L.A. Looks Sport Look Gel (dark blue)20 oz. | Styler
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I registered for Naturally curly.com for the sole reason of reviewing LA Looks Blue Sports Gel. This is the first review I have EVER given. I used to use ( and still love) DevaCurl Gels, but was in search of a less expensive alternative. THIS IS IT! From the first time I tried it, I was so impressed with how it makes my 3B/3A curls soft and frizz free all day long. I do have to SOTC, but even on days when my hair is not totally dry before scrunching, it still looks great all day! I found it on sale for less than $2 at Walgreens the other day and almost danced in the aisle! I highly recommend this gel for any curlies looking to cut their costs. I have yet to find a less expensive conditioner that works for me, so I remain devoted to DevaCare One Conditioner, but now I don't feel as guilty about indulging in my favorite conditioner. My advice, at 2 bucks a bottle---give it a try!
Gives excellent hold but it's too crunchy and hard for my hair. And it flakes! I'd only use this on day 2, 3, 4 to combat frizzy areas of my hair, but not for my entire head of curls.
This gel has been extremely reliable for my hair. I smooth a small amount over 1-2in sections of my hair, and my curls come out defined every time. I've read that others have had a problem with crunchiness with this product, but that's never been an issue for me. What little crunch I do get, I can scrunch out once my hair is dry. This has become a staple in my wash and go routine. The main reason I'm giving it five curls is for the price!
Best gel I've tried for my 3a curls. As long as my hair is moisturized, this gives me lovely, frizz-free curls. If my hair is dryer or the air is dryer, it's like plastic - Super crunchy.
I used to love this product, but now it makes my hair sticky. Whenever I try to scrunch out the cast, my hands are left with a gross, sticky film. It also doesn't help with clumping.My curls turn into kinks and I feel I have a problem with this gel "dissolving" into my wet hair. Most gels will seal over my freshly wet hair, but this one seems to disappear into the water.I am not sure if they changed the ingredients, but I am super upset that this doesn't work for me anymore.
This isn't a supreme high-quality product, but I love it because it's a great, cheap, reliable gel for my hair. When trying out new products, I find that I often always come back to this gel, because it's dependable. Yes, it can leave a gel cast, but I scrunch it out or rake it out with fingers, and I'm fine. I have 2B/2C hair, and I find that this is one of the few products that keeps my curls looking nice and frizz-free throughout the whole day, whereas some creams and gels specifically for curls leave my hair flat and frizzy by the end of the day. My routine: I apply an argan oil product to my hair straight out of the shower, and then apply this gel (a good size dollop) while my hair is still soaked. Only after I've applied the gel do I then squeeze the water out of my hair with a Deva Towel. I let my hair air dry for 20-30 minutes, and then blow dry with a diffuser (to save time) to about 85% dry. I usually have little to no frizz. I can always depend on this gel!
It's good for the price, but there are much better gels out there. I feel it leaves my hair on the drier side.
The ingredients for this has switched up somewhat but it's still pretty good with holding down frizz (: Only con, for me at least, is after my hair is dry and scrunched out my hands do feel a little sticky if I touch my hair at all.
This gel was good. It definitely had nice hold, but I found that whatever stiffness I had was very hard to scrunch out. It was more of a flexible hold than soft curls.
I'm on the fence about this gel. It leaves my hair dry. my curls are defined in some areas & others not so much. I won't buy it again, but someone else may love it.
This is my holy grail styler. Many people say that wavy hair needs light-weight gels and creams but not hard-hold gels, and that's simply a myth. If I use anything on my hair besides a hard-hold gel, my waves become insanely frizzy and have no definition. With this gel, though, my waves are smooth and defined. I use a large amount on my hands and then scrunch it into my wet hair. Once my hair is dry, I shake the waves out a bit and scrunch out the ends. Many creams and light-weight gels leave a heavy, waxy residue on my hair, but this doesn't. Finally, the price of this huge bottle means that I will never have to worry about running out.
Positive curls: 1- Hold (I didn't wear it all day, washed it off after a few hours). 2. Crunch doesn't bother me 3. No smell Negative curls: 1. Made no clumps 2. No frizz control
This gel is amazing for the price! My curls are perfectly defined and frizz free. It's been raining everyday and the humidity is horrible here in the south and my hair still looks good.
I love this gel! I can wear it by itself, or I can layer it with my HETT mousse and aussie instant freeze. Although I did learn that there is a humectant in it, I will use it on less humid days. I have repurchased this many times! Love it!
This gel is cheap, effective, comes in giant bottles, and makes my hair look great once it's all scrunched out (which can be challenging sometimes; this stuff really holds on! You definitely have to experiment to get your right amount.). I just flip my head over, squish a couple handfuls of this stuff into my mostly-soaked hair right out of the shower, and plop. Combined with my VO5 Strawberries & Cream conditioner for co-washing & leave in, I have a very inexpensive, low-maintenance routine with a lot of good hair days :)
Love this product, definitely a four. I just don't like the crunch it leaves on my hair. Bought a big bottle at WalMart back in January, not even halfway done!
This gel works great, but I don't like the film that it leaves on my hands as I touch my hair throughout the day. I don't need to use much on my 2a/b fine porous hair to achieve great curls, but the weird residue is a turn off. I'm giving the rest of my bottle away. Recommended only if you are really good about not touching your hair at all. I've used a lot of different hold products ($ to $$$), and this is the only one that I've had this kind of residue problem with.
Best inexpensive gel I've ever come across! I love that it's CG-friendly and comes in a massive bottle. I *do* need to use a lot of it on my fine, relatively sparse shoulder-length hair (much more than, say, the vastly more expensive Kinky Curly Curling Custard), and as a result I do get some crunch I need to scrunch out, but that's a very small price to pay, and I recommend it even to curlies who are not on a tight budget!
This is my go to gel. Very cheap (less than $2 at Walmart) and effective! I do want my hair to be healthy and look good, but at the same time, I'm a college student so I can't afford the fancy gels. Great hold and lasts me while.
Love this gel! I don't even need to use a leave-in conditioner. I just co-wash, separate my hair into 4 parts, and scrunch gel on them, undo the clips and scrunch it all together, and my hair gets frizz-free spirals! They are shiny and wet looking all day which I like. Just scrunch out crunch after and I'm good! :)
This gel did NOTHING for my hair. It was like putting watery product in my hair. My hair was SUPER dry after using it and it was EMBARRASSING when people tried to touch it.
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON ANY OTHER GEL!!!!! This gel is amazing!!!! It works a million times better than a gel I wasted $16 dollars on! I can get 8 amazing bottles of this gel for the same price. I've never had more compliments on my hair in one day!
I love this stuff. It's cheap, smells good, and holds my curls. It does flake a little bit. I like that it is curly girl method approved. I use it in conjunction with Eco styler Krystal gel and I get frizz-freee, soft, defined curls and waves alllll day. I have tried sooooooo many expensive curl gels, creams, custards, and activators and nothing has worked so well on my 2c/3a medium textured hair. I would highly recommend it. The only thing I don't like is the ingredient list.
THIS GEL IS AMAZING. It's so good, I absolutely must write a review, which is something I have never done on this website. The GOOD: Fantastic hold. Great curl definition. Long lasting, as I get amazing 2nd & 3rd day hair with just a little spritz of water and leave-in. Smells good. And, CHEAP! The BAD: Somewhat crunchy, which I like because my hair always looks better once I SOTC, but I know some people see this as a negative. Minimal flaking, depending on the quantity you use. May feel heavy on looser, finer curls. Overall, this gel is my personal HG. Not only does it do everything that a good gel should do, it is a fantastic price. Highly recommend!
Such a nice gel, especially for the price! better than a lot of expensive gels. And you don't need much.
I loove love love this gel. I was previously using the Eco Styler(clear one and olive oil one) and I just could not get enough hold from those two. I decided to use this gel because my mom said I needed to stop spending so much money on my hair. -__- Anyways, I got the sports look because of the reviews on here. I've never looked back since.Yes there is some scrunch at first, but you can just scrunch the crunch out or I just rub my hair and it's soft. I've gotten so many compliments on my hair since I started using this gel. I only use this alone for now. My only issue with this gel is that I get a little flaking at times. I don't know how it gets there but it's there and that's my only problem with it. It's not noticeable unless you pat my hair and little particles come flying around. Yikes! Nonetheless, my hair is really dark and you can't see anything.
This is my HG hair gel. I've started the whole CG thing recently and this is the best gel for it. It dries super crunchy, but when I SOTC, it gives me unbelievably soft, shiny, and frizz-free hair. It costs me only $1.44 for such a big bottle, so I really enjoy that too, lol! If you want more volume with this product, I suggest using clips for lifting the root of your hair and use the diffuser. Because, on it's own, this gel does give you everything except that special "pizzaz" that makes your hair look more curly, volumous, and sexier, know what I mean? But otherwise, this gel is pretty darn near perfect. :)
This is a good strong hold gel that holds my curls wonderfully. The only cons that I have found is that I have a hard time SOTC in some areas. But overall once I get that last piece down this is going to be a staple for me
This is definitely in my rotation. Excellent for a strong hold for windy days etc as this gel is the strongest hold of the LA Looks line. Plus you can't beat the price. It can leave your hair sticky if you use too much, so be gentle, especially around your ends.
Love love love this gel!! It is my HG as far as gel's go.. and so cheap! I've tried other gels that are much more expensive and have never found one that I like as well.. goes on smooth and thick, gives me beautiful frizz free curls and doesn't flake! And you can ALWAYS find it at the grocery store:)
This is the gel i used to use many years ago and it did perfect for my hair...then, all of a sudden it didn't work anymore for me! I'm not sure if they changed the formula or what, but it used to look a lot lighter in color and it was not called "Sport" at that time, so I'm not sure!
This gel is my HG! I can use it over pretty much any other product and it'll hold me all day. It rinses out cleanly, dries well, and holds through most events. This was the gel I relied on for my wedding day hair and it did the job perfectly. It can dry a little crunchy, but I prefer that because I feel it sets my curls. Easy to scrunch out. One bottle lasts me such a long time I think I'm only on my second one ever.
well, this gives great hold that scruches out well, but, it did not give me very good curl definition. Now I only use it over my LaBella Freeze&Hold
Like a lot of curly girls, I spent many years buying the most expensive products on the market, thinking they would be the magic "fix" for my hair! When I went CG a few months ago, I didn't want to invest too much money in the process in case it didn't work, so I opted for some drugstore products instead of Deva/online brands. I am so glad I did! This gel has outstanding hold for my thick 3a/b curls that scrunches out to leave me with my DREAM curls - soft, bouncy, and shiny! I use it with Knot Today leave-in and sometimes add a bit of Curl Keeper if I need more frizz control. I have not noticed any dryness or other issues from using this gel, and I use it all the time. For around $2 for 20 oz. you cannot beat the value. I go through hair products pretty quickly, and I love that this is a completely guilt-free purchase! Plus, it is very accessible at drug and grocery stores everywhere.
I was skeptical at first to try this, but I decided with the good reviews to give it a shot. First, this stuff is CHEAP. I am on a tight budget, so this much gel for such a small price, of course I'll buy it! Now, when I first tried it, I HATED it. I thought it made my hair matted and gross, but when I tried it again I become OBSESSED with this stuff. I have wavy hair that will become more curly than wavy if the right products are used, and this stuff has made my hair the CURLIEST IT'S EVER BEEN. It may not be paraben free, but sulfate, silicone, and alcohol free? - this is now my staple gel.
I have been using this gel since like 2003 and it is amazing. Great for curly hair and the price is just right!
I'm so happy happy happy. Doesn't leave my hair crunchy. Keeps curls from frizzing and poofing. Just use moderate amounts.
I love this gel. It holds my curls without crunchiness, keeps them frizz free, and defines them. And it's cheap! :)
this gel gives me soft shiny SMOOTH(!) defined curls with great hold. the only gel that i can put on my hair and scrunch out the CRUNCH, not the hold. it also lasts through track, field hockey, dance, the gym, and the elements. and the best part is..........it's CHEAP!!!!!
I was on the search for a cheap gel with good hold and frizz control and I think I've found it! You gets tons of product for such a low price! Which is perfect for when I want to save my 17 dollars gels and use something that gives me nearly as great results! The consistency is really slick and makes it easy to distribute. I simply distribute my leave in and rake This gel through then scrunch and pump and I'm good to go! Leaves my Curls really well defined and shiny ^.^
This gel provides a good all day hold for my curls without weighing them down. I am giving it 4 stars and not 5 b/c it was a lot of trial and error before I figured out the right amount for my hair. I find it works better if I use it at night.
This is a really great product and it's one of my top three gels I use. Not only do you get so much for so little, but it holds really nice without leaving a crunch. When I first purchased this, I thought because it had a hold factor of 10 it would be perfect to use when I pineapple my wet hair before bed, but since it didn't form a crunch, I stopped using it for that purpose since I like sleeping with crunchy hair. I do use this in the morning when I wet my hair because it drys clean and the hold is awesome. For $3 and change, it's really worth it to try it.
My favorite for many many years now. I've tried zillions of others in all price ranges but always come back to this. It's cheap, easy to find, never flaky, never producty, great hold, CG, no alcohol, and my hair likes it. Love the stuff.
One of my favorites, it has awesome hold but scrunches out leaving defined SOFT shiny waves. Plus, it's cheap, good because I use a ton of gel!
So after reading all of the great reviews on this stuff, I decided to fork out the whole $3.00 to buy a bottle. Holy cow! I applied it after my leave in, let my hair air dry, scrunched out the crunchies, and wow! Great definition and no frizz! I live in Hawaii, so that's a huge deal...definitely my go-to product when the wallet is getting thin!
My favorite gel of all! Gives me my dream hair. Withstands humidity, gives perfect definition, just right volume, not crunchy, not drying, gives shine. I can use it over any leave in (never tried on naked hair) and it's always great. Amazing value. Got it for under $3, hope they never stop making it.
This is the bomb!! This stuff is great! I have 3b hair and it worked so wonderfully - better than any, any of the expensive stuff. I wish it were organic but the price is right too! $2.00 for 20oz. This is awesome. Finally a great product!! Leaves my hair totally smooth, frizz free, holds the spiral curls without any poof, and it shines!! I put a leave in conditioner on underneath as I always do (Giovanni) and then sectioned it and did "rake 'n shake" on each section and it worked really well for me - 3b type hair.
unfortunately this didn't work for my fine cherub blonde curls. It looked stringy and very producty with some frizz, bummer since you get so much for so little $.
This is my go-to gel for days when I need extra hold. Pros: amazing hold, great smell, cg friendly, good frizz control, CHEAP. Cons: too stiff for an every-day gel, a little bit sticky. Overall, this is a gel worth having on hand.
Very good for humidity! NO frizz, great hold...A little crunchy but easily scrunched out. For drier temps, may need something with less hold, as it was very strong for my 2b/3a hair...But for humidity...Very nice!
This is amazing!! I've been using arc angel for about a year now, and its just kind of stopped working for me.. it's been very rainy/humid and it just doesn't hold up! I tried this (for like $1.50!) and I am in love. It has great hold, nice smell, and its not sticky. It creates a similar cast over the curls like arc angel, but really lasts. I wouldn't say my hair was crunchy, but there was definite hold going on- which made it super shiny!!! Just try it, it's so cheap anyways!
This was the best thing I have found from nc.com. It works fantastic, I put this into my rotation and am using it more and more. I only bought a small tube for like $2 and am going back for the big $3 bottle. Can't get over how great this product is for this price. And I don't get sticky or producty feeling from it - but I use only a nice dollop in my hand and not a full handful. Love it!
It's a little sticky but has a very strong hold for me! It made my hair crunchy but nothing a little scrunching can't fix. So cheap, too!
This $3 holy grail is the best curls styling product I've used, and I've tried many in multiple price ranges including the Deva gels, Curly Hair Solutions products, drugstore "curl" products, etc. This is the only gel that gives me defined, frizz-free, soft, shiny curls that are perfectly shaped. I scrunch it into wet hair, put on clips at the roots, blow dry or air dry, then flip my head over, massage the scalp, and scrunch out the crunch. The curls hold very well all day and usually even after sleeping, with no other styling products necessary. (If you use too much the curls may look like they have product in them, but I'll personally take that over frizzy curls any day, and this gel does a GREAT job preventing frizz and maintaining hold). I'm now reluctant to try anything else!
I am in love with this gel. It is the only gel I will ever repurchase. It lasts FOREVER, is inexpensive and keeps my hair looking great!!
I was addicted to LA Looks Mega Mega Gel and decided to go for a little more hold. This is great, great stuff! No sticky feel, no flaking, nice scent and cheap. Love it!
I really like this gel!It has super hold, I think it compares to Biosilk Rock hard gelee >IF< you already use Curly hair solutions:Curl Keeper.
Ingredient Attributes: frizz control, sun protectant
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