What is helping this product to be acceptable for me is putting grape seed oil on the hair and then putting the snap on cap jumbo magnetic rollers back over night.
The hair did shrink a little during the day but not as much as it would have. Also it was pretty uncombable due to the gel factor, but adding a layer of oil helped with that a lot. Also putting the roller back on made it all the better. I think today will be really better now that I've got the humidity blocker on with OIL to make my hair combable and not feel so glued together . Also again, resmoothing it each night on the roller helps. Granted I did NOT use heat. No flat iron. So I think this worked fairly well considering.
Re-wrapping or re rolling nightly along with addition of oils are imperative to use a product like this on natural hair.
Next up, I will try to get the same results with homemade flaxseed gel and oil alone and see if it works the same.
NO DICE! This may work for other people maybe with coarser hair but it is a definite no go for me. I just came in from outside in the yard and looked in the mirror. My hair reverted and is completely curled up. So it failed. Furthermore, the oil did not soften the gel enough so if I try to finger detangle the hair to put the rollers back on, I feel hairs tearing from the glue of the gel! The gel makes my hair uncombable without tearing because the glue is stronger than my strands.
- So 1) this does not block humidity for me . My hair completely curled up on its own just due to the morning dew in the air!And
- 2) the gel aspect would literally destroy my fine hair by causing it to tear off my head everytime I try to pass a comb through the glue of the gel. Oil did NOT soften the gel sufficiently for it to be soft. It was soft when I scrubbed it yesterday but as soon as it got moist again from the dew in the morning air, the gel reconstituted and re GLUED. In a few minutes when the glue air dried in my hair again it was a cemented mess....not combable without resulting in severe tearing off of good strands of hair on my head.
So all types of gels are hazardous on baby fine hair if you are going to try to comb it. I will re order Liquid Keratin 60 day smooth and re do my BKT. The longer I hold off the more I am destroying my hair by tearing it out.
I am cowashing this glue out of my hair now so I can pass a comb through it without ripping my hair off my head. Conditioner and oil only for me for length retention. No gels, hairsprays, mouses or anything similar if I want hair on my head. Teri LaFlesh definitely knows what she's talking about.
Edited by LadyAradia - Mar 11 2015 at 10:14am