herbal essences "set me up gel". likes, dislikes pics added!!

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I really like this gel, as well as aussie's tizz no frizz. But the HE gel in the tube works great when I want more hold. Problem is around here I can only find the spray gel which imo sucks. Leaves my hair dry, stiff, and frizzy.
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3B w/3A underneath

Medium texture
Average porosity

Crazy-picky hair; likes some oils and proteins, but not others, can tolerate some glycerin.

Current products-
Co-wash: Suave/Vo5/TJ Refresh
Rinse out & Leave in: Suave Tropical Coconut/Garnier Triple Nutrition
Gel: Herbal Essences Set Me Up/Aussie Tizz No Frizz
My hair is definitely stiff but its not completely dry yet.. so I'm hoping once I scrunch out the crunch with my JCNS it will be alright!
3a, growing out, CG since 2/08'
Favorites: KCKT, Oyin HH, LOOB, and HEBE
Password:gracie
glycerin and protein sensitive

pics added: 5/13/08
curly mo you hair looks fantastic.....i just checked out your pic. how do you get such volume at the root? it looks like we have similar textures.
2b/c, medium/high porosity, medium/coarse texture
Current HG: Kinky Curly errythang, GVPCB, LALSG

"I will never be the woman with perfect hair, who can wear white and not spill on it."

SMU is awesome! This is the only gel that I can get 2nd and even 3rd day hair with. But it makes my hair super dry and I wonder if it's the reason for some of the breakage that I've been experiencing.
thank you curlysue! First I should say I try very hard not to put product in my hair that weighs it down. I don't know about your hair, but mine gets weighed down very easily! After I have applied my product I use my radiant heat hairdryer for 10-20 min depending how much time i have. I tilt my head over and aim the heat upward but not touching my hair. The layers I have probably help too!

HTH let me know if you have anymore questions
3a, growing out, CG since 2/08'
Favorites: KCKT, Oyin HH, LOOB, and HEBE
Password:gracie
glycerin and protein sensitive

pics added: 5/13/08
thank you curlysue! First I should say I try very hard not to put product in my hair that weighs it down. I don't know about your hair, but mine gets weighed down very easily! After I have applied my product I use my radiant heat hairdryer for 10-20 min depending how much time i have. I tilt my head over and aim the heat upward but not touching my hair. The layers I have probably help too!

HTH let me know if you have anymore questions
Originally Posted by curly mo

I'm still new to all this. I liked how my curls came out but my hair overall seemed limp. Just trying to get some pointers for when I wash again.
2b/c, medium/high porosity, medium/coarse texture
Current HG: Kinky Curly errythang, GVPCB, LALSG

"I will never be the woman with perfect hair, who can wear white and not spill on it."

for me.. limp hair means too much product
3a, growing out, CG since 2/08'
Favorites: KCKT, Oyin HH, LOOB, and HEBE
Password:gracie
glycerin and protein sensitive

pics added: 5/13/08
Curls_abound, it does have benzyl alcohol lower on the ingred list that could be why. I don't use it all the time but I do like it.
3a/b medium/coarse but mostly moderately coarse, dense, strong strands
Komaza analysis current: medium to thick/ strands(mostly coarse), very strong elasticity, low porosity(some is), healthy strong hair
Goosefootprints: moderately coarse with some medium; low porosity at roots, normal thru shaft, porous ends.
LCLF:medium,normal,normal
After reading this thread, I'm going to try the LOOB and HESMU, I've had sitting around for quite some time. I got the SMU and TT, along with the TT mousse. I must have had a coupon, buy 2 get 1 free. The TT is also very good and doesn't contain glycerin. I get good clumping from that. For the price, it's really worth a try.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
SMU is awesome! This is the only gel that I can get 2nd and even 3rd day hair with. But it makes my hair super dry and I wonder if it's the reason for some of the breakage that I've been experiencing.
Originally Posted by curls_abound
I switch back and forth between the HE SMU and HEBE gels and really like both, but like curls-abound, I also find that sometimes my hair feels a bit dry with the SMU. I'm not sure if it's the benzyl alcohol because the BE has it too. The only difference between the two is the botanical ingredients so I'm wondering if that's it.
As far as SMU in the humidity, I think a lot of curlies on here like it in the summer.
3b/c fine, thick, porous, protein sensitive
Modified CG, CJ Rehab, JCWDT, KCKT, VO5 Chamomile Tea Therapy, CJDF, HEBE Gel/Mousse, Bioinfusion Rosemary Mint shampoo, occasional protein

Experimenting with BRHG

"If you want the rainbow, you've gotta put up with the rain"
Great, I can't wait to see how it works when humidity comes. Thanks!
3a/b medium/coarse but mostly moderately coarse, dense, strong strands
Komaza analysis current: medium to thick/ strands(mostly coarse), very strong elasticity, low porosity(some is), healthy strong hair
Goosefootprints: moderately coarse with some medium; low porosity at roots, normal thru shaft, porous ends.
LCLF:medium,normal,normal
I added some pics of this combo.. my BF was kind enough to take the pics for me. Everytime I try it I take pics of the wall!

I've got to ask.. what is LOOB, and TT?
3a, growing out, CG since 2/08'
Favorites: KCKT, Oyin HH, LOOB, and HEBE
Password:gracie
glycerin and protein sensitive

pics added: 5/13/08
Loreal Out of Bed
Herbal Essence Totally Twisted

They are both drugstore products.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
You did better head shots that me....I had my four year old do it! She did awesome too!
2b/c, medium/high porosity, medium/coarse texture
Current HG: Kinky Curly errythang, GVPCB, LALSG

"I will never be the woman with perfect hair, who can wear white and not spill on it."

I have found that the key to success for 2nd day hair for me is SMU, the spray version. I wet my hair lightly with water in a spray bottle, then spray on a light mist of SMU and scrunch. Love it!
I'm stunned!! I made a mistake, I had the HEBE (not SMU) sitting around untried. I only had the LOOB because it was BOGO at CVS last week. I saw it, of course, because I had to walk down the hair product aisle while picking up other things. I had looked for it a few months ago and never found it--so I moved on to other products.

Used the HEBE with the LOOB, on top of leave in and CK. My curls are every bit as good as my first time with KCCC!
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

SE PA

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
Need_hair_repair,

What does the Loreal Out Of Bed do for your hair? Is there a difference if you use the HE SMU w/out the LOOB? Thanks!
3a/b medium/coarse but mostly moderately coarse, dense, strong strands
Komaza analysis current: medium to thick/ strands(mostly coarse), very strong elasticity, low porosity(some is), healthy strong hair
Goosefootprints: moderately coarse with some medium; low porosity at roots, normal thru shaft, porous ends.
LCLF:medium,normal,normal
Tried the HE set me up b/c it seemed to work for a lot of ppl on the site. I put it over some biotera curl creme and as soon as I did my hair felt really dry like straw. I only used a dime size amount for each section I style my hair in sections. I had to immediately co wash to get the terrible feeling out of my hair. I'm thinking maybe it's the polyquats? My hair did the same thing with the fx gel.
coarse, thick, fine, low porosity

currently using:

Shampoo: Creme of Nature (red bottle) 2-3 times a week


Leave In: Givonnia Lustra Silk Shea and Mango

Gel: biotera gel, AOMM gel, Loreal Tightly Wound Gel, L'Oreal Melting Gel
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Need_hair_repair,

What does the Loreal Out Of Bed do for your hair? Is there a difference if you use the HE SMU w/out the LOOB? Thanks!
Originally Posted by GettinControl
For me, the LOOB seems to define the curls and actually gives them some texture and sometimes (if it is humid) it will help clump them.

The SMU gel holds the curl very nicely. I have tried using SMU alone and it just doesn't give me the curls that I want. It does create some curl, but no where near the amount that the combo of LOOB and SMU does.

I always scrunch each section 8 times to help create the curl too (as per someone posting that method on the board about a month ago).

HTH!
Oh, I guess I always thought the LOOB was more of a hair tamer. Thanks for responding!
3a/b medium/coarse but mostly moderately coarse, dense, strong strands
Komaza analysis current: medium to thick/ strands(mostly coarse), very strong elasticity, low porosity(some is), healthy strong hair
Goosefootprints: moderately coarse with some medium; low porosity at roots, normal thru shaft, porous ends.
LCLF:medium,normal,normal

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