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Oh no! Need a new styling product :(

lazywaveslazywaves Posts: 93Registered Users
So I haven't been using any styling products in my hair for about 2 years, since I have been a SAHM and I had the time to let it air dry. Since going back to work full time, I went to buy some HESMU gel and noticed that the formula has changed!! I can't use it anymore now, so I need a new gel. Can anyone recommend a sulfate/silicone/protein free, light hold gel from the drugstore?
:love1:2c-Coarse and Porous.
Experimenting with products right now.

My routine:
Low poo for scalp
Condition using icequeen method
rake in gel at scalp
scrunch with microfiber towel
scrunch in more gel side to side
pixiecurl diffuse side to side
SOTC

My hair hates:
Upside down diffusing
Upside down Plopping
Protein

Comments

  • ShubhoRShubhoR Posts: 107Registered Users
    I don't know about drugstore, but tomorrow I'm going to try aloe vera gel with a few drops of oil.. Olive or castor.. I don't have any cheap stylers here where I live and also they weigh my waves down.. I don't know if I have been of any help to you though.. :(

    Sent from android curltalk app.
    HAIR TYPE -2a-b, black, mostly medium
    CO WASH, RO-HE HH and ENLEVEN and GARNIER RANGE
    CLARIFY- I use sulphate shampoos silicone free(diluted), vinegar rinses
    DC-pure coconut oil, olive oil, sometimes a SMT
    LI-aloe vera gel + castor oil
    I'm currently at BSL, aiming for waist length.I'm a very impatient person, wish me luck :D
    I love my flat iron, but I love my waves even more. :-D
  • RoswentheRoswenthe Posts: 66Registered Users
    ShubhoR wrote: »
    I don't know about drugstore, but tomorrow I'm going to try aloe vera gel with a few drops of oil.. Olive or castor.. I don't have any cheap stylers here where I live and also they weigh my waves down.. I don't know if I have been of any help to you though.. :(

    Where do you find alcohol-free aloe vera gels? All the ones I look at have alcohol in them.
    Averages out at 2b, ranges from 1c to 3a, very fine
    Mane 'n Tail co-wash + leave-in

    Clarifying shampoo every few weeks
    Lavender Allergy
  • ShubhoRShubhoR Posts: 107Registered Users
    I live in kolkata, India. I use a local brand. It has a bit of alcohol I guess, but it doesn't really dry out my hair .. I used it with two drops of castor oil, just to coat the top layer of my hair and it worked well ..

    If you don't get commercial aloe gel where you live, you can always buy fresh aloe vera leaves at the grocery store and blend them with whatever you want in a mixer. I have heard natural aloe doesn't leave the hair crunchy and gives good hold too.
    You may also try flax seeds to make a light hair gel. Google it !! :)

    Sent from android curltalk app.
    HAIR TYPE -2a-b, black, mostly medium
    CO WASH, RO-HE HH and ENLEVEN and GARNIER RANGE
    CLARIFY- I use sulphate shampoos silicone free(diluted), vinegar rinses
    DC-pure coconut oil, olive oil, sometimes a SMT
    LI-aloe vera gel + castor oil
    I'm currently at BSL, aiming for waist length.I'm a very impatient person, wish me luck :D
    I love my flat iron, but I love my waves even more. :-D
  • ShubhoRShubhoR Posts: 107Registered Users
    In case you do use natural aloe vera leaves to make hair gel, don't forget to add a bit of vitamin e oil and a vitamin c tablet (crushed) ..for preservatives.. Gel from two leaves should last you a week or so

    Sent from android curltalk app.
    HAIR TYPE -2a-b, black, mostly medium
    CO WASH, RO-HE HH and ENLEVEN and GARNIER RANGE
    CLARIFY- I use sulphate shampoos silicone free(diluted), vinegar rinses
    DC-pure coconut oil, olive oil, sometimes a SMT
    LI-aloe vera gel + castor oil
    I'm currently at BSL, aiming for waist length.I'm a very impatient person, wish me luck :D
    I love my flat iron, but I love my waves even more. :-D
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    I don't think the formula has changed.
    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

  • curlypriyacurlypriya Posts: 223Registered Users
    Have you tried SM smoothie?? It is my HG


    Sent from my iPad using CurlTalk
    Hair type-3A/B fine ,dense,normal porosity..
    LOW POO : SM Moisture Retention,TBS Rainforest Moisture shampoo
    NO POO-DevaCurl No poo
    COWASH-Suave coconut,Tressemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture,Vo5 kiwi Lime
    RO -DevaCurl One Condish,Shea moisture condish,Matrix Biolage CB
    LI- AO GVP protein balancing condish,SM thickening Yucca growth milk,SM Shea Butter Leave in
    Stylers - SM smoothie,Aveda Flaxseed Aloe Gel,Eco Styler (Protein and Olive oil),Deva Arc Angel
  • ShubhoRShubhoR Posts: 107Registered Users
    Can you please tell me more about SM smoothie? Where do you buy it from and is it available in India? how much is the price ?

    Sent from android curltalk app.
    HAIR TYPE -2a-b, black, mostly medium
    CO WASH, RO-HE HH and ENLEVEN and GARNIER RANGE
    CLARIFY- I use sulphate shampoos silicone free(diluted), vinegar rinses
    DC-pure coconut oil, olive oil, sometimes a SMT
    LI-aloe vera gel + castor oil
    I'm currently at BSL, aiming for waist length.I'm a very impatient person, wish me luck :D
    I love my flat iron, but I love my waves even more. :-D
  • curlypriyacurlypriya Posts: 223Registered Users
    I buy the Shea Moisture products from eBay.. They are not available here in India.. :(((
    Hair type-3A/B fine ,dense,normal porosity..
    LOW POO : SM Moisture Retention,TBS Rainforest Moisture shampoo
    NO POO-DevaCurl No poo
    COWASH-Suave coconut,Tressemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture,Vo5 kiwi Lime
    RO -DevaCurl One Condish,Shea moisture condish,Matrix Biolage CB
    LI- AO GVP protein balancing condish,SM thickening Yucca growth milk,SM Shea Butter Leave in
    Stylers - SM smoothie,Aveda Flaxseed Aloe Gel,Eco Styler (Protein and Olive oil),Deva Arc Angel
  • jakrussel3jakrussel3 Posts: 423Registered Users
    I was going to recommend Aussie Instant Freeze, but it might have more hold than you're looking for. Also you can typically buy edible (presumably alcohol free) aloe vera gel at health food/organic/nutritional stores.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Hair Properties: 2A/2B, Medium-fine, Normal porosity, Normal elasticity, Medium density
    Low Poo: DevaCare, Yes to Cuc's
    Rinse Out: DevaCare One Condition, Yes to Cuc's
    Cowash: Suave Naturals Lavender, Yes to Carrots Scalp Conditioner
    Curl Cream: AG ReCoil, Organix Moroccan Oil Curl Cream
    Gel/Mousse: Sweet Curls Elixirs FSG w/ Mag Sulfate added, Sweet Curls Elixirs hard hold gel, DevaCurl Frizz Free Foam, Aquage Uplifting Foam
    Protein: Spiral Solutions Protein Spray for daily use

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