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Old 01-04-2007, 01:21 PM   #21
 
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Hey, Darby, I forget if you've mentioned your results with cream stylers? If I want big soft clumps, I head for a cream.
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Old 01-04-2007, 01:44 PM   #22
 
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Darby, I just looked at your pics and didn't think your hair looked too thin or fine at all. What were you using in your hair for those two pics in which you were wearing the blue denim shirt?
That was in the summer and I just used my salon care gel. But now in the winter, the salon care gel is giving me a tight defined curl pattern. Making the sides look extremely thin.
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Old 01-04-2007, 01:46 PM   #23
 
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Hey, Darby, I forget if you've mentioned your results with cream stylers? If I want big soft clumps, I head for a cream.
The only cream ones I have tried was bumble and bumble and at first it worked great then it became heavy and then it dried my hair out.
the other one was.... recoil - hated it. And I've tried the garnier line - UGH on those too. those went into the trash real fast.
I'd be up for trying a cream! But which one?? I haven't looked or researched any creams since my gel was working so well during the summer months.
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Old 01-04-2007, 01:54 PM   #24
 
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My favorite cream is Boots, but it can make your hair a bit producty if you overdo it. Great for clumping, though.

A drugstore one to try might be L'Oreal Out of Bed, which has developed quite a following here lately. Another might be Dove Molding Cream. With either one I would go easy and use a very small amount.

Garnier Fructis Soft Curl Cream has many fans, but is not entirely CG -- it has dimethicone. Samy Smooth reaction also has one cone, but is a decent cream.
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Hmm, well I'm not sure which one made my hair feel rough, but my guess is the mousse. I got really skinny curls today until I flipped my head over and started fluffing up my roots and length galore, then it just looked really fully. I guess I will have to try the BE gel on it's own, but if I were going by the results of today, then so far I would vote the SMU as my favorite of the three. But of course the pj in me will give the BE another fair trial before deciding. :P And MH, I don't have a camera here, so no pics. My hair looked really good damp though and then again after shaking out the crunchies, but not as good as the results with the SMU and soft curls cream.
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I just posted a rave in the Product Review forum for the HE Totally Twisted line (Shampoo, Conditioner and gel). I've used it for the past week and my hair LOVES it.
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Old 01-05-2007, 12:10 PM   #27
 
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Okay, so last night I showered, left in all of my V05 freesia condish, and plopped overnight. Woke up, fixed weird shaped curls with some water, and used a small amount of Body Envy. I have great hair right now! It's a little frizzy, but that's probably because I didn't use enough for my hair. The gel seemed to make the back of my hair curlier, though, something I have never achieved with mousse. I also really like the smell. *crossing my fingers for this to be my HG* :P
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Old 01-05-2007, 12:54 PM   #28
 
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I just posted a rave in the Product Review forum for the HE Totally Twisted line (Shampoo, Conditioner and gel). I've used it for the past week and my hair LOVES it.
Love your hair in your pics!! (cute pics too)...any more details on how much gel, etc. you use?

Nevermind -- I just found your RAVE post -- THANKS!! I'm looking for a new routine!
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Awe, thanks!

And yeah, the review post is just a tad detailed... what can I say? I'm pretty bored at work today
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Old 01-05-2007, 01:49 PM   #30
 
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Got good results today using TT. I washed with Nature's gate poo and condished with aussie 3mm. Added a small amount of TT and diffused dry. When about 85% dry, I sprayed a small amount of my scrunch spray by Beyond the zone and diffused a tad bit more and got the curl I wanted
so, maybe.... the TT is going to work for me!!!
The body envy and SMU didn't.
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I just took a look at your Fotki pics... I would love to have your hair. It looks like you get great volume at the top. Mine just kind of lays limp up top <sigh>
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I'm not loving my hair today. It looked good in the beginning, but as the day progresses my hair is just feeling kind of producty and limp. I think it was the TT mousse though, not the BE gel. Will have to give it another shot tomorrow.
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Old 01-05-2007, 05:32 PM   #33
 
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I just took a look at your Fotki pics... I would love to have your hair. It looks like you get great volume at the top. Mine just kind of lays limp up top <sigh>
Oh, thank you! I don't do any clipping. My hair is actually kinda flat the first 2" or so from the root.
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Awe, thanks!

And yeah, the review post is just a tad detailed... what can I say? I'm pretty bored at work today
Now you got me wanting to try it! I have the condish and gel.... hmm...might have to experiment!
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Old 01-05-2007, 05:43 PM   #35
 
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Well, as the day went on, my hair started to get producty looking and losing curl (seemed weighted down). I was SOO frustrated because I thought, "oh great, now I can't even use TT!!"
I couldn't stand it any longer so I went back in the sink and this time I used a different condish. I just bought it yesterday - nature's gate condish for fine hair. It's the awaupuli (spelling??).
I was so hesitant to buy it because anything I've bought for fine hair, usually dries my hair out. But the regular condish seemed too moisturizing for me.
After using my new condish and using the micro towel. My hair felt different. It felt like it was fully of water or VERY full. Kind of made me nervous because I thought I would get a ton of frizz.
But I applied the TT gel again. And diffused til about 80% dry. I don't know yet but my hair is much different now. Very full, not clumped. Which is what I wanted. The gel doesn't seem to be weighing my hair down at all now.
Maybe that was my whole problem to begin with! I HOPE this condish doesn't dry my hair out in the long run.
I'm going to start a post of it's own and see if anyone has used this condish.
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Old 01-05-2007, 05:48 PM   #36
 
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I hope it turns out great Darby! I've looked at that Awapuhi condish and thought it looked good...let me know how it goes.
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Old 01-06-2007, 09:20 AM   #37
 
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I use the Herbal Essences "None of your Frizzness" and I really like it. I also use the "Set me Up" mousse. I haven't tried any of the other Herbal Essences mousse though. I don't really like the hairspray though... I don't find it holds that well for me.
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I like the HEBE gel better than the HETT gel. The TT seems to be drying and feel producty in my hair.
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Is anyone using the SMU spray gel? I got a bottle of this a couple of weeks ago but have yet to try it. Guess I'm kind of afraid for some reason. Anyone use it with good results? Is it lighter hold than the regular version?
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