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Best Eco Styler Styling Gel?

NoodleHead14NoodleHead14 Posts: 38Registered Users
A friend told me that the Eco Styler Krystal Styling gel is the absolute best styling gel EVER! Only problem is...Her hair is somewhere around 2c and mine's 3c/4a :goofy: I also hear that Eco Styler Olive Oil Styling Gel is REALLY good..:shock:..

Basically, have you guys tried any of them? If so, which one worked for you? :glasses1:

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  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    when my hair was short (right after bc), i used krystal clear. now that my hair is longer... for buns and twists i use the olive oil version. although they both give a hold rating of 10, the olive oil version has a lighter hold.
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  • Hakim NuraldinHakim Nuraldin Posts: 1,467Registered Users
    I used to use the clear one but found it too drying. I prefer the olive oil one. It's better in my opinion.
  • 3c4d7zwhatevs3c4d7zwhatevs Posts: 1,589Registered Users
    Noodle - do a search of this forum and the one with reader's product reviews. There was a spirited debate on this last year and will help. People went into every single version of EcoStyler available - pink, clear, brown, blue, yellow and olive oil. It was informative, to say the least.
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  • blessedhimeblessedhime Posts: 1,458Registered Users
    I also agree that the Olive Oil (green) version is best. :happy2:
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  • QVCDivaQVCDiva Posts: 1,329Registered Users
    Okay, I'll be the oddball. I prefer the Klear. Love it. The only other one I've used is the Olive Oil. For whatever reason, depending on what I use underneath, the Olive Oil can be a tad drying on my hair.
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  • CocoTCocoT Posts: 5,330Registered Users
    I tried to do a wash and go a few days ago with the eco styler gel. I'm not sure if its called krystal, but its clear. But when I put it on my hair and used my leave in It got flakey. I didn't like it :/
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  • sweetcurly1920sweetcurly1920 Posts: 42Registered Users
    Eco w/Olive Oil I find has the best hold for thicker hair , but that's just me:hello2:
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  • rachelolivia2010rachelolivia2010 Posts: 372Registered Users
    I have the pink and the olive oil. I don't really do wash and go's because I'm lazy. Lol. But to slick back my hair I use the olive oil one. It's better for me, IMO. The pink was kinda a last minute thing, because I didn't have my olive oil gel with me.
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  • FoxyCleopatraFoxyCleopatra Posts: 412Registered Users
    I use the Eco Styler for color treated hair. It is blue. The Eco Styler krystal isn't too bad, but the Olive Oil makes my hair hard as a brick for some reason. I kinda stop using them all though in favor of regular Aloe Vera Gel.
  • NoodleHead14NoodleHead14 Posts: 38Registered Users
    Thanks guys :happy4:. . . Also, I was wondering if any of the Eco Styler Gels had enough hold for a twist out/braid out.
  • boingboingboingboing Posts: 120Registered Users
    well ive been loving the olive oil one just to slick back edges and flyaways but recently i put my older version the brown eco styler and it was great through out my hair worked great
  • lashon20lashon20 Posts: 1,150Registered Users
    I use pink, I like that the best out of the others.
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  • straightkinkystraightkinky Posts: 119Registered Users
    I've been using the pink for a while now and liked it until yesterday. I used SAMY PURE for my co-wash/leave-in for my daily W-N-G and they did not play well together. My PX didn't have anymore pink (or any other for that matter) last night when I went to restock so I thought that I was going to have to spend the whole night trying to fix my hair for work. Then I remembered the Klear that I smuggled from the states when I came to Japan. I had only used it once and I hated the "dirty dishrag" smell of it, the crunchiness and flakes, but kept it because I paid for it. Well this morning, we spoke, and I told
    Ms. Krystal Klear that this was her last chance to get right and be good to my Boomshika. Believe it or not, she listened. I used it straight, unmixed on dripping wet freshly co-washed hair, no leave-in. Defused for 5 minutes and scrunched with Oils of Aloha Kukui oil and left it to blow in the wind. My Boomshika is fierce, soft and well defined!
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  • greenandchicgreenandchic Posts: 2,584Registered Users
    I purchased the Eco Style Krystal Styler 10 gel and it was a little stiff for my hair. I ended up mixing a little almond oil (or whatever oil I have on hand for my skin) and it softened it up a bit.

    This was the one
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    After I purchased it, I didn't know there were more than that one type. I purchased it from my local Sally's and they don't carry anything else from that line - I really want to try the olive oil one.
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  • Hakim NuraldinHakim Nuraldin Posts: 1,467Registered Users
    @ straightkinky..

    "Boomshika"?? LMAOOOO!!!

    That's just what I needed! Thanks!
  • straightkinkystraightkinky Posts: 119Registered Users
    @ straightkinky..

    "Boomshika"?? LMAOOOO!!!

    That's just what I needed! Thanks!

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  • KeelahKeelah Posts: 1Registered Users
    I'm having the same issue my hair type is like 3c/4a. I got the Eco styler gel the Argen oil styling gel and it does not hold my hair up at all. I want a gel that is really strong and that slicks my hair type. Any help please!!???? In desperate need I know nothing about hair my hairs been natural since I was born. I'm confused. :-(
  • fefe912fefe912 Posts: 570Registered Users
    the olive oil and crystal ones are my favorites :)
  • pinkwolfpinkwolf Posts: 430Registered Users
    Olive oil :-)

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  • montREALadymontREALady Posts: 1,210Registered Users
    I like the olive best. I have the Argan, I honestly can't remember how it worked, I think it has more hold so made my hair crunchier. The blue does nothing for my hair type. Haven't tried the others.

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  • SistapopdemcurlSistapopdemcurl Posts: 225Registered Users
    The blue and pink are very good for wash and go's. For my hair they pair well with koils by nature leave in and Cj smoothing lotion.
  • montREALadymontREALady Posts: 1,210Registered Users
    The blue and pink are very good for wash and go's. For my hair they pair well with koils by nature leave in and Cj smoothing lotion.

    I'll try the blue again with the smoothing lotion. Can't remember if I tried that combo. Shoot, I actually think I may have given that gel away :/

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  • curlylifestylecurlylifestyle Posts: 77Registered Users
    Pink!! I must admit I haven't tried the other ones and it takes FOREVER to dry bit when it does it looks AMAZING
  • A. LoveA. Love Posts: 519Registered Users
    Keelah wrote: »
    I'm having the same issue my hair type is like 3c/4a. I got the Eco styler gel the Argen oil styling gel and it does not hold my hair up at all. I want a gel that is really strong and that slicks my hair type. Any help please!!???? In desperate need I know nothing about hair my hairs been natural since I was born. I'm confused. :-(

    Argan doesn't work for slicking my hair either. The olive one does though. I've tried pink and blue also, which are nice for wash and go's but can't hold my edges.

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  • kurlygurlykurlygurly Posts: 644Registered Users
    I've only tried the green olive oil version and it works great for smoothing the hair. I like a thinner gel for my overall head but smoothing the hairline...nothing beats it thus far for me. I have thick 3b/c hair and my hairline is not the most cooperative and this works gear on it.

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  • SCarrinSCarrin Posts: 160Registered Users
    I like and love the Olive Oil! I use it allllllllll the time.

    Maybe this link will work
    Natural Hair: The Complete EcoStyler Gel Review (All Colors)
    Natural Hair: The Complete EcoStyler Gel Review (All Colors) - YouTube