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Old 07-13-2013, 01:33 PM   #1
 
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Question The LA Looks gels?

I don't know which one to get TT_TT
I told my mom to buy one, but I realized there is like 5.

I wanted to get the hair I have right after I t-shirt dry my hair. It has less volume and does not go into a triangle. So, I thought I should get the Wet looks one, but people say that it flakes! Now I think I should go to the sports gel (blue) one, but I don't know if that INCREASES my volume (which I don't want). What should I do??

I should show the temps in my area:
Highest (summer) - 90s or 91
Lowest (winters) -40s- 50s
Fall- 50s- 60s
Spring - 60s or 70s

Also, I can't really afford to buy KCCC. I really want to try it, but if it does work, I can't buy it again

I have 2c- 3a hair that is BEAUTIFUL when it's wet (weird huh?). Not too thick, not too thin (in my opinion). I really want to put hair down for the first time in my life!

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My hair sounds like yours! 2c/3a and looks amazing when wet! I use the sport gel and I find that it does not give me any volume at all. I think that one would be your best option since it has the best hold
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The blue is firm hold. I find it controls my hair more than anything
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The light blue curl one I used to use all the time and got beautiful curls. I stopped curling my hair for a while and flat ironed it. Trying to revive my hair 4 years later, I don't think it's on the market anymore . I tried the sports gel, the green (nutra curl?), and the yellow and they all haven't lived up to expectations. It could also be because my hair is damaged but I use other gels now like KCCC which give better results.
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I would say get the sports one. It didn't have enough hold for me, but definitely kept my volume down and I thought had a nice feel to it.
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:16 PM   #6
 
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I really like the Sports gel/blue one. It's a staple for me now, using it 2-3 times per week.
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My hair sounds like yours! 2c/3a and looks amazing when wet! I use the sport gel and I find that it does not give me any volume at all. I think that one would be your best option since it has the best hold
Does it have a good enough hold for school.. all day? It's summer right now so it's experiment time! XD
I also live in the Northwest of the USA so it's usually either raining or windy.
Temps:
Highest (summer) - 90s or 91
Lowest (winters) -40s- 50s
Fall- 50s- 60s
Spring - 60s or 70s
Thanks ^__^
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I would say get the sports one. It didn't have enough hold for me, but definitely kept my volume down and I thought had a nice feel to it.
Temps:
Highest (summer) - 90s or 91
Lowest (winters) -40s- 50s
Fall- 50s- 60s
Spring - 60s or 70s

Should I risk it? I actually used Herbal Essence set me up before and my hair expanded (as usual). I wonder if the sports one will have a greater hold than this..
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Hmmm. I don't know where you are (I'm in north SF Bay Area), but your climate sounds similar to mine. Do you know what your average dew points are? Dews will affect poof. Anyway, wind wind wind here, rain in the winter, so I need hard hold. The sports gel was OK, but didn't hold up to the wind enough for me. I use a mix of Kinky Curly Curling Custard (KCCC) and Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee (BRHG). I use enough to give me a really crunchy look and feel, but once I scrunch it all out I have great hair for at least two days. It won't hold up great to something like an afternoon gardening in wind, but nothing will. In those cases I just cover up with a Buff and squash my hair, lol.

I would try the sport gel first, and see if it works for you, because it's cheap. Use quite a bit. If it's too much, you can always go lighter.
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My hair sounds like yours! 2c/3a and looks amazing when wet! I use the sport gel and I find that it does not give me any volume at all. I think that one would be your best option since it has the best hold
Does it have a good enough hold for school.. all day? It's summer right now so it's experiment time! XD
I also live in the Northwest of the USA so it's usually either raining or windy.
Temps:
Highest (summer) - 90s or 91
Lowest (winters) -40s- 50s
Fall- 50s- 60s
Spring - 60s or 70s
Thanks ^__^
Yep! Sometimes even for 2nd day! I might get a little frizz but nothin too bad
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My styling routine is this: use yes to carrots conditioner as my ro, and usually use Shea moisture restorative conditioner as a leave in.(very little or I just use the ytc) then I scrunch in a lot of lalsg, then herbal essences totally twisted mousse and then finally a little of Aussie instant freeze. Then if I have high dew points I will go ahead an add a little Shea moisture on top. I know you didn't ask for this but I think it will help.
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My styling routine is this: use yes to carrots conditioner as my ro, and usually use Shea moisture restorative conditioner as a leave in.(very little or I just use the ytc) then I scrunch in a lot of lalsg, then herbal essences totally twisted mousse and then finally a little of Aussie instant freeze. Then if I have high dew points I will go ahead an add a little Shea moisture on top. I know you didn't ask for this but I think it will help.
Thanks, I will see if I can persuade my mom with this stuff. I don't think my mom will buy another gel if I fail with one (she has straight hair and doesn't understand the struggles curly/ wavy girls have).
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Thanks, I will see if I can persuade my mom with this stuff. I don't think my mom will buy another gel if I fail with one (she has straight hair and doesn't understand the struggles curly/ wavy girls have).[/QUOTE]

My mom doesn't understand ether! Whenever I tried to ask for her to but some gel, she would tell me that I'm buying stuff for African hair... Then I started to bike to the store and get the stuff with my own money. Now I can only get my mom to buy me conditioner.
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If I may, I think KCCC is good, but honestly, not for $17. A little goes a long way so that sort of makes it worth the money. For myself, I will not buy again. I prefer to get cheaper gels. IMO SM Curling souffle gives me very similar results and is cheaper ($10 at some places).

I do want to try LA Looks sometime though
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:35 AM   #15
 
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The sports gel is great, and cheap. Your mom should be okay as it's only $3, and some places sell the travel size tube for $1. Dep sport gel is another good, cheap gel. They're essentially the same, but the Dep gel has no glycerin.
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[/QUOTE] My mom doesn't understand ether! Whenever I tried to ask for her to but some gel, she would tell me that I'm buying stuff for African hair... Then I started to bike to the store and get the stuff with my own money. Now I can only get my mom to buy me conditioner.[/QUOTE]

Opposite with me. I don't usually get African hair products, but my mom complains if I don't. I think I'm paying for this sports gel because I'm the one who wants to try it. She's betting, along with my sister, that it will not work Hopefully it does. I could come out of the bathroom with nice hair and it will feel awesome!
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Wouldn't you guys make sure there is a good leave in under it?
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Wouldn't you guys make sure there is a good leave in under it?
Possibly, lol. I think it depends on porosity- if the hair needs more moisture or not. For some, simply doing a RO is enough moisture. I would suggest, if you wanted to put some sort of leave in before the gel, would be CO. It's obviously an oil, but it penetrates and has such great benefits!
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Wouldn't you guys make sure there is a good leave in under it?
Depends on her hair properties. If your hair is dry and needs all the moisture/ conditioning you can get, by all means use a leave in!

I've all but stopped using leave-ins in the summer. I do weekly overnite DTs with coco oil, and use CJ curl rehab as a RO a few times a week (letting it sit in the shower for 10 mins or so each time), And very good RO the remainder of days. My hair just doesn't seem to need additional conditioning beyond what I'm doing.

Anything "moisturizing" or conditioning that I leave-in, tends to diminish the hold of my gels. In the extreme high dews, wind, rain, etc of the summer, I need hold more than anything else.
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Wouldn't you guys make sure there is a good leave in under it?
Depends on her hair properties. If your hair is dry and needs all the moisture/ conditioning you can get, by all means use a leave in!

I've all but stopped using leave-ins in the summer. I do weekly overnite DTs with coco oil, and use CJ curl rehab as a RO a few times a week (letting it sit in the shower for 10 mins or so each time), And very good RO the remainder of days. My hair just doesn't seem to need additional conditioning beyond what I'm doing.

Anything "moisturizing" or conditioning that I leave-in, tends to diminish the hold of my gels. In the extreme high dews, wind, rain, etc of the summer, I need hold more than anything else.
I have coarse and high porous hair.
What is your view on glycerin on my hair?
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