Wella Hypercurl

Hi all, I have not posted on this board in a very long time but I got my hair cut over the summer (in North Carolina - I live in NJ) and the stylist used this on me and I have been using it exculsively ever since (since the end of July - this is truly a record for me). My curls looked great and I mean GREAT, even in the humdity. I used slighty more when it was hot out than I use now that's it's cooler. I also used a tiny bit after my hair is dry if I was going somewhere for extra shine and hold.

I am not on CG, just so you know. I have frizz prone, coarse, thick, wavy/curly hair.

It's called Wella Systems Professional Hypercurl. It's about $20 for a large pump style bottle. It's a cream and you can use it on wet or dry hair. It has cones yet it does not seem to build up too badly (although I do wash my hair with shampoo 2 to 3 times a week). I use one pump per side with a little more on the back then I airdry for 20 minutes or so then diffuse.

You can't use too much or you will get hard hair BUT if you have issues with the curl not holding all day, frizz (which is a big one for me), no shine and lack of definition and body (I get great body if I diffuse, if I air dry all the way, then not so much) then give this a shot if you are not afraid of the 'cones. You can only get it in salons, I think, since I tried the internet and it only came up as something you can buy in Europe, but I called a chain salon in my area (haircolorexperts) and they got me my second bottle, FYI.

So, I just wanted to share my new Holy Grail.

Hope that helps someone!
HG's: (I alternate)
DEP Sport Gel or B&A Gel
Naturalle Gel (used like CK - a ton in sopping wet hair and mostly air dry)
all used over a leave in

Method: Air dry 20 minutes, then blow dry for volume.

2/3 mix waves/curls - coarse, frizz prone, med. thick, porous, at-home color for gray, protein sensitive but I still need it sometimes, glycerin-sensitive (I think) in high humidity, NOT CG, wash with regular S&C 2x a week.
Do you mind entering the ingred? I'd love to see them!

Glad you've found an HG! That's great news!
Hi Laurabeth!

I am so glad too - I was so tired of spending money on stuff that didn't work or having to keep changing products or mixing and matching. And the fact that I have been using it since JULY and just bought my SECOND bottle is amazing to me. I have not bought two of something in a very, very long time.

Just a disclaimer: The Hypercurl does not leave my hair as soft as when I was using "natural" products while I was on CG, but the hold is not crunchy or sticky (like I said before, don't use too much - for my hair one pump to a pump and a half per side is PLENTY) and the great hair that I get is well worth the super soft hair sacrafice in my book (too soft and I lost curl and was frizzy beyond belief anyway). I am seriously in love with my hair now and it still moves and feels decent, not too producty. But if someone is looking for that absolute "no product" feeling, this is not for them.

Here is what is says on the bottle, along with the ingredients:

HYPERCURL gives texture and definition to natually curly hair while providing firm control. The exclusive formula with NANOREFLECTORS transforms light into radiant shine. A special combination of flexible polymers and Vitamin E prevents hair oxidation while protecting from UV rays and heat from blowdrying.

On various websites that give a discription of the product it says you can use it on towel dried or dry hair (it also says that on the bottle) and that it easily rinses out (which I do find to be true - I condition wash on days I don't use shampoo and I don't feel it once I rinse).

Ingredients:
Water, Dimethicone, VP/VA Copolymer, Proplyne Glycol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Carbomer, Ethyl Ester of PVM/MA Copolymer, Alcohol Denat, Polyquantarium-4, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Menthylparaben, tocopheryl acetate, fragrance, hydroxy-ethylcellulose, linalool, limonene, hexyl cinnamal, benzyl salicylate, alpha-isomethyl ionone, ext. D&C violet No. 2, FD&C Blue No. 1

Definitely not CG friendly, but I still love it more than it's probably reasonable to love a hair product.
HG's: (I alternate)
DEP Sport Gel or B&A Gel
Naturalle Gel (used like CK - a ton in sopping wet hair and mostly air dry)
all used over a leave in

Method: Air dry 20 minutes, then blow dry for volume.

2/3 mix waves/curls - coarse, frizz prone, med. thick, porous, at-home color for gray, protein sensitive but I still need it sometimes, glycerin-sensitive (I think) in high humidity, NOT CG, wash with regular S&C 2x a week.
Hi--

Glad you are digging this. Where do you get it? I've been wanting to try it, but I can't find it anywhere.

TIA!


Lori
Lori - The first time I got it, I bought it from the stylist at the salon where they cut my hair. The second time, I called a chain salon - Haircolorexperts, to be exact - and asked them if they could get it for me. They said yes and just called me when it came in.

I tried to order it on the internet but the only sites that sell it seem to be overseas and the shipping would kill me.

Hope that helps!
HG's: (I alternate)
DEP Sport Gel or B&A Gel
Naturalle Gel (used like CK - a ton in sopping wet hair and mostly air dry)
all used over a leave in

Method: Air dry 20 minutes, then blow dry for volume.

2/3 mix waves/curls - coarse, frizz prone, med. thick, porous, at-home color for gray, protein sensitive but I still need it sometimes, glycerin-sensitive (I think) in high humidity, NOT CG, wash with regular S&C 2x a week.
One more thing about HOW I apply this (and this goes for all hair products) - I meant to say in my OP that I let my hair air dry for at least 40 minutes before diffusing, not 20 minutes. I find that with my hair, I cannot put product in then start messing with it. I need to let it air dry til it's ALMOST dry and the product has sort of been absorbed (for lack of a better phrase) into my hair then diffuse. Same applys here. The results are soft (but not too soft) hair with great body, nice shine and curls that last.

If I diffuse too early it's crunchy and dry looking with horrible curl formation (but honestly, that's how my hair reacts with ANY product). So just another heads up: apply it, than let it air dry for 80 to 90% if you can, then diffuse for body if you need it.
HG's: (I alternate)
DEP Sport Gel or B&A Gel
Naturalle Gel (used like CK - a ton in sopping wet hair and mostly air dry)
all used over a leave in

Method: Air dry 20 minutes, then blow dry for volume.

2/3 mix waves/curls - coarse, frizz prone, med. thick, porous, at-home color for gray, protein sensitive but I still need it sometimes, glycerin-sensitive (I think) in high humidity, NOT CG, wash with regular S&C 2x a week.
Thanks for the info and for the tips on how to use it. I will try to see who in my hood sells Wella. It's not easy to find!


Lori
Lori - Someone sent me a PM about this and asked if I put it into soaking wet hair, I said no but I am curious to try that today when I use it.

When I attempted putting product in soaking wet hair before it was when I was trying the CG routine, which did not work for me at all. So I will give the soaking wet route a try today and report back!
HG's: (I alternate)
DEP Sport Gel or B&A Gel
Naturalle Gel (used like CK - a ton in sopping wet hair and mostly air dry)
all used over a leave in

Method: Air dry 20 minutes, then blow dry for volume.

2/3 mix waves/curls - coarse, frizz prone, med. thick, porous, at-home color for gray, protein sensitive but I still need it sometimes, glycerin-sensitive (I think) in high humidity, NOT CG, wash with regular S&C 2x a week.
OK, I tried putting 2 pumps into wet hair (not soaking wet, I squeezed the water out with my towel (just one quick squeeze) then scrunched in the Hypercurl and plopped in a tee shirt for 5 minutes.

ETA: I used two small pumps for my whole head while my hair was flipped upside and very wet (but not dripping) then I plopped in a tee shirt for 5 minutes - I took it out of the tee shirt and aside from putting the part in it and twisting one or two pieces that got messed up when I parted it, I didn't touch it again until I was ready to blow dry.

I took the tee shirt off, parted my hair with a comb (I tried not to disturb the hair but if I did, I used a pea size dollop to twist the hair I messed up). Then I let it air dry for about 45 minutes then I cupped sections of it in my hands and pointed the blow dryer (I did not use a diffuser, just the blow dry with the concentrator piece on it that you would use to straighten - the diffuser takes too long for me) at them. I used the blow dryer for two or three minutes total.

After it was dry completely (another 10 minutes or so) I added another pea size dollop to my hands, rubbed them together and ran them over the canapy and scrunched around for extra hold, smoothness and frizz control.

My hair is soft but has hold, has lots of body, nice shine and the curls and waves are well defined and the hold seems firm but soft, not crunchy or anything. No frizz either which is a big thing for me.

I also love that I don't need to use a lot of this, making it worth the money I spent on it.

I am so darn pleased with this product and it's nice to know I have the option of putting it in wet or towel dry hair (towel dry is what is recommended on the actual bottle) since I keep my bangs eye length on one side and like to smooth them out for a different, sexier look when I go out or something.

Hope I was clear on my technique and this helps someone out!
HG's: (I alternate)
DEP Sport Gel or B&A Gel
Naturalle Gel (used like CK - a ton in sopping wet hair and mostly air dry)
all used over a leave in

Method: Air dry 20 minutes, then blow dry for volume.

2/3 mix waves/curls - coarse, frizz prone, med. thick, porous, at-home color for gray, protein sensitive but I still need it sometimes, glycerin-sensitive (I think) in high humidity, NOT CG, wash with regular S&C 2x a week.
I use Hypercurl my hairdresser recommeded it for me, I use it when my hair is soaking wet and kind of twist it into curls if you get me I don't scrunch it for my hair it wrecks it, then I just leave it to air dry. It really wrks for me
It's a great product! I sometimes do the twirling thing too and it gives a really nice look to my hair - especially in the humid weather, when my hair tends to get very large.
HG's: (I alternate)
DEP Sport Gel or B&A Gel
Naturalle Gel (used like CK - a ton in sopping wet hair and mostly air dry)
all used over a leave in

Method: Air dry 20 minutes, then blow dry for volume.

2/3 mix waves/curls - coarse, frizz prone, med. thick, porous, at-home color for gray, protein sensitive but I still need it sometimes, glycerin-sensitive (I think) in high humidity, NOT CG, wash with regular S&C 2x a week.

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