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Replacement for Redken Solid Water???

I've been using Solid Water for years and I had finally found the combo of products to make my curls gorgeous.

Now Solid Water is discontinued. :cry:

Has anyone found a good replacement?

Solid Water is described as "a wet set gel" for "medium/normal control. For a crack-free hold."

Someone please help. I can't stand the way my hair looks without this stuff.

Comments

  • curlybrunette5curlybrunette5 Posts: 264Registered Users
    Ok, I read awhile back that it's not discontinued, but now has a different name. There was an article on NC.com about discontinued products and that was one they talked about, although now I can't find it. I can't remember what the name changed to, but hopefully you can find it! Good luck!

    EDIT: I found the link. http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlcolumns/articles.php?id=3450 The new name isn't listed but it says it will soon be relaunched under a new name.
    3a on top and sides/3b underneath...lots of hair

    My HG: Sabino Lok & Blok
  • TranspogueTranspogue Posts: 31Registered Users
    The entire Redken line is going through a bit of an updating right now. They've just launched 2 new products in the Smooth Down line, so it shouldn't be long for you to find a replacement for Solid Water. They have a product called Water Wax, /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.redken.com%2Fproducts%2FdisplayProduct.cfm%3Fp%3D542" class="Popup, but I'm not sure if it has the hold factor that Solid Water had, as it is defined as a pomade :(.

    I just sent an email through the Redken professional site asking about a replacement product. I'll let you know when they get back to me. :)

    I'll also keep my eye out in the trade mags...

    I HATE it when they discontinue products with no immediate replacement. GRRRR....
    3A fine, growing out from a mohawk
    As of 1/07:
    Top 7"
    Sides 3.5"
    JC Aloeba, TooShea (1x wk.), Cleansing Cream (1-2x wk.), RR, CCSS, Kenra Volume Spray, Joico JoiWhip
    Want a rockin' curly cut?
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  • CelticCurlsCelticCurls Posts: 558Registered Users
    Well, I can you what's NOT a good replacement for Solid Water. GF Brilliantine Wet Gel. I picked it up a couple days ago, thinking that it might be similar b'coz it has glycerin as the 2nd ingred. Even with the GF Leave in condish that I love, my hair was stiff, hard, & producty. And dry. That's one gel that's going straight into the trash. I hope they do relaunch Solid Water, as it does good things for my hair, esp in winter. The first pix in my album is with this product. The only gel that's given me similar results is HEHDG, also D/C'd.
    3B, bra-strap length
    laidback, very-modified CGer
    HG: GF Sleek 'n Shine Leave-in; Alagio
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    I'm real tempted to get some Solid Water on ebay, they still have some on there.
    I don't think that pomade is the same but maybe from the same line?
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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    If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
  • FUELEDBYRAMEN7FUELEDBYRAMEN7 Posts: 3Registered Users
    I was thinking about looking at Ebay too.
    I am using the Avedas Be Curly right now as a replacement..
    its not bad but it makes me feel like a cokcer spanial.. much tighter ringlets.
    which is cute.. but i like the Solid Water effect so much better.

    I know there is something new from Redken called Ringlet that looks to be taking the place of Solid Water.. its called a "curl enhancing creme" or something.
    but the reviews i've read about Ringlet don't seem to be that good.

    has anyone tried it?
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    I love the aveda be curly but hate trying to get that cone out of my hair.
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FMedusahair%2F" class="Popup

    If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    I'm guessing that this is the replacement. Crystal Curls:

    redken-crystal-curls.jpg
    I don't see it on the Redken website yet, but it's one of the CurlMart $75+ freebies. I hope it'll be available in stores soon.
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  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    what a great name! Now they need to post ingredients and where to get it on redken or somewhere so I can try it!
    Thanks for the info!
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FMedusahair%2F" class="Popup

    If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
  • TranspogueTranspogue Posts: 31Registered Users
    Yep, that is the replacement.

    Here is the email reply I just got:

    Thank you for your interest in Solid Water 06 Wet Setting Gel.

    This product is no longer available, and we have no way of obtaining it for you to purchase. We suggest that you try Crystal Curls 06, which is available at salons that use Redken products.

    We understand the frustration you must feel concerning the disappearance of a product that you had been using faithfully. It is never easy for us to make the decision to discontinue any of our products or shades and know that in doing so we will create a void that some of our customers may have a difficult time filling. We truly regret any inconvenience this may have caused you.

    Sincerely,
    Lisa Webb
    Consumer Affairs Specialist
    Ref # 3845387
    3A fine, growing out from a mohawk
    As of 1/07:
    Top 7"
    Sides 3.5"
    JC Aloeba, TooShea (1x wk.), Cleansing Cream (1-2x wk.), RR, CCSS, Kenra Volume Spray, Joico JoiWhip
    Want a rockin' curly cut?
    East 42nd St. Salon
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.e42salon.com" class="Popup
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    Thanks for the update and for going to the trouble.
    Now if I could just find the product. So far I cant' find it on the net or ebay or on their site so I'll just have to be patient.

    Maybe someone will get the free sample and report back.
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FMedusahair%2F" class="Popup

    If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
  • InsomnicoleInsomnicole Posts: 42Registered Users
    If any of you are by a Blooming Beauty Supply and Salon, you may be in luck ... I was in the store in Fair Oaks mall tonight and found a jar of Solid Water. (It was the last one, though.)
    2c; some 3a
    Loving CO Bigelow Not Your Ordinary Condish, AG:recoil, and GF Curl-Shaping Spray Gel
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    I went to the salon at walmart today to look for the cyrstal stuff but alas they had neither solid water nor the new stuff.
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FMedusahair%2F" class="Popup

    If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    My Albertson's has 4 tubs of Solid Water. I've never even tried this stuff, but now I'm definitely tempted. At $16.99 a tub, it's definitely not something I'm stocking up on. Can't wait to try the curl version though.
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    CVS still has the Solid Water
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    My FOTKI - /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwhatsnew.fotki.com%2Fsuburbanbushbabe%2F" class="Popup
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  • sundaysunday Posts: 535Registered Users
    For everyone still looking for this, I found three jars at Target (and of course bought one). Does this product work well on its own or should I mix it with something?
    3 something
    fotki pw: sunday
  • InsomnicoleInsomnicole Posts: 42Registered Users
    2c; some 3a
    Loving CO Bigelow Not Your Ordinary Condish, AG:recoil, and GF Curl-Shaping Spray Gel
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    sunday I used a light leave in under it then the solid water.

    I haven't seen the new stuff yet either not even online.
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FMedusahair%2F" class="Popup

    If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
  • InsomnicoleInsomnicole Posts: 42Registered Users
    Wahoo! Just got a tube of Crystal Curls from a little salon. (They also had some Solid Water, so I grabbed a couple tubs of that too. I should be set for a while, huh?)

    I scrunched some Crystal Curls in my dry hair just to see what it's like. It smells exactly like Solid Water and also has a light blue hue, but it seems thinner and more gel-like. I'll render a verdict after I've used it to style wet hair.

    But if you've been on the lookout for this, definitely keep an eye peeled; looks like it's hitting salons now, at least.
    2c; some 3a
    Loving CO Bigelow Not Your Ordinary Condish, AG:recoil, and GF Curl-Shaping Spray Gel
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    Yay just in time to buy it for myself for xmas! :lol: Thanks for the heads up I'll watch for it.
    I can't wait to hear how you like it in your hair
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FMedusahair%2F" class="Popup

    If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
  • CelticCurlsCelticCurls Posts: 558Registered Users
    So Insomnicole, how was it....? We're waiting for your review. :)
    3B, bra-strap length
    laidback, very-modified CGer
    HG: GF Sleek 'n Shine Leave-in; Alagio
  • InsomnicoleInsomnicole Posts: 42Registered Users
    Heh, sorry about that!

    I'm not sure how much I like it yet, honestly. The first time, I was really pleased with it -- nice hold and a few nice spirals here and there. The next time, though, I ended up with a massive amount of frizz. I can tolerate a little bit of halo frizz, but this was really bad. I'm not positive the CC caused it, so I'm going to give it a couple more chances. I really hope that wasn't it; between the tube I bought and the tube I got free with my Curlmart order, I've got a lot to use up.
    2c; some 3a
    Loving CO Bigelow Not Your Ordinary Condish, AG:recoil, and GF Curl-Shaping Spray Gel
  • laurabeth33laurabeth33 Posts: 1,443Registered Users
    2b w/ some 3a
    product tester geek
  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    I got this with my curlmart order and used it today. So far, I really like it. It dried crunchy (which is good in my hair), but scrunched out easily. I have spirals all over, and the hold held up all day. The finish is very natural-looking. Maybe not quite as much shine as I normally like, but definitely still nice. My hair feels really soft and has a lot of movement. I used it over Out of bed cream and recoil. My only complaint is the odd twisty dispenser. It's not a big deal, but when I twist it back, it has a little bit of gel left on it that i have to wipe off. I just don't see what's wrong with the plain old flip-end tubes. :roll:
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