So... I've had this gel for about a week now. I noticed that this gel is really sticky as compared to DevaCurl Light Gel. For the life of me, I can't see what makes AIF a sticky product. I keep forgetting to try and add a bit of water to make it less sticky as I find it a bit hard to distribute the product through my hair. But bearable as is, probably won't buy again. Though, I will give it credit since it doesn't contain glycerin which the previous gel contained. With our dew points being low lately, I was able to see less frizz (though still there).
Aussie Instant Freeze Gel
||Water, Laureth-23, Polyquaternium-4, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Benzyl Alcohol, Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Meth-acrylate Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Dmdm Hydantoin, Fragrance, Acrylates Copolymer, Disodium Edta, Prunus Serotina (Wild Cherry) Bark Extract ||
Additional things to do very soon/or have noticed lately:
* Find new conditioner; why is it so hard to find one without silicones?! Trying to find something CG to minimize build up since I have hard water. I am nearing the end of my conditioner though. I MAY consider GVP CB.
* Which leads me to another thing, I don't think my low-poo is cutting it anymore. Need something to remove the icky build up. I MAY consider Ion Color Defense Clarifying Shampoo. (I was at Sally's the other day to get nail brush and checked out lots of products so still checking ingredients for CG-friendlies factor, still not done! I totally forgot about Sally's. Price seems reasonable though I STILL want to try out some products from the CJ line.)
* Drying time is driving me insane! It has always taken me so long for it to air dry. Still on the hunt to find a diffuser (once I do, will bring my hair dryer to make sure it fits) in hopes to speed up my drying time. I suspect that the hair is weighed down with the water still in my hair. Plus, it is cold out...
* My curls seems... lazy as of late. Not sure if our hard water is contributing to that (icky when I touch top of my head to feel it being a bit waxy). From tons of keyword searching (can you say
?) , seems it is recommended to do a protein treatment, yes? That might be true since the previous gel did contain protein and the current one does not seem to have it (ingredients above).