What I Tried: Isoplus Styling Gel

For months, I’ve been moaning about the
fact that my beloved Organic Root Stimulator Lock & Twist Gel just
mysteriously disappeared from the shelves. I used to get mine at Clicks and the
tub would last a few good months. Then a reader of mine pointed out that after
I mentioned it in one of my Youtube videos, she’d looked everywhere for it but
nothing. Thinking it was some kind of mass stock problem like they had for
their Replenishing Conditioner (it was nowhere in Joburg for about a month or
two), I told her to be patient…until my tub was running out! Cue a series of
freaked out tweets and heart palpitations as I thought they were discontinuing
it. ORS replied that they were having problems with their distribution
channels. SIGH.

So for the next few weeks, as I
rationed the lil’ stash that was left of my ORS gel, I kept a look out for
something new to replace it. It needed to be one that didn’t flake, didn’t make
my hair rock hard, just keep it in place and of course no alcohol (dries out
the hair). Well ORS, tough for you because I think I’ve found my new fave gel:

  

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4 Comments

  1. September 17, 2015 / 11:24 am

    Hi Aisha, tried my very first wash and go last night using homemade flaxseed gel. Nice definition, but it left white residue all over my hair (maybe I used too much). I'm looking for an alternative. Should I use Isoplus or have you found another gel (locally stocked)? Many thanks.

  2. Anonymous
    March 5, 2013 / 5:13 pm

    Yay! Tx for the heads up Aesha. Have you used it successfully on twist outs too? It sucks to be ORS right now, distribution problems that drag on for over a month are just irresponsible! Someone over there is sleeping on the job. Speaking of gels, I was on the Kinky Island Girl blog and she swears by the ORS smooth and hold pudding for her twist outs and braid outs. Says it gives good definition and hold. The tub is luckily still readily available for now. Got mine at Jet Mart. Haven't tried it yet but will let you know as soon as!

    • March 17, 2013 / 10:00 am

      Yes, please do let me know. I've avoided that product because it contains mineral oil and I'm trying to stay away from such ingredients. I haven't used Isoplus gel on twists because my twists don't hold if my hair has gel or lotion on it! So I can only twist dry lol. My fro is psycho sometimes!

    • March 17, 2013 / 10:02 am

      Yes, please do let me know. I've avoided that product because it contains mineral oil and I'm trying to stay away from such ingredients. I haven't used Isoplus gel on twists because my twists don't hold if my hair has gel or lotion on it! So I can only twist dry lol. My fro is psycho sometimes!

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