No styler has been tried. It's OK when I use enough leave-in so my hair doesn't go brushed yarn or cotton candy on me, & when I'm not going anywhere special. But unfortunately I cannot ever get the same clumping, curls & shine without a styler.
I do feel all stylers in my hair after 3 - 5 days of scrunching water in to reactivate the product or doing a quick rinse & adding new product. Then I feel like I have to shampoo, like there's a waxy or rubbery buildup. I end up giving my hair a break the rest of the time.
Up until part of the 90s I was a no product at all gal. I don't think I even had rinse-out conditioner. I think it was a once to twice a week shampoo & air or blow dry.