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Best hair gel for 3c hair - thread!

Curly SaraCurly Sara Posts: 183Registered Users
Hallo curlies,

Nowadays i am searching for a hair gel that defines my 3c hair without drying it or make my hair stiff.

Any tip curlies?

I have 3c hair witch is highly porous and have low elasticity.
Hair type/properties:
3c hair, high porosity, mediumdensity, low elasticity, fine hair.

Curly hair routine/regime:
Combine the modified cg-method (low poo) and a modified tightly curly method.
-Condition and leave in: Aubrey Organics, Giovanni Barzilian keratin and argan oil
-Sealer: shea butter, Argan, olive and coconutoil
-Gel: homemade flaxseed gel, Kinky curly custard, Queen Helene Curl royal shaping creme.
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  • Curly SaraCurly Sara Posts: 183Registered Users
    Here is a picture of my hair:
    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1356474548.095088.jpg
    Hair type/properties:
    3c hair, high porosity, mediumdensity, low elasticity, fine hair.

    Curly hair routine/regime:
    Combine the modified cg-method (low poo) and a modified tightly curly method.
    -Condition and leave in: Aubrey Organics, Giovanni Barzilian keratin and argan oil
    -Sealer: shea butter, Argan, olive and coconutoil
    -Gel: homemade flaxseed gel, Kinky curly custard, Queen Helene Curl royal shaping creme.
  • Curly SaraCurly Sara Posts: 183Registered Users
    No one??
    Hair type/properties:
    3c hair, high porosity, mediumdensity, low elasticity, fine hair.

    Curly hair routine/regime:
    Combine the modified cg-method (low poo) and a modified tightly curly method.
    -Condition and leave in: Aubrey Organics, Giovanni Barzilian keratin and argan oil
    -Sealer: shea butter, Argan, olive and coconutoil
    -Gel: homemade flaxseed gel, Kinky curly custard, Queen Helene Curl royal shaping creme.
  • CurlyB_CurlyB_ Posts: 126Registered Users
    i have 3b/3c hair, and use fsg when i want more defined curls...sometimes ill need to scrunch when my hair has dried,but i dont really mind- at least i know whats in it :)

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  • testimony777testimony777 Posts: 237Registered Users
    I second Curly B's suggestion, flax seed gel (FSG) is amazing.
    Hair Stats (CG since 3/31/12)
    Type: 3c/b; Density: M; Texture: F-M; Porosity: L-N

    Products
    Cleanser: DevaCurl Decadence No Poo
    Conditioner: DevaCurl Original One Condition
    Leave-in: DevaCurl B'Leave-in
    Stylers: DevaCurl Volumizing Frizz Free Foam, DevaCurl Beautiful Mess, DevaCurl Flexible Hold Hairspray
    Refresher: DevaCurl No Comb Detangling Spray
    Finisher: DevaCurl Shine Spray
  • Curly SaraCurly Sara Posts: 183Registered Users
    I have heard so much about fsg so this weekend i did it. I made homemade flaxseed gel and applied it to my soaking wet hair after applying conditioner. OMG!!!! The best gel i have ever used. It didnt dry my hair out and itgave me soft and welldefined curls.
    The only minus is that i have to refrigerate it. I cant carry the gel with me in my purse daily.

    Do you now if i can add sth to this gel so i dont need to refrigerate it??
    Hair type/properties:
    3c hair, high porosity, mediumdensity, low elasticity, fine hair.

    Curly hair routine/regime:
    Combine the modified cg-method (low poo) and a modified tightly curly method.
    -Condition and leave in: Aubrey Organics, Giovanni Barzilian keratin and argan oil
    -Sealer: shea butter, Argan, olive and coconutoil
    -Gel: homemade flaxseed gel, Kinky curly custard, Queen Helene Curl royal shaping creme.
  • testimony777testimony777 Posts: 237Registered Users
    I am so glad the gel worked out for you; it really is amazing! If you check around on this site you will find several threads where people list their recipes, some of which include ingredients intended as preservatives. There is one thread in particular where a woman tested various preservatives in the FSG to see which ones were the most effective. The preservatives ranged from things you can easily get at a health food store (essential oils, citric acid etc.) to commercial grade preservatives. HTH:-)
    Hair Stats (CG since 3/31/12)
    Type: 3c/b; Density: M; Texture: F-M; Porosity: L-N

    Products
    Cleanser: DevaCurl Decadence No Poo
    Conditioner: DevaCurl Original One Condition
    Leave-in: DevaCurl B'Leave-in
    Stylers: DevaCurl Volumizing Frizz Free Foam, DevaCurl Beautiful Mess, DevaCurl Flexible Hold Hairspray
    Refresher: DevaCurl No Comb Detangling Spray
    Finisher: DevaCurl Shine Spray
  • mcherycemcheryce Posts: 363Registered Users
    Ooohh. If someone can find that preservative thread can you please post thr link? Hard to find on my phone app. Tx!
    I am so glad the gel worked out for you; it really is amazing! If you check around on this site you will find several threads where people list their recipes, some of which include ingredients intended as preservatives. There is one thread in particular where a woman tested various preservatives in the FSG to see which ones were the most effective. The preservatives ranged from things you can easily get at a health food store (essential oils, citric acid etc.) to commercial grade preservatives. HTH:-)
  • testimony777testimony777 Posts: 237Registered Users
    mcheryce I looked for it but couldn't find it. I found it the first time in another thread, someone had linked to it. Unfortunately I can't remember what thread that was :confused3:. I hope someone else has better luck because it would be a great reference.
    Hair Stats (CG since 3/31/12)
    Type: 3c/b; Density: M; Texture: F-M; Porosity: L-N

    Products
    Cleanser: DevaCurl Decadence No Poo
    Conditioner: DevaCurl Original One Condition
    Leave-in: DevaCurl B'Leave-in
    Stylers: DevaCurl Volumizing Frizz Free Foam, DevaCurl Beautiful Mess, DevaCurl Flexible Hold Hairspray
    Refresher: DevaCurl No Comb Detangling Spray
    Finisher: DevaCurl Shine Spray
  • mcherycemcheryce Posts: 363Registered Users
    Thanks for searching. I might have to bust out the laptop to look. I have some ccs naturals flaxseed gel and love it.
  • frizzybarbiefrizzybarbie Posts: 483Registered Users
    I'm having good luck with suave mousse for curly hair.
    4a pencil-sized corkscrews that are low porosity, fine, thick, & layered
  • rmc2rmc2 Posts: 349Registered Users
    Aloe Vera gel is wonderful too as a curl definer with no crunch. I use an entire 3 tbsp aloe Vera gel mixed with 1
    Tbsp jojoba oil. I have 4a/3c mid neck length (if pulled with my fingers) so adjust amount accordingly.
  • Curly SaraCurly Sara Posts: 183Registered Users
    Thank you all for sharing your tips!
    I unfortunetely dont have good experience with aloe vera gel :( my hair gets dry despite using a lot of conditioner/leave and sealing with evoo in before applying gel. Dont know why...
    My hair is highly porous and have low elasticity. Maybe thats why it doesnt give me good hold and moisture??
    Hair type/properties:
    3c hair, high porosity, mediumdensity, low elasticity, fine hair.

    Curly hair routine/regime:
    Combine the modified cg-method (low poo) and a modified tightly curly method.
    -Condition and leave in: Aubrey Organics, Giovanni Barzilian keratin and argan oil
    -Sealer: shea butter, Argan, olive and coconutoil
    -Gel: homemade flaxseed gel, Kinky curly custard, Queen Helene Curl royal shaping creme.
  • JusduitJusduit Posts: 578Registered Users
    mcheryce wrote: »
    Ooohh. If someone can find that preservative thread can you please post thr link? Hard to find on my phone app. Tx!
    I am so glad the gel worked out for you; it really is amazing! If you check around on this site you will find several threads where people list their recipes, some of which include ingredients intended as preservatives. There is one thread in particular where a woman tested various preservatives in the FSG to see which ones were the most effective. The preservatives ranged from things you can easily get at a health food store (essential oils, citric acid etc.) to commercial grade preservatives. HTH:-)

    I'm pretty sure this is the preservative thread
    3a (protein sensitive)
    Fine, normal porosity, normal elasticity

    Cleansers: Mop-C Hydrating Shampoo, JCGLS
    Conditioners: CJCR, TJTTT
    Leave-in: CJCR, CK Satin Roots
    Stylers: UFDCM, CJPP
    Standby items:GVP K-Pak
  • allnaturalchickallnaturalchick Posts: 201Registered Users
    I've tried several gels and nothing works for me .... I gave up that journey. I do conditioner and jojoba oil only and get good results without gel
  • SpiralSpunkSpiralSpunk Posts: 243Registered Users
    I like Aussie Instant Freeze if I need hold. It seems I've seen a lot of 3cs and 4s who like EcoStyler although I don't use it.
  • LeeLee182LeeLee182 Posts: 784Registered Users
    It's not a gel, so I don't know if you're interested in creams... But Donna Marie Dream Curling Creme is fantastic! It's thick, but has a slip that makes it easy to distribute and leaves the curls soft. I use a bit of Naturalista Cosmetics AloeFlax seed gel om top for more hold but I think it would be okay without it.

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  • LeeLee182LeeLee182 Posts: 784Registered Users
    Oh and I haven't tried It yet, but I hear good things about the As I Am Curling Jelly..I think that's what it's called. Maybe try to find some reviews on it, you can get it at Sally's.

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  • testimony777testimony777 Posts: 237Registered Users
    That's it! Thanks Jusduit :)
    Hair Stats (CG since 3/31/12)
    Type: 3c/b; Density: M; Texture: F-M; Porosity: L-N

    Products
    Cleanser: DevaCurl Decadence No Poo
    Conditioner: DevaCurl Original One Condition
    Leave-in: DevaCurl B'Leave-in
    Stylers: DevaCurl Volumizing Frizz Free Foam, DevaCurl Beautiful Mess, DevaCurl Flexible Hold Hairspray
    Refresher: DevaCurl No Comb Detangling Spray
    Finisher: DevaCurl Shine Spray
  • mcherycemcheryce Posts: 363Registered Users
    Yes! Thanks!!
    That's it! Thanks Jusduit :)
  • Curly SaraCurly Sara Posts: 183Registered Users
    I've tried several gels and nothing works for me .... I gave up that journey. I do conditioner and jojoba oil only and get good results without gel

    Have you tried flax seed gel? It works for my 3c hair. It gives me light hold with no crunch an defined curls that lasts for days
    Hair type/properties:
    3c hair, high porosity, mediumdensity, low elasticity, fine hair.

    Curly hair routine/regime:
    Combine the modified cg-method (low poo) and a modified tightly curly method.
    -Condition and leave in: Aubrey Organics, Giovanni Barzilian keratin and argan oil
    -Sealer: shea butter, Argan, olive and coconutoil
    -Gel: homemade flaxseed gel, Kinky curly custard, Queen Helene Curl royal shaping creme.
  • SpiralSpunkSpiralSpunk Posts: 243Registered Users
    Allnaturalchick - what was wrong with the gels you tried?
  • azcurlyazcurly Posts: 82Registered Users
    Haha I saw this thread and thought I would mention FSG and low and behold seems like others love it too. I have thought of trying other gels but why?! I know what the ingredients are, its inexpensive and works great with my hair!
    3b/c ~ CG
    current favorites ~ TJ's Refresh, AOHR, SheaMoisture Shea Butter leave-in, AVG, FSG
  • Curly SaraCurly Sara Posts: 183Registered Users
    azcurly wrote: »
    Haha I saw this thread and thought I would mention FSG and low and behold seems like others love it too. I have thought of trying other gels but why?! I know what the ingredients are, its inexpensive and works great with my hair!

    Agree!!! But the con is tha you have to refrigerate it. So its ok to have a shop-gel as well which you can carry to the gym, travel etc. I have ordered kccc gel and beautiful curls gel from iherb.com I am so excited about the gels. Will update you when i have tried it.
    Hair type/properties:
    3c hair, high porosity, mediumdensity, low elasticity, fine hair.

    Curly hair routine/regime:
    Combine the modified cg-method (low poo) and a modified tightly curly method.
    -Condition and leave in: Aubrey Organics, Giovanni Barzilian keratin and argan oil
    -Sealer: shea butter, Argan, olive and coconutoil
    -Gel: homemade flaxseed gel, Kinky curly custard, Queen Helene Curl royal shaping creme.
  • SpiralSpunkSpiralSpunk Posts: 243Registered Users
    I wish I could use FSG as my only gel, maybe I'll try it again since it was the middle of humid summer last time.
  • MissConstruedMissConstrued Posts: 323Registered Users
    My hair loves Eco Styler gel (the one in the pink jar). No dry or crunch hair but gives great definition and hold.
    "The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable."

    Hair type: 3C
    I am a serial cutter :help:
  • Curly SaraCurly Sara Posts: 183Registered Users
    My hair loves Eco Styler gel (the one in the pink jar). No dry or crunch hair but gives great definition and hold.

    Where can i buy eco styler here in north Europa? Is there any online stores that ships to Norway?
    Hair type/properties:
    3c hair, high porosity, mediumdensity, low elasticity, fine hair.

    Curly hair routine/regime:
    Combine the modified cg-method (low poo) and a modified tightly curly method.
    -Condition and leave in: Aubrey Organics, Giovanni Barzilian keratin and argan oil
    -Sealer: shea butter, Argan, olive and coconutoil
    -Gel: homemade flaxseed gel, Kinky curly custard, Queen Helene Curl royal shaping creme.
  • MissConstruedMissConstrued Posts: 323Registered Users
    I buy mine off of Amazon: Eco Styler for Curly and Wavy hair. I usually wet or spritz my hair, add a leave-in with a touch of castor oil and then apply the Eco Styler.
    "The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable."

    Hair type: 3C
    I am a serial cutter :help:
  • Curly SaraCurly Sara Posts: 183Registered Users
    I buy mine off of Amazon: Eco Styler for Curly and Wavy hair. I usually wet or spritz my hair, add a leave-in with a touch of castor oil and then apply the Eco Styler.

    Thank youfor the tip. Next stop: amazon! :-)
    Hair type/properties:
    3c hair, high porosity, mediumdensity, low elasticity, fine hair.

    Curly hair routine/regime:
    Combine the modified cg-method (low poo) and a modified tightly curly method.
    -Condition and leave in: Aubrey Organics, Giovanni Barzilian keratin and argan oil
    -Sealer: shea butter, Argan, olive and coconutoil
    -Gel: homemade flaxseed gel, Kinky curly custard, Queen Helene Curl royal shaping creme.
  • BronxJazzyBronxJazzy Posts: 19Registered Users
    I swear by kiss my face upper management gel. Its a nice hold great definition minimal shrinkage and a wash and go lasts like 3-4 days. Its all natural too and doesnt have the tacky feeling other natural gels have. It dries very clean. I love that stuff.

    I just found herbal essence scrunching gel and it works really great too but I like kiss my face better for wash and goes.
  • pinkwolfpinkwolf Posts: 430Registered Users
    Flaxseed gel, eco styler gel (olive oil), kccc

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    Wash: BS/ACV, ABS, KC Come Clean
    Conditioner: Garnier WB Honey Treasures
    , Garnier WB Apple & Green Tea
    Pre-Poo: Oils & Honey Mix
    DC: Garnier WB Honey Treasures Mask, SM 10-N-1

    PT: Super Mayo Deep Conditioning Treatment
    Styler:
    KCCC, Eco Styler
    Leave-In: KCKT, Garnier WB Coconut & Cocoa Butter LI
    Moisturizer:
    Whipped Shea Butter
    Oil/Sealant:
    EVCO, Jojoba
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