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Has anyone tried the "blue" Fantasia IC Gel w/Spar

eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Posts: 4,144Registered Users
I went past the BSS while Xmas shopping today and ended up purchasing this gel because I was running low. It has a few more beneficial ingredients and seems to be thicker. I like the regular gel, but I think I'm going to like this one more because the thicker the gel, the clumpier my curls. Also, this particular gel is supposed to be "moisturizing" and the consistency does seem to feel this way. I know the regular gel didn't make this claim and wasn't particularly moisturizing, so we'll see.

Here are the ingredients so that you can compare.

Ingredients of Regular IC gel: Purified Water Aqua , Glycerin , Carbomer , Triethanolamine , Aloe Vera Gel , Dimethicone Copolyol , Tocopherol Acetate , Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein , Polysorbate-20 , Benzopehonoe-4 , Methylchloroisothiazolinone , Methylisothiazolinone , Disodium EDTA , Fragrance.

Ingredients of Blue gel: Purified Water, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Triticum Vulgar(Wheat) Protein, Silk Protein, Panthenol(Vit. B5) , Tocopherol Acetate(Vit. E), PEG-12 Dimethicone, Benzopehonoe-4, Disodium EDTA, Octoxynol-9, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Violet #2, Green #5, Fragrance.

The ingredients highlighted in red are the added ingredients not found in the original and those in blue aren't in the "blue" gel.

I'll give you an update sometime this week.
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  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    the sparkelites strike again!!! :D

    oh yeah, post pics of your results. i cant believe how you guys have turned me into a pj....once i get some money, im buying EVERYTHING!
  • CurlilocsCurlilocs Posts: 821Registered Users
    Thanks Shygirl...this gel does seem more moisturizing....the PJ in me is rising!
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  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Posts: 4,144Registered Users
    Curlilocs wrote:
    Thanks Shygirl...this gel does seem more moisturizing....the PJ in me is rising!

    That's what I'm here for. :wink:
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  • love yourself firstlove yourself first Posts: 5,398Registered Users
    Shyygirl-

    You are bad to the bone 8) I wish the new blue formula didn't have color additives and a cone. Color additives can be unhealthful and are truly pointless. (If they wanted to distinguish the new formula from the old, they could always increase the size of the sparklelites :wink: ).

    And stop corrupting Subbrock - you know that she is only a student.... j/k, corrupt away! We will all be in PJ jail together when our holiday cc bills come calling..........
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  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Posts: 4,144Registered Users
    Curltopia wrote:
    Shyygirl-

    You are bad to the bone 8) I wish the new blue formula didn't have color additives and a cone. Color additives can be unhealthful and are truly pointless. (If they wanted to distinguish the new formula from the old, they could always increase the size of the sparklelites :wink: ).

    And stop corrupting Subbrock - you know that she is only a student.... j/k, corrupt away! We will all be in PJ jail together when our holiday cc bills come calling..........

    LOL!

    I'm such an enabler, aren't I? :) But luckily, my SO pays for everything so no bills for me. :twisted:
    I'm pretty spoiled, but that's exactly how he like it. ;-)
    

    I almost passed on the gel because of it being blue. It's a very light blue, but blue nonetheless. But, when I rub it through my fingers or just put some on my fingers, it's clear. And, I figured it couldn't hurt since I running low on my IC gel anyway.

    Oh, and I also bought some Right on Curl Moisturizer/Activator. Jazzijenni81 uses this, and her coils look so cute and moisturized. It has one cone in it, but I don't particularly care and it doesn't feel greasy at all. Maybe I'll use both of these and post results today.
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  • honiecurlshoniecurls Posts: 106Registered Users
    I bought this as well , same reason you did ... I like the blue one better .. I don't need as much .. i noticed


    I am a right on fan as well that is one of my staples
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  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Posts: 4,144Registered Users
    Update.........

    I like this gel better than the regular IC. While I prefer the look and feel of productless hair(just leave in and no styling aides), this is a good gel to have in my rotation.

    Pros:

    -More coil/curl formation. I found more defined corkscrews with this gel compared to the regular one. I had areas that normally don't hold curls well form corkscrews!

    -Doesn't dry as crunchy as the regular IC gel. The regular gel sometimes dries with a very slight crunch.

    -It is thicker so I don't need to use as much.

    -Mixes well with my products(the regular gel did too).

    -Get great results when used with a diffuser(as with the regular gel, but I like the results from the blue gel better).

    -Doesn't give me stringy curls(not that the other really did, but there is a difference).

    Cons:

    -Takes longer to dry(if air-drying).

    -Doesn't give as clumpy of a curl as I wanted(and expected), but this isn't necessarily a "bad" thing.


    I'll try to add pics some other time. My camera is being a "diva" today. :)
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  • jazzijenni81jazzijenni81 Posts: 529Registered Users
    Oh, and I also bought some Right on Curl Moisturizer/Activator. Jazzijenni81 uses this, and her coils look so cute and moisturized. It has one cone in it, but I don't particularly care and it doesn't feel greasy at all. Maybe I'll use both of these and post results today.

    aww thanks shygirl :oops: what a compliment...especially comming from someone w all that pretty hair :P i dont like the ic at all, but i may just try this blue stuff. i dont like my hair to be stiff, so if it doesnt work, im gonna get you :twisted: j/k! have you tried the smooth n shine curl activator gel? that stuff leaves me softly defined. the right on is the truth, i hope you like it!
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  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Posts: 4,144Registered Users
    Oh, and I also bought some Right on Curl Moisturizer/Activator. Jazzijenni81 uses this, and her coils look so cute and moisturized. It has one cone in it, but I don't particularly care and it doesn't feel greasy at all. Maybe I'll use both of these and post results today.

    aww thanks shygirl :oops: what a compliment...especially comming from someone w all that pretty hair :P i dont like the ic at all, but i may just try this blue stuff. i dont like my hair to be stiff, so if it doesnt work, im gonna get you :twisted: j/k! have you tried the smooth n shine curl activator gel? that stuff leaves me softly defined. the right on is the truth, i hope you like it!

    You're welcome. :) And thanks for the compliment!

    Girl, don't buy that gel just because I like it! LOL! It didn't dry crunchy at all, but that may be because I use a creamy leave in under the gel. There wasn't a HUGE difference between the two gels, so if you don't care for the regular gel, I wouldn't spend money on the other one. The major differences for me was curl definition(curl formation) and that I don't have to use as much.

    And, I really like the activator. It mixed well with my leave in, and just melted into my hair. Felt really nice when I applied it.
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  • jazzijenni81jazzijenni81 Posts: 529Registered Users
    lol, i wont get the gel then :wink: but i did just come in from buying the cactus leave in, off to moisturize my hair, ill let you know how it turned out. im trying something new (a twistout) for open mic tomorrow. im glad the right on worked for you :) it melts into your strands, no coated feeling :)
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  • Curlee QCurlee Q Posts: 523Registered Users
    Whats the name on the jar, is it the one for color treated hair.
  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Posts: 4,144Registered Users
    Curlee Q wrote:
    Whats the name on the jar, is it the one for color treated hair.

    Yup. Anyone can use it, though. I think because it has sunscreen in it(to protect from color-fading), they market it for color-treated hair.
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  • love yourself firstlove yourself first Posts: 5,398Registered Users
    Curlee Q wrote:
    Whats the name on the jar, is it the one for color treated hair.

    Yup. Anyone can use it, though. I think because it has sunscreen in it(to protect from color-fading), they market it for color-treated hair.

    Ok, I've really got to try this now :twisted:
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  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Posts: 4,144Registered Users
    Curltopia wrote:
    Curlee Q wrote:
    Whats the name on the jar, is it the one for color treated hair.

    Yup. Anyone can use it, though. I think because it has sunscreen in it(to protect from color-fading), they market it for color-treated hair.

    Ok, I've really got to try this now :twisted:

    Have I awakened the PJ in you? :twisted: :lol:
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  • PortaePortae Posts: 337Registered Users
    I just noticed that the regular gel has sunscreen in it as well.
  • PortaePortae Posts: 337Registered Users
    Blue...more moisturizing...sounds almost like Fantasia took some s-curl styling gel and put it in one of their own jars. ;)

    Seriously though, do you think the benefits are definitely more noticeable with the blue gel than with the clear? I need to pick up some more, and was thinking of trying either the pink or the blue version of the gel.
  • Curlee QCurlee Q Posts: 523Registered Users
    I saw a big difference when I used the blue versus the clear. My hair wasnt dry like it was when I used the clear and still has the hold.
  • PortaePortae Posts: 337Registered Users
    Thanks! I've been having some issues with the clear lately. It goes on as it always has, but after my hair dries, some of the curl clumps seperate, leaving me with fuzzy hair, almost as if I hadn't put anything on at all. I'm hoping that the more moisturizing blue version will help keep the clumps together (either that or I need a stronger hold version).
  • ChickiChicki Posts: 53Registered Users
    Yesterday I used the Jamaican Cactus leave in and I used Fantasia IC over it. I parted my hair in four sections and combed the products thru. My curls were very defined, BUT I had the white stuff going on at the ends and my hair is STILL wet this morning! :shock: Do you have to use a diffuser with this combo of products or did I use WAY too much!?
  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Posts: 4,144Registered Users
    Chicki wrote:
    Yesterday I used the Jamaican Cactus leave in and I used Fantasia IC over it. I parted my hair in four sections and combed the products thru. My curls were very defined, BUT I had the white stuff going on at the ends and my hair is STILL wet this morning! :shock: Do you have to use a diffuser with this combo of products or did I use WAY too much!?

    Hmmm.....You may have used too much. I haven't experienced any flakiness or found white stuff in my hair after using. How much did you apply? And how long and thick is your hair? My hair is medium thickness and is above shoulder length(unstretched) and I can get away with using a quarter sized glob(or less) per section. If I apply too much, I run the shower lighly over my hair for a few seconds. This helps distribute the product better, and thins it out if you applied too much.

    And it does take a long time to dry. I recommend plopping and then using a diffuser to dry faster. If I'm air-drying, I have to do my hair in the morning so that it can be dry by the time I go to bed. I only do this when I know I'm not going anywhere. Otherwise, I have to walk around with wet hair all day.
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  • ChickiChicki Posts: 53Registered Users
    If you only use a quarter size per section, I used WAY too much! I really laid it on thick. My hair is fine, but dense...above BSL but past shoulders (stretched) I'm going to try it again with less product and invest in a sock diffuser. I like the way my curls looked, but I have to refine my method. :wink: And I know since I'm only beginning to experiment, I'm probably not going to get it "right" the first few times! The shower rinse sounds like a good way to release extra product. Thank you for your help!
  • nappycrissienappycrissie Posts: 4Registered Users
    Chicki wrote:
    Yesterday I used the Jamaican Cactus leave in and I used Fantasia IC over it. I parted my hair in four sections and combed the products thru. My curls were very defined, BUT I had the white stuff going on at the ends and my hair is STILL wet this morning! :shock: Do you have to use a diffuser with this combo of products or did I use WAY too much!?

    Hmmm.....You may have used too much. I haven't experienced any flakiness or found white stuff in my hair after using. How much did you apply? And how long and thick is your hair? My hair is medium thickness and is above shoulder length(unstretched) and I can get away with using a quarter sized glob(or less) per section. If I apply too much, I run the shower lighly over my hair for a few seconds. This helps distribute the product better, and thins it out if you applied too much.

    And it does take a long time to dry. I recommend plopping and then using a diffuser to dry faster. If I'm air-drying, I have to do my hair in the morning so that it can be dry by the time I go to bed. I only do this when I know I'm not going anywhere. Otherwise, I have to walk around with wet hair all day.


    So how exactly are you putting the gel in your hair? I would have never thought to put it all over my head, just on the edges and roots.
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  • Curlee QCurlee Q Posts: 523Registered Users
    I usually section and apply gel to each section. Also brush it through with a denman. My hair is very thick. If I just put in on the top or try to finger comb it through, its pretty much like not using any gel at all.
  • earthlycoilearthlycoil Posts: 71Registered Users
    My Sally's doesn't carry it and after talking with the manager, I found that they have no intention of carrying it in my store. At least, it wasn't on the memo from corporate.

    So where are you ladies finding yours if you don't find it in Sally's?
  • pizazzpizazz Posts: 239Registered Users
    My Sally's doesn't carry it and after talking with the manager, I found that they have no intention of carrying it in my store. At least, it wasn't on the memo from corporate.

    So where are you ladies finding yours if you don't find it in Sally's?

    Today, I saw it at Walgreens. HTH
  • CurlyLdyDTCurlyLdyDT Posts: 72Registered Users
    pizazz wrote:
    My Sally's doesn't carry it and after talking with the manager, I found that they have no intention of carrying it in my store. At least, it wasn't on the memo from corporate.

    So where are you ladies finding yours if you don't find it in Sally's?

    Today, I saw it at Walgreens. HTH

    I almost always see the blue Fantasia gel at CVS. But it maybe a neighborhood thing. The stores that have more customers who purchase ethnic hair products have a wider selection of items, so they stock the clear and the blue gel. You might want to call ahead to a particular CVS to see if they stock it to save yourself some time and gas.
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  • earthlycoilearthlycoil Posts: 71Registered Users
    Thanks! I'll check that out some time this weekend!

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  • earthlycoilearthlycoil Posts: 71Registered Users
    One more thing...

    I'm on the Fantasia website and I only see the Pink Sparkelites. Is this the product you all are talking about?

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  • earthlycoilearthlycoil Posts: 71Registered Users
    I'm back again! :lol:

    I just came back from walgreens. I see that the item I posted was not the gel. However, I found a "sample" of the gel attached to this serum. Since there were no Blue Fantasias on the shelves, I bought it the sample. I don't even use serum. :oops:

    I hope I can find this around town. I'd hate to fall in love with this sample.
  • CurlyLdyDTCurlyLdyDT Posts: 72Registered Users
    One more thing...

    I'm on the Fantasia website and I only see the Pink Sparkelites. Is this the product you all are talking about?

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    I thought the OP was about this product:

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