Thursday, 14 June 2012

Taking control of those Edges | Just Gel Styling Concentrate

At just over 28 weeks post relaxer and into my transition, even a transitioning guide for dummies isn't necessary in telling you that without the creamy crack my edges are #hollering! Like seriously this ish cray #fuzz fuzz fuzz.

 It would be one thing being fully natural and having the Coming to America baby curls that you can swirl with a soft brush like an artist, but the multi-texture thing I have going on just doesn't cut it, hence where I hoped the Original Moxie Just Gel Styling Concentrate would come in and work some David Blaine kinda magic.

For those of you who know about my love for a sleek and smooth edge, you'll know the ORS Edge Control stole my heart and made me all puppy dog eyed a few months back, however as the product states... That stuff is just for your edges! Anything beyond the hairline and you'll have a hard head for a week. Perhaps perfect for a footballer, but definitely not a yet to be married chica like myself!

 So I took my hair out of braids a few days back and decided to opt for a simple high bun, #rinsed out I hear you scream... yeah I know this... can't help it though! I love me some buns! 

Here were my results...
My hair & bun before applying the Gel 

Product Description | Alcohol-free styling gel for those with medium to thick hair with just about any degree of curl who want definition and frizz control.

Product Ingredients | Linum usitatissimum* (Flax) Seed Gel, Aqua (Water), Vegetable Glycerin***, Aqueous Extracts of Hypericum perforatum* (St. John’s Wort), Yucca glauca**(Yucca) Root, Emblica officinalis (Indian Gooseberry), Equisetum arvense*(Horsetail), Chondrus crispus**(Irish Moss), Azadirachta indica* (Neem), & Zingiber officinalis (Ginger) Root, Aloe barbadensis Leaf Preserved With Potassium Sorbate*** & Citric Acid***, Ricinus communis (Castor) Oil, Sodium Lactate, Potassium Sorbate***, Polyquaternium-10, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Sorbitol***, Acacia Gum, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Honey (and) Maltodextrin***, Tocopherol*** (Vitamin E), Panthenol, Citric Acid***, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Essential Oils of Citrus reticulata blanco var. tangerina (Tangerine), Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange), Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla), Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang), Jasminum grandiflorum (Jasmine), Santalum album (Sandalwood), Litsea cubeba, & Thuja plicata (Cedar Leaf).*Certified Organic        ** Wildharvested        *** Natural Source

Thoughts | Well the pictures sort of speak for themselves, the Gel just couldn't handle my edges, at least not the way I would have like it to. I even went as far as adding some more gel a second time around, hoping that the extra dollop would seduce to Gel into giving me the results I was after. I can't quite put a finger on why the Gel didn't do the trick for me because it sure has worked wonders on other folks. Nevertheless when all else fails find another use right? The Gel did work a treat at helping me define/give hold to my twist out fringe which was rocked to a hair event last weekend. So I guess it is still a keeper for now!

Avec amour... 

Facebook ❥ Youtube ❥ Twitter ❥ Tumblr ❥ Pinterest