I've tried the Extreme Curling Gel...
The first time I used it, I was in L-O-V-E! I Immediately thought of all the cutesy ways to add it to my signature as THE holy grail! I went to the store and bought 4 bottles. The next time I used it, it made my hair foam up....kinds of sudsy. For no reason at all. Never have gotten it to work since.

When it did work, it made my hair soft and defined the curls but because of the softness, the curls ended up meshing to each other like potato salad (for lack of a better visual). It also didnt help with shrinkage.

There is a matching shampoo that is supposed to "prep" the hair. Didn't do much for me. Nothing curly enhancing or magical about the shampoo so just be wary of falling into that trap.

^_^
Asja
Hair:
4A (some 3C-ish in front)
Thick, coarse, & UTTERLY unruly
Hair Album: http://public.fotki.com/asjachyld
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