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I need a light-ish hold gel or jelly

Something that doesn't get too crunchy! I'm thinking:

Donna Marie miracurl
Batia and Aleeza
Jessicurl rockin ringlets

I'm a fine, but dense type 2b/3a
high porosity (from coloring)

Shampoo: Mop Top Gentle Shampoo
Co-wash: Chistophe Robin Lemon Cleansing Cream
RO: CJ strengthening, Kenra moisturizing
LI: Jessicurl Aloeba
DT: CJ rehab, Christophe Robin Prickly Pear Mask
PT: SS protein treatment, Ouidad 12 minute
Stylers: Jessicurl RR, SS Firm Hold Gel
Oils: caudalie, sweet almond


  • botanika2botanika2 Posts: 71Registered Users
    Qhemet has a very light gel
  • jsuzkelleyjsuzkelley Posts: 610Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I tried a sample of the miracurl - it actually left my hair pretty crunchy, but I was able to SOTC. I also have a sample of the rockin ringlets; I don't really remember if I liked it well or not, but I don't think it was bad. I'm not really sure I would consider it a gel or jelly - the consistency is pretty runny - but it does have some curl enhancement and light hold. You might try ordering some samples of different jelly products from Kathymack - that way you can try a few before you commit to buying the full size.
    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!

    CG since 12/29/2011 :laughing6:
  • CurlsnswirlsCurlsnswirls Posts: 865Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Spiral solutions curl enhancing jelly
    Flaxseed gel
    Aubrey organics magic mandarin jelly
    Devacurl angell
    Herbal Essenes totally twisted
  • poemaXXpoemaXX Posts: 456Registered Users
    Spiral solutions curl enhancing jelly
    Flaxseed gel
    Aubrey organics magic mandarin jelly
    Devacurl angell
    Herbal Essenes totally twisted

    +1 to Aubrey Organics Mandarin Magic Jelly! It gives me shine and definition with no crunch. <3
    || 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

  • Knotty_MaddyKnotty_Maddy Posts: 518Registered Users
    Matrix Biolage gellee - not much hold and 0 crunch ;)
    Finer, mixed with coarser strands, low-porosity, wavy curly whirly hair...3A, 2C hair. Medium thickness, medium elasticity.
    S-shaped hair with corkscrew ends. My hair is even more confused than me ;p
    My hair officially hates protein ;) Once a month is enough!
    Currently a fan of TiGi products, (rock on, TiGi Curlesque styling creme!) but that will soon change - I am a self-avowed product junkie! Yay! :D
    BIG fan of supersoaker method - thanks Rudeechick!

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