The lovely Tami of NJ has found her Holy Grail styler/leave-in, and wants to share it with us! Check her out:

Hi Nikki,

I love your blog. I’m only sorry I found it right after moving out of North Carolina. I’d been living there for the past 5 years for my grad program at Duke. Go Blue Devils! Sorry, I know you’re a ‘Heel fan, but I had to get that out 🙂 I’m writing about a product I use that works pretty well for me: Marc Anthony’s Strictly Curls Conditioner. I used to use Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding with great results, but besides the cost (yikes!), lately I’ve felt that it makes my curls too sproingy. The Strictly Curls I use the same way as Curly Pudding–comb it through my hair and use as a leave-in. It prevents frizz, doesn’t get hard or flake, and holds my curls together nicely without them being too tight. The only strange thing is that they seem to use a different product in the small vs larger bottles they sell: I’d been buying the large bottle from Ulta in Raleigh when I lived there, but I’ve only been able to find the small (12 oz) bottle in the drug stores here–and the product in the smaller bottle seems runnier for some reason (which means you end up using more of it). The result is fairly close, but I recommend going for the larger size.
Hope this helps another curly girl & keep up the great blogging,
Tami


Pics of Tami’s curls with Strictly Curls: