works really well with curly or hair with slight body wave
not heavy feeling
makes your hair look full
nice fresh scent
does not work well on straight hair
If you are looking for a styling product that can take the frizz out of your curly hair or give body to slightly curly texture, then you are going to love Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Scrunching Gel.
I know that sounds like a mouthful, but I have to tell you. I am not normally big on fad products. I basically wash mine, let it dry naturally and go, but I wanted to do something to my hair for a special evening out, and while in the grocery store, I saw this product. There was other styling products, but I had used mousses before and didn't really like them, so thought I would give this gel a try.
I don't have curly hair and frizz has never been a problem for me, but I have a bit of body to mine, maybe a slight wave. So, basically my hair is NOT dead straight. So, I was not sure if this product would work for me, since I don't have curly texture or body. The product seems geared to curly, but I thought I would try it.
How to Use it
After washing and conditioning and brushing it out as per usual, I took this gel and rubbed about a quarter sized amount between my hands then all through my hair, and tried to get it evenly throughout.
Instead of brushing or styling it, I now just scrunched it with my hands. You can use a hairdryer with a diffuser, but I just let mine air dry. I had the time, so I went about other things, and every so often would scrunch it between my hands.
When it dried, I was really happy with the look. It had soft curls, and it made my hair seem thicker without a goopy feeling. I could just fluff it and it looked thicker and full.
My hairdresser said another great way to use this product, is to use the hairdryer afterwards and lean your head over and just blow dry the underneath side, then stand back up, and you will have a very full head of soft curls or waves.
Not for Dead Straight Hair
My daughter has very straight hair, and it didn't really do anything for her. But I have a bit of body to mine, and so I guess it just helped it along. I was really happy with the result, and use it all the time, not just for special nights out. It makes the slight wave I have turn into soft curls.
I have to say I have never used it with a hairdryer, I personally like the look I get from letting it air dry, but it doesn't leave your hair heavy feeling or anything, like some mousses can. No need for hairspray either, it holds its look as long as you want it to.
I normally have a drawer full of partly used products or cosmetics that I may have tried and was not happy with, but I have to say, this product (a long title I know!) is almost empty, and I now need to go and buy more. This is one of the first hair products I have been happy enough with to use it all up and need to go and buy more! It comes in a pretty purple squeeze bottle and has a light lavender scent.
If you have hair with some body or right up to tight curly hair, you are going to love this product. I know I do.
You can purchase this Gel where ever you buy your shampoos and other styling products, but you can also buy them online with stores such as Amazon, and Ebay.
I love this product, and will continue to buy it.
Amazon Price: $17.96 $12.96 Buy Now
(price as of Oct 9, 2013)