Tried Angell-- disappointed!!!!

I really liked the aura hypo gel. My hair held up to Fl. humidity. Had some frizz but it was tolerable. Got alot of compliments at work
Originally Posted by cjc
I'm glad it worked for you! Did you plop with it? And you used it over conditioner or mixed it with your condish? Curious-- I am moving to FL soon. If this NYC humidity has been hard for my her, I'm gonna need all the help I can get.
Originally Posted by urbancurl
Since it was my first time I cond washed and put the gel over and plopped with a t-shirt for about 15 min. Next time I'm going to mix the cond with the gel in one "blob".
What part of Fl are you moving to?
cjc
3B very thick, curly hair and on the longer side
Palm Beach County, Fl
I had trouble with Angel at first too. It took a me a little bit to work out the kinks. Turns out it had more to do with what I was using with it and my rinsing routine than it actually had to do with the angel itself. I love Angel now and it's been working great for me.
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I didn't get on with Angell either.

1. I'm allergic to it - it makes my neck and scalp itch.

2. It's very drying.

The one good thing about it was that it seems to be revived when I spray my hair, so it works again the second day without adding more. But I'm giving up on it now.
Angell consistently gives me second day hair, but I think that over time with heavy, regular use, it might get a little drying.... This makes me sad because I have been loving it so much, but now I use Biolage Gellee more often and try to rotate the Angell in 1 or 2X a week- so far, that is working just great
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Angell consistently gives me second day hair, but I think that over time with heavy, regular use, it might get a little drying.... This makes me sad because I have been loving it so much, but now I use Biolage Gellee more often and try to rotate the Angell in 1 or 2X a week- so far, that is working just great
Originally Posted by curltopia
This is one of my biggest fear! That my beloved line my be drying. So, far that's not the case and if it is, I'll never know because I rotate
my products.
Are you still liking the Biolage Gellee, Curltopia?
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Lady-

I truly hope that this never happens to you since it is sort of crushing/disappointing.... THANKFULLY, Angell still works great for me if I rotate it with other gels... I was just getting greedy with the fab results and I guess using it too much I also don't tend to dilute or water it down like with other gels, so will start doing that and see if it makes a difference.

Biolage Gellee is my stalwart gel - it's the one that I always go back to after toying with the others
"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."

"I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
- Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

(taking a break from posting starting late august 2009)
I tried Angell a bunch of times over the course of last year and hated it! i put it in the bottom cabinet and forgot about it. i tried a bunch of ways/times and it just didn't work. then.... i went to devachan and she told me exactly how to use it. she literally gave me a detailed shower/gelling routine and now i LOVE the angell!! for me it was all about how i applied and and how much. even little tweaks here and there make differences. so, i guess for me it was really how i used it. i'm not saying that's true for everyone though, b/c sometimes a gel just wont work for your hair. i have really thick hair that i thought needed a ton of hold but the angell makes my hair really bouncy and curly and carefree. i use it under two quarter sized gobs of one condish and i finish with set it free spray. i also attribute my newfound love for it to my new haircut also my only problem with this product is how much i have to use...i really go through this stuff.
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Hillary-

Intriguing post - I am back to loving Angell now that I rotate it with other gels, but maybe you can post more of a blow by blow of how you use Angell with good results
"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."

"I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
- Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

(taking a break from posting starting late august 2009)
I tried Angell a bunch of times over the course of last year and hated it! i put it in the bottom cabinet and forgot about it. i tried a bunch of ways/times and it just didn't work. then.... i went to devachan and she told me exactly how to use it. she literally gave me a detailed shower/gelling routine and now i LOVE the angell!! for me it was all about how i applied and and how much. even little tweaks here and there make differences. so, i guess for me it was really how i used it. i'm not saying that's true for everyone though, b/c sometimes a gel just wont work for your hair. i have really thick hair that i thought needed a ton of hold but the angell makes my hair really bouncy and curly and carefree. i use it under two quarter sized gobs of one condish and i finish with set it free spray. i also attribute my newfound love for it to my new haircut also my only problem with this product is how much i have to use...i really go through this stuff.
Originally Posted by Hillary
I thought I posted this last night but my computer was acting funny... Guess I have to eat my words about being disappointed with Angell! At my Devachan hair-model day, they used Angell on me and I love how my hair came out! They used completely different amounts of all of their products than I had. They put in tons of One C and gave it a quick cool water rinse (most of it prob stayed in based n how my hair felt), then added Set It Free, and a tiny, no larger than a quarter-size blob of Angell. I just tried it myself today and I'm doubtful that I have recreated their results. Have to keep trying.
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Curltopia- this is exactly how i use the angell

i use the one conditioner applying it to the ends and gradually going upward. i lightly rinse it out upside down (or a little right side up too) and then apply 2-3 quarters of one condish unpside down again as a leave-in. i let a tiny stream of water trickle onto it just to get my curl pattern going. this gives me clumpy curls instead of combed through stringy ones. usually, i will scrunch in some curl keeper with both hands cupped and and my head upside down. the type of scrunching is really key. this is the way i put in the angell next. first, i just lightly smooth a little bit of gel over the front and back length wise. next, i cup both hands under large sections of my hair and scrunch all the way up to the root in one long motion and squeeze water out at the scalp. i repeat this for the main part of my hair and the two smaller side sections. overall i use over two palmfulls of angell- but i have really really thick coarse hair and a lot of it! so, i think i would use more angell than mostly anyone. next, with my head still upside down, i take a papertowel and do the same motion i put in gel with but squeeze out the water. then i grasp my hair very lightly to guide my head back up rightside. this hides my part- which i like. next i clip the devachan clips at the roots- probably use 8 clips or so. i then spray a lot of set it free all over my hair and i let it dry and take the clips out when i need to go out!! my hair stays really springy and bouncy instead of the ultra control less curly wet look i used to think i need. i really think the application and amount is crucial to getting angell to work. i hope this wasn't ultra-confusing!! it was sort of hard to imagine how i do it and then describe. i do think this is pretty close to the explanation she gave me at devachan. HTH!
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I really liked the aura hypo gel. My hair held up to Fl. humidity. Had some frizz but it was tolerable. Got alot of compliments at work
Originally Posted by cjc
I'm glad it worked for you! Did you plop with it? And you used it over conditioner or mixed it with your condish? Curious-- I am moving to FL soon. If this NYC humidity has been hard for my her, I'm gonna need all the help I can get.
Originally Posted by urbancurl
Since it was my first time I cond washed and put the gel over and plopped with a t-shirt for about 15 min. Next time I'm going to mix the cond with the gel in one "blob".
What part of Fl are you moving to?
Originally Posted by cjc
I'm moving to the St Petersburg/Pinellas County area. Palm beach is on the other side of the peninsula, right?
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Curltopia- this is exactly how i use the angell

i use the one conditioner applying it to the ends and gradually going upward. i lightly rinse it out upside down (or a little right side up too) and then apply 2-3 quarters of one condish unpside down again as a leave-in. i let a tiny stream of water trickle onto it just to get my curl pattern going. this gives me clumpy curls instead of combed through stringy ones. usually, i will scrunch in some curl keeper with both hands cupped and and my head upside down. the type of scrunching is really key. this is the way i put in the angell next. first, i just lightly smooth a little bit of gel over the front and back length wise. next, i cup both hands under large sections of my hair and scrunch all the way up to the root in one long motion and squeeze water out at the scalp. i repeat this for the main part of my hair and the two smaller side sections. overall i use over two palmfulls of angell- but i have really really thick coarse hair and a lot of it! so, i think i would use more angell than mostly anyone. next, with my head still upside down, i take a papertowel and do the same motion i put in gel with but squeeze out the water. then i grasp my hair very lightly to guide my head back up rightside. this hides my part- which i like. next i clip the devachan clips at the roots- probably use 8 clips or so. i then spray a lot of set it free all over my hair and i let it dry and take the clips out when i need to go out!! my hair stays really springy and bouncy instead of the ultra control less curly wet look i used to think i need. i really think the application and amount is crucial to getting angell to work. i hope this wasn't ultra-confusing!! it was sort of hard to imagine how i do it and then describe. i do think this is pretty close to the explanation she gave me at devachan. HTH!
Originally Posted by Hillary
Thanks Urban has posted some detailed how-tos as well, involving Angell, OC and Set it Free. I am going to be all over these tips and tricks this weekend
"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."

"I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
- Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

(taking a break from posting starting late august 2009)
Hillary,
Thank you; that was a great description of how they scrunch at Devachan. I also like how you described letting a light spray of water fall over your hair after you put the OC in to restore your curls into a clumpy pattern. I am used to running my fingers through my hair when it is wet with leave-in and or gel to make it look as smooth and straight as possible when it's wet, knowing it will curl back up on its own. This is fine, but the Deva method does give me bouncier, "free-er" curls. I don't mind "letting my curls out" when they form into nice, springy corkscrews. It's just when they are unformed frizz that I get annoyed sometimes, which is why Ihave tended to use products in the hopes they would calm my hair down. The Devachan way is a different approach for me.
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