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HE Set Me Up

curlybrunette5curlybrunette5 Posts: 264Registered Users
Well, I'm dissapointed. Why can't this stuff work?! It's so cheap and I love the smell! I've used it twice following the same routine I do with my BRHG. I co-washed, blotted with a microfiber tower, added a little [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/CURLS-Curls-Milkshake-p-884.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curls-Curls-Milkshake]Milkshake[/buylink] + Set Me Up (in place of BRHG), twisted my hair into smooth ringlets, added a bit of honey to the ends and diffused. I ended up with the exact same hair that I got last time I tried the HE....the ends curl but the rest of my hair goes straight and fluffy. I thought it was just a fluke the first time. It's very strange looking and I can't figure out why it does that. There's just not enough hold to this stuff and the back of my hair (the 3b part) is just frizz. So I think this will become a "when I pull my hair back wet" gel. :cry: Looks like I'll be re-washing and drying my hair again tomorrow with the BRHG...
3a on top and sides/3b underneath...lots of hair

My HG: Sabino Lok & Blok

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  • JuicyTubeJuicyTube Posts: 2,369Registered Users
    Maybe you have product buildup? Or not enough product..
    3b-3c CG
  • curlybrunette5curlybrunette5 Posts: 264Registered Users
    No...I get amazing results from BRHG both before using the HE and after, and I used a good amount. This product just sucks for me.
    3a on top and sides/3b underneath...lots of hair

    My HG: Sabino Lok & Blok
  • one way streetone way street Posts: 772Registered Users
    Do you mix them together or layer?
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  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    HESMU didn't work for me either. It didn't seem to have enough hold, and left my hair frizzy and feeling producty. I got much better results with HE Body Envy.
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  • MaudieMaudie Posts: 508Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I like this gel. I had second day hair without having to spray/apply any more product. I also found it to be very curl enhancing.
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  • sweetpeacurlisweetpeacurli Posts: 343Registered Users
    Maudie wrote:
    I like this gel. I had second day hair without having to spray/apply any more product. I also found it to be very curl enhancing.
    Same here! Too funny - I didn't like the Body Envy at all! It felt like it didn't scrunch out and I had a layer of plastic coating my hair, and I wound up with less body and curl than I get otherwise! Set Me Up is fantastic on me. I can even do 2nd day hair with it!
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  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    I tried SMU a few times but it didn't work for me at all. It left my hair really fluffy and undefined. It wasn't a "not enough hold" kind of fluff, it was more like something in it just did not agree with my hair.
    Brooklyn, NY

    Hair: 3A/B, Underlayer of 2B
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  • SuZenSuZen Posts: 1,595Registered Users
    I wonder if it doesn't work well over a leave-in?
  • MaudieMaudie Posts: 508Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I use it over a dab of regular CO as a leave in. Still liking this gel. :)
    Maudie


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    Regular CO-Tresemme Naturals Silicone Free
    Deep CO-Aussie 3 Minute Miracle

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    Cream-Garnier Fructis Sleek $ Shine Leave-In Conditioning
    Gels-LA Looks Sport

    Going silver-last hair color 4/10/15
  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    Gemini13 wrote:
    I tried SMU a few times but it didn't work for me at all. It left my hair really fluffy and undefined. It wasn't a "not enough hold" kind of fluff, it was more like something in it just did not agree with my hair.
    That's pretty much what it did for me. Which is very odd since my hair loves Body Envy, even though the ingredients are almost identical.
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