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Old 10-27-2012, 09:03 AM   #1
 
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Default Does anyone seal with SM Coconut Hibicus shine spray?

If so, how do you use it, and how much?
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:01 PM   #2
 
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I use it to SOTC. I spray a pump or two in my hand, rub my palms together to distribute the product on my hands, then scrunch. Any more than that is too much for my fine hair.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:02 PM   #3
 
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I use the Elixir spray, and I've thought about trying the curl one, but I'm afraid the fragrance will not be to my liking. Just the name "coconut and hibiscus" sounds like I won't like the smell.

I've also wanted to try one of their gels but have held back for the same reason.

I use the elixir in multiple ways, sealing being one. (I also use it to SOTC, and for refreshing.)
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:21 PM   #4
 
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I use the Elixir spray, and I've thought about trying the curl one, but I'm afraid the fragrance will not be to my liking. Just the name "coconut and hibiscus" sounds like I won't like the smell.

I've also wanted to try one of their gels but have held back for the same reason.

I use the elixir in multiple ways, sealing being one. (I also use it to SOTC, and for refreshing.)
Jas, the whole line smells awesome to me. Did you know if you purchase at Walgreens or Target, you can take it back if you don't like it?
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:25 PM   #5
 
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Walgreens will, Target wont.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:27 PM   #6
 
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What is the elixer spray? I have the shine and moisturize spray.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:58 PM   #7
 
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I use it to seal. It works pretty well. I use at least 20 or so sprays of it.
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:14 PM   #8
 
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Thanks Myrna. I didn't know they changed their policy.
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:21 PM   #9
 
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The elixer works well for sealing. The curl must is more of a finisher or refresher imo. I like both though.

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Old 10-27-2012, 05:40 PM   #10
 
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The moisture spray is the Elixir, Myrna. Unless... Is there another one I don't know about? Lol! It's the one in the Moisture Retention line.

Good to know about Walgreens - or bad to know on account of my inner PJ - lol!!!
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RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:10 PM   #11
 
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I like using it as a mid-day refresher and to add some shine. I get some defrizzing help if I smooth my hair down a little with my hands after spraying it, but the holding properties are mild. I will try using it as a sealer when the weather and dew points get colder/lower. Overall, I do love the product and intend to continue buying it. Love the scent!
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:59 AM   #12
 
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I have some shine spray that I have had forever because I rarely use more than two sprays. I find it makes my hair greasy if I use more. The scent is divine. Actually I use it as a hair perfume rather than a hair product. I tried Elixer and didn't like it as a sealer. I used it up mixing it in my dc's and it worked well.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:08 PM   #13
 
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Yeah, I am afraid to "seal" my hair because the last thing I want is greasy curls...
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:46 PM   #14
 
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I always was afraid, too. The important thing is to find an oil light enough, and to use a small enough amount. Start really light - jojoba is a good one. Then start with 3 drops. Then go up to 5.

The best thing I've found to seal with is mineral oil. I don't always use it, but i get the best and most consistent results when I do. It doesn't make me greasy at all - but then I typically use 5-7 drops on my long dense (porous) hair, when it's very wet.

Just give it a shot. Be conservative, and maybe do it on a Saturday when you don't have to go to work just in case.
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Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:54 AM   #15
 
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I have coconut oil, since it was so highly recommended here, but it is the consistancy of candle wax now; in the summer, it was pure liquid. I find it difficult to work with.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:02 AM   #16
 
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Lol! Well, it will melt in your hand, of course!

I can't seal with that or EVOO. Since they penetrate the shaft, they are too heavy for me, and don't seal for very long at all. I do use both in DT's, however, and they do very well for me in that respect.
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Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
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