HETT or HESMU

Herbal Essences Totally Twisted or HE Set Me Up. Like them? Hate them?

Please. Discuss.
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Hate! TT did nothing for my hair and I think it has a cone in it. SMU was super sticky and gave me a lot of frizz when applying and wasn't hard hold IMO.
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Repair Me, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC, UFD Curly Magic
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

HETT didn't have enough hold for me, it didn't do much at all. But it didn't hurt me either, so I'm sort of neutral on that.

Haven't tried HESMU, but I have tried Body Envy, which was a little sticky but otherwise works fairly well. I alternate it with Pantene Curls gel.
Oregon curly!
Fine hair; weighed down easily; high porosity; prone to flyaways & The Bedhead Look
2b? (or not 2b? Heehee.)
Mod-CG since Nov '10
Cowash: VO5 Calming Chamomile
RO: Desert Essences Coconut
Gel: Pantene Curls Gel, LALSG
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Neither were good products for me. The gel was too producty and made my wurls less clumpy. The mousse had a flat, stringy/ frizzy effect. ;(
Curl Pattern:2b Texture: medium
Porosity: med to high Density: med Elasticity: normal
Lowpoo: (2x/wk) Shea moisture retention/ Mop C
Cowash: Mop C/ AHRC
Deep cond: Darcy's pumpkin seed condish/ SS deep
Leave in: CJ curl assurance condish
Stylers: SS CEJ, CJ Aloe Fix Lite
Hair hates: JC rockin' ringlets/CJ CIAB/AG recoil
Hair loves: super soaking/ protein/ ACV rinses
mod CG since 7/09
I like the HETT mousse. I've never tried the gel, though.
2b/cFi, low density, normal porosity, high elasticity

Low-poo
: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
Conditioner
: Suave Naturals (whatever scent I have on hand)
Styling
: Paul Mitchell Round Trip, Tresemme Climate Control Finishing Spray

I'm a hair minimalist: the less time I spend on my hair, the better.

I liked the HETT mousse and gel more than HESMU. Fewer ingredients and a nicer smell.
Knightess Firmus Aurum, Maid of the Mitten, Slayer of Dissertation Dragons in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
2b/medium; CG 5/20/09
Wash, co-wash, co: Queen Helene Royal Curl Shampoo / Conditioner, Kiehl's Amino Acid Shampoo / Conditioner, Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix,
Tigi MM
Stylers: Sally's Neutral Protein Filler as spray, Queen Helene Royal Curl Creme, LALSG
Techniques: Plop and Diffuse
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Last edited by solidgold; 03-26-2011 at 09:58 AM.
Wow, not much love for either. I'm not a mousse fan (ramen hair) -- does the HETT mousse not do that?
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I think the mousse plus the gel helps prevent ramen hair.
Luckily, the products are cheap enough you could try them to see if you like them and not feel bad if you don't. CVS might even allow you to return them--I think they have a return policy on makeup/beauty products you don't like. Not 100% sure.
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2b/medium; CG 5/20/09
Wash, co-wash, co: Queen Helene Royal Curl Shampoo / Conditioner, Kiehl's Amino Acid Shampoo / Conditioner, Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix,
Tigi MM
Stylers: Sally's Neutral Protein Filler as spray, Queen Helene Royal Curl Creme, LALSG
Techniques: Plop and Diffuse
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I tried both of them and the Body Envy and din't like them BUT I was doing a different routine back at that time. My curl analysis said I should use TT so I bought it again but haven't tried it yet. I am hoping it will work this time. BTW, there aren't any cones in it. It smells pretty good and is cheap! I am going to try it today! My analysis said to use the SMU if I was going to use mousse but I don't much like mousse either.
V05 Lime cowash/SN Pomegranite RO FSG and LOOB
I still use Tresemme Fine Mist hairspray for the side swept bangs...I can't live without it!
Curl Genie: Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, low elasticity, medium density
HETT gel didn't have near enough hold for me. Other then that, I have no complaints. I'll use it for when I fix my hair straight until I'm done with the bottle.
HESMU mousse is fine for a mousse. Mousse ultimately dries my hair out, so I can't use it on a regular basis. But I did like gel over mousse before it started giving me issues.
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2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
I haven't tried the HESMU but I've pretty good luck with HETT gel so far. At first I wasn't sure about the amount of hold but now I'm using an alcohol-free mousse first then adding the gel and it's working nicely. I love that it's CG, cheap, nice-smelling and easy to get!!!
2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

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Stylers-
- Not Your Mother's Curl Cream, La Bella Sports Gel, Aussie Sprunch Spray

[/COLOR][/FONT] [I][B]My waves are finally getting stronger thanks to weekly PTs and longer hair in general. Still trying to grow it out though!

mod-CG since December '10

I have Celiac's Disease so no gluten please!

My hair is basically my hobby!!

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I use HETT almost every day. I have a zillion other gels crowding up my bathroom that I bought to try out, but I only use them when I'm feeling guilty about wasting them all. I tried HESMU and liked it for a while-but I don't know if I started using it at a weird point in the weather or something, bc after only a couple weeks I really started not liking it. Now I mix in a small bit with HETT now and then - again, really just to use the HESMU up since I'm all but married to HETT these days.
2b (with some straight under-layer, grrrrr)
Normal porosity, low elasticity, medium texture

(according to CurlGenie - HUGE surprise, I always thought I had fine hair and my stylists always agreed)

Tried CG for a summer, but it wasn't for me. I don't load up on sulfates and silicones, but I have no shame in using them when I want/need to! Currently loving LOOB.
I used the TT yesterday for the first time in a long time and liked it better now that I SS. It doesn't have a hard hold but it's soft and smells nice. If my hair didn't have the low elasticity problems right now I think it would be even better. I am going to stick with it!
V05 Lime cowash/SN Pomegranite RO FSG and LOOB
I still use Tresemme Fine Mist hairspray for the side swept bangs...I can't live without it!
Curl Genie: Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, low elasticity, medium density
I like Body Envy. It's not a holy grail product for me, but it works well enough, smells good, and is cheap. Been thinking of trying the Pantene one or an Aussie one for volume.


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2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

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SMU works best for me. I rotate it with BRHG. I need that strong hold or I *poof*. I can mix it with a little CIAB and get great results too, plus it helps with the stickiness of either gel
- 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
- MOP C Hydrating 'poo
- LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
- treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
- plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots
Yes, they are kind of sticky. I didn't even see the "Body Envy" one. KeLynn, I admire your dedication to using up gels you don't like by diluting them in ones you do like.
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I used to use HETT all the time, I can't remember why I stopped.
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Still loving the TT. I have used it 3 times now and it has been working! I think I used to use stuff that was way too heavy because I thought I had coarse hair before the curl genie told me different.
V05 Lime cowash/SN Pomegranite RO FSG and LOOB
I still use Tresemme Fine Mist hairspray for the side swept bangs...I can't live without it!
Curl Genie: Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, low elasticity, medium density
I tried HETT gel once and hated it -- will never be buying it again! EVER! It really did nothing for my hair. It de-clumped me, it gave me stringlets, it just flat-out made my hair look terrible and just crunchy. It really doesn't have a lot of hold at all. I've been debating on whether or not to try the HESMU, but I bought the Garnier Super Stiff Gel instead. I like my hard-hold, protein-free stuff.
Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

Favorite...
Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
Mod-CG since 12/1/10!
I like HE SMU, I layer it over everything now. Runner-up is BE, but i'm not really going to extra lengths to get ahold of it since I can't really find it anywhere.

Wavynwild, the garnier super stiff gel has a butt-load of alcohol denat., so you might want to be careful with it. I tried it and it worked for about a day and then made a dry frizzy mess out of my hair.
Mod CG since 8/2010
2cFii (fia), normal/normal, protein junkie. Itchy and allergic wavy!
Growing out
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