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Long Aid Activator Gel and Clear Ecostyler - x-post

OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
*click link for pictures*I just did a review of the Long Aid Activator Gel and the Clear Ecostyler when used together, and i have to say - for two products that are relatively inexpensive, they do play very well together:).

In my post, I said that the verdict was still out, because my hair had not dried completely, but now that it's 100% dry, I have to give these two together - two thumbs up!

Scrunching the crunch was relatively easy, and the curls stayed in tact! My only gripe is that I wish it had a bit more shine on it's own, because after it was completely dry it did not have the same bling-bling as it did when wet. This, of course, is fine because all I had to do was add a bit of KBB hair milk and I was good to go:thumbup:.

Anyway, I just wanted to share this because I am shocked that I was able to get soft fluffy, yet defined curls with products that can be picked up down the street for just a few bucks.

Does this mean, I'm done shopping around? Ummm, no - I'm a product junkie, for cryin' out loud;). But I must say that if I'm not in the mood to experiment, and I'm looking for a quick, easy and reliable way to style my hair, one that will leave it defined and soft to the touch well, I know which two products I'll be reaching for:occasion9:.
Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
BC: July 21, 2008
Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

Certified Denirophile:love5:

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different outcome". ~ Albert Einstein

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  • april-epiphanyapril-epiphany Posts: 345Registered Users
    wow you had really great results with the combo, my hair hates curl activator gel alone. i never thought to pair it up with another gel.(i love your :nemo:)
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  • tiramisu62tiramisu62 Posts: 46Registered Users
    Can you post a pic of the ecostyler gel jar? I keep hearing about it and want to try it but I never see it in any store. Thanks.
  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
    tiramisu62 wrote: »
    Can you post a pic of the ecostyler gel jar? I keep hearing about it and want to try it but I never see it in any store. Thanks.

    Sure! Here's a link /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fstore.goldenmartbeautysupply.com%2Fecostyle.html" class="Popup to all of the different ecostyler gels. I use the (clear)Krystal one. I get mine at Sally's.
    Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

    Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
    BC: July 21, 2008
    Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

    Certified Denirophile:love5:

    "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different outcome". ~ Albert Einstein
  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
    wow you had really great results with the combo, my hair hates curl activator gel alone. i never thought to pair it up with another gel.(i love your :nemo:)

    Awwww! Thank you so much:flower:!!!
    Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

    Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
    BC: July 21, 2008
    Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

    Certified Denirophile:love5:

    "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different outcome". ~ Albert Einstein
  • naturalnurse04naturalnurse04 Posts: 162Registered Users
    I tried this yesterday and it turned out so well that I'm using it again today! Thanks for posting!!!
    "Don't remove the kinks from your hair, Remove them from your brain." -Marcus Garvey
    3c-4a, needs MOISTURE
    Last Relaxer: Sept. 6, 2008


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  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
    I tried this yesterday and it turned out so well that I'm using it again today! Thanks for posting!!!

    Yay!!! Glad to hear it!!
    Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

    Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
    BC: July 21, 2008
    Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

    Certified Denirophile:love5:

    "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different outcome". ~ Albert Einstein
  • mariag002mariag002 Posts: 3,557Registered Users
    I need to find the Long Aid Activator Gel and use it with my black gel. It just sounds like too much fun.

    I got a good hair day today with my Ecostyler black gel so I had to share with you ladies.

    I deep conditioned with AOHS over night, detangled with a large comb, applied Devacare One as a leave-in, smoothed out my hair with my fake Denman brush *LOL*, then added Ecostyler last (a little goes a long way ladies). To seal the ends I used Moroccan hair oil.

    Side/back view. Yes I'm in a bathroom LOL
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    Back view. Some fool decided to put those boxes on my window sill and block my view!
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    Side view. This gel helps with frizz.. as long as I don't touch my hair while its drying. Today was a good frizz free day.
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    Front is clipped back. I put a little bit of gel on the front of my hair and the frizz is gone. It'll stay like that till I wash out the gel tonight.

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    - Maria

    Big Chop: 9/23/07
    Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

  • CoilyDelta27CoilyDelta27 Posts: 202Registered Users
    Maria! Your hair looks gorgeous!!! I only use Long Aid because it has the perfect amount of glycerin. I add water and [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Knot-Today-p-207.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-knot-today-leaveindetangler]Knot Today[/buylink].....PRESTO! Head full of soft, defined coils. I've heard a lot about the ecostyler, but since I'm protein-sensitive I have to stay away....:(
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  • naturalnurse04naturalnurse04 Posts: 162Registered Users
    Maria, your hair is sooooo pretty! I have been in love with long aid mixed with ecostyler since I tried it after this thread (Thanks OnyxCabelo :mrgreen:!!) I bought my long aid from Walgreen's.
    "Don't remove the kinks from your hair, Remove them from your brain." -Marcus Garvey
    3c-4a, needs MOISTURE
    Last Relaxer: Sept. 6, 2008


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  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
    Maria! Your hair looks awesome! I was going to say something earlier when I saw your new avatar. Geez, who notices boxes with them curls in the way, LOL!

    Naturalnurse - :D.
    Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

    Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
    BC: July 21, 2008
    Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

    Certified Denirophile:love5:

    "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different outcome". ~ Albert Einstein
  • springyheadspringyhead Posts: 350Registered Users
    gorgeous curls, Maria!

    The Fantasia gel takes over 12 hours to dry when humid (the glycerin I guess) so switched it up with eco styler today....I mean. wow. first time using it and I'm amazed. It's elongated...and it's staying this way, it seems. It's a little hard because I ran out of my usual leave-in (should have used that long aid, huh!) but i'll def experiment with this.

    Thanks, OP, for the rec.
    4a, fine coils. low/med porosity. "It's springy. Like a slinky."--My Lil' Cousin

    I use products on 90% dry hair.
    Wash: Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Castille Soap.
    Conditioner: Tigi Bedhead Moisture Maniac/Suave Humectants
    Moisturizers: Long Aid
    Styler: Ecostyler Clear/ Vitamin E Oil
  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
    I tried the brown ecostyler today - it was nice. A lot like the clear, but definitely not as much crunch:thumbup:. It's a keeper.

    Springyhead-:D. And your avatar looks fab!!
    Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

    Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
    BC: July 21, 2008
    Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

    Certified Denirophile:love5:

    "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different outcome". ~ Albert Einstein
  • naturalnurse04naturalnurse04 Posts: 162Registered Users
    OnyxCabelo I just need to give you a big THANK YOU for introducing to me to Ecostyler over Long Aid! :lol: I have been using it in my hair since your post and my hair is looking pretty awesome if I do say so myself! I thank you and my wallet definately thanks you, because now I don't have to re-up on my [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] so soon! Thanks girl!!!:wav:
    "Don't remove the kinks from your hair, Remove them from your brain." -Marcus Garvey
    3c-4a, needs MOISTURE
    Last Relaxer: Sept. 6, 2008


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  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
    OnyxCabelo I just need to give you a big THANK YOU for introducing to me to Ecostyler over Long Aid! :lol: I have been using it in my hair since your post and my hair is looking pretty awesome if I do say so myself! I thank you and my wallet definately thanks you, because now I don't have to re-up on my [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] so soon! Thanks girl!!!:wav:

    Awww!! You are super welcome!! I'm glad it worked for you. Yeah, in this economy it's nice to know that there are a few less expensive options out there:thumbup:
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    Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

    Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
    BC: July 21, 2008
    Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

    Certified Denirophile:love5:

    "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different outcome". ~ Albert Einstein
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    BekkaPoo wrote: »
    The other day I tried a combo with my leave-in, hard hold gel, and curl activator.. that worked out well too.

    Anyone else try it like this?
    OnyxCabelo wrote: »
    *click link for pictures*I just did a review of the Long Aid Activator Gel and the Clear Ecostyler when used together, and i have to say - for two products that are relatively inexpensive, they do play very well together:).

    In my post, I said that the verdict was still out, because my hair had not dried completely, but now that it's 100% dry, I have to give these two together - two thumbs up!

    Woops, I guess you did try a similar thing.. And yes this combo is great for definition and control. I had no idea I could do conditioner-less styling and still have moisture.
    mariag002 wrote: »
    Side/back view. Yes I'm in a bathroom LOL
    696B5F96914B-49.jpg

    Back view. Some fool decided to put those boxes on my window sill and block my view!
    E0A9D097ABFA-49.jpg

    Side view. This gel helps with frizz.. as long as I don't touch my hair while its drying. Today was a good frizz free day.
    EEB7C73F881F-49.jpg

    Front is clipped back. I put a little bit of gel on the front of my hair and the frizz is gone. It'll stay like that till I wash out the gel tonight.

    D1B96A11E200-49.jpg

    So pretty.. :flower:
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • sarajane82sarajane82 Posts: 77Registered Users
    I'm bumping this old thread because I just tried long aid today and I feel I need more hold. I have a jar of eco styler krystal on my counter...I'm wondering do they both need to be applied when hair is soaking wet, right after I do my wash/condition routine? Or if I used the long aid, let it dry, then added Eco to it, it would have the same effect? When products are layered is it better to put them on one immediately after the other, or wait till one is "settled" in your hair before adding the next?