I have 2b,fine, thin, porous hair.Ecostyler Krystal is a magic clump maker for me. It magically makes clumps when I scrunch it to soaking wet hair (excess water squeezed out with hands). It contains glycerin and wheat protein. It is one of my HG products in the summer (normal dews). I don't use it in high or low dews because it contains glycerin. When you add ecostyler to your hair, it makes your hair feel weird/bad. It feels like it will damage/dry your hair, but it doesn't. I give this gel a 3 (out of 5) for hold. (see the FAQ for the hold scale) I usually mix ecostyler with flax seed gel and top with Biosilk Rock Hard Gelle.
I wanted to add you can find this at Sally's or CVS in the ethnic hair care section. CVS has smaller containers if the big tub scares you.
My hair: 2b/c; texture: Fine; Density: Medium; Porosity: normal/low; Elasticity: Normal.Hold Scale: 2Magic clump maker indeed! This gel is like clumps in a container. Prior to trying this gel, I gravitated toward thinner, runny gels. Make no mistake, there is nothing thin or runny about this gel. It is thick and goopy. I scrunch this into soaking wet hair and like magic...clumps! The container for this gel rates it as a 10 Max Hold, but I have found this gel to be a medium hold at best. I top it with a hard hold gel (Biotera) for extra hold.This product has protein, which my hair likes. And you can't beat the price! It's under $5 at Sally's for a 32 oz tub. I have had my current tub for 2 months and use a fair amount almost daily and haven't even made a dent in the container. I think this tub will last me a year! My only complaint about this gel is that while it is wonderful on day 1 hair, it gives me dry 2nd day hair. I have remedied this by using Cj Curls in a Bottle (CJ CiaB) under my Eco Styler on day 1. I will be re-puraching this gel for sure...if I ever run out!
My hair is 2C with bits of 2A and B mixed in, normal-fine, normal/thin, porousHold factor for me: 3One of my HG's! It's very thick and grabby, which I love. It pulls triple duty for me, working as a curl enhancer, clump maker, and pretty good hold. I can definitely get away with just using this as my only styler. Plus, it's pretty cheap!
I really wanted to love this gel. I found a huge tub at Sally's for less that $5. Through using this, though, I realized that my hair is very sensitive to protein in everyday styling products and conditioners. I do have to say that it created awesome clumps, despite the halo frizz it created.
Hair: 2b-c, fine, dense, low/normal porosityI love this gel. It helps develop large clumps and helps enhance my curls. I haven't tried enough products to call this an HG, but I have high hopes.
My 2c medium-coarse hair didn't like this. The first time I used it, I had ok hair – a lot of frizz but good clumps. After that I only got frizz and stringy hair. This was definetly not for me. I am a bit protein sensitive though.