I can't stand the stuff. It was a fad product for me, one I just tried because a lot of people like it. I bought it pretty early in my curly journey. It does give me a nice curl but it feels nasty after a while. It's chock full of ingredients and I prefer products that only have a few and have more natural ingredients. I can't tell you why it makes you greasy because I think it's drying. I can't stand the glycerin, mag sulfate, polyquats... those are all potential problem ingredients and what gives me the "producty" feel.
fine, thin, normal/(low?) porosity. Mod-CG. Usually I can't co-wash more than 1x a week, & sometimes I have to use T-Gel in rotation due to scalp issues.
Co-wash: VO5 Volumizing
Poo: Giovanni 50:50
RO:TN, Nexxus Youth Renewal, Alba Coconut
PT: gelatin PT, ION EC
Stylers: Giovanni mousse, TIGI Curls Rock amplifier (a-cone), Curls Rock Strong Hold Mousse
Gels: SCC spray gel
When I use it, I don't use any LI or my hair looks greasy too. A pea-sized amount sounds about right.
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip
I didnt like it either. I used a small amount over my CK - and i wound up throwing it in the trash. I understand why now - low porosity hair does not take well to products t hat are creams, oils, etc. It just sits on the hair. I always wondered why my coarse hair did not do well with a lot of products others love. Now I know why.
I never liked it either. I don't know if it's because my hair isn't curly enough or what, but it never looks quite right. But besides that, I mainly just hate how it FEELS. To me it just feel so waxy, greasy, and product-y. It was more tolerable if I literally just used a smidge but it still wasn't great and I'd rather just use a light gel and serum/oil for the same effect (definition and frizz control) minus the grossness.
I used it for a few years. I tried to quit using it off and on but always went back. I do have to mention that less is definitely more.
Back in November I seemed to be shedding more hair than normal. I quit using Re:coil and I quit shedding as much hair. After about a month I was able to notice less frizz and my product routine without re:coil seemed to be working. Well, last week I caved and started using Re:coil again! BIG mistake! I had one really good hair day and then here came the extra shedding of hair!
So, I quit using it again and feel like I'm back to square one. I think I'm going to throw it away this time.