This has got to be the most popular gel for ladies with natural hair lol. I can't count how many times I have heard and seen this gel being used! I have not been able to get this gel to work for me without some kind of disappointment. My hair always feels dry when using it. And I touch my hair way too much for that! LOL
So, I was inspired to give this gel another shot. After seeing some awesome results from other users, I was like, "Why not?" The huge tub I have was just collecting dust anyways lol. I figured that since my moisture levels have been a lot better and since I'm using olive oil and avocado butter in my regimen, it should make the gel agree better with my hair. Here we go again! LOL
This is what I used for this Wash and Go:
First I added my olive oil to wet hair, followed by a little avocado butter. After that, I only used a nickel size amount of Tresemme to avoid white balls and flaking in my hair lol. Next, I added a nice amount of Eco Styler Gel to medium sized sections of my hair. I smoothed the gel through my hair and separated my coils as I smoothed.
I didn't take super small sections and shingle....it was after midnight LOL and I was TIRED. The gel went on a lot better than it did before...it wasn't as dry feeling. I think that the olive oil and avocado butter gave it more slip :) (I haven't noticed a big difference between "shingling" and "smoothing"with my hair. Either way, my hair still shrinks all the way up and it looks pretty much the same in the end lol.)
After I was done with the gel, I started to panic lol....I just knew it was going to be VERY CRUNCHY when it dried......so I sprayed some Shea moisture Hold and Shine on my fro. (about 12-15 pumps lol) I was really trying to avoid hard hair!
The next morning, my hair was 99% dry and it looked awesome! It was totally shrunken but my tiny coils were magnified! (It does a much better job at amplifying and clumping my coils than the other gels I have.) I thought it looked soo cute! LOL I was actually shocked. My hair was pretty shiny...but it also had a bit of a white cast over it ugh... And the feel??? VERY CRISPY! lol I used the palm of my hand to feel it first and it felt like potato chips....but with the back of my hand it felt softer...not sure what to make of that! (It failed the front of the hand test, and passed the back of the hand test lol.) I'm flip flopping with this gel!
I can't believe I'm saying this about the ECO STYLER but I actually loved the way it made my hair look. BUT I cant stand the cripsiness :( However, even with that, I am willing to try using it again for another wash and go. Maybe I'll tweak what products I layer with the gel. I think I could have gotten way more than 3 days of wear with this wash and go which is awesome. Hmmm... The jury is still out for this gel for me lol. Have you tried the Eco Styler Olive Oil gel? How does it work for your hair?
Crystal aka Kriss
Hey! I'm Crystal, an energetic married mother of two who is on a journey to become the woman God has meant for me to be. I'm sharing my journey in hopes to inspire others to be comfortable with who they are. Here you will find lots of things ranging from natural hair care, beauty, marriage fun, spirituality, and more!
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Last Relaxer Date:
February 3, 2012
Big Chop Date:
August 5th 2012