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Old 06-11-2007, 01:04 PM   #1
 
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I just got some recoil, can you girls who like it, tell me the best way to use it. I normally use GF curl and shine and followed by gel, diffuse, scrunch out the crunch and go.
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Old 06-11-2007, 03:14 PM   #2
 
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Re:coil is good over your leave-in and underneath your gel or mousse. But, use it very sparingly until you get a feel for how much you need. Start with a pea-size or two depending on the length of your hair. See how it does and then adjust the next time.

I like using it between Jessicurl Aloeba and CCSS or between GF Curl-n-Shine and whatever mousse I'm using.

It's overkill for me if I use a strong-hold gel, though.

Some people use it alone, so give that a try as well.

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Lavender is right, use sparingly, I mix it with my leave in, then smooth it on, under stylers.
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Old 06-11-2007, 04:24 PM   #4
 
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Thanks, I will try it tomorrow and keep you posted
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Old 06-11-2007, 07:06 PM   #5
 
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Does mixing it with your leave-in just make it easier to apply or does it make it act a little differently?
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I mix it to make it easier to apply, same great results, clumpy spiral curls!
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I'll hafta try that next time. I think I've been using too much because that small an amount is hard to disperse evenly.

Has anyone tried mixing it with CCSS or their gel of choice rather than their leave-in?

Do you have better luck raking Re:coil through or scrunching it in? I'm afraid raking might break up the curls (I'm a wavie so I have a weak curl pattern that's easily stretched out or made stringier) but I'm also afraid scrunching might not disperse it evenly.
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Old 06-12-2007, 06:39 AM   #8
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I find I need to comb it in with a wide-toothed comb, then re-scrunch upside down. I thought the combing would mess up my curl pattern, but actually it clumps better. And it distributes the re:coil well, which seems to be the key to it working for me.
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I find I need to comb it in with a wide-toothed comb, then re-scrunch upside down. I thought the combing would mess up my curl pattern, but actually it clumps better. And it distributes the re:coil well, which seems to be the key to it working for me.
Do you then put anything else on your hair after the comb through and re-scrunch?
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Old 06-12-2007, 07:45 AM   #10
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I use Curl Keeper (for frizz inhibition) and Jessicurl Gelebration (for curl enhancement) under ever styler. But I don't use any additional gel or anything over Re:coil. For me it has enough hold.
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Old 06-12-2007, 07:46 AM   #11
 
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I use about a quarter size of recoil under my gel or mousse. Sometimes I mix it with a leave in, but I did not have good luck mixing it with the GF C&S leave-in. For some reason, this particular mixture always got clumpy in my hand. I had no trouble layering them, or mixing the recoil with any other leave-in.
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Sorry for the guano...

Bailey, is that a doxie? He (she) is adorable!! I have a 7 year old black and tan standard. They are insane, but so much fun.
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Bailey, is that a doxie? He (she) is adorable!! I have a 7 year old black and tan standard. They are insane, but so much fun.
Yup, that's my little doxie boy. Funny you say they're insane b/c mine definitely has some issues. I don't know if dogs can be bipolar, but I think mine is.

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Old 06-12-2007, 10:34 AM   #14
 
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I just got some recoil recently and haven't had much luck with it. If I use too much, I get more curl, but my hair is too stiff (and I generally like a lot of hold). If I use less, it doesn't seem to do anything for me. Also, I find that it doesn't work well if I use it with a leave-in. Anyone else experience these issues and have any suggestions?
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Old 06-12-2007, 04:19 PM   #15
 
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Okay, I used it today, but not too sure if I like it. I seem to be frizzy, but its very humid here today anyway. I will try again tomorrow. I don't think I used enough. (pea size)
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