Long Aid Activator Gel and Clear Ecostyler - x-post

*click link for pictures*I just did a review of the Long Aid Activator Gel and the Clear Ecostyler when used together, and i have to say - for two products that are relatively inexpensive, they do play very well together.

In my post, I said that the verdict was still out, because my hair had not dried completely, but now that it's 100% dry, I have to give these two together - two thumbs up!

Scrunching the crunch was relatively easy, and the curls stayed in tact! My only gripe is that I wish it had a bit more shine on it's own, because after it was completely dry it did not have the same bling-bling as it did when wet. This, of course, is fine because all I had to do was add a bit of KBB hair milk and I was good to go.

Anyway, I just wanted to share this because I am shocked that I was able to get soft fluffy, yet defined curls with products that can be picked up down the street for just a few bucks.

Does this mean, I'm done shopping around? Ummm, no - I'm a product junkie, for cryin' out loud. But I must say that if I'm not in the mood to experiment, and I'm looking for a quick, easy and reliable way to style my hair, one that will leave it defined and soft to the touch well, I know which two products I'll be reaching for.
Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
BC: July 21, 2008
Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

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"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different outcome". ~ Albert Einstein

Last edited by OnyxCabelo; 07-09-2009 at 09:43 AM. Reason: ETA
wow you had really great results with the combo, my hair hates curl activator gel alone. i never thought to pair it up with another gel.(i love your )

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Last edited by april-epiphany; 07-09-2009 at 04:38 PM. Reason: ?
Can you post a pic of the ecostyler gel jar? I keep hearing about it and want to try it but I never see it in any store. Thanks.
Can you post a pic of the ecostyler gel jar? I keep hearing about it and want to try it but I never see it in any store. Thanks.
Originally Posted by tiramisu62
Sure! Here's a link http://store.goldenmartbeautysupply.com/ecostyle.html to all of the different ecostyler gels. I use the (clear)Krystal one. I get mine at Sally's.
Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
BC: July 21, 2008
Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

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"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different outcome". ~ Albert Einstein
wow you had really great results with the combo, my hair hates curl activator gel alone. i never thought to pair it up with another gel.(i love your )
Originally Posted by april-epiphany
Awwww! Thank you so much!!!
Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
BC: July 21, 2008
Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

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"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different outcome". ~ Albert Einstein
I tried this yesterday and it turned out so well that I'm using it again today! Thanks for posting!!!
"Don't remove the kinks from your hair, Remove them from your brain." -Marcus Garvey
3c-4a, needs MOISTURE
Last Relaxer: Sept. 6, 2008


I tried this yesterday and it turned out so well that I'm using it again today! Thanks for posting!!!
Originally Posted by naturalnurse04
Yay!!! Glad to hear it!!
Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
BC: July 21, 2008
Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

Certified Denirophile

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different outcome". ~ Albert Einstein
I need to find the Long Aid Activator Gel and use it with my black gel. It just sounds like too much fun.

I got a good hair day today with my Ecostyler black gel so I had to share with you ladies.

I deep conditioned with AOHS over night, detangled with a large comb, applied Devacare One as a leave-in, smoothed out my hair with my fake Denman brush *LOL*, then added Ecostyler last (a little goes a long way ladies). To seal the ends I used Moroccan hair oil.

Side/back view. Yes I'm in a bathroom LOL


Back view. Some fool decided to put those boxes on my window sill and block my view!


Side view. This gel helps with frizz.. as long as I don't touch my hair while its drying. Today was a good frizz free day.


Front is clipped back. I put a little bit of gel on the front of my hair and the frizz is gone. It'll stay like that till I wash out the gel tonight.

- Maria

Big Chop: 9/23/07
Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

Maria! Your hair looks gorgeous!!! I only use Long Aid because it has the perfect amount of glycerin. I add water and Knot Today.....PRESTO! Head full of soft, defined coils. I've heard a lot about the ecostyler, but since I'm protein-sensitive I have to stay away....
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Maria, your hair is sooooo pretty! I have been in love with long aid mixed with ecostyler since I tried it after this thread (Thanks OnyxCabelo !!) I bought my long aid from Walgreen's.
"Don't remove the kinks from your hair, Remove them from your brain." -Marcus Garvey
3c-4a, needs MOISTURE
Last Relaxer: Sept. 6, 2008


Maria! Your hair looks awesome! I was going to say something earlier when I saw your new avatar. Geez, who notices boxes with them curls in the way, LOL!

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Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
BC: July 21, 2008
Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

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"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different outcome". ~ Albert Einstein
gorgeous curls, Maria!

The Fantasia gel takes over 12 hours to dry when humid (the glycerin I guess) so switched it up with eco styler today....I mean. wow. first time using it and I'm amazed. It's elongated...and it's staying this way, it seems. It's a little hard because I ran out of my usual leave-in (should have used that long aid, huh!) but i'll def experiment with this.

Thanks, OP, for the rec.
4a, fine coils. low/med porosity. "It's springy. Like a slinky."--My Lil' Cousin

I use products on 90% dry hair.
Wash: Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Castille Soap.
Conditioner: Tigi Bedhead Moisture Maniac/Suave Humectants
Moisturizers: Long Aid
Styler: Ecostyler Clear/ Vitamin E Oil
I tried the brown ecostyler today - it was nice. A lot like the clear, but definitely not as much crunch. It's a keeper.

Springyhead-. And your avatar looks fab!!
Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
BC: July 21, 2008
Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

Certified Denirophile

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different outcome". ~ Albert Einstein

Last edited by OnyxCabelo; 07-24-2009 at 09:47 PM. Reason: ETA
OnyxCabelo I just need to give you a big THANK YOU for introducing to me to Ecostyler over Long Aid! I have been using it in my hair since your post and my hair is looking pretty awesome if I do say so myself! I thank you and my wallet definately thanks you, because now I don't have to re-up on my KCCC so soon! Thanks girl!!!
"Don't remove the kinks from your hair, Remove them from your brain." -Marcus Garvey
3c-4a, needs MOISTURE
Last Relaxer: Sept. 6, 2008


OnyxCabelo I just need to give you a big THANK YOU for introducing to me to Ecostyler over Long Aid! I have been using it in my hair since your post and my hair is looking pretty awesome if I do say so myself! I thank you and my wallet definately thanks you, because now I don't have to re-up on my KCCC so soon! Thanks girl!!!
Originally Posted by naturalnurse04
Awww!! You are super welcome!! I'm glad it worked for you. Yeah, in this economy it's nice to know that there are a few less expensive options out there
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Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
BC: July 21, 2008
Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

Certified Denirophile

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different outcome". ~ Albert Einstein
The other day I tried a combo with my leave-in, hard hold gel, and curl activator.. that worked out well too.

Anyone else try it like this?
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
*click link for pictures*I just did a review of the Long Aid Activator Gel and the Clear Ecostyler when used together, and i have to say - for two products that are relatively inexpensive, they do play very well together.

In my post, I said that the verdict was still out, because my hair had not dried completely, but now that it's 100% dry, I have to give these two together - two thumbs up!
Originally Posted by OnyxCabelo
Woops, I guess you did try a similar thing.. And yes this combo is great for definition and control. I had no idea I could do conditioner-less styling and still have moisture.

Side/back view. Yes I'm in a bathroom LOL


Back view. Some fool decided to put those boxes on my window sill and block my view!


Side view. This gel helps with frizz.. as long as I don't touch my hair while its drying. Today was a good frizz free day.


Front is clipped back. I put a little bit of gel on the front of my hair and the frizz is gone. It'll stay like that till I wash out the gel tonight.

Originally Posted by mariag002
So pretty..
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