I'm not sure what I was doing exactly, but I ran across this video by Healthy Hair Zone about Wetline Xtreme gel. I was intrigued and went down the rabbit hole of reviews and, like her, found that everyone seems to love it. It's the number one gel in Mexico apparently and has a strong hold with no flakes. I saw somewhere that it re-constitutes when wet too, like Kinky Curly custard, and I just had to try it. My neighborhood "bestway" (latino grocery store) had it in abundance- different sizes, colors, containers... and it's like $3 for a huge, Huge tub or tube. 32-35 ounces!
I don't understand the ingredients to be natural at all, but I looked up the "chemicall-y" sounding ones and none had a hazard rating above a 4 or 5. I was game.
So this stuff will freeze your curls exactly as they are wet. It drys hard and shiny, does not flake and mixes with every leave in I've tried it with. I'm a fan of gel in general, but if you are not a fan of a gel "feel", this will be the worst gel ever lol. For me gel works well because if I can get my curls to hold in my fine hair, I can avoid tangling, de-tangling and manipulating, even in a wash and go, for several days. I don't mind a bit of crunch!
Here are a few picts of my curls using this gel. It's very heavy and coating so this is definitely "small hair." I took these on the day I got my Braces off :-D
I have also been notified on instagram, and since verified that my old favorite, Kiss My Face Upper managment gel has changed their formula. Most notably, they added Glycerine as the SECOND ingredient. That is a humectant... fine sometimes, but I don't see how it could possibly have the hold I so love. I do want to get my hands on a new bottle just to see if my fears are unfounded. Has anyone else tried it yet?
Meantime, if you are a fan of gel, def try the Wetline Xtreme gel. As far as gel goes, it does the MOST. 5 out of 5.
NO, Neither gel contains Alcohol :) I don't find wetline drying at all, though I still layer it with Castor oil.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your post. I went out and bought this gel from my local Sally's and I really like it! I'm planning on trying a wash and go in the near future,but my high bun is cute,and the hold is nice,with a lot of shine.ReplyDelete
I've seen this in stores and wondered about trying it. May be checking it out soon.ReplyDelete
Thank you for this! I picked it up after reading your post and you were on point. Especially about the non-flaking. I loved my old gel but flaking was a constant battle. Wet Line is the solution.ReplyDelete
With much appreciation,
Please don't make me go out and buy another gel, lol. I just bought one and you are making me curious to try this one. To have my curls look the same as they do when they are wet?! huh bruh!ReplyDelete
Glad you like it Erika and anonymous!ReplyDelete
It's the truth ya'll :)
Thanks so much for the heads up on XExtreme gel!!!!! Really. I just purchased some from Amazon and I'm hoping it will work as well as Kiss My Face Upper Management gel. When I went to purchase some more KMF the other day I found sellers had jacked up the price three and five times what I had paid originally. And I am doubly annoyed that KMF changed its formula and is charging more for less. On their site they are selling their new formula in 6oz bottles instead of the original 8oz. for $8.95…When every beauty product for women is WAY overpriced and usually doesn't work it's so irritating when you actually find something that does work and then they up and change it!ReplyDelete
Just happened upon this at a grocery store so I bought it out of curiosity-after reading your review I cant wait to try it!ReplyDelete