Curl Junkie Product Help?

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  1. naturalmanenyc

    naturalmanenyc Well-Known Member

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    I saw Curl Junkie products on the ground in Brooklyn (Rickys) but didn't buy anything since I had no idea what to try. I'm doing wash & go styles all summer and trying out various products and combinations. I've tried but don't love any of these: Moroccan Oil Curl Cream under Keracare gel (loved the volume but it felt dry on day 3); Ecostyler clear gel over Shea Moisture Coconut Style milk (crunchy and dry); Perfectly Undone conditioner with Curls Goddess gel (looked and felt dry after 1 day; gel had no slip); Wet line Xtreme gel over Perfectly Undone conditioner (looked stringy; will try this combo again with less gel).

    My hair is a combo of 4a tight curls with 2 small sections of 3c curls, normal porosity, fine hair. I prefer a full look over definition. I want a moisturized wash & go that will last at least 4-5 days with some shine.

    For the Curl Junkie users, what do you recommend?

    I checked YouTube and am thinking about:
    Curl Junkie Beauticurls Daily Conditioner (leave in)
    Curl Junkie Pattern Pusha Gel
    Curl Junkie Curl Queen Gel
    Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle
    Curl Junkie Coffee-Coco Curl Creme
     
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  2. NaturallyATLPCH

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    I've heard great things about the Smoothing Conditioner and Smoothing Lotion.
     
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    naturalmanenyc Well-Known Member

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    I hadn't looked those up yet.
    The samples kits are not available locally and one of the two sample kits is sold out online.
     
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    NaturallyATLPCH Well-Known Member

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    Oooooh okay.
     
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    I used to love the smoothing lotion but then I started using BeautiCurls but they just changed the formula so that is over.
    Um I was not a fan of any of the gels
    And I liked the daily fix I think is the name but it is co-wash.
     
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    I like their protein conditioner best. But love curls in a bottle & Curl rehab also

    I hear the beauticurls daily conditioner is much better than the leave in version.
     
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    I love the Smoothing Lotuon. That's the only leave-in from CJ I've used but none of their other products have ever disappointed me. I've heard great things about Curls in a Bottle. I love their DC's also Curl Rehab and deep Fix.
     
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  8. naturalmanenyc

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    I've been reading about Curls in a Bottle being a finisher....as if you need to use it over the leave-in and styler?
     
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    naturalmanenyc Well-Known Member

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    I hate when companies change the formula for products that work. So frustrating!
     
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    Don't use any of the stuff you asked about but use & love (in no particular order):
    Argan & Olive
    Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner
    Deep Fix Banana & Hibiscus
    Curl Rehab
    Repair Me
    Smoothing
    Moisture Therapy *discontinued*
     
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    I used Repair Me and the other protein treatment (can't remember the name). I tried the smoothing lotion but not as a natural. I just got their Banana and Hibiscus but I won't be able to give an assessment until the weekend. From what I've tried, I only hated the smoothing lotion and that's because I have low porosity hair. I will probably try beauticurls soon, but probably when I big chop for good.
     
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    I didn't realize they made so many products!

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    @naturalmanenyc they have an extensive line. You can find it entirely in Ricky's
     
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    You can't really go wrong with curl junkie. If your hair doesn't mind AVJ, you will definitely find some staples. The line is very moisturizing.

    I remember liking the curl rehab for both a DC and leave in, beauticurls was an amazing leave in but I heard that the formula changed. The repair me is also really good. I have tried the smoothing lotion and while it has amazing slip, it had zero moisture. I also tried the argan and olive conditioner and it is great as a leave in conditioner.
     
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    And this is why it's so hard for me to find leave ins versus DC. There are ingredients I cant tolerate in a leave in I can tolerate in a DC with glycerin, Shea and aloe vera being good examples. This is why my leave in collection is scamp, but I wind up loving every product. I'll check this stuff on Friday as there is a Ricky's by my job.
     
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    I pretty much liked everything I tried and most if not all have been repurchases.

    I've never tried any of the Stylers or L-I's.

    I bought the Smoothing Lotion and the Smoothing Conditioner again a while back, but I've only used it once.

    The 1st time I purchased it I was relaxed, so now the game has changed.
     
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    Girl THIS. That is why I stick to my staples and don't stray. I have had to throw away/give away WAY too many products.
     
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    I love the Smoothing Lotion, Repair Me, Deep Fix, Daily Fix
     
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    I don't find the smoothing lotion to be very moisturizing. This is probably because I use products with silicones so I'm used to my hair feeling a certain way, and the smoothing lotion didn't cut it for me. I have an almost full bottle (that I used once) of the smoothing lotion and curls in a bottle (also used once).

    If anyone wants to pay for shipping they can have them.
     
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    I'll pay for shipping if no one else has messaged you yet. I've been trying out curl junkie little by little because of their prices.
     
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    I love the hibiscus treatment,they have another one gardenia scented .
     
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    That's the Curl Rehab. You can get this in Strawberry Ice Cream or Gardenia.

    The Banana Hibiscus is the Deep Fix.
     
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    The smoothing conditioner and lotion are my top favorites

    This is the only line where it conditions my hair so well, it gets overly mushy.

    Love the brand. Love the Daily fix cowash as well
     
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    This statement 'bout sums it up for me.:up:
     
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    @IDareT'sHair @uofmpanther @Saludable84
    How does Repair Me compare to Aubrey Organics GPB?
     
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    They are actually both very nice. I have both in my Stash. Both give Stellar results.

    Both are Excellent and both get excellent Reviews (more pros than cons).

    If you want me to say one is better than the other.....I simply cannot. They are both nice & different.
     
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    I refreshed my bun this morning with Curls in a bottle. Love this stuff, forgot I even had a little left.

    I'm going to do a haul of CJ products on their Easter sale next year.
     
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    Used CJ's Smoothing Conditioner as a Final R/O yesterday.
     
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