Re:coil on the way - need help with usage!

Hi,
Re:coil should be here this week...just not sure what I should pair it with for the first experiment. I know there are tons of threads on this, but not sure what would work for me. I have CK & was thinking of layering that under it. However, I don't know if I will need a gel on top?? I have 3B hair, thick, a little coarse in spots, lots of volume. So I don't want any additional volume aside from what re:coil might give on its own. Any suggestions on a type of gel or cream I could use on top or if I could get away with re:coil on its own? I read from here that a little goes a long way.

Thanks...
I've used it with ck and a gel on top.
If you don't have any frizz issues in the winter you could use it under a gel without ck.
I've always used it under a gel though

Happy experimenting!
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Low porosity, medium texture.
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Happy experimenting!
Originally Posted by medusahair

Yay, thank you! I'm sooo excited since this beauty supply near my job carries it for $12.99. However, I'm cautiously optimistic because I have to see if I like it first before I get too happy
You can get away with Recoil on its own, but it depends on if you have any frizz issues or not, or how much hold you want/need. If none of those is a problem for you, then you can definitely get along with it by itself. I like just about everything over Recoil.
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You can get away with Recoil on its own, but it depends on if you have any frizz issues or not, or how much hold you want/need. If none of those is a problem for you, then you can definitely get along with it by itself. I like just about everything over Recoil.
Originally Posted by lushaholic

I have a lot of hair so I think I might need something to secure the hold. I am hoping I have as much luck with this as you all have!! Thanks.
These are what i pair Re:coil with:
Jessicurls RR ( rocken ringlets
Jessicurls CCSS ( confident coils )
Boots Curl Cream
Suave sculpting freeze hold gel
3 in 1 max hold mousse
Modified CG-Use Low Poo
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These are what i pair Re:coil with:
Jessicurls RR ( rocken ringlets
Jessicurls CCSS ( confident coils )
Boots Curl Cream
Suave sculpting freeze hold gel
3 in 1 max hold mousse
Originally Posted by tinicurlyd

Wow, lots of people like it with Boots...
I use Re:coil over Curl Keeper and Gelebration. I don't find I need a gel with it, even though I usually like a pretty strong hold.

What I need to do with Re:coil is comb it through with a wide-toothed comb, then scrunch the curl back in. I think because it's a thick product and you don't use much, it's not easy to distribute otherwise. I never got it to work before I tried this. Might not work for you, but worth a try!
I DO have frizz issues and I have not been using anything with it - it's been working GREAT!! Best. Hair. Ever. No frizz, softness, volume, shine and really good curl/wave formation. I also blow dry for a few minutes after mostly airdrying, for volume at the roots and extra curl definition.

For some weird reason I don't like to mix products, it's just a "thing" I have, strange, I know, but there you go. Anyway, I am finding that Re:coil works great on it's own, so you can always try it alone first then mix if you need more hold or whatever.

The more I use it, the more I am realizing that I love this product probably more than its reasonable to love a hair product. Someone get the net...
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 have had great luck using re:coil on wet hair with BSRHG over top because I need alot of hold for my hair. Next I plop for about 15-20 min wih a MF towel and diffuse just so its not soaking wet. I take a travel size container of Re:coil in my purse for touch ups. One word of advice is a little goes a LOOOOONG way use just a tiny dab at first and work your way up! Have fun it smells wonderful too!
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You wouldn't believe all of the brainpower I'm putting into formulating my plan to round up the products I just HAVE to have without putting my family on kid's-gone-nuts alert. Trust me, I'd get nowhere fast if they knew I was considering a cone-free routine and an expensive product. They were merciless when I was gonna try honey! Not in my house...
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Thanks to all. I think I'm going to try it with a little CK tomorrow...
I've tried this 3 times now with good success, courtesy of Bailey and Ab-Star which is Re:coil underneath Joico Ice Whip (now JoiWhip). I used quite a bit of GF CurlnShine conditioner mixed with some of the matching leave-in cream as my leave-in, then a pea sized amount of Re:coil with a big glob of Ice Whip.

I air dryed for about an hour, then diffused to almost dry. I have nice soft, bouncy hair that has held up with the dreary drizzling rain we're having around the Houston area.
CG-modified since 4/05
2b/3a and 3b on occasion!
Products: The hair aisle in my own cabinets.
Best definition winner: KCCC
Best volume winner: LOOB
I've tried this 3 times now with good success, courtesy of Bailey and Ab-Star which is Re:coil underneath Joico Ice Whip (now JoiWhip). I used quite a bit of GF CurlnShine conditioner mixed with some of the matching leave-in cream as my leave-in, then a pea sized amount of Re:coil with a big glob of Ice Whip.

I air dryed for about an hour, then diffused to almost dry. I have nice soft, bouncy hair that has held up with the dreary drizzling rain we're having around the Houston area.
Originally Posted by LavenderCurls

I LOVE it so far! Just mixed it with CK & put some Aura on top. It held up most of the day, but now I think I could've used more gel. I was very light on the gel.
Yay, glad you like it so far. I could never get Aura to work for me. Always left me frizzy even with CK.
CG-modified since 4/05
2b/3a and 3b on occasion!
Products: The hair aisle in my own cabinets.
Best definition winner: KCCC
Best volume winner: LOOB
Yay, glad you like it so far. I could never get Aura to work for me. Always left me frizzy even with CK.
Originally Posted by LavenderCurls

I'm not in love with Aura either - I just wanted something lighter to wear over it. I am experimenting with some other products + re:coil this morning.
I've tried this 3 times now with good success, courtesy of Bailey and Ab-Star which is Re:coil underneath Joico Ice Whip (now JoiWhip). I used quite a bit of GF CurlnShine conditioner mixed with some of the matching leave-in cream as my leave-in, then a pea sized amount of Re:coil with a big glob of Ice Whip.
Originally Posted by LavenderCurls
My routine exactly.

I did try it with Boots, but it made my hair really gunky.
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any good gel recommendations to top off re:coil with? I need hold, but no crunch!
I've tried this 3 times now with good success, courtesy of Bailey and Ab-Star which is Re:coil underneath Joico Ice Whip (now JoiWhip). I used quite a bit of GF CurlnShine conditioner mixed with some of the matching leave-in cream as my leave-in, then a pea sized amount of Re:coil with a big glob of Ice Whip.
Originally Posted by LavenderCurls
My routine exactly.

I did try it with Boots, but it made my hair really gunky.
Originally Posted by bostonwaves
I used the last of my pink Boots with Re:coil and a gel ... .. man that was some stiff hair!!
CG-modified since 4/05
2b/3a and 3b on occasion!
Products: The hair aisle in my own cabinets.
Best definition winner: KCCC
Best volume winner: LOOB
any good gel recommendations to top off re:coil with? I need hold, but no crunch!
Originally Posted by curlsofny
I used Re:coil underneath Totally Twisted the other day with good results. I don't like crunch either. It doesn't scrunch out easily. Other than Jessicurl's CCSS, that's the only gel I've used it under so far.
CG-modified since 4/05
2b/3a and 3b on occasion!
Products: The hair aisle in my own cabinets.
Best definition winner: KCCC
Best volume winner: LOOB

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