Unlisted Brand • Curl Junkie - Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner • Conditioner
|Would buy this product again.||88%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I have coloured, 3a/3b very fine hair which is pretty flipping dry. I stopped using sulfate shampoos in my hair a few years ago and have been CO or using sulfate free shampoos since, which made a big difference, but my hair was still dry (and frizzy on wash days)
I started to use this product a couple of months ago, and it's by far the best one I've used in my hair. It is expensive (I pay $28 for the 12oz bottle here in Canada), but you really don't have to use very much, I would estimate I use a couple of tablespoons per use, just enough to dab onto my scalp while my hair is wet, then I add more water and it kind of foams up/increases in volume. I massage it into my hair and kind of let the excess run down the length of my hair (which is just below my shoulders), then rinse it out. It is super moisturizing and I think that once I get a trim, I could get by without having to condition my hair in the shower, and just use a leave in instead.
As I said, I've had the bottle a couple of months, wash my hair twice a week or so and I'd say I still have two thirds of the bottle left.
I'm a big fan and will definitely repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
This product isn't bad, but it isn't great either. I will use what I purchased, but will not buy it again. The product wasn't drying, but didn't moisturize as much as I like. I also did NOT care for the smell - to me it smelled like I was putting minty toothpaste/gum in my hair (it wasn't a strong peppermint smell) - just enough to annoy me. The bottle is also VERY awkward. It is bigger in diameter than most haircare bottles and the product is very thick - making it difficult to dispense in the shower.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
It seems I'm Joeyemma's hair twin, or very close relative, (3a ((some 3b)) hair, which is normal porosity, normal elasticity and normal texture). I have heard so much about Wen, but I just cannot make myself pay for a product that directs me to put "16-20 pumps" of cleanser in my hair. It might be the best thing since sliced bread, but it feels wasteful to use so much product. Plus, as an attention-deprived mother of three, I'm not going to take the time to count "pumps" while I wash my hair. Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner does what Wen promises to do, but it's highly concentrated and much less costly. I'm trying to avoid silicones as much as possible (they dry out my hair), but I've found that Daily Fix does a good job at removing slight build-up when I do use heavier-duty styling products. Daily Fix smells fresh and nice, and it makes my hair feel clean, full, and very healthy. How I wish this stuff had been around in the early 1980s. It would have saved me from sleeping with my hair rolled in soda cans, and covered by pillows and/or stuffed animals in attempts to control my frizzy hair...
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have 2c/ 3a hair, which is normal porosity, normal elasticity and normal- coarse texture. I love this cleanser- I've used sulphate free shampoos and light conditioners for CO washing, but none of them clean as well as this. This cleanser is really thick and concentrated (one downside is getting it out of the bottle) but it distributes easily and cleanses well. It has a light fresh scent of peppermint, but not enough to make your head tingle, which I love. After rinsing my hair is clean, not coated and definitely not stripped of moisture. I love to follow with the Beauticurls Argan and Olive Oil conditioner.
I have considered buying WEN, but it is really difficult to get hold of in the UK without signing up to a dodgy autodelivery contract. Now that I have found this, my WEN lemming has disappeared- this is cheaper and lasts much longer.
I am in the UK and buy my Curl Junkie from a UK website called British Curlies.
Update 14/12/11- I have fallen out of love with the CG method and have found that this doesn't quite cut the mustard anymore. Its great for curly hair, but if I want to straighten my hair, it doesn't get my hair clean enough.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
The best cleansing conditioner on the market (imo). It really does clean the scalp! It also leaves my hair soft and moisturized. It's pretty thick so make sure to use a good amount of water when distributing through your hair. My hair actually feels like seaweed when I rinse. I don't feel the need to search any longer for my go to cleanser! For me, this is a perfect product. I hope they offer a larger sized option in the future :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Ever since I read Curly Girl back in 2002, I've been wanting to go shampoo-less. I was able to get on the modified version of the regimen and only shampoo once a week with as gentle of a shampoo I can find. It made the world of difference in my hair, but it still always felt a little stripped after that first shampoo.
Often, I would try the co-washing technique and while my hair loved it, my scalp hated it. I wanted something that would give my hair the softness of of the co-wash and gentley clean my scalp at the same time.
CJ Daily Fix is the answer I have been looking for. It really cleans and it really conditions. I only have to use it once, sometimes twice a week. I dilute it with a little water in my hand before I work it into my scalp and hair because its quite thick and thinning it out makes distribution easier. I also save me money because I use less product.
Because its so thick, its a little hard to get out of the bottle. A pump would be so much better to get the product out.
It doesn't lather, and you really have to give your scalp a good scrubbing while its as wet as possible in order for this to do its magic.
Curl Junkie is a great brand for those looking for more natural products that are good for curly hair.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
Just out of curiosity I splurged and bought the Curl Junkie Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner from Curlmart. Used it for the first time this morning and am in love. It feels so smooth and spreads so easily, despite not lathering at all. It doesn't feel at all gunky like CO washing has the few times I've tried it, probably because it has a bit of coco-betaine in it. The mint gives just a slight nice little tingle. And most importantly, styling was a breeze this morning and my hair looks and feels awesome!
I think I'll be using my jessicurl hair cleansing cream as my clarifying shampoo from now on. :0D
Happened to see a review on the Curl Junkie web site that I couldn't agree with more... hopefully Kathy M from Pennsylvania won't mind me quoting her:
"I'm not a cowasher. The Daily Fix is much more. It removes mineral and product buildup, but leaves your hair incredibly soft. I also had fabulous curls in my most difficult area (crown/canopy.) I'm a convert and will use this product on a regular basis. It's more then a cowash and not stripping like a lowpoo."
AGREE. Am so excited to have found this product!
Also, I agree with the previous reviewer that lots of water is key, but I didn't find I needed to do anything differently than I do with any other shampoo. I think one of the reasons that I love it is that I didn't find I needed to spend as long massaging as people recommend with conditioner-only washing.
I'm babbling. Long story short, I love this product and am thrilled to now have it in my arsenal. :0)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Okay, so I've purchased this 3x already. It's in my "curly hair care" rotation. I went natural (ie, let my hair curl, no more blow-drying, no more flat-ironing, reduction in the use of non-water-soluble products) in Nov 2009. I decided early on not to just cowash (conditioner wash as Curly Girl adherents do). I alternate nopoo (same as cowash, meaning you wash with conditioners, use no sulfates at all) and lowpoo (use gentler shampoos with no sulfates) with rare but occasional clarifying (with a sulfate poo). Works for me. My hair is looking excellent, my curl has improved, my moisture level is great (I used to have impossible dry hair).
This is the only conditioner I'll cowash with/nopoo with. It actually leaves my scalp feeling really fresh and does a very good job of leaving hair clean without stripping it of moisture or making it feel damaged.
It smells like minty tropical ( hard to explain, but that's how it comes across to me).
There is a trick to using this--use a lot of water in hair, keep adding water, keep massaging (cowashing requires a few minutes of really working with scalp and gently working hair with the cleansing condish). YOu'll feel the "change" in consistency that says its very gentle surfactant action is in play.
This is a product lots of curlies on Curltalk rave about. It's not cheap, so for those on a tight budget, continuing to cowash with your fave budget condish is in order. But if you have the budget to allow for it and you want to treat your curls with utmost nopoo care, this is the best. Curl Junkie products are really, really good.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Way better than using a cheapie conditioner like V05 to co-wash. Leaves my hair much cleaner than that- I alternate this with a sulfate free poo and love the results. Works great in hard water!