Gel Suddenly Flaking?

I've used LA Looks Sport Look Gel for years, and now its flaking out on me. I've never really used gel in the winter, so is it just that my hair can't tolerate strong gels in colder weather?
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That same thing started happening to me with the green one! I just quit using it. Now the sport gel is my fave of them all but I haven't had flaking with that one. I did decide to cut back on gels for now because it seems they all make my hair seem dry. (and that's with a leave-in)

I don't know what's behind the spur of the moment flaking...
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bumping.. I still don't know why it's flaking, yesterday, I used a 2 flat nickel sized amounts, and still got major flaking.
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I think it's the weather, is it dry where you are?
I can't use strong hold gels in the winter. It's still super humid here but I have to watch it or I'll get super crunchy stringy hair since it's not real hot anymore. It's about 60 today I think, 90% or more humidity. So no flaking at least
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Nope, it's been raining here, and I haven't been outside a lot because I've been sick lately.
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password: springlet

Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
Hmm I only had a gel flake once. I'm not sure why it did that but I do know I had too much in.
I hope you figure it out soon
2c/3a?
Low porosity, medium texture.
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Last edited by curlinicator; 02-01-2013 at 02:54 PM.
This has happened with me too, at times, with the yellow La Looks gel. It never used to flake then all of a sudden it started flaking but thankfully it hasn't been lately. Now, I'm not sure why it did this, but my suspicions were either I added too much, I didn't spread it properly, my hair was not wet enough when I added the gel, or it was an issue with build up in which applying the gel lead to flaking. I really don't kow, these were my theories. Do any of them sound reasonable to your situation?
Originally Posted by curlinicator
Yes that does, I have been having build up issues. I'm going to poo tonight with a sulfate-free poo, but I still won't use the gel.
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Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
another bump
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Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
grrrrrrrr... bump!
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password: springlet

Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
bump
mod. CG 2C-3A/M/iii
Fotki album and journal updated: 10/01/07
password: springlet

Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
bump because I know it's not build up problems.
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password: springlet

Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
Are the ingreds identical? Are all gels flaking or just this one? Do you leave in any conditioner (could be the two interacting)?
Are the ingreds identical? Are all gels flaking or just this one? Do you leave in any conditioner (could be the two interacting)?
Originally Posted by laurabeth33

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE RESPONSE! I use BE Body Envy gel today, and I got minor flaking, but the flaking only seems to to be in the crispy parts. I do use a leave in, but lately I haven't because I've been getting over conditioned (I use either Lacoupe silky, Aloeba, or Elucence) Even though I haven't been using a leave in, I do rinse out 90% of my conditioner.

Body Envy Gel ingredients:
Water , Laureth-23 , Polyquaternium-4 , Coral Flower Extract Russelia Equisetiformis , Prunus Persica Nectarina Fruit Extract , Fragrance , Propylene Glycol , Hydroxyethylcellulose , Benzyl Alcohol , Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer , Amino Methyl Propanol , DMDM Hydantoin , Acrylates Copolymer , Disodium EDTA


LA Looks Gel
Water , PVP , Sorbitol , Carbomer , Keratin Amino Acids , Panthenyl Ethyl Ether , Palmitoyl Oligopeptide , Glyceryl Polymethacrylate , Propylene Glycol , Glycerin , Fragrance , Oleth-20 , Rahnella/Soy Protein Ferment , Aminomethyl Propanol , PEG-8 , Potassium Sorbate , Methylparaben , Tetrasodium EDTA , Diazolidinyl Urea , Methylchloroisothiazolinone , Methylisothiazolinone , Benzophenone-4 , Blue 1 , Ext. Violet 2
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Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
bumping for laurabeth
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Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
yet another bump
mod. CG 2C-3A/M/iii
Fotki album and journal updated: 10/01/07
password: springlet

Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
bump. sorry guys.
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password: springlet

Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
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Last edited by curlinicator; 02-01-2013 at 02:55 PM.
Me too!

haha can you tell?
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password: springlet

Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
bump.
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Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.

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