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help me choose Suave product! (edit:Firm Control Gel result)

CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
I got a coupon good for a free Suave Professionals styling product (from their Can You Tell? contest thingy). Should I get:

a. Volumizing Mousse provides body, volume and hold as well as Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam

b. Firm Control Gel holds and Controls as well as Biolage Gelee

c. Volumizing Gel volumizes as well as Matrix Amplify Liquid Gel
SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
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  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Posts: 5,656Registered Users
    don't get the volumizing gel, it was disappointing. there's a thread about it on the product review board now. i'm not really a big mousse person, so i'd go with the firm control gel
    Faith, 3Aish redhead
    Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy :love5:
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Thanks PC!

    One vote so far! I know others have tried Suave-- come on! Speak up! :D My coupon expires in 3 days. :(
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    OK, I guess everyone's just looking because it says FREE coupon! :roll: :lol: I'll edit the title.

    Come on! I know lots of you have used/use Suave styling products! I tried a search but I don't have time to read 1000 posts! :shock: Please give me your input here. :)
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    OK now there are 6 votes. :) Thanks!
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • CurlEEEECurlEEEE Posts: 308Registered Users
    Firm control gel is the best thing on this planet for $2.49!!!! It is WONDERFUL!!! I love it. It's actually better than Biolage (it's supposedly a knockoff).

    The volumizing gel sucks. I bought it this week and it created brillo frizz. NO GOOD.

    Haven't tried the other
    3A/3B (not really sure)/No Shampoo/Conditioner Only/Honey/Aussie Volumizer+condish/Biolage Gel/Plop/Diffuse/Spritz of Bed Head Maxxed Out
    Password: CurlEEEE
  • CurlEEEECurlEEEE Posts: 308Registered Users
    HEY I want a free coupon. How did you get one????
    3A/3B (not really sure)/No Shampoo/Conditioner Only/Honey/Aussie Volumizer+condish/Biolage Gel/Plop/Diffuse/Spritz of Bed Head Maxxed Out
    Password: CurlEEEE
  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    I have no idea, but I love the shape and length of your haircut, and your colour. And I don't think you have 3b/c hair at all - it looks more 3b. But it looks great!
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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    CurlEEEE wrote:
    HEY I want a free coupon. How did you get one????

    I got it a few months ago but I'm just getting around to using it before it expires. :oops: I got it here: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.canyoutell.com%2F" class="Popup
    but I'm not sure if they still offer the coupons. It was part of the campaign that you guessed if the model used Suave or name brand, and got a coupon for trying. But you can still go to the www.suave.com site and register to receive special offers. :)
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • DelmaDelma Posts: 1,121Registered Users
    I hated the firm control gel it gave me a really weird scalp issue that only went away when i stopped using it. I have never tried the other two.
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Delma wrote:
    I hated the firm control gel it gave me a really weird scalp issue that only went away when i stopped using it. I have never tried the other two.

    Eeek! :shock: What kind of issues? I was just thinking of getting the Firm Control Gel since it got the most votes. :?
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • DelmaDelma Posts: 1,121Registered Users
    This is sooooooo gross but I'll tell you anyway for some reason when i use this I get this horrible dry patch on my scalp right towards the front of my head , I'm talking like huge flakes here not like dandruff and it's only in one spot its very strange perhaps i'm just allergic to something in it .
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Sounds like an allergic reaction. I'll have to check the ingredients, I'm allergic to some things as well.
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I just picked up the Firm Control gel. I hope it works because our local grocery store is clearing it out at 99 cents! 8) I can stock up at that price!
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Amneris wrote:
    I have no idea, but I love the shape and length of your haircut, and your colour. And I don't think you have 3b/c hair at all - it looks more 3b. But it looks great!
    Thanks! My hair is 3b/c but it appears more 3a/b here because it's so dry. :( Trust me, the 3cs are there. ;) :D They were there in CA, TX and Germany -- all my life in more humid places -- they just wilt here. :evil:
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • CurlEEEECurlEEEE Posts: 308Registered Users
    99 cents!!!! I'm jealous!!!! :P
    3A/3B (not really sure)/No Shampoo/Conditioner Only/Honey/Aussie Volumizer+condish/Biolage Gel/Plop/Diffuse/Spritz of Bed Head Maxxed Out
    Password: CurlEEEE
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    tried it today. the results: lots of crunch but also lots of curls! :D

    I may have used too much gel, not having tried it before. But the crunchies scrunched right out and I have great curls! :)

    I did use my CK under the gel since I didn't know if you all used this alone or layered.

    CurlEEEE and others - how much do you use on shoulder length hair? Do you layer or use it alone? Thanks!


    PS - if this continues to work for the next few days, I'll be going out and buying up all I can! :D
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • juvjoyjuvjoy Posts: 670Registered Users
    Defnitily B!!!!
  • CurlEEEECurlEEEE Posts: 308Registered Users
    I found a great new combo, Curlilocks. Here's what I do...I condish wash hair with Suave naturals and molasses. Then I rake through 8-9 pumps of Aussie Volume+condish dual personality foam, then I rake through a glob (I'd say a tablespoon) of Suave Firm control gel. Then I plop for about 20 mins. Then diffuse. IMPORTANT...I do not touch my hair with my fingers when diffusing. I cover my hands with my microfiber towel to scrunch. I learned that on this site and it makes a HUGE difference. I get a lot less frizz that way. (See last pic in my album)... When done diffusing I mix a drop (I mean a drop...)of Biosilk Rock hard gel and a squirt (about a 1/2 tsp) of suave firm control gel and scrunch into any frizzy areas. It comes out great!!! However, note that I like crunchy defined curls...so if you want softer curls you may want to use less gel. I'm a TOTAL GEL-A-HOLIC :lol:
    3A/3B (not really sure)/No Shampoo/Conditioner Only/Honey/Aussie Volumizer+condish/Biolage Gel/Plop/Diffuse/Spritz of Bed Head Maxxed Out
    Password: CurlEEEE
  • CurlEEEECurlEEEE Posts: 308Registered Users
    PS -- for 99 cents I'd buy every tube they have. I love the stuff. I thought it was a bargain at $2.50!!! :lol:
    3A/3B (not really sure)/No Shampoo/Conditioner Only/Honey/Aussie Volumizer+condish/Biolage Gel/Plop/Diffuse/Spritz of Bed Head Maxxed Out
    Password: CurlEEEE
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I think I used a couple of tablespoons! :shock: I got a little carried away since it was so cheap (well, this tube was free!). Way too much crunch. :oops: I don't mind some crunch either, normally. I noticed that for my 2nd & 3rd day hair, it's kind of flat on top. I think I used too much gel, it got heavy on top. I'm going to try it again by itself next and see what happens. :) I'll post results.

    I really hope it works since it's cheap and free of bad stuff.

    And it makes your curls look terrific! Even in a blurry pic! ;) :D
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • CurlEEEECurlEEEE Posts: 308Registered Users
    Yeah that sounds like too much. I'm a gel-a-holic and I use a little less than a tablespoon on shoulder length hair.
    3A/3B (not really sure)/No Shampoo/Conditioner Only/Honey/Aussie Volumizer+condish/Biolage Gel/Plop/Diffuse/Spritz of Bed Head Maxxed Out
    Password: CurlEEEE
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I washed and tried it again today--solo. It looks pretty good, but maybe now I didn't use quite enough. I tried to keep it off the top of my head so it wouldn't weigh it down (I like some height!). I'm used to using much more gel when I use the Kenra I have (old formula, running out). I'll have to play with the amounts for a while; but for the price I can afford to experiment! :D

    Sent you a PM. :)

    ETA: I really like how it rinses right out too! No buildup so far.
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.

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