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Old 03-19-2012, 09:17 AM   #1
 
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Default La Bella Curl Gel

I recently purchased la Bella curl gel and I have to say my hair is vey curly today. I washed last night, used my LI and applied the gel. Diffused, air dried and went to sleep. This morning i dampened with water, applied a little SM curl milk and a little more curl gel. Diffused and SOTC. It's like my hair shrank a few inches it's so curly. Very minimal frizz today too. Especially around my crown area. :]

This made my hair feel very similar to the KCCC when I applied it to my wet hair (I think someone described it as flash drying), but it wasn't nearly as dry feeling or tangly. And my hair turned out nicely.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:24 AM   #2
 
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I'm intrigued. I had this gel in my hands during one of my product binges last week, but I didn't purchase. I might have to rectify that situation.

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Old 03-19-2012, 11:27 AM   #3
 
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I'm intrigued. I had this gel in my hands during one of my product binges last week, but I didn't purchase. I might have to rectify that situation.

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If you decide to get it post your review. I'd love to know if it works well for others, or if today is just a fluke for me. :]
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BSACV as needed.

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Old 03-19-2012, 11:42 AM   #4
 
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Lol- it's really just a matter of when I get it.

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Old 03-19-2012, 02:22 PM   #5
 
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There must be something in the air, because this gel is on my shopping list for today. Thanks for enabling!
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:43 PM   #6
 
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Is it the pink one Beeduh?? (gosh I love your name lol)
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:55 PM   #7
 
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Is it the pink one Beeduh?? (gosh I love your name lol)

Yup, it's the pink one that says La Bella Curls. And thanks. Beeduh isn't actually my real name. I work at a preschool and about 3 years ago a one year old started to call me that and the name stuck. :]
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:34 PM   #8
 
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I used to be addicted to this stuff a little while back! I like my gels to have some more hold, though, but my curl pattern has gotten stronger and my hair is curlier now, so I just may have to revisit it sometime soon. I used to just GLOB it on my hair. The results were pretty consistent. I also liked their Super Spikes gel (protein-free!), but I haven't picked either up to use them in a long time. I just recently tried the LoC on my 2nd day hair, and it's been working pretty well.
Glad you like it!
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:18 PM   #9
 
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Is it the pink one Beeduh?? (gosh I love your name lol)

Yup, it's the pink one that says La Bella Curls. And thanks. Beeduh isn't actually my real name. I work at a preschool and about 3 years ago a one year old started to call me that and the name stuck. :]
lol!! something told me to specify your screenname but I thought it went without saying :P

I have this same gel and you're making me want to dig it out. I tried it in the winter and my hair was NOT happy. I don't think I tried it since...hmmm....
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:23 AM   #10
 
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I noticed there are two ingredient lists on the internet.

This is the one from CVS:
Water, Sorbitol, PVP, Propylene Glycol, Carbomer, Potassium Sorbate, Keratin Amino Acids, Sodium Chloride, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Aminomethyl Propanol, DMDM Hydantoin, Methylparaben, Polysorbate 20, Benzophenone-4, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance, Red 33.
And this one from Amazon:
Ingredients
Deionized Water, Sorbitol, Glycerin, PVP, Propylene Glycol, Carbopol, Cocus Nucifera Oil Coconut, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Hemp, Lanolin, Triethanolamine.

Ingredients
DMDM Hydantoin, Methylparaben, Polysorbate-20, Benzophenone-4, Isosteareth-20, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance, Menthol, D&C Red No. 33.

I think my hair does not like Hydroxypropylcellulose so I am hesitant to buy the one from CVS.
Can you tell me which one you have that you got your wonderful results from. I really want to try this gel.
Thanks!!


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Old 07-18-2012, 01:22 PM   #11
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Default Love the stuff!

I live in an area of high dew points year round (over 70) so this stuff is great for me. In order to get the softness I like on my 3c/4a hair, I put Long Aid gel underneath it. Gives me 7 day hair easily!
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:53 PM   #12
 
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I live in an area of high dew points year round (over 70) so this stuff is great for me. In order to get the softness I like on my 3c/4a hair, I put Long Aid gel underneath it. Gives me 7 day hair easily!
CSI~I also live in a place with high dew points so im interested in what ingredients your product has as there are two sets of ingredients.
Thanks so much!
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:40 PM   #13
 
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Sadly, I gave my La Bella gel away not too long ago. I just never used it.
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3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
porosity: normal to high.
loves protein and moisture.
BSACV as needed.

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loving Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks, and AS I Am.
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:58 AM   #14
 
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Where can you buy La Bella Curl Gel?
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:26 PM   #15
 
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Walmart, CVS, Walgreens...
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fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
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loves protein and moisture.
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