Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Gel

I used Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Scrunching Gel for the first time today, and it made my curls super crunchy and my hair is really frizzy, even though it claims to diminish frizz. I'm bummed, because I'd heard it was a good gel. Has anyone else had this problem?


  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    No, but I'm glad you mentioned this because I was thinking of trying it. A while back I tried Herbal Essences Set Me Up Gel and also thought it was mediocre.

    The best luck I've had with frizz has been using Living Proof No Frizz but its expensive. If frizz is driving you nuts (like it did to me) check out their website. I also tried CK which did nothing for me.

    If you find something else that you love that fights frizz, please post it.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • mosunamosuna Posts: 94Registered Users
    Uh-oh...I just bought this gel today. I loved how it smells and it sucked me right in.

    I did, however, make flax seed gel today and it took away my 2nd-day frizz. Maybe it could work for you? I'm sorry, I don't know how to post links, but if you look under the recipes section it's under the "No-Fail Flax Seed Gail" thread.

    Good luck with your hair!
    Fotki: /home/leaving?" class="Popup (password curly)
    Currently loving: Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee, Alba Soft Hold Curl Cream, KCCC
    Striving for: Length!
  • happycurls24happycurls24 Posts: 263Registered Users
    I had the same problem.
    I keep using it, hoping for the results everyone else says they get from it, but yet I still have terribly frizzy hair...:crybaby:
    I switched products and am much happier.
    Hair Type: 3b /3a?.... medium texture, normal porosity:afro:

    Aussie Moist

    Shampoo: Organix Shampoo

    Other products: Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam Mousse, LA looks Sport gel, & whatever is cheapest for a frizz serum.

  • CopaseticCopasetic Posts: 222Registered Users
    I've never had this problem. I always use a leave in conditioner underneath my gel, which i assume would help with curl formation. So maybe you could give that a shot.
    co-wash: exact vanilla
    rinse out: tresseme naturals
    leave-in: giovanni direct leave-in
    stylers: kccc + he totally twisted mousse + coconut oil to sotc
  • Curls=BeautyCurls=Beauty Posts: 1,781Registered Users
    It doesn't have enough hold. It's too bad, as I absolutely positively adore the smell! I find it best for SOTC. HESMU is an okay medium hold gel. I will only continue to use it until I find other gels.
    Cleanser: Liquid Castile Soap diluted in a foaming soap dispenser
    ACV rinse
    Oyin Handmade Greg Juice or Juices and Berries
    Stylers: Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd, KCCC, Honey Rinses and BRHG, Crack Leave-in Hair Cream when straightening

    Tools: Silk pillowcase, Floursack towels, Jersey T-Shirts, Wide Tooth Comb, Velecta Paramount TGR-VQX Hair Dryer (for when I straighten) and BaByliss PRO Ionic Rollabout Hard Hat Dryer
  • ElithiaElithia Posts: 297Registered Users
    I've been using it for over two years and it works great for me.
    Proudly CG since 8/10/06 - the story of my hair!
    Type: 3a/b, very thick
    Length: almost BSL wet
    Products: Suave coconut conditioner, coconut oil, Totally Twisted gel

    Don't forget to be awesome!
  • Tomorrow Never KnowsTomorrow Never Knows Posts: 320Registered Users
    To some degree there isn't much point in listening to what everyone says about a particular hair product. Looking at the ingredients and talking to people about them if you're confused is useful, but everyone's hair is unique so it's kind of trial and error. If you want to hear about other people's results with a product, look for ones with the same hair texture, porosity, and curl type.

    I use HETT gel and don't mind it. I apply it to soaking wet hair with AOHR or AOWC under it. I don't get crunch from it. For frizz I just put some conditioner or leave-in conditioner on my hair when it's dry. I rub a little dollop between my hands and gently glide my hands over my hair and sometimes do a bit of scrunching.
    Type 2b/2c, med/coarse, low porosity, medium density

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Tangerine, Live Clean Moisturizing, CJ Daily Fix, GTTT, Tigi MM

    Conditioner: Tigi MM, Jessicurl WDT, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Daily Smoothing, CJ H&B Deep Fix

    Deep Treatment: same as rinse out

    Leave-in: KCKT or my rinseout

    Styling Aids: Alberto/V05 Gel, HETT/HESMU, KCCC