I cannot stand this Eco Styler mess...

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Post by aliyakeys on 22nd March 2011, 9:25 pm

Dear Fellow Naturals, a few months ago my sister, Mom, and I took a trip to our local beauty supply. Being the product junkie that I am, I was ecstatic to be going and had been waiting aalnweek to go! So, I'd been watching over that week a bunch of Naturals on Youtube rave about this amazing product called " Eco Styler Gel". So I thought to myself," Sounds pretty cool. I think I'll buy it." While at the beauty supply I managed to convince my mother to buy the small 99 cent jar of Eco Styler. I couldn't help myself and couldnt wait to use it! So right when I got him, I put some on my edges and slicked it down and it was Nothing like I expected it to be; I was so mad. So now that my long story is over, how have your experiences with Eco Styler gel gone? By the way, I used the clear Eco Styler gel. God Bless, Aliyakeys ~ None so blind as those who will not see.
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Post by ajsimmons8 on 22nd March 2011, 9:38 pm

I've used the Eco Olive Oil gel, with great results for my twist and twist out. In order to avoid the hard crunchies, I did have to coat my hair first with either my shea mixture or some oil.
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Post by Free2BMe :) on 22nd March 2011, 9:51 pm

It worked well to define my curls, but it did NOTHING for my edges
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Post by BekkaPoo on 23rd March 2011, 11:15 am

Also not a fan.. I gave mine away. But then again I have crap luck with gels in general.
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Post by makeupvixen on 23rd March 2011, 11:29 am

I'm not a gel or styler gal. Most of my twists are done with a cream with hold like Oyin Shine and Define.

But I do have to say that I love my Olive Oil and my Argan Oil Eco Styler gels for buns. If you saw my last video about the curly nikki Los Angeles Curly Girl meetup I used Bear Fruits as a base with a lot of Argan Oil Eco Styler on top. Wrapped my slicked back pony with a scarf, created the bun and then removed the scarf.

Other than the bun I only really use Eco Styler on my ends of a wash n go.

I am experimenting with the Eco Styler Custard blend (eco styler with added oils and moisturizers) and it's coming out of. It just reminds me of a pudding, I already have puddings so I don't really need the blended custard.

Try using Eco Styler in different ways and see what happens. It's fun to play in products.
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Post by Ambitious_Tiff on 23rd March 2011, 1:10 pm

I've never tried Eco Styler but if its anything like IC Fantasia gel (extremely light), you may want to try smoothing it on on top of an oil (this method works great for me as well, ajsimmons8) then tying a scarf around your edges. Leave the scarf on long enough for it to "set" and you should be smooth but not crunchy. My edges love to try and put up a good fight but that always crushes the rebellion, lol. HTH! Razz
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Post by crimsonpeach on 23rd March 2011, 1:54 pm

I mix the gel with oils and aloe vera gel to make "eco custard". I get the least amount of shrinkage when I use this mixture for my twist outs.

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Post by Jo Somebody on 23rd March 2011, 3:21 pm

I don't use gels, but I think maybe you should try it more than once before dismissing it! Maybe twist with it?
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Post by Ladybird on 23rd March 2011, 4:40 pm

Yeah ..Eco Styler is not really good for laying down edges, but if you mix it with oil or make the Eco Custard it is ok for twist or twist out.

Not a big fan of gels but i am loving the Eco Custard.
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Post by LoveZaporiah on 23rd March 2011, 5:01 pm

I'm not fond of Eco Styler either. But then again, U've yet to find a gel I truly like. None of them give me the desired effect.
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Re: I cannot stand this Eco Styler mess...

Post by Keisha on 23rd March 2011, 6:34 pm

I love eco styler gel with olive oil. it slicks down my edges like no other. whether I use a brush or the palms of my hands to smooth my edges back, I always get sleek, smooth edges with great hold for the entire day. After smoothing down my hair, I tie on a silk scarf for about 30 minutes and that always help everytime.
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Re: I cannot stand this Eco Styler mess...

Post by Umph on 23rd March 2011, 7:46 pm

Keisha wrote:I love eco styler gel with olive oil. it slicks down my edges like no other. whether I use a brush or the palms of my hands to smooth my edges back, I always get sleek, smooth edges with great hold for the entire day. After smoothing down my hair, I tie on a silk scarf for about 30 minutes and that always help everytime.
Ditto! Works like a charm!
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Re: I cannot stand this Eco Styler mess...

Post by letha on 23rd March 2011, 9:26 pm

I tried the clear, Argan Oil, olive oil one and the brown one and they all work.. I took some shea butter and mix it with the argan oil one and it works like a charm.. No frizzy hair or anything. Spray a little water on the edges and then lie it down with a scarf like some of the ladies suggested. My edges don't lie down with using a scarf.
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Re: I cannot stand this Eco Styler mess...

Post by swt_sunny on 24th March 2011, 11:59 am

I agree w/ the ladies above. Tying a scarf over your hair after application is key!! I usually keep it on for 10-15 mins while im getting dressed, putting on makeup etc., the longer the better. I find that the scarf method works with about any product used to slick your hair back...it's really the scarf that is doing the work.

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Re: I cannot stand this Eco Styler mess...

Post by NaturallyPrecious on 24th March 2011, 3:03 pm

Umph wrote:
Keisha wrote:I love eco styler gel with olive oil. it slicks down my edges like no other. whether I use a brush or the palms of my hands to smooth my edges back, I always get sleek, smooth edges with great hold for the entire day. After smoothing down my hair, I tie on a silk scarf for about 30 minutes and that always help everytime.
Ditto! Works like a charm!
Ditto for me too! Slickness like no body's business!! Cool
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Post by nattynattie on 24th March 2011, 3:18 pm

Works for my edges great. I use the olive oil eco styler.
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Re: I cannot stand this Eco Styler mess...

Post by naturallyu on 26th March 2011, 11:44 pm

I love ecostyler gel but to be honest I only use it on my twists and rollerset styles. I haven't really tried to use it to slick down my hair. I prefer to use aloe vera gel to slick down my edges. I created this style with eco:

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Re: I cannot stand this Eco Styler mess...

Post by Duchess52 on 27th March 2011, 12:17 am

naturallyu wrote:I love ecostyler gel but to be honest I only use it on my twists and rollerset styles. I haven't really tried to use it to slick down my hair. I prefer to use aloe vera gel to slick down my edges. I created this style with eco:

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G O R G E O U S hair
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Re: I cannot stand this Eco Styler mess...

Post by naturallyu on 27th March 2011, 11:15 am

Duchess52 wrote:
naturallyu wrote:I love ecostyler gel but to be honest I only use it on my twists and rollerset styles. I haven't really tried to use it to slick down my hair. I prefer to use aloe vera gel to slick down my edges. I created this style with eco:

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G O R G E O U S hair


Thank you so much!! Very Happy
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Re: I cannot stand this Eco Styler mess...

Post by BigLipTiff on 27th March 2011, 11:31 am

Very pretty naturallyu!!!


I use my Eco styler to smooth my edges when I bun, but it only works on wet hair. Any other way it's useless.
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Re: I cannot stand this Eco Styler mess...

Post by chynadoll8799 on 27th March 2011, 12:21 pm

I have a love hate relationship with it. It ALWAYS, and I mean ALWAYS leaves flakes in my hair. The ONLY WAY to get rid of the flakes is to wash my hair, or to REWET it the next day and brush it again.
I have heard using oil with it works, but for me using oil with it makes the flakes WORSE. and ugh, who wants to walk around with flakes in their hair. nasty.
BUT, it makes my eges wave up and "cooperate" really nicely. MUST USE a scarf......

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Re: I cannot stand this Eco Styler mess...

Post by naturallyu on 27th March 2011, 12:47 pm

I usually put a rinse out conditioner rather than oil underneath. I just leave the conditioner in and apply the gel right over it.
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Re: I cannot stand this Eco Styler mess...

Post by Sweet Tee on 27th March 2011, 11:19 pm

I wasn't crazy about Eco Olive at first,
but have learned how to mix it
to work great on my nightly finger coils.

I use Qhemet BRBC first on hair
(but not everyday).

I mix Eco with F/X Curls Up and aloe vera juice
(enough to make it loose).
Then apply to each section and coil.

Comes out moisturized and curly!
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Re: I cannot stand this Eco Styler mess...

Post by kulem on 28th March 2011, 3:18 pm

I think someone else said this, but if you want it to work on your edges you have to put it on and then tie a scarf on for about 30-45 minutes and it will work like a dream.
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Re: I cannot stand this Eco Styler mess...

Post by aliyakeys on 28th March 2011, 11:34 pm

Ok, thank you thank you everybody! So all I have to do is slick some on my edges and tie it down with a scarf and it'll be all good?
Also, has anyone tried the clear Eco Styler? I feel almost like I'm the only one. Shocked
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