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What's ur fav gel

rissa1985rissa1985 Posts: 3Registered Users
I have been looking for a gel that doesn't flake up or remain white in my hair. Any suggestions

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  • NaturallyNitaNaturallyNita Posts: 6Registered Users
    Have you tried using aloe vera gel? I provides a soft hold & has no protein. Just a suggestion. Good luck!

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  • Goin'GreyGoin'Grey Posts: 301Registered Users
    I've been having very good luck with Naturelle, the Hypoallergenic gel from Sally's. It's protein free and reasonable price and no smell and gives me great results.
    3A, Protein Senitive, Low Porosity,
    Med-Course
    Wash: Suave Naturals Conds (excluding Coconut), CVSB
    Rinse out/Leave In: GVP Cond. Balm, KCKT,
    Style: Naturelle Gel(winter HG), KCCC (summer HG), Flaxseed gel
    SOTC: JCNS
    Love your hair: Love yourself!
  • danna harrisdanna harris Posts: 55Registered Users
    rissa1985 wrote: »
    I have been looking for a gel that doesn't flake up or remain white in my hair. Any suggestions

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    What have you tried?
    I really like AG Liquid effects.
    I also like Aquage Defining Gel
    Hair: 3a mostly
    mod CG Fall 2008


    co/wash - Suave Naturals or VO5, Naked Naturals shampoo from CVS - can't find anymore, replacing with JCHCC

    Condition: Aubrey Organics HR, Moisture Maniac, Love Jessicurl deep treatment and her stuff!

    Leave in's: Aveda Be Curly, Jessicul RR and CC, quarter and nickel amounts, AG liquid effects, KCCC (forever to dry), leaving behind the Aquage defining gel

    Want to try some of Sally's generics
  • NaturallyCurlyEnnovyNaturallyCurlyEnnovy Posts: 992Registered Users
    Is Aquage CG friendly?

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  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    Goin'Grey wrote: »
    I've been having very good luck with Naturelle, the Hypoallergenic gel from Sally's. It's protein free and reasonable price and no smell and gives me great results.

    What kind of hold is it? Can you compare the hold to another product?
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • amandak23kamandak23k Posts: 40Registered Users
    Have you tried using aloe vera gel? I provides a soft hold & has no protein. Just a suggestion. Good luck!

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    Nita, what brand of aloe vera gel have you had luck with? Do you have to mix it with anything? I went to the vitamin shoppe and there were atleast 4 different brands, they all said they were for skin tho so wasn't sure what one to use.
  • danna harrisdanna harris Posts: 55Registered Users
    I think Aquage is not CG. There is a cone way at the bottom of the list.
    I also use AG Re:Coil. That is more pastey. The hold with that I'm saying is a little stronger, less crunchy, more clumpy.
    I apply that with sopping wet hair for the best results to get it dispersed. The liquid effects goes in easy, dries on the crunchy side and scrunches out to a great natural looking curl that is in tact but not weighted or gunked up at all.

    I've got some Kinky Curly too. There is nothing like it that I can describe. I tend to avoid it bc it takes so long to dry. I will add it to the gel at times. It gives your hair good shine.

    Have to say that I am LOVING the Sally generic conditioner - GVP Conditioning Balm. AWESOME, pleasant smell, great slip, and the best part is that its CHEAP!
    Hair: 3a mostly
    mod CG Fall 2008


    co/wash - Suave Naturals or VO5, Naked Naturals shampoo from CVS - can't find anymore, replacing with JCHCC

    Condition: Aubrey Organics HR, Moisture Maniac, Love Jessicurl deep treatment and her stuff!

    Leave in's: Aveda Be Curly, Jessicul RR and CC, quarter and nickel amounts, AG liquid effects, KCCC (forever to dry), leaving behind the Aquage defining gel

    Want to try some of Sally's generics
  • Goin'GreyGoin'Grey Posts: 301Registered Users
    Quote: I've been having very good luck with Naturelle, the Hypoallergenic gel from Sally's. It's protein free and reasonable price and no smell and gives me great results.[/QUOTE]

    What kind of hold is it? Can you compare the hold to another product?[/QUOTE]

    Response: The bottle says medium to firm hold. I guess I would call it medium hold. I can also tell you it's a liquidy gel, if that helps.
    3A, Protein Senitive, Low Porosity,
    Med-Course
    Wash: Suave Naturals Conds (excluding Coconut), CVSB
    Rinse out/Leave In: GVP Cond. Balm, KCKT,
    Style: Naturelle Gel(winter HG), KCCC (summer HG), Flaxseed gel
    SOTC: JCNS
    Love your hair: Love yourself!
  • openseasonopenseason Posts: 63Registered Users
    Goin'Grey wrote: »
    I've been having very good luck with Naturelle, the Hypoallergenic gel from Sally's. It's protein free and reasonable price and no smell and gives me great results.


    I bought this after reading your post and so far I'm pleased. I used over KKNT for a medium hold which is what I was aiming for. Love that it is in a bottle instead of a jar!!!
  • applegirlapplegirl Posts: 5Registered Users
    Goin'Grey wrote: »
    I've been having very good luck with Naturelle, the Hypoallergenic gel from Sally's. It's protein free and reasonable price and no smell and gives me great results.

    Is this the Biotera Styling Gel? I used to use it, but I read that it contains protein, so I gave it away. Can someone check the ingredients, since Sally doesn't list the ingredients online?
  • Goin'GreyGoin'Grey Posts: 301Registered Users
    The gel name is listed above. From Sally's I paid 5.59 with my Sally's discount card, 8 oz. :blob2:
    3A, Protein Senitive, Low Porosity,
    Med-Course
    Wash: Suave Naturals Conds (excluding Coconut), CVSB
    Rinse out/Leave In: GVP Cond. Balm, KCKT,
    Style: Naturelle Gel(winter HG), KCCC (summer HG), Flaxseed gel
    SOTC: JCNS
    Love your hair: Love yourself!
  • Goin'GreyGoin'Grey Posts: 301Registered Users
    To: OpenSeason
    Yay! I'm so happy you like the gel. :cheers:
    3A, Protein Senitive, Low Porosity,
    Med-Course
    Wash: Suave Naturals Conds (excluding Coconut), CVSB
    Rinse out/Leave In: GVP Cond. Balm, KCKT,
    Style: Naturelle Gel(winter HG), KCCC (summer HG), Flaxseed gel
    SOTC: JCNS
    Love your hair: Love yourself!
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    Thanks GG!
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • Goin'GreyGoin'Grey Posts: 301Registered Users
    Just wanted to say that Naturelle Gel is my winter HG. (I just came to this conclusion yesterday). The NY dews are so low and it worked for me.

    My summer HG gel is KCCC with KKKT under it.

    My Flax seed gel works all year around with excellent results and I add agave in the summer, cut that in winter.

    Hope this helps. This info has come from 2 1/2 years of experimentation.
    3A, Protein Senitive, Low Porosity,
    Med-Course
    Wash: Suave Naturals Conds (excluding Coconut), CVSB
    Rinse out/Leave In: GVP Cond. Balm, KCKT,
    Style: Naturelle Gel(winter HG), KCCC (summer HG), Flaxseed gel
    SOTC: JCNS
    Love your hair: Love yourself!
  • queenofdisks80queenofdisks80 Posts: 155Registered Users
    I couldn't find the Naturelle gel at my local Sally's, but I picked up the Biotera gel and I think I'm going to love it in the winter, but the hold just isn't enough for right now.

    I'm having some success right now w/ a mixture of CK and the HESMU. I'm still looking for my summer HG gel (dews now reaching 70+). I want to try both the Joico Joigel (w/ Keratin) that rcc has raved about, as well as BRHG (apparently the silk amino acids is fairly tolerable), but I'm having trouble find both locally. I'll probably have to break down and order from amazon.
    3b/3c at nape/a little 3a on the sides, med-course, high porosity, colored.
    Protein sensitive, hard water.

    spritz and condish
    low-poo: shea moisture, Y to Cucs (clarifying)
    RO: CJ A&OO, CJSL,GVPCB
    LI: CJ A&OO, CJCR
    DT:CJCR, GVPCB+evoo&honey
    stylers: FSG, SM Curl & Style Milk, CJCCCL, CJCIAB & Biolage gelee
    refresher:CJSL, CJCCCL, Lustrasilk OO
    PT: Sally's K-Pak, AO GPB
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    I just picked up a tube of Aussie Instant Freeze and I'm cautiously optimistic! It seems to have a medium-firm hold; the best hold so far from a protein free gel! The only protein-free gels I've tried are HETT, HESMU and Got2B Spiked Up and hated all of them.
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • cam.washcam.wash Posts: 35Registered Users
    rissa1985 wrote: »
    I have been looking for a gel that doesn't flake up or remain white in my hair. Any suggestions

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    L.A. Looks NutraCurl rocks :headbang: It has been the lightest weight gel that has worked really well the only other one protein free i can compare it to is KCCC which gives me extreme crunch (hold) no matter how much/little I put in.
    "Moisturize->Seal->Style-> SOTC"
    Moisturize-> Cowash:GFTN, RO:GVP CB, LI:KCKT
    Seal-> EVCO
    Style-> KCCC
    SOTC-> KCGP
    3B, Normal Porosity, Protein Sens, CG Jun 2011 :wink:

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