I have been utilizing this for a few month now and I am about prepared to interchange my HG DevaCurl Extremely defining with it. I have been actually annoyed with Extremely Defining since going white/silver and discovering that with my most up-to-date bottle I’ve had to make use of double what I used to after which find yourself with knotted ends after a day due to all of the product or much less definition and determined to strive one thing new. My grocery retailer began carrying Johnny B (my stylist makes use of this model for her male purchasers and on pixie cuts and I’ve had good experiences with their pomades) so I made a decision to present it a shot and see if my hair would reply higher to it than Deva or at the least make it much less tangled and stiff on the ends. I didn’t count on to see my curls trying practically as tight as they had been earlier than I would bleached it. It is nonetheless not 100% and that i doubt will probably be till it grows out extra but it surely’s means higher than I used to be getting earlier than this.
It is so good, my hair stays tremendous duper delicate and would not tangle up as badly on day 3-Four like with Deva, and it provides me simply nearly as good (possibly higher?) definition however positively much better bounce. My curls simply look livelier with this someway, like not fairly as hardly clumped and a bit extra “full”. I additionally actually respect it not smelling like sweet and having a extra impartial and nice scent than Deva (I really like their stuff however omw the scents might be cloying). It additionally performs nicely with my different styling merchandise whereas my Deva gel may get finicky with my KCCC and OGX Bonding-Plex depart in typically and depart my hair feeling downright bizarre one week after which regular the subsequent. However no points in any respect with the Johnny B.
It does nonetheless, have the strangest texture I’ve ever felt in a gel. In all probability due to the lanolin in it, but it surely feels waxy and thick in your palms. I used means an excessive amount of the primary time not anticipating it to be so thick, however you severely solely want possibly 1 / 4 sized quantity for my chin size bob and it is lots. That is like 1/4th of what I want with DevaCurl. I used to be afraid after I first tried it that it’d simply sit on my hair or by no means come off my palms but it surely grabs fairly nicely onto the hair and for me it really does appear to sink in nicely and I’ve by no means seen a movie or odd texture on my hair as soon as it is dried.
So far as I can inform it is CG pleasant, however the substances for these curious are: Water, PVP, Sorbitol, Methylparaben, Carbomer, DMDM Hydantoin, PEG-75 Lanolin, Panthenol, and Perfume. I think about a few of these would trigger buildup for some folks however I’ve not skilled that in any respect whereas utilizing this. On me, it comes out simply high-quality with water and my cowash.
Anybody nonetheless searching for a superb gel or simply as much as making an attempt one thing new, I extremely suggest it! It is low cost (I paid $10 for my bottle in retailer, however on-line is $6 plus no matter transport is and it lasts fairly some time), no tremendous robust scent, and it really works nicely.