I think I've found something that actually works!
I was digging through my "product graveyard" after unsuccessfully "plopping" with Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Gel
(like putting water on my hair). I had my hair up for about an hour and it was just stringy & straight. Didn't hold any type of bend or curl at all.
I went into my closet and pulled out my Kids Organics Shea Butter Detangling Moisturizing Hair Lotion
. Mainly because I knew it detangled and was moisturizing. I slathered some on my hair and scrunched. But every time I scrunched - new waves, curls, and ringlets appeared!
This doesn't even happen with regular gel! So I did it a bit more and then just plopped again. It was about 1a.m. so I went to bed. When I woke up I had TONS
of curls, waves and ringlets!!! And my hair was BIG! lol. For the record I have very fine hair that it medium borderline thin. But now it was THICK
looking, curly and soft
My only complaint was that the curls were clumped together in smaller clumps than I like, but that's probably because 1)My hair was already about 60% - 70% dry already -and- 2)I already had gel in my hair and over scrunched so it separated too much.
I'm gonna wash(co wash) my hair again tonight and try it by itself and see what happens. But I can tell you that my hair has never been this curly(especially the relaxed parts).
Here are the ingredients:
Water, Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicapreate, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, PEG 150 Distearate, Soybean Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Acrylamidopropyltrimonium Chloride/Acrylamide Copolymer, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Hydrolized Soy Protein, Lanolin Oil, Olive Oil, Mink Oil, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Egg Protein, Milk Protein, Cholesterol, Honey, Silk Amino Acids, Corn Oil, BHA, BHT, Coconut Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarius Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Equisetum Hyemale (Horsetail) Extract, Stearalkonium Chloride, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cyclomethicone, Carrot Oil, Fragrance, Dye, DMDM Hydantoin.
No, it's not CG, but it works! I've seen it at most Rite Aids, CVS's, Kmarts, and Walmarts for under $5.
P.S. I've recently tried Paul Mitchell's Round Trip
and that didn't really do much to my hair to make it curl. It might have done a little, but nothing compared to this stuff. Also, with the Round Trip
, my hair was dry and hard, but with the Shea Butter Detangling Moisturizing Hair Lotion
my hair is very soft and feels moisturized. Hope this helps.