTCarrots or Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite, KCCC, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically
HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!
For a cheap product recommendation I really like Biotera Gel. It is similar to curl keeper but a little thicker and gives really bouncy chunky curls. It's a fraction of the cost so it won't break the bank if you want to give it a whirl. I find it helps hold my curls together. Sometimes I'll scrunch a little bit in over my curl keeper when I want things to look a bit smoother or I need extra hold. It's a beautiful product!
I know i might get something thrown at me but i find the BEST stuff ive found is john frieda's products~ducks~ lol...and theres this stuff called fx special effects....BUT my hair relaxed (4b) but it works so well to keep my bantu knots from frizzing. I also have heard nothing but good things about mixed chicks stuffies hope this helps someone
Without a doubt for me, CHS Curl Keeper, is my HG frizz buster. I can only use this when it's hot & humid, otherwise my hair goes way too limp.
I believe this brand is based on Canada, so you should have no trouble finding it; however, I'm not sure how cheap it is. For me, since I only use it in the summer, I'm still using my liter bottle that I purchased back in 2007, & I still have about 1/2 of the bottle left.
Discovered nc.com in 09/2003
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!!
Hands down CURL KEEPER!!!
Live in South Florida so almost always hot and humid
with high dew points. Never tried it in the winter what little bit of it we have. Also love Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee on top it the CK.