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botticellicurlygirl 05-16-2007 08:02 PM

Flakes from HE SMU gel?
 
Has anyone else gotten flakes or major buildup from HE SMU gel? I like the results I got today as I applied it differently than usual. I applied One C and Boots then blotted with a t-shirt and then I scrunched in a lot of HE SMU gel. Maybe it was the amount? Maybe it was the Boots? The good news is, with the amount of the gel I put in, I got significantly better results than in the past. I got nice clumps, and my hair didn't frizz as it has in the past. But if I'm going to get flakes like that, I won't be able to use it. (Have pics of the results in my fotki)

Anyone else have this problem?

Guide18 05-17-2007 06:34 AM

I use SMU daily and I don't get flakes or buildup.

I do find that Boots can leave my hair producty if I'm not really conservative with how much I use. Possibly the combination of One C and Boots is a bit too much?

Kaia 05-17-2007 07:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SuZenGuide
Possibly the combination of One C and Boots is a bit too much?

That would be my guess too. I can't use boots and a leave-in conditioner at the same time.

CurlyClaire 05-17-2007 07:50 AM

Have you ever tried HE Totally Twisted? I've been using that lately and never get flakes. I haven't tried the SME gel though.

msgiblet 05-17-2007 09:15 AM

I just checked out your pics and your hair is gorgeous!

botticellicurlygirl 05-17-2007 10:48 AM

Thanks msgiblet!! Takes a hot curly to know one :)

msgiblet 05-17-2007 11:10 AM

:lol: :lol: :lol:

esmeralda 05-17-2007 11:42 AM

I never get flakes from HE SMU..
I can imagine you must use quite a lot of this gel to get flakes?Or maybe its the distribution of the product?

I use it alone or over/under pink Boots, but I actuallt think it works better alone.

xcptnl 05-17-2007 11:50 AM

You look like a young Nicole Kidman - you make me think of her in the movie Dead Calm. Love your curls.

botticellicurlygirl 05-18-2007 07:00 AM

xcptnl, Thank you!! What a compliment :)

I have used the gel two more times with no flakes, so I feel pretty confident it was the boots. I really had some great curl enhancement from the boots, but I'll have to use a lot less of it.


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