I'm not sure how I feel about this gel. I love how fast and easy it was too apply, but it doesnt give strong hold or definition. I think it may work in place of foam stylers.
So I'm back to the drawing board, looking for an OTG, hard hold gel. I swear my hair is hold resistant...
Having lost 8 - 10 inches of hair in some parts of my head... don’t do it!I have 8-10 inches of damaged hair from prior bad practices. The damage makes my curls stick together like Velcro. Part of me wants to chop it all off at once because I think my hair would behave better without it. But the other part of me doesn’t want to let go of my length
That’s a good point. I would be really unhappy if I cut all that hair off and I still had Velcro hair.@GettingKinky
Also do you have definitive knowledge that your hair wouldn’t stick together like Velcro without the damage? Maybe cut a few curls and see how they behave?
I have had Velcro hair my entire time being natural. I’ve chopped my hair 3 times during this journey and it’s always Velcro.
It could just be how your hair is?
Thanks for sharing! How is the curl daze gel? I'm so glad to find gel alternativesCurl daze stylers are bomb. Black owned woman brand from a YTer. I can’t ever remember her name.
I would buy both again. https://www.curldaze.com/
I’m not feeling this As I Am Colored gel. It looks weird to me. Hair is slightly damp from last night so I’ll try and catch a picture later.
Oh I didn't know that. Are you trimming on a regular schedule to get rid of the ends? I didn't read beyond this. So sorry if you answered already.I have 8-10 inches of damaged hair from prior bad practices. The damage makes my curls stick together like Velcro. Part of me wants to chop it all off at once because I think my hair would behave better without it. But the other part of me doesn’t want to let go of my length
The stylers are the shine gel and the creamy one. They both are bomb! Together they create a soft hold but long definition. I used the shine gel as a base because it has weight and UFD on top. @BrittThanks for sharing! How is the curl daze gel? I'm so glad to find gel alternatives
I didn't do nothing wrong. I didn't really trim. I just cut off split ends. I didn't want my hair to knot up when I was coloring it.
Thank You. I have always down a brownish red. Thought I would try a purplish black this time. I think this may be more fitting. Will see how it looks after it darkens up in 3 days.
Here’s my day 8 wash and go as I prep for wash day:
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Im sitting with olaplex step 0 on my hair now. About to apply step 3. I decided to apply on dry hair as directed but I’m not sure about applying over gel. My gel cast is almost completely gone, but I think the step 0 just reactivated the gel and made my hair sticky.
I used a very conservative amount. I saw on YouTube some people with natural hair were getting 1 use out of this bottle and it’s way too expensive for that. Maybe next time I’ll apply just a little more.
This is step 0 after 1 use. View attachment 471505
They were trying to “saturate” their hair when the instructions clearly say the hair just needs to be “damp”‘with product.One use? That's crazy. Did they take the top off and pour it on? Lol.