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Anyone NOT like Re:coil???

I am still evaluating this stuff, but so far, I don't know if I can justify dropping $19 for it again. It certainly isn't working miracles for me thus far.....

Anyone else?

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  • echokittenechokitten Posts: 1,751Registered Users
    Meh results here. I have had about 3 tries with it and where curls go it certainly does its job, however it is not an HG for me by any means...But that being said I still have yet to try it in warmer weather so I will reserve final judgement for later this summer. I know for certain that I need a gel with it. I have too much hair and poof to go without. I think that I will use the rest of the tube in experimenting but prob won't buy it again unless I can get it for half off or something. I couldn't justify the $17 again unless it was a HUGE HG for me.
    Cincinnati Ohio>>>Coarse protein sensitive 3a, Jessicurl WDT as a leave in, Biotera gel, White Boots, PW= coffeecurls

    "Man tries to exaggerate what nature has given him," Charles Darwin (1809-1882).

    "Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful." -Sophia Loren
  • carrie640carrie640 Posts: 216Registered Users
    The salon I bought it in said that many people use it together with Plastique (which is CG friendly, but not listed here in CurlMart)...and love them together..but that stuff is expensive, too..so I don't know what to do!
  • pinksugarpinksugar Posts: 2,346Registered Users
    I've been wanting to try it. I've read a couple posts where they use it after leave-in condish and before Joiwhip Mousse. I currently use a leave-in and Joiwhip. I like the results I get now but wish I had a little less frizz. I'm still anxious to give it a try. I didn't realize it was that expensive! Once I get mine I'll let you know how it worked. I'm sorry you are not happy with your results, especially at that price. :(
  • quixoticquixotic Posts: 12Registered Users
    I've been experimenting with it this past week and am very disappointed. The only plus side is that it made me realize how much of a HG my Rusk CurlSilk texture control creme is!

    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] made my hair appear so thin! Very stringy and hard. Yuck. I definitely recommend trying the rusk.
    Hair type: 3 b/c mix

    Products: Elucense MBC, Rusk CurlSilk texture control creme, GF gel, HONEY!
  • pinksugarpinksugar Posts: 2,346Registered Users
    quixotic wrote:
    I've been experimenting with it this past week and am very disappointed. The only plus side is that it made me realize how much of a HG my Rusk CurlSilk texture control creme is!

    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] made my hair appear so thin! Very stringy and hard. Yuck. I definitely recommend trying the rusk.

    Hmmm...maybe I'm not so anxious to try it now.
  • Koukla72Koukla72 Posts: 1,680Registered Users
    Edited due to a cyberstalker. Sorry, guys. :(
  • DDRunnerDDRunner Posts: 31Registered Users
    I've been using this for 5 days. First I used it alone, then it was suggested that I was using too much, about the size of a quarter, and was recommended to start with a pea. I have been using JCRR for the past 2 days after applying recoil. I have also changed to using just a pea size amt. One thing I have noticed is that I have frizz, something I have not had before using this. I have had the frizz since I started using this. I think I'lll use it for a few more days then put it aside if results are the same. Maybe in a month when the humidity starts getting higher I will see better results.
    2B/3A?? Newbie trying lots of new products thanks to all the info from my "curlfriends"
  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    pinksugar wrote:
    I've been wanting to try it. I've read a couple posts where they use it after leave-in condish and before Joiwhip Mousse. I currently use a leave-in and Joiwhip.

    This is about how I use it, and I love it. I alternate leave-ins and gel/mousse, but recoil is ALWAYS my middle product. I've been using it daily for almost a year, and I still love it!
    *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
  • quixoticquixotic Posts: 12Registered Users



    About a pea size amount... I tried it alone and that was too much frizz. So i tried it with a minimal amount of gel and it just thinned my hair.
    Hair type: 3 b/c mix

    Products: Elucense MBC, Rusk CurlSilk texture control creme, GF gel, HONEY!
  • carrie640carrie640 Posts: 216Registered Users
    OK..I've got to know...what is HG?????
  • echokittenechokitten Posts: 1,751Registered Users
    carrie640 wrote:
    OK..I've got to know...what is HG?????

    holy grail
    Cincinnati Ohio>>>Coarse protein sensitive 3a, Jessicurl WDT as a leave in, Biotera gel, White Boots, PW= coffeecurls

    "Man tries to exaggerate what nature has given him," Charles Darwin (1809-1882).

    "Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful." -Sophia Loren
  • carrie640carrie640 Posts: 216Registered Users
    Thanks:)
  • cayseecaysee Posts: 89Registered Users
    I am on my second tube, the first one I wasn't so sure about. But I was bound and determined to make this work. I use about a quarter size and mix it with Ouidad Climate control gel and I am getting third day hair. If I use it with Joiwhip I only use about a nickel size and no gel that usually works in the less humid months. I have shoulder length 3c hair.
  • jennyfurrensjennyfurrens Posts: 708Registered Users
    It did make my hair slightly curlier, springier, tighter curled. But the magnesium sulfate in it dried out my hair and made it feel tacky and kinda sticky - just like it would on the beach with all the salt water in it. jessicurl products do the same for me. Whilst i LOVE beach hair cos the salt really does make my curls spring out into perfectly defined coils, the feeling of it is just horrible. Really gritty/sticky/dry/tacky. Hard to explain but not worth it for the look unless I was doing a photoshoot alone or something and could wash it straight out after. (not that i ever do photo shoots :lol: )

    cleanse: OS shampoo. PureNuffStuff cleanser.
    condition: Aussie 3MM. Jessicurl Aloeba.
    style: B2Basics GreenTeaGel. T&G Curl Balm. JCarter Nourish&Shine.


    pw: curlywurly
  • 1curlydoc1curlydoc Posts: 158Registered Users
    I'll chime in on the "like it" side just to keep things balanced. I love [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 use it almost everytime I style. It doesn't really make my hair curlier, but it helps a lot with clumping. I usually use a quarter-sized blob (although I just got my hair cut quite a bit shorter yesterday so I'll probably have to decrease that) and sometimes mix a little boots with it. Then I layer joiwhip mousse or something else over it for hold. I don't find it drying at all, but I also don't think it lessens frizz either if that's what you're looking for.

    Just my two cents worth!
    thick 3b; currently loving Devacurl and Kinky-Curly

  • MoosemarcyMoosemarcy Posts: 157Registered Users
    I am not that crazy about it either. I like more of a cream texture. I don't know why it does not seem to work for me. And I just bought two bottles on Ebay
    Quixotic, where do you get your Rusk CurlSilk texture control creme? Does this have any silicones in it? Thanks.
  • carrie640carrie640 Posts: 216Registered Users
    And again.....I am having another YUCK hair-day with this [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]!! Today it feels like I have lotion slathered in my hair...truly doesn't feel like hair...but more like..well, like lotion is slathered in it.

    I am now on the verge of trying to swap/sell it, I think. Sad! I barely used the stuff and now I want rid of it!
  • memesmemes Posts: 785Registered Users
    I gave away my first tube 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] because I just couldn't make it work for me and it always felt producty. Of course, I just had to buy another tube and give it another try and now it's one of my favorite products. The big trick for me is just putting it in soaking wet hair. I scrunch it in and rake it through upside down in the shower as soon as I'm finished rinsing my conditioner out and I don't use any leave in under it.

    You might want to just put it away for a few weeks and give it one more try after a little while.....

    Michelle
    3A, fine but thick, low porosity, low to medium resilience, protein sensitive but not to silk

    Favorites: Anything from Curly Kinks...their system is my new holy grail. Still liking Juice Organics Orange and TJ Refresh Conditioners as all purpose co-wash and rinse outs.
  • quixoticquixotic Posts: 12Registered Users
    Moosemarcy wrote:
    I am not that crazy about it either. I like more of a cream texture. I don't know why it does not seem to work for me. And I just bought two bottles on Ebay
    Quixotic, where do you get your Rusk CurlSilk texture control creme? Does this have any silicones in it? Thanks.


    Sorry i'm not yet that advanced in my hair routine to know which ingredients are good and bad etc! The only place i've seen the Curlsilk, and actually looked for it, is Ulta. They have the best supply of Rusk products I've seen.
    Hair type: 3 b/c mix

    Products: Elucense MBC, Rusk CurlSilk texture control creme, GF gel, HONEY!
  • kjwavykjwavy Posts: 362Registered Users
    I love [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], but only for the cooler/drier weather. My hair seems to get too frizzy w/it in the heat & humidity. I'm not sure why, either, since a lot of the curlies here have great luck with it helping to keep them frizz-free :roll:
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Discovered nc.com in 09/2003

    2b~~fine texture~~normal porosity (except for highlights, which are high)~~normal elasticity~~medium density


    Shampoo: Still use sulfates, but only on roots
    Rinse out: Deva One C, JC Too Shea, Original Sprouts Deep Conditioner
    Curl Enhancers: KCCC; JC Rocking Ringlets, JC Spiralicious, & Confident Coils
    Styler: BRHG (over any and all curl enhancers) - this is the one product that I never change - absolute HG!!


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