Eco Styler® Olive Oil Styling Gel is a staple product for me. The company, Ecoco Inc., makes the following claims:

Made with 100% pure olive oil. Olive oil helps your scalp naturally regulate its own moisturizing system. Olive oil helps attract moisture to the scalp, and holds it in. Like all our styling gels, it is weightless and will leave your hair with a healthy shine and superior hold.

  • No flakes, no tack
  • Anti-itch
  • Alcohol free
  • For all hair types
  • Used by professionals
  • Contains UV protection
  • Not tested on animals
  • Made in USA

Directions: Apply to dry or wet hair. Work desired amount through hair and style.
© 2011 Ecoco, Inc.

As it relates to my scalp, which is prone to dryness, the styling gel does not regulate “its own moisturizing system” nor does it in my opinion “attract much moisture to the scalp”. I still experience itching from time to time, but that’s due to my own scalp issues. Overall, this product has many more benefits than negatives!

For my colored strands, the gel’s UV protection prevents color fading. It’s a great product for those who wash and co-wash regularly…given the styling gel washes out pretty well. The styling gel makes for a semi-firm hold, which suits my liking. Moreover, when used with other products, this gel does not dry out hair…making it less prone to breakage.

My recommendation for wet hair:

  • Apply a leave-in conditioner to the hair, from root to tip
  • Detangle the hair completely
  • Seal the hair with an oil-based hair lotion or preferred oil(s)
  • Begin styling the hair and apply the styling gel as needed
  • Complete the hair style with a boar brush, by smoothing edges
  • (Optionally) Secure a scarf or neck strips to one’s head…leave it on until a desired look is achieve

My recommendation for dry hair:

  • Apply a favorite leave-in or hair lotion the hair
  • Seal the hair with a light application of one’s preferred oil(s)
  • Begin styling the hair and apply the styling gel as needed
  • (Optionally) Secure a scarf or neck strips to one’s head…leave it on until a desired look is achieved

My only caution, with this gel or any styling gel for that matter: be mindful to comb/brush your hair ONLY after applying the gel…minimize hair manipulation however you can. Constant manipulation of hair with dried product(s) will cause unnecessary breakage over time. This is true of improper styling of one’s wet hair as well (i.e. excessive manipulation, pulling, tension, etc.)

With proper hair care, this product enables easy, protective, sleek hair styling! Eco Styler® Olive Oil Styling Gel retails between $2.50-4.00, depending on product amount and retailer’ pricing.

Twinker Davis loves God, collard greens w/ cornbread, and her hometown Detroit.  Current endeavors include writing, www.lovelytwinker.com, and the promotion of practical, applicable advice. Want to know more? Follow her at Twitter© www.twitter.com/LovelyTwinker and visit http://twinkerdavis.blogspot.com!

 

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