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Ways to use HETT?

ailin85ailin85 Posts: 137Registered Users
Can you guys share how you include HETT in your regimens?

I am trying drugstore brand gels since I'm on a SERIOUS budget....

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A|G
"iron clothes not hair"
2b (blonde highlights)

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*Modified CG since Feb'2011

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  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    ugh HETT never did much for my hair at all! I need at the very least a medium hold gel and it didn't live up to that label.

    I found that both HETT and HESMU were pretty sticky and actually gave me some frizz.

    BRHG is a drugstore brand although a bit pricey at around $14 a bottle. LALSG is cheap and I think you can even find it in the travel sections of Target/CVS. Ecostyler is super cheap and I know I bought that at CVS. Alba Strong Hold Gel is cheap when you buy it on iherb.com and use someone's $5 off coupon.
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
    I like HETT with two caveats, 1 is that even though it smells nice, I get a little sick of fragrances after several hours and 2 is that it's kind of sticky so if for any reason your hair gets wet, it feels sticky.
    But... It actually gives me some wave/curl enhancement and I like that. Also good for body.
    I have not yet tried it with a little leave-in conditioner, but I do just scrunch a good bit into damp hair, scrunch the heck out of it, and do a little clipping and diffusing. I like it! For me it really holds down the frizz, but we aren't into humidity season yet. Just don't use it too often because it's scented.

    Also totally on a budget! That's why I love FSG so much. Hard-hold isn't my style. It looks weird with fine, blonde hair and nature always ends up winning anyhow.
  • curlykeycurlykey Posts: 1,540Registered Users
    I mixed it a couple of times with KCCC (which is not inexpensive) with great results. You may have to mix it with a stronger hold gel or on top of another product with light hold. MY daughter loves it, although her hair is not very curly, this is just the right amount of hold for her. My other daughter loves Aussie's Instant freeze gel. HTH.
    $5 off first order at iherb use code KEY066
  • hippiechic81hippiechic81 Posts: 1,239Registered Users
    I did use the HETT gel for a little while during the winter and it worked well enough for me. It's a nice scent not to mention very cheap and easy to find!!! I don't know if it was just me or the warmer weather or what but I started to feel a few weeks ago that I needed something with more hold and that's why I switched to the La Bella Sports Gel. This is even cheaper (1.99 for 20 oz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and found at Target so yay!!! Good luck!!!
    2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

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  • ailin85ailin85 Posts: 137Registered Users
    Thanks! I tried it last night after applying leave-in, it made my hair very stringy and then SOTC and stayed defined! Also, the 2nd hair day looks good I sprayed some water and then put in more gel and kept everything in place and best of all no frizz : )

    Where can I get FSG?? What does it do? Would I have to combine with something else?
    A|G
    "iron clothes not hair"
    2b (blonde highlights)

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    Trying them all! So far, not settling down... FL is a challenge!

    *Modified CG since Feb'2011
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
    You don't "get" FSG - FlaxSeed Gel (unless you want to pay upwards of $15 per bottle), you make it at home!
    There are lots of recipes, here's the basic ritual. You need a bag of flaxseeds. Whole ones.
    For thick gel, (optional step here) soak 1/4 cup flaxseeds in 1 1/4 cup distilled or filtered water overnight.
    Put flaxseeds and water into a pan. Boil it (turn down burner to a simmer so they don't burn) and whisk now and then for about 5 minutes.
    Then pour them into a strainer with holes just smaller than the flaxseeds and strain the goo out.

    Seriously, this is going to take you less than 10 minutes to make. Needs to be kept in the refrigerator and will keep for a week, up to 2 weeks.

    Things you can add to FSG:
    Agave nectar 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon (or more) for hold/humectant
    Epsom salts 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon (or more) as a curl enhancer
    A couple drops of oil or essential oil
    Honey (same as agave nectar, but cheaper and more hold)
    Cornstarch (1/2 teaspoon mixed with a little cold water, then added to strained FSG and re-boiled to thicken - thickener and adds hold and crunch.

    The possibilities are endless. By itself, it's a curl and clump enhancer (although it gives some smaller clumps) and moisturizing. Most people seem to use it under other gels.

    I sometimes make it with herbal tea (nettle, chamomile, rosemary) instead of plain water and that adds a nice touch. DIfferent herbs have different effects.
  • ailin85ailin85 Posts: 137Registered Users
    IAgirl wrote: »
    You don't "get" FSG - FlaxSeed Gel (unless you want to pay upwards of $15 per bottle), you make it at home!
    There are lots of recipes, here's the basic ritual. You need a bag of flaxseeds. Whole ones.
    For thick gel, (optional step here) soak 1/4 cup flaxseeds in 1 1/4 cup distilled or filtered water overnight.
    Put flaxseeds and water into a pan. Boil it (turn down burner to a simmer so they don't burn) and whisk now and then for about 5 minutes.
    Then pour them into a strainer with holes just smaller than the flaxseeds and strain the goo out.

    Seriously, this is going to take you less than 10 minutes to make. Needs to be kept in the refrigerator and will keep for a week, up to 2 weeks.

    Things you can add to FSG:
    Agave nectar 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon (or more) for hold/humectant
    Epsom salts 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon (or more) as a curl enhancer
    A couple drops of oil or essential oil
    Honey (same as agave nectar, but cheaper and more hold)
    Cornstarch (1/2 teaspoon mixed with a little cold water, then added to strained FSG and re-boiled to thicken - thickener and adds hold and crunch.

    The possibilities are endless. By itself, it's a curl and clump enhancer (although it gives some smaller clumps) and moisturizing. Most people seem to use it under other gels.

    I sometimes make it with herbal tea (nettle, chamomile, rosemary) instead of plain water and that adds a nice touch. DIfferent herbs have different effects.

    WOW Thanks so much :) will have to try at home...
    A|G
    "iron clothes not hair"
    2b (blonde highlights)

    Products
    :
    Trying them all! So far, not settling down... FL is a challenge!

    *Modified CG since Feb'2011
  • wavynwild16wavynwild16 Posts: 2,121Registered Users
    I personally HATED the HETT gel, and I never got it to work for me. I kept trying and trying until I got so sick of my stringy, undefined hair that I gave it away. I'm glad YOU got it to work, though! FSG is great under nice hard-hold gels -- I haven't gotten it to work for me if the gel doesn't have SUPER holding powers!
    Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

    Favorite...
    Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
    RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
    Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
    Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
    Mod-CG since 12/1/10! :happy7:
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
    :laughing6: Wavynwild likes her gel to have SUPERPOWERS!
  • Wavy BrunetteWavy Brunette Posts: 111Registered Users
    HETT was recommended in my curl wizard analysis and since I got it back I've been scrunching out the water in my hair after I shower and applying a little HESMU mousse and then scrunching in HETT with a tiny bit of BRHG mixed together. It works really good for my hair, nice and defined and plenty of body but I do diffuse it too.
    2b , waves and some spirals
    Med/Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Low Elasticity

    Sulfate/Silicone Free Since Jan 2011 :)

    Low Poo- CJ Curl Assurance, SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
    RO - Y2C, CJ Beauticurls, GVPCB, SM Restorative Conditioner,
    Stylers- Homemade FSG, KCC, BRHG
    HG Techniques- Spritz and Condish, Icequeen method, plopping
  • wavynwild16wavynwild16 Posts: 2,121Registered Users
    IAgirl wrote: »
    :laughing6: Wavynwild likes her gel to have SUPERPOWERS!

    LOL! You know it! :laughing3:

    I don't know what I would do if there weren't hard hold gels out there -- wait, scratch that -- I don't know what I'd do if gels DIDN'T EXIST! I think I'd die...
    Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

    Favorite...
    Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
    RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
    Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
    Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
    Mod-CG since 12/1/10! :happy7:
  • ailin85ailin85 Posts: 137Registered Users
    IAgirl wrote: »
    :laughing6: Wavynwild likes her gel to have SUPERPOWERS!

    LOL! You know it! :laughing3:

    I don't know what I would do if there weren't hard hold gels out there -- wait, scratch that -- I don't know what I'd do if gels DIDN'T EXIST! I think I'd die...


    LOL! You are too funny!
    A|G
    "iron clothes not hair"
    2b (blonde highlights)

    Products
    :
    Trying them all! So far, not settling down... FL is a challenge!

    *Modified CG since Feb'2011
  • Curl-a-sauras RexCurl-a-sauras Rex Posts: 56Registered Users
    I'm also having good luck with the Garnier Fructis Pure & Clean gel. It says strong hold on the bottle, but it's more of a medium. Nice that it doesn't dry crunchy, but still holds the waves. Also cheap and easy to find.
    HETT was terrible on my hair. Made it a gross, frizzy mess. Luckily there are lots of other gels out there. I've been wanting to try Eco Styler the next time I get to Sally's.
    2b/c w/a few 3a bits in front, medium-fine texture, dense, normal porosity
    Things that are currently working (mid dews):
    low-poo: Elucence clairfying
    Conditioners: AOHR; YtoCu; CJRM; CJSL; Beautiful Curls leave-in
    styling: Beautiful Curls curl defining gel; CIAB; CJ SG; Aussie instant freeze