19 June, 2012

ECO Styler and Low Porosity Hair - Success at Last


So, I finally got Eco Styler gel to work for me minus the heavy, dry, tacky feeling I get when I have used it in the past. All thanks to mahoganycurls and my experimentation, these are the key components to making it work for you too - especially if you have low porosity hair:
  • Damp hair
  • A good moisturizing leave in
  • Patience
  • A good "smoothing" technique
I will write more about this later but in the meantime, look at my third day hair (not the very best lighting but look at the definition!):



11 comments:

  1. So I have to respond to this post cuz, i myself is getting the hang of this eco styler gel..I will send pic but i hve been doing WnG for the last 3 weeks and i did the Cherry lola treatmnt and since then the eco styler gel with some leave-in has giving me some curl def, esp at the sides in the front and I love it.One thing I wanted to ask how many times a week do you do a WnG? how so u smooth the hair as well..Going to my District conv. this weekend and want to keep it simple.. Btwhen is yours..Once again hair looks good. sorry for long post.

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  2. Hi Moya, aren't you so excited about the upcoming conv? I've heard such great things and can't wait to go mine next two weekends.

    Well regarding my WNGs, that is the only way I wear my hair. If I style with conditioner only (which I might have to stop doing cuz of too much manipulation), I restyle my hair in the shower every other day. When I style with gel like I've been doing recently, I can get 4 to 5 day hair so I only need to style on Thursdays and Sundays and I like that better because it is low manipulation.

    Regarding my style for the convention, I will probably just wear a WNG with cute accessories. Please do email a picture so I can see how you styled you hair!

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  3. hello Chyscurls,
    love your blog. quick question, are you a Jehovah's Witness? comments here about district convention and all.
    just curious, cos i am a JW actually, though living in nigeria.

    a'ight, take care
    bennie

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  4. Hi Bennie, yes I am actually, we go to or conventions earlier than you guys do and I'm also Nigerian. Which part of Nigeria were you from?

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  5. hey chys thanks for responding, i am so excited abt the convention, gonna b a great program. so i am gonna try tht two times a week suggestion..So do u think doing more than 2 times cld b damaging to the Hair? I defintely will send pic,,and u betta too.

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  6. Hi Moya, I don't think it's necessarily damaging if you do it more than 2x/wk. When I used to do it every other day, I won't necessarily cowash my hair I.e. I won't massage my scalp and rinse out all the conditioner like I would if I were cowashing. I would just wet my hair, apply conditioner, mildly distribute it through and rinse out some of the conditioner and that was it. The reason why I had to restyle every couple of days was because I was using conditioner only but with a heavy gel like ECO, I can get really good 4,5,...7 day hair although I've not gone that long.

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  7. hey that's nice! i'm in Lagos. our convention is in December.

    a'ight, take care
    Bennie

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  8. Looks really nice. Has its shine and the definition is really good.

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  9. Hello Love your blog. KEEP IT UP!!. I have had natural hair for a while now since Jan 2011. I usually just cover my hair but i am trying to experiment and do other things. Actually never heard of the eco styler gel until i watched a youtube video on it. My hair is a little long now not very (I can pack it up). Please do you know where I can get the eco styler krystal gel in Lagos??.

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  10. Hey chycurls
    I love, love, love ur blog. I just did my BC today! Yaaayy:D and I've been looking for that eco styler gel here in naija o, abuja to be precise but I can't find it :( wish I knew sumwhere I could get it in naija

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  11. did you find the gel in abuja?

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