As you guys know, I am a tried and true user and believer in Eco Styler Gel. NO OTHER product does my hair the way that this product does and I know I'm going to get a perfect wash and go every single time.
Eco Styler Gels are one of those products that you either really love it, or you really hate it. There's usually no in between lol But I honestly believe at least 50% of the people who hate eco styler gel just simply don't know how to use it. It definitely has a MAJOR learning curve.
One of the main complaints about Eco is that 1) It flakes and 2) It leaves their hair feeling crunchy and dry.
For me, it's ALL about what product I pair it with, that will determine how soft, moisturized my hair is.
Eco Styler Gel --- is a GEL. lol It sounds redundant but I think a lot of people totally miss the fact that it's a gel. It's not supposed to be moisturizing. It's supposed to make your hair hair and form a cast. That's what gels do lol. People get upset because Eco Styler makes their hair hard, but it's really about the product you used to moisturize your hair before hand that plays the major role.
All of the products below are Curly Girl Friendly.
None of these products flake in my hair.
Paul Mitchell The Conditioner
I have been using this product for about 4 years now and I have loved it from day ONE. This product is very light weight and makes my hair feel extremely soft. I use both the name brand and the Sally's Generic brand and neither product gives me flakes.
Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk
I have been using this product for about 6 months as a leave-in for my wash and gos and this product completely changed the game in what I understood about my hair and what it needs to stay moisturized. My low porosity hair loves light weight products, especially hair milks.
TreSemme Perfectly Un-Done Conditioner
This product is technically not even a leave-in conditioner. But I am notorious for using non-traditional conditioners as my leave-ins. I like that this product has a rich consistency and leaves my hair feeling really nourished under my gel.
Kera Care Natural Textures Leave-in Conditioner
I recently revisited this product after being sent the entire Natural Textures line by Kera Care. I forgot how much I REALLY like this product. It has so much slip and makes my hair feel so soft. Since their curl defining gel doesn't have as strong of a hold as I would like, I paired this leave-in with my Eco and it was GOLD! So much so I have already re-purchased this product on backup.
Simply Shea Leave-in Conditioner
Yes, the infamous Dollar Tree Leave-in Conditioner is making yet another appearance. This product is just... the best, yall. I can't say enough. The moisture level is amazing.
Shea Moisture Low Porosity Leave-in Detangler
I love how much slip this product provides for applying my gel and it leave my hair extremely shiny.
Cantu Coconut Curling Cream
Again, not a traditional leave-in, but I loved the way this product made my hair feel so much that I decided to try it as a leave-in. This product provides great moisture and slip when doing my wash and gos and this is my #1 combination for a "juicy wash and go" look.