Hello, fellow 3a's!

I consider myself 'mostly' a 3a.. but anyways I just wanted to establish a "survey" of all our favorites, so we can compare what does and does not work!



Deep Treatment:

Leave Ins:

Gels/Mousses/Styling Sprays:

Finishing Products(Serems,hairsprays, etc):

2c-3aish,blonde, fine /normal


HG's:Aura Hypo. Gel, HE Max Hold Mousse, Garnier Curl Construct Mousse, Abba Weightless, Potion 9, Honey, CON Shampoo, Suave Milk/Honey Condish, Aveda LE Smoothing Fluid, Garnier Sleek and Shine serem
i posted most of this in miacurl's thread but i'll put it here too

Shampoo: devacurl no poo or jessicurl HCC

Conditioner: devacurl regular and sacred love one condition, elucence moisture balancing, KMS curl hydrator also good and suave milk & honey is decent for washing

Deep Treatment: deva one or elucence mixed with honey, shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, sometimes aloe vera gel

Leave Ins: whatever the conditioner du jour is - i just do a quick rinse and leave most of it in

Gels/Mousses/Styling Sprays: devacurl angell, b&a gel (sometimes with jessicurl RR under it), nexxus POTAER gel

Finishing Products(Serems,hairsprays, etc): for dry/2nd day hair, boots curling cream and jessicurl awe inspiraling spray or a 50/50 mixture of mister right and angell
Faith, 3Aish redhead
Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy
shampoo: jessicurl hcc (i fell in love with it the first time i used it!)

conditioner: jessicurl aloeba or too shea, bumble and bumble super rich

deep treatment
: garnier fructis 3 minute treatment, or bananas/carrot juice/peanut oil mixed together

leave ins: same as pixie curl (but i'm getting a sample of chs silk leave in with my curlmart order. it'll come any day now!)

gels/mousses: boots, aveda be curly, pantene scrunching spray gel
(i ordered ck, angell, and jessicurl ccss, so we'll see if those get added to the list!)
shoulder length 2Cmii
products: curl keeper, angell, redken fresh curls s&c

pw: "wavy" for NC, "i love u" for everything else

*avatar* adrian grenier is my hair idol, even though he's a guy.....hey, we're not sexist here!
Shampoo: Mastey Traité Shampoo, Creme of Nature, Jessicurl HCC, Nexxus Phyto Organics Kelate purifying Shampoo (clarify once a month)

Conditioner: Elucence MB Conditioner

Deep Treatment: Jessicurl WDT

Leave Ins: Aveda Elixir

Gels/Mousses/Styling Sprays: Angell, B&A Gel, Nexxus POTAR, Curl Keeper

Finishing Products(Serems,hairsprays, etc): Don't use any.

ETA: Decided to update

Shampoo: Jessicurl HCC (once a week)

Conditioner: Original source Mint & Tea Tree to co-wash

Deep Treatment: Umberto Gianni Curl Friends

Leave Ins: Elucence & sometimes BS Amlika

Gels/Mousses/Styling Sprays: B&A gel

Finishing Products(Serems,hairsprays, etc): Have just started using oil (Almond) on the ends when I put hair up & on 2nd day hair,works well.
I have ordered Curl Friends Seduce pomade to try (might come today )
U.K curly

3A Curly Twirly.
Golden brown (coloured to cover grey).
Low poo: Dr Organic, L'Oreal Everpure.
Conditioner: Dr Organic Argan Oil.
Leave In: Aussie, Curl Harmony.
Gel: Curl Keeper Original, Umberto Gianni.
I am a mix of 3a & 2c as well. I am a PJ, so I am always experimenting with tons of different products. But listed below are my favorites that I can always count on for a good hair day.

Shampoo: Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo & Cream of Nature

Conditioner: Elucence MBC

Deep Treatment: Jessicurl WDT & Joico K-Pak

Leave Ins: Elucence MBC

Gels/Mousses/Styling Sprays: B&A Gel, Boots Botanicals(white stuff)

Finishing Products(Serems,hairsprays, etc): For second day hair; Boots(pink), ORS Lock & Twist
Long layers, past BSL
Loving: CON poo, Elucence MBC, Jessicurl WDT, B&A Gel.
SLS free poos since Feb 6/05
Shampoo: Trader Joe's Nourish, every week or two.

Conditioner: Trader Joe's Nourish to wash, Elucense (when I'm not using gel), or Deva One (when I am using gel)

Deep Treatment: Deva One + honey

Leave Ins: Elucense or Deva One (see above)

Gels/Mousses/Styling Sprays: Angell.

Finishing Products(Serems,hairsprays, etc): Sometimes I use Mister Right for surface frizz and general rejuvination. I got this in a sample swap so after it runs out (soon) I'll probably try making my own.
currently loving the deva line
I'm kind of both, some 2b and some 3a so I'll post in both places if noone minds.

Shampoo: Jessicurl HCC, Deva No or Low Poo and I alternate with Suave Coconut conditioner for washing too

Conditioner: In the winter I love Too Shea but right now I'm using Aloeba, Deva One C (best at detangling) and Elucence MBC

Deep Treatment: Jessicurls WDT (although I put some Too Shea in with some of her oil blend for softer hair the other night and left it in overnight- my hair was as soft as could be the next day- too soft! but nice)

Leave Ins: I'll leave some One C or Elucence or Aloeba in. I also will put a little more in if I feel I need it.

Gels/Mousses/Styling Sprays: so many...I always start with Jessicurl RR and I use B&A gel, Angell, Nexxuss POTAR

Finishing Products(Serems,hairsprays, etc): For 2nd day hair I do pretty much the same as PixieCurl. I've also been using Deva Set it Free for frizz help too.
2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.
Shampoo:Creme of Nature, Elucence clarifier once a month

Conditioner: Elucence MB conditioner

Deep Treatment: uhhh....Elucence...just not rinsed out

Leave Ins: Aveda Elixir with a DOT of elucence

Gels/Mousses/Styling Sprays: B&A, but i've been trying Angell the past couple days...seems to work alright!

Finishing Products(Serems,hairsprays, etc): none! well, SOMETIMES i scrunch in some jojoba oil on the ends if i think it feels dry
3A Once again on the quest for BSL healthy curly hair....
Shampoo: none since Oct 2002

Conditioner: Loreal Nature's Therapy Mega Moisture and One Condish

Deep Treatment: None

Leave Ins:Loreal Nature's Therapy Mega Moisture and One Condish, I just don't rinse it all out

Gels/Mousses/Styling Sprays:Aura Hypo Allergenic and Paul Mitchell Styling Lotion

Finishing Products(Serems,hairsprays, etc): None

I can't stand producty feel. My hair needs to be soft.
3a/b redheaded Irish gal!
CG since October 10, 2002
formerly arobxinstructr
Shampoo: JessiCurl HCC in Citrus Lavender

Conditioner: JessiCurl Aloeba, Terax Crema, Aveda Cherry Almond Bark

Deep Treatment: None

Leave Ins: None

Gels/Mousses/Styling Sprays: ABBA Weightless, Kiehls Extra Strength; JessiCurl Awe-Inspiraling Spray
2bFi Avalon Organics Lavender Shampoo & Conditioner, Giovanni 50/50 Balancing Hair Remoisturizer as Leave-In, Kiehl's Clean & Clear Styling Gel

Shampoo: none Im a CGer

Conditioner: VO5 Chamomille tea

Deep Treatment: CO mixed with honey and jojoba oil

Leave Ins: small amount of regular condish.

Gels/Mousses/Styling Sprays: HE HDG

Finishing Products(Serems,hairsprays, etc): none
Originally Posted by newcurls07
LOL! Me too!! I'm a mix of 3a and 3b, so I'll post mine.

Shampoo: Creme of Nature

Conditioner: Suave M&H and Aloe Vera, VO5 Jasmine & Aloe, Aussie 3 min miracle

Deep Treatment: whatever condish mixed with honey and either olive, jojoba, or coconut oil

Leave Ins: Tresemme detangling leave in

Gels/Mousses/Styling Sprays: Suave Firm Control gel and Got2B gel

Finishing Products(Serems,hairsprays, etc): HE flexible hold hairspray, Pantene Frizz Control spray
3a/b, fine hair... with a mind of its own!
PW- frenchfries

Your hair, it's everywhere. Screaming infidelities, taking its wear.
Shampoo: none since 2-13-04

Conditioner: washing-Suave Coconut
leave in- Jessicurl Aloeba, Devacurl One Condition or SacRed
One Condition

Deep Treatment: Kenra Intensive Emollient Treatment

Leave Ins: Boots Curling Cream

Gels/Mousses/Styling Sprays: Gels- HE High Humidity,Harmon Gelee, Aussie
Tiz No Frizz, Suave Smoothing Glaze
Gel, Sorbie Sliquid, Angell

Sprays-Awe Inspiralling

Finishing Products(Serems,hairsprays, etc): Generic PM the Cream
I have finally realized I look my best when my hair tells me how it is going to fall, and I just make suggestions.

Shampoo: In order of frequency of use - DevaCurl No-Poo, BWC Moisture Plus, Aveda Hair Detoxifier.

Conditioner: BWC Moisture Plus

Deep Treatment: Above, but wrapped and left on for an hour or two. Don't need this often. Once in a blue moon a homemade concoction usually involving condish, honey, oil, egg, milk, banana or avocado, etc.

Leave Ins: Quick rinse of above condish (leaving lots in), Giovanni Vitapro Fusion.

Gels/Mousses/Styling Sprays: Giovanni Vitapro Fusion (leave-in/styler for me).

Finishing Products(Serems,hairsprays, etc): Kenra Platinum Grooming Pomade.

coarse, thick 3a
modified cg

Shampoo: Back to Basics sulfate free

Conditioner: Aussie Moist conditioner

Deep Treatment: Aussie 3 minute miracle

Leave Ins: leave in my aussie conditioner, don't rinse it all out

Gels/Mousses/Styling Sprays: aussie gel +water-can you tell I like their product line? :-)

Finishing Products(Serems,hairsprays, etc): n/a
3a/3b curly I am loving Aussie products right now! Using Aussie moist conditioner and Aussie gel+water.
Jessicurl HCC, No Poo, Suave Coconut with lavendar EO added.

Devacurl OC, Giovanni 50/50

Deep Treatment:
Mix of an olive-oil conditionner (german brand), jojoba oil, honey, Aloe vera. I do this once a week, or when my schedule allows it, I always use my micro hair cap, and leave this on for about 30-45 mins.
I just got Biosilk's recovery treatment. I'll give that a go...cause I was looking for a protein treatment.

Leave Ins:
Aveda Elixir, or Devacurl OC, or Giovanni 50/50, or Kariderm conditionner.

Gels/Mousses/Styling Sprays:
Normally Angell, or HE hum.def.gel. But these are not performing so well now...
I just fell in love with Biosilk rock hard gelee, I still can't tell if it will give consistent results. I wish!!
I love the smell of Aveda BeCurly, and sometimes add it to my routine just because of that!

Finishing Products(Serems,hairsprays, etc):

Sometimes I use Boots, or Shea Butter. But normally I don't use anything. I'm looking for a shine product without cones that I can find around here..
2C-3A. PW: on request
Love:Jessicurl WDT+Too Shea, Coconut Oil, Aveda Rosemary Mint shampoo, BRHG and Curls Rock Creme.
No Poo, Devablonde Low Poo, or Jessicurl HHC

Devacurl OC, Elucence

Deep Treatment:
One C, olive oil, honey

Leave Ins:
One C ro Elucence

Gels/Mousses/Styling Sprays:
AG Re:coil and Angell

Finishing Products(Serems,hairsprays, etc):
Boots, Curl Friends Texture Mist, Jojoba and avocado oils
Starting my curly resolution! 3a/3b with some waves thrown in. Haven't been CG in a while. Need product suggestions.
Shampoo: Devacurl No Poo and Low Poo, occasionally Elucence Moisture Benefits or Suave Coconut Cond.

Conditioner: Deva One, occasionally Suave M&H or Elucence Moisture Balancing

Deep Treatment: Deva One mixed with Macadamia Nut Oil and/or molasses or honey

Leave Inseva One, once a week or so add a few drops of Macadamia Nut Oil

Gels/Mousses/Styling Sprays: right now - Biosilk RHG, sometimes Got2be spiked up or Aura Hypoallergenic

Finishing Products(Serems,hairsprays, etc): n/a
2b-3a Brunette, fine but lots of it.
Shampoo: umm... none for the last 3-4 weeks, but i used a sample of jessicurl HCC this morning and liked it a lot... so may now be on a once a month 'poo cycle, I don't know. I'm constantly reevaluating my routine!

Conditioner: elucence MBC (I feel like such a follower!), mixed with molasses whenever I'm awake enough to remember to do it!

Deep Treatment: elucence MBC mixed with molasses and olive oil, but liked jessicurl's wdt, too, so am thinking of buying that

Leave Ins: none, just don't rinse out all my condish

Gels/Mousses/Styling Sprays: oy. this is the area where i seem to rotate the most... right now i'm liking curlkeeper, aura hypo gel, and jessicurl gelebration, but i haven't used the rest of the jessicurl styling products yet so need to play around using those (I swapped for some trial sizes and just received the package yesterday).

Finishing Products(Serems,hairsprays, etc): sometimes i'll use a few drops of jojoba oil for this. the gelebration spray is nice, too. if i REALLY want to pump up my curls, i like the abba spray i got for free with my last curlmart order. it's fantastic for that! most of the time, though, i'll just wet my hands and run them over my canopy a little. i've been known to mix a drop of gel with a drop of my elucence and some water together in my palm of my hand, and to smooth out frizzies with that, as well.

Eek, I wound up writing A LOT!!
Sulfate and Silicone-free since 2005
CO-wash convert since October 2010
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Currently loving:
  • Vo5 tea therapy conditioners
  • Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose conditioner
  • Giovanni Direct leave-in
  • Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee
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