Anybody Here Use Curl Activators?

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  1. Divah97

    Divah97 Member

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    Holy crap. I dont even know what to say. About a month ago I purchased Wave Nouveu Finishing Lotion and I couldn't believe the results. My hair was soft, moisturized, puffy which I like! (due to the glycerin and humidity) and my breakage literally stopped. I couldn't believe my eyes. I just started to use Care Free Curl Gold and oh my goodness!!!! My hair has been moisturized for days. I've never experienced that. I usually have to moisturize multiple times a day (with regular moisturizer and seal with grease or oil) or at least once a day (with Wave Nouveu). But this stuff leaves my hair feeling elastic, slightly damp, soft...for days. I'm going on day 3 and I suspect that I might be able to go 1 or two more days. Like what??Where has this been all my life? I dont even seal. Just apply and let it do its thing. When I run my hands through my hair, the only hair that comes out is the usual shed hairs with barelyyyy any breakage, if any.

    As a 22 year old, I always giggle when I think of Jheri Curls and Jheri juice and all that...but folks were on to something way back in the day. I'm so glad to have found this stuff. And it's wonderfully cheap.

    For reference, I have relaxed, low porosity, APL length hair. This makes me confident that I will be able to retain lots of length. I'll be graduating with my Associates Degree in Nursing in May of 2020 and I want my hair to be swanging when I walk cross that stage!! I'm excited.

    I'm bout to let my Soul Glo yall lol!! Thanks for reading <3

    I wanna try S-curl next :)
     
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    Foxglove A drop of golden sun

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    There was a jheri curl juice challenge a few years back. Is whatshername still around? Did we ever see the results? :giggle:
     
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    I moisturize with S-curl. I love that stuff but my pillows don’t :lol:
     
  4. Divah97

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    Yes I've been reading over the old Jheri juice challenges from a year ago. I would love to participate in something like that now
     
  5. Divah97

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    Have you tried and compared it to other curl activators?
     
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    MilkChocolateOne Well-Known Member

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    oldies but goodies
     
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    I'm glad you finally found a moisturizer you can rely on. Many of us have been using curl activators for years. I current use Hawaiian silky.
     
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    I use Cantu’s Curl activator cream, just because I don’t do cones. Gives good moisturization. ‍♀️
     
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    @I Am So Blessed yup I think she hit hip length already. Her hair is gorgeous!
     
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    Froreal3 haulin hard in the paint

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    “way back in the day” :drunk: Yes, there have been several other challenges over the years and people have seen results. Glad you found something that works!
     
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    I’ve used Hawaiian silky before like in 2007 but I don’t think I liked it too much and CFCG broke me out for some reason so I didnt use that long. S-curl has always been my go to!
     
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    Used to use it back when i first started my hair journey. But soon realized my hair doesnt hold a style well with glycerin. I wish it worked for my hair though.
     
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    I use scurl gel mostly. I love that stuff!!!
     
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    I Am So Blessed I'm easy going.

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    Thank you @icsonia22 !!
    I faithfully use curl activator. My hair is fast approaching tailbone (I think I made it there already just have to measure it first to be sure). Last month three other women started using it because I recommended it (Shout out to the women over at Penn Presbyterian Hospital ICU! If you see this, I love yall).

    It's not to be used on set styles like roller sets or blowouts as it is very moidtuizing. My hair is always very soft / moisturized.
     
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    @I Am So Blessed your hair is beautiful, long and thick!
     
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    Scurl is one of the main products that turned my hair around years ago and got me to waist length. A lot of us started making our own with healthier ingredients. I still use mine a few times per month. I use bottled water, glycerin, castor oil and sometimes I add a bit of conditioner. Works really well with less/no mystery ingredients or possible carcinogens.
     
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    Listen. I revisted Scurl just recently and when I say is has always been the BEST moisturizer for my natural hair, I am not kidding. I don't know why I ever stopped using it.
     
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    Thank you Divah!!
     
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