Natural Hair Disasters! – Eco Styler gel Mishap

Dear KCCM,

I have a natural hair disaster from my past that I want to share with you.

I tried to use Eco Styler with Olive Oil gel to define my curls in a shingling-type style, like I saw in a Youtube tutorial from CoilsKinksCurls. I was hoping for a beautiful twistout look. 

The gel really defined the curl of my right side. My left side? Not so much. 

I’m so glad I did it on a Sunday, when I had time to fix it. Heaven forbid I left my house with that style and scared my neighbors and co-workers!


About Jenell B Stewart

Jenell Stewart MS, the founder and editor in chief of the award winning website KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com dedicates most of her free time educating and uplifting women with natural hair by way of her extremely popular website and YouTube channel. Jenell has been featured in Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise.com, and starred on the Dr.Oz television show as a Beauty Expert. In 2012 she was named one of Essences top Instagramers and that same year KinkyCurlyCoilyMe won an award for “Favorite Website” of the Natural Hair Community.
  • socialitedreams

    lol, i had that happen to me…looking totally crazy the next day, so glad i didn't have to get up for work to find that out.


  • http://twitter.com/LadiAnkh HER MOON

    1st time used eco styler gel i also was not happy.i think i used too much because it made my hair flake. The 2nd time i mixed a small amount of it with shea butter.I then styled it in two strand twistas wrapped into bantu knots overnight.they turned out lovely. the 3rd time i used the gel for a series of flat twists on the side of my 3 day twist out with only the gel product. Those twists stayed in for the rest of the week.  I suggest you take ur time with the product.try mixing it or use small amounts. 

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

      Thanks love

      I don’t think I’ll be giving this a 2nd chance anytime soon.