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Curly Hair? I know Im Not the Only Afro Puff in Here..

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 17, 2011 at 11:21 PM

So...I know most of the curly haired brethren, and i mean curly( not slightly curly, wavy, curled at the tip, styled with a curling iron, etc.) have had a fantastic romance with what you call conditioner. But since condemning shampoo to the bottom of the sink behind the leaky pipe ive been looking for ways to tame the mane. I mean I dig the whole Jayden Smith-going-rasta vibe but Im just looking for some post-shower/dry treatment? the extra frizz takes away depending on the setting. I got a wedding coming up, mad females (domesticated tho, meaning not paleo) and Im not trying to cave, man...get it, caveman?

Ahh forget it...

41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on June 22, 2011
at 06:26 PM

Oh and check the trial/travel size bins. My whole foods has a good selection of those. They might have a smaller (and therefore cheaper) one there.

41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on June 22, 2011
at 06:25 PM

It's not cheap, (but I've also seen worse price-wise) but you need so little of it that it lasts forever. I use the knot today stuff every day and I've had the bottle for like a year now.

E48833ca4e98b24f35191a02e84cc262

on June 22, 2011
at 03:53 PM

im going to go broke trying everything on here, but im actually on my way to buy this, along with some apple cider vinegar(elimination round 1). and i would say im in between wavy and knotty, palm tree look(Side-Show Bob)

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on June 20, 2011
at 04:27 PM

i have! i was doing the baking soda and ACV thing, and it was mostly the baking soda that wasnt working for me. i like vinegar a lot. but ACV alone wasnt enough. i still need a cleanser every few days, personally. my grandmother grew up using ACV, and she was a homesteader who lived in a one room cabin with no electricity or water! shes the one who told me about that method when i was a kid and frustrated with my frizzy curls. :)

E48833ca4e98b24f35191a02e84cc262

on June 20, 2011
at 04:07 PM

im in lieu of ordering. ill let yall know how it goes. in the meantime have any of you tried vinegar? and what was your response?

0da5765a48caf2a44d9816ca4caf612b

on June 18, 2011
at 05:00 PM

I love the curling custard. I can put it in, get sweaty the next day, and my curls still dry in perfect place.

66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

(12407)

on June 18, 2011
at 01:30 AM

thanks, akd. will check her out...

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on June 18, 2011
at 01:02 AM

LB, you looking at my site or jamylas site? mine is greatmarshskincare.com and i dont have any hair stuff yet. jamylas site is the oyin handmade stuff. if you go to the "shop" link at the top of her homemage, all her products are listed there. the stuff is really beautiful, and shes a GREAT small business to support! if you "like" her on facebook, shes a perfect addition to your newsfeed with all sorts of great music, advice, culture and politics.

66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

(12407)

on June 18, 2011
at 12:31 AM

yeah... it's good stuff. not as heavy as some of the other stuff...

C221a8c9efba0c80d03b9f84a2b3b3f9

(418)

on June 18, 2011
at 12:28 AM

Dreadlock girlie here and I love Argan oil.Nice and light.Just a few drops in damp hair works wonders.

E48833ca4e98b24f35191a02e84cc262

on June 18, 2011
at 12:14 AM

dead dog indeed. ill definitely check it out, although i am skeptical of the ethanol, even if it is denatured. reminds me of conditioner

66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

(12407)

on June 18, 2011
at 12:13 AM

i love the recommendations you gave, akd. i just checked out your company's website. do you have a product list? my gf is starting to go natural and she's having the damnedest time finding hair products that she likes... u know the move from relaxer to natural almost always entails some trauma :-)

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(10904)

on June 17, 2011
at 11:29 PM

Here's a fantastic book for curly headed people. It changed my curly best friend's life.... Well maybe it wasn't that drastic but her curly locks gave her hell for years. http://www.amazon.com/Curly-Girl-Lorraine-Massey/dp/0761123008

Frontpage book

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41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on June 17, 2011
at 11:36 PM

Yeah.. Kinky Curly curling custard or knot today leave in. They sell it at whole foods.

The ingredients on the curling custard are:

Botanical infusion of water, horsetail, chamomile, nettle and marshmallow, organic aloe vera juice, agave nectar extract, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin e), pectin, citric acid, potassium sorbate and natural fragrance.

Knot today leave in is similar, but a little thinner. IMO, curling custard is better for really curly, knot today is better for wavy.

0da5765a48caf2a44d9816ca4caf612b

on June 18, 2011
at 05:00 PM

I love the curling custard. I can put it in, get sweaty the next day, and my curls still dry in perfect place.

E48833ca4e98b24f35191a02e84cc262

on June 22, 2011
at 03:53 PM

im going to go broke trying everything on here, but im actually on my way to buy this, along with some apple cider vinegar(elimination round 1). and i would say im in between wavy and knotty, palm tree look(Side-Show Bob)

41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on June 22, 2011
at 06:25 PM

It's not cheap, (but I've also seen worse price-wise) but you need so little of it that it lasts forever. I use the knot today stuff every day and I've had the bottle for like a year now.

41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on June 22, 2011
at 06:26 PM

Oh and check the trial/travel size bins. My whole foods has a good selection of those. They might have a smaller (and therefore cheaper) one there.

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Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on June 17, 2011
at 11:52 PM

yes! hi! im here! ~waving~

ive got some frizzy, fine, kinky curls (type 3b, for those in the know). i have NOT had good luck with no poo. makes my hair feel like a dead dog and my hair is too curly for the scalp oils to travel well down the hair shaft. brushing makes me look like jimi hendrix. i really like using the aubrey organics island naturals cleanser and conditioner. for styling, i LOVE this stuff. bonus is the lavender keep mosquitoes away. in theory.

Ingredients: Water, Coconut Oil (organic), Ethanol (denatures with Organic Lavender Oil), Jojoba Oil (organic), Hemp Oil (organic), Quillaja Extract (organic), Tocopherols

ETA: i forgot to add THIS STUFF that is made by this woman jamyla, a friend-of-a-good-friend. AMAZING for "ethnic hair", and a totally bad ass woman. support her business if you can! her stuff is top notch and priced really well. for example, one of her leave in conditioners ingredients list is:

purified water infused with horsetail, lavender, nettle, roses, and chamomile; organic flaxseeds; aloe vera juice; vegetable glycerine; essences of lavender, sweet orange, ylang ylang; grapefruit seed extract; citric acid, fragrance. It is naturally preserved with grapefruit seed extract and citric acid.

66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

(12407)

on June 18, 2011
at 01:30 AM

thanks, akd. will check her out...

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on June 18, 2011
at 01:02 AM

LB, you looking at my site or jamylas site? mine is greatmarshskincare.com and i dont have any hair stuff yet. jamylas site is the oyin handmade stuff. if you go to the "shop" link at the top of her homemage, all her products are listed there. the stuff is really beautiful, and shes a GREAT small business to support! if you "like" her on facebook, shes a perfect addition to your newsfeed with all sorts of great music, advice, culture and politics.

E48833ca4e98b24f35191a02e84cc262

on June 18, 2011
at 12:14 AM

dead dog indeed. ill definitely check it out, although i am skeptical of the ethanol, even if it is denatured. reminds me of conditioner

66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

(12407)

on June 18, 2011
at 12:13 AM

i love the recommendations you gave, akd. i just checked out your company's website. do you have a product list? my gf is starting to go natural and she's having the damnedest time finding hair products that she likes... u know the move from relaxer to natural almost always entails some trauma :-)

E48833ca4e98b24f35191a02e84cc262

on June 20, 2011
at 04:07 PM

im in lieu of ordering. ill let yall know how it goes. in the meantime have any of you tried vinegar? and what was your response?

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on June 20, 2011
at 04:27 PM

i have! i was doing the baking soda and ACV thing, and it was mostly the baking soda that wasnt working for me. i like vinegar a lot. but ACV alone wasnt enough. i still need a cleanser every few days, personally. my grandmother grew up using ACV, and she was a homesteader who lived in a one room cabin with no electricity or water! shes the one who told me about that method when i was a kid and frustrated with my frizzy curls. :)

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Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on June 18, 2011
at 02:29 AM

I do use shampoo once a week, and condition daily(I use Aubrey Organics GPB conditioner and the Jojoba shampoo)...haven't had good luck with giving it all up...but in lieu of styler, I use either aloe vera, or coconut oil, or Jojoba oil...Go real easy on the oils, but they do tame the frizz.

1
66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

on June 18, 2011
at 12:09 AM

argan oil is great for this. it's the main ingredient in moroccanoil but you can find the organic pure version for less on amazon and ebay...

C221a8c9efba0c80d03b9f84a2b3b3f9

(418)

on June 18, 2011
at 12:28 AM

Dreadlock girlie here and I love Argan oil.Nice and light.Just a few drops in damp hair works wonders.

66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

(12407)

on June 18, 2011
at 12:31 AM

yeah... it's good stuff. not as heavy as some of the other stuff...

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A0e3b5eeb45b7d6e5689847fbc79959a

on June 18, 2011
at 12:04 AM

coconut oil, just rub it in. jojoba is even lighter than coconut but will keep frizz at bay

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