What do you use with ReCoil?

What other products do you use with it, and which do you apply first?
When I use it, I apply a small amount in my wet hair first, then gel over it.
JulesOnline

3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
RO/LI:
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Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



When I use it, I apply a small amount in my wet hair first, then gel over it.
Originally Posted by Julesonline
Scrunch it in or rake through?? I have some but cannot seem to get it to work for me lately....
i rake it through then scrunch my hair, and then a little gel over it
+1 to above
JulesOnline

3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
RO/LI:
YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



+1 to above
Originally Posted by Julesonline
Thanks! Gonna give it a try that way tomorrow, just will have to becareful not to use too much, thats my biggest issue.
yea I didn't listen to everyone when I first tried it and I applied too much. Now I just separate my hair in two sections and rake thru a dime sized amount on each side, and then only use a dime size amount of gel over all my hair. After the AG i bend over and apply the gel, but I don't rake it thru like the AG. My hair is fine so it frizzes easily
I am going to look for this product today, but I am not sure I will like a product that needs such special handling. One thing I do like about my current routine is that I dont have to be so careful about how muc I use, and I also scrunch my products, not rake, because raking pulls out the curl.
Well this morning I applied a small amount of AG after some leave in while still wet. Then about 30 minutes later applied some gel, so far looks okay but its nowhere near dry. Hope I like how it turns out, if not it will be pulled back in a pony later LOL

Myrna, what is your usual routine??? AG is a bit on the pricey side....but if I can get it where I love it, will be worth it.
Curlygirlaina, I wash with a Shea Moisture shampoo, condition at the moment with GVP. I apply Biotera Gel, and over that, Deva foam, which is also pricey but I love it and cannot find anything that comes close enough and consistantly. I have used Curl Keeper instead of Biotera gel that may work better in higher humidities and warmer weather, I dont know. I am trying to limit myself to one expensive product. Maybe I should contact Kathy Mack to see if she has sample of AG...anyone know how to reach her?
I don't find Re:Coil to be hard to work with, really. I use it after my leave-in. I use a pea-size amount (just a bit larger than a pea) and then rub it in my wet palms -- it kind of emulsifies it with the water. This makes it easier to apply, IMO.

What I do is slide my palms over my hair to apply the product. There's usually some left on my hands, so then I flip my head over and scrunch it in.

I wrap my hair in a flour sack towel and after I'm out of the shower, I scrunch in gel on top of the Re:Coil. I've used both LALSG and Biotera gel with good results.

I used to use Curl Keeper with it as well, but I ran out of it. I decided to try the Re:Coil without it and actually liked it better.

I use so little of the Re:Coil that it lasts a LONG time for me. And I have always bought it from the swap board here, at about 1/3 the price it is at Ulta. I have to say, though, I wouldn't hesitate to pay full price if I ran out and couldn't get it cheaper -- I love the way it works for me, especially during the winter!
~ Wendi in IL
3a - fine, colored hair w/normal porosity (loves protein!)
CG since March 2010
Co-Wash: V05, Suave or Cure Care
Low Poo: Desert Essence
Condish: GVP Balm, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
Leave-In:
Cure Care, KCKT
Styler: SS FHG, Re-Coil, LALSG, BRHG

This product needs to be applied to dripping wet hair? I know a lot of curlies do that but usually squeeze out the excess water with a curlease towel before I apply anything...
I want to try this again. Does anyone have problems with it drying out your hair and if so, how do you counteract that?
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Highly porous. Color over grey.
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Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Experimenting with cones & sulfates while the dews are high.
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
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I've never had a problem with it drying out my hair, although I know others have. I just use a leave-in underneath (these days it's been either GVP conditioning balm or CJ Strengthening conditioner).

I do apply it to wet hair (it's the last step for me before I leave the shower) but I don't know that it has to be applied that way...it's just the way my hair likes it best.
~ Wendi in IL
3a - fine, colored hair w/normal porosity (loves protein!)
CG since March 2010
Co-Wash: V05, Suave or Cure Care
Low Poo: Desert Essence
Condish: GVP Balm, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
Leave-In:
Cure Care, KCKT
Styler: SS FHG, Re-Coil, LALSG, BRHG

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my routine is kind of similar to Wendy's.

I wash, condish, then I squeeze out the excess water in my hair.
I get out of shower, dry off, then I use maybe quarter size dollop in my palm.
( I have long hair, so you'll probably use less)

I rub it between my palms to emulsify, flip hair over and scrunch it in from the bottom up all over my hair.
then I plop until I'm ready to blow dry. After I dry, I SOTC

At night I pineapple. And I get 2 more days of really good curl out of it. I could probably get more, but by that point I need to shower.

What I love about recoil is that I get good clump and definition and I don't have to use any other products. I don't like to spend a lot of time on my hair or do lots of steps and use lots products. I like to keep it simple. So this product really works for me. A little goes a long way so while it is $20 a tube, I get 3-4 months out of it as I get 3 days of hair per use, and I don't spend $ on any other products.
Hair: lots of fine 2c/3a
Length: Mid back
Shampoo:Shea moisture coconut hibiscus
Cond:, suave naturals coconut
Post condition/Leave in: Shea moisture smoothie
HG:L'oreal evercurl gel. AG: Recoil,
I'm confused. Is recoil like a curl cream or a gel? (Just curious. I thought it was a gel.)
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Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

A cream. It's actually weird cuz the more u rub it in ur hands, the thicker it becomes and harder to distribute. So, I just rub it in my hands a little to coat them in it and then I apply it
Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
Maybe I should contact Kathy Mack to see if she has sample of AG...anyone know how to reach her?
Originally Posted by Myrna
Here's the link to her fokti, with the list of samples and prices. I don't see Re:coil, but you can always ask.

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