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La Bella Curl Gel

beeduhbeeduh Posts: 684Registered Users
I recently purchased la Bella curl gel and I have to say my hair is vey curly today. I washed last night, used my LI and applied the gel. Diffused, air dried and went to sleep. This morning i dampened with water, applied a little SM curl milk and a little more curl gel. Diffused and SOTC. It's like my hair shrank a few inches it's so curly. Very minimal frizz today too. Especially around my crown area. :]

This made my hair feel very similar to the KCCC when I applied it to my wet hair (I think someone described it as flash drying), but it wasn't nearly as dry feeling or tangly. And my hair turned out nicely.
CG as of Feb. 2012
combination hair.
2c on top - low elasticity
3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
porosity: normal to high.
loves protein and moisture.
BSACV as needed.

products may vary. i'm a PJ.
loving Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks, and AS I Am.

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  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    I'm intrigued. I had this gel in my hands during one of my product binges last week, but I didn't purchase. I might have to rectify that situation.

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    3a/f/iii
    Modified CG since 11/5/11
    CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
    RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
    STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
  • beeduhbeeduh Posts: 684Registered Users
    Corrina777 wrote: »
    I'm intrigued. I had this gel in my hands during one of my product binges last week, but I didn't purchase. I might have to rectify that situation.

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    If you decide to get it post your review. I'd love to know if it works well for others, or if today is just a fluke for me. :]
    CG as of Feb. 2012
    combination hair.
    2c on top - low elasticity
    3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
    fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
    porosity: normal to high.
    loves protein and moisture.
    BSACV as needed.

    products may vary. i'm a PJ.
    loving Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks, and AS I Am.
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    Lol- it's really just a matter of when I get it.

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    3a/f/iii
    Modified CG since 11/5/11
    CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
    RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
    STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
    There must be something in the air, because this gel is on my shopping list for today. Thanks for enabling!
  • empressriempressri Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    Is it the pink one Beeduh?? (gosh I love your name lol)
    Lady Hasytal in the Land of Product in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
    "Trust is knowing your SO would do the right thing in the face of strange vagina." Nej
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  • beeduhbeeduh Posts: 684Registered Users
    empressri wrote: »
    Is it the pink one Beeduh?? (gosh I love your name lol)


    Yup, it's the pink one that says La Bella Curls. And thanks. Beeduh isn't actually my real name. I work at a preschool and about 3 years ago a one year old started to call me that and the name stuck. :]
    CG as of Feb. 2012
    combination hair.
    2c on top - low elasticity
    3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
    fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
    porosity: normal to high.
    loves protein and moisture.
    BSACV as needed.

    products may vary. i'm a PJ.
    loving Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks, and AS I Am.
  • wavynwild16wavynwild16 Posts: 2,121Registered Users
    I used to be addicted to this stuff a little while back! I like my gels to have some more hold, though, but my curl pattern has gotten stronger and my hair is curlier now, so I just may have to revisit it sometime soon. :) I used to just GLOB it on my hair. The results were pretty consistent. I also liked their Super Spikes gel (protein-free!), but I haven't picked either up to use them in a long time. I just recently tried the LoC on my 2nd day hair, and it's been working pretty well.
    Glad you like it!
    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:
  • empressriempressri Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    beeduh wrote: »
    empressri wrote: »
    Is it the pink one Beeduh?? (gosh I love your name lol)


    Yup, it's the pink one that says La Bella Curls. And thanks. Beeduh isn't actually my real name. I work at a preschool and about 3 years ago a one year old started to call me that and the name stuck. :]

    lol!! something told me to specify your screenname but I thought it went without saying :P

    I have this same gel and you're making me want to dig it out. I tried it in the winter and my hair was NOT happy. I don't think I tried it since...hmmm....
    Lady Hasytal in the Land of Product in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
    "Trust is knowing your SO would do the right thing in the face of strange vagina." Nej
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  • finite33finite33 Posts: 93Registered Users
    I noticed there are two ingredient lists on the internet.

    This is the one from CVS:
    Water, Sorbitol, PVP, Propylene Glycol, Carbomer, Potassium Sorbate, Keratin Amino Acids, Sodium Chloride, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Aminomethyl Propanol, DMDM Hydantoin, Methylparaben, Polysorbate 20, Benzophenone-4, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance, Red 33.
    And this one from Amazon:
    Ingredients
    Deionized Water, Sorbitol, Glycerin, PVP, Propylene Glycol, Carbopol, Cocus Nucifera Oil Coconut, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Hemp, Lanolin, Triethanolamine.

    Ingredients
    DMDM Hydantoin, Methylparaben, Polysorbate-20, Benzophenone-4, Isosteareth-20, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance, Menthol, D&C Red No. 33.

    I think my hair does not like Hydroxypropylcellulose so I am hesitant to buy the one from CVS.
    Can you tell me which one you have that you got your wonderful results from. I really want to try this gel.
    Thanks!!


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    2c fine waves
    Loo-poo: Avalon, Andalou, As I Am - NO SULFATES!
    Cond: Avalon, Andalou, Kinky Curly - NO SILCONES!
    Gel: KCCC, products with no silicones or polyquats
    wish I had more curls :(
    Also looking for suggestions & help :batman:
  • CSICSI Posts: 140Registered Users
    I live in an area of high dew points year round (over 70) so this stuff is great for me. In order to get the softness I like on my 3c/4a hair, I put Long Aid gel underneath it. Gives me 7 day hair easily!
  • finite33finite33 Posts: 93Registered Users
    CSI wrote: »
    I live in an area of high dew points year round (over 70) so this stuff is great for me. In order to get the softness I like on my 3c/4a hair, I put Long Aid gel underneath it. Gives me 7 day hair easily!

    CSI~I also live in a place with high dew points so im interested in what ingredients your product has as there are two sets of ingredients.
    Thanks so much! :)
    2c fine waves
    Loo-poo: Avalon, Andalou, As I Am - NO SULFATES!
    Cond: Avalon, Andalou, Kinky Curly - NO SILCONES!
    Gel: KCCC, products with no silicones or polyquats
    wish I had more curls :(
    Also looking for suggestions & help :batman:
  • beeduhbeeduh Posts: 684Registered Users
    Sadly, I gave my La Bella gel away not too long ago. I just never used it.
    CG as of Feb. 2012
    combination hair.
    2c on top - low elasticity
    3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
    fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
    porosity: normal to high.
    loves protein and moisture.
    BSACV as needed.

    products may vary. i'm a PJ.
    loving Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks, and AS I Am.
  • shopbopshopbop Posts: 113Registered Users
    Where can you buy La Bella Curl Gel?
  • beeduhbeeduh Posts: 684Registered Users
    Walmart, CVS, Walgreens...
    CG as of Feb. 2012
    combination hair.
    2c on top - low elasticity
    3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
    fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
    porosity: normal to high.
    loves protein and moisture.
    BSACV as needed.

    products may vary. i'm a PJ.
    loving Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks, and AS I Am.
  • Princesa7Princesa7 Posts: 52Registered Users
    I tried this gel last year hoping it would work great but nope!

    No matter what styling combo I tried & even tried it alone I got horrible frizz every time! But I will say it smelled so good!!!
    3b but with a mix of 3a/3c
    Fine/med texture
    Normal/low porosity

    **Hair product junkie!!**

    Current favorites..

    *Shampoo & Conditioner-SM Coconut & Hibiscus Curl and Shine

    *Leave In-Mixed Chicks & SM Jamaican Black Castor Oil

    *Stylers-SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie & Souffle,Cantu Come Back Curl,SM Coconut and hibiscus styling milk
  • CatitudeBooCatitudeBoo Posts: 525Registered Users
    I love the smell too. It reminds me of bubblegum! My fiance loves the pink gel while I prefer the blue La Bella Gel (extreme sport w/ coconut oil).
    CG since Dec. 2013 :blob3:
    3b/c ~ fine ~ medium porosity ~ low density ~ dyed dark red
    No-Poo: Cantu Cleansing Cream Shampoo
    RO: Suave Essentials Volumizing Conditioner
    Styler: Tresemme Extra Firm Control Mousse & Hairspray