Hi, i wanted u 2 know my experience so I copied a review I made May 5th, 2013 on amazon.
time i used eco olive--whether just on my edges, an entire wash and go,
or mixing it with oils or conditioners-- It thinned my hair. I ended up
with 3 bald spots in the middle of my head, and it made my edges thin. I
kept using it b/c i was in denial, but ultimately it broke my hair.
was strange b/c i never saw hair fall out on my bed or in my brush, but
then i would see the thinning, like it disintegrated my hair or
something. I don't know how long it's gonna take for the nickle sized
spot near my edges to fill in, but it's already been a year.
want to be able to slick down my edges, I don't really care much about
curl definition, but i can't even do that. It also made my hair crunchy
when i used it and stiff. No matter if i used small amounts or more, or
mixed it w/ oil or conditioner, it's garbage. I've got tight 4b hair
that gets more loose toward the nape of my neck, btw. I'm gonna try
using the blue eco hold level 5 and hopefully that works
buying the blue medium hold gel, I've come to realize that the hardness
of the hold has nothing to do with the bald spots. This solidified what
already knew from my results w/ layering and mixing the eco styler w/
oils and conditioners.
When it came to function, The blue eco was
alright-- gave shine, definition, and it also gave me more Hair Loss. I
had thinning on my edges, and a piece of hair near that nickle sized
bald spot that still hasn't gone away have shortened to half the size. I
hate this brand of gel. I've never had any problems with balding until
using this. I wouldn't even recommend it to someone I hate.
gave the green one away to my cousin b/c I just wanted it far away from
me ages ago. She's telling me that the product has started thinning her
hair as well. My hair follicles are damaged, the bald spot is completely
smooth bare. It hasn't grown back since I noticed it a year ago, and
even the blue one now has caused me problems. I am very frustrated with
this product. Hopefully I can grow my curls back.
I'm not sure
what it is about this gel; it's supposed to be all natural, so I don't
know what the problem is. Is it the excessive amount of protein? W/ the
eco blue, My hair wasn't hard or tangled, and I no longer comb or brush
my hair. I go in the shower, and let the water detangle while I smooth
sections of hair w/ my fingers, and it get perfectly detangled.
there's no logical reason to me what could be causing the breakage.
Maybe my hair just hates whatever is in this product. I hope someone can
investigate the effects of excessive protein. My hair wasn't
particularly dry, it was pretty moisturized, and soft.
flax seed gel, and another type of protein gel before that didn't claim
to be "all natural" but also didn't leave me a naked spot on my head.
And I've had natural hair for 6 years. Ah well, someone w/ this issue
has to speak up about this so they can know they aren't the only one.
pen spring tight 4b/ 4c curly girls, be vigilant and as soon as you
notice your hair thinning, drop the product, it only gets worse.