Which gels are you liking for your low-porosity waves/curls?

mrsjessepinkmanmrsjessepinkman Posts: 15Registered Users
I have medium, low-po, 2a waves. I really like Jessicurl RR but I'm wanting something with a bit more hold. I've tried BRHG in the past and it was nice but a little too much hold and a little filmy. LA Looks was super stcky and filmy. I'm thinking about trying KCCC. The new Jessicurl gel looks interesting too but the quats are putting me off.
2a, medium, dense, low-porosity

APL- trying to grow out old highlights and then grow out to BSL!

shampoo: J&J baby shampoo
RO: Vo5 kiwi lime, Giovanni SaS
LI: ^
seal: jojoba oil
stylers: KCCC
DT/pre-poo: coconut oil, Jessicurl DT
supplements: gnc nourishhair

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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My hair doesn't care for the polyquats, either. You may like some of the "jelly" products I have in my signature.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I use the Scrunching Jelly (in my signature) - however I'm aware this isn't entirely CG. I've only just finished transitioning (literally two days ago), so I think I still need to look around for the perfect CG gel. If you're not too worried about that though, I've had great results with the scrunching jelly.

    I know a lot of curlies use the Kinky Curly Custard (which is a gel) and I've heard great things. Also the Eco-Styler range has quite a bit of buzz.
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    DC:
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I use the Scrunching Jelly (in my signature) - however I'm aware this isn't entirely CG. I've only just finished transitioning (literally two days ago), so I think I still need to look around for the perfect CG gel. If you're not too worried about that though, I've had great results with the scrunching jelly.

    I know a lot of curlies use the Kinky Curly Custard (which is a gel) and I've heard great things. Also the Eco-Styler range has quite a bit of buzz.

    I consider the KCCC a "jelly" product--gelatinous consistency without all of the chemicals.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • bobbybobby Posts: 781Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I'd like to find one that doesn't leave my hair crunchy. Do any of you know of one?
    2B always with potential of white man's fro

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/members/bobby-albums-my-album.html

    "Curls aren't just for girls"
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I like KCCC but not for hold - I still have to use something else with it for hold. I think most would say that, based on most comments I see. But maybe we're not quite as low porosity as you.
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett
  • MarixpressMarixpress Posts: 91Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    bobby wrote: »
    I'd like to find one that doesn't leave my hair crunchy. Do any of you know of one?

    You have to scrunch the crunch once your hair dries :headbang:
    Day 1 of Curly Girl method: 10/5/13
    3b Mostly Normal Porosity. Medium Density, Fine to Medium Width, Medium Texture.
    SM Y&B TS and Condish. Ecostyler with Argan oil gel.
    Daughter: Long frizzy Swavy 2a turned Wavy Curvy 2B - thanks to Devachan, Low Porosity, Medium Texture, High Density
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,471Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I use Curl Keeper. and heat. but I do get crunch and I am working on that.
  • ChariteCharite Posts: 25Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    bobby wrote: »
    I'd like to find one that doesn't leave my hair crunchy. Do any of you know of one?

    I have gotten crunch-free results from both HETT gel and KCCC.
    2B * Low Porosity * High Density

    Co-Wash: DevaCare No Poo
    RO: SNTCC
    LI & Detangle: SNTCC & KCKT


    Styling: KCCC
  • uofmpantheruofmpanther Posts: 3Registered Users
    I like KCCC, and I have 4a hair mainly

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