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Styling Products - Clairol - Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Scrunching Gel

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rated 3.4(83 reviews)

  • Average Rating: 3.4
  • 62% would buy again
  • Package Quality: 4.1
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rated 4 of 5 on 11/11/2014 2:51:00 PM More reviews by LynDena

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I have type 3a curly hair which is also pretty long and i use a gel and mousse when i do my hair just to keep frizz away and keep my hair from getting too umanagable. This smells really nice and i use it with the mousse and i also use the totally twisted shampoo and conditioner. I also spray my hair with water using just a spray bottle to get it damp before i use this. I would recommend this to people with really curly hair but it might be too heavy for people with just wavy hair and not strong enough for people with kinky curls. I would buy this again but I wouldn't commit to buying this forever.

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rated 3 of 5 on 8/11/2014 7:49:00 AM More reviews by frippery

Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure Hair: Other, Other, Other Eyes: Other

i've only tried it as a next day refresher and so far so good. the wild berry scent is pleasant and not too overpowering. i scrunched this into dry hair with wet hands and got bouncy loops after a minute or two diffuser drying. some crunchiness for sure, but that can easily be broken up. will try as a full styling gel next

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rated 2 of 5 on 7/29/2014 1:19:00 AM More reviews by Missbutterfly201

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown

I have this product 2 overall lippies because I do not like this product. I wanted a gel for scrunching hair so I could have more heatless ways to do my hair so I looked up reviews online & a lot of people said this product was awesome for hair scrunching and getting waves without heat so I decided to try this. I also watched Youtube videos on how to scrunch hair.I got this product at target for $3.39 but I have also seen it at walmart. I used this about 20 minutes after a shower so my hair was damp and I squeezed some product in my hands, rubbed them together and started scrunching. Then I used a diffuser to dry my hair. I looked in the mirror and I didn't see a huge result in my hair. My hair is already somewhat wavy, straight in some areas so I thought this curling gel would make my hair super wavy and bouncy but it didn't & on top of that the gel made my hair a little crunchy. I was so disappointed! I really wanted this product to work because of what it offered, the cheap price & the smell! It smells really good.

Oh we'll, it didn't work ill just have to try something else:(

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rated 3 of 5 on 12/2/2013 7:33:00 PM More reviews by HeartofanElephant

Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green

One day I had noticed this product had fallen behind something, so I decided to try it out because it had been awhile since I had last used it. I don't like to waste products so I thought I would just use the rest of it up. This was a product that had been originally recommended to me by a fellow curly girl. It's something that I started to use when I had decided to embrace my curls and not flat iron them which, in fact, was several years ago. Anyway long story short, I was excited to try it out again. I was, however, a bit let down by it. It seemed to have lost some of it's magic. Something that is important to note is that it didn't have any negative impacts on my hair. It just wasn't what I remembered it to be. It didn't really get rid of my uncontrollable frizz and it didn't really seem to sculpt my curls all too well. I do like the smell though, it's quite pleasant. Overall, would I try it again? Most likely not. Would I recommend it to someone else? Probably not but whose to say my opinion is right.

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rated 5 of 5 on 9/1/2013 4:09:00 PM More reviews by star2000

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel

I loove this! Just put a bit on your finger and run it all through your hair when it's wet or dry and it holds all curls and it makes my wakes wavyier! I love to put this in when my hair is wet then put in in a braid at night and in the morning I have perfect beachy waves with no frizz:)

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rated 4 of 5 on 4/7/2013 1:21:00 AM More reviews by Leweyway

Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Green

I have straight hair and recently bought this item thinking that it would give me some loose waves. I tried to put it in my hair, and follow the instructions, and nothing happened. But, a way that works for me is that I take a shower and night, put this in my hair, and put a messy bun in. It gives me beautiful, wavy hair and it smells amazing in the morning. :) Although it's different, I would definately buy this again.

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 12/30/2012 4:18:00 PM More reviews by MsSexyDivine

Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Other Eyes: Brown

I find this to be a pretty good gel for my dry curly hair, it holds the curls all day without a ton of frizz. As far as for crunchiness goes, if I just lightly run my hands over my curls it breaks up the what crunchy feeling is there & makes my curls soft & manageable.

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rated 1 of 5 on 8/4/2012 9:41:00 PM More reviews by avazq8

Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown

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They changed the packaging and the formula of this gel and the new one is terrible. First, the lovely scent is gone, and secondly, it leaves no curls. My hair looks like I clumped on the gel in a haphazard way and let it dry to a sticky mess on purpose. What a shame. I changed my overall rating to a 1 and will not be repurchasing.
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After using my beloved Suave CC Whipped Cream mousse for over a year, I decided to give my hair a break from styling products containing alcohol. Enter HE Totally Twisted Curl Scrunching Gel. First of all, the smell totally blows my mind. I wish I could bottle that fragrance and spray it on myself daily. It's clean, feminine, and I find it soothing. The product itself is clear, and less is definitely more when using this. I have very thick, armpit-length hair that tends to be on the dry side due to coloring over the years. After having my microfiber towel on for about 10-15 minutes, I detangle my hair and grab this gel. I keep this product to my ends only and use it only from the ears down. I spread a small amount in my palms, maybe 2-3 peas' worth, and rub them together then scrunch my hair upward. I have side bangs and blow those out, then take my hair dryer with diffuser on the lowest heat setting and gently dry the ends in an upward motion. (Hope that makes sense.) What I end up with are loose curls that don't look clumped together and my hair has zero stickiness or crunch that tends to come with gel products. I've repurchased and will continue to do so.

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rated 3 of 5 on 4/1/2012 4:44:00 PM More reviews by sjulien

Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Green

I've had this product for quite some time now and I know I have repurchased it in the past. I started using this product in grade 12 I think, so about 7 or 8 years ago when big messy buns were in...

I always used this product with diffuser and then put my hair in a messy bun because leaving it down just looked strange. In the past 5 years I have maybe used this product twice. The most recent time was last week when I applied a bit to my ends and went to bed. It's not a horrible product, it's just not how I like to style my hair. My roommate did make note that my hair was styled differently, I was just hoping to get more defined waves. It was wearable.

I won't buy this product again once I run out, or throw it out because I have a large variety of new products that I like better and use more.

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rated 5 of 5 on 2/14/2012 8:57:00 PM More reviews by alanza

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Red, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I have been using this product for a few years now and it has become my hands down favorite curly hair product thus far. It is only $2.99 for a 170 g bottle, and it is available almost everywhere. I usually apply it on damp hair after I have used a defrizz serum, and it does a great job of defining my curls without giving me that 'wet look' which I am not really a fan of. Even if I overapply the gel it is easy to scrunch and remove that stiff curl feeling once dry, and it doesn't flake like some hold products. Also, it is water based and washes out easily without causing a lot of build up in my hair. I recommend trying this if you have curly or quite wavy hair and you want curls that don't look fake or drenched in product.

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