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A/G Re:Coil - WOW! WOW! WOW!

Oh God. So the pj in me went ahead a bought some [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]Re:coil[/buylink] since I read the thread about Curls Spiral Curls Cream changing their formula. I asked if there was a substitute for SCC and someone suggested [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]Re:coil[/buylink].

MY HAIR LOOKS FANTASTIC! I mean, FANTASTIC. Gorgeous curl and wave definition, volume, shine and softness.

If this keeps up (today was the first day I used it) then this is a true HG product.

I took everyone's advice and used only a small amount, two pea-sized dollops total (one for each side and the back).

My hair type is 2/3 with waves and curls, lots of frizz, coarse, thick and on the dry side. Hair hates protein. I am always looking for volume, shine and curl definition, with no crunch and I don't like a lot of hold. I don't do CG but like to use products that rinse out with just water and/or conditoner since I only wash 2 or 3 times a week.

Here is what I did, in detail, in case anyone is interested:

Washed and conditoned (wanted to start fresh) then before I got out of the shower I flipped my hair upside down and added some more conditioner (Suave whatever, nothing special) and scrunched it in to my soaking wet hair. Then I just immediately plopped into a towel and left that on for about 5 minutes.

Took off the towel, parted my hair and scrunched in the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]Re:Coil[/buylink]. Let my hair air dry for 35 minutes, then diffused for about 3 minutes. I added a drop more [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]Re:Coil[/buylink] and used it to twist a couple of pieces around my face.

AWESOME HAIR. I really hope this stuff is consistent because I love it!

Thanks to whoever suggested it!
HG: Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee (always and forever)
Cantu Naturals s & c (shampoo 1x a week), use conditioner as a co-wash every day and LI under my gel.


Air dry then diffuse canapy layers only for volume
Coconut oil before/after coloring grays and on ends.

2b/c mix waves/curls - coarse, frizz prone, med. thick, porous, at-home color, protein sensitive but I still need it sometimes, glycerin-sensitive (I think) in high humidity. After 16 years on NC.com I FINALLY figured it out..

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  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    Well congrats on finding something you love in your hair! For the past three years I know that recoil has been the same so hopefully they'll never change it on us. Lovely stuff!
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FMedusahair%2F" class="Popup

    If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
  • lushaholiclushaholic Posts: 2,180Registered Users
    It's about time you tried it!! :D
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  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    lushaholic wrote:
    It's about time you tried it!! :D

    Seriously! Glad you like it... I don't know how I ever lived without this stuff.
    *Poster formerly known as Bailey422*

    Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid. ~ George Carlin
  • CsaracCsarac Posts: 861Registered Users
    Bailey422 wrote:
    lushaholic wrote:
    It's about time you tried it!! :D

    Seriously! Glad you like it... I don't know how I ever lived without this stuff.

    I KNOW!

    It's been around for-eva and I always saw it pop up yet I just never had the inclination to try it. Maybe because some other curl enhancers didn't work so well on me (Curls Rock, I am looking at you as well as some others from Redken and Nexxus) I just figured I had no luck with them.

    But this? This stuff rocks and it's CG friendly. Whoo!
    HG: Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee (always and forever)
    Cantu Naturals s & c (shampoo 1x a week), use conditioner as a co-wash every day and LI under my gel.


    Air dry then diffuse canapy layers only for volume
    Coconut oil before/after coloring grays and on ends.

    2b/c mix waves/curls - coarse, frizz prone, med. thick, porous, at-home color, protein sensitive but I still need it sometimes, glycerin-sensitive (I think) in high humidity. After 16 years on NC.com I FINALLY figured it out..

  • lunarisinglunarising Posts: 71Registered Users
    I love it too!! :D :D

    If they ever even think of changing the formula we'll all have to chain ourselves to their door in protest :wink:
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    Modified CG - Suave coconut conditioner (CW), BC Down and Out, and and Aussie MM conditioner my current loves.
  • BrioBrio Posts: 1,432Registered Users
    you guys are killing me! just killing me!

    I hope I get mine this weekend. My SIL was supposed to pick me up a tube and I'm hoping I see her this weekend.

    Now I'm kicking myself because I didn't ask her to see if the salon had Fast Food, too.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Frizz Happens!
    my Fotki hair journey/experiment diary PW is brio (and I really need to update it!)

    3A hair; coloring with henna/indigo since July 2009; normally follow the CG method. Still searching for my HG products!
  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    Awesome! My hair absolutely loves this stuff too, so I'm glad it worked for you!
    Brooklyn, NY

    Hair: 3A/B, Underlayer of 2B
    HG products:
    Winter- Giovanni Tea Tree (co-wash) & 50/50 (condish); Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Leave-In; Curls Milkshake & Quenched Curls; Re:coil; BRHG
    Summer: DevaCurl No Poo & OneC; CK; Re:coil; BRHG; Honey!!!

    fotki pw= crrrls
  • sherry7899sherry7899 Posts: 897Registered Users
    Do any stores/salons sell recoil, or is it only available online?

    Thanks!
    sherry
  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    sherry7899 wrote:
    Do any stores/salons sell recoil, or is it only available online?

    Thanks!
    sherry

    It is sold in salons. You can find out which ones if you go to their website (agcosmetics.com or something like that?).
    Brooklyn, NY

    Hair: 3A/B, Underlayer of 2B
    HG products:
    Winter- Giovanni Tea Tree (co-wash) & 50/50 (condish); Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Leave-In; Curls Milkshake & Quenched Curls; Re:coil; BRHG
    Summer: DevaCurl No Poo & OneC; CK; Re:coil; BRHG; Honey!!!

    fotki pw= crrrls
  • laurabeth33laurabeth33 Posts: 1,443Registered Users
    sherry7899 wrote:
    Do any stores/salons sell recoil, or is it only available online?

    Thanks!
    sherry

    Salons and CurlMart gets special permission from AG to sell it online.
    2b w/ some 3a
    product tester geek
  • tinicurlydtinicurlyd Posts: 1,053Registered Users
    congrats are having great results with [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]re:coil[/buylink] :D .. i love this stuff also and have been using it faithfully since sept . works great paired with other products as well. im lucky a salon in my area started carrying it.. id definetly order some online if the didnt anymore but hopefully that be never lol.
    Modified CG-Use Low Poo
    Use Suaves & VO5 Condish For CG-Honey+ Condish=My curls are loving it!
    *Suave gels ( love crunchy gels )*My HGs-Re:coil, Jessicurls , Boots , Loreal Spiral Curl Mousse, Tigi Amp*

    *~Show Your True Beauty Cuz Curls Rock!~*
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aghaircosmetics.com%2Fsalonlocator.cfm" class="Popup

    Sherry they have a salon locator, they might have it near you. It's sure nice to avoid shipping when I can.
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FMedusahair%2F" class="Popup

    If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
  • sherry7899sherry7899 Posts: 897Registered Users
    Hi,

    Thank you so much for the salon locator link-everyone here is always so helpful!

    Now if I can just get my slow computer to load the site :roll: Hopefully there is someplace near me that has it. I found a mall forty minutes from me has Jessicurl, so that's one product line down.

    Take care,
    Sherry
  • BrioBrio Posts: 1,432Registered Users
    I'm off to go get my recoil.

    I can't wait to try it!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Frizz Happens!
    my Fotki hair journey/experiment diary PW is brio (and I really need to update it!)

    3A hair; coloring with henna/indigo since July 2009; normally follow the CG method. Still searching for my HG products!
  • lushaholiclushaholic Posts: 2,180Registered Users
    lunarising wrote:

    If they ever even think of changing the formula we'll all have to chain ourselves to their door in protest :wink:

    :lol: You're not kidding!! That is one product I would get postal about if they tried to change it!

    Brio, how exciting!! I hope you love it! :D
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  • LavenderCurlsLavenderCurls Posts: 1,477Registered Users
    I'm really liking [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]Re:coil[/buylink] since I finally figured out how to use it. Although I'd go for long stretches at a time without using it, it's taken me around a year or more to figure it out :o !
    CG-modified since 4/05
    2b/3a and 3b on occasion!
    Products: The hair aisle in my own cabinets. :roll:
    Best definition winner: KCCC
    Best volume winner: LOOB
  • specialkay2727specialkay2727 Posts: 47Registered Users
    i just got it...how is everyone using it?
  • tinicurlydtinicurlyd Posts: 1,053Registered Users
    i use it on semi wet hair.. i find that if i spritz some water in my hand and use about a pea size amount of [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]re:coil[/buylink] . rub my hands together and rake/scrunch it in works best for me..then i diffuse halfway , mabye srunch in some boots with it and diffuse the rest , nice clumpy curls i get . :D
    Modified CG-Use Low Poo
    Use Suaves & VO5 Condish For CG-Honey+ Condish=My curls are loving it!
    *Suave gels ( love crunchy gels )*My HGs-Re:coil, Jessicurls , Boots , Loreal Spiral Curl Mousse, Tigi Amp*

    *~Show Your True Beauty Cuz Curls Rock!~*
  • lushaholiclushaholic Posts: 2,180Registered Users
    I apply about 2 nickles to quarters size blob (i have long hair, so it depends on thickness and length of your hair) to very wet hair right after applying my leave-in. I smooth it over the whole lengths of my hair while my hair is flipped over , and then again straight up (to make sure I get both the outer areas and underneath) then whatever other product on top (gel, mousse). Then I start scrunching my hair like crazy with thick, absorbent paper towels and plop for around 15 mins, then diffuse. It's good stuff!!
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  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    I use it like Lush. I use about a quarter size on very wet hair. I use it either after my leave-in, or I mix it with the leave-in in my hand and apply them together. I rake it through my hair very thoroughly, then add my gel or mousse.
    *Poster formerly known as Bailey422*

    Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid. ~ George Carlin
  • lushaholiclushaholic Posts: 2,180Registered Users
    Just remembered something else. If you have any pink Boots, you can mix a dab of each together in your hands for a good combo. :)
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  • NuttyHairNuttyHair Posts: 75Registered Users
    It looks like they just added a bunch of salons in my area, I wonder if they've made a push to widen distribution. I remember looking for it last summer and not finding it within 20 miles; now there are a bunch pretty close by. Yay.
    3B, I think w/very thick hair, shoulder length. Fall hair: Low Poo, TS, CK, Aloeba leave in, recoil or RR, plop, BRHG or SMU, no blow dry.
  • lushaholiclushaholic Posts: 2,180Registered Users
    Same here, they didn't have any listed for my area a year ago, and now there are tons of salons here carrying it! No complaints though. :wink:
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  • FearnotsomuchFearnotsomuch Posts: 368Registered Users
    ...stop it..... I'm gonna buy it!
    In DESPERATE need of a haircut.
  • wild_sasparillawild_sasparilla Posts: 4,306Registered Users
    This is waaaaaaay out of my budget and I don't even have a car to go places, so I searched for salons within 10 miles, which I probably would have very little chance to get to anyway, just to discourage myself with the lack of findings. Well, thanks a lot, Joelle! Your beauty supply shop actually seems familiar (like it exists!) and knowing it's close by is killing me now. :x

    When will the torture end??!!
    OMG, LOOK!!

    ...It's a siggie. :shock:
  • CsaracCsarac Posts: 861Registered Users
    When will the torture end??!!

    When you actually buy [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]Re:coil[/buylink] and see the wonder that it will do for your hair. :D

    Sorry. I don't mean to add to your torture...
    HG: Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee (always and forever)
    Cantu Naturals s & c (shampoo 1x a week), use conditioner as a co-wash every day and LI under my gel.


    Air dry then diffuse canapy layers only for volume
    Coconut oil before/after coloring grays and on ends.

    2b/c mix waves/curls - coarse, frizz prone, med. thick, porous, at-home color, protein sensitive but I still need it sometimes, glycerin-sensitive (I think) in high humidity. After 16 years on NC.com I FINALLY figured it out..

  • Ab-starAb-star Posts: 1,128Registered Users
    Csarac wrote:
    MY HAIR LOOKS FANTASTIC! I mean, FANTASTIC. Gorgeous curl and wave definition, volume, shine and softness.

    Isn't it the greatest?? I'm so glad you got good results! :D

    lunarising wrote:
    If they ever even think of changing the formula we'll all have to chain ourselves to their door in protest :wink:

    ROFL! I live in fear that either [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]re:coil[/buylink] or JoiWhip will change their formula. Well, JoiWhip did last year but not enough for me to notice a difference.
    Brio wrote:
    Now I'm kicking myself because I didn't ask her to see if the salon had Fast Food, too.

    You must try this!! Fast Food rocks!!! :D
    MY HAIR ALBUM
    pw - jack

    Going natural for the summer...just a dab of ArcAngell!
  • CsaracCsarac Posts: 861Registered Users
    OK, just got great 2nd day hair with this too.

    Woke up this a.m. and after taking my shower (I kept my hair hidden up in a towel so it stayed dry) I just re-scrunched my hair with some water to reactivate the curl (very little water, not even enough to make my hair damp) and used less than a pea size dollop of [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]Re:coil[/buylink] and scrunched it in all over. My hair looks just as good today as it did yesterday.

    I think I am in love. Seriously. I cannot get over how nice my hair feels either, so smooth and moisturized and soft. And I love that I only need very little to work.

    I'll stop now...
    HG: Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee (always and forever)
    Cantu Naturals s & c (shampoo 1x a week), use conditioner as a co-wash every day and LI under my gel.


    Air dry then diffuse canapy layers only for volume
    Coconut oil before/after coloring grays and on ends.

    2b/c mix waves/curls - coarse, frizz prone, med. thick, porous, at-home color, protein sensitive but I still need it sometimes, glycerin-sensitive (I think) in high humidity. After 16 years on NC.com I FINALLY figured it out..

  • BrioBrio Posts: 1,432Registered Users
    I used the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]re:coil[/buylink] for the first time this morning. I must admit, so far I am impressed! I conditionerd with OneC, used about two pea-sized blops of [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]Re:coil[/buylink] on very wet hair, and then used the Aura Hypo-Gel over the top.

    The hair on my canopy is curling better than it normally does and it's not even raining today!

    I will keep experimenting.

    :D
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Frizz Happens!
    my Fotki hair journey/experiment diary PW is brio (and I really need to update it!)

    3A hair; coloring with henna/indigo since July 2009; normally follow the CG method. Still searching for my HG products!
  • lushaholiclushaholic Posts: 2,180Registered Users
    Yep, I do think it is the Recoil that allows me to go 2-3 days in between washing, and still have it look good enough. And wild_sasparilla, I know it is pricey, because it is, BUT a tube really does last a long time because you use it pretty sparingly. It will definitely pay for itself. :)
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