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need help looking for a gel

DarbyDarby Posts: 1,025Registered Users
I'm currently using deva angell but I'm finding it less useful these days. I have fine, thin hair that easily weighted down and my hair really has a hard time with oils - just too heavy most of the time.
I'm looking for a gel that has light hold that will enhance curl formation.... Any suggestions?
Doesn't have to be a gel either..... I have used creams before but have not found one my hair likes. B&B was ok
PW:curlyhaired

Natural hair color - dark brunette
Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b

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  • crazywavescrazywaves Posts: 582Registered Users
    Garnier pure clean gel. It reminds me alot of the Deva ultra defining gel.
  • DsotomayorDsotomayor Posts: 173Registered Users
    ^^^ I use Garnier also and alternate with aussie instant freeze and flax seed gel.
  • hutchhutch Posts: 20Registered Users
    Have you tried EcoStyler? It's cheap.
    Holy Grails:
    Cowash: DevaCurl No Poo or As I Am Coconut Wash
    Conditioner: Giovanni Tea Tree Tingle
    Leave-in: Paul Mitchell the Conditioner
    Styling Products: EcoStyler Olive Oil Gel
    Oils: Coconut oil. Carol's Daughter Hair Balm.
    Deep Conditioner: Shea Moisture African Black Soap Purification Masque (also a great detangler and cleanser)
  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    I use Kiss My Face Upper Management gel. It's a light hold (the bottle says medium but it's definitely light) and my hair really loves it, and the smell is great. Kiss My Face, OHC, Upper Management, Styling Gel, Grapefruit, 8 fl oz (236 ml) - iHerb.com
    You can use the discount code in my signature
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    Current length: tailbone
    Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
    3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

    HGs:
    Clarify: Nivea
    Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
    CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
    RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

    LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
    Seal: Grapeseed oil
    Gel: Studioline

    PT: EO Keratin co
    DT: RO+oils
    Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


    www.iherb.com 5-10$ discount code:
    VHT541 Many natural hair products! :D
  • HouseofcurlsHouseofcurls Posts: 322Registered Users
    I'm having similar issues. My hair is weird, if I put gel in when my hair is wet, it's like my hair gets stuck in the way the gel was put in, and places dry straight, when that same curl would normally curl well. But, I sue fsg, and KCCC and they don't hold well for me, it's still frizzy mess around parts
    Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
    Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
    Mom to a straight and a curly.


    "The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

    Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
    CoWash: Tressemee naturals
    RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
    LI: Tresemee
    Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
    Always wash upside down.
  • CurlyJulie81CurlyJulie81 Posts: 110Registered Users
    Hey there!! Fine 3a/b here... I absolutely love Aussie Instant Freeze gel- and it's so cheap that if your hair doesn't like it, you aren't out much! For me, it gives just enough hold with LOTS of shine(no silicones in it, either!) but it's not crunchy. It works really well for me.

    I can even put it on my dry hair to smooth frizzies and it behaves well. Good luck!
    3a/b fine, high porosity, medium density. Mod- CG

    Sulfate-free Shampoo: SheaMoisture Curl and Shine shampoo with Epsom salts.
    Co-wash: TRESemme Naturals,
    Leave in: TN Radiant volume, KCKT, YTC pampering conditioner
    Summer styler: LA Looks Spiked Gel(summer only)
    Seal: Argan Oil/Macademia Oil
    Winter styler: KCCC, AIF, Beyond the Zone Noodlehead curling creme(not CG)
    DT: GVPCB, coconut oil
    PT: GVP Hair Reconstructor
    osWchwy.jpg?1Embracing my curls.:love7:
  • HennyRox05HennyRox05 Posts: 28Registered Users
    Goddess curls by curls is a good light gel but still has a nice hold

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    :angel5:Zaaylon'sMommy
  • sdkittysdkitty Posts: 358Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    hutch wrote: »
    Have you tried EcoStyler? It's cheap.


    I've been looking at the comments on this one and I'm interested but most of the feedback seems to be from 4a's. I'm 3a and my hair is quite thick. I'm just starting to do the Deva method of putting gel into dripping wet hair and it takes quite a bit of product so I'd like to get something good, moisturizing and inexpensive.
    Some comments on the Ecostyler say it's very thick. I don't want something liquidy but if it's real sticky might not be best for me.
    Anyone with hair like mine who has used this?
    thanks
  • Laura LeeLaura Lee Posts: 1,828Registered Users
    While it's in stock on her site and CurlMart, you should check out either the Spiral Solutions Curl Enhancing Jelly or the Firm Hold Gel (same company). They are both great products with lighter hold. The firm hold is a bit stiffer hold but still very scrunchable.
  • tiara98tiara98 Posts: 24Registered Users
    Darby wrote: »
    I'm currently using deva angell but I'm finding it less useful these days. I have fine, thin hair that easily weighted down and my hair really has a hard time with oils - just too heavy most of the time.
    I'm looking for a gel that has light hold that will enhance curl formation.... Any suggestions?
    Doesn't have to be a gel either..... I have used creams before but have not found one my hair likes. B&B was ok

    after scouring product reviews for days, i'm super excited to order SSCEJ when i get paid this week & give that a whirl under gel! i also just ordered Abba Pure Finish & Giovanni Magnetic gels to try. if those gels don't work out, i guess the next step is to try (the far less expensive options) Eco Styler and Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Gel.
    2B/3A: fine, dry hair that "wilts"
    but seems to love protein!!
    :love2: Blended Cutie Silky Swirls Shampoo, Eden BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree Conditioner, Giovanni Nutrafix, Nutress Protein Pack (PT), Fairy Tales Coco Cabana Leave-In Sun Spray, Nutress Stop Break (LI), SSCEJ, Giovanni Magnetic Gel (styling), Turbie Twist (for plopping)
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    I really like SS CEJ as a curl enhancer! It's very lightweight and non sticky.
    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

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