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found a great CG styler!

xxmisschrisxxxxmisschrisxx Posts: 223Registered Users
its istyle by samy im twisted curl spray gel.

NO cones or sulphates. it works wonderfully! i like it because its a spray...NO CRUNCH.

this is how i use it:
i spray some (majority of what i use product-wise) on my hair before i towel-dry my hair (yes, i use a regular towel) then loosely towel-dry my hair.
Once im ready, i spray a little more in as i diffuse. only like 10 second per section, because my hair air dries quickly. the best thing is no crunch!

if anyone is looking for something new or different, i suggest this, partly because i havent seen this mentioned on the site yet!

also, it holds very well.

2nd day hair is great too! just add water and a little more spray!

you can just get it at a drugstore - i got mine at walgreens<3
--xxmisschrisxx
3a since going CG!
CG on 10/12/08. free of cones, sulfates, and shampoo! added shampoo bars 1/80/09.
using:
shampoo bars (wind blossom)
condish - burts bees super shiny
styling - confused and running out of products. TRYING LOOB!
trying: tweek...barely.
WAITING to try: Melting Gel...resisting the urge to become a PJ...kind of...
Dislikes: molasses and CK :( so unfortunately...

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  • megaboomegaboo Posts: 77Registered Users
    thanks for the review! i may just have to pick this up! :]

    SAMY iStyle I'm Twisted Curl Spray Gel


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    Description
    • Shapes & shines.
    • Stops the frizzies.
    • Recharge your curls with this shine enhancing, lightweight anti-frizz curl activating spray gel!
    • This amazing styling tool conditions, revives, and shapes frizzy lifeless curls.
    • Specially designed with curl memory to create the perfect spiral ringlets or soft loose waves that last and last.
    • Adds vibrant shine and bounce to any style and is perfect for wavy, naturally curly or permed hair.
    • Will not flake and contains no wax, residue or sticky build-up to weight hair down.
    • Made in USA.

    Ingredients:


    Water - Aqua , Acrylates/Hydroxyesters Acrylates Copolymer , PVP , Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer , Glycerin , PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil , Aminomethyl Propanol , Fragrance - Parfum , Disodium EDTA , DMDM Hydantoin , Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate , Benzyl Benzoate , Benzyl Salicylate , Butylphenyl Methylpropional , Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde , Limonene , Linalool
    CG since October 20th, 2009
    co.wash: suave coconut, vo5 vanilla mint tea, vo5 strawberries n' creme,
    low-poo: Giovanni 50/50, deva no-poo
    condish: suave coconut
    leave-in: suave coconut, giovanni leave in
    stylers: HE tousle me softly mousse & gel

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  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    its istyle by samy im twisted curl spray gel.

    NO cones or sulphates. it works wonderfully! i like it because its a spray...NO CRUNCH.

    this is how i use it:
    i spray some (majority of what i use product-wise) on my hair before i towel-dry my hair (yes, i use a regular towel) then loosely towel-dry my hair.
    Once im ready, i spray a little more in as i diffuse. only like 10 second per section, because my hair air dries quickly. the best thing is no crunch!

    if anyone is looking for something new or different, i suggest this, partly because i havent seen this mentioned on the site yet!

    also, it holds very well.

    2nd day hair is great too! just add water and a little more spray!

    you can just get it at a drugstore - i got mine at walgreens<3
    oh sure, fuel all the PJ's with your rave reviews!!! Aren't you ashamed of yourself????:hiding:
    :laughing1:
    Discovered CG 2007

    2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

    Link-Spritz & Condish Washing:glasses7:

    I'm aCurlJunkieJunky :love4:

    My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars :tongue6:


    CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
  • xxmisschrisxxxxmisschrisxx Posts: 223Registered Users
    DEL2C wrote: »
    oh sure, fuel all the PJ's with your rave reviews!!! Aren't you ashamed of yourself????:hiding:
    :laughing1:

    well, im no PJ, although its slowly growing on me....

    but sorry! this is a great product though :)
    --xxmisschrisxx
    3a since going CG!
    CG on 10/12/08. free of cones, sulfates, and shampoo! added shampoo bars 1/80/09.
    using:
    shampoo bars (wind blossom)
    condish - burts bees super shiny
    styling - confused and running out of products. TRYING LOOB!
    trying: tweek...barely.
    WAITING to try: Melting Gel...resisting the urge to become a PJ...kind of...
    Dislikes: molasses and CK :( so unfortunately...
  • VV Posts: 68Registered Users
    I had to go buy this yesterday because of your review. I've been looking for a gel without crunch and for only 6 bucks and your rave review it's worth a try. I'll update later after I use it on my hair.
  • VV Posts: 68Registered Users
    I was hoping this gel was going to live up to your promise misschris, but after so many disappointments with various styling products I didn't have high expecations. But this stuff delivers. OMG I have great curl defination and very little frizz. If this stuff works the next couple of times I will declare it a HG! Thanks for the recommendation!
  • xxmisschrisxxxxmisschrisxx Posts: 223Registered Users
    yay im glad im glad it worked for you! :)
    --xxmisschrisxx
    3a since going CG!
    CG on 10/12/08. free of cones, sulfates, and shampoo! added shampoo bars 1/80/09.
    using:
    shampoo bars (wind blossom)
    condish - burts bees super shiny
    styling - confused and running out of products. TRYING LOOB!
    trying: tweek...barely.
    WAITING to try: Melting Gel...resisting the urge to become a PJ...kind of...
    Dislikes: molasses and CK :( so unfortunately...
  • dreamcurlsdreamcurls Posts: 104Registered Users
    this sounds interesting--does it givevolume too? do you spray it at your roots also?
  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    Funny, I just read last nite about his new line of products for curls and was wondering as to their CG level...

    More feedback folks..... Who's using this and how? what are your results?
    Curls,Coils,Waves & WhatKnot:geek:
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  • xxmisschrisxxxxmisschrisxx Posts: 223Registered Users
    dreamcurls wrote: »
    this sounds interesting--does it givevolume too? do you spray it at your roots also?
    i havent, but will definately do tomorrow with my hair, and post pics later tomorrow!
    --xxmisschrisxx
    3a since going CG!
    CG on 10/12/08. free of cones, sulfates, and shampoo! added shampoo bars 1/80/09.
    using:
    shampoo bars (wind blossom)
    condish - burts bees super shiny
    styling - confused and running out of products. TRYING LOOB!
    trying: tweek...barely.
    WAITING to try: Melting Gel...resisting the urge to become a PJ...kind of...
    Dislikes: molasses and CK :( so unfortunately...
  • RednaturalcurlsRednaturalcurls Posts: 1,814Registered Users
    Ya'll are killing me. I went and bought this on my lunch break so I can try it tomorrow. I am always looking for something better and the thought of more shine and no frizz was too much temptation. I really got to stop reading these posts.
    Hair Type: mix of 3's, growing out an angled bob, color-treated red.
    Current products: GVP conditioning balm for co-wash and leave in, Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle, Pattern Pusha and Garnier Anti-humidity hairspray
    Location:Sunny Florida
    Hair idol: Kimberly Schlapman from Little Big Town
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    I saw this recently at the drugstore but talked myself out of it because I have't liked the couple of other Samy products I've tried. Now, I suppose I must get it after all. Going to try to wait until a few more have posted the results/methods, though.
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett
  • xxmisschrisxxxxmisschrisxx Posts: 223Registered Users
    hey guys - i tried spraying at the roots - didnt quite know how, but it didnt do much. i may have done it wrong though!
    --xxmisschrisxx
    3a since going CG!
    CG on 10/12/08. free of cones, sulfates, and shampoo! added shampoo bars 1/80/09.
    using:
    shampoo bars (wind blossom)
    condish - burts bees super shiny
    styling - confused and running out of products. TRYING LOOB!
    trying: tweek...barely.
    WAITING to try: Melting Gel...resisting the urge to become a PJ...kind of...
    Dislikes: molasses and CK :( so unfortunately...
  • natural2anatural2a Posts: 154Registered Users
    I have very fine hair, but lots of it. Loved the results. Here's what I did:

    AOHR massage at roots and rinse
    AOHR all over
    Dry with curlese towel (scrunch up to roots when bent over).

    Spritz the gel - 2 squirts ea. side, 2 in back, 1 in front/top. Run fingers though to distribute (note: I tried to evenly blend it in all over, roots to ends).

    Spend a little time placing it where I like it, twisting my misfit pieces into place.

    Diffuse.

    At this point, I was worried that it would be a little crunchy. But, when completely dry, it loosened up with just a gentle squeeze.

    I did have to do a little hairspray at the roots in the back of the crown for a little lift (I use mop-c hairspray and very, very little of it).

    Hope that helps!
    baby-fine 2a wavy hair
    growing out my bangs and short layers


    Current routine, every day:
    Mastey Traite shampoo
    Mastey Frehair conditioner
    pink Boots curl creme (TINY amount)
    Aura Lemongrass Mousse
    scrunch with Curls Like Us Curl Cloth
    diffuse
    air dry
    scrunch out the crunch
  • RednaturalcurlsRednaturalcurls Posts: 1,814Registered Users
    It didn't work for me. I tried it today and it was a disaster. I am frizzy and my curls are stringy looking. Couldn't get them to clump like I usually do. It's not a good look. No shine whatsoever and not overly fond of the smell. Ah well, another one for the product graveyard.
    Hair Type: mix of 3's, growing out an angled bob, color-treated red.
    Current products: GVP conditioning balm for co-wash and leave in, Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle, Pattern Pusha and Garnier Anti-humidity hairspray
    Location:Sunny Florida
    Hair idol: Kimberly Schlapman from Little Big Town
  • xxmisschrisxxxxmisschrisxx Posts: 223Registered Users
    It didn't work for me. I tried it today and it was a disaster. I am frizzy and my curls are stringy looking. Couldn't get them to clump like I usually do. It's not a good look. No shine whatsoever and not overly fond of the smell. Ah well, another one for the product graveyard.
    AWW :( im sorry it didnt work out.

    did you diffuse? it seems like those who it worked for did...
    --xxmisschrisxx
    3a since going CG!
    CG on 10/12/08. free of cones, sulfates, and shampoo! added shampoo bars 1/80/09.
    using:
    shampoo bars (wind blossom)
    condish - burts bees super shiny
    styling - confused and running out of products. TRYING LOOB!
    trying: tweek...barely.
    WAITING to try: Melting Gel...resisting the urge to become a PJ...kind of...
    Dislikes: molasses and CK :( so unfortunately...
  • RednaturalcurlsRednaturalcurls Posts: 1,814Registered Users
    I did diffuse. I diffuse pretty much everyday because I need to give the back a little bit of shape. I put in my usual leave in, then sprayed in the Samy, semi parted with my fingers and diffused. And from there it went wrong. It started to frizz. I didn't think it would be that bad because I always have a couple spots that frizz a little. I kept on diffusing. Then I noticed my bangs were shrinking up way more than usual. I was pretty much finished diffusing at that point so I stopped. I tried to pull the bangs down a little but that didn't work. I thought maybe it would settle down some by the time I got to work (about 45 minutes later). It didn't. Later when it was 99% dry, I scrunched some to try to get rid of the crunchiness and that helped a little but by this point it is a big frizz ball and the curls are stringy looking. I am ready to re wash and start over with something else.

    Ah well, wouldn't be the first time this happened to me.
    Hair Type: mix of 3's, growing out an angled bob, color-treated red.
    Current products: GVP conditioning balm for co-wash and leave in, Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle, Pattern Pusha and Garnier Anti-humidity hairspray
    Location:Sunny Florida
    Hair idol: Kimberly Schlapman from Little Big Town
  • elisa_pelisa_p Posts: 15Registered Users
    I love this gel too! I bought it on a whim this weekend after going from store to store trying to find GF curl shaping spray which i can't seem to find anywhere in Toronto anymore. I don't spray it though. I just open the top and dump some in my palms and use it as a regular gel. I'm really liking it. It does dry crunchy for me (almost everything does with my hair) but i scrunch it out really easily and there's no frizz. I tried it over KY and although it took a extra hour to dry, my hair looked awesome. No frizz and very defined. :love7:
  • natural2anatural2a Posts: 154Registered Users
    My guess is that this is a product that works well for 2a's but not 3's.
    baby-fine 2a wavy hair
    growing out my bangs and short layers


    Current routine, every day:
    Mastey Traite shampoo
    Mastey Frehair conditioner
    pink Boots curl creme (TINY amount)
    Aura Lemongrass Mousse
    scrunch with Curls Like Us Curl Cloth
    diffuse
    air dry
    scrunch out the crunch
  • jlpmom23jlpmom23 Posts: 755Registered Users
    I saw this at Walgreens yesterday and picked some up, recalling this thread. I used it today - INCREDIBLE!! Seriously, I have not had this good of a hair day in a loooooooooong time. My husband complimented it before I left for work, and then I got compliments from a few different co-workers. I had tons of shrinkage using this gel, however, I will GLADLY trade length for bouncier, boingier curls!!!!!!
  • CurlyFireHorseCurlyFireHorse Posts: 350Registered Users
    Is the benzoate CG? Please say yes, I reaaaaaally want to try this gel.:grommit:
    CurlyFireHorse
    Hair: 2a or 3a (not sure), very porous and fine as frog hair
    Day 1: Cowash and condition with AO GPB, ACV Rinse,
    Co-Kra gel (this stuff is fantastic)

    Day 2: KCKT, KCCC, plop, KCCC, plop again, air dry
    Day 3: Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Coil Jam
    Day 4: IAGirl's PT, KBB DT, FSG

    Co-Kra gel is my own concoction of okra boiled in coconut milk. It is a cross between FSG and KCCC and leaves my hair very soft and shiny
  • curlsAboundcurlsAbound Posts: 227Registered Users
    It didn't work for me. I tried it today and it was a disaster. I am frizzy and my curls are stringy looking. Couldn't get them to clump like I usually do. It's not a good look. No shine whatsoever and not overly fond of the smell. Ah well, another one for the product graveyard.

    That's such a shame. Do you not have a store that has a satisfaction guaranteed policy? I only use a drugstore that does for my hair experiments so that if I don't like something, I can take it back, no problem and no questions asked.

    On another note, I am so intrigued by the review of this product. I think it's on sale so I, too, might have to check it out. Ah, the vicious circle of a PJ!! :goofy:
    2b/3a in Vancouver, Canada
    loving my own homemade Satsuma scented agave spiked FSG
    also the combo of Satsuma scented AOMM and Biolage Gelée

    yup, I'm an unabashed PJ! :confused2:
    For up to $10 off at iherb.com, use this linked code: DEY827
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • jillipoojillipoo Posts: 3,795Registered Users
    It didn't work for me. I tried it today and it was a disaster. I am frizzy and my curls are stringy looking. Couldn't get them to clump like I usually do. It's not a good look. No shine whatsoever and not overly fond of the smell. Ah well, another one for the product graveyard.

    I'm thinking it was the castor oil. Some people totally love what castor oil does for their hair but others hate it because it is more difficult to remove than other oils and can make some people stringy.

    But it's so cool that this product seems to be working for so many of you! Thinking about trying it myself -- I still don't know how my hair will react to castor oil, though. It doesn't seem to like anything but avocado or coconut.
    3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
    CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
    CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
    CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
    GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


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  • TaraVictoriaTaraVictoria Posts: 374Registered Users
    I saw this listed a few weeks ago - ok, maybe a month... happen to be at Harmons where all Samy is on super sale... I picked this up and the yellow bottle for "big curls" - or something like that ... Now, I'm really enjoying my natural stuff - like KBB - but I was VERY happy with this stuff - very happy! It's not sticky at all, and I can use it on wet or dry hair - pretty amazing - and NO frizz!!! great curl formation!!! LOVE it! thanks for the mention!!!! definitely a great one!!!!

    megaboo wrote: »
    thanks for the review! i may just have to pick this up! :]

    SAMY iStyle I'm Twisted Curl Spray Gel


    393695.jpg


    Description

    • Shapes & shines.
    • Stops the frizzies.
    • Recharge your curls with this shine enhancing, lightweight anti-frizz curl activating spray gel!
    • This amazing styling tool conditions, revives, and shapes frizzy lifeless curls.
    • Specially designed with curl memory to create the perfect spiral ringlets or soft loose waves that last and last.
    • Adds vibrant shine and bounce to any style and is perfect for wavy, naturally curly or permed hair.
    • Will not flake and contains no wax, residue or sticky build-up to weight hair down.
    • Made in USA.
    Ingredients:

    Water - Aqua , Acrylates/Hydroxyesters Acrylates Copolymer , PVP , Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer , Glycerin , PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil , Aminomethyl Propanol , Fragrance - Parfum , Disodium EDTA , DMDM Hydantoin , Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate , Benzyl Benzoate , Benzyl Salicylate , Butylphenyl Methylpropional , Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde , Limonene , Linalool
    Tara - have a curly day!!!

    LA Looks Curl Gel, Sauve Naturals conditioners Waterlily, CK, Deva Archangel , LOOB (has its days)...
    Deva One - LOVE it!!!!!!!

    Botticelli's Flax Seed Hair Gel (a DIY!!!) THANKS Botticelli!!!!!!
    Curl Junkie Coffee Coco Creme (LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!)
    Shea Moisture Smoothie - GREAT stuff!

    :angel5::angel5:
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  • starg2008starg2008 Posts: 219Registered Users
    Ive seen this at my local walgreens now i want to try it. does any one know is it an actual spray or is it thick and comes out in a stream?
  • TaraVictoriaTaraVictoria Posts: 374Registered Users
    it's a pretty light consistency... comes out pretty fine, I used about 5 or 6 pumps to get it into my dry hair, a lot more on wet hair...but works great - and I have thick hair too... haven't found a spray gel like this ever! great stuff! and great 2nd day hair too!
    Tara - have a curly day!!!

    LA Looks Curl Gel, Sauve Naturals conditioners Waterlily, CK, Deva Archangel , LOOB (has its days)...
    Deva One - LOVE it!!!!!!!

    Botticelli's Flax Seed Hair Gel (a DIY!!!) THANKS Botticelli!!!!!!
    Curl Junkie Coffee Coco Creme (LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!)
    Shea Moisture Smoothie - GREAT stuff!

    :angel5::angel5:
    for the love of the lens...

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  • starg2008starg2008 Posts: 219Registered Users
    Bump

    Are any of you ladies still using this, i have passed it by too many times and its 3 for $10.00. the only thing thats stopping me is the glycerin. Im liking my hett but i still have some frizz.
  • hockeymomof3hockeymomof3 Posts: 2,159Registered Users
    jlpmom23 wrote: »
    I saw this at Walgreens yesterday and picked some up, recalling this thread. I used it today - INCREDIBLE!! Seriously, I have not had this good of a hair day in a loooooooooong time. My husband complimented it before I left for work, and then I got compliments from a few different co-workers. I had tons of shrinkage using this gel, however, I will GLADLY trade length for bouncier, boingier curls!!!!!!

    Ok, if you like it, good chances are that I will like it! I'm gonna have to see if I can get this!

    starg2008, thanks for the sale info!!
    3b/a
    Cowash - No Poo
    Conditioner - One Condition
    Gel - Light Defining Gel

    Looking to try Devacurl Decadence line next! Can't wait to try it.
  • aneffigyaneffigy Posts: 93Registered Users
    Just FYI, my local Walgreens had this for $3.29 as a "last chance" item, so maybe they're going to stop carrying Samy products. I got it because of the rave reviews on this thread (and the price, of course).. I was so excited because I had just debated and decided against getting it for $5.99 at the Ulta across the street!
    3A
    Modified CG since 11/14/08!
    Low poo: Trader Joe's Tea Tree
    Co-wash: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea
    Rinse out: Tigi MM, Tigi O&H, Tresemme Naturals Volumizing
    DT: Jessicurl WDT
    Leave-in: Giovanni DLI, Komaza CLI
    Styling: Komaza Coconut Pudding, HE BE gel, KBB Cream to SOTC
  • amy51373amy51373 Posts: 1,204Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My Walgreens didn't have it but the Rite Aid across the street did. I ended up picking up a bottle of it Friday to try out. Sadly I haven't really done my hair since then so I haven't used but one spray of it, yet.
    mostly 3a/fine/high porosity/low density
    Cleanse: Bosley shampoo and conditioner
    Stylers: Boots Curl Cream, Uncle Funky's Daughter, Curl Keeper
    Gels: Volumax, Biolage, EcoStyler, BRHG
    Shea butter to scrunch out the crunch and seal
    Modified CG since Feb 2008
  • TaraVictoriaTaraVictoria Posts: 374Registered Users
    sadly, that may make sense... our Harmons had a 3 week sale on the whole line -now they're down to hardly anything.... hope it's not a goner!
    Tara - have a curly day!!!

    LA Looks Curl Gel, Sauve Naturals conditioners Waterlily, CK, Deva Archangel , LOOB (has its days)...
    Deva One - LOVE it!!!!!!!

    Botticelli's Flax Seed Hair Gel (a DIY!!!) THANKS Botticelli!!!!!!
    Curl Junkie Coffee Coco Creme (LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!)
    Shea Moisture Smoothie - GREAT stuff!

    :angel5::angel5:
    for the love of the lens...

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