What's Your Favorite Wintertime Gel?

CurlySingsCurlySings Posts: 27Registered Users
Just like the title says, wavies - share your favorite wintertime gel!

I'm still searching for mine - all of my attempts either come out with not enough hold, or they dry out my hair by the end of the day :(
Northeastern PA Curly, Type 2C/3A

Co-wash: Suave Tropical Coconut, Suave Aloe and Waterlily
RO/LI: Tresemme Naturals, GVP Conditioning Balm, Cure Care
Stylers: Spring/Summer- Queen Helene Royal Curl, EcoStyler Krystal/Argan Oil Fall/Winter- AG re:coil, AORR, JCCC, Hoity Toity Natural Hair Styling Gel, HESMU, Aussie Instant Freeze

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  • justajesuschickjustajesuschick Posts: 1,657Registered Users
    Curl Junkie Pattern Pusha or Spiral Solutions Firm Hold Gel. I top both with a touch of BRHG.
    I'm 47. Straight hair until 6/2010. THANKS, thyroid!
    2b, medium-fine, normal-low porosity, medium density and elasticity
    CG since 7/1/2010

    Cleanse: Abba Color Protect
    Condition: DevaCurl OC
    LI: CJ-Deep Fix, Beauticurls LI
    Curl Enhancer: CHS Curl Keeper, KCCC
    Gel: Alba Strong Hold Gel, BRHG, Hugo Naturals Gel, SS FHG, CJPP
    Trying/Maybe: Ecostyler, CJRM
  • workinprogressworkinprogress Posts: 29Registered Users
    I am still using Kinky-curly curling custard. But really I could use a recommendation. My hair has not been the same since winter hit. I feel like I'm back to having bad hair everyday and just want to put my hair up in a pony tail.
  • LeanneMLeanneM Posts: 211Registered Users
    My waves have been flat and straight since winter hit here, too. Plus, I had my hair colored last weekend, and that also pulls out the waves for a week or two even more. :angry3: Thanks for the suggestions!
    Mod-CG since December 2010.
    Hair type: NC: 2A; FIA: 2cFii; Fine, normal porosity, normal elasticity
    Cleansing: CJ Cleansing Conditioner, Trader Joe's Tea Tree, or Deva No Poo
    Daily conditioner: Deva One C or CJ Beauticurls Strengthening Hair Cond or GPB
    Styling products: Deva B'Leave In + Deva Curl Cream + AnGel; or
    SS CEJ + BRHG; or AG: Recoil + BRHG; or KCKT + KCCC + BRHG
    Treatments: SS protein treatment or CJ Curl Fix or Nexxus Emergencee + CJ Curl Rehab

  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
    Hmm, I get nice results with KMFUM (Kiss my Face Upper Management) with a dab of (unscented) strong hold gel over it.
    Or with FSG to which I've added xanthan gum, aloe, protein, a little oil and a little agave (the agave adds more hold).
    Yesterday I got more frizz-free results than usual with aloe vera gel (the drinkable kind) plus some strong hold (unscented) gel.

    These are my year-round products, though. To prevent stringy clumps in winter I don't rinse out all my conditioner (I use a very light one). I also SOTC with a little oil or conditioner.
  • rymorg2rymorg2 Posts: 2,571Registered Users
    I prefer a softer hold, so I don't use hard holding gels even in summer. I like Pattern Pusha from CJ, Regular Aloe Fix from CJ, KCCC, UFDCM and Darcy's Botanicals Curling Cream Gel. I also use SS CEJ because even though it's mostly for enhancement it gives me some hold too.
    Cosmetology Educator with sensitivities, eczema and Seborrheic Dermatitis.
    Low poo: looking
    COWash: Eden, cheapo condish, CJDF
    RO: varies
    Protein: CJCF or CJRM
    LI: varies, usually KCKT
    Stylers: KCCC, CRNCM, UFDCM, Curls gel, ecostyler

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  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    I on team hard hold gel.
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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
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    pedaheh wrote: »
    I on team hard hold gel.


    I really like CJ Curl Queen as a medium-firm hold gel. Big plus is it doesn't dry really crunchy in my hair.

    I haven't experimented enough with the CJ Pattern Pusha gel as it has given me weird results. Plus I just cut about 3 inches from my hair so it may work differently now!
    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

  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
    pedaheh wrote: »
    I on team hard hold gel.

    :blob3: GO TEAM HARD HOLD GEL!!!

    When you mix hard hold gel / layer it over something like FSG, you get hair that doesn't look or feel like lawn ornaments. SOTC with oil or conditioner and it's touchably soft. Unlike lawn ornaments.