Help! my gel was discontinued :(

Hi all,

I used to lurk on these forums a lot, but I found a gel/routine that worked great for me almost every day without fail so I haven't been here in a while.

Garnier Fructis Body Boost Volumizing Gel was perfect for my hair. Gave me great soft curls even with air-drying, didn't weigh it down and give me a flat top (hate that with a passion) and good 2nd & sometimes even 3rd day hair.

I tried their new Pure clean gel and hated it (crunchy curls, flat hair, 2nd day mess). I found some Body Boost available on amazon, but that will just delay the inevitable. did anyone else use this? can someone recommend a good replacement?



  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    Do you know about how much hold you are looking for? Herbal essence has some CG gels including totally twisted, set me up, and body envy. Aussie also has a few CG gels, body envy and instant freeze, I believe.
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    2a ( 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
    Cowash: Tresemme naturals
    Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
    Curl enhancer: FSG
    Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
    PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
    Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,083Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    i just started using and love LA looks sport gel.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab.
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • TammyHTammyH Posts: 90Registered Users
    When I first went CG all I had was the HE Set Me Up Gel and I loved it. Minimal crunch, great hold. But after much reading on the boards, I decided to try and make homemade FSG and my hair LOVES it!!! It's cheap and easy to make.

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  • anne928anne928 Posts: 2Registered Users
    I have tried LA sport and it was too heavy for my hair. I'm a 3a, but my hair is very easily weighed down so I think a lighter hold would be better. I'm going to try totally twisted or set me up. If they don't work maybe I'll try to make the FSG, but that sounds like more of a project :)

    thanks for the recommendations, I hate just randomly buying things that end up not working out. I used to have a cabinet full of any drugstore product that mentioned curly hair. my hair has looked better since I started my low maintenance a few years ago, I don't want to lose that!

    thanks again!
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    HESMU is a pretty hard hold, but I don't find it is heavy at all. (I have the same problem with some gels weighing me down.). You will get a lot of crunch, but you can sotc without any trouble. Plus you can mix it with some avg If you want a little less hold/crunch.

    When I diffuse with it, though, I get very little crunch.

    Good luck!!!
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,654Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Good thing it's inexpensive, because HESMU was horrible for me. Not hard hold at all, more of a medium at best. Made my hair look dull too.

    I am going to try the LALSG one of these days!
    Location: Texas
    Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
    CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Desert Essence Coconut, Oribe Silverati
    Leave-ins: Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls, KCKT, cno overnight
    Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
    DT: Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
  • ChelseaLouChelseaLou Posts: 7Registered Users
    I love totally twisted - and it's only $3 at Target!