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jennyfurrens 01-02-2007 04:03 PM

Jessicurl's cleansers
Any raves or warnings?

I've fallen in love with Aloeba. After using it 4 times in an row my hair is getting softer and shinier each time. I bought it originally as a treat for once a week washing, as it isn't cheap BUT my hair is getting in such good condition I might just keep using it for now.

So I'm now tempted to try her cleansers (or one of them.) Her stylers did NOT work for me - made my hair very dry and crispy (the mag. sulfate i think.)

my hair is fine and easily conditioned, and isn't dried out that easily (i use sulfates quite a lot and whilst they dry it out, using conditioner afterwards gets it back to normal.)

so would the Gentle Lather be best or the Cleansing Cream? GL is for finer hair yeh? Anyone have a good raves for it, or might it be bad news for my hair?

Any advice appreciated!

medusahair 01-02-2007 04:16 PM

Their both too conditioning for me. I need it to take the oils and conditioner build out and for me it doesn't do that. But if I had to pick one to try it would be GLS since it's a bit more cleansing.
I notice people with non virgin hair tend to like these , colored etc so you might just adore them.

Definitely the GLS though

curlinicator 01-02-2007 04:55 PM


Kurlee 01-02-2007 06:28 PM

I have tried both and they were kinda too conditioning for me too. HCC very much so and the GL one a bit less. It actually seemed to work great for a while when I first started using it. I think I used it for about 2 months before I had to declair myself defeted. So it worked for longer than most but ended up being a bit too mild for me.
But I think it is well worth a try. All hairs are so different.

Snarls 01-02-2007 06:32 PM

I like Jessicurl products, but the hair cleansing cream was too conditioning for me also. I pretty much gave up on it after one try, so you can discount my opinion if you want!

Didn't someone post that the HCC works great if you put it on DRY hair? Sort of like when you do the oil cleansing method for skin, you massage the oil onto dry (not wet) skin.

kimmyc 01-02-2007 08:17 PM

I love HCC. I use it all year and a little more so in the winter when I'm using heavier conditioners and cream styling products more frequently. I don't find it to be over conditioning. It leaves my scalp and hair nice and clean but not too dry.

curlinicator 01-02-2007 09:08 PM


jennyfurrens 01-03-2007 05:02 AM

Thanks everyone, this is all really interesting! My main concern was the over conditioning element - I don't use any products that need to be removed with a cleanser and technically I could water or co-wash but I cleanse in order to stop my curls becoming over conditioned. Sulfates work well for this but if I do it every time with sulfates it does start to frizz. I may just stick to my Pure Nuff Stuff cleanser for now, as the Aloeba is doing a good enough job by itself as it is!

noelle 01-03-2007 06:13 AM

Jessicurl's GLS works well on my hair. It feels clean but not stripped. I do wonder if I'm getting it distributed throughout my scalp sometimes--it doesn't suds up much. I use other shampoos like Cream of Nature and Activate (love Activate shampoo!) in rotation with GLS. Haven't tried the HCC, but I have a sample that I'll try on a really bad hair day. Guess I'm not much help, am I?!

Rednaturalcurls 01-03-2007 10:14 AM

I use both, HCC everday and the GLS about once a week to week and a half. The GLS dried me out a bit too much to use everyday. Not sure why since everyone else thinks it overconditions. The HCC works well but since I also use hairspray, using the GLS once a week or so keeps me from getting buildup and the HCC keeps me moisturizing the rest of time. Good stuff for both of them!

miacurl 01-03-2007 12:35 PM

GL lathered well but my hair just dries out from shampooing more than once per week regardless of what I use.

HCC made my scalp itchy after a couple of weeks due to something in the shampoo. So, I cannot use the cleansers

bostonwaves 01-05-2007 07:04 AM

I love the HCC. I have fine hair and have never found it to be overconditioning. I use it a couple of times a week and use Suave Aloe to cowash the other days. I love the Aloba Conditioner also.
I also use Deva No-poo without any problem.
Hmmm. . .maybe my hair is dryer than I think.

Oregano (formerly babywavy) 01-05-2007 07:25 AM

For those who find HCC to be too conditioning, have you tried not using conditioner on your washing days? Maybe the HCC is conditioning enough that you don't need added conditioner when you wash.

And then use conditioner on your non washing days.

medusahair 01-05-2007 08:20 AM

It wasn't a matter of conditioner afterwards. It was the oils it left in my hair. My hair doens't do well with very many oils maybe.

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