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Flakes from HE SMU gel?

Has anyone else gotten flakes or major buildup from HE SMU gel? I like the results I got today as I applied it differently than usual. I applied One C and Boots then blotted with a t-shirt and then I scrunched in a lot of HE SMU gel. Maybe it was the amount? Maybe it was the Boots? The good news is, with the amount of the gel I put in, I got significantly better results than in the past. I got nice clumps, and my hair didn't frizz as it has in the past. But if I'm going to get flakes like that, I won't be able to use it. (Have pics of the results in my fotki)

Anyone else have this problem?
Fine, blonde 3a botticelli curls

Comments

  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I use SMU daily and I don't get flakes or buildup.

    I do find that Boots can leave my hair producty if I'm not really conservative with how much I use. Possibly the combination of One C and Boots is a bit too much?
  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    SuZenGuide wrote:
    Possibly the combination of One C and Boots is a bit too much?

    That would be my guess too. I can't use boots and a leave-in conditioner at the same time.
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  • CurlyClaireCurlyClaire Posts: 116Registered Users
    Have you ever tried HE Totally Twisted? I've been using that lately and never get flakes. I haven't tried the SME gel though.
  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    I just checked out your pics and your hair is gorgeous!
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2Fmsgiblet%2F" class="Popup - pw: gibber -- Pics Added 7/10/11
    Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

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    If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!

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  • botticellicurlygirlbotticellicurlygirl Posts: 168Registered Users
    Thanks msgiblet!! Takes a hot curly to know one :)
    Fine, blonde 3a botticelli curls
  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    :lol: :lol: :lol:
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2Fmsgiblet%2F" class="Popup - pw: gibber -- Pics Added 7/10/11
    Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

    Countess Balashi of Divi Beach in the Order of the Curly Crusaders :occasion5:

    If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • esmeraldaesmeralda Posts: 187Registered Users
    I never get flakes from HE SMU..
    I can imagine you must use quite a lot of this gel to get flakes?Or maybe its the distribution of the product?

    I use it alone or over/under pink Boots, but I actuallt think it works better alone.
    2C/3A,jetblack indian curls:)
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    You look like a young Nicole Kidman - you make me think of her in the movie Dead Calm. Love your curls.
    Central Massachusetts

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  • botticellicurlygirlbotticellicurlygirl Posts: 168Registered Users
    xcptnl, Thank you!! What a compliment :)

    I have used the gel two more times with no flakes, so I feel pretty confident it was the boots. I really had some great curl enhancement from the boots, but I'll have to use a lot less of it.
    Fine, blonde 3a botticelli curls

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