Stylers for Type 3 Hair?

CurlyWriter24CurlyWriter24 Posts: 4Registered Users
Hi! I'm having some trouble finding the 'right' styling poducts for my 3b hair. I hate thick gels because they weigh my fine hair down, but mousses are too light. I HATED Eco Styler because it gave me a jheri curl look. Can anyone suggest light gels or curl creams? Does Aloe Vera give a soft hold? I would use a styler with it, such as the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie. Should I try KCCC? I adore the Leave In, but KCCC seems finnicky and a little pricey. Is Herbal Essence Set Me Up Spray Gel okay? I hate crunchy curls. Hopefully something with all natural ingedients since my hair is Low Po. I also hate rewetting daily and getting 2nd or 3rd day hair would be awesome! Thanks.
3b Mid Back Length Curls
Low Porosity- High Density- Fine Strands

Currently Finding HGs and Routine.
Modified Curly Girl?


  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    A lot of people like flaxseed gel, or okra gel with xanthan gum if extra hold is required. If you don't want to DIY there is Sweet Curls Elixirs on Etsy.
    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
  • Annie1980Annie1980 Posts: 77Registered Users
    I just bought some flax seed gel from Sweet Curls Elixirs on etsy and I LOVE it! I had her add PVP to it for a little extra hold. It makes my hair so voluminous and shiny, defines really well. I just put some Tressemme naturals in as a LI then that & I'm good to go. My curls have been so springy which I never really get from 'normal' gels.
  • CurlyWriter24CurlyWriter24 Posts: 4Registered Users
    Thanks all! I'm actually not fan of Flaxseed Gel, but thanks for the replies. Maybe I'll revisit someday...
    3b Mid Back Length Curls
    Low Porosity- High Density- Fine Strands

    Currently Finding HGs and Routine.
    Modified Curly Girl?
  • LuuuuucyLuuuuucy Posts: 146Registered Users
    I hated fsg but found that okra gel (mine is also from Sweetcurls) was amazing. I also like kccc but it does take some experimenting.
    Curly work in progress
    2C with some 3A if all the stars align
    Low porosity, medium to low density and fine
    No sulfates since 2009
    CG since 2013

    In my stash:
    Shampoos and conditioners- Tresemme Naturals Low Poo, Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing Aloe, Suave Naturals Coconut
    Leave Ins- Kinky Curly Knot Today
    Stylers- KCCC, AG Recoil, KY Lubricant (yup), SM Curl Milk
    Gels- Ecostyler, Biosilk RHG
    Mousse- Devacurl Uplifting Foam, Suave Captivating Curls
  • WhisperesWhisperes Posts: 28Registered Users
    I've been using Mop Top's Curly Hair Custard for about five months now and I absolutely love it. A little goes a very long way, and although it does have a bit of a learning curve, I found that using it on wet hair, and then combing the hair a little after putting the product in works miracles for me. I get great hold & beautiful curl definition without too much crunch or shrinkage. :)
    xox Marieke // Whisperes

    2c (on top) & 3b high density, low porosity, fine, protein craving curls

    Pre-poo & sealant: HPO Happy Scalp, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
    Co-wash: Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp Conditioner
    Protein Treatment & Deep Conditioner: CJ Repair Me!, Spiral Solutions Protein Treatment
    Rinse-out: CJ Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner
    Detangler: KCKT
    Styling: KCSS, Mop Top Curly Custard
  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Posts: 1,082Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I am really into KCCC, la looks, and I am very much enjoying my Organix mousse because I have fine hair- so the mousse isn't as heavy.
    CG, High Porosity, Fine, Low Density, Medium Elasticity
    Suave, V05, GF Go clean gel, ACV rinses, CO, and Gelatine PT.
  • mysty211mysty211 Posts: 15Registered Users
    I really like the shea moisture curling soufflé along with the milk. I haven't tried it with other products yet.

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