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What gel do you use?

Mickeywavy15Mickeywavy15 Posts: 20Registered Users
I have 2c hair and have tried Giovanni gel and Bella curls gel and they all seem to still make my hair frizzy. So I was wondering what type of gel product do you use?
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  • CurlyGrey3CurlyGrey3 Posts: 508Registered Users
    I use Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee and it seems to help control my frizz.
    Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
    Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
    Current favorites:
    Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
    Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
    Style: FSG, BRHG
    Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

    iHerb discount code: PNQ285
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    Properties?

    Are you living in high dews? High dews + glycerin gives me frizz so I generally have to avoid it in styling products.
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Most often an Umberto Giannini jelly which contains propylene glycol (a humectant) as well as holding agents. TBH tho gel alone is not what controls frizz, it is considering your hair properties, dew point, choosing the right conditioner and amount of conditioner. I had completely different results from the UG when using a conditioner containing some oil compared with oil free/ protein rich, presumably because the oil acts as a sealant, the proteins as another humectant so no balance.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • pixiepixie Posts: 140Registered Users
    I like BRHG and Volumax Mega :)
    2a/f//ii (fia)
    Normal elasticity, Normal porosity, Fine texture
    Low poo L'oreal eversleek,
    Co wash Keracare
    RO Tresemme Naturals, DB pumpkinseed, Giovanni 2chic a&o
    Stylers BRHG, Volumax Mega gel, Darcy's Botanicals ccg, Paul Mitchell sculpting foam, FSG, Camille Rose Curl Maker, Keracare Custard
  • gdmom5gdmom5 Posts: 20Registered Users
    I use ECO styler the Krystal, Olive oil, and just started with the protein one. Love it.
    CG April 16, 2013
    2B-wavy, curvy, Low Porosity, Fine
    No poo - DC, As I Am, EBW Coconut Shea
    Low poo - Dr. Miracles
    Clarify - TJ TT shampoo
    RO- DCOC, TJ TT
    LI - KCKT
    PT - IAGirl's recipe
    DT - TJ TT condish w/CO & honey
    Style - ECO Krystal, Protein
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  • Tripgirl3aTripgirl3a Posts: 201Registered Users
    I have 2c hair and I use Aussie instant freeze along with la looks sport gel, FSG, and some totally twisted mousse. I love this combination!
  • Mickeywavy15Mickeywavy15 Posts: 20Registered Users
    Wow thanks for the advice girls I will definitely be trying these out!!!(:
  • AKgirlAKgirl Posts: 341Registered Users
    I have 2a baby fine hair and I am really loving BRHG. Never did before, but it preserves my curls and I can get multiple days out of it. I also like redken soft spin gel and volumax.
    2a-2bFii NP?

    Low poo: Deva Low-Poo, Jessicurl GLS, Moroccanoil Volumizing Shampoo, Aveda Be Curly
    Condish: Cure Care, Redken Body Full, Deva One C, and Jessicurl Aloeba
    LI: Aveda Be Curly Style Prep <3
    Products: Deva FFVF & Jessicurl Spiralicious (LOVE), TRESemme Curl Boosting Mousse
    Hairspray: Aussie Sprunch, TRESemme Curl
    locking Spray
    Experimenting with lots of products in my cabinet...


    My hair loves protein, plopping, and diffusing! Trying to find a way to style and air dry.
  • CurlyGrey3CurlyGrey3 Posts: 508Registered Users
    I love BRHG. I have coarse hair. It holds my hair while it's drying and then disappears after I SOTC.

    After the gel discussion in another thread I went back and scrutinized the ingredients. 4-6 are propylene glycol (humectant), hydrolyzed silk (protein), and panthenol (good for damaged hair). Assuming I'm correct in my understanding of what those 3 do, it explains why there is such a varied experience with this gel. Also, I've noticed that I get different amounts of crunch on different sections of my hair. I wonder if the more damaged parts are sucking everything up. Also interesting to me is that the lower porosity folks seem to be more likely to experience reactivation of the gel on the second day, where I don't at all.
    Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
    Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
    Current favorites:
    Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
    Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
    Style: FSG, BRHG
    Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

    iHerb discount code: PNQ285
  • bringingcurliesback?bringingcurliesback? Posts: 1,307Registered Users
    I use kinky curly, aussie instant freeze, la looks, or eco styler.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using CurlTalk App
    *Current Routine*
    LP: SM RSB
    CO/CW: CJ Daily Fix, GR Restorative, SM RSB, SM SFC
    DC: SM, CJ Rehab, G.Nutrafix, DIY
    LI: a CO, KCKT
    Sealers: an oil, JC N&S
    Stylers: just CO, CJ CIAB, KCCC, aloe gel, FSG
    Once in a while: ACV, Lemon-Aid

    Oils to seal, rinse, and/or pre-poo as needed :love10:

    2c/3a/3b coarse, normal porosity
    :toothy4: CG since 2007 :flower:
  • SmilingElephantSmilingElephant Posts: 666Registered Users
    I like either EcoStyler (Krystal, Argan or Olive) or GF Pure Clean gel.

    I have used KCCC and liked it but i think im allergic to it. :-\

    Sent from my LG-LG730 using CurlTalk App
    2yrs 7 months post relaxer/2 years and 11 months natural

    Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention or Suave Naturals shampoos
    Co-Wash: Suave Naturals, L'Oreal EverCreme or EverCurl
    RO/Detangler: Tresseme Naturals:nemo:, GVPCB
    Leave-In: SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie, TN, GVPCB
    Styler: EcoStyler, GF Pure Clean gel, KCCC

    Just discovering my hair likes protein! :dontknow:

    :wav:
  • pinkwolfpinkwolf Posts: 430Registered Users
    Eci styler custard (homemade)
    KCCC
    FLAXSEED GEL

    Sent from my N861 using CurlTalk App
    *Natural 3C/TWA* :toothy7:
    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
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users
    I use both the ampro olive oil gel & the Softee olive oil conditioning gel. The reason I use both is that my hair has 2 different personalities. (as I call them) the front is EXTREMELY dry but coming along. The back is over conditioned. I use the ampro for the front. Softee for the back. I scrunch less than a dime size amount of the ampro gel. Both gels work well together & give great hold.
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users
    I will try the la looks gels next. I've heard great things about them.
  • okyouwinokyouwin Posts: 157Registered Users
    Herbal Essence Set Me Up gel
    I'm going to go ahead and say 3a
    fine/medium texture and a bit porous-I color
    Spring routine: Renpure luxurious argan oil shampoo/Loreal Advanced Care Color conditioner , HETT gel
    Microfiber towel/diffuse
    Trying KKCC
  • croftericacrofterica Posts: 64Registered Users
    LA Looks Sports gel :)
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    Ladies....

    where the heck can I get some BRHG? Seriously, I've checked CVS, Walgreens, Target, Sally's, Publix, Marshall's, Ross.... I've found plenty other Biosilk products but no BRHG. :(
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • kleinehexekleinehexe Posts: 80Registered Users
    I just checked Amazon. It's there.
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    kleinehexe wrote: »
    I just checked Amazon. It's there.

    LOL! I meant on the ground! But your response is very cute!
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • Janicke31Janicke31 Posts: 53Registered Users
    wavydaze wrote: »
    Ladies....

    where the heck can I get some BRHG? Seriously, I've checked CVS, Walgreens, Target, Sally's, Publix, Marshall's, Ross.... I've found plenty other Biosilk products but no BRHG. :(

    I haven't looked for BRHG but i read that sallys volumax is very similar. I own it but haven't tried it yet. You said you tried it though, not comparable in your opinion?


    Sent from my HUAWEI-M931 using CurlTalk App
    2b, Fine, Low density, Normal porosity.

    Currently using but not sure if i'm loving:

    Lo-poo: SM yucca
    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
    LI: SM yucca Milk, Suave Naturals Coconut
    Gel: LA Looks Mega Hold (Green), LA Looks NutraCurl with Avocado

    Sometimes I pixie diffuse, Always towel turban, Finally stopped touching while wet :oops:, Always SOTC, lose curl definition and get frizzy after a few hours.

    Live in Miami where it's really HUMID:pukel:
  • NYCgirlNYCgirl Posts: 236Registered Users
    Am LOVING the Wetline Xtreme gel! It's soft but not slimey and has no protein. Prior to this, my gel of choice (all of last summer) was the Eco Olive Oil.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using CurlTalk App
    • Oils: EVOO,JBCO, Almond Oil
    • Cleanse: SM JBCO Replenishing Shampoo, Jane Carter's Conditioning and Cleansing Co-Wash
    • Pre-poo: Trader Joe's Coconut Oil, Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner
    • LI: CRN The Leave-in Collection,
    • DC: LUSH Deep Conditioning Treatment by Miche Beauty, Cantu Deep Treatment Masque
    • PT: CJ Repair Me, Mielle Organics Babassu Oil Mint Deep Conditioner
    • Style: CRN Curl Maker, KCCC, WetLine Xtreme Gel, Cantu Coconut Curling Cream
  • AKgirlAKgirl Posts: 341Registered Users
    Hmm, the only place I could find BRHG was target a few years ago. Have you checked the online website to see which location you might find it it at (if you have more than one)?

    Sent from my KFJWI using Tapatalk HD
    2a-2bFii NP?

    Low poo: Deva Low-Poo, Jessicurl GLS, Moroccanoil Volumizing Shampoo, Aveda Be Curly
    Condish: Cure Care, Redken Body Full, Deva One C, and Jessicurl Aloeba
    LI: Aveda Be Curly Style Prep <3
    Products: Deva FFVF & Jessicurl Spiralicious (LOVE), TRESemme Curl Boosting Mousse
    Hairspray: Aussie Sprunch, TRESemme Curl
    locking Spray
    Experimenting with lots of products in my cabinet...


    My hair loves protein, plopping, and diffusing! Trying to find a way to style and air dry.
  • CurlyGrey3CurlyGrey3 Posts: 508Registered Users
    wavydaze wrote: »
    Ladies....

    where the heck can I get some BRHG? Seriously, I've checked CVS, Walgreens, Target, Sally's, Publix, Marshall's, Ross.... I've found plenty other Biosilk products but no BRHG. :(

    I think I've seen it at Harmon if you have one of those.
    Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
    Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
    Current favorites:
    Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
    Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
    Style: FSG, BRHG
    Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

    iHerb discount code: PNQ285
  • Tripgirl3aTripgirl3a Posts: 201Registered Users
    I've found some at meijer as wells as cvs an Walgreens
  • RytokaRytoka Posts: 309Registered Users
    I had a hard time finding it too! Went to ulta and took the last one ;)
    Katie
    2C/3a, Medium Texture, Normal porosity, High Density, Normal Elasticity (so says the LCLF Hair analysis)
    Co Wash: As I am
    RO: Yes To Carrots / Ion
    LI: Biotera / Samy Big Curls Defining Cream
    Gel: FSG, Volumax (Original and Mega)
    Color: Henna
    Tools: Diffusing
    :thumright:
  • kleinehexekleinehexe Posts: 80Registered Users
    wavydaze wrote: »
    kleinehexe wrote: »
    I just checked Amazon. It's there.

    LOL! I meant on the ground! But your response is very cute!


    Not that I'm an Amazon addict or anything......
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users
    Can the la looks sport gel be used on dry hair?
  • Jen_WavyJen_Wavy Posts: 5Registered Users
    My hair gets weighed down so easily by gels. My waves/curls seem pretty fragile and gel makes my hair less curly. I don't have fine hair so I don't know what the problem is. When I use mousse, I get stringy curls. Recently I purchased The Extra Body gel from Paul Mitchell and my hair seems to do pretty well with it, better than I have experienced with other gels.
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users
    Absolutely love the la looks sport gel. Works great on dry hair.
  • FloridaCurlyFloridaCurly Posts: 21Registered Users
    Jen_Wavy wrote: »
    My hair gets weighed down so easily by gels. My waves/curls seem pretty fragile and gel makes my hair less curly. I don't have fine hair so I don't know what the problem is. When I use mousse, I get stringy curls. Recently I purchased The Extra Body gel from Paul Mitchell and my hair seems to do pretty well with it, better than I have experienced with other gels.

    JenWavy - what is the consistency of the PM gel? Thick/thin? I am looking for a gel with great hold and a thinner consistency.
    2C/Fine Texture/Normal Porosity/Normal Elasticity/Very Humid Climate
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