Does anyone consistently use only one styling product with success?

Does anyone consistently use only one styling product with success? If so, what is your product of choice? Do you do this all year round?

I am talking about a "styling" product, not counting a Leave-in or oils...I mean gels, gellies, styling cremes, mousse, etc.

I've layered my products for a couple of years and recently decided to try using only one "styling" product since my hair is in better shape. I used to use a leave in, curl cream, gel and a serum on top of all that..I know it sounds like a lot but I didn't actually use a lot of product at one time. It just seemed like i would get that "producty" feeling and wanted a more "natural" look. The last couple of times I washed my hair, I used a leave in conditioner, sealed with oil...and used either curl keeper only...or curls Gel-les'C only with really good results. I was actually very surprised. So it seems I need something that defines and helps a little with frizz, not necessarily a lot of hold. I'm thinking I will revisit FSG again. I was thinking of ordering FSG and MUDD from BB.

So I was wondering if anyone else does this with success? If you do, please share your routines, etc. TIA .
3a (normal-porosity/elasticity/density)
Cleanse: CHS TS+oil, poo bars, Sevi pumpkin poo, Co-wash
LI/RO:MD RCLI, GDLI, Andalou naturals -GVPCB, DB pumpkin, Tresemmé Naturals
Stylers: LALSG, Volumax styling, CHS CK, BRHG, KCCC, Gel-les'C, JC Spiralicious, AOMM, CJPP, SSCEJ

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Yup! After I use my LI (L'Oreal Humidity Defying Leave-In; it's wonderful) mixed with some argan oil, I've always only used one product. I use TIGI Control Freak, and dear lord is that product amazing. Smells phenomenal and my hair is so soft and frizz free. My hair loves it.
whurly girly (2C/3A).
thick; medium/coarse; low porosity.
hair that is drier than the sahara desert.

LOW-POO: Renpure Organics
CO: L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
RO: Renpure Keratin Conditioner. New HG!
LI: L'Oreal EverSleek Humidity-Defying LI Creme
Styling: SM Curl Milk, Argan Oil for sealing, sometimes GFPC Gel, some honey for hold, TIGI Control Freak Serum!!
Lately I've just been using KCKT (leave-in) followed by KCCC. Great combo - at least in this weather....
2Poodles Southeast PA
fine, med porosity, normal elasticity
Currently using the following 2 - 3 x/week:
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day suphate-free Poo, cone-free CO and styling treatment, plus KCCC

Wonder why you don't consider the leave in a styling product?? Personally, I would consider the leave in and the oil sealant additional layers.

Under your system, I only use one product most of the time. I use minute amounts of richer products. My hair doesn't care for straight oils or butters, so I use a really rich product to seal. When the dew points are lower, I use a leave in AND curl enhancer with a jelly product--either my leave in or curl enhancer are my "sealant." When the dew points get higher, I use a leave in OR a curl enhancer with a jelly product.

Because I use the more natural products, my hair never feels producty once it dries and the products are absorbed.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

SE PA

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix and CCCC
I do I just use a clear gel and that's it...keeps my curls defined and nice which I all I need
Mixture of 2c/3a curls, fine to med texture

PROTEIN LOVER!!!

Wishing my hair would be more like this ------>
and less like this --------->
Yes, eco styler gel (blue)

I use it year round , if the humidity is high and due to the glycerine in it I might use castor oil over it to act as a serum .
When I use only gel with no oil or anything like that my hair looks decent, I just prefer not to use gel alone because if I do my hair feels sort of tangly, almost dry. I don't know if it's the alcohol in many gels that does it, but it bothers me. I wouldn't be upset if I ran out and had to only use gel for a few days, though, so I guess that counts as "success".
Hair type 2A, fine texture but very very dense (TONS of hair)!
Products: Suave Naturals coconut co-wash, L'Oreal EverCreme Moisturizing rinse-out
LA Looks Sports Gel (on the hunt for a better gel!)
I only use Beyond the Zone Kick up your curls curl cream over my leave in and have consistent results in summer and winter!
Shampoo: Herbal Essences Totally Twisted
Conditioner: Herbal Essences Totally Twisted
Leave in: Beyond the Zone Protein Cocktail
Curl cream: Beyond the Zone Noodle Head Kick Up Your Curls Cream
SOTC Product: Argan Oil
Hair Type:3A/B

Fine
Hair likes: Coconut Oil and protein, protein, protein
Not CG just doing what works for me
Thank you to all who have responded so far. I'm finding that I don't need a hard holding gel either, which Is great. I have successfully mixed a couple of products in my hand before applying it to my hair, but trying to keep it simple. My hair is doing wonderful with just jelly-type products.
I have tried combo after combo...found some I liked and some I didn't like so much. When I "seal" with an oil, i use either coconut, EVOO, or EO's serum (no silicones, just oils and EO's), not butters or creams. This has made a tremendous difference in my hair in how it looks when completely dry. This, after a leave in and the one styling product= fantastic results.

I'm really hoping this will continue to work for me. Used some FSG on dry hair yesterday to revive my curls and I LOVE it! Never really had success applying product to dry hair before...other than an occasional spritz.


So far, curl keeper works wonderful by itself....gel-les'C, so-so.....will try just FSG next. I'd like to see what others use as well.
3a (normal-porosity/elasticity/density)
Cleanse: CHS TS+oil, poo bars, Sevi pumpkin poo, Co-wash
LI/RO:MD RCLI, GDLI, Andalou naturals -GVPCB, DB pumpkin, Tresemmé Naturals
Stylers: LALSG, Volumax styling, CHS CK, BRHG, KCCC, Gel-les'C, JC Spiralicious, AOMM, CJPP, SSCEJ

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Glad you have been able to streamline your routine! Though I am experimenting with a LI/gel combo for warmer weather, usually I use one product year round. I don't even use a leave-in with it because it is moisturizing enough-- Alba Botanica Soft Hold Style Cream. I also sometimes use a LI only. I like to keep it as simple as possible.
Formerly Urbancurl.
Medium-high density, fine-medium, low-normal porosity, 3b/c, permanent color.
CG, no heat, combs, brushes, parabens.
Fall/Winter HG=Alba Botanica Soft Hold Style Cream.
Spring/Summer HG=MGA Sculpting Gel
Current fave LI=Madre Labs Made by Nature for Baby Conditioner.
Limit oils, butters, glycerin.
Wonder why you don't consider the leave in a styling product?? Personally, I would consider the leave in and the oil sealant additional layers.

Under your system, I only use one product most of the time. .
Originally Posted by kathymack
I suppose you could count a leave in and/or oils as layers. I just don't consider them "styling" products, just me . My hair seems to just eat them up .
I'm thrilled that I don't have to use, on top of a leave in and oil....a curl enhancer/cream or jelly, a gel, and a serum. I'm also surprised that curl keeper works by itself, for me!! I will try this next with my other Stylers, CEJ..FHG...AOMM, etc. I love the simplicity of it and that my hair does not feel weighed down. I usually dont get weighed down easily, but it seemed to be what was happening.....maybe that's why decent 2nd day hair was always hard to attain?
3a (normal-porosity/elasticity/density)
Cleanse: CHS TS+oil, poo bars, Sevi pumpkin poo, Co-wash
LI/RO:MD RCLI, GDLI, Andalou naturals -GVPCB, DB pumpkin, Tresemmé Naturals
Stylers: LALSG, Volumax styling, CHS CK, BRHG, KCCC, Gel-les'C, JC Spiralicious, AOMM, CJPP, SSCEJ

$5 off 1st order under $40, $10 off over $40...at iherb use code KEY066

Last edited by Curlsnswirls; 04-13-2012 at 11:24 AM.
I wish I could only use one product. The fact is that my hair requires lots of moisture. Unfortunately, I cannot get that with one product. It takes a village to raise my hair LOL.

Currently I am using Suave Almond & Shea Butter Conditioner as my leave-in and then seal my hair with Crisco. Yes Crisco ( the Crisco has lots of great natural oils and is giving me great results.) i then use either Queen Helen Curl Cream or LALSG.Since I style at night the next morning after an overnight plop I scrunch about at dollar size amount of Queen Helene and diffuse and stretch my curls.When my hair is relatively dry I SOTC with coconut oil.

So I am a little envious of you 1 product gals!

3b, Medium-Coarse (slight coarse charactericstics), Normal porosity & Low elasticity per Curl Wizard Profile.
Low-poo: Nourish Shampoo
Co-wash: Suave, Vo5, HE, Aussie Moist
Deep Conditioner: GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave-in: Nourish Conditioner (Trader Joe's)
Stylers: LA Looks Sports, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil.
Methods: Wet plop or pineapple at night, diffuse in the morning. Scrunch w/joboba, coconut or almond oil.
I do! I only use Bioterra styling gel.

SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring"
3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
* pw: just4curlies
* My Motto: Strand Test!
some hair pics
-- gone, but never forgotten.
I do! I only use Bioterra styling gel.
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
You know, I used to use biotera gel when I first went CG and it worked great. Don't remember why I stopped using it. I will definitely try it again. I liked the scent and you can't beat the price.
3a (normal-porosity/elasticity/density)
Cleanse: CHS TS+oil, poo bars, Sevi pumpkin poo, Co-wash
LI/RO:MD RCLI, GDLI, Andalou naturals -GVPCB, DB pumpkin, Tresemmé Naturals
Stylers: LALSG, Volumax styling, CHS CK, BRHG, KCCC, Gel-les'C, JC Spiralicious, AOMM, CJPP, SSCEJ

$5 off 1st order under $40, $10 off over $40...at iherb use code KEY066
My hair is 3a/3b LA looks sport gel. I can get good curl with just a leave in and the gel. That's actually how I did my hair yesterday and I have good second day hair today. If I want my hair to be more on the 3b side I first add SM SMOOTHIE then gel
-nes
3a/3b
I have been using my my home made flax seed gel and eco styler ( olive oil one) for a few year and have had great results every day. I don't like to mess with my gels because I have this working for me and I am afraid to mess up how nice my curls look. Before I used this combo I was trying all different stuff and some dried my hair out, while others left me frizzy. I just figure why bother messing with stuff when I have something that works for me.
CG on 2/16/2010
My curls looks like the 3a pictures
Hair length is to my bra strap, it's fine textured, but the density is thick, not much elasticity, Naturally Blonde but Color treated because of graying going on

My hair loves
coconut oil
Homemade FSG
Hair one for my co wash
Ecostyler olive oil

Princess Brandy Brat, Chief Jewel Crafter and Royal Nanny to the Court of the Red and White Rose for the Order of the Curly Crusaders.
Yup! After I use my LI (L'Oreal Humidity Defying Leave-In; it's wonderful) mixed with some argan oil, I've always only used one product. I use TIGI Control Freak, and dear lord is that product amazing. Smells phenomenal and my hair is so soft and frizz free. My hair loves it.
Originally Posted by oh.hi.its.steph
Is this the leave in you are talking about?
How much of the LI and TIGI do you use?
Do you mean TIGI control freak serum?
Thanks.
3a (normal-porosity/elasticity/density)
Cleanse: CHS TS+oil, poo bars, Sevi pumpkin poo, Co-wash
LI/RO:MD RCLI, GDLI, Andalou naturals -GVPCB, DB pumpkin, Tresemmé Naturals
Stylers: LALSG, Volumax styling, CHS CK, BRHG, KCCC, Gel-les'C, JC Spiralicious, AOMM, CJPP, SSCEJ

$5 off 1st order under $40, $10 off over $40...at iherb use code KEY066

Last edited by Curlsnswirls; 04-15-2012 at 09:25 AM.
I have been using my my home made flax seed gel and eco styler ( olive oil one) for a few year and have had great results every day. I don't like to mess with my gels because I have this working for me and I am afraid to mess up how nice my curls look. Before I used this combo I was trying all different stuff and some dried my hair out, while others left me frizzy. I just figure why bother messing with stuff when I have something that works for me.
Originally Posted by adorame06
Do you mix FSG and the ecostyler?
3a (normal-porosity/elasticity/density)
Cleanse: CHS TS+oil, poo bars, Sevi pumpkin poo, Co-wash
LI/RO:MD RCLI, GDLI, Andalou naturals -GVPCB, DB pumpkin, Tresemmé Naturals
Stylers: LALSG, Volumax styling, CHS CK, BRHG, KCCC, Gel-les'C, JC Spiralicious, AOMM, CJPP, SSCEJ

$5 off 1st order under $40, $10 off over $40...at iherb use code KEY066
I've only used gel, for years. I've found that if I try to layer even one other product in there, I don't get the hold I want, or the shine. When I go to have my hair cut, although my hair cutter is wonderful, he does use curl creams on me, which I don't like all that much as the hold is so soft. Looks nice for about a couple hours, but then my hair droops, so curl creams aren't it for my thick and heavy hair. LA Looks all the way - much cheaper and better for me!
Yup! After I use my LI (L'Oreal Humidity Defying Leave-In; it's wonderful) mixed with some argan oil, I've always only used one product. I use TIGI Control Freak, and dear lord is that product amazing. Smells phenomenal and my hair is so soft and frizz free. My hair loves it.
Originally Posted by oh.hi.its.steph
Is this the leave in you are talking about?
How much of the LI and TIGI do you use?
Do you mean TIGI control freak serum?
Thanks.
Originally Posted by Curlsnswirls
I use a fair amount of product because I have very long, very thick hair. With the LI, I use probably five or six quarter-sized pumps. Same with TIGI, maybe a little more, more like seven or eight. My hair loves that stuff! And yeah, I mean the serum... the one that is like, green and sparkly lol. Surprisingly, it is CG!
whurly girly (2C/3A).
thick; medium/coarse; low porosity.
hair that is drier than the sahara desert.

LOW-POO: Renpure Organics
CO: L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
RO: Renpure Keratin Conditioner. New HG!
LI: L'Oreal EverSleek Humidity-Defying LI Creme
Styling: SM Curl Milk, Argan Oil for sealing, sometimes GFPC Gel, some honey for hold, TIGI Control Freak Serum!!

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