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L.A. Looks Sports Jell Vs. Eco Styler?

MonroeMMonroeM Posts: 1Registered Users
I am just starting CG today and wondering how the L.A. Looks Sports Jell or if Eco Styler compare side by side. I have been using the L.A. Looks jell even before going CG and got "ok" results but my curls are already a little better using the same jell even after day 1 of CG. I just wonder if I would get even better results with the Eco Styler. I am almost out of the L.A. Looks so I am looking to buy one or the other. I have fine 3b hair, not sure yet what porosity but it's been damaged before so it might be high. Thanks for any suggestions!

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  • BeachCurlGurlBeachCurlGurl Posts: 168Registered Users
    I don't think they really compare at all. Eco styler is a curl enhancer with no hold. LA looks is a gel with hold not a curl enhancer.
    3a fine; dense; medium-low porosity, frizz prone

    Current Favs: KM Shampoo bars, Darcy's pumpkin seed conditioner, CJ Repair Me; CJCR, CJCCC; Marie Dean products; DM Miracurls Gelly; KCCC; CJCQ; LA Looks sport gel

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  • beeduhbeeduh Posts: 684Registered Users
    I really like it anyway. Just bought 32 oz. for 2.99 at sally's. I haven't compared hold, but eco styler has good hold 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.
  • curlangel0690curlangel0690 Posts: 172Registered Users
    I like both and both give me good hold. I have problems with each though. The LAL drys my hair out by day 2 and the wrong ecostyler makes my hair gummy. I didn't have much luck with the ES olive oil, ok results with the argan oil, but the best with the krystal. If I had to pick which I liked the most it would be the Ecostyler Krystal.
    "I'm not high maintenance, my hair is."
    3c mostly fine, high to normal porosity, medium density, normal elasticity

    Co-Wash- VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TreSemme Naturals
    LowPoo- GTTT
    RO- GVP Conditioning Balm
    LI- Giovanni Direct Leave In, GVP Conditioning Balm,
    Stylers- KMFUM, Eco Styler Krystal, AOMMM, UFDCM,
    Oils- Jojoba, Sweet Almond, Coconut
    PT- IAGirl's Gelatin PT
    DC- AS I Am Hydrating Mask
  • BeachCurlGurlBeachCurlGurl Posts: 168Registered Users
    I like ecostyler too but I use it differently than LA looks gel.
    3a fine; dense; medium-low porosity, frizz prone

    Current Favs: KM Shampoo bars, Darcy's pumpkin seed conditioner, CJ Repair Me; CJCR, CJCCC; Marie Dean products; DM Miracurls Gelly; KCCC; CJCQ; LA Looks sport gel

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  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,654Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    Is this the LALSG that everyone is talking about? I added it to my order that I just placed.
    Location: Texas
    Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
    CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Desert Essence Coconut, Oribe Silverati
    Leave-ins: Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls, KCKT, cno overnight
    Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
    DT: Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Posts: 1,257Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Spiralli wrote: »
    Is this the LALSG that everyone is talking about? I added it to my order that I just placed.

    Yes it is. :)
    CG since 11/2011
    2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

    Go To Products /Routine:
    Clarifying: Suave Essentials Strawberry
    Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
    CO: Suave Essentials Strawberry, V05 Kiwi Lime
    RO /LI: Tresemme Perfectly (un)Done, Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze, Suave Essentials Strawberry, Renpure Brazilian Keratin (old formula)
    Stylers: LALSG, AIF, HETT, Suave Professionals Firm Control
    PT: IAGirl's as needed
  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,654Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    Thanks for the quick reply. Looking forward to trying this.
    Location: Texas
    Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
    CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Desert Essence Coconut, Oribe Silverati
    Leave-ins: Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls, KCKT, cno overnight
    Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
    DT: Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
  • mhen76mhen76 Posts: 813Registered Users
    I frequently use both. I layer the EcoStyler Krystal first to get definition and tame frizzies. Then I top it with a little LALSG for extra hold. My hair is also fine but my porosity is on the low side.
    3B, fine, normal to low porosity
    Modified CG since June 2010
    HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.
  • wendi.wendywendi.wendy Posts: 174Registered Users
    I don't think they really compare at all. Eco styler is a curl enhancer with no hold. LA looks is a gel with hold not a curl enhancer.

    This is how I look at these products as well. If I use EcoStyler, I use it more like a curl cream with a harder-hold gel over it. I would never be able to swap LA Looks for EcoStyler and get good results.
    ~ Wendi in IL
    3a - fine, colored hair w/normal porosity (loves protein!)
    CG since March 2010
    Co-Wash: V05, Suave or Cure Care
    Low Poo: Desert Essence
    Condish: GVP Balm, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening

    Leave-In: Cure Care, KCKT
    Styler: SS FHG, Re-Coil, LALSG, BRHG

  • guthak01guthak01 Posts: 188Registered Users
    LALSG gives me hold AND curl enhancement. Actually a lot of curl enhancement. Eco styler did not have nearly as much hold. It gave me soft curls.
    3a/3b, Low porosity, Medium Density
    Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
    RO: Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm
    Leave-in: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Styler: Aussie Instant Freeze or LALSG
  • ladybug8412ladybug8412 Posts: 40Registered Users
    I had started using the LALSG, but it didn't give me great definition or hold. I went out and bought Eco Styler Krystal and layered a small amount under the LALSG, and my curls came out looking great! I'm afraid to try it alone.
    Fine 2b hair, medium density, high porosity, normal elasticity
    High dew points every season except winter, but high humidity year-round
    Modified CG since 5/26/12
    Low 'poo: Nature's Gates Herbal Shampoo
    CO wash: V05 Kiwi Squeeze Clarifying Conditioner
    RO: GVP CB
    DT: GVP CB
    PT: ION EC twice a week; IA Girl's Gelatin PT once a week
    Styler: Just 4 Us Naturals Spring Back Curling Custard, HETT gel, and Ecostyler Krystal
    Methods: diffusing for volume, SOTC
    HG Products: Just 4 Us CC, GVP CB
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,250Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I don't think they really compare at all. Eco styler is a curl enhancer with no hold. LA looks is a gel with hold not a curl enhancer.

    This is how I look at these products as well. If I use EcoStyler, I use it more like a curl cream with a harder-hold gel over it. I would never be able to swap LA Looks for EcoStyler and get good results.

    ditto. My hair only tolerated small amounts of Ecostyler (I tried various formulas). I think it might have more glycerin which my hair doesn't like in high amounts. LA Looks Sport Gel has been my favorite gel for 6-7 years now and I use it every day.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • Auntie BubbsAuntie Bubbs Posts: 1,068Registered Users
    I recently bought both the blue LALSG and the white EcoStyler and I prefer the EcoStyler. I layer both (not at the same time, alternately for comparison) over FSG. LALSG dries me out and does not cut down on frizz at all. When I layer FSG under EcoStyler or under Aussie Instant Freeze, I have almost no frizz, but under LALSG, tons of frizz, little definition, and I can't get 2nd day hair.
    I'm going to try layering the LALSG over EcoStyler and see how that works, but I don't have high hopes, and I'm not going to repurchase it.

    I do like the EcoStyler, but not as much as Aussie Instant Freeze. The Aussie gives me the best hold, scrunches out great, and I have almost zero frizz when I layer it over FSG. I will say I get alot of clump with the EcoStyler, almost too much. I have to supersoak to break them up.
    That's me with FSG as my styler!!

    3b. fine & thick, coarse, dry, medium porosity. Sucks up product and loves ACVs! FSG is my HG!

    Currently using:
    Low Poo: TJ's Refresh No Poo: CoWash w/VO-5; Sonoma Soap Company sulfate-free poo
    RO: Yes to Cuc; SSC Lavender Condish; Sally GVP LI: Donna Marie Miracle D&C
    Style: FSG w/Aussie Instant Freeze & CIAB