For all you L.A. Looks Gel Users, Which one(s) do you use and why?

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I started using their Wet Look gel version along time ago, when I was looking for a good gel to try. As Lord knows, I have gone through so many. I decided to buy it because it was cheap. After washing my hair, I got home, I put it in and I really liked it. At the time, my hair was cut really short, to ear length, but I really like the results it gave me. I like the shine and definition it gave my curls. It is a lightweight gel that doesn't leave your curls with a lot of buildup, plus it has never flaked on me ever. And, it works great at frizz control. It also has a light scent to it as well, that is not offensive at all.

Eventually, I ended up becoming a product junkie, and ending up trying new things. As of 2014, I decided to stop being a product junkie. And, one of the gels that I remembered that my hair had liked from way back was the L.A. Looks Wet Look Gel. The only place around me that carries it is CVS. And, when I went yesterday, I only found one bottle left on the shelf, so I took it.

I know that L.A. Looks offers other a variety of other gels too. I just wanted to know which one(s) you are loving or even possibly interested in trying?
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I have been using LA Looks Sport Gel for many years and have never found any that I like better. I've tried the other gels -Mega Hold, Spike, Curls, Wet Look, etc. I didn't like any of them as much as the Sport Gel. It is a hard hold gel, it doesn't have too much glycerine, it doesn't flake, it isn't drying.
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I've still never seen that one and would like to try it.
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I have been using LA Looks Sport Gel for many years and have never found any that I like better. I've tried the other gels -Mega Hold, Spike, Curls, Wet Look, etc. I didn't like any of them as much as the Sport Gel. It is a hard hold gel, it doesn't have too much glycerine, it doesn't flake, it isn't drying.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl


When I went to my local Walmart on Tuesday, they were out of stock of the Sport Gel version. I guess there are a lot of others that like it too! I plan to go and check tomorrow and see if they have more in stock.


I am also glad about you mentioning about it being flake free. I have had my share of using gels that flaked all over the my clothes, and I would end up being super embarrassed.


As, I am definitely interested in adding it into my summer regimen. As, the heat and humidity down here in Louisiana is getting worse by the second!
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Hair Texture: Mostly fine textured, with some areas that are medium textured
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Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Shampoo
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Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask
True by Made Beautiful Hydrating Hair Butter
I've still never seen that one and would like to try it.
Originally Posted by chupie


Here's a Link to the L.A. Looks website, where it offers the different gels they offer- LA Looks


Here's where you can find a current listing of retailers that carry L.A. Looks products - LA Looks
Hair Characteristics:
Hair Density: Low
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Hair Texture: Mostly fine textured, with some areas that are medium textured
(Diagnosed with Scalp Eczema 6/2015)

Current regimen of haircare products:
Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Shampoo
Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Conditioner
Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask
True by Made Beautiful Hydrating Hair Butter
Jeepy I tried LA looks sport gel because of a previous post of yours and I'm so greatful! I love this gel! Cheap and absolutely no frizz! Thank you!

I have been using LA Looks Sport Gel for many years and have never found any that I like better. I've tried the other gels -Mega Hold, Spike, Curls, Wet Look, etc. I didn't like any of them as much as the Sport Gel. It is a hard hold gel, it doesn't have too much glycerine, it doesn't flake, it isn't drying.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl


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I have been using LA Looks Sport Gel for many years and have never found any that I like better. I've tried the other gels -Mega Hold, Spike, Curls, Wet Look, etc. I didn't like any of them as much as the Sport Gel. It is a hard hold gel, it doesn't have too much glycerine, it doesn't flake, it isn't drying.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl


When I went to my local Walmart on Tuesday, they were out of stock of the Sport Gel version. I guess there are a lot of others that like it too! I plan to go and check tomorrow and see if they have more in stock.


I am also glad about you mentioning about it being flake free. I have had my share of using gels that flaked all over the my clothes, and I would end up being super embarrassed.


As, I am definitely interested in adding it into my summer regimen. As, the heat and humidity down here in Louisiana is getting worse by the second!
Originally Posted by Reservechic
I've been noticing an LA Looks gel shortage lately as well. I'm sad because I'm just learning how to use them in my hair without drying it out!



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I love the la looks wet look gel. If they stopped selling that, I'd be up ****s creek without paddles.
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I love the la looks wet look gel. If they stopped selling that, I'd be up ****s creek without paddles.
Originally Posted by curlicious13
Same here.

I noticed 7 types at the website but my crummy W-M only had 2, the mega-mega and the spike (which I already have and need to mix with something to be able to use it), maybe they carry a 3rd one as I think I saw an empty space but it could've been for the brand next to it too...
I do feel a little curious about one or two of the others but not enough to have another bottle sitting in my bathroom when I'm not even using gel every time, so it's just as well, I rarely look at hair products when I go anywhere else so for now I'm safe.
Walgreens online carries the Wet Look and I think a few others. Shipping is free with $25--you just need to come up with that $25. $2 gel isn't going to get you too far, lol. Supposedly the local Walmart carries it, too, but I decided not to go there and just ordered online instead. I don't usually shop at Walmart and it's out of my way, so online saves me on gas.
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I still have about 1/2 a bottle of the WL, which will last me for the rest of the year if not longer considering I have others and don't use gel each time I co-wash or rinse my hair. But if I couldn't find it here I'd get it in a bigger city when I go about once every 2 months to stock up on mostly g/f food items I can't get here either.

LAL had one for curly hair (turquoise) that they apparently discontinued, it was hold level 8 but just perfect for my hair; since it's fine, the WL can give me unbreakable crunch near the scalp or rob me of body if I overdo it just a little. I found it like 4 years ago at a Big Lots, and if I'd known that was the only and last place to get it I would've gotten at least another bottle.

The WL worked sort of like it when I mixed it either with ORSL&T or FOTE, so I probably should go back to doing that.
I have tried many products. I like it because it's cheap and does the job for my hair. I always default because if I do find a product that works, it never beats the LAL price!

You can buy LA Looks almost anywhere however, the variety is limited in most stores. The best variety I have found was at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Here is the list were I have seen it:
Walmart
Bed, Bath & Beyond
Target
CVS
Rite Aid
Kroger
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I didn't know they had LAL at Bed Bath & Beyond. It's really out of my way, so I haven't been there in ages, but next time I'm near maybe I'll check it out.
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Hands down best styler for me and so cheap. On my hair, expensive stylers don't necessarily work any better and in fact they often work worse! Also, with the amount of hair that I have, even though it's only inverted bob length, I have to go cheap with my products since it takes a lot of them. Anyhow, I've been using the Sports version ever since they discontinued the turquoise Curl Look one which I used for years. They replaced that one with Nutra-Curl but that wasn't anywhere nearly as good. I had to ditch that bottle as it was such a fail on my hair and just go with the Sports version.
For the best price, I get mine at Bed Bath & Beyond here in SF. Not all their stores have a health and beauty department, but the one I go to does.
I have 4B/4C hair and have been natural for about two years now. I have been using Eco Styler Gel for my puffs and wash and go styles. But, after my hair would dry it looked dull and felt dry. So, I did not wear these styles often. I gave LA Looks Wet Look Gel a try and I am very pleased with the results. It defined my curls, made my hair soft and moisturized and gave my hair shine! My hair still had a "wet look" after the gel dried. This product is now a staple for styling my natural hair.


Note: To achieve my wash and go styles, on wet hair, I spray Luster's SCurl Curl Activator Moisturizer first and then apply the LA Looks Wet Look Gel. For my edges I use Design Essentials Honey and Shea Edge Tamer.
The only one I've used that was decent was the Nutra Curl Gel (green one). It provided good hold but my hair got frizzy on subsequent days. It was a nice gel but I won't be purchasing again.
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I use LA Looks Extreme Sport Gel. I love it! The first time I used it, it was rainy. I stood out in the rain (not by choice) and my style lasted all day! Absolutely no frizz!

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