Posted by amazone480 (Type 2b) on 06/12/2014
CHS has great product but I don't like the gel. It has give me no hold. Sorry realy wanted to love this product but I stick with my DevaCare ArcAngel.
Posted by Akruse (Type 3a) on 07/10/2013
Definitely love this stuff. I'm about a 3a-3b. Depending on the weather i guess. I like to have soft curly hair, and this makes my curl stay without it being crunchy. I usually pair this with the curl keeper. It works great and keeps the curl in. Even in the humidity, I don't have any frizz.
Posted by laurabeth33 (Type 2b) on 08/19/2012
Good curl encouragement but some areas of roughed up fluff, especially on drizzly days.
Posted by superlanky (Type 3b) on 01/13/2012
I got this as part of their medium curl starter kit which included the shampoo, conditioner, leave-in, gel, and detangler.
I like how easy it is to apply to my hair. Some gels can be quite viscous and need a lot to apply to hair for curl formation. This was smooth and liquidy.
However, it didn't do much for keeping my curls beautiful all day.
Don't recommend for 3b's.
Posted by davidinaustin (Type 2b) on 09/24/2009
This is some serious stuff. It may work better with curlier hair - it was definitely overkill for me. However, I used it a slightly different way and loved the effect: I just smoothed a little over dry hair, just on the outside, and it totally controlled the frizz factor. Again, my hair is mostly wavy, so crazy curls may have a different experience. A bit too much of a high school girl's hairspray smell, but it dissipates quickly. Still, that's not a memory one wants first thing in the morning, so I recommend this as a touch up product right before you go out for some cocktails.
Posted by Gretchen (Type 3a) on 08/04/2009
A great gel, especially when mixed with Curl Keeper... great curl formation.
Posted by ArcEnCiel (Type 3b) on 05/04/2009
I like this gel a lot. I mix it with Curl Keeper. It is not an HG but it will do for now.
Posted by FrizzBgone (Type 3a) on 11/10/2007
I like this gel a lot. I got good curl formation and clumping. Not too scrunchy. Works well after CK.
Posted by deepredringlets (Type 3a) on 09/05/2007
This did nothing for my hair, just like the rest of this line. Not enough hold and my hair felt producty after using it.
Posted by curlyblonde (Type 3a) on 08/09/2007
I add this to my hair after blended beauty's Kick for Curls followed by Curl keeper and it workes great in high humidity.
Posted by Meezer (Type 3a) on 10/30/2004
This is a very average gel, that's part of an above average line. CHS makes some other excellent products, but this gel is very standard. There are better ones out there for curlyheads. The hold was mediocre. There really was nothing 'special'.
Posted by psychokitty (Type 3a) on 08/12/2004
I like this gel a lot. It gives me good curl defination, a little hold w/no crunchy feeling.
Posted by tmccray (Type 3a) on 03/06/2004
I did get some crunch with this. If used with Curl Keeper, I lose the soft feel that CK provides.
Posted by michelle (Type 3b) on 02/10/2004
This is a thicker gel that provides decent curl defintion without a lot of crunch. It felt conditioning too - not drying.