How to stop gel from being crunchy and stiff?

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  1. Napp

    Napp Stylist in training

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    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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    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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    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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    oil over gel works for me as well.
     
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    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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    I use a serum or an activator spray. Sometimes both.
     
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    try flaxseed gel
     
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    styling gel + curl activator gel :yep: I love Worlds of Curls curl activator gel. Long Aid is great, too.
     
  14. Napp

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

    i will try this. i dont like the curl activators mentioned mainly due to the smell:look: 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.:drunk:
     
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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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