I have fine, medium porosity, low elasticity, 2c hair. I had heard such great things about AG Recoil from so many different people, and decided to try it. Unfortunately this product really dries my hair out. I think it's the combination of glycerin and magnesium sulfate. I would say that it is curl enhancing, but after a couple of hours my hair is dry dry dry, and frizzy. I have tried getting this to work by sealing with oil, or using a heavier leave-in conditioner, but all to no avail. So although this product works for many people, unfortunately it does not work for me.
My hair: 2b/c; texture: Fine; Density: Medium; Porosity: normal/low; Elasticity: Normal.AG Re:coil is my wintertime HG wave maker. Winter tends to leave my waves limp and Re:coil brings them back to life! I will admit that my first few attempts with this product left me with less than stellar results. I have to use less of this product than any of my other products or I will have weighted, heavy hair. I use about a quarter sized blob of this cream for my BSL hair and rake it through dripping wet hair. I have found that this product is for curl enhancement only and provides no hold for me. I top it with my gels and get perky winter waves.
Hair type: 2a/fine/iii/medium porosity/normal elasticity.Unfortunately I havent been able to make this work for me yet. It doesnt seem particularly curl enhancing for me, even with hard hold gel on top. Every time I use this I seem limp and frizzy. I plan to hold onto it to try in the winter though, because I know a lot of products work differently in different seasons.
Hair Type: 2b-c, fine, dense, low/normal porosityMy hair likes mag sulfate, and not surprisingly, it also likes AG Re:Coil. I scrunch and pump a small amount into each of my three hair sections and add a firm hold gel on top. Using this in combination with BSRHG gives me nice curl and no canopy frizz.
Hair: 2C•fine•normal/high porosity•low densityMy hair responds well to magnesium sulphate in the right formulation. Mag sulphate can be drying, but I haven't had that problem with Re:coil. A dime sized dollop of Re:coil leaves my hair silky soft, but with more, tighter, curls than I would have without it. I love this stuff.
This definitely gives me better waves than when I don't use it. My hair apparently loves mag sulfate. I buy the bigger bottle with the pump and use 2 pumps worth on my chin length hair. I only wash twice a week on average, so only use this twice per week on average. So far, it hasn't been overly drying or anything. I love Re:Coil. 2b, medium fine, normal, normal.
This is an HG product for me. My best hair days seem to be only when I use this. I have tried numerous ways to apply Re:Coil and I have found that a little goes a long way. I use 2 pea-sized drops (emulsified REALLY well before applying) after my leave-in and jelly curl enhancer, but before applying hard hold gel. This is the only way to avoid the coated feeling I sometimes get when I use this product.