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Jan 24

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Original Dippity-Do Girls With Curls Curl Shaping Gelee

Jul 01, 2015 - When I was a little girl, my mother would control my hair by having me sleep in pink sponge curlers every single night. She would painstakingly set my hair using a glob of green Dippity-Do wrapped under curl papers. When those curlers came out in the morning, my hair was like a headful of Slinkies until bath time. I vaguely remember the scent of Dippity-Do, but in those days it was usually overcome by the perfume of the Gee Your Hair Smells Terriffic! shampoo my mother DAILY washed my hair with. (Gee, I wonder why my hair without Dippity-Do and curlers was always a ball of frizz and knots?) Oddly, I can't say for sure whether or not this smells like the 1970s Dippity-Do. The 2015 version of Dippity-Do is a bright, clear raspberry pink (much prettier than the green goo of olden days), and it smells quite a bit like Bath & Body Works Pink Chiffon fragrance. As for hold...I think this is a great gelee for a soft-wash & go. It keeps curls bouncy and soft without crunch or flakes. It doesn't have a "hard", unforgiving hold like Biosilk Rock Hard or Bada Bing gel, but I like this because it can be used on dry hair. If applied on dry hair, this gets rid of frizz and reactivates definition! This does not keep frizz at bay for days, but if used over the Dippity-Do curl cream it will ban frizz for 24 hours. The texture reminds me a LOT of Miss Jessie's Jelly Soft Curls, but I much prefer Dippity-Do. Dippity-Do is less drying, and it doesn't have that overwhelming "pillow soft" fragrance. I prefer this to As I Am Curling Jelly...and...maybe even KCCC! For the cheap price, I didn't expect this to be nearly as good as it is. (It's ingredients aren't remotely as high quality as As I Am or KCCC, but this costs a quarter of their prices). Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, PVP, Sorbital, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Polysorbate 20, Tetrasodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Panthenol, Parfum/Fragrance, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) leaf juice, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrolyzed What Protein, Methylchloroisothiazolione, Methylisothiazolinone, Benzophenone-4, Benzyl Benzoate, Red 33 (CI 17200).

Ecoco Eco Curl ‘N Styling Cocktail

Jun 04, 2015 - I have 3b hair that turns to "puff" during dry, desert summers. Left to its own devices, my hair looks like a bad '80s perm. I've had a difficult time finding a product that will add moisture,seal in moisture, and give weight to my curls. I had no idea what to expect from this product, but it's turned out to be one of my favorites...year round. It works as both a leave-in and a styler. It makes my hair spring into defined curls that are soft and moveable. It keeps the frizz away! This has a light, tropical scent that doesn't linger, and makes it a pleasure to use. My only problem with it is the packaging. I can't imagine why this is in a jar. This is liquid (in my climate, at least) and it would work best in a bottle with a pump. In this jar, I spill some every time I open it up, which is wasteful. Even with the jar, the price for this can't be beat. I'll continue to purchase it and I'll put it in another container if I can't manage to quit spilling it.

SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curling Gel Souffle

Aug 15, 2014 - Add me to the Wish It Worked For Me List. I love the ingredients, and for several hours I really like this in my hair. Eventually my hair seems to reject this jelly and it sort of regurgitates it. My hair feels soft and nice initially, but it gets sticky and clumpy in about six hours. No matter how much I use this can't handle the frizz, and it ultimately doesn't have enough weight for the definition I want. Sadly, I think I have the kind of hair that gave birth to the invention of PVP in haircare. As much as I would like to think I could squeeze perfect ingredients from the plants in my garden, my hair is the epitome of what inspires chemists to be innovative with formulations. Perhaps this jelly is not suitable for low porosity hair.