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Gel drying out my hair

I just got rid of all my gels because I realized they were making my curls super dry. Has anyone else experience this

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  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,210Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    the drugstore brands do that to my hair. i do have lalsg on hand, do use it from time to time in the winter, but cannot use it more than 2, 3 days in a row even with a heavy leave in.
    i have been sealing my hair, and may try the lalsg this winter but with my leave in, then sealer, then the gel.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • frizzinflafrizzinfla Posts: 190Registered Users
    Yup!!! But I have no idea what to do about it... My curls need the hold of a gel. Nothing else works :-(. I just try to use a good amount of leave-in conditioner prior to gel application.
  • Ml001Ml001 Posts: 354Registered Users
    Is it maybe a dew point/ingredient issue?
    remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!! :read2:
    My hair:
    2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
    My routine:
    Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
    RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
    LI: KCKT or CJSL
    Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

    Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
  • Y3ssi88Y3ssi88 Posts: 132Registered Users
    No alcohol silicone free. I just stop using it I just use a good amount of leave in a Shea moisture milk as my styler and olive oil to seal and my hair holds fine which I was super happy about.
  • Ml001Ml001 Posts: 354Registered Users
    Ingredients related to dew points issues would be humectants. Glycerin, for example.

    I noticed a thread on conditioner styling, too, that might be an option. Glad the combo you tried helped...sounds like you found a good solution.
    remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!! :read2:
    My hair:
    2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
    My routine:
    Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
    RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
    LI: KCKT or CJSL
    Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

    Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.

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