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I believe that it is technique more than the product. If you slather a product on your hair as much as the directions specify, you will probably get those results. I've seen a natural get curls that last all day using the method in the instructions with FOTE aloe vera gel.
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That's one of the main ingredients in both gels is the Aloe Vera Gel. I've heard a lot of good things about it. That would be my second option.
sbaker said:....I did a conditioner wash today and added in Scurl wave pomade to my hair and my hair retained the curls when dry. First time in a while that I didn't sport a scarve. The curls were too beautiful to cover up.
angellazette said:I may try the shingling method with FOTE aloe vera gel this weekend...
LaNecia said:Hmmm. After you use them, holla back and let us know which you like better. I like them both but for totally different effects!
I think S Curl is the best kept secret.
balisi said:I tried this recently and all it did was loosen my waves, while frizzing up my curls. I wonder if I used too much or not enough. How do you use it for optimal results?
Thanks for the tips! I will try this after a co-wash.sbaker said:It works extremely well on my wet hair. When I was relaxed, I had horrible results from the spray that Adrienne uses. Forget the name but I used it because Adrienne uses it. I bought the wave and short hair pomade after reading on hair that another natural head uses it for slick pony tails. I would put in on my hair to slick back my hair for headbands noticed how it waved up the front. So I used it on my hair when wet and noticed it held my curls. Last week I wore a fro with the s-curl all in it and got some many compliments. I went to an expo and was talking to the lady that did my twists before. She was trying to get new customers. This one lady said I want my hair like hers (me) and the stylist was like that is her natural hair. Her hair curls up like that. The s curl helps keeps the shape of the curl versus making it frizz when dry. It also helps to do a conditioner wash first and than add the S-curl to wet hair. I just shake and go.
I tried it this morning, but since I was coming to work, I played it safe and applied some Fantasia IC Gel along with it. I applied the S-Curl no-drip formula as soon as I got out of the shower after leaving in some VO5 conditioner. This is working great so far and my hair is about 50% dry right now. I think I would have more shrinkage and less definition from the S-Curl alone. But I will continue to experiment!sbaker said:Your welcome. Keep me posted.