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wavydaze 08-21-2013 01:03 AM

Light hold gel/gelly for very high dews?
 
Does such a thing exist? Is it all hard-hold for very high dews?

Firefox7275 08-21-2013 04:20 AM

Okra or flaxseed gel? Or just water down a harder hold gel, maybe even make it into a spray gel.

Rustina 08-21-2013 07:27 AM

I sound like a broken record lately, but I have found Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic to be terrific in these high summer dews. It has a light to medium soft hold, and once it dries and I SOTC, my hair feels productless.

alslgirl2002 08-21-2013 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Rustina (Post 2201826)
I sound like a broken record lately, but I have found Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic to be terrific in these high summer dews. It has a light to medium soft hold, and once it dries and I SOTC, my hair feels productless.

Can you post the ingredients? I went to their website and they don't list them specifically, they just indicate what the main ingredients are.

Rustina 08-21-2013 02:28 PM

From my bottle:

Organic aloe vera juice, aqueous-infused extracts of marshmallow, chamomile, nettle, and horsetail, vitamin E, agave nectar extract, citric acid, potassium sorbate, and natural fragrance.

wavydaze 08-21-2013 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Rustina (Post 2201959)
From my bottle:

Organic aloe vera juice, aqueous-infused extracts of marshmallow, chamomile, nettle, and horsetail, vitamin E, agave nectar extract, citric acid, potassium sorbate, and natural fragrance.

I actually ordered UFD CM since it's been on my to-try list for a while... but I am wary of the aloe which is a humectant.

What do you use under/over it? I can't use a lot of product like sealers etc because my hair is fine and on the lower end of the porosity spectrum.

wavydaze 08-21-2013 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Firefox7275 (Post 2201787)
Okra or flaxseed gel? Or just water down a harder hold gel, maybe even make it into a spray gel.

I do like FSG a lot but I was wondering about alternatives. Spray hard hold gel is an interesting idea.

chloe92us 08-21-2013 04:48 PM

If you like the hold in FSG, you'll probably like the UFDCM CM as a stand alone styler. I use it interchangeably with FSG and okra gel. The hold isn't enough for me, but I ALWAYS use a hard hold gel over everything.

On their website, where it lists the "key" ingredients, there's a box below that that says "view full ingredients". I'm not sure how it is on the mobile site, though.

It doesn't dry crunchy. And be sure to try it on DRY hair too, as a refresher. Grab a clump and smooth it down each one for definition, or smooth it over your canopy for instant reclumpification (lol- new word of the day).

And have you tried okra gel yet? Made a new batch last night and also added some flax seeds and double agave. Used it today...and, as an experiment, used it ALONE (no gel on top) and it had enough hold for me!

Rustina 08-21-2013 05:21 PM

Right now, I'm using UFDCM alone (no leave-in), and having fairly good results, which is unheard of for me. I almost always use a hard hold gel over my stylers, and I have tried BRHG over the UFDCM, but it doesn't seem to really do anything (which is odd, since BRHG usually improves the hold of every other product I've used it over).

I hadn't really thought about it being a high humectant product, but I guess with aloe juice as the #1 ingredient, it is. Humectants don't bother me so much in the summer, though I have to be careful of them in the winter.

sheilacurl 08-21-2013 05:51 PM

I've really been liking UFDCM!

Yesterday, I used UFDCM and topped it off with BRHG because I'm out in the elements and I need hold! This morning I refreshed by smoothing a tiny amount of UFDCM (emulsified with a couple of drops of water) gently over my strands to tame bed head frizz.

My package of okra still sits in the freezer though. I need to make some gel and get used to using it because I'm running low on Uncle Funky's.

wavydaze 08-21-2013 06:42 PM

Looking good Sheila!

Although... I need something for very high dews... like mid-high 70s to 80s. There's a difference for me in terms of 60s and 80s dews.


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