Gel For Sleek Ponytails

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  1. BrownSkinPoppin

    BrownSkinPoppin formerly NaturallyBri87

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    Hi ladies,

    I've been wearing my hair in a high sleek puff ponytail lately and I'd like to continue rocking the style. When I say sleek....I mean sleek sleek. I pile the gel on there like nobody's business..put a scarf on...and then the next day my ponytail is so smooth and laid. No fly aways. The only thing is...I'm using the Ampro Pro Style gel, which I know isn't the healthiest, but it gives me amazing hold and lasts for like a week.

    Does anyone know of a healthier gel that can give me the same hold as the ampro gel? I've already tried the Mane Choice gel and it was decent. I also don't want to try Eco Styler again since it supposedly causes cancer (per all the youtube videos that were circulating last summer).

    All suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance!
     
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    natural in ATL 15+ years natural

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    I was about to say EcoStyler, until I read your full post. Whaaaaaattt? How did I miss this? I still use it weekly and will be so sad to give it up! Okay guess I need to subscribe to this thread now for new gel ideas. Sorry I’m no help at all :lachen:
     
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    I live by this now, I dont even go for the eco-styler anymore...

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    BrownSkinPoppin formerly NaturallyBri87

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    Mmmmhhmmm. Last summer there was a bunch of youtube videos going around saying that the triethanolamine in Eco Styler supposedly causes cancer. I didn't do a whole bunch of research on it though...I just decided not to repurchase when I finished my jar since there are other options out there.
     
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    I like the sleek look. I use kinky curly custard, but diluted. As long as my hair dries before I remove my scarf, that slicks my ponytails (and really, all my up-dos) well for 3-5 days or until my hair requires more moisture. It would likely give more hold at full strength. The only negative for me is the price.
     
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    What is the texture of this gel? Does it feel sticky, thick, or is the consistency like any other gel? (I.e ecostyler)
     
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    I would say the texture is creamy, not the thin runny type... It smooths out hair and adds shine... I usually have to wash product off hand.

    A little goes a really long way...
     
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    BrownSkinPoppin formerly NaturallyBri87

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    @GGsKin whew! The target website says this gel is almost $20. I'm going to give all of the suggestions in here a try though so I'll check it out
     
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    I like Blue Wetline gel for a slick hair for a ponytail or my edges.
     
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    Can’t see the image, can you write the name?
     
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    Thanks for this, I'm gonna try it and see how it works for me... I'm not crazy about Ampro or Ecostyle gel..

    This says sprinkling glue...

    How is the gel?



     

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  13. BrownSkinPoppin

    BrownSkinPoppin formerly NaturallyBri87

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    So when I was googling different gels to try I came across DIY flaxseed gel. I already had some flaxseeds since I use them for my smoothies so I decided to make some.

    So it works and gives me the hold I'm looking for it's so slimy. Unfortunately, I had to add a little bit of my black gel to the batch to make the consistency a little thicker. I didn't add much..maybe a spoonful so that it wasn't as runny.

    So I think what I'll do is use the flaxseed gel and then mix it with the products you ladies recommended.
     
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    Hey Love, sorry for delay...

    I actually first started with the Ultra Glued Gel and found self using a lot... it is a translucent type feel and color, along likes of ecostyler. If I tried to use a lil daily I would get flakes and and white dry patches...

    The Spiking Glue on other hand I can use half a dime size and be good to go for day, I find that it adds shine as well... good with sweat, water, etc...I generally do not even need it for second day ponytail wear, as long as I tie up...

    I usually have to wash hands though cause it is sticky...
     

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