All the "Curl Conscious" Products
Please tell me the difference between the Curl Conscious Calming Creme and the Curl Conscious Defining Creme. If the Defining Creme is more of a styling product instead of a leave-in conditioning product (that is the way I am interpreting the names and descriptions), then what is the difference between the Defining Creme and the Curl Conscious Holding Foam?
How many of these product do I need to use on a regular basis to keep my hair in the best shape possible? I figure I obviously need the Shampoo and Conditioner... not so sure about the Masque (how necessary is it if my hair isn't overly dry?). And which of the other 3 products are a must have (Calming Creme, Defining Cream, and Holding Foam)?
I have thick, somewhat coarse, wavy (somewhat curly) hair shoulder length hair (maybe a tad longer). I don't consider my hair curly since I have to use styling products to achieve decent curls (whereas my mother who has naturally curly hair will have it regardless of what shampoo, conditioner, etc. she uses on it). I prefer curls over waves, since my waves seem to go in whatever direction they want to (and it usually isn't the direction I am wanting).
Any advise is appreciated. Geez.... I wrote a freakin' novel here. LOL
Thanks in advance!
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
on Curl Conscious Calming Creme
If you have coarse, thick hair with curls or waves, the Calming Creme is for you. I believe the other curl creme is for finer hair.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
You sound like you have my exact hair to the "T". I prefer the defining creme over the calming creme and here is why: while my hair is thick and wavy (not fine like the defining creme suggests), it is a lighter formula so it defines my curls better than the calming creme. My sister has much thicker and more course hair than me and she needs the calming creme because it tames her crazy curls. My hair needs to be more manipulated to get that great curly look so the defining creme is designed to give definition while the calming creme controls and tames crazy curls (which I do not have--I have waves that curl with "defining" products that are light and not heavy). I suggest the styling foam to use along with the defining creme--your curls will be like a movie star!
answered 3 years ago
I think of my hair as slightly coarse which can make my hair puffball in humidity. I tried the curl conscious calming cream and curl conscious defining cream. The defining cream is perfect for my thick, curly hair if I want to let it air dry but the curl calming cream was a little too much for my hair, but I think it would be ideal for a more coarse head of hair. They're usually great about sending you home with a sample of any product you're on the fence about if you talk to the consultants in store. Right when I get out of the shower I put the defining cream in my hands rub my palms together and scrunch through my curls for the perfect amount of control without any stickiness or stiffness and it looks amazing just air dryed
The curl defining cream is meant more for fine hair and does a great job of defining and adding volume to curls while the curl calming cream is better for smoothing and defining coarse or frizz-prone hair. You don't need to use them together, and if you try to use all the products you mentioned it would probably be way too much and it would weigh your hair down reducing the amount of curls.
My suggestion is:
-Towel dry hair (scrunch hair with towel, don't rub) and spritz on a hair prep like B&B prep or tonic or Redken Hair polishing prep spray
-use a little less than a quarter size dollop of calming cream and smooth over hair starting at your crown, twirl each section of curls around your finger and don't use too much product at your roots (this will weigh the hair down)
-Flip your hair over and blow dry with a diffuser on medium heat until mostly dry
-If you have sections that aren't curling as much or are laying flat, spritz on a SMALL amount of the Curl Reactivating mist and scrunch with your hand or dry with the diffuser again
-If you have any frizz use a small amount (smaller than a dime) of smoothing or shine serum and smooth over frizzy curls
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
I just purchased and returned the curl concsious calming creme. My hair are curly just after shampoo otherwise they are wavy n frizzy all the time. I purchased the product for my frizz and to control my hair. This product alone did not make much difference. May be you have to use several products to acheive the desired result. I returned the product and looking for another one... Good luck
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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answered 3 years, 5 months ago
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