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shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie with ecostyler olive oil gel

kinkycurlyDTkinkycurlyDT Posts: 380Registered Users
Ok, so ive started using the shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie underneath my ecostyler gel to make my curls a little bit softer. Something must be wrong, because i had a bunch of white residue when i tried the combo together last! Maybe im using too much of one of the products/? Has anyone else ever tried this combo or had these issues?:shock:

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  • FoxyCleopatraFoxyCleopatra Posts: 412Registered Users
    Ok, so ive started using the shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie underneath my ecostyler gel to make my curls a little bit softer. Something must be wrong, because i had a bunch of white residue when i tried the combo together last! Maybe im using too much of one of the products/? Has anyone else ever tried this combo or had these issues?:shock:

    The residue was still there after your hair dried? I've tried the curl enhancing smoothie under EcoStyler (the krystal and the blue) and had no issues once my hair dried.
  • kinkycurlyDTkinkycurlyDT Posts: 380Registered Users
    The residue was there while my hair was still wet. I thought it looked icky and then went to wash it out :sad2:. Maybe i should do it again, wait for it to dry and see the results?! I know that the curl enhancing smoothie spreads very well, so i try not to use a lot of that... foxy cleopatra what type of conditioner do you use before you put in the curl enhancing smoothie?
  • SilverAngel45SilverAngel45 Posts: 244Registered Users
    i had no icky results either... experiment with the ratios or maybe even mix some in ur hand first to see how it will play
  • greenandchicgreenandchic Posts: 2,584Registered Users
    i had no icky results either... experiment with the ratios or maybe even mix some in ur hand first to see how it will play

    ^^What she said

    I learned my lesson a while ago. Before mixing anything together on my hair, I always mix it in my hand first so see how it will react. If it turns into white gunky mess, I know not to use that combo. The last thing I want to do is repeat having to hold my head over my bathroom sink to wash out the white mess in my hair. :confused1:
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  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My hair hates Ecostyler layered with most LIs, try premixing it with oil and conditioner - SilverAngel45 started a thread on it.
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  • FoxyCleopatraFoxyCleopatra Posts: 412Registered Users
    The residue was there while my hair was still wet. I thought it looked icky and then went to wash it out :sad2:. Maybe i should do it again, wait for it to dry and see the results?! I know that the curl enhancing smoothie spreads very well, so i try not to use a lot of that... foxy cleopatra what type of conditioner do you use before you put in the curl enhancing smoothie?

    I have used Hello Hydration & Garnier and both have yielded good results for me. But as it dries it should clear up.
  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    The residue was there while my hair was still wet. I thought it looked icky and then went to wash it out :sad2:. Maybe i should do it again, wait for it to dry and see the results?! I know that the curl enhancing smoothie spreads very well, so i try not to use a lot of that... foxy cleopatra what type of conditioner do you use before you put in the curl enhancing smoothie?
    definitely wait until your hair is dry to reach a verdict. if your hair is flaking and/or has goopy balls when dry, yes there is a problem. :sad8:
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  • kinkycurlyDTkinkycurlyDT Posts: 380Registered Users
    when it dried, i had a teeny bit of white residue. Not little white balls but a type of "film". It may be from conditioner i use to cowash my hair with. I use hello hydration by herbal essences... hmmm. Maybe i try cowashing with a different deep conditioner and see if the white ilm.residue goes away.:oops:
    & i'll also try mixing it in my hands before putting it in my hair. :laughing6:
  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    hello hydration has silicones. maybe they don't work well with ecostyler.
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  • kinkycurlyDTkinkycurlyDT Posts: 380Registered Users
    that could be as well. the cones may not mix wel with ecostyler. When im done using hello hydration i plan on switching to tresemme naturals for a while, since this condit has no cones :toothy7:
  • melba.woodarmelba.woodar Posts: 2Registered Users
    THIS DRIVES ME NUTS TOO!! i really like the curl enhancing smoothie and my ecostyler gel, but when they mix in my hair, its somewhat of a disaster!
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,742Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I use Shea Moisture hair milk on wet hair under EcoStyler. It dries shiny and defined with residue.
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  • myhairDOTcommyhairDOTcom Posts: 123Registered Users
    My little trick when using Eco because it's such a heavy gel is to spritz with water after I apply it and the wrap my head with a tshirt for a few minutes. If there is any remaining residue, jut pat out those areas and shake. I use eco with Shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie too and it works every time.

    Also, the curl enhancing smoothie is one of those leaveins that I have to work into my hair first before applying gel so there's nothing to "mix" with when I apply the ecostyler. You really don't need a lot of the smoothie.

    Good luck @melba.woodar.
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