Need suggestions for a gel

bliss611bliss611 Registered Users Posts: 238
I just recently went CG (modified since I lo-poo once a week) so I'm still searching for products that work.

The weather is humid and it will only become more so as summer approaches. So, I need a hard hold gel for my porous, dry, somewhat damaged, and thick 3b hair.

I am using Garnier Pure Clean gel which is ok for now but definitely won't hold up to summer humidity.

I am on a budget so drugstore brands would be ideal.

3B curls
Medium texture
Normal elasticity
High porosity


  • curlykjmcurlykjm Registered Users Posts: 14
    Maybe try- Herbal Essences totally twisted gel, works great for me!
  • Lotsa loopsLotsa loops Registered Users Posts: 130
    actually pantene - shocker - has some nice gels
    Hair Type: I was thinking thick, fine 3A, but honestly I have no clue! I do know I have a super flat top, and frizz on the sides.
    No - Poo Shampoo: Kiss My Face Whenever Shampoo
    Conditioner: Burt's Bees More Moisture Condish
    Products: Kiss My Face Upper Management Gel, AG Recoil Curl Activator
  • jaclyn15jaclyn15 Registered Users Posts: 227
    LA Looks sport gel (the blue one) is CG friendly and super cheap at any drugstore! It is extra hold, they define it as 10+ hold on the bottle :)
    My hair: 3b, corkicelli, medium porosity, medium texture, medium/thick density

    Co-wash: DevaCurl NoPoo
    Rinse-out: GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave-in: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut, or my rinse-out!
    Gel: SS FHG (my new HG!!)... I also like HESMU, AIF, CJ CQ, BRHG, CJ PP and the occasional LALSG

    Likes: Plopping!
    Dislikes: Glycerin

    CG and loving it! :hello1:
  • McfrizzyMcfrizzy Registered Users Posts: 406
    i agree with everyone their all great gels but the gel that has the strongest hold is biosilk rock hard gelee but it can be pricey so some people add a drop to their regular gel to get it stronger
    Lo-poo:organix Shea butter shampoo
    Co-wash: suave coconut
    Rinse out:GFTN/GVP conditioning balm
    Leave in: GF daily care spray leave in
    Serum-like product: still need one
    Gel:LA looks sport gel/ HESMU,GFPC
    Oils: olive, coconut

    I think I'm normal-overly porous, medium-thick hair(although I see fine hair too), love protein
  • KellyzKurlyKellyzKurly Registered Users Posts: 50 Curl Neophyte
    The suave 8 gel in the pink tube is the one I have been using. Almost no crunch!

    Sent from my iPad using CurlTalk
    "Straighten your hair and you'll be happy for a day (unless it rains). Learn to love and care for your curls and you'll be happy for life." -Lorraine Massey

    3A, Highlighted - Modified CG July 10th 2011

    Wash: DC No Poo, L'Oreal Eversleek,
    Rinse Out: Suave Naturals Coconut, DC OneCondition
    Leave-in: Garnier Frutis Sleek and Shine
    Deep Condition: DC Heaven In Hair
    Stylers: DevaCurl B-Leave In
    Sealers: Suave 8 Max Hold, LA Looks Sport, DC Set It Free
  • caramix3acaramix3a Registered Users Posts: 462 Curl Neophyte
    Chiming in with the LA Looks - I use the turquoise one for curls, but it's getting harder to find around here in SF. The Sport one, and the yellow MegaMega one are pretty commonly around. I might try a small tube of the Sport one before going with the whole big bottle. Either way, LA Looks is cheap and good. I have to go cheap with my hair products since the standard nickel-sized blob of anything only deals with just one SECTION of my thick hair LOL!
  • mbeckhhpmbeckhhp Registered Users Posts: 155 Curl Novice
    ecostyler crystal, not my fave, but lots of people like it.Giant jar, very cheap, at sallys beauty supply(their everywhere) Im a rockhard gelee fan, but homemade FSG:, flaxseed gel my fav..cheapest & the best. look in the recipe section,
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3a/2a/spirals ultraF-i/ii,med/hi porosity,med/elasticity,colortreated/grey
    • Cowash[/C.J. daily fix,, Condish Peter Lamas volumizing(rice protein) mixed w CJ smoothing,orGiovanni 50/50,or Eulasense balanced moisture. Leaveins,KCKT,KomazaCalifia,GDLIStylers:FSG,*, KCCC&BRHG, CJ CIAB.mixed w Pattern Pusha.FOTE on dry. SOTC :1 drop meadowfoam oil.DT:biolageCB or curl rehab over megatek,CJ repair me.

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