What You Said: Your Curl Cocktail

What You Said: Your Curl Cocktail

ESSENCE.COM Aug, 24, 2011

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“I love Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie (left, $9.99, walgreens.com), but for more definition and hold, I’ll use Eco Styler Gel.” — Shanda Webb

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“I condition with Miss Jessie’s Sweet Baby Back, then style with Hair Rules Kinky Curling Cream (left, $20, hairrules.com). To freshen, I spritz with water and reapply Hair Rules.” — Kim Thompson

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“I use Cantu Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream ($5, walmart.com) and a dollop of Mixed Chicks every once in a while…but the Cantu is the best!” — Noelle Lindsay

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“I have a homemade leave in - Suave Humectress, filtered water and Wild Growth Oil (left, $7.59, amazon.com). It works for me and my 3 year old!

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“After shampooing, conditioning and detangling, I apply Mixed Chicks Leave-in Conditioner (left, $20, amazon.com) and air dry. My husband says I’m a curly bombshell!” — Fezelry Jewelry Designs

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“For budget-savvy divas, Sally Beauty’s Mixed Silk Leave-in Conditioning Creme (left, $4.99, sallybeauty.com) works just as well as the more pricey Mixed Chicks Leave-in!” — Tamika Carter

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“For vibrant, manageable curls, I use Mixed Chicks Leave-in Conditioner, Cantu Shea Butter and Roots of Nature Mango Oil & Cupuacu Butter Curl Cream (left, $8, walgreens.com).” — Dee Mullino

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“I spray my concoction of water, glycerin, lavender oil and Infusium 23 Leave-in Conditioner (left, $9.99, drugstore.com) every other day.”
— TiAnna Mae

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“I love Miss Jessie’s Quick Curls (left, $9, missjessies.com) and Cantu Leave-in Conditioner. I get fabulous results out of that combination!” — My Washington

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“I can’t afford those $15 products, so I use Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In, anything Jane Carter, IC Aloe Vera Gel, and Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner (left, $4, at stores).” — Toy Franc

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“I’m addicted to the Carols Daughter’s Hair Milk line (left, $67.50 for the collection, carolsdaughter.com). It keeps my curls super-moisturized and defined.” — Adrianne Sasha Leigh Teats

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“I use water, olive oil, and either Mixed Chicks Leave-in Conditioner or Suave Almond & Shea Butter Conditioner (left, $3.14, drugstore.com).” — Tonya HoneySōl Sias

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“I use shea butter, grapeseed oil, aloe vera gel and coconut oil (try Organic Root Stimulator Coconut Oil, $5.49, walgreens.com).” — Cincerely Cee

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“Oyin Handmade Juices and Berries Leave-in Conditioner (left, $11, curlmart.com is so necessary to do my natural hair!” — ShenDove

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“I style my short, curly natural with Optimum Oil Therapy 3-in-1 Creme Oil Moisturizer (left, $5.29, soap.com). When I want long hair, I use Black Gold kinky textured hair!” — Shereen Collington

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“Organics Root Stimulator Smooth-n-Hold Pudding (left, $5.59, walgreens.com) is a must. My favorite product of all time!”
— Cherree Johnson Mayfield

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“Every other day, I use Karen’s Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia Hair Milk, and co-wash with Pantene Relaxed and Natural Conditioner (left, $4.59, kmart.com).”
— Monica Austin

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“I use the one and only EcoStyler Olive Oil Gel (left, $2.99, amazon.com). Everyone I meet thinks I have a texturizer in my hair. I tell them it’s the gel!” — Tawana L. Anderson

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“I use Moroccan Oil Shampoo, Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-In Conditioner (left, $12, kinky-curly.com), and Hair Rules Kinky Curling Creme as needed!” — Kendra Ross

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“So far, I like Neutrogena Triple Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner and Kinky Curly Gel mixed with a little Kenra Platinum Texturizing Taffy (left, $18.99, amazon.com).” — Samantha Andrea

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“My natural hair loves the Organic Olive Oil products (left, organicrootstimulator.com).” — Ariel Emmy

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“I use Jamaican Mango & Lime Cactus Leave-in Moisturizer (left, $7.79, amazon.com) daily to put a little hold on curls/coils…and Hawaiian Silky 14 for ponytails!” — Loa Grati

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“I define my curls with Hair Rules Quench Conditioner (left, $24, hairrules.com) and either Hair Rules Curly Whip or Mixed Chicks Leave-in Conditioner.” — Cherice Allen

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“I always use conditioner as a leave-in on dry hair, shea butter, and Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Serum (left, $. Pow!”

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“I use Creme of Nature Moisture Extreme Conditioner, followed by Kinky Curly Custard. In the AM, I refresh with Carol’s Daughter Tui Leave-in (left, $12, carolsdaughter.com).” — Thania D. Louisor

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“I tried Enso Naturals Cacao Curl Recovery Conditioning Treatment (left, $5.50, ensonaturals.com) this weekend and loved it. My comb-out was done in record speed!” — Princess LaTamera


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