Gel Problems

zwavyzwavy Posts: 30Registered Users
Does gel do strange things to anyone else's hair? I love the hold it gives, but my hair is way more wavy at the top than at the bottom. Not sure if this is because of heat damage that I'm growing out, or what.
2a/2b fine(ish) waves with low porosity and medium thickness.
Current shampoo (I switch it up a lot): Attitude Volume and Shine
Current conditioner (also switch up a lot): Attitude Volume and Shine (about to change to Giovanni for more moisture)
Gel: LA Looks Sport Gel
Cream: OGX Moroccan Curling Perfection
Leave-in: Nexxus Hydra-Light Weightless Moisture
I usually mix the cream/leave-in and the gel so that I have not as strong of a hold.

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  • naturecatnaturecat Posts: 1,986Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    If I apply too much strong hold ish products to my hair, then try to diffuse, it goes into some wonky zigzag shapes. Not sure if this is what you meant though. I usually get more curl towards the bottom, probably because it's less weighed down than the top part of the hair, and it also fits into the diffuser better.

    3A/f/i
    Super baby fine hair, low porosity
    Shampoos: SM Fruit Fusion (mostly), Avalon lemon (to clarify). Occasional aloe vera and glycerin to wash.
    Stylers: Intelligent Nutrients Perfect Hold Hairspray
    Treatments: Catnip tea, IA girl's PT, Fermented Rice Water, Catnip Tea, Amla tea, Irish Moss, SS PT
  • ExpectoPatronumExpectoPatronum Posts: 143Registered Users
    The only time gel does funky things to my hair is when I plop after. Some pieces will be wonky as I diffuse after, but I just re-wet them to fix them. No biggie.
    :color: HAIR STATS & ROUTINE :color:
    2c/3a--medium porosity--medium density--medium/coarse
    Cleansers: Shea Moisture Scalp Detox Shampoo, wash ~2x a week
    Conditioners: Cantu Hydrating Cream Conditioner (RO,HG!)
    Stylings: SM Curl and Style Milk (HG), Camille Rose Curl Maker (HG!)
    SOTC: SM Curl and Style Milk
    Oils: Coconut
    Working with waves since April 2015

  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    zwavy wrote: »
    Does gel do strange things to anyone else's hair? I love the hold it gives, but my hair is way more wavy at the top than at the bottom. Not sure if this is because of heat damage that I'm growing out, or what.

    If your hair has more curl at the top than the bottom and you've mentioned heat damage, then, yeah, I'd guess the damage was the reason. If it was just your curl pattern or the product, usually it'd be the opposite (so more curl at the ends and flatter roots). Just my two cents!
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    DC:
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:

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