Am I the only person who has to use tons of Ecostyler?

It is like my hair eats or drinks this stuff and I am not coarse nor porous. It is certainly cheap so no worries about cost, I am just surprised at how much I have to use. Wonder if it is because of my CJ leave-ins. Today I used it over CJ Deep Fix (just a pea sized amount guarantees big soft waves) and KCCC. My hair is not crunchy and I have lots of volume.
My hair is a bit past shoulder length. I have both the Krystal and the Argan Oil. The Argan does not give me as much hold as the Krystal.
How much do you use?
I'm 47. Straight hair until 6/2010. THANKS, thyroid!
2b, medium-fine, normal-low porosity, medium density and elasticity
CG since 7/1/2010

Cleanse: Abba Color Protect
Condition: DevaCurl OC
LI: CJ-Deep Fix, Beauticurls LI
Curl Enhancer:
CHS Curl Keeper, KCCC
Gel: Alba Strong Hold Gel, BRHG, Hugo Naturals Gel, SS FHG, CJPP
Trying/Maybe: Ecostyler,CJRM
I have only the Krystal and don't use it real often, but when I do, it's usually over CJCCC, either regular or lite. Takes very little for me - three fingers lightly dipped. Any more and I wouldn't be able to scrunch it out. Never tried it over KCCC, but I'd think that would be even harder, on me - kind of like BRHG over KCCC. That gives me a true plastic helmet, LOL
2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

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Last edited by auntnett; 09-09-2011 at 09:58 AM.
I use at least a a full cup if not a little more.

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I tend to use a lot of Ecostyler Argan also. I like it to make my hair really gloppy and clumpy. Nonetheless I have had my 32 oz tub for a few months and I've barely made a dent in it!
Sort of CG sometimes, but not really
2B, medium? normal porosity and elasticity?

Cleansers -
Suave Clarifying, Philosophy Happy Birthday Beautiful

Stylers - BRHG, re:coil, Ion Hairspray

I live in the NYC area.


I use a ton also...if I don't, my hair frizzes!
We do not have ecostyler at our Sally's here, but before my cut I was using TONS of gel to get the right hold, i was mixing and layering and dooin all sorts of things to find the right balance: Hold, Shine, Bounce, No producty feeling and Clumps! but eventually I found I could use 1.4 as much as I thoguht I needed and add a lil more in certain places if I needed it rather than globbing it all on at beginning. Helped me use less and realize I was over doing it before!
2c/3a
recovering from a chemically straightened nightmare!!
Going back to my roots (literally!) CG since Aug 2011
Fine, Thin, damaged, very porous, some elasticity.
Cleanse:no poo
Condish: one condition
Style: Angel, B'leave in
DT:Heaven in Hair!
Spritz and Condish!!
MY NEW HG: FSG and bent root clips with HESMEU hairspray flexible hold
It is not all gels, just this one in particular that my hair seems to absorb. I wondered if others applied and felt that it sank in unlike other gels.
I'm 47. Straight hair until 6/2010. THANKS, thyroid!
2b, medium-fine, normal-low porosity, medium density and elasticity
CG since 7/1/2010

Cleanse: Abba Color Protect
Condition: DevaCurl OC
LI: CJ-Deep Fix, Beauticurls LI
Curl Enhancer:
CHS Curl Keeper, KCCC
Gel: Alba Strong Hold Gel, BRHG, Hugo Naturals Gel, SS FHG, CJPP
Trying/Maybe: Ecostyler,CJRM
I think my hair reacted the same way. I haven't tried Ecostyler in a long time because I felt it built up on my hair and made my scalp itchy.

the Alba Strong Hold gel is the same way for me, I feel like my hair just instantly absorbs it!
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Repair Me, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC, UFD Curly Magic
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

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