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Ecostyler (?) **UPDATE

ailin85ailin85 Posts: 137Registered Users
I see 4 diff. kinds in the website. Which one do you gals use (recommend)? I'd like to give this a try soon:

Sally Beauty Supply

Also, I read many of you apply BHRG after, can I do the same w. any other type of Gel such as HETT which is what I have?

Thanks for all your tips.

UPDATE:

After having combed my leave-in, I applied then let it air-dy (not a good idea, it had definition but lots of frizz) then I tried the same thing all over, but this time I applied HETT for hold and voila! It worked and looked great all day and today is my second hair day :) I really like this product.

Glad I found a product that works and helps out with my routine :)
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

Comments

  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    If your normal gel is HETT, I'd guess you would not need a gel after. For you, this may be a curl enhancer and gel in one.
    The only one I've ever used is the ecostyler Kryastal. The protein one is good if you have hair that likes daily protein. (duh, right) The olive oil one would add more moisture, but I know it would make my hair oily to add a styling product with oil.
    Ecostyler Krystal has glycerin. Does glycerin work with your hair in Florida? Some people can do glycerin in humidity and some can't.
    By the way, Ecostyler is an HG for me. It is a magic clump maker.
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpedaheh.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
    2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
    Cowash: Tresemme naturals
    Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
    Curl enhancer: FSG
    Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
    PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
    Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
  • ailin85ailin85 Posts: 137Registered Users
    Thanks for the info...I have no idea what works for me yet or what oils or product my hair likes...still learning and it's getting to be a bit frustrating ...

    The thing with HETT is that it leaves my hair very stringy and HARD, even if I plop...check it out:

    See major difference from what I did last night...
    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
  • CheetaraCheetara Posts: 2,182Registered Users
    Ecostyler is so cheap and versatile that I think you should try it. I like the Super Protein version the best but I've also tried Krystal and Argan Oil.
    Sort of CG sometimes, but not really
    2B, medium? normal porosity and elasticity?

    Cleansers -
    Suave Clarifying, Philosophy Happy Birthday Beautiful

    Stylers - BRHG, re:coil, Ion Hairspray

    I live in the NYC area.


  • JoeyEmmaJoeyEmma Posts: 88Registered Users
    I've only used the Krystal version and really like it.


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    UK curly.

    3a-ish, with bits of 3b ringlets underneath and 2b/c waves on canopy. Medium coarse, normal elasticity, normal porosity (now know thanks to Curl Wizard analysis).

    No poo- Palmers conditioning cleanser
    DT- Jessicurl WDT or Darcy's Pumpkin
    Styling- John Frieda curl controller gel
    Don’t like- Deva NoPoo, JC CC, JC CQ, KCCC, plopping.
    Loves air drying gentle scrunching with microfibre towels
    Don't like plopping, pixie method diffusing
  • ailin85ailin85 Posts: 137Registered Users
    I just got it at CVS! How do you guys apply it? :)
    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
  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    I scrunch it into wet hair in the shower after applying a leave in.
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    2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
    Cowash: Tresemme naturals
    Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
    Curl enhancer: FSG
    Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
    PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
    Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
  • ailin85ailin85 Posts: 137Registered Users
    Woo-hoo! I can't wait! :D
    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
    Oh, let us know how it works! I've been eying the EcoStyler gels very closely. I really want to get one, but do they all have protein? I'm finally learning to listen to my hair and I'm trying to back off the protein. I think my hair would love the "oil" ones -- it hasn't met an oil it hasn't liked, as of yet! Does it have good hold, or is it soft holding?
    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:
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    I have the Ecostyler Krystal version and can't decide if I like it or not. It does really help with clumps but I feel like I get massive build up from it. It just feels really plasticky and goopy.
    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

  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    Oh, let us know how it works! I've been eying the EcoStyler gels very closely. I really want to get one, but do they all have protein? I'm finally learning to listen to my hair and I'm trying to back off the protein. I think my hair would love the "oil" ones -- it hasn't met an oil it hasn't liked, as of yet! Does it have good hold, or is it soft holding?

    Ecostyler krystal has wheat protein.
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpedaheh.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
    2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
    Cowash: Tresemme naturals
    Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
    Curl enhancer: FSG
    Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
    PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
    Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
  • wavynwild16wavynwild16 Posts: 2,121Registered Users
    pedaheh wrote: »
    Oh, let us know how it works! I've been eying the EcoStyler gels very closely. I really want to get one, but do they all have protein? I'm finally learning to listen to my hair and I'm trying to back off the protein. I think my hair would love the "oil" ones -- it hasn't met an oil it hasn't liked, as of yet! Does it have good hold, or is it soft holding?

    Ecostyler krystal has wheat protein.
    Oh, okay! I knew that one had protein (so I'm trying to avoid it ;)), but do you know about the others?
    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:
  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    pedaheh wrote: »
    Oh, let us know how it works! I've been eying the EcoStyler gels very closely. I really want to get one, but do they all have protein? I'm finally learning to listen to my hair and I'm trying to back off the protein. I think my hair would love the "oil" ones -- it hasn't met an oil it hasn't liked, as of yet! Does it have good hold, or is it soft holding?

    Ecostyler krystal has wheat protein.
    Oh, okay! I knew that one had protein (so I'm trying to avoid it ;)), but do you know about the others?
    Walgreens.com says the olive oil one has wheat protein.
    This post says the Argan oil one has protein.
    Eco Styler Moroccan Argan Oil Styling Gel - The Black Hair Diary

    To find ingredients lists online, search NAME OF PRODUCT INGREDIENTS. Ingredients lists online are often wrong. It seems like they post them once and then never update them. Always double check the list on the bottle.
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpedaheh.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
    2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
    Cowash: Tresemme naturals
    Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
    Curl enhancer: FSG
    Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
    PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
    Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
  • imagabsterimagabster Posts: 71Registered Users
    I bought the krystal version last night and didn't realize it had wheat protein in it until after I got home, but it didn't seem to bother my hair at all.

    I actually really liked the texture of it too, it felt like it was easier to distribute through my hair than other gels I've been using! After reading another thread, I mixed about a half-dollar amount with about a dime size of CJ CIAB for each side and the back of my head and the combo gave me really soft, shiny, and defined waves!! I even defused my hair before bed since it was really wet--which usually gives me a lot of surface frizz--but it wasn't nearly as bad as it usually is! :thumright:

    I am worried that the protein will be too drying since my hair is on the coarser side, but right now I really like it!
    CG since September 2010
    thick, medium-coarse, low-normal porosity (?), 2c/3a hair!
    growing out my hair to BSL!

    experimenting with...
    low-poo/ co-wash: Everyday Shea Moisturizing Lavender Shampoo & tressemme naturals moisture
    rinse-out/ leave-in: GFTN, CJAO, CJRM, TJ nourish, GVP Conditioning Balm
    styling: HESMU, CJCIAB, eco styler krystal, BRHG

    "I'm as free as my hair." Mother Monster