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Will a gel help control the frizz?

I am currently only using a leave- in/curl activator but I think I need to add a gel for hold. Will that also help tame the frizz? Thanks!
2a/b, med/high porosity, high density, fine texture

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  • SereneCurlsSereneCurls Posts: 1,145Registered Users
    It helps a lot for me, especially in two ways. First, it prevents the hair from being disturbed while it's drying. Second, it helps prevent frizz caused by wind and rain.
    3a, dense, fairly coarse, normal porosity and elasticity, just below shoulder
    Low poo: Giovanni 50 50
    Co-wash: aia, suave coconut, salon care
    R O: Tresume Naturals, gvpcb
    L I: KCKT, gvpcb
    Stylers: cjpp, re : coil, kccc, brhg
    Oils: coconut, argan
    Experimenting with: curls rock amplifier, pantene mousse
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    By the backslash do you mean you are using a leave in conditioner AND a curl activator, or using a leave in conditioner OR a curl activator?

    Gel can help the style last longer after it is dry, I find leave in conditioner (lots of fatty alcohols, piles of product) is the most important for frizz control but that may depend on hair properties.
    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
  • Wavygirl1Wavygirl1 Posts: 165Registered Users
    By the backslash do you mean you are using a leave in conditioner AND a curl activator, or using a leave in conditioner OR a curl activator?

    Gel can help the style last longer after it is dry, I find leave in conditioner (lots of fatty alcohols, piles of product) is the most important for frizz control but that may depend on hair properties.

    The product I use says its both a leave in conditioner & curl activator-one product, two properties. I am not completely happy with it but I don't have the funds to try a bunch of different products so I will use it until its gone then try something else. I just wondered if adding a holding gel would help.
    2a/b, med/high porosity, high density, fine texture
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Wavygirl1 wrote: »
    The product I use says its both a leave in conditioner & curl activator-one product, two properties. I am not completely happy with it but I don't have the funds to try a bunch of different products so I will use it until its gone then try something else. I just wondered if adding a holding gel would help.

    Be careful trusting marketing blurb, read ingredients instead. A true leave in conditioner is rich in fatty alcohols and cationic sufactants, so helps the hair stay soft and retain the right amount of water, many curl activating ingredients can be drying. You might try your rinse out conditioner as your leave in if you can't afford another conditioner.

    Are you referring to the Aubrey Organics by any chance? If so that is definitely not a true leave in conditioner, it's stuffed with humectants (glycerin and aloe), so can be a problem for porous hair or in very high or low dews. Also drying alcohol which is not CG friendly, and hydrolysed protein which doesn't suit all hair types (esp. coarse) but is a curl booster.
    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
  • Wavygirl1Wavygirl1 Posts: 165Registered Users
    Are you referring to the Aubrey Organics by any chance? If so that is definitely not a true leave in conditioner, it's stuffed with humectants (glycerin and aloe), so can be a problem for porous hair or in very high or low dews. Also drying alcohol which is not CG friendly, and hydrolysed protein which doesn't suit all hair types (esp. coarse) but is a curl booster.

    Sigh....yes it is the Aubrey Organics product. I got it a while ago. I put my hair properties in my signature. If I were to get just one product to replace the Aubrey product, what should it be?
    2a/b, med/high porosity, high density, fine texture