Curl Junkie Coffee-Coco Curl Creme, wow that's a mouthfull, and a tongue-twister to boot. Curl Junkie, as a line, gets rave reviews on the boards on Naturally Curly, so being the product junkie that I am, I decided to try some things for myself. The Coffee-Coco Curl Creme is the first item that I decided to purchase, because my seriously porous hair is constantly in need of moisture. I like using a curl creme under my gel to help with the crunchy factor, and to keep moisture in. The Coffee-Coco Curl Creme seemed that it would be a good fit for me, as it's chock full of moisturizing ingredients. Well, it didn't quite work out that way.
When I initially got the CJCCCC, I opened it up and took a big whiff, I love things that smell delicious. This certainly lived up to my fragrance standards, it smells sweet and edible. It reminds me of pina colada. Then I took a tiny amount and rubbed it around in my hands to get a feel for the texture, and how it would apply. It's rich and creamy, and has a decent amount of slip. So I thought that it'd be great for me, and frankly I was already thinking of buying more, as I seriously hate running out of products. So when I proceeded to get cleaned up that day, I used the Coffee-Coco Curl Creme in place of my beloved Pink Boots Curl Creme, and I did the rest of my routine the same as always. When I was done diffusing, I noticed that I had some surface frizz, and that my hair was droopy. Not a good sign.
I have tried using the CJCCCC several different ways, and I always get the same results. My hair smells great, but lacks oomph and its normal bounciness. I tried using it alone, as it's supposed to have a small amount of hold, and that was an epic fail, my hair was HUGE and fluffy and generally undefined. I tried using it with Curl Junkie Aloe Fix (I'll review later), and my curls were the tightest they've ever been, but it didn't hold for more than an hour or two. I've tried using it as a scrunch out the crunch product, but it doesn't do much in the way of keeping my style intact. I'm disappointed to say the least that I can't get this to work for me. Normally, my hair loves heavier products, but this just doesn't seem to do the job I want and need it to.
Anyone else have experience with this, or any tips that may help?