Aveda Brilliant Retexturizing Gel.85 oz, 5 oz | Styler
Product UPC: 087533743444
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I use this when I want big hair, meaning, very small clumps. Use a dime size on wet hair, diffuse and voila, my 3b curls look like they have been combed out while dry but still somehow managed to stay defined. Excellent product for that purpose.
When I have a lot of air drying time, I like to use a quarter-sized dollop and then twist my hair into spiral locks. Once they are mostly dry, I shake them out and have giant ringlets that I finish with a dab of Aveda Brilliant Finishing Gloss. They are pretty-much frizz-free unless it starts to rain. But because you can't hurry this kind of hairstyle with heat, it has to be on a day when I pretty much have no where to go for 3-4 hours.
Love this gel! Good hold for tight ringlets like mine - adds weight, and shine. Smells delish! Not 5 curls because it leaves my hair a little crunchier than i like; but I can scrunch it out after my hair's dry w/o difficulty.
Works very well as a styler with medium hold. Hair dries soft and has a nice shine, however, I get this with AOMM jelly as well, so, I know what to ask for at the salon, but I won't be purchasing this on the regular.
I've always purchased this product in travel size to carry with me, I mix a dab of it with some water and its works great for quick touchups.
Update: second day hair is still pretty curly, only a tiny bit more frizz. Don't use this product near the scalp; I don't like the way my hair feels at the crown; very coarse. My curls were very large and interesting-looking, so you might need to experiment with twirling your own ringlets while hair is wet; it pretty much dries in place. This is the best gel I've ever used, but again, would not use this exclusively. Best layered with a good conditioner.
Fabulous smell, and didn't need to use a lot of product, just a good, heavy handful. Very good curl formation. For my 3b hair it has excellent hold and isn't crunchy. My curls are large and rope-y, which I like. On the down side, I still have a tiny halo of frizz (will this ever go away?) and it took 3 hours for my hair to completely air dry (I do have long, thick hair). Curls didn't form in my problem spot--the back of my head. Definitely needed a leave-in conditioner before using this. Hair felt somewhat softer, not a huge difference from Paul Mitchell sculpting foam. I will buy this again and use with other products, but won't rely on it exclusively.
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