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Looking for a more moisturizing gel..

shishacurlsshishacurls Posts: 88Registered Users
I feel it's really hard to find a gel that doesn't dry my hair out and I feel that styling creams don't give me enough hold.

I'm looking for something that will give my hair good hold and control without drying it out.

I thought about trying the Devacurl gels but I worry about the protein that is in them because I'm very protein sensitive.

Any recommendations?

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  • tengoRizostengoRizos Posts: 195Registered Users
    I've mixed some of my conditioner with a glob of gel in my palm (so it's almost like a cream) and that has worked well for me. And you can adjust the ratio of gel to condish depending on the day.
    2c/3a mix and very fine, normal porosity
    Shampoo: Loreal EverSleek Sulfate-free (Only 1 or 2x a week)

    CoWash Suave Naturals Coconut or VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze

    Rinse Out: Giovanni 2chic Avocado and Olive Oil or GVPCB

    Leave in: More Suave Naturals Coconut or GVPCB Always diluted with water/epsom salt spray

    Products: AG Re:coil with EcoStyler Olive Oil gel or HETT gel


  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users
    I love the la looks wet looks gel and the as I am leave in.
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,089Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    cj aloe fix gel (just not in low dews)--- very moisturizing, my summer HG!

    cj pattern pusha

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab.
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • ShadaeNaturallyShadaeNaturally Posts: 54Registered Users
    I usually add a good bit of water and EVOO to the gel amount I'm using to style. It helps keep it moisturized, give it shine, and keeps away flakes

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  • russianprncssrussianprncss Posts: 450Registered Users
    The Kinky Curly gel keeps moisture pretty well in my hair.
    2C/3A; very, very thick fine to medium hair; low porosity.

    Current Products:
    Co-Wash: As I Am Cleansing Co-Wash
    Conditioner: Shea Moisture Tahitian Masque, Aubrey Organics GPB, Shea Moisture
    Leave-In: Coffee Coco Curl Creme, Coffee Coco Curl Creme Lite
    Stylers: Mop Top Curl Custard, Shea Moisture Curl Custard[/FONT]

    "Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." -Khalil Gibran
  • ashlyndmarieashlyndmarie Posts: 211Registered Users
    I liked the curly kids mixed hair haircare moisturizing gel. (Long name! Small price)
  • fihefihe Posts: 101Registered Users
    I love the LA Looks Nutra Curl gel!
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  • twirlygrannytwirlygranny Posts: 1,114Banned Users Curl Neophyte
    Super Wet...you can get it on the ground...no dry hair or flaking.
  • ginabean98ginabean98 Posts: 197Registered Users
    LA Looks Nutra Curl Gel has avocado oil and is nice and moisturising.
    2c/3a, botticelli/s'wavy, thick hair :queen:
    Devacuts 3.5.14, 7.16.15
    CG 9.11.14, on & off for years before
    :sunny:
    GOD really loves you. ∞
    HGs: SM Shampoo, SM conditioners (RO), LA Looks Sport gel
    *I love scalp scrubs, bangs, clipping roots, and diffusing!*
    I wash my hair 1-2 times a week, usually 1
    :cat:
  • WaveliciousWavelicious Posts: 73Registered Users
    Has anyone tried cashmere curls by la looks? I would love to know if it's better than nutra curl. I like nutra curl better than any gel I've had but I haven't had many. to rate them:

    1- nutra curl, smelled fruity & hair isn't crunchy or dry.

    2- eco styler olive oil, hair didn't feel dry but always frizzed out, couldn't use when it was rainy or humid.

    3- la looks sport gel, (the regular one I guess, the blue one lol) this got the job done, but I just felt like my hair needed something to moisturize & help it, not just hold it down.

    4- garnier fructis pure clean, I really didn't like the menthol mint smell & the stickiness & it never stood up to humidity even when I piled it on my twist outs.

    my hair is light weight, bleached & loves protein but I hope I helped, I'm right with you looking for a better gel.
    🐾
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    To be honest, I haven't found any gel that is moisturizing. Do you use a good leave in underneath? How about trying to seal your ends with a drop or two of oil before your gel? Technique and product layers play a huge part.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • caramix3acaramix3a Posts: 460Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    No gel is truly moisturizing - one should look to one's conditioners for that, IMO. I'm fine myself with LALSG. I don't use leave-in conditioners - they just make my hair limp, even a tiny bit!
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users
    I also like Jane Carter's solutions curl cream a bit expensive but great. I also like cantu curling custard. Use the custard over your leave in. The cream you can use it alone.
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,089Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    i looked at the jc curl defining cream -- does the glycerin pose a problem in low dews for you?
    (there are times when the formulation is enough to cancel out glycerin's impact, so just wondering??)

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab.
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users
    Vege glycerin poses a problem for me. Not other forms of glycerin.