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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-02-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,659
Posted By melaniesusan
Any updates on Curly Kinks? I would like to...

Any updates on Curly Kinks? I would like to order some more Coil Jam, but noticed that it is out of stock on the CK website. Also, they still have "recent news - changes coming soon" posted on...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-13-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By melaniesusan
Yesterday, I had my hair cut by my Deva-trained...

Yesterday, I had my hair cut by my Deva-trained stylist in Chicago (Cally at Curls and Company). I told her that I disliked many Deva products because they aren't year-round for me; my hair is very...
Forum: 2 02-19-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,581
Posted By melaniesusan
My waves perform best when my hair is clean, and...

My waves perform best when my hair is clean, and not weighed down. Cowashes + conditioner = too much moisture. Cowashes + no conditioner = too many tangles. Sulfate-free shampoo + conditioner =...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-17-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,659
Posted By melaniesusan
Any reviews for us yet on the Curl Factor,...

Any reviews for us yet on the Curl Factor, Kathymack? Or anyone else for that matter?
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-07-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,659
Posted By melaniesusan
Any reviews yet on the Curl Factor? I am out of...

Any reviews yet on the Curl Factor? I am out of Coil Jam, and went to re-order but found it was out of stock. However, Curl Factor is in stock.


I'm afraid to risk spending money on a new...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-07-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,618
Posted By melaniesusan
Why is Curl Mart no longer carrying...

Why is Curl Mart no longer carrying SpiralSolutions?
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 08-02-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 843
Posted By melaniesusan
I would describe it as a low-poo, appropriate for...

I would describe it as a low-poo, appropriate for my modified CG routine. I use both this and the Elucence moisture shampoo on a regular basis. I use the clarifying one after swimming, 1-2x per...
Forum: Salon/Stylist Chatter 12-07-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,481
Posted By melaniesusan
Thanks for the recommendation! I'm taking your...

Thanks for the recommendation! I'm taking your advice and going to see Laneeta tomorrow. This will be my first time at the salon. I'll let you know how it goes!
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-12-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,945
Posted By melaniesusan
For fall, I'm enjoying the following combo: ...

For fall, I'm enjoying the following combo:

CJ beauticurls leave-in + SS CEJ + SS FHG

It's nice now that the dews have dropped not to worry about frizz anymore!
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 10-12-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,426
Posted By melaniesusan
I haven't had any trouble with CJ CQ flaking. ...

I haven't had any trouble with CJ CQ flaking. For my shoulder-length hair (fine-medium porosity), I used (throughout the summer) 3 half-dollar size blobs of CQ, in very wet hair, over CJ CCCC lite. ...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 09-24-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 25,794
Posted By melaniesusan
Now that summer is over, and the dews are more...

Now that summer is over, and the dews are more moderate, I'm liking the Curly Kinks Coil Jam. I'm currently on 3rd day hair with just the Coil Jam over a leave-in (Shescentit Coco Creme) and my hair...
Forum: Protein-craving 08-22-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,858
Posted By melaniesusan
I'm very fond of Curl Junkie Repair Me! It is...

I'm very fond of Curl Junkie Repair Me! It is also very moisturizing, so you don't need to follow with another conditioner.

You can order it from Curl Mart:
Curl Junkie Repair Me!...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-22-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,945
Posted By melaniesusan
I discovered that BRHG is unnecessary if I just...

I discovered that BRHG is unnecessary if I just use more CQ rather than less. Foregoing the BRHG makes my hair much less producty.

So the final result: CJ CCCC lite + CQ gives me better hold...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 08-20-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,493
Posted By melaniesusan
Actually the CJ daily strengthening conditioner...

Actually the CJ daily strengthening conditioner is the only one I don't like! It seems to make my hair frizzy for some reason. For daily conditioners, I alternate between CJ smoothing and CJ argan...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 08-17-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 20,656
Posted By melaniesusan
I love the way Pattern Pusha feels in my hair,...

I love the way Pattern Pusha feels in my hair, but it's not curl enhancing at all, so it leaves my 2B/3A hair very flat. I find that my hair looks best when I get curl-enhancing properties from both...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 08-16-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 20,656
Posted By melaniesusan
@asianrunner & rbb: I worry about getting the...

@asianrunner & rbb: I worry about getting the right protein-moisture balance in low dews. If I use too much protein, my hair gets dry and stringy. I don't worry about it at all in high dews...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 08-14-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 20,656
Posted By melaniesusan
I finally got Curl Queen to work for me! And it...

I finally got Curl Queen to work for me! And it is on its way to becoming an HG product to boot!

My gel of choice is typically SS FHG, which I use over a curl cream (typically CJ CCCC lite) or...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-07-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,945
Posted By melaniesusan
Recently, I tried CJ CQ + BRHG as a substitute...

Recently, I tried CJ CQ + BRHG as a substitute for CJ CIAB + SS FHG and had very nice results. My combo:

CJ CCCC lite + CJ CQ + BRHG

There was only a tiny bit of frizz when it dried, so I...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-19-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,945
Posted By melaniesusan
Update: I still love both SS and CJ! ...

Update:

I still love both SS and CJ! :love6:

Although I usually stick to regular CCCC in high dews, recently I've been experimenting with CCCC lite (my winter staple) and am really loving...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-19-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,233
Posted By melaniesusan
I'm having really good luck this summer with CJ...

I'm having really good luck this summer with CJ CCCC Lite. It's doing a very nice job of combatting frizz in the high humidity: better than my other curl creams and leave-ins. Typically, I pair it...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 07-03-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 25,794
Posted By melaniesusan
thanks, FrizzBgone. I'll give that a try. CIAB...

thanks, FrizzBgone. I'll give that a try. CIAB only over leave-in + coil jam wasn't enough hold for me. Curls Gel-les'C helps with frizz but tends to flatten my waves, but it sounds like I'm using...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 07-01-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 25,794
Posted By melaniesusan
Just ordered my first jar of Curly Kinks Coil...

Just ordered my first jar of Curly Kinks Coil Jam. I'm still tinkering with it, but results are so positive that I started worrying about using up my Kathymack sample!

Hair looked nice with the...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 06-27-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 25,794
Posted By melaniesusan
I've been experimenting with the CK coil jam and...

I've been experimenting with the CK coil jam and absolutely love it! So far, I've used it twice:

1. CK satin roots + CK coil jam + BRHG
2. CJ Beauticurls + CK coil jam + BRHG

Both times,...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 06-18-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 23,280
Posted By melaniesusan
Are people still using CJ Pattern Pusha in high...

Are people still using CJ Pattern Pusha in high dews? If so, what combos are working for you?
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 06-18-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 25,794
Posted By melaniesusan
Are people using (and liking) the Curly Kinks...

Are people using (and liking) the Curly Kinks leave-in and coil jam in high dews/high humidity?

If so, what are you pairing it with? BRHG? CIAB? Curl Keeper? Curls Gel-les'c?
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