My hair: 2b/c; texture: Fine; Density: Medium; Porosity: normal/low; Elasticity: Normal.Hold Scale: 1I don't consider this product a gel per se as it does't provide me much in the way of hold at all for me. I mainly use this product to tame frizz, add moisture, and add shine. And I am pleased that this product does all three! I use this as my first product (I do not use a LI) and layer gel over it. My favorite gel was leaving me dry on the 2nd day and not taming my halo frizz as nicely as I wanted, so I purchased CiaB as a base layer to hold moisture and keep down frizz, the shine is a welcome bonus.I will admit that this product came with a learning curve for me. My first use, it gave me very soft whirls, even after my gels; no crunch to scrunch out...and I still had frizz. But my hair felt like silk and had shine. Plus I had more defined and moisturized 2nd day hair than ever before. So, it had potential.Try 2. I used it over my gels as a sort of sealant. I got my crunch back, and had less frizz, but was still dry on the 2nd day from my gel. Back to the drawing board....I was determined to find the magic combo that would give me the silk and shine from Try 1 and the frizz control from Try 2. I figured out that I wasn't using enough CiaB and I was going to have to up my gel usage just a bit. Try 3. I used 2 half-dollar sized puddles for my BSL hair. I used it under my gels and used just a touch more gel than I would use normally and diffused. I had crunch and no trace of frizz! I SOTC and was left with soft, shiny, defined, frizz free whirls! Bonus: I woke up the next day with the best 2nd day hair I have ever had. My gel had not dried my hair out, it was soft and relatively frizz free!Short story: I consider this to be in my "Holy Grail" product line-up!
Thanks. This product was listed under gels, but has been moved to curl enhancer.
Hair type: 2a/fine/high density/medium porosity/medium elasticityI use this to SOTC. It leaves my hair looking shiny and frizz free. I've only tried it under gel once, but my hair was awful that day. I need to experiment more, because I dont think it was CIAB fault, I was trying another new product too. I think there is a bit of a learning curve how to best use this product for you.
Makes my hair shiny. Very liquid-y. Strong coconut smell. Distributes well. Not really a hold product. Good definer/serum and very light but I can't get past the smell too easily. 7 out of 10 for defining.