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Old 10-26-2012, 08:49 PM
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Default How to stop gel from being crunchy and stiff?

I love the definition gel gives me but i still havent found a leave in that i can use that leaves the hair with minimal crunch. Any recommendations?
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I use Giovanni Direct and Ecostyler gel (Argan Oil or the blue) on top
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Default Re: How to stop gel from being crunchy and stiff?

A leave-in doesn't eliminate crunch for me, so I use oil to do that.
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Eco styler gel layered over Shea Moisture curling souffle.
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I heard that scrunching it makes it softer
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Default Re: How to stop gel from being crunchy and stiff?

Any time a styling product gives me crunch I run a bit of oil over it.
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Oil under gel works best for me
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Maybe try a curl activator gel underneath your styling gel, like s-curl for example. That works well underneath the blue Eco-styler, no crunch at all.

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Default Re: How to stop gel from being crunchy and stiff?

oil over gel works for me as well.
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Default Re: How to stop gel from being crunchy and stiff?

try:
using less gel or another type

i have never had any crunch with any of these:
oyin hairdew
komaza coconut curl lotion
komaza shea butter lotion
darcy's botanicals leave-in
darcy's botanicals lemongrass transitioning cream
hydroquench systems greaseless moisture

my staple gels have been afroveda whipped jelly and fantasia ic gel with sparklelites
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Default Re: How to stop gel from being crunchy and stiff?

I use a serum or an activator spray. Sometimes both.
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Default Re: How to stop gel from being crunchy and stiff?

try flaxseed gel
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Default Re: How to stop gel from being crunchy and stiff?

styling gel + curl activator gel I love Worlds of Curls curl activator gel. Long Aid is great, too.
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Default Re: How to stop gel from being crunchy and stiff?

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try flaxseed gel
flaxseed gel gave me no hold at all idk if i made it wrong or what.

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styling gel + curl activator gel I love Worlds of Curls curl activator gel. Long Aid is great, too.
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Maybe try a curl activator gel underneath your styling gel, like s-curl for example. That works well underneath the blue Eco-styler, no crunch at all.

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i will try this. i dont like the curl activators mentioned mainly due to the smell but i did buy a product that is very similar to a CAG. it doesnt give me enough hold on its own and its kind of oily so i think if i mix it together with my super crunchy gel i might get some serious curl poppin with minimal crunch. thanks.
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What I do for my daughter's hair is
Wet hair, apply sm curling smoothie, apply gel, then seal with evco. Once it dries, her hair is silky with a good hold.
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Put more leave in in your hair than you do gel.

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