Aveda Brilliant Retexturizing Gel.85 oz, 5 oz | Styler
Product UPC: 087533743444
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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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