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Old 06-03-2012, 12:29 PM   #1
 
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Default Best Hg gel?

In your opinion what is your favorite gel?
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:51 PM   #2
 
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I won't know until I've tried them all! Haha.

Right now I think I like my LAL power spikes mixed with FSG. My hair dries crunchy with a lot of hold that scrunches right out.
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:37 PM   #3
 
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I really like my "extra strength Aussie", basically a 50:50 mix of BRHG and Aussie Instant Freeze. It gives me enough hold and is easier to scrunch out than straight BRHG.
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Low-poo: UFD Rich & Funky
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LI: KCKT, Cure Care, CJ CCCC Lite
Styling: Curl Keeper, As I Am Jelly, UFD Curly Magic, CJ Curl Queen, TIGI Strong Hold Mousse


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Old 06-03-2012, 06:35 PM   #4
 
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I won't know until I've tried them all! Haha.
Haha! I love it!

I adored Biolage Gelee but had to stop using it due to the parabens (parabens are CG, I just have health issues so must avoid certain chemicals), and I still recommend this gel and wish I could use it, was my former HG!

Am still looking for my new one. Will be following this thread for some I haven't tried.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:49 PM   #5
 
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for hold? frizz fighting? curl clumping? or all of the above?

currently in search of... though i used to swear by herbal essences totally twisted.

right now i'm trying as i am curling jelly. it gives me good hold and application is a dream. the biggest problem for me happens after it dries. flakes. not horrible but i tend to have hand in hair syndrome and tiny white flakes on my shoulders. even with minute amounts of product.
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:05 PM   #6
 
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for hold? frizz fighting? curl clumping? or all of the above?

currently in search of... though i used to swear by herbal essences totally twisted.

right now i'm trying as i am curling jelly. it gives me good hold and application is a dream. the biggest problem for me happens after it dries. flakes. not horrible but i tend to have hand in hair syndrome and tiny white flakes on my shoulders. even with minute amounts of product.
I love As I Am Curling Jelly however I know some products don't play well with others (certain products when combined cause white flakes), so could it be reacting with your leave in or another product you're using?
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Low-poo: UFD Rich & Funky
Cowash: VO5 Kiwi Lime
RO: Tresemme Naturals, Aubrey Organics GPB, Ion Effective Care, MillCreek Keratin
PT/DT: IAgirl's PT, GVP CB
LI: KCKT, Cure Care, CJ CCCC Lite
Styling: Curl Keeper, As I Am Jelly, UFD Curly Magic, CJ Curl Queen, TIGI Strong Hold Mousse


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Old 06-04-2012, 06:09 AM   #7
 
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for hold? frizz fighting? curl clumping? or all of the above?

currently in search of... though i used to swear by herbal essences totally twisted.

right now i'm trying as i am curling jelly. it gives me good hold and application is a dream. the biggest problem for me happens after it dries. flakes. not horrible but i tend to have hand in hair syndrome and tiny white flakes on my shoulders. even with minute amounts of product.
I love As I Am Curling Jelly however I know some products don't play well with others (certain products when combined cause white flakes), so could it be reacting with your leave in or another product you're using?
no. the first time i used it, was on freshly washed/conditioned hair with no leave-in. i did use too much and the flaking was ridiculous. so i rinsed it out and re-applied just a tiny bit. still flakes. i haven't used it on soaking wet hair though because i'm afraid it will take weeks to dry.

i'm lo po too and find that products don't absorb well into my hair if at all. i have to be really careful with the amount of product i apply to reduce filmy residues and such.
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medium/coarse texture.
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low porosity, normal elasticity.
co-wash: suave naturals daily clarifying condish with drops of rosemary oil.
detangling conditioner: tresemme naturals.
deep conditioner: curly kinks curlycue renew, b.a.s.k. cacao bark, honey/evoo.
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:33 PM   #8
 
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no. the first time i used it, was on freshly washed/conditioned hair with no leave-in. i did use too much and the flaking was ridiculous. so i rinsed it out and re-applied just a tiny bit. still flakes. i haven't used it on soaking wet hair though because i'm afraid it will take weeks to dry.

i'm lo po too and find that products don't absorb well into my hair if at all. i have to be really careful with the amount of product i apply to reduce filmy residues and such.[/QUOTE]
That stinks! Maybe you hold try watering it down or trying it when your hair is soaking wet or damp also you could try mixing it in oil or a cream or any other products to see of that would help!
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