I washed and tried it again today--solo. It looks pretty good, but maybe now I didn't use quite enough. I tried to keep it off the top of my head so it wouldn't weigh it down (I like some height!). I'm used to using much more gel when I use the Kenra I have (old formula, running out). I'll have to play with the amounts for a while; but for the price I can afford to experiment!
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ETA: I really like how it rinses right out too! No buildup so far.