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I used to HATE this gel!!! Now I LOVE it!!!
on January 7, 2009
I HATED this gel back when I used to style my hair by twisting each strand around my fingers, (making me look like apoodle, what choice did I Have?).
Then I booked a cut with Ana on a whim in Dec 08. Who knew a cut was that important. I've been to another curly hair salon (am I allowed to name? Ouid*d in NYC).I hated the result. At Devachan, I was TAUGHT how to use the products and it's changed my ritual. I truly thought only I knew how to style my hair (naturally, after all my hair disasters).
Now, I style with One Condition (yes, it can be used as a styler! How cool is that!). I put it in my soaking wet hair & then scrunch the water out the sides with a men's wife beater. Then flip my hair upside down & scrunch water out, especially @ the roots so I don't have flat head. Then I SCRUNCH this gel INTO my hair, first the sides then back then over the outside of hair. This is the 1st time I ever wore hair products where I didn't saturate my hair and wait HOURS for my hair to dry before looking good. I am so happy I don't look like a wet poodle anymore! Oh and ESMERELDA highlighted my hair using the Pintura method (like balayage, hair painting the highlights on). She is like an artist. My hair always looked tiger stripey (and silly, really) but she gave me golden blonde highlights and broke up my base (it took 5 MINUTES to break my almost black base to a golden brown, unbelievable). Also, I wasn't nickel and dimed. I was told my highlights were $189 and that is exactly how much I paid for them. And she styled me afterwards, no surprise add ons. Last time I had highlights my hair felt like straw (highlights and curls don't usually mix). This time, there wasn't a single difference in texture. I feel so purdy!
WARNING: You will receive too many compliments on how good ur hair smells (enter conceited strut).
Just a hint, the reason you don't need so many products is these really hold the curls into thick clumps of voluminous large curls rather than thin strands of curls. If you try it this way or have Devachan teach you, I am sure you will love it. It took me 2 tries before I was like, ok I can do this confidently. OH AND I USE THE CLIPS AT MY ROOTS WHILE I DO MY MAKEUP. I can even wake up and go by spraying in a lil "Set if Free" and adding more One Condition. And I No-Poo once a week instead of washing everyday. I just wash my scalp everyday with conditioner (I use Lanza Healing Color Care Conditoner since I have a HUGE gallon and don't want to waste it. It works really good). I hope this helps someone!