I noticed that my hair twin, plink, liked this stuff. At the end of her post, she said:
… I realized then that I had
to try it. So I did and I really, really like it. After experimenting with it a bit, I found that using a lot of it after I shampoo [a palmful] along with a quarter's worth of gel [in this case, BRHG] worked for me.
I've been using it for about two weeks now. Like plink, I can add it to my hair, day after day, without any noticable buildup. I follow the same method she mentioned, as I've been doing for years [has it really been than long?]: spritz the hair with lavender water, then the palms, distribute a quarter's worth of product on my hands, mixing the water in with it, and then smooth it all over the hair, followed by a little scrunching. I use a 1/2-dime sized blob of gel mixed in as well.
Two days ago, my hair was getting to the "need to put in an up-do 'til I wash again" stage of things. Usually around day 4-5 this happens. As an experiment, I decided to see if I could wear my hair down that day by reviving the curl with this stuff.
I really wet it down — I got it maybe 50% soaked. Blotted dry with t-shirt, then I did my usual C+S+gel application. Once it dried, my hair looked better than I've seen it in a long time. I was able to repeat the results the next day. I've never been able to revive curl like that before, with any product. Amazing.
The only drawback is it does make the back of my neck breakout a little bit. But I've solved that by not applying it to the underside of my hair directly. Which is fine because, like a lot of us, that hair doesn't need much help, since it's so protected.