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Old 04-05-2009, 08:58 AM   #1
 
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Default Rudee - You were right!!!

You told me months ago I should try HESMU gel. Well believe it or not I couldn't find it for the longest time. So I ended up trying the HESMU spray gel - meh. Then I tried the HESMU mousse - ugh.

A couple of weeks ago I found the HESMU gel - yay! You were SOOOOO right! I love it!! When I first put it on I thought it would leave my hair stringy but it scrunches out so soft with amazing hold. In fact, in my current avatar, I'm just using it and GLI.

Yesterday, I went to the gym and I had HEBE in my bag. After a quick spritz, I smoothed and scrunched some of it in. No no no - nothing like the SMU.

Thanks for the recommendation.
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:16 AM   #2
 
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Default Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!

The pic looks STUNNING!

I love this gel. People I have recommended it to are hesitant - I guess it isnt high end or hyped enough. I admit to having it for MONTHS before I tried it. But, for me, it has been consistant HG all winter. I am SOOOO curious to see if that will carryover to summer....

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The pic looks STUNNING!

I love this gel. People I have recommended it to are hesitant - I guess it isnt high end or hyped enough. I admit to having it for MONTHS before I tried it. But, for me, it has been consistant HG all winter. I am SOOOO curious to see if that will carryover to summer....

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whatsercurl Gorgeous as usual.....


rudee I don't know what it is about this Gel maybe it's better for Tighter curls cuz it just didn't hold for me?
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:23 AM   #4
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Holy cow, whatsercurl! Beautiful!

I'm going to put a bag over my head...between you, Rudee, and Del? An average curly doesn't stand a chance!
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:26 AM   #5
 
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Awah thanks but have you never noticed I only use a front pic???

My hair looks like crap in the back. It's all smoke 'n mirrors, speckla.

And your hair always looks perfect PLUS you got growth in a few months that took me 4 years!!!
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The pic looks STUNNING!

I love this gel. People I have recommended it to are hesitant - I guess it isnt high end or hyped enough. I admit to having it for MONTHS before I tried it. But, for me, it has been consistant HG all winter. I am SOOOO curious to see if that will carryover to summer....

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rudee I don't know what it is about this Gel maybe it's better for Tighter curls cuz it just didn't hold for me?
Del, yer hair is coarser than mine. Also, I dont need a hard hold or my hair looks TOO curly. I am even wondering if last summers hg gel (BRHG) will be too much for me know that my curls have emerged....
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Oh Speckla she's quite the charmer with her gorgeous 3B curls what are you complaining about???

whatsercurl ZIP it

Why can't we just take a complement around here???

Don't even get me STARTED on my very IMPERFECT waves!!!

let's just be gracious and say Thank you for today
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Awah thanks but have you never noticed I only use a front pic???

My hair looks like crap in the back. It's all smoke 'n mirrors, speckla.

And your hair always looks perfect PLUS you got growth in a few months that took me 4 years!!!
Good things are worth the wait.
Um, front pic because it's a sin not to share that gorgeous face with the world?
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The pic looks STUNNING!

I love this gel. People I have recommended it to are hesitant - I guess it isnt high end or hyped enough. I admit to having it for MONTHS before I tried it. But, for me, it has been consistant HG all winter. I am SOOOO curious to see if that will carryover to summer....

Enjoy!
Boy you're just FAMOUS around here aint ya

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rudee I don't know what it is about this Gel maybe it's better for Tighter curls cuz it just didn't hold for me?
Del, yer hair is coarser than mine. Also, I dont need a hard hold or my hair looks TOO curly. I am even wondering if last summers hg gel (BRHG) will be too much for me know that my curls have emerged....
you're right rudee the BRHG might be too much!!! Amazing how diff. your hair looks from last Summer....

don't even say a word! just take the complement!
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Oh Speckla she's quite the charmer with her gorgeous 3B curls what are you complaining about???

whatsercurl ZIP it

Why can't we just take a complement around here???

Don't even get me STARTED on my very IMPERFECT waves!!!

let's just be gracious and say Thank you for today
Ok DEl, then its yer turn. As I have said on many occasions, You have my DREAM hair!
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Oh Speckla she's quite the charmer with her gorgeous 3B curls what are you complaining about???

whatsercurl ZIP it

Why can't we just take a complement around here???

Don't even get me STARTED on my very IMPERFECT waves!!!

let's just be gracious and say Thank you for today
Ok DEl, then its yer turn. As I have said on many occasions, You have my DREAM hair!
OMDG................

that was BEFORE your amazing transformation so YOU zip it too!!!!
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Oh Speckla she's quite the charmer with her gorgeous 3B curls what are you complaining about???

whatsercurl ZIP it

Why can't we just take a complement around here???

Don't even get me STARTED on my very IMPERFECT waves!!!

let's just be gracious and say Thank you for today
Ok DEl, then its yer turn. As I have said on many occasions, You have my DREAM hair!
OMDG................

that was BEFORE your amazing transformation so YOU zip it too!!!!
Nah.. I am very happy with my hair, but you know I always said I favor loose, flowy, wavy texture. But this is what gd gave me and I gotta rock it.
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Oh Speckla she's quite the charmer with her gorgeous 3B curls what are you complaining about???

whatsercurl ZIP it

Why can't we just take a complement around here???

Don't even get me STARTED on my very IMPERFECT waves!!!

let's just be gracious and say Thank you for today

Thanks mom *zipped*

And thanks rudee and speckla
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A couple of weeks ago I found the HESMU gel - yay! You were SOOOOO right! I love it!!
Whatsercurl, how would you compare the hold to BRHG? I've tried HESMU spray and just couldn't get the hang of using a spray gel, and it seemed really sticky, too. I use HEBE and HETT, I like them but they don't have enough hold for me. I usually get really nice clumps with BE and more spirals with TT. I almost never see the SMU gel anywhere (and it's hard for me to find BE, too) for some reason. Walgreens always has the mousses and the sprays but TT is the only HE gel in a tube that I see regularly unless I can get to Target.
I'm trying to find an affordable BRHG replacement; I was going to try the two spiking gels (Sally's and drugstore) that people have rec'd next, but maybe SMU is the gel for me?
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Is HESMU CG friendly?
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Old 04-05-2009, 11:42 AM   #16
 
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rozettastone (cool name by the way) - I definitely prefer it to BRHG. BRHG can leave my hair stringy and not scrunch out the whole way if I use too much. I haven't OD'd on this stuff yet and it always scrunches out soft. I find it really has an amazing hold for something that does seem so soft after I SOTC.

purplecurls - I've been CG for almost two years and only use CG products.
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rozettastone (cool name by the way) - I definitely prefer it to BRHG. BRHG can leave my hair stringy and not scrunch out the whole way if I use too much. I haven't OD'd on this stuff yet and it always scrunches out soft. I find it really has an amazing hold for something that does seem so soft after I SOTC.

purplecurls - I've been CG for almost two years and only use CG products.
I ditto that.

And, yes, for some reason its hard to find, so when I do, I stock up.
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Yes, thanks, rudeechick! I too took your recommendation. I will admit, I was expecting not to have to SOTC, but I did and it looks good! About the same for the more expensive products!

Del2c, my sis has wavy hair similiar to yours and she says this stuff doesn't really do much for her.
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I have this gel and sometimes it leaves my hair very crunchy and stringy looking, other times it's perfect. What methods do you all use to apply it?
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I have this gel and sometimes it leaves my hair very crunchy and stringy looking, other times it's perfect. What methods do you all use to apply it?
I apply it in a very straightforward manner. Into sopping wet hair, I lean to the side and scrunch in a nickle size blob. Then I repeat on the next side with one more blob.

Gee, I never once got stringy with this.... And I can be prone to stringy with a product that wrong for me. BTW, I DO NOT use a leave in under it.
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