Tried Angell-- disappointed!!!!

urbancurlurbancurl Posts: 980Registered Users
I was really expecting to love Angell, given that so many others do and that I love one Condition. I don't know if I used too much or too little, or if it's just not right for me. It made my hair even curlier and softer looking, and I prefer a gel to make it a little calmer and shinier looking. Has anyone else tried this product and not liked it? It's just the PJ in my that made me try it-- I've been happy with Biolage Gellee. But I bought Aura Hypo-gel today to try to make myself feel better! I'll be trying that tomorrow! :wink:
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  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,684Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I used Angell last year, when I first started CG. I didn't like it either, but I think that my expectations of it were probably not in line with what it could really do for my hair at that time. I mean, my hair was still adjusting to CG and CO washing, so that may have been part of why very few products pleased me at that time.

    I'll be curious to see what you think of Aura Hypo gel -- I started using it a couple of weeks ago and I love it! I started using a small amount one day, realized I needed more frizz control and added a bit more the next day(s) until I got the right amount for me (about 2-3 quarter-sized drops on my just-below-shoulder-length hair). I even had a day where I put on too much and my hair still looked good. I love that virtually all crunch can be scrunched out, yet the "hold" still remains.
    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!
  • urbancurlurbancurl Posts: 980Registered Users
    I like it (the Aura gel)! Maybe I didn't distribute it quite well enough, because the ends are a little frizzy in 1 place, but overall, I've got nice definition, almost no crunch, and my hair is more vertical than horizontal! :wink: I also used about 3 quarter-sized blobs of it. My hair also feels very nice. With both Angell and Biolage, my hair felt a little gunky. Only thing I like better about Biolage is I think the hold is stronger, but I'll try using a little more of the Aura next time. And now I need to stop with this PJ business! After I get Elucence!
    "It is wrong to use moral means to preserve immoral ends." MLK, Jr.

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  • love yourself firstlove yourself first Posts: 5,398Registered Users
    I LOVE Angell, so am sorry that you didn't get the results you like. It does provide less hold than Biolage Gellee (which is another gel that I love). I use about a nickle size of Angell and it looks great layered over a leave-in :D I've also gotten second day hair 3X now using Angell, so it is one of my absolute favorites.

    Still, you've got to stick to what works or doesn't work in your hair despite what others like :wink:
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  • journotravelerjournotraveler Posts: 2,816Registered Users
    i hated angell--it left my hair sticky and big, and the curls didn't form well at all.
    3B corkscrews with scatterings of 3A & 3C.
  • love yourself firstlove yourself first Posts: 5,398Registered Users
    Wow! I can't believe that no one else loves Angell as much as me.... Well, no one who has posted yet on this thread, anyway. Angell just soaks into my hair so nicely and it only takes a little bit to hold and define my curls... Plus, I love the scent. :D
    "Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."
    "I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
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  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,684Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Curltopia wrote:
    it only takes a little bit to hold and define my curls... Plus, I love the scent. :D
    I agree -- the scent is great! How long is your hair? I am always intrigued when people can use just a bit of gel and get great results, when I need 3 quarter-sized drops to cover my shoulder-length hair.
    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!
  • love yourself firstlove yourself first Posts: 5,398Registered Users
    Hey curls2 grow-

    My hair is back to shoulder length from being hacked to chin length about 6 weeks ago... It's medium thick so needs product but can't tolerate too much or else gets sticky and gummy... It's a delicate balance :wink: Maybe your hair is thicker than mine....
    "Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."
    "I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
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  • legendslegends Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    I'm another one who can't use Angell, and I really tried. With/without a leave-in, layered with a stronger hold product, small amounts to huge amounts, on soaking wet hair and towel dried hair.....nothing. It's just a really bad gel for me. I'll have about 30 minutes of decent hold and definition, and then it just falls apart.
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  • curlsallovercurlsallover Posts: 16Registered Users
    Angell didn't work for me either. My hair wasn't crunchy, but it was so dried out that it felt like straw. I did love the smell though!
    Mostly 3B corkscrews.
  • banjocurlbanjocurl Posts: 1,031Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    i love Angell and HATE biolage gelee so it just goes to show that we all have different chemistries despite having similar hair types! i will try aura as soon as there is room in my closet :)
    susan
    Susan suburban NY
    3b going gray, not thick, waist length when wet, a bit below shoulders when dry
    CG since 11/11/04
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    HG: suave and honey for co-wash, deva, i use garnier fructis regular CO's or boots pink or white as leave ins and LA looks sport gel. plop w microfiber turban, then curl towel scrunch, then another turban.i sleep with the turban on. little one minute hair styling videos http://www.youtube.com/user/lazycurls
  • urbancurlurbancurl Posts: 980Registered Users
    I can't decide whether to try Angell again or send it to Curltopia or Banjo! :D
    "It is wrong to use moral means to preserve immoral ends." MLK, Jr.

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  • banjocurlbanjocurl Posts: 1,031Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    urbancurl wrote:
    I can't decide whether to try Angell again or send it to Curltopia or Banjo! :D

    i'll trade my biolage gelee for your angell!!
    Susan suburban NY
    3b going gray, not thick, waist length when wet, a bit below shoulders when dry
    CG since 11/11/04
    http://public.fotki.com/banjolady/
    PW: banjo
    HG: suave and honey for co-wash, deva, i use garnier fructis regular CO's or boots pink or white as leave ins and LA looks sport gel. plop w microfiber turban, then curl towel scrunch, then another turban.i sleep with the turban on. little one minute hair styling videos http://www.youtube.com/user/lazycurls
  • urbancurlurbancurl Posts: 980Registered Users
    Hey, we should! And we both live in NY so it would be an easy send.
    "It is wrong to use moral means to preserve immoral ends." MLK, Jr.

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  • cjccjc Posts: 636Registered Users
    When I had my hair cut at Devachan, I got the Angel which I really liked and then I switched to Volumax gel which I liked better. Today I went to Sallys and got the Aura Hypo gel(from all the great reviews). I'm going to try it tomorrow. By the way I still love how my hair looks when I mix my leavin condish with the gel in one "blob".
    cjc
    3B very thick, curly hair and on the longer side
    Palm Beach County, Fl
  • love yourself firstlove yourself first Posts: 5,398Registered Users
    urbancurl wrote:
    I can't decide whether to try Angell again or send it to Curltopia or Banjo! :D

    You're so cute! :D But I am all good on gel for now... As I have been complaining I have way too many hair products to power through!!!
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    "I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
    - Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

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  • cjccjc Posts: 636Registered Users
    I really liked the aura hypo gel. My hair held up to Fl. humidity. Had some frizz but it was tolerable. Got alot of compliments at work :D
    cjc
    3B very thick, curly hair and on the longer side
    Palm Beach County, Fl
  • urbancurlurbancurl Posts: 980Registered Users
    cjc wrote:
    I really liked the aura hypo gel. My hair held up to Fl. humidity. Had some frizz but it was tolerable. Got alot of compliments at work :D

    I'm glad it worked for you! Did you plop with it? And you used it over conditioner or mixed it with your condish? Curious-- I am moving to FL soon. If this NYC humidity has been hard for my her, I'm gonna need all the help I can get.
    "It is wrong to use moral means to preserve immoral ends." MLK, Jr.

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  • LadydncingLadydncing Posts: 964Registered Users
    urbancurl wrote:
    I can't decide whether to try Angell again or send it to Curltopia or Banjo! :D

    Or you can send it to me! :lol: I love AnGell! It's one of my favorite gels.
    I also bought the Aura gel last night on my way to my dance class. It seems to me that a lot of curlies love this gel. I was too lazy today to wet my hair, I'm on vacation. I'll try it tomorrow. :wink:

    Urbancurl, did you try the AnGell on clarified hair. When I try something new, I have to do this in order to see if it really works for me. HTH
    Maya
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  • urbancurlurbancurl Posts: 980Registered Users
    Ladydncing wrote:
    urbancurl wrote:
    I can't decide whether to try Angell again or send it to Curltopia or Banjo! :D

    Or you can send it to me! :lol: I love AnGell! It's one of my favorite gels.
    I also bought the Aura gel last night on my way to my dance class. It seems to me that a lot of curlies love this gel. I was too lazy today to wet my hair, I'm on vacation. I'll try it tomorrow. :wink:

    Urbancurl, did you try the AnGell on clarified hair. When I try something new, I have to do this in order to see if it really works for me. HTH

    Well, I tried it after washing with Cream of Nature. Does that count as clarifying?? I've been wondering that. And I used it over OC.
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  • cjccjc Posts: 636Registered Users
    urbancurl wrote:
    cjc wrote:
    I really liked the aura hypo gel. My hair held up to Fl. humidity. Had some frizz but it was tolerable. Got alot of compliments at work :D

    I'm glad it worked for you! Did you plop with it? And you used it over conditioner or mixed it with your condish? Curious-- I am moving to FL soon. If this NYC humidity has been hard for my her, I'm gonna need all the help I can get.

    Since it was my first time I cond washed and put the gel over and plopped with a t-shirt for about 15 min. Next time I'm going to mix the cond with the gel in one "blob".
    What part of Fl are you moving to?
    cjc
    3B very thick, curly hair and on the longer side
    Palm Beach County, Fl
  • CurlyMom73CurlyMom73 Posts: 123Registered Users
    I had trouble with Angel at first too. It took a me a little bit to work out the kinks. Turns out it had more to do with what I was using with it and my rinsing routine than it actually had to do with the angel itself. I love Angel now and it's been working great for me.
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  • Kris KurlKris Kurl Posts: 28Registered Users
    I didn't get on with Angell either.

    1. I'm allergic to it - it makes my neck and scalp itch. :cry:

    2. It's very drying. :(

    The one good thing about it was that it seems to be revived when I spray my hair, so it works again the second day without adding more. But I'm giving up on it now.
  • love yourself firstlove yourself first Posts: 5,398Registered Users
    Angell consistently gives me second day hair, but I think that over time with heavy, regular use, it might get a little drying.... :cry: This makes me sad because I have been loving it so much, but now I use Biolage Gellee more often and try to rotate the Angell in 1 or 2X a week- so far, that is working just great :D
    "Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."
    "I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
    - Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

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  • LadydncingLadydncing Posts: 964Registered Users
    Curltopia wrote:
    Angell consistently gives me second day hair, but I think that over time with heavy, regular use, it might get a little drying.... :cry: This makes me sad because I have been loving it so much, but now I use Biolage Gellee more often and try to rotate the Angell in 1 or 2X a week- so far, that is working just great :D

    This is one of my biggest fear! That my beloved line my be drying. So, far that's not the case and if it is, I'll never know because I rotate
    my products. :)
    Are you still liking the Biolage Gellee, Curltopia?
    Maya
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  • love yourself firstlove yourself first Posts: 5,398Registered Users
    Lady-

    I truly hope that this never happens to you since it is sort of crushing/disappointing.... THANKFULLY, Angell still works great for me if I rotate it with other gels... I was just getting greedy with the fab results and I guess using it too much :wink: I also don't tend to dilute or water it down like with other gels, so will start doing that and see if it makes a difference.

    Biolage Gellee is my stalwart gel - it's the one that I always go back to after toying with the others 8)
    "Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."
    "I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
    - Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

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  • HillaryHillary Posts: 6Registered Users
    I tried Angell a bunch of times over the course of last year and hated it! i put it in the bottom cabinet and forgot about it. i tried a bunch of ways/times and it just didn't work. then.... i went to devachan and she told me exactly how to use it. she literally gave me a detailed shower/gelling routine and now i LOVE the angell!! for me it was all about how i applied and and how much. even little tweaks here and there make differences. so, i guess for me it was really how i used it. i'm not saying that's true for everyone though, b/c sometimes a gel just wont work for your hair. i have really thick hair that i thought needed a ton of hold but the angell makes my hair really bouncy and curly and carefree. i use it under two quarter sized gobs of one condish and i finish with set it free spray. i also attribute my newfound love for it to my new haircut also ;) my only problem with this product is how much i have to use...i really go through this stuff.
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  • love yourself firstlove yourself first Posts: 5,398Registered Users
    Hillary-

    Intriguing post - I am back to loving Angell now that I rotate it with other gels, but maybe you can post more of a blow by blow of how you use Angell with good results :)
    "Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."
    "I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
    - Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

    (taking a break from posting starting late august 2009)
  • urbancurlurbancurl Posts: 980Registered Users
    Hillary wrote:
    I tried Angell a bunch of times over the course of last year and hated it! i put it in the bottom cabinet and forgot about it. i tried a bunch of ways/times and it just didn't work. then.... i went to devachan and she told me exactly how to use it. she literally gave me a detailed shower/gelling routine and now i LOVE the angell!! for me it was all about how i applied and and how much. even little tweaks here and there make differences. so, i guess for me it was really how i used it. i'm not saying that's true for everyone though, b/c sometimes a gel just wont work for your hair. i have really thick hair that i thought needed a ton of hold but the angell makes my hair really bouncy and curly and carefree. i use it under two quarter sized gobs of one condish and i finish with set it free spray. i also attribute my newfound love for it to my new haircut also ;) my only problem with this product is how much i have to use...i really go through this stuff.

    I thought I posted this last night but my computer was acting funny... Guess I have to eat my words about being disappointed with Angell! At my Devachan hair-model day, they used Angell on me and I love how my hair came out! They used completely different amounts of all of their products than I had. They put in tons of One C and gave it a quick cool water rinse (most of it prob stayed in based n how my hair felt), then added Set It Free, and a tiny, no larger than a quarter-size blob of Angell. I just tried it myself today and I'm doubtful that I have recreated their results. Have to keep trying.
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  • HillaryHillary Posts: 6Registered Users
    Curltopia- this is exactly how i use the angell :)

    i use the one conditioner applying it to the ends and gradually going upward. i lightly rinse it out upside down (or a little right side up too) and then apply 2-3 quarters of one condish unpside down again as a leave-in. i let a tiny stream of water trickle onto it just to get my curl pattern going. this gives me clumpy curls instead of combed through stringy ones. usually, i will scrunch in some [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curly-Hair-Solutions-Curl-Keeper-p-28.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=curly-hair-solutions-curl-keeper]curl keeper[/buylink] with both hands cupped and and my head upside down. the type of scrunching is really key. this is the way i put in the angell next. first, i just lightly smooth a little bit of gel over the front and back length wise. next, i cup both hands under large sections of my hair and scrunch all the way up to the root in one long motion and squeeze water out at the scalp. i repeat this for the main part of my hair and the two smaller side sections. overall i use over two palmfulls of angell- but i have really really thick coarse hair and a lot of it! so, i think i would use more angell than mostly anyone. next, with my head still upside down, i take a papertowel and do the same motion i put in gel with but squeeze out the water. then i grasp my hair very lightly to guide my head back up rightside. this hides my part- which i like. next i clip the devachan clips at the roots- probably use 8 clips or so. i then spray a lot of set it free all over my hair and i let it dry and take the clips out when i need to go out!! my hair stays really springy and bouncy instead of the ultra control less curly wet look i used to think i need. i really think the application and amount is crucial to getting angell to work. i hope this wasn't ultra-confusing!! it was sort of hard to imagine how i do it and then describe. i do think this is pretty close to the explanation she gave me at devachan. HTH! :)
    Thick, coarse curls 3b
    Devacurl girl all the way!

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  • urbancurlurbancurl Posts: 980Registered Users
    cjc wrote:
    urbancurl wrote:
    cjc wrote:
    I really liked the aura hypo gel. My hair held up to Fl. humidity. Had some frizz but it was tolerable. Got alot of compliments at work :D

    I'm glad it worked for you! Did you plop with it? And you used it over conditioner or mixed it with your condish? Curious-- I am moving to FL soon. If this NYC humidity has been hard for my her, I'm gonna need all the help I can get.

    Since it was my first time I cond washed and put the gel over and plopped with a t-shirt for about 15 min. Next time I'm going to mix the cond with the gel in one "blob".
    What part of Fl are you moving to?

    I'm moving to the St Petersburg/Pinellas County area. Palm beach is on the other side of the peninsula, right?
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