I know I'm late to the game with this one.
(Note: this review is for 4 type hair since that's the hair type I have in my head.) So this summer of 2018 I decided to test out different hair products on my hair to find my staple. I was very reluctant to try a different eco styler gel in fear of wasting money on another product, but I can't deny how cheap the product is and how well it does define my hair. Eco styler can last on my hair for a week, but I hate how crunchy it gets and how well it clumps my hair. When my hair clumps together, it looks like I don't have much hair on my head.
I watched many videos on this specific eco styler gel and decided to try it.
It has a perfume-type scent that I liked, but the smell isn't that strong, so that is a plus.
The consistency is less sticky and tough than Eco Styler Olive Oil.
When using the gel, I first applied Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Leave-In Conditioning Cream and then coconut oil on wet hair.
I continue to spray my hair with water until I'm satisfied because this gel doesn't work well on dry to damp hair. I think very few gels do. Then I applied the gel using the "prayer-hands" method. I do not shingle my hair or use a denim brush to define my curls. I let the gel and my hair work together on their own.
I have been using Eco Styler Caster and Flaxseed Oil for weeks now, and I love it. I consider this to be a staple of mine now.
Eco Styler Black Caster and Flaxseed Oil
In conclusion, this gel is excellent depending on what type of style you are going for. If you are trying to wear your hair in afro-based styles, then I think this works well for that. If you are type 4 and want your curls to fall and pop, then this isn't for you. Remember that what works for me might not work for you. I will be repurchasing this gel, and I do recommend you give it a try.