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Post by Songwriter88 on 18th March 2010, 12:06 pm

Hi, I was wondering if there are any curl activators that I could purchase from the drug store that work well. I have type 4 hair ( just started transitioning), and I would like for my hair to have more curl defintion. Any suggestions???

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Re: Curl Activator

Post by Erica5417 on 18th March 2010, 2:02 pm

When I first BC'd the best thing for curl definition was conditioner for me. I cowashed with it, then did a rinse out and used it as a leave in. Also, I found that not using a comb helped my curls clump.

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Post by Songwriter88 on 18th March 2010, 3:13 pm

My thing is that I still have some of the relaxer in, and I havent done to the BC yet

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Re: Curl Activator

Post by BekkaPoo on 18th March 2010, 3:53 pm

You can still twist/curl the relaxed ends to make them blend with the natural hair.

Personally curl activator does nothing for me, and dries out my hair. I had a big jar of it, but I donated it to charity.

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Post by Songwriter88 on 18th March 2010, 10:16 pm

Oh okay thank you BekkaPoo, I will definitly take that into consideration.

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Post by BekkaPoo on 18th March 2010, 11:08 pm

Songwriter88 wrote:Oh okay thank you BekkaPoo, I will definitly take that into consideration.

You're welcome Songwriter88. Smile Maybe your hair will like curl activator though, but I know from past experience that my hair is not a fan of aloe vera gel or glycerin which seems to be the ingredients that the activator I had was based on.

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Post by Songwriter88 on 19th March 2010, 8:49 am

I will try today since today is my wash day and I will try on one part of my hair. Lol.... Smile

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Re: Curl Activator

Post by butterfly3000 on 20th April 2010, 3:57 pm

I bought a bottle of Luster's Scurl "No Drip" Activator/Moisturizer the other day. Can I tell you that my twist set that I did last Wednesday night is still holding on and seems to look best as it gets older. I don't use a lot nor have I used it every day but I haven't had to retwist or touch up in a week and my twist sets usually only last 4 days.

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Re: Curl Activator

Post by Songwriter88 on 21st April 2010, 9:16 am

Really wow...about how much did that run you?

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Post by sdlovette on 21st April 2010, 11:58 am

the no drip runs about 3.99-4.99. i used it on my daughters and it works well definer her curls and maintaining the "wet look". I had not thought of using it myself...but I am currently looking for a good moisturizer and setting creme for my twist outs.

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Re: Curl Activator

Post by Songwriter88 on 21st April 2010, 2:11 pm

Okay thank you so much

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Post by butterfly3000 on 21st April 2010, 6:10 pm

I got it from Walgreens. Probably not the best place to get it but it was $5.99. I'm sure it would be cheaper at one of the hood spots.

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Post by JNelly on 21st April 2010, 7:26 pm

Yesterday I bought Care Free Curl Gold Instant Moisturizer (not the activator) and I think I am in love. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] I can't stop touching my hair. The only problem I had was the Soul Glo spot I left on the doctor's table today. The true test will be how it works on day two hair !

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Re: Curl Activator

Post by Songwriter88 on 22nd April 2010, 9:06 am

Okay lol....I think in the hood stores they cost a little more maybe lol...and Care Free Curl...hmmm I'm gonna have to do my research. Thanks ladies

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Post by BekkaPoo on 22nd April 2010, 9:18 am

JNelly wrote:Yesterday I bought Care Free Curl Gold Instant Moisturizer (not the activator) and I think I am in love. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] I can't stop touching my hair. The only problem I had was the Soul Glo spot I left on the doctor's table today. The true test will be how it works on day two hair !

A lot of people have been mentioning this product lately.. I wonder what the big deal is? If it's not activator, what is it? [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

And it left a wet spot? Hrm..

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Post by JNelly on 22nd April 2010, 12:28 pm

Bekka, its a moisturizer for the Care Free Curl texturizer ( thats what I am guessing). I think most people use the actual curl activator. I have to work my up to that I guess. I used some today and my hair still feels nice Wink

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Post by BekkaPoo on 22nd April 2010, 12:32 pm

Thanks Jnelly!
I just checked out the ingredients, and I see it has glycerine.. my hair does not like glycerine, so I guess I have to leave the CFC for you and the other ladies it works well on. Smile

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Re: Curl Activator

Post by NaturalTata on 22nd April 2010, 9:19 pm

The curl activator that my hair likes the most is the Blue Duchess Curl Activator with the blue top that comes from the Dollar General Store, it's 1.00!!!

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Re: Curl Activator

Post by Songwriter88 on 23rd April 2010, 11:19 am

Thanks ladies...I will be looking into these products...lol if you got anymore it will be very welcomed lol

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