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Am I the only person who has to use tons of Ecostyler?

justajesuschickjustajesuschick Posts: 1,657Registered Users Curl Neophyte
It is like my hair eats or drinks this stuff and I am not coarse nor porous. It is certainly cheap so no worries about cost, I am just surprised at how much I have to use. Wonder if it is because of my CJ leave-ins. Today I used it over CJ Deep Fix (just a pea sized amount guarantees big soft waves) and KCCC. My hair is not crunchy and I have lots of volume.
My hair is a bit past shoulder length. I have both the Krystal and the Argan Oil. The Argan does not give me as much hold as the Krystal.
How much do you use?
I'm 47. Straight hair until 6/2010. THANKS, thyroid!
2b, medium-fine, normal-low porosity, medium density and elasticity
CG since 7/1/2010

Cleanse: Abba Color Protect
Condition: DevaCurl OC
LI: CJ-Deep Fix, Beauticurls LI
Curl Enhancer: CHS Curl Keeper, KCCC
Gel: Alba Strong Hold Gel, BRHG, Hugo Naturals Gel, SS FHG, CJPP
Trying/Maybe: Ecostyler, CJRM

Comments

  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    I have only the Krystal and don't use it real often, but when I do, it's usually over CJCCC, either regular or lite. Takes very little for me - three fingers lightly dipped. Any more and I wouldn't be able to scrunch it out. Never tried it over KCCC, but I'd think that would be even harder, on me - kind of like BRHG over KCCC. That gives me a true plastic helmet, LOL
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett
  • kinkycurly1kinkycurly1 Posts: 9Registered Users
    I use at least a a full cup if not a little more.

    Sent from my MB611 using CurlTalk App
  • CheetaraCheetara Posts: 2,182Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I tend to use a lot of Ecostyler Argan also. I like it to make my hair really gloppy and clumpy. Nonetheless I have had my 32 oz tub for a few months and I've barely made a dent in it!
    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.


  • JMartinez516JMartinez516 Posts: 10Registered Users
    I use a ton also...if I don't, my hair frizzes!
  • CurlyCanadian11CurlyCanadian11 Posts: 125Registered Users
    We do not have ecostyler at our Sally's here, but before my cut I was using TONS of gel to get the right hold, i was mixing and layering and dooin all sorts of things to find the right balance: Hold, Shine, Bounce, No producty feeling and Clumps! but eventually I found I could use 1.4 as much as I thoguht I needed and add a lil more in certain places if I needed it rather than globbing it all on at beginning. Helped me use less and realize I was over doing it before!
    2c/3a
    recovering from a chemically straightened nightmare!!
    Going back to my roots (literally!) CG since Aug 2011
    Fine, Thin, damaged, very porous, some elasticity.
    Cleanse:no poo
    Condish: one condition
    Style: Angel, B'leave in
    DT:Heaven in Hair!
    Spritz and Condish!!
    MY NEW HG: FSG and bent root clips with HESMEU hairspray flexible hold
  • justajesuschickjustajesuschick Posts: 1,657Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    It is not all gels, just this one in particular that my hair seems to absorb. I wondered if others applied and felt that it sank in unlike other gels.
    I'm 47. Straight hair until 6/2010. THANKS, thyroid!
    2b, medium-fine, normal-low porosity, medium density and elasticity
    CG since 7/1/2010

    Cleanse: Abba Color Protect
    Condition: DevaCurl OC
    LI: CJ-Deep Fix, Beauticurls LI
    Curl Enhancer: CHS Curl Keeper, KCCC
    Gel: Alba Strong Hold Gel, BRHG, Hugo Naturals Gel, SS FHG, CJPP
    Trying/Maybe: Ecostyler, CJRM
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    I think my hair reacted the same way. I haven't tried Ecostyler in a long time because I felt it built up on my hair and made my scalp itchy.

    the Alba Strong Hold gel is the same way for me, I feel like my hair just instantly absorbs it!
    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

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