|GEL||HOLD||FEATURES & BENEFITS|
|Moroccan Argan Oil||10/10||Rich in organic ingredients. Contains Vitamin E. Provides manageability, softness and shine to hair.|
|Black Castor and Flaxseed Oil||10/10||Nourishes, repairs, strengthens and grows hair|
|Olive Oil||10/10||High in Vitamin E. Controls frizz. Moisturizes the scalp and hair.|
|Coconut Oil||10/10||Reduces frizz, removes static charge and minimizes breakage from heat and chemical abuse|
|Colored Hair||10/10||Formulated for color treated or highlighted hair|
|Curl and Wave||8/10||Ideal for curly and wavy hair. Imparts moisture and shine. Contains chamomile and tea tree. Defines curls. Weightless|
|Krystal||10/10||Reduces porosity, offers UV protection, contains wheat protein|
|Protein||8/10||Strengthens and conditions hair. Moisturizes the hair.|
|Super Protein||10/10||Minimizes breakage from heat and chemical abuse. Reduces frizz. Removes static charge.|
|Sport||10/10||Provides the hold necessary for an active lifestyle. Weightless.|
How to use eco styler gel on natural hair
Using eco styler gels on natural hair is pretty much the same as using gel on any other hair type or texture. Gels are used primarily to provide hold for slick styles such as ponytails or buns.
They are also used to tame frizz and fly-a-ways. Many naturals use eco styler gels for wash and gos, for defining curls and during the installation of protective styles so these styles stay frizz free for longer periods.
Eco styler may be applied to dry or wet hair and some naturals may find that they get better results if they apply the gel on dampened hair.
Is eco styler gel good for natural hair
Eco styler gels are traditional gels with traditional ingredients as opposed to many gels and custards that are natural and or organic and contain a long list of beneficial ingredients for all hair types. Though alcohol-free, which is a definite plus as it reduces the likelihood of the hair becoming excessively dry, generally speaking, Eco styler gel ingredients aren’t going to get you excited about their benefits for natural hair.
For example, the ingredients listing for the olive oil gel are: Water (Aqua), Carbomer, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, PVP, Glycerin, Aminomethyl Propanol, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Polysorbate 20, Tetrasodium EDTA, Olive Oil, Fragrance, Blue #1, Yellow #11. Love and Pride.
As long as Eco styler gels are used while protecting the natural hair beneath the gel (i.e. making sure the hair is moisturized) there is little chance of the gel harming your hair, however, don’t expect the gel to actually improve the condition or well-being of your hair.
Which Eco styler gel is best for natural hair
The gels are all essentially the same. They all provide similar hold and while they are generally named after the oils they contain; the ingredient listings of the gels indicate that the percentage of the oils in each of the gels is pretty inconsequential as evidenced by their position in the ingredients list.
You could pretty much choose your gel at random. Let’s take a look at the ingredients listing for Eco styler argan oil gel vs the Eco styler olive gel.
Eco Styler Argan Oil Gel Vs Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel
|Eco styler argan oil gel ingredients||Eco styler olive oil gel ingredients|
Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
Sodium Hydroxymethyl glycinate
Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
Sodium Hydroxymethyl glycinate
Blue #1, Yellow #11
Love and Pride.
You can see from the ingredients listed above, there is no real difference between these gels except the oils they contain which is in very small concentrations. Sometimes, your hair may seem to like one better than the other; however, it is often a mystery why our hair likes some products and not others.
Also, though all Eco styler gels are marketed as non-flaking, some people do experience flaking so it’s really a trial and error process as with choosing most of your other natural hair products. The protein and super protein gels are probably best avoided, especially if you intend to use the gel on a daily or near daily basis.
This way, you minimize the risk of protein overload resulting in breakage. The curl and wave gel, being formulated for textured and natural hair types is probably a good starting point and is formulated to impart moisture.
The hold rating of 8/10 is also great as many naturals prefer to avoid the hard and crunchy feeling that can result from gels that provide a really strong hold. You can buy Eco styler gels at your local beauty supply store or online as they are easily accessible.
What does eco styler gels do
Eco Styler Curl and Wave Gel
Eco styler gels do what all gels are supposed to do. They provide (strong) hold to the hair so that styles stay put and are free of frizz.
According to the product information, the gels also provide some or all of the following benefits:
- UV protection
How to use Eco styler gel on relaxed hair
Eco Styler Sport Gel
To use eco styler gel on relaxed hair, you apply your gel to the sections of hair you desire, smooth into the hair with the hands or as brush and complete your style. This is the same procedure you’d follow when using the gel on natural hair as well.
With relaxed hair, however, you will use less gel than you would for natural hair so be appropriately cautious when applying your gel. You can always add more if necessary but it may be a little bit trickier to remove the excess gel from the hair.
The excess gel also freezes the hair (holds it more firmly). If this happens, the hair can become brittle and may break when manipulated in order to take the style down.
This is why it is so important to ensure that hair is well moisturized before the gel is applied so that it will be able to retain some elasticity and flexibility and therefore, be less likely to break when handled. Eco styler gels are affordable and accessible and provide UV protection while providing hold and moisture.
While the gels are unlikely to cause the hair any damage or cause the hair to break, if used incorrectly, it is possible to harm the hair. It is therefore important to use the gels on hair that is properly moisturized and sealed to protect the hair from freezing and breaking as a result.
Eco styler gels can be used on natural, relaxed, texlaxed (texturized) or transitioning hair and will provide hold and tame frizz in instances. For natural hair, this line of gels can be used for defining curls and creating wash and gos and other defined styles such as twist-outs and braid outs.
Eco styler gels are also available in multiple sizes so whether you use a little or a lot of gel in your hair regimen, there’s a size out there for you.
Hey Curl Friend, I’m Patrina Haupt the creator and author of Natural Hair Queen. I hope you find my healthy hair care tips helpful in your hair journey. Healthy hair care practices are definitely, what helped me to achieve waist length hair.