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What are some gels i can buy that are all natural?

I want a gel that has a strong hold like eco-styler but is all natural. I love using the eco-styler because it brings out my curl pattern a lot but it has wheat protein in it which is bad for my hair. Plz help! I have thick, 4c hair that is low porosity.

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  • jsuzkelleyjsuzkelley Posts: 610Registered Users
    I've never used Eco-styler so I can't compare. But I like Curly Kinks Coil Jam for a natural gel. I'm not sure I would say it has strong hold - probably more like medium/medium-strong hold. I also like KCCC. I don't have low-porosity hair, so I don't know whether those will work for you or not. Good luck!
    2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
    fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate
    My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!
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  • KorkscrewKorkscrew Posts: 1,834Registered Users
    I don't have low porosity either, but ... Deva Curl Mirror Curls is all natural. To be used sparingly. You would probably have to SOTC because it tends to make the hair stiff. It's expensive, but tends to go a very long way. Honestly though, I'm not in love with the stuff. Some curlies rave about it.

    Think I've read somewhere on these boards that KCCC followed by an application of home made FSG (If you're up to making homemade and perishable gel), works well. Some people do add preservatives to their mixes though, apparently.

    I'm too impatient for FSG so I go the semi-natural route and use KCCC followed by JOICO Joigel Firm. The Joigel firm doesn't have wheat protein, but it does have keratin, if that's a problem for you. It has a "cone" too, but it's water soluble (PEG-8 Dimethicone). It's a little expensive, but it's top of the line quality and like KCCC, a little goes a long way. Totally worth it IMO.

    Am always amazed that anyone can successfully use Eco Styler. The stuff gives me broom head. KCCC is so much more expensive, but the ingredients seem much healthier and are all natural, like you desire.
  • dresdendolldresdendoll Posts: 435Registered Users
    I'm low porosity :)
    I love Koils by Nature Peppermint Curl Defining Gel! I'm only a 2c/3a, but this gel was actually made for 3c - 4c, I think. I love it, though, and definitely recommend it!
    2c/2b with some 2a, coarse, dense, thick, low porosity
    Growing out a CL bob. Currently at APL.
    CG again as of 7/20/12 :laughing5:


    Cleanser: BRÖÖ Smoothing I.P.A. Shampoo
    RO: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
    LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Styler: Beautiful Curls Gel for Wavy to Curly Hair

    :love4: all-natural products, light moisture, humectants, argan oil
    :pukeright:silk protein, synthetic ingredients, heavy oils/products, cowashing
  • kurlygurlykurlygurly Posts: 644Registered Users
    I'm on the low porosity side and I really like Aubrey Organics Mandarin magic jelly as my gel. I just ordered their b5 gel so I'll see how that works too. I think its supposed to have a stronger hold then AOMMJ.

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    3B Live Curly Live Free Analysis: Texture = Medium Porosity = Normal Elasticity = Normal
    3b-ish... normal to low porosity....med. texture
    Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
    Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
    Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
    LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
    STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
    hemp oil, jojoba oil
    www.naturesnectars.net
  • EricachristinaEricachristina Posts: 496Registered Users
    I use the Fructis Pure Clean Gel which is 98% naturally derived and gives an extra strong hold. It is affordable and it doesn’t make my hair too hard or cause flakes and build up.
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    I use the Fructis Pure Clean Gel which is 98% naturally derived and gives an extra strong hold. It is affordable and it doesn’t make my hair too hard or cause flakes and build up.

    I don't think the GF Pure Clean is strong hold at all. My hair poofs out after a couple hrs.
    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

  • poemaXXpoemaXX Posts: 456Registered Users
    I'm normal porosity and I LOVE the Aubrey Organics Mandarin Magic Jelly. My summer HG styler for sure – and it plays nice with other products, such as leave-ins, for winter. <3 The B5 gel is good too, but I feel like the MMJ gives me more definition with less crunch.
    kurlygurly wrote: »
    I'm on the low porosity side and I really like Aubrey Organics Mandarin magic jelly as my gel. I just ordered their b5 gel so I'll see how that works too. I think its supposed to have a stronger hold then AOMMJ.

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    || 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD/dandruff prone

    Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
    Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ – Kept for troubleshooting.
    Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength

  • EricachristinaEricachristina Posts: 496Registered Users
    I use the Fructis Pure Clean Gel which is 98% naturally derived and gives an extra strong hold. It is affordable and it doesn’t make my hair too hard or cause flakes and build up.

    I don't think the GF Pure Clean is strong hold at all. My hair poofs out after a couple hrs.

    I guess it works for some and not for others. My hair is very thick and it still holds all day for me.
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    I use the Fructis Pure Clean Gel which is 98% naturally derived and gives an extra strong hold. It is affordable and it doesn’t make my hair too hard or cause flakes and build up.

    I don't think the GF Pure Clean is strong hold at all. My hair poofs out after a couple hrs.

    I guess it works for some and not for others. My hair is very thick and it still holds all day for me.

    Ha, that is definitely true!
    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

  • gardencurlsgardencurls Posts: 573Registered Users
    Spiral Solutions is great!
    3b/c, Coarse, Low Porosity, Desert Climate
    CG since August 2011/Occasionally Minimally Modified since 2013
    Favorites: Beautiful Nutrition Cocoa Curl Cleansing Conditioner, Beautiful Nutrition Cocoa Curl High Definition Moisture Gel, Beautiful Nutrition UltraLight Lime Jel Control Serum, Beautiful Nutrition Lemon Rinse Clarifying Treatment
  • shellyRN07swavyshellyRN07swavy Posts: 309Registered Users
    I have low porosity hair...the only true strong hold gel that Ive come across is the biosilk one...which I hated....I actually use 2-3 different gels...Ilove deva arcangel...seems to make my curls pop..and I've heard they have a new gel that has.a stronger hold....I also love KCCC, but it takes forever to dry...so I use this in the smasters method..I would try different gels, but just make sure the store has a good return policy...

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    2b/c CG since 8/12
    I have low porosity and fine/med texture. Easily weighed down and VERY frizzy crown, with straighter under layers

    Low-poo:TJ TTT, CJ GCS
    LI/RO/DC: CK Satin Roots,Sevi Pumpkin, SSI Okra reconstructor, CJ SAC,CJ RM
    Stylers: AG Recoil, JC SS
    Jellies: CK Coil Jam, Okra gel(HG)
    Gel: JC CC, Ouidad H&H gel, Ouidad moisture lock gel

    Hair loves moisture:love3: protein.
    MUST Pixie diffuse.

    My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats:twisted: Or glycerin in high dews
  • kurlygurlykurlygurly Posts: 644Registered Users
    Just got some Aubrey Organics B5 design gel.....this is supposed to be stringer than the AOMMJ....I'll report back on the results.

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    3b-ish... normal to low porosity....med. texture
    Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
    Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
    Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
    LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
    STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
    hemp oil, jojoba oil
    www.naturesnectars.net